A handful of us were invited to the event was held at DBS Asia X, which is located at the Sandcrawler Building in Fusionopolis. The event was also attended by entrepreneurs, the media and bankers too.
During the event, we were treated to a sneak peek at DBS SPARKS Episode 6: 'New Beginnings'. DBS is so thoughtful to have prepared binge boxes for all attendees while watching the SPARKS mini-series.
To watch the episodes of the mini-series, including the current episodes - go here! https://www.dbs.com/spark/index/en_sg/sparks-miniseries.html
Through this mini-series, DBS hopes to convey the true meaning of banking, whereby to change the perception that banking is only about transactions. DBS believes in going the extra mile for customers so that they can achieve their dreams and get more out of life. To make things happen, while leaving customers with the time and space to do what matters the most.
Since the launch in February 2016, DBS introduced Sparks Episodes 1-5 and their trailers have garnered more than 42 million views and over 1.7 million digital engagements across the region.
Sparks, by DBS, is an industry-first mini-series that follows a group of young bankers as they juggle between their work and their personal lives. Inspired by true stories, they challenge the status quo to go above and beyond when solving unusual client challenges conversations and meaningful experiences.
The latest episode 6 launches today on the 17th of March 2017. This series was inspired by the true story of Zaya Learning Labs, and throughout the episode, it shows you how a social enterprise makes use of technology and innovation to bring education to children in low-income communities. This episode depicts the challenges Zaya faces as it challenges the current the education landscape and closes the educational gap to provide world-class learning to such communities. Zaya Learning Labs was the grand prize winner in the inaugural DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia.
Apart from the preview of the latest episode, there was a panellist session too. meet 'n' greet - Neil D’Souza, Founder of Zaya Learning Labs, Dr Alex Lin, Head of SGInnovate, DBS Business Class Advisor, Gillian Tee, Co-founder and CEO of Homage and David Pong, Co-founder of WateROAM.
I was inspired by the panellists, as they shared with us on how their innovation came about, the challenges they faced and how social enterprises helped them to fulfil their dreams.
Watch Sparks, and through these industry-first mini series, DBS hopes to spark new ideas and possibilities. Like the line from Walt Disney says, 'All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them!'