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ONTARIO, CANADA: TECH TALENT LIVES IN THE NORTH
ONTARIO, CANADA: TECH TALENT LIVES IN THE NORTH

Showcasing at ConnecTechAsia 2020, the Ontario, Canada pavilions brings 12 companies that are putting the spotlight on an already robust tech scene up in the North. 

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CONNECT WITH: MARTIN HUANG
CONNECT WITH: MARTIN HUANG

We sit down with Managing Director of SenseTime International and ConnecTechAsia headliner speaker, Martin Huang and learn more about AI, the curriculum they have designed for tertiary students and why its important for them to start learning young and what he enjoys doing in his spare time. 

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CONNECT WITH: MOHAN BELANI
CONNECT WITH: MOHAN BELANI

We sit down with judge Mohan Belani, co-founder and CEO of e27.co and chat about what he'll be looking out for at Elevating Founders, his thoughts on tech in a COVID world and what he enjoys in his spare time. 

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BECOMING AN AD PLAYER
BECOMING AN AD PLAYER

What are the steps telcos can take to capture a share of the advertising market? Find out in this piece contributed by media partner, Pioneer Consulting Asia-Pacific.

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CONNECT WITH: NATALIE BLACK
CONNECT WITH: NATALIE BLACK

We sit down with Natalie Black, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific, UK Government at Department for International Trade (DIT) and chat about advancements in tech accelerated by COVID-19, cybersecurity and the passion she's rediscovered since the global lockdown. 

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HOW ECONOMIC VOLATILITY CAN BREED INNOVATIVE CHANGE
HOW ECONOMIC VOLATILITY CAN BREED INNOVATIVE CHANGE

Learn how Verizon adapted to the large scale disruption and change caused by the COVID-19 pandemic while also helping customers manage and keep their business operational. 

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CONNECT WITH: KAUSTUBHA PARKHI
CONNECT WITH: KAUSTUBHA PARKHI

In this edition of Connect With, we sit down with CommunicAsia Awards judge Kaustubha Parkhi, Principal Analyst at Insight Research, and learn more about cloud-native telco adoption, what sort of innovations he'll be looking out for at the awards and what he carves out spare time for despite his increased workload. 

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CONNECT WITH: THANDI DEMANET
CONNECT WITH: THANDI DEMANET

We sit down with Thandi Demanet, co-founder and director at Tessellate Advisory and CommunicAsia Awards judge and chat about some of the more innovative products borne from COVID-19, her take on remote working and virtual yoga. 

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CONNECT WITH: PAMELA CLARK-DICKSON
CONNECT WITH: PAMELA CLARK-DICKSON

CommunicAsia Awards Judge Pamela Clark-Dickson, Principal Analyst in the Service Provider Consumer team at Omdia, shares her insights on OTT trends, the relevance of teleconferencing platforms in a post-lockdown world and a new skill she's picked up.  

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CONNECT WITH: NICOLE MCCORMICK
CONNECT WITH: NICOLE MCCORMICK

CommunicAsia Awards judges, Nicole McCormick, Senior Principal Analyst at Omdia, chats with us about the immense shift toward digitalisation, what she'll be looking out for at the awards and her least favourite move at the gym. 

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE REMOTE KIND
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE REMOTE KIND

Work from home (WFH) was a lifesaver for many enterprises during the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are some negative effects to consider. WFH reduces serendipity, affects lifestyles and mental wellbeing, and can disengage participants.

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CONNECT WITH: NEIL SHAH
CONNECT WITH: NEIL SHAH

We chat with one of our CommunicAsia Awards judges, Neil Shah, Vice President Research and Partner at Asia-based firm Counterpoint Research, and chat 5G, Fixed Wireless Access and what he does in his spare time. 

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CONNECT WITH: AARON BOASMAN-PATEL
CONNECT WITH: AARON BOASMAN-PATEL

We sit down with one of our CommunicAsia Awards judges, Aaron Boasman-Patel, Vice-President of AI, Customer Experience and Data at TM Forum, and chat about inherent biases in AI, how COVID-19 has accelerated AI technology and what he's been up to in lockdown. 

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CONNECT WITH: SHIV PUTCHA
CONNECT WITH: SHIV PUTCHA

We sit down with one of our CommunicAsia Awards judges, Shiv Putcha, Founder and Principal Analyst, Mandala Insights, to find out what he'll be looking out for, his thoughts on COVID-19 and its impact on digital, and what he likes doing in his spare time.  

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INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION BETWEEN REGULATORY AUTHORITIES WILL BE VITAL IN REGULATING ONLINE PLATFORMS
INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION BETWEEN REGULATORY AUTHORITIES WILL BE VITAL IN REGULATING ONLINE PLATFORMS

In an era where online content is increasingly user-generated, the responsibility for removing illegal and harmful content, as well as disinformation and fake news, is increasingly lying with the platforms themselves.

