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Wild Digital Sea 2019 Closed On a Crowd of 1700+ Attendees

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Powered by Catcha Group, Wild Digital Southeast Asia 2019 saw a record-breaking crowd of 100+ speakers, 1700+ attendees, 50+ sessions and 2 After Parties over the two days of 3rd and 4th July 2019.

Its fifth year running, Wild Digital was birthed with the objective of connecting tech and digital leaders, and key decision makers of the region on one platform, allowing for the exchange and furthering of ideas with the aim of driving the region’s tech advancements. This year’s theme was aptly “Advancing SEA’s Billion-Dollar Ideas”.

Keynote speakers included Patrick Grove, Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, YB Syed Saddiq, Roger James Hamilton (The New York Times Bestseller), Nick Nash (Managing Partner & Co-founder, Asia Partners), Eric Gnock Fah (Klook), Mark Britt(iflix), Agung Bezharie (Warung Pintar) and many more. Key pull out quotes included,

“Only 10 years behind China, we, Southeast Asia are currently in the unicorn phase – a turning point for most regions in the world.” Nick Nash, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Asia Partners.

“Our focus is mostly right now on gaming companies, video entertainment, OTT, and to some extent e-commerce and also fintech companies. Me and you, as consumers, spend most of our time on our phones. There are a lot of services there that can be monetized. Therefore, having the platform that allows for end to end monetization is something we have built,” Zoran Vasiljev, CEO, Apigate Sdn. Bhd.

“Traditional grocery retail industries in SEA will change more in the next 5 years than in the past 50!” Ronald Chan, Group COO, Happy Fresh.

“There is no better time than now to prove that women have a voice and people need to listen.” Beverly Chen, Marketing Director, APAC, AppsFlyer.

The two-day event also saw many firsts for Wild Digital. A live crowdfunding segment took place throughout the two days. A collaboration with PitchInMalaysia’s leading crowdfunding platform, the segment allowed for all attendees to invest in 15 curated investment-ready start-ups from the region, from as low as USD100. By Day 2 of Wild Digital SEA, PitchIn recorded a total of RM80k in pledges.

Wild Digital also held a private session with Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim on the evening of day one, co-hosted by Khailee Ng, Managing Partner of 500 Startups and Amira Karim, Head of Public Policy, Stripe. A closed-door by-invitation only session, the segment was a cozy dialogue between Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Khailee, Amira, and over fifty internet leaders of the region.

Patrick Grove, Catcha Group, Co-Founder, “This is the reason we started Wild Digital and this is our differentiator. We don’t just wanna have a hyped-up mass conference. We want to actually be the platform where cool, change-making internet leaders come together to engage, share ideas, and push for growth – and Wild Digital is committed to doing this. To always be that platform and hopefully open doors to the next generation of a fresh digital tsunami.”

Khailee Ng, 500 Startups, Managing Partner, “If all of us are walking the right steps, we can run.”

Amira Karim, Stripe, Head of Public Policy, “We are just expanding and starting with Malaysia here, officially launching in Sept/Oct. Stripe is traditionally US-centric and coming to Malaysia meant that we had to learn (about this country and market). To listen to you; and this is just our Beta version, but we already have 20 companies with us, many of them start-ups. Malaysia is looking to expand its inclusiveness. How do we, all of us here, expand and grow the GDP of internet in Malaysia?”

Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, President, People’s Justice Party, “Let’s encourage local startups and the localization of companies. We have to, all of us, trust the local players. Replace race-backed economic policies, and not ignore the plight of the poor.”

Dr. Sumitra Nair, MDEC, Vice President, Talent & Digital Entrepreneurship, “We have to break the silos by fostering a sense of conversation. Have new ways of thinking, new ways of working together. There’s so much to do, so much to accelerate.”

Choo Ping Ang, Expedia, Asia Senior Director, Corporate and Government Affairs, “Skill is important. This year alone, we brought 3 million in business to Malaysia. We’re looking to work with more SMEs, hotels and the like to bring more tourists to Malaysia. Expedia is committed to working in the tourism and hospitality industry in the country by continually upskilling them.”

