July 18, 2019

25 Leading Lights the Way for Kindness in SE Asia

Founder of Women of the Future Programme Pinky Lilani CBE DL launches the Kindness & Leadership Southeast Asia 25 Leading Lights Campaign to change the conversation around kindness in business.
July 17, 2019

Sports Spectatorship Set to Improve with AI

New NTT research shows over half of people aged 18-34 believe AI creates better sports spectatorship but only a quarter know how it’s actually applied in sports.
July 17, 2019

Activity Based Working Expected to Rise by 2020

Global Activity Based Working Consultancy Firm Veldhoen + Company Managing Partner Iolanda Meehan says when looking at embracing new ways of working, organisations must allow enough time to assess each situation holistically for successful business transformation.
July 15, 2019

Student Housing Buoys a Tepid Property Market in India

India offers plenty of opportunities in the student housing sector as more millennials flock to cities for education and jobs. While this sector is fairly nascent, a growing number of companies are entering into the fray to capitalize on the first mover advantage.
July 12, 2019

Mastercard Enhances Spot Financing for Auto Industry

Mastercard announces its partnership with EIM company OpenText to increase financial efficiencies across global supply chains, starting in the automotive industry. Mastercard Executive VP Claire Thompson says Mastercard Track will allow companies irrespective of size, location or technical capability to build security into trading partner relations.
July 11, 2019

Sastra Robotics Testing Firm Finds its Niche

Ranked among the top 50 in the world in robotics testing, Sastra Robotics is making a splash in India with its human-machine interactions testing to make products markets ready. We chat with Co-Founder Akhil A on the challenges they faced as a tech start-up in a non-tech town.

RUBE GOLDBERG


July 17, 2019

Sports Spectatorship Set to Improve with AI

New NTT research shows over half of people aged 18-34 believe AI creates better sports spectatorship but only a quarter know how it’s actually applied in sports.

July 15, 2019

Student Housing Buoys a Tepid Property Market in India

India offers plenty of opportunities in the student housing sector as more millennials flock to cities for education and jobs. While this sector is fairly nascent, a growing number of companies are entering into the fray to capitalize on the first mover advantage.

July 12, 2019

Mastercard Enhances Spot Financing for Auto Industry

Mastercard announces its partnership with EIM company OpenText to increase financial efficiencies across global supply chains, starting in the automotive industry. Mastercard Executive VP Claire Thompson says Mastercard Track will allow companies irrespective of size, location or technical capability to build security into trading partner relations.

July 9, 2019

Practicle Gives Education More Productive Time

Edtech startup Practicle says its revolutionizing education by offering real-time adaptive practice to increase students’ learning efficiency.

July 5, 2019

McKinsey Launches QuantumBlack in SE Asia

QuantumBlack says it will leverage its heritage from Formula One racing to help businesses in South East Asia harness data for performance improvements and growth.

July 3, 2019

Ericsson Says AR a Growth Factor in Mobile Data Traffic

According to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report, total mobile data traffic is expected to grow from 2.3 exabytes to 16EB per month in SE Asia and Oceania region by 2024.

July 2, 2019

NTT Corporation Launches New USD 11 Billion SP NTT Ltd

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT Corporation) launched NTT Ltd this month, dubbing it a world-leading global technology services provider, merging the capabilities of 28 companies, including NTT Communications, Dimension Data and NTT Security into one USD 11 billion business.

July 2, 2019

Cyber Security Now Considered a Business-Critical Service

As the Singapore Government announces its third HackerOne Bug Bounty Program to boost cybersecurity this month, we take a snapshot on the most recent major breaches and industry developments in Cyber security in APAC.

June 30, 2019

Retrofit AI and Machine Learning into Apps

Integrating Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning into your existing business apps may allow you to gain an edge over your competitors. Arkenea Founder Rahul Varshneya shares how these new technologies have enormous untapped potential in terms of increasing customer engagement and retention.

June 14, 2019

Application Security a Growing Concern for Businesses

ASG Technologies Vice President APAC Kaushik Bagchi shares his thoughts on why data and application security are high priorities for businesses due to the growing risks posed by theft and increasing government mandates to maintain and secure private information.

