Forbes Under 30 Summit Asia 2017

Solaire Hotel and Casino, Manila (25th July 2017) – Forbes today announced the second annual Forbes Under 30 Summit Asia themed: “Diversity & Empowerment.” The Under 30 Summit brings together 300 of the most influential young entrepreneurs, innovators, disruptors, and game changers from across Asia and the rest of the world. These select few from the entire population of the world are culled from Forbes’ 30 under 30 Asia lists, all together with industry leaders and other distinguished guests, gather together to share stories, breaking the glass ceiling, and connecting opportunities.

The summit features the fastest rising names in their respective industries who are all under the age of 30.

Highlights of the summit program include

“Leading Innovation Across Asia” – A series of panel discussions and presentations themed: Asia’s Biggest Disruptors Today; Teaching Old Tech New Tricks; The World’s Land of Opportunity; and the Future of Tech: Generation Z.

People called over this presentation were Jamie Beaton & Sharndre Kushor, Cofounders of Crimson Education, New Zealand talking about the need of connecting the people to colleges and universities; or Sanjay and Shravan Kumara, brothers, Cofounders of GoDimensions, opening and enabling India’s mundane problems with simple solutions that are easily available for them.

“You’ve Been Hacked” – An interactive segment which features one of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Programming experts making an attempt from the stage to access an audience member’s personal device.

Where ethical hacker Saket Modi shows how ‘hacking’ is generally done because we all only see a long string of codes and line that usually happens at the back we don’t see so he showed how the supposed ‘secure’ Apple Mac computer is easily opened and how with just 20 secs, he got into an audience member’s phone without knowing the password.

“Changing Asia” Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees share insights during panel discussions and presentations across subthemes – So Long, Glass Ceiling; The Future of Tech: generation Z; and Art as a Medium for Change and Solving Asia’s Biggest Problems.

Challenging the ‘glass ceiling’ females in the industry of game-changing tackle on feminism on today’s society, how today’s perceived ‘future technologies’ can transform the very fiber of how we live in the future, and how Art is utilized to keep sending the right messages across.

It’s always a great sight to see the youth and those below thirty years of age spearhead the change and take on challenges on a regional scale, in this case, Asia and eventually cover the rest of the wold in finding solutions that will benefit more and more people.

What are some of you great ideas for Asia? Let us know at the comments section below or hit me up on Twitter @ginuhit.

Mabuhay Manila.

Drew Uy

I do words, food, coffee, and photos. Hit me up on Twitter @ginuhit

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