[ Snapshot ] In The Spotlight

Dating Site Coffee Meets Bagel Founder Kang Dawoon with post seminar audience.
17 June 2015 @ HKCoCoon, Hong Kong. Photo: hkcocoon.org

 MaGIC CEO Cheryl Yeoh (centre) conversing with Yu Xian, President of Taylor's E&I Club (left)
Entrepreneurship & Investment Conference, 13 June 2015 @ Taylor's University. Photo: Hong Chun

Minister of Youth & Sports Khairy Jamaluddin checking out a MaGIC incubatee.
Wise Words with Khairy Jamaluddin, 1 July 2015 @ MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Photo: Hezlee Said/KBS

Urban Regeneration in Kuala Lumpur

When: Tue, July 7, 2:30pm – 5:00pm, 2015
Where: LT-12, Taylor's University Lakeside Campus, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

The Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, commonly referred to as the AA, is the oldest independent school of architecture in the UK and one of the most prestigious and competitive in the world.

Its visiting school programme Streetware Southeast Asia is a city-by-city tour whereby the itinerant research workshop will focus on specific urban regeneration challenges. Local students and professionals will team up with a group of international professionals from AA to explore new ways of thinking by using innovative design methodologies combined with on-site recording and a lecture series from local and international experts.

This event is a public symposium of the ten day programme in Malaysia. Speakers:
  • Nikhil Joshi, Coordinator, Master of Architecture, Taylors
  • Johannes Widodo, Associate Professor, Architecture, NUS
  • Ken Yeang, Eco-Architect
  • Naiara Vegara, Director, Fundacion Metropoli
Partners: ThinkCity and Fundacion Metropoli. Enquiries: naiaravegara@aaschool.ac.uk

America’s Best Schools


When: Sat, July 4, 10am – 1pm, 2015
Where: EduNation, 02-06, VSQ @ PJ City Centre, Jalan Utara, Petaling Jaya
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue | StreetView

For three months, Noelle Lim travelled the United States to visit the best schools and to discover what they’re doing right. She has visited dozens of institutions and prominent figures within the education sector to learn their methods, their challenges, and their successes. Come and be a part of this discussion!. Noelle Lim FCA ICAEW is an Eisenhower Fellow and Head and Program Director of BFM Business School. [Photo: The elite Phillips Exeter Academy, rated the best private high school in America. Melia Robinson/BI]

This Weekend
Link Sat 10:00  Malaysia Unplugged @ KL
Link Sat 10:00  Acapella Championships @ Singapore
Link Sat 10:00  Life at Harvard @ Sunway
Link Sat 13:30  DesignTalk @ Penang
Link Sat 20:00  Krokodiloes (Harvard Acapella Group) @ Sunway

Ad:Tech ASEAN 2015

When: Mon, July 6, 8:00am – Tue, July 7, 3:30pm, 2015
Where: Suntec, Singapore
Admission: Free (Exhibition) - USD 1150 (Conference)
Info: Event | Day1 | Day2 | Exhibitors | Register | Venue

ad:tech asean is a two-day marketing innovation conference and exhibition made for and by the digital marketing industry, this year in an entirely it will sport a new look and new format! Rather than have content pillars that focus on the 1,500+ core ad technologies, the 2015 event will have channel agnostic pillars focused on addressing key marketing challenges. Topics (abbreviated) include:
  • The Power of Diversity Marketing - Bianca Stringuini, JP Morgan Chase
  • What We've Learnt from One Billion Abandoned Bookings - Lawrence Chai, MAS
  • Drive Massive Results with Email Marketing - Mac Ossowski, GetResponse
  • Mad Men in Social Media Content Marketing - Rudi Leung, Turn Plus
  • Content and Personalisation using Psychology - Deborah Ko, Reading Room
  • Rising To The Top: Getting Recognition In Video - Neal Moore, Click2View
  • E-Commerce Going Offline - Dione Song, Zalora
  • Mobile Videos: A New Paradigm in Digital Advertising! - V. Odhekar, POKKT
  • Ten Top Tips for using LinkedIn Effectively - Chris Reed, Black Marketing
  • Bad-Ass Women Are Winning in Digital in ASEAN - Susana Tsui, PHD Media
  • How Creators and Brands are Working to Targeting Millennials - Munah & Hirzi, YouTube Celebrities
Floor Seminars include:
  • Email: A Hero in Shackles - Leo Hatton, SendForensics 
  • Programmatic Ads in SEAA - Akane Yoshimura, MicroAd SEA
  • Video Semantic and Second Screen: The Advertising Revolution is Coming
    Connie Fox-Andrews, Admobsphere
  • Harnessing the Power of the Crowd - Maria Ressa, Rappler

