Marketing Awards: The Mashies 2016


[December 6th, 2016] In a world over-saturated with brands and ads vying for your attention, today’s marketers are expected to go above and beyond to make their work stand out. The Mashies, Mashable's annual awards program showcases the year's most outstanding digital work in marketing, advertising and social:

Platform Campaigns
Best Facebook Campaign
Westpac Chopper, DDB New Zealand [1]
Best Use of Instagram
FlipSide, BBDO New York
Best Use of Pinterest
Valspar's Pinterest Color Analyzer, FCB Chicago [2]
Best Use of Snapchat
Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Snapchat, Paramount Pictures [3]
Best Use of Tumblr
Fargo Woolens, DDB Group New Zealand
Best Twitter Campaign
Hungerithm, Clemenger BBDO Melbourne [top video]
Best Use of YouTube
Madden: The Movie, Heat [4]

Multi-Platform Campaigns
Best Brand/Influencer Partnership
Amnesty International Unblocker, Colenso BBDO & Proximity New Zealand
Best Public Service Announcement
#MoreThanMean - Women 'Face' Harassment, One Tree Forest Films
Best Real Time Marketing
Hungerithm, Clemenger BBDO Melbourne
Best Traditional Digital Marketing Campaign
The Boys, Clemenger BBDO Melbourne [5]
Best Use of Mobile
In-a-Snap, BBDO New York [6]

Video & Multimedia
Best Use of Augmented/Virtual Reality
Flight DX3K, Hardhat
Best Use of Livestreaming
Real Talk Live, Anomaly

Public Relations
Best PR Digital Campaign
REI #OptOutside, Edelman, Mediavest & Venables Bell [7]
Best PR Stunt
Blind Taste Test, CP+B
Best Experiential Marketing
Brewtroleum, Colenso BBDO Melbourne & Proximity New Zealand

Best in Show / 360 Campaigns
Best Content Marketing
Hungerithm, Clemenger BBDO Melbourne
Best Global Campaign
Deadpool's Global Domination, Armed Mind, Think Jam, Allison, Hi5, Zenith
Best Multi-Plaform Campaign
Small Business Big Game, RPA
Best Use of Short-Form Video
The Jonah Lomu Machine, Rothco
Best Long Form Video
Close to Home, BBDO New York [8]

Notes
[1] This is the advertiser's website, campaign details here (harrowing videos).
[2] Analyzer goes through submitted pins and determines a favourite colour.
[3] Accomplish your mission in 24 hours before the Snapchat self-destructs.
[4] Fake trailer for an EA Sports computer game Madden NFL 15.
[5] Scroll to the second half of the article to understand the video (of 'balls').
[6] Interactive DIY lessons.
[7] On Black Friday, don't join the crowd, opt for the outdoors instead.
[8] The video is too disturbing to list, just remember: Don't phone and drive.

Data Science: Principles, Practice and Application


When: Fri, December 9, 8am – 6pm, 2016
Where: Hilton, Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Apply | Venue

[ Wrangle @ Malaysia 2016 ] Wrangle is a an industry event about the principles, practice, and application of Data Science, across multiple data-rich industries. It includes talks from practitioners at innovative companies about the hardest problems they've faced, and the solutions they found for them. If you're also a practicing Data Scientist, or aspire to be one, Wrangle is for you! Topics (abbreviated):
  • What Data Science Leaves Out - Sean Owen, Cloudera
  • Application of Natural Language Understanding - Alyona Medelyan, Entopix
  • Data Science for the Public Good - Feng Yuan Liu, GovTech
  • Introduction to Apache Spark MLlib - Juliet Houghland, Cloudera
  • Ensemble Model in Video and Text Spam Detection - Fajri Koto, KMK
  • Taking Personalization Personally - Sara Watson, Digital Asia Hub [top image]
  • AI and Big Data in Financial Risk Control - Dr. Zoey Zhou, CreditX
  • Data Innovation for Market Disruption - Ikuo Nakagawa, Intec 
  • Personalization Solutions for Business Insights - Dr. Maggie Li, eBay
  • What We All Learned - Sean Owen & Juliet Hougland, Cloudera
[Top image: Sara Watson @ EMW Bookstore, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Source: EMW]

