AEC

Pikom elects new chairman, council for 2016
The National ICT Association of Malaysia (Pikom) elected a new chairman as well as new office bearers and councillors for 2016 at its recent annual general meeting (AGM), even as the industry faces challenging times.
Bet on the forks-and-chopsticks: Understanding SEA
Different countries produce different types of entrepreneurs and startups, but while the flavours might be different, these startups all rely on the same kinds of services and products to succeed, writes Justin Hall.
Asean Economic Community faces education, regulatory challenges
As the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) gears up to become a single market with the implementation of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) in December, the economic bloc faces a variety of challenges.
Challenges going regional, and why you should do it anyway
Startups should not be asking themselves whether they should go regional, just when and how, according to a panel of entrepreneurs and industry pundits.
Forget Silicon Valley, Asean needs its own ecosystem
South-East Asian entrepreneurs need to work together and drive the way the region does business, urged Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah, Secretary-General of the Treasury at Malaysia’s Ministry of Finance.
Pikom: Malaysians do NOT prefer slower broadband
The National ICT Association of Malaysia (Pikom) became just the latest to question a minister’s assertion that Malaysians ‘prefer’ slower broadband speeds, arguing that whatever government officials may say, the country's broadband infrastructure plays an integral role in attracting foreign investments.
Malaysians prefer slow broadband? There’s no choice!
No Malaysian would prefer to have a slower broadband package, if they had a choice – the problem with the situation in Malaysia is that most people lack that choice, writes Dr Shawn Tan.  
Blibli.com to bring Indonesia’s SMEs into the digital age
Online shopping mall Blibli.com is trying to differentiate itself by embracing Indonesian SMEs, according to its CEO Kusumo Martanto, who is also hoping that soon-to-unveiled government regulations will boost the eocsystem while protecing local players and consumers.
Market demand will shape the factory of the future
The smart factory of the future will produce a wider variety of products from within the walls of a single factory; embrace smaller batch manufacturing that delivers more personalised and individualised products from closer to home; and make sustainability more of a factor in manufacturing, writes Chris Lee of Autodesk Asean.
Outsourcing M’sia to local players: Go regional, or drown in the AEC
Malaysian global business services (GBS) players need to start venturing outside the country and look at partnerships with other companies in South-East Asia urgently, or risk losing out when the Asean Economic Community (AEC) comes into being.
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