Su-Yen Wong, founder and CEO of Bronze Phoenix shared five ways companies can thrive in the age of disruption in her recent presentation at Singapore Maritime and Port Authority conference.
Here is one of the tips she shared:
Companies must acknowledge that the nature of jobs will be changed by the advent of new technologies. Technology will not only replace manual jobs, artificial intelligence (AI) will also be able to perform more sophisticated tasks such as reviewing nondisclosure agreements or analysing large datasets quickly and accurately. However, executives need not be paralysed by fear that their employees or they themselves will soon be replaced. Instead, they should embrace change by looking at what machines are capable of and adjusting the job scopes of employees so that machines can enhance what humans are doing. The Associated Press (AP) was an early adopter of AI. It inked a deal with Automated Insights in 201 to enable AI software to convert data into reports. The New York Times stated that business-earning reports produced by AP jumped from 300 to 3,700 per quarter since it adopted the software. This meant that AP was able to expand its coverage and their employees could focus on stories that require more legwork.
The other four are:
- Develop a broad radar
- Learn, work, play as a package deal
- Bring people along
- Drive change from within
There is much more to learn from Su-Yen’s presentation. Read more about it here.
Su-Yen Wong is an internationally recognised thought leader, professional speaker, and board director, who helps audiences around the world navigate the intersection of technology, strategy and leadership. Her perspectives are shaped by a unique blend of hands-on experience at the board and C-level in high-tech, business, and human capital gleaned over 25 years across Asia Pacific and North America. Her thought leadership and perspectives are represented in leading media worldwide including Channel News Asia, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg.
Su-Yen currently serves on the Boards of several public, private, and not-for-profit organisations. She has advised and worked with some of the world’s largest, most innovative, and complex organisations including Alibaba, AT&T, Becton Dickinson, Citibank, China Mobile, DBS, ExxonMobil, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, SK Telecom, and the Government of Singapore.
A sought-after keynote speaker and facilitator, Su-Yen has addressed audiences from the United States to Ukraine. She is also a regular guest lecturer and visiting expert at leading universities in Europe, Asia, North and South America such as IESE Business School, INSEAD, IPADE Business School, Singapore Management University and Yale University.
Su-Yen’s keynotes are:
- The Future of Work
- Leadership for an Asian Century
- Human Capital 2.0