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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (11 September 2018) – Trend Micro and HITRUST Launch New Company to Provide Cyber Risk Management as a Service to Select U.S. Enterprises + Where the wild things are. It’s a law of the universe: Creativity always starts at the edge

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (11 September 2018) – Trend Micro and HITRUST Launch New Company to Provide Cyber Risk Management as a Service to Select U.S. Enterprises + Where the wild things are. It’s a law of the universe: Creativity always starts at the edge

Companies

  • Trend Micro and HITRUST Launch New Company to Provide Cyber Risk Management as a Service to Select U.S. Enterprises (BW)
  • Renesas to Acquire U.S. Chipmaker IDT for $6.7 Billion (Bloomberg)
  • Altaba Will Raise $4.3 Billion by Exiting Yahoo Japan Stake (Bloomberg)
  • China’s Ctrip in talks to invest $100m in Zomato’s $400m round (KRA)
  • Video streamer iQiyi signs deal with India’s Eros to bring Bollywood blockbusters to China (SCMP)
  • Gentrack launches AWS cloud integration services for utilities (Reseller)

BATTSS – Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, TSMC, Softbank, Samsung

  • Why Jack Ma thought about quitting Alibaba in 2001 (TIA); Jack Ma: A Showman Who Has Shown China a New Way to Do Business; Alibaba’s executive chairman has helped light his nation’s tech boom and inspired countless followers (WSJ); Alibaba’s New Boss: The Finance Vet Who Quietly Shook Things Up (Bloomberg); Jack Ma’s exit plan just raises more questions (Reuters)
  • Hitachi and Tencent team up on ‘internet of things’ (Nikkei)
  • Samsung and Hyundai Investing in Solid-State Battery Producer (Bloomberg)

FAANNMG – Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Nvidia, Netflix, Microsoft, Google

  • Facebook and Its Users Are Telling Different Stories (Bloomberg)
  • Amazon’s Trademark Applications Hint at More Fashion (Bloomberg)
  • Apple becomes the most shorted stock in the US as iPhone Xs launch looms (AFR)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • ZhouPu Data creates ERP system with a sharing economy in warehousing to increase supply chain efficiency in retail (KRA)
  • China’s Didi Chuxing rolls out in-car audio recording as part of safety overhaul (SCMP)
  • China’s games industry at a turning point amid regulatory crackdown, with Korea offering a vision of its future (SCMP)
  • Indonesia is suffering from early stage fatigue (KRA)
  • Indian Shopping Sensation Finds Online Retailing Is Rabidly Competitive (Forbes)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • How Airbnb structures its data to help users find relevant search results (TIA)

Life

  • The Hong Kong Researcher Pointing Out Red Flags at Chinese Firms (Bloomberg)
  • Where the wild things are. It’s a law of the universe: Creativity always starts at the edge. (Perell)
  • Disruption By Design (Prototypr)
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Kee Koon Boon (“KB”) is the co-founder and director of HERO Investment Management which provides specialized fund management and investment advisory services to the ARCHEA Asia HERO Innovators Fund (www.heroinnovator.com), the only Asian SMID-cap tech-focused fund in the industry. KB is an internationally featured investor rooted in the principles of value investing for over a decade as a fund manager and analyst in the Asian capital markets who started his career at a boutique hedge fund in Singapore where he was with the firm since 2002 and was also part of the core investment committee in significantly outperforming the index in the 10-year-plus-old flagship Asian fund. He was also the portfolio manager for Asia-Pacific equities at Korea’s largest mutual fund company. Prior to setting up the H.E.R.O. Innovators Fund, KB was the Chief Investment Officer & CEO of a Singapore Registered Fund Management Company (RFMC) where he is responsible for listed Asian equity investments. KB had taught accounting at the Singapore Management University (SMU) as a faculty member and also pioneered the 15-week course on Accounting Fraud in Asia as an official module at SMU. KB remains grateful and honored to be invited by Singapore’s financial regulator Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to present to their top management team about implementing a world’s first fact-based forward-looking fraud detection framework to bring about benefits for the capital markets in Singapore and for the public and investment community. KB also served the community in sharing his insights in writing articles about value investing and corporate governance in the media that include Business Times, Straits Times, Jakarta Post, Manual of Ideas, Investopedia, TedXWallStreet. He had also presented in top investment, banking and finance conferences in America, Italy, Sydney, Cape Town, HK, China. He has trained CEOs, entrepreneurs, CFOs, management executives in business strategy & business model innovation in Singapore, HK and China.

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