A key differentiator for insurance companies over the next few years will be about how well they execute their digital strategies, one expert told the What's Next conference, while another proposed that digital technology will allow the industry to be about life, and not death.
The entrepreneur panel session at What’s Next saw three technology founders share some key advice. Karamjit Singh has the highlights.
Karamjit Singh reflects on the key takeaways for him from DNA’s inaugural What’s Next conference, and makes a subtle plug for next year’s event.
What else but What’s Next could be on Karamjit Singh’s mind for this week’s column? He talks about how Tony Fernandes ‘disrupted’ DNA’s conference, and about an innovation panel session next week.
Now a true-blooded tycoon after having disrupted the global aviation industry, it’s easy to forget that AirAsia cofounder Tony Fernandes trod the same entrepreneurs’ path that many DNA readers are treading now, and that he faced his own challenges in bringing a crazy idea – that everyone can fly – to fruition.Here are his Top 10 tips from the What's Next conference:
Not surprisingly, the What’s Next conference was still foremost on Karamjit Singh’s mind for this week’s show, though he also spoke about affordable broadband and Malaysia’s upcoming national budget announcement.
It may have turned global aviation on its head and disrupted the entire airline industry, but AirAsia Group is essentially an Internet company, its chairman and cofounder Tony Fernandes told the What's Next conference.
Despite fintech startups being the sexy new kids on the block, and a host of new digital-fuelled payment initiatives and platforms, such disruption will not kill off the incumbents, MOL Inc founder and chairman Ganesh Kumar Bangah told the What's Next conference.
E-commmerce startups are challenging the status quo and putting traditional retailers on the ropes, but traditional retailers still hold a key edge, Ardent Capital CEO Adrian Vanzyl told the What's Next conference.
Traditional companies need to urgently reinvent their business models by adopting the ‘Innovate to Zero’ concept or risk becoming irrelevant in the market, Frost & Sullivan senior partner Manoj Menon told the What’s Next conference in Cyberjaya.