More in Technology


3 months

The Modern Age of Influencers

It's very important to understand the history of something so as to clearly understand its evolution. If you closely study our society or the general behaviour of humans over centuries, you will notice that they have always been heavily influenced by many external factors including other people, environments, situations to name a few. Our friends, family and work peers generally exercise a high level of influence in helping us navigate some of the most crucial decisions of our lives, including what we study, what we do professionally, who we love and almost everything else.

3 months

Artificial Intelligence gives Assurance to Insurance

When technologies are shaking hands with one another, why can’t organizations from various verticals, especially when the question of survival looms over their heads? In these exciting times of automation outburst many old players are feeling the generous heat from the young disruptors. Seasoned insurers who used to bet highly on their in-house experts and primitive processes have begun to take notice; and notice seriously. They are now willing to partner with these potential collaborators who successfully bridge the gap amongst technologies, insurance processes, and Gen-Z demands.

3 months

Blockchain: The key to Financial Market Disruption

With the amount of focus on Blockchain tech over the last year, I thought it would be great to get an opinion piece from the founder of a blockchain led company, Ben Beasley, to contribute his thoughts on where blockchain might disrupt our current financial markets. Below is his post. 

3 months

The Time for Change is Now

Singapore is gearing up even more as it evolves into a smart nation and becomes future ready. As a hotbed for entrepreneurship and the preferred Asian HQ for several MNCs, how are you preparing your organization for this shift? As the advent of technology makes the world more connected and markets “borderless,” how are you as a business handling the tougher competition to stay relevant and innovative? Let’s take a look at some of the initiatives and changes taking place, and what businesses can do to keep up instead of playing catch-up.

3 months

Named Entity Recognition

As the Text Metadata Services (TMS) Lead in Singapore, I wanted to share my knowledge by writing a short piece on an important aspect of Natural Language Processing (NLP) called Named Entity Recognition (NER). Named Entity Recognition is not to be confused with Named Entity Resolution. A simple example to distinguish between the two is that a machine reading a document might recognize a person, say William Henry Gates and a second person in the same document, say Bill Gates. Named Entity Resolution is a way in which these two names can be resolved to a single person whom we all know  as one of the founders of Microsoft, Bill Gates.

3 months

Event Tech: The New Frontier

Imagine looking up to see Sir Richard Branson hovering above you. Surreal? Most definitely. Even more bizarre is the fact that Branson’s dressed as Princess Leia and the Star Wars soundtrack is playing as he’s holographically beamed onto his own tennis court. The music fades and Branson delivers a tongue-in-cheek parody, much to the surprise and delight of the rapt audience.

3 months

Is Bitcoin Following Gold?

Bitcoin, like Gold is mined. There are finite amounts of each and there are costs of mining both. Gold is used as a trade currency, investment currency and a reserve currency. Bitcoin is rarely traded for real goods, barely classifies as an investment and is far from a reserve currency, despite what companies such as Magister Advisors would have you think.