Transit: Distillation - Big Data Week 2014 Opening Party


When: Fri, May 2, 7pm – 10pm, 2014
Where: VLT, Ground Level, Block A, Menara Mustapha Kamal, PJ Trade Centre, Jalan PJU 8/8A, Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Registration | Venue

It's Big Data Week! Transit: Distillation is back again this year! Enter the secret VLT location and chill out on a Friday night. In honour of the power and potential of big data, join us and meet new people, distill ideas, talk art + music and gain more insights about how big data is used in a few of the top digital companies in Malaysia. Debuts:
  • Experian - Check your credit report
  • Kakao Talk - Crystal clear calls at no cost
  • Zalora Malaysia - Online fashion shopping destination
  • Ensurvey - Making questions & answers fun
  • Zeno Group - Communications agency
  • Service Clicks - Services you need from people you trust
  • MileHighSounds - Music and audio production

Big Week Data 2014 Kuala Lumpur Events
May 2  Transit:KL – Distillation BigDataWeek opening party
May 5  Get Started Guide with R! Introduction to big data and analytics
May 5  Big Data Discovery Hackathon Making data meaningful
May 6  Big Data: Endless Possibilities Making Big Data work
May 7  Making Sense of Journalism through Big Data Using data for investigative journalism
May 7  Mining FB to Discover Yourself Discover your Facebook self and your social life
May 7  Malaysia’s Contribution to Advancing Big Data Seven local Big Data companies
May 7  Creating More Headroom for your Big Data Apply Big Data to storage
May 8  Large-scale File Systems for Big Data Analytics The Lustre file system and Hadoop
May 8  Big Data Information Retrieval and Representation Telco big data sharing by TM
May 8  Mining Big Data: A How-To  Experience state-of-the-art  methods for mining Big Data
May 9  Business Analysis Application Building Workshop Business analysis apps in half a day
May 9  Big Data Hackathon 2014! Connect your big ideas with big data

DNA Disrupt: Leadership Lessons from Startups


When: Wed, April 23, 5:30pm – 8:30pm, 2013
Where: Plug & Play, Level 7, The Gardens South Tower, Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free Sold Out
Info: Article | Update | Registration

How does a startup founder be both leader and manager to his team? Is the combination a recipe for disaster or can one navigate to safety? The 17th instalment of Disrupt brings us up close and personal with the leadership and management challenges startups face as they try to run as fast as possible to gain traction, and attract talent and money. Panelists:
  • Cheryl Yeo, CEO, MaGIC 
  • Azrul Rahim, Partner, 8Capita, 
  • Aaron Gill, CTO, GrabTaxi 

SME BizFest 2014: Innovate to Dominate


When: Thu, April 24, 9:30am – 5:00pm, 2014
Where: Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Registration [Slow website]

SME BizFest™ is a renowned annual event showcasing the best and latest business and ICT solutions for SMEs. Highlights of the event include conferences and exhibitions that offer business education and tips; business networking opportunities; and affordable ICT solutions. Conference topics:
  • Business Made Easier with ICT Solutions - Mohamad Yusman Ammeran, GM, TM 
  • GST: Get Smart - SM Thanneermalai, President, Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia
  • Skyrocketeing Your Business - Marco Robinson, Naked Restaurant
  • Branding: Supercharge Your Strategy - Fadzarudin Anuar, Founder, Fashion Valet 
  • Awaken The Spirit of Entrepreneurship - Datuk Dr. Maznah Hamid, Securiforce 
This event will also be held in Johor Bahru (7 May), Penang (23 May) and Kuching (19 June).

[SG] Woomentum: Crowd Fund Her Live!

When: Tue, April 22, 7:00pm – 9:30pm, 2014
Where: The Hub, 113 Somerset Road, Singapore
Admission: SGD 20
Info: Event | Tickets

Crowdfund Her Live! will host women entrepreneurs pitching to a passionate crowd. The crowd will be doing the same exercise usually done on online crowdfunding platforms but live! So if you are emotionally moved by the projects or intellectually stimulated by the innovative ideas, you can pledge on the spot.

What will you be pledging? You will be pledging money and/or time. What will you get in return? A set of rewards depending on the amounts pledged.

