HeadStart Brown Bag Series 2018

WHAT IS BROWN BAG SERIES?

HeadHunt is partnering with 5 institutions for our inaugural brown bag lunch series, which aims to inspire working professional to develop a passion for lifelong learning. We are excited to bring you a weekly series of free workshops that would help with your professional life.

Our partners will share their industry expertise and give you an opportunity to sit-in on a sample class with one of the faculty members.

 

We will also be featuring a coffee chat session with 30 institutions for professionals interested to pursue a postgraduate or executive education programme.

 

Weekly Series

    • 26th Sep – Institute of Systems Science, NUS                        [Click here to register]
    • 3rd Oct – SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business              [Click here to register]
    • 10th Oct – Institute of Systems Science, NUS                         [Click here to register]
    • 16th Oct – Nanyang Business School                                        [Click here to register]
    • 23rd Oct – Postgraduate 1 on 1 Coffee Chat Session              [Click here to register]
    • 31st Oct – Executive Lifestyle Session                                        [Click here to register]
    • 7th Nov – ESSEC Business School                                              [Click here to register]
    • 14th Nov – SIM Global Education                                               [Click here to register]

 

*Registrations are open for all our brown bag sessions, please click on the respective links to register.

** Registrations for the Coffee Chat Session will open on 19th Sep

If you are interested in attending any of other sessions, do email us at [email protected] and we will update you once registration is open for the other sessions.

 

Ticketing

  • Free Ticket (Public)
    • Access to the respective brown bag session
  • VIP Ticket ($5 – Refundable Attendance Deposit)
    • Access to the respective brown bag session
    • Brown Bag Lunch ( Subway Egg Mayo Sandwich & Bottled Water) will be provided
    • The $5 deposit will be refunded back to you at the venue when you turn up for the brown bag session

 

Topic 1: The Future of Writing Software
Speaker:
Dr Suriya Priya Asaithambi
Senior Lecturer
Software Engineering & Design Practice

Synopsis:
A futuristic IT system comprises of a - ‘Tri-focused Nebula of Data, Intelligence and Code”. The art of writing software for such futuristic system involves traversing the most celebrated paths for programming paradigms and clean architecture. The goal of software architecture is to minimize the human resources required to build and maintain the required system. This talk will discuss the newer ways writing software using functional programming, API design, frameworks, services, classified architecture and component boundaries.

Do note that this topic has been changed on 13th Sep and this is due to unforseen circumstances. The previous topic on "Microservices, Containers, DevOps and the Cloud – Enablers of Innovation" has been withdrawn.


Topic 2: Design thinking: Records, Engagement and Insights
Speaker:
Dr. Esther Tan
Chief
GDip Systems Analysis Programme/Head
Graduate Programme Administration

Synopsis:
This talk is about solving problems using IT through design thinking and the adoption of systems of records, engagement and insights.
Speaker:
Shantanu Bhattacharya
Associate Dean, Postgraduate Programmes
Academic Director, Executive Masters of Business (EMBA) Programme
Lee Kong Chian Fellow
Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University

Synopsis:
Advancements in technology have created changes in social structures as well as the way individuals contribute to society and make a living. In this age known as Industry 4.0, it is now possible to automate much of the work currently performed by humans. According to a 2014 Oxford study, 47% of jobs in the US could be replaced by automated processes in the next two decades.

What is the impact of these changes on the skills needed for the future? On the innovative products and services for tomorrow? In this session, we will look at the impact of Industry 4.0 on the skills of the future, innovation and communication, and identify what an individual or organisation needs in order to stay ahead in this age.

Speaker:
Dr Rita Chakravarti
Chief , MTech Enterprise Business Analytics Programme

Synopsis:

The availability of large amount of data is becoming the norm today—giving rise to a new horizon of innovation and growth. There are 2.5 Exabytes of data created per day; this is equivalent to 530,000,000 million songs / 250,000 Libraries of Congress. These vast volumes of data in its raw form reveal very little—when analyzed uncovers extraordinary insights.

Analytics has become all-encompassing, for its ability to profoundly provide solutions to everyday challenges. Its implementation has enriched narratives by providing more profound insights—transforming how organizations perceive and utilize information. Its initiation raises fundamental questions about how industries can embrace its potential. In this session, we will explore these queries, consider the possibilities and imagine life without analytics.

