Malaysia Tech Week 2019: “SEA on the Rise” Panel

Malaysia Tech Week 2019: “SEA on the Rise” Panel

At this year’s Malaysia Tech Week, Dr. Supachai Kid Parchariyanon hosted “SEA on the Rise,” a panel with the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre’s (MaGIC’s) Johnathan Lee, UIB‘s Toby Ruckert, Samsung’s Ken Ding, and the National ICT Association of Malaysia’s (PIKOM’s) Ganesh Kumar Bangah.

For those of you who couldn’t be with us in person in Kuala Lumpur, we wanted to share with you some of the photos, and some of Toby’s points, from this standing room-only Malaysia Tech Week event:


Left to right: Dr. Supachai Kid Parchariyanon, Johnathan Lee, Toby Ruckert, and Ken Ding (Ganesh Kumar Bangah not pictured).

“To succeed in working with corporates, startups must have an internal global champion who can and will navigate the corporate maze, and stays around long enough to make the message stick.” – UIB CEO Toby Ruckert


“For cooperations to succeed, startups need to bring a lot of flexibility with them as corporations are very demanding.” – UIB CEO Toby Ruckert


Numbers from the World Bank on the Corporate Landscape in Asia


“For corporations to stay relevant, they need to move faster than their often cumbersome internal processes and global complexities allow them to. Working with startups and external agencies as partners solves this challenge.” – UIB CEO Toby Ruckert


“Startups need to align their goals with corporates’ KPIs if they want to move beyond the PoC stage.” – UIB CEO Toby Ruckert


CB Insights Data on the Increasing Number of Asian Corporates Funding the World’s Innovations


“If startups leave a single doubt that they may not be around in one year’s time, no corporate will ever give them budget.” – UIB CEO Toby Ruckert


“Knowingly or unknowingly, startups will always compete with corporations’ internal interests and resources for the same prize. Asking why you can be better, faster, cheaper, and win, is key.” – UIB CEO Toby Ruckert


A warm thank you to everyone who came out to join us for Malaysia Tech Week 2019 at DOJO KL!

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Ken Herron
UIB Chief Marketing Officer Ken writes about the latest IoT and AI global news, trends, and best practices.