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LYNK Expert Insight: Maching Learning

When it comes to implementing Machine Learning systems, CTOs and programmers often have amazing subject knowledge but are typically self-taught. This leads to huge costs and productivity issues given the man-hours and servers required.
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BREXIT: The positive impact on Education, Trade & Finance. With Prof. Alan Sked, Founder of UKIP

The majority have spoken. But for many, Brexit rhymes with uncertainty, a souring of the global investment climate and poisoned relations between Britain and other EU member states. Professor Sked, a pioneer of the Euro-sceptic movement, believes these anxieties to be unfounded. Firmly entrenched in the Leave Camp, Professor Sked has accused Nigel Farage (from 2009 until recently the leader of UKIP) of xenophobia and intolerance, moving the party away from its original liberal values. “UKIP - he declared- has become a Frankenstein's Monster.” Yet, Alan Sked remains convinced that Britain will prosper outside of the European Union.
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Ethereum - Smart Contracts & Decentralized Apps

What are the latest developments and startups on Ethereum? What will a future powered by smart contracts look like?
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Overview of Blockchain & its Global Landscape

What does Blockchain matter? What are the various Blockchain concepts - sidechains, hyperledger, public/ private blockchain? Who are the major players? What are they building/ what sectors are they targeting?
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Hyperledger - the Open, Flexible & Extendable Blockchain

What is hyperledger and why are so many big companies involved? How can enterprises contribute to the project?
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Enterprise Landscape Across Ethereum & Smart Grids

What is ConsenSys developing in the pipeline? Is Ethereum a game changer for the energy / smart grid industry? What should we expect?
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Distributed Ledgers - The Approach by Digital Asset Holdings

What is Digital Asset Holdings developing in the pipeline? How does Digital Asset apply distributed ledger technology to financial services? How is it unique among companies in this space? What is the investors' perspective on blockchain startups? What are the latest notable blockchain startups?
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The Lifting of Myanmar's Sanctions

The major challenges facing businesses today in Myanmar from the banking sector to telecommunications and the future of e-commerce
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Vietnam's Future Municipal & Infrastructure Development

The future for Vietnam's municipal infrastructure development, State of water & sanitation infrastructure development and public sector management in Vietnam, Impact of municipal infrastructure challenges on Vietnamese businesses and long-term economic prospects
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Trends and Opportunities in Mobile Ecosystem

Overview of industry trends and differences in usage behavior across ASEAN; Growth opportunities among the players in the region - device manufacturers, app developers, network operators; Where is the industry heading? Discussion on consolidation opportunities
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Thailand Logistics and Infrastructure Development

Thailand’s network development, Competition between local players and multinational companies, Regulatory change implications and other challenges
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An Investor’s Guide to Biotech in Malaysia

Overview of biotech development in Malaysia, trends and implementations by regulatory bodies. Competition between local and foreign biotech companies. Future direction of the biotech industry; opportunity and challenges in FDI
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Changing Landscape of 3rd Party Logistic Industry in the Region

Recent trends in contract logistics and move to 4PL, Consolidation and Acquisition in the region, Addressing challenges: higher fuel costs and labour costs
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Rethinking Education: The For–Profit Education & Learning Market In Asia

Education market demand and outlook in Asia, Trends and opportunities in the sector, Competitive landscape analysis
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Thailand Economic Forecast

Thailand economic forecast for 2014 & beyond, Thailand's GDP growth drivers, Sectors to watch: opportunities & risks, Volatility of Thai Baht exchange rate
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A Primer to Indonesia Presidential Elections

An overview on the electoral system in Indonesia, A profile on each major candidate and key points from their respective platforms, Insight on poll results gauges popularity among voter demographics, Detailed discussion on business ties and donor relationships of major political parties and figures
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Investment And Financial Market In Indonesia

Drivers of economic growth in emerging markets, Current financial market landscape in Indonesia, Responses to current economic situation
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Growth And Opportunities In Vietnam

What are the drivers for Vietnam’s economic growth?, How prudent are government’s economic management policies?, What opportunities can investors expect from Vietnam?
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Global Economic Volatility in Indonesia

Severity of Indonesia Current Account Deficit, Government Policies Effectiveness & Future Forecast for Current Account, Bright Sectors in Indonesia to look out for
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Thailand Recession

Thailand economic forecast for 2014 & beyond, Thailand's GDP growth drivers, Sectors to watch: opportunities & risks, Volatility of Thai Baht exchange rate
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Indonesia Capital Flight

Are government’s policy measures adequate to calm the market? br | Is Indonesia still an attractive investment destination? br | What should investors expect with regards to Indonesia’s economy in the coming months?
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Dynamics of The Philippine BPO Industry and Its Effects on Economy

Effects of the BPO boom on the Philippine Economy, Current and future drivers of BPO growth and its sustainability, Outlook on investment potential in the industry
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Indonesia Infrastructure: Exploring the risks and rewards Speaker: Windhu Hidranto

Opportunities in Indonesia infrastructure space, What should Investors look out for before investing in Infrastructure projects? , What government has done to tackle some of the past problems?, How should Investors approach these opportunities in a more risk-adjusted way?
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Saving BlackBerry: Failure to innovate or Crushed from competition

What corporate strategy should Blackberry take?, What are the costs and values that investors should expect from winding down Blackberry, What implications can Southeast Asia firms draw?
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Entering FMCG Industry in “Frontier Market” Myanmar

Market overview and Consumer Trends: Is the market big enough for every new comer?, What is the Government Policy and support for FDI?, Categorization and some pitfalls of Local service partner: How to choose the right one?
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Exploring Options To Enter Myanmar Market

What are the considerations for foreign investors looking to enter the Myanmar market?, Which sectors present potential joint venture opportunities?, What can local partners contribute to the joint venture relationships with foreign investors?
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Overview of Coal Mining Industry in Indonesia: Trends, Valuations and Regulations

What are the changing trends in coal market in the region?, How can one do valuations of coal mine in Indonesia, What would changes in government regulations in Indonesia impact on coal mines?
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Changing Landscape Of 3rd Party Logistics Industry In The Region

Recent trends in contract logistics and move to 4PL, Consolidation and acquisition opportunities in the region, Addressing challenges: higher fuel costs and labour costs
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Finding Growth in Indonesia's Automotive Market

How would the automotive market in Indonesia fare vis-à-vis other major SEA markets?, Which part of the automotive value chain could attract more foreign investors?, What is the government’s role in supporting this industry?
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Smart Cities - The Internet of People, Places and Things

Challenges we face in our urban environment today, Potential Smart Cities solutions, Existing Smart Cities projects, Action steps to implement Smart Cities solutions
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Thailand FMCG Distribution Channels

Overview of FMCG Distribution Channels in Thailand, Modern Trade VS Traditional Trade , Role of Wholesale Markets, Political Impact on Trade
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Bigger, Better, Faster - Mobile Infrastructure and Services in Southeast Asia

Recent Mobile Infrastructure Developments, Key Drivers and Obstacles of Mobile Services, Innovation Strategies of Big Players , Evolution of Ecosystem and Investment Opportunities
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Biomass Industry in Southeast Asia - Risks and Returns

Energy Market Outlook in Southeast Asia, Biomass Energy 101 - How It Works?, Opportunities and Growth for Biomass
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