Photomania & Travelmania 2015

When: Fri, October 9, 10am – Sun, October 11, 9pm, 2015
Where: Mid-Valley Exhibition Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Flyer | Map | Waze | Street | Inside

The Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival (KLPF) is the hottest and biggest imaging event in Malaysia and possibly Southeast Asia. As travel and photography always go hand-in-hand, the KLPF also include activities in the travel section. Each year photographers and travellers converge at the KLPF to attend the seminars from industry leaders, interact with experts, build new relationships, experience new products and win attractive prizes. Topics include:
  • Street Photography: The Art of Observation - Raja Indra Putra
  • People & Places: The Silent Flutters of Humanity - Nick Ng
  • Reconstruction of Paintings - Krzysztof Izdebski-Cruz
  • Seni Fotografi Aksi - Dr. Sharkawi Che Din
  • The Unknown - Andrialis Abdul Rahman
  • Biar Alam Berbicara - Shamsul Kamal Hj Zakaria
  • How I Conquer Fear Through Portraits - Shuhada Hasim
  • An Answer or a Question? - Steve Chong
  • Documentary Photography - Wang Chih-Hong
  • Architectural Photography - Fong Wui Syn
  • Travel Photography - Matchy Teoh
  • Nature & Wildlife Photography - Henry Goh
  • Trans-Siberian Rail - Kelvin Chan
  • Fashion Photography - Brian Fang
  • GoPro Bukan Sekadar Selfie - Jidin Giding

Microsoft Cloud Roadshow 2015

When: Mon, Dec 7, 7:30am – Tue, Dec 8, 5:30pm
Where: Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Reg | Map | Waze | Street | Inside

Join us for a free 2 two-day technical training event for IT professionals and developers that provides best practices and insight directly from the experts who build and run the cloud services across Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Windows 10 and more. Whether you know your way around the cloud or are just getting started, you’ll learn something new and walk away ready to apply your new skills. Topics include:
  • Journey to the Cloud
  • Skype for Business
  • Microsoft FastTrack
  • Windows 10 in The Enterprise
  • What’s New in VisualStudio 2015
  • SharePoint in the Cloud
  • OneDrive for Business
  • Office 365 ProPlus 2016
  • Administering Office 365
  • Hyperscale Open Source Apps
  • Cross-Platform Mobile Frontends
  • The Power of .NET 2015
  • Linux with Microsoft
  • Relational Database as a Service

Related Event
Link Oct 17 08:30  Fly Me to The Cloud @ KualaLumpur

SEHATI 2015 Social Entrepreneurship

When: Sat, Oct 31, 8:30am – Sun, Nov 1, 6:00pm
Where: Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 25 | Medium: BM & EN
Info: Register | Map | Waze | Street | Inside

Social enterprises are businesses that trade to tackle social problems, improving communities, people’s life chances, or the environment. They make their money from selling goods and services in the open market, but they reinvest their profits back into the business or the local community. When they profit, society profits. - Social Enterprise UK

We believe that people like you can be part of the solution to local social and environmental problems that we face. We have seen social enterprises solve some of the world’s most pressing social issues such as poverty, access to clean water and unemployment. There is still work to do and we want you to join us and be part of the solution! [Sehati = Together]

Topics include:
  • Common social enterprise business models
  • Opportunities for social entrepreneurship in Malaysia
  • Problem solving & impact measurement
  • Pitching competition
Speakers include:

Related Event
Link Oct 16 18:00  Social Enterprise Bootcamp @ Penang 

The Road To Jakarta 2015

When: Tue, October 20, 6:30pm – 9:30pm, 2015
Where: Impact Hub, D7 @ Sentul East Design Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free | Pitch [Closing: 13 Oct]
Info:  Event | Reg | Map | Waze | Street | Inside

Tech in Asia Tour: Road to Jakarta is a regional city search in Asia for the best startups to showcase at Tech in Asia Jakarta 2015, happening 11 – 12 November 2015 at Balai Kartini, Jakarta.

Held tri-annually in Singapore, Japan, and Indonesia, Tech in Asia conferences showcases newly launched and product-ready tech startups born in the region. Housed in the Bootstrap Alley exhibition showcase, these startups get an unparalleled opportunity to test products and get feedback from international tech-savvy early adopters. [Update: Get on the flight to Jakarta via MaGIC. Details here, apply here.]

[ Snapshot ] Selangor Digital Creative Centre

Selangor Digital Creative Centre (SDCC) Co-working Space 
Location: I-City, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 6pm

Membership: MYR 100 (USD 23) per month for full-time office access
Minimum Rental Period: 3 months
Qualifications for application:
1) new startup less than 3 years old
2) in the process of setting up a new startup

The 11,000 square feet space includes a seminar room, a meeting room, multiple office rooms, a maker space, a library and a coffee lounge. Members get their own desks and Wi-Fi, and are able to use copying and printing services with minimal cost.

