January 24, 2020

Tech & Talent Gives Tourists Seamless Travel Experiences

TIBCO Senior Vice President APJ Erich Gerber says at its heart, travel is a people-to-people exchange and argues that experiences must be a seamless blend of talent and technology, whereby machines are tasked to ‘machine work’, leaving humans free to create meaningful connections, and lasting impressions.
January 24, 2020

Data Skills Gap Costing USD Billions in Lost Productivity

New Research from Accenture and Qlik shows firms globally have a data skills gap and are struggling to build teams that can maximise the true value of data.
January 24, 2020

Market Sentiment Mixed Amidst Trade Disputes

TMF Group’s latest survey reveals market sentiment in Singapore suggests local companies are trying to make the best of rising business complexity across global markets.
January 23, 2020

CyberArk Urges Companies to Know Thy Risk Profile

CyberArk Regional Director ASEAN Teck Wee Lim discusses how businesses can help mitigate against evolving cybersecurity threats.
January 23, 2020

DeeNEXT Promises Next-Day International Money Transfer

New DeeNEXT service guarantees transfers to nine countries and 19 markets under the European Union by the next business day.
January 21, 2020

TONIK Digital Bank Taps Unbanked Filipinos

TONIK Digital Bank Inc received its banking license from the Central Bank of the Philippines this month; this fintech startup aims to provide retail banking services, focused primarily on retail deposits and consumer loans, through the first digital-only branchless bank licensed platform in the Philippines.

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January 23, 2020

DeeNEXT Promises Next-Day International Money Transfer

New DeeNEXT service guarantees transfers to nine countries and 19 markets under the European Union by the next business day.

January 21, 2020

TONIK Digital Bank Taps Unbanked Filipinos

TONIK Digital Bank Inc received its banking license from the Central Bank of the Philippines this month; this fintech startup aims to provide retail banking services, focused primarily on retail deposits and consumer loans, through the first digital-only branchless bank licensed platform in the Philippines.

January 17, 2020

Vertiv Says Speed of Deployment the New Space Race

Vertiv CEO Rob Johnson discusses emerging data center trends for 2020 and argues speed of deployment will dominate c-suite debates. Johnson argues organisations will increasingly forego the enterprise-or-cloud paradigm in favour of hybrid architectures that incorporate public and private cloud models and edge assets around a reconfigured core.

January 16, 2020

India’s Oil and Gas Energy Mix to Increase 15% by 2030

India’s energy demand is likely to grow for the next two decades on the back of rapid urbanisation and continuous economic growth, with the share of oil and natural gas in the overall energy basket expected to see a significant uptake.

January 16, 2020

Zinier Raises USD 90M for Infrastructure Asset Services

Zinier raises USD 90 million in Series C funding to transform field service workforces with AI-driven automation.

January 15, 2020

Temasek’s Liveability Challenge Seeks Deep Tech Solutions

Temasek Foundation launches its Liveability Challenge this month, offering more than SGD 1 million of funding and resources to tackle the triple threat facing Asian cities of the future.

January 15, 2020

Gallant Obayashi Green Agritech Park Operational by Q4 2020

Gallant Venture partners with Obayashi Corporation – one of Japan’s largest general contractors – to pilot an eco-tourism agritech park and greenhouse on Bintan island, Indonesia.

January 9, 2020

Emergex Raises USD 11M Funding for Set-Point Vaccines

Emergex raises more than USD 11 million in a Series A Round to progress its pipeline of Set-Point Vaccines to prevent some of the world’s most immediate and virulent diseases such as Zika, Dengue Fever, Ebola and pandemic Flu.

January 9, 2020

HealthTech in South East Asia Breaks Funding Records

A recent Report by Galen Growth shows Asia’s HealthTech Activity in 2019 remained strong at USD 5 billion across 340 deals. Funding records were broken in Southeast Asia and India while China hit historical lows.

January 8, 2020

SophosLabs says MyKings Cryptominer SMB of Cybercrime

SophosLabs Threat Research Director Gabor Szappanos discusses MyKings: The Slow but Steady Growth of a Relentless Botnet report, detailing morphing attack components of the global-reaching MyKings cryptominer.

January 6, 2020

India’s ISRO Snags Global Small Satellite Market

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched its first foreign satellite in May 26, 1999. Since then, ISRO has launched 319 foreign satellites and become a major revenue winner for the Indian government.

January 3, 2020

Bosch Says Lidar Sensor Makes Auto Automation Viable

According to Bosch Board Member Harald Kroeger, Bosch’s long-range lidar sensor will be the first solution suitable for automatic driving, arguing that by filling in the sensor gap, Bosch is making automated driving a truly viable possibility.

January 3, 2020

OPPO Seeks Outstanding Developers Worldwide

OPPO Vice President Intelligent Mobile Devices Bobee Liu says OPPO will soon debut its first smart watch, OPPO Watch, as well as a new health platform in 2020. OPPO also announced three initiatives to co-build a new intelligent service ecosystem with developers and partners worldwide at its recent conference in Beijing, China.

