KEYNOTE - MODERATING - MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Leesa Soulodre is a dynamic corporate speaker known for her ability to inspire audiences with cutting-edge examples from around the world. As a Keynote, Speaker and Moderator, she has presented at major financial, technology, and business conferences internationally. Clients describe her as a powerful catalyst for inspiring critical thinking and innovation.
If you are interested in having Leesa Soulodre deliver an Executive program or teach internationally please contact:
Executive Education, at Singapore Management University.
For all Keynote, Panelist, or Moderator sessions please contact:
Toby Mossup, Managing Agent, Chartwell Worldwide Speakers Bureau
Jeffrey Meng, CEO, London Speakers Bureau China
FOUNDING A CYBERSECURITY COMPANY IN SINGAPORE
Leesa Soulodre, R3iVentures, General Partner moderates a panel with Cybersecurity Speakers: Joseph Gan - V-Key, Co-Founder & CEO; Paul Hadjy - Horangi, Co-Founder & CEO; and Linda Nguyen Schindler - ICE71, Programme Head.
RISING STARTUP ECOSYSTEMS: AFRICA, LATAM, MIDDLE EAST
SHELOVESTECH GLOBAL CONFERENCE
AI IN CLIMATE AND SOCIETY
IMPACT INVESTING - CORE TO THE MISSION OF VENTURE FUNDS?
What does “creating meaningful impact” mean in the world of Venture Capital? Is venture capital inherently impactful? Do venture capital funds need to make it a central part of their mission to claim impact? These are a few of the questions my international panel of Venture Capitalists wanted to explore in a recent panel hosted by Girls inTech and INSEAD Indevor student club. Venture Capital is often referred to as the original impact investing vehicle. Whilst the field retains a financial-returns-first approach, there are an increasing amount of VC Funds placing environmental and social impact at the core of their strategies - alongside financial returns.
A LENS ON EDUCATION IN A PANDEMIC
Nick Stanley at RunwayHQ I was joined by AJ Kulatunga 🔥 Leesa Soulodre and Philippe Guichard for a discussion on how to "Make Lemonade" from these COVID Lemons! It was a great event and the speakers contributed some real gold! Here is a 15min extract featuring AJ and Leesa talking about one example of how a business pivoted and turned a challenge into an opportunity.
Join www.runwayvirtual.co for the full event and to join the discussion.
IMPACT INVESTING IN ASIA
An opportunity to think, reflect and act, building agility into our value chains and reengineering for sustainability and to realign for alignment of incentives with our stakeholders #ESG #ImpactInvestment #Asia
FUTURE OF FAMILY
What are the positive effects of the advanced usage of personal data in the area of social and private health insurance? How can institutions and companies that have access to data about our private lives, health, finances and relationships better protect them from unauthorized use or cyber-attacks. Explore these questions and more in our Digital University - Family of the Future Report.
HOW WILL VENTURE CAPITAL PLAY OUT POST EPIDEMIC
Experior Venture Fund’s 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗮𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗹𝗮𝘄𝘀𝗸𝗮 and R3i Ventures’ 𝗟𝗲𝗲𝘀𝗮𝗦𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗼𝗱𝗿𝗲, offered valuable insights on LP fundraising and demand as well as how funds and founders are extending their runways and pivoting to adapt to the new normal.
To watch the full session, click here:https://www.facebook.com/TheAsianBanker/videos/889521654896685/
THE PERFECT PITCH SHOW
On this episode of the Perfect Pitch Show, we sit down with one of Runway's own board members, Leesa Soulodre. Leesa is a serial entrepreneur who has spent her time on the frontier of DeepTech pioneering.
BE HEARD - IWD 2020
On IWD2020, as part of a women leaders master class series #BeSeenBeHeardBeHealthyBeRich, IE Business School and Singapore Management University Adjunct Faculty member, Leesa Soulodre leads with 10 tips that you can take back to work to help you not only survive but also thrive in a reputation economy.
