Creative CEO personally comes down to IT Show to help customers with his products
Creative Technology is a household name in Singapore.
Much has been made of its tangles with Apple, and heading out to compete in the global market.
The CEO and Chairman of Creative, Sim Wong Hoo, has also struck up an astonishing amount of accolades throughout his career, including joining the billionaire’s club when he was just 45.
But the 63-year old has never once lost touch with his roots.
In an interview with The Straits Times, the founder of Creative revealed he is driving a Toyota Camry, and considers a trip to Malaysia as a getaway of sorts.
It is perhaps this steely humility that has allowed him to bounce back from some tough losses Creative has faced during their 38 years in market.
Bounce back, still humble
Recently, Creative Technology have been undergoing a resurgence in relevance and popularity.
In no small part, this is thanks to their revolutionary Super X-Fi.
Consumers can take a picture of their face and ear shape on the Super X-fi app.
This will create a listening experience, through an artificial intelligence engine, that will suit the listener best.
“We rarely see entrepreneurs like Sim who have the tenacity and determination to stay with their ideas against all odds." Chua Kee Lock shares his take on Sim Wong Hoo's comeback. https://t.co/6ocQxzxJcX pic.twitter.com/xdkrMyCSV7
— Vertex Ventures (@vertexventures) February 22, 2019
As with all other technological advances, consumers might take some time and guidance to really get into it.
It’s really helpful to have employees at events like the IT Show that knows what they are talking about.
Take this man for example, who was spotted at the IT Show 2019 by Hardware Zone forum member, Shooterskull.
This man is none other than Sim himself in the flesh, which impressed Shooterskull.
“Mad respect to the CEO for going down and literally talking to customers and selling them like a sales staff”
This is a sentiment echoed by many of the other forum members as well, given that a CEO being this hands-on is rarer than a guy playing a drum solo on a keyboard:
Kudos to Sim.
Here’s an interview he gave to Zaobao:
And here are some articles on the IT Show: