Corporate Disruptors Forum
Injecting Innovation into the Corporate Environment
4 Aug. 2020 | 5 to 6pm (HK Time)
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Injecting Innovation into the Work Environment



Injecting Innovation into the Corporate Environment

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the global economy to its knees. For corporates to survive this economic fallout, they are on the race to accelerate transformation both internally and externally. 

Innovation is a major determining factor of business competitiveness and performance regardless of the types of industry.   More pressing than ever before, it is time to conduct an in-depth analysis of the organizational factors or mechanisms that promote innovation. 

While both practitioners and academics agree that a continuous innovation strategy is critical for organizational survival, what could executives do to inject innovation in the Corporate Environment?  This is what the conference seeks to find out!



Associate Professor, Department of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Tsinghua University’s School of Economics and Management

Prof. Steen focuses on issues related to creativity and innovation, entrepreneurship and internationalisation. He has also served
as Associate Academic Director of Tsinghua University’s x-lab, a resource platform and ecosystem hub that brings together students, alumni, faculty and executives to develop the entrepreneurial capabilities in teams as they develop new ventures. His current research projects investigate the role of entrepreneurship in the emergence of new industry ecosystems, the evolution of China’s VC industry, and a comparison of the artificial intelligence (AI) ecosystems in China and the USA. He is also an angel investor and provides strategic advice to new ventures. He has published extensively in international journals, and each year 2015-2019 has been recognised as one of the top 20 China-based management scholars based on his publications and citations. Before joining Tsinghua, Dr. White taught at INSEAD, the China Europe International Business School and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received his Ph.D. from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, MA from the International University of Japan, and BS from Duke University. He is a United States citizen and a Permanent Resident of China and resides in Beijing.



Innovation & Transformation Specialist

An entrepreneurial oriented business leader with a passion for
growth through hands-on strategic planning and innovation.
Twenty-five years of demonstrated cross-cultural and international business leadership, Mark has experience working in Fortune 100 corporate start-up-venture capital backed environments to drive growth, transformation and innovation.
Recently Mark drove a cultural and digital transformation within Stan Group (Holdings) Limited by combining internal disruption, external disruption and venture capital activities within the same program. He now consults to Executives, Accelerators and
Corporations on organisational transformation, innovation and disruption programs



Angel Investor & Organisational Psychologist

Ivan Yong is a leading voice in startup innovation and the adoption of startup culture as the building blocks to corporate innovation. He draws his innovation strategy from his experience as an angel investor in early-stage startups and over 10 years of mentoring of startup founders.
As an organizational psychologist, he is instrumental in transforming Fortune 500 business performances in Asia through positive disruption of the talent management lifecycle.
Ivan is also passionate about social justice and an initiator of various global social responsibility programs as the Head of Global Social Responsibility Initiatives Workgroup with the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) and his own educational social startup, A Gift of GENUS.
An avid writer and speaker, he published the book titled, “Department of Startup: Why Every Fortune 500 Should Have One,” by BEP, New York; essentially a book on the adoption of startup culture of innovation for the corporates.





EMCC APR VP Operations

Dan is the Director of his Gold Coast based Coaching, Mentoring & Consulting practice. In his practice Dan collaborates with two of Australia’s leading coaching organisations with the Leading Well Group ( and AltusQ ( 

He is also Founding Vice-President of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (Asia Pacific Region).

Dan works with Business Owners, Executives, Managers and their Teams on their commercial, cultural and personal growth. His strength is to bring the focus, drive and structure to activate the potential for the next stage of growth.

Based in SE Queensland, Dan’s clients include a diverse range of businesses and individuals operating and working in the Manufacturing, IT, Transport, Healthcare, Engineering, Professional Services, and Education sectors. Dan also has extensive Executive Coaching experience in the Government sector.

While the outcome for many clients is increased business and personal wealth. Dan’s driving purpose is to see his clients get more satisfaction from their business and from their life in general, finding more time and energy for themselves and their families.

Dan has over two decades of international experience with leading British, German and American multinational corporations having run global service operations and regional sales and service teams.

Dan is an internationally certified coach with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council. 



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