Future Squared Episode #191: Corporate Innovation at Singapore Post with Bernard Leong

October 24, 2023

Future Squared Episode #191: Corporate Innovation at Singapore Post with Bernard Leong

Bernard Leong is currently the Head of Post Office Network & Digital Services in Singapore Post, an angel investor within the Southeast Asia entrepreneurial ecosystem and founder of the Analyse Asia podcast where he interview thought leaders across Asia and the US on business, media & technology. He is also an entrepreneur-in-residence for INSEAD Business School where he advises MBA students on product development, connecting to the local startup & venture community.   

Expect to learn many things in this episode including: 

1 – How Bernard secured buy-in from internal stakeholders and regulators for new initiatives 

2 – The power of quick wins 3 – What a large company needs in order to support entrepreneurial thinkers   

Topics Discussed: 

The two factors Bernard says make up the innovation DNA of an organisation How stripping away 99% of the features in a product spec led to breakthroughs 

How to get and maintain buy in from key stakeholders 

Which metrics to use to monitor the success of innovations during the early stages SingPost’s drone delivery experiment, Smart Post office rollout and POPStation parcel lockers 

How to get buy-in from otherwise slow moving regulators 

How being an innovator inside a large company can be just as, if not more, challenging and rewarding as building a startup on the outside

How SingPost goes about ideation and prototyping Bernard’s podcast, Analyse Asia   

Note: Bernard’s opinions are his own and do not reflect the opinions of Singapore Post.   

Show Notes: 

Website: www.bernardleong.com 

Podcast website: www.analyse.asia 

Twitter: @bernardleong 

LinkedIn: au.linkedin.com/in/bleongcw 

Podcast: itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/start…id544422719?mt=2 

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Steve Glaveski

Steve Glaveski is the CEO and Co-Founder of Collective Campus which he established to help companies and their employees to create more meaningful impact in the world in an age of rapid change and increasing uncertainty. Steve also founded Lemonade Stand – a children’s entrepreneurship program, wrote the Innovation Manager’s Handbook vol 1 and 2, hosts Future², an iTunes chart topping podcast on corporate innovation and entrepreneurship and is a keynote speaker. He previously founded HOTDESK, an office sharing platform and has worked for the likes of Westpac, Dun & Bradstreet, the Victorian Auditor General’s Office, Ernst & Young, KPMG and Macquarie Bank. Follow him at @steveglaveski and Book a free 15-minute call with Steve to talk through your innovation objectives.

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