Judging by the comments of the c-levels that attended, the CIF was a huge success. The AINEO Networks Managing Director welcomed all the guest Chief Executives to the top of the Roppongi Hills tower. Each boss got a chance to talk a bit about what was going on in their business and was able to connect with the large group as an individual.
A delicious buffet was prepared by the Hyatt chefs that followed with a chance for the diverse bosses from Japan, Europe, Australia, and the United States. C-levels had a chance to to connect and talk about their businesses in Asia. The CEO of ING Mutual Japan was introduced to moderate the special guest speakers.
Following the fabulous meal, the Saatchi & Saatchi Fallon CEO captivated the Forum with great insights on “How To Be A Creative Leader”. He combined a lively talk with a presentation to match as well as video examples. The CIF attendees were impressed.
Ernest & Young had a strong presence at the event with the Executive Director for Japan’s operation introducing E&Y Partner and Big Data special who had flown in from Munich as the speaker. Although the E&Y speaker is a specialist integrated business solutions with focus on Analytics, Social Media, Portals and Data Management, the crowd was thoroughly engaged. CEOs were able to glean many points to take back to their businesses. The conclusion was Big Data should be an integrated part of any company wishing to do big business and continue into coming years.
It was a great event. Thanks to Saatchi & Saatchi Fallon and Ernest & Young for thought-provoking presentations. Special thanks to all those bosses that participated in the CIF to make it an event like no other of this caliber.
We look forward to next Fall CEO Insights Forum on 10 September 2014 from 7PM.