[ Snapshot ] Behance, YouthFest, FanFest

Behance Review, 16 May 2015 @ The House, Penang. Photo: fb/bereviewspenang

Volunteers @ Putrajaya Youth Festival 2015. 24 May 2015 @ Putrajaya. Photo: fb/1m4u.1m4youth

Youtube FanFest 2015, 24 May 2015 @ Scape, Singapore. Photo: fb/scapesg

Google I/O 2015: Google Photos

When: Thu-Fri, 28-29 March 2015
Where: Moscone Centre West, San Francisco, United States
Admission: USD 900
Info: Event | Venue | Keynote | Day1 1 2 3 Day2 1 2 3

[This is a post event report.] Google I/O is an annual software developer-focused conference held by Google. Google I/O features highly technical, in-depth sessions focused on building web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open web technologies such as Android, Chrome, APIs, Web Toolkit, App Engine, and more. Though primarily a developer's conference, the consumer highlight for 2015 is Google's new photo app Google Photos, featuring:
  • Image Analysis - Automatically categorizes photos by persons, places, items etc.
  • Visual Search - Eg. Show me all photos of me with my pet cat, Kuching Happy.
  • Free Cloud Storage - of up to 15GB, and max 16MP photos and 1080p videos.
Get Google Photos here:
  • Link Android: Google Play
  • Link iOS: iTunes
  • Link: Web: Google Photos
For the web version, you might be surprised what photos Google has already uploaded for you if you use an Android device. Other highlights of Google I/O 2015 are:
  • Permissions - If an app wants to, say retrieve your identity or listen to your calls, Android will prompt you immediately. Presently, you would just click through a whole slate of permissions once during installation.
  • Android Pay - Challenger to Apple Pay, successor to Google Wallet.
  • Chrome Tab - When you click on an article in Facebook, Chrome will load faster.
  • Google on Tap - Contextutally intelligent, supercharged version of Clippy.
  • 360° Video - Rig up 16 GoPro cameras and Google will stitch the VR for you.
  • Smart Clothes - Touch sensitive fabrics: control your devices using your clothes
  • Modular Phone - Don't junk your phone, just upgrade that puny 1GB of RAM.
  • Password Less - Authenticate using your behaviour, not your password.
  • Micro Computer - The size of a SD card.
  • Touchless - No mouse, stylus, touchscreen - just radar.

Zia Haider Rahman: In The Light Of What We Know

When: Sat, May 30, 3pm – 5pm, 2015
Where: Nook. Aloft Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

[The Paperback Book Club Meetup] In The Light Of What We Know by Zia Haider Rahman is a bold, epic debut novel set during the war and financial crisis that defined the beginning of our century. One September morning, an investment banker, his career in collapse and his marriage unraveling, receives a surprise visitor at his West London townhouse. In the disheveled figure of a South Asian male carrying a backpack, the banker recognizes a long-lost friend, a mathematics prodigy who disappeared years earlier under mysterious circumstances. Revews [via Amazon]:
  • Wide-armed, hospitable, disputatious, worldly, cerebral. Ideas and provocations abound on every page - James Wood, The New Yorker
  • A unique work...bearing witness to much that is unspeakable in human relationships as in international relations, while it is also unknowable - Joyce Carol Oates, New York Review of Books
  • A strange and brilliant novel...I was surprised it didn't explode in my hands - Amitava Kumar, The New York Times Book Review
  • Bristling with ideas about mathematics and politics, history and religion... personal and political, epic and intensely moving - Alex Preston, The Guardian
  • An ambitious and extraordinary achievement...the book overflows with sparkling essays on free will, the perception of time, the nature of memory, maps, flags, etymology and the axioms of mathematics - Sunday Times, UK

Biji-Biji Workshop: Upcycled Purse from Plastic Bottles

When: Sun, May 31, 12pm – 1pm, 2015
Where: Atria Shopping Gallery, Jalan SS22/23, Damansara Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

Biji-biji Initiative is a social enterprise that aims to share progressive ideas with everyone. We champion sustainable living, reuse waste creatively and we love collaborative production. By using discarded materials, basic electronics and passive building techniques we aim to inspire our surrounding with fresh and fun approaches to sustainable living.

Come join us this weekend and  create an upcycled purse made from plastic bottles. Just bring along an open mind and we will take car of the rest. Get inspired by the things we throw away and learn how to look at waste from a different perspective with our very beautiful team mates, Ambika And Juliana. This Biji Biji workshop is free courtesy of [the new] Atria Shopping Gallery.