This Week [Week beginning 4 December 2016]
Link Sun  20:30  Royal Charity Concert: Wish Upon A Star @ ShahAlam
Link Tue  08:00  Smart City Conference @ ShahAlam
Link Tue  15:00  WTF x Omnitel: Korean Startups @ Bangsar New
Link Wed 09:00  Open Data: The Way Forward @ Putrajaya
Link Wed 18:30  Design: Marketing, UX, Graphics @ Penang
Link Thu  08:00  Global Entrepreneurshp Community @ KLCC
Link Thu  08:00  Commercialization Summit @ KLCC New
Link Thu  18:30  StartupMamak: TheRevelry, Bfab, Cooked @ PetalingJaya
Link Fri    08:00  Project Management Office @ KLCC
Link Sat   09:00  Wordpress Meetup @ SubangJaya
Link Sat   09:00  Smart Living Hackathon @ TM
Link Sat   09:00  Raspberry Pi Jam @ BukitJalil
Link Sat   14:00  Music Business Seminar @ KualaLumpur New
Link Sat   09:00  Google DevFest @ BukitJalil
Link Sun  09:00  Google GDays @ BukitJalil

Introduction to Blockchain with Vitalik Buterin


When: Mon, Dec 5, 9:30am – 5:30pm, 2016
Where: Makespace, Quill City Shopping Mall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: USD 99
Info: Attend | Venue | Live

Meet Vitalik Buterin and other leading experts in the field of blockchain in this full-day workshop which will focus on the current development of blockchain and its practical applications in the financial services industry. Topics include:
  • Fireside Chat - Vitalik Buterin, Founder, Ethereum
  • Blockchain and its Applications to Finance - Alex Medana, CEO, FinFabrik
  • Non-Financial Protocols Enablers - Mark Smalley, CEO, Neuroware

[The topics do not seem like an 'Introduction to Blockchain' and Calendata does not normally list training events. But we see Vitalik Buterin, the inventor of Ether which is considered to be a more sophisticated alternative and possible successor to Bitcoin. Ether runs on Ethereum, a cloud computer, that you can use to build smart contracts.

For example, you could place a bet on a soccer game with a friend as a smart contract on Ethereum. Ethereum will automatically pay the winner (using Ether) upon receiving the result from ESPN, say, which both betting parties agreed to beforehand.
Ethereum is a general platform where you can solve problems in many industries using a fairly elegant solution — the most elegant solution we have seen to date. Marley Gray, Director of Business Development and Strategy, Microsoft. NYT

Sample Prototype Ethereum Applications
  • LavaMovement - Anti-fraud, anti-tout ticketing
  • Akasha - Decentralised nextgen social network that pays for good content
  • YouChoo - Identity as a service [top image]
  • TinyPay - Micropayments for digital publishers
  • Zonafide - Stop fraud by going back to a time when people knew each other]

Immigrants To The Future

When: Wed, Nov 30, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, 2016
Where: MyIPO, Level 12 A, Tower B, UOA Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Attend | Venue

[ Let's Jam@GEM5: Reimagine The Future ] The Global Entrepreneurship Movement (GEM) aims to build, promote and connect Malaysia-based entrepreneurs to the global movement of entrepreneurs. We are all immigrants to the future; none of us is a native in that land - Margaret Mead via Marina Gorbis. Speakers:

Global Enterpreneurship Community 2016 [ Event | Attend ]
The talk is a prelude to Global Enterpreneurship Community 2016: Reimagine The Future happening 8-9 December at KLCC, organized by GEM and MaGIC, with speakers including:

Designing Hyperloop from ground-up.

Smart City Conference: Barcelona to Bandung

When: Tue, Dec 6–Wed, Dec 7, 2016
Where: The Saujana, Subang, Selangor, Malaysia
Admission: USD 15 [ MYR 60 ]
Info: Event | Attend | Venue

The Selangor Smart City International Conference 2016 showcases advancements in Smart Technologies and Smart Solutions by Flagship Smart Cities, MNCs, and organisations from around the world. Topics include:

Smart City Knowledge Exchange
  • Barcelona - Elia Hernando Navarro, Director, MediaUrban
  • Taipei - Lin Chin-Rong, Deputy Mayor, Taipei
  • Bandung - Ridwan Kamil, Mayor, Bandung
  • Cyberjaya - Dato’ Faris Yahaya, Managing Director, Cyberview
  • Amsterdam - Frans-Anton Vermast, Advisor, Amsterdam New

Smart Solutions for Smart Cities
  • Deven Chhaya, ASEAN Leader, Smarter Cities, IBM
  • Dr. Abdul Razaque Memon, Director Solution, Huawei
  • Srikant Kadambi, APAC Director, Public Sector, Microsoft
  • Jack Lee, Marketing & Sales Director, CTCI

Leveraging IoT & Big Data
  • Eclimo - Malaysia’s first electric scooter manufacturer
  • Cytron - Full-stack robotics development and manufacturing 
  • BikeVault  - Smart bike rack
  • Keyasic - Healthcare IoT
  • DATA - Data analytics technology and applications New
  • AAEON - LoRa technology New