The co-working space is purposely built for networking, mentoring, brainstorming, spurring creativity and resource sharing. SITEC hosts frequent e-commerce classes and startup sessions at the space. Members will be able to join all events, and will meet like-minded people.

Enquiries: +60.12.959.8210 or Photos: Source

TokPa: Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

When: Fri, October 16, 4:30pm – 6:00pm, 2015
Where: Content Malaysia Pitching Centre, Platinum Sentral Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free Wait List | Medium: BM 
Info: Register | Map | Waze | Street | Inside

Malaysia's ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) raised concerns among entrepreneurs whose businesses might be affected.
  • How will this agreement affect your business? 
  • Are we ready for the global market? 
  • What needs to be done to adapt to this new reality? 
#TanyaGomen (Ask The Government) invites Dato' Sri Mustapa Mohamed (Tok Pa), Minister of International Trade and Industry for an open dialogue on the challenges and opportunities offered by the TPPA.

Building a High Performance Culture

When: Tue, October 13, 9:30am – 12:30pm, 2015
Where: Razak School of Government, Putrajaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Register | Map | Waze | Street | Inside

Understanding culture is often a prelude to discussing about leadership, strategy, performance, and innovation. An organisation that is culturally shaped exhibits values, routines, norms and traditions that exert strong influence on behaviour. Research has also shown that successful organisations have a good balance between creativity and discipline. Speaker Professor Charles Fine is President and Dean of the Asia school of Business and Professor of Management at MIT's Sloan School of Management.  His research has focused on supply chain strategy and value chain roadmapping, with a particular focus on fast-clockspeed manufacturing.

Other Public Lectures
Link Thu  Oct 08 16:30  Alan Milburn: Bridging The Great Divide @ Sunway
Link Fri    Oct 09 20:00  Ng Kah-Ming: The Harpsichord @ Penang
Link Mon Oct 19 09:30  Idris Jusoh: Higher Education @ Putrajaya

Accelerator for Creatives Analytics & Technology

When: Fri, Oct 9, 12pm – Sun, Oct 11, 12pm, 2015
Where: Penang, Malaysia
Admission: Free

Hot on the heels of Selangor's launch if its Digital Creative Centre, Penang will be launching its Accelerator for Creative, Analytics & Technology (@CAT) this Saturday. @CAT is a a programme under InvestPenang aimed at helping emerging tech start-ups & entrepreneurs gain access to mentors, training, shared facilities, co-working spaces, professional assistance, and other value added services that will move them onto the fast track of success. Events over the weekend:
[In the post title, we use the word 'Creatives' instead of 'Creative' to make it easier to read. Below is the banner video of @CAT. It is not @CAT but design incubator Nova Iskra, winner of the Best Co-Working Space 2015, Serbia, from which @CAT could be taking design clues, or possibly partnering. Top image: Penang's signature fried rice noodles, from]

Is Social Enterprise Over-Hyped?

When: Thu, October 8, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, 2015
Where: Theatrette, Wisma Hong Leong, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Map | WazeStreet | Inside

These days, the social enterprise model is booming, and often seems like the ideal. In Malaysia, MYR 20 million (USD 6 million) has been dedicated to promote this model, lauded for its fusion of social impact and financial sustainability. But is the social enterprise model really universally applicable, or is it over-hyped? Join us as we debate the future of social enterprises and charities with speakers:

This Week
Link Tue  08:30  IoT and BigData World Show @ TimesSquare
Link Tue  09:00  ICT Leadership Summit @ Sunway
Link Wed 08:00  Microsoft Project Conference @ KLCC
Link Wed 09:00  Cloud South East Asia @ Nexus
Link Wed 09:00  Internet Business Summit @ BandarUtama
Link Wed 09:00  Startup to Million Dollar Venture @ Cyberjaya
Link Wed 10:00  BuildTech 2015 @ PWTC
Link Wed 18:30  UX & Marketing @ Intermark New
Link Thu  19:30  F**kup Nights @ Sentul
Link Fri    11:00  InvestSmart Fest  @ MidValley [top image]
Link Fri    18:30  Startup Weekend MaGIC @ Cyberjaya
Link Fri    19:30  Incitement: Life That Matters @ Sentul
Link Sat   08:00  GDG DevFest @ Penang
Link Sat   10:00  National Sports Day @ KualaLumpur New

[ Snapshot ] Bespoke Makers

Inventory of Bespoke Makers, 12 Sep 2015 @ Battery Acid Club. Photo: fb/batteryacidclub