Startup Weekend ASEAN 2015


When: Tue, August 4, 9am – Thu, August 6, 5pm, 2015
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Register | Venue

Startup Weekend ASEAN (aka YSEALI Generation Startup Weekend ) is an initiative to bring together groups of young entrepreneurs from ten ASEAN countries (Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei and Philippines) to ideate, create and develop products and solutions that has the potential to grow and impact the ASEAN Community. The top team will travel to the United States to meet U.S. entrepreneurs, business and technology incubators, and key companies.

110 shortlisted participants from the ten ASEAN countries will be invited to a 3-day boot camp in the MaGIC Campus in Cyberjaya, Malaysia from 4th – 6th August 2015. The program is open to ASEAN citizens between the ages of 18 and 30. Ideal participants are university students or young professionals who have already started or plan to start a business, or who work in small entrepreneurial enterprises. The call for applications is now open and will close on 3rd of July, 2015.

Similar Events
Link Fri   Jul   10  MaGIC Startup Weekend @ Cyberjaya
Link Sat  Jul   25  Hackathon@SG 2105 + HackMed @ Singapore
Link Tue Aug 11  WIEF IdeaLab 2015 @ KLCC
Link Thu Aug 27  AT&T-MCMC 2015 Malaysia Developers’ Day @ KLCC

Entrepreneurship Symposium: How to Start Up Startups?


When: Fri, July 3, 9:00am – 5:30pm, 2015
Where: Grand Hall, 1/F Building 12W, Science Park , Hong Kong
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Register | Venue

The Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is a statutory body dedicated to building a vibrant innovation and technology ecosystem to connect stakeholders, nurture technology talents, facilitate collaboration, and catalyse innovations to deliver social and economic benefits to Hong Kong and the region. It comprises of the Science Park, the InnoCentre and Industrial Estates. Topics (abbreviated):
  • Opening Remarks - Janet Wong, Commissioner of Innovation & Technology, HK
  • From Zero to One: HKUST Robotics - Prof Li Zexiang, HKUST
  • Journey of CherryPicks - Jason Chiu, CEO, CherryPicks
  • Hatching the Golden Egg - Yanna Robbins, Editor-in-Chief, Jumpstart Magazine
  • Fund as Fuel - Constant Tang, Senior Manager, HKSTP
  • Go to Market Partners - Kiril Popov, Business Intelligence Manager, FBIC
  • Trends to Watch - Nick Alter, Technology Lead, JP Morgan
  • From Zero to Global - Po Chung, Co-Founder, DHL
  • Hunting for Deals - Dr Samson Tam, Vice Chairman, HKBAN
  • Kickoff of Hong Kong Techathon 2015 Info Fully Subscribed

Living Lab Accelerator: Batch 1 Demo Day

When: Thu, July 2, 6:30pm – 10:30pm, 2015
Where: Qliq Damansara Hotel, Jalan PJU8/8A, Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

Six months ago, we took onboard five amazing startups and worked together with them to grow their companies. Now we're about to wrap things up with a demo day and looking to accelerate a new batch of winning startups [To apply to join Batch 3, go here]. Batch 1:
  • Hyve - Bluetooth tracking of important belongings
  • LaundryDone! - On demand laundry service
  • Eatseize - Healthy food delivery
  • Ittify - Influencers generate money by sharing content
  • Kongsi2u - Uber for homecooked food
This demo day is enabled by Cyberview Living Lab Accelerator , organized by Infinite Ventures in partnership with MyNEF with the support of MBAN. Inquiries: Lennise Ng @ +6012.518.3009 or lennise@ivmalaysia.com [Suggestion: Call or email Lennise if you would like to attend this event.]

