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[:en]Traffic congestion is a huge source of economic inefficiency in major cities around the world, not to forget the massive environmental costs involved as well. Governments have experimented with many solutions in a bid to solve this persistent urban issue, but only few have managed to develop ones that are both sustainable and effective.

In collaboration with IBM, the Swedish Roads Administration (Trafikverket) developed a smart road use management system implementing M2M capabilities like RFID, which saw a significant reduction in traffic congestion.

The speaker, Ole Jansson, a project manager and senior business advisor with the Swedish Roads Administration, led the operation of the Swedish congestion tax systems in Stockholm and Gothenburg. Through the introduction of innovative designs and new operational concepts, these congestion charging systems are currently the world’s most successful implementations of their kind.

Since its inception, there has been a 20 – 25% reduction in overall traffic volume. It is also estimated that 84 million euros in associated economic costs were saved, which would be re-directed to improve traffic infrastructure.

Ole has accumulated a wealth of experience from having been involved in large scale international engineering projects in North America, Australia, China and South East Asia.

Indonesia is a country Ole is very familiar with. He is very aware of the traffic conditions in many major Indonesian cities such as Jakarta and Bandung. Do not miss the opportunity to learn from his experience on tailoring M2M solutions based on specific city conditions and requirements to tackle traffic congestion when he speaks at the Asia M2M IoT Business Platform 2015 at Fairmont Jakarta, Indonesia from 25-26 August 2015.[:]

[:en]As we speak about how much potential for IoT the Southeast Asian market has, we tend to focus a lot on its benefits and how IoT can generate revenue and improve business operations. There is a gross undermining of the vulnerabilities that IoT creates. Despite the apparent importance of IoT, widespread adoption of the technology is still slow. Perhaps, this can be attributed to security concerns.

Connected devices are highly susceptible to penetration and infiltration by hackers. Its connected nature severely amplifies any malicious attacks on devices, and data associated with IoT devices can easily be stolen. As a result, businesses, government bodies, and consumers are wary of installing IoT devices in their cities and businesses.

According to BI Intelligence report, top security flaws of IoT devices include insecure software/firmware, insufficient authentication, lack of transport authentication, user identity, and unencrypted network services.

While the IoT is taking flight in the Southeast Asian region, security problems should also be addressed and faced head-on. While local governments are starting to establish security developments e.g Indonesia’s National Cyber Agency (NCA) and Indonesia Security Incident Response Team on Internet Infrastructure (ID-RTII), the notion of addressing security vulnerabilities of the IoT creates opportunity for security solutions to be put in place.

The Asia IoT Business Platform is looking for corporations and enterprises that offer security solutions to be part of the 5th edition at Fairmont Jakarta, Indonesia from 25-26 August 2015. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please visit here.[:]

We are pleased to announce that N’osairis Technology Solutions has come on board as a Silver Sponsor for the 5th edition of Asia M2M IoT Business Platform 2015 to be held from 25 – 26 August 2015 at Fairmont Jakarta, Indonesia.

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At N’osairis we foresee that the IoT wave will hit emerging Asian countries sooner than later and are in the forefront of enabling organisations to embrace IoT by providing dedicated M2M managed services.
Our managed M2M platform is developed by Virtual Access Ireland for organisations to connect end-points cost-effectively and reliably without having to compromise on the security and uptime of the connectivity.
Virtual Access provides automated connectivity solutions for Utilities, Critical infrastructure, Emergency services, Vehicles and financial transactions, scalable to tens of thousands of devices. The solution consists of rugged industrial routers and the Activator management system, which automates the deployment and maintenance process.

For more information about N’osairis Technology Solutions, please click here.

If your company is looking at sponsorship opportunities, please click here. Our sponsorship packages are tailored to offer a variety of opportunities  and levels of exposure; guarantees you a way to maximise your participation and presence at the event. Benefits of sponsorship includes, but not limited to, getting speaking opportunities, exhibition space, private meeting rooms, as well as customised networking sessions. Do secure your sponsorship early!

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Singapore is on the fast track to becoming the world’s first smart nation.

In November 2014, the country’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong launched the Smart Nation Programme which seeks to harness ICT, networks, and data to support better living, create more opportunities, and to support stronger communities.

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.”

Currently the Smart Nation programme has entered its “build” phase, which will focus on the infrastructure and services that will serve as the framework for future development.

Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim earlier this month highlighted that the Infocomm Media Masterplan will put in place the necessary infrastructure and that the three areas of focus would be Smart Health-Assist, Smart Nation Tech Challenges and Smart Logistics.

Smart Logistics will leverage on technologies such as the IoT to provide near real-time actionable visibility and improve decision-making capabilities for businesses large and small.

Smart Health-Assist will use sensors to allow patients to better manage their conditions from the comfort of home while allowing them to remain independent and active in the community.

Smart Nation Tech Challenges will involve the wider community to co-innovate solutions to tackle urban challenges. One of the challenges is on video analytics, and how audiovisual data can be used in public safety, resource utilisation and situational awareness.

Ms. Mui Hoon Poh, CEO of SP Telecommunications (A member of the Singapore Power Group) will be delivering a presentation at 5th edition of Asia IoT Business Platform in Jakarta this August on the nation’s vision and also describe how Singapore Power as a group is supporting this vision.

SP Telecommunications owns and operates a key communications network in the country while Ms. Poh has extensive experience in technology, electronic commerce and cloud computing businesses across the Asia Pacific region.  In addition, Ms Poh has been a key role in Singapore’s national information and communications master planning efforts over the years.[:]

Dana Blouin, IoT Expert from SIIT – Thammasat University

He spoke extensively about the use of smartphone as sensors to augment the Internet of Things experience.

Tracy Hopkins, SVP Low Power Radio Networks (IoT) at Stream Technologies

Tracy’s topic at the Asia IoT Business Platform 2015 Bangkok was about the key features that would truly enable IoT and the process of choosing a platform provider.

Arifa Febriyanti, GM IoT – Digital Services at XL Axiata

Arifa presented a case study on prepaid metering project and how it reduces operating expenses for corporate customers. Arifa will be returning to the 5th edition of the Asia IoT Business Platform 2015 Jakarta where Xl Axiata is a Bronze Sponsor.

Sigvart Von Eriksen, CMO at DTAC

Sigvart gave the Telco Keynote Address at the Asia IoT Business Platform 2015 Bangkok where DTAC was the Platinum Sponsor.

Rich Nagle, Sr. Technical Sales Engineer at ThingWorx

Rich was part of the panel that discussed about the evolution and future of IoT and M2M

What we can learn from the video interviews with our esteemed speakers is that the potential of the IoT and M2M technology is virtually limitless. Driving adoption of such technology is key but the question is, how do we drive the adoption of IoT technology? Apart from simplifying it for consumers and end-users as well as making the technology more ‘intuitive’, raising awareness and building knowledge is of essence. This is where our Asia IoT Business Platforms play a key and major role. It is the platform where end-users and solution providers convene for two days of knowledge-sharing, exchange, and networking to progress together and bring the future closer.

If you are interested in being part of the next Asia IoT Business Platform, please click here. Our next event will be held at Fairmont Jakarta from 25-26 August 2015!

We will be releasing video snippets of the conference soon! Meanwhile, you can watch our post-event video!

Do you know that the runner-up for Twitter’s 2014 Golden Tweet came from Indonesia?

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The 2014 Golden Tweet went to Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscar Selfie with 3.4 million retweets

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The runner-up for the Golden Tweet 2014 went to a tweet tweeted by an Indonesian in Indonesia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twitter recognises the tweet with most retweets as the Golden Tweet. In 2014, the Golden Tweet went to famed American celebrity, Ellen DeGeneres for her legendary ‘selfie’ tweet which featured other celebrities present at the star-studded Oscars. What caught our attention though, was the runner-up for the Golden Tweet. Coming in second, a politically-charged tweet by an Indonesian– in-lieu with Indonesia’s presidential election in 2014–took the Twitterscape by storm. That particular tweet garnered more than a million retweets and a whopping 30 000 favourites.

The Twitter-user was nowhere near the status of Ellen DeGeneres as a public figure or in terms of followers. Yet, it managed to give DeGeneres a run for her money.

While this might come as a shock to many, we have no doubts about it. Despite being in Southeast Asia and APAC, which is often assumed to be less developed than many other regions in the world in many aspects, Indonesia is undoubtedly a social media-wired nation. Apart from managing to send a tweet propelling up to be a Golden Tweet runner-up, Indonesia’s capital city, Jakarta, was touted as the world’s most active city on Twitter. With 254.4 million tweets in 2014, the city contributed 2.4% of the world’s total tweets. The city also came in fourth in the world for Facebook activeness.

