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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

Singapore

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

SIA focuses on digital transformation to reclaim world's No. 1 spot (The Business Times)

SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) will focus significantly on the digital realm this year, under its overall transformation programme aimed at getting back to being the world's best airline, chief executive Goh Choon Phong said in a New Year message to staff.

This article originally appeared on The Business Times on 19th January 2018. You can view the original article here: http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/transport/sia-focuses-on-digital-transformation-to-reclaim-worlds-no-1-spot


By Nisha Ramchandani | January 19th, 2018

Singapore

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

ASEAN

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

ASEAN

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 and investment services and telecommunications are expected to record the fastest growth in terms of spending on BI tools and software, each with CAGR of 13%.


By Felix Fernando | November 28th, 2017

Singapore

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

Singapore

The ASEAN Digital Economy (& Enterprise Innovators Within)

Since its founding in 1967, ASEAN's share of global gross domestic product has almost doubled from 3.3% to 6.2% last year. The region has become the world's sixth largest economy with a combined GDP of US$2.55 trillion.


By Sue Yuin Ho | November 9th, 2017

Singapore

Smart Mobility 2030: Focus on Autonomous Vehicles

In the face of growing vehicle population and limited land for road expansion, Singapore is taking a multi prong approach to Urban Mobility with the launch of Smart Mobility Plan 2030, where Intelligent Transport Systems would play an important role in enhancing transportation services to maintain delightful travel experiences. The Internet of Things (IoT) will feature heavily with the implementation of Smart sensors & Devices in Land Transport allowing real time insights to be gleaned through big data.


By Ernest Ho | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific | Singapore

Changi Airport; Staying ahead of the game with IoT

Singapore's Changi Airport has been named the "World's Best Airport" for a fifth consecutive year, by research firm SkyTrax.


By Ernest Ho | May 1st, 2017

Singapore

ASEAN Smart Cities Part II

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You thought that Singapore is the only country that is capable of harnessing technology to create a sophisticated and smart city? In my previous article, we have seen some great initiatives in Malaysia (Cyberjaya) and Indonesia (Jakarta Smart City Lounge). ASEAN remains to be ambitious in realizing its smart cities. Here, we look at the smart city initiatives in Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.


By Abdullah Zaidani | May 1st, 2017

Singapore

Digital Reinvention with IBM Studios Singapore

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Presently located in IBM’s Watson Centre at the Marina Bay Financial Centre, IBM Studios Singapore was opened in Singapore less than a year ago, as a regional design centre that aims to help customers to create individualized business solutions and models using IBM’s research technology, cognitive capabilities and experience design, and to better align their businesses with the digital disruption in Asia.


By Admin | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific | Singapore

ASEAN Smart Cities Part 1

singapore iotOver the Christmas and New Year break, I finally got some time to head out and I made my way down to the civic district of Singapore (my life could have been more exciting, I admit). Apart from the captivating architecture of colonial buildings juxtaposed against the towering skyscrapers, it was hard to not notice how connected the city is. Singaporeans, both young and old, were all extremely engaged with their mobile devices.


By Abdullah Zaidani | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific | Singapore

ASEAN Internet of Things (IoT): 2016 Year in Review

As 2016 comes to a close, we are humbled to witness the remarkable progress of ASEAN nations in the past year through our work across the region in driving enterprise adoption of IoT technologies. With a population of over 600 million, a nominal GDP of $2.31 trillion, and a clear evolution from a low-cost manufacturing base to a sturdy pillar of Asia’s GDP growth, there is little doubt that ASEAN is in the frontline of global growth.


By Abdullah Zaidani | May 1st, 2017

Singapore

Powering the World's First Smart Nation

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Mr. Lee lamented: "Smart Nation is not just a slogan. It is a rallying idea for us all to work together, to transform our future together."


By Admin | May 1st, 2017