- Category: May 2018 - Appointments & Announcements
Horangi Cyber Security just signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with BEAM to help the start-up community gain a deeper understanding of cyber security and protect their businesses as they grow.
Horangi supports mid-sized businesses with a ready team of the world’s best cyber security experts to discover and interpret threats to the business, offering advice that is applicable and relevant to the businesses’ objectives.
BEAM (short for Bridging Entrepreneurs and Movers) is a global community and online platform for entrepreneurs to forge valuable connections and partnerships, as well as tap into a myriad of resources and opportunities for business. Headquartered in Malaysia, BEAM’s goals are to connect and unite existing and aspiring entrepreneurs; to foster strong collaborations and partnerships among founders, stakeholders, and media, besides creating a fun, inspiring and insightful environment for businesses to thrive.
Clearly, the impact of cyber-attacks in recent months have resulted in a paradigm shift. Organizations are moving towards a more holistic view of cyber security, making it a business priority that resonates across all core business processes to be able to scale quickly and safely.
“As companies become more digitized, they need to be able to identify the threats that can be a direct risk to their business”, Paul Hadjy, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Horangi Cyber Security emphasized, affirming to work with BEAM on a series of events that will help the startup community become more aware of these threats.
Mobvista, Asia's leading ad tech company, announced the appointment of Ramon Zhu as its VP of AI and Machine Learning.
Ramon is one of China’s leading experts in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. He will lead the development of new algorithms and play an integral role as Mobvista continues to grow its global footprint.
Ramon has built an impressive reputation over the past 10 years within China's fast-growing internet industry. He was the co-founder of GoSo.cn, known as "The People's Search Engine", which launched in 2010 following the withdrawal of Google from the Chinese market. Later, Ramon joined online giant Alibaba where he helped to create the personalized recommendation systems underpinning mobile apps such as Taobao (580 million users) and Tmall (over 500 million monthly users). He also won the award of 'CEO special award of Alibaba' as the leader of the 'transaction link of Taobao' project and earned 'Outstanding Algorithm of Alibaba Group' prize.
Ramon holds a PhD from The Institute of Computing Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICT), and he has published a number of papers at the world's leading academic conferences including the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), SIGIR, and the Association for Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence. He also acts as the PC member and Reviewer in numerous top academic conferences or journals such as Transactions On Information Systems (TOIS), Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR) and the International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM).
Bezant, a decentralized payment and service platform that helps content creators, influencers, and e-commerce merchants reach their target audiences with fast, secure, and reliable payment solutions.
The Bezant platform has been 10 months in the making, with a focus on mobile apps, games, and e-commerce primarily in emerging markets, and now brought together an impressive collection of individuals with deep experience in a number of relevant industries, such as international payments, gaming, mobile content, and cryptocurrencies.
The team includes Daesik Kim, Co-Founder of Bithumb, one of the largest global cryptocurrency exchanges; and former executives and developers from Kakao, the homegrown Korean internet giant.
Bezant's current goals are three-fold:
- Empower creators and foster creativity through the blockchain and increasing revenue from digital content with an efficient and scalable billing platform.
- Enable more consumers, including those without bank accounts, to access and pay for a wider range of digital content - removing the barriers that prevent people from getting the content they want.
- Drive positive social and economic change by increasing the production and consumption of digital content outside the walled gardens of global tech giants.