Technopreneurship: From Strategy to Results

Technopreneurship: From Strategy to Results

13 reviewers from both academicians and practitioners convey their heartiest congratulations to the two authors – Practice Professor KC Chan and Professor Richardus Eko Indrajit for their timely book on Technopreneurship. To-date, Technopreneurship the number of books covering this critical knowledge area is only 10; this latest addition becomes the 11th.  Earlier books were either too academic to be of practical value or they lack pragmatic business models or frameworks to aid real world applications.

This lTechnopreneurshipatest book bridges the theory and practice gap in Technopreneurship. Based on an understanding of the ever-changing business environment, the book explains the trilogy of uniting management-leadership-technopreneurship best practices to survive in the current VUCA (Volatile-Uncertain-Complex-Ambiguous) economy. To stay competitive, sustainable and relevant, in Industrial Revolution 4.0 it is imperative to change from the traditional approach in running a company to a wholesome approach consisting of four types of thinking skills which must cut across the entire organization, i.e. from strategic to business to operations level. The key is to achieve accelerated learning to transform into a smart organization by being better, faster and wiser than the competition. This warrant the continuous improvements in design thinking competence of human capital in holistic, systems, critical, and lateral thinking. The ultimate competitive advantage of all organizations is developing their talents into whole brain managers, i.e. excel in both hard skills (left brain) and soft skills (right brain).

The 2-hour seminar will focus on the 6As of Technopreneurship:

  • Awareness - understand the difference between intrapeneur, entrepreneur and technopreneur
  • Alignment - technopreneur is a person; technopreneurship is a process to nurture the innovative spirit of an employee who is teachable and can be further developed
  • Action - management for effective integration of people, process and tools; leadership for effective execution by converting strategy into projects for successful implementation; technopreneurship for effective innovation by challenging the norm and to transform expensive and sophisticated products/services/solutions into simple and affordable ones
  • Adoption - in the era of the VUCA and 4th industrial revolution, routine work will be replaced by digital work and automation for higher productivity; to stay employable everyone has to adopt a lifelong learning attitude to be accountable for improving and advancing the competency level to cope with the impact of globalization caused by the advent of new technology life cycle
  • Assurance - continuous improvements is no longer an option; lean six sigma, reverse innovation, disruptive innovation are all good concepts until it is implementable; the ultimate key performance indicators are universal, i.e. cost, quality, speed, flexibility, delivery promise
  • Anticipation - risk is an uncertain event and unavoidable; risk can be transform from threats into opportunities; nevertheless risk response action plan must be planned in advanced to cater for any unforeseen circumstances because technology can become obsolete overnight.

The seminar covers the most crucial elements of Technopreneurship. The strategy of a technopreneur must be transformed into tactically viable projects for implementation with the right processes to be executed by the right people, and equip them with the right tools/technologies for total productivity and optimization of resources (money, method, manpower, material, minute). This is a MUST READ book if we are to successfully ride the wave of the VUCA economy in the 4th Industrial Revolution impacted by the key forces of Globalization – TECHNOLOGY!  Special price of S$20 for attendees.





Speaker Profile

Practice Professor KC Chan PhD (Strathclyde), MBA (Strathclyde), MSc (Cranfield), CEng (CEI), SCPM, PMP, PMC

KC ChanDr Chan has had over 25 years of senior management experience stretching from precision manufacturing to service industry segments in 30 countries.

He has more than 20 years of international management consulting & human capital development experiences for MNEs and regional conglomerates. These experiences are now translated and applied to SMEs with great success.

Dr Chan is the lead trainer in project management since 2004. To date, he has trained over 2,500 PMP students in different part of the world, including Kuwait and Saudi Arab.

Dr Chan has also trained over 10,000 managers in Effective Leadership courses throughout Asia and also conducted Advanced Leadership modules at Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate levels during the past 15 years. He has also coached & developed more than 1,000 project managers who have made it to senior management positions. He is visiting professor to 5 leading overseas universities.

Significant Achievements
  • Led an Indonesian conglomerate to discharge from crisis and transformed the company into  high performance culture with supreme execution capability.
  • Turned around six companies within a large Malaysian group, from a total loss of US$4.5 million to a profit of USD 4 million within a short span of 2 years in Cambodia.
  • Assisted many SMEs and MNEs in transforming into a super-efficient organizations.
  • Quadruple sales revenues of several world-class companies.
  • Established Centers of Excellence for a Canadian and a Japanese company to become global market leaders.
  • Published over 100 Management, Leadership and Entrepreneurship articles and co-authored 5 books in Integrated Project Management; Technopreneurship: From Strategy to Results; Design Thinking for Management-Leadership-Technopreneurship; Project-based Accelerated Action Learning; Doing Business Internationally and Globally.

Professional Appointments

Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Professional Managers (UK)

Chief Judge for Asia Furniture & Furnishing Magazine and Editorial Board Member

Senior Advisor to Pradita Institute for Technopreneurs of Summarecon University-Indonesia

Co-Founder of Asia Pacific Competence Centre in Jakarta-Indonesia


Event Particulars

Date:      24th August 2017, Thursday
Time:     7.00pm to 9.00pm
              Registration and Refreshments starts from 6.30pm onwards
National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre | MPH2 | 6 Eu Tong Sen Street | Clark Quay Central, #04-88 | Singapore 059817

PDUs: 2

SPMI :  SGD 65*

NTUC U Associate Members : SGD65#

Non- Members:  SGD 100

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Event Date 24-08-2017 7:00 pm
Event End Date 24-08-2017 9:00 pm
Cut off date 24-08-2017 12:00 pm
Individual Price 100SGD
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