Welcome!

Apache Authors: Carmen Gonzalez, Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White, Pat Romanski, Christopher Harrold

News Feed Item

Spokesperson for Obama-Inspired Southeast Asia Youth Engagement Summit (YES 2009) in Malaysia Available for Media Interviews in DC Oct. 12-15

YouthAsia Executive Director Khailee Ng to Discuss SEACHANGE YOUTH REPORT Based on Survey of up to 1 Million Youth, To be Released at Historic Youth Gathering in Kuala Lumpur, November 16-17

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Khailee Ng, executive director of YouthAsia, will be in Washington, DC, October 12-15, 2009, to discuss how and why Southeast Asia's more than 200 million young people (aged 15-35) are advocating for and leading change on such issues as the environment, healthcare, education and economic opportunity - and why this is important to Americans.

WHO, WHEN and WHERE: Mr. Ng (pronounced "Ing"), 25, is executive director of YouthAsia and director of youth communities for the inaugural Youth Engagement Summit (YES) 2009. He is a specialist in the changing attitudes, perceptions and the use of social media among young people throughout Southeast Asia.

WHY: Ng is in Washington to Oct. 12-15 to speak with media about three interrelated topics:

  • Youth Engagement Summit (YES) 2009 - An unprecedented gathering of some 6,000 youth from across the region in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 16 and 17, 2009, YES 2009 will be simulcast via satellite to thousands more at leading universities in Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Manila and Singapore. The event will feature presentations from a variety of global change icons, business and political leaders. More information at www.yes2009.asia.
  • SEACHANGE Youth Report - A compilation and analysis of the opinions of a projected 1 million youths from across Southeast Asia, collected via an online survey which has already captured the voices of nearly 200,000. Respondents are asked to identify changes they would like to see in their communities and countries as well as in their personal lives. Ng will preview the report, which will be released at YES 2009. More information at www.yes2009.asia/seaforchange.php#.

WHAT: Ng's preliminary analysis of SEACHANGE Youth Report show the youth of Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, and Philippines are:

  • Well-connected on the Internet; nearly 90 percent today have access.
  • Inspired by the historic 2008 campaign of President Obama and his call for change.
  • Advocates for social change in areas of similar concern to young Americans, including: climate change, racial divides, gender disparities, poverty alleviation and access to quality healthcare.

BACKGROUND: Khailee Ng's unique experience and understanding of the Internet, and how youths use and experience the Internet, has led him to pioneer online platforms adopted by hundreds and thousands of people, organizing their collective power to make things happen.

He has been organizing youth communities since his student days, and has led student movements in music and activism which garnered international recognition and various awards. He is the only Malaysian to win the Asian HSBC Young Entrepreneur Award.

Ng completed his degree in business at the top 2% of his class, having studied in Sydney, San Francisco State and UC Berkeley.

Following graduation, Ng worked with Mindvalley, where he mobilized online communities in the US and UK with entrepreneurs and technologists from 16 countries, winning the international award for the Most Democratic Workplace. With his experience, he went on to build Malaysia's largest youth opinion community, in which more than 160,000 youths collaborate with leading brands on research, mass activation, and festivals.

SOURCE YES 2009

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
The platform combines the strengths of Singtel's extensive, intelligent network capabilities with Microsoft's cloud expertise to create a unique solution that sets new standards for IoT applications," said Mr Diomedes Kastanis, Head of IoT at Singtel. "Our solution provides speed, transparency and flexibility, paving the way for a more pervasive use of IoT to accelerate enterprises' digitalisation efforts. AI-powered intelligent connectivity over Microsoft Azure will be the fastest connected pat...
There are many examples of disruption in consumer space – Uber disrupting the cab industry, Airbnb disrupting the hospitality industry and so on; but have you wondered who is disrupting support and operations? AISERA helps make businesses and customers successful by offering consumer-like user experience for support and operations. We have built the world’s first AI-driven IT / HR / Cloud / Customer Support and Operations solution.
Codete accelerates their clients growth through technological expertise and experience. Codite team works with organizations to meet the challenges that digitalization presents. Their clients include digital start-ups as well as established enterprises in the IT industry. To stay competitive in a highly innovative IT industry, strong R&D departments and bold spin-off initiatives is a must. Codete Data Science and Software Architects teams help corporate clients to stay up to date with the mod...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
Druva is the global leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, delivering the industry's first data management-as-a-service solution that aggregates data from endpoints, servers and cloud applications and leverages the public cloud to offer a single pane of glass to enable data protection, governance and intelligence-dramatically increasing the availability and visibility of business critical information, while reducing the risk, cost and complexity of managing and protecting it. Druva's...
BMC has unmatched experience in IT management, supporting 92 of the Forbes Global 100, and earning recognition as an ITSM Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for five years running. Our solutions offer speed, agility, and efficiency to tackle business challenges in the areas of service management, automation, operations, and the mainframe.
The Jevons Paradox suggests that when technological advances increase efficiency of a resource, it results in an overall increase in consumption. Writing on the increased use of coal as a result of technological improvements, 19th-century economist William Stanley Jevons found that these improvements led to the development of new ways to utilize coal. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Thiele, Chief Strategy Officer for Apcera, compared the Jevons Paradox to modern-day enterprise IT, examin...
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors! In this blog post, we provide 7 tips on how, as part of our world-class faculty, you can deliver one of the most popular sessions at our events. But before reading...
DSR is a supplier of project management, consultancy services and IT solutions that increase effectiveness of a company's operations in the production sector. The company combines in-depth knowledge of international companies with expert knowledge utilising IT tools that support manufacturing and distribution processes. DSR ensures optimization and integration of internal processes which is necessary for companies to grow rapidly. The rapid growth is possible thanks, to specialized services an...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...