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Powering the new retail in Asia Pacific with next-generation innovations

Retail’s Big Show is the signature global retail event held in New York City annually, and has been ranked as one the top 200 events in North America and one of the 50 fastest-growing trade events internationally. With support from the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), the Asia Pacific edition of Retail’s Big Show – NRF 2024: Retail’s Big Show Asia Pacific, will be held in Singapore on June 11-13, 2024 for the first time. The NRF Innovation Lab, a key highlight of the show, is expected to showcase the most visionary retail technologies ranging from AI, AR/VR to blockchain, robotics and Web3. Deeptech Times finds out from Ryf Quail, managing director for NRF 2024: Retail’s Big Show Asia Pacific at Comexposium, about the transformative power of next-generation technology on the retail landscape in Asia Pacific and how regional consumers are responding to these exciting innovations.

Protecting data and preserving trust in the fintech ecosystem

Fintech firms acquire and process colossal volumes of sensitive data. What are some of the challenges fintech companies face when it comes to data privacy and security, and how do they preserve trust in the fintech ecosystem? As more regulations are expected to be passed to govern AI-driven data processing, what can organisations do to address compliance and potential new risks that AI may bring? Deeptech Times caught up with industry experts on the sidelines of the Indonesian CIO Network (ICION) Conference held in Bali to gather their viewpoints and perspectives.

ASIC mining and cryptocurrency industry outlook

Application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) mining is designed solely to unlock the complex puzzles that a computer needs to solve in order to harvest bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies. Singapore-based Canaan is the world’s second largest producer of ASIC mining integrated circuits. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, it unveiled a new integrated circuit that allows for bare metal cooling, a green technology that reduces heat expulsion.

Deciphering the A, B, C and Z of deep tech: On Lee, CEO & CTO, GDP Labs

Deeptech Times spoke with On Lee on the sidelines of the Malaysian CIO Network (MCION) Conference in Penang to understand what zero-knowledge proof (ZKP) in cryptography is and the key problem it is trying to solve, and why there is a need for the A, B and C of deep tech to converge so as to push boundaries and revolutionise industries.

Harnessing deep tech for innovation: Richard Im, Head of Cloud and Data Analytics, CelcomDigi

Imagine a future in which food security can be enhanced with smart farming. Deeptech Times caught up with Richard Im, head of cloud and data analytics at CelcomDigi, on the sidelines of the Malaysian CIO Network (MCION) Conference held in Penang, on his views about emerging deep tech, how enterprises can harness generative and voice AI for competitive advantage and customer experience; alongside the use of space technology and analytics in solving real-world problems, and what CIOs and IT leaders have to consider when deploying deep tech.

Developing AI talent in Singapore: Minister for Communications and Information Mrs. Josephine Teo 

Singapore Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Smart Nation and Cybersecurity Mrs. Josephine Teo delivered a keynote address citing the importance of developing next-generation digital talent for the country, at SAP’s first developer conference in Singapore where the company made the announcement on developing local AI talent with some 200 newly created roles to meet global demand.

The metaverse is an extension of the real world: Ryan Lee, CEO and Co-founder, Playground

Deeptech Times caught up with CEO and co-founder Ryan Lee to gather his views and perspectives on the metaverse, whether the current technology is able to support immersive 3D experience, his business plan for Playground, and why did he venture into the metaverse business in the first place.

Changing data ownership for good: Glenn Gore, CEO, Affinidi

Affinidi CEO Glenn Gore on data ownership at the Singapore Fintech Festival 2022.

Space as a platform for business innovation: Zee Zheng, CEO and Co-Founder, SpaceChain

Hear from Zee Zheng as he talks about how space technology is shaping the business world today, its importance, and his thoughts on the future of this innovative and exciting industry.
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