How to drive innovation at the enterprise level


Fireside chat with Milan Thakkar

About this Event

Innovation, as Steve Jobs said, distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

To be successful in today’s fast-paced market environment it is crucial for organisations to acknowledge this truth and live by it. But how to build an organisation geared towards innovation? What obstacles are to be overcome to build a company culture that nurtures innovation?

Join Milan Thakkar from venture capital and accelerator Brinc and the founder of Xccelerate and Vice President of the Artificial Intelligence Society of HK, Lavine Hemlani in an exploration of what often holds innovation back at the enterprise level and what approaches can be taken to tackle these challenges.

About the Speakers:

Milan Thakkar

Director of Strategy, Brinc

Milan is helping Brinc’s corporate partners achieve their growth aspirations by engaging with the external innovation ecosystem. Prior to Brinc, Milan spent 7+ years as a consultant at EY in New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and Beijing focusing on digital transformation and operational improvement in the Banking & Capital Markets industry.

Lavine Hemlani

Founder & CEO, Xccelerate

Passionate about pioneering advanced technology education to empower individuals, enterprises and workforces.

Founder and CEO of Xccelerate, a leading ed-tech and future of work start-up headquartered in HK with regional capabilities. Xccelerate is founded on the vision that the greatest opportunity for improving lives is education and aspires to reinvent education to address the colossal talent challenges in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics Process Automation, Software Engineering, Blockchain and Design across Asia.

Xccelerate drives outcomes for individuals, enterprises and governments by leveraging expert instructors, proprietary curriculum and learning software. Prior to Xccelerate, Lavine co-founded FLYR and worked with deep learning startup Thread Genius (acquired by Sotheby’s). Lavine began his career in investment banking in NYC at Lazard’s Mergers & Acquisitions division (M&A) and held investment facing roles at the following funds: Atlas Capital, Marwar Capital and Union Park Capital.

Lavine also serves as Vice President of the Artificial Intelligence Society of HK and on the Board of Directors of the 24 Hour Race, a global non-profit that fights modern slavery.

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