SEP 05 - 06, 2019



Business Agility can revolutionize your organization. In our world today, modern enterprises live or die on their ability to adapt. Agile can help organizations to encourage innovation, reduce costs, and remain relevant in a changing world. But, the journey can be arduous. Change at any scale is difficult. Without support and encouragement, an agile transformation can even feel lonely.

Whether you lead an organization that’s been agile for years or one that’s brand new to the process, the Business Agility Institute can enhance the work you’re doing through the Executive Forum.

This is a two-day, invite only, conference for 15-30 senior executives. Each organisation is invited to send up to 3 executives to join us. Joining the executives are 5 leading keynote speakers to present on areas critical to your success; finance & governance, talent management, and customer centricity. This event, like the Business Agility Conference in NYC, emphasises collaborative dialog over passive listening.

Most importantly? You’ll discover you are not alone on the journey. 


Conference Highlights

Learn from thought leaders, executives, and practitioners on a variety of relevant topics, including:

Executive Leadership

Learn from senior executives on what is takes to be an agile leader.

Who else is coming?

Join executives from Financial Services, Retail, Manufacturing, Aerospace, and the Public Sector.

Guest Speakers

Building Successful Post-Merger Integration & Transformation

A key growth strategy of many businesses is Mergers and Acquisitions. Yet, despite the promise and extensive due diligence invested to ensure business, cost and revenue synergies, many M&As still fall short of creating the expected shareholder value. Why do so many deals produce such disappointing results? What can we do to build a successful post-merger integration and transformation?

Speaker: Si Ngah is a Principal Consultant with experience in post-merger integration and transformation. She has worked in a top-tier consulting firm and has experience in various industries such as Logistics, FMCG, Government, Real Estate and Resources. She works side-by-side with her clients to identify, metabolise transformation and unlock pockets of value to achieve outcomes and drive successful change across diverse transformation agenda pre- and post-merger.

Skills Agility: The New Currency

Business agility is more than just a set of processes. It starts with the right mindsets and capabilities. How do you develop these agile mindsets and capabilities in a more agile way? I will speak about agility in terms of how we learn and how we develop others using data, analytics and technology. I will share how we can be more agile in our approach to people development to invest in the new currency – skills. It’s not just about knowledge and ‘sit down’ classrooms anymore as the future of work is no longer tied to specific jobs, but to skills which can’t be taught through just watching a video. We need to evolve not just what we learn, but how we learn.

Finance with an Agile Mindset

As stated in the introduction to the IC Agile Finance Track to which John was a founding contributor: “Success today is about sustainable delivery of customer value, while also empowering the people who are closest to the work to make good decisions. These decisions include responsible stewardship of the organization’s funds. This means approaching finance, accounting and procurement with an agile mindset, radically changing the way budgeting and cost allocation is undertaken, reexamining our accounting principles and taking more collaborative and incremental approaches to procurement.”

John’s talk with cover these areas including Agile Finance, Accounting, Budgets, Portfolio Management, and Business Eco-System.

Speaker: John is the Head of Agile Practice for Orbium, and founder / creator of Auspicious Agile, based in Singapore. John has founded Agile services practices for Rally Software in Asia and for a mid-sized US management consultancy. John is also a contributor to InfoQ on Agile & DevOps, and an author of the ebook “ A Guide to Distributed Agile Framework”. John has two decades of leadership and process improvement knowledge in technology related projects, and over ten years of experience with Agile methods and coaching. John has led corporate Agile training, executive education, & Agile certification sessions publicly and privately in the US & Asia.

John is a frequent speaker at Agile and industry conferences. He has also taught several university courses in the business and technology space (including Enterprise Agile Scaling at National University of Singapore, and for the Singapore Skills Future government initiative). John has proven success in numerous roles as an Agile leader. He has worked in the telecommunications, entertainment, real estate, information services, financial services and professional services industries with numerous Fortune 500 & Global 1000 companies including Disney, JP Morgan, Allianz, Toyota, and Accenture. John has experience with start-up and entrepreneurial ventures and working with government clients. John is also a certified Scaled Agile Co-Trainer, and founding contributor to the IC Agile business Agility Finance certification track.

Become a Member of the Business Agility Institute

This event is provided at no cost to our invited members. However, please note, that you are responsible for your airfare and accomodation.

Corporate Membership recognizes your organization’s support and commitment to the continual improvement of Business Agility around the world. As a Business Agility Institute Member, you will be part of a growing community of professionals and organizations striving to help fellow members on their journey.

Discover more and become a member today!

LOCATION Raffles Hotel at 1 Beach Rd, Singapore

Opened in 1887, Raffles Hotel, Singapore is one of the few remaining great 19th century hotels in the world.




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