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LG Electronics appoints Kwon as new CEO

LG Electronics has reshuffled its top leadership with the appointment of Brian Kwon as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Gojek founder to join Indonesia cabinet

Source: World Economic Forum

From founding a startup to being part of the Indonesia cabinet, 35-year-old Nadiem Makarim has certainly come a long way. The Founder and CEO of ride-hailing and e-payment giant Gojek has announced his resignation from the company his started to join newly re-elected President Joko Widodo’s team.

Fujitsu HK appoints Tang as new GM of sales

Fujitsu Hong Kong has appointed Freddie Tang as General Manager of Sales. In his new role, Tang will oversee Fujitsu’s sales and go-to-market strategy in Hong Kong and Macau, including building relationships with strategic and enterprise customers, growing the customer base, developing new vertical markets, and optimising sales functions to achieve cost effectiveness and sales efficiency.

Fujitsu HK appoints new CEO

Fujitsu Hong Kong has appointed Leo Ng as Chief Executive Officer. An industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience in Greater China and Asia Pacific, Ng will chart the company’s direction and business strategy, steering the company on its transformation journey by supporting customers to embrace cutting edge technologies such as AI and IoT in the digital era.

Tantalising line-up of speakers at NVIDIA AI Conference

More than 1,000 participants attending the NVIDIA AI Conference in Singapore next week are in for a treat as the organisers are bringing in a tantalising line-up of speakers.

The two keynote speakers are Dr David B Kirk, NVIDIA Fellow and inventor of more than 60 patents and patent applications relating to graphics design; and Dr Wanli Min, AI scientist of Alibaba Cloud, who will touch on A Revolutionary Road to Data Intelligence.

Besides these two, there are special guest-of-honour Chng Kai Fong, Managing Director of Singapore’s Economic Development Board, and a panel discussion on AI for the Future of Singapore Economy.

9 IT CEOs make Harvard Business Review Top 100 list

HBRHarvard Business Review has included nine CEOs of IT companies among its Top 100 Best Performing CEOs in the world.

Slotting in among the top 50 are Cisco’s John Chambers (#2), Seagate Technology’s Stephen Luczo (#5), Canon’s Fujio Mitarai (#10), NVIDIA’s Jen-Hsun Huang (#29), and  Hon Hai Precision Industry’s Terry Gou (#33).

The new study in the November issue of Harvard Business Review rated CEOs based on an 80-20 weighting between the company’s financial performance and its performance on environmental, social and governance criteria.

Qualcomm CEO receives 2014 GSMA Chairman’s Award

Formal headshot of Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, CEO & Chairman of the Board.Dr Paul E Jacobs, Chairman and CEO of Qualcomm, has been named the recipient of the 2014 GSMA Chairman’s Award. Established in 1995, the award recognises outstanding personal contribution to the growth and development of mobile communications around the world.

“This award recognises Paul’s long-term contribution, as well as that of Qualcomm, in delivering sustained innovation, ecosystem investment and a commitment to the convergence of technology standards for next-generation interoperability. The mobile industry has been a major beneficiary of his commitment to innovation and leadership, as have the billions of men and women around the world whose lives have been changed by mobile,” said Jon Fredrik, Chairman of GSMA.

Founded in 1985, Qualcomm has become one of the telecommunications industry’s greatest start-up success stories, pioneering some of the most significant innovations and technical developments and through its unique business model, heavily investing in R&D and broadly licensing its intellectual property to more than 250 companies across the industry.

Huawei lab head first Chinese to receive AAAI fellowship

HuaweiDr Qiang Yang, Head of Huawei’s Noah’s Ark Lab, has been elected a fellow of AAAI (the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence).

AAAI Fellow is the highest honour in the artificial intelligence (AI) community, recognising a small group of AAAI members who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of artificial intelligence. This year, AAAI elected eight fellows from across the world.

Yang is the 1st AAAI Fellow in Greater China and first among Chinese Scientists worldwide. He was elected “for significant contributions to AI planning, data mining and case-based reasoning” in AI. Yang is already a fellow of the institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, International Association for Pattern Recognition, and The American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Allen Ma is new CEO of HKSTPC

Allen MaHong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTPC) has appointed Allen Ma as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), succeeding E Anthony Tan, who has held the position since April 2008.

Joining as CEO-designate on July 22 and taking office on August 1 , Ma believes technology plays a key role in fuelling Hong Kong’s economic transformation and will draw on his 30 years of industrial and business experience to increase the competitiveness of the city as a regional hub for science and technology innovation while building ever stronger collaboration with the Mainland.  

His key focus will be to advance HKSTPC’s mission to provide world-class infrastructure and services and promote Hong Kong as a regional hub of innovation and technology.

GSMA elects new board

Franco BernabeGSMA has elected new board members for the two-year period from January 2013 through December 2014. It also has re-elected Franco Bernabè, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Telecom Italia Group, as its Chairman, and Jon Fredrik Baksaas, President and CEO, Telenor Group as its Deputy Chairman, for a second term in these roles.

Bernabè has served as GSMA Chairman since January 2011, overseeing the strategic direction of the organisation, which represents nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators, as well as more than 230 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem. Baksaas has also served as Deputy Chairman since January 2011.