Topic : Managing for Success at both Personal and Corporate Levels

Institution : Nanyang Business School

Speaker :

Professor Wee Chow Hou
Head, Division of Marketing and International Business
Professor of Strategy and Marketing


Synopsis:

When we are not doing well, we know what to do. This is because all the signs and symptoms are there to alert/warn us. The bigger challenge is when we are doing well. How should we respond and behave? This presentation will highlight some key pointers on managing success, both at the personal and corporate levels.

The registration for the Postgraduate 1 on 1 Coffee Chat Session is closed.
Do note that the Coffee Chat Sessions are on an appointment basis and there are no booths. Thank you for your interest.

 

The Postgraduate Coffee Chat Sessions aims to help professionals gain an insight into how postgraduate education can help you with your career progression and personal development. Explore MBA, Masters and professional development courses that are offered by local and international institutions and gain insights into the different programmes available.

Postgraduate Coffee Chat Details
· Aventis School of Management
· ESSEC Business School
· IE Business School / IE University
· James Cook University
· Manchester Business School
· Newcastle Research & Innovation Institute (NewRIIS)
· Nanyang Business School, NTU Singapore
· NTU Nanyang Technopreneurship Center (NTC)
· National Institute of Education (NIE)
· S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
· Wealth Management Institute
· Duke-NUS Medical School
· NUS Institute of Systems Science
· NUS School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (SCALE)
· S P Jain School of Global Management
· SHRI Academy Pte Ltd
· SIM Global Education
· SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business
· SMU Academic Research PhD Programmes
· SMU School of Accountancy
· SMU School of Economics
· SMU School of Information Systems
· SMU School of Law
· Strate School of Design Singapore
· SUSS School of Business
· YMCA Education Centre

*Do note that there will be no booths on the 23rd Oct, and the coffee chat sessions are by appointment only.

For more information on the other sessions, please visit us at http://headstart.sg/event/headstart-brown-bag-series-2018 or email us at [email protected].

Brown Bag Series (31st Oct) - Information

Partner : One Physiotherapy

Topic : Sit All You Want – There is a price to pay

Speaker : Mr Ernie Lim

Speaker's Background :

Ernie owns an Australasia organization that spans across Australia and Singapore. He is passionate about evolving the understanding of musculoskeletal healthcare provision through innovation and education. His interests lie in Occupational and Sports (Musculoskeletal) Physiotherapy.

In recent years, he has focused on the evolution of the human body of “desk-bound” workers’ as it traverses through the months and years of sedentary static work postures. His clinical practice is mainly focused on musculoskeletal health issues such as cervicogenic (tension) headache, shoulder impingement, back pain etc.

A dual registered practitioner in Australia and Singapore, he works extensively treating patients in various corporations, spanning from IT to Finance to Law firms as well as the Oil and Gas, Petrochemical Industry. He is also involved in providing advice and consultation in product development related to musculoskeletal health.

Topic 1: Career Success Strategies
Speaker:
Prof. Aarti Ramaswami
Deputy Dean, ESSEC Asia-Pacific
Academic Director of the ESSEC Global MBA program

Synopsis:
What makes a successful career? What does career success mean to you? What factors could we leverage to enhance our own career success? In this presentation we will talk about four levers, so to speak, that can influence one’s career success. In this talk we will focus on a person’s fit with the job and organization, how one can learn to job-craft should fit seem lacking in some areas, how developmental relationships such as mentoring and our social capital gained through networking can help us advance personally and professionally, and finally what types of international experience can truly make a difference to your career.


Topic 2: Digital Platform Business Models
Speaker:
Dr. Jan Ondrus
Associate Professor, Information Systems
Chair, Networked Business Models, ESSEC Business School
Director of Research, Center of Excellence in Digital Business

Synopsis:
Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Uber, Airbnb......all have something in common. They successfully operate digital platform business models that scale at an unprecedented pace. These companies conduct business beyond their respective industry boundaries. They became ecosystem orchestrators driven by purpose. In an ecosystem strategy, value sharing is bound to be more inclusive, and therefore more sustainable. As a result, the rules of doing business are radically different from the ones used by traditional companies. Classic business concepts such as industry and value chain became irrelevant. More than ever, business leaders need to understand the fundamentals of platform and ecosystem strategic thinking to thrive in the digital age.

