SRW&Co in collaboration with UC Berkeley Haas School of Business recently organized a series of seminars and workshops about "Innovation and Entrepreneurship" for the Corporate and Public Sector Organizations in Jakarta the week from January 22-26.
The seminars/workshops were conducted by Mark Coopersmith, Senior Fellow of UC Berkeley Hass School of Business and Faculty Director of the ASEAN Global Leadership Program (AGLP) from 2014-2017. The clients include Bank Mandiri, Maybank Indonesia, BCA Finance, BPJS Kesehatan & BPJS Ketenagakerjaan, and Taspen.
The seminars and workshops were well attended by the board of commissioners/board of directors and senior managers from the client organizations.
The seminars/workshops aimed to foster innovative and entrepreneurial thinking by reviewing the three defining principles that characterized successful insider entrepreneurship activities which are alignment, support across the organization, and execution.
Mark also talked about the brief history of the Silicon Valley and how the unique ecosystem there become a great driver of innovation and entrepreneurship and he also shared his thoughts on what can be incorporated to promote and jumpstart innovation and entrepreneurship in the organizations.
Mark also highlighted the key research and practical insights from his recent book, The Other F Word: Putting Failure to Work and talked about failure-savvy leadership, failure-related activities or approaches that leaders can take to improve culture, create more engaged employees, drive innovation, and drive growth.
He also gave examples of global technology trends as the result of innovative and entrepreneurial thinking that greatly impacted our lives and work, for example artificial intelligence, machine learning, internet of things, virtual and artificial reality, voice as the new interface, and 3D printing evolution.
The seminars/workshops received positive feedback from the attendees who felt they had benefited from the seminars/workshops and some have indicated their keenness and readiness to apply some of the ideas and concepts to support the innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives in their organizations.
SRW&Co will continue to bring senior faculty from our consortium of global business schools to conduct seminars, workshops, and customized executive education programs for interested clients in the ASEAN region.