Award-winning BETTER Mobile App helps Brunei’s biggest local car rental and leasing company to transform business workflows and revolutionise customer communications.
The acid test for a technology is, “when we turn it off, we should be better than when we turned it on”. “Are we making things better for people or are we slowly draining the creative potential of the people that we have?” - Dr Vivienne Ming, co-founder and managing partner of Socos
2018 will be the year of artificial intelligence (AI). Not that it wasn’t making itself felt in 2017, but this year AI will loom larger and grow to underpin almost every other technology development we can think of, from man-machine interaction to business IT to security. And so, with that context in mind, these are some of the key trends we see for 2018.
Education is undergoing a dramatic transformation from a teacher-centric to a learner-centric paradigm in response to megatrends that are re-shaping the global socio-economic landscape. These developments present a formidable challenge to educators who are trying to prepare students for the future.
From the swirl of tech predictions for 2017, we extract some of the key trends that businesses need to pay attention to.
Organisations are increasingly convinced that Data Science will be a critical component of their business and are clamouring to adopt it. Nevertheless, it is vital to keep in mind that the wrong approach may result in catastrophic consequences. It is therefore essential that organisations understand what their options and respective implications are.
In accordance with Singapore’s vision to become the world’s first Smart Nation, the Smart Nation initiative was launched in 2014. The initiative strives to rally the collective effort of various stakeholders including citizens, governments, businesses and education institutes, to co-create a future of better living for all through tech-enabled solutions.
Organisations have to start thinking about how they can position themselves for the age of machine learning.
Video analytics has been widely deployed in buildings and spaces in many parts of the world, but it is no panacea in ensuring public safety.
Data analytics is making a difference by changing mindsets and providing the intelligence for better “decision-making” across the public and private sectors, say infocomm leaders
Smart City Innovation
As we prepare for a future enabled by digital transformation, cognitive computing, artificial intelligence and robotics will play critical roles in helping us make better use of data and unlock the full potential of next-generation Smart & Safe City and Industry 4.0.
Cities around the world are growing rapidly as more and more people migrate to urban centres in search of better job prospects and a brighter future. This will pose a significant challenge to urban centres as they struggle to cope with infrastructure and resource constraints in the face of rising population density.
With growing passenger volumes, especially in the Asia-Pacific region, and heightened risks of terrorism, it is increasingly challenging for airport operators, airlines and other industry players to enhance operational efficiency, productivity and security. Mr. Lee Siew Kit, Director, Smart and Safe City, NCS Group, shares how technology can help airport operators, airlines, ground handlers, inflight caterers, engineers and others address these challenges.
Fancy having the fans switched on automatically on a hot day while walking along a sheltered walkway? Or the ability to monitor your power and water consumption on-demand? These could soon become a reality when the first smart estates in Singapore are ready starting from 2020.
In an increasingly connected world where having digital skills is the key to success of individuals and businesses, bridging the digital divide is becoming a top priority among developed and emerging countries alike.
Mobility-as-a-Service is a subscription-based service that offers a seamless combination of transport modes to meet commuters’ end-to-end travel needs based on their preferences or other criteria
IMAGINE zipping around in personal transit pods that traverse a network of underground passages. Or having your household waste sucked by an underground network of waste tunnels, eliminating the need for rubbish collection trucks. Such scenarios aren’t too far-fetched – they’re already a reality in a handful of "smart estates" around the world.
A look at the innovations and innovators helping to build Singapore's Smart Nation future. This feature will provide an overview of game-changing ideas presented at InnovFest unBound, highlight some of the Forbes Under-30 leaders, introduce emerging technologies solving real-world problems and look at the latest insights being provided by data analytics.
Learn about the steps that organisations can take to turn their university campus, hospital cluster, neighbourhoods and industrial park into Smart Campuses. Find out how smart technologies can power a Smart Campus to achieve operational efficiency, situational awareness, improve engagement between operators and users, and enable data visualisation.
Cyber-attacks are reaching new unprecedented levels of impact and scale. Ransomware attacks, spearfishing and the number of detected zero days are all sharply on the rise, alongside frequent mega-hacks, exposing record breaking quantities of private data. This will be of no surprise to IT security professionals, but what remains unknown is how to counter these unwavering trends.
Mr Freddy Tan, NCS’ Director and Enterprise Security Architect, shares on cyber attacks against Critical Information Infratructures (CII), and what CII owners and operators can do to secure critical systems.
Digital health offers many benefits for healthcare providers. It also poses risks that cannot be ignored. How can IT departments at hospitals, insurance companies and similar organisations mitigate the security challenges of digital health?
A growing skills gap is expected to make it even more difficult for organisations to meet the ever-worsening challenges of cybersecurity. This article examines the strategies most likely to improve cybersecurity testing and training to the future levels needed.
Get some tips on how to increase cyber security literacy in the boardroom. Top management has a critical role to address and oversee decisions related to cyber security – decisions that cannot be delegated to IT teams. A top-down approach is needed to establish a well-defined security posture for the organisation.
The business process services industry could be in for a transformation as robotic process automation (RPA), combined with artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies, disrupt existing work flows and start to contribute not only to cost reduction but also to top-line growth.
By harnessing analytics technologies, Singapore’s education sector can enable personalised education and improve outcomes for students and educators
Is digital transformation something new or something old? After all, many high tech sectors have been innovating digitally for decades. Why all the fervour now? It is because these high tech sectors' innovations have now proliferated to all sectors of the economy and society.
Disruptive technology is transforming business models, processes and the way organisations approach innovation; setting the stage for a new economy where value is unlocked through technology.
By harnessing technologies that put patients at the heart of services, Singapore’s healthcare providers can increase efficiencies and deliver better care.
The term “FinTech” can also be applied to companies such as Uber, Grab, Spotify and Netflix. “They are from non-financial sectors, but are also using disruptive technology to enable payments, transactions and create new marketplaces.
The growing uncertainty and complexity in the world today demands a nimble and adaptable workforce to meet the demands of the 21st century economy, making lifelong learning more crucial than before.
Collaboration tools are more important than ever to enable organisations to communicate across time zones and geographies and help virtual teams succeed. This article looks at what enterprises should look out for when choosing enterprise collaboration tools.
“What does ‘organisational resilience’ really mean?” In today’s rapidly changing global economy, being resilient is especially important for public-sector organisations facing strong pressures to modernise and keep up with changing social needs while also controlling expenses.
Caring for patients at home can reduce costs and improve the quality of care.
Around the world, digital technologies are enabling organisations of all kinds to reinvent themselves to become faster, smarter and more responsive to stakeholders.
Improved efficiency and cost savings aren’t the only benefits that organisations can reap from their digital transformation efforts. Done right, digitisation programmes enable many new and better ways of interacting with, retaining and attracting customers.
Business leaders in Singapore are recognising how digital transformation can help their companies innovate, grow and better serve customers. Across organisations in government, financial services, healthcare, education and other sectors, executives said their businesses are looking to new cloud, mobility and digital initiatives to help retain customers, improve innovation and better manage operational costs.
Across the Asia-Pacific region, government agencies are coming to the growing realisation they must transform their services and citizen engagement strategies for the digital age. While many organisations have yet to embrace the full range of digital technologies available today, a growing number have or are moving to do so.
The digital revolution has created unprecedented challenges for organisations as they try to navigate these changes by embarking on their digital transformation journeys. How can organisations be relevant and competitive as they seek to digitally disrupt the way they achieve operational efficiencies and transition to digital business models?