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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (10 October 2018) – Trend Micro is a AWS Marketplace vendor partner that has been instrumental in helping AWS create the latest Consulting Partner Private Offers + Borges on Turning Trauma, Misfortune, and Humiliation into Raw Material for Art

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (10 October 2018) – Trend Micro is a AWS Marketplace vendor partner that has been instrumental in helping AWS create the latest Consulting Partner Private Offers + Borges on Turning Trauma, Misfortune, and Humiliation into Raw Material for Art

Companies

  • AWS Marketplace Now Empowering Authorized Partners To Create Custom Software Solutions; Trend Micro is a AWS Marketplace vendor partner that has been instrumental in helping AWS create the latest Consulting Partner Private Offers. (CRN)
  • Looking for the music in Tencent Music (Midia)

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

  • China’s Banking Showdown: WeChat vs. 3 Million Bank Tellers (Bloomberg)
  • SoftBank Discusses Taking Majority Stake in WeWork; Investment could total between $15 billion and $20 billion and would likely come from SoftBank’s Vision Fund (WSJ)

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

  • All the ways Amazon’s AI brought me the socks I am wearing right now (CNN)
  • Google launched new mobile and home gadgets aimed at ensuring the voice-controlled Google Assistant is never out of shouting distance. (WSJ)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Clouds gather over Chinese tech start-ups’ convertible debt sales; What was once a sure-fire arrangement could end up with investors writing off bets (FT)
  • Yunfeng, Advantech Lead $300M Round In China’s Airbnb Copycat Xiaozhu.com (CMN)
  • Chinese game which simulates what it’s like to be a parent tops Steam charts, beating Grand Theft Auto (SCMP)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Spotify Has Upside, but Not Where the Market’s Looking (Barron’s)
  • Lyft will pay you to ditch your car. will it work? (Wired)
  • Why It’s Less Hip To Be Square; The payments company, along with fintech peers, is priced for near perfection despite the likelihood of complications to its lending model (WSJ)
  • Snap Is ‘Quickly Running Out of Money,’ Analyst Says (Bloomberg)

Life

  • Borges on Turning Trauma, Misfortune, and Humiliation into Raw Material for Art (BP)
  • Disney’s secret: marketing mindset, storytelling and trust (AFR)
  • Three Ways To Use The Power Of Persuasion In Marketing (Forbes)
  • The Hero In All Of Us (Medium)
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About bambooinnovator
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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