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November 7, 2019

SMB

Top Three Small Business Challenges that can be Overcome

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the Asia Pacific region are expected to scale up on limited resources. Business leaders have to do much more with much less while responding as quickly as possible to market changes. While digital transformation helps SMBs stay competitive, the journey…

October 31, 2019

COLLABORATIONS

Supporting an inclusive workplace culture in Singapore with tech – and why it matters

International Sign Language Day came by in my social media feed under the hashtag #IDSL2019 – in the form of a Scottish student who invented 100 new signs for scientific terms, to help make STEM jobs more accessible for the hearing impaired. It occurred to me how small actions and ideas can have great consequences…

Keeping the Traffic (and Transport Network) Flowing with IoT

Globally, more than 1.25 million people die in road traffic crashes every year and a further 50 million people are injured or disabled.¹ Meanwhile, congestion costs Australians $16.5 billion in 2015, according to the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics. The price of congestion…

October 16, 2019

LEADERSHIP

5 Leadership Traits that Successful SMB Leaders Have

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have a lot on their plates. They have to grow market share as fast as they can and scale smoothly, while staying on top of their game in terms of being innovative and competitive. Delivering what customers want, how they want, and when they want it are all factors…

Building a Smarter Intersection for Improved Road Safety and Congestion Busting

Like many other countries around the world, Australia is seeing significant population growth, particularly in our larger cities and built up urban environments. At the same time, there is a digital transformation underway in transportation, with Mobility-as-a-Service, smart phone ride-hailing…

October 1, 2019

EDUCATION

Cisco partners with La Trobe to enhance technology innovation and global collaboration

Cisco joins forces with La Trobe University to lead on campus technology innovation, and to position and prepare students for industry-ready and digital skills required in the knowledge economy that help to solve real-world industry problems.  • La Trobe University and Cisco strengthen partnership…

September 25, 2019

DIGITIZATION

Winning SMB Strategies for Digital Maturity

Disruption is happening everywhere you look. It is boosted by changing customer expectations and also influenced by the introduction of new digital technologies like artificial intelligence and cloud. Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) know that they need a digital strategy to thrive;…

August 29, 2019

EDUCATION

Capitalising on the `Blue Tech’ opportunity

The Australian vocational education and training (VET) sector is going through digital disruption. The sector – particularly government-owned TAFEs – is responsible for training and re-training people across a range of industries. Many of those industries are being completely transformed…

July 25, 2019

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Tokyo 2020 in 365 days: On the path to new opportunity for Japan Society

Japanese   English On July 24, 2020, one year from today, we will light the cauldron and usher in a new era in Japan at the open ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games. The games moto: Citius, Altius, Fortius – Swifter, Higher, Stronger. Three words that perfectly describe Japan’s transformation…