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JOINED UP THINKING BEHIND A COMMON PURPOSE IS ESSENTIAL TO NAVIGATE TOWARD THE POST PANDEMIC WORLD
JOINED UP THINKING BEHIND A COMMON PURPOSE IS ESSENTIAL TO NAVIGATE TOWARD THE POST PANDEMIC WORLD

Contributed by knowledge partner: OMDIA

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DIGITAL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE REACHES TIPPING POINT
DIGITAL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE REACHES TIPPING POINT

Contributed by knowledge partner: OMDIA

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CONNECT WITH: VERONICA TAN
CONNECT WITH: VERONICA TAN

By Veronica Tan, Director, Infocomm Media Development Authority

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OPTIMISING THE MEDIA VALUE CHAIN WITH THE CLOUD
OPTIMISING THE MEDIA VALUE CHAIN WITH THE CLOUD

By Shweta Jain, APAC Head of Business Development, Media and Entertainment, AWS

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REBOUNDING FROM THE PANDEMIC WILL DEPEND ON HUMAN CONNECTION, AND SPEED
REBOUNDING FROM THE PANDEMIC WILL DEPEND ON HUMAN CONNECTION, AND SPEED

Contributed by knowledge partner: OMDIA

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DIGITAL BUSINESS AGILITY IS NO LONGER A “NICE-TO-HAVE”—IT’S A NECESSITY
DIGITAL BUSINESS AGILITY IS NO LONGER A “NICE-TO-HAVE”—IT’S A NECESSITY

Contributed by knowledge partner: OMDIA

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COVID-19: TECHNOLOGY IS FLATTENING THE ECONOMIC CURVE
COVID-19: TECHNOLOGY IS FLATTENING THE ECONOMIC CURVE

By: Ivan Ferrari, Event Director Telecom, Media & Technology Events at Informa Markets

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Broadcast Industry News

Read all about the latest trend in the Broadcast industry.


RIDING THE WAVE: THE NAME OF THE GAME IS COOPERATION
RIDING THE WAVE: THE NAME OF THE GAME IS COOPERATION

In this editorial contributed by BroadcastAsia exhibitor, CenturyLink, we find out more about the future of gaming in a COVID-19 world. 

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THREE LESSONS YOU CAN LEARN FROM YOUR CUSTOMERS
THREE LESSONS YOU CAN LEARN FROM YOUR CUSTOMERS

In this editorial contributed by BroadcastAsia exhibitor, CenturyLink, we learn three lessons you from the success of Disney+ that are valuable to companies of all sizes. 

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HOW TO WIN THE OTT RACE WITH A HOLISTIC MONITORING SOLUTION
HOW TO WIN THE OTT RACE WITH A HOLISTIC MONITORING SOLUTION

Over the last few years, OTT video consumption has taken off rapidly and continues to grow at a rapid pace. Research suggests that if there is any buffering or issues with the audio/video, they will seek a different television service.

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TRENDS, CHALLENGES AND DEVELOPMENTS IN STREAMING
TRENDS, CHALLENGES AND DEVELOPMENTS IN STREAMING

Deepanshu Rustagi, Business Development Manager, at Interra Systems breaks down upcoming trends and challenges in video streaming in light of COVID-19.

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Game subscriptions draw in millions, but will all developers get on board?
Game subscriptions draw in millions, but will all developers get on board?

By 2024, game subscriptions will represent only 13% of total video games revenue, but subscriptions will nevertheless play an important role in gamer retention.

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5G AND SPORTS BECOMING A WINNING COMBINATION
5G AND SPORTS BECOMING A WINNING COMBINATION

Contributed by knowledge partner: OMDIA

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CONNECT WITH: MATT HOLMES
CONNECT WITH: MATT HOLMES

Hear from Matt Holmes in our interview with the Supervising Visual Effects Editor at Weta Digital Ltd.

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COVID-19: LOCKDOWN OFFERS TRADITIONAL TV A CRUCIAL OPPORTUNITY
COVID-19: LOCKDOWN OFFERS TRADITIONAL TV A CRUCIAL OPPORTUNITY

Contributed by knowledge partner: OMDIA

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ICT & Satellite Industry News

Read about the latest developments in the ICT and Satellite industry. 


INVEST SEOUL, INVEST IN A READY CITY
INVEST SEOUL, INVEST IN A READY CITY

Korea's quick recovery despite experiencing one of the largest COVID-19 outbreaks is testament to their effective strategy in utilising ICT and tapping onto their tech knowledge. Read on to find out how you can be a part of their growing tech scene. 

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HYBRID CLOUD IS THE NEW BATTLEGROUND FOR THE HYPERSCALE CLOUD SERVICE PROVIDERS
HYBRID CLOUD IS THE NEW BATTLEGROUND FOR THE HYPERSCALE CLOUD SERVICE PROVIDERS

The use of cloud computing is continuing to grow as organizations look for more agile approaches to IT delivery of applications, workloads, and services.Connect now

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WHILE EDGE SERVICE PROVIDERS PONDER SINGLE SOURCE VS.BEST OF BREED, CLOUD PLAYERS ARE POISED TO WIN
WHILE EDGE SERVICE PROVIDERS PONDER SINGLE SOURCE VS.BEST OF BREED, CLOUD PLAYERS ARE POISED TO WIN

In edge services, service providers are still exploring demand. Cloud players make the differences between edge models less relevant, where a single provider that owns all the pieces can claim to model traffic more predictably to business intent. 

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OMDIA’S ICT ENTERPRISE INSIGHTS FINDS FOCUSED ICT SPEND ON LEGACY MODERNISATION AHEAD
OMDIA’S ICT ENTERPRISE INSIGHTS FINDS FOCUSED ICT SPEND ON LEGACY MODERNISATION AHEAD

Contributed by knowledge partner: OMDIA

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SINGAPORE SHOULD EMBRACE AUTOMATION FOR ITS NEXT STAGE OF GROWTH
SINGAPORE SHOULD EMBRACE AUTOMATION FOR ITS NEXT STAGE OF GROWTH

By: Malina Platon, Managing Director, ASEAN Region, UIPath

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THE FUTURE OF AUTOMATION AND ITS IMPACT ON THE WORKFORCE
THE FUTURE OF AUTOMATION AND ITS IMPACT ON THE WORKFORCE

ConnecTechAsia sits down with Joanna Reijgersberg-Siew, Senior Director, Intelligent Industry Solutions Lead – IoT, Data & AI, Avenade to discuss the future of automation and its impact on the workforce.

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