Asia Inc. 500 has always been at the forefront of recognizing and rewarding individuals and organizations for their valuable contributions made towards the economy and global society at large. Walking an extra-mile, Asia Inc.500 also made its debut in the international publications by launching magazines that spread awareness of the successful startups and entrepreneurs in areas of AI, Blockchain and other upcoming technologies and frameworks.
With a mission of informing, inspiring and equipping people with a solid understanding of the various fields in the digitally transforming world, the magazine launch has been processed. The special editions of the magazine unfold the innovative vision and the broader implications of the new emerging trends like artificial intelligence/machine learning and other modern technologies.
There are many magazine publishers that dabble in this business though, but Asia Inc. 500 with more contemporary editorial-style publication with richer photography dazzles the audiences across Asia. It has been a fabulous year for Asia Inc. 500 so far with back-to-back magazine launches. All the 4 launches till date received a massive response from the global audience becoming an icon in promoting the applications of emerging technologies.
The inaugural session of Asia Inc. 500 first magazine was held during International Blockchain Congress (IBC) in India. Asia Inc. 500 and Nucleus Vision, in collaboration with the governments of Telangana and Goa, and NITI Aayog have launched the first edition of the International Blockchain Congress which was held from August 3-5, 2018. This is India’s first ever International Blockchain Congress which is also the world’s largest industry-government Blockchain conference that was attended by hundreds of government officials, global Blockchain leaders, innovators, enterprises, and technologists.
The conference was attended by distinguished guests such as Mr. Tim V Draper, Founder of DFJ Ventures, Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO Niti Aayog, Mr. KT Rama Rao, IT Minister, State of Telangana, Mr. Rohan Khaunte, IT Minister, Goa, Mr. CP Gurnani, CEO Tech Mahindra, Mr. Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Manipal Global Assoc., Mr. Min Kim, CEO of ICON Foundation, Mr. Ian Balina, Global Community Influencer, and many others.
On the first day of the IBC, Asia Inc. 500 unveiled its first ever magazine on Blockchain “INDIA ARRIVES IN BLOCKCHAIN”. The special edition of the magazine which unleashes the arrival of Blockchain in India was launched by Sri K T Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for IT, Govt. of Telangana. Others who were present during the launch were Jayesh Ranjan, IT Secretary, Govt. of Telangana, Ameya Abhyankar, IT Director, Govt. of Goa, CP Gurnani, CEO, Tech Mahindra, Abhishek Pitti, CEO & Founder, Nucleus.Vision, Katherine Hadda, Consul General, Hyderabad, Rama Iyer, CEO & Founder, ELEVEN01, Sri Rajendra Nimje, Director General, Centre for Good Governance, Raghavendra Hunasgi, Founder – Asia Inc. 500 & Blockchain Nation.
The first event of its kind in the country on the emerging technology, IBC, had witnessed over 3000 participants on a two-day conference in Hyderabad with keynotes, panel discussions, and deep dives across 20 sessions conducted by over 50 speakers. While the first two days of the IBC was organized at HICC in Hyderabad, the third day was hosted in Goa. Many joined to witness the revolution spurred by Asia Inc. 500 in taking the nation a step closer to the Blockchain realm.
Following the huge success of the first magazine, the second edition of the magazine was launched in September, but this time in Malaysia. Asia Inc. 500 was associated with Global Blockchain Summit 2018, Malaysia, that brought together blockchain gurus, technology players and influential audience of government. The second edition of the exclusive magazine “Empowering Global youth through Blockchain Technology” was released during this phenomenal event.
Continuing the same momentum, the third edition was launched in the month of October during Vizag Fintech Festival 2018 in Vizag, India. The Vizag Fintech Festival 2018 is the largest financial technology festival in India where Asia Inc. 500 has collaborated with the government of Andhra Pradesh to organize the festival. The week-long event which took place from October 22-26, 2018, was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister, N. Chandra Babu Naidu and the Hon’ble IT Minister, Nara Lokesh. The event also witnessed the presence of key dignitaries like Sri. Ganta Srinivasa Rao, Hon’ble Minister for Education, Sri. JA Chaudhary, IT Advisor to Govt. of AP, Sri. K. Vijayanand, IAS, Principal Secretary ITE&C Dept., and Sri. Anoop Singh, IFS, Special Secretary ITE&C Dept.
Fintech Valley as a platform, brought pioneers and enablers of innovation to host an exclusive group of leading corporates, startups, academia and regulators from around the globe. The event also had the world’s first humanoid citizen robot, Sophia, as the star attraction of the Vizag Fintech Festival where Sophia was engaged in an intriguing interaction with the State IT Minister N Lokesh and other delegates.
Asia Inc. 500 launched the Third and exclusive edition of its magazine – “VIZAG – Asia’s own Fintech Valley” at the Vizag Fintech Festival. Sri Nara Lokesh, Hon’ble Minister for IT, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh unveiled the third edition along with Sri J A Chowdary, Special Chief Secretary & IT Advisor to the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
Continuing the trend of success, Asia Inc. 500 unveiled the Special (fourth) Edition in November at the 3rd SME & Entrepreneurship Business Awards 2018, Malaysia. Asia Inc. 500 was conferred with the privilege of an international publication and an exclusive partner of Yayasan Usahawan Malaysia at the event. Hereafter, Asia Inc.500 will be used as a platform to promote the success stories of Malaysian entrepreneurs globally.
With a handful of successful launches so far, Asia Inc. 500 looks forward to launching many special editions. It will also be hosting many such events to harness a proactive interaction between government regulators, industry leaders, and startup innovators.