The star-studded event was marked by an attendance of approximately a thousand attendees, consisting of industry leaders, talents, and budding stars in the ICT arena. The Technopreneur of Excellence award is reserved for individuals demonstrating ICT best practices; as well as to commend their diligence, commitment, and continuous innovation.
This award marks the continuous excellence exhibited by Fusionex, helmed by Teh, and follows Fusionex’s earlier win of the Company Excellence Award in 2016.
Teh carried the Malaysian and ASEAN flags up high when he represented the country and region to speak at the 2017 Belt and Road Summit. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center (HKCEC), Teh was one of the most prominent speakers, gathered to share their perspective and vision with thousands of business leaders and key government officials from almost 50 countries.
With Fusionex as a premier data technology player, Dato’ Seri Ivan Teh has also led Fusionex towards striking a strategic alliance with Alibaba Cloud, one of the fastest growing cloud providers in the world. Fusionex technology is also incorporated into the syllabus of certain local universities, to encourage homegrown ICT talent. Teh is a strong advocate for the nurturing of young talent, frequently encouraging students to consider ICT and data technology as a viable interest and career. He was also a judge for the Sunway University Dolphin Tank tech entrepreneur competition (by the Young Outliers) as well as Battle of the Digital Ninja event by MDEC held at KLCC.
Teh commented, “I am happy and humbled to receive this award. Accepting this in front of so many ICT friends, and colleagues reminds me that it takes everyone working together to advance the role of ICT in society.
Accounting professionals remain in a fantastic area to offer ‘as the bridge between company and tech’, states Darren Kong, managing supervisor, corporate method and also partnership at Fusionex International, an information innovation options provider. As well as he should recognize– with a level in used bookkeeping from the UK’s Oxford Brookes University, Kong exhibits this brand-new breed of crossbreed accountants, or what he terms ‘tech accountants’.
Fusionex International’s society is very various from many organisations, notes Kong, whose role entails making the organisation’s roadmap and also engaging very closely with different stakeholders comprising company partners, enterprises, SMEs and also profession organizations (the ‘partnership’ component of his task title). He credits this to founder and team Chief Executive Officer, Dato Seri Ivan Teh, who motivates multitasking in order to nurture skilled all-rounders. ‘He frequently stresses the value of growing “inside-out” and also accepting a cross-fertilisation strategy in our roles, where we obtain associated with as several facets as feasible,’ Kong describes.
This alternative and also integrated method is vital to solving the difficulties dealt with by lots of businesses in the technology industry, particularly the SMEs that comprise close to 70% of the Fusionex consumer base. At its core, a technology dilemma is about fixing an organisation concern. Companies, especially SMEs, want to ‘understand just how to begin, when to start, and also what is the price and return on tech investment’, Kong describes. ‘Our function is to aid our fellow service partners dissect these concerns and make the appropriate technique as well as roadmap for their organisation.’
Key to figuring out that method is to create data-enabled remedies that fit what Kong describes as the 3 vital stages of a company’s development. During the start-up phase, companies need assistance in terms of branding, populating their client data source as well as discovering the ideal market. After two to three years, they ought to have generated a specific quantity of historic sales and consumer information, and also Fusionex assists them to analyse these datasets to use their resources more effectively and also sustainably: concentrating on expenses, matching them to the ideal clients and demographics, and also handling their marketing invest much more efficiently.
By the third phase, a business should have developed right into a sizeable, export-ready enterprise with bigger resources and sources. ‘This is the phase where you need to automate a great deal of procedures and ready them for the digital area,’ discusses Kong, pointing out procedures such as onboarding electronic trade facilitation, in addition to the demand for seamless combination of logistics and supply monitoring.
While the sector is currently experiencing explosive high development, Kong is clear concerning the obstacles faced by technology firms, consisting of around ability as well as financial disruption. ‘Many specialized innovation business still discover it hard to recruit the right “fit” at the correct time,’ he states. ‘As such, they purchase training and talent-matching as early as tertiary education degree.’
At Fusionex International’s head workplace in Petaling Jaya, administration is clearly putting its cash where its mouth is to reel in as well as keep talent. Fusionex’s ‘workplace of superheroes’ reduces the everyday work with benefits such as superhero-themed areas, pantries with free treats, swimming pool tables, fitness center, karaoke, massage therapy chairs and also restoration capsules spread over 3 floors. The workplace accords with the wants of the 500-strong neighborhood team and also Kong believes that this is one factor that maintains the unexpected attrition price down to much less than 8% a year.
Strategic collaborations additionally allow Fusionex to punch over its weight. In 2017, the firm partnered with Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computer arm of Alibaba Group, to give cloud-powered software program services to organisations in the ASEAN region. Companies in numerous fields including financial services, profession facilitation, e-commerce, retail, aviation, traveling as well as friendliness, and production have actually adopted these options to drive efficiency.
Fusionex continues to perform additional research study and development into large data analytics (BDA), machine learning, AI and also the Net of Points at its labs as well as R&D centre in Petaling Jaya, in order to present tech-enabled organisation services that are suitable as well as cost effective in the local and Asian context. ‘There are many new modern technologies riding on the expanding use of AI, machine learning and deep knowing. These brand-new modern technologies are moving in the direction of the enhancement of a more dexterous company setting, to adapt to consumer benefit, greater standard of lives as well as healthcare, as well as resulting with any luck in much less wastage,’ claims Kong.