Indonesian and Korean start-ups showcased in a joint event

The Indonesia-Korea Tech-Startup Demo Day was part of the Global Mentoring Program, which aims to explore the potential and development of South Korean start-ups to enter the Indonesian market. Other events were mentoring sessions and participation in the business-matching and demo day.

Role for insurance in cybersecurity within ASEAN

In light of global trade wars and regional circumstances, Minister for Finance Mr Heng Swee Keat reinforced the need for resilience at the 15th Singapore International Reinsurance Conference. Insurance has a great role to play in bolstering against preventable attacks or unexpected disasters, boosting the rate of recovery.

India, Japan to cooperate on security technology

The leaders have agreed to conduct joint research on AI, IoT and other advanced technologies. With Japan’s software and India’s hardware, the two nations hope to innovate and promote global innovation through the exchange of IT talent and technologies.

VR to prepare South Australians for bushfire

The virtual reality scenario replicates typical conditions experienced in a major fire, including strong, changeable winds fanning the flames. The scenario is realistic but safe and underlines the importance of being prepared in the event of a major fire.

Bill on Consolidated Poverty Data Collection approved on second reading

It is the generation of data at the local level, serving as basis in targeting poor households in the planning, budgeting and implementation of government programs geared towards poverty alleviation. It merges data collection of all national agencies, geotagging, and the Community Based Monitoring.

3D mapping to enable smarter land use

Data will be used for better management of natural hazards. It is essential for better flood risk mapping. It will also provide better understanding of the impacts of climate change such as landslides and erosion, as well as an improved environmental management.