Author: Benjamin Cher

First the tech challenge, then business: Tagg girds itself
Singapore startup Tagg wants to give brick-and-mortar companies digital stores to help customers find discounts and promotions, but has had to face technical and business challenges.
GrabTaxi’s ‘hidden’ Tan, and why she came back
We all know Anthony Tan and why he cofounded GrabTaxi, but little is known about his cofounder Tan Hooi Ling, writes Benjamin Cher.
GrabTaxi is now Grab, with new logo and app
Ride-hailing startup GrabTaxi has renamed itself Grab, launching a new logo and service to drive home the point.
Of money and cars: EmTech Asia Day Two
Industries grappling with emerging technology have to adapt or lose their place at the table, writes Benjamin Cher.
Singapore’s Jewel Paymentech secures US$1mil Series A
Singapore-based fintech startup Jewel Paymentech secured over US$1 million in a Series A round led by Tuas Capital Partners.
Saving the CIO, Part 2: Finding talents, changing mind-sets
CIOs face radically different challenges today than their predecessors, and need to address them in order to see a tomorrow, writes Benjamin Cher.  
Of AI and the human touch: EmTech Asia Day One
Despite our SF tales, the conquest of the AI overlords is not imminent, and humans will remain part of the equation for a long time, writes Benjamin Cher.
Saving the CIO, Part 1: Aligning business needs, fighting bureaucracy
CIOs need to understand and help solve business needs, or risk becoming obsolete, writes Benjamin Cher.
How Deep Identity got its fairy-tale ending
Niche-within-a-niche tech startup Deep Identity got its fairy-tale ending, having been acquired by a bigger company in December 2015, writes Benjamin Cher.
E-commerce fuels payment gateway boom, and vice versa
The e-commerce boom in Asia has benefited not just customers but also payment gateway providers, writes Benjamin Cher.
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