Raymond Hor, Kejora Ventures, General Partner, “We are working with governing bodies like the Securities Commission to co-ordinate more funds here but money is never enough. Rather than wait for the government to give us funds, why don’t we look to inviting VCs from the outside to invest in Malaysian start-ups? We can have regional funds and participate in high growth countries like Indonesia, as well as Malaysia. That’s the key — matching foreign and local money.”

Wild Digital sets a fast-paced and specially curated first-class main stage programme with an exciting mix of established industry giants and rising digital disruptors.  Speakers on stage must be of a CEO, MD (SEA/APAC), Founder or Co-Founder position. Start-ups included must have raised at least USD10 million, venture capital or corporate ventures firms a fund size of at least USD100 million.

In line with the global movement to combat pollution and save the planet, Wild Digital has also gone plastic-free this year on with Tengku Zatashah Idris leading the charge, on a panel on Day 2. In line with Tengku and Wild Digital’s aim this year to go #zeroplastic and #stopsingleuseplastic, plastic used before, during and after the conference was reduced, reused or recycled.

For more information and the full line-up of speakers and attendees, head on over to www.wilddigital.com.

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First Steps into a Parallel Virtual Reality Universe powered by Blockchain with Artur Sychov (Somnium Space) at TCE2019 Prague

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Founder and CEO of Somnium Space will have a keynote presentation about a bold and visionary concept at PICANTE TECH Conference Europe 2019.

 

Earlier this year, Somnium Space announced that they are super excited and busy building a bold vision of turning virtual into reality as we create an open, social Virtual Reality world.

The team is excited because ever since the beginning, their true vision is to create a world which will fulfill even the wildest dreams of everyone who decides to join (as well as their childhood dreams) and fully immerse its citizens into parallel reality.

In order to achieve their mission, there are several important parts of puzzle which have to be gradually implemented in order to create a true alternative reality world which come under the forms of:

  1. Stunningly looking, constantly changing persistent Virtual Reality environment (world) which can be explored by thousands of people at the same time.
  2. Ability to create, build and express yourself and, share and explore creations of others.
  3. Fully own and monetize your creations. Be a true and the only owner of your creations. Make money by selling your items in the open and independent marketplaces. Be a part of fully working economy.

All those steps mentioned above are crucial for a world which will exist for hundreds of years from now. The team at Somnium Space has already implemented Step 1 where people are currently enjoying themselves inside their persistent and beautiful VR World. The amazing team has already developed a fully functioning world full of events, gatherings and fun places to explore. People are enjoying live concerts, educational talks and sports competitions or simply sitting in the park and watching birds flying by…

This may sound like one of the recent movies that has shaken up the VR industry, but you need to experience it yourself to believe it.

The project doesn’t stop here as the two other steps need to be implemented and there are also some incredible ideas that involve the use of blockchain and a decentralized economy.

But, in order to hear more about this bold vision is being converted into reality, you need to attend Artur Sychov’s keynote presentation which will take place during PICANTE TECH Conference Europe (TCE2019).

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PICANTE TECH Conference Europe (TCE2019) will take place in Prague on the 3rd of September at Vienna House Andel’s Prague.

About Artur Sychov

Artur is a Founder and CEO of Somnium Space. He has worked as an investment trader for many years before becoming a serial entrepreneur. Previously he has founded several startups and holds patents for hardware inventions which he has implemented into the market. Artur strongly believes in the ultimate future of Virtual Worlds which will bring society to the next evolutionary level.

PICANTE Tech Conference Europe is designed to bring both people and knowledge together and provides the excellent ecosystem of networking and learning opportunities without interruptions with emphasis on comfort and communication. After learning from genuine world-class experts and wayseers, meeting achievers shaping the B2B ecosystem, all attendees will get the chance to grab a drink and relax while networking at the evening social gathering.

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Learn more about Voice Authentication, Speaker Verification and Fraud Detection with Paul Morris (Phonexia) at TCE2019 Prague

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A representative of cutting edge Czech company from Brno to present voice biometrics and speech analytics technologies at PICANTE TECH Conference Europe 2019.

