First city-based database of ordinances launched in Quezon City

It targets to counter ordinance violations by educating residents about the regulations and corresponding penalties. Users are also provided with announcements like schedule of events, meetings, and infographics. It will be updated weekly to add new ordinances passed in weekly council meetings.

Data breaches on the rise in Australia

The Office of Australian Information Commissioner has published the third instalment of the Notifiable Data Breaches Quarterly Statistics Report. This quarter saw an increase in the number of breaches.

Scholarship to increase number of women in ICT

The successful applicant will be awarded NZ$ 5000, which will go towards her tuition, and may be offered an employment with the company upon graduation. This will play an important role in promoting IT and technical subjects to women looking at study options.

Malaysia sees global insurer launch shared services centre

The Shared Services Centre is a testament to the company’s long-term commitment to investing in the region. Chairman of InvestKL noted that the hub exemplifies the ability and quality of the city’s world-class talents that are readily available in embracing the new era of Industry 4.0.

Hong Kong govt unveils grand new plans at Fintech Week

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) launched the eTradeConnect, the HKMA’s blockchain trade finance platform. In addition, it was announced that the SFC will be publicising a regulatory framework for robo-advisory in April 2019.

AR to improve medical facilities in disaster zones

Using this technology, people will be able to see what works and in what circumstances. The designs can then be tested and work can then be refined in order for deployable hospitals and the medical technologies they contain be fit for all circumstances.

EXCLUSIVE – Understanding Next Generation Sequencing

OpenGov Asia had the opportunity to interview Wolfgang Mertz, Chief Technology Officer, HPC, Life Sciences & Healthcare, EMEA, Dell EMC. He explains why Next Generation Sequencing is all the buzz and how to take the technology further.