Conversations and events for entrepreneurs


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It’s no secret that entrepreneurs seek to network and improve their capabilities during a pandemic, with free classes, courses and workshops.

Although there are many places that local entrepreneurs can look at, MDEC is currently working Malaysian Technology Month from July 29 to August 30.

Simply put, Malaysian Technology Month is 2021 completely free, a one – month, mega virtual event that includes digital and technology speakers, workshops, forums and business alignment meetings. MTM is already happening, but don’t worry, there are still events worth 2 weeks, and you can take a look at the ones you missed.

To help you not get overwhelmed, we have identified 6 types of entrepreneurs and conferences that would suit them best at this event.

1. For the sports entrepreneur

If you are an entrepreneur who wants to enter the esport industry, whether through sponsorship, tournament holding, product sales, game development, etc., the Creative Tech Summit Sports Conference is for you.

It is a three-hour event contains 2-3 conversations about what types of monetization opportunities you can take advantage of in the esports industry, as well as what are the risks and investment opportunities in professional players.

Date: August 25, 2021
Time: 14:00 to 17:00.
Speakers (s): Carlos Alimurung, CEO of One Esports; Clement Hui, director of the Pantheon; Muhammad Asrul Jalani, Production Manager from IO Esports; Mohd Hazman Bin Hassan, CEO of KITAMEN.

2. For AI entrepreneurs

Whether you’re an entrepreneur who wants to benefit from AI to improve your business or start an AI-based startup, events that might pique your interest are these AI-focused panel discussions.

Keep in mind that there are many of them events they touch mainly on how to make AI work for you in e-commerce, and there will be shares from Amazon developer from the Netherlands about what Amazon has learned from building and expanding AI / ML (artificial intelligence / machine learning) in its business.

Dr Luc Julia and Ganesh Kumar Bangah / Image Credit: London Speaker Bureau and Commerce.Asia

If you would also be interested in learning more about how you can use AI to improve your customer service experience, you can take a look at the third session on conversational trade growth that has been recorded here.

In addition to e-commerce, you can access more interesting conversations related to artificial intelligence There is no such thing as artificial intelligence from Apple’s co-creator Siri.

Date: August 12, 2021
Time: The first 3 sessions from 9:00 to 12:00, and for the fourth from 16:15 to 17:15.
Speakers (s): Rama Sridhar of Mastercard, Singapore; Ganesh Kumar Bangah of Commerce DotAsia Venture Sdn Bhd, Malaysia; Saqib Shaikh of Microsoft; Zain Suharwardy of Accenture; Brian Fernandez of Capillary Technologies; Sohan Maheshwar of Amazon Netherlands; Valerie Cheng of AiChat; and Dr. Luc Julia, Apple.

Since this event has already passed, you can watch the recorded sessions here.

3. For a young entrepreneur

Now entrepreneurs come from all walks of life, and in the start-up ecosystem it is evident that even children start their entrepreneurial ambitions early.

If you are the parent of a budding “child entrepreneur” or you are simply interested in learning more about how someone from the younger generation managed to achieve great success in this business, this chat with seven-year-old Kautilya Katariya, who is the youngest computer programmer in the world, could be someone you want to learn from.

Date: July 30, 2021
Time: 14:00 to 14:30.
Speakers (s): Kautilya Katariya.

Since this event has already passed, you can watch the recorded session here.

Kautilya Katariya holds her Guinness World Record / picture credit: Kautilya Katariya

4. For the entrepreneur who employs

Entrepreneurs who want to cash in on money from job seekers or create a fairer employment system, these events are tailored to your niche.

Topics range from how to design a fairer artificial intelligence recruitment system to improving your LinkedIn presence, attitude and communication in the workplace, and more.

Even if you are not an employment entrepreneur and just a professional looking for job opportunities, Week 3 is a place where you can meet recruitment managers from a variety of industries, such as software development, data science, cyber security and digital global business services.

The debate on a fair AI employment system has already taken place, so you can access the recorded event here. As for the other two events, here are the details:

Date: August 16 (for LinkedIn) and August 17 (for post one), 2021.
Time: 15:30 to 16:30 (LinkedIn) and 15:00 to 16:00 (workplace).
Speakers (s): Ivana Bartoletti of Deloitte; Sunita Kannan of Microsoft; Dr. Samara Banno, women leaders in AI; Ryan Ng on LinkedIn; and Hanie Razaif-Bohlender of Dragonfire Corporate Solutions.

5. For budding technology entrepreneurs

As this entire technology month is devoted to more attention focused on the digital side of entrepreneurship, here are workshops for upcoming technology entrepreneurs who are just starting out and want to improve what little resources they have.

For these entrepreneurs, there are two upcoming events you can expect with a touch on how to improve your digital skills and how to cash in on the money from digital freelancing, which will happen in the third week.

There are also several relevant past events from which you can learn future predictions in the digital economy, how build a culture of innovation within one’s own business, etc.

Date: August 16 (raising digital skills levels) and August 20 (how to cash in), 2021.
Time: 14:00 to 15:00 (leveling) and 15:00 to 16:00 (how to monetize).
Speakers (s): Louise Leong of Facebook; Smriti Khullar of Google; Irene Ong of LinkedIn; and Nur Ashikin Halil of GLOW.

6. For fintech entrepreneurs

Last but not least, for fintech entrepreneurs (and yes, including you crypto nerds), this month’s events are happening tailored to your community that include bootcamp and showcases that are all in Week 4.

This bootcamp regulator will include a panel of experts from the Malaysia Securities Commission, the Malaysian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association and the Fintech Association of Malaysia.

Regarding the event, there will be a divided opinion on how fintech organizations can build transparency and trust in the financial ecosystem, what are the barriers to institutional funds entering cryptocurrencies, and so on.

Date: From 23 to 24 August 2021.
Time: 9:00 to 17:00 (first day) and 11:00 to 16:00 (second day).
Speakers (s): Ian Ow, founder and CEO of Ablr; Justin Kong, founder and CEO of Payda; Richmond Yau, CEO of Versa; Syakir Hashim, CEO of Wahed Invest (Malaysia); and Sharian, CEO and founder of Senang Insurance.

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Even if you don’t fit into any of the “types of entrepreneurs” we listed above, you can still benefit from this event.

Digitization is an innovation that many entrepreneurs in all industries must embrace, and there are panel discussions and conversations that allow you to learn more about market trends, explore business opportunities, and potentially collaborate with investors and digital talent looking to network in this space.

  • You can learn more about Malaysian Technology Month 2021 here.
  • You can see past articles we wrote about MDEC here.

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