Smart City Startups Showcase
  • Bwave - Smart home technology New
  • Reward - RFID loyalty card New
  • Aralia - Advanced video surveillance New
  • Recogine - Hospital information system New
  • Dego - On-demand delivery fleet
  • MOPPS - Online parking payment system
  • Parkeasy - Peer-to-peer parking lot reservation

Sample Barcelona Smart City Projects
  • Telecare - Free 24/7 push-button emergency service for the elderly
  • Vincles - Create communities (family, friends, neighbours) around the aged
  • Radars - Networks of volunteers to help the aged living by themselves
  • ApparkB - Smartphone parking meter
  • MobileID - Smartphone based digital identity (eg. retrieve towed away car)
  • Wifi - Free Wi-Fi, throttled so that it does not compete with paid services [2]
  • Contactless - Locations with NFC or QR codes to tell you where you are
  • Bicing - Smartphone controlled bicycle rental
  • SmartCityCampus - Like Cyberjaya (incubators, labs) but more compact
  • OpenGovernment - Information on budgets, contracts, subsidies
  • Sentilo - Open sourcing and sharing Smart City software with other cities
  • Buits - Suggest temporary use of unused land 

Sample Amsterdam Smart City Projects New

[ Snapshot ] The Turkish March

Yuja Wang plays the Turkish March.
Check out the previous post for updates on this week's events.

Events: Trends Sponsors Brand Venue Digital

When: Mon, Nov 28, 8am–6pm, 2016
Where: Live House, TREC, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: MYR 75
Info: Event | Register | Venue

[Malaysia Major Events Symposium 2016] Malaysia Major Events is a division of MyCEB, an agency of MOTAC tasked under ETP to place Malaysia on the world map as the event venue of choice. Topics include:
  • Trends of Sports & Entertainment Industry and Its Future
    • Rob Schwartz, Asia Bureau Chief, Billboard
    • Iskandar Shahril, Managing Director, E-Plus
    • Dato’ Low Beng Choo, Secretary General, OCM
    • Kevin Roberts, Founding Editor, SportBusiness
  • Maximizing Global Sponsorship and Budget Strategies
  • The Impact of Digital Innovations and Social Media on Marketing
  • How Corporate Giants Sync Their Brand into Major Events
  • Exploring Venue Options for Sports and Entertainment Events

This Week [Week beginning 28 Nov 2016]
Link Tue  19:00  10 x Green Technology @ Uptown
Link Wed 18:30  Project Management: Why Scrum? @ BukitKiara
Link Wed 20:00  DrinkEnterpreneurs x 3ciety @ Bangsar
Link Thu  08:00  Google vs Facebook @ DamansaraPerdana New
Link Thu  19:00  Startupbootcamp Fintech: RHB MDEC @ Bangsar
Link Fri    00:00  Community Driven Hackathon @ Cyberjaya
Link Fri    14:30  Adobe: LeoBurnett, Madlistudio, Astatica, Digimatic @ Cyberjaya New
Link Fri    19:00  Digital Rojak @ Singapore
Link Sat   08:30  National Cohesion and Unity @ UM New
Link Sat   09:00  Lean In Summit @ KualaLumpur
Link Sat   10:00  WWF: Sustainable Consumption @ KotaDamansara
Link Sat   10:00  Creative Mornings: The Chorus Mastter New
Link Sat   11:00  Battery Acid Club: Stationery Market New
Link Sat   09:00  BarCamp @ Cyberjaya New
Link Sat   12:00  BarCamp @ Singapore New

JomLaunch 2016

When: Sat, Nov 26, 8:30am – 5:00pm, 2016
Where: TM Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: MYR 20 Full
Info: Event | Venue

JomLaunch is a platform for JomWeb community members to launch products involving information technology. It is intended to assist and promote community, open source, private and commercial projects. Selection of presenters:
  • MInD - Automated vehicle system
  • Telebuzz - Create telegram chat bots easily
  • RunCloud - A web server panel that runs on AWS, GoogleCloud etc
  • Vocket - Self serve ads for The Vocket 
  • MyClinic2U - Clinic management that partners GetDoc and Xdoc
  • RobotJualan - Menjual online sambil goyang kaki
  • WhatsTivity - Crowd source activities and events using a map
  • EksploRazi - 3D interactive dictionary for children
  • GoTravel - Travel planning and booking system
  • Eraxen -  Endpoint protection management system
  • MyTix -  Online ticketing system
  • Soding - Head hunting and talent search system
  • TerapiExpress - Traditional massage and cupping
[Top image: Refrain from over-eating, from TerapiExpress.]

