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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (16 October 2018) – Trend Micro Redefines Endpoint Security with Trend Micro Apex One + Jeff Bezos: ”You have to find something where your particular life path has led you to see something in a particular way where you can pursue it and contribute to society.”

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (16 October 2018) – Trend Micro Redefines Endpoint Security with Trend Micro Apex One + Jeff Bezos: ”You have to find something where your particular life path has led you to see something in a particular way where you can pursue it and contribute to society.”

Companies

  • Trend Micro Redefines Endpoint Security with Trend Micro Apex One (BI)
  • Toyota and Line to offer voice-controlled AI navigation next summer (Japan Times)
  • Mitsui O.S.K. Lines joined forces with Weathernews to launch the Fleet Optimal Control Unified System (FOCUS), a project that will gather and apply ship operation data to ensure safer, more environmentally friendly ocean transport. (Ajot)
  • Cochlear’s next big breakthrough: 24/7 hearing for the profoundly deaf (AFR)

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

  • Baidu leads new funding in NetEase Music (Technode)
  • Alibaba steps on investment pedal in India, eyeing expanding online retail; Chinese e-commerce firm to pump in more money into Info Edge’s Zomato (Nikkei)
  • SoftBank’s Son risks running short of good investments; Dull WeWork investment highlights dearth of shiny high tech targets (Nikkei)

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

  • Apple buys music analytics company Asaii: Axios (Reuters)
  • Is Google’s search function about to end? Its push into AI suggests so. (AFR)
  • Google CEO says China search engine would serve 99 per cent of queries, takes a swipe at Baidu (SCMP)
  • Bond bears stalk a FANG, short Netflix debt (Reuters)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • China emerges as center of thriving used smartphone trade (Nikkei)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Cloud software firm Twilio to buy SendGrid in $2 billion deal (Reuters)
  • Adobe Remains a Creative Software King (Morningstar)
  • Walmart Plans Competitor to Amazon’s Video Marketplace (Bloomberg)
  • Airbnb bill may limit short-term rentals in U.S. capital (Reuters)
  • This Company is Fast Becoming the Warby Parker of Scrubs; Figs, a five-year-old startup has upended the medical apparel industry with direct-to-consumer scrubs and splashy marketing campaigns. This year, it’s on track to make $100 million in revenue (WSJ)
  • Robot Solves a Problem Kids Can’t: Cleaning Their Rooms; Tokyo-based Preferred Networks plans to sell robots that could handle tidying up and other household tasks (WSJ)
  • AI Driving Nearly All Emerging Technology, Gartner Says (WSJ)
  • 5G offers world’s biggest mobile market a gateway to the industrial internet (SCMP)

Life

  • Jeff Bezos: ”You have to find something where your particular life path has led you to see something in a particular way where you can pursue it and contribute to society.”
  • Apple’s Jony Ive on the unpredictable consequences of innovation (Wired)
  • How to Become Obsessed with Your Goals and Demolish All Your Excuses (Ascent)
  • From start-up to scale: A conversation with Box CEO Aaron Levie (McKinsey)
  • If Humility Is So Important, Why Are Leaders So Arrogant? (HBR)
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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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