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Jan Ondrus is an Associate Professor of Information Systems and Chair of Networked Business Models at ESSEC Business School. Additionally, he is the Director of Research for the Center of Excellence in Digital Business. His interests cover digital business models and innovation, mobile platforms and ecosystems, and the strategy of IT. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Information Systems Journal (ISJ) and Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (ECRA). In recent years, Jan has been visiting the University of Hawaii, Sungkyunkwan University, Mannheim University, University of Lausanne, Case Western Reserve University, Seoul National University, and Korea Development Institute (KDI).
Speaker:
Dr Kim Stansfield
Senior Teaching Fellow, WMG, The University of Warwick
Akao Prize Winner 2016
QFD Black Belt ®
Chartered Engineer, Member of the IET and INCOSE

Synopsis:
Quality Function Deployment (QFD) integrates methods that effectively define customer needs and translate them into specific plans to produce products that fulfil those needs. Over the years, traditional QFD methods have been enhanced to align with the ISO 16355 Standard to support the agile development of software systems. Hear from Dr Kim Stansfield on how these methods can be applied to complex supply chain systems - in sectors as diverse as financial services, healthcare, food and beverage - to achieve 21st century levels of innovation and quality in new products.

Dr Kim Stansfield’s academic background in materials science and technology led him to start his career in composites for aerospace before moving into business and technology in the early 1990s. He worked on development of automated manufacturing systems by applying QFD to complex system design. Over the following 20 years, his experiences spanned across industries such as automotive, aerospace and IT. Dr Stansfield has been the UK representative for the development of the ISO 16355 Standard since 2010.
[26 SEP] Institute of Systems Science, NUS: The Future of Writing Software | Design thinking: Records, Engagement and Insights
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The Future of Writing Software
Speaker:
Dr Suriya Priya Asaithambi, Senior Lecturer, Software Engineering & Design Practice

Synopsis:
A futuristic IT system comprises of a - ‘Tri-focused Nebula of Data, Intelligence and Code”. The art of writing software for such futuristic system involves traversing the most celebrated paths for programming paradigms and clean architecture. The goal of software architecture is to minimize the human resources required to build and maintain the required system. This talk will discuss the newer ways writing software using functional programming, API design, frameworks, services, classified architecture and component boundaries.

Design thinking: Records, Engagement and Insights
Speaker:
Dr. Esther Tan, Chief, GDip Systems Analysis Programme/Head, Graduate Programme Administration

Synopsis:
This talk is about solving problems using IT through design thinking and the adoption of
systems of records, engagement and insights.

[3 OCT] SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business: The Future of Industry 4.0 on Innovation and Skills
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Speaker:
Shantanu BHATTACHARYA,
Associate Dean, Postgraduate Programmes
Academic Director, Executive Masters of Business (EMBA) Programme
Lee Kong Chian Fellow
Lee Kong Chian School of Business
Singapore Management University

Synopsis:
Advancements in technology have created changes in social structures as well as the way individuals contribute to society and make a living. In this age known as Industry 4.0, it is now possible to automate much of the work currently performed by humans. According to a 2014 Oxford study, 47% of jobs in the US could be replaced by automated processes in the next two decades.

What is the impact of these changes on the skills needed for the future? On the innovative products and services for tomorrow? In this session, we will look at the impact of Industry 4.0 on the skills of the future, innovation and communication, and identify what an individual or organisation needs in order to stay ahead in this age.

[10 OCT] Institute of Systems Science, NUS: Imagine Life Without Analytics
Register Here

Speaker:
Dr Rita Chakravarti,
Chief , MTech Enterprise Business Analytics Programme

Synopsis:
The availability of large amount of data is becoming the norm today—giving rise to a new horizon of innovation and growth. There are 2.5 Exabytes of data created per day; this is equivalent to 530,000,000 million songs / 250,000 Libraries of Congress. These vast volumes of data in its raw form reveal very little—when analyzed uncovers extraordinary insights.

Analytics has become all-encompassing, for its ability to profoundly provide solutions to everyday challenges. Its implementation has enriched narratives by providing more profound insights—transforming how organizations perceive and utilize information. Its initiation raises fundamental questions about how industries can embrace its potential. In this session, we will explore these queries, consider the possibilities and imagine life without analytics.