Future Mobility: Benny Drives Tesla

Tesla's self driving car

In other autonomous vehicle news, an update on our previous post:
  • Baidu - Baidu gets approval from California DMV to test self-driving cars.
  • Volvo - Uber's self driving Volvos enter testing in Pittsburgh.
  • Otto - Uber's Otto truck makes first beer delivery by self-driving 120 miles.
  • Inoniq - Kia and Hyundai throw hat into self-driving ring.
  • ZMP - Japan's car robotics supplier ZMP goes for listing in December.
  • Google - If a crowd of autonomous cars arrive, which one is yours? (patent)

The Golden Kitty Awards

When: Mon, November 21, 7pm – 10pm, 2016
Where: Google, Mapletree, Singapore
Admission: Free
Info: Attend | Venue | Outside | Inside 

Product Hunt Singapore have seen over 32 of the very best tech products and had people hit the stage at one of 12 past Product Hunt Singapore events. We want to make sure that the very best of these products and people get their due recognition. So, for the first time ever, we’re kicking off The Singapore edition of The Golden Kitty Awards! [Calendata's pick of 12:]
  • Astronaut - Online interview through video-selfie
  • Glycoleap - Immersive digital program for people with diabetes
  • HeroesOfHonor - Real-time strategy and city management game
  • Lively - Convert a series of photos to GIF or movie
  • Lomotif - Create mini music videos
  • Parrot - Social media search engine
  • Provolv - Cricket app and sensors for bat, ball & pads
  • Reread - Rediscover saved and forgotten bookmarks
  • Rsvpd - Discover all events in one place
  • Seedly - Personal finance assistant
  • Structo - 3D printers for dental applications
  • Xfers - Become an ATM cash dispenser

Next Week [week beginning 21 Nov 2016]
Link Mon 07:30  Squeeze a Day's Work into 2 Hours @ DamansaraJaya
Link Mon 09:00  Digital Economy Forum @ SunwayPutra 
Link Tue  08:00  Factory Management Conference @ PetalingJaya
Link Tue  08:30  UStart: University Startups @ UM
Link Tue  10:00  Ecommerce Expo @ Matrade
Link Tue  13:30  E-commerce: Line, WeChat, Whatsapp @ ShahAlam
Link Tue  15:00  Brickfields, TheRoof, LiterOfLight, Seed @ KualaLumpur
Link Wed 08:30  TRIZ Festival @ Taylor's Brochure
Link Thu  18:30  Women in Control @ HongKong New
Link Thu  20:00  Drink Entrepreneurs @ KualaLumpur New
Link Thu  21:30  George Town Literary Festival @ Penang
Link Fri    09:00  Health Hackathon @ BukitJalil New
Link Fri    17:30  MakanJom, 40Days, EasyWeb, TripPal @ Cyberjaya
Link Fri    18:00  Hack the MTR [Train] System @ HongKong
Link Sat   08:00  International Youth Discourse @ Sunway
Link Sat   08:45  Jom Launch @ TM
Link Sat   09:00  Makers and Innovation Carnival @ KotaDamansara
Link Sat   12:00  In-Between Arts Festival @ Penang
Link Sat   14:00  Independent Youth Music Festival @ KotaDamansara
Link Sat   19:00  Wordpress Meetup @ KualaLumpur
Link Sun  08:00  Future of Work @ Intercontinental

[ Snapshot ] Come Sail Away

Homeless man plays Come Sail Away by Styx on a street piano in Sarasota, Florida.

MeetTaipei2016: Startup & Innovation Carnival

When: Thu, Nov 17 – Sat, Nov 19, 2016
Where: Expo Park, Taipei City, Taiwan
Admission: TWD 2000 [ USD 63 | MYR 270 ]
Info: Event | AgendaTickets | Venue

Follow international trends, understand competition, learn success, avoid failure. Get knowledge of the market, marketing, capital injection. Catch key technology, change the world, solve the pain point of consumers. Dream innovation, encourage new ideas, invest in the next generation. A small sample of activities and presentations:

Startups (Hardware)

Startups (Software)

Talks
  • The Power of Interdisciplinary Technology
  • GPU Innovation, AI Revolution
  • Share Economy with innovation of IoV
  • The World with Social Responsibility
  • The French Innovation Metropolis
  • The IoT Valley: Toulouse
  • French Technology in the Alps
  • Global War for Taiwan Warriors



Ambidio: Add depth to audio using 3D sound clues (turn up the volume for best effect)


Oftes: Spiral drip coffee maker


Loopd: Smart Event Badge

MAS FinTech & ABS Global FinTech Awards 2016

When: Thu, Nov 17, 6:30pm – 10:00pm, 2016
Where: Universal Studios, Singapore
Admission: By Invitation
Info: Event | Venue | Outside | Inside

The FinTech Awards, comprising the MAS FinTech Awards and ABS Global FinTech Award is part of the inaugural Singapore FinTech Festival.  These awards recognise innovative FinTech solutions that have been implemented by the likes of FinTech companies, financial institutions, and technology companies.