Launch: Selangor Digital Creative Centre

When: Mon, October 5, 10am – 1pm, 2015
Where: E-28-1, I-City, Jalan Multimedia 7/AG,  Shah Alam, Selangor. Malaysia
Admissiion: Free
Info: Register | Venue | Streetview

The Selangor Digital Creative Centre (SDCC) is an 11,000 square feet incubator and co-working space that offer the collaborative power of technology innovation and enterprise culture to nurture startups especially small and medium enterprises. SDCC is not just a comfortable workplace but an environment which encourages collaboration and interaction through events and programmes. SDCC also incorporates a Maker Studio to encourage a maker movement in Selangor.  Makers present at launch:
[The venue and streetview is of the neighbouring Selangor State Investment Centre. ]

[ Snapshot ] Glowforge Printer

The new Glowforge 3D laser printer is a laser cutter which uses a beam of light to cut, engrave, and shape designs from a variety of materials. By contrast, a normal laser printer uses a laser to electrically encode a printing drum, in effect, a digitizer, whereas a standard 3D printer, like an inkjet, is an extruder which additively builds a solid object a layer at a time using thermoplastic.

CLOSETStyles Fashion and Food Bazaar

When: Sat, Oct 3, 12pm – Sun, Oct 4, 8pm, 2015
Where: Brolly @ Menara Felda, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Register | Venue | Street | Inside

Come shop fashion and accessories belonging to the 9 fashion and lifestyle bloggers at the CLOSETStyles Fashion and Food Bazaar: Bangsarbabe, BoboStephanie, CareenTan, Cheeserland, Cherriemun, FiqaLiyanaChongFourfeetnine, KampongboyCitygal and RevelInMe. They are opening up their closets, allowing you to shop their styles that they owned and have carefully selected. tems offered at excellent prices from a wide selection of international and designers' brands such as Puman, Zara, Emoda, Elle, Bebe, Aldo, Michael Kors and Chanel. [Image: Fourfeetnine, Inside: EatDrinkKL]

Mobile, IT and Electronic Expo 2015

When: Fri, October 2, 11am – Sun, October 4, 9pm, 2015
Where: Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue | Streetview | Inside

Also This Weekend
Link Sat  15:00  Akko-Chan: A Romantic Comedy @ Sentral
Link Sun 04:00  Kuala Lumpur Marathon @ DataranMerdeka

ASOCIO PIKOM ICT Leadership Summit 2015

When: Tue, October 6, 9am – Wed, October 7, 5pm, 2015
Where: Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Complimentary [see note below]
Info: Event | Venue | Streetview | Inside

ASOCIO PIKOM ICT Leadership Summit 2015 is a C-level thought leadership event, specially designed to cover the industry's latest trends and insights to spur innovation and adoption of new technologies and new business models to drive ICT growth in Malaysia. The programme [abbreviated titles] includes:
  • Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age - Ivan Teh Managing Director, Fusionex 
  • The Mind of a Leader in the Digital Age - Goh Peng Ooi, Chairman, Silverlake 
  • One World, One Internet - Dr. Jimson Olufuye, Chairman, Africa ICT Alliance
  • Competing in New Digital Era - Chin Jun-Fwu Director, IDC 
  • Leadership in the Digital Age - Mark Rozario, CEO, AIM +
  • Investment Opportunities in the Digital Age-Jamaludin Bujang, CEO, Mavcap +
  • Malaysia: Destination for High Value - Mah Chun Wai, Director, InvestKL
  • Malaysia ICT Industry - Hiromi Sugiyama, Japan Representative, MDeC
  • The Digital Age and Cloud - Shin Kajiwara, CEO, NTT Data Malaysia
  • The New Digital Economy - Dr. Lin See-Yan, ex Deputy Governor, Bank Negara
  • Impact of AEC on ICT Industry-Victor Dominello, Innovation Minister, NSW +
  • The Digital Future of ASEAN - Ryoji Fukaya President, NTT Data Asia Pacific +

ASOCIO, The Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organization, is a grouping of IT industry associations representing economies in the Asia and Oceania region. PIKOM, The National ICT Association of Malaysia, is the association representing the information and communications technology industry in Malaysia.

[Via Cradle: Calling all tech companies. On behalf  of PIKOM, we are pleased to invite you to attend the ASOCIO PIKOM Leadership ICT Summit 2015. Entrance is free. To register, email the following details to; 1. Name, 2. Organisation, 3. Position, 4. Email ID.]

