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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 article originally appeared on the Channel NewsAsia on 15th January 2018. You can view the original article here: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/mas-chief-ravi-menon-hopes-cryptocurrency-tech-will-survive-9861844.

By John Geddie, Masayuki Kitano, Richard Borsuk | January 19th, 2018


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 January 2018. You can view the original article here: http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/forget-bitcoin-its-blockchain-that-will-change-the-world.

By Hayley Tsukayama | January 19th, 2018


Singapore to focus on themes of resilience, innovation as ASEAN chairman (Channel NewsAsia)

(Photo: Gaya Chandramohan, Channel NewsAsia)

Singapore will focus on strengthening the collective resilience of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as well as promoting innovation among member economies, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said......

This article originally appeared on the Channel NewsAsia on 12th January 2018. You can view the original article here: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-to-focus-on-themes-of-resilience-innovation-as-asean-9856548.

By | January 19th, 2018


2017 in Review: What's Next in Maximising the Full Potential of IoT?

Anthony Bourne, VP Global Industry Solutions at IFS, said that the three pillars to a successful digital transformation is technology, investment and people. For us, we will like to add one more critical factor: engagement with your customer. It does not matter if you are a B2B, B2C, or B2B2C organization, at the end of the day, all technology should drive greater customer value – and that is the motto of what we seek to do.

By Yue Yeng Fong | January 19th, 2018


Current State of IoT in Vietnam - Asia IoT Business Platform Vietnam

IoT projects such as smart city initiatives have been explored by city governors in Vietnam such as Da Nang, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City. However, from the panel discussion, the panelists, which include Saigon Hi-Tech Park (SHTP), Viettel, and VNPT, all agree that a majority of the local population still don’t understand IoT and many enterprises still have a very limited understanding...

By Asia IoT Business Platform | December 8th, 2017


The Smart Nation Race: Singapore & China

For Singapore to make digital payments commonplace, the government is taking a step in the right direction – integrating systems. Regulatory oversight is crucial and the move towards a common QR code in Singapore prevents banks, payment networks and e-wallet providers with conflicting business interests to create close-loop systems that can only work with their own apps.

By Yue Yeng Fong | November 10th, 2017


The Smart City Ambition of Vietnamese Cities

Earlier this August, Saigon Hi-Tech Park (SHTP) signed a deal with Trilliant to deploy Southeast Asia's first smart city project, five months after completion of AMI smart communications network at SHTP, a pilot project driven by electric utility company EVN...

By Sue Yuin Ho | November 3rd, 2017


Battling Crime with Technology

During March this year, the parliament announced the budget allocation of USD 15.3 Billion for fiscal year, 2017-2018. Ministry of Planning and Finance received the largest amount at 22%, Ministry of Electricity and Energy was allocated 20%, and Ministry of Defence has the third highest at 13%.

By Su Htwe | July 14th, 2017


IoT in Malaysia: The National Agenda

iot malaysia national agenda

As we celebrate 59 years of nationhood, I am reminded of the latest achievement we had 2 weeks ago in KL, where commitment to target IoT as a new national economic source was reiterated by the Minister of Technology, Science and Innovation himself.

By Admin | May 1st, 2017


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 Son Nhat Airport - the two biggest in the country. The screens and speakers at the airports then started broadcasting messages insulting Vietnam and the Philippines, claiming China’s sovereignty over the so-called “nine-dash line”.

By Dinh Viet Anh Nguyen | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific

How Cloud Data and Security is Embedded in the Internet of Things

The adoption of the Internet of Things has seen increasingly rapid growth in recent years, with the number of connected devices expected to exceed 20.8 billion by 2020, a rise from the expected 6.4 billion in 2016. As a result of this, the army of devices that make up the Internet of Things will generate an exponential increase in data volumes. The IDC Digital Universe Study anticipates that the accumulated digital universe of data will increase from an estimated 4.4 trillion gigabytes today to 44 trillion gigabytes by the year 2020.

By Admin | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific

Building Safe Cities

Last Tuesday, two coordinated explosions in Brussels left at least 34 people dead and over 200 injured. The fact that the attackers were able to hit high-profile targets in the country's capital - which happens to also host the European Union's top institutions - serves as a reminder that keeping cities safe is critical.

By Sue Yuin Ho | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific

Building a Smart & Safe City

The Jakarta bomb blasts last Thursday was a reminder that no one should ever take a city's safety for granted. Public safety is an important function for governments and with Asia Pacific expecting to see the highest number of smart cities by 2025, can smarter cities also mean safer cities? What role does the advancement of technology and IoT have to play in delivering public safety?

By Yue Yeng Fong | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific

How IoT momentum drives push for Cloud, Data and Security solutions

Through conversations with IT executives from enterprises in the region since 2014, we saw great interest in cloud, data and the corresponding data analytics that can unlock most potential in businesses.

By Sue Yuin Ho | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific

The Big Data Conundrum: Garbage In Garbage out and other challenges

If you haven't heard by now, IoT is a growing web of connected sensors and "things" that will may dramatically improve our lives with the magnitude of data captured. From our discussions with industry end users these 2 years, the value of IoT is in this data and the corresponding data analytics that can unlock the most business potential.

By Yue Yeng Fong | May 1st, 2017