We will also have three amazing and inspiring women panelists who will come on board to share their success in business and in technology and to share their experience in funding their ventures. Join us for a fun evening where we get inspired and celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation…and most importantly celebrate Women in Action!

[SG] Internet of Things IoT Asia 2014

When: Mon, April 21, 10am – Tue, April 22, 11am, 2014
Where" MAX Atria Gallery, Singapore Expo Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore
Admission: SGD 350 (Consumer), SGD 680 (Industry)
Info: Event | Programme | Registration

IoT & M2M holds the promise of not only shaking up the way in which businesses, industries, governments and even societies operate in the future, but also the potential of significant advantages in efficiency and productivity.

Internet of Things (IoT) Asia 2014 is the first Asian IoT / M2M event dedicated to showcasing IoT and M2M turnkey solutions and technologies to businesses seeking to tap into the potential of such innovations to grow their business.

Topics include:
  • Introduction to M2M and the Internet of Things - Jim Morrish, Machina Research
  • Implications of Riding the IoT Wave - Richard Lisa, Intel
  • Getting "Everything" to Happen - Michael Boland, Cisco
  • A District-Wide IoT Implementation - Dr Eva Yuen, IDEAS Institute, Taiwan
  • Beyond M2M: the Future of Manufacturing - David Tan, Bosch
  • IoT Applications in Logistics - Lim Chee Kean, Ascent Solutions

What is IoT? 
Internet of Things is the independent communication between objects that help to optimize operations, reduce costs, boost productivity and improve lives.

What is M2M? 
Machine-to-machine (M2M) connects objects, with sensor and connection capability for data collection, wirelessly to the internet. This allows them to communicate with people and with each other, opening up a range of possibilities for how businesses can carry out their operations.

Barcamp Penang 2014

When: Sat, May 17, 8am – 6pm, 2014
Where: INTI Penang 1-Z, Lebuh Bukit Jambul , Penang Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Registration | Venue

BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from attendees. When you come, be prepared to share with BarCampers. When you leave, be prepared to share it with the world. Its for, everyone of you!

MAD-SUN Penang Challenge

When: Sat, May 10, 10am – 6pm, 2014
Where: Work Palette, 11 Medan Maktab, Pulau Tikus, Penang, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Application | Venue

The MAD­-SUN pitching platform is created for early­ stage startups and entrepreneurs who have ideas, products, schemes, plans, designs and proposals but lack certain factors like seed funding, network and knowledge to accelerate their business. Selected ideas of this upcoming pitching challenge will be awarded the incubation program under the MAD-­SUN Startup Program with investment opportunities of up to USD 10,000 per project.

Webcamp Penang #2

When: Wed, April 23, 7pm – 10pm, 2014
Where: Piktochart, 1-20-1, Suntech@ Penang Cybercity, Bayan Baru Penang, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Tickets | Venue

The 1st Webcamp Penang was a success and we hope this one will be even better! There will be 3 different tracks:
  • Developers
  • Designers (co-organized with Jack in the Box)
  • Growth Hackers (how to achieve growth for your business in a smart way).
It does not matter how advanced you are on the topic ("I have no programming skills" or "I am design-blind") so you are more than welcome to come, explore and hopefully learn and get inspired.

Cycling Through The Globe

When: Fri, April 18, 2:00pm – 4:30pm, 2014
Where: Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia, Unit E001, Block 3440, Enterprise Building 1 Jalan Teknokrat 3, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free

Yayasan Innovasi Malaysia (YIM, The Malaysian Innovation Foundation) proudly presents the 3rd Teh Tarik Talk - Cycling Through The Globe: My Journey of Passion  featuring Fanch Dodeur and Barth Péron of Geocyclab, a mobile artistic laboratory. To RSVP, e-mail to azwan@yim.my or call +603.8319.1714.

Preparing Your Business for a Dawn Raid

When: Tue, April 22, 8:30am – 2:00pm, 2014
Where: Wisma FMM, No. 3 Persiaran Dagang, Bandar Sri Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 350
Brochure: FMM

Competition authorities around the world are empowered to search company premises looking for evidence of a competition law infringement. Such search and seizure is commonly known as a dawn raid.

