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June 8-10, 2022
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5G, POWERING UP NEW POSSIBILITIES FOR ENTERPRISES AND INDIVIDUALS

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the ways businesses create value, engage with customers, and facilitate innovations. Delivering digital experiences also has become an absolute must as consumer behaviour is likely to have been transformed forever. From a shift to remote working to a surge in e-commerce shopping, industries will have to adapt fast to deliver the best experiences and instant access in order to attract and retain customers.

WHY INTERCONNECTION IS BECOMING MORE IMPORTANT TO BUSINESSES IN ASIA

Whether you are a national business with sites across Singapore, a global enterprise with operations in multiple markets, or a SaaS provider looking to roll out in new geographies, interconnection is becoming more essential for connecting to customers and partners. In this article we look at how the acceleration in adoption of cloud-based services is causing businesses to revaluate how they interconnect with clouds, data centres and their business partners.

Seize New Digitalization Opportunities to Create New Value for Industries

By Nicholas Ma, President of Huawei Asia Pacific Enterprise Business Group


In 2020, one of the most serious pandemics in history swept across the world — the impact was profound, as we know all too well. COVID-19 has dramatically changed how people live, work, and create value. As such, it has driven the increasing convergence of the digital and physical worlds. It has also supercharged the digital transformation of industries and thousands of industries are being reshaped, marking an epochal shift.

Getting the Most Out of Customer Premises Deployments with uCPE

In this e-book get insights on:

  • The uCPE Market: High Growth Driven by Secure SD-WAN    
  • Evolution of uCPE, the universal Customer Premises EDGE?
  • Is Your SD-WAN Future-Proof? If Not, Why Not?
  • uCPE: A Launchpad for the Next Generation Enterprise Services
  • uCPE: A New Money-Maker for Enterprise Services 
  • How to Get a Head Start with Secure SD-WAN on uCPE

TOP 5 GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC TELECOMS AND PAYMENTS INDUSTRY FOR 2021

Mei Lee Quah, Associate Director, ICT, Frost & Sullivan and speaker at CommunicAsia 2021, an anchor event of Asia Tech x Singapore, lays out the top growth opportunities for Telecoms and Payments in APAC for 2021.

MEET C-SUITE LEADERS SHAKING UP THE NARRATIVE FOR WOMEN IN TECH

This International Women’s Day, accelerateHER Asia, brought to you by the team behind Asia Tech X Singapore,  has partnered with global leadership community YPO to shine a light on the leaders in tech who #ChooseToChallenge gender norms in business.

In this blog, Mieke De Schepper (Executive Vice President, Online Travel Companies and Managing Director Asia Pacific at Amadeus IT Group) Mui Hoon Poh (Co-Founder and CEO of Esseplore) and Su-Yen Wong (Founder and CEO of Bronze Phoenix) share their insight on: 

  • Shifts businesses still need to make to give women a seat at the table
  • How they, as business leaders, are striving to close the gender gap in tech
  • Advice for women looking to enter the tech industry
  • The challenges we still face in the journey towards gender parity.

3 TIPS TO HELP SMES GEAR UP FOR RECOVERY POST COVID-19

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a significant role within Singapore’s economy and society. Making up 99% of the overall number of enterprises within the island state, SMEs account for nearly three-fourths of employment and these small business owners are what keep the Singaporean economy going. 

For SMEs, the pandemic brought into key focus a pain point that had been previously identified, albeit with limited progress – the need to digitalize and future-proof their businesses.

THE “NEW NORMAL” PROVIDES PIRATES WITH PRIME ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

The “new normal” of staying at home has provided pirates with a wide range of economic opportunities to capitalize on the early availability of high-quality content and pent-up consumer demand. In many cases, the theatrical distribution window has been drastically reduced; some content owners are releasing premium content only a few weeks post-theatrical release (as opposed to the standard 70 to 90 days) and others are going straight to premium video on demand, foregoing theatrical release altogether. While it is unclear whether these changes to the traditional distribution chain will continue, under current circumstances the increased reliance on digital revenue makes protecting these valuable assets critically important.

CONNECT WITH: JOHN WASTCOAT

We sit down with John Wastcoat, SVP, Strategic Alliances and Marketing at Zixi and find out what 3 tech trends he thinks are going to take over the next few years, what innovations caught his eye during COVID-19 and what he enjoys doing in this spare time. 

COVID-19 COULD BE THE SHOT IN THE ARM IOT INSURANCE NEEDS

Outlines the near-term consequence of COVID-19 on the insurance sector and that IoT will play an increasingly central role in new insurance offerings and the claims process.

UNDERSTANDING CHANGING CONSUMER DYNAMICS IS CRITICAL AS WE FACE A SECOND WAVE OF COVID-19

Considers how consumer dynamics have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic and how consumer's relationship with digital services such as messaging apps and group calling has shifted.Connect now.

SMART NATION NAVIGATOR 2020/2021

The Smart Nation Navigator (SNN) is SGTech’s first attempt to document all the organisations that provide Smart Nation solutions in Singapore. It is supported by the Smart Nation and Digital Government Office (SNDGO) and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). The SNN aims to facilitate user-organisations to connect with smart solution providers in Singapore, and solution providers to connect and collaborate on future projects in Singapore and overseas.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.  

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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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.  

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.

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

Contributed by knowledge partner: OMDIA

DIGITAL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE REACHES TIPPING POINT

Contributed by knowledge partner: OMDIA

CONNECT WITH: VERONICA TAN

By Veronica Tan, Director, Infocomm Media Development Authority

OPTIMISING THE MEDIA VALUE CHAIN WITH THE CLOUD

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

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

Contributed by knowledge partner: OMDIA

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

Contributed by knowledge partner: OMDIA

COVID-19: TECHNOLOGY IS FLATTENING THE ECONOMIC CURVE

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

Broadcast Industry News

Read all about the latest trend in the Broadcast industry.

A NEW ERA OF NEWSROOM

One of the biggest journalists’ challenges nowadays is adapting to the ‘new normal.’ How to keep up delivering quality content when the world turns upside down? How to transfer complex newsroom tasks into virtual space?
From difficult editorial planning decisions to reporters telling their stories even from the harsh conditions of locked-down areas, can we handle all these tasks while staying in touch with the team and skillfully use the story-centric workflows? We speak about impacts of Covid pandemic on the daily routine of the average journalist and the alternative collaboration tools to help your team stay connected in the article.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

CONNECT WITH: MATT HOLMES

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

5G AND SPORTS BECOMING A WINNING COMBINATION

Contributed by knowledge partner: OMDIA

COVID-19: LOCKDOWN OFFERS TRADITIONAL TV A CRUCIAL OPPORTUNITY

Contributed by knowledge partner: OMDIA

ICT & Satellite Industry News

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

Delivering IoT Value from a New Frontier – Outer Space

Speaker at ConnecTechAsia2020, Christophe Cazes, CEO, APAC, Eutelsat, shares insight on key use applications of satellite IoT during COVID-19 and beyond.

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. 

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

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. 

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

Contributed by knowledge partner: OMDIA

SINGAPORE SHOULD EMBRACE AUTOMATION FOR ITS NEXT STAGE OF GROWTH

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

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.