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Thailand and Turkey to cooperate in science, technology

As both countries are among the world’s emerging economies, science, technological development, innovation, and qualified human resources are important in the transitioning of both countries to the next stage. The deal increased the numbers of countries that TUBITAK cooperates with to 49.

Malaysian university gathers international experts to explore digital economy

Academicians and industry players gathered at the 11th Curtin University Science and Engineering (CUTSE) International Conference 2018 at the campus in Malaysia aimed at promoting national and international interests by advancing strategies for employing STI to address global challenges and improve development outcome.

Data Analytics to combat financial crime

The Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Industry Partnership launched a paper to encourage the adoption of data analytics solutions by financial institutions.

My Health Record’s privacy protections strengthens

The Australian Parliament passed the My Health Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018. The amendments allow Australians to opt in or out of having a My Health Record at any time during their life.

UNSW receives largest ARC funding share

With total funding worth A$ 45 million, the various projects include climate change and coastal ecosystems, genome editing, cyber-attacks and low-cost technology, among others.

Indonesia to regulate digital gold transactions

The sellers will be required to physically have the gold products on hand before they can actually offer them to potential buyers online. More importantly, the transaction should also be finalised through clearing, which means that the product should be received upon completion of payment.

Philippine government to boost local firms’ R&D

The program provides financial assistance to private firms for at least three years to help enhance their capacity. This can be used for the acquisition of high-tech equipment and machinery, technology licensing, and patent rights.

Four HKSTP companies receive CES innovation awards

The four companies innovated in the fields of home appliances tech, cybersecurity and personal privacy, wearable technologies, fitness, sports and biotech as well as embedded technologies. They will showcase their innovations at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, USA.

Eight essential strategies to mitigate cybersecurity

The Australian Cyber Security Centre has shared a document titled Strategies to Mitigate Cyber Security Incidents. The document prioritises a list of mitigation strategies to assist organisations in protecting their systems against cyberthreats. The strategies can be customised to each organisation’s needs and concerns.

New partnership forms dedicated blockchain research group

Aided by the research grant and support from the company, the project will help the University deliver research papers, software artefacts, and opportunities in higher education that have never been seen before in the blockchain space.

Malaysia champions green jobs and skills in ASEAN

The Prime Minister stated urged the nations present at the meeting to embark on this journey immediately, noting that Malaysia will do its best to take the labour sector forward by incorporating green jobs and skills into the aegis of its chairmanship, particularly in greentech and renewable energy.

Digital transformation centre to boost collaborative research

The Centre will showcase a new and evolving approach for clients to deliver digital solutions by drawing on the company’s global experience in digital transformation and the University’s expertise in Industry 4.0 technology, social impact, and design thinking.

Leading Thai money changer offering digital cash passport

The move aims to promote a cashless society, much touted in the government’s Thailand 4.0 initiative, and generates new revenue from merchant fees. In addition, The company will soon include a mobile app that lets users check their balance and pay at some stores with a QR code.

New organisation to promote digital identity in NZ

It will bring together private and government organisation in order to make digital identity easier and more secure for everyone in New Zealand. It is significant that all New Zealanders, companies and organisations are informed of what digital identity exactly is.

Entrepreneurs and enterprises to help improve HDB living

Innovation is key to development, and it’s no different for public housing. Cool Ideas Enterprise and Pulse of the Heartlands MoUs will help aspiring entrepreneurs and enterprises advance the development of innovative solutions that improve HDB living.

Drones to bolster disaster response in the Philippines

The innovative non-profit initiative aims to provide communications technology and technical assistance to emergency response teams. This will help in gathering accurate and up-to-date data on the status of lifelines in disaster situations.

Exclusive: The future of public housing

Living better is possible in the future. Singapore’s Housing Development Board (HDB) is embarking on various projects to improve resident’s lives. Mr Fong Chun Wah, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Building), HDB, shares what residents can look forward to in their estates.

Joint Cyber Security Centre opens in Adelaide

The Adelaide facility is a part of Australia’s lead cyber security agency, the Australian Signals Directorate, and its Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). It provides the Australians access to a broad range of services from cyber security experts around the country.

Malaysia unveils blockchain-based certificate verification

The e-Scroll system has been developed with the aim to address the alarming rise in the number of fake degrees some of which are now rolled out online. Easy access to fake degrees and its related certificates is not only morally unforgiving but also sets out wrong signals to the wellbeing of the society.

New Centre changes how NZ Police connects with public

Online reporting will not only make it easier to report a crime or other issues, it could also reduce inappropriate use of channels such as the emergency 111 number. A virtual service point is also being piloted where a digital portal enables connection between the public and a Police staff member.

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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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CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

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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.

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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 business services provider. We help 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 3,000 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.