NHRC Malaysia SME Congress 2015


When: Wed, July 1, 9am – 5pm, 2015
Where: Setia City Convention Centre, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

Organized by Malaysia SME with the theme Future Now, the NHRC Malaysia SME Congress 2015 is set to be the centre stage for local SMEs as it coincides with the national-level SME Day. The National Human Resources Centre (NHRC) provides strategic and operational HR support to SMEs. The centre plays the role of a HR department with a strong focus on strategic and change management processes. Speakers:

Unplugged: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow


When: Sat, July 4, 10:30am – 2:00pm, 2015
Where: Menara Manickavasagam, Jalan Rahmat, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | RegisterVenue

Are we prepared for tomorrow? Is Vision 2020 still significant? Can we reach the promise land as Malaysians?. All this and more as we get our speakers to share their views and ideas with regards to the country. Come and share this experience as we pursue this journey of rejuvenation to bring a better Malaysia:
  • Info Dato' Saifuddin Abdullah, CEO, GMM
  • Info Dato' David Gurupatham, Advocate & Solicitor
  • Info Roen Cian Nagapan, Owner, The Roof
  • Info Larry Yeong, MD, HNS Creative Studio
[Full event title: The Young Professionals Bureau Leadership Talk Series: Malaysia Unplugged: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Photo credits: Saifuddin (r.age), David (twitter), Roen (theantdaily), Larry (facebook)]

Let's Talk: How to Build Your Brand


When: Tue, June 30, 10am – 1pm, 2015
Where: Auditorium, SME Bank, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

Let's Talk: How to Build Your Brand. Learn from thought leaders in branding, social media and intellectual property:
  • Shukri Rifaie, Brand Consultant, Rifaie Chua Sethi
  • Nazril 'Nash' Idrus, Celebrity Entrepreneur, Camne
  • Mohd Adly Rizal, Social Media Expert, FriedChillies
  • Ahmad Farid Yahaya, Founder & Owner, Chawan
  • Lawrence Tan, Intellectual Property Consultant, IP Genesis

Cyberjaya Women Forum 2015


When: Tue, June 30, 8:30am – 6:00pm, 2015
Where: i-Tech Tower Jalan Impact, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

How do we provide an equal and empowering environment for women  to advance in the workplace? Discover best practices, policies and incentives for growth and be inspired by stories of successful women:
  • Keynote Address - Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah, Chairman, Cyberview
  • Advancing Women in the Workforce - Johan Merican, CEO, Talent Corp
  • Women at the Top - Dato’ Yasmin Mahmood, CEO, MDeC
  • Work-Life Integration: Best Practices 
    • Caroline Yap, Mobile & Workplace Services Leader, IBM
    • Rajiv Ranjan, Head of HR GSC Malaysia, HSBC
    • Nadiah Tan Abdullah, HR Director, Experian Malaysia
  • Gender Pay Gap: Myth or Reality? - Boonsiri Somchit-Ong, VP, AMD
  • Build Your Personal Brand and Staying True
    • Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, ex Minister of International Trade & Industry
    • Cheryl Yeoh, CEO, MaGIC
  • Key Takeaways -. Nadiah Tan Abdullah, HR Director, Experian Malaysia

Redefine Design

When: Sat, June 27, 1pm – Sun, June 28, 6pm
Where: Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event

World Industrial Design Day (WIDD) is an international day of observance in recognition of the profession of industrial design. It has been established with the aim of promoting awareness of the profession of industrial design and facilitating collaborations that help to highlight the impact of industrial design on economic, social, cultural and environmental quality of life throughout the world. In conjunction with WIDD 2015, Battery Acid Club, a creative collective, and Port25, an architectural practice, will be organizing a series of talks for designers and design enthusiasts. [Image: numaproject.com]

Port25 (Saturday 27th June, 1pm-6pm)
3, Jalan 51/201, Seksyen 51, Petaling Jaya Map
  • Industrial Design Evolution - Ryan Toh, Orcadesign
  • Experience in Milan Fair - Sim Chia Yi, Aarxx
  • Direct Digital Manufacturing - Johan Ariff, RapidModel
  • Patent & Industrial Design - Speaker from Henry Goh
  • Design Strategy Today - Ang Tee Chian, Expedio

