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Creative Destruction in a Pandemic

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ABOUT THE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
As companies are figuring out their roles during this pandemic, they are striving to make short-term innovation work for them. These companies, an economist might say, are undergoing a process called creative destruction—when old processes are destroyed, opportunities arise for innovative ideas, processes and products to take root, replacing what was gone. The result? Those that push the limits of innovation come out of their struggles stronger. 

In this conference, we’ve invited speakers and leaders to unravel how creative destruction catalyses innovation. We’ll peer into the process of creative destruction through the lenses of product innovation and the building of inclusive communities.


WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
  • Speakers who are working at (or founded) companies leading the change.
  • Unique content, bite-sized takeaways and interactive sessions.
  • Meeting new people from around the world.


PROGRAMME
(All times are in GMT+8)

12:00pm - 12:05pm: Introduction

12:05pm - 12:55pm: Pressing the Pedal on New Products [Panel Discussion]
How three companies launched new products in rapid time

Description:
When the SARS virus hit Asia in 2003, government and state-owned enterprises led the economic recovery. Now, we’re seeing a different trend—it is the private and social sectors that are making significantly more socioeconomic impact with their products and ideas. How are such businesses and organisations making wins on short-term innovations whilst others are trying to stay afloat?

In this panel, we hear from the founders, partners and directors of Adobe, Hatch, and Google on how they've adapted to Covid-19 in record speed.

Panelists:
  • Lance Shields, Director of International Design at Adobe
  • Adam Jacobs, Co-Founder of Hatch and Co-Founder of THE ICONIC
  • Quynh Tram Nguyen, Country Director (Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia) at Google
  • Moderated by Fei Yao, Co-Founder at NewCampus

12:55pm - 01:05pm: Networking session
A networking session for conference attendees and speakers

01:10pm - 02:00pm: #HateIsAVirus: Social Media’s Uprising Against Racism [Panel Discussion]
How communities can achieve a collective good

Description:
Regardless of one’s colour, Covid-19 affects everyone equally. Yet, Asian communities worldwide are experiencing a growing wave of racism and hate crimes. Not taking the matter lightly, activists and Asian communities are using the power of social media to turn anti-Asian hate and bigotry into care and support. For one, a campaign driven by the hashtag #HateIsAVirus aims to raise US$1 million for Asian-owned small businesses.

In this panel, we hear from the leaders of Asian American communities whose stories and experiences will be shedding light on how we can protect minority groups and how we can create more inclusive and harmonious societies.

Panelists:
  • Bryan Pham, Founder at Asian Hustle Network
  • Michelle Hanabusa, Founder and Designer for WEAREUPRISERS
  • Tammy Cho, Founder and CEO at BetterBrave
  • Moderated by Summer Song, Founder of CulturedGen


ABOUT NEWCAMPUS
NewCampus is a modern leadership school that aims to equip a new generation of critical thinkers and infinite learners to take on the challenges of the era of unprecedented global change ahead. Our classes and events are hosted in micro-campuses across Singapore and satellite campuses around APAC. For more information please visit newcampus.co.

Schedule

· Stage
Panel Discussion | Pressing the Pedal on New Products
· Stage
Panel Discussion | #HateIsAVirus: Social Media’s Uprising Against Racism

Speakers

Adam Jacobs

Co-Founder of Hatch and Co-Founder of THE ICONIC

Lance Shields

Director of International Design at Adobe

Michelle Hanabusa

Founder and Designer for WEAREUPRISERS

Tammy Cho

Founder and CEO at BetterBrave

Bryan Pham

Founder at Asian Hustle Network

Tram Nguyen

Country Director (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia) at Google

Fei Yao

Co-founder at NewCampus

Summer Song

Founder at CulturedGen

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