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KL Slush'D 2024 - Shock The System, Southeast Asia's First Anti-Conference

Updated: Mar 26

On 6-7th March 2024, the only Slush'D anti-conference in Southeast Asia landed in Kuala Lumpur, with the theme 'Shock The System'. Organised by Digital Districts and Arkade Ventures, we set out to create the most radical tech event in Asia; gathering founders, developers, and investors from Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, US, Europe, South Korea, Indonesia, and Brunei.

๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ - ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ-๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—•๐—•๐—ค & ๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ป ๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐˜‡๐—ฎ๐—ธ ๐—˜๐˜…๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ

We welcomed our foreign friends to KL with a pre-event BBQ on a rooftop set against the iconic KL skyline. We also toured the Tun Razak Exchange (KL's international financial district), including a visit to the My5G Portal Centre which showcased various use cases of 5G in Malaysia.

๐—ž๐—Ÿ ๐—ฆ๐—น๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ต'๐—— ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜

Held at Kwai Chai Hong in the historical heart of KL, the event started with opening remarks from the Slush team (Stella Korpikuusi, Maxine Buchert, Damon Grow, and Eric Lee) and Anni Stรฅhle, Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Finland. The attendees then proceeded to join the 8 Topic Tracks held simultaneously across 8 unique bars and cafes.

1. Startup Track: Hosted by Lakshmi Priya, Ghazanfar Iqbal, and Harsh Shukla from Amazon Web Services (AWS), and featuring Isaac Heng (SUPA) and Arzumy MD (Fave).

2. Investment Track: Derek Kwik (BraveSoldier Venture Capital), Kevin Brockland, (Indelible Ventures), Firlie Ganinduto (KADIN), and Arun Pai (Monk's Hill Ventures).

3. Marketing Track: Ashley Ong (Superanium) and Aeda Wong (SleekFlow).

4. Policy Track: Noudhy Valdryno (Ant Group), Gullnaz Baig (Angsana Council), George Chen (The Asia Group), and moderated by Paul Lee (roiquant)

5. Creative Track: Michael Andrian (madebyhumans), Abdul Shakir (Filamen), and Warren Leow (Pixlr).

6. FinTech Track: Michael Yeung (LayerTwo Labs), Sivapalan Poobalasingam (KLDX), and Kalyana 'Mohan' (Swipey).

7. Industry Track: Alvinder Singh (VisionarySchoolmen), Ian Sehgal (Invicta), and Shaun Koo (H3Zoom.AI)

8. Developer Track: Faezrah Rizalman (Elevate Academy), Mahadhir Yunus (Krenovator), and Jian Tong (White Room).

๐—ก๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฃ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€

In the evening, we presented a unique blend of cultural and urban performances from Orang Orang Drum Theatre, Eizaz Azhar, and Josh Thomas. We also featured a projection mapping experience entitled "Humanizing Technology", curated by Filamen and featured 3 local visual artists (Grasshopper, Vasflow, and Zhonkvision).


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