Eyes on APAC:

July, 2017


July 28, 2017  7:58 AM

How Singapore’s central bank turns big data into smart data

Aaron Tan Aaron Tan Profile: Aaron Tan

As a central bank, industry developer and regulator, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) relies on a broad set of transactional, behavioural and social media data to craft policies and drive the development of Singapore’s financial industry. MAS’s challenge, however, is not about the...

July 21, 2017  2:40 AM

Australians ready for IoT and AI in e-payments

Aaron Tan Aaron Tan Profile: Aaron Tan

Over a quarter of Aussies are now ready to use an internet-connected device, like a virtual assistant or connected fridge to make payments on their behalf, according to a new YouGov study commissioned by payment technology company Visa. In September 2016, just 12% said they would do so,...


July 12, 2017  4:47 AM

Silicon photonics to feed growing appetite for bandwidth

Aaron Tan Aaron Tan Profile: Aaron Tan

Belgium-based research institute IMEC has developed a platform that uses silicon photonics in high-speed optical links to support the growing bandwidth needs of cloud datacentres. According to IMEC, which is holding a


July 5, 2017  7:05 AM

Thailand’s new talent centre is timely but education reform needed

Aaron Tan Aaron Tan Profile: Aaron Tan

As one of Southeast Asia’s “tiger cub” economies, Thailand has seen tremendous growth in the past three decades. Driven by its export-focused growth strategy, particularly in automobiles, Thailand’s GDP has expanded over 12-fold from


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