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News: Dyson Commits Half a Billion GBP to Fuel New Beauty Innovations

Tuesday, October 25th, 2022

The four-year investment will facilitate the opening of new beauty research labs and the development of 20 new beauty products across the next four years.

Dyson’s research into hair care underpins its hair and beauty products.

Dyson’s research into hair care underpins its hair and beauty products.

Dyson is commiting half a billion GBP to expand and accelerate its research and technology development across its beauty portfolio, announcing plans to launch 20 new beauty products in the next four years.

Alongside this investment, Dyson also releases the results of its most comprehensive hair research study, deepening understanding of hair types, styling behaviours and perceptions of hair types and hair health around the world.

Key Study Findings

Hair perceptions & hair health misconceptions:
  • 7 in 10 respondents say their hair is damaged, with dandruff, hair loss and greying hair as top concerns. However, these are not damage concerns. 67% of all respondents also agree their hair is healthy, despite it being damaged.
  • However, respondents seem to understand what ‘healthy’ hair looks and feels like, describing it as shiny (36%), smooth (29%) and linking it to a healthy scalp (26%).

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Accenture Positioned as a Leader in Digital Experience Services

Thursday, September 15th, 2022

Accenture has been positioned as a leader in “The Forrester Wave: Digital Experience Services In Asia Pacific, Q3 2022” report.

According to the report, Accenture leads with a compelling digital experience (DX) vision and expansive service portfolio through Accenture Song (formerly Accenture Interactive) in the Asia Pacific region, and received the top ranking across the “Current Offering” and “Strategy” categories.

According to the report, Accenture leads with a compelling digital experience (DX) vision and expansive service portfolio through Accenture Song (formerly Accenture Interactive) in the Asia Pacific region, and received the top ranking across the “Current Offering” and “Strategy” categories.

The Forrester report noted that compared with other vendors in the evaluation, Accenture is superior in CX insights, experience design and systems, and digital marketing and digital commerce strategy and implementation.

Accenture has one of the broadest portfolios of services to help marketing, business and technology stakeholders transform their customer engagement models and uses non-traditional business models such as joint ventures to accelerate customers’ transformation.

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Hyundai Singapore Holds Innovation Competition for Youths

Saturday, September 10th, 2022

Hyundai Motor Group today celebrated the finale of its first open innovation competition for Singaporean youth at the School of Science and Technology (SST).

S Iswaran, Minister for Transport and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations (third from left), Hong Bum Jung, Chief Executive Officer of HMGICS (second from right) with members of the 1st Place Winning Team.

S Iswaran, Minister for Transport and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations (third from left), Hong Bum Jung, Chief Executive Officer of HMGICS (second from right) with members of the 1st Place Winning Team.

The competition theme presented business cases and design ideas for Purpose-Built Vehicle (PBV).

“HMGICS is pleased to hold our first open innovation competition for Singaporean youth. HMGICS will continue to explore smart future mobility innovations by growing together with Singapore. This open innovation competition program for Singapore youth showcases our strong commitment to realize this vision. We also believe the work experience with SST will continue to help future growth of Singaporean youth in science & engineering for the sustainable future innovation in Singapore”, said Hong Bum Jung, Chief Executive Officer of HMGICS.

Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Center in Singapore (HMGICS), with the aim of better engaging Singaporean youth in the Group’s future mobility innovation, held the competition beginning this May.

The participating schools were River Valley High school, United World College, and the School of Science and Technology.

A total of 17 teams participated in the competition.

The Guest of Honor, Minister for Transport and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations, S Iswaran presented the awards to the winning teams.

With four evaluation criteria (Social Impact, Creativity of Solution, Technical Accomplishment, Business Development), SST Team 2 won 1st place and was awarded vouchers and the work opportunity at HMGICS.

As part of the 3-month long competition, participating students received mentorships and lectures on the mobility industry, engineering design, and business.

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SingTel Collaborates with Intel to Launch 5G MEC Incubator

Friday, September 9th, 2022

The Singtel x Intel multi-access edge compute (MEC) incubator will enable enterprises to develop 5G use cases, drive innovation and accelerate digital transformation.

The Singtel x Intel collaboration unlocks the immense potential of 5G connectivity and high-performance computing at the edge.

The Singtel x Intel collaboration unlocks the immense potential of 5G connectivity and high-performance computing at the edge.

