Posts Tagged ‘innovation’

Opening: Hubtricity – StarHub’s new innovation centre & converged operations cockpit

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

StarHub supports Singapore’s Smart Nation vision with the new 58,000 sq ft Hubtricity (创星之城) in within STT MediaHub in one-north. It went fully operational in December 2016.

“With Hubtricity, StarHub is investing in capabilities that will enable it to innovate and develop new digital products, services and solutions with partners across industries. Hubtricity will add to Singapore’s position as the Digital Capital of Asia and will create exciting jobs in Singapore in areas such as cyber security and social media analytics,” said Kiren Kumar, assistant managing director at EDB. Photo credit: Cassie Fong, StarHub.

“With Hubtricity, StarHub is investing in capabilities that will enable it to innovate and develop new digital products, services and solutions with partners across industries. Hubtricity will add to Singapore’s position as the Digital Capital of Asia and will create exciting jobs in Singapore in areas such as cyber security and social media analytics,” said Kiren Kumar, assistant managing director at EDB. Photo credit: Cassie Fong, StarHub.

The new facility acts as a foundation to accelerate service innovation and co-creation with partners and customers.

In so doing, StarHub hopes to transform Singapore into a vibrant and connected Smart Nation, enhancing people’s everyday lives, strengthening enterprise capabilities and deepening Singapore’s international connectivity.

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Opening: Thomson Reuters Data & Innovation Lab in Singapore

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Thomson Reuters continues expansion of its global labs network by opening its sixth in Singapore. Its first lab in Asia, the Singapore Data and Innovation Lab will serve customers across the Asia Pacific.

Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer at Monetary Authority Singapore (MAS) officiating the opening of the new Thomson Reuters Lab in Singapore. In addition, Kiren Kumar, Assistant Managing Director, Infocomms and Media, Singapore Economic Development Board commented, “We welcome Thomson Reuters into our fast-growing digital innovation ecosystem, and are glad that the Singapore Data and Innovation Lab is collaborating with various partners to create new products for the region and beyond. We are also pleased that the Lab presents exciting career opportunities in data science, software development and user experience design.”

The Thomson Reuters Lab in Singapore will collaborate with the government, customers, tech startups and universities to build partnerships and create innovative products and solutions for professional markets throughout the Asia Pacific region.

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Event: Epson Solutions & Technology Convention 2016 (ESTC 2016)

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Epson showcased its latest smart solutions to show how its new innovations can power the future of businesses.

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“ESTC returns this year to simplify and make intelligent business solutions more accessible to every business,” said Tan May Lin, Epson Singapore’s General Manager (Sales, Marketing & Customer Service Division).

“ESTC returns this year to simplify and make intelligent business solutions more accessible to every business,” said Tan May Lin, Epson Singapore’s General Manager (Sales, Marketing & Customer Service Division), at ESTC 2016.

The global technology leader in printing, visual communications and digital imaging demonstrated integrated solutions that addressed the varied needs that businesses had in their work processes.

ESTC 2016 is the second edition of Epson’s bi-yearly convention to engage corporate partners and customers to raise awareness on its range of business products and solutions.

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A large format printer for the marketing department, showcased at ESTC 2016 in the Sands Expo and Convention Centre at the Marina Bay in Singapore.

Epson showcased new business products ranging from office scanners to its new ultra-short throw interactive projector, mobile point of sales systems and wearable technology such as the Moverio BT-300 smart glasses and BT-2000 smart headset at the convention.

The convention was held today at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre and attended by 153 guests including business partners, end users, media and distributors.

Integrating intelligent solutions for business success

Epson’s showcase offered insights as well as real-life demonstrations on how companies can develop a holistic strategy when investing in technology.

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Event: Celebrating 35 years of innovation on MINDEF PRIDE Day

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Second Minister for Defence Ong Ye Kung commemorates 35 years of innovation at the MINDEF PRIDE Day and officiates opening of SGDefence Exhibition at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

Speaking at the awards presentation ceremony, Second Minister for Defence Ong Ye Kung noted that this year marked the 35th anniversary of the PRIDE movement and commended the progress of the PRIDE movement over the years. Ong highlighted the importance of ensuring that MINDEF and SAF personnel continue to find ways to improve and innovate at their daily work. Click on infographic for a complete and enlarged view.

Speaking at the awards presentation ceremony, Second Minister for Defence Ong Ye Kung noted that this year marked the 35th anniversary of the PRIDE movement and commended the progress of the PRIDE movement over the years. Ong highlighted the importance of ensuring that MINDEF and SAF personnel continue to find ways to improve and innovate at their daily work. Click on infographic for a complete and enlarged view.

Second Minister for Defence Ong Ye Kung officiated at the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) PRIDE (PRoductivity and Innovation in Daily Efforts) Day 2016 awards presentation ceremony held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre this morning.

A total of 184 awards were presented to individuals, groups and units from MINDEF and the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in recognition of their outstanding and innovative projects.

Through their innovations and work improvement ideas, savings exceeding $164 million were achieved in the last financial year.

To commemorate the 35th anniversary of the PRIDE movement, PRIDE pioneer and then-Permanent Secretary (Defence) Lim Siong Guan also gave a plenary speech on the intent of the PRIDE movement and the crucial role that innovation will play in Singapore’s future.

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Event: SGDefence Exhibition showcases MINDEF defence technology

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

The Defence Technology Community (DTC) in Singapore turns 50 this year and to celebrate that, DTC will be showcasing its indigenous innovations and solutions in an interactive exhibition – the SGDefence Exhibition.

Subiksha Krishnan checks out the exhibition and reports below.

The SGDefence Exhibition will be held from 4 to 8 November 2016 at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre Hall A. The opening hours are 12.30pm to 8pm on 4 November and 11am to 8pm from 5 to 8 November. It is open to the public and is free.

