Category Archives: Asia

Su-Yen Wong Keynote at Skillsoft Conference on Future of Work, Skills & Talent

Su-Yen Wong

Su-Yen Wong Keynoted at the Skillsoft Perspectives 2021 Global Digital Conference on Future of Work, Skills & Talent Reinventing Yourself for the Future of Work With the onset of the 4th industrial revolution, new business models and jobs are being created, and destroyed, at a dizzying pace. Given the inevitability and pace of change, reinvention […]

Michele Wucker: Was the pandemic a grey rhino or a black swan?

Michele Wucker

Was the pandemic a grey rhino or a black swan? Best-selling author, Michele Wucker opined that it was more predictable than people realise. The pandemic should encourage policymakers to pay more attention to other known but poorly managed risks. These include rising inequality, climate change and financial imbalances such as dangerous corporate-debt levels and asset […]

Release of Chinese Simplified Characters Edition of Your Are What You Risk by Michele Wucker

Michele Wucker

CITIC Press has released the Chinese simplified characters edition of YOU ARE WHAT YOU RISK: The New Art and Science of Navigating an Uncertain World, published in the US in April by Pegasus books. The Chinese edition, with a preface written for Chinese audience, is part of the Rhino Books imprint created in 2017 for […]

Simone Heng: How To Become A “Superconnector”

Simone Heng

Forming strong human connections involves the humility to inconvenience yourself to serve others – this is why Service is a pillar of human connection. Learning how to build rapport and influence can set you on the path to becoming what Malcom Gladwell calls a “Connector.” Simone Heng is global keynote speaker on the topic of […]

Dr Jordan Nguyen Speaking at the ServiceNow Now at Work 2021 Virtual Conference

Dr Jordan Nguyen

Dr Jordan Nguyen will be speaking at the ServiceNow Now at Work 2021 Virtual Conference in Oct 2021, on “A Human’s Guide to the Future”. In this mind-opening presentation Dr Jordan Nguyen – inventor, entrepreneur, TV presenter and author of the book A HUMAN’S GUIDE TO THE FUTURE (out now available online) – will take […]

Michele Wucker: Challenges for ESG Getting to a Zero Carbon Future

Michele Wucker

Michele Wucker, author of best-seller, Gray Rhino, spoke at the ESG Global Leaders Summit held in Beijing August 26, focusing on “ESG Development and a New Low-Carbon Sustainable Future.” The summit was led by Sina Finance ESG channel and co-hosted by CITIC Publishing Group. If we humans do not change, we will be trampled. So […]

Michelle Sun Shared Lessons from her Entrepreneurial Journey with Corporate Executives

Michelle Sun

Michelle Sun, founder of the First Code Academy, shared the lessons learnt from her entrepreneurial journey with corporate executives in a recent virtual event, with excellent feedback. Michelle Sun is the founder of First Code Academy, a leading coding and STEM education institute for kids from 4 to 18 years old and author of Amazon Best Seller First Time […]

Dr Andy Xie: The Trojan horse threat behind China’s tutoring and tech crackdown amid US rivalry

In a recent opinion piece for SCMP, Dr Andy Xie discussed the continuing China-US rivalry, how both industries are becoming more powerful and more. Here are some highlights: Beijing is cracking down on tutoring businesses in its latest move to reshape China’s economy. Internet companies have also been under scrutiny for some time. Many actions fall […]

Rob Lilwall Virtual Speaking Trailer

Rob Lilwall

Rob Lilwall ‘s talks about having a Growth Mindset, overcoming fear, increasing collaboration, and building resilience have been proving very popular around the world. If you’d like to: motivate your teams and re-energise them and help them move their mindsets to the next level to overcome challenges then please do have a quick look at […]

Dr Leroy Chiao, Former NASA Astronaut, Interviewed by BBC on China’s New Space Station

Dr Leroy Chiao

Retired NASA astronaut Dr Leroy Chiao speaks to the BBC’s Jane O’Brien on China’s longest crewed space mission to date and the first in nearly five years. Watch the interview below:  Dr Leroy Chiao 焦立中 worked at NASA for 15 years before he left the agency in 2005.  A veteran of four space missions, Dr. […]

Simon Collins, Former Dean of the School of Fashion at Parsons, Available to Speak at In-person Events in China

Simon Collins

We at Speakers Connect are happy to share that Simon Collins, WeDesign.org founder and former Dean of Parsons School of Design, is available to speak in China for in-person events! Watch his speaker showreel below to learn more about Simon’s work: Simon Collins is a design thinker, speaker, writer, educator, designer and advisor. Following a career […]

Angie Lau Blockchain-focused Multimedia Startup Raised USD 1.7 Million in Seed Round

Angie Lau

We at Speakers Connect are delighted to share that Angie Lau ‘s online news platform Forkast raised $1.7 Million in its seed round. Forkast, a blockchain-focused multimedia platform, announced it has raised US$1.7 million in its seed round from AMTD Group, Fenbushi Capital, and Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund. Forkast is an online news platform […]

Dana Leong, Grammy Awards Winner, Used Artificial Intelligence to Create Music

Dana Leong

Grammy Award Winner Dana Leong, made history by being in one of the world’s first Human+Ai music collaborations. Grammy Winning Human Dana Leong & AIVA, created orchestral electronic music! Dana Leong has been dubbed as the world’s top electric cellist and is known as the world’s top trombone player by members of the world renowned Balkan Beat […]

Chef Dirk Haltenhof Spoke About Japanese F&B Culture in Today’s World, Hospitality and End User

Chef Dirk Haltenhof

Chef Dirk Haltenhof, Executive Director Culinary, The Katara Towers, Lusail, Raffles and Fairmont at Raffles Hotels & Resorts, spoke recently at the Informa Saladplate 3rd Japan Festival on “Japanese F&B culture in todays world, hospitality and end user”. He shared, in his virtual keynote, why Japanese food were so fascinating, and what were the latest […]

Charlotte Mei Corporate Virtual Cooking Demonstration

Charlotte Mei

A nutritionist by training, Charlotte Mei is a French-Singaporean media personality, a self-taught cook, and an all-round advocate of sustainable living. Recently Charlotte did a virtual live cooking demonstration for our corporate client’s staff in Asia on how to make an easy and healthy meal at home. Take a look at some of the event […]