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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (14 January 2019) – Health imaging software company Pro Medicus wants 2019 to be the year it expands beyond radiology, helping doctors who increasingly refer to photos – often just a snap on their iPhone – when diagnosing patients to better manage their records

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (14 January 2019) – Health imaging software company Pro Medicus wants 2019 to be the year it expands beyond radiology, helping doctors who increasingly refer to photos – often just a snap on their iPhone – when diagnosing patients to better manage their records

Companies

  • Xiaomi’s Wishful Thinking on Display in 5G Hopes; CEO Lei Jun needs to find a new driver of smartphone demand. His whole business model depends on it. (Bloomberg)
  • CES can be stage for Chinese companies to showcase themselves: iFLYTEK vice president (GT)
  • Health imaging software company Pro Medicus wants 2019 to be the year it expands beyond radiology, helping doctors who increasingly refer to photos – often just a snap on their iPhone – when diagnosing patients to better manage their records. (AFR)

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

  • The Alibaba effect: Chinese e-tailer tightens grip over 600m lives; Users sacrifice privacy for convenience of shopping, finance and health care (Nikkei)
  • WeChat’s Star Founder Seeks Second Act for China’s Super-App (Bloomberg)
  • Alibaba & Tencent, game on: How gamification brings success to Chinese internet companies. (KRA)
  • Samsung to launch India-first smartphones to counter Chinese rivals (Reuters)

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

  • What Amazon’s Rise to No. 1 Says About the Stock Market; The biggest companies are still the most dominant. The biggest companies today make up less of the overall market than those in the past. And the biggest companies can still be top (WSJ)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Beijing widens control of wildly popular short-video apps; Rules that target everything from spell chanting to money worship will be costly to roll out (FT)
  • If China Tech Thought 2018 Was Bad, Wait Till This Year Unfolds (Bloomberg)
  • Hong Kong self-driving start-up AutoX in talks to raise US$100 million funding (SCMP)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Dropbox: cloud nein; Halting slowdown in revenue growth means squeezing more from customers (FT)
  • How Michael Dell Got $12 Billion Richer Out of the Public Eye (Bloomberg)

Life

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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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