The Malaysian Competition Commission (MyCC) has dawn raid powers provided under Sections 25 and 26 of the Competition Act 2010 which it can use during an investigation.  The seminar will explain:
  • When a dawn raid might occur
  • The powers the MyCC have under the Competition Act, including power to search and seize computers, management meeting records, board minutes, files, diaries, mobile phones etc.
  • How the powers are likely to work in practice
  • Your rights and obligations during a dawn raid, including legal privilege, confidentiality and the offences that can be committed for obstructing the search
  • What to do after an MyCC search has been completed 
  • What you can do to prepare your business for a dawn raid before it happens

Speaker Rachel Burgess is a Director of Amicitia, a Malaysian consultancy services company which offers specialist competition law and compliance training and advice. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the Queensland University of Technology and is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the Courts of England and Wales.

Photo for dramatic effect only.

Enterprise Ignite Accelerator: GLC Edition

When: Sat, April 26, 9am – Sun, April 27, 1pm, 2014
Where: MaGIC, Persiaran APEC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: 1337

Got a product idea that will connect well with government linked companies? Our collaborative 3-month accelerator programme will grant you exclusive access to GLCs, mentorship, funding, and more!

Enterprise Ignite: GLC Edition is a programme created exclusively for innovative technologies that can be deployed at some of Malaysias leading GLCs. It is a collaborative 3-month accelerator programme which provides a select number of startups mentorship from GLC business stakeholders, training, working space, and funding to pilot and validate new industry innovations.

Enterprise Ignite: GLC Edition focuses on early to mid-stage startups that are building solutions in the following areas, among others: Transportation, Healthcare, Education, Real Estate, Telco, Utility.

Activities:
  • Sharing GLC representatives: Cyberview, SPAD, MRT, TM, MMU etc (Sat, 26 April)
  • Pitching session by Startups - (10 minutes allocated per team) (Sun, 27 April)
To register as an audience member or to pitch, go to the bottom of the event page and click on Reserve a Seat or Let Me Pitch.

Water Security Summit Asia 2014


When: Wed, April 23, 8:30am – Thu, April 24, 5:00pm, 2014
Where: Putrajaya International Convention Centre, Putrajaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free (most categories) - USD 500 (corporate institutions)
Info: Event | Registration | Agenda

Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) brings together leading experts in water security, including policy makers, researchers, development agencies, NGOs and the private sector, to share ideas on how to develop more effective policies to improve sustainable water management, economic opportunities and water related disaster relief in the Asia Pacific region. Topics include:
  • Green Growth and Sustainable Water and Energy Development
  • Trends and Innovations in Water Resources Management
  • National Water Resources Policy: Ensuring Water Security in Malaysia
  • Efficient Water Use in Agriculture
  • Sustainable Urban Water Management
  • Challenges and Solutions to Achieving Optimum NRW Levels
  • Pitch Tank (pitching water solutions to procurement professionals)

Ladybower Reservoir, Derbyshire, England. Photo: amusingplanet.com

Kuala Lumpur Trade & Copyright Centre KLTCC 2014


When: Tue, April 22, 10am – Thu, April 24, 4pm, 2014
Where:  Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 50
Info: EventSeminars | ExhibitorsRegistration

The biggest copyright trade fair in Southeast Asia is now opened to publishers, agents, authors and copyright owners. Whether you are here to buy or sell, KLTCC has a lot to offer you. Publishers and licensors and those looking for new content have been coming continuously for the past few years.
  • Translation Rights : A Ready And Big Market
  • Sourcing Of Copyrights Or Book Packager: High Quality And Competitive Price
  • Movie & Tv: A Wealth Of Materials
  • Animation: Cross Licensing & Merchandising
Professional Programme:
  • Books To Movies -  Firdaus Hussamuddin, Director, Kumpulan Media Karangkraf
  • Regional Trends In Book Publishing - Rakesh Khanna, Owner, Blaft Publications
  • Managing Copyright By Education - Caroline Morgan, GM, Copyright Agency, Aust
  • E-books - Mr Faiz Al-shahab, e-sentral.com
  • Authors, Literary Agents & Talent Scouts - Linda Tan, Director, Yusof Gajah Lingard Literary Agency
  • Children’s Books For Children’s Needs - Redza Khairuddin, President, International Board On Books For Young People 
  • Trading Rights In The Global Arena - Kotabuku

