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Strategic Planning

Effective ways to drive innovation in large companies

Why is it difficult for large companies to innovate like startups?

Strategic Planning
  • March 2022
  • By Kohki Sakata, CEO of IGPI Singapore

Effective ways to drive innovation in large companies

Why is it difficult for large companies to innovate like startups?

In the age of a new normal, the winning patterns of the past will not work. A new way of thinking is required in this era of change. This is Architectural Thinking, the ability to conceive such a new world from scratch. I would like to explain what Architectural Thinking is, how to refine it and how to acquire it in order to live in this age of confusion by answering the following questions:

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Industry Insights

Why should established Australian businesses and startups consider Vietnam for new market expansion?

Exploring key sectors - agriculture, healthcare, financial and education (with Australian examples)

Industry Insights
  • February 2022
  • By Rachit Khosla (Country Manager, IGPI Australia) and Hang Nga Nguyen (Intern, IGPI Australia)

Why should established Australian businesses and startups consider Vietnam for new market expansion?

Exploring key sectors - agriculture, healthcare, financial and education (with Australian examples)

Vietnam is one of the fastest-growing economies in Southeast Asia with rising middle class and a tech-savvy young generation. The country has increasingly witnessed a change in consumer demand for higher quality and value goods and services. This phenomenon can be clearly observed across sectors such as agriculture, healthcare, financial and education sector - offering a number of opportunities to be touched upon by established Australian businesses and startups with newer and more advanced technology.

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Strategic Planning
  • November 2021
  • By Ryota Yamazaki (Director, IGPI Singapore), Zhi Hao Thean (Analyst, IGPI Singapore)

Unconventional Business: Farming in Urban Singapore

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Strategic Planning
  • September 2021
  • By Miyoshi Nishimura (Consultant, IGPI Singapore)

Trends on tackling climate change issues in Southeast Asia

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Strategic Planning
  • August 2021
  • By Tatsushi Sasakura, Associate Manager, IGPI Singapore

The Decarbonization of ASEAN Countries and How Japanese Companies Can Engage

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Strategic Planning
  • July 2021
  • By Chieko Tazuke, Associate Manager of IGPI Singapore

Japanese Consulting Support for Food Security in Singapore

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Strategic Planning
  • June 2021
  • By Kohki Sakata, CEO of IGPI Singapore

Leveraging the Strengths of Japanese Companies to Achieve Digital Transformation (DX) in ASEAN

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Industry Insights
  • May 2021
  • By Lei Ling Lim (Senior Manager, IGPI Singapore)

Proof of Concept (PoC) for Corporates and Startups

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Industry Insights
  • April 2021
  • By Rachit Khosla (Country Manager, IGPI Australia), Hui Fu Chua (Analyst, IGPI Singapore) and Julia Clarke (Intern, IGPI Australia)

Why Australian tech-startups should consider Japan for their business expansion?

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Industry Insights
  • February 2021
  • By Lei Ling Lim (Senior Manager, IGPI Singapore)

Why Open Innovation Collaborations between Corporates and Startups fail?

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Strategic Planning
  • January 2021
  • By Kohki Sakata, CEO of IGPI Singapore

Improving the Profitability and Management Soundness of Subsidiaries in Vietnam

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M&A
  • December 2020
  • By Chong Han Lim (Senior Manager, IGPI Singapore)

Maneuvering the uncertainty of transaction closing

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Industry Insights
  • November 2020
  • By Rachit Khosla (Country Manager, IGPI Australia), Hui Fu Chua (Analyst, IGPI Singapore) and Shrutee Chitre (Intern, IGPI Australia)

Want your startup to expand beyond Australian shores?

