DiGi sponsoring copies of Digerati50 for today’s Disrupt
By Karamjit Singh July 23, 2014
- Telco happy to support stories of impactful individuals
- Event fully booked, sadly no place for those on waiting list
THANKS to DiGi.com Bhd, the attendees at today’s DNA-TeAM Disrupt session will each be receiving a copy of Digerati50, Digital News Asia’s (DNA) first print publication.
“We are just happy to support DNA in the storytelling of Malaysia’s most influential and impactful individuals in our industry,” says Joachim Rajaram, DiGi’s head of communications and corporate social responsibility.
“Hopefully, together, we can inspire new minds to aspire for big things,” he adds.
DNA-TeAM Disrupt is a monthly panel discussion and gathering organised by DNA and the Technopreneurs Association of Malaysia (TeAM).
The topic at today’s session is Angels are from heaven, mostly. It will be the first time we are holding it in a hotel, with the PJ Hilton being the chosen venue.
In conjunction with the Muslim holy month of Ramadhan, we also have a ‘Buka Puasa’ (breaking fast) sponsor in AIM-listed Fusionex International Plc, a big data and analytics specialist which currently has a market capitalisation of US$266 million (RM844 million).
Coincidentally, this week’s Digerati50 focus was on Ivan Teh, the founder and managing director of Fusionex. Despite having to entertain some overseas customers, attendees can expect to meet Teh at today’s event.
Ironically, if you read our Digerati50 profile on him, you will know that Teh (pic) successfully built Fusionex into a listed company in England with no angel investment … and no venture funds either.
That is very hard to do however, which is why most entrepreneurs try to seek an investment boost from an angel, early in their journey.
And that explains why today’s Disrupt saw all its 50 tickets snapped up within hours of being offered. Such is the interest in the topic that we could have sold out 90 tickets.
However, attendance is constrained by the size of the room to be used and with this, I have to regretfully inform all those on the waiting list that we are simply unable to accommodate your interest to attend.
However, we do have some people coming before Disrupt starts just to network and meet our two panellists: Sachin Bhatia and Bob Chua, who are both entrepreneurs as well as angels. You are welcome too.
A request to those who have RSVPed, please bring along your EventBrite ticket if possible to facilitate registration and to receive your ticket for the Buka Puasa later.
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