The Silicon Valley Insider Show with Keith Koo

6
Jul

Steve Cadigan, Talent Hacker on his new book “Workquake - The Case for a Human-Centric Future of Work”

On this episode of Silicon Valley Insider, Keith Koo’s returning guest is Steve Cadigan, first Chief Human Resources Officer of LinkedIn who will discuss his new book “Workquake – the Case for a Human-Centric Future of Work”. In the aftermath of the pandemic there has been a shift in how employers and employees think about work. Steve discusses how the whole concept of work is changing and how corporations need to adapt to a human-centric model before getting unexpectedly left behind. Don’t miss this important discussion on the future of work.

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30
May

Chatri Sityodtong, CEO of a Silicon Valley backed Unicorn & Star of the Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition

On this week’s Silicon Valley Insider, Keith Koo’s guest is Chatri Sityodtong founder, Chairman and CEO of One Championship, Asia’s largest global sports media company. Chatri will discuss his rags to riches story with his family losing everything during the Asian financial crisis to becoming the CEO of billion dollar Silicon Valley unicorn backed by Sequoia Capital & Temasek. Chatri will also discuss what it’s like to be the star of the Asian Apprentice, which debuted as the number 1 streaming show in Asia. Tune into Silicon Valley Insider this week with Keith Koo to learn more.

For more information on Chatri Sityodtong:

https://chatrisityodtong.com/blog/entrepreneurship/the-apprentice-one-championship-edition/

For more information on ONE Championship:

https://www.onefc.com/

 

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15
May

Music Unchained with Preetham Vishwanatha, Founder & CEO of Kena.ai

On this episode of Silicon Valley Insider (#SVIN), Keith Koo’s guest is Preetham Vishwanatha, Founder and CEO of Kena.ai

Preetham shares his early history learning violin at a young age as both an academic and religious experience. After a very successful career as a technology executive and innovator Preetham turned his focus towards his passions for technology and music leading to the start of Kena.ai.

Keith and Preetham discuss how Kena.ai is disrupting how people can learn to play music using A.I, and how the platform can be used to do music genre “mashups” such as heavy metal mixed with classical.

 

More about Preetham:

He is an executive leader in AI with 25+ years in hi-tech, research and startups. His expertise involves areas of Computational Creativity, Musical Acoustics, Computational Linguistics, Reinforcement Learning, Complex Dynamical Systems and Game theoretical models. At Kena, Preetham is building a Music Neural Graph through Artificial Intelligence with applications in Musicology, Compositions and Learning. He is also an avid guitar player and composes songs at leisure.

In the past 25 years, he has built large-scale machine intelligence platforms for evidence-driven decision-making in Ed-tech, Ad-tech, commerce exchanges, retail demand chain solutions, and cloud-based analytics domains.

Linked In: https://linkedin.com/in/vvpreetham

To find out more about Kena.ai:

https://kena.ai

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11
May

PR Legend Bill Imada, Founder & CCO of IW Group on “Leaning In and Making Change”

On this week’s Silicon Valley Insider, Keith Koo’s guest is P.R. legend Bill Imada, founder, chairman and Chief Connectivity Officer of I.W. Group, a multicultural marketing agency based out of Los Angeles and that has served such brands as Coca-Cola, Lexus, General Motors and HBO. Hear Bill’s story about his humble beginnings which led to transforming into a P.R. giant. Bill also talks about how top brands have discovered the huge importance of multi-cultural marketing and how they leverage these techniques worldwide. 

More about Bill Imada:

https://iwgroup.agency/

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3
May

Embrace Your Edge with Hang Black, Author and Vice President, Juniper Networks

May is AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) Heritage Month. In honor of AAPI, Keith is hosting a series highlighting leaders in the AAPI community.  

On this episode of Silicon Valley Insider (#SVIN), Keith’s guest is Hang Black, author of “Embrace Your Edge: Pave Your Own Path as an Immigrant Woman in the Workplace” who discusses insights from her book and how she chose to self-publish in order to ensure she maintained creative control.

Hang is also a Vice President of Revenue Enablement at Juniper Networks and discusses her own career journey to reach the executive ranks in Silicon Valley as an Asian American woman.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VBYBNZK/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

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27
Mar

E-Commerce Fulfillment Made Easy

On this episode of Silicon Valley Insider (#SVIN), Keith Koo’s guests is Danny He, CEO of Soapbox, Inc. a next generation fulfillment operations company that is laser focused on making order entry, management, fulfillment and shipping simple, fast and cost-effective.

Find out how Soapbox as a B2C company has doubled its user base every month since launch. Also find out how Soapbox is transforming B2B through 3PL (Third Party Logistics) as well.

Find out more at: https://www.soap-bx.com

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22
Feb

Growing Cross-Border Business via Blockchain

On this episode of Silicon Valley Insider (#SVIN), Keith Koo’s guest is Wayne Huang, CEO & Co-Founder of XREX (“x-rex”) a blockchain trade technology that enables cross border trade.

