Summit Theme: Shape a Better Economy by Design

COVID-19 has reshaped political, socio-economic conditions, raising the urgency for a rethink of the economic system. The theme for the summit is: “Shape a Better Economy by Design”, seeking to gather leaders and professionals from public sector, business and civil society who have committed themselves to shaping an inclusive economic system with a preference for equitable and sustainable growth. As an annual summit of Consulus Global, this event brings together leaders who are doing their best to impact a better economy for a sustainable future.

METHODOLOGY

The summit adopts the unique Shape the World Method of 3S through relational exchanges, sharing sessions, panel discussions through these:

Sense – Sense the shifting trends and what it means for you, your industry and what change will be needed.
Synergy – Connect with like-minded leaders who do not need to be told that change is needed and believe that the time is now for common action
Scale – Together find ways to scale solutions together

Here are the following four tracks that will take place during this event:

Track 1: Better Businesses by Design:

COVID-19 has intensified the question about the purpose of business. What the pandemic has shown is it will no longer be business as usual. For businesses to continue to thrive, they have to show a clear commitment to sustainability, impact, and contribute to the common good. This track will cover social enterprises, how family organizations need to change, and how to embed impact into strategy

Track 2: Better Causes by Design:

COVID-19 has generated a greater sense of urgency for change yet it has not been easy for non-profit organizations to thrive. There is a need to rethink business models to better deliver impact so that change can be achieved at scale. This track will explore how a new way of thinking about impact can shape our present and future.

Track 3: Better Communities by Design:

This prolonged pandemic has created a great sense of isolation in many communities. Certainly it is important to bring about a new planning framework and approaches to shape communities that will be more resilient and be inclusive. This track will cover new approaches in Smart Cities, how to enable dignified lifestyle for the elderly and through developments shape communities of purpose and contribute to the common good.

Track 4: Better Education by Design:

Many professionals and leaders have been shell-shocked by this pandemic, and it is time that education as a sector responds with innovation. From shaping leadership development to preparing a future generation, the time for change is now. This track will cover new approaches in leadership development, professional and educational development for the youth.

Featured Talks & Speakers

Event host

Jim Funk

Current Chairman of Consulus Global Network, Global Head of Leadership Transformation

Jim Funk is a recognized expert in leadership development. With over 30 years of experience, including an executive role in a large healthcare organization in the US, Jim has personally coached senior leaders, physicians and professional contributors in a variety of roles.

Keynote Speaker

Lawrence Chong

Group CEO, Consulus

Lawrence is the Group CEO of Consulus, a global innovation by design firm with business and design capabilities. A global speaker, he has spoken at conferences such as Innovation by Design, World Marketing Summit, and in 30 cities such as Sao Paolo, Melbourne on innovation, business design, and about a new economic approach called the Economy of Communion.

His comments appear in regional media such as Nikkei Asian Review, Fortune and his thoughts are widely followed on LinkedIn with 400,000 followers. He serves as the Distinguished Fellow at the Washington Institute for Business, Government and Society. He is also the Co-convenor of the Economy of Communion Asia Pacific. He is currently a member of the Presidential Advisory Council at Design Business Chamber Singapore. Active in interreligious dialogue, he was appointed by Pope Francis in 2020 to serve as Consultor on the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. Group CEO, Consulus

Track 1: Better Business by Design

Moderator

Helena Pham

Managing Director of Consulus Vietnam, Partner of Consulus Global

Helena Pham is a Personal & Corporate Transformation Expert. She has been the lead consultant for corporate strategy, organisational alignment, brand experience strategy for major regional brands such as SONY, Saradise, Cyclect, Fast Flow, DST, Tan Tock Seng, Spring Maternity, enCity; for local Vietnamese brands such as Systech Trading & Technology, GDC Group, Hanoi Association of Women Entrepreneurs and local governments such as Danang.

She is a featured Columnist on Innovation Culture, Leadership Ascension and Branding for Asian businesses. Her insights appear regularly in Vietnam media, including Saigon Entrepreneurs – Doanh Nhan Sai Gon and Business Forum – Dien Dan Doanh Nghiep. She is a TEDTalk speaker and often speaks at regional conferences in Vietnam and Singapore.