Battery Acid Club (Sunday 28th June, 1pm-6pm)
21, Jalan SS21/34, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya Map
  • Materializing the Future - Paul Siew, Designex 3D
  • I Can't Draw - Nurul Jannah, Artist
  • The Past & Future - Eekang Ooi, Southern University College
  • Be Lain - Hani Ali, Lain Furniture [Lain=Different]
  • The Value of Industrial Design - Wong Wai Lam, Industrial Designer

Asia Content Marketing Association Launch

When: Thu, June 25, 6:30pm – 10:00pm, 2015
Where: Club Meatballs, #01-34, China Square Central, Singapore
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

Join us at the official launch party of the Asia Content Marketing Association, a coalition of some of the most creative, innovative and inspired minds in the South East Asia marketing industry. We're bringing together like-minded marketing leaders for our first networking event in Singapore, and we'd love to see you there. Join us if you're a marketer or brand strategist, media planner or creative director, copywriter or executive producer.

[ Snapshot ] Liter of Light @ Kampung Lemoi

Installing 50 Solar-Powered Bottled Lights. 
 Liter of Light with volunteers from IncitementAPU and INTEC 
 Orang Asli Settlement, Kampung Lemoi, Cameron Highlands  14 June 2015. 
Photos: theincitement.com

Walkabout Singapore


When: Fri, June 26, 10am – 6pm, 2015
Where: Various Venues, Singapore
Admission: Free
Info: Event | TwitterOffices | FAQMeetAt

Walkabout SG (#walksg) is an annual city-wide open house for technology companies. Check out the spaces, meet the founders and get a behind-the-scenes look at the most innovative companies in Singapore. Startups you can visit include:
  • Keygo - Don't lose your messages when you lose your phone
  • HonestBee - Supermarket delivery
  • Fitsense - Reward insurance customers who keep fit
Plus many more. Other participating organizations include accelerators, capitalists, agencies and principals. Special events by principals and the organizer:
  • Link Facebook for SMBs Fully Booked
  • Link Facebook Information Security Fully Booked
  • Link Google Developers Fully Booked
  • Link Amazon Web Services I
  • Link Amazon Web Services II
  • Link Sequoia Capital for Marketing and BizDev I  Fully Booked
  • Link Sequoia Capital for Marketing and BizDev II Fully Booked
  • Link Sequoia Capital for Developers, Makers and Programmers
  • Link Backstage Pass with muru-D, StartupGrind and Peatix
  • Link Twitter Open House Fully Booked
  • Link Walkabout Party Fully Booked
  • Link Checkout BASH (SG's Startup Cluster)
  • Link Bus Tour of Principals & Startups in Western SG Fully Booked
  • Link Bus Tour of Principals & Startups in Eastern SG  Fully Booked

Google Fellow: Chade-Meng Tan


When: Thu, June 25, 9:30am – 11:30am, 2015
Where:  Residential Cafe, Lanai Kijang, 2 Jalan Berjasa , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 159 Sold Out
Info: Event | Venue

ICLIF is proud to host Chade-Meng Tan, Google’s 'Jolly Good' Fellow, New York Times bestselling author and 2015 Nobel Peace Price nominee. Chade-Meng Tan is a Google pioneer, an award-winning engineer, a New York Times bestselling author, a thought leader, and a philanthropist. At Google, Meng led the creation of a ground-breaking mindfulness-based emotional intelligence course called Search Inside Yourself (SIY), which was featured on the front page of the Sunday Business section of the New York Times. [Image: lloyddangle.com]

[Chade-Meng will also be speaking at MaGIC, Cyberjaya at 7pm on the same day on the topic of 'Mindfulness & Emotional intelligence'. This is a private event (break fast included) co-organised by Roots&Shoots and MaGIC SE. Interested parties can try for an invite by writing to shahrul@mymagic.my by today (June 22nd).]

Ariba: End to End Procurement

When: Tue, June 23, 10am – 1pm, 2015
Where: Brightree Solutions, 22nd Floor, GTowers, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue | Streetview

The global economy today is built on a complex  network of details. These include people, businesses and happenings across the world. Join this workshop to understand how an end-to-end procurement platform powered by the Ariba Network helps organisations to achieve.

