Program Details

March 12, 2019

9:30 - 10:30 am
Mark Teoh, Deloitte

Millennials and Industry 4.0

No group is more crucial to the future of business world than millennials.  However, the emergence of artificial intelligences, social concerns, and turbulent global geopolitical uprisings have created a significant level of angst in this generation of talent. Deloitte’s seventh annual Millennial Survey reveals  provocative insights on Millennials’ negative perceptions of business, corporate ethics, brand loyalty, and  their readiness for Industry 4.0. Mark Teoh leads Deloitte’s Human Capital practice in Indonesia and provides regional support in the areas of organisational design and transformation  serving the key Energy, Resources & Industrials clients in Southeast Asia. This session will provide insights on how schools can better prepare students for the world of tomorrow and how employers can better connect with this generation in order to capitalize on growth opportunities for the future

11:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Pallavi Srivastava, Asia Pacific & Greater China Talent Leader, IBM Global Technology Services

Artificial Intelligence Transforming Talent Management and Delivering Competitive Advantage

The rapid advance of technology is transforming traditional business models across virtually all sectors and work is getting reimagined in the process.  Companies are having to radically revisit their approach to talent. The Human Resources function, not historically known for technological innovation, is also exploring new technologies to transform and create a future ready workforce. IBM has been leveraging Watson - its Artificial intelligence platform to change the way companies can recruit talent, assess and develop employees for career progression, pay competitively and engage its employees better. Pallavi Srivastava is currently the Asia Pacific & Greater China Talent Leader for IBM’s Global Technology Services.  In this role, she is responsible for Leadership development, organizational succession planning, leveraging talent analytics for defining and executing strategic business initiatives and creating a roadmap to transform talent for the future.  Pallavi will share an IBM case study on how they have leveraged AI in HR to transform their approach to talent management. Her session will also be relevant to understand what kinds of new roles and jobs are getting created in the future and therefore what skills might be needed for next generation talent.

1:15 - 2:30 pm
Concurrent Sessions

  • What are the Biggest Challenges for Business Schools and Employers in 2019?
    Katy Montgomery, Associate Dean, Degree Programmes, INSEAD Sean Ferguson, Associate Dean & Director of MBA Program, Asia School of Business in collaboration with MIT Sloan

    The talent landscape is extremely challenging for employers and business schools, as both constituents struggle with managing the dynamic landscape and needs required for success in the age of Industry 4.0. This session will shed light on what keeps business school and employer leadership up at night and how they are addressing the challenges of the day. Upon completion of this panel session, participants will gain a better sense of the strategic drivers for employers and business schools and what the implications will be for front line recruiters and career services offices. Participants will be able to find ways to create synergies at the intersection of career services and recruiters that drive more value for both schools and employers.
  • Big School, Small School: How we Each Answer to the Changing Landscape of Overall Engagement
    Karen Ukil, INSEAD and Lee Higa-Okamoto, University of Hawaii, Shidler College of Business
    Big school, small school. Far reaching, isolated. Each program has its unique requirements and challenges in employer relations, due to a highly volatile and granular job market. All of us work with the millennial generation, who favors on-demand, seeks quick movement, and has high expectations. In this session, INSEAD and the University of Hawaii, Shidler College of Business will explore and share programs and tools used to develop and prepare students to be recruitment ready. We will also discuss the positive impact this has on recruiters that can lead to furthering the engagement and ultimately growing a wider pool of opportunities for the student population. We will leave you with our learnings and best practices that could help you adapt and progress in this changing landscape of overall engagement. 

3:15 - 4:30
Concurrent Sessions
  • Best Practice Roundtable: MBA CSEA Standards for Reporting Employment Statistics
    Jamie Belinne, Assistant Dean, C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston; Sean Ferguson, Associate Dean, Asia School of Business, MIT Sloan

    MBA CSEA manages the only globally accepted set of Standards by which business schools collect and analyze MBA and Masters program employment data. Join us for an in-depth and interactive discussion about the Standards, including how they can be used to help your school ensure your data is consistent, reliable and comparable. The session will include an overview of Standards for Full-time MBA, Part-time MBA and Specialty Masters Programs.
  • Best Practice Roundtable: Employers Only Sharing Session
    Facilitator: TBC

    This session is a chance for employers to meet and discuss common challenges and best practices. Bring ideas about what’s on your mind, and hear what’s keeping your peers up at night. This session is open to employers only (no schools or vendors please).

