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The second part of the Go Global talk series by Technopreneurs Association of Malaysia, TeAM, will take place on 29th October, 2010

 

OBJECTIVE
The market in Malaysia is only a small fraction compare to many other developing or developed countries. Many ICT companies are looking to expand into another country, but are shy away from doing that due to uncertainty in foreign market product acceptance, market environment, company capability and sustainability, and many other reasons. As a reference, it would be great to see case studies of people who have hands on experience, learning their journey along the success or failure of the overseas market expansion.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?
The sessions will feature two entrepreneurs with experience venturing into China, a venture capital firm with experience there, and a market research and consulting firm with vast expertise in overseas technology market and trend.

The entrepreneurs will share with all, 3 months before, and 3 months after, launching their business into China. Attendees will learn from them what to look up for and what to avoid, which can help businesses to speed up its own expansion plan into China. The venture capital firm will share about their experience selecting and investing in technology companies in that area. The market research and consulting firm will provide the economic overview and technology outlook in the specific country, and specific sectors which technopreneurs could penetrate.

Mentorship and advisory sessions are available at the end of the session, by Mr. Cheong and Andrew Wong, seperately. Attendees could learn the resources available currently which they could leverage on for their immediate expansion plan. This is for pre-registered attendees only, first-come-first-serve basis. Please contact Wing Yew at wingyew@team.net.my to reserve a mentorship session, and inform which mentor you would like to meet with.

 

EVENT DETAILS
Event: Go Global-China talk session

Date: Friday, 29th October, 2010
Time: 09:00am – 12:30pm
Venue: Plug & Play Technology Gardens, Level 7, The Gardens South Tower, Mid Valley
RSVP here: http://apps.socialwalk.com/events/453-go-global-talk-series-%E2%80%93-china

AGENDA
08:45am – Registration
09:00am – Introduction & Welcome
09:10am – 3 months before and after: Mr. Cheong Chia Chieh from RedHot Media
09:40am – 3 months before and after: Andrew Wong from MAD Incubator
10:10am – Q&A session

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Track A

Track B (pre-register, optional)

10:50am – Technology trends that will shape China’s future: Delesh Kumar Chandrakant, Director, ICT Practice, APAC from Frost & Sullivan

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11:20am – Sourcing and managing investees: Kumpulan Modal Perdana
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11:50am – Q&A session

1-on-1 Mentorship & advisory: with Mr. Cheong or Andrew Wong

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10:50am – 11:10am session 1
11:10am – 11:30am Session 2
11:30am – 11:50am Session 3
11:50pm – 12:10pm Session 4

12:20pm – Lunch & Networking

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SPEAKERS

 

Mr. Cheong Chia Chieh

Group Managing Director (Founding Director) of REDHOT MEDIA INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

• Founder of RedHot Group and its unique business model
• Awarded “The World Chinese Young Entrepreneurs Award” by the 6th World Summit of Chinese Entrepreneurs
• Awarded “The Emerging Category Award” of Malaysia’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2009
• Appointed as a strategic investment consultant of NPHB and was also the chairman of its group marketing committee as well as an executive committee member of its group circulation committee.
• During his role at NPHB, Mr. Cheong established the AxChange model within Nanyang Online (a subsidiary of NPHB) and eventually led the management buy-out of AxChange from NPHB, forming RHM and subsequently the RHMI Group.

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Andrew Wong

Founder and CEO of MAD Incubator Sdn Bhd

Andrew is the Founder/Chief Executive Officer of MAD Incubator, the largest private incubator in Malaysia and the President of the National Incubator Network Association (NINA) of Malaysia. He is a member of the Asian Association of Business Incubator (AABI) and sits in the Technical Committee on Incubator Development in Malaysia’s Ministry of Science

Technology and Innovation (MOSTI). Andrew is the architect of Malaysia’s Incubator Development Blueprint, a 5-Year blueprint to spearhead the development of incubators in Malaysia. He sits on the Board of several companies including a Venture Capital company formed to invest in potential ICT companies in Malaysia.

Andrew also formerly heads the MCA ICT Resource Centre and MIRC Incubator Sdn Bhd, where he organized many activities and events in technopreneur and SME development. He architected the MIRC SME Development Blueprint and involves in various ways to bring innovation, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial support to SME ICT companies.

Graduated with a degree in Accounting and MIS and a Masters degree in Business Administration, Andrew started his career as an accountant in several companies, mainly in construction, property development, trading and manufacturing. He soon developed the expertise in starting up companies and turning around companies within the group into profitable companies. Following the dotcom era, he ventured on his own, starting an ICT company in 1997 and was one of the pioneers of Customer Relationship Management solutions. In 2004, he further ventured into India before taking up the call to lead MIRC.

Andrew has particular expertise in finance, change management, information technology and managing and turning around startup companies. His years of experience in managing SME companies and entrepreneurship put him in good stead to assist and coach entrepreneurs who require assistances in business modeling, entrepreneurship development, market access and funding.

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Delesh Kumar Chandrakant

Director, ICT Practice, Malaysia, Frost & Sullivan

Delesh Kumar drives the ICT Practice research and consulting business for Frost & Sullivan in Malaysia, leading a team of analysts and consultants responsible for delivering research and custom consulting studies, as well as syndicated projects covering the APAC region.

Since joining Frost & Sullivan in 2007, Delesh has contributed to regional research and consulting assignments across the APAC region engaging in projects in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and Fiji. His engagements have included a mix of both public and private sector clients covering the entire spectrum of the ICT industry.

Delesh brings with him more than 13 years of experience in the technology industry, having previously worked at Siemens, Alcatel and Lucent, where all roles were in the regional outfits and lead teams from technical as well as marketing and consulting departments.

He has been featured in leading print and broadcast media, including the NSTP, The Star and Bernama News in Malaysia and has been invited to be a guest speaker for various local and regional bodies such as MCMC, Telekom Malaysia and KOTRA (South Korea).


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