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On Tuesday morning, members of the ICT committee toured IO’s state of the art modular data centre infrastructure facility in Singapore. IO operates six state-of-the-art data centres in Arizona, Ohio, New Jersey, Singapore and London. IO employs the latest data centre technology to deliver advanced colocation and cloud services to businesses and governments around the world.

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On Friday Morning, the ICT Committee discussed about technology trends over the next 3 years. Managing Vice President of Gartner Technology Bertrand Bidaud presented Gartner’s annual list of top 10 technological trends strategic.

 

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On Monday morning, the ICT committee hosted a tour to Microsoft’s cybercrime center for APAC. The tour included a comprehensive presentation on Microsoft’s latest cybersecurity and cybercrime initiatives and its technology. Participants were also introduced to Microsoft’s latest devices at the office.

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On Thursday morning, the ICT and Property committee discussed about the employment of technology for decision making in the commercial real estate sector.The session was led by Deputy Director, Certification and Technology, Singapore Green Building Council Eddy Lau, Vice-President, Business Transformation, Asia Pacific South, Dassault Systèmes Alexandre Parilusyan and Managing Director, Enlighted Sales and Services Zachary Wilson.

The speakers explored the following questions:

1) How organizations are re-thinking sustainability and its relationship to the bottom line.
2) How IoT in buildings today can be leveraged to reduce energy consumption and rental costs while boosting employee comfort and productivity.
3) The Future of IoT: Where is it going?

 

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January 2016:

 

2016 Programming Discussion and Networking Session

November 2015:

 

The Use of Robots in the Oil and Gas Industry, Claus Nehmzow, BP Singapore (joint meeting with the Energy Committee)

September 2015:

 

Annual ICT Panel:

 

Smart Cities and the Impact of Technologies on Citizens’ Lives, Steve Leonard, IDA, Alfred Wu, Microsoft, Zia Zaman, MetLife Asia

August 2015:

 

Connectivity Inclusion:

 

Digital Banking and Internet Finance, Professor David Lee, Singapore Management University (joint meeting with the Financial Services Committee)

August 2015:

 

Inter-Chamber Networking Night with BritCham, FrenchCham, IrishCham, CanCham

July 2015:

 

How Mobility and IoT are Transforming the Traveler Experience, Ani Bhalekar, Accenture (joint meeting with the Travel and Leisure Committee)

June 2015:

 

3D Printing Applications and their Business Impact, Ido Eylon, Stratasys

June 2015:

 

What Business Opportunities IT Specialist See Across Asia, with U.S. Commercial Service specialists (joint event with the Government and Regional Affairs Committee)

June 2015:

 

Managing and Monetizing Digital Disruption in Banking, Neal Cross, DBS

May 2015:

 

Everything as a Service:

 

Demystifying Cloud Computing and Big Data for Businesses, Ian Ferguson and Matthew Hunter, Olswang

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On Friday evening, Co-chairs and members of the ICT Committee discussed about the direction of the Committee and potential topics for Committee meetings in 2016. Committee members discussed about the latest ICT trends against the alluring backdrop of one of the most picturesque view at the heart of Singapore’s central business district.

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The committee met in January to share ideas for top priorities to focus on for 2015. Members shared their feedback through an online survey and during the meeting that will help to shape the programming focus going forward. Key themes that emerged were:

  • The Internet of Things/ Smart Nation
  • New Consumer Channels/ Social Media
  • The End of Traditional Networks
  • Data Security – look to hold event with Interpol, cross border data protection
  • Changing Internal Dynamics of the CMO
  • Big Data Analytics– extracting what you need and leveraging tools to work for you
  • IT Recruiting and Talent Retention
  • Digital Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship/Innovation
  • Briefings by Key Government Agencies and Ministries
  • Industry Networking with other Chambers
  • Demystify IT in Singapore

Please let us know if you have ideas for speakers on any of the above topics or other points of interest to you as a member of this industry. We look forward to seeing you throughout 2015.

We will regularly update the blog after interesting meetings and share upcoming events and interesting information related to information, communications, and technology. We hope the information benefits you and we welcome your feedback on the new look.

 

Stay tuned and look out for our next blog post!

About

Information, Communications, & Technology Committee

The Committee provides a forum for interaction and advocacy regarding information technology and telecommunications development. The ICT Committee programs focus on keeping AmCham members current on the latest and still-emerging trends in the industry including cloud computing, 3D printing, Big Data, smart cities, and many more topics. Throughout the year, the ICT Committee partners with government agencies like IDA to provide a strong link between the members and government programs and initiatives.
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Co-Chairs

Sumner Lemon

Sumner Lemon

Intel Technology Asia

Sandra Guazzotti

Sandra Guazzotti

Oracle Financing

Richard Harshman

Richard Harshman

Google Cloud

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