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What’s Going On in Malaysia’s Startup Community This Week

Here are some events that will be happening the week of 7 March for startups and entrepreneurs.

Innovation Day – The Cloud

When: Tuesday, March 8, 8:00 – 17:00

Where:Microsoft Auditoriumm, Level 29, Tower 2, Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre Kuala Lumpur Wilayah Persekutuan 50088, Malaysia


Come join us to learn about how cloud power means opportunities today and tomorrow. Leverage on Windows Azure to have elastic scalability for your applications, simplify the deployment of your software to penetrate a wider market while lowering your upfront investments in infrastructure. Gain new customers with increased efficiency, while reducing capital expenses, and extend your existing portfolio to increase bottom-line profits. During this session, we will explore the business opportunities in SaaS, the Windows Azure platform and help you understand how to migrate your applications to the cloud.



Social Media Club #12: Exploring the ROI of a Winning Social Marketing Programme

When: Tuesday, March 8, 7.30pm

Where: Microsoft Auditorium, Level 29, Tower 2, Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


This month we are pleased to host Steven Groves, founder of Social Marketing Conversations, and co-author of the ROI of Social Media (with Guy Powell and Jerry Dimos), to Social Media Club #12: Exploring the ROI of a Winning Social Marketing Programme. Guy Powell, founder of DemandROMI (a marketing consulting firm), and co-author of ROI of Social Media, will also be joining us for this event. Powell was instrumental in laying down the foundational elements in the book and is an author in his own right.



Twittamentary Special Screening : A Twitter Documentary

When: Wednesday, March 9, 7:20 PM – 10:00 PM

Where: MindValley, A-23A-13A Menara UOA, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur 47000 Malaysia


Catch a special screening of the ground-breaking documentary on Twitter. Twittamentary looks at how lives connect and intersect within the Twitter community as the real-time web accelerates serendipity. A year ago, Director Tan Siok Siok set out on a whirlwind road trip across America to discover and document the effects of the social media phenomenon, Twitter. She interviewed a wide range of Twitter’ers, from a travel journalist turned “twilebrity” to a homeless woman who uses twitter from the public library, from a stock trader and a prostitute who uses twitter as her personal GPS.


Filmmaker Tan Siok Siok @sioksiok will attend the screening and share their insights on the making of the film.



Professor Ghauth Jasmon

When: Friday, March 11, 20:00 – 22:00

Where: Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, Malaysia


Prof. Datuk Dr. Ghauth Jasmon is the first president of Multimedia University and current Vice Chancellor of University of Malaya (UM). He graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1979 and the PhD degree in Power Systems Engineering in 1982 from the University of London. Prof Jasmon is currently a Fellow of the IET, Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, Senior Member of the IEEE and an Eisenhower Fellow. He will share his experiences and his secrets of success in this talk.



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