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Ecosystem Building with Corporate Innovation at Penang

  • BlackStorm Consulting’s Group CEO, Ms Jeslin Bay as moderator of the event, moderated discussion of Ecosystem Building with Corporate Innovation
  • Event organised by Beyond4 with BlackStorm Consulting as a supporting partner

July 20, 2022: BlackStorm Consulting as a partner in the event of Ecosystem Building with Corporate Innovation organised by Beyond4 along with Digital Penang, MDEC, sponsored by Zoho APAC. This event was held at 32 Mansion, Penang. A welcome speech was given by Mr Gopi Ganesalingam, Chief Digital Industry Officer (CDIO) of Malaysia Digital Economy (MDEC), introducing startup ecosystem and highlighting MDEC’s initiative of attracting talent through MYWiT to hire digital talent.

Figure: Mr Gopi Ganesalingam giving the opening speech 

Mr S.T. Rubaneswaran, founder of Beyond4, shared the importance of startup ecosystem as the backbone of nation’s economy and Beyond4 long term plan of expanding in Malaysia and Southeast Asia market by specialising workforce, connecting agencies, investors, corporate and startups which coevolve a shared set of technologies, knowledge and resources.

Figure: Mr S.T. Rubaneswaran, Founder of Beyond4 explaining importance of building startup ecosystem 

Panel discussions gathered government agency, corporate and startup to discuss corporate innovation from different parties point of view, interesting and meaningful discussion was facilitated by Ms Jeslin Bay, CEO of BlackStorm Consulting. Mr Mohd Faiz Mohd Nor expressed the challenges faced by the agency to provide support in the startup ecosystem. Mr Shaun Yeoh shared how corporate can integrate technology from startup in scaling their businesses and Mr Tenllieyh Lee Nan Soo shared his view on startup roles and challenges in providing innovative solutions to corporate.

Figure: (from left to right) CEO of BlackStorm Consulting, Ms Jeslin Bay with speakers, Ms Mohd Faiz Mohd Nor, Mr Shaun Yeoh, and Mr Tenllieyh Lee Nan Soo

Figure: Zoho APAC Marketing Manager, Mr Khoo Chia Ching sharing Customer Relationship Management System

Figure: Mr Tony Yeoh, CEO of Digital Penang giving the closing speech 

The sponsor of the event, Zoho APAC, also shared innovation solutions on how cloud solutions can help businesses to operate better at an affordable price by Mr Khoo Chia Ching. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Digital Penang, Mr Tony Yeoh gave the closing speech by sharing Digital Penang initiatives in promoting digital promotion and upskilling digital literacy among Penang communities. With the overview of the digital economy in Penang, Digital Penang had collaborated with mentors, incubators, accelerators, and agencies to further build the digital community in Penang. The event ended with a dinner and networking session.

BlackStorm Consulting (http://blackstormco.asia) is a Singapore-based boutique growth consultancy firm that specialises in corporate strategy, profit management and investment management. We scale businesses in Southeast Asia.

Our clients and connections are internationally present and range from small and medium sized businesses, MNCs, to government agencies.

About Beyond4

The BEYOND4 (https://beyond4.tech/) integrated digital ecosystem strives to make Southeast Asia as a global powerhouse for innovation. From startups to fortune 500s to primary education institutions, established universities, municipal councils and federal governments, there are no problems big enough for BEYOND4. BEYOND4 is invested in identifying, accelerating & incubating talent. With our integrated digital solutions, we empower people to achieve their true potential by inspiring creativity and bringing ideas to life.