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Deloitte SEA Innovation Day

Decisions magazine – Issue 14


Deloitte Southeast Asia (SEA) Innovation Day is an initiative held across six countries in SEA that aims to encourage and inspire our people to be creative, curious and integrate innovation into their work.

The first of the series started in Jakarta, Indonesia in August 2019, and it will end in Bangkok, Thailand, on 16 January 2020!

Jakarta, Indonesia
20 August 2019

Deloitte Indonesia kicked off this year’s SEA Innovation Day Series at their Jakarta office with over 125 people present, eager to hear about the latest news from our Deloitte SEA Innovation team, the team from Deloitte Cognitive Analytics Solution Centre (CASC), as well as the CEOs of three prominent local startups – Qlue, CitaRasa Prima (CRP Group), and 

Manila, Philippines
13 September 2019

In addition to the team from CASC, three of the Philippines’s most recognised startups were represented at the event.

Ron Hose (Founder & CEO of stressed the importance of listening to consumers while Florentin Lenoir (Chief of Staff & VP for Verification at LenddoEFL) explained their methods for capturing ‘non-traditional’ data and interpreting it. Paul Rivera (Co-Founder & CEO of Kalibrr) emphasized the importance of finding a problem worth caring about before coming up with a startup idea.

In his closing address, Dr. Janson Yap (Deloitte SEA Risk Advisory Partner and former Deloitte SEA Innovation Leader) reminded the participants of the importance of keeping abreast of technological trends so that they can help their clients navigate in a fast-changing world. 

Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
21-22 September 2019

Deloitte Vietnam held its inaugural Innovation Day at both our Hanoi and Ho Chih Minh offices.

An Ideation Lab was conducted by the Deloitte SEA Innovation team asking participants to come up with ideas to solve problems that were identified prior to the start of the session. They had to pitch their ideas and these were reviewed by a panel of judges. Proposals from both offices largely focused on the themes of streamlined work process, soft skill development and ways of fostering closer client relationships.

As such initiatives continue to gain traction in Vietnam, Deloitte Vietnam Tax Partner Minh Bui said, “Our people need to understand how to cultivate their ideas and act on them. We need to nurture an environment where people will not be afraid of failure, stand up for their ideas, and take a stance on what they believe in”. 

10 October 2019

Innovators from around the region gathered to share their thoughts and showcased their work at Deloitte Singapore’s Innovation Day. The morning kicked off with panel sessions – ‘The Dialogue’ – during which Deloitte leaders and experts from the field of innovation debated the opportunities of innovation for professional services and how they could be realised, as well as the risks of ignoring the real potential for digital disruption in the sector.

Attendees were given the opportunity to engage with the Innovation community during the event, especially at ‘The Showcase’ which presented best-in-class innovations from a range of business representatives. Projects displayed showed the blending of mobile technologies and advanced analytics, underpinned by key innovation disciplines. In conjunction with showcased successes, ‘The Incubator’ provided an opportunity for the next wave of Deloitte’s innovators to discuss their ideas with experts and potential collaborators.

Attendees were also given the chance to experience first-hand how innovation labs are conducted in our Greenhouse and learned how to access the support of the SEA Innovation team to support their innovation efforts.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3 December 2019

Speakers from within and out of Deloitte gave much food for thought on the role of technology in innovation at the Deloitte Kuala Lumpur office.

Deloitte Malaysia Country Managing Partner Yee Wing Peng and Deloitte Malaysia Innovation Leader Justin Ong shared their journey and perspectives on innovating for Deloitte. Giving an external viewpoint was Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)’s Vice-President for Investment & Industry Development, Hew Wee Choong, economy for Malaysia and the region.

More varied voices were heard through the panel sessions with innovation representatives from five different businesses within Deloitte, and then with various startup bosses who shed more light on operational considerations and the impact that their work in innovation can bring to people, with or without digital technology. 

Decision Magazine Issue 14

In issue 14, find out more about Deloitte’s learning and development initiatives with stories on our Deloitte Southeast Asia Innovation Day and Deloitte University Asia Pacific! Want to have more control in how you shape your future career? Discover how Deloitte can empower you through flexibility with our new work-life integration program! In addition, take a behind-the-scenes look at Elizabeth Han’s role as a Deloitte Risk Advisory Security Analyst, where she shares insights as the cyber gatekeeper of confidential information. We also share 10 Moves to make moments matter that you can apply to your student life as well as your internship. Lastly, we look back at the key highlights of 2019, ranging from our sports achievements at the Inter-Departmental and Institute of Chartered Accountants Games to our under the sea themed Year-end party!

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