Accelerating digital change in Asia’s growing economy

6th March 2018
Posted By : Alice Matthews
Accelerating digital change in Asia’s growing economy

Combining the strengths of CommunicAsia, BroadcastAsia, and newly launched NXTAsia, ConnecTechAsia is the region’s latest technology event, and will stage its inaugural edition from 26-28th June 2018, in Singapore. With CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia having served the telecommunications and broadcast media sectors respectively for nearly 40 years, the new NXTAsia builds upon this to bring new technologies that are shaping Asia’s increasingly innovation-driven economy.

With the advent of the Industry 4.0, ConnecTechAsia will present a holistic ecosystem of infrastructure, technology, and services that businesses and governments in Asia need to thrive in this new era.

“As Asia pursues digital transformation at an accelerated pace, it is critical that the event evolves alongside the dramatic shifts happening in the spaces we serve,” said Victor Wong, Project Director, UBM, organiser of ConnecTechAsia. “The new event reflects the pulse of Asia today, and is the only business platform covering the converging ecosystems of communications, broadcasting and emerging technologies connecting the physical and digital worlds.”

At NXTAsia, industry professionals will catch the newest innovations and thought-leadership in areas such as AI, AR/VR, cyber security, IoT, robotics, cloud and data. NXTAsia will host promising startups, and the Singapore-leg of startup competition SeedStars, at tech showcase Disrupt+.

CommunicAsia, Asia’s most established international industry event for the telecommunications sector, will focus on Network Infrastructure/FTTx, satellite communications and telecom software and services - the latest technologies to help companies and governments in Asia prepare for the coming of 5G and maintain a competitive edge in the communications and digital world.

With on-demand and streaming services surging in popularity, BroadcastAsia will shine a spotlight on the future of broadcasting, exploring how we have consumed news and entertainment over the past decade, and the challenges and opportunities this creates for traditional broadcasters and OTT players. BroadcastAsia will highlight technologies that are reshaping the value chain, such as the latest innovations in UHD/HDR, IP broadcasting, live production, content media security, OTT and alternative content platforms.

ConnecTechAsia Summit - Digital Business Transformation
The ConnecTechAsia Summit this year centres on Digital Business Transformation, covering the hottest trends across ICT, broadcasting industries and enterprises to enable a digitalised future. The three-day summit comprises three tracks – NetworkComms, BroadcastMedia and EmergingTech – that will drive business growth and sustainability.

5G, network virtualisation, satellite communications and network slicing will be the main topics in the NetworkComms track, while the future of television, monetisation strategies, social video, IP broadcasting, 4K, AI and immersive technologies for broadcasting will feature in the BroadcastMedia track. Topics of the EmergingTech track will include: AI/machine learning, blockchain technology, cyber security, IoT, data analytics, seamless commerce/digital payments, connected industries, IoT, augmented, virtual and mixed reality, and smart cities.

Key speakers include:

  • Professor Howard Michel, CTO, UBTech
  • Jassem Nasser, Chief Strategy Officer, Thuraya Telecommunications Company 
  • Ajey Gore, Group Chief Technology Officer, Go-Jek 
  • Geert Warlop, Chief Operating Officer, TrueMoney International
  • Rene Werner, Chief Customer Service & Customer Experience Officer, Celcom Axiata Berhad 
  • Leah Camilla R. Besa-Jimenez, Chief Data Privacy Officer, PLDT 
  • Ian Yip, Chief Technology Officer - Asia Pacific, McAfee 
  • Arvind Mathur, Chief Information Technology Officer, Prudential Assurance 
  • Bill Chang, Chief Executive Officer - Group Enterprise , Singtel 
  • Parminder Singh, Chief Commercial and Digital Officer, Mediacorp
  • Sanjay Aurora, Managing Director - Asia Pacific, Darktrace

“Presenting a holistic ecosystem of digital convergence and a platform for the discovery and understanding of new frontiers of innovation to elevate the global standing of Asian business and governments sits at the heart of what ConnecTechAsia stands for,” added Wong. “Continuing the 40 year legacy of CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia, the new ConnecTechAsia will continue to serve Asia as we embark on the journey of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

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