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.
Bernard Chan GBS JP is the convenor of the Non-Official Members of the Executive Council of Hong Kong, appointed by Carrie Lam in July 2017. He is President of Asia Financial Holdings and its main subsidiary, Asia Insurance. He founded the Bank Consortium Trust, a joint venture of nine Hong Kong institutions. He is the grandson of Chin Sophonpanich, the late Thai Chinese founder of Bangkok Bank
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, making it 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.