AZAM, SDI thank former CEO, Aloysius Dris

KUCHING: Angkatan Zaman Mansang (AZAM) Sarawak, Sarawak Development Institute (SDI) and their subsidiaries hosted an appreciation dinner for their former Chief Executive Officer, Datu Aloysius Dris, 73, at Riverside Majestic Hotel here on Friday.

The event gave AZAM and SDI Board Members and the staff of Greater AZAM, namely, AZAM, SDI, Faradale Media-M Sdn Bhd and Faradale Holdings Sdn Bhd, the opportunity to bid farewell to Aloysius.

A member of AZAM since 1983, Aloysius is a founding Board Member of AZAM and SDI. He was CEO of both AZAM and SDI from 1 August 2003 until 31 Dec last year.

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Forging a new direction for ‘Greater AZAM’

KUCHING: Angkatan Zaman Mansang (Azam) Sarawak plans to create a bigger impact through greater cooperation and collaboration with its sister organisation Sarawak Development Institute (SDI) and its subsidiary, the Faradale Group of Companies.

Azam Sarawak and SDI chief executive officer Datu Aloysius Dris explained it was important for this collective group, which he coined as the ‘Greater Azam’, to find a new direction to work together more closely in order to achieve its mutual objective.

As such, he stressed on the importance of moving in the right direction and in tandem with trends not only locally, but regionally and internationally as well.

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Applying the Silicon Valley startup culture here in Sarawak

Originally referring to the large number of silicon chip innovators and manufacturers in south San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley is headquarters to 39 businesses in the Fortune 1000, and thousands of startup companies.

A paradise for most startup entrepreneurs, while Silicon Valley is a thousand miles away from Sarawak and it may be impossible to replicate the exact components here, it doesn’t mean we can’t understand what makes it work and try to adapt it to our circumstances.

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Fighting for zero corruption

Building financial literacy is an important step in combatting corruption, stressed panellist Syed Nizamuddin Sayed Khassim during the one-day Anti-Corruption Seminar for Youth on Nov 5.

The Youth Parliament Malaysia member was speaking to a crowd of 50 or so undergraduate students at the seminar themed ‘Together we fight for zero corruption’ organised by Angkatan Zaman Mansang (AZAM) Sarawak in collaboration with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

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The Next New Thing: Trends and Disruptions in the World of Venture Capital and Startups

Local start-ups must learn to take risks, be more open and be mentors to each other in order to make it in today’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

In giving the advice yesterday, IBM Venture Capital Group software strategy director Deborah Magid said that startups today are capable of ‘disrupting’ traditional businesses through innovations as what they do through technology tend to be cheaper, more engaging and efficient to customers.

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