KL Publishing & Rights Conference KLPRC 2014
When: Mon, April 21, 8:30am – 6pm, 2014
Where:  Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 1200
Info Event | ProgrammeRegistration

The Kuala Lumpur Publishing & Rights Conference is back in its second year, with industry experts covering topics on creating wealth from content, digital rights, international IPR business, and strategic transformation of academic contents for the international market:
  • Creating Wealth From Content – Dato' Hussamuddin Haji Yaacu, Karangkraf et al
  • Digital First Publishing: A New Model - Honey C. De Peralta, Flipside Content
  • IP And Brand Development For Publishers - Eric Huang, Director, Made In Me, UK
  • Market Focus: Vietnam - Vũ Thị Quỳnh Liên, Rights Manager, Kim Dong Publishing
  • Strategic Transformation Of Academic Content For The International Market  - Peter Schoppert, NUS
  • New Models And Opportunities In Children's Book Publishing - Panel

The Secrets to Success on Social Media

When: Thu, April 24, 2am – 3am, 2014
Where: Webinar
Admission: Free
Info: Hubspot

Join the world's largest webinar and learn from the experts how you can improve your social media presence to beat your competition. During this webinar, you will learn:
  • How to get more followers for free
  • What content you should post to get more organic engagement
  • How to get people to share your content on their profiles
  • How to target the right audience and get the most relevant traffic
  • How to avoid wasting money on ads
Start the conversation now and ask your own questions with hashtag #WLW14. Speakers:
  • Jed Clevenger, Global Head of SMB Channel Marketing, Facebook
  • Russ Laraway, Senior SMB Director, Twitter
  • Scott Engelman, Head of Online Marketing, LinkedIn
  • Dan Zarrella, Social Media Scientist, HubSpot (Host)
[SMB is Small and Medium Businesses, similar to SME locally.]

CEDAR SME BizTalk 2014


When: Wed, April 30, 9am – 12pm, 2014
Where: Menara SME Bank, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Brochure | Venue

Knowledge sharing of findings of CEDAR (Centre for Entrepreneur Development and Research)'s market studies on the opportunities and challenges in wholesale, retail, tourism, education, oil & gas, healthcare and green technology. Find out more about entrepreneur financing, NKEA business opportunities and beyond.

Dynamic Manufacturing: Achieving Higher Performance


When: Tue, April 22, 8:30am – 2:00pm, 2014
Where: Wisma FMM, Bandar Sri Damansara, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Registration

[Dynamic Manufacturing : Achieving Higher Performance for Business Breakthrough] Join FMM (Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers) to find out how to: optimise supply chain across your ecosystem, empower workforce productivity and collaboration, and foster greater customer experience to spur operational excellence and business growth. Topics (abbreviated):
  • Dynamic Manufacturing - Sundi Aiyer, ex McKinsey, Capgemini, Ernst & Young
  • Optimizing Supply Chain Ecosystem - Tung Yoke Ho, Associate Director, NCS
  • Enhancing Productivity with ERP and Microsoft Dynamics - Microsoft
  • Fostering Greater Customer Experience with Microsoft - Sathya Pradeep, NCS
Free for FMM members, non-members check with Lilly or Angelina @ +603.6286.7200.

SME Corp: Incentive for Mergers & Acquisitions


When: Wed, April 16, 9:30am – 11:00am, 2014
Where: Dewan Mahkota, SME Corp, Platinum Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free

SME Corp. Malaysia Pocket Talk : Incentive for Merger & Acquisition (M&A) of SME Providers. Enquiries: syamsidar@smecorp.gov.my. The new Incentive for Merger and Acquisition (M&A) of Small and Medium Service Providers was launched by Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry on 14 February 2014, aimed at enhancing the competitiveness of the domestic service providers.

Young Corporate Malaysians: Nazir Razak

When: Wed, April 16, 7pm – 10pm, 2014
Where: Hilton Hotel, Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Registration

Dato’ Sri Nazir Razak is the Group Chief Executive/Managing Director of the CIMB Group. Under Dato’ Sri Nazir’s stewardship, CIMB has won many awards including best investment bank and best Islamic bank in Asia and best bank in Malaysia. Dato’ Sri Nazir himself has been recognized as Malaysia’s top executive/ CEO on several occasions. He was the youngest recipient of FinanceAsia’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 and was also awarded Euromoney’s 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Asian financial markets. Dato’ Sri Nazir graduated from the University of Bristol with a Bachelor of Science and obtained a Masters of Philosophy from the University of Cambridge.