She is recognised as a leading woman leader and is currently the Chairwoman of Industry Advisory Board of RMIT Vietnam (2018-present), Former Vice President of Nanyang Technological University Alumni Association (Hanoi Chapter), 2011-2016, 2016-2019.

Speaker on Topic: Symbiotic link between profit and social impact

Tong Ming Xi

President of Global Strings Federation

Singapore-born Ming Xi has been playing the violin since the age of 10. Upon graduation from university Ming Xi decided to apply his mechanical engineering expertise to the ebullient science of sound.

He has since created many highly regarded violins and established himself as a leading repairer and restorer of string instruments. In 2003 The Straits Times described Ming Xi as “the country’s modern day musical Geppetto”.

In spite of all his achievements Ming Xi never stops learning and improving his skills. He aspires to see more students and musicians alike appreciating the importance of properly set-up and well-maintained string instruments. Helping music lovers bring out the best in their instruments is the driving force behind his commitment to his craft.

He is also the founder of World Strings Day and President of the Global Strings Federation, which aims to create platforms that serve to bring music communities together.

Speaker on Topic: Charity and business, what is the strategic link for impact

Casper Ng

Deputy Director (Capability Planning), National Council of Social Service (NCSS), Singapore

Casper drives NCSS’ efforts to develop the capability and capacity of Social Service Agencies in adapting to resource constraints, while continuing to ensure delivery of better service outcomes. Prior to that, he oversaw ecosystem development and impact investments in the Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise, raiSE, to scale social impact through sustainable SEs. In his personal capacity, Casper serves as the Chairman on the Board of a charity/society.

Speaker on Topic: Ethics in Artificial Intelligence

Matija Kopić

CEO, Gideon Brothers

Matija Kopić built his first startup, Farmeron, in 2012, and the company grew into one of the most known startups in Croatia.

In 2017, he co-founded the robotics and AI company Gideon Brothers, one of the global pioneers developing autonomy technology for industrial environments based on 3D visual perception. Gideon Brothers is a fast growing AI startup in Croatia, who recently secured a Series A round led by Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT), the venture and growth arm of Koch Industries, with participation from DB Schenker, Prologis Ventures, and Rite-Hite

Matija is a Seedcamp winner (2010) and is an alumnus of the 500 Startups class of 2011, with his former company, Farmeron. In 2015, Google listed Matija in the Top 100 innovators from Central and Eastern Europe who are changing the world and improving people’s lives with ideas that scale up in the digital world. In 2012, he was honored by the President of Croatia with the Order of Danica Hrvatska for Innovation.

Speaker on Topic: Strategic thinking in a time of disruption

Speaker will only be revealed on the event day due to the special partnership announcement

Track 2: Better Causes by Design

Moderator

Stanislav Lencz

Country Director of Consulus Slovakia, Regional Director Consulus Europe

Stanislav Lencz is a Senior Business Consultant devoted to making organisations, technology, communication and processes serve people. He is a writer and a speaker on innovation, transformation and leadership, passionate networker for a better world.

With excellent communication and networking abilities and extensive experience in Project / Team Management, Business Solution Architecture and Solutions Design Architecture and after years of professional career covering mainly domains of Biometrics and Identity related solutions, since 2016 he started to dedicate himself intensively to company, community and leadership consulting, networking and thought leadership, passionate in helping individuals and teams re-discover their purpose and build unity in diversity. This maturated in early 2018 in joining Consulus, where he currently serves as Country Director for Slovakia and Regional Director for Europe.

Panelist Discussion: The ambition to shape a united world through media
Speakers will only be revealed on the event day due to the special announcement for a global initiative

Speaker on Topic: Impact in Government, Business and Society

James P. Moore, Jr

Founder and CEO of the Washington Institute for Business, Government, and Society, USA

The Honorable James P. Moore, Jr. is the founder and CEO of the Washington Institute for Business, Government, and Society, having come from Georgetown University where he taught and launched two major programs. Earlier he served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce where he oversaw U.S. industry and negotiated a series of major trade and economic agreements.