Ariba is the 'World’s Largest Trading Partner Community'. Every two minutes, a business joins the Ariba Network. That’s one more potential buying or selling opportunity just waiting to be discovered — a trading partner with whom you could connect and collaborate through a single platform in the cloud to lower costs or risks, boost revenue, or manage cash and working capital. Right now, there are more than 1.7 million to discover, doing business in 190 countries around the world. [tl;dr: Ariba is SAP's Alibaba.]

Social Entrepreneurship: Khairy Jamaluddin

When: Wed, July 1, 3:00pm – 6:30pm, 2015
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

For this month's Wise Words With we are having Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of Youth and Sports, who has been a strong supporter and advocate of social entrepreneurship in Malaysia. He believes that his ministry has a vital role to play in encouraging progressive young leaders and to promote the development of social enterpreneurship.

Khairy Jamaluddin was born in Kuwait City. He had his secondary education at the United World College, Singapore, and his university education at Oxford University and University College London. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford and completed his Master's degree in Legal and Political Theory at UCL. After leaving university, Khairy worked as a journalist for a period. He served as a presenter on the talkshow Dateline Malaysia. He also had a stint working for The Economist. [Photo: Nur Fiza / Pinterest]

Wise Words With is hosted by MaGIC Social Entrepreneurship to better connect social entrepreneurs with leading thought-leaders and key players in the social entrepreneurship ecosystem. It’s an opportunity for an honest conversation tapping into the wisdom of these individuals and a platform for intellectual discourse from diverse viewpoints.

Working Title Film Drinks

When: Fri, June 19, 8:30pm – 11:00pm, 2015
Where: Eau de Vie, Nexus, Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

Working Title Film Drinks is a monthly get together for filmmakers and film enthusiasts in Kuala Lumpur of all levels and backgrounds. This Friday we're hosting it in honour of the participants and mentors of Next New Wave, who have just completed the workshop. This is an open event so feel free to bring your film friends.

[A working title is the temporary name of a product or project used during its development, usually used in filmmaking, television production, novel, video game, or music album. Working titles are used for two reasons – the first being that an official title has not yet been decided upon, with the working title being used purely for identification purposes, and the second being a ruse to intentionally disguise the real nature of a project. Wiki]

This Weekend
Link Fri  08:30  #speakgeek Technology Open Day @ Intermark Sold Out
Link Fri  20:00  Beer-Soaked, Fire & Brimstone, Sedition-Defying Malaysiana @ PJ
Link Sat 11:00  Masterclass: Starting and Running an NGO @ Bangsar
Link Sat 20:00  KL Poetry Slam @ JayaOne

Other Chill Events
Link Tue 21:00  OpenCoffeeClub: Let's Drink @ Taman Desa
Link Thu 18:00  DrinkEntrepreneurs @ Bukit Bintang
Link Fri   17:00  MaGIC Chill or Grill @ Cyberjaya

LVL.UP KL: Disrupting Money

When: Wed, June 24, 7pm – 10pm, 2015
Where: Mindvalley A-29-12 UOA Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: By Donation
Info: Event | Register | Venue

What's a block chain? Is it too late to get into Bitcoins and Dogecoin? Can I buy MyBurgerLab burgers with it? Are banks still relevant? Is this the end of fiat money as we know it? In collaboration with Neuroware.io, we bring you the dabblers, and prospectors of cryptocurrency to share with you their vision of a bankless future. Topics:
  • What is a Block Chain? - Adam Giles, CEO, Neuroware
  • Blockchains: Beyond Finance & Payment - Anson Zeall, CEO, CoinPip
  • Alternative Cryptocurrencies - TM Lee, Co-Founder, Coin Gecko
  • NuBank: Banking for the Unbanked - Tristan Gomez, Founder, HyperBank
No Q&A during the event. Post your questions to the speakers at the event page and they will be answered online. [Infographic: bitmarket.ph.]

Malaysia-based establishments accepting Bitcoins include: GeekZen (Gadgets), Nasi Dagang (Restaurant), Nook (Workspace), Jeq (Bakery), Fast Quadrant (Pajak Gadai).