This makes Indonesia not only a social media giant, but also one of the most connected nations in the world. The rapid adoption of new technologies with the presence of a dynamic, young, and digital-minded population and workforce, on top of a consumer base of 170 million people, make Indonesia a nation with increasingly sophisticated expectations. This is evident from the emergence of Cloud Computing as a major element in Indonesia IT policies; a market that is set to reach more than $120 million b 2017. This is on top of the booming e-commerce (forecasted to hit $US18 billion in 2015), e-logistics, and Finance IT sectors.

There is apparent effort in Indonesia to improve its infrastructure to meet the exigencies of a modern and tech-savvy social and economic landscape. Coupling regulatory mandates and burgeoning investments from regional and global tech enterprises, Indonesia’s efforts and progress in developing the country to be a ‘smarter’ nation will definitely be catalysed.

Asia IoT Business Platform seeks to anchor this vision by holding the 5th edition in Jakarta this coming August. Sponsors, exhibitors, and participants are welcome to participate to bring the future closer for this promising nation.

For more information, visit this page.

 

 

 

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The 4th edition of the Asia IoT Business Platform was held from 28 to 29 May 2015 at Amari Watergate Bangkok, Thailand. It was the first time for the conference to be hosted in Thailand and once again, it was a resounding success. Interesting topics on the latest market trends and developments ranging from waste management and key enablers, to overcoming industry fragmentation, were discussed. Participants also had the chance to network with enterprises and businesses that were present at the event, as well as to marvel at the interesting exhibits put up by our sponsors and exhibitors.

We would like to thank all our sponsors, exhibitors, media partners and press, MICT, as well as all delegates for coming on board and enthusiastically participated in the 2-day conference. This event would not be a success without your support and presence. We hope to see you again, perhaps for the next Asia IoT Business Platform 2015 which will be held at Fairmont Jakarta, Indonesia from 25 to 26 August 2015.

Photos of the conference for both days will be uploaded in due course, as well as the post-event video highlights, so do keep a lookout for the photos and video! Meanwhile, here are some photos we have from day 2!

Mr Kasiti Nilrat from DTC presenting a case study on M2M and fleet management

My David Hardoon, Director for Advanced Analytics ASEAN at EY speaking about revenue enhancement and operations optimisation through Big Data

 

Presentation given to participants and delegates on the exhibition floor itself

You can even have a sit-down session with the exhibitors!

From left to right, Mr Shaw Luen Lau, VP IoT Sales from ThingWorx, Mr Vincent, and Mr. Rich Nagle, Sr. Technical Sales Engineer at ThingWorx

Exchanging of business cards is always a good sign!

Dr. Natthakrit Sanguandikul, Senior Business Development Executive at TRUE at his company’s booth speaking with a delegate

Another business card exchange!

Mr. Mikael Lindholm speaking on the latest innovations in the automotive industry and how the industry can embrace IoT and leverage on new opportunities

 

Mr. Dana Blouin, an IoT expert speaking on smartphone sensors to augment the Internet of Things

Mr. Ken Wong from Optus speaking on the transformation of Point of Sales (POS) systems and integrated systems

Mr. Matt Hatton, CEO of Machina Research drawing the first lucky winner for our lucky draw!

Congratulations!

Our next conference will be in Jakarta, Indonesia from 25 to 26 August 2015. If you are looking for sponsorship, exhibition, or speaking opportunities, feel free to contact us here!

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We would like to congratulate NTT Communications for being named ‘Best’ in 3 categories at the recent Telecom Asia Awards 2015 held in Jakarta, Indonesia.

NTT Communications received the Best Best Cloud-Based Service for the third year in a row, as well as being recognized as Best Data Center Services Provider and Best International Wholesale Carrier. These recognition put NTT Communications as one of the leaders in the ICT industry. Read more about their win here!

As one of the exhibitors at the Asia M2M IoT Business Platform 2015, alongside Netka System and Hitachi, you can only expect the best solutions from a global ICT partner. Join us at the upcoming Asia M2M IoT Business Platform 2015 at Amari Watergate Bangkok, Thailand next week from 28-29 May 2015 and stand a chance to network with NTT Communications, Hitachi, Netka Systems, and other companies to keep abreast of developments and bring your business to another level!

NTT Communications will also return as an exhibitor for the 5th edition of the Asia M2M Business Platform 2015 at Fairmont Jakarta, Indonesia from 25 to 26 August 2015.