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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (30 January 2019) – The co-founder of Automation Anywhere says that a professional skilled in robotic process automation (RPA) can earn up to a 30-percent higher salary; Accenture to Sell RPA Software That Helped It Cut 40,000 Jobs

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (30 January 2019) – The co-founder of Automation Anywhere says that a professional skilled in robotic process automation (RPA) can earn up to a 30-percent higher salary; Accenture to Sell RPA Software That Helped It Cut 40,000 Jobs

Companies

  • Huawei Is Blocked in U.S., But Its Chips Power Cameras Everywhere; The law also specifically mentions Chinese surveillance camera makers Dahua and Hikvision as companies that can’t supply the U.S. government (Bloomberg)
  • USI Planned to Sign a Contract to Invest in Huizhou Daya Bay New Plant Project (AO)
  • Line.me surpasses 1 million users; The app was founded by Lensa Corp. – a joint venture between En-Japan Inc. (51 percent) and Line Corp. (49 percent) – in Oct. last year (AIM); Listings from Japanese tech-focused staffing firm En-Japan Inc. are now being indexed by Google for Jobs in a bid to reach a broader audience. (AIM)
  • Kakao mulls acquiring Nexon (Investor)
  • Holtek net profit rises 15% on foreign-exchange gains (TT); Holtek enters wireless headset supply chains of China handset vendors (Digitimes)
  • Afterpay challenger Splitit up 90 per cent on first day of trade (AFR)

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

  • Alibaba’s alternative to the app store reaches 230M daily users (TC)
  • Tencent works with Hong Kong’s science park to spur local fintech development (SCMP)

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

  • Amazon and Microsoft Stock Will See Long-Term Gains From Cloud Trends (Barron’s)
  • The Endgame for LinkedIn Is Coming for Microsoft (Medium)
  • Nvidia is latest sign that the cloud boom is dying (MW)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Shenzhen-based Hive Box says 5% of all parcels delivered by couriers in China end up in its smart lockers (KRA)
  • Behind the rise of China’s smartphone brands lies growing unease over country’s tech gains (SCMP)
  • How China acquired mastery of vital microchip technology; The rise of NavTech shines light on Beijing’s methods in cultivating semiconductor winners (FT)
  • Japan Display’s brief success is familiar national champion’s tale; Key iPhone supplier hobbled by low-cost competition and questionable investment decisions (FT)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • SAP job cuts prove harsh realities of enterprise transformation (TC, MW)
  • Researchers take step closer to creating tech that can read minds; Columbia University team constructed clear synthetic speech by processing human brain activity (FT)
  • How AI Is Transforming The Next Generation Of Vehicles (Forbes)
  • The co-founder of Automation Anywhere says that a professional skilled in robotic process automation (RPA) can earn up to a 30-percent higher salary (Forbes); Accenture to Sell Software That Helped It Cut 40,000 Jobs (Bloomberg)
  • FanAI buys Waypoint Media to better track fan engagement for streaming monetization (TC)
  • Slack now has more than 10 million daily active users (TC)
  • WeWork could challenge Starbucks in China with new on-demand service (TC)
  • Waymo Met With More Than 12 Carmakers in 2016 on Driverless Tech (Bloomberg)
  • Square Stock Is Downgraded on Worry Over Slowing Growth (Barron’s)

Life

  • The Single Greatest Error (Batnick)
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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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