Author: Karamjit Singh

Digerati50: Shaharin Saman 'Mr Gigabit' has a grand vision
Lot of self-learning to gain experience, takes long time, made a lot of mistakes  ‘Always challenging myself to do the things that nobody has done before’
Sompo Group’s startup strategy to digital transformation
Investment in Cover Genius to expand its embedded insurance market Help accelerate digital transformation & agility, create new business models  
Digerati50: Roshan Thiran’s unshakeable belief
Believes motivation to learn something is highest when there is a pressing need NECOLE, built on 12 years experience delivering leadership training to over 200 clients
pitchIN becomes first ECF platform in Malaysia to raise US$47.3mil for companies
Crosses RM200 mil milestone 12 months after crossing RM100 mil New SC Malaysia guidelines lend additional tailwind to ECF sector
Finally, 5G is live in Malaysia, Unifi Mobile and YES take lead to offer services
Customers now get a loud voice in ongoing debate about 5G approach DNB’s Ralph Marshall takes risky pro-MNO approach for leasing capacity
CREST creates chemistry for meaningful industry-academia collaboration
Where others talk about industry-academia ties, CREST actually delivers Relevance heightened with news of Intel’s new US$7.1bn Penang chip plant
Much ado over Malaysia’s against the grain 5G approach
Track record of mobile operators delivering 3G, then 4G stands against them M’sia executed supply driven high tech infra before with fibre broadband in ‘08
Budget 2022: Decent, But Not Transformative For Malaysia
No big bang announcements to get ecosystem players excited and abuzz Cradle to be central agency for startups, hub to facilitate cooperation [Article updated with comments from CapBay.]
Covid-19 the trigger for Poladrone’s funding, with demand going through the roof says founder Cheong Jin Xi
Wavemaker Partners was top preference as it knew space Poladrone was in Took in 4 strategic angels for regional market access, strengthening global supply chain
Surina Shukri - the bold move that failed
Karamjit Singh reflects back on the bold move to appoint Surina Shukri in Jan 2019, a total stranger to the Malaysian tech ecosystem, as CEO of MDEC and what is expected of Mahadhir Aziz who clocks in On Sept 1 as the new CEO.
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