Innovation Immersion 2019

IE-SMU & SMU MBA Innovation Event 2019 • Singapore, Singapore


Leesa Soulodre

General Partner at r3i ventures

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Talk summary

70 Graduating MBA Students from IE SMU MBA Programme and SMU MBA Programme attended a student led innovation initiative. Forged by Guy Collier and Luis Gabriel Catalan, IE-SMU MBA Class of 2019, and supported by Piyush Agarwal, SMU MBA Class of 2019, the program was designed to showcase different corporate models for innovation, cultural strategy as a key component for competitive strategy and to practice the art of design thinking through a Punggol Digital District hackathon. Contributors included Tamsin Lawrence, Lead at Unilever Foundry; Dave Shepherd, APAC Digital Transformation Lead for Syngenta; Mike Mediouni, Global Innovation Community Manager, SGS Group; Andre Selton, Marketing and Sales Manager, Plattar Augmented Reality; and Derrick Chiang, CEO of Padang & Co. Design Thinking workshop supported by Zi Peng Tan, Programme Manager of Padang & Co. Facilitated by Adjunct Faculty, Creative and Critical Thinking, Leesa Soulodre.

About this talk




On September 10th, 2019


IE-SMU & SMU MBA Innovation Event 2019 (go to website)


Singapore, Singapore

Audience size

In front of 70 people