Smart Nation

Accelerator avalanche and Singapore’s startup hub issue
Accelerator programmes are mushrooming in the tiny nation of Singapore, which is part of the plan – but there are still challenges in Singapore’s vision to become the startup hub of South-East Asia, writes Gabey Goh.
Analyse this: Three ways to use data to drive productivity
Singapore has seen a dip in labour productivity. To turn this around, businesses should adopt less labour-intensive processes and explore more innovative solutions instead, notes Simon Davies of Salesforce.
Week in Review: The vision is just the first step
The Smart Nation idea may have sounded like premium cotton candy at first, but Singapore is approaching it very logically, writes an impressed Gabey Goh.
Singapore’s Smart Nation moves into prototyping phase
Singapore’s Smart Nation mission is pushing ahead, with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) executive deputy chairman Steve Leonard declaring 2015 as “the year of prototyping.”
SAP appoints Darren Rushworth managing director for Singapore
SAP SE has announced the appointment of Darren Rushworth (pic) as managing director for Singapore.
Silicon Cloud establishes IoT design enablement centre in Singapore
Private cloud computing infrastructure Silicon Cloud International announced that its second cloud centre has been operational in Singapore since March.
SAP Startup Focus Acceleration Programme launched in Singapore
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), technology solutions provider SAP Asia and investment firm August Capital Partners (ACP) have launched the SAP Startup Focus Acceleration Programme in Singapore.
DataStreamX raises US$365K to expand real-time data marketplace
Singapore-based startup DataStreamX, an online marketplace for real-time data, said it has raised S$500,000 (US$365,000) from private investors.
Data Discovery Challenge unlocks innovative ideas
First prize winner uses data visualisation for better business strategies based on human footfall and interest patterns Shortlisted teams gain a place in the TAG.PASS acceleration programme
Microsoft and I²R to work on Smart Nation reference architecture
Microsoft Corp and A*Star’s Institute for Infocomm Research (I²R) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a joint Reference Architecture for Singapore’s Smart Nation platform.
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