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Digital Life Academy Announces Fifth Selection — Leong Jia Yi of Singapore

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2011-06-02 09:00 


Academy is global think tank of young people dedicated to bringing privacy, ownership and control to digital lives

SINGAPORE, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — The Digital Life Academy today announced that Leong Jia Yi of Singapore has been selected to attend the Academy for its 2011 session this summer.

The Digital Life Academy is a global think tank of people ages 16-25 who are interested in the areas of online privacy, data and content ownership, content monetization and similar topics.  The Academy will comprise of 30 individuals who meet for a 6-week period annually.  Academy selection is based on the individuals demonstrating entrepreneurial drive, business acumen and a dedication to the concept of digital life freedom.  Over 15,000 prospective candidates from more than 100 countries have enquired about the Academy.

“We are very happy that Jia Yi will be joining us at the Academy,” said Johan Stael von Holstein, CEO of MyCube, the Academy sponsor.  “She clearly grasps the need to have privacy and control of our online lives and we are of course happy to have a member from our home base of Singapore, and we are getting a good global representation of applicants – with the exception of Americans, who perhaps are lagging behind on the concept of online privacy and control!”

Said Ms. Leong, “This program gives me the chance to work with the brightest minds from around the world, which I believe would provide an endless pool of creative ideas to improve while embracing digitization. It also means massive learning opportunities from the experts and hands-on experience which would potentially see our ideas become reality.”  Ms. Leong’s application video can be seen at

Academy members will develop position papers, editorials, articles and business ideas related to the core Academy concepts of online privacy, ownership and control.  After the program session, members will continue to serve as spokespeople for the Academy and will help to select and mentor future members.

The Academy will run from 4 July to 12 August 2011 at MyCube’s headquarters in Singapore.  Academy members receive free flights, free housing and a $3,000 Singapore dollar stipend.

The Academy is accepting applications for the 2011 session until 5 June.  For more information on the Academy, please see

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Written by asiafreshnews

June 3, 2011 at 12:10 pm

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