Drive Decisions with Data Science

When: Thu, October 15, 8am – 5pm, 2015
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event  | Register | Venue | Streetview | Inside

Guide your business decision with deep data insight. The program opens up, various data ingestion techniques and publish-subscribe techniques coupled with predictive analytics leading to excellent customer engagement built on the emerging innovative Hadoop ecosystem. Roll out your big data blue print with the best in industry. Topics:
  • Data Ingestion Techniques - B.Muthukumaran, Practice Head, Big Data, HTC
  • Predictive Analytics & Customer Engagement - Kevin Pool, CTO , Tibco
  • Innovations in Hadoop Ecosystem - Ben Sadeghi, Data Scientist, MapR 
  • Connecting Bigdata to The World - JayaBalajee, Manager, HTC 
  • How to Implement Big Data in Your Company - Panel
[GoogleMaps shows an unfamiliar streetview for MaGIC. It is in fact the new Dashbox Hotel located just down the street, at MaGIC Village. Check it out here and here.]

Related Event
Link Oct 6  Big Data World Show @ TimesSquare (MYR 2756)

GDG DevFest George Town 2015

When: Sat, October 10, 8am – 6pm, 2015
Where: Wisma Yeap Chor Ee, Penang, MY
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Register | Venue | Streetview

GDG [Google Developer Group] DevFest is a community organised annual event with sessions & code labs for developers, students, startups and anyone interested to learn the latest trends and technical knowledge of the Google platform, APIs & open source technologies.  This year's theme is Code Better, Aim Higher.  Topics include:
• IoT Pre-Accelerator Program
• Google Cupboard with Unity
• Building Your First Polymer Web App
• Android Code Lab

Other Accelerator Events
Link Octr 02  Startup Weekend Middle East & North Africa @ Istanbul
Link Oct  02  Startup Weekend Change Makers @ HongKong
Link Oct  02  Startup Weekend Jakarta @ Jakarta
Link Oct  02  Changi Airport Hackathon @ Singapore
Link Oct  09  Solve Banks' Billion Dollar Problem @ Singapore
Link Oct  16  Startup Weekend GeorgeTown @ Penang
Link Oct  17  IdeasInc 30 Hour Hackathon @ Singapore
Link Oct  30  Startup Weekend MaGIC @ Cyberjaya Updated
Link Nov 09  Alpha Startups @ Philippines
Link Nov 13  Startup Weekend Global Startup Battle @ KualaLumpur 
Link Nov 20  Startup Weekend Education ASEAN @ Bangkok Updated
Link Nov 20  Sttarup Weekend Bali @ Bali

Microsoft Project Conference SEA 2015

When: Wed, October 7, 8am – 5pm, 2015
Where: Microsoft Malaysia, Level 26, Menara 3 Petronas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free Wait List
Info: Register | Venue | Streetview | Inside

Microsoft Project Conference SEA 2015 is the premier event for Microsoft Project enthusiasts to learn about the powerful capabilities included in Microsoft Project, Project Server, and Project Online. Topics include:
  • Industry Trends and Insights on Productivity and Project Management
  • Microsoft Project Future Technology Road Map
  • Manage Tasks, Collaborate and Submit Time Sheets with Project Lite
  • Measure Results and Drive Accountability
  • Workflow Deep Dive in Project Online and Project Server
  • Exceed Your Project Goals with Effective Resource Management

Why IP is a Must for Entrepreneurs

When: Wed, September 30, 8:45am – 12:15pm, 2015
Where: IP Academy, MyIPO, Level 12A, Menara UOA, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Venue | Streetview | Inside

The IP Connect Programme is a series of targeted practical and advisory IP sessions designed in support of the 1 ASEAN Entrepreneurship Summit. Topics:
  • Sowing the Seeds of a Successful Enterprise - Rubiah Associates
  • Fine Print: What Every Entrepreneur Should Know - Khairul, Suhaila & Hazlina
  • The Journey in Building a Company - Mindspring
  • IP Strategy and the Changing Landscape of Entrepreneurship - Panel
  • IP Moneisation Roadmap - Panel

Related Event
Link Tue Oct 6  IP Essentials for Startups @ Cyberjaya

National Logistics Conference 2015

When: Thu, October 1, 8:30am – 5:00pm, 2015
Where: MIECC, Seri Kembangan, Selangor, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 477
Info: Event | Venue | Streetview | Inside