March 13, 2019

9:15 - 10:15 am
Yinglan Tan, Faculty Member, National University of Singapore

The Future of Education in Asia: What it Means for Schools and Employers

Disruption is pervasive across industries in Asia. Traditional players now grapple with a shrinking share of a pie which is increasingly being eaten up by new players who harness technologies and provide on-demand and personalised services. In fact, by year 2030, 20 percent of today’s jobs will no longer be in existence. Much of this change has been driven by technological innovations, but also by the business opportunities created by incumbent players' failure to satisfactorily fulfill the changing needs of the customer. How does this impact the future of education in Asia? What are the implications for employers and business schools? Yinglan Tan is a venture capitalist and a faculty member at the National University of Singapore. He is the author of three books, including Chinnovation: How Chinese Innovators are Changing the World.  As an investor on the front line of the Asian entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem, Yinglan will give his perspective on how Asian business schools need to evolve in order to prepare students for the future of work and the changing business landscape of the region.

10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Jason Lawrence, Director, Market Development - East Asia, GMAC

What's Going on in the Market, a Look at Current Employment Trends

Demand for MBA talent is strongest globally in Asia Pacific, with over 90 percent of employers planning to make MBA hires. With such strong demand in the region, about a quarter of US companies are looking to place international US graduates in their home country to avoid sponsorship challenges. Value creation functions such as business development, data analytics, and marketing are the leading employers. MBA CSEA and the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) conduct an annual recruiters survey from over 1,000 companies who recruit 96 GMAC schools. This session will help employers asses how well they are calibrated with the market. Conversely, schools will gain a greater appreciation of employment trends and how they relate to their students.

1:30 - 2:30 pm 
Building the Inclusive Leaders of the Future
Helen Duce, Founder, Lean In Singapore

We are working with an increasingly diverse pool of students, be it gender, nationality, culture or otherwise. Being an inclusive leader goes beyond the simple acknowledgment of diversity. It is about how to effectively lead, and be led, in a diverse context. What it really means and why this differentiating leadership trait is so important to today’s world-leading organisations. As companies strive to ensure they have a more diverse and inclusive workplace, only those leaders who know how to harness diversity of thought and manage in an inclusive way will thrive. Helen Duce, founder and leader of Lean In Singapore and expert in diversity and inclusion, will share with us how we can support our talents to be an inclusive leader.

3:15 - 4:15 pm 
Concurrent Sessions
  • Narrowing the Skills Gap
    Alex Chisholm, Head of Analytics, QS Intelligence Unit; Marie Courtois, Director, Career Management Centre, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Mani Rakhra, Director, HR, Accounting, Sales & Marketing, Argyll Scott
  • It's no secret that curricular innovation for many business schools often lags industry requirements. The result is a perceived skills gap between what global employers expect and what they actually get from recent MBA hires. If not addressed, these disconnects have the potential to challenge the value of the MBA and the premium that employers place on the degree. This session will lean on responses from more than 11,000 employers around the world who completed the QS Employer Survey in 2018, including more than 3,000 that explicitly hired MBA graduates. We will share findings from our recent report on Global Skills Gap in the 21st Century and gain the perspective from employers and schools about what it means for their organizations.
  • The Art of Networking
    Dong-Wook (DW) Lee, Asia School of Business, Deputy Director/Career Development Office; Denise Karaoli, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business, Sr. Associate Director/Career Development Center; Jaymin Patel, Author, Speaker, Coach,
    Networking can be a difficult skill to teach to MBA and MSc. students -some students jump right in while others find it to be "fake" and "boring" and are not inspired to take action. With more direct-from undergrad and international students in business programs, teaching this skill has become even more important. In this session, representatives from JayminSpeaks.Com, the Asia School of Business, and the University of Virginia -Darden School of Business will present on effective ways to approach the art of teaching networking, along with touching on how different networking can be perceived between Asia and the US. This session is targeted for audiences who are professionals in career counseling/coaching, working professionals in an international environment, advanced practitioners, and specialized masters program managers.