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Asia is a tech innovation game changer: Microsoft regional head

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Ahmed Mazhari, president of Microsoft Asia, speaking at the Nikkei Forum Innovative Asia 2022. (Photo by Weixiang Lim)

SINGAPORE -- Asia is "changing the game" of global tech innovation with homegrown services that include super apps and short-form videos, Microsoft's regional head said on Thursday.

Speaking at the Nikkei Forum Innovative Asia in Singapore on Jan. 20, Ahmed Mazhari, president of Microsoft Asia, said that "a new breed of mobile-first, digitally-first companies" in the region are innovating and "sometimes skipping generations of technology."

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