Link Fri    17:00  MaGIC Chill or Grill @ Cyberjaya
Link Fri    19:30  Incitement @ Penang
Link Fri    20:00  Indrani Kopal: The Game Changer
Link Sat   09:00  Royal Floria 2015 @ Putrajaya
Link Sat   09:00  AngelHack Pre-Hack @ Sunway
Link Sat   09:30  MaGIC Meteor.JS @ Cyberjaya
Link Sat   10:00  Big Kitchen Festival @ Dataran Merdeka
Link Sat   11:00  Open Government @ KL
Link Sat   14:00  TEDxWeldQuayWomen 2015 @ Penang
Link Sat   20:45  KualaLumpur PubCrawl @ BukitBintang
Link Sat   23:00  FA Cup Final Gathering @ Publika

MCMC Digital Empowerment: 360 Degree of Retail Transformation with Internet of Things

When: Tue, June 9, 8:00am – 2:30pm, 2015
Where: Level 21, MCMC Tower, Jalan Impact, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

You are cordially invited to the MCMC Digital Empowerment 360 Degree of Retail Transformation with Internet of Things Forum co-organized by
  • MCMC - Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission
  • MyClear - Malaysian Electronic Clearing Corporation bottom image
  • GS1 - [International barcode standards organisation] top image
  • MRA - Malaysia Retailers Association
  • MFA - Malaysian Franchise Association
  • Cyberview - Developer of Cyberjaya
together with Cisco, Intel, Tapway, Spotwerkz, Iconix, HID Global and other partners.

The objective of this forum is to promote awareness and showcase how digital empowerment adopting Internet of Things to transform a brick and mortar retail business into a 360 degree view of their customers, insights of their behavior and e-Payment solutions.

The experts will showcase live demo on smart retail application on your smart phone, efficient e-Payment solution, location based info/indoor analytics, big data analytics, how video analytics and contextual information that can help drive retail bottom line as well providing a new shopping experience and engaging to your customers and a better retailer’s in-house management.

The forum is also a great platform for networking with key retail market adopters and retailers, manufacturers/suppliers, telcos, vendors, system integrators and regulators. Admission is limited to 2 seats per company. For further information, contact DLMreg@cmc.gov.my or Jasmin +603.8688.8000.

The Sir John Monash Lecture: Arousal

When: Mon, June 8, 5:30pm – 8:00pm, 2015
Where: Auditorium 1, Monash University, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event  | Register | Venue

[Waking up the brain: Mechanisms of Central Nervous System Arousal] There are mechanisms in the brain that regulate mammalian behaviour for reproduction. Widespread among mammals and different between the male and female brain, these mechanisms could also have an impact on the physiology of the human libido.

These brain mechanisms for reproductive behaviours offer the organisational principles which supports all prosocial behaviours. Underlying sexual arousal and other specific forms of brain arousal, such as hunger or fear, links to a deeper biological force called the Generalised CNS Arousal.

Speaker Donald W. Pfaff is Professor at the Laboratory of Neurobiology and Behavior, The Rockefeller University. He graduated from Harvard College magna cum laude and received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor Pfaff received the 2005 Award for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing from the Association of American Publishers for his book titled Brain Arousal and Information Theory.

Tableau: Visual Analytics For Everyone

When: Wed, June 3, 1pm – 5pm, 2015
Where: Grand Ballroom, Aloft, Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

Tableau is data analysis that keeps you in the flow. It’s easy to learn, easy to use, and 10-100x faster than existing solutions. It’s built on breakthrough technology that translates pictures of data into optimized database queries. Use your natural ability to see patterns, identify trends and discover visual insights in seconds. No wizards, no scripts. We're excited to announce Tableau 9.0. Whether you're new to Tableau or a long-time fan, you'll get a chance to see the new features and get hands-on with the product.

[ Snapshot ] RailsGirls, Educators, CoffeeSpill

Rails Girls Beginners Workshop, 16 May 2015 @ ThreeSixty. Photo: railsgirlsmy.com

Educators Training, 20 May 2015 @ Google Malaysia. Photo: globalpeace.org.my

Coffee Spill with Rebecca Duckett-Wilkinson, 15 May 2015 @ Areca. Photo: fb/coffeespillpenang

Technology Convergence Conference 2015

When: Wed, June 10, 9am – 5:30pm, 2015
Where: Connexion@Nexus, Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free [50 Seats Added]
Info: Event | Register | Venue

MDeC invites you to the Technology Convergence Conference cum launching of Product Development & Commercialisation Fund (PCF) 2015. Come and discover the opportunities and potential of developing high impact products & services via today’s high impact technology areas – Big Data, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, E-Commerce, Security and Gamification. [Image for illustration only.] Topics:
  • Knowing Your Enemies in Big Data - Goh Su Sim, Security Advisor, F-Secure
  • Connected Lives: The Internet of Things - Ian Tan, Lecturer, MMU
  • The Rise of M-Commerce - Bikesh Lakhmichand, Founder, 1337 Ventures
  • Big Ideas Built on New Tech Platforms - Daniel Walters, Founder, Big Data MY
  • The Age of Machines - Deepak Ravindran, MD, Boston Consulting
  • RDCE Initiatives: PCF & Product Listing - Pak Mei Yuet, Head of RDC, MDeC
  • Monetising IP - Megha Anand, Patent Executive, KASS International
  • Technology Commercialisation Platform: HIP 2 - Biruntha Mooruthi, VP, Platcom
  • Public-Private Research Network - Syahira Hamidon, Head, Entpreneurship, MOE
  • AIM: Steinbeis Malaysia Foundation - Idjarmizuan Ibrahim, SVP, MTDC

