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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]A startup is a developing company that seeks to solve a problem where the success is not guaranteed. A startup, in its very essence, is an entity that forgoes stability in exchange for tremendous growth, excitement, and impactful outcomes. Under such extreme uncertainty and unpredictable nature of finding a scalable and repeatable business model, startups focus on vertical innovation and the development of new technology. The resonance of the new product plants the initial seed for a niche market.

This becomes the hallmark of what it means to be a startup; promising and ready to take on the world. The products and services are often cutting edge, ground-breaking, and are often able to deliver in terms of efficiency and effectiveness for users.

Asia IoT M2M Business Platform 2015 which will be holding its 5th edition in Jakarta from 25-26 August, will be featuring 4 startups from Singapore, incubated by Get2Volume. The startups are Sypher Labs, Grid Comm, Silicon Cloud, Mobicart. These startups offer the latest IoT and M2M technology solutions and services, ranging from electronic data interchange systems and smart grid, to  cloud computing.

With the Indonesian government ready to invest another USD2.4 million in 2015 to the Smart City Program, there are many opportunities for local startups to step up and offer solutions that can be integrated into the smart city program. The entrance of these four Singaporean tech startups hopes to pave way for more promising local Indonesian startups to rise and help drive not only adoption of IoT technology, but also collaborate with other big companies and telcos to augment the IoT ecosystem. Telcos and other big tech companies on the other hand, can look forward to more nuanced and niche tech products and services from these tech startups to further support the growth and development of the IoT/M2M/ICT sector, thereby elevating it to achieve more for the benefit of all stakeholders.

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“Logistics Operations Made Easy.” Sypher Labs was founded by Singaporean CEO & Founder, Shamir Rahim, in August 2012. Incubated by NUS Enterprise, Sypher Labs has been supported by SPRING via the ACE Startup Grant and is seed-funded by Get2Volume-NRF. Its flagship product, VersaFleet™, integrates Internet-of-Things connectivity into a Software-as-a-Service monthly subscription. VersaFleet™ provides a full-suite of operations management, including managing job orders electronically, 24/7 real-time tracking of vehicles via GPS systems, and automatic billing and invoicing upon job completion. It is easily scalable and can be integrated with other systems, such as warehouse management, parcel tracking or electronic data interchange systems.

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GridComm provides power line communications semiconductors, devices and systems that enable the transformation of the electricity grid into a smart grid. By connecting utilities to their customers, GridComm’s semiconductors, modules and DIN Rail PLC modems help to transform meters, streetlights, homes and industrial buildings and other appliances into energy-aware “smart devices” that react to conditions on the grid, thus implementing a worldwide communications network based on the existing power grid.

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Silicon Cloud represents the first major disruptive technology application of cloud computing for the semiconductor industry. Technological advancement and deployment of SCI will be the first transformative, end-to-end, secure, inter-organizational capability for Integrated Circuit (IC) designs. SCI provides secure and private cloud-based semiconductor design infrastructure and eco-system with initial focus on turn-key IC design flows and a secure, multi-tenant, cloud-based, scalable computing environment for universities and research institutions around the world. A secure and trusted environment enables universities and research institutions access leading edge manufacturing technologies (PDK), state of the art design tools and the latest open source and proprietary cloud computing technologies. Following, SCI will begin deploying its platform to semiconductor companies.

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MobiCart is a simple way to build and manage your m-commerce store as a native or web app. MobiCart works on its own, or links up to your existing website. MobiCart takes m-commerce to a new level of personalization by enabling anyone to quickly deploy a native storefront application on iOS and Android devices as well as HTML5. MobiCart combines a customized application development platform with an online ecosystem for sharing extensions.

Do join the upcoming 5th edition of the Asia IoT Business Platform 2015 at Fairmont Jakarta from 25-26 August 2015 to help bring the future closer. We look forward to welcoming you there![:]

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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.[:]