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[20 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Perspectives: Festival of Media Asia Singapore 2014

Festival of media Asia 2014 (Singapore)
The Festival of media, in recent years, has been among my favorite media related conferences/gatherings.
It does help to understand what is currently happening in the media/advertising sector, but more importantly, where is it all heading. You get to meet people of course, and that is always exciting. I am not too much of an extrovert, but do like meeting people and sharing stuff.
So I have been visiting this festival since the past 2 years (and have been blogging about experiences)- and this year was no …

Asia, Books, Events, Inspiration »

[11 Mar 2014 | One Comment | ]

I haven’t attended many events lately.
But when friends @Rice Communications invited me to a community gathering around the launch of a book titled “Talented South East Asia”- on talent management in SEA, I had to give in. A little time spent in the company of industry achievers and think-tank never goes unrewarded.
While Asia as a whole is well celebrated in terms of high quality talent, specific pockets within Asia are quite happening, if you look with the right lens. This publication seems to provide that lens with a focus on an …

Asia, Innovation »

[11 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

National University of Singapore (NUS) is running Innovfest- an event dedicated to promoting innovation related activities. 2014 events are scheduled in mid April. Details in the above digital brochure. Thought I should share. Enjoy, participate, share.

Advertising, Asia, Digital Media trends, Events, Inspiration, singapore »

[7 Mar 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

What awesome two days.
Happy (and thankful to Rice Communications and FOMA) to be a part of an event like Festival of Media, Asia. Stylish, full of great speaking sessions and good speakers- not just on the quality of speaking but the quality of content they had to talk about.
Apart from that, great questioning by presenters.
Two days- locked in the southern corner of Singapore- hijacking the W Sentosa hotels (they loved it, by the way- judging by their tweets in response to mine ) .

Full of action too: We made the …

Asia, Digital Media trends, Events, online media, singapore, start up, venture capital »

[27 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

Attending The Festival of Media Asia 2013 in Singapore.
The Festival of Media Asia 2013 takes place from 3-5 March 2013.
I personally am quite stoked about the two days: 4th and 5th March. There seems to be a solid line-up of speakers and sessions.
Check out the speaker line up for yourself.
And the Festival agenda here
 
Earlier, I usually attended these events from a Media Agency (when I used to work with Media agencies) or from a Brand perspective, later (When I was working with Nokia). And now I am attending this having …

Asia, start up »

[21 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

Start-up incubators and accelerators are a growing trend all over the world.
The scene seems to be hotting up in India too.
Friends from ‘Price Check India‘ shared this wonderful infographic and a rich post highlighting the top incubators/business accelerators from various parts in India.
A note from them:
…there’s a great thrust to support first time entrepreneurs across India. There are all kinds of efforts in this direction – Govt supported Institute based technology incubators, Private business incubators started by industry veterans and startup accelerators supported by companies and VC funds. Individually there …

Asia, Events, Inspiration, start up, venture capital »

[17 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

So Techventure 2012 started today.

I HAD to be there.

But I did not know anyone who could help me get in. Would have loved to buy tickets, but (A) those were too expensive for me at this stage of my start-up and (B) there was a better way.

Chasing The Storm.

Over the years, this canvas has taken the brunt of my opinions. Plus the influence built through years of  publishing works out. Helps me meet super cool people. And get invites to fab events like these.

My key agenda for attending Tech …

Advertising, Asia, Digital Media trends, Events, mobile marketing »

[23 Apr 2012 | One Comment | ]
Mobile Marketing Association: MMA Forum Singapore 2012

MMA Forum Singapore 2012: Smarter Tomorrow
Off to MMA Forum today.
After a long time, hope to be in a conference that enables you to meet thought leaders in the digital space, specifically mobile marketing. (Shoutout and thanks to Rice Communications)
I will be posting some insights from 23rd April’s workshops and hopefully would be attending the next two days intermittently (loads of stuff going on- personally as well as professionally)
Meanwhile in case you are interested- catch an Overview of the MMA Forum Asia, Smarter Tomorrow 2012 by visiting this link.
And if …

Asia, Inspiration »

[19 Mar 2012 | One Comment | ]

A few weeks ago I was conducting some research on e-commerce led businesses.
Though I have worked on various e-commerce business in my 13 year journey with the Digital media and marketing industry- and have been exposed to various kinds of businesses, at the time of my research- I was particularly interested in Payment gateways and logistics industries.
My presumption was that from an Asian context- both these businesses would have matured and now- would be offering many digital enabling offerings- ranging from complex to smaller services. All that had to be …

Ideas, Inspiration, singapore, start up, venture capital »

[1 Mar 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

1st March 2012, Biopolois, Singapore.
The demo Asia event.
Attending an event after the longest time- and it had to be this. special thanks to Rice Communications for the invite)
A chance to meet up with the right people within the start up circle in the region. A chance to get inspired and a chance to understand what goes on within these circles.
The more people you meet, the luckier you get: says Benjamin Ng: one of the pioneers of Demo Asia as I write making almost on cue to my last paragraph.
I started …

BrainStorm, Ideas, Inspiration »

[30 Nov 2011 | One Comment | ]
Karma Currency: How to change the world (and no economic crisis forever!) part 2- final

Part 2 of the muse on developing an alternate economic system, I debate for having an alternate currency- “The Karma Currency”. Countries should have “Gross Domestic Karma” as another indicator to their success. And the world then becomes a better place. You may say I’m a dreamer- but I’m not the only one

Asia, BrainStorm, Digital Media trends, Emerging Technologies, singapore »

[17 Jan 2011 | One Comment | ]

I classify an underground trend here. There is something unique about today’s generation. They want access to everything. The fact that something is not within reach is just not acceptable to this group…