The Naia Dinner

An exclusive dinner discussion for Leaders of prominent companies in Singapore

Embracing Digital Transformation and the New Digital Economy


Today’s competitive markets demand organisations to evolve faster, become more efficient, and provide memorable customer experiences. For decades, retailers and distributors have thrived primarily on great, existing customer relationships. In the new millennium, simply breaking bulk and having great relationships are not enough. Today, technology is used to create, deliver, and sustain new and meaningful customer experiences and not incorporating technologies like drones, 3D printing, smart vending machines, customer-facing apps, and more into your strategy, might mean you will be left behind.

We are bringing together senior peers from the manufacturing and distribution industry to discuss:

  • Are Singaporean companies adopting new trends like marketplaces, 3D printers, drones, smart vending, and data science into their business models?
  • Are large, highly manual departments like accounts payable destined to become extinct? Can business networks be utilized to automate the processes to become completely touch-less?
  • Which trends and technologies from adjacent industries are influencing distribution companies?

Professor Keith Carter

Keith is visiting Senior Fellow of Decision Sciences at the prestigious National University of Singapore Business School, and Affiliate Professor with NUS Business Analytic Centre.

He wrote the book, “Actionable Intelligence: A Guide To Delivering Business Results with Big Data Fast!” is a must read for Business and IT. Published by Wiley in 2014 and acclaimed by Business leaders from P&G, McDonalds, PayPal, ANZ Bank, and more.

As part of his service mandate with Business School, he consults companies on Innovation, Customer Centricity, and Actionable Intelligence. Selected examples are:

Retail & Supply Chain: GUCCI, P&G, Bollore, Panasonic & SAP
Financial Services: KPMG, Goldman Sachs, DBS and China Construction Bank.

6:30 pm: Arrival and drinks reception
7:00 pm: Welcoming and opening address
7:10 pm: Dinner discussion on “Embracing digital transformation and the new digital economy” initiated by the moderator and continued by the group
8:00 pm: Dinner is served as the discussion is brought to a close
9:00 pm: Change of seats before dessert

Whitegrass Restaurant
30 Victoria Street, #01-26/27, Chijmes, Singapore 187996

Thursday, 3rd of August 2017

Whitegrass Restaurant, Singapore

Attended by:

VP of Technology, Analytics & Automation at Orica
SVP at General Electric
Managing Director at Iswitch
CFO at Rolls-Royce Marine
IT Project Head of APAC at Human Link Asia
Head of Procurement and Newbuild Commercial at Vallianz Shipbuilding & Engineering
Managing Director of SEA & China at VWR
President at Jenoptik AG
Senior Director at Human Link Asia
Cluster Supplier Management Director at Tetra Pak
Growth Leader ASEAN at General Electric
Regional Marketing Head at Crocs Asia
Executive Chairman at Food Empire Holdings
Executive Director of Sales & Marketing at Giti Tire Global Trading
CEO at Galmon
CEO at Infinium Robotics

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