December 19, 2019

Industrial Transformation APAC 2019 Delivers 13 MoUs

The second edition of Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC 2019, held in Singapore recently saw a substantial 13 Memorandum of Understandings executed; suggesting Singapore is setting the pace when its comes to Industry 4.0. adoption.

December 18, 2019

M&G Real Estate in Major Property Acquisition in Japan

M&G Real Estate Fund Manager Richard van den Berg says its recent acquisition of twelve properties across metropolitan cities in Japan enhances its exposure and may deliver stable and core income to investors.

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January 21, 2020

Jim Marous Opens Up on Open Banking

Respected US Financial Banking Strategist and Financial Advisor to the White House Jim Marous argues most people have had poor traditional banking experiences, and says open banking will force banks to finally deliver on decades of empty promises; so which imcumbent will lead the charge in merging the best of fintech and the traditional?

January 13, 2020

Tech Talent Shortage in APAC Makes Enterprises Vulnerable

ExtraHop Deputy Chief Information Security Officer Jeff Costlow unpacks how talent shortage in tech across the Asia Pacific region impact cyber security.

January 10, 2020

Benjamin Low Delves into the Intelligence Revolution

Milestone Systems Vice President APAC Benjamin Low shares his smarts on shallow and deep learning and argues that machines can be better at low-cognitive tasks, and, often deliver a better quality of service than humans.

January 10, 2020

Rajesh Ganesan Talks Tech Trends in 2020

ManageEngine Vice President Rajesh Ganesan shares how new applications with established technologies will help organizations to work smarter in dealing with privacy law compliance, security and cost management strategies.

January 8, 2020

Ester Martinez on Unlocking Future Human Potential

We chat with global authority on all things Human Resources, India-based People Matters CEO Ester Martinez, who argues that the true role of human resources is to unlock the future human potential in everyone, and, this is the metric by which a HR professional’s success should be measured.

January 6, 2020

Genie in a Throttle – Financing B2B Auto Auctions

Genie Financial Services CEO Helen Neo shares her journey on launching Singapore’s first B2B Vehicle Auction Platform.

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January 24, 2020

Tech & Talent Gives Tourists Seamless Travel Experiences

TIBCO Senior Vice President APJ Erich Gerber says at its heart, travel is a people-to-people exchange and argues that experiences must be a seamless blend of talent and technology, whereby machines are tasked to ‘machine work’, leaving humans free to create meaningful connections, and lasting impressions.

January 24, 2020

Data Skills Gap Costing USD Billions in Lost Productivity

New Research from Accenture and Qlik shows firms globally have a data skills gap and are struggling to build teams that can maximise the true value of data.

January 24, 2020

Market Sentiment Mixed Amidst Trade Disputes

TMF Group’s latest survey reveals market sentiment in Singapore suggests local companies are trying to make the best of rising business complexity across global markets.

January 23, 2020

CyberArk Urges Companies to Know Thy Risk Profile

CyberArk Regional Director ASEAN Teck Wee Lim discusses how businesses can help mitigate against evolving cybersecurity threats.

January 13, 2020

Gig Economy Growth on Upward Trajectory Globally

Workana Co-Founder Tomás O’Farrell discusses why businesses must embrace the gig economy to remain desirable, and competitive.

January 13, 2020

Urban Designers Must Consider Extreme Weather Events

Public space designers and urban planning managers are increasingly catering for public space designs to withstand potentially extreme weather events, as well as improve how people use and live in spaces that are subject to extremities in temperature changes.

January 8, 2020

Top Four Reasons Why Hacker-Powered Security Works

HackerOne Bug Bounty Advisor Rena Chua shares the top four reasons why management needs to consider hacker-powered security.

January 7, 2020

The Fashionable and Profitable Business of Purpose

Oracle Head of Applications Singapore Levent Tavsanci shares a few case studies on how Not-for-Profit organisations coupled purpose, with data insights, to bring good intentions to fruition.

December 13, 2019

ExtraOrdinary Care Program Gives 15 Years’ Special Needs Therapy

CaregiverAsia and Great Eastern sign an MOU with Extra•Ordinary People to kickstart a first-in-market ExtraOrdinary Care Program that will encompass an insurance protection plan, therapy services and childminding services for families of children living with disabilities.

December 11, 2019

Care Experiences Combats Social Isolation for Seniors

Homage launches a new program, Care Experiences, to increase engagement and reduce social isolation and dementia among seniors in Singapore.

December 10, 2019

Creative Accounting a Major Concern for Investors

As fears of a global economic downturn fuel investor caution, creative accounting is becoming a major concern for the Singapore investor community, with majority of investors believing these tactics are becoming more commonplace. According to a recent survey by BlackLine, 92 percent of investors believe more larger companies will resort to such practices over the next 12 to 18 months.

December 9, 2019

GDPR Compliance Rate Remains Lowest in Public Sector

Talend Senior Director of Product Marketing Jean-Michel Franco says when it comes to meeting GDPR compliance, Data Subject Access Rights continues to be the Achilles’ heel of organisations, with over half of companies surveyed not able to meet requests within the GDPR-specified one-month time limit.