Many thought leaders and stakeholders in the intralogistics sector to share their knowledge and ideas to increase the efficiency of supply chain If you are keen to expand your market to the 600 million population in AEC, This conference is a component of the Asean Logistics & Transport Show 2015. Topics include:
  • Asean Logistics: Policies & Regulations - Datuk Ravindran Palaniappan, MITI
  • Malaysia as a Logistics Hub - Tan Sri G. Gnanalingam, Westports
  • AEC Logistics: Challenges & Opportunities - Tan Sri Abd Rahman Mamat, ALC
  • Delivering the Goods - Vincent Ang, SSI Schaefer
  • Islamic Financing in Logistics - Zaharuddin Alias, SME Corp
  • E-Commerce and Logistics - Richard Kwok, iKargo [image]
  • End-to-End Integrated Logistics -  Dato' Shukrie Salleh, KLAS
  • Taking Logistics to the Next Level - Jude Selvaraj, Scania
Registration: +603.5636.1788 Email: or

Red Hat Forum 2015

When: Wed, September 30, 8am – 4pm, 2015
Where: Connexion@Nexus, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Register | Venue | Streetview | Inside

In today’s rapidly evolving business environment, agility and flexibility spell the difference between success and failure. Enterprises need to bring their A-game by innovating and transforming the way they do business. Topics include:
  • Innovate or be Disrupted - Craig Stires, IDC
  • Open Source is Programming the Digital Future - Alessandro Perilli, Red Hat
  • Harnessing Open Source Innovation - Shamsul Anuar Yahaya, TM
  • Amazon Web Services Cloud is the New Normal - Markku Lepisto, AWS
  • Modern Data Architecture - Syamsul Anuar Nasir, Abyres
  • Going Atomic with Container Infrastructure - Shazli Mansor Ghazali, Red Hat
  • Red Hat Mobile Application Platform - Vishal Ghariwala, Red Hat
  • IoT Solutions to Drive Business Transformation - Evan Wong, Red Hat

This Week
Link Mon 14:00  Creative, Social and Lifestyle Business @ Sentral
Link Mon 19:00  Debriefing of a Visit to Silicon Valley @ Cyberjaya
Link Mon 20:30  Facebook Advertising Deep Dive @ QuillCityMall
Link Tue  08:00  World Class Sustainable Cities @ KualaLumpur
Link Tue  10:00  Food and Hotel Malaysia 2015 @ KLCC
Link Tue  18:00  The Japanese Customer @ Cyberjaya
Link Tue  18:30  Bringing Technology to Market @ Singapore
Link Tue  09:00  The Business Impact of Disruptive Technology @ Cyberjaya
Link Tue  18:30  Unis & EduStartups: Collaborators or Competitors? @ Bangsar
Link Wed 08:00  One Stop Guide to Selling Online @ Sentral 
Link Wed 10:00  Necessary Understanding of Accounts @ TTDI
Link Wed 18:30  UX and Marketing @ Intermark
Link Wed 19:00  Startup Analytics 101 @ Bangsar
Link Thu  09:00  Echelon Malaysia 2015 @ Nexus
Link Fri    09:00  Student Entrepreneurial Experience @ UCSI
Link Sat   08:00  Inspire Women in Business @ Penang
Link Sat   14:45  Google Apps for Education @ SubangJaya

Archifest 2015: The Workspace of Tomorrow

When: Tue, September 29, 8am – 10am, 2015
Where: The Working Capitol, Singapore
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue | Streetview | Inside

A space has the power to inspire, incite creativity and increase productivity. More than a place to go to everyday, your work place - whether a school or office, can provide an experience; one that can largely be defined by design and technology but at the core of it all, by the people who occupy the space.

Hear from a carefully curated and interesting panel of strategists, design and tech experts as they discuss the future of our work places - who's driving the shift, what they're looking for and how we can stay ahead of the curve:
Workspace of Tomorrow is an event of Archifest 2015. Other festival highlights include two conversations on:
  • The Future of Instagram - Yafiq Yusman, Instagram Photographer
  • Imagination for the Future - Emi Honda, Architect, Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei
  • Feng Shui for Shrinking Spaces in Singapore - Alan Chong, Grad Student, NTU
  • The Amusement Park - Lorenzo Petrillo, Chief Crane Operator, Lopelab
  • Place Making Principles - Adib Jalal, Director, The Shophouse & Co 
  • Digital Networks & Architecture - Jonathan Choe, Editor, UrbanArchNow
  • Future Cities Laboratory - Prof Stephen Cairns, Principal Investigator, FCL
  • Snapshots of a City - Andreas Schlegel, Lecturer, LaSalle College
Register for the conversations here and here. [Interior view:]

Related Event
Link Oct  Kuala Lumpur Design Month @ DataranMerdeka

TEDxHKUST 2015: United by Diversity

When: Sat, October 3, 11:00am – 6:30pm, 2015
Where: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Admission: Unspecified [estimated HKD 100]
Info: Event | Register | Venue | Streetview | Inside

