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The Leadership for Digital Transformation

By Dr. A. Aruleswaran In my recent articles, The Millennium Disruption That Never Happened? and The Need for Business Model Innovation, they discussed the need to solve real problems and create innovative business models to be successful in digital transformation. The essence of this is a paradigm shift that has been advocated over more than 50 years ago. …

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In Conversation with Devanesan Evanson, CEO, Minority Shareholder Watchdog Group (MSWG)

Since the Movement Control Order (MCO) went into effect in Malaysia, SMEs have been faced with limited options to keep business moving. Despite the RM250 billion PRIHATIN stimulus packages offered by the government previously, businesses still struggle to mitigate the impact of this pandemic crisis. Fast forward to today, as countries around the world including …

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Sustainability in Numbers: An Eye-Opener to Climate Change

Air pollution containing high levels of toxic gases and greenhouse emissions kills approximately seven million people every year! It is mainly responsible for one third of all deaths from stroke, lung cancer, and heart diseases worldwide. However, efforts undertaken to control the Covid-19 transmission, which restricted economic and travel activity, has shown significant improvements on …

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Expert Views: In Conversation with Claudia Cadena, Founder, Thread Advisory

As Malaysia braces for the reopening of the economy, SMEs nationwide are poised to attract consumers again. With long-term shifts towards digitisation and e-commerce, supply chain diversification and contactless deliveries, are businesses agile enough to adapt to the new normal? We sat down with Claudia Cadena, Founder and Principal Consultant of Thread Advisory to gather …

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Business Survival Lessons for COVID-19: Data Does Matter

Are you looking forward to opening your physical storefront — or are you hooked on e-commerce as a potential revenue stream? As the governments around the world including Malaysia brace for the reopening of their economies, businesses will need to re-strategise quickly to attract consumers again. In my previous post, I spoke about the impact …

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StoreHub: “We knew we had to act fast to save as many stores as we can.”

With the on-going Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia, SMEs nationwide are faced with limited options to keep business moving. As part of our #LeadershipInAction campaign, the team at Engage SEA had the privilege to gain insights from Xin-Ci Chin, the Head of Marketing at StoreHub, on how the brand is stepping up to help …

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How digital intelligence can avoid costly business mistakes

Few days ago, I had an interesting conversation with a senior executive about the current market landscape, the transition to digitalisation, and believe it or not — data intelligence. He remarked that while brands are already pivoting to take their business online, most of their decisions are still based on semi-accurate assumptions or “gut feeling.” …

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Here’s how to get your customers to spend online

Backed against a grim outlook of cash flow and supply chain challenges, SMEs and retailers are struggling to weather the pandemic storm with Malaysian retail sales losses expecting to reach at least RM5.2 billion. Only a handful of brands have enough capital to sustain their business beyond April 2020. During these challenging times, every single …

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