Cyberjaya Cloud Computing 2015

When: Tue, June 2, 8:30am – 5:00pm, 2015
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

Join us at Cyberjaya Cloud Computing 2015 featuring interactive public forum with presentations from industry players and local cloud computing experts sharing their views on how businesses can leverage on cloud computing. [Image for illustration only.]
  • Cloud: Offering and Benefits to SMEs - Exabytes, Emerge, MAD
  • Maximize Your Business in the Cloud - Microsoft, Tech Mahindra, Google, NTT
  • Experience Sharing - Catch that Bus, Web Bytes, Google

Related Events
Link Thu  09:00 May 28  Azure Cloud Camp @ Amcorp Mall
Link Wed 09:00 Jun  10   Azure Cloud Summit @ KLCC

MSC Malaysia Cybercentre: Menara LGB

When: Thu, May 28, 9:30am – 2:00pm, 2015
Where: Menara LGB, Jalan Wan Kadir, TTDI, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Venue

Menara LGB is a new generation technologically sustainable luxury 31-storey Grade A
office building that pushes the envelope in design, amenities, services, infrastructure and aesthetics in Greater Kuala Lumpur. Designed by the multi award-winning architects Hijjas Kasturi & Associates, Menara LGB is a a fresh take on business, one that signifies dynamic growth combined with a balanced work life. Talks:
  • Introduction - Jayaraman Subramaniam, Digital Enablement, MDeC
  • ICON Initiative - Mohd Asrul Sulaiman, Digital Enablement, MDeC
  • Growing via Collaboration - Yusno Yunus, CEO, Evenesis
  • Games Accelerator - Jezamin Abdul Razak, Innovation Capital, MDeC
  • Learnpreneurs Make it Happen! - Rani Wemel, COO, LTT Global
  • Tour of Incubation and Data Centres
For more information, contact Vanita @ +6012.316.0394 | vanitha@vnetrc.com.my

#DMM360: Scale Your Online Business with a Data Driven Approach

When: Wed, May 27, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, 2015
Where: Vista Tower, The Intermark, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

Next up: How to scale your online business with a data driven approach. Fancy new venue, awesome new speaker and lots of new faces. Speaker is Pieter Van Den Eynde, Head of Marketing, Falcon Agency. Falcon Agency is SEA's largest digital conversion agency with offices and clients across the region:
  • Link iBuy - ASX: ensogo
  • Link Delivery Hero - largest global food-delivery company
  • Link FoodRunner - acquired by FoodPanda/Rocket Internet
  • Link Winetalk - Malaysia´s largets wine eCommerce website
  • Link WearYouWant - Thailand´s 2nd largest eCommerce website

Startup Grind: Grace Sai

When: Mon, May 25 Thu, Jun 11, 7pm – 10pm, 2015
Where: APW, Jalan Riong, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 20
Info: EventRegister | Venue

Malaysia born Grace Sai is the CEO and Co-Founder of The Hub Singapore. An ecosystem builder, she is a node for social entrepreneurship in Asia and speaks widely on that topic. She has shared her inputs with the Singapore Prime Minister’s Office, and is now advising the Malaysian government on a national social entrepreneurship strategy. Grace has an MBA with distinction from University of Oxford and is a Skoll Scholar. [Photo: todayonline.com]

This Week
Link Mon 12:30  Lunch with the (Johor born) Mayor of London @ KLCC (MYR 297)
Link Tue  09:00  ASEAN SME Showcase and Conference 2015 @ KLCC (MYR 350)
Link Wed 08:30  Asia E-Commerce Conference 2015 @ One World (MYR 1293)
Link Wed 08:30  Next Bank Asia 2015 @ Singapore (SGD 888)
Link Wed 18:30  Go Global with Amazon @ Cyberjaya
Link Thu  18:00  A Day in a Life of a Project Manager @ KLCC
Link Thu  18:00  Unlikely Yoda @ Cyberjaya
Link Thu  18:30  Pitch Off @ Cyberjaya
Link Thu  18:30  Agile Malaysia Meetup @ Mid Valley
Link Thu  19:00  TEDxKLWomen 2015 @ KLIA (MYR 150)
Link Thu  19:00  Webcamp @ Penang New
Link Thu  20:00  DrinkEntrepreneurs @ Sentral (MYR 20) New
Link Thu  23:00  Google I/O 2015 @ Cyberjaya, SubangJaya & Penang
Link Fri    10:00  Gerak Usahawan 2015 @ Johor Bahru
Link Fri    17:00  MaGIC Chill or Grill @ Cyberjaya New
Link Fri    19:30  Incitement @ Penang
Link Sat   09:00  AngelHack Pre-Hack @ Sunway New
Link Sat   09:30  MaGIC Meteor.JS @ Cyberjaya (MYR 20)
Link Sat   11:00  Open Government @ KL New
Link Sat   14:00  TEDxWeldQuayWomen 2015 @ Penang (MYR 60)

KL Big Kitchen Festival 2015

When: Fri, May 29, 10am – Sun, May 31, 8pm
Where: Royal Selangor Club, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Event | FB | Venue [Merdeka Square]

The KL Big Kitchen Festival 2015 is a fun-filled 3-day festival that will satiate the foodie in you! With more than just appetizing food, there will be a host of lifestyle & cultural performances and exciting competitions for everyone. Visitors will have the opportunity to attend all the cooking workshops and demonstrations (based on a first-come, first-served basis as seats may be limited), listen to the gastronomic talks and be entertained by the cultural performances. Food items may be purchased using Kupang which are specially designed tokens that will replace the need for cash at the festival.

