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Mikey Tom

Author: Mikey Tom

Mikey works on the AWS Startup Marketing team to help highlight awesome founders leveraging the AWS ecosystem in interesting ways. Prior to his time at AWS, Mikey led the venture capital coverage at PitchBook, researching and writing about industry trends and events.

Teams Use to Better Collaborate and Track Projects

With the popularization of remote work and distributed teams, it’s perhaps more important than ever to have a proper work collaboration tool. Staying up-to-date on progress, tracking against goals, and having transparency across an organization is critical for any modern-day tech business. Luckily, companies trying to solve for this only need to look so far as, a Tel Aviv-based startup that has built an online tool to help teams with just that problem.

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Alcide Helps You Easily Launch and Secure Your Kubernetes Containers

As the cloud becomes more pervasive and more complex, an increasing number of companies are looking to make the shift from systems they’ve historically run to more modern services. That change can be tough, however, for a variety of reasons. They need to be able to have their migration appear seamless from a customer’s perspective, while also ensuring its new infrastructure is secure once the migration is complete. This space is precisely where Alcide operates.

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Meet the Winner and Finalists of the 2019 AWS Hackdays “Hack for Good” Competition

In 2018, AWS launched its Hackdays program, offering teams from around ASEAN the opportunity and resources to build projects and compete for prizes, the top of which was a trip to Las Vegas for the annual re:Invent conference. Over 1,000 developers from countries including Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand formed teams to develop new technologies during a one day hackathon. The winners of those days then squared off in Jakarta, with the team from Thailand ultimately winning the top prize and the trip to Las Vegas.

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How Deepen AI Makes Sense of Multi-Dimensional Data Created by Autonomous Tech

For Deepen AI founder Mohammad Musa, working on autonomous tech is more than just being on the cutting edge of development; it’s about family. This dawned on him one morning when his car needed to be taken into the shop, which led him to bringing his daughter to school in an Uber. He traces his interest in autonomy to that extra 15 minutes of uninterrupted time with her.

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Carlabs Brings AI-Based Customer Service to the Auto Industry

Founded in 2015, offers an artificial intelligence-based customer service platform for the auto industry. Previously, car manufacturers had little contact with the end user. They’d sell the cars to a dealer, who then would do the customer interaction work. Consumers these days all want a direct connection with a brand, and that connection is what helps facilitate.

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Renovo Helps Autonomous Vehicle Companies Manage Their Mountains of Data

While data is extremely important in all technology industries, this importance is perhaps taken to another level with autonomous driving. Autonomous vehicles, for example, will generate roughly four to five terabytes of data an hour, meaning a fleet of 2,000 cars will generate more data a day than Facebook. That’s per Chris Heiser, Co-Founder and CEO of Renovo, a startup built to help companies process these new streams of data.

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Want to Launch Your Startup in China? Get to Know the Market First

Thanks to the pervasiveness of WeChat, the growth of Didi Chuxing, and the massive scale of giants like Alibaba and Tencent, everyone seemingly now wants to get in on the action with Chinese startups. Before before anyone can dive into the Chinese market, noted GSR Ventures Partner Yuechen Zhao at a recent AWS event in San Francisco, it’s important to understand what drives China, and how it is different from other markets around the world.

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