 

Wondering what voice biometrics is? Well, we have a short answer to it. Voice biometrics works by digitizing a profile of a person’s speech to produce a stored model voice print or template.

The tones collectively identify the speaker’s unique voiceprint. Voice prints are stored in databases in a manner similar to the storing of fingerprints or other biometric data.

Speech analytics is the process of analyzing voice recordings or live customer calls to contact centers with speech recognition software to find useful information and provide quality assurance. Speech analytics software identifies words and analyzes audio patterns to detect emotions and stress in a speaker’s voice.

At PICANTE TECH Conference Europe (TCE2019), which will take place in Prague on the 3rd of September at Vienna House Andel’s Prague, Paul Morris, Business Development Manager at Phonexia, will explain more about how Phonexia’s technology works during a keynote presentation.

Paul will present how a brand new generation of Voice Biometrics technology from Phonexia allows users such as banking, insurance, and telco call and contact centers to be able to quicken and streamline customer interaction, improve overall the customer and employee experience, reduce unnecessary costs, heighten efficiency, increase security and detect fraud.

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About Paul Morris

Paul is Business Development Manager for Phonexia, a cutting edge Czech company from Brno that has many years of experience in developing voice biometrics and speech analytics technologies. Having grown up in the UK and studied European Studies and German at Manchester University, he moved to Central Europe, specifically to Poland then his mother’s birthplace of the Czech Republic where he has lived and worked for the last 18 years in the Construction and IT software industries. He has consistently worked for Czech companies who have been best of the breed in their fields on a global level.

PICANTE Tech Conference Europe is designed to bring both people and knowledge together and provides the excellent ecosystem of networking and learning opportunities without interruptions with emphasis on comfort and communication. After learning from genuine world-class experts and wayseers, meeting achievers shaping the B2B ecosystem, all attendees will get the chance to grab a drink and relax while networking at the evening social gathering.

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Kin Ecosystem confirmed as General Sponsor at PICANTE TECH Conference Europe 2019 Prague

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Digital ecosystem of apps provider becomes General Sponsor at PICANTE TECH Conference Europe 2019.

 

PICANTE TECH Conference Europe (TCE2019) takes place in Prague on the 3rd of September at Vienna House Andel’s Prague and is designed to bring both delegates and knowledge together by creating the excellent environment for networking and learning opportunities without interruptions with emphasis on comfort and communication. After learning from genuine world-class experts and wayseers, meeting achievers shaping the B2B ecosystem, all attendees will get the chance to grab a drink and relax while networking at the evening social gathering.

We are honored to announce that the team at Kin has decided to support the event as General Sponsor.

By joining the conference, you can network and learn more about how you can increase app acquisition, retention, and monetization by leveraging blockchain technology with Ariel Shahar (Business development at Kin Ecosystem).

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Here are a few details about the Kin and Ariel Shakar:

About Ariel Shahar – Business development at Kin Ecosystem

Ariel is a corporate entrepreneur, business developer with 10 years of experience working for top ad-tech companies. Generated business activities who reached $100M+ year.

Active investor, mentor, and advisor for blockchain companies since 2013.

 

About Kin Ecosystem

The Kin blockchain is built to scale for mass usage and supports an Ecosystem-wide digital economy where app developers and mainstream consumers make millions of micro-transactions.

App developers anywhere can seamlessly integrate the Kin SDK into their platform and become active partners in the Ecosystem’s growth. When developers join the Kin Ecosystem, they benefit from the Kin Rewards Engine (KRE). The KRE incentivizes app developers to create engaging user experiences and pays them when users spend Kin within their apps.

Kin gives app developers, content creators, and users a new way to earn real value from their contributions to the shared digital space. With Kin, people earn and spend by being active in the Ecosystem. Everyone in the Ecosystem contributes to building a fairer digital world where people work together to succeed together.

The Kin Ecosystem isn’t just a new, digital economy. It’s a digital community. App developers and their users tie the Kin Ecosystem together by earning and spending the Kin cryptocurrency in exchange for digital experiences, products, and services.

You can learn more about Kin on their official website, kin.org

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