The SGDefence Exhibition will be held from 4 to 8 November 2016 at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre Hall A. The opening hours are 12.30pm to 8pm on 4 November and 11am to 8pm from 5 to 8 November. It is open to the public and is free.

The SGDefence exhibition features over 60 exhibits across five clusters.

Visitors can see, interact and experience the many technologies developed by the DTC and the ground-up innovation MINDEF PRoductivity and Innovation in Daily Efforts (PRIDE).

Before entering the exhibition, visitors can complete the Event Passport located at the redemption booth to redeem your exclusive Access Card which can be kept as a memento.

The five clusters

The first cluster, Remembering Our Heritage, shows the nation’s first steps in defence R&D and the importance of building up Singapore’s defence capabilities in the early years of independence.

In Cluster 1, visitors can witness the evolution of DTC over the past five decades and learn about the nation’s humble beginnings and the challenging journey towards achieving what it has today.

In Cluster 1, visitors can witness the evolution of DTC over the past five decades and learn about the nation’s humble beginnings and the challenging journey towards achieving what it has today.

The cluster includes a video that tells the story of Singapore’s humble beginnings in defence science and technology and a commemorative wall and video that highlights the DTC’s key milestones and innovations from 1966 to today and the various organisations and their responsibilities under the DTC’s charge.

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Event: Fuji Xerox DocuWorld 2016 in Singapore

Monday, March 21st, 2016

The newly renovated Customer Value Innovation Hub in Fuji Xerox Towers serves as an experiential platform for the latest Fuji Xerox innovations, solutions and services.

This year’s DocuWorld is held at the Customer Value Innovation Hub on Level 1, Fuji Xerox Towers, at 80 Anson Road, Singapore 079907. It takes place from 22 -23 March 2016 from 9am to 6pm.

This year’s DocuWorld is held at the Customer Value Innovation Hub on Level 1, Fuji Xerox Towers, at 80 Anson Road, Singapore 079907. It takes place from 22 -23 March 2016 from 9am to 6pm.

Listen to insights by industry experts, visit the Innovation Office, catch Fuji Xerox solutions and services demos, collect lucky gifts to fill up your fukubukuro, win attractive prizes hourly from 12 to 4pm daily, and enjoy an exhilarating Taiko Drum performance.

Highlights from Fuji Xerox DocuWorld 2016

  • Creating Tomorrow’s Intelligent Systems. Together, Today by Mr. Michael Chong, General Manager, Innovation Office, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
  • Concept Demo: Discussion on how intelligent systems, in this case an intuitive dashboard can help users sense, visualize and respond to large amount of data and help businesses make impactful and timely decisions.
  • Technology Demo: Discussion on how selected Fuji Xerox technologies in areas such as video, security and robotics, can help increase business efficiency.

Details of the seminars and demo sessions can be found in the event poster below.

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Benjamin Joffe speaks on Digital Naturalism

Friday, October 7th, 2011

I attended the seminar “Did you shanzhai today?” at NUS-ISS this morning. The first of two presentations was a thought provoking preview and introduction on recent digital developments in China.

Benjamin Joffe, CEO and founder of +8*

Benjamin Joffe, CEO and founder of +8*

Benjamin Joffe is the CEO of +8* (www.plus8star.com), an Asia-focused digital strategy consultancy firm. He is an entrepreneur who has spent more than 10 years studying ecosystems in China, Japan and Korea.

Joffe explained how “digital creatures” evolved in various ecosystems. The presentation was also given at the Media Evolution Conference in Sweden in August 2011 and BarCamp in Singapore in September 2011.

Joffe did a quick comparison of the ecosystems in the US and in China and went on to examine how innovation ideas find their way from one to the other and how they evolve and adapt to survive and thrive in the new environment.

Examples of transplanted ideas include the China versions of popular websites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Yahoo, and Groupon. These included Tencent, QQ, Sohu, Youku, Tudou, and Zhenai.

Benjamin Joffe’s slides on Digital Naturalism

The shanzhai model was one such model, which enabled local companies to aggressively replicate successful hardware (such as smartphones and tablet computers) from the West and rapidly bring an improved product to market.

Did you shanzhai today?

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

As part of the NUS-ISS Innovation Update Seminar series, two speakers will cover – on 7 October 2011 –  a common form of innovation in China now. “Shanzhai” refers to the production of high-quality, very rapid imitation of new, branded products by low-cost, no-brand competitors.

Free NUS-ISS seminar on "Shanzhai" on Friday 7 October 2011

Free NUS-ISS seminar on "Shanzhai" on Friday 7 October 2011

According to the e-brochure, “the shanzhai innovation phenomenon parallels Linux’s cathedral and bazzar movement, a term coined by software architect Eric Raymond to describe the open source movement where the Cathedral model is restricted to an exclusive group as contrasted to the Bazaar model where developers self-organize in view of the public.”The seminar promises to review new products churned out by the shanzhai movement, and the rapid evolution of the aggressive shanzhai-style manufacturers – all pointing to the underlying vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem.

If you’re looking to keep up with the latest in innovation, register for this FREE seminar by 3 October 2011.

The seminar is presented by the Institute of Systems Science (ISS), a specialist training institute of the National University of Singapore (NUS) offering professional information technology upgrading, conversion and continuing education and training programmes to managers and IT practitioners and technologists.

Date 7 October 2011 (Friday)
Time 8:45 am to 11:30 am
Venue Institute of Systems Science (ISS)
Address 25 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Singapore 119615

The two speakers at the seminar are Benjamin Joffe, CEO of +8*, and Dr. Virginia Cha, Senior Programme Director of Innovation at ISS.

The detailed agenda and biographies of the speakers can be found in this e-brochure.