Product Management from the Trenches

When: Wed, June 24, 6:30pm – 10:00pm, 2015
Where: Nintex, 8-3 Menara CIMB, Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

This month's meet up is focused on the business side of Agile Development. Companies build products for a reason and its usually something to do with profits and the person(s) in charge of that is the product manager. Depending on how large and complex the product, product management could rest with a single person or on a department. Two product managers will give a look from the trenches into the world of product management. Speakers:
  • Product Management on an Enterprise Level
    Ryan Duguid, VP of Product, Nintex
  • Product Management from a Startup's Perspective
    Richard Moh, Founder, Catjira [top image]
  • Translate your Idea into a Business with Business Model Canvas
    Tang Tze Chin, Delivery Manager, Nintex

Bazaar Ramadan LRT 2015

Selamat Perpuasa

PanPages Digital SME Day 2015

When: Wed, June 24, 8am – 2pm, 2015
Where: Connexion@Nexus, Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free | Medium: CN
Info: Register | Venue

Following the overwhelming response in our Digital SME Day last year, PanPages is putting together again the highly anticipated Digital SME Day 2015! With speaker representatives from the internet marketing giants: Alibaba.com, Google and PanPages, this event is one that you do not want to miss out on if you are looking to bring your business a step further and drive in more business leads!

[ Snapshot ] Peatix Backstage Pass

Backstage Pass KL by Peatix with Shariha and Lais, 8 June 2015 @ VLT. Source: Peatix
[Superb event photography by Peatix Malaysia.]

Echelon Asia Summit 2015

When: Tue, June 23, 8:00am – Wed, June 24, 5:30pm, 2015
Where: Singapore Expo, 1 Expo Drive, Singapore
Admission: SGD 358
Info: Event | Tickets | Venue

Echelon Asia Summit 2015 will be the focal point for Asia’s technology leaders, innovative businesses, bold investors and forward-thinking industry representatives to leverage on future trends currently shaping Asia’s internet and mobile markets. Topics include:
  • The Freelancer Story: From Start to IPO - Matt Barrie, CEO, Freelancer
  • Working With The Unsexy B2B Scene - Royston Tay, CEO, Zopim
  • The Future Of Payments - Corrado Tomassoni, Director, Braintree
  • Hardware: The Real Business - Dema Tio, CEO, Vibease
  • Do Things That Scale - Tomas Laboutka, CEO, HotelQuickly
  • Forging ASEAN ties: United We Stand - Cheryl Yeoh, CEO, MaGIC

Romer String Quartet & Célimène Daudet


When: Tue, June 16, 8:30pm – 10:30pm, 2015
Where: The Gardens Theatre, The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: MYR 35
Info: Event

The quartet will be performing the music of Haydn, Ravel, Beethoven, Malecki and a composition composed by a Malaysian composer in the concert. The Romer String Quartet is a ensemble formed by musicians from Hong Kong. As teaching artists, Romer String Quartet is the Ensemble-in-Residence of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. The quartet was invited as jury member and guest performer at the Hong Kong ‘New Generation 2014 Concert’ composition competition.

On The Same Evening
Link An Evening with Célimène Daudet @ KLCC (MYR 40)

Business IT Architecture Summit

When: Tue, June 16, 8:30am – 5:00pm, 2015
Where: National Heart Institute, 145 Jalan Tun Razak Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Register | Venue

In the new digital economy, emerging technologies such as cloud, big data, mobile, digital contents, Internet of Things and smart machines set new challenges for enterprise. At the Business IT Architecture Series (BITAS) Conference 2015, Iasa - an Association for all IT Architects, in collaboration with local partners and communities, bring together international, regional and local industry leaders and practitioners to share best practices and skills required for the success in the new digital enterprise. Business IT Architecture Summit: Leading Business Transformation.

