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 …