BH Global's cyber security division enters into strategic partnership with Sasa-Software (Israel)
 
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Jan 31, 2019
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SINGAPORE, Jan 31, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - BH Global Corporation Limited ("BH Global", SGX:BQN), an established group providing comprehensive solutions in supply chain management, design and manufacturing, engineering, and surveillance and cyber security to a multitude of industries across the globe, is pleased to announce that the Group has entered into a strategic partnership with Sasa-Software (Israel).

Sasa-software (Israel), an Israeli company based out of Kibbutz Sasa in the Upper Galilee, is an awardwinning, pioneer and specialist in CDR technologies. Since 2009, the company has protected more than 200 highly sensitive and critical sites, achieving virtually zero incidents.

Based out of Singapore, and as an extended arm of Sasa-Software (Israel), Sasa-APAC will expand its businesses and proliferate CDR technologies into the region by establishing viable regional channel partners. Sasa-APAC will qualify, appoint and train its channel partners with skill sets to adequately service the needs of their local customers, especially CII customers and customer who are in pursuit of network separation implementations.

"As high-profile breaches continue to make headlines globally and now even at home, such as the Singhealth data leak, this is a timely and strategic partnership in response to the global deficiency in mainly detection based cyber security strategies. It is especially so when threat vectors today are not just highly sophisticated in depth, but also expanding rapidly in breath from attacking enterprise IT systems to CIIs such as Operational Technologies (OT) and Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) platforms in Industrial Control Systems. Sasa-APAC will benefit CIIs in the region directly through increased accessibility to CDR realisation skills and experiences. With that, we hope to change the common detection-centric mindset in most cyber-protection strategies today", said Mr Ken Soh, Chief Information Officer, BH Global and Chief Executive Officer, Athena Dynamics Pte Ltd ("ADPL").

ADPL and Sasa-Software have been in collaboration since 2014, successfully deploying the latter's flagship CDR technologies, protecting numerous critical networks of public and private sectors, including government agencies, financial institutions, healthcare and critical infrastructures. The formation of Sasa-APAC will take this relationship a step further, assuming the role as the face of Sasa-Software (Israel) in the APAC region.

"As a pioneer of CDR technology, Sasa-Software today is protecting more than 200 CIIs including government classified networks, military, water, energy plants, healthcare and FSI sensitive infra-structures since 2009. Sasa-APAC will therefore be a strategic and practical platform for us to introduce and proliferate this unique cyber protection technology to the Asia Pacific region. Sasa-APAC today is well equipped with engineers trained and certified by Sasa-Software, who come with extensive production experiences in Singapore. We are ready to serve and provide quality CDR solutions to the APAC region", said Yakov Yeroslav, Founder and CEO, Sasa-Software.

About BH Global Corporation Limited (Bloomberg Code: BHGM.SP)

BH Global Corporation Ltd is an established group providing comprehensive solutions in supply chain management, design and manufacturing, engineering, and surveillance and cyber security to a multitude of industries across the globe. With more than half a century of experience and presence in the marine and offshore, oil and gas, industrial, petrochemical and commercial sectors, the Group has built strong synergies and expertise that strategically position it to develop turnkey solutions focused on electrification, digitisation and environmental sustainability.

Through excellent research and development and project management capabilities, BH Global has a unique platform which is proficient in producing integrated solutions to capture growth opportunities, and executing swift and impactful value-added services to its clients worldwide. For more information, please refer to the website, www.bhglobal.com.sg

ABOUT ATHENA DYNAMICS (ADPL)

Based in Singapore, Athena Dynamics focuses on IT & OT cyber security (SecOps) and ITIL compliant integrated enterprise IT operation (ITOps) management solutions. Since its inception in mid-2014, Athena Dynamics has been awarded numerous classified projects in the public sector and critical projects to protect sensitive digital assets in the private sectors. With that and coupled with its strong credentials in enterprise IT operation management, the company poises to introduce more radically differentiated products and services to effectively protect digital assets which traditional methods fail to fulfil. For more information, please visit https://athenadynamics.com/

ABOUT SASA-SOFTWARE

Situated in northern Israel and privately owned by Kibbutz Sasa, Sasa-Software's solutions were originally developed within Plasan and Kibbutz Sasa's networks. This success enabled Sasa-Software to release its products nationally and internationally and today Sasa-Software protects over 200 sensitive and critical sites with virtually zero incident since 2009.