Pick of Finalists
  • SilverBullion - Buy and sell precious metals
  • FinChat - Stay audit-compliant chatting with clients over Whatsapp etc
  • BioCatch - Behavioral biometics
  • Rubique - Marketplace for financial products
  • TransferTo - Send funds abroad quickly and at low cost
  • Forter - Fraud prevention: decision as a service
  • KapitalBoost - Islamic P2P crowdfunding for SMEs
  • MatchMove - White label e-wallet that is ready for use in weeks
  • Attores - Smart contracts on the blockchain
  • Nearex - Online wallet that can also be used for offline micropayments
  • SaxoMoney  - Trade in diverse products including FX, CFD, ETC
  • CashShiled - Fraud management for e-businesses
  • Fundnel - Private investment platform for unlisted securities
  • M-Daq - Offer your products for sale seamlessly in local currencies
  • Canopy - Aggregate multiple bank statements into a single view

This Week [week beginning 14 Nov 2016]
Link Mon 08:15  Datalytics: Sink or Swim @ BukitKiara
Link Mon 08:30  Understand Competition Law @ Sentral
Link Tue  18:30  Become Agile @ BangsarSouth
Link Wed 09:00  2017: Are Founders in Deep Sh*t? @ Jakarta
Link Wed 08:00  FMM SME Conference @ KualaLumpur
Link Wed 14:00  ASEAN Business Community @ PetalingJaya
Link Thu 09:00  Instagram and Influencers @ Matrade
Link Thu 18:30  Pitch Finals @ HongKong
Link Thu 19:30  Kakitangan, Hspace, Supahands etc @ PJ
Link Fri   19:00  Crowdfunding 101 @ Cyberjaya
Link Sat  09:00  DevFest Asia @ Singapore
Link Sat  09:00  Innovative Healthcare @ BukitJalil
Link Sat  09:00  Fintech Payment Conference @ Cyberjaya
Link Sat  18:45  Fintech Pitch Semifinals @ Cyberjaya

Autodesk: Future of Making Things in a Smart City

When: Mon, Nov 14, 10am – 1pm
Where: CAT, Penang, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Attend | Venue

Fusion 360 is the next-generation CAD, CAM, and CAE tool for the next generation. Free for students, educators, and academic institutions. Students can create amazing designs with a modern, easy-to-use, powerful industrial and mechanical design tool like Fusion 360, and hone their skills to become tomorrow’s engineers, product designers, and industrial designers.

Come and participate in a Fusion360, a product innovation platform launched by Autodesk that helps us connect the heart and soul of a Smart City.  The event will comprise of a Fusion360 presentation and a 2 hour Fusion360 workshop. Bring your Windows or MacOS device. This is an event of Smart Cities with IoT, a week of IoT themed events at CAT.

Other Smart Cities with IoT Events
Link Mon 14:00  Opening Ceremony
Link Tue  10:30  National Instruments IoT Workshop
Link Tue  14:00  Capitalizing on IoT
Link Wed 09:00  IoT in Manufacturing and Logistics
Link Thu  09:00  IoT in the Construction Industry
Link Thu  10:00  Pensonic Fonebud: From Idea to Market
Link Fri    10:30  A Career in Data Science
Link Fri    18:00  Smart Cities IoT Hackathon

This Weekend
Link Sat  08:00  Youth Economic Forum @ BukitKiara
Link Sat  10:00  Sehati Social Enterprise Finale @ SubangJaya
Link Sat  10:00  Creative Mornings with Sasibai Kimis @ Bangsar
Link Sat  12:00  Etsy Makers Market @ PetalingJaya
Link Sat  13:00  Northern Music Festival @ Penang

The 18 Sandboxed Fintech Firms

[7 November 2016, London] The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) marked the second anniversary of Project Innovate by announcing the firms that were successful in their applications to begin testing in the first cohort of the regulatory sandbox. The 18 sandbox firms announced were:
  • Billon - An e-wallet that comes with a bank account for payments, transfers
  • BitX - Cross-border e-wallet powered by Bitcoin
  • Blink - Flight interruption insurance with real time resolution
  • Bud - A banking app that is an aggregation of financial products
  • CitizensAdvice - Compare debt solutions
  • Epiphyte - Blockchain alternative to SWIFT
  • Govcoin - Welfare payments using digital currency (better tracking, faster)
  • HSBC-Pariti - Robot bank manager 
  • Issufy -  Global IPO distribution platform
  • Lloyds Bank - Align branch, online and phone customer experience
  • Nextday - A property firm that pays you if they can't sell your prop in 90 days
  • Nivaura - Lifecycle management of debt securities
  • Otonomos - Incorporate fully online in SG, HK and UK
  • Oval - App to build up savings by putting aside small amounts of money
  • SETL - Setup a blockchain settlement system within minutes
  • Tradle - Identity management that uses blockchain, master and subkeys
  • Tramonex - Smart contracts for donations to charity (mitigates leakages)
  • Swave - Save a bit everytime you spend
Firms can apply to be part of the second sandbox cohort from 21 November 2016. The application period will close on 19 January 2017. The application form, instructions on how to apply and some lessons learnt from the first cohort are available here.