Amplifying Digital Government Through Enterprise Architecture
  • Dr. Mohamad Zainuddi, Public Sector ICT Principal Consultant, MAMPU
Amplifying The Right Technology Investment For Enterprise Agility
  • Charles Tan, Group Chief Information Officer, AmBank
  • Daniel Lee, Chief Information Officer, Felda Global Ventures Holdings
  • Dr. Mohamad Zainuddi, Public Sector ICT Principal Consultant, MAMPU
  • Raja Nor Zihan, Director of IT, Strategic Planning Division, MATRADE
Achieving Enterprise ROI Through Business Capability Delivery
  • Daniel Lee, Chief Information Officer, Felda Global Ventures Holdings
How To Think Technical, But Speak And Write Business
  • Assoc. Prof. Wardah Binti Zainal Abidin, VP, IASA Malaysia Chapter
  • Andrew Wong, Chief Executive Officer, MAD Incubator
  • Mohd. Nasry Awang, Chief Executive Officer, Odax Synergie
  • Steve Tan Lip Hooi, Head of Project Management Office, Resort World Genting
Information Management - The Weakest Link In Your IT Value Chain?
  • Mark Smalley, Ambassador-in-chief, BiSL Foundation
  • Lyndon D'Oliveiro, Committee Member, IASA Malaysia Chapter
Unlock The Power Of The Enterprise Architecture For Business Agility
  • En. Hasan Ganny, President, IASA Malaysia Chapter
Achieving A Dynamic And Engaging Transformation Office In The 21st Century
  • Hasan Ganny, President, Iasa Malaysia Chapter
  • Prof. Dr. Mokhtar Mohd Yusof, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM)
  • Vinu Jade, Chief Enterprise Architect, Maybank
  • Aaron Tan Dani, Chairman, IASA Asia Pacific
Connecting Business And Technology Strategies To Drive A Competitive Edge
  • Aaron Tan Dani, Chairman, IASA Asia Pacific



This Week
Link Mon 08:30  The Digital Education Show @ KLCC
Link Mon 10:00  Global Leadership Series: Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi @ TPM
Link Mon 19:30  Improving the State of Refugees & Migrants @ Sentral
Link Tue  11:30  The Deep Learning Revolution @ Skudai
Link Tue  18:30  SEO Keyword Research & Using Data for Decisions @ Cyberjaya
Link Tue  19:00  Mix n Fix: Tech for Good @ Sentul
Link Wed 19:30  Kickstart: MyBurgerLab and OpsNinja @ Bangsar
Link Thu  08:30  Google Developers Summit Singapore @ Singapore
Link Fri    18:30  Clean & Green Hackathon 2015 @ Singapore


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: Updated  
  • Jumpstart eLearning Creation for a Device-Rich World - Adobe
  • Research and Lectures with OneNote - Microsoft
  • Articulate Storyline: Your Content Authoring Mate - eLearningMinds
  • Video in the Classroom: Multimodal Learning - Lynda.com
  • Creative Timetabling Techniques - Edval Timetables
  • SWIPE: The Solutions For 21st Century Classroom - E-One Technology
  • The Future of Higher Education - The Minerva Project
  • Learning beyond Classrooms: Lecture Capture & Flipped Classroom - Impartus
  • Paperless Assignment using Google Classroom - ITE
  • Rapid eContent Development - eLearningMinds
  • Leading Educational Innovation Despite Resistance - LearnLabs

Leaps of Knowledge Conference 2015


When: Thu, June 25, 9:00am – 4:30pm, 2015
Where: Garden International School, Jalan Kiara 3, Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 50
Info: Event | Register | Venue

Ever wondered how it feels to be a student at one of the world's top universities? For the first time, FrogAsia is working with St Anne's College, University of Oxford to bring an exciting day of talks which aim to inspire and encourage Malaysian students to apply to Universities in the UK. Sit in subject talks by world-class professors, listen to Oxford students talk about life on campus and gain insight into admission processes and requirements. Talks:
  • Biochemistry: DNA: Molecular Mysteries
    Professor David Harris & Dr Peter Judge
  • Law: International Legal Order
    Professor Antonios Tzanakopoulos
  • Physics: Photons, the Universe and Higgs-Hunting
    Professor Neville Harnew & Faye Cheung
  • Materials & Engineering: The Science of Jet Turbines
    Professor Christopher Grovenor, Professor Budimir Rosic & Dr Cosimo Mazzoni
  • International Trade: Conflict Resolution
    Dr Matt Longo and Dr Theron Pummer
  • Mathematics & Computing: Patterns and Process
    Dr Graham Nelson and Mr Thomas Reuss
  • Geography & Biology: Extreme Environments
    Dr Michelle Taylor & Dr Nick Middleton
[Top image: St Anne's College. From: FB]

