Transformation Talk | 30 November 2021

The Story of DBS Bank: Lessons from a World-Class Digital Transformation

Robin Speculand shares how DBS Bank transformed from a traditional bank to the world’s best by leveraging digitalization

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DBS has been awarded the title of World’s Best Bank for the past three years and ranked among the top ten digital transformations of the past decade by Harvard Business Review. Speculand shares intriguing lessons, best practices and stories stemming from three years of research for his book, World’s Best Bank: A Strategic Guide to Digital Transformation.


Robin Speculand is driven to transform strategy implementation globally by inspiring leaders to adopt a different mindset and approach. The founder of three companies and three business associations, Robin is CEO of Bridges Business Consultancy Int. and co-founder of the Strategy Implementation Institute and the Ticking Clock Guys.

He has been recently co-nominated with Piyush Gupta, CEO of DBS Bank, for the Thinkers50 “Ideas into Practice Award, and announced as the winner of the "Business Strategist" Singapore 2021-22 by Prestige.

Robin is also a TEDx presenter and facilitator for IMD, Duke CE, and Singapore Management University, and a prolific best-selling author. He has authored six books including Excellent in Execution and World’s Best Bank: A Strategic Guide to Digital Transformation.

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