Sasa-Software's solutions have been tested by independent authorities specializing in IT security. Sasa Software's Gate Scanner(R) suite of solutions have been recognized by independent market analyst Frost & Sullivan as the Asia Pacific ICT (Critical Infrastructures) security vendor of the year for 2017. It was also ranked by independent research body STKI as the only pioneer and out-running champion of CDR technologies. For more information, please visit http://www.sasa-software.com/

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Sanli has secured S$51.5 million worth of contracts from the Public Utilities Board (PUB)
 
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Jan 22, 2019
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SINGAPORE, Jan 22, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Sanli Environmental Limited ("Sanli" and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"), an environmental engineering company with more than ten years of experience and over 1,000 completed projects in the field of water and waste management under its belt, is pleased to announce that it has secured new Engineering, Procurement and Construction ("EPC") and Operations and Maintenance ("O&M") contracts ("Contracts") worth a total of S$51.5 million from the Public Utilities Board (PUB). These contract wins will bolster the Group's order book to S$185.9 million as at 22 January 2019.

Under the EPC contract which is valued approximately at S$51.0 million, Sanli will be involved in the construction works for the replacement of mechanical and electrical equipment at Kranji water reclamation plant. This contract is expected to contribute to Sanli's revenue for the next two (2) years from the financial year ending 31 March 2020 ("FY2020").

Mr Sim Hock Heng, Chief Executive Officer of Sanli said, "We are very excited to have secured a contract of this size from the public sector. We believe our established track record and strong capabilities have given us a competitive edge. This is also an indication of the level of confidence the public sector has in our abilities. Our team is greatly encouraged by it. The Group will continue to leverage on our established track record and work towards securing more contracts to grow the business further."

Under the O&M contract, Sanli will provide maintenance services of approximately S$0.5 million for the replaced mechanical and electrical equipment at the same water reclamation plant. This contract is expected to contribute to Sanli's revenue after the completion of the EPC Contract.

About Sanli Environmental Limited

Sanli is an environmental engineering company in the field of water and waste management. It has more than ten years of experience and over 1,000 completed projects under its portfolio.

The Group's expertise is in the design, supply, delivery, installation, commissioning, maintenance, repair and overhaul of mechanical and electrical equipment as well as instrumentation and control systems in wastewater treatment plants, water reclamation plants, NEWater plants, waterworks, service reservoirs, pumping stations and incineration plants.

The Group has two main business segments: Engineering, Procurement and Construction ("EPC") and Operations and Maintenance ("O&M"). Under its EPC segment, Sanli provides services within the field of water and waste management, including process upgrading of existing water treatment plants, upgrading of pumping station capacities, replacement of aged equipment, and design and build of various treatment process systems. Through its O&M segment, the Group provides corrective and preventive maintenance services to ensure reliability and minimal disruptions to customers' operations. For more information, please visit the company website at .www.sanli.com.sg.

Issued on behalf of Sanli Environmental Limited by:

Waterbrooks Consultants Pte Ltd
Tel: +65 6100 2228
Lynette Tan
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SANLI ENVIRONMENTAL LIMITED
Angeline Cheong
(M): +65 9666 0977
angeline@waterbrooks.com.sg

This media release has been prepared by the Company and its contents have been reviewed by the Company's sponsor, SAC Capital Private Limited (the "Sponsor"), for compliance with the relevant rules of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (the "SGX-ST"). The Sponsor has not independently verified the contents of this media release.

This media release has not been examined or approved by the SGX-ST and the SGX-ST assumes no responsibility for the contents of this media release, including the correctness of any of the statements or opinions made or reports contained in this media release.

The contact person for the Sponsor is Mr David Yeong (Telephone: +65 6232 3210) at 1 Robinson Road, #21-00 AIA Tower, Singapore 048542.

