While the technology itself cannot stop the spread of the disease, it plays a vital role in educating and empowering people to be aware of their surrounding and take the right measures to minimise the impact.
The new dataset enables emergency services to better protect vital locations before and during a disaster. It was developed in response to the NSW Independent Bushfire Inquiry, which identified the loss of connectivity as a recurring issue faced during the last bushfire season.
New tech applications in the healthcare sector have become increasingly vital as the country looks to mitigate the effects of the pandemic and thrive in the new normal.
For the first time, investment in Vietnamese start-ups has exceeded Singapore. Funding for Vietnamese-based start-ups accounted for 18% of the total investment in the region in 2019.
The government has mandated tollway operators to employ e-payment schemes to avoid vehicle congestion and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The programme is driving smart banking innovation in Hong Kong, providing start-ups and the developer community opportunities and resources to co-create solutions in digital payments and commercial and retail banking.
Travellers and authorities need technology to help them manage health risks and formalities as they begin to travel across borders in the new normal.
In addition to reinforcing its Free Wi-fi for All project, the Philippine government is also intent on improving other tech infrastructure across the nation.
A study by a global recruitment agency predicts that tech-empowered industries like e-commerce, fintech, logistics & supply chain, manufacturing, R&D, as well as MedTech & biotech will continue to see solid growth in 2021.