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Wednesday, November 24, 2021 (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM)GMT+8

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HUONE Singapore

3D River Valley Rd, #03-01 Block D, 179023

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Welcome to our hybrid event on Digital Transformation!

This informative, engaging and exclusive keynote shares how DBS Bank transformed from a traditional bank to the world's best by leveraging digitalization and provides you with hard-won insights, proven practices and relevant anecdotes.

DBS has been awarded the World's Best Bank for the past three years and ranked among the top10 digital transformations of the past decade by Harvard Business Review.

Under the stewardship of CEO Piyush Gupta, DBS Bank adopted "Making Banking Joyful" as its digitalization strategy in 2014. In their group meeting that year, leaders discussed how nobody wakes up in the morning wanting to do banking. An opportunity was born! By leveraging technology, DBS could make banking invisible to its customers. Making Banking Joyful became a passion that inadvertently turned into a rallying call for a banking industry revolution.

The bank digital transformation focused on three strategic principles, as this keynote accentuates:

  1. Become Digital to the Core
  2. Embed Ourselves in the Customer Journey
  3. Culture by Design and Think Like a Start-Up

Specifically, you will discover how DBS Bank:

· Aligned its digital purpose in a way that inspired everyone.

· Adopted the term "GANDALF" to transform its technology architecture.

· Engaged employees from the start and encouraged innovation through hackathons.

· Put customer journeys at the core of everything the bank does.

· Transformed to a totally data-driven organization.

· Became the first bank in the world to launch an ecosystem platform.

· Adopted agile, DevOps, design thinking, AI, ML and other digital tools.

Woven throughout the keynote are intriguing lessons, best practices and stories stemming from Robin Speculand's three years of research and interviews for his new book World's Best Bank: A Strategic Guide to Digital Transformation.

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You can join the event either at HUONE or online. For online participants the Zoom link will be sent on November 3, afternoon.

At HUONE there will be a dedicated food & beverage area for fully vaccinated or those who have a negative PET test result (24 hours before the event). HUONE will validate the proof of the vaccination or the test result. There will be no food & beverage served at the event room.

Venue COVID-19 measurements apply.

Kindly, note that the event will be organized only when there are at least 10 participants.

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  • Robin Speculand (Strategy & Digital Implementation Specialist, Bridges Business Consultancy Int)

    Robin Speculand

    Strategy & Digital Implementation Specialist, Bridges Business Consultancy Int