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    Top tech trends for 2020

    Business, Published on 14/01/2020

    » A strategic technology trend, according to the research and advisory group Gartner, is one with substantial disruptive potential that is beginning to break out of an emerging state into broader impact and use. It can also include technology that is growing rapidly with a high degree of volatility and poised to reach a tipping point over the next five years.

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    Delivering success

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 11/12/2017

    » Asia's first driverless trucks began operating in October at the ExxonMobil plant on Jurong Island in Singapore, while fleets of autonomous delivery vehicles are expected to get rolling on Great Britain's motorways next year. These are just some of the headline-making developments in the brave new world of transport being promoted by the likes of Google, Tesla, Uber and major vehicle manufacturers.

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    What will 5G do for me?

    Business, Published on 12/11/2019

    » 4G wireless communication -- compared with 3G and 2G -- has delivered huge gains in performance in the past decade. Heading into the next decade, 5G will build on this with not only evolutionary growth in bandwidth, but also better use of wireless spectrum.

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    Shopping for success

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 24/06/2019

    » Pierre Poignant has been with Lazada since it began, and no one was surprised when he succeeded Lucy Peng as the CEO of Southeast Asia's leading e-commerce operator last year following its acquisition by China's Alibaba Group.

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    Entrepreneur in overdrive

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 22/04/2019

    » Do you remember what you were doing when you were 13? Aaron Tan, a teenage prodigy in Singapore, was running his first tech startup. He then went on to set up two more companies before turning 21. Today he is the CEO of Singapore-based Carro, an automotive marketplace and services portal that started from his love of trading cars, not driving them.

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    Learning with the best

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 19/11/2018

    » Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), known for its science and technology programmes, aims to use Bangkok as a springboard to build an Asean talent pool through collaboration with King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL).

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    Industry 4.0 guide

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 21/05/2018

    » Industry 4.0 is the buzzword you hear everywhere these days, describing the rush to harness the potential of digital technology to make operations smarter, more efficient and profitable. It's no surprise that the energy industry has been leading the pack, in the view of William Ruh, chief digital officer at General Electric (GE). Its very survival is at stake.

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    Fulfilling the smart city vision

    Business, Published on 02/08/2018

    » In January this year, a massive downpour hit Bangkok, flooding the capital and surrounding provinces. Traffic came to a standstill. Thousands of people heading to work during the morning rush hour never got to work that day.

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    Myanmar's peace process stumbles on

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 19/03/2018

    » Myanmar's peace process is precariously poised with Panglong -- or the national peace conference as it is formally called -- set to meet in May. Several more ethnic groups -- including the Wa -- have agreed to sign the national ceasefire agreement (NCA). But, despite this, the peace process is in danger of disintegrating.

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    Explaining Thainess

    News, Postbag, Published on 27/10/2017

    » As the final farewell observance for the late King Bhumibol takes place, it seems necessary to provide a few explanations about Thailand to foreigners, so they may gain more understanding of the Thai people, as well as our traditions, attitudes and philosophy.

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