About the event
For entrepreneurs and technopreneurs, it is clear that succeeding in this re-booted business world requires a new approach, a different playbook from the one we had.
Why did some succeed while others failed? Was there a magic ingredient that made all the difference? Which factors tipped the scales in their favour, and what lessons can we learn?
Our upcoming Talk Show, The Hot Seat, will provide the much-anticipated answers to those questions, from the vantage point of some of the most influential names in their industries.
For our debut episode, Min-Liang Tan, Co-Founder and CEO of Razer takes on The Hot Seat with our host Mark Laudi to talk about technology, sustainability, innovation and the future of gaming.
About our speakers
Market Head of Global South Asia & Middle East
and Segment Head for Technopreneurs
Bank of Singapore
Hemant Tucker is Managing Director and Market Head for Bank of Singapore for South Asia & Middle East markets. With 22 years of experience in wealth management, corporate banking and corporate finance, Hemant has held several senior roles in financial institutions across Asia.
Prior to joining Bank of Singapore, Hemant was Global Head of NRI at Barclays managing teams in Singapore, Dubai and London.
He is passionate about early stage venture capitalist investing and has funded several successful start-ups in Singapore. Hemant is also the lead Segment Head for the Bank's technopreneur segment, where he has oversight of spearheading key initiatives to bridge the gap between tech entrepreneurs demands and the current banking platform.
Min-Liang Tan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Razer Inc (HKEX Stock Code: 1337). He has also served as its' Creative Director since 2006 and is responsible for directing and overseeing the design and development of all the products of Razer. He is also Chairman and CEO of THX Ltd.
His leadership has resulted in the growth of Razer from a two-man startup to a multinational market leader that was honored on Fortune Magazine's "Unicorn List" in 2015 (private companies valued at US$1 billion or more). Razer went public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2017.
Tan was named one of "The 25 Most Creative People in Tech" by Business Insider in 2015. Juniper Research distinguished him as one of the "Top 10 Most Influential Leaders in Tech" while Tech in Asia has ranked him No. 1 of the 30 top Southeast Asia tech founders. In 2016, he was named one of the "Straits Times Asians of the Year". In the same year, Tan debuted on Forbes' Singapore Rich List with a net worth of USD$600M and has maintained his position ever since.
Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore Law School.
Mark Laudi is a veteran of traditional and new media with 25 years' experience in print, radio, television, new and social media. He has also worked as a communications coach to senior business and government leaders in Asia and the Middle East.
Between 1999 and 2006, Mark anchored and produced regional network television business news programs at CNBC Asia Pacific. He anchored Squawk Box, and performed various roles including Australia Editor and Sydney Bureau Chief.
At 21, Mark became Australia's youngest current affairs show host on ABC Radio. Having spent his formative years in South Africa, Germany and Australia, Mark has called Singapore home for over 20 years.
When he is not coaching top executives, he is a presenter at numerous business conferences and events as conference anchor and moderator.