Smart City Conference: Barcelona to Bandung

When: Tue, Dec 6, 8am – Wed, Dec 7, 4pm, 2016
Where: The Saujana, Jalan Lapangan Terbang Subang, Selangor, Malaysia
Admission: USD 15 [ MYR 60 ]
Info: Event | Attend | Venue | Outside | Inside

The Selangor Smart City International Conference 2016 showcases advancements in Smart Technologies and Smart Solutions by Flagship Smart Cities, MNCs, and organisations from around the world. Topics include:

Smart City Knowledge Exchange

Smart Solutions for Smart Cities
  • Deven Chhaya, ASEAN Leader, Smarter Cities, IBM
  • Dr. Abdul Razaque Memon, Director Solution, Huawei
  • Tony Newling, Director, Government Sector, Microsoft
  • Jack Lee; Marketing & Sales Director, CTCI

Leveraging IoT & Big Data
  • Eclimo - Malaysia’s first electric scooter manufacturer
  • Cytron - Full-stack robotics development and manufacturing house
  • BikeVault - Smart bike rack
  • Keyasic - Healthcare IoT
  • AAEON - Industrial and embedded computing platforms
  • DATA - Data Analytics Technology & Applications Research Institute

Smart City Startups Showcase
  • Dego - On-demand delivery fleet
  • MOPPS - Online parking payment system
  • Parkeasy - Peer-to-peer parking lot reservation
  • Reward - RFID loyalty card system
  • Aralia - Advanced video surveillance

Sample Barcelona Smart City Initiatives [1]
  • Telecare - Free 24/7 push-button emergency service for the elderly
  • Vincles - Create communities (family, friends, neighbours) around the aged
  • Radars - Networks of volunteers to help the aged living by themselves
  • ApparkB - Smartphone parking meter
  • MobileID - Smartphone based digital identity (eg. retrieve towed away car)
  • Wifi - Free Wi-Fi, throttled so that it does not compete with paid services [2]
  • Contactless - Locations with NFC or QR codes to tell you where you are
  • Bicing - Smartphone controlled bicycle rental
  • SmartCityCampus - Like Cyberjaya (incubators, labs) but more compact
  • OpenGovernment - Information on budgets, contracts, subsidies
  • Sentilo - Open sourcing and sharing Smart City software with other cities
  • Buits - Suggest temporary use of unused land [3]

[1] Barcelona is the top ranked Smart City for 2015 (SG gets 2016). [2] Sufficient to transact but not for HD videos. [3] Instead of it being used, as in MY, for dumping, car wash, garages etc.

Firebase Developer Summit 2016

When: Mon, November 7, 3pm – 9pm, 2016
Where: iTrain, C-L19-08, Trillion, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Attend | Venue | Outside | Inside

Meet the Firebase team & learn about the Firebase platform. Spend a day with the engineers, product designers and team leads that build Firebase. Learn with a mix of deep-dive sessions including live coded demos. Be the first to hear our latest news! Topics include:
  • Action-packed analytics: more than just static charts and graphs
  • The Economist and Glide: Firebase integration, key results, and learning
  • Develop rock-solid apps with Firebase
  • Develop mobile apps without infrastructure
  • Growth Hacking with Firebase: Dynamic links, invites & notifications
  • Firebase iOS Deep Dive
  • Firebase for Games
  • Codelab: Hands-on with Firebase APIs
[This is a live viewing of the actual event held in Berlin. The summit runs from 10am to 5pm, Berlin time, which is 5pm to 12am MYT time. As the event at iTrain ends at 9pm, it will likely cover the keynote + the first 3 topics listed above.]

