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Innovation in sustainable buildings and cities

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Most buildings have some level of intelligence built in, whether lighting or fire safety. But today, it’s possible to get more from building data, and ultimately, make better decisions. Tan Szue Hann, Head, Sustainability for Surbana Jurong will be joining us at TECHX Asia 2017 to share how emerging technologies like IoT, mobile devices and data will orchestrate the management of buildings and change the …

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Smart grid and advanced energy technology: Powering the smart cities of the future

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Smart grid data management and advanced energy technologies enable utilities to better monitor energy usage, integrate more variable renewable resources, and decrease the need for electricity generated by high-emitting peaking power plants. Frans-Anton Vermast, Senior Strategy Advisor for Low Carbon and Connected Urban Planning from Amsterdam Smart City will be joining us at TECHX Asia 2017 to provide deeper insight into smart energy …

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How blockchain is going to benefit the logistics industry

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Singapore-based startup Yojee has built a software that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and the blockchain to help logistics businesses coordinate their fleets and make the most out of existing last-mile delivery infrastructure. The system, powered by machine learning, automatically assigns delivery jobs to drivers, reducing the need for a human dispatcher. This lowers costs for logistics providers and makes deliveries …

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eBook: 10 use cases of emerging technologies in Transport

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New transportation technologies are emerging to meet the transport needs of growing urban populations in cities. Some of these new technologies include connected and autonomous vehicles, alternative fuels, remote fleet management and traffic analytics. On-road communications technology has the potential to change how vehicles operate and provide information for accurate, real-time traffic management, improving passenger journeys. The future of urban …

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Interview with Paul Ellis, CEO, Electron

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As the energy industry transitions to smart grid infrastructure and with the new market norms of decarbonisation, decentralisation, digitalisation and democratisation, blockchain technology has huge potential in advancing the shared infrastructure of the energy industry. In this interview, Paul Ellis, CEO of Electron, a UK startup building blockchain applications for the energy market, shares more on how blockchain technology is driving …

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IoT in manufacturing: 5 questions with Sachin Gupta, Chief IoT Capabilities at Rolls-Royce

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Quoting Paul Stein, Chief Technology Officer at Rolls-Royce: “The popular fail fast method of innovation does not necessarily work at Rolls-Royce. After all, there is little room for error at 20,000 thousand feet.” While Industry 4.0 is the new favourite global theme for advanced manufacturing companies, it is important to investigate the best innovation strategy and to customise solutions to …

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Speeding up last-mile delivery with artificial intelligence

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The last-mile delivery market is going to bring the next big disruption in the e-commerce ecosystem, but the last-mile market in India is highly disorganised and dominated by mini trucks mostly run by drivers-cum-owners. To help close the mismatch in the market between consumers and truck drivers, Jugnoo was launched in 2014 as a hyperlocal on-demand multi-service provider that employs auto-rickshaws as its …

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IoT in pharma manufacturing: 10 mins with Joseph Kiran Kumar

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Even the traditional pharma manufacturing industry with stringent quality and safety requirements has no escape from the revolutionary wave of industry 4.0. With the optimistic estimation of how quickly the healthcare industry will embrace healthcare IoT, the best way for pharma companies to stay competitive is to learn from peers and keep up with the trends. At TECHX Asia, we invited Joseph …

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10 minutes with Larissa Tan, CEO of Vanda Electrics

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Being one of the few female leaders in the technology and automotive industry, Ms Larissa Tan, CEO of Vanda Electrics heads up the young company working on electric mobility solutions. Larissa and her team have recently launched Dendrobium, Singapore’s first hypercar and the world’s first fully electric hypercar with the technical expertise of an F1 engineering team behind it. Prior …

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An investor’s perspective on tech startup market in Asia: Interview with Veiverne Yuen, Co-founder of tryb

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The team at tryb, a Singaporean growth-stage technology investor and operator is made up of a group of highly experienced personnel from finance and technology. We had the chance to confirm the participation of one of tryb’s founders, Mr Veiverne Yuen in TECHX Asia this 6-7 September in Singapore. Prior to the conference, we asked Veiverne, the experienced managing director with a strong history …