Written on October 14, 2012 at 9:36 pm, by Carlos
National Partner for KPMG Demo Group; Writer and Columnist
‘Re-Imagining the Asian Middle-class in the 2020s: Why the Rise of China will Forge the World’s Strongest Consumer Market’ (November 29, 4.30pm)
Bernard is the national Partner responsible for KPMG’s Demographics group and has over 20 years’ experience in demographic analysis and commentary. He is a recognised expert in local, national and global demographic trends.
Bernard is best known to Australian business for his commentary in the media on the implications of demographic and social change. He is one of the most in-demand speakers on the Australian corporate speaking circuit.
Bernard has published four national best-selling books including The Big Shift which reviews demographic trends in Australia and offers an insight on future trends, The Big Picture, which looks at how work, life and relationships are changing in the Western world in the early decades of the 21st century. His third book, Man Drought and Other Social Issues of the New Century looks at new social trends including the rise of Generation Y, changes in the workplace and the dynamics of modern relationships.
Bernard released his fourth book, The Big Tilt in 2011. In this book, Bernard discusses the outlook for Australia and beyond as more and more baby boomers leave the workforce.
Bernard is also a twice-weekly columnist with The Australian writing on demographic and generational trends, an experienced media commentator and is a regular guest on various radio and television programs.
Written on May 7, 2012 at 4:48 pm, by Carlos
Managing Director of Innosight Asia-Pacific, expert on disruptive innovation
Morning Master class:
‘Creating a Culture of Innovation’ (November 28, 9.00am-12.00pm)
‘Getting Unstuck! Using innovation to create change in large organizations and government’ (November 28, 12.15-2.15pm)
Innovation Lessons from Asia and Driving Growth in Emerging Markets (November 29, 4.30pm)
Scott has written extensively about innovation. His most recent work is his fourth Harvard Business Review Press book, The Little Black Book of Innovation (January 2012) and the Harvard Business Review article ‘How P&G Tripled Its Innovation Success Rate,’ co-authored with Procter & Gamble’s Chief Technology Officer, Bruce Brown. He has written articles for publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Sloan Management Review, Advertising Age, Marketing Management and Chief Executive, and serves as a judge in the Wall Street Journal’s Innovation Awards. He has a regular column at Harvard Business Online (www.hbr.org).
He is also the author of The Innovator’s Guide to Growth: Putting Disruptive Innovation to Work and The Silver Lining: An Innovation Playbook for Uncertain Times (Harvard Business Press).
Prior to joining Innosight, Scott was a senior researcher with Innosight co-founder and Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen, managing a group that worked to further Christensen’s research on innovation.
His passion is in enabling innovators around the world to realize their untapped potential. In early 2010 Scott and his family relocated from the United States to Singapore to take advantage of the booming opportunities for innovation in Asia. He has spent significant time on the ground in India, China, Singapore, Korea, and the Philippines.
Scott is a sought after strategic advisor who has worked closely with senior leaders in companies such as Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, General Electric, LG, SingTel, the Ayala Group, Credit Suisse, and Cisco Systems on topics of growth and innovation. He joined the Board of Directors of Media General in 2009.
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