NUS Business School Gives Top Priority To Digital Transformation

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More than 30 students, representing eight nationalities, joined Mitsubishi Electric’s Hajime Sugiyama in his online “e-F@ctory” Digital Manufacturing session.

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School is among the world’s leading business schools. It is distinctive for offering the best global business knowledge with deep Asian insights, preparing students to lead Asian businesses to international success, and helping global businesses succeed in Asia. The School attracts a diversity of smart and talented students from all over the world to its broad portfolio of academic programs.

Professor Siew Heng Quah teaches the MBA programs at the school and provides top-quality learning experiences in his Corporate Strategy core module titled, “Leading with Strategy in Digital Firms,” that focuses on reviewing current technological changes that affect today’s business environment, demonstrating the strategic role of leaders in the digital age and introducing frameworks and tools to identify strategic drivers for the digital economy. The module’s learning outcomes prepares participants for the coming transformation of their firms in organization design, value creation, and strategy-operations alignment.

In one of the module’s recent online session, Siew Heng invited Hajime Sugiyama, digital manufacturing architect at Mitsubishi Electric’s Factory Automation, to share the company’s 20+ years experience with “e-F@ctory” Digital Manufacturing with more than 30 students representing eight nationalities.

Photo: Hajime Sugiyama, digital manufacturing architect at Mitsubishi Electric’s Factory Automation.  Photo credit: Mitsubishi Electric.

Mitsubishi Electric’s Hajime Sugiyama shared key considerations and value-creating tips when considering how to embark on a strategic Digital Transformation.

In the lively online session, Hajime shared Mitsubishi Electric’s experiences on its strategic journey in the digital age. He provided tips to create value and offered key considerations when embarking on Digital Transformation. He also provided answers to the stream of questions from the next-generation leaders’ audience.

Siew Heng commented, “It was enlightening for the students as Hajime shared his rich practical experience which over-shadowed conventional theories of digital transformation. Digital transformation is imperative for all companies today. This message must be reinforced as digital transformation is a journey, not a project, and all leaders have a direct role in leading their organizations on this journey in order to be successful. Hajime’s experience showed this clearly.”

Kavin Mahtani, a student, added, “Hajime shared valuable nuggets on digital transformation based on real life practices, especially issues on culture and educating the organization. I enjoyed his session very much.”

 

 

 

 

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