The theme of TEDxHKUST2015 “United by Diversity” highlights the one feature shared by our speakers this year: diversity. In a world we’re living today, where diversity becomes ubiquitous, we should face diversity in a positive way. If we embrace the diversity around us, instead of being kept apart, we would be united by diversity. Speakers include:
  • W Sherjan Husianie, Investment Banker
  • W Carmen Lee, Socio-Linguist
  • W Quinn Lai, Founder Eoniq
  • W Kenneth So, Publisher
  • W Oliver Chan, Criminologist
  • W Juliette Gimenez, Founder, Goxip 
  • W Jeannie Cho, Wine Master
  • W Lance Tanaka, Executive Coach

Other TEDxEvents
Link Oct  03  TEDxSunwayUniversity: Beyond Status Quo @ Sunway (MYR 30)
Link Oct  11  TEDxHongKong: Lift Off! @ Asia World Expo (HKD 500) Sold Out
Link Nov 06  TEDxSingapore: The Undiscovered Country @ NTU (SGD 130)

Manufacturing Solutions Expo MSE 2015

When:Wed, Sept 30, 10am – Fri, Oct 2, 5pm
Where: Suntec, Singapore
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Talks | Venue | Street | Inside

Manufacturing Solutions Expo is a one-stop exhibition platform for products and solutions providers to showcase innovative solutions, cost effective technologies and products to improve business productivity and efficiency within and beyond manufacturing industries. Technology talks include:
  • Optimize the Supply Chain with ERP and Top Notch Technologies
    Danny Tan, Regional Director, Professional Services, Hitachi
  • Making Business Borderless with Internet of Things
    Sara Lua. Vice President, Sage
  • Singapore’s Smart Nation Initiatives Propelled By Autonomous Mobile Robots
    S Viswanathan, Technical Program Manager, Adept
  • Selecting Right ERP System and Implementation
    Vijay Bareja, Managing Director, Nuvista
  • Using Statistics to Improve Quality
    Lily Chye, Technical Trainer, BizIT Systems
  • Automation of Logistics Procurement through e-Sourcing and Benchmarking
    Patrick Pretorius, Business Development Director, Transporeon
  • Emerging Trends in the B2B eCommerce Market
    Kenneth Low,Director, Excess Inventory Guru
  • Direct Digital Manufacturing
    Sean Looi, General Manager, Creatz3D
  • Introduction to Revolutionary Production Management System ADAP
    Shinsuke Nomota,Senior System Consultant, Kozo Keikaku
  • Agile Manufacturing Through Supply Chain Planning Excellence
    Matthieu Simon, Managing Director, FuturMaster
  • Power Up Your Competitiveness Through Co-innovation with Startups
    Dr. Alex Lin, Head, Infocomm Investments
  • Industry 4.0 for the Process Industry
    Damian Stellmach, Manager, International Projects, ATS Automation

Cloud South East Asia 2015

When: Wed, October 7, 9am – Thu, October 8, 5pm, 2015
Where: Connexion@Nexus, Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Register | Venue | Streetview | Inside

Cloud South East Asia is the region’s content led ICT event for C-level IT decision makers, operations and development teams, as well as Telco Cloud Service Providers looking to leverage the opportunities Cloud and Mobility technologies offer. Sponsored by MDeC, the two day event brings together C-Level decision makers from across South East Asia to give unheard before insight into cloud business models and implementation strategies, enterprise mobility and mobile device management, big data, security and future data centre priorities, in addition to Telco go-to market cloud strategies.  Topics (abbreviated) include:
  • Economic Growth & Bridging Digital Divide - Dato' Yasmin Mahmood, MDeC
  • Getting IT Transformation Right  - Henry Ho, AstraZeneca
  • Cloud Sense: Efficiency + Operational Excellence - Blair Layton, AWS
  • Tapping into the Future Enterprise - Ann Lim, Asia Cloud Computing
  • Building a Mobile First Business - Tarun Sukhani, CTO, MaxMoney
  • Disaster Recovery as a Service - Senior Representative, Vision Solutions
  • Building a Secure Cloud Ecosystem - Dr Lee Hing Yan, IDA
  • The AWS Big Data Platform - Russell Nash, AWS [image]
  • Gaining Market Differentiation through Cloud - Kamala Sockalingam, AsiaTalk
  • The Telco’s Role in the Cloud Ecosystem - Ashwin Jaiswal, Reliance 
  • Everything as a Service - Gowthaman Manickam, British Telecom
  • Standards: The Key to a Successful Cloud - Mike Mudd, Asia Policy Partners
  • We Don't See The Cloud…But Can We Feel it? - Jason Lo, Tune Talk

One Stop Guide to Selling Online

When: Wed, September 30, 9:00am – 12:30pm, 2015
Where: Level 26, NU 2, Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue | Streetview

