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Fintech significant for financial inclusion in the Philippines

Seamless Philippines 2018 brought in industry disruptors and leaders to deliver highly focused presentations and case studies on e-wallets and blockchain. Government speakers also attended the event to touch on various digital innovations facilitating the improvement of various public services.

Robot that cleans navy ship wins contest

AMAR is designed using magnets to attach to the side of a steel vessel. High pressure water, which was simulated with hose nozzles and paints, were added in order to be used for cleaning and painting the ship. It will eliminate the danger on workers and reduce the bill by millions per ship.

Has data reached a fever pitch?

In its second iteration, the United Nations World Data Forum brought together experts to discuss how data could be used to overcome challenges and also seize the opportunities in the lead up to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Space start-up wins for small satellite propulsion system

The NZ$ 25,000 prize in seed capital will help them release their initial software product in 2019. They are looking forward to acquiring flight heritage, strengthening relationship with the New Zealand Space Agency, and facilitating space exploration nationally.

New Zealand trials AI for cross-agency regulatory context

The objective of the Proof of Concept is to find out if conversational AI works in a cross-agency regulatory context. Moreover, it will check if businesses would be open to have a conversation with a “machine” to reduce their effort in searching for information to make decisions.

Hong Kong Chief Executive’s Policy Address highlights – Part Five

The Chief Executive noted that the Government has adopted a five-pronged approach in facilitating Fintech development: promotion, facilitation, regulation, talents and funding. She also shared that Hong Kong will work towards sustaining the current rapid development of the digital economy.

Malaysian media company investing heavily in training its own talent

The CIP helped the company identify and certify “innovation champions”, believed by the firm to a crucial step in accelerating its digital transformation. The CTP aims to equip teams with the new skills required to securely design, build, deploy, and operate the firm’s new offerings in the cloud.

App to improve Filipino healthcare experience

The founders have signed up 150 doctors, since its launch last September, in Davao City alone. The aim is to include more than a thousand physicians and is actively marketing to healthcare providers in other areas of the country such as Cagayan, Zamboanga, Cotabato, and soon, Metro Manila.

AI, Blockchain to change the nature of jobs: Indian PM

The Prime Minister said that the country’s diversity, demographic potential, fast-growing market size and digital infrastructure has the ability to make India a global hub for research and implementation. Industry 4.0 and AI development will lead to better healthcare, benefit the agricultural sector and reduce costs.

App boosts environment appreciation for Australians

Researchers are encouraging citizens all over Australia to download the app and report what they see. The aim of the project is to determine how brush turkeys have adapted so quickly to urban environments and what makes them geared towards urban life.

Minister Chan Chun Sing reviews ITMs

At The Future Economy Conference and Exhibition, Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr Chan Chun Sing shares where the Singapore economy is since the launch of the 23 Industry Transformation Maps.

How blockchain can change New Zealand

Blockchain removes the need for both the buyer and seller to reconcile their records and for middle men to co-ordinate transactions because it underlies cryptocurrencies as a shared tamper-proof ledger of transactions.

How big data will power the Thai the government

Leaders from various Thai governmental agencies shed light on the new and innovative ways the government plans to employ big data; including, providing internet access for all, digitalising the agricultural industry and helping to combat corruption.

PolyU team develops smart fabric detection system

‘WiseEye’ is a unique integrated AI-based system, embedded with a high-power LED light bar and a high-resolution charge-coupled device camera which is driven by an electronic motor and is mounted on a rail to capture images of the whole width of woven fabric during the weaving process.

digitalcitiesPH Awards recognises leading tech-enabled LGUs

The digitalcitiesPH Awards gave out 17 awards in different categories that include Global Competitiveness, Digital Finance Empowerment, Data-Driven Governance, Government Inter-Operability, Business Empowerment, and Customer Empowerment.

NTU is working on V2X technologies

Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technologies underpin smart mobility. Further research in this area will improve the safety and information connectivity of the vehicles.

Indian Policy Commission organises fourth lecture series on AI

The Policy Commission introduced the 2018 AI-based theme for the fourth lecture of the series as part of the national strategy for AI. The strategy for AI intends to develop a robust and technologically forward ecosystem in India for AI research and implementation.

How technology improves governance in developing Asia

New technologies hold great promise for improving government effectiveness. It is a multi-faceted concept that includes control of corruption and efficient delivery of public goods such as education, health, social security, and transport.

The new SingPass Mobile app – more convenient and secure

Memorising passwords must be one of the biggest burdens of modern life. You make one and you lose one. Even though there is relative ease in resetting the password, the Singapore Government is working to quell vicious password memorisation with the new Singpass Mobile app.

University of South Australia partners with France for Industry 4.0

The Professor of Industry of the Future position will be the focus of a range of research collaborations between the UniSA and institutions in the Brittany Region. It will include four new projects awarded funding under the State Government’s South Australia-Brittany Research Collaboration Grant.

3D printing of concrete to disrupt construction industry

Construction remains a largely manual work, which makes it very expensive. Construction is open to being disrupted by automation, and 3D printing is one technology that can help. Two approaches were explored, the powder bed 3D printing option and the onsite concrete printing.

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

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As a Titanium Black Partner of Dell Technologies, CTC Global Singapore boasts unparalleled access to resources.

Established in 1972, we bring 52 years of experience to the table, solidifying our position as a leading IT solutions provider in Singapore. With over 300 qualified IT professionals, we are dedicated to delivering integrated solutions that empower your organization in key areas such as Automation & AI, Cyber Security, App Modernization & Data Analytics, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Renowned for our consulting expertise and delivering expert IT solutions, CTC Global Singapore has become the preferred IT outsourcing partner for businesses across Singapore.

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Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

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HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

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IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and consulting services provider, helping clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,800 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently, and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity, and service. For more information, visit www.ibm.com