Disruption As Usual: Anticipating, Overcoming And Leading Technological Disruption In Your Business


"More and more business failures will not be failures of execution but failures of imagination - Charlie Ang"

Learn the Secrets, Strategies and Success Stories to Innovate, Transform and Win in this Disruptive Age.

Disruption is probably the most over-used but under-understood business buzzword today. But it is certainly not over-hyped. With the combination of emerging technologies, novel business models and game-changing players, technological disruption is poised to sweep across businesses, industries and markets. While we have witnessed serious carnage in content-based industries (such as media, entertainment and retail), disruption is now at the doorsteps of trillion-dollar industries (such as manufacturing, energy, education, defense, logistics, transportation, healthcare and agriculture).

In order to stay ahead, enterprises have to anticipate, overcome and lead the disruption process - TODAY. How can we learn from past examples of disruption? What is the major disruption that will change everything about business? What are the rules, patterns and responses of disruption that business leaders can learn and apply today to prepare for tomorrow? How can you re-imagine and disrupt your own industry before someone does?

Join us in this executive workshop to find out how you can transform your business in this disruptive age!

Target Organisations

This executive workshop is designed to benefit leaders from various types of companies (from multinationals, large local firms to small businesses) to manage and lead disruption. The strategies, methodologies and frameworks provided in the workshop can be universally applied to companies of all sizes and industries.

Target Participants

  • Corporate Executives / Managers
  • SME Owners / Leaders
  • Innovation Directors / Professionals


By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Master the strategies, potential and risks of technological disruption
  • Apply the insights on their industry / organisation / business
  • Devise an innovation agenda to win the disruption game


This workshop is carefully engineered to be:

· Insightful · Inspiring · Imaginative · Interactive · Impacttful

Program Topics

Previewing the Future

· Rise of Intelligence Economy

· Exponential Mindset

· 4th Industrial Revolution / Industry 4.0

· 4 Generations of Enterprises

· 4 Disruption-Era Paradigm Shifts

· 4 Killer Platform Technologies

Understanding Disruption

· Disruption Theory

· Patterns of Disruption

· Case Studies of Disruption

Anticipating Disruption

· Seeing What Comes Next

· Future Vertical and Horizontal Disruptions

Leading Disruption

· 4 Disruption-Era Business Strategies

· Dual Engines of Innovation

· Becoming Ambidextrous

Re-imagining Your Industry + Business

· Innovating Your Business Model

· How to Become the Disruptor

The Speaker, Trainer and Facilitator

Charlie Ang is a Business Futurist, Innovation Strategist and Venture Investor. He inspires, advises and works with businesses to innovate and transform into future-leading organisations.

His thought leadership and insights have been featured extensively in various media and publications such as The Straits Times, The Business Times, Channel NewsAsia, MediaCorp Channel 5, Financial Times, Singapore Business Review, TODAY Paper, 938 LIVE FM, The SME Magazine, e27, Yahoo! Singapore and WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education).

He is also a regular speaker at conferences and forums on topics ranging from future trends, strategic innovation, disruptive technologies, startups, education, human resources, jobs and entrepreneurship. He has been invited to speak to/at government agencies (e.g SPRING Singapore, Workforce Development Agency, Info-Comm Development Authority, Ministry of Education, IE Singapore, NTUC), universities (e.g. National University of Singapore, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Manchester University), corporations (such as PSA, Singtel, StarHub, GSK, Vodafone, Singapore Exchange, PayPal, Autodesk, Aviva, OCBC) and conferences (organised by Singapore Business Federation, Singapore HR Institute, NTUC, Financial Times, ASME, SSIA, BCA, etc).

He is actively engaged in exciting roles that put him at the forefront of emerging developments and trends such as:

· As an innovation strategist: Founding President of The Innovators Institute, Co-founder of The Innovators Network, Co-founder of The IdeasCollider!

· As a futures speaker: Founder of FutureCraft (futurecraft.asia)

· As a venture investor: Partner and Head for Singapore at KIATT, a deep technology and commercial science global venture capital firm

· As a technology educator: Ambassador and Chapter Leader of SingularityU (Singapore), which is the worldwide alumni network of Singularity University.

Charlie received his MBA from the NUS Business School and BSc (First Class) Honours in Computer Science from University of Manchester, UK. He is also trained in strategic futures and innovation at Singularity University (in Silicon Valley), Oxford University’s Said Business School and Stanford University. He is also an Authorized Expert in Exponential Organizations (ExO) methodology.

He is very passionate about helping companies, leaders, entrepreneurs, professionals and individuals understand, adapt and succeed in the Future Economy. Charlie has partnered Singapore Business Federation (SBF) and Singapore HR Institute (SHRI) for his flagship Future Economy programs namely FutureEnterprise and FutureHR.

Past Participants

“Charlie's strong message on "disruptive future is not an extension of the yesterday we know" deserves our serious attention with immediate mindset shift and behaviourial change. Especially in our approach to educating ourselves and our next generations!” Teng Theng Dar, Ex-CEO of Singapore Business Federation & Former Chairman of APEC Business Advisory Council

"If we think about futurists in Singapore, Charlie will come to mind. Having known him for a few years, I have seen many of his earlier predictions coming to pass. And he is not just about the future, he studied extensively and in depth about history and technology, which gives him the context to form his views. Add to that a heart and passion to see Singapore and Singaporeans to be better prepared for the future shock, he is someone who I will recommend to take heed and listen to.” Eric Lew, Executive Director, Wong Fong Industries, Founder, WFRID Innovation (also Inventor of Singapore’s first supercar and selected as Straits Times Singaporeans of the Year 2016)

“His workshop was extremely insightful and impactful for our team. It provided us with a strong understanding of how rapid advances in technology are impacting the world today, and how this impact will continue to unfold in the future – in what is clearly a technological revolution. We have been left with our ‘eyes wide open’, which will enable us to more consciously shape our futures and that of the Businesses we support. Thank you, Charlie!” Miranda Malkin, Asia Pacific Major Programs Head, Global Pharmaceuticals IT, GlaxoSmithKline

About Us

The Innovators Institute is an innovation partner, strategist and catalyst for enterprises and leaders. Please visit us at: www.theinnovatorsinstitute.com

Fri Sep 29, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM SGT
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