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Organizational structure change starts at dtac

dtac has announced changes to its organizational structure, designed to better fulfil the company’s purpose, stated a press release. The Digital Group, which focuses on digital sales and marketing, will be merged into the Marketing Group. This will strengthen dtac’s ability to use analytics and digital capabilities to create real-time personalized offers. The changes are…

Look out for the future in shipping

On Wednesday January 10th, DABS hosted a Shipping Outlook event to debate what’s in store for the industry in 2018. The evening’s two key speakers were Esben Poulsson, President of Singapore Shipping Association, and Rene Piil Pedersen, Managing Director at A.P. Moller Singapore. The top of the Danish shipping community in Singapore gathered at Maersk…

dtac anticipates massive increase of digital channels use

On 30 January dtac announced strategic targets to achieve its 2020 digital ambition. The company plans to increase the use of digital channels by up to seven times, allowing its customers to accomplish more and to complete routine operations faster. By 2020, 35 per cent of dtac’s sales will be through digital channels, in contrast…

dtac’s digitalization: 40 hours of employee training

dtac (Telenor’s digital and telecommunication business in Thailand) has issued a “40-hour Challenge” to all of its employees, to encourage them to grow their digital skills and complete 40 hours of online digital training within 2018. This represents three to four times more than dtac’s current averages, and up to 10 times more than what…

HMS Industrial Networks opens in Singapore

HMS Industrial Networks on 12 January announced the opening of their new sales and support office in Singapore. This new office will help expand the market presence and local business of HMS in the growing South East Asian market. HMS has been doing business through distributors in South East Asia for several years and there…

Blockchain – Crypto: faster adoption than mobiles, or 1931 all over again!

There are many trends within financial technology of interest during 2018. But what we saw during the last quarter 2017, and regardless of where in the world it was, that the absolutely largest trend was Blockchain. This will continue during the whole year – with the three following components. Crypto currencies The man on the…

Singapore test trials of Volvo autonomous electric buses

Volvo Buses and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have signed a cooperation agreement on a research and development program for autonomous electric buses, part of the Land Transport Authority of Singapore’s drive. Singapore and its LTA are recognized for their focus on public transport and deployment of autonomous vehicles in the effort to create…

Swedish Versasec opened Singapore Office

Versasec, the leader in smart card management systems, has opened of its new Singapore office (December 2017) serving resellers, customers and prospects in the Asia-Pacific region. The new Singapore office is Versasec’s second office opened in 2017, and joins the company’s existing locations in Dubai, the US, Germany, France, the UK and company headquarters in…

Ascend Capital early-stage Finnish tech companies investment

Ascend Capital Partners has invested in over 24 million euros in four early-stage Finnish tech companies aiming at expanding their market into China. These new investments were officially announced at the highly popular startup and tech conference, Slush, held annually in Helsinki, Finland. Ascend made the public announcement at a China-specific event sponsored by COMB+…

Nokia collaborates with StarHub: Singapore IoT development

The two companies plan to develop new IoT use cases and applications in the areas of connected living, connected vehicles and connected buildings, with plans to offer commercial services to customers the first quarter of 2018. The alliance between Nokia and StarHub to enable easier and more rapid development of IoT services will help enterprises…