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Industry Insights
  • November 2020
  • By Kohki Sakata (Chief Executive Officer, IGPI Singapore)

IGPI Singapore partners with KK Fund to create new businesses in Southeast Asia

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M&A
  • October 2020
  • By Chong Han Lim (Senior Manager, IGPI Singapore)

Corporate innovation for established companies

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M&A
  • September 2020
  • By Kim-Lân DANG (Senior Manager, IGPI Singapore)

A great new wave of Japanese investments is rolling towards Vietnam

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Industry Insights
  • July 2020
  • By Kim-Lân DANG (Senior Manager, IGPI Singapore) and Yvonne Lim (Associate, IGPI Singapore)

AgriTech: innovations in agriculture to feed the growth of the industry in Asia Pacific

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Strategic Planning
  • May 2020
  • By Kohki Sakata (CEO, IGPI Singapore)

Current status of the startup ecosystem in SEA

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Strategic Planning
  • July 2020
  • By Kohki Sakata (CEO, IGPI Singapore)

Reduce the number of bad decisions by making use of information on-site

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Strategic Planning
  • June 2020
  • By Kohki Sakata (CEO, IGPI Singapore)

Creating new business opportunities in the Post-COVID era

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Strategic Planning
  • June 2020
  • By Chong Han Lim (Senior Manager, IGPI Singapore) and Divya Kunaparaju (Associate, IGPI Singapore)

Digital Transformation

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Industry Insights
  • June 2020
  • By Lei Ling Lim (Senior Manager, IGPI Singapore)

Healthcare industry landscape and potential opportunities in SEA

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Strategic Planning
  • June 2020
  • By Kohki Sakata (CEO, IGPI Singapore)

Digital Transformation in Southeast Asia

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M&A
  • May 2020
  • By Chong Han Lim (Senior Manager, IGPI Singapore)

Japan Cross-Border M&A

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Strategic Planning
  • May 2020
  • By Kohki Sakata (CEO, IGPI Singapore)

Current status and issues of business restructuring for regional headquarters in Singapore

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Strategic Planning
  • June 2022
  • Kohki Sakata
  • Singapore

[Webinar] ASEAN-Japan Business Week 2022

日ASEANビジネスウィーク2022

-Date: May 30, 2022 (Mon) - June 3, 2022 (Fri)

-Format: Online Seminar

-Language: Japanese (Japanese/English simultaneous translation will be available)

-Participation fee: Free of charge

-Registration: https://jp.sansan.com/lp/aseanjapan-businessweek/

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Past Events

Strategic Planning
  • April 2020
  • Kohki Sakata
  • Singapore

Why is now the right time for CX?

NewsPicks x IGPI x SPEEDA hosted an online discussion session on CX

Date: April 22nd, 2020

NewsPicks x IGPI x SPEEDA hosted an online discussion session about “Why is now the right time for CX?” on April 22nd (14:00-15:15 SGT).

As a special guest, Mr. Ryosuke Gokyu, General Manager of Corporate Planning Department from Sojitz Asia, joined to provide an on-site perspective on CX.

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Strategic Planning
  • March 2020
  • Kohki Sakata
  • Singapore

Webinar on Corporate Transformation (CX)

The key to promoting Corporate Transformation (CX) during a recession

Date: March 26th, 2020

Recently, we had a discussion at Uzabase webinar on how to promote corporate transformation (CX) during the recession.

Asian Corporate Planning "Corporate Transformation (CX) in a Recession Phase: Strengthening Business and Functions Utilizing Opportunities"

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Strategic Planning
  • May 2020
  • Kohki Sakata
  • Singapore

Practice in ASEAN / Corporate Transformation

How companies should be like in the future after Covid-19?

Date : May 12th, 2020
Format: Webinar

For you who are interested in: The impact of Covid-19, What to do during Covid-19, Corporate transformation and/or organizational transformation,How companies will transform toward the convergence of Covid-19, How Asia will change after Covid-19.

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Strategic Planning
  • May 2020
  • Kohki Sakata
  • Singapore

Corporate transformation (CX) – Session 1

IGPI x MHM x Kroll conducted 3 seminars on Corporate transformation (CX) - 1st session

Date : May 13th, 2020
Format: Webinar

1st session - CX overview, business reorganization focused on external parties such as investees, business partners and suppliers, and response to fraudulent cases that sometimes surface

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Strategic Planning
  • May 2020
  • Kohki Sakata
  • Singapore

Corporate transformation (CX) – Session 2

IGPI x MHM x Kroll conducted 3 seminars on Corporate transformation (CX) - 2nd session

Date : May 20th, 2020 
Format: Webinar

2nd session - Structural reforms inside overseas subsidiaries, especially localization that is expected to accelerate in the future and strengthening of governance

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Strategic Planning
  • May 2020
  • Kohki Sakata
  • Singapore

Corporate transformation (CX) – Session 3

IGPI x MHM x Kroll conducted 3 seminars on Corporate transformation (CX) - 3rd session

Date : May 27th, 2020 
Format: Webinar

3rd session - Opportunities in Southeast Asia with the theme of new business investment and risk prevention and management in pursuing them

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Strategic Planning
  • June 2020
  • Kohki Sakata
  • Singapore

Singapore – Japan COVID-19 Tech Live: “Digital Transformation Platform” 1st Breakout Session – Local Businesses

As part of our collaboration with JETRO and Enterprise Singapore in establishing their Digital Transformation Platform (DXPF)

Date : June 25th, 2020

JETRO and ESG jointly present
Singapore - Japan COVID-19 Tech Live: "Digital Transformation Platform" Breakout Sessions

We warmly invite you to the breakout sessions of Digital Transformation Platform (DXPF). A total of three (3) breakout sessions will be held in June and July to discuss how companies can come together to enact digital transformation that can help to overcome the business challenges resulted from the Covid-19 situation.

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Strategic Planning
  • July 2020
  • Kohki Sakata
  • Singapore

Singapore – Japan COVID-19 Tech Live: “Digital Transformation Platform” 2nd Breakout Session – Global Businesses

As part of our collaboration with JETRO and Enterprise Singapore in establishing their Digital Transformation Platform (DXPF)

Date : July 2nd, 2020

JETRO and ESG jointly present
Singapore - Japan COVID-19 Tech Live: "Digital Transformation Platform" Breakout Sessions

We warmly invite you to the breakout sessions of Digital Transformation Platform (DXPF). A total of three (3) breakout sessions will be held in June and July to discuss how companies can come together to enact digital transformation that can help to overcome the business challenges resulted from the Covid-19 situation.

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Strategic Planning
  • July 2020
  • Kohki Sakata
  • Singapore

Singapore – Japan COVID-19 Tech Live: "Digital Transformation Platform"  3rd Breakout Session – Living and Work Environment

As part of our collaboration with JETRO and Enterprise Singapore in establishing their Digital Transformation Platform (DXPF)

Date : July 16th, 2020 JETRO and ESG jointly present Singapore - Japan COVID-19 Tech Live: "Digital Transformation Platform" Breakout Sessions We warmly invite you to the breakout sessions of Digital Transformation Platform (DXPF). A total of three (3) breakout sessions will be held in June and July to discuss how companies can come together to enact digital transformation that can help to overcome the business challenges resulted from the Covid-19 situation.
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Strategic Planning
  • September 2020
  • Kohki Sakata
  • Singapore

EDB webinar series- Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Business opportunities in Southeast Asia

Date: September 18, 2020, 14:00 -16:00pm JST (13:00-15:00pm SGT)

Format: Webinar

Singapore’s Economic Development Board is conducting an online webinar to share on various manufacturing and supply chain related business opportunities that can be found in Singapore and the wider Southeast Asian region.

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M&A
  • September 2020
  • By Kim-Lân DANG (Senior Manager, IGPI Singapore)
  • Singapore

A great new wave of Japanese investments is rolling towards Vietnam

Vietnam is the top investment destination in ASEAN by Japanese companies

Japan loves Vietnam.

According to an online survey conducted from November to December 2019 by NNA Japan Co., a Kyodo News group company, Vietnam is the most promising investment destination in ASEAN by Japanese companies in 2020, followed by India and China. This is mainly driven by the country’s strong economic growth as well as its position as a production hub and a large consumer base of a population of over 90 million and average age of 28 years old.

