In preparation for the upcoming ISPIM Conference to be held in Kuala Lumpur in December 2016, Alpha Catalyst Consulting collaborated with ISPIM to organise a pre-conference event. This event aimed to begin a conversation surrounding the theme of “Moving the Innovation Horizon”. The venue was graciously provided by Maybank Innovation Centre at their very swank set-up in Etiqa Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur.
Participants had the privilege to listen to a couple of speakers: Amran Hassan, Head of Innovation of Maybank on Disrupting the Financial Industry; Jaffri Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of CREST on Disrupting with the Internet of Things; and Garrick Lim, Business Development Lead of Crowdo on Triggering
Iain Bitran, the Executive Director of ISPIM was also on hand to launch the Asia Pacific ISPIM Grand Prize, an award which recognises excellence in Innovation Management.
Conversations and questions were rife throughout the half-day session and continued over lunch. Many new connections were made and older ones strengthen. Many new partners also came on board, ready to make the ISPIM KL in December a success!