OVERSTRETCHED: HEALTH INNOVATION IN ASIA 2019
Leesa leads the dialogue on Underhyped, overstreached: Health Innovation in Asia with Harjit Gill, CEO APAC MedTech, Rosaline Chow Koo, Founder and CEO of CxA Group, Aleli Arcilla, President and General Manager at Reckitt Benckiser Health Philippines, James Miles-Lambert , CEO Hello Health and HE. Maya Mya Lay Sein, Deputy Minister Health and Sport of Myanmar.
MASTERS & ROBOTS
Speaking on Friction Free Futures in a Smart Nation" at Masters and Robots 2019, Warsaw, Poland and as a Panelist, on "Shaping the Future of Smart Cities: Technologies, Policies, Society". 2 Days of lectures, 1000 participants, 50 speakers and panelists, 47 discussion panels!
FRICTION FREE FUTURES
Imagine an economy, without friction—a new world of digital marketplaces in which labour, information, and money move easily, cheaply, and almost instantly. In his 1999 book, The Road Ahead, Bill Gates defined “friction-free capitalism.” At the time it was a prediction. But by 2015 it became a reality. In this session, I will showcase disruptive Asian pioneers enabling a friction-free digital future for their markets. These pioneers are not only marching their ecosystems towards a friction-free future, but also a socially viable one. We will explore: what they are doing to digitize and remove friction from their industry sectors. if a friction-free economy results in an economy free of middlemen? What are the key benefits for consumers, and what are the advantages to society? If technologies of the digital future can remove friction like time, accessibility, and distance? How can we do that inclusively, so everyone gets the same access and on the same playing field? In a friction-free economy where business models are assets like, what do you view as the 3 key ingredients that are going to empower companies to not only survive but thrive? If a friction-free economy lowers barriers, “allowing every person and organization the same opportunities, what should we expect in the future?
IE-SMU & SMU MBA SINGAPORE
Leesa facilitates a journey for the graduating classes of SMU and IE-SMU across the BCG 6 models of corporate innovation with Unilever Foundry, Syngenta, SGS and Plattar. The second half of the day was spent in a design thinking workshop to hack solutions for the Punggol Digital District at Level3, Singapore.
BIG DATA METRICS FOR SMARTER BUSINESS DECISIONS
90% of data was created in the past two years; by 2020, there will be 40 trillion gigabytes of data. How can businesses effectively utilise big data: namely, to sieve efficiently through the troves of information to analyse relevant data, develop optimised metrics, and use them to guide decisions towards success? Moderated by: Leesa Soulodre, General Partner, R3iVentures Puneet Garg, Head of Data Science, Carousell Yann AitBachir, Head of Data, Shopback Akbar Ahmed, Lead Data Scientist, Datavlt Korey Lee, Head of Data, South China Morning Post
FRICTION FREE FUTURES IN A SMART NATION
The power of digital connectivity is having the biggest impact in especially small businesses. Leveraging technologies can take away friction caused by time, distance and to manage their operations. They are not only marching towards a friction-free future, but also a socially viable one.
MASTERS & ROBOTS 2018
From opening the conference on the topic of our Exponential World with Polish Entrepreneur Sebastian Kulczyk and Digital University Founder, Jowita Michalska, to exploring new forms of investments, the future of Drone regulation, regulating Industry 4.0, to Masters vs Robots and Immortality and Robots at Work: what humans should do to survive. Leesa shares what she looks forward to every year at Masters and Robots.
DIGITAL REPUTATION RISK AND CYBER GOVERNANCE
This is the Digital Reputation Risk and Cyber Governance class delivered in Barcelona for TRIUM Global Executive MBA Alumni - Module 7. TRIUM is the collaboration of the London School of Economics and Political Science, HEC School of Management, and NYU Stern School of Business. In this class you will explore the business impact of a major cyberattack on your company; Experience time constrained decision making during a fictitious crisis management period, and practice your board level critical thinking skills. Finally, you will stress test your understanding of the cybersecurity threat landscape, and the respective responsibilities of the board in reputation management.
