Dr. Michio Kaku, widely known as one of the top 10 futurists today, will share his vision of the future and a different perspective on how future trends will bring new avenues to business and society.
Fireside Chat Moderator: Suhaimi Sulaiman, CEO & Editor-in-Chief of Astro AWANI
The World Economic Forum predicts that 10% of the global GDP will be stored on the blockchain in less than 10 years. In terms of today’s global GDP that would be $7.8 trillion. Blockchain technology is already marching confidently across the industries. People start realizing that it is not just a toy for a bunch of hackers, but an efficient tool which has the potential to be deployed by financial institutions, businesses, governments and individuals. Blockchain technology is often compared with Internet - and the impact of it is expected to be much greater. Just like in the case of the World Wide Web, those who use this technology are going to have a significant competitive advantage to those who don’t. However even countries that are leaders in the global IT & financial industry, have been struggling so far trying to find a way to put blockchain applications inside existing regulatory framework. Dr. Julian Hosp will talk about the potential of blockchain technology to establish a new decentralised economy, as well as solving regulatory issues to accelerate that process.
As the population growth increases, there is a need to ramp up food production and efficiency. Corporations and startups are creating a range of agricultural solutions, technology, farming techniques, and more aimed at bringing more data and efficiency to the sector.
The panel would discuss on various initiatives both tested and in development that can lead to sustainable economic growth without continuously draining our finite natural resources and causing destruction of the environment
The discussion will revolve around President Xi Jinping's development strategy to push for greater trade and collaboration between China and the rest of Asia, Middle East and Europe. The panel will share on how the "Belt and Road Initiative" is defined and what are the opportunities for global entrepreneurs to capture as both the governments and private sectors from 60 countries invests heavily into this initiative.
Fleur will share her experience as France's Minister of Culture and Communications (2012 - 2016) and the challenges of moving France into the digital era - what worked, what didn't and where is France current position. Upon leaving her government responsiblity, Fleur founded Korelya Capital and is investing into articial intelligence, big data and machine learning space. She will also share on the motivation that drove her into the investment space and some of her top pick on trends that will shape future global economies.
Also known as the technological revolution that will fundamentally improve the way we live, work, and communicate blending in technology with human science. What are the implications both positive and negative of the speed of this revolution? How can all stakeholders, from the public and private sectors to academia and civil society can work towards ensuring that this revolution can benefit not just humankind but also the environment and ecosystem we live in?
The government of India is reinventing itself backed by digital and new-age technologies like Big Data and machine learning for better delivery of subsidies and governance. A sharing of experience of how the Government of India leverages on the power of its citizen and internet to find new ways to solve problems, improve services and enhance connectivity.
From satellite swarms to AI demonstrating intuition, we are becoming entangled with machines and will be surprised by the consequences. Sophie’s talks are designed to create enthusiasm and constructive dialogue around emerging technologies, which are often viewed with fear and inertia by the business community.
The origins of smart cities were based on technological determinism. Thankfully the concept has evolved and cities, and their citizens are turning smart cities into a more citizen-centered model. This keynote will highlight the evolution of the smart cities phenomenon, drawing on powerful global examples, while placing a particular focus on the role of urban entrepreneurs in transforming cities. The talk will conclude with a look towards the future of entrepreneurship in cities and beyond drawing on emerging trends such as fab cities, maker communities and blockchain-based enterprising.
Systems science shows us that the more diverse a system is, the more creative and innovative it can be. However, Malaysia’s female labour force participation rate is at a disappointing 54%, one of the lowest in the entire ASEAN region. The lack of diversity in its workforce has a societal cost. The session will discuss on what we could be doing in our organisations if we were fully drawing on all the talent that women could bring to our society. In particular, explore how organisations can leverage diversity to improve their innovation capability, and examine the important role that female talent can bring to grow the economy.
The exponential entrepreneurship growth is the backbone to shape the ecosystem of our future economies. It creates possibilities to spur communities and societies in reaching higher and advanced levels, via new innovative business models and future-fit innovation strategies.
To accelerate the nation towards a high-value nation, this also involves developing innovation superclusters for future economies. Superclusters are large network innovation platforms, connecting multiple actors across a wide ecosystem, including startups, corporates, regulators, risk capital and academics, designed around future high-growth sectors.
MaGIC will take a strong position by propelling exponential entrepreneurs forward, building more high-impact and scale-up companies towards developing innovation superclusters and shaping ecosystem for future economies.
Technology commercialization is a well-studied discipline and is often viewed to operate within a relatively confined channel: invention to development to market launch to adoption to dissemination. There are countless examples where this channel has led to impressive results and there are many valuable tools that can be deployed to accelerate progress within this model. However, in this talk, the panelist will focus on commercialization models that work in the opposite direction; beginning with a focus on dissemination and adoption as the early step, rather than invention. This approach has the potential to create transformative technologies and industries that broadly influence economic development and social advancement.
In this session, Hoffman will focus on strategic innovation, including business model innovation, design innovation, technological innovation and radical innovation. He will show how the top startups in Silicon Valley innovate and come up with breakthrough products and services. In today’s world, everyone will need to innovate to stay competitive. It doesn’t matter if you’re a startup founder, corporate executive, small business owner, freelancer or professional, there’s a technology out there that’s going to upend your industry. And if you aren’t able to harness it to your advantage, someone else will. Innovation is no longer an option–-it’s the price of admission into the business world.
Entrepreneurship has been defined as the 'discovery, evaluation and grabbing of opportunites' but until just a couple of decades ago, entrepreneurship was not considered as an key economic growth factor for a country. Today, entrepreneurs are viewed as game changers and are constant innovators in the economies of scale especially from a digital/tech perpective. The panel will discuss on the direction that entrepreneurship is heading with so much emphasis now placed on it now by so many government and private sector? What are the game changing trends that could build future economies that entrepreneurs could capitalize on? How should governments and corporate entities collaborate to ensure a booming entrepreneurship ecosystem and continuous growth?
Panelist - Sophie Hackford (Futurist & Researcher), Fleur PeLlerin (Founder, Korelya Capital), Dr Iman Bibars (Vice President of Ashoka Global), Boyd Cohen (Deputy Director of Research (Entrepreneur, Innovation & Sustainability), EADA Business School Barcelona))
The ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards is an exciting series of events throughout Southeast Asia that lauds exemplary talent in the startup community. The Rice Bowl places the spotlight on rising start-ups in the ASEAN countries, with the aim of increasing the region’s visibility as a vibrant startup ecosystem and global hub for innovation.
The evening’s highlight will kick-off with an MoU Exchange Ceremony between the New Entrepreneurs Foundation and its ASEAN Country Partners, and a showdown of 89 Finalists vying for the top spots to represent Southeast Asia at the Global Startup Awards.