Chefs Norman Musa, Isadora Chai, Claire Ptak

Indrani Kopal: The Game Changer

When: Fri, May 29, 8pm – 10pm, 2015 [Next Weekend]
Where: @Kini, 9 Jalan 51/205A, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free [This is a screening, not a talk]
Info: Event | Venue

Indrani Kopal is a Malaysian documentary filmmaker and Fulbright Scholar. She is currently completing her Master of Fine Arts at Hofstra University, New York. She won Best Student Documentary with her film The Game Changer at the Cannes Film Festival recently. The documentary, about how art rehabilitated convicts, was made on a budget of USD 3,225 and has won a string of awards.

This Weekend
Link  Fri 08:00  UNESCO Malaysia Day 2015 @ Merdeka Square
Link  Fri 10:00  Putrajaya Youth Festival 2015 @ Putrajaya
Link  Fri 20:00  Incitement: A Film Maker & An Author @ Ipoh
Link Sat 10:00  Innovation Exhibition ITEX2015 @ KLCC

MaGIC: Go Global with Amazon

When: Wed, May 27, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, 2015
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malayisa
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

We will be discussing Amazon Global Selling and how sellers from Southeast Asia can grow their businesses by reaching more than 270 million active customer accounts worldwide on Amazon and leverage Fulfilment by Amazon to scale their businesses. The speakers are Zachary Chew, Regional Manager, ASEAN & ANZ, Amazon Global Selling, and Maia Qiu, Regional Manager, Amazon Singapore. [This is not Amazon cloud or bookstore, it's the ecommerce platform similar to Alibaba.]

Josh Lim's Tingling Thursdays: May 2015

When: Thu, May 21, 7pm – 3am, 2015
Where: Dukes & Duchess, TTDI, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

This isn't a noisy clubbing night nor a stuffy business networking thing - this is a get together over drinks for my friends, and friends of friends to get to meet nice new people for for friendships, partnerships or anything. Special guests:
• Izwan Abdullah, Mktg Manager, Avenue K
• Nastasha Charmaine, Actress
• Reuben Samuel, Founder, Mile High Sounds
• Yue-Jin Chong, Founder, Lifeline-Id.com
• Stephanie Wang, Model, Blogger
• Miss Alvy, Fashion Video Blogger
• Nabil Volkers, Fashion Designer
• Munirah Ashaari, Marketing Head, YCM
Photo: Host Josh Lim with guest Angeline Loo at a previous edition of Tingling Thursdays.

Nastaha Charmaine, Stephanie Wang, Nabil Volkers, Miss Alvy

Google I/O 2015 Extended

When: Fri, May 29, 12am – 8am, 2015
Where: Online | Cyberjaya | SubangJaya | Penang
Admission: Free
Info: Event | MMU | Centrus | Taylor's | Penang

Google I/O is for developers—the creative coders who are building what's next. Together we'll explore the latest in tech, mobile & beyond. I/O is two days of hands-on interaction with the latest technologies, inspirational talks and a few surprises in between. Talks on the first day (Fri May 29 early morning, MY time) include:
  • 12am Keynote
  • 3am   Coming Android Attraction: Interruptions
  • 4am   The Zen and Fengshui of Google Maps
  • 5am   Google Cast: Cast-tify Your App
  • 6am   Building an App in 5 Minutes with Firebase
  • 7am   Data Driven Online Learning with Course Builder
  • The talks above are Calendata's picks, the organizers will have their own.
  • The Penang event includes a hackathon, register here.
  • Start times @ Thu: MMU (10pm), Centrus (6pm), Taylor's (7pm), Penang (8pm)

Pre and Post Events
Link Thu 18:30 May 28  Agile Malaysia Meetup: Managing Problems @ Mid Valley
Link Fri   17:00 May 29  MaGIC Chill or Grill @ Cyberjaya

Star Outstanding Business Awards Workshops 2015

When: Thu, May 21, 8:30am – 1:00pm, 2015
Where: Star Northern Hub, 202 Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Register | Venue

The Star Outstanding Business Awards (SOBA) is all about recognising the best in Malaysian businesses. We return for the 6th year to honour local non-public listed organisations that have led the way with excellent business principles, ethics and practices. SOBA winners are testaments of high achievement and serve as a benchmark for others to emulate. Topics:
  • PG: Being An Innovative Entrepreneur - CC Ngei, MD. Feruni Ceramiche
  • PG: The Accidental Entrepreneur - Chan Kee Siak, CEO, Exabytes
  • PG: GST & Your Business, MD, Kalyx Consultants
  • IP:   Building & Sustaining a Green Organization - Brenda Heah, 3R Quest
  • KL: Building High Performance Teams - John Kam, CEO, D Jungle People
  • KL: Success Through Employee Engagement - Darien Mah, CEO, Forefront
  • KK: Building Internal Loyalty - Datuk Francis Goh, CEO, Kinsabina
The workshops will be held in Ipoh (28 May), Kuala Lumpur (4th June) and Kota Kinabalu (11th June).

