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
Transforming the Philippines with Internet of Things applications
In spite of some political instabilities, Philippines currently boasts one of the highest growth rates in Asia, with an annualized growth rate at 6.9% in the third quarter, just behind Vietnam but slightly ahead of China. However, FDI inflows reduced by 5% to $5.1 billion in the first 8 months, compared to $5.4 billion last year. This is partly due to the fact that companies are skeptical about President Duterte’s policies as well as the administration’s actions. When it comes to the ICT scene and infrastructures, the Philippines enjoys a relatively high Internet penetration average of 58%, way above the global average of 50%. Moreover, the Philippines also has the longest average personal Internet usage time of almost 9 hours a day. This has even become a common joke in the country that people spend more time on the Internet as it is slow...
By Kiet Pham | December 29th, 2017
Malaysia, the next Regional Internet-of-Things (IoT) Development Hub?
Malaysia is in South East Asia, and it is the third largest economy in the region. Previously, the country relied greatly on agriculture and mining to boost its economy. However, there was a sharp shift in focus to manufacturing in the 70s, as the government realized the potential of manufacturing and industrialization through the accomplishments of the 4 Asian Tiger economies...
By Kiet Pham | December 28th, 2017
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
Bullish Sentiment on Myanmar's ICT Development - Day 1 at Asia IoT Business Platform, Myanmar
Myanmar has progressed rapidly since her liberalization a few years ago. A major factor in this progress would be the information and communication technology (ICT) sector as stated by U So Thein, Director General, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Myanmar, "Investments in telecommunications infrastructure has been a major contributing factor to Myanmar's GDP growth over the last two years," in his welcome address today...
By Felix Fernando | November 24th, 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
Mobile Money: Will Myanmar Succeed the Way Kenya/Tanzania did?
... f ew will remember that the first mobile money service was launched in 2001 in the Philippines. And over the past few years, we've seen vast adoption of mobile money services in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, and now Myanmar and Vietnam...
By Irza Fauzan Suprapto | October 12th, 2017
Future of Education in Myanmar
The future is the cloud. These fast-changing times are making traditional learning obsolete. In Myanmar, even if the kids manage to finish school, there is a high probability that they are not ready for the workplace.
By Su Htwe | August 17th, 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
Securely Stepping Into IIOT
For the past months, the issue of cyberattack has been a hotly discussed topic due to the global “ransomware” attack that disrupted factories, hospitals and even schools. Purchase of cybersecurity products increased significantly which then resulted in the rise of shares of some cybersecurity firms.
By Valencia Elvina Wijaya | July 14th, 2017
Understanding the IoT needs of enterprises and organizations in Southeast Asia
It was a hectic past week for us at Asia IoT Business Platform as we hosted press briefing sessions in both Bangkok and Jakarta. At the same time, we also concluded our annual IoT survey which looks at the perspectives of local enterprises and organizations in Southeast Asia pertaining to IoT deployment and implementation.
By Abdullah Zaidani | June 21st, 2017
The beginning of smart mobility in Myanmar?
Smart mobility might have been a concept lost in Myanmar previously, but starting from this year, the country has been making massive changes to its public transport system. Yangon is the commercial and probably the most developed city in the country.
By Su Htwe | June 15th, 2017
Trash can be collected the smart way: Internet of Bins
In the survey carried out by the Yangon City Development Committee’s Pollution Control and Cleansing Department (YCDC), it was found that by 2015 each person disposed 0.41 kg of garbage on average daily, and the garbage production had been rising continually, from 0.34 kg in 2012. More than 70% of the rubbish was classified as kitchen waste, and the rest as plastic, glass, tin and other materials.
By Su Htwe | May 21st, 2017
When transportation meets the Internet of Things
I was in Phuket for the past few days. Being a complete stranger to the island with a language barrier, what helped me get around Phuket was this application called Grab. Grab uses an IoT revolutionised fleet to operate their on-demand services. This has made it possible for people to simply tap their smart phone and have a cab arrive at their location in the minimum possible time.
By Admin | May 15th, 2017
Earth Day Special: Alleviating Environmental Woes in ASEAN with IoT
Earth Day will be commemorated this Saturday, 22 April. It marks the anniversary of the contemporary environmental movement that started in the 1970s. On this day, environmental issues are thrown into the spotlight, to be pondered and reflected upon, and hopefully be solved. On this day, we celebrate the planet’s environment and raise public awareness about the many woes that our planet is facing, largely due to our own actions – and inactions.
By Abdullah Zaidani | May 1st, 2017
Cyclone Maarutha Struck Myanmar: Technology Made People Prepared
As forecasted by Myanmar Department of Meteorology and Hydrology, Cyclone Maarutha swept the coast of West Myanmar, Thandwe township at 8.30 pm on 16th April. Maarutha, however, was short-lived and weakened steadily because of the rugged terrain of the region according to NASA. A few houses would need to redo their roofs and one lamp post has to be replaced, but there has been no report of a large-scale destruction in the area where the cyclone made the entry.
By Su Htwe | May 1st, 2017
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
The IoT Opportunity in Thailand’s Manufacturing Sector
What good is a market if there is no prospect? Lucky for Industrial IoT solution providers that are looking to access the Thai enterprise IoT market, the manufacturing and industrial sector in Thailand appears to be in a pretty good shape. It is no surprise that Thailand has always been a manufacturing giant, not only in Southeast Asia, but in the world. The Thai economy, which has traditionally been based on agricultural exports, has transformed within the past few decades. Presently, the industrial sector constitutes a substantial share of Thailand’s economy.
By Abdullah Zaidani | May 1st, 2017
How the Internet of Things is improving Tax Services in ASEAN
Tax revenues are vital to support infrastructure that citizens rely on. These revenues help fund nation building and is used to support projects including ICT, improving education, food security and housing services. Without the support of tax payers, many of these programs cannot exist. Tax agencies around the world are increasingly leveraging technology to increase productivity and plugging the leakages of tax collection. Countries in South East Asia are no different
By Ernest Ho | May 1st, 2017
Taiwanese IoT players eyeing ASEAN markets
We were honoured to witness the efforts of the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA)’s efforts in promoting several IoT related industry and talent development programs in Taiwan, including the official launch of Microsoft IoT Innovation Center in October last year.
By Sue Yuin Ho | May 1st, 2017