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AWANI Review: From Defense to Digital - Thales’ Evolution in Malaysia

With over 40 years in Malaysia, Thales has grown from a defense and aerospace expert to a digital transformation leader. CEO François-Xavier Boutes shares exciting opportunities in Malaysia and the push for localisation.

Tue Jun 04 2024

AWANI Review: From Defense to Digital - Thales’ Evolution in Malaysia

With over 40 years in Malaysia, Thales has grown from a defense and aerospace expert to a digital transformation leader. CEO François-Xavier Boutes shares exciting opportunities in Malaysia and the push for localisation.
AWANI Review: Transforming Astro: From Legacy Pay TV to Digital, Streaming Champion

AWANI Review: Transforming Astro: From Legacy Pay TV to Digital, Streaming Champion

Astro is rapidly evolving into a leaner, more efficient model to tackle challenges in the pay TV industry. Group CEO Euan Smith highlights their focus on delivering top-notch content and leveraging technology to discover new revenue streams and win back customers.
Astro: Strategi kekal berdaya saing, pengenalan segmen perniagaan baharu

Astro: Strategi kekal berdaya saing, pengenalan segmen perniagaan baharu

Langganan TV berbayar tradisional semakin menurun apabila penonton beralih ke perkhidmatan penstriman, fenomena yang jelas di seluruh dunia termasuk Malaysia. Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Kumpulan Astro, Euan Smith, membincangkan kesan trend ini terhadap pendapatan Astro dan strategi inovatif yang digunakan untuk kekal berdaya saing.

AWANI Review: Qarbotech: Photosynthesis Boost - The Farmer’s Game Changer?

AWANI Review: Qarbotech: Photosynthesis Boost - The Farmer’s Game Changer?

Qarbotech is shaking up agritech with a product that boosts plant photosynthesis, resulting in higher crop yields for farmers. Founders Dr. Suraya Rashid and Chor Chee Hoe discuss what's driving the next big leap for the company.
AWANI Review: From Defense to Digital - Thales’ Evolution in Malaysia

AWANI Review: From Defense to Digital - Thales’ Evolution in Malaysia

With over 40 years in Malaysia, Thales has grown from a defense and aerospace expert to a digital transformation leader. CEO François-Xavier Boutes shares exciting opportunities in Malaysia and the push for localisation.
AWANI Review: Malaysia’s retirement realities: What needs fixing?

AWANI Review: Malaysia’s retirement realities: What needs fixing?

Why do so few Malaysians can afford retirement? Joseph Cherian, Practice Professor of Finance at the Asia School of Business, delves into pension challenges and proposes fairer, sustainable alternatives to ensure inclusive coverage in their later years.
AWANI Review: Banking on Women Micro-entrepreneurs

AWANI Review: Banking on Women Micro-entrepreneurs

Small business owners, often needing just RM1000, struggle to access bank funding. Fintech MADCash offers interest-free micro-funds, aiming to break financial barriers and uplift women entrepreneurs.
AWANI Review: Is Malaysia the Next APAC Data Centre Hub?

AWANI Review: Is Malaysia the Next APAC Data Centre Hub?

What’s driving the data center investment boom? Cheam Tat Inn, Managing Director of Equinix Malaysia, a global leader in digital infrastructure, reveals the impetus behind investing RM650 million into data centers in Malaysia.
AWANI Review: Funding Winter: Where’s the VC money going in a slow market?

AWANI Review: Funding Winter: Where’s the VC money going in a slow market?

VC funding may be down, but not all hope is lost for startups. Low Zhen Hui, managing partner of early-stage investor Artem Ventures, talks about where the money is going, spotting promising investments and exciting markets for 2024.

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AWANI Review: Digital Lending - Unlocking Fast, Secure Credit

AWANI Review: Digital Lending - Unlocking Fast, Secure Credit

When faced with financial pressures, many people turn to fast credit options, sometimes resorting to unregulated methods with high-interest rates and potential debt traps. Direct Lending strives to offer a safe and affordable alternative for borrowers who might be overlooked by traditional financial institutions.
AWANI Review: Paramount: Innovate, Take Risks, Elevate

AWANI Review: Paramount: Innovate, Take Risks, Elevate

Paramount Group CEO Jeffrey Chew discards the notion of "If it ain't broken, don't fix it”. Despite the property developer's current success in its core business, he says that it is precisely during periods of prosperity that the company needs to proactively embrace change to stay ahead.
AWANI Review: Solar Energy Set for Takeoff in Malaysia?

AWANI Review: Solar Energy Set for Takeoff in Malaysia?

As solar panel prices decrease, more Malaysians are turning to solar power. Verdant Solar CEO Zeth Lim notes a strong demand surpassing the current renewable energy capacity, and discusses ways to make the switch more accessible and attractive to everyone.
AWANI Review: Leading global change with science diplomacy

AWANI Review: Leading global change with science diplomacy

Today's global problems call for evidence-backed solutions, yet there's often a disconnect between science and policy. We explore how science diplomacy can lead change, whether in conflict prevention or addressing common challenges.
AWANI Review: Think City: Breathing new life into urban cores

AWANI Review: Think City: Breathing new life into urban cores

Urban centres globally, including Malaysia, have suffered decline over the years, as businesses and residents shift to suburbs and new business districts. Think City's Hamdan Abdul Majeed discusses efforts to combat stagnation, revitalise inner cities, and transform them into thriving hubs once more.
AWANI Review: Women's Health | Underfunded and Overlooked

AWANI Review: Women's Health | Underfunded and Overlooked

For decades, women's health has been underfunded and overlooked. Deepti Saraf of Roche Malaysia discusses the far-reaching consequences, from unequal care to economic impacts, and the ongoing efforts to bring about positive change.
AWANI Review: CzipLee: Bridging Tradition and the Stationery Business of Tomorrow

AWANI Review: CzipLee: Bridging Tradition and the Stationery Business of Tomorrow

In a world where the allure of pen and paper seems to have faded, brothers Alvin and Jason Chen are on a mission to breathe new life into CzipLee's time-honoured stationery business. They discuss the art of blending innovation with their cherished family heritage.