Pitch Off: 3 Minute Pitch for MYR 3K

When: Thu, May 28, 6:30pm – 10:00pm, 2015
Where: Centrus, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

Want to pitch your startup in front of the Malaysia’s leading startup investors and accelerators? Want the most influential media to hear about your product? Want advice from executives of the Malaysia’s leading companies? Then you should apply come and pitch off! Our format is simple, you have 3 minutes. Explain why your idea is superior and sell it to us. If you are the best, selected by judges, then you walk away with MYR 3,000!. [This event is in conjunction with Unlikely Yoda.]

Other Startup Events Attention
Link 15 +30 Startups for Echelon Asia Summit 2015 (Closing: 25 May)
Link 40 Entrepreneurs for Stanford University (Closing: 31 May)
Link 20 Startups for Maybank Fintech Bootcamp (Closing: 29 May)

Fire Up Your Digital Marketing Strategy with Alibaba

When: Thu, May 21, 10am – 1pm, 2015
Where: PanPages HQ, Jalan PJS 11/8, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

How to generate quality leads from across the globe with Alibaba.com. Maximizing ROI with Alibaba.com. Learn about the key tools that differentiates Alibaba.com from the other ecommerce platforms. Speaker: Canne Xu, Country Manager, Alibaba.com

Other PanPages Events
Link Wed 13:00 May 20  Succeed with The Best: Google, Facebook. Alibaba @ PJ
Link Tue  10:00 May 26  Start with The Best: Internet Marketing Plaforms @ Klang
Link Wed 08:00 Jun 24  PanPages Digital SME Day 2015 @ Nexus (Medium: CN)

1 MET 3.0 Bootcamp 2015

When: Sat, May 23, 9am – Sun, May 24, 6pm, 2015
Where: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia
Admission: Free [aged 18-40 only]
Info: Event | Register

1 MET is an entrepreneurship bootcamp designed to sensitize nascent and first time entrepreneurs in the basics of entrepreneurship i.e. venture building. It is also suitable for entrepreneurs already owning small businesses and would like to learn the rudiments of venture building to enable them to rethink the direction of their respective businesses.

This Week
Link Tue  09:00  SME BizFest 2015 @ Penang
Link Tue  19:00  Mix n Fix: GrabTaxi and TEDxKL @ Sentul
Link Wed 13:00  Demystifying Data Journalism @ Singapore
Link Wed 19:00  F**kup Nights @ Singapore
Link Wed 19:30  YCM: Sime Darby President @ Intercontinental
Link Thu  07:30  AWS Summit @ Nexus
Link Thu  08:30  FMM ICT Conference 2015 @ Curve
Link Thu  09:00  Cedar Young Entrepreneurs Programme @ KL
Link Thu  10:00  Innovation Conference NICE 2015 @ KLCC
Link Fri    09:30  Choosing the Right Shopping Cart @ KLCC

Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2015

When: Sun, October 4, 2015, 4:30pm – 11:00pm, 2015
Where: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 60-100
Info: Event | Twitter | Facebook | Registration

The Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2015 will be held once again at the historic Dataran Merdeka. Every year, the marathon is taking a step forward to become a true community event and helping the Run For A Cause (RFAC) charity programme. Categories:
  • 42 km Full Marathon
  • 21 km Half Marathon
  • 10 km Run
  • 05 km Fun Run
  • 03 km Kids Dash
  • 01 km Kids Dash
[For the consideration of newbies and couch potatoes, the 5 km Fun Run route is shown above. You have a maximum of 60 minutes to complete the route, at an average pace of 5 kmh. For comparison, walking speed is around 5 kmh.]

Asean SME Showcase & Conference 2015

When: Tue, May 26, 9am – Thu, March 28, 5pm, 2015
Where: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free (Showcase & Talks) | MYR 350 (Conference)
Info: Event | Conference | Registration

The ASEAN SME Showcase 2015 is a world-class, intelligent, interactive platform for SMEs to showcase their products, services and technologies for the global market and seize global networking opportunities.

