26 July 2018

Ballroom 1 & 2, Level 1, PARKROYAL on Beach Road, Singapore

7th SME Biz-Innovation Summit

Integrating Cost Effective Innovations: Maximizing from New Disruptive Opportunities

Early this year, Singapore government announced that SUPPORTING ENTERPRISE TO INNOVATE is the key thrust of the Singapore Budget 2018 and SME GO DIGITAL PROGRAMME will allocate S$2.4 billion (US$1.7 billion) to build the digital capabilities of SMEs across retail, food services, logistics, cleaning, wholesale trade and security segments. Beside the $4.5 billion funds that being allocated for Industry Transformation Programme, there’re a number of attractive tax incentives, innovation grants and supports from government and international financial institutions to drive SME INNOVATION and prepare Singapore SMEs for the Digital battle!

With all these lubricants, international industry experts predict that Singapore will be the No 1 Regional SME Innovation hub in the next 5 years!

Nevertheless, most of the SMEs with limited resources and expertise are facing difficulties in transforming their businesses. The digital revolution has changed or reduced the product life of their products. SMEs need to strike harder for new product development and constantly looking for new material or strategy for cost reduction in order to maintain their market shares and sustain their business in long run. Moreover, technology driven FINTECH companies are transforming the way customer access and manage money, SMEs need to review their internal operating model and upgrade their transaction system to serve the new techsumer market.

Traditional SMEs are struggling with manpower shortage problems and have strong need to change their mindset and operation strategy to sustain the business. On the other hands, the new innovative start- Ups are lack of industry experience and needed more practices and guidance to enhance their outputs.  How to build a bridge that minimize the innovation gap and achieve the Win-Win result? How to review internal capabilities and get ready for internationalism? How to cultivate digital DNA within the workforce?

The SME Biz-Innovation Summit 2018 tailored to bring together the SMEs CEOs, founders, directors, technology and solution providers, digital & cyber security experts, governments, financial & education institution and think-tank to discuss the latest Innovation trends, sharing tips & success stories for innovation projects and explore Win Win Partnership opportunities for market expansion.

Innovation is a journey — it begins with a vision and a commitment plan, followed by people engagement and automated solutions. Technologies are changing the business landscape for SMEs and exacerbating the competition. Automation, robotics and E-Commerce are changing the face of manufacturing and retail sector. The developments could be viewed as a new threat or a new opportunity for market expansion.

How to capitalize this golden opportunity to increase your revenue stream? Explore the latest technology and success stories in SME Biz INNOVATION SUMMIT 2018!

SMB World Asia
  • “Very informative for my organization's future and expansion into the ASEAN Region.”

    Managing Director - TTM Travel Agency Pte Ltd

  • “The SME-BIZ Innovation Summit is a great platform to gain new business insights, listen to success stories & challenges from business owners and network with peers.”

    General Manager - NurtureStars Preschool Pte Ltd

  • “A giant event that provides valuable answers.“

    Director - Pastryden Pte Ltd

AGENDA

8:15

REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE

9:00

CHAIRMAN’s WELCOME REMARKS

SINGAPORE BUDGET AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMEs: LONG AND SHORT TERM IMPACTS

9:05

OPENING KEYNOTE: Analyzing Budget 2018: Of Asianisation, Digitisation, and Ageing Population

9:35

KEY STAKEHOLDERS PANEL DISCUSSION: Riding the New SUPPLY & DEMAND Wave: Building a Consistent & Practical Innovation Roadmap for Problem Solving

10:15

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION: Utilizing Edge Computing to Spur Growth in Small and Medium Enterprises

10:45

NETWORKING TEA BREAK

BEGINNING THE INNOVATION JOURNEY: UNDERSTANDING THE TECHNOLOGY AND FUNDING GAP

11:15

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Accelerating SME -SME, SME – Start-Ups and SME - R&D Institutional Partnerships as an Innovation Strategy

12:00

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION: From Startup SME to Enterprise: How to Grow your Business to a Household Name

12:25

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Uncovering the Potential of “FINTEGRATION” for SMEs

1:00

NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

2:20

CASE STUDY

2:50

CASE STUDY

3:20

NETWORKING TEA BREAK

3:40

CASE STUDY

4:10

EXECUTIVE PANEL

4:50

CHAIRMAN CLOSING REMARKS

5:00

END OF CONFERENCE

2018 SPONSORS

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Oracle NetSuite

About Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit
Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit pioneered the Cloud Computing revolution in 1998, establishing the world's first company dedicated to delivering business applications over the internet. Today, Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit provides a suite of cloud-based financials / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), HR and omnichannel commerce software that runs the business of companies in more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.netsuite.com.