Track 3: Better Communities by Design

Moderator

Gino Bulan

Country Director of Consulus Philippines – Philippines

Gino Bulan is Country Director and leads for Consulus Philippines. He has extensive Strategic and Operational experience in the Philippines and South East Asia in the fields of Strategic Planning, Leadership, Business Development, Commercial Operations and Marketing. He has served various large and dynamic organizations such as GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, United Laboratories, Lupin Pharmaceuticals, and Sanofi. Prior to Consulus, Gino served as Portfolio Enhancement and Strategic Projects Head in Sanofi.

Speaker on Topic: Innovation for Silver generation communities

Tan Shao Yen

President, Board of Architects, Singapore & Group Chief Innovation Officer, CPG Corporation, Singapore

Trained as an architect, Shao Yen is the Group Chief Innovation Officer of CPG Corporation Pte Ltd. He is also the President of the Singapore Board of Architects and a registered architect with APEC Architect and ASEAN Architect. He was awarded Green Architect of the Year by Singapore BCA-SGBC in 2014

Speaker on Topic: The Arts and Placemaking

Colin GOH

Social Entrepreneur /Impact investor, Founder/CEO of TRCL Ltd

Colin is the Founder/CEO of TRCL Ltd, a company dedicated in harvesting the arts for the under-served children and youth in the community. Today, TRCL is an end-to-end highly diversified company in arts education and training, content making and producing, transformative place making with a focus on emergent technologies.

Speaker on Topic: Innovation for Silver generation communities

Dr Lee Jin-Ting

PhD, M.Arch, EDAC, WELL AP
Principal Architectural Associate | Environmental Gerontologist

Dr Lee is a healthcare architect and researcher, whose goal is to bridge the gap between theory and application in order to improve the quality of architectural design for the overall health, wellness, and lifestyle of its users. Her work practice is carried out through evidence-based analysis, user-centric design development, and predictive implementation processes. She believes in engaging with different stakeholders to improve the outcome of each project

Track 4: Better Education by Design

Moderator

Rebecca Teo

Deputy Head for Strategic Perspectives at Consulus

Rebecca is responsible for research and impact- oriented models and develops strategic solutions for business and organizational design. She has been involved in business and organisational transformation projects in Singapore, ASEAN, Europe, the US and Latin America.

Speaker on Topic: Imagining High education and its role in paving a way for a generation to get ready for a resilient future

Robert McClelland

Deputy Dean of School of Business & Management, RMIT Vietnam, Vietnam

Professor Robert (Bob) McClelland RMIT University Vietnam’s Deputy Dean, School of Business & Management. His wide experience includes management and leadership in Higher Education and business learning, gained across five continents and seven countries over 48 years. Formerly a Chemist Robert is a Statistician and specializes in Research Methods for Business.

Speaker on Topic: Holistic Leadership

Sara Johnson, FACHE

Director, Executive Education, The O’Neill School, Indiana University, USA

Sara is Clinical Assistant Professor at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Professor Johnson directs Executive Education at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and also teaches at The Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Speaker on Topic: A method to shape purpose in personal development

Peter Lin

Vice President of Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages, Taiwan

Professor Yao-Tang Lin (Ph.D., National Tainan University) is the Vice President of
Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, which was founded
based on the order of Ursuline sisters in 1969. His areas of specialization include
whole person education, Catholic higher education, servant leadership.

Q&A and Conclusion

Speaker/Moderator on Topic: Q&A & Conclusion

Paolo Frizzi

Global Program Manager at Porticus

Paolo Frizzi is the Global Program Manager at Porticus (www.porticus.com), where he organizes and supports activities aimed at creating a just and sustainable future where human dignity can flourish. He currently strives on building evidence, convening global partners and generating systemic impact in the fields of higher education and interfaith dialogue. He lives in Brussels (Belgium).

