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Babbobox Team Video for Alchemist

Alex Chan, Babbobox CEO
Babbobox Team Video for Alchemist Accelerator

14 Feb 2020

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My name is Alex Chan CEO of Babbobox. The word Babbobox, literally
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means 8 treasure chest in Chinese. Treasures in the business context
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will be the data that is locked inside various kinds of assets, like
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documents and media. These are the lifeblood of every organization.
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Babbobox will be the chest that not only secures these treasures,
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but also to extract data and intelligence from.
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I've been a tech industry for 20 years. I started my career as a
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consultant at IBM Global Services. I left IBM to pursue my Masters of
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Science in Economics at the University of Manchester.
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Even though I never became an economist. It gave me an excellent view
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of how the world and economy really works. Currently, I am the president
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of the University of Manchester Alumni Association of Singapore.
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After I came back from Manchester, I joined a start-up. That's because I want to
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learn and start something on my own. After couple years, I did just that
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and begin building systems for enterprises. We had a pretty good
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reputation and had a niche with Japanese clients like Sumitomo. Marubeni,
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Itucho, Ricoh, just to name of few. We also won an international award for
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a massive multi-year program with Mastercard. It was then when I thought
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that we needed to transform.
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So I got Sabrina and CY to join me and started Babbobox.
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Sabrina is meticulous and a perfectionist almost to a fault. I can
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safely say without her, we wouldn't be where we are today. Wouldn't have
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created our World's First. Or to be on the brink of something really big.
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A female CTO is a pretty rare breed. I roped her in for her abilities,
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tenacity, and dedication to for her craft.
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I wanted to put this out here because sometimes I still get questions,
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comments and stares when I mentioned my CTO is a female.
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As for CY, I worked with him while I was at the start up. I got him onboard
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because I learned very early in my career the importance of looking
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good for a software. And CY is really good at what he does.
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However, we also knew that we need a specific expertise when we were
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building AIspace and Videospace. so I roped in William, who had
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more than 25 years of experience in document management systems to
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work on AIspace. With the objective not only to compete, but also to
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exceed what's out there in the market. More importantly, to understand
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and build something that customers really want.
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Ken has been invaluable to Videospace's development because of
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his deep expertise in video technology and the media industry.
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Both William and Ken provided a lot of clarity to where
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AIspace and Videospace should be heading.
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I'm really fortunate to be in a team with CY, Sabrina, William and Ken.
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We've been together for some time. We work hard. We are strong and
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United as a team. Most importantly we believe in what we do,
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and the journey that we are on.