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Strategic Planning
  • September 2020
  • Kohki Sakata
  • Singapore

Promoting digital transformation (DX) in South East Asia through corporate transformation (CX)

WEBINAR CO-HOSTED BY FPT AND IGPI

Date: September 24, 2020 (16:00 -17:00 JST)

Format: Webinar

Disruptive technological innovations, globalization, rapid changes in industrial structure and the tremendous impact of COVID-19 have put many companies under pressure to revise their business strategies with digital transformation (“DX”).

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Strategic Planning
  • November 2020
  • Kohki Sakata
  • Singapore

Leading Australian Digital Transformation to Success with Corporate Transformation

Webinar in association with Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), Melbourne

Date and time: 5th November 2020, 3:30pm-4:30pm (AEST) 
Format: Webinar via Zoom

With the challenge of sustaining the growth trajectory of its previously recession-proof economy, coupled with a vast, low-density nation with an ageing population, Australia has numerous digital transformation (DX)-related business opportunities.On the other hand, many Japanese companies are not taking advantage of the DX opportunity.

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Strategic Planning
  • January 2021
  • Kohki Sakata
  • Singapore

The key points of leading success and failures of new businesses in ASEAN

Organized by Uzabase Asia Pacific, IGPI Singapore and KK Fund.

Date and Time: Wednesday, January 27 2021 at 10:00-11:00 (Singapore time)

Format: Online via Zoom (Japanese)

This event is organized by Uzabase Asia Pacific, IGPI Singapore and KK Fund, covering the key theme of new business creation.

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Strategic Planning
  • March 2021
  • Kohki Sakata
  • Singapore

[Webinar] Business opportunity in Singapore after Covid-19?

【ウェビナー】コロナ禍で変わるシンガポールでのビジネスチャンス

Date and time : 18:00-19:00 JST on March 23, 2021

2021年3月23日(火曜) 18時00分~19時00分(日本時間)

Format: Online via Zoom (Japanese)

It is commonly said that Singapore is a gateway to Asian market, but is it true after Covid-19? We will have a panel discussion with two Japanese startups in Singapore and share how they run and expand their business in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

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Strategic Planning
  • May 2021
  • Kohki Sakata
  • Singapore

[WEBINAR] ASEAN-Japan Business Week

-toward Innovative and Sustainable Growth-

Event Period: Monday, May 24, 2021 - Friday, May 28, 2021

Format: Online Seminar

Language: Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation between Japanese and English)

Participation fee: Free of charge

Registration: https://www.ameicc.org/aseanjapan_businessweek/

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Strategic Planning
  • May 2021
  • Kohki Sakata
  • Singapore

[WEBINAR] DXPF: The Essentials of Proof of Concept in ASEAN

[ウェビナー] DXPF ASEANにおける概念実証(PoC)の要諦

Date/time: Monday, May 31, 2021 13:00-15:00(SGT)

Format: Online Seminar

Language: Japanese

Participation fee: Free of charge

Registration: https://www.jetro.go.jp/events/spr/91e5ebf3ba13f9a6.html

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Strategic Planning
  • June 2021
  • Kohki Sakata
  • Singapore

[WEBINAR] Global x Digital Leadership Development

[ウェビナー] グローバル×デジタルリーダー育成に関する対談ウェビナー

Date/time: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 14:00-15:00(JST)

Format: Online Seminar

Language: Japanese

Participation fee: Free of charge

Registration: https://www.alue.co.jp/seminar/20210609-2880/

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Strategic Planning
  • July 2021
  • Kohki Sakata
  • Singapore

[Webinar] Trial for Joint Program with IE Business School, the World’s No. 1 Online MBA Program

オンラインMBA世界1位のIEビジネススクール共同プログラム ミニ体験セミナー

Date/time: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 9:30-10:00(SGT) OR Friday, July 30, 2021 13:00-13:30(SGT)