 
 
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Sapphire's Subsidiary Awarded EPC Contract of RMB 832 million Related to its Public-Private-Partnership ("PPP") Project in Chengdu
 
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Jan 15, 2019
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SINGAPORE, Jan 15, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - SGX Mainboard-listed Sapphire Corporation Limited ("Sapphire", and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"), an established infrastructure design and construction group in China, is pleased to announce that the Group's 97.6% owned subsidiary, Ranken Railway Construction Group Co., Ltd ("Ranken"), has secured a EPC contract of RMB 832 million related to its PPP project in Chengdu.

On 19 November 2018, the Group announced that Ranken and its consortium partners have secured a PPP project to carry out investment and financing, design, build, operate and transfer works ("DBFOT Works") with the Urban and Rural Coordination Work Bureau of Chengdu Wuhou District for the first phase of Wuhou District, "Liveable River Bank" project in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.

The DBFOT Works period of the PPP project is expected to be 15 years, which comprises 2 years of construction as well as the operational/management rights of the building infrastructures along the river bank for a 13-year period.

The scope of work related to the EPC contract includes engineering, procurement and construction works associated with the water environment protection, ecological restoration, flood control measures, building infrastructures and lifestyle amenities of this PPP project.

Recently, as announced on 30 December 2018, Ranken, being one of the consortium parties, has injected RMB 25 million in cash for a 25% equity interest in the PPP's project company, Chengdu Derun Jinlong Environmental Management Co., Ltd. ("CDJ Environmental Management Co."), which is funded through Ranken's internal resources.

The other well-known consortium partners in the PPP project includes Chongqing Derun Environment Co., Ltd., Chengdu Wuhou Industrial Development Investment Management Group Co., Ltd. and Beijing Enterprises Water (China) Investment Limited have injected their proportionate share of the registered capital and capital reserve in CDJ Environmental Management Co..

Focusing on a broader urban renewal effort to create a greener living environment in Wuhou District, this PPP project involves the design, build, finance and management of ecological restoration, flood control measures and building infrastructures along an 18.68 km embankment along Jiang An River, one of the key waterways in Chengdu.

Two-Prong Business Strategy in the PPP Market Bearing Fruits

Adopting a two-prong business strategy in the PPP market, the Group targets to be a strategic shareholder with the first mover advantage to secure the EPC contract and operations management contract related to the PPP project.

As a testament to the Group's strategy, this EPC contract of RMB 832 million is the largest contract win in recent years. As such, the Group is expected to benefit financially from three components of this PPP project as follows:

a. EPC contract of RMB 832 million during the 2-year construction period;
b. Potential of recurring dividend income arising from Ranken's 25% shareholding in CDJ Environmental Management Co.; and
c. Potential of recurring revenue from the operations management contract of the PPP contract for a 13-year period upon completion of the EPC contract

Commenting on winning the EPC contract of its PPP project, Ms Wang Heng, Chief Executive Officer of Sapphire, said, "Recognising that China's burgeoning PPP market presents strong prospects for long term recurring revenue, we have taken the first step as a strategic shareholder with a direct investment into this PPP project in Chengdu together with other well-known consortium partners.

Other than being a shareholder in the PPP project, we also set our sights to secure the EPC component and operational management contracts of our own PPP projects so it will be accretive to our revenue, strengthened our track record, deepen our working relationships with leading industry players in the PPP industry and further mitigate our risks.

Moreover, working together with these leading industry players will be a positive boost to our reputation and operational experience in the water environmental industry, thereby leading to more working opportunities with major industry players in this field.

Besides being a EPC contractor and a strategic shareholder in this PPP project, we also have the opportunity to be the manager of the new recreational amenities, F&B retail and lifestyle concepts along the river bank for a 13-year period, thereby developing our operational experience in this area and creating a new recurring revenue stream for the Group."

Ms Wang added, "With this approach, stakeholders' interests are aligned and provides greater assurance that the PPP project can be completed successfully on time and on budget.

We have also demonstrated that this two-prong business strategy can present us with larger EPC contracts and long-term recurring revenue related to PPP projects with minimal capital commitment."

Established and Well-Known Consortium Partners

A PPP project is generally defined as a long-term contract between a government agency and private organisation(s) for the construction and operