Dr. Sachio Semmoto is a rarity in Japan. He founded four leading telecom companies including KDDI Corporation and eAccess. KDDI is currently capitalised at $60bn and employs over 35,000 people and eAccess was sold to Softbank for $2.6bn in 2013. We asked him about how entrepreneurship and technology are changing future prospects for Japan.
Dato Sri Idris Jala is the Chairman of Malaysia's official Performance & Delivery Management Unit (PEMANDU). He has served as President of Shell in Sri Lanka and as CEO of Malaysia Airlines. He is a key advisor to the Prime Minister.
Hong Kong lies at the heart of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area. Involving 11 cities and 68 million citizens, this new regional powerhouse will be comparable to the world’s tenth-largest economy. Home to 15 Fortune-500 companies generating almost a trillion USD in revenue, it will act as a global competitor in finance, insurance and technology. At 6pm on September 25th, The Honourable Bernard Charnwut Chan will reveal his unique insights on the Bay Area project, and its economic implications for Switzerland’s banking and insurance sectors.
Narayana Murthy founded Infosys in 1981 with a $250 loan from his wife. Today it employs 200,000 people - more than Facebook, Google and Microsoft combined. Valued at $40bn, it is now the 10th-largest IT company in the world. Covering leadership, technology and entrepreneurship, this event offers a rare glimpse into the mind of one of the most respected leaders of our time.