Pocket Talks [New]
  • Demystifying the US Visa Programme - Ministiry of Home Affairs
  • Doing Business in US is Easy - AMCHAM
  • Growth Dilemma of SMEs - Dr Jacky Cheung, HK Young Industrialists Council
  • Trade Clearance and Facilitation - KK Kwan, Custom & Excise, Hong Kong
  • ASEAN SME Policy Index - Anders Jonsson, OECD
  • Analytics for Online Strategies and Growth - Google
  • Sharing Experience by Online Entrpreneurs - Dato' Seri Hanni Borhan + Panel
  • International Council of Small Business - Dr Ayman El Tarabishy, ICSB
  • The Bottom Up Platform - Fazil Irwan Som, Head, WIEF Youth Leaders
  • Innovating the Brand Experience -  Fazli Hisahak, LittleTree Trading
Conference Topics [Updated]
  • Launch of ASEAN SME Showcase & Conference 2015
    • Tan Sri Dato' Haji Muhyiddin Yassin, DPM, Malaysia
  • Conversation with ASEAN Ministers for SME
  • SMEs as an Economic Power in ASEAN
    • Datuk Dr. Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria, Secretary General, MITI
    • Ted Tan, Deputy CEO, SPRING Singapore
    • Dr. Dionisius Narjoko, Economist, ERIA
    • Giuseppe Gramigna, Chief Economist, US Small Business Admin
    • Dr. Dewi Motik Pramono, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce
  • Empowering SMEs through Technology
    • Dato’ Yasmin Mahmood, CEO, MDeC
    • Pawoot Pongvitayapanu, President, Thai E-Commerce Association
    • Wee Choo Hua, Senior Director, PayPal
    • Matthew Driver, President of South East Asia, MasterCard
    • Jim O’Gara, President of South District, UPS
    • Azmal Yahya, CEO, ACASIA Communication
  • Luncheon Power Talk
    • Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Governor, BNM
  • Youth Entrepreneurs the Future of ASEAN
    • Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of Youth and Sports, Malaysia
    • Tengku Farith Rithaudden, Group CEO, Skali
    • Hendi Sentiono , CEO,  PT. Baba Rafi Indonesia
    • Vishen Lakhiani, CEO, Mindvalley
    • Lee Ching Wei, Co-founder, iMoney
  • Innovative and Inclusive Financing for MSMEs
    • Raiyo Nariman, Former Vice President, MBAN
    • Dr. Hamid Alavi, Former World Bank Consultant
    • Ashish Dave, Venture Capitalist
    • Dr. Julius Ceasar Parrenas, APEC Business Advisory Council
    • Qiu Yun, Head of Corporate Finance, GrabTaxi
  • From Risk to Rich: The Brands that Made It!
    • Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Munir Majid, ASEAN Business Advisory Council
    • Dato' Bernard Chandran, CEO, BJC Creation
    • Jovian Mandagie, CEO, Jovian Mandagie
    • Edwin Keh, CEO, HK Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel
    • Lilian Foo, CEO, Sakae Holdings Ltd.
    • Datuk Abdul Malik Abdullah, MD, D'Tandoor Food Industries
  • Innovation Gap in ASEAN: Cashing in on Ideas
    • Mahender Singh, CEO, Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation
    • Viraj Perera, Executive Director, PlatCom Ventures
    • Masao Suematsu, COO, DENSO International Asia
    • Anna Lin, CEO, GS1 Hong Kong
    • Khailee Ng, Managing Partner, 500 Start-ups

Putrajaya Youth Festival 2015 #FBP2015

When: Fri, May 22, 10am – Sun, May 24, 10pm
Where: Dataran Gemilang, Presint 4, Putrajaya
Admission: Free
Info: Event | FBVenue | Travel

Festival Belia Putrajaya 2015's theme is all about Showcase of Talent, which coincides with Rakan Muda's new philosophy to facilitate talent development for the youth. This year also marks the exciting beginning of Festival Belia being fully run by Rakan Muda. To kick things up for you, we have some of Malaysia's best talents being featured as Rakan Muda Mentors. Activities and workshops include:
  • Expose! PhotoCamp: The art of photography
  • Young Writers Workshop - Creative writing with Bernice Chauly
  • Wau & Gasing Workshop - Gasing Master Rimy Azizi & Kalimullah
  • OneSilat -  Non-stop full-contact fights
  • Lee Wushu - Swordsman and blade become one  
  • Escape Room - Teams will be locked in a room...
  • Biz Valley - Showcase your brand
  • Khat Calligraphy - Islamic calligraphy
  • Mobile Photography 101 -  Explore mobile photography
  • Crime Scene Investigation - Forensic techniques
  • Parkour - Have a flipping good time

[ Snapshot ] Mingle, Youth, Entrepreneurs

Mingle and Pitch with Syed Azmi, 14 May 2015 @ TalentLounge. Photo: talentlounge.com

National Youth Convention 2015, 15 May 2015 @ Putrajaya. Photo: kbs.gov.my

DrinkEntrepreneurs in KL, 30 Apr 2015 @ The Roof. Photo: drinkentrepreneurs.com

The Digital Education Show Asia 2015

When: Mon, June 15, 8:30am – Tue, June 16, 6:00pm, 2015
Where: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Exhibition & Seminars: Free | Conference: USD 620 / MYR 2210 [Educators] - USD 3325 / MYR 11825 [Public]
Info: Event | Register | Venue

Educators, we’re on the cusp of an exciting era. At The Digital Education Show Asia, we present to you an exciting 2-Day Edventure that brings together over 3,000 key stakeholders and decision makers from Asia’s public and private K-12 schools and universities. The 3rd annual  Digital Education Show Asia (DESA) is a one-stop platform that showcases learning and other education technologies from international and local solution providers. This is where you as an educator can make informed purchasing decisions and a positive impact on your schools.

