Hello everyone, I'm Akito Tanaka in Singapore, where I am covering tech trends and businesses throughout Asia. I've been reporting on tech for almost two decades now. I was Nikkei's Silicon Valley correspondent when Apple's Steve Jobs first announced the launch of the iPhone and Tesla was still a tiny startup hand-building two-seater EVs in a garage. It was truly a momentous era in tech.
I feel the same vibe in Asia today, where it seems there is a new unicorn minted almost everyday and the pace of technological innovation is intense. As Microsoft Asia's President Ahmed Mazhari puts it, the tech industry is rapidly transforming from "made in Asia" to "born in Asia." We want #techAsia to keep you up to speed on the region's fast-changing trends.