Author: Rachel Tan

Must-go tech conferences for business transformation leaders in 2018

CES, SXSW and GMIC, do you recognise any of these terms? If you do not recognise them, do not worry, we’re here to help! These terms are short for some of the best tech conferences worldwide that enable leaders to engage in business transformation. As we shared previously in our guide to fostering innovation within companies, tech events are one of the best opportunities for leaders to stay on top of emerging trends in their industries. With consumer-centricity being one of the top priorities today, tech conferences – like the ones we feature in our calendar – offer insights...

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APAC’s Banks Collaborate to Advance Blockchain Technologies

Recently, a consortium of banks in Asia – Singapore-headquartered OCBC Bank, UK-headquartered HSBC Bank and Japan-headquartered Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) – collaborated with one of Singapore’s government agencies, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), to successfully launch Southeast Asia’s first Know-Your-Customer (KYC) blockchain. Interactions between the stakeholders involved were key to the project’s success as shared by Mr. Altona Widjaja, Vice President, Fintech and Innovation Group, OCBC Bank, “The shared KYC Platform is a joint project between OCBC Bank, HSBC and MUFG, together with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). Together, the partners defined the vision of the...

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Join Us at the Chief Innovation Officer Summit in Shanghai from 6 – 7 September!

Innovation leaders in businesses are facing an ever greater threat of disruption in today’s fast-paced world. However, it does not have to be a challenge that they face alone. Recognising the opportunity for companies to benefit from internal and external forces for business transformation, Innovation Enterprise has been conducting the Chief Innovation Officer Summit in Shanghai since 2015 to bring together the best practices in innovation from leading global and Chinese companies. The summit offers a space where participants can come together to learn from and share insights with their peers, with over 100 senior level attendees from large organisations (34%...

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FoodTech’s 2 Key Impacts in Asia-Pacific

FoodTech and AgriTech startups were the key focus of the Future Food Asia Award 2017, offering an opportunity to look into the developing challenges towards the sustainable production of food in Asia as well as globally. Launched by ID Capital, and supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board and American food processing and commodities corporation Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), the event brought together a community of investors, large corporates, governments, academics and entrepreneurs. Food security is a pressing issue for Asia-Pacific with estimates from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations suggesting that Asia-Pacific will...

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Future Food Asia 2017 : Join us to see game-changing AgriTech & FoodTech startups!

Food security is a key issue in today’s world, especially in Asia, where there’s an expected boom in the middle class, changing consumer patterns as well as increasing scarcity of arable land due to climate change. Future Food Asia is one of the emerging players in innovation for technological developments in agriculture as well as food and launched a startup competition in November 2016 to place itself at the centre of these developments. It is offering a US$100,000 grant for the startup making an significant impact in the food value chain. The competition saw startups from 19 different countries applying and on...

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