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  • RISE 2018 Day Three Snapshot

    July 13, 2018

    Good morning. RISE 2018 is over, after three days of intense networking, brilliant insights and good times that spread out from the Convention Centre and into the restaurants, bars and tourist attractions of Hong Kong. At final count, RISE welcomed 15,774 attendees from 120 countries and markets, including 760 start-ups and 450 journalists. Artificial intelligence (AI) was a key theme this year, as was China’s growing role in global technology. We’ve already heard from the...

  • RISE 2018 Day Two Snapshot

    July 12, 2018

    Good morning. Artificial Intelligence (AI) continued to dominate discussions on Day Two of RISE 2018, plus we saw traditional and digital companies go head to head, and got some tips from leading entrepreneurs.   Where is AI going and what does it mean? Microsoft President Brad Smith urged his Hong Kong audience to be part of a crucial global conversation about AI. With technology advances now giving computers parity with humans in key areas (including...

  • RISE 2018 Day One Snapshot

    July 11, 2018

    Good morning. RISE 2018 opened its doors in Hong Kong yesterday to more than 15,000 attendees from 100 countries and markets. Representing many of the world’s most exciting start-ups and largest companies, they are here to make connections, share stories and woo investors and partners. The team has lined up 350 high-calibre speakers and more than 700 leading journalists and bloggers are on site. Here’s a snapshot of what caught our attention on Day One...

  • MWC Shanghai Snapshot: Day Three

    June 30, 2018

    Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 concluded yesterday, with the clear message that 5G and artificial intelligence (AI) are key to our mobile future. The industry’s leading companies inspired us with a great many 5G-related demos and there was a real buzz about the upcoming shift, both on stage and in casual conversations around the halls. With more than 60,000 attendees to impress, many companies were working hard to give us a taste of what 5G...

  • MWC Shanghai Snapshot: Day Two

    June 29, 2018

    Good morning. Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 continued yesterday, with the focus remaining on the potential and challenges of 5G. In a well-received keynote, Ericsson CEO Börje Ekholm noted that high-speed connectivity is addictive for consumers and predicted that 5G will see mobile broadband traffic grow eight times to 2023. But 5G is also the first generation of mobile technology built for the industrial internet, enabling smart manufacturing, smart agriculture and smart cities in combination...

  • MWC Shanghai Snapshot: Day One

    June 28, 2018

    Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 kicked off yesterday with more than 60,000 attendees expected over the three-day event. The industry’s biggest names are here to present their new products and technologies at the largest mobile event in Asia, plus high-level expert speakers from around 30 countries and diverse backgrounds. Opening the MWC conference, Mats Granryd, Director General of the GSMA, stressed the need for support from regulators as operators across Asia Pacific prepare to invest...

  • D.LIVE Asia 2018 snapshot

    April 23, 2018

    D.LIVE, The Wall Street Journal’s invitation-only technology event, brought many of tech’s most ambitious thinkers together in Hong Kong this week. With in-depth discussions and a tour of some of Shenzhen’s boldest and most exciting start-ups, the two-day event was an intense exploration of compelling ideas and investment opportunities. Here’s a snapshot of what sparked our interest:   Hong Kong Exchange reforms to attract tech IPOs In its largest reform in 25 years, Hong Kong...

  • Money20/20 Asia Day Three snapshot

    March 16, 2018

    For three action-packed days in Singapore, thousands of the most insightful and inventive people in the payments and fintech world have come together to share new ideas and make new connections.   We’ve heard from the leaders of such companies as DBS, BBVA, Ant Financial, WeChat Pay, Grab, Alpha Intelligence Capital Fund, and Google, and we’ve dug deep into disruption, inclusion, innovation and the future of money. With these big themes in mind, here are...

  • Money20/20 Asia Day Two snapshot

    March 15, 2018

    Money20/20, the world’s largest payments and fintech conference, continued in Singapore yesterday, with financial and fintech leaders sharing their insights and sparking discussion. First to India… Fast track to a cashless/less-cash society Thanks to multiple forces, India is fast becoming a data-rich nation, according to Madhivanan Balakrishnan, Chief Technology & Digital Offer, ICICI Bank. Working in tandem, financial institutions, big tech, fintech and government are enabling frictionless banking and AI-enhanced services. Addressing India's currency reform...

  • Money20/20 Asia Day One snapshot

    March 14, 2018

    Money20/20, the world’s largest payments and fintech conference, made its Asian debut in Singapore yesterday with a definite buzz in the air. Thousands of leaders from traditional financial firms, fintech superstars and innovative startups were here, and for the next three days their focus will be on ideas and collaborations that shape the future of money. Staying front and center as banking becomes invisible DBS CEO Piyush Gupta set the tone for the event with...