The Westin, Singapore

Rising Costs, Shrinking Talent,
Gen AI Disruption:
What’s the path forward for CX
Networking Dinner at The Westin, Singapore

Successfully held on 7th March 2024

Rising Costs, Shrinking Talent, Gen AI Disruption:
What’s the path forward for CX
Networking Dinner at
The Westin, Singapore

Successfully held on 7th March 2024

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Here’s what we discussed:

In 2024, CX leaders in Singapore are set to tackle three key challenges. This exclusive event provided leaders with a unique opportunity to engage in insightful discussions with peers and subject matter experts from Concentrix, focusing on the pressing issues of ‘Rising Costs, Shrinking Talent, and Gen AI Disruption.

During our discussions, we delved into these challenges, exploring strategies for a forward-thinking customer experience in this dynamic landscape. Key areas of focus include:

  • Navigating Cost Challenges in CX Transformation – How can organizations effectively manage rising costs while enhancing customer experience initiatives?
  • Tech-Driven Solutions for Shrinking Talent Pools – Exploring innovative technology-led strategies to counter the challenges of shrinking talent pools in the CX sector
  • AI Disruption: Balancing Innovation and Customer-Centricity – Examining how businesses can leverage AI while ensuring a customer-centric approach in the face of disruptive technologies


18:00 – 18:30


18:30 – 19:20

Roundtable Discussion

19:20 – 20:20

Dinner & Networking

20:20 – 20:30


Solution Expert

Ajit Melarkode
SVP for APAC Sales at Concentrix

Ajit Melarkode is an experienced pathfinder in the world of technology, having helmed businesses seeking hyper-growth and competitive advantage in five different areas, from ITO and Applications maintenance to Cloud and SaaS, building businesses, teams and leaders. Ajit has led sales across EMEA and Asia Pacific and having served clients in 25+ countries, is particularly proud of the diverse, multi-award winning teams he has built around the world and of those whom he has coached who have grown into CXO and other leadership positions. He was part of creating growth in two dotcoms and in a declining industry at a BPO JV amongst 3 retail banks, at opposite ends of the business challenge spectrum and relishes delivering successfully against demanding challenges with his teams. Prior to his career in industry, with big logos such as EDS, Unisys, Dell Technologies and Rackspace, he headed an equities research desk in stock broking and regional operations for a $ 4B long only equities fund, whilst on the Asia ex-Japan asset allocation committee, also focused on the technology sector.

Ajit’s opinions have been sought after at various public fora as a technology evangelist and he has frequently featured as a commentator in the media such as Bloomberg TV Live, the BBC, MoneyFM Singapore, China Daily and the South China Morning Post.

Ajit is an alum of the London School of Economics (L.S.E) and London Business School and enjoys continuous learning. Dell Technologies sponsored him to the INSEAD Senior Executive program, besides his completing a course on Japanese Business Management at Waseda University, Tokyo.

He and the family have lived in India, the U.K. and Hong Kong and currently reside in Singapore. His wife, who is a financial controller in private equity and their two teenagers, enjoy all manner of outdoor activities and competitive sports together. Ajit practices pathfinding in his private life too, having trekked locations as diverse as the Azores, Greenland, Libya, Madagascar and Mongolia, amongst others. As the father of an ambitious daughter, he has appreciated the opportunities to co-found and executive sponsor the Global WomXn ERG’s at two of his previous companies. He is committed to the role of education in social upliftment and is on the Executive Forum of Dulwich College (alma mater to P.G. Wodehouse and Sir Ernest Shackleton) in Singapore.


The Westin, Singapore

The Westin,
12 Marina View, #2 Asia Square Tower, Singapore 018961

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