Chief Executive Officer
Ventures AA was launched in July 2016 to focus on high value learning in Blockchain, Sustainable Reporting, Digital Transformation and Smart Cities, Artificial Intelligence and other emerging technologies. We deliver knowledge-based services through public conferences, private workshops or high value learning. The main aim of Ventures High Value learning is to assist the Group in creating awareness within the decision making level of private and public sector organisations in an attempt to increase the rate of adoption by sharing knowledge on how these technologies can assist companies in their return on capitals.
The second core business of Ventures is Business Incubation whereby:
Although just launched, the conferences and workshops that we have organised on Blockchain, Smart Cities and Digital Transformation have been a success based on the oversubscription and request for additional ones.
Moreover, we are now engaging with large banks and conglomerates for private workshops for their Senior Executives and Board Directors. We have successfully managed one of the 5 global incubators of a global bank through 2 cohorts.
This year we are working on two specific platform based start-ups, as follows:
EdTech platform, that would assist disadvantaged students who would like to pursue their studies in the field of technology
SmartCity platform EC3, to assist asset owners manage different aspects of their properties [Energy, Water, Security, Waste, Billing and others] remotely and in real time, round the clock.
To date, our first start-up, Digital Media company ION News, has reached almost 200,000 fans on Facebook and is a leader in live news in Mauritius. ION News is an enormous source of pride for us as not only has it grown into one of the leading Digital Media companies in less than 5 years but it has also brought both video and text news to the public at no cost to them.
Relationship Capital is essential as we rely on our partners to deliver high value learning both to our corporate customers through conferences or workshops and to our Start-Ups through the Incubators we manage. In addition, we call upon experts from leading STEM institutions worldwide and partner with academia through local research councils for the network/deal flow, before selecting our start-ups for incubation and acceleration. The Intellectual and Digital Capital is key as far as the contents are concerned: while we rely on the digital networks for part of our IP, we also need to work with experts to share in specialised knowledge. We require Technological Capital for our incubatees such as ION News and the forthcoming EdTech and EC3 platforms while Financial and Human Capitals are of lesser importance in our Capitals mix.
JAMALOODEEN Ali Mohammad
LI CHIU LIM Liliane (Ms.) [28.08.2017]
Our high value learning platforms ensure that all learners in our markets acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including emerging technologies in the information and communications technology, as well as technical and engineering spaces.
Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making of the company including equal pay for equal work. In addition, in all our implementations and training, women are given the same opportunity.
We promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, intrapreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalisation of initiatives internally through basic remuneration as well as profit sharing.
We are planning to seek financial and technical assistance for high value training targeting industry experts in building sustainable and resilient buildings utilising local materials.
Our partnership with Global Tech firms enhances North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation.