Innovation Conference 2016

How It works, How To Do It

Date: July 19 - 19, 2024


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Innovation is changing the way we work, live, play, communicate and do business. Knowing the essential elements of a culture where innovation happens naturally will allow anyone to improve their abilities and creativity to succeed, and subsequently, become a proficient innovator.

Many perceived innovation to be risky and unpredictable. Decades of research and field work demonstrate that innovation is a discipline that can be mastered and managed.

Scott D. Anthony, Managing Partner of Innosight, one of the world’s best known Innovation Gurus, and Author of leading Innovation books, will share his unique perspectives on innovation based on his knowledge and experiences in building and investing in businesses, and advising some of the world’s most innovative companies. The conference will discuss innovation initiatives by presenting successful innovation case studies done by PH companies.

Key Conference Topics

1. Solving the Transformation Equation

What gives one company a distinct advantage over another when it comes to managing disruption and capitalizing on innovation? Sooner or later, most companies will need to reinvent themselves in response to disruptive market shifts.

– Identify the warning signs of transformation before it is too late to respond
– Chart a strategic course in the face of increasing market volatility
– Create a ‘minimum viable innovation system’ to nurture
investments in transformation
– Manage the human side of transformation

2. The Myths and Realities of Building a Culture of Innovation

What is a culture of innovation, and how does an organization build it? Get an understanding on how to start the journey to create such culture, and develop innovation talent inside your organization.

– An overview of the four intertwined systems that underpin a culture of innovation
– Simple diagnostic instruments to assess your organization’s innovation capacity
– Tips to identify, motivate, and develop innovation talent inside the
– Guidance on how to manage leadership tensions between operational excellence and innovation

3. Speeding Through Innovation’s First Mile

Innovation appears to be an irrational act. What distinguishes success from failure isn’t the quality of the initial idea. It is the process by which an idea gets translated to impact.

– A practical process to manage strategic uncertainty
– How to zero-in on the key risks that can derail early-stage ideas
– Best practices in designing, managing, measuring
and interpreting market-facing experiments devoted time to culture in the previous session
– How to address leadership challenges at innovation’s first mile

4. Tips and Tricks from the Trenches of Innovation

Understanding innovation and using it to our advantage is critically important in today’s rapidly changing world. Learn practical tips to spot and seize innovation opportunities.

– What innovation is and what isn’t
– Practical tips to spot and seize innovation opportunities
– How to speed through innovator’s first mile
– Ways to identify, motivate, and develop the innovation talent inside the organization

5. Two (2) industry case study presentations of PH companies on their innovation program and initiatives.

Learn insights from leaders and bright minds in PH business who are doing innovation inside their organizations to improve their process and increase market competitiveness.

The Resource Speaker and Expert

Scott D. Anthony

Managing Partner, Innosight

Scott D. Anthony is the Managing Partner of Innosight, an elected role he has served since 2012. Based in Singapore, he leads Asian consulting operations and its venture-capital investment activities. He is the author, most recently, of The First Mile: A Launch Manual for Getting Great Ideas Into the Market (Harvard Business Review Press, May 2014) and has co-authored five previous books, including Seeing What’s Next (with Harvard Professor and Innosight Co-Founder Professor Dr. Clayton Christensen, PhD.) and The Little Black Book of Innovation. He is on the Board of Directors of MediaCorp, a diversified media company based in Singapore, and chairs the investment committee for IDEAS Ventures. He is a prolific contributor to Harvard Business Review, and in 2015 was a finalist for the Thinker50 Innovation Award.

Scott received his BA in Economics, Summa Cum Laude, from Dartmouth College and an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.


Top Reasons To Attend

1. Learn how to create and embed a culture of innovation and develop ideas faster.
2. Get inspiration and new outlook on innovation, disruption, and adaptation.
3. Become a leader who builds an environment where people are both willing and able to do innovative problem-solving.
4. Improve your innovation process with best-practices from real-world leaders who have successful innovation programs and have contributed to global economic growth.
5. Discover fresh insights, new methodologies to common challenges, and find innovative solutions to current problems in various industries.

