May 23, 2019

Data Workers Workload Complexity Increases Worldwide

A global study commissioned by data science and analytics company Alteryx, Inc. and IDC claims approximately 54 million data workers around the world face common challenges associated with understanding the complexity, diversity and scale of their organizations’ data.
May 21, 2019

Mark Barrenechea on the Information Advantage

We caught up with a candid and clever global leader in Enterprise Information Management, OpenText CEO and CTO Mark Barrenechea on his recent visit to Singapore to discuss the latest trends on security, governance, privacy and how data can be used for good.
May 17, 2019

Global Threat Intelligence Report Says Web Attacks Rising

Tech giant Dimension Data releases its findings on the cybersecurity maturity ranking of organisations world-wide this month. Its Executive Guide to NTT Security’s 2019 Global Threat Intelligence Report outlines which attacks are on the rise.
May 16, 2019

Electric Vehicles and the Charging Stations Problematic

As countries incentivize widespread adoption of electric vehicles and advancements in range and competitive battery prices means electric vehicles are more affordable than ever, charging stations remain a challenge to overall market uptake.
May 15, 2019

Live Streaming Ushers in New Era of Retail

According to the ‘Video Live Streaming Solutions Market Global Industry Forecast 2018 – 2026 Report’, the Live streaming market in China is currently the largest in the world, racking up USD4.4 billion of sales in 2018. Taiwan-based M17 Group Founder & CEO Joseph Phua shares his latest venture into this space with HandsUP, which promises to move plenty of stock for live-streaming sellers.
May 13, 2019

Kargo Trucking Startup to Overhaul Logistics in SE Asia

Myanmar-based startup Kargo aims to streamline logistics in South East Asia with its latest USD 800k pre-series A financing round led by Cocoon Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm in Singapore.

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May 16, 2019

Electric Vehicles and the Charging Stations Problematic

As countries incentivize widespread adoption of electric vehicles and advancements in range and competitive battery prices means electric vehicles are more affordable than ever, charging stations remain a challenge to overall market uptake.

May 15, 2019

Live Streaming Ushers in New Era of Retail

According to the ‘Video Live Streaming Solutions Market Global Industry Forecast 2018 – 2026 Report’, the Live streaming market in China is currently the largest in the world, racking up USD4.4 billion of sales in 2018. Taiwan-based M17 Group Founder & CEO Joseph Phua shares his latest venture into this space with HandsUP, which promises to move plenty of stock for live-streaming sellers.

May 13, 2019

Kargo Trucking Startup to Overhaul Logistics in SE Asia

Myanmar-based startup Kargo aims to streamline logistics in South East Asia with its latest USD 800k pre-series A financing round led by Cocoon Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm in Singapore.

May 9, 2019

Agricultural Distress Dampens Indian Consumption

Agricultural distress has reduced discretionary spending of rural India. The Government says its working hard to counter the impacts of demonetisation and the introduction of the GST.

May 8, 2019

Small Business Week – How to Access Growth Capital

To celebrate Small Business Week in the United States, Star Mountain Capital CEO Brett Hickey shares his smarts on what SMBs need to look for when choosing an alternative lending partner to help their businesses thrive in a post GFC world.

May 7, 2019

India to Double its Airports Infrastructure by 2040

India is set to double its airports infrastructure by 2040 as its civil aviation sector is projected to become the third largest market in the world by 2024 in terms of passenger traffic.

May 3, 2019

Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund Goes Green in India

Norway is leading the charge in reducing global carbon emissions thanks to its healthy Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund, with India being one of its greatest benefactors in new green energy investments.

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.




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May 21, 2019

Mark Barrenechea on the Information Advantage

We caught up with a candid and clever global leader in Enterprise Information Management, OpenText CEO and CTO Mark Barrenechea on his recent visit to Singapore to discuss the latest trends on security, governance, privacy and how data can be used for good.

May 1, 2019

Bob Chua – Saving High Street Fashion

One of Asia’s most successful Entrepreneurs Bob Chua shares his latest offering with BlinQ – a superapp for mid-market luxury fashion that promises fashionistas a hyper-personalised user-experience and brick-n-mortar retailers a renewed channel to increase footfall in the age of on-line retail.

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

Founder of SingSaver Rohith Murthy discusses 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.

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May 23, 2019

Data Workers Workload Complexity Increases Worldwide

A global study commissioned by data science and analytics company Alteryx, Inc. and IDC claims approximately 54 million data workers around the world face common challenges associated with understanding the complexity, diversity and scale of their organizations’ data.

May 17, 2019

Global Threat Intelligence Report Says Web Attacks Rising

Tech giant Dimension Data releases its findings on the cybersecurity maturity ranking of organisations world-wide this month. Its Executive Guide to NTT Security’s 2019 Global Threat Intelligence Report outlines which attacks are on the rise.

May 13, 2019

Most Attractive Employers Consistently Invest in Talent

The most attractive employers consistently invest in professional development and provide employees feedback channels to improve their standing. We asked popular Singapore fashion brand Love, Bonito Head of People and Culture Brandon Lee to share his thoughts on how organizations can work towards improving employee engagement, performance and retention.

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.