Moderated by: Justyna Wilczyńska-Baraniak Associate Partner, Leader of Intellectual Property and Technology Team at EY Law Panelists: Leesa Soulodre Deep Tech Pioneer, VC, Adjunct at Singapore Management University; Sebastian Grabowski Director of IoT and Advanced Technologies in Orange Polska; Tomasz Jaworski Digital Transformation Partner at Microsoft; Mateusz Jarosiewicz Expert in a smart city, e-state, and digitization at the National Institute for Strategic Studies.
MASTERS VS ROBOTS IN A SMART NATION
KEYNOTE SPEAKER, 2019
WORKSHOP WITH QUARTER LIFE CAMPUS
Commentators are arguing how many jobs will be lost to digitization. Yet, there's one way in which humans cannot fully be replaced: empathy and personalized interactions. So how will customer engagement change as a result of artificial intelligence? Will robots be able to emulate human empathy? And how can we design a path such that humans and robots work to complement each other? In this session, participants gained an understanding of the jobs that are susceptible to automation. We explored just how much robots will be able to emulate human empathy, and gained an understanding of how humans and robots are best able to work together.
WHAT IS IoT?
KEYNOTE SPEAKER, 2019
PODCAST WITH QUARTER LIFE CAMPUS DUBAI
There are over 4,800 IoT startups listed on Crunchbase, the leading enterprise and startups finder platform. IoT is an incredibly popular topic but what exactly is it and how does it work?
In this podcast, QLC Head of Product, Eddy speaks to Leesa Soulodre, Chief Innovation Officer for Inspirit IoT. You will learn:
- what IoT actually means
- the use cases and benefits of it
- an explanation of how it works
- key business areas that are utilizing this
MASTERS VS ROBOTS IN A SMART NATION
KEYNOTE SPEAKER, 2018
Leesa provides a Keynote on the basics of Masters vs Robots in a Smart Nation at the Masters and Robots Conference 2018 in Warsaw, Poland.
HUMAN FACE OF INDUSTRY 4.0
A CASE STUDY IN OPEN INNOVATION
IoT Asia 2018
Watch this video to find out how Inspirit IoT redefines the Safety & Security Surveillance Sector by developing unique AI solutions for different markets. With the support from NCS in Singapore, the start-up created “Sound Guardian”. This is possible by combining AI, soft- and hardware elements, Sound Guadian is able to detect suspicious behaviour. Are you interested in Safety & Security?
NURTURING A ROBOTICIST
HOW ARE WE EMPOWERING THE NEXT GENERATION
IoT Asia 2018
Can you be inspired by a movie to build your very own rescue robot in your teens? Does today's educational system support that kind of digital innovation? Leesa Soulodre and Rishabh Java explore how digital technology is being embedded into 21st century learning.
MASTERS VS ROBOT IN A SMART NATION
WARSAW, POLAND 2018
There is much hype about humans being displaced by robots. Leesa shares a keynote on Masters vs Robots in a Smart Nation. Where do we deploy robots? Where do we deploy both humans and robots? Where do we reengineer humans back into the customer experience and how in a smart nation? Why?
DIFFERENT FACES OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
WARSAW, POLAND 2017
Different faces of entrepreneurship and startups | Masters & Robots 2017
GOOD GOVERNANCE WEEK
MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Leesa joins Deloitte MD SEA, Insead Professor of Innovation and Technology, www.99.co Founder and Grab Regional Head of Public Affairs to discuss the role of governance in innovating businesses to survive and thrive in an Asian Century.
REPUTATION RISK IN AN ASIAN CENTURY
Leesa keynotes the Singapore Institute of Directors Graduation Ceremony with a presentation on Repuation Risk in an Asian Century. Graduates took back to the office new critical thinking based mental models for reputation risk management and a greater awareness of the risks and opportunities, especially as it relates to the public markets.
Leesa joins the Institutional investment community to explore "Trends in ESG integration" and discuss "reputation and sustainability" in the context of financial strategies.