11street is an open marketplace operated by Celcom Planet Sdn. Bhd. – a joint venture between Celcom Axiata, an experienced mobile telecommunications group. and SK-Planet. owner of Korea’s prominent e-commerce site and platform, 11st,  Topics:
  • Selling to 14 Million Potential Buyers - 11street
  • Why Retailers Should Sell Online - Webshaper
  • Start your 360 degree E-Commerce Journey - EasyStore
  • Successful Online Seller: The Untold Story - SiteGiant
  • Marketing 101 for E-Commerce - LocusT
  • Delivering Happiness - ex-Zappos
  • Online Payment Solutions - iPay88
  • The Revolution of Delivery Solutions - EasyParcel
  • What is E-Fulfilment? - iStore iSend
[In streetview, the entrance to NU Tower 2 is at the gap between NU Sentral Mall on the left and Aloft on the right.]

Other Upcoming Conferences 
Young Entrepreneurs' Conference 2015
  | Sep 27 @ KLCC (Free) Link

Echelon Malaysia 2015
 | Oct 1 @ Nexus (SGD 145 | MYR 438) Link

UCSI SEE Conference | Oct 2 @ UCSI University (MYR 150) Link
  • Dato’ Peter Ng, Chairman, UCSI Group
  • Dato’ Wei Chuan Beng, Managing Director, REDtone
  • Faizal Ahamed, CEO, Avante

ICT Leadership Summit 2015
 | Oct 6 @ Sunway (USD 300 | MYR 1282) Link

Sustainable Brands
| Oct 7 @ Hilton Kuala Lumpur (MYR 2600) Link New
  • Christian Rojkjaer, Managing Director, IKEA
  • Gill McLaren, General Manager, Coca-Cola
  • Dr Simon Lord, Chief Sustainability Officer, Sime Darby

Internet Business Summit | Oct 7 @ BandarUtama (MYR 699) Link
  • Matthew Heller, Head of Channel Sales, Asia Pacific, Google
  • Rahul Shinghal, General Manager, South East Asia, PayPal
  • Hoseok Kim, CEO, Celcom Planet

Global Transformation Forum 2015
 | Oct 21 @ KLCC (MYR 1424) Link
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, 2003-2011 Governor of California
  • Carl Lewis, Nine Gold Medal Winner, Olympics
  • Pierluigi Collina, Chief Refereeing Officer, UEFA

ASEAN Social Enterprise 2015
 | Nov 7 @ Nexus (MYR 80) Link
  • Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Group CEO, AirAsia
  • Richard Eu, Group CEO, Eu Yan Sang
  • Marie Lisa Dacanay, President, ISEA

1ASEAN Entrepreneurship Summit 2015 | Nov 21 (not open for reg yet) Link
  • Cheryl Yeoh, CEO, MaGIC
  • Anas Abdul Aziz, Chief Content Officer, Animonsta
  • Stephen Wang, Senior Product Manager, WeChat 

Leadership Energy Summit Asia 2015
| Dec 1 @ KualaLumpur (MYR 2888) Link

[ Snapshot ] Introduction to Audio Mixing

WHEN YOU REMIX THE 1 DOLLAR SONG AUNTY I've always been a fan of this aunty and her super catchy jingle. Would always hear her singing when I was on the way to school when I was younger! So here's a tribute. Rock on aunty! Do support her as well! Subscribe to my YouTube channel here for more music: Stay connected:
Posted by Fallen Superhero on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A lady in a wheelchair sells paper napkins for SGD 1 by singing "Hello, one dollar, one dollar, please buy my one dollar tissue paper". Watch how the folks at FallenSuperHero remixed her tune into a catchy techno piece. The software they used seems to be FL Studio (around USD 200). It's like an Excel spreadsheet but where the columns represent time or beats and the rows are audio and musical instruments. You can try your hand in audio mixing by downloading Audacity, a free lower end alternative.

Knowledge Management: Lessons Learnt From The West and East

When: Wed, September 23, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, 2015
Where: Innovation Block, MPC, Lorong Produktiviti, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue | Streetview

Knowledge management is a concept in which an enterprise consciously and comprehensively gathers, organizes, shares, and analyzes its knowledge in terms of resources, documents, and people skills. Speakers:
[The knowledge management introduction video is by a third-party Intoto. Google Map does not pinpoint MPC correctly. The location is nearer to 3.102063, 101.644427 or use this map for guidance.]

