April 17, 2019

Property Market Review – Where to Buy in 2019

The outlook for the property market remains buoyant in Europe and Asia while the United States welcomes a return to a buyer’s market. We share which cities are in demand for commercial and residential investments around the globe.
April 15, 2019

Cloud Economics: Integrated IaaS and PaaS is the Future

According to Gartner, 90 percent of organizations purchasing public cloud IaaS will do so from an integrated IaaS and PaaS provider by 2022. To help understand the demand to ‘democratize software’, we sat down with ManageEngine Head of Global Marketing Ajay Kumar about Site24x7’s latest product offering – CloudSpend.
April 10, 2019

Rotorcraft Asia 2019 Wows with Latest eVTOL Tech

Rotorcraft Asia 2019 and Unmanned Systems Asia 2019 held in conjunction with the 7th World Civil Aviation Chief Executives Forum debut the latest electric Vertical Take-off and Landing (eVTOL) technologies to show how the twin worlds of rotorcraft and unmanned technologies are coming together to revolutionise the way we work and travel. We get the low down from Asian Sky Group Chairman Max Buirski on APACs Rotary Market, an introduction by Volocopter’s CEO Christian Bauer on the debut of their eVOTL urban aircraft and the latest in Drone technology from Periculum Labs Board Advisor Markus Scherer on the plethora of business opportunities Drone Technology brings to market.
April 9, 2019

Deemples Gets Golf Renaissance in Full Swing

Deemples helps Golf get relevant among millennials as the app-based start-up makes the game more accessible between golfers and golf courses across Southeast Asia.
April 9, 2019

Intellectual Property Rights Boom Globally

Asia is dominating Intellectual Property Rights markets taking up a whopping 65% of the total patents filed globally. This was a jump of 15% over 2007 levels, with China contributing to over two-thirds of the same. The estimated number of patents reached almost 14 million, a massive increase over 8.5 million in 2008.
April 8, 2019

India’s General Election Fuels Unemployment Tensions

India’s General Election heats up as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pledge to create 20 million jobs annually while he was a prime ministerial candidate five years ago is facing criticism over the Government’s perceived failure to live up to a cornerstone election promise. The Government says it’s a made-up crisis based on a lack of credible employment data.

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April 17, 2019

Property Market Review – Where to Buy in 2019

The outlook for the property market remains buoyant in Europe and Asia while the United States welcomes a return to a buyer’s market. We share which cities are in demand for commercial and residential investments around the globe.

April 15, 2019

Cloud Economics: Integrated IaaS and PaaS is the Future

According to Gartner, 90 percent of organizations purchasing public cloud IaaS will do so from an integrated IaaS and PaaS provider by 2022. To help understand the demand to ‘democratize software’, we sat down with ManageEngine Head of Global Marketing Ajay Kumar about Site24x7’s latest product offering – CloudSpend.

April 10, 2019

Rotorcraft Asia 2019 Wows with Latest eVTOL Tech

Rotorcraft Asia 2019 and Unmanned Systems Asia 2019 held in conjunction with the 7th World Civil Aviation Chief Executives Forum debut the latest electric Vertical Take-off and Landing (eVTOL) technologies to show how the twin worlds of rotorcraft and unmanned technologies are coming together to revolutionise the way we work and travel. We get the low down from Asian Sky Group Chairman Max Buirski on APACs Rotary Market, an introduction by Volocopter’s CEO Christian Bauer on the debut of their eVOTL urban aircraft and the latest in Drone technology from Periculum Labs Board Advisor Markus Scherer on the plethora of business opportunities Drone Technology brings to market.

April 9, 2019

Deemples Gets Golf Renaissance in Full Swing

Deemples helps Golf get relevant among millennials as the app-based start-up makes the game more accessible between golfers and golf courses across Southeast Asia.

April 9, 2019

Intellectual Property Rights Boom Globally

Asia is dominating Intellectual Property Rights markets taking up a whopping 65% of the total patents filed globally. This was a jump of 15% over 2007 levels, with China contributing to over two-thirds of the same. The estimated number of patents reached almost 14 million, a massive increase over 8.5 million in 2008.