Summit Programme

Singapore Timing (GMT+8) Washington Timing (EDT) Rome Timing (CEST) Activity
1845 0645 1245 Participants Login 
1900 – 1905 0700 – 0705 1300 – 1305 Launch Video sequence of Summit
1905 – 1910 0705 – 0710 1305 – 1310 Welcome by Mr Jim Funk to everyone, Chairman of Consulus Global Network
1910 – 1930 0710 – 0730 1310 – 1330 Keynote by Mr Lawrence Chong, Group CEO of Consulus Global
1930 – 1935 0730 – 0735 1330 – 1335 Break
1935 – 1940 0735 – 0740 1335 – 1340

Track 1: Better Business by Design

– Vision of Consulus in transforming Business, Moderator: Ms Helena Pham, Managing Director of Consulus Vietnam, Partner of Consulus Global – Vietnam

1940 – 1950 0740 – 0750 1340 – 1350

Charity and business, what is the strategic link for impact

– Mr Casper Ng Deputy Director (Capability Planning), National Council of Social Service (NCSS), Singapore

1950 – 2000 0750 – 0800 1350 – 1400

The Symbiotic link between profit and social impact

– Mr Tong Ming Xi, President of Global Strings Federation, Singapore

2000 – 2010 0800 – 0810  1400 – 1410

Ethics  in Artificial Intelligence

– Mr Matija Kopić, CEO, Gideon Brothers, Croatia

2010 – 2020 0810 – 0820  1410 – 1420

Strategic thinking in a time of disruption 

– Speaker will only be revealed on the event day due to the special partnership announcement

2020 – 2040 0820 – 0840 1420 – 1440 Rapid Breakout Groups
2040 – 2045 0840 – 0845 1440 – 1445

Track 2: Better Causes by Design

– Vision of Consulus in transforming non-profit and amplifying impact – Moderator: Mr Stanislav Lencz, Country Director of Consulus Slovakia, Regional Director Consulus Europe – Slovakia

2045 – 2055 0845 – 0855 1445 – 1455

Impact in Government, Business and Society 

– Mr James P. Moore, Jr, Founder and CEO of the Washington Institute for Business, Government, and Society, USA

2055 – 2115 0855 – 0915 1455 – 1515

Panelist Discussion: the ambition to shape a united world through media 

– Speakers will only be revealed on the event day due to the special announcement for a global initiative

2115 – 2125 0915 – 0925 1515 – 1525 10min Break
2125 – 2130 0925 – 0930 1525 – 1530

Track 3: Better Communities by Design

– Vision of Consulus for Places, Moderator: Mr Gino Bulan, Country Director of Consulus Philippines – Philippines

2130 – 2140 0930 – 0940 1530 – 1540

The Arts and Placemaking

 – Mr Colin Goh, Founder/CEO of TRCL Ltd, Singapore

2140 – 2155 0940 – 0955 1540 – 1555

Innovation for Silver generation communities 

– Mr Tan Shao Yen, President, Board of Architects, Singapore & Group Chief Innovation Officer, CPG Corporation, Singapore

– Dr Lee Jin-Ting, Principal Architectural Associate & Environmental Gerontologist, CPG, Singapore

2155 – 2200 0955 – 1000 1555 – 1600

Track 4: Better Education by Design

– Vision of Education by Consulus, Moderator: Ms Rebecca Teo, Deputy Head for Strategic Perspectives at Consulus, Singapore

2200 – 2210 1000 – 1010 1600 – 1610

Holistic Leadership 

– Ms Sara Johnson Fache, Director, Executive Education, The O’Neill School, Indiana University, USA

2210 – 2220 1010 – 1020 1610 – 1620

Imagining High education and its role in paving a way for a generation to get ready for a resilient future 

– Mr Robert McClelland, Deputy Dean of School of Business & Management, RMIT Vietnam, Vietnam

2220 – 2230 1020 – 1030 1620 – 1630

A method to shape purpose in personal development

– Mr Yao-Tang Lin Peter, Vice President of Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages, Taiwan

2230 – 2300 1030 – 1100 1630 – 1700

Q&A & Conclusion 

– Mr Paolo Frizzi, Global Program Manager at Porticus, Belgium

2300 1100 1700 Conclusion 

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