[13 AUG] SME Innovation and Resilience in the New Normal by Prof Inderjit Singh Dhaliwal

Disruptions by Industry 4.0, technologies, and trade wars were already causing the realignment of global supply chains, and economies worldwide were in a tailspin. The #COVID19 pandemic only accelerated the changes. The path to recovery will likely be long and painful, especially for SMEs in the traditional manufacturing and service sectors.

In this APO Productivity Talk, Prof Inderjit Singh Dhaliwal, NTUitive Chairman and founder of one of Singapore's first tech unicorns and many other successful businesses, will share his personal experience on surviving downturns.

He draws parallels between the Great Depression (1929–1939) and the current situation and will share insights on how SMEs in the region can survive and thrive. Prof Singh believes that there is no need to be over-pessimistic in bad times and that there are always opportunities. Some of the best companies today started during a recession. SMEs in particular need to stay resilient and look at digitisation, innovation, and regional collaboration for business transformation.

Catch this session on Thu, 13 Aug @ 1pm (SGT) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OuwqKKlC6M&feature=youtu.be.