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News  7, Feb 2013

[Founders Drinks] Inside the minds of CTOs – Optimising for efficiency and success


e27 logoFor e27’s Founders Drinks this month, find out how technology can help optimize start up success and the perks of open source. Themed “Inside the mind of CTOs – Optimizing for efficiency and success”, three Chief Technology Officers from JobsCentral, RedMart as well as Start Now, will share their insights on maximizing IT resources to achieve start up success.

Fresh from our last Founders Drinks recapping 2012 and looking ahead at 2013, February’s session will look at things from the technical point of view. This month’s Founders Drinks will look at the topic of “Inside the minds of CTOs – Optimising for efficiency and success”.

We are delighted to have Rajesh Lingappa, CTO of RedMart also former Chief Architect at Bubble Motion, Eric Koh, CTO of JobsCentral and Travelogy, as well as Ben Low, CTO at Start Now join us at our February’s Founders Drinks. We will pick Rajesh, Eric and Ben’s brains regarding questions about:

  1. What was the biggest motivation to join or start a company?
  2. What are the misconceptions about developers that non-technical founders/people usually have
  3. What are the three main tools you use to improve efficiency in your company (communications, operations and IT)
  4. What do you think of the talent pool problems in Singapore for technical / IT professionals?
  5. How should founders attract CTOs

Register for the event here: http://febfoundersdrinks.eventbrite.com/

navinRed Hat, a leader in the open source community, is supporting this month’s Founders Drinks and they will be getting drinks and pizzas for our attendees. Navin Surtani, Software Engineer for JBoss, Red Hat, will also be a guest speaker to share how a start up can leverage on open source to build a reliable application. Navin will show you how to launch an idea into a Java application, and push it to the cloud, using OpenShift by Red Hat.

Event Details:

Date: 21st February, 2012 (Thursday)

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Venue: Shuffle Bar

Address: 3 River Valley Road, #02-03, BLK-D, Singapore, 179023


6pm – Registration

6.15pm – Opening Remarks by e27

6.30pm – Red Hat Presents “How to build an app in the cloud. A Java example

7.00pm – Panel discussion moderated by Jacky Yap, writer at e27

7.30pm – Questions and Answers session

7.40pm – Drinks and Networking

Register for the event here: http://febfoundersdrinks.eventbrite.com/

About Red Hat

Red Hat® is the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, virtualization, storage, Linux®, and middleware technologies.

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As Red Hat is sponsoring the event, they would like to conduct a quick survey to find out more about you: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9FPV9WZ

On top of buying drinks and and some food for our attendees, Red Hat will also be giving out OpenShift tee shirts ( S,M,L ) OpenShift note pads, JBoss installer discs as well as OpenShift sign-up cards.

Jacky Yap

Jacky Yap

Having spent one year abroad in Shanghai under the NUS Overseas College Programme, Jacky has an avid interest in entrepreneurship and web based startups. Jacky used to run N-House, Singapore's first entrepreneurial themed residence in NUS, and was also part of the organizing team for Startup Weekend Singapore 2012. You can reach him at jacky [at] e27 [dot] co

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