Singapore, July 07, 2018 –
ConnecTechAsia, the inaugural mega technology event comprising BroadcastAsia,
CommunicAsia and the new NXTAsia wrapped up last week after an exciting three
days of exhibitions and a summit covering the latest innovations in cloud,
blockchain, AI, VR/AR, IoT, robotics, 5G, IP broadcasting, OTT and smart
cities, among others.
Under the new brand, ConnecTechAsia this year
drew close to 40,000 attendees from 96 countries/regions, and 1,800 exhibitors
from 52 countries/regions. Emerging technologies and digital disruption were
hot topics, amid the convergence of the Telecoms, Media and Technology (TMT)
industries in an evolving business landscape.
“We are pleased to hold the first edition of
ConnecTechAsia, which has a renewed format for a more immersive experience with
insightful sessions and displays for our attendees that reflect the latest
industry trends and technologies that are impacting governments, cities and
businesses. We hope that the many partnerships and friendships forged will
serve as a foundation for an even more diverse ecosystem and empower Asia as it
evolves digitally,” said Victor Wong, Event Director for ConnecTechAsia, UBM.
to Asia – a fast growing, digital powerhouse
The Asia-Pacific region today accounts for 44
per cent of global GDP and its shift towards digital is powering the region
towards a new era of economic growth and redefining the region’s social
Echoing this, Paul Marriott, Senior Vice
President of Digital Core Solutions, SAP and
ConnecTechAsia Summit speaker said, “Asia is an exciting region with its rapid
digitalisation and growth. Enabling enterprises in their journey towards
digital evolution to be at the frontier of their respective industries is a
core focus for us at SAP. ConnecTechAsia has been a great platform for us to
build key relationships with governments and global businesses to foster
greater collaboration and innovation.”
Using ConnecTechAsia as a gateway to the
region, the exhibition saw several Asian launches. PepperStack
Global, with the support of the Victorian Government of
Australia, launched their new NeatStreets Around Me and Micro-compensation
feature-sets into the Southeast Asian markets, which allow the public to serve
as “human sensors” and report on safety-related matters using their mobile
devices, enhancing the uptime and efficiency of public utilities.
Swedish technology provider, announced the launch of the new Odin F-50 hybrid
satellite router to the Asian market, which combines mobile networks with
satellites to enable operators to provide highly affordable broadband internet
to consumers in regions lacking reliable internet access.
leading satellite operator in Asia, also announced its collaboration with KBZ
to provide OTT satellite video service in Myanmar, enabling audiences across
the country to enjoy video content and TV programmes wherever they are, be it
in rural areas or while on-the-go on trains or planes.
|AsiaSat drew the crowd to its booth at CommunicAsia
The inaugural Thailand
Connect seminar, co-organised with Thailand’s Digital Economy
Promotion Agency (depa), saw the announcement of five core themes that are a
focal point for the Thai government namely big data, digital manpower,
cybersecurity, income inequality gap, and digital transformation 4.0, which
will enable businesses for digital transformation in its next stage of economic
“There is a pressing need for businesses and
the workforce to transform themselves digitally, in order to keep our
competitive edge here in a fast-evolving region. Thailand presents huge
opportunities for investors with our rapidly expanding economy and skilled
workforce,” said Mr. Teeranun Srihong, Chairman of the Board of
Commissioners, Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa). “Over
the next five years we are embarking on new initiatives such as the development
of 500,000 skilled digital professionals and the Digital Park Thailand, a new
economic zone to drive digital business innovation and investment with global
The need to cater to a growing, digital
audience are also pushing the boundries of “live” production for broadcasters. Charles
Sevior, Chief Technology Officer, Unstructured Data Solutions, Dell EMC,
exhibitor and Summit speaker, highlighted the need for traditional broadcasters
to evolve in a transforming media landscape and be agile, shifting beyond
traditional single-use solutions towards virtualised, flexible IP-based
its LiveU Matrix for the first time in Asia, its next generation platform for
live contribution over IP, enabling broadcasters to view, manage and distribute
live content quickly and efficiently.
London-based Kino-mo showcased
its new HYPERVSN solution, a hi-tech retail display that generates holographic
3D visuals of products that are true to life and appear to float in the air.
Kino-mo also signed four agreements that were witnessed by trade
representatives from the British Embassy, including one with Profoto Digital
Services to provide HYPERVSN solutions for events in Singapore.
“In an era where mobile devices are drawing
attention from outdoor advertising, brands need to innovate further to engage
the digital consumer in an impactful way. We look forward to working with our
partners to maximise their brand exposure in Asia, whose fast growing economies
are driving growing demand for consumer goods,” said Vadzim
Tsitou, Kino-mo Partner in Asia.
Singapore’s Innovation – from Smart Cities to Smart Apparel
Engineering and SP Group announced
Singapore’s first pay-per-use IoT-as-a-service platform trial, which will
enable organisations to move into the IoT space and bring their services faster
and closer to their customers without costly investment on infrastructure,
connectivity and data analytics.
Potential applications include building smart,
green buildings to public safety systems, transport, and public amenities such
as street lighting, energy and water resource management.
|ST Engineering showcasing innovations in IoT at NXTAsia
Returning for the third year, OTSAW Digital
unveiled the production version of its outdoor OR-3 autonomous robot, which
leverages on AI, 3D mapping and self-driving technologies to patrol the streets
and augment security patrols. OR-3 is set to undergo trials with government
agencies in the coming months in Singapore.
KaHa, an end-to-end smart wearable technology
company, unveiled its range of smart body and wellness-monitoring apparel that
leverage on smart sensors and IoT monitor one’s heart rate, VO2 Max and ECG via
a smart phone application, offering possibilities for applications such as
athlete training and sectors such as construction and the military.
“IoT is revolutionising our world and today it
is at the favourable intersection of affordability and availability, thus
driving innovation. KaHa’s smart apparel range is the first to seamlessly
integrate such sensors invisibly within a comfortable, washable fabric and
allow people to realise their fitness and health goals through real-time
monitoring of their vital stats,” said Pawan Gandhi, Founder & CEO
of KaHa and Summit speaker.
ConnecTechAsia will return for its 2019 edition
from 18-20 June at Marina Bay Sands and Suntec Singapore. Visit www.ConnecTechAsia.com for
ConnecTechAsia is organised by UBM, which in
June 2018 combined with Informa PLC to become a leading B2B information
services group and the largest B2B Events organiser in the world. Please visit www.ubm.com/singapore for
more information about our presence in Singapore.