Sachio Semmoto

Enterepreneurship in Japan, a new era?

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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.

The $600m Turnaround of Malaysia Airlines

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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.

HONG KONG: FROM CITY TO REGIONAL POWERHOUSE

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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 is equal 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.

FROM START-UP TO GIANT: THE STORY OF INFOSYS

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 AT 18:00

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Narayana Murthy created Infosys in 1981 with a $250 loan from his wife. Its annual revenue touched $100 million in 1999, $1 billion in 2004 and $10 billion in 2017. The technology giant now employs 200,000 people worldwide. In this one-to-one discussion, we reveal key insights on how he scaled Infosys from a start-up in Bangalore, to a globally respected multinational corporation.

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