Conference topics include:
  • What Does Learning Mean?  - Prof Sugata Mitra, Newcastle University
  • Learning Analytics and Higher Education - Dr Abelardo Pardo, Sydney University
  • Flipped Classroom - Assist. Prof Lee Min Kyung, Daegu University
  • To MOOC or not to MOOC - Dr Dina Vyortkina, Nazarbayev University
  • Game-based learning in education - Dr Yam San Chee, NIE Singapore
  • Reimagining Higher Education - Kenn Ross, The Minerva Project
  • Learning Redesigned - Simon Breakspear, LearnLabs
  • Mobile Distance Learning - Dr Tae-Rim Lee, Korea National Open University
  • Education & Wearable Technology - Prof Emory Craig, College of New Rochelle
Seminar topics include:
  • Presentation by Lynda [!]
  • The Benefits of the Flipped Classroom Model
  • Creative Timetabling Techniques with Edval Timetables
  • Empowering the Digital School with Enterprise Content Management
  • Paperless Assignment using Google Classroom
  • Enhancing the Teaching and Learning of Drama using Facebook Group
  • Project Google Apps 2015
  • How MOOCs Have Opened Up A New Market
  • The Big Flipper: Flipping the Traditional Lecture Hall

Digital Marketing & Analytics: Users, Design & Love

When: Sat, May 16, 2pm – 4pm, 2015
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

So you have a business, and someone told you at some point that you should really be thinking about analytics. Maybe you’ve even heard the term growth hacking somewhere, and you’ve thought to yourself, “Hey that sounds good! I want to grow things and hack things.” If the above sounds accurate, this workshop is for you. Topics:
  • Collect and act on data: Google Analytics, Optimizely, CrazyEgg, Mailchimp etc.
  • Growth channels that don’t suck: landing pages, drip campaigns, onboarding.
  • Growth mindset, analytics mindset: how do I get me one of those?
Speaker Ian Chan has been working with sales productivity company Base since it was just a startup. He is also the Growth-Hacker-in-Residence at MaGIC.

MaGIC Events @ Cyberjaya
Link May 16 Sat   11:00  Google Adwords
Link May 18 Mon 17:30  Social Enterprise Accelerator
Link May 18 Mon 18:30  Managing Startups
Link May 21 Thu  18:30  Pitching to Corporates Highlight
Link May 23 Sat   09:45  HTML & CSS

Behance Portfolio Review: Penang #02

When: Sat, May 16, 7:30pm – 10:30pm, 2015
Where: The House, 179 Victoria Street, Penang, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Register | Venue

Welcome to the second edition of Penang Behance PRW, organized in conjunction with Beautiful Junk 2015: Retrospective Tribute! Attend Behance Portfolio Review Penang #2 to present and get feedback on your work and socialize with members of Penang creative community.

There will be two types of opportunities for you to present your work: Open Mic if you want to present it, and Open Floor if you just want to get a place for your laptop (to show your best digital artworks) or physical artworks like tshirts, posters, paintings, etc. This event is part of the global Behance Portfolio Reviews which take place over 1000 events and in 120 countries. See you there!

Link Fri  09:00  National Youth Convention 2015 @ Putrajaya
Link Sat 11:00  Learn How a Piano Works @ KLCC

GameFounders Big Asia Tour: Kuala Lumpur

When: Thu, June 11, 5pm – 7pm, 2015
Where: TBA, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: EventRegister

GameFounders is a games only global accelerator operating from Europe. Now we are opening a hub in Asia: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The applications will open in May with the first studios starting in September 2015. We are very glad to welcome you to our Big Asia Tour afternoon meetup in Kuala Lumpur. Speakers:
  • Kadri Ugand, Partner, GameFounders & President, IGDA Estonia
  • Andrew Walker, Partner, GameFounders &  Veteran, Games Industry
  • Evan Spytma, General Manager, SEA, Oceania and India, Unity Technologies
You will also have the opportunity to see and hear pitches by local developers and give them direct feedback. All this followed by networking, light snacks and drinks. Please register by June 8, 2015 for the relevant ticket: pitching if you want to present a 1-minute pitch on stage and attending if you just want to enjoy the content. See you soon!

[Big Asia Tour: Johor Bahru (22 May), Jakarta (25 May), Ho Chi Minh City (27 May), Manila (25 May), Tokyo (1 June), Bangkok (5 June), Penang (8 June).]

