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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (18 March 2019) – Japan’s fish farmers deploy AI and drones to feed hungry world; NEC, KDDI and Sharp bring high-tech solutions to traditional industry

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (18 March 2019) – Japan’s fish farmers deploy AI and drones to feed hungry world; NEC, KDDI and Sharp bring high-tech solutions to traditional industry

Companies

  • TechnologyOne founder Adrian Di Marco’s 10-year start-up horizon (AFR)

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

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

  • Digital wallet payments surge on Apple Pay: CBA (Age)
  • The Endgame for LinkedIn Is Coming; After two years, Microsoft still hasn’t delivered on its grand vision for LinkedIn. And it may never do so. (Medium)
  • Microsoft-Foxconn Royalty Fight is a Blast From the Past; Microsoft has largely moved away from these kinds of intellectual property deals but is still collecting money from older ones (Bloomberg)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Chinese university uses AI to check class attendance rates and find the reasons behind absenteeism (SCMP)
  • China plans multibillion-dollar investment to knock US from top spot in fastest supercomputer ranking; China and the US dominate when it comes to the world’s fastest supercomputers, owning 45.4 per cent and 21.8 per cent of the top systems globally (SCMP)
  • Ping An says artificial intelligence can address car insurance issues arising from three policies on Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge; The gap in mandatory motor insurance requirement is so huge that it is impossible for the governments of Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau to find a solution to unify their requirements in the near term. Drivers need three different insurance policies when using the bridge (SCMP)
  • Japan’s fish farmers deploy AI and drones to feed hungry world; NEC, KDDI and Sharp bring high-tech solutions to traditional industry (Nikkei)
  • Aussie entrepreneur’s airline lounge app bought by American Express (AFR)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Self-Driving Tractors Yet to Convince Farmers to Hand Over Keys (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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