Facebook Advertising Deep-Dive

When: Mon, September 28, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: Makespace, LG16, Quill City Mall, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: MYR 55
Info: EventRegister | Venue | Street | Inside

Facebook advertising has become incredibly powerful and is often being underestimated or not used efficiently enough by entrepreneurs. It is perfectly suited to generate leads, sales and retarget website visitors and existing customers. Thanks to the ability to set up extremely highly targeted campaigns with high ROIs, Facebook Ads should be high on the list of preferred acquisition and retention channels for startups. Content:
  • Ad Management
  • Buying Channels
  • Campaign Structure
  • Power Editor
  • Ad Types
  • Facebook Exchange
  • A/B Testing
  • Ad Reports
  • Direct Response Measurement
  • Core, Custom & Lookalike Audiences
  • Audience Insights
Speaker: Anna Rehermann, Founder, Growth Hacking Asia.

Related Event
Link Wed Sep 30 19:00 Startup Analytics 101 @ Bangsar

Social Enterprise Technology Multiplier

When: Tue, September 22, 7pm – 10pm, 2015
Where: Mindvalley, UOA Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Admission: MYR 10
Info: Register | Venue | Streetivew | Inside

In an age of hyper-connection, how can social entrepreneurs manage a market that is constantly being bombarded with information and consumers more selective in what they take in? Join us for an evening ith an industry expert on best practices in leveraging on technology to scale up your social enterprise. Take this opportunity to question each other, innovate and network with SE friends and potential partners and learn first-hand how to manage the challenges you may be facing in growing your own social enterprise. Topics:
  • The potential of technology in scaling up your social enterprise.
  • Technology enablers for social entrepreneurs.
  • Industry tips and tools to drive your social enterprise.
Speaker: Rahayu Ramli, Education Programme Manager, Google. [Photo: LinkedIn]

This Week
Link Mon  09:00  Malaysia Business Events Week @ Shangri-La
Link Mon  09:00  Digital Comics for The Future @ MajuTower
Link Mon  09:30  Sell Services and Intangible Products @ Sentral
Link Mon  20:30  To Be a Successful Entrepreneur @ Putrajaya
Link Tue   08:00  PHP Conference Asia @ Singapore
Link Tue   09:30  Cloud and Outsourcing Solutions @ KualaLumpur
Link Tue   09:30  Turbocharge My Brand Bootcamp @ SubangJaya
Link Tue   17:00  Chill or Grill Signature: Khailee & Cheryl @ Cyberjaya
Link Tue   19:00  StartupGrind: Afzal Abdul Rahim, Time @ Bangsar
Link Tue   19:00  Mix N Fix: Social Good @ Sentul
Link Tue   19:00  The Dark Side of Agile @ MidValley
Link Tue   19:00  #OpenPitch @ Penang

APAC Innovation Summit 2015: Smart Cities

When: Tue, Sept 22, 9am – Wed, Sept 23, 6pm, 2015
Where: Hong Kong Science Park, New Territories, Hong Kong
Admission: HKD 500 [MYR 273 | SGD 90] Sold Out
Info: Event | Venue | Streetview | Inside

Riding on the success of the past 10 years, this flagship event of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation continues to play an important role in knowledge transfer and business matching, bringing together a world cast of leading experts including academia, decision makers and thought leaders to exchange insights on the latest technology trends.

Topics include:
  • Towards a Smarter City: Kowloon East
    Winnie Ho, Energizing Kowloon East Office, Development Bureau, HKSAR 
  • The Barcelona Smart City Experience
    Xavier Vilalta, Agency for Business Competitiveness, Catalonia 
  • Vision of a Planetary City
    James Law, James Law Cybertecture 
  • Torino Smart City: Strategic Planning and Practical Deployment
    Enrico Macii, Politecnico di Torino 
  • The Sustainable Megacity of the Future: Vision and Design for a Smart City
    Paul Friedli, Schindler Ltd. 
  • Aria3: Innovative Ventilation System to Purify the Pollution of the Air
    Angelica Morra, Politecnico di Torino
  • The HK$ 1B Recycling Scheme
    Keith Choy, Hong Kong Productivity Council 
  • Smart Mobility in Road-Based Public Transportation
    Alok Jain, The Kowloon Motor Bus Co. (1933) Ltd. 
  • Shared Driverless Transportation for the Last Mile
    Gibert Gagnaire, RoboSoft Technology Pte Ltd. 
  • Smart and Fast Charging of Electrical Vehicles: Lessons Learned
    Walter Stein, ABB 
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Network in a City
    Martin Tsang, EV Power Group 
  • Intelligent Transport Systems for Smart Cities
    Andrew Pickford, MVA Hong Kong Ltd. 
  • Heavy Duty Road Transportation for Smart Cities
    Nick Leach, Scania 

Related Event
Link Oct 17 Langkawi International Smart Green City @ Langkawi (MYR 1000)