April 8, 2019

India’s General Election Fuels Unemployment Tensions

India’s General Election heats up as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pledge to create 20 million jobs annually while he was a prime ministerial candidate five years ago is facing criticism over the Government’s perceived failure to live up to a cornerstone election promise. The Government says it’s a made-up crisis based on a lack of credible employment data.

April 4, 2019

India’s Proposed Ecommerce Policy Under Scrutiny

The current draft ecommerce policy which seeks to provide a regulatory framework in India is generating a lot of heat. We discuss the positive and negative implications for domestic and foreign-owned companies in India.

April 2, 2019

Carro Carves Out Auto Affordability Solution in Singapore

For a nation that is notoriously expensive to drive and own cars, the Singaporean car market is set for a revolution with Carro, South East Asia’s largest automotive marketplace launch of a monthly-flat fee product that includes car ownership, insurance, maintenance, 24-hour assistance and road tax.

April 1, 2019

Blockchain to Boost the Logistics Sector in India

Blockchain is being used by major brands such as DHL and Walmart to improve supply chain transparency. TruckGuru India Business Advisor Jack Stevenson shares why he thinks adopting blockchain for supply chain management, logistics and manufacturing should be touted as the new standard.

April 1, 2019

Vietnam Positions Itself as a Manufacturing Powerhouse

Vietnam is fast emerging as a manufacturing hub and home to some of the largest multinational firms in South East Asia contributing to exports across textiles, tech and footwear.

March 18, 2019

Thomas Cook India Group Acquires Digiphoto Entertainment

Thomas Cook India Group has acquired a 51% stake in Digiphoto Entertainment Imaging (DEI) a major imaging solutions brand at an enterprise value of USD 42 Million (Rs 289 crores).

March 18, 2019

Bleisure Start-up Tribe Theory Secures SGD 1 Million in Funding

The bleisure industry gets a boost with Singapore-based start-up Tribe Theory securing SGD 1 million in seed funding as part of its ambition to grow the recently launched, Tribe Theory Academy -an entrepreneurship community concept in SE Asia.

March 15, 2019

General Election in India Puts Key Legislative Changes on Hold

As the world’s largest democracy gears up for election, we outline some of the major legislative proposals pertaining to industry and ease of doing business in India which have been put on hold due to the upcoming General Election.

March 12, 2019

Dark Chocolate Consumption Craze May Outstrip Supply

According to Zion Research, the global chocolate market is expected to reach USD161 billion by 2024. With the industry valued at USD103 billion in 2017, this dynamic and much-loved commodity is expected to see growth of up to 7 percent within the next few years thanks to changing consumer preferences in dark chocolate consumption.

March 7, 2019

Heavy Weight Tripartite Unveils Global Switch USD207M Data Centre

Following the success of the Hong Kong’s Data Centre launch in 2017, the China Telecom Global, Global Switch and Daily-Tech tripartite held its official opening ceremony of a second, high-tech Data Centre at Woodlands, Singapore today.



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April 5, 2019

Sidharth Malik – Let’s Get Digital, Digital!

We sat down with India’s first SaaS unicorn Freshworks Chief Revenue Officer Sidharth Malik to discuss what true customer engagement looks like, the challenges of driving cross-regional sales growth and why Singapore is O! So hot for tech startups in ASEAN.

April 3, 2019

Rohith Murthy on Females Finance and Fintech

We sat down with Founder of SingSaver Rohith Murthy to discuss the rise of fintech in Singapore, his insights into consumer spending by gender and why getting finance savvy should be at everyone’s fingertips.

March 21, 2019

Nuha Ghouse Delivers a Digital Native Tutopiya

Tutopiya, a Singapore-based education startup funded by incubator Spaze Ventures, launched its live streaming tutor app this month, which promises to give consumers access to “rigorously vetted and trained to teach online” tutors. We ask Founder and CEO of Tutopiya Nuha Ghouse to explain why Tutopiya is the future for tutors.

December 21, 2018

Robert Benz – The Abolitionist

With the recent passing of H.R.2200 Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2018 in the US Senate on December 17, we were fortunate to chat with the Co-Founder and Executive VP of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives Robert Benz about how this will help impact kids’ lives in the US education system should it pass into law in 2019.

