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  • 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...

  • China Steals the Show at the Asian Financial Forum

    January 17, 2018

    The 2018 Asian Financial Forum (Jan 15-16 in Hong Kong) delivered its usual mix of policy heavyweights and leading voices in the corporate financial world. Much of what was said from behind the podium concerned China — it’s economic policy, growing leadership role, and what companies are doing from and inside China. India stayed away from this year’s conference — reportedly because it is keeping its powder dry for the World Economic Forum in Davos...

  • Web Summit Day One Snapshot

    November 7, 2017

    Web Summit 2017 kicked off last night in Lisbon with more than 59,000 attendees from 170 countries registering for the four-day event. They are here in Portugal to woo investors and partners, be inspired by 1,200 expert speakers, connect with 2,600 international media, share insights, and make and strengthen friendships. Stephen Hawking sounds AI warning Surprise guest Stephen Hawking, appearing at Web Summit via telepresence, talked up the potential of AI to transform society by...

  • RISE Day Three Snapshot

    July 14, 2017

    Good morning. For three action-packed days, Hong Kong has been the centre of the tech universe. We’ve mingled with more than 14,000 entrepreneurs and investors, including 580 of the world’s most exciting startups. We’ve heard from the leaders of Alibaba Group, Stripe, WeChat and Google, along with some 240 other world-class speakers. And we’ve met 565 bloggers, writers and reporters from all over the world. RISE 2017 is over, but the insights shared and connections...

  • RISE Day Two Snapshot

    July 13, 2017

    Good morning. Here we go again, with another day of insight and excitement at RISE 2017. AI for financial services and personal mobility continued to create buzz, along with signals that robots are now making their way from the military and manufacturing spheres into our personal lives. Presenters dug deep to offer practical advice and answer pressing questions. Robots take over (the stage) Taking the AI debate to a new height, two robots shared the...