Tony Fernandes was last year’s What’s Next keynote speaker, and now DNA founder Karamjit Singh is excited to introduce another Asian corporate titan, Vincent Tan, for What’s Next 2016.
With its latest investment into Singapore’s Garena, the Malaysian Government’s VC arm Khazanah Nasional is making bets on late stage startups, writes Karamjit Singh.
Rakuten has decided its B2C model in South-East Asia will not work, Sumitomo has pulled out of Malaysia; Karamjit Singh looks at what this could mean.
Garuda Indonesia aims to be a full digital airline by 2020. Karamjit Singh talks about the possible ripple effect this can have on other state-owned enterprises and even SMEs. Meanwhile, GrabTaxi’s new R&D centre in Seattle has him pondering as well.
Patrick Grove gets his biggest deal yet in the takeover of iProperty by ASX-listed REA Group Ltd, valued at US$536mil. He takes some questions from Mexico City while waiting to board a flight back to KL.
Karamjit Singh reflects on the key takeaways for him from DNA’s inaugural What’s Next conference, and makes a subtle plug for next year’s event.
What’s Next is primed to be the first business tech conference in Malaysia, and also the first conference that targets large brick-and-mortar companies, writes Karamjit Singh.
Any large company in the brick-and-mortar world that attended last week’s Wild Digital conference in Kuala Lumpur, organised by Catcha Group, would have walked away very sober and alarmed, writes Karamjit Singh.
Catcha Group’s Wild Digital conference really got DNA founder Karamjit Singh excited, especially with its belief that ‘small fish’ will eat ‘big fish’ – and that’s because DNA’s What’s Next conference on Sept 29 is centred on the ‘big fish’ and what they need to be aware of in this age of digital disruption.
The podcast from this week's Tech Talk show on BFM Radio, featuring DNA founder Karamjit Singh.