The TDM group is Singapore’s young, vibrant, Social and Digital media user group, they’re on the move, watch them. Walter Lim has done an excellent job capturing my presentation this week at the IX 2007 conference Academic Forum. I was really excited to meet a group called The Digital Movement, which is a group of young social media and digital media professionals that have ties back to Singapore University. They are the next generation of media and web workers, and I even declared that they are an untapped resource that could really help established business and government groups understand how to use these tools to connect humans and build community. As you may remember, a few months ago, I suggested … Continue readingGetting to know Singapore’s The Digital Movement (TDM), the future of Social Media
SF Blogger Dinner on Tuesday, March 25th I’m getting the word about about a SF Blogger Dinner on Tuesday, March 25th. We’re welcoming Josh Bernoff to town, Charlene’s co-author. It’s pretty normal at blogger dinners that everyone pay their own way, and in the spirit of community blogger dinners, we’d ask that you chip in $30 for dinner and we’ll all buy each other drinks. Register here. The current list includes, Beth Blecherman, Ben Metcalfe, Christopher Heuer, Jennifer Jones, Josh Bernoff, Charlene Li, and Josh Bernoff. We only have room for 50, so please sign up. SF Blogger Dinner on Tuesday, March 25th Dinner Cocktail style, with a buffet of appetizers (pizzas, crispy calamari, spring rolls, chicken and beef satays, … Continue readingSF Blogger Dinner on Tuesday, March 25th. Are you coming?
I’m coming out to Hong Kong for the week of Sept 16th -21st to speak at at the CLSA (CLSA is an award-winning brokerage, investment banking and private equity group in the Asia-Pacific Markets.) conference. Are you a tech, marketing, or web fanatic that blogs? I’m hoping to connect with you, by organizing a blogger dinner, where we can all meet up. I’m interested in learning about you, your web projects, and or companies, and will doing blogging and video sharing with all my friends in Silicon Valley and beyond. I recently went to Singapore, and did the same, and built some great relationships. If you’re a tech blogger and want to help me organize a meetup, please leave a … Continue readingAttention Hong Kong Web Community!
I had the opportunity to meet with Joachim NG, who works for iDA, a government agency responsible for the growth of the Singapore ICT industry. Joachim, who was very welcoming to me, is responsible for all business relations to companies, primarily tech in the United States, his title Country Director, US Office, where he’s station in Redwood Shores near Oracle. Think of him as a business ambassador from Singapore to the corporations (and startups) of US. I was surprised to find out that Milpitas based Creative Labs is actually a Singaporean company, cool! My interest in Singapore started during a trip this summer, I found the small country to have a strong business focus, and growth in the social media … Continue readingHey Silicon Valley, are you planning for Asia? An exclusive interview with Joachim, of Singapore’s iDA group
(Left: Teo Yi Wei, Jeremiah Owyang, Wong Peng Wai at the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore) While in Singapore a few weeks ago, I had the rare opportunity to meet with the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), a group that is a Public Service Company, an interesting mix between public and private sector with around 1000 employees. Their Charter from their about page: “The strategic goal of the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) is to cultivate a vibrant and competitive infocomm industry in Singapore – one that attracts foreign investment and sustains long-term GDP growth through innovative infocomm technology development, deployment and usage in Singapore – in order to enhance the global economic competitiveness of Singapore” As I understand it, IDA has … Continue readingExpanding your Web Company to Asia? Consider Singapore via the IDA
Click To Play If you don’t know the top entertainment and gaming websites in Asia (the largest amount of internet users comes from Asia, and that trend will only continue) then listen to this interview I did of Singapore’s top technology and social media bloggers and influencers. Who was there? Mr Brown: mrbrownshow.com or mrbrown.com James Seng – james.seng.sg Bill Claxton – itr8.com Ming Yeow – mingyeow.com Peter Du – dusenyao.wordpress.com Wayne Soh Yong Zhen Hoe Here’s the websites they mentioned: Websites, Entertainment and Blogs Mr Brown is the top blog in Singapore Sina.com, Chinese soho.com china (thanks Thomas Han) mop.com, china bugs.korea cyworld, social network (people wanted cyworld dollars) Gaming Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) Maple story Runescape Swordsman … Continue readingWhat are the most popular websites in Asia? Watch this video to find out
As you know, I’m here on a mission to understand Singapore’s tech industry, adoption of Social Media and to share what I know. Venue We’re at Singapore’s gorgeous SunTec Convention center, despite a bit of rains last night, I’m expecting a great day. There was an active backchannel using 37 Signals Campfire application, nearly all of the users were adding to the conversations, asking questions. The panel moderators were asking questions from the backchannel, great job. In the US, we’ve reduced the use of public back channels as there’s been some. Session notes Opening keynote by Pek Yew Chai followed by Anders of Henton of Denmark. Chan Yang Kit, the CEO of Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore. Historically, the IT … Continue readingNotes from IX 2007 a focus on Convergence, Collaboration and Creativity (Day 1)
In a few days I’m headed to Singapore to speak at the IX 2007 conference, as rich media hits the corporate enterprise, technologists need to prepare, understand the changing media needs. I’ll be presenting corporate media strategies as well as a primer course on social media to the local university. Will be getting a bit of rest and relaxation, taking a few days off. James Seng has been instrumental in helping me organize and get coordinated, as well as Sebastian Deschamps, who even helped me organize some side trips to Tioman Island. A few weeks ago, I organized a blogger dinner on June 21st in Singapore, it’s now grown into a full blown event (Sign up here), Steve Ng Ming … Continue readingHeaded to Singapore, exploring Tech Industry