This Week [week beginning 7th November 2016]
Link Mon 09:00  Data-Driven Startup Bootcamp @ Cyberjaya
Link Tue   08:00  Leadership Energy Summit @ KualaLumpur
Link Tue   09:00  Level Up Asia @ Intercontinental
Link Thu  17:30  Global Diplomacy & Sustainable Development @ Sunway
Link Thu  18:00  Sir John Monash Lecture: China @ Sunway
Link Fri    15:00  Getting Gen X and Y to Work Together @ PetalingJaya
Link Fri    18:30  Startup Weekend EduTech @ Sunway

IoT: Angels and Devils [+ Fintech Week]

When: Fri, Nov 11, 9:30am – 5:30pm, 2016
Where: Cyberport, Hong Kong
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Attend | Venue

Internet Society Hong Kong is partnering with Internet Society and our Asia-Pacific Bureau to hold the Asia Internet Symposium Hong Kong. Riding on the theme of ‘Shaping our Lives with Internet of Things (IoT): the Angels and the Devils’, this one-day Conference aims to provide a forum for different sectors to deliberate on issues of IoT covering applications, implications to forecast on areas of technology, social and political landscapes. Topics:

Also in Hong Kong Next Week
Link Nov 07  Fintech Week @ HongKong
Link Nov 07  Fintech & Regtech Day @ SecuritiesCommission
Link Nov 07  Fintech Supercharger 2.0 Finals @ EatonHouse
Link Nov 08  Fintech IncuLab Demo Day @ PwC
Link Nov 09  Fintech Community Conference @ PMQ
Link Nov 09  Fintech Accenture Investor Day @ Cyberport
Link Nov 10  Fintech: State of the Ecosystem @ PMQ
Link Nov 10  Women in Finance @ SecuritiesCommission

Robotics: Transforming Naval Mine Warfare

When: Wed, Nov 2, 8:30am – 4:30pm, 2016
Where: Sands Convention Centre, Singapore
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

France Singapore Innovation Days is a 3 day event showcasing the best of French innovation with a combined program of B2B meetings and high level conferences. Topics include (abbreviated):

Cybersecurity

Robotics & Artifical Intelligence
  • Robots: Friends or Foes? - Serge Genetet, Arkadin
  • The Hangar of the Future - Cyrille Schwob, Airbus
  • Robotics: Transforming Naval Mine Warfare - Marc Pinto, ECA Group
  • The Robotic Truck - Fabien Bardinet, Balyo
  • Chemical & Fragrances: The industrial Nose - Julien Venturini, Aryballe

IoT & Smart City
  • The Connected World - Gilbert Reveillon, CNCCEF
  • How can LPWAN enable IoT? - Arnaud Blandin, Pufferfish [top image]
  • The City4Age Project - Dr Mounir Mokhtari, IPAL
  • Kaliop Solutions - Pierre Deniset, Kuzzle

Insuretech: Neosurance, Raxel, AgentMate


When: Thu, November 3, 5:30pm – 8:00pm, 2016
Where The Co, 8 Lengkok Abdullah, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Info: Attend | Venue

[Insurance Collaboratate: Corporate Startup Engagement Event] We are bringing together Insurtech startups, Insurance industry leaders, investors and partners to unleash a powerful collaboration in Kuala Lumpur's key digital and entrepreneurial neighbourhood. The event will give you a glimpse on how innovative startups are re-inventing various parts of the insurance value chain. Featuring:
  • Neosurance - Digital insurance agent [no more pesky human ones]
  • Raxel - Tracks your driving [to lower (or raise) your insurance premium]
  • AgentMate - Mobile insurance sales [e-quotation, e-submission]
Organized by InsureTech Asia with TheCo and Bitsy.

Getting into Accelerators

When: Wed, Nov 2, 4:30pm – 7:00pm, 2016
Where: Taiwan Startup Stadium, Civic Boulevard, Taipei, Taiwan
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue | Outside | Inside

[Accelerate Asia: True Confessions] Are you thinking about applying to an accelerator program in Asia? Come get the lowdown at Taiwan Sartup Stadium on what it’s really like from four startups:
  • Snapask - Online tutors to help you with tough school assignments
  • KaJin Health - Online psychologists to help you with your depression [top]
  • Addweup - Airport foreign curreny kiosk that accepts even coins
  • HiHedge - Artificially intelligent trader

You’ll hear the real story about the application process, facilities, other startup teams, mentors, and much more on some of Asia’s leading accelerators [plus pick of 3 alumni]:

This Week [Week beginning 31st October 2016]
Link Mon 09:00  IdeaLab 2016 @ TimesSquare
Link Mon 07:00  Khazanah Global Lecture @ KLCC
Link Wed 08:30  3D Printing Hackathon @ DamansaraPerdana
Link Wed 09:00  Mobile Summit @ Bangkok
Link Wed 09:00  E2E Commerce @ Jakarta
Link Wed 14:30  GEM: Deborah Magid @ KLCC
Link Thu  10:00  OneBuild, LogisWare, AseanMach @ KLCC
Link Thu  18:30  Startups: 1337 & Brickfields @ Sentul
Link Fri    18:30  Demo Day for IBM Watson @ Singapore
Link Sat   10:00  BigData, Docker, AI, Caddy, SaaS, Elixir, Funding @ Cyberjaya

Recipe for the Future Economy

When: Wed, Nov 16 – Thu, Nov 17, 2016
Where: Singapore Expo, Singapore
Admission: SGD 500 [ USD 360 | MYR 1500 ]
Info: Event | Attend | Venue

The inaugural Singapore FinTech Festival will bring together a series of events including Hackcelerator Demo Day, Innovation Lab Crawl, FinTech Awards, FinTech Conference, Tech Risk Conference, RegTech Forum, and a grand closing party.