Follow Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit’s Cloud blog, Facebook page and @NetSuite Twitter handle for real-time updates. 

Darktrace

Darktrace is the world’s leading AI company for cyber security. Created by mathematicians, the Enterprise Immune System uses machine learning and AI algorithms to detect and respond to cyber-threats across diverse digital environments, including cloud and virtualized networks, IoT and industrial control systems. The technology is self-learning and requires no set-up, identifying threats in real time, including zero-days, insiders and stealthy, silent attackers. Darktrace is headquartered in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK, and has over 30 offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.darktrace.com

Digital Realty

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. supports the data centre and colocation strategies of more than 1,000 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centres located throughout North America, Europe,Asia, and Australia. Digital Realty’s clients include domestic and international companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products. For more information about data centre solutions from Digital Realty, visit www.digitalrealty.asia. Follow us on Twitter at @digitalapac and on our blog at https://apac.digitalrealty.com

Exact

Exact is a global software provider established in Delft, the Netherlands. Since the beginning of 1984, the focus on financial processes has been expanded to create a complete ERP package for small and medium-sized businesses. We provide industry-specific solutions for Finance, Manufacturing, Wholesale Distribution, Professional Services, CRM, BPM and International Business. With 1,450 employees in 14 countries operating in Asia Pacific, Europe, Americas, Middle East and Africa, we help businesses respond to shifting market conditions. Exact empowers SMEs to be the driving force of the global economy. We provide ambitious entrepreneurs and accountants with the technology and services they needed to grow beyond their limits. 
To know more about Exact Business Software, visit https://www.exact.com/asia/

 

Insight

Insight is a leader in providing smart, cutting-edge technology solutions for global organizations of all sizes. From developing unique strategies to delivering the products, services and expertise, we’ll help your business run more efficiently and modernize through Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions™.

Kaplan Professional

Kaplan Professional, a department of Kaplan Learning Institute, supports organisations and individuals in their quest for excellence by providing learning and development solutions in their qualifications of interest with professional education partners, to help organisations and individuals succeed in today’s competitive world.

Conducted by highly qualified trainers in an interactive environment, and a proven track record of exceptional passing rates, your journey for continuous development with Kaplan will be an enjoyable one – demonstrating a commitment to achieve excellent standards of learning facilities and provide outstanding student support.

Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia is transforming the workplace of the future with its customer-centric solutions and hardware for the digitally connected world. We are committed to create new values for the society with our expertise. From information management to technology enabling tools, the solutions help businesses improve time to information, support mobility, and optimise business processes with workflow automation. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for five years in a row. For more information, please visit http://www.konicaminolta.sg/business/

Melwarebyte

Malwarebytes proactively protects people and businesses against dangerous threats such as malware, ransomware and exploits that escape detection by traditional antivirus solutions. Malwarebytes completely replaces antivirus solutions to remove the personal obstacles and business interruptions caused by modern cybersecurity threats. More than 60,000 businesses and millions of people trust Malwarebytes innovative machine-learning solutions and global team of researchers to identify emerging threats and to prevent and eradicate malware that antiquated security solutions miss and leave behind. For more information, please visit us at http://www.malwarebytes.com/.

Nufin Data

Nufin Data brings together buyers, suppliers and funders on a single platform. We help Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) access new working capital options and competitive financing through efficient information exchange.
 
Our cloud-based solution, NEMO, combines supply chain financing with payables automation technology to enable financing options such as reverse factoring and accounts payable financing. At the same time, NEMO also helps SMEs reduce operational costs and gain new efficiencies in internal financial workflow.
 
We currently have offices in Singapore, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong.
 
For more information, please visit: http://www.nufindata.com/.

 

Western Union

Western Union Business Solutions enables companies of all sizes to send and receive cross-border payments and manage foreign exchange. With deep expertise in moving funds to 170 countries and territories, in more than 130 currencies, we help companies spend less time managing international financial transactions and more time growing their businesses.

Our award-winning, innovative WU EDGE platform creates seamless financial connectivity to support international growth and more profitable trade. With WU EDGE, companies can now connect with global business partners, access powerful tools to make, track and manage payments – faster than ever before – from one easy-to-use, digital platform.

For information, please visit business.westernunion.sg

Polycom

Polycom helps organizations unleash the power of human collaboration. More than 400,000 companies and institutions worldwide defy distance with secure video, voice, and content solutions from Polycom to increase productivity, speed time to market, provide better customer service, expand education, and save lives. Polycom and its global partner ecosystem provide flexible collaboration solutions for any environment that deliver the best user experience, enterprise-grade solutions, the broadest multi-vendor integration, and customer choice.