Singtel today announced its collaboration with Intel to establish a 5G Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC) incubator.

“Singtel’s 5G network and Paragon MEC platform are transforming operations in sectors such as advanced manufacturing, smart logistics, healthcare, retail, transportation and urban planning. With Intel, we’re collectively bringing together our best of breed knowledge, expertise, assets and ecosystem to help address business needs, improve operational efficiencies, unlock new opportunities and advance in a 5G world,” said Bill Chang, Chief Executive Officer, Group Enterprise and Regional Data Centre Business, Singtel.

The MEC incubator will enable enterprises to adopt 5G seamlessly, deploy applications that need low latency processing at the edge, drive innovation and accelerate their digital transformation.

The incubator will be powered by Intel’s 4th Gen Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Data Center GPU, codenamed Ponte Vecchio and supported by Singtel’s Paragon, a one-stop orchestration platform for 5G edge computing and cloud services, which will simplify the adoption of these 5G services for enterprises.

The collaboration will focus on developing the application and ecosystems to deliver transformational enterprise and consumer use cases like high-definition content delivery, cloud gaming, video analytics, virtual-augmented-mixed reality and metaverse.

Enterprises can tap into Singtel and Intel’s ecosystem to deliver their 5G use cases, including ready-to-deploy applications for rapid trials and proof of concepts for research and development.

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Temus to Expand 200-strong Workforce 5-fold in Next 3 Years

Thursday, September 8th, 2022

Established in April 2021 by Temasek and USTTemus has expanded to around 200 employees within 18 months, and aims to further expand its workforce to 1,200 over the next three years.

“Organisations of every size and industry are transforming how they do business in the digital age - speed, agility, and simplicity are at the heart of successful transformations. As Temus grows, we will unlock even greater value for our customers by catalysing digital transformation holistically, for economic and societal impact,” said KC Yeoh, Chief Executive Officer, Temus.

“Organisations of every size and industry are transforming how they do business in the digital age – speed, agility, and simplicity are at the heart of successful transformations. As Temus grows, we will unlock even greater value for our customers by catalysing digital transformation holistically, for economic and societal impact,” said KC Yeoh, Chief Executive Officer, Temus.

Temus was established in April 2021 by Temasek, in partnership with global digital services company UST, to accelerate the digital transformation of leading enterprises and public sector agencies in Singapore and beyond.

“Temus’ growth momentum is a testament to our unique proposition of forging long-term partnerships with our customers while keeping ‘value creation’ at the heart of helping to shape their digital futures. We will build on this promising start to accelerate the growth of Singapore’s digital talent pool and build distinct digital capabilities for our customers – in tandem with the country’s Smart Nation aspirations,” said KC Yeoh, Chief Executive Officer, Temus.

The company’s customers include Singapore’s government agencies and large enterprises spanning a range of industries including financial services and insurance, healthcare, education, consumer goods, telecommunications, infrastructure, energy and waste management.

The company has built experienced talent in strategy, design, architecture, technology, data & artificial intelligence.

More details below from the press release.

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Winners of Singapore Stage of Global 2022 James Dyson Award Announced

Wednesday, September 7th, 2022

Dyson has announced the top three winners of the Singapore stage of the global 2022 James Dyson Award. All three teams stand a chance to progress to the international stage of the James Dyson Award.

The James Dyson Award forms part of a wider commitment by Sir James Dyson, to demonstrate the power of engineers to change the world.

The James Dyson Award forms part of a wider commitment by Sir James Dyson, to demonstrate the power of engineers to change the world.

Here are the top three teams for the Singapore stage of the global 2022 James Dyson Award.

The Singapore National Winner, Rehabit, is an intuitive rehabilitation tool for stroke patients to relearn, regain, and recover old habits through rehabilitation and to recover their mobility.

Its inventor, John Tay, is a recent industrial design graduate from the National University of Singapore.

He plans to reinvest the prize money of S$9,000 into Rehabit.

All three teams stand a chance to progress to the international stage of the James Dyson Award.

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Event: IFA Berlin Makes a Successful Return After 3 Years

Tuesday, September 6th, 2022

IFA Berlin 2022 (2-6 September) saw brands, retailers and the public return to the world’s top consumer and home electronics event in Germany.

Sustainability, Connectivity, and Smart Home solutions were the big themes at this year’s IFA Berlin.

Sustainability, Connectivity, and Smart Home solutions were the big themes at this year’s IFA Berlin 2022.

After a three-year break, and despite lockdowns and other restrictions that continue to affect parts of Asia, exhibitors took up more than 80% of floor space at the Messe Berlin fairgrounds, with brands keenly taking up the opportunity to finally reconnect face-to-face with retailers, media and the public.

“After the pandemic-related break, IFA made an impressive comeback with the most important trends for products and solutions in the fields of consumer electronics and home appliances as well as related industries, especially in the area of sustainability. It was once again the proven meeting place for industry and trade, trade visitors, the media and, of course, consumers,” said Dr. Sara Warneke, gfu’s Managing Director.

Overall attendance at IFA 2022 was strong as well, especially considering the ongoing travel restrictions in Asia.

Just over 161,000 people came to IFA Berlin during the five days of the show; compared to pre-pandemic years, industry professionals and trade visitors made up a higher proportion of all attendees.

Many exhibitors reported an unusually high number of business meetings taking place during the show.

Despite global challenges like ongoing supply chain disruption and inflationary pressures, the exhibitors at IFA 2022 recorded a huge order volume.

More details below from the press release.

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New Apple iPhones, AirPods Pro & Watches at September 2022 Keynote

Sunday, September 4th, 2022

The September 2022 Keynote for Apple happens in two days time. Here are a slew of new products you can expect.

Live Updates (8 September, 2022):

Here are the availability and prices of the new gadgets from Apple’s September 2022 Keynote.

  • iPhone 14 (Pre-orders from 9 Sep)
    • iPhone 14 (6.1”, 16 Sep, S$1,299)
    • iPhone 14 Plus (6.7”, 7 Oct, S$1,499)
    • iPhone 14 Pro (6.1”, 16 Sep, S$1,649)
    • iPhone 14 Pro Max (6.7”, 16 Sep, S$1,799)
  • AirPods Pro (Pre-order: 19 Sep, Available: 23 Sep, S$359)
  • Apple Watch (Orders: 8 Sep)
    • Apple Watch Series 8 (16 Sep, S$599)
    • Apple Watch SE (16 Sep, S$379)
    • Apple Watch Ultra (23 Sep, S$1,199)
Expect a slew of new iPhones, AirPods Pro and Apple Watches from Apple’s September 2022 Keynote event.

Expect a slew of new iPhones, AirPods Pro and Apple Watches from Apple’s September 2022 Keynote event.

Here are the new gadgets you may see during the event.

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IFA 2022: TCL Unveils Major Moves at IFA

Saturday, September 3rd, 2022

TV and consumer electronics maker, TCL, held a press conference at IFA Berlin 2022 (2-6 September, 2022) to announce its latest innovations. Here’s a quick summary.

TCL’s press conference and participation in IFA 2022 are based on a theme of “Inspire Greatness”.

TCL’s press conference and participation in IFA 2022 are based on a theme of “Inspire Greatness”.

Here are some news and big moves that TCL announced during the press conference at IFA Berlin 2022.

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NetApp Cloud Solutions for TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team

Friday, July 15th, 2022

TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team will utilise real-time data collaboration powered by NetApp hybrid cloud solutions to achieve superior performance.

NetApp will power Porsche motorsport in ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with data-driven cloud solutions.

NetApp will power Porsche motorsport in ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with data-driven cloud solutions.

NetApp, a global cloud-led, data-centric software company, and TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team, has announced a multi-year partnership which will see NetApp providing the sportscar maker with hybrid cloud solutions.

“Formula E is a technology showcase and R&D backbone for Porsche and preserves our strong motorsports heritage on the road and on the track. Data is the defining element here, but it is not easy to harness when the racing team is always on the road. The solution created by NetApp is unique in the market in how it can move huge amounts of data at high speed while delivering an intuitive experience across edge, core and cloud so we can design better, faster cars for our racecar drivers and car enthusiasts everywhere,” said Friedemann Kurz, Head of Motorsport IT, Porsche.

Porsche AG, a global automotive brand owned by Volkswagen Group, has begun shifting production towards electric or e-fuel powered vehicles in 2015.

By the year 2030, Porsche AG aims for 80% of all vehicles sold to be electric.

Tapping into NetApp’s real-time data services, TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team is working on its vision of sustainable mobility while enabling the real-time adjustments that deliver superior race performance – and help drive the next generation of Porsche electric vehicles.

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