Trademark Registration in Malaysia


When: Tue, April 15, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, 2014
Where: Smart Franchise Partner, 1-2 Jalan PJS 8/12A, Dataran Mentari, Subang Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Venue

This talk is intended to give you a better overivew of trade marks. If you currently own a trade mar or planning to register a trade mark of yours, join us and explore the value of trade marks. Topics include:
  • Basics of trademarks
  • Importance of having a trademark
  • Registrable and non-registrable marks
  • Why you need to protect your mark
  • The commercial value of trademarks
RSVP by texting your name, mobile number and email to +6019.2233.544

[SG] Airbnb: Building For Global Growth

When: Wed, April 16, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, 2014
Where: Hood Bar and Cafe, Bugis+, #05-07, Singapore
Admission: SGD 20
Tickets: EventBrite

[e27 Founders Drinks April 2014: Building For Global Growth] How do you create a product that's used in 192 countries across 34,000 cities? Learn from three superstars of community marketplace, Airbnb, as they share how they created a global product that has over 600,000+ listings worldwide, and helped over 11 million guests with their short-term accommodation needs.
  • Predictive Pricing - Dan Hill, Product Lead, Airbnb 
  • Internationalizing Airbnb - Jason Katz Brown, Software Engineer, Airbnb 
  • Growth and Virality at Airbnb - Gustaf Alstromer, Product Manager, Airbnb 

[SG] 20 Hottest Startups of 2014

When: Wed, April 16, 9am – 1pm, 2014
Where: InterContinental Hotel, Singapore
Admission: SGD 95
Info: Event | Registration

The 20 Hottest Startups of 2014 featured up-and-coming companies which were able to make their business flourish from from initial funding that ranges from SGD 47,500 to SGD 9M. Some were spin-off companies from top local universities while a few were co-founded by expatriates. Come and join with us over lunch and meet the founders of these interesting startups and discuss with us some pressing issues in the industry. Topics include:
  • What are interesting trends of new startups in SEA?
  • How to master the art of raising funds from the seed stage to VC stage?
  • Should founders step down for full-time CEOs?
  • How can startups win the war for talents?
  • Recruiting new customers in e-commerce

[ Snapshot ] BicycleMap, StartupWeekend, Photography

Bicycle Map Project. 5 April 2014 @ Five Arts Centre. Photo: Seang Nee & studio25.my

StartupWeekend. 12 April 2014 @ Hong Kong Cocoon. Photo: hkcocoon.org

Creative Mornings Singapore with Kevin Ou. 21 March 2014 @ The Hub. Photo: Jacqueline Chang

Flight 370: Lessons in Crisis Communications


When: Thu, April 17, 3pm – 5pm, 2014
Where: Art Gallery, Level 5, Chancellory Building, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free Wait List
Info: Registration | Venue

Malaysia is under international scrutiny. In the age of the 24-hour news cycle, what can PR professionals take away from this? PR training and consultancy firm Intelectasia in collaboration with University Malaya has assembled a panel of experts to discuss the incident in depth, specifically from a crisis communications perspective.

Panelists
  • Jahabar Sadiq, CEO & Editor, The Malaysian Insider 
  • Khoo Hsu Chuang, Presenter & Producer, BFM 
  • Anbarasu Sundram,  Ex Manager Media Relations, Malaysian Airlines 
  • Julian Matthews, Social Media Strategist, Trinetizen 
  • Dr. Balakrishnan, Senior Lecturer, University Malaya 
Moderators
  • Manminder Kaur, CEO & Crisis Communication Strategist, Intelectasia
  • Puspavathy Ramaloo, COO & Crisis Communication Specialist, Intelectasia 
Invited Guests
  • Datuk Ibrahim Yahaya, CEO, Bernama TV
  • Datuk Karam Singh Walia, Senior Journalist, TV3
  • Halim Mohamed, Senior Journalist, TV3
  • Charles Mohan, Ex Assignment Editor, NTV7
  • Tham Seen Hau, Senior Executive Producer, KiniTV
  • Foreign Correspondents Club Malaysia
Due to limited space, there are only 100 places available. Please RSVP your attendance.