FMM ICT Conference 2015: Smart Manufacturing for SMEs

When: Thu, May 21, 8:30am – 5:00pm. 2015
Where: The Royale Chulan, Mutiara Damansara, Selangor, Malaysia
Admission: Free [No-show registrants will be charged MYR 200]
Info: Event | Brochure | Register | Venue

Learn from industry experts about smart manufacturing and leverage on smart manufacturing to improve business performance. Network and exchange experiences and know-how and promote the adoption of smart manufacturing technologies. Topics:
  • Smart Manufacturing - Dato' Azman Mahmud, CEO, MIDA
  • IoT and Big Data Analytics - Brandon Koh, Biz Dev Manager, Intel 
  • Cloud-Connected: The Right Tool for IoT Security? - Seagate Systems
  • Eliminating High Labour Cost Through Software - Edwin Lim, Epicor
  • How ICT benefits Manufacturers. - Ganesh Ramamoorthy, VP, Gartner
  • Innovate Using Simple Everyday Solutions - Gilles Waeldin, MD, Petzl
  • Next Generation Enterprise Asset Management - Curtis Wilson, Schneider
  • Vision Technology for Smart Manufacturing - Lim Wei Yee, COO, Vitrox
  • Smart Factory Solutions - Elvin Ng, General Manager, Advantech
  • Today’s Robotics in Smart Manufacturing - Choong Hoong Teen, ABB
  • Spurring Change in Manufacturing Through IoT - Elwin Lim, Fusionex
  • Real-time Production Monitoring - Jaeson Cheng, GPRO Apparel Alliance

[ Snapshot ] RailsGirls, TechInAsia, EventsIndustry

Code Equality Rails Beginners' Workshop, 9 May 2015 @ Makespace. Photo: railsgirlsmy.com

MaGIC Pavilion at Tech in Asia 2015, 6 May 2015 @ Singapore. Photo: techinasia.com

ALIFE: An Industry Response to Thirst 2015, 5 May 2015 @ Publika. Photo: fb/thejoshlim

#OpenCoffeeClubKL: The Pitch

When: Tue, May 12, 7pm – 10pm, 2015
Where: Pixaworks No. 7-2-10, Danau Business Centre, Jalan 3/109F, Taman Danau, KL
Admission: MYR 30
Info: Event | Venue

Whether it is raising funds, closing deals, marketing your start-up or venture, courting a partner or raising kids.... you need to "pitch" (sell / convince / negotiate). So Life is a Pitch!.  Speaker is Mohammed Yacoob, Country Head of Sales of Lazada Malaysia. He has extensive knowledge and experience in e-Commerce, sales, brand partnerships, B2B, B2B2C sales, and was also a pioneer team member of Groupon Malaysia.

Other Events This Week
Link Tue  09:30  Sell Online with 11street @ Sentral
Link Tue  10:00  MAD Business Modelling @ Cyberjaya
Link Tue  16:00  MaGIC First Anniversary Gathering @ Cyberjaya
Link Wed 15:00  MaGIC Social Enterprise Blueprint Launch @ Cyberjaya
Link Thu  18:30  MaGIC Introduction to Finance for Startups @ Cyberjaya
Link Thu  08:30  Digital Malaysia National Crowdsourcing Conference @ Pullman
Link Thu  15:00  MyIPO & DNA: IP Conversation @ Bangsar
Link Thu  19:00  Startup Mamak: Building Communities @ Cyberjaya
Link Thu  19:00  The Tipping Point: Taking The Plunge @ Subang
Link Thu  19:00  DrinkEntrepreneurs @ Singapore
Link Thu  19:30  Kickstart: Score Social Enterprise @ Bangsar
Link Thu  19:30  Whatsapp + Raspberry Pi @ Penang

Unlikely Yoda: Music Movies Tech Food & Google I/O

When: Thu, May 28, 6pm – 10pm, 2015 [Google I/O Extended: 10:30pm - 2am]
Where: Centrus, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: EventRegister | Venue

For the first time ever in Malaysia, a festival to re-discover your passions, learn about the latest trends in the independent music, movie & food industry, explore the latest technology and meet Malaysia's biggest influencers. We have 5 tracks covering movies, music, technology, coffee, cooking and Google.

We also have lots of food trucks and food sellers from all over Malaysia coming to Cyberjaya to satisfy your gastronomical needs. We hope to see you guys!. [The event shows promise and ambition though the event and registration pages need wading through. For movies, register here, coffee here, music read here. Technology and Google I/O are presumably via the main registration page. The organizer is newbie Rice Bowl Media.]

  1. Movies: 15 Youtube video makers present their secrets of making a good video
  2. Music: Artists from rock, hiphop, acoustic, country & EDM perform their best songs
  3. Technology: The latest innovations: 3D pens, wearables, big data, greentech etc
  4. Coffee: Explore the world of coffee & bakeries with experts teaching you how to do it
  5. Google I/O 2015 Extended: Streamed live

TEDxWeldQuayWomen 2015

When: Sat, May 30, 2:00pm – 6:30pm, 2015
Where: Penang Town Hall, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 60
Info: Event | Register | Venue

We are at the cusp of a global revolution led by everyday women.  TEDxWeldQuayWomen invites you to take a ride with us as we move forward to a reality where women from all walks of life are standing up and saying WE CAN! Speakers: