Lines between CDOs and chief digital officers are becoming more and more blurred

Data and analytics leaders leading or heavily involved in digital transformation initiatives. About seventy-two percent of data and analytics (D&A) leaders with digital initiatives are either leading or heavily involved in their organisation’s digital transformation initiatives, according to Gartner’s sixth annual Chief Data Officer (CDO) survey. “The results indicate that…

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Non-IT workers consider themselves digital experts

Reliance on digital collaboration tools and IT self-service requirements changed workers’ relationships to technology. A recent Gartner survey shows today’s office workers consider themselves digital technology experts since COVID-19 has created heavy reliance on digital collaboration tools and self-service IT requirements. The survey showed nearly one in five workers (18…

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Vietnamese university pushes several tech initiatives

From piloting digital admission testing to opening an AI centre with South Korea. Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) has signed onto a pilot of the computer-based admission test using Khaothi.Online platform, to work towards advancing evaluation and testing systems for high-quality training and effective education services. Working FPT…

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Expansion beyond borders priority for APAC businesses

Streamlining the way the future of work opeartes with technology is key enabler to a modern workplace. Asia Pacific (APAC) business decision makers are calibrating their digital transformation strategies while balancing cost management initiatives and plans for growth in new markets. In a recently released report, The APAC Transformation Vision: Balancing…

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Malaysia pushes digital upskilling to boost digital initiatives

Continuing trend that has likely been cemented by the pandemic. The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) newly released initiative, MyDigitalWorkForce Work In Tech (MYWiT) initiative, a training and hiring incentive program, aimed at boosting the digital business services sector as well as developing quality tech talents in Malaysia. This initiative…

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Bangkok Bank progresses its digital roadmap 

Thai financial service provider outlines several digital initiatives in early 2021. Bangkok Bank is progressing its roadmap to create digital experiences by connecting online-offline platforms to provide customers with easy and smooth services. The Bank has extended its banking agents through Counter Service to 12,500 7-Eleven stores nationwide which will…

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Framework needed to meet digital resilience

Technology can support the entire organisation through the different stages of any business crisis. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, resiliency has become a business priority. But traditional approaches struggle to integrate business resiliency with the digital environment in which companies increasingly operate. A recently report from IDC presents…

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Asia’s digital technology hiring landscape in 2021

FIs remain vigilant towards remote working risks and take pre-emptive steps to mitigate them. During 2020 Asia’s traditional revenue streams were hampered, resulting in salary and recruitment slowdowns, and a new working normal was imposed. As businesses turned to the latest technological advancements in order to counterbalance the effects of…

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Singapore creates a CTOaaS to create a digital future for the country

They will help SMEs to identify and access resources they need to digitally transform. As part of the Infocomm Media Development Authority’s (IMDA) goal of architecting Singapore’s Digital Future, IMDA will introduce a new Chief Technology Officer-as-a-Service (CTOaaS) initiative under the SMEs Go Digital programme. The CTOaaS will help SMEs…

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Support for Malaysia’s Digital Economy Blueprint

This includes the goal to create a hyper-scale data centre with an expected investment of RM15 billion. The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) welcomes the launch of the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint (MyDIGITAL) that YAB Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced last week. The agency is excited about this initiative and…

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