June 14, 2019

Temasek Foundation Invests in Alternative Protein for Urban Areas

Temasek Foundation awards the grand prize to Sophie’s Kitchen, a California-based company at The Liveability Challenge (TLC) 2019 with its compact solution to produce a new alternative protein in urban environments.

June 12, 2019

Skill India Program Gets Strategic Overhaul

The newly appointed Skill Development Minister of India has a task at hand. Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey in a recent interview says the Prime Minister’s flagship Skill India Program is an enormous task that needs a strategic approach to execute it successfully.

June 4, 2019

Toshiba YouMe Gets Cool with Tosh Zhang

Toshiba’s Brand Ambassador Singaporean Actor Tosh Zhang launches the Toshiba YouMe Campaign; Toshiba’s latest offering in the airconditioning market in June 2019.

June 3, 2019

Blended Cyberattacks the Latest in Cyber Crime

Sophos launches its Intercept X for Server with endpoint detection and response (EDR) to help businesses battle the rise of blended cyberattacks.

June 3, 2019

V-Commerce Transforms the Food and Beverage Industry

V-commerce tools such as VR headsets are being used by retailers to provide an immersive experience and boosting sales conversions online. We take a look a who’s using Virtual Reality in food and beverage retail around the globe…




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July 11, 2019

Sastra Robotics Testing Firm Finds its Niche

Ranked among the top 50 in the world in robotics testing, Sastra Robotics is making a splash in India with its human-machine interactions testing to make products markets ready. We chat with Co-Founder Akhil A on the challenges they faced as a tech start-up in a non-tech town.

July 9, 2019

Hendro Poedjono on the Rise of Veganism

FrieslandCampina Director Corporate Affairs Hendro Poedjono discusses the circular economy, shifting consumer sentiment and how the rise of veganism is impacting the dairy industry.

July 1, 2019

Vijay Arora – Marine Fuel Tech Needs Global Strategy

Indian Register of Shipping Joint Managing Director Vijay Arora shares his smarts on how the shipping industry can work together to meet the IMO sulphur limit compliance and GHG emissions strategy.

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.

CULTURE CHOCK


July 18, 2019

25 Leading Lights the Way for Kindness in SE Asia

Founder of Women of the Future Programme Pinky Lilani CBE DL launches the Kindness & Leadership Southeast Asia 25 Leading Lights Campaign to change the conversation around kindness in business.

July 17, 2019

Activity Based Working Expected to Rise by 2020

Global Activity Based Working Consultancy Firm Veldhoen + Company Managing Partner Iolanda Meehan says when looking at embracing new ways of working, organisations must allow enough time to assess each situation holistically for successful business transformation.

July 5, 2019

Millennial Consumers Prefer Boutique Hotels

Hospitality tech startup ZUZU Hospitality Solutions partners with Revinate to help hoteliers obtain guest feedback for free. We get the lowdown on the latest boutique hotels industry trends in APAC with ZUZU Co-Founders Vikram Malhi and Dan Lynn.

July 4, 2019

Culture is Key to Successful Digital Transformation

Global business leaders believe they can achieve 17 percent return on investment (ROI) over the next 12 months through digital transformation according to new research published by Avanade.

July 1, 2019

Executive Loneliness Impacts Performance in Asia

Executives Global Network Singapore Managing Director Nick Jonsson explores the impacts of executive loneliness for C-Suite Executives and why creating supportive networks is good for business.

June 11, 2019

Philanthroteens and the Renaissance of Philanthropy

Dubbed Philanthroteens, some of whom are still in their teens or at the onset of their careers, are contributing to philanthropic causes via social media consistently more through volunteering or fundraising than any other generation past.

June 2, 2019

Digital Ethics Top of the Boardroom Agenda for 2020

According to Avanade’s latest Trendlines Report, businesses are ignoring their digital ethics responsibilities which may adversely impact consumer and employee trust, lead to lost revenue and result in a competitive disadvantage. We take a look at who’s leading the conversation…

May 27, 2019

Floating Utopias Meets High Expectations

ArtScience Museum invites us to drift into Floating Utopias, a new exhibition exploring the history and function of inflatables through the works of local and international talent from 25 May to 29 September 2019.

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.