Fintech Conference Topics (selection, abbreviated titles, only one panelist shown):
  • Connecting Fintech - Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief FinTech Officer, MAS
  • Ctrl-Alt-Del: Fintech Reboot - Bob Lord, Chief Digital Officer, IBM
  • Authentication & Sensors - Ken Hanazawa, Behavioural Analytics, NEC
  • A Cash-Free World - Eric Jing, President, Ant Financial
  • Recipe for the Future Economy - Suresh Kumar, CIO, Bank of New York Mellon
  • Cloud Security & Scale - Jeffrey DiMuro, Chief Security Architect, Salesforce
  • Blockchain & Distributed Ledgers - Tim Grant, CEO, R3 Lab and Research
  • The Fintech Iron Throne - Prof Eugene Kandel, CEO, Startup Nation Central

Hackcelerator Demo Day Presenters (selection)
  • Paygilant - Fraud detection at the user's device, not by the back office
  • AgriLedger - 50% of crop value vanishes between harvest and point of sale
  • Huddlestock - Hedgefund for the masses
  • Identitii - Add information to payments vs anonymous cash
  • Tikkr - Short duration, on-demand insurance [top image]
  • FitSense - Use smartphone data to create insurance products
  • CapPref - Financial profiling by asking questions, not mining data
  • Tradle - Update your blockchain by sending images from your phone
  • FlowCast - Credit risk scoring thru real time analysis, not legacy data
  • t0 - Trade and settlement (buying, delivery & payment) in one go
  • HiHedge - Use robots (AI) to trade against humans and other robots

SCxSC 2016: Digital Finance

When: Thu, Nov 3, 9am – Fri, Nov 4, 5pm, 2016
Where: Securities Commission, Persiaran Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

The Securities Commission of Malaysia is a self-funding statutory body that supervises licensing, exchanges, clearing houses and depositories. The commission protects investors and encourages and promotes the development of the securities and derivatives markets.

SCxSC 2016 is the annual conference organized by Securities Commission Malaysia. This year’s conferencer will revolve around specific areas of Digital Finance. Topics include:

P2P Finance
  • Angus Sanders, Funding Circle (P2P lender that even the UK gov lends to)
  • Kevin Guo, Dianrong (The lending club of China)
  • Sunil Aranha, ThinCats (Peer-to-peer lending)
Robo-Advisory
  • Chris Bryki. Stockspot (AU’s fastest growing automated investment service)
  • Keir Veskiväli, Smartly (Automate FB and Instagram advertising)
Distributed Ledger
  • Justin Amos, HyperLedger (Blockchain for business) [top image]
  • Jan-Arie Bijloos, Otonomos (incorporate your company instantly online)

In addition, there will a panel on Equity Crowdfunding by the six operators licensed by the Securities Commission: PitchIn, Crowdo, CrowdPlus, AtaPlus, FundedByMe and Eureeca, and presentations by crowded funding campaigns including Neurowave, Slurp and SubHome.

Polycon 2016: Digital Media Symposium

When: Wed, Nov 9, 8am – Fri, Nov 11, 8pm, 2016
Where: Level 5, Enterprise 4, Technology Park Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 350 [ USD 83]
Info: Event | Schedule | Tickets | Venue

Poly-Conference, from the word polymath, has a primary focus of disseminating art, design and media technology knowlege and skills. Topics include:
  • Think of Your Box before Thinking Outside The Box - Yukio Nakayama, Dentsu
  • Forward to Human - Kentaro Kimura, Hakuhodo Kettle
  • Designing Media Space - Irwin Quemener, Clone Production
  • The Future Of Maker Movement - Ricky Ye, DFRobot
  • Algorithmic Alchemy - Raven Kwok, RavenKwok
  • Craftsmanship and Technology - Nattavut Luenthaisong, BeOurFriend
  • Design Your Life So You Can Kick Ass 365 - Pum Lefebure, Design Army
  • Design Impact - Johnason Lo, JL Design
  • Digital Art Connecting Art & Science - Takasu Masakazu, teamLab
  • 18 Years In China - Kevin Lee, Leagas Delaney
  • #independent  #collective - Javin Mo, Milkxhake
The first event in the above list will be at Sunway Resort Auditorium A, the last at TheOneAcademy. Polycon 2016 consists of the symposium, masterclasses, exhibition and other activities and runs from 5th to 12th of November.