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Thriving business in a digitally fragmented world

Digital globalisation has increased rapidly. Free flows of data and smart global IT architectures have changed the way business is executed and has increased both efficiency and innovation skills of multinational corporates.

However, as physical trade sees increasing protectionism so do digital data flows. Business leaders are facing a fragmented and complex reality; a trend coined ‘digital fragmentation’. As a consequence, multinational businesses are questioning fundamental assumptions about their global IT architectures and the impact on their plans for growth and innovation.

The trend of digital fragmentation is only set to increase. Uncertainties are on the rise, such as the implications of China’s new cyber security law and the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

As business leaders grapple with this fast-evolving environment, there is an urgent need for constructive dialogue with policymakers. Dialogue is essential to craft a policy framework that manages new risks in the digital era whilst allowing innovation to thrive.

The aim of this conference is for key constituents to articulate the fundamental issues at play in digital globalisation and to stimulate cooperation towards a pragmatic way forward.

Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Digital Economy and Society, Thailand, will give a keynote speech about Thailand in the new digital era.

This conference is by invitation only. To register your interest, please contact Conor Paterson at conor.paterson@asiahouse.co.uk or on 0207 307 5439.

Confirmed speakers:

Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Digital Economy and Society, Thailand

Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj has assumed his position as Minister of Digital Economy and Society in 2016. Prior to that he held the Minister of Science and Technology portfolio for over two years. An outstanding career in the field of public policy, he has contributed to the design, formulation, and implementation of major national policies including science & technology, innovation, ICT, e-commerce, and education. His contributions have also been extended to international collaboration notably to ASEAN, APEC, UNCTAD, OECD, etc., as well as establishing effective scientific diplomacy to bilateral, multilateral relations, and interagency collaborations.

Prior to his appointments to both ministerial portfolios, he founded and headed many important organizations including Secretary General of the National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office, Executive Director of the Knowledge Network Institute of Thailand, Director of Electronic Commerce Resource Center, Chairman of the e-ASEAN working group, Director of the National Information Technology Committee Secretariat Office.

Omar Abbosh, Chief Strategy Officer, Accenture

Omar Abbosh is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s strategy, innovation programs and investments. In this role, Mr. Abbosh also has management responsibility for Accenture Security, Accenture’s Dublin Centre for Innovation, Accenture’s Ventures & Acquisitions, Industry programs, Research and Corporate Citizenship. He is a member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee.

Before being appointed to his current position in 2015, Mr. Abbosh held several management roles including senior managing director–Growth & Strategy for the Resources operating group, managing director of the Resources business in the United Kingdom and Ireland, Global Utilities managing director and managing director of Accenture Smart Grid Services & Accenture Energy Consumer Services. He has served as the global client lead for leading multinational companies where he advised client executives on major strategic issues for their businesses, including bringing and scaling digital innovation into the enterprise, operating model transformation, leadership development, mergers and acquisitions, capital allocation and investment management. He also served on the Global Energy Board chaired by Lord Browne of Madingley for ten years.

Niall Cameron, Global Head of Corporate and Institutional Digital, HSBC

Niall was appointed Global Head of Corporate and Institutional Digital in July 2016. Previous to this role he was Head of Markets, EMEA from 2014 till 2016. He joined HSBC as Global Head of Credit Trading in 2010 from Markit Group, a global financial information services company where he was Global Co-Head of Equities, Indices, Commodities, Risk Management and Economics since 2007. Niall has extensive experience within the financial markets industry. He worked at ABN AMRO for 7 years as Global Head of Traded Markets where he was responsible for the bank’s Trading, Sales, and Research businesses in Fixed Income, Equities and Foreign Exchange. Niall previously worked at Merrill Lynch, SG Warburg and IBJ International.

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November 1, 2017


09:00 - 12:30

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Asia House

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