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Highlights of the MoU Signing between Asia IoT Business Platform and Digital Economy Promotion Agency
Thailand’s Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA), under the Digital Economy and Society Ministry (DE), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Asia IoT Business Platform (AIBP) to promote enterprise digitisation...
E-Government in Indonesia and the Importance of Cyber Security
The implementation of e-government in Indonesia is spearheaded by 2 ministries: Ministry of Communication and Information Technology and Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform.
The Rise of Digital Bank and e-Commerce in Indonesia
In 2016 alone, online transactions (e-commerce) in Indonesia reached almost US$5 billion with 2.47 million internet users shopping online. The government of Indonesia has realised the importance of this paradigm shift...
The Internet of Things: Opportunity or Obstacle for Vietnam to become a smart nation?
2018 will be the year for Smart City projects to flourish, as the government and local stakeholders are putting a lot of efforts into these projects. Another sector with great potential...
Day 1 at Asia IoT Business Platform Philippines - It All Boils Down to Awareness
A common theme that appeared during the day was that the mindset of people would be required to change, for IoT adoption to take place. During the IoT Leaders’ Keynote panel,...
China & Thailand
Alibaba, Thai gov enter strategic partnership in support of Thailand 4.0 (eGov Innovation)
The Government of Thailand and Alibaba entered into a strategic partnership to drive the development of Thailand's digital economy and the Eastern Economic Corridor under the Thailand 4.0 policy. This...
Discuss: What’s exciting about the Asian tech scene in 2018? (Tech In Asia)
(Photo: Xresch, Tech In Asia) I think that US is still the hotbed for innovation. However, China is not far behind. Southeast Asia is also expanding rapidly, getting more mature...
Let our powers combine: The Marriage of IoT and Blockchain
The amalgamation of blockchain and IoT can address the missing link arising from privacy and reliability concerns on the IoT. It will provide a perfect way to keep an immutable...
How the World Bank is utilizing the Internet of Things to improve social outcomes
The report also offers a rough toolkit to government agencies looking to incorporate IoT, with suggestions such as, using “sandboxes” to test policy and technical issues and identifying coordination agencies...
MDEC believes digital technology would drive economy (New Straits Times)
“The digital economy is expected to contribute 18.2 per cent to Malaysia's gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017. It is also expected to exceed the projected target of 20 per...
PH’s GDP can increase by $8 billion in 4 years through digital transformation — study (INQUIRER.net)
In the next four years, digital transformation is estimated to contribute $8 billion (P416.9 billion) to the Philippines’ GDP, with an increase in growth rate by 0.4 percent annually, according...
PH’s GDP can increase by $8 billion in 4 years through digital transformation — study...
MAS chief Ravi Menon hopes cryptocurrency tech will survive 'crash' (Channel NewsAsia)
Singapore's central bank head said on Monday (Jan 15) he hoped the technologies underpinning cryptocurrencies such as blockchain would not be undermined by an eventual crash in the virtual currency. This...
Forget bitcoin. It's blockchain that will change the world (The Straits Times)
One of the many buzzwords at this week's CES technology show is "blockchain" - the technology underpinning the bitcoin craze.... This article originally appeared on The Straits Times on 12th...
Data Analytics and Business Intelligence: Opportunities and Challenges in Southeast Asia
...the industries which will make the largest investment in big data and business analytics would be banking and finance industry, manufacturing and the public service sector. Banking, healthcare, insurance, securities...
Data Challenges and Opportunities in Southeast Asia's Expanding Economy
Digital initiatives and a country’s development has always been closely tied and the World Bank’s Digital Adoption Index introduced in 2016 aims to measure the extent of the spread of...
Tackling Jakarta’s urbanization nightmare with Big Data
I don’t even know where to start when it comes to Jakarta’s roads. Is it bad? Horrible? A nightmare? They are probably the kind of roads that you can find...
Uber : Internet of Things, Big Data and Analytics
Uber, a smartphone-app based ride sharing service, which connects users who need to get somewhere with drivers willing to give them a ride.
The "Wait & See" approach and its implications
A recent study by analyst firm IDC showed that Malaysian organisations are lagging behind their ASEAN counterparts in the digital transformation stakes.
Vietnam Airports Hacked: Lack of Cybersecurity a No-Fly
Last Friday, a group of hackers in China allegedly took down the announcement systems in major airports in Vietnam, including Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport and Ho Chi Minh’s Tan...
Indonesia | Malaysia
How Fitness Trackers and the Internet of Things are changing Health Insurance.
Personal Fitness and the Internet of Things With advances in technologies, the costs of sensors have plummeted, making it possible for manufacturers to embed them into smart watches and fitness trackers. These wearable...