November 21, 2018

Dr Claudine Pang – Eyes for Asia

Singapore has one of the highest rates of myopia in the world. To help address this, internationally recognised Ophthalmologist Dr Claudine Pang launched Singapore’s first and only eye health Asia Retina mobile App, and the great news is its free for all.

October 15, 2018

Bob Salomon – Beyond The Laces Puts Kids First

In the midst of increasing corporatization and politicization of sports in the US, declining participation in youth sports and increased bullying and violence in US schools, New-Jersey-based founder and co-author Bob Salomon is side-stepping all the noise by taking his hit children’s book Beyond the Laces’ simple but powerful message of kindness and perseverance on and off the sports field to the future’s best source of hope – the hearts of kids.

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April 2, 2019

Junior Females Mentor Male Executives at Caterpillar Inc

At its First Women’s Initiative Network Summit in Singapore last week, Caterpillar Inc unveils its unorthodox methods to tackle gender bias.

March 1, 2019

Text Neck Makes Tech a Strain

With the ubiquitous use of tech, ergonomic chairs and cushioned mouse pads no longer meet the demands of anytime, anywhere, mobile-first devices. We share the findings of a recent study from San Francisco State University which outlines the possible negative effects tech mobility is having on our health.

February 14, 2019

Digitization Brings Order to Philanthropy

Digitization in Philanthropy does away with silos among NGOs as technology bridges the gap between donors, beneficiaries and competitors. While the benefits are substantial, the challenges tech adoption brings to protecting donors’ data security remains to be seen.

February 5, 2019

In Management Theory Better the Pride You Know

We unpack some of the latest research from management theory that explores the positive (authentic) and negative (hubristic) symptoms of pride in workplace performance and culture and how understanding the difference can make for healthy and happier workplace relations.

January 14, 2019

Fitness in your Lunch Hour Improves Work Performance

With the rise in lifestyle diseases due to sedentary work and play, global organisations are giving serious attention to the increasing indirect costs of health care services and increased absenteeism.

December 3, 2018

Circular Economy 100 Inspires Corporates to Confront Plastic Conundrum

A major sustainability initiative dubbed the Circular Economy 100 launched in 2018 by UK-based Ellen MacArthur Foundation, is mobilising corporates world-wide to re-think, re-design and re-build a future without single-use plastics.

November 26, 2018

The Role of Finance is to Drive Organisational Growth

Cloud Software Provider BlackLine’s Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific & Japan Terry Smagh shares his thoughts on why true automation is the only way to drive future growth in any organisation.

November 19, 2018

Best Adaptive Learning Platforms for Professional Development

For those keen on maximising their return on professional development training, check out our best Adaptive Learning software platforms for 2018 which uses AI and machine learning to enhance user outcomes.

October 8, 2018

Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Brand, Baby

With the barrage of Social Media Influencers and Life Coaches all competing for eyeballs to float in their brand soup offerings, we discuss why the phrase ‘authentic brand’ will always be an oxymoron.

October 2, 2018

The Economic Cost and Opportunity of Conflict in Israel

The Right to Work, while enshrined in international human rights law, is a privilege that many in the West take for granted. We were fortunate to sit down with Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) Program Fellow Ilhan Cagri based in Washington D.C. on the working and living conditions of all peoples living under the current Netanyahu Administration in Israel.

September 4, 2018

Modern Day Slavery – A Private Sector Challenge

With prosecutions on the rise, multi-national businesses can no longer cry ignorant when it comes to weak, supply chain governance. According to Hong Kong-based Mekong Club CEO Matthew Friedman, Modern Slavery is a global issue that requires a collective goal – and if the abolishers of slavery from the 1800s could mobilise to effect change, so too can big business.

August 14, 2018

Content Marketing is Killing Journalism

Co-Founder and Managing Editor of INDVSTRVS Joanne Leila Smith discusses why Content Marketing is highly lucrative for digital news brands yet damaging for ethical standards in Journalism – and why we all have a stake in the fall-out.