Keyword Research & Using Data for Decisions


When: Tue, June 16, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, 2015
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya. Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

No one will ever use your product if they cannot find your website, and performing successfully on Google is the easiest way to be discovered. You will learn much about global SEO keyword research and content marketing. Additionally, in order for a startup to successfully disrupt entrenched leaders, understanding your customer and research data is key. Data is crucial for any business and optimising them is crucial. Speaker Eli Schwartz is Director of Marketing, APAC for SurveyMonkey.

[Read: The Inside Story on How SurveyMonkey Cracked the International Market. Top montage: Elli Schwartz (LinkedIn), Thomas Gorissen (LinkedIn), Niket Desai (Flickr), Jonathan Greechan (Peatix)]

MaGIC Talks
Link Jul  07  How to Get Your First Customers - Jonathan Greechan, Co-Founder, FI
Link Jul  11  Founding Team & Advisors - Niket Desai, Chief of Staff, Flipkart
Link Jul  24  Mobile UX - Thomas Gorissen, Ambassador, JFDI
Link Jul  25  Web Real Time Communication - Thomas Gorissen, Ambassador, JFDI

MaGIC Workshops
Link Jun 27  Android Mobile Development - Sejuk Studio Sold Out
Link Jun 27  Ecommerce - Adrian Oh, Webshaper & CK Wong, EcommerceMilo
Link Jun 27  Product Management - Arzumy Md Yusof, Co-Founder, KFit
[The last two workshops, priced at MYR 150, will be held in 6 sessions over 3 months, once every fortnight on Saturdays. Worth consideration, based on speakers' experience, content and friendly pricing.]

A Cappella Championships 2015

When: Sat, July 4, 10am – 10pm, 2015
Where: IlluminITE Theatre, ITE College Central, Singapore
Admission: SGD 25
Info: Tickets | Venue

AcaChamps, as it is endearingly known as, is a programme that aims to provide positive reinforcement for all participating groups and serves as an annual testing ground for local and new A Cappella [singing without instrumental accompaniment] groups to compete against one another in a friendly environment, winning prizes that would enable them to reach more performance platforms and opportunities in our society.

Related Event
Link Jul 4th 8pm, Harvard Acapella @ Sunway, Malaysia (MYR 65) [bottom image]

Epicure & Gastronome: Be a Better Foodie

When: Sun, June 14, 1:30pm – 2:30pm, 2015
Where: Living Room @ Ben's, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

[The Epicure and the Gastronome: How to be a Better Foodie] The word foodie has come to have both a reverential ring and a disdainful twang to it. Are you only a foodie if you have a good camera to capture appetising images? What makes the food something to be raved about? Does it have to be exclusive or expensive? Let’s take the pretension out of the discourse, join us as we discuss what it means to be a foodie in Malaysia. Panelists: John Lim, Benjamin Yong, Fay Khoo, Maya Tan Abdullah (Moderator). This event is part of the Fringe Food Fest 2015 happening within the Cooler Lumpur Festival.

Epicurean Events This Weekend
Link Thu 10:30  The Tantalizing World of Food Business @ KLCC
Link Thu 11:00  Malaysia Food Fiesta 3.0 @ TheCurve [top image]
Link Fri   19:00  Food Writing 101 @ Publika (MYR 50)
Link Sat  13:30  Rojak: Crossing the Cultural Boundaries of Food @ Publika
Link Sat  15:00  The Future of Modern Malaysian Cuisine @ Publika
Link Sun 16:40  Home Made: The Cottage Industry of Food  @ Publika

Gastronomie Marché de France

When: Sat, June 13, 4pm – 9pm, 2015
Where: Alliance Française Kuala Lumpur 15 Lorong Gurney, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

Every year, the Malaysian-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIFM) joins to celebrate French gastronomy through a lively market. This is an occasion to discover, taste and purchase authentic French products and meet artisan producers by strolling among the twenty or so stalls showcasing culinary specialties and accessories. Info & bookings: info@faff.com.my