5 Questions with Hiroshi Saijou

An Interview with Hiroshi Saijou: CEO & MD of Yamaha Motor Ventures

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We met Hiroshi Saijou, CEO and Managing Director of Yamaha Motor Ventures based in Silicon Valley in Singapore 3 weeks ago. The friendly, light hearted gentleman shared with us his excitement on Yamaha’s MOTOBOT as well as the company’s vision shifting from purely hardware manufacturing to software innovation and ventures. Following this meeting, we’re delighted that Saijou-san will be joining us as …

5 Questions with Valentine Gandhi

Tech for good highlight 2: Tech in community development

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Some fear that robots and AI will one day take away human jobs, while some remain positive about the bright prospect of having these enhanced tools in the future. In the area of humanitarian and community development work, emerging technologies including AI, drones, GPS mapping and more, have brought nothing but valuable and affordable solutions to help societies in need. …

5 Questions with Yantisa Akhadi

TECHX highlight: Tech for good

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In this week’s highlight, we interview one of our confirmed speakers at TECHX, Yantisa Akhadi, Project Manager for Indonesia at Humanitarian OpenStreetMap (HOT), who speaks on open source mapping strategies in disaster relief operation. HOT pioneers the usage of drones, OpenStreetMap, QGIS, InaSAFE and more in humanitarian response and economic development. Based in Indonesia, HOT has recently report success stories …

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How robots and autonomous vehicles are changing the warehouse operations

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At ST Logistics’ warehouse in Singapore, you may spot driverless vehicles and robotics whizzing around the 100,000 sq ft space to pack and pick up goods. Rrobotics and autonomous vehicles are being leveraged to improve operational efficiency at warehouse, and when implementing the technologies, the challenges arise in warehouse setups and related storage infrastructure. How do you efficiently plan and control …

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How building information modelling (BIM) is changing the construction industry

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Previously, the design process in the construction industry relied on the systematic multi-stage issuing of drawings and specifications to contractors, from concept design to final construction and beyond. With building information modelling (BIM), it is about bringing together the data and different components to form a coherent set of information. We caught up with Rob Sanchez, Head of Corporate VDC/BIM …

5 Questions with Simon Daum

Interview with Simon Daum, Head of Digital Agenda, Deutsche Bahn AG

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We caught up with Simon Daum, Head of Digital Agenda at Deutsche Bahn, one of the world’s leading mobility and logistics companies. In our conversation, Simon shared his insights on how the advent of autonomous vehicles will shape the future of passenger mobility. 1.Could you share something about yourself with our readers? As Head of Digital Agenda, I report to the …

5 Questions with Rene Savelsberg

Interview with René Savelsberg, Managing Director and CEO, SET Ventures, The Netherlands

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We caught up with René, Managing Director and CEO, SET Ventures, where he’s responsible for the strategy and overall operations of the SET Funds. His focus is on companies in the areas of smart grid, energy efficiency, transportation and infrastructure. In our conversation, he shared with us his thoughts on the transitioning energy sector and how digital technology can accelerate that. Could you …

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Start-Up Showcase – 3 Questions with Propeller Aerobotics

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With the commercial value of UAVs finally becoming realised, organisations are starting to deploy them on mapping and surveying missions. But how do you utilise the date that you’ve collected? This is a common problem, and one that up-and-coming start-up Propeller Aerobotics is addressing. At The Commercial UAV Show Asia, this September 1-2 in Singapore, they will be sharing and …

Start-Up Showcase - LALAMOVE

Start-Up Showcase – 5 Questions with Lalamove

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With increased familiarity with technologies, consumers are having increased expectations in terms of services and that does is especially so in the logistics sector – multiple deliveries to be delivered to the right time, place and person. Rising above this is Lalamove, a Singapore-based start-up which is helping and growing with customers with their smart technologies. Before they exhibit at The …