Who Should Attend

CEOs, Presidents, Managing Directors, General Managers, Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, Senior Level Decision Makers, Innovators, Business Development Directors, Process Owners/Analysts, Strategic Planners, Corporate Planning Executives, Lean, Six Sigma and Quality Managers, and those who are responsible for driving innovation, strategy, marketing, new product or business development, ideation and concept development, sustainability, innovation architecture, research and development, and practicing business excellence and continuous improvements in their organization.

Registration Fees

Regular Rate:
PHP 19,499 +VAT
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Vincent G. Tobias

Vincent G. Tobias

Innovation Lead, Ayala Corporation

Vincent G. Tobias is the Innovation Lead championing the innovation programs of Ayala Corporation. He is one of the Board of Directors of Global Innovation Management Institute.

Previously, he worked as Strategy Consultant of The Monitor Group, Managing Director of K2ia, Regional Manager of Intermedia Games U.K., Strategy Consultant of SGV & Co. and Chairman, HCOC for Harvard University — Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR).

He is certified in Innovation Management by the Global Innovation Management Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Humanities, Political Economy at the University of Asia and the Pacific.

Dr. Ricardo A. Lim, PhD.

Dr. Ricardo A. Lim, PhD.

Asian Institute of Management (AIM)

Professor Ricardo A. Lim is on the core faculty of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM). He teaches innovation, knowledge management, risk management, marketing, operations, and quantitative analysis.

Professor Lim has also taught Management Information Systems in the MBA program of the Graduate School of Business of the University of the Philippines, and the De La Salle University. He was a Visiting Faculty of Universitas 21, an online, asynchronous distance MBA program based in Singapore.

Prior joining the AIM, Professor Lim managed ATM and branch automation projects for the Philippine National Bank; developed a telemarketing system for the Sears Roebuck Chicago Merchandising Group; and built an international securities monitoring and control system for the State Street Bank in Boston. He installed the nationwide claims litigation system for the American International Group in New York. He participated in manufacturing and financial systems development projects at Allied-Bendix Rhode Island, Hartz Mountain of New Jersey, Wang Laboratories and American Fund Raising Services in Boston, Massachusetts. He also worked for Nixdorf Computer Philippines, the CSC Consulting Group in Boston and the Bankers Trust Company in New York. He currently consults for local firms.

Professor Lim remains active in research, having extensively studied biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and other industries. He co-authored ‘The Permeability of HR Roles’, and a study on MBTI profiles of Asian Leaders, for AIM’s forthcoming research monograph series, Business and Development Research (2010). His other research interests include innovation processes, social networks, communities of practice, and management communication.

Likewise, he is active in consulting for advertising, automotive, electronics, FMCG, banking, resorts, government, IT, and pharmaceutical companies.

He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) degree in Business Administration from the Marshall School at the University of Southern California (2002), his MBA from the Darden School, University of Virginia (1989), and his Bachelor of Commerce in Management Information Systems, Magna Cum Laude, from McGill University, Montreal (1982).

Franco del Rosario

Franco del Rosario

Managing Consultant, Six Sigma Consulting, Manila

Franco is the Head of Corporate Development and Strategy for five (5) years with Davis Langdon in Manila, Philippines. He worked for fifteen (15) years with IBM North America in New York and Florida in Marketing and Financial functions. He had ten (10) years work stint with the Dole Food Company in the U. S., Nicaragua, Korea, and Japan in Marketing. He is a Green Associate of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Designs (LEED GA) of the U.S. Green Building Council.

His company, Six Sigma Consulting, specializes in C-Suite Executive development, independent facilitation of strategic planning, sales and marketing reviews, and enabling firms to leverage corporate culture for strategic advantage and drive increased profitability and efficiency.

Franco holds an MBA from Columbia University, New York, USA. He holds a Liacom Dual degree in History and Political Science and Commerce major in Accounting from the De La Salle University. He was a former Vice President of the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP).

Norelyn T. Babiera

Norelyn T. Babiera

Vice President
Fiera de Manila, Inc. (

Norelyn is the Vice President of Fiera de Manila, Inc. – a company that organizes trade shows/exhibitions, conferences, seminars and corporate events for the last 18 years.

Prior to establishing Fiera de Manila, Inc., she worked with CITEM-DTI (Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions, Inc.) for 12 years handling Manila FAME Market Week and Philippine official participation to international trade shows and trade missions. In CITEM, she was involved in export industry development program, international trade, investments and export marketing, and packaging of project proposals for funding of international organizations.