RSOG: Strengthening Crisis Communications

When: Fri, April 18, 9:30am – 12:30pm, 2014
Where: Razak School of Government, Persiaran Perdana, Putrajaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Registration | Venue

When a major incident happens, the manner for which an organization responds can have a significant impact on its public reputation. This half day seminar aims to expose participants with the fundamentals of effective crisis communication in ensuring the intended message gets through to the public in a desired manner. Presenter Ethan Becker is a speech coach and trainer with the The Speech Improvement Company. Enquiries: luqman@rsog.com.my.

Charity Luncheon: What is Your Dream?

When: Thu, April 17, 1:30pm – 3:00pm, 2014
Where: Cantaloupe at Troika Sky Dining, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 300
Info: Event | Venue

We will be hosting a lunch date to soft launch the book What is Your Dream? and to support IDEAS Academy, a secondary school for under-privileged children founded by guest of honour - Tunku Abidin Tuanku Muhriz  The luncheon  is inclusive of an 8 course lunch and a brand new hardback of the book. [Note: the hyperlink to IDEAS Academy is speculative.]

We are also collecting new or good condition second hand children book's for IDEA Academy on that day as well and this collection will go on right into Happy Hour so please if you cannot make lunch do come and have a drink and drop some books off and maybe get a copy of What is your Dream.

If you have no time to buy books we are quite happy to purchase on your behalf or you can donate money directly to IDEAS towards their children's library.

Troika Sky Dining, Photo: TheYumList.

Ideas Agent Meetup 3.0 - Eyes Wide Open

When: Sun, April 20, 2pm – 5pm, 2014
Where: Stage 2, PenangPAC, Penang, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 15
Info: Event | Tickets

Ideas Agent Meetup (IAM) aims at providing meeting ground for creative and innovative individuals. With the theme Eyes Wide Open, we seek to expand the vision of our community and expose them to awe-inspiring ideas. This time around we will have a very diverse pool of speakers with brilliant ideas and have them here to challenge and enrich our perspectives in an awesome theatre setting. [A TEDx like event.]

Writers Club KL - Draftspace: Letters


When: Sat, April 12, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Where: The Grumpy Cyclist 36, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

This April, we at WritersClubKL would like to bring back the art of letter writing by dedicating Draftspace to letters. So write to whoever, about whatever and for those who are lost for words, there will also be a short workshop on, well, letters. Admission is free but please RSVP by 10th April [late publication but you can still try] by sending us an email at writersclubkl@gmail.com.

Doing Business Across Borders


When: Sat, April 12, 8am – 6pm, 2014
Where: Best Western Premier Dua Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 248
Info: ExecutiveWorkPlace

Meet business people with intimate insights and knowledge on "doing business in China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil. Bring your business up the next level by gaining insights into how companies strategize globally but execute locally par excellence. Get connected with experts on how to deal with real world execution issues. Speakers:
  • Lucille Wu, President, Intelligent Manpower Group, Taiwan
  • Mohamad Abu Bakar, ex Director, Human Resources, Nestle MY/SG
  • Federico Tomareilli, MAIT S.p.A, Italy 
  • Daniel Liu, Managing Director,  Dynamic Resource, China 
  • Mitch Tomizawa, Senior Company Advisor, Japan
  • Duff Watkins, Managing Director, ExecSearch International, Australia 
  • Dr Benchalak, Managing Director, AsiaPAC Consulting, Thailand

Intellectual Property Teh Tarik Session

When: Mon, April 14, 9:00am – 12:30pm, 2014
Where: MyIPO, Level 12A, Tower B, Menara UOA Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Registration: EventBrite

[MyIPO IP Teh Tarik Session] This event is part of MyIPO strategy to develop a IP ecosystem based on IP three pillars: valuation, marketplace and financing. It is designed for technology based companies as IP is a vital asset and often one of the key asset evaluated and therefore cannot be ignored or left unprotected. Topics:
  • The Government's IP Valuation Initiative - Fatimah Rohada Dahalan, Head of Patent Examination, MyIPO 
  • The Value of an IP Right - Dato' Lay Wai Seang, Director, Valuation, MyIPO 
  • Is Your IP at Risk? Checklist for Risk Management - Abdul Razak Shakor, Managing Director, Esperanza
  • We have done it! A case student of a company that completed an IP Valuation

