"We have reached a crucial time in history where what we do or don't do right now will affect every generation to come. Arresting Joseph Kony will prove that the world we live in has new rules, and that the technology that has brought our planet together is allowing us to respond to the problems of our friends."
We currently live in a world where social media better facilitates sharing of ideas and movements with no national frontiers. It's no longer the world where it's dominated by the rich and influential, no longer the traditional press that would shape how we think today. We're no longer trapped in the dogmas. It's up to us whether we want to stand up for justice and be less apathetic towards issues out of our comfort zones. With technology, we're better educated. We're able to better discern who's right and who's not.
Sat Feb 11, 5:03 p.m. PST: reports that Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died.
The cause and the location of her death are unknown.
- Tech in AsiaThe Biz Dev Chick, 2012 - present
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- Recruit ExpressRecruitment Consultant, 2006 - 2007
From a very young age, Vanessa was intrigued by the idea of entrepreneurship and business. Watching her father carry out business negotiations and close deals, she would then sit on his chair #likeaboss and aspire to be someone who could create businesses that would make an impact on the wider world. She marvels at the wonders of the World Wide Web, stemming from her dabbles with it during co-curricular computer lessons in elementary school and her introduction to Yahoo! by her father at the tender age of nine.
Vanessa derives much joy serving the audience at Tech in Asia and more recently, Techlist.Asia. She gets energized and inspired listening to new ideas and entrepreneurs speaking about their amazing journeys.
She enjoys traveling, likes animals, can’t stop eating (calorie counter, what?), plays the piano, and loves beach volleyball. She recently picked up hot yoga and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. She is also a social media addict: find her on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Sina Weibo, and Instagram. Alternatively, drop her an email at vanessa[at]techinasia[dot]com.
- National University of SingaporeCommunications and New Media, 2008 - 2012
- Tsinghua UniversityTechnology and Entrepreneurship, 2011 - 2012