Digital News Asia and EY are excited to invite you to What’s Next 2018: The Business Impact of Digital Disruption.
It is clear that Digital is the Mega Trend of our times with both life and work increasingly shifting to Digital services. And if you needed more proof of this – Jeff Bezos of Amazon has just become the wealthiest human in history with a net worth exceeding US$150 billion. That is RM600 billion. And who is to say that Alibaba’s Jack Ma won’t catch up with him one day?
Both their successes have come from capturing market share from Brick & Mortar companies that are slow to adapt to this new reality. And that is the focus of What’s Next. First launched in 2015, What’s Next has established itself as the leading Digital conference in Malaysia, which focuses on what Brick & Mortar companies are doing to prepare themselves for Digital Disruption.
What’s unique about What’s Next is that we focus on bringing you the experiences and sharings of large Brick & Mortar companies about what is working for them and what is not. From having guest speakers the likes of Tan Sri Tony Fernandes of AirAsia and Tan Sri Vincent Tan of Berjaya Corp to leading banker Raja Teh Maimunah, past conferences have been rich and real with sharings from CEOs.
This year, we have Henry Tan, Group Chief Content & Consumer Officer of Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd, as one of the speakers who will share what their companies have been doing to prepare and not just defend their markets, but also seize the opportunities that Digital Disruption is creating as well.
Besides Tan, we also have the CEO of Asia Pacific University, Dato’ Dr Parmjit Singh, who will talk about how a High Touch Business deals with Digital Disruption. Speakers aside, there will also be some excellent breakout sessions, including an opportunity to experience the power of Virtual Reality set in a retail scene. This will give you a real feel for how retailers will soon be using technology to enhance the shopping experience.