Asia Innovate Hub Curated News for the week of January 24th to January 31st

Asia Innovate Hub Curated News for the week of January 24th to January 31st

Jan 31 , 2024

Leslie Do

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Stay updated with the latest market insights, and don't miss out on practical business templates, cheatsheets, or reports you simply can't overlook.

Each week, we cover 4 crucial areas to fuel your growth and innovation.

Business and Strategy

Giveaway: "Social Media for Business" Cheat Sheet
Key Takeaway: This cheat sheet will help you to find a breakdown of the most popular social networking platforms, steps to guide your decision-making process, and tips for managing social media pages.

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Hot takes from the market:

1. A significant internal communications breach has hit Microsoft

On January 12, a breach, allegedly carried out by the Russian hacking group Midnight Blizzard (Nobelium), targeted the work email of a senior employee, raising concerns about the security of Microsoft's internal data and potential access to sensitive company information. Although customer accounts and AI systems were not affected, the incident highlights the vulnerability of secure systems to sophisticated cyber threats, especially when executed by nation-state threat actors like Nobelium.
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2. Once a Malaysian success story, Hitachi’s Fusionex comes crashing down

Kuala Lumpur-based Fusionex broke the worst news possible to its staff: they’ll be retrenched and the company liquidated. Japanese firm Hitachi conglomerate bought Fusionex as part of its big data and AI push, only to find out that things were not as rosy as they seemed.
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USBI Keynote Speakers and Thought Leaders

Giveaway: Conscious Leadership for Resilience by Philipp Kristian D

This inspiring speech is from the amazing Philipp Kristian D, part of Unique Speaker Bureau International. Philipp Kristian, a leading global voice on trust and international trust keynote speaker, inspires us to win with trust and digital humanity.

Philipp is known as a next-generation, digital native trust expert who wrote "The Trust Economy and RESET". His work advocates for greater trust and humanity in our digital future. It deeply explores the wild dance of digital humanity and future technology.

According to Philipp, conscious leadership emerges as the primary solution for steering organisations through turbulent times in a world of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA).

Recorded Questions with Philipp Kristian D:

  • How can conscious leadership play a role in guiding organizations through turbulent times?
  • What are the key attributes and practices that conscious leaders should embrace to foster resilience, empathy, and meaningful change within their teams and communities?

Key Takeaway:
Conscious leaders are those who guide with purpose, empathy, and intentionality. During crises, these leaders exhibit resilience, supporting their teams through uncertainty by providing encouragement, fostering a sense of purpose, and promoting adaptability.

Essential attributes of conscious leadership encompass self-awareness, empathy, active listening, and the ability to inspire and empower others.

Contact us if you are interested in booking his time to help embrace conscious leadership practices to fortify your own resilience and inspire resilience in your business.

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Founder Tips

Giveaway: How to Talk to Customers: 10 Tips for Startup Founders.
Key takeaway: This booklet will serve as your guide to successfully helping customers while operating the rest of your business, with ten important recommendations for any founder to communicate and influence consumers.

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1. Exclusive with World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab

In this talk, Klaus Schwab emphasized rebuilding trust in an increasingly "fearful and fragmented" world.

The World Economic Forum will endeavor to recreate a new, more constructive spirit as the 4th Industrial Revolution brings new opportunities in a multipolar world. Looking at China's impressive development since reform and opening up, he is confident that the country will navigate future turbulences and take on a more responsible and responsible role in the global arena.

2. Peter Thiel on being a contrarian

Peter Thiel is one of the most considered, intelligent, and successful minds in this generation of Silicon Valley. Peter is a serial company founder (PayPal, Palantir), billionaire investor (first outside investor in Facebook and 100+ others), and author of "Zero to One." Peter’s first startup was PayPal, which he co-founded in 1998 and led to eBay's $1.5 billion acquisition in 2002. He is now the Managing Partner at Founder’s Fund, a venture capital fund with $2 billion in assets.

In this speech, Peter sat down with Jason and opened up about investing (as a contrarian and being right), monopolies and governments, why trends are overrated, how Elon Musk pulled off Tesla and SpaceX at the same time, whether we should be scared of AI or not, should marijuana be legal, and what you should do if you hear the words “big data” and “cloud computing” during a pitch (hint: run!).

You aren’t going to want to miss this one!

Technology & AI Innovation Landscape

Giveaway: 7 Principles For a Thriving Digital Future by Dr. Mark van Rijmenam, CSP.
Key Takeaway: This ebook presents seven fundamental concepts that can guide us toward a successful digital future in which technology and people coexist peacefully, and we look at how we might chart a road for a brighter tomorrow, using the power of innovation while protecting our values along the way.

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Hot takes from the market:
1. Elon Musk’s AI start-up seeks to raise $6bn from investors to challenge OpenAI

More rumors about Elon Musk's xAI, which launched the foul-mouthed chatbot Grok last month. Reportedly, the startup is in talks to raise up to $6 billion at a $20 billion valuation. Depending on who you talk to, Musk is courting either Middle East sovereign wealth funds or family offices in Japan and South Korea.

Elon Musk's AI start-up seeks to raise up to $6 bn

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2. Meta will build open-source AI for all

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced a focus on building full general intelligence (AI) and releasing it as open-source software. He plans to have 350,000 Nvidia H100s in its cloud facilities by the end of 2024, a significant increase from the 600,000 H100 equivalents ordered by Microsoft.


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3. Pieces for Developers: No more coding headaches!

Incorporating AI into coding tools signifies a crucial change in software development. AI streamlines intricate processes, lowers error rates, and significantly boosts productivity. This transformation isn't just about simplifying coding; it's about unlocking possibilities that were once unimaginable in manual coding.

Meet Pieces, an AI tool working to change how developers deal with code.

No more tedious manual coding – these tools aim to make coding accessible and natural.
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