Space the new frontier for APAC tech development

UN says companies in the region are looking towards space for sustainable development. Asian and Pacific nations are leveraging space technology and geospatial information to respond to challenges on the ground, including in their efforts to contain the spread and mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a recently…

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Harnessing technology to create safer roads

Using data and AI to identify potential black spots on roads for early intervention. Transport for NSW which has conducted a Proof of Concept harnessing big data and machine learning to identify potentially dangerous road intersections, allowing preventive measures to be taken before crashes happen. The Enterprise Data & Analytics…

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Singapore Government amends Personal Data Protection Act

First review of the PDPA since enactment in 2012. Proposed amendments to the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) to address Singapore’s evolving digital economy needs, and related amendments to the Spam Control Act (SCA), were passed in Parliament in the first week of November 2020. This is the first comprehensive…

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Asian Development Bank highlights the importance of data

Accurate data is indispensable for informed decisions and evidence-based policymaking. The economic transformation of developing countries in Asia over the past few generations has been well documented, wrote Yasuyuki Sawada and Elaine Tan, from the Asian Development Bank. According to Sawada — chief economist and director general, economic research and…

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China will dominate APAC cloud computing market revenue over next five years

Demand comes from enterprises who want to manage the large amounts of data they generate. China will continue to dominate the Asia-Pacific (APAC) cloud computing market during the period 2019-2024 with one-third revenue market share, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. According to GlobalData’s Market Opportunity Forecasts Model,…

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Australian construction industry relying on data for business decisions

Over half of companies surveyed said they would look for a new vendor for better control and access of data. In a poll conducted by ACA Research has shown the importance of data to the increasingly digital Australian construction industry. Not only are construction companies realising the significant benefits of…

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Chinese Government pursues global data security initiatives

Full details of initiative to establish global standards on data security by the CCP. Despite global condemnation of Hong Kong’s new National Security Law, to shake up digital surveillance in the city, the Chinese Communist Party plans to pursue global data security initiatives. State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi…

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Australia’s national science centre processes one trillion data points

AI-based platform used to help pinpoint the location of diseases causing genes. Researchers from CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has processed one trillion points of genomic data through VariantSpark, an artificial intelligence-based platform, which can help pinpoint the location of specific disease-causing genes in the human genome. The human genome…

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Singapore and Australia sign digital economy agreement

Digitalisation of trade processes for Singapore businesses. Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing and Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham have signed the Singapore-Australia Digital Economy Agreement (SADEA) electronically. Chan said, the signing of the Singapore-Australia Digital Economy Agreement marks a milestone in the long-standing…

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