Innovation, Passion and Optimism


When: Thu, April 10, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, 2014
Where: Blac-n-Whyt, 18B, Jalan Diplomatik 2/1, Putrajaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

[Finding INNO - Raising Capital, Creating Value] Innovation, Passion and Optimism are the 3 ingredients you need to be successful, solve people's problems, and help make the world a better place for everyone.

Finding Inno is a platform where you can present your idea and make it happen. This is where innovative solutions to problems are found. You will be given 3 minutes to share your passion and another 3 minutes to answer any challenge questions from the panel advisers. The audience will then vote for the best pitcher.

Spotted via Blac-n-Whyt, an accelerator and the venue provider.

Get Hired: StartUp & CEO Forums

Start Up Forum
When: Tue, April 15, 10am – 5pm, 2014
Where: Hall 2, Graduate Centre, Sunway University, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free | Info: Event

Get yourselves geared up to face the real world challenges to secure your dream job! Panel:
  • Nizran Noordin, CEO, Taximonger Mobile App 
  • John Tong, Co-Founder, Start-Up Street Malaysia & Nano Cards 
  • Vilsonm Wong, CEO, FRAME IT!

CEO Forum
When: Wed, April 16, 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Where: Hall 3, Graduate Centre, Sunway University, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free | Info: Event

Top CEOs and managers from large MNCs will be sharing their experiences and shedding some light on the topic of leadership in this exciting forum. Speakers:
  • Zarif Munir, Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
  • Anthony Matis, General Manager, CPA Australia
  • Adrian Lee, Audit Partner, KPMG
[For undergraduates and fresh graduates only. Enquiries: Kelley Lee +603.7491.8622 x 8021]


[SG] Smart Technologies for Your Growing Business

When: Wed, April 23, 9am – Thu, April 24, 5pm, 2014
Where: Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore
Admission: Free [Exhibition] - SGD 5,075 [Full Package]
Info: Brochure [Registration required for download]

[Singapore's annual technology megashow. This is a trade event, not a consumer fair.] This show is an opportunity to explore latest innovations, discover cutting-edge smart technologies and gain valuable insights to better plan your revenue-generating activities for the year ahead.
Each event has a registration page. Enquiries: christine.lee@terrapinn.com

Startup Grind: Ai Ching, Piktochart


When: Thu, April 10, 7pm – 10pm, 2014
Where: Says.com, 7.08B, 1 Tech Park, Tanjung Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 14
Info: Tickets | Venue

Ai Ching is Co-Founder and CEO of Piktochart, the online tool that allows non-designers to easily create infographics that are personalized for their individual needs. Piktochart has long crossed the line of 400k users and has an ambitious growth strategy.

Startup Grind is a global startup community educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 80 cities and 35 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

[SG] Decoded Fashion Meetup

When: Thu, April 10, 7pm – 10pm, 2014
Where: Microsoft Singapore, Level 21, Auditorium, One Marina Boulevard, Singapore
Admission: Free
Tickets: Peatix

[Decoded Fashion Meetup: Singapore] Decoded Fashion originated in London and has since become a massive international movement. Decoded Fashion Meetups feature discussions and demos centered around the different topics and challenges facing the fashion, retail and publishing industries. The theme for the evening is: Fashion & Tech - The Next 5 Years. [Via Singapore Startup Digest]

Speakers
Showcase
  • Shopspot - Makes buying and selling items as easy as tweeting.
  • Viscovery - Search for information using camera phones.
Oorganizers
Sponsors
  • Microsoft Singapore
  • Tucher Beer 

Kickstart: Dick Chua, Film Director

When: Tue, April 8, 7:30pm – 10:30pm, 2014
Where: Mindvalley, A-29-12 UOA Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Tickets: EventBrite

Dick Chua is Film Director at D1 Productions, and winner, BMW Shorties 2012. He studied 3D Animation at The One Academy and Film Production at the Vancouver Film School, Canada.