Walter LeeHead, Innovation & Incubation
Walter is the Head of the Innovation Management Office, Global Safety Division of NEC that is responsible for incubating global innovative solutions for smart and safer cities. He was formally the CEO of the e-Cop group of companies and was also the Senior Vice President of A*STAR, Head of the global Technology Transfer Network. At IDC, Walter was the Vice-President and Head of IDC Consulting Asia-Pacific and a member of the worldwide Consulting Management Board. At Singapore Airlines, Walter was the Vice President, Head of e-Commerce. He was also the Country Manager for the Government and Education Industries, IBM Singapore.
11:00 Roundtable Discussion 1: Analysing management styles and their correlation with the organization’s ability to innovate
- Top 3 leadership issues with driving Research Innovation
- Demonstrating successful Research Innovation practices. (e.g Build an open innovation platform, engage external speakers, hire experienced innovators, redesign the office environment, enhance training)
- How do different leadership/management styles affect the success of Research Innovation within the company and industry
Capital expenditure is under tight control and staying alive is the goal for many businesses. How do you justify innovation spending instead of investing in other profitable new ideas with faster ROIs.
The top 3 challenges in establishing mutually beneficial partnership for knowledge transfer
How do you align different stakeholder expectations to produce the most desirable outcomes for the company
What are the lessons learnt to apply in the journey moving forward
Learn to harness from the best of minds to innovate and build effective partnerships
Discuss ways to engage in constructive collaboration and collaborative networks while tapping on competitive energies
Translating vision into action for quicker transfer of applicable knowledge between research agencies and businesses