STRATEGIC RISK FORUM
Panelist for the Strategic Risk Forum "Managing Reputation Risks" with John Ludlow, former IHG Chief Risk Officer and Brian West, global Managing Director, crisis and issues management at FleishmanHillard.
FORESIGHT & STRATEGY IN APAC
MASTER OF CEREMONIES, 2016
Leesa joins Deloitte CEO SEA Chaly Mah, Deloitte MD South East Asia and Leader of Innovation Dr Janson Yap and USQ's Dr Luke van der Laan to explore Foresight and Strategy in the Asia Pacific.
Moderator for the SP Jain School of Management HR Conclave. Leading Asian Talent Directors from GSK, Dimension Data, Hay Group and SingTel joined Leesa to explore new strategies for motivation and retention for the 21st Century.
FINANCIALS HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Leesa Soulodre joined Former Enron CFO Andrew Fastow, En Zakie Ahmad Shariff, CEO of The Malaysian Directors Academy, Wee Hock Kee, Managing Director & Founder of CG Board Asia Pacific and En Nik Mohd Hasyudeen Yusoff, former Chairman Securities Commission Malaysia to discuss those companies with Enron-esque characteristics.
PORTFOLIOS IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Leesa educates Asset Owners and their Managers on 21st century approaches for effective portfolio management - examining best practices for ESG integration and aggressive accounting and forensic alpha modelling.
Masters & Robots Conference Chair
"Leesa is an exceptional speaker with outstanding knowledge and track record of achievements, but first and foremost one of the most powerful women I have ever met in my life.
She demonstrates a deep understanding of all aspects of the Digital World.
Therefore, we make it a priority and see it as an honor for our entire Digital University team, that she is with us on every edition of our Masters&Robots conferences.
She gives an engaging and knowledgeable contribution to the subject of cutting edge technologies and digital transformation. She’s not only an engaging Keynote speaker but also a highly valued educator to our Corporate community.
I can truly call her a highlight of the conference and I am delighted that she can share her knowledge and global experience with our many audiences."
Colin Carter, Head of Summits and Event Relationships
Finance & Risk, Thomson Reuters / Refinitiv
"As a panelist at the ASEAN Regulatory Summit in Singapore, Leesa was one of the standout experts on the speaker faculty. She gave an engaging and knowledgeable contribution to the subject of reputation damage from cybercrime and was certainly one of the key reasons the event was so well thought of. Given the chance, I would certainly add Leesa to future agendas, and would highly recommend her as a speaker of the highest caliber.”
Thanos Karagrounas, Head of Knowledge Management,
International Olympic Committee.
"Leesa is a professional of the highest caliber. She demonstrates an extremely good understanding of all aspects of business, a recognized expert in her field of reputation, highly competent and one of the most efficient people I have ever met. She always delivers impact and results with respect and integrity.
Founder of Cravenhill Publishing. Publishing editor of
Transform and Communicate Magazines and Conferences
"Leesa has spoken at a number of conferences we have organized. Not only has she proven to be a reliable and engaging speaker, but her knowledge of the industry has earned the respect of other senior figures who have agreed to be part of our conference programmes following a direct request from her."
CEO, Co-Founder Right Hand Security
With an audience of Cybersecurity entrepreneurs, leaders, influencers, and practitioners, Leesa’s role as Moderator was to facilitate an engaging 1-hour session with a panel of CEOs to discuss the topic of ‘Founding a Cyber Start-up in Singapore.’
As the event host, I received a lot of positive feedback from our event attendees that
specifically acknowledged Leesa’s session and that her questions led to a very
transparent, direct, and honest panel.
For the entire hour, the conversation was fluid, organic and touched on some critical
matters pertaining to cyber entrepreneurship which resonated well with our audience.
We are grateful to have had Leesa as a Moderator and hope to have her back for future
February 14th-16th, 2019, Adjunct, "Creative and Critical Thinking", IE-SMU MBA Programme, Singapore Management University, Singapore.
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