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SGTech : Spotlight on the Technology Industry in Singapore

A crucible of innovation, Singapore is a beacon of forward-thinking technology. We take a dive into the industry as the nation endeavours to reach Smart Nation status.

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redONE : Back to Basics

No complicated bundles or packages, just peace of mind and the best deals. Farid Yunus, CEO, tells us how redONE is simplifying mobile services in Malaysia.

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Restoring the Reefs

In what the UN has labelled the ‘Decade of Ecosystem Restoration’, archiREEF is the innovative start-up using 3D printing to revitalise coral reefs. We take a deep dive into the company with co-founder, Vriko Yu.

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Escalating Smart Cities

Escalating Smart CitiesWeMaintain is the Proptech start-up who has just entered the Singapore market. Co-Founder and COO Jade Francine, explores disrupting the industry and enabling the Smart Cities of tomorrow Writer: Phoebe Harper “Singapore has one of the most sophisticated built environments in the world, with almost 9,500 high-rise buildings served by ultra-modern infrastructure.”Southeast Asia is widely tipped as the global hub for the future of the Proptech industry. Increased investments in infrastructure throughout the region combined with growing population levels rising in alignment with economic performance merge to create a region that is ripe to support the cities of the future within an explosive sector.WeMaintain is the innovative Proptech company fuelling the development of Smart Cities across the world, inspiring a holistic way of working between modern technologies and the engineers behind their operation.Breathing new technology into old buildings is at the core of WeMaintain. The greatest example of this is how the company weaves the internet of things (IoT) into infrastructure, thereby placing data analysis and intuitive maintenance at the very heart of their design. Notable examples in the WeMaintain portfolio include the Docklands Light Railway, WeWork and Workspace offices.WeMaintain has most recently added an office in Singapore to its global footprint, in addition to a presence in both Paris and London. Now, Asia has become WeMaintain’s latest playground, with Singapore as the very nexus of this dynamic growth.With IoT hardware driving data collection, supported by cloud-based proprietary technology, WeMaintain specialises in elevator and escalator solutions for both commercial and residential real estate. The company’s offering

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What qualities are needed to succeed as a businessperson in your field?

We gave featured business leaders of issue 54 the final word in answering “What qualities are needed to succeed as a businessperson in your field?”

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Powering the Future of Business with AI

Paul Boyle, CEO at Retail Insight examines the need for effective integration and strategic investment in the realm of artificial intelligence (AI).  

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What or who has been a source of inspiration for you during your career?

We gave featured business leaders of issue 53 the final word in answering “What or who has been a source of inspiration for you during your career?”

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SICE ANZ : Taking Innovation Underground

SICE is the global systems integration company at the forefront of intelligent transport and tunnel systems. We go behind the scenes with Manuel Gonzalez Arrojo, Managing Director of SICE Australia and New Zealand, as SICE celebrates its 100th year.  

Phoebe Harper Josh Hyland By Phoebe Harper Josh Hyland

If you could offer one piece of advice for a young entrepreneur entering your industry, what would it be?

We gave featured business leaders of issue 52 the final word in answering “If you could offer one piece of advice for a young entrepreneur entering your industry, what would it be?”

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The Rise of Fintech in China

The Rise of Fintech in ChinaChris Pu, Head of China at strategic growth investors Telstra Ventures, shines a light on the expansion of the national Fintech market  Writer: Chris Pu, General Partner and Head of China, Telstra Ventures  Regulatory reforms in China’s financial sector over the last decade, alongside the move to online payments and banking, has served to fuel a burgeoning Chinese Fintech ecosystem. A recent report by EY found that 87 percent of digitally active consumers in China access some form of Fintech service – the joint highest rate in the world along with India – and significantly above the global average of 64 percent. Increasingly, many of the Fintech firms providing such services – in areas such as payments, insurance and investing – can no longer be deemed early-stage start-ups. The report notes that many of these firms have been through several rounds of fund-raising, increased their staff, created corporate departments such as human resources, accounting and legal, and expanded beyond their home markets. Much of this activity has focused on e-commerce. Consumer-led e-commerce is well established in China and happens much the same as it does elsewhere in the world – via trusted platforms such as Alibaba or And there are plenty of Fintechs that play in this space dedicated to moving money around the system more efficiently and making transactions easier and more secure.   The burgeoning B2B fintech marketOf course, the consumer market is important – especially in a country of almost 1.5 billion consumers. But venture capital firms such as ourselves are tasked

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