Malaysian Datuk Wira Dr Rais Hussin, co-author of a book, 4IR – Reinventing A Nation, has the rare privilege of having his book launched at two premier events in Frankfurt and London within days of each launch.
On Oct 16, Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik will launch the book at the Frankfurt International Book Fair 2019. The four-day event is the most important trade show for books, media and publishing of the year. It will bring forward the novelties in publishing. Over 7,300 exhibitors, 286,000 visitors and nearly 10,000 journalists took part in the previous year.
A day earlier on Oct 15 in London, the book would also be launched at another premier event, the CC Forum London Investment in Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI), which connects global thought leaders, policymakers, investors, blockchain and AI startups from all over the world for a 3-day top content event.
The Forum is 100% dedicated to blockchain and AI and its revolutionary impact on each sphere of human activities.
Dr Rais Hussin is an avid fan of frontier technologies like AI, Blockchain, Financial Technology (FinTech), and Internet of Things (IoT), and is very passionate when he talks about how these technologies will bring about disruptive changes to the whole landscape on how we go about doing things presently.
Currently, he is the President/CEO of EMIR Research that specialises in data-driven research on any given national or international issues. He also serves as Co-Chairman of Deutsche Malaysia Ventures, which he co-founded to promote inbound investment, technology and execution for high-tech, high-value projects in Malaysia and the exciting growth markets of the ASEAN economic zone.
Together with renowned author Dinis Guarda who is an author, speaker, serial entrepreneur and experienced CEO, Dr Rais Hussin has co-written the book which is an eye-opener for anyone especially policymakers and politicians who have the interest of the nation at heart.
This is because for nations to fully embrace digital transformation brought about by the convergence of these frontier technologies via their interoperability with one another, the framework of government needs to adapt to innovations such as the Blockchain which promotes a more decentralised society.
There is no doubt at all, as this book will show you with many examples, that digital transformation, especially in the form of 4.0 Industrial Revolution, presents both challenges and opportunities.
As argued and elucidated in this book, for the first time in history, we could perhaps witness the emergence of an epoch where nations will be reinvented by the citizens who succeed in the early adaptation and adoption of these frontier technologies, rather than their leaders.
In their quote that appears at the beginning of the book, the authors succinctly say: “The next 10 to 50 years will be the most disruptive in the history of humanity, and nations and all of us need to be prepared, learn, re-skill and walk the talk.
“This book is for our children, families and nations and you, to show that there are a lot of ways to make the world, nations a better place. To create a narrative where we and you, tell and are leading the story.”
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Details of the Book
Title: 4IR – REINVENTING A NATION
Authors: Dinis Guarda Rais Hussin
Price: Paperback RM69.90 (USD20.00) Hardcover RM89.90 (USD30.00)
Foreword: Eric Van der Kleij, CEO of the Frontier Network & Founder of World Renowned FinTech, Hub Level 39
Special Contributors: Emmanuel Daniel, Guenther Dobrauz Saldapenna, Yoshiyuki Yamamoto, Efi Pylarinou, Thomas Power, Maria Fonseca, Anca Petre & Dr Margarita Peredaryenko
Collaborators: Michael DaCosta Babb, Hernaldo Turrillo & Javed Khattak
Publisher: EMIR Research, 2019
Dr Rais Hussin is an avid strategist, perennial wordsmith, social engineer, accountable entrepreneur and serious policy intellectual. He is currently the President/CEO of EMIR Research that specialises in data-driven research on any given national or international issues. Dr Rais also serves as Co-Chairman of Deutsche Malaysia Ventures, which he co-founded to promote inbound investment, technology and execution for high-tech, high-value projects in Malaysia and the exciting growth markets of the ASEAN economic zone.
Among the issues that fascinate him are those related to disruptive change, big data, the wide use of apps driven economy, algorithms and artificial intelligence. The consistency of these beliefs has led him to be one of the key speakers in Malaysia and international circuits. Straddling between science, strategy, communication and policy advice, Dr Rais has sought to convince all governments to adopt a private-public partnership, as advocated by World Bank, to resolve any market breakdown or conundrums.
Dinis Guarda is an author, speaker, serial entrepreneur, advisor and experienced CEO. Dinis is the author of the books, How Businesses and Governments can Prosper with FinTech, Blockchain and AI?, Blockchain, AI and Crypto Economics – The Next Tsunami? and Tokenomics and ICOs – How to be good at the new digitalME world of finance/crypto, among others.
He is listed in various global FinTech, Blockchain, AI, social media industry top lists as an influencer in position top 5/10/20 within global first 100 rankings: such as Top People in Blockchain by Cointelegraph and The Artificial Intelligence Power 100.
Dinis is the founder/CEO of ztudium that manages blocksdna / intelligenthq.com / openbusinesscouncil.org / lifesdna. He is also the co-founder of FashionAbc – a leading fashion blockchain AI directory and DragonBloc.
About EMIR Research
EMIR Research (emirresearch.com) was established in pursuit of a better Malaysia via Engagement, Moderation, Innovation and Rigour. Our primary aims are to produce data-driven research aimed at informing dynamic and effective public policy.
Ztudium (ztudium.com) is the creator of research and cutting-edge technologies for the future presents challenges and opportunities that come with the emergence of 4IR technologies. ztudium builds proprietary leading platforms, software products for businesses and governments’ big problems of our time.