She served as Local Consultant of JETRO, MITI (Japan External Trade Organization, Ministry of Trade and Investment) from 1998 to 2004.

She is a digital marketing practitioner and passionate about Analytics – how data are used to guide digital marketing campaign strategies using Social Media, SEO/Search, Email Marketing, and E-Commerce.

She holds a Master’s degree in Sociology as a Ford Foundation Scholar from the Ateneo de Manila University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of St. La Salle, Magna Cum Laude. She holds a Certification on Exhibition Management Course in Milan, Italy.

She is one of the Founding Directors of IMMAP (Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines) and DCOM (Digital Commerce Association of the Philippines). She was President of ASAP (Advertising Suppliers Association of the Philippines) and a Board of Director of Advertising Board of the PH (Ad Board).

Case Presenters

Dr. Anurag Mishra, PhD.

Dr. Anurag Mishra, PhD.

Head, Business Excellence, Robotic Process Automation,
Operation Consulting, Transformation and Innovation
Accenture PH

Dr. Anurag heads the Business Excellence, Robotic Process Automation, Operation Consulting, Transformation, and Innovation for Accenture Philippines.

He is an accomplished Six Sigma teacher, mentor and coach. Throughout his career, he has trained 500-plus Green Belts and 100-plus Black Belts in North America, the Philippines, India and Argentina.

He started his career as Sales Engineer, and has taken on different roles through the years. He was General Manager and Director for various Business Process Management companies before joining Accenture as an Executive for Delivery Excellence Advisory in 2014.

He holds an undergraduate degree in Production and Industrial Engineering from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology; an MBA degree in Marketing from the University of Lucknow; a Doctorate degree in Strategic Management from Indian Institute of Management. Dr. Anurag has more than two decades of multi-geography experience in sales, entrepreneurship, and operations management.

He has numerous certifications and international awards – a Certified Master Black Belt, a Certified Master Six Sigma Trainer, and has won the National Quality Commendation in 2009 for Healthcare, Best BPO Program for Firstsource at IQPC, and published academic journals in Harvard Business Online.

Henry Rhoel R. Aguda

Henry Rhoel R. Aguda

Senior Executive Vice-President
Chief Technology and Operations Officer, Chief Transformation Officer
UnionBank of the Philippines

Henry Rhoel R. Aguda is a Senior Executive Vice-President, Chief Technology and Operations Officer, and Chief Transformation Officer of UnionBank.

Henry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and a Juris Doctor degree, Cum Laude, from the University of the Philippines. He has over 20 years of experience as a senior executive with the telco, fintech and utilities industries. He is also a Professor of Math, Information Technology, and Information Security.

Dindo Marzan

Dindo Marzan

Managing Director and Vice-President
Voyager Innovations Inc.

Dindo Marzan is the Managing Director of Hatch, a mobile marketing solutions provider fueled by Voyager Innovations, Inc. He heads Voyager Business, the B2B sales and marketing arm of the company.

Dindo has over 12 years extensive experience in product development and management in the fields of IT, telecommunications, and broadcast media combined. He is knowledgeable in strategic and operational management, and has full exposure to branding and marketing communications with expertise in digital media and marketing.

Prior he joined Voyager, Dindo was a Digital Consultant in Australia helping start-ups and SMBs on their digital strategy and online marketing. His passion for innovation pushed him to come back to the Philippines to be part of the digital unit of PLDT, Inc. that drivesthe exploration and creation of disruptive services for the rapidly changing digital world.

He held senior positions at ABS-CBN Corporation. As the company’s Digital Strategy Head, and later on, Head of Digital Lifestyle, he was instrumental in the conceptualization and creation of Choose Philippines and ABS-CBN Mobile. He handled the content operations of iWant TV, iWant Stars, and iWant Txt.

Dindo gained extensive experience in product management and marketing at Globe Telecom handling broadband solutions for businesses and unlimited voice services for consumers. He got his first taste of new innovation and business development at Mozcom, the Philippines’ First Internet Service Provider, where he created a video streaming solution was used by Ateneo in its first ever webcasted graduation ceremony.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications and Journalism, minor in Statistics from the University of the Philippines. He is pursuing his online graduate studies on Computer Programming from RMIT University, Melbourne.