omnichannel

Omnichannel retail strategies from Harvey Norman

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With the convergence of online and offline retail on the tips of the tongues of industry professionals, it is exciting to be able to dig behind the buzzword and establish how the development of an omnichannel retail industry can be made possible. It was a pleasure to recently catch up with Harvey Norman’s Head of Digital Gordon Nugent to discuss his views …

Gigfairy

Three quick questions to Gigfairy’s Brian Foo

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Sharing economy business models are increasingly being applied beyond the leasing of personal goods and more and more for the matching of skilled individuals with a relevant marketplace. In the case of Gigfairy there was a recognition by founder Brian Foo that musicians find it incredibly difficult to earn any real money for their abilities, whilst on the other side many people …

China

Marco Gervasi and the rise of E-Commerce in China

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Marco Gervasi’s recent book East-Commerce has thrown into sharp contrast the impact that Chinese e-commerce is having on Asia and the rest of the world, and how external players can benefit from investing into the space. His 10 years spent in China helping international companies enter and grow in the market has given him a unique position to comment on …

Paymaya

Getting real on E-payments with Kenneth Palacios from PayMaya

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The Philippines is known for a lot of things. There’s the much-lauded level of Filipino hospitality, jeepneys, crystal blue oceans with white sands and of course, Balut!! But what the Philippines isn’t widely known for, at least not until now, is leading the curve when it comes to the adoption of technology. This is all changing through as the introduction of e-payments have …

Hanshow

Leading the future of digital retail

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Hanshow is dedicated to providing competitive end to end solutions for the retail industry. As an integrated and professional manufacturer focusing on research and development, production, and service, Hanshow’s products cover electronic shelf label and ESL solutions. Hanshow’s ESL system based on custom Wireless Application Protocol technology is widely used for every type of retail environment including hypermarkets, shopping malls, …

Paymaya

Enter the Matrix: OpenPort, logistics and the Internet of Things

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The growing demand for immediate delivery fulfillment is driving logistics to new heights of innovation and advancement. From overseeing cargo security, fleet management and coordinating delivery times, the ever growing logistics industry requires cold hard solutions that enables operational oversight over its people and cargo with real time safety and efficiency. Enter the age of “the internet of things” or colloquially …

Faircent

Faircent and the rise of P2P in India

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Given its ability to provide underserved borrowers with access to affordable credit for the first time, it is perhaps no surprise that we are seeing the greatest leaps forward in P2P lending in large, low GDP per capita countries like China and India. We recently caught up with the CEO of Indian P2P lending marketplace Faircent, Rajat Gandhi, who spoke to …

Consortium

Gerben Visser and the future of Asian Fintech

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In this in in-depth interview we caught up with Gerben Visser, who through Singapore Fintech Consortium is driving the development of Singapore as a regional fintech powerhouse. As one of the key supporters of the Future Bank Asia conference (20th-21st April, Singapore), we wanted to ask Gerben all about his vision for the future of financial innovation in Singapore and beyond: …

Hacking the future of in-store technology with Tom Kelshaw

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Whilst retailers across Asia are starting to wake up to the inherent value of applying in-store technology to augment the consumer experience, a small group of individuals are already looking at the next step in the digital empowerment of stores. One of the most notable organisations leading the retail R&D charge in Asia is Maxus’ Metalworks division. We caught up …