[16 OCT] Nanyang Business School: Managing for Success at both Personal and Corporate Levels
Register Here

Speaker:
Professor Wee Chow Hou; Head, Division of Marketing and International Business; Professor of Strategy and Marketing

Synopsis:
When we are not doing well, we know what to do. This is because all the signs and symptoms are there to alert/warn us. The bigger challenge is when we are doing well. How should we respond and behave? This presentation will highlight some key pointers on managing success, both at the personal and corporate levels.

[23 OCT] Brown Bag - Postgraduate 1 on 1 Coffee Chat Session
Register Here

The Postgraduate Coffee Chat Sessions aims to help professionals gain an insight into how postgraduate education can help you with your career progression and personal development. Explore MBA, Masters and professional development courses that are offered by local and international institutions and gain insights into the different programmes available.

Postgraduate Coffee Chat Details

· Aventis School of Management
· ESSEC Business School
· IE Business School / IE University
· James Cook University
· Manchester Business School
· Newcastle Research & Innovation Institute (NewRIIS)
· Nanyang Business School, NTU Singapore
· NTU Nanyang Technopreneurship Center (NTC)
· National Institute of Education (NIE)
· S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
· Wealth Management Institute
· Duke-NUS Medical School
· NUS Institute of Systems Science
· NUS School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (SCALE)
· S P Jain School of Global Management
· SHRI Academy Pte Ltd
· SIM Global Education
· SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business
· SMU Academic Research PhD Programmes
· SMU School of Accountancy
· SMU School of Economics
· SMU School of Information Systems
· SMU School of Law
· Strate School of Design Singapore
· SUSS School of Business
· YMCA Education Centre

*Do note that coffee chat sessions are by appointment only.

[31 OCT] Executive Lifestyle Session
Register Here

TBA
If you are interested in attending these sessions, do email us at [email protected] and we will update you once registration is open for this session.

[7 NOV] ESSEC Business School: Career Success Strategies | Digital Platform Business Models
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Career Success Strategies
Speaker:
Prof. Aarti Ramaswami, Deputy Dean, ESSEC Asia-Pacific, Academic Director of the ESSEC Global MBA program

Synopsis:
What makes a successful career? What does career success mean to you? What factors could we leverage to enhance our own career success? In this presentation we will talk about four levers, so to speak, that can influence one’s career success. In this talk we will focus on a person’s fit with the job and organization, how one can learn to job-craft should fit seem lacking in some areas, how developmental relationships such as mentoring and our social capital gained through networking can help us advance personally and professionally, and finally what types of international experience can truly make a difference to your career.

Digital Platform Business Models
Speaker:
Dr. Jan Ondrus, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Chair of Networked Business Models, ESSEC Business School, Director of Research at Center of Excellence in Digital Business

Synopsis:
Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Uber, Airbnb......all have something in common. They successfully operate digital platform business models that scale at an unprecedented pace. These companies conduct business beyond their respective industry boundaries. They became ecosystem orchestrators driven by purpose. In an ecosystem strategy, value sharing is bound to be more inclusive, and therefore more sustainable. As a result, the rules of doing business are radically different from the ones used by traditional companies. Classic business concepts such as industry and value chain became irrelevant. More than ever, business leaders need to understand the fundamentals of platform and ecosystem strategic thinking to thrive in the digital age.

[14 NOV] SIM Global Education: Innovate Supply Chains for Better Effectiveness with Modern QFD
Register Here

Speaker:
Dr Kim Stansfield, Senior Teaching Fellow, WMG, The University of Warwick, Akao Prize Winner 2016, QFD Black Belt ®, Chartered Engineer, Member of the IET and INCOSE

Synopsis:
Quality Function Deployment (QFD) integrates methods that effectively define customer needs and translate them into specific plans to produce products that fulfil those needs. Over the years, traditional QFD methods have been enhanced to align with the ISO 16355 Standard to support the agile development of software systems. Hear from Dr Kim Stansfield on how these methods can be applied to complex supply chain systems - in sectors as diverse as financial services, healthcare, food and beverage - to achieve 21st century levels of innovation and quality in new products.
Dr Kim Stansfield’s academic background in materials science and technology led him to start his career in composites for aerospace before moving into business and technology in the early 1990s. He worked on development of automated manufacturing systems by applying QFD to complex system design. Over the following 20 years, his experiences spanned across industries such as automotive, aerospace and IT. Dr Stansfield has been the UK representative for the development of the ISO 16355 Standard since 2010.

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