Wayne shares his background of how the CEO and Co-Founder of Armorize Technologies a cybersecurity company that was acquired by Proofpoint in 2013. From there he went on to by the VP of Engineering in which he built the Targeting Attack Protection product which grew to at $350MM in annual recurring revenue.

From there, Wayne and his partners decided to move into the blockchain space by creating a full suite of tools and services along with cross-border commodity trading platform using blockchain technology.

More about XREX

XREX helps blockchain-focused organizations save time and money with product development, production maintenance, security, scalability, and compliance efforts.

XREX Crypto Services (XCS) is a compliant, secure, scalable stack of PaaS and SaaS offerings for organizations that build and run crypto markets (spots, futures, options), market-making, banking, custodial services, wallets, clearance and settlement proxies, payment gateways, value transmission services, and/or decentralized apps.

XCS stacks are offered entirely through cloud-based APIs and billed by usage. After registration, developers can immediately initiate module instances and use APIs; there are no face-to-face meetings, contract negotiations, setup fees, or monthly minimums.

XCS allows organizations to focus on building core business functions--not waste time and money in developing, maintaining, scaling, and securing the underlying stacks.

Many XCS services are implemented using XBLOCK, a blockchain designed for high volume, low latency clearance and settlement across financial institutions.

XREX also operates a standalone market -- the XREX Exchange -- which provides professional access to spot, futures and options trading.

https://www.xrex.io/

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15
Jan

IMVU - First Company to Receive an SEC “No Action Letter”

On this episode of Silicon Valley Insider (#SVIN), Keith Koo’s guest are John Burris, Chief Strategy and Blockchain Officer and Nancy Beaton, Vice President of Strategy of IMVU the 20+ year old online metaverse game and social networking site.

John and Nancy share how IMVU is the first company to ever received a “no action” letter from the SEC resulting in the company being granted the permission to sell VCOIN their digital tokens.

On the “Cyber-Tip” Keith once again discusses the issues with vendor risk management and details a case in which a vendor is being blamed by their partner for being responsible for end customer’s data breach.

To find out more about IMVU and VCOIN:

https://secure.imvu.com/

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30
Dec

Build Life Changing Connections through Epic Business

On this episode of Silicon Valley Insider (#SVIN), Keith Koo’s guest is Justin Breen, Founder and CEO of BrEpic Communications, LLC.

Justin shares his humble beginnings as a 20+ year career as journalist who through a series of career transitions ended up starting a PR firm with zero business experience.

In building BrEpic, Justin empowers his clients using his deep expertise in being a “super-connector”. Throughout the show, Keith and Justin share their insights into how to identify good companies to work with. Justin also share his tips on how to become an effective networker.

Justin also discusses his new book: "Epic Business: 30 Secrets to Build Your Business Exponentially and Give You the Freedom to Live the Life You Want!" a playbook on how to build life changing connections.

On the “Cyber-Tip” Keith gives more details into how you can hack a Tesla Model X with $300.00 of equipment.

Justin’s Forbes article “7 Tips for Building a Global Network”:

https://www.inc.com/entrepreneurs-organization/7-tips-for-building-a-global-network.html

More about Justin’s Book: “Epic Business: 30 Secrets to Build Your Business Exponentially and Give You the Freedom to Live the Life You Want!”

https://www.amazon.com/Epic-Business-Secrets-Exponentially-Freedom-ebook/dp/B0881ZBNDV

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23
Dec

Knowing your Entrepreneurial Archetype is the Key to Success

On this episode of Silicon Valley Insider (#SVIN), Keith Koo’s guests are Jonathan Littman and Susanna Camp, co-authors of their new book: “The Entrepreneur’s Faces: How Makers, Visionaries and Outsiders Succeed”

Jonathan and Susanna share with Keith the story behind “the why” of writing their book which is that entrepreneurs come in 10 different archetypes. With the pandemic being seen as a “black swan” event, many people are pivoting in their fields of work and careers. For those that are stuck and are trying to find whether they have what it takes to be an entrepreneur, this book was meant to help them discover what their entrepreneurial archetype is.

Throughout the show, Jonathan and Susanna give examples of the different archetypes by highlighting ten very successful entrepreneurs from around the globe and who each have a unique journey. Find out what it means to be an “accidental”, “evangelist”, “guardian” and how understanding which of the ten you are will make you a better entrepreneur.

More about Jonathan Littman and Susanna Camp:

Before their collaboration, Jonathan and Susanna were each known as experts in their fields. Jonathan is an award-winning journalist and author having worked for Ziff/Davis, Random House, and Yahoo Sports before starting Smartup.Life, a hub for innovation. Jonathan has also co-authored books with IDEO including the two best sellers: “The Art of Innovation” and the “Ten Faces of Innovation” with Tom Kelly.  Susanna has worked for Wired Magazine, PC World and Outside Magazine and is now Editor-in-Chief at Smartup.Life.

https://smartup.life/

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