DigitalCFO Newsroom | 24 November 2021
- TRANSFORM 2022 is a virtual digital transformation conference organised by SRKK, an all-inclusive digital network consultancy that helps businesses and brand owners by delivering cost-effective, future-forward, and next-generation digital transformation solutions
- The virtual conference witnessed the attendance of over 500 key medium to larger enterprises from Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines, including Microsoft, HP Inc., Kaseya, DocuSign and Crayon
To address the noticeable gaps which businesses are currently facing in regards to digital transformation, especially in productivity and cybersecurity, leading digital transformation platform, SRKK, partnered with Integricity Technology to host TRANSFORM 2022, the consultancy’s first-ever two-day virtual conference.
Attended by more than 500 key medium to larger enterprises from Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines, including HP, Microsoft, and Kaseya, TRANSFORM 2022 featured key digital transformation insights from industry experts and introduced more businesses to first-of-its-kind digital solutions to ensure future-forward, crisis-proof enterprises.
In Accelerating Digital Growth
As a tech-forward nation, Singaporean businesses have acknowledged the emerging need for a digitalised workforce. Just last year, a survey by Microsoft Singapore and the Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (ASME) found that 83% of SMEs in Singapore have adopted basic digital solutions, including office productivity tools and web-based email. But despite higher digital adoption of digital transformation compared to neighbouring countries, only 40% of SMEs perceive their initiatives to be successful.
The array of digital solutions available in the market can be overwhelming to businesses that have just commenced their digitalisation journey. In overcoming the issue of productivity, businesses need to identify specific business priorities and goals, before implementing solutions that can reduce time spent on manual tasks, hence leading to business progress and expansion.
In addition to challenges in productivity, this new era of hybrid work arrangement has also ushered in the need to be vigilant with advanced cybersecurity measures. Recently highlighted in this year’s Singapore International Cyber Week’s theme: Living With Covid19 – Reimagining Digital Security Risks And Opportunities, the pandemic has shed considerable light towards the cyber resilience of organisations. 2021 EY Global Information Security Survey (GISS) had found that 73% of Asia-Pacific businesses saw an increase in cyber attacks over the past year, an increase of 25% from the previous year.
“As we make a steady journey towards recovery, hybrid work arrangements are undoubtedly here to stay. With this, businesses have been faced with a different league of risks and opportunities. Therefore, we hope to play a bigger role in Singapore’s digital ecosystem to pave a smooth journey of business digitalisation towards economic recovery and growth in 2022,” said Amin Talebi, Managing Director of SRKK Singapore.
Tackling Productivity and Cybersecurity in The Modern Workplace
To address the prevailing issues in digital transformation, TRANSFORM 2022 featured guest speakers from HP, Microsoft, and Kaseya, among others, who provided real-world case studies and innovative solutions in helping businesses transform digitally.
“TRANSFORM 2022 is curated to help business owners to gain valuable and industry-relevant insights into the aspects of cybersecurity and productivity. Through tailored sessions with leading industry experts, entrepreneurs and brand owners can leverage on their knowledge to reach their full business potential,” Amin added.
During the two-day virtual conference, the management of the workplace was identified as one of the stumbling blocks for productivity. Especially a challenge for multinational companies, maintaining remote workers’ motivation levels and productivity has been a hot topic since the pandemic.
Through the usage of cutting-edge digital solutions catered to the modern workplace, business owners are able to monitor assets, automate common IT processes and auto-remediate incidents while swiftly resolving issues remotely. This adoption translates to a cost-effective and time-saving process, hence ensuring productivity in the workplace.
On the cybersecurity front, participants were given actionable intelligence on the latest security threats, compliance requirements, and timely solutions to mitigate underlying issues faced by organisations. These include the awareness and management of cyber threats, cybersecurity investment strategies, and the implementation of security validation solutions in facilitating fact-based risk management.
Amin further explained,“As businesses and organisations navigate the path to economic recovery, TRANSFORM 2022 aims to help leaders and entrepreneurs uncover potential vulnerability in their journey to digital transformation, which will be beneficial for them in the long run. With our holistic and innovative approach to digital transformation, SRKK endeavours to provide personalised solutions while maintaining affordability.”
To strengthen its efforts in helping business through their digital transformation roadmaps, SRKK has introduced its latest digital solutions, and plans to expand its presence in Southeast Asia to champion the region’s burgeoning digital transformation scene. For more information on SRKK, kindly visit www.srkk.com.