Format: Online Seminar

Language: Japanese

Participation fee: Free of charge

Registration: https://forms.gle/czziunS65SoEDF8Y8

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Strategic Planning
  • August 2021
  • Kohki Sakata
  • Singapore

[Webinar] Panel Discussion and Case Studies ~ Recruitment and Training of Foreign National Global Leadership Candidates ~

【多様化する組織の外国籍グローバルリーダー候補の採用・育成】 パネルディスカッションと事例紹介セミナー

Date/time: Thursday, August 5, 2021 14:00~15:00(SGT)

Format: Online Seminar

Language: Japanese

Participation fee: Free of charge

Registration: https://www.energize.co.jp/seminar/webinar0805sg.php

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Strategic Planning
  • August 2021
  • Kohki Sakata
  • Singapore

[Webinar] Management Decision-Making at Local Subsidiaries in COVID-19 Pandemic ~ How to Utilize On-site Information ~

コロナ禍での現地法人の経営判断~いかに現場の情報を活用するか~

Date/time: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 14:00~15:00(SGT)

Format: Online Seminar

Language: Japanese

Participation fee: Free of charge

Registration: https://bill-one.seminar-manager.com/sansan_kroll_igpi/event

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Strategic Planning
  • August 2021
  • Kohki Sakata
  • Singapore

[Webinar] Post-job-specified employment that “doesn’t stop at demonstration” in the Asian DX era

アジアDX時代における「実証だけで終わらない」ポストジョブ型雇用 ー「現場」で見た、人材とスタートアップの実情と理想のかい離ー

Date/time: Thursday, August 26, 2021 17:00~18:00 (JST)

Format: Online Seminar

Language: Japanese

Participation fee: Free of charge

Registration: https://peatix.com/event/2642581

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Strategic Planning
  • October 2021
  • Rachit Khosla
  • Australia

J-Bridge Online Launch Event

J-Bridgeオンラインローンチイベント

-Date/time: Wednesday, Oct 6, 2021 16:00-17:15 (AEDT) / 14:00-15:15 (JST)

-Format: Online Seminar

-Language: English/Japanese (simultaneous interpretation)

-Participation fee: Free of charge

-Registration: https://www.jetro.go.jp/australia/_474056.html

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Strategic Planning
  • November 2021
  • Kohki Sakata
  • Singapore

[Webinar] How has the Covid-19 changed our business? What are the changes in industrial structure, HR strategy, and recruitment market and what should companies focus on for growth?

新型コロナにより何が変わったのか?産業構造・事業・人事戦略・採用市場の変化と企業の成長に向けて注力すべきこととは?

Date/time: Thursday, November 25, 2021 13:00~14:00 (SGT)

Format: Online Seminar

Language: Japanese

Participation fee: Free of charge

Registration: https://forms.gle/LSVgJzYKuRRozkTm7

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Strategic Planning
  • December 2021
  • Rachit Khosla
  • Australia

[Webinar] JETRO J-Bridge – Smart City : Fostering collaborations between Japanese Corporations & Australian startups

JETRO J-Bridge [スマートシティ] 日豪オープンイノベーションイベント

– Date/time: Tuesday, Dec 7, 2021 16:00-17:15 (AEDT) / 14:00-15:15 (JST)

– Language: English/Japanese (simultaneous interpretation)

– Format: Online Seminar

– Participation fee: Free of charge

– Registration: https://www.jetro.go.jp/australia/_474056/_475923.html

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Strategic Planning
  • April 2022
  • Kohki Sakata
  • Singapore

[Webinar] Ambidexterity Analysis of Japanese Companies in SE Asia -The Essentials of New Business, Innovation Creation and Corporate Transformation as Seen in Leading Examples 

東南アジア発・日本企業の「両利き経営」分析  ―先進具体例にみる新規事業・イノベーション創出と企業変革の要諦― 

Date/time: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 13:00~14:00 (SGT)/14:00~15:00(JST)

Format: Online Zoom Seminar

Language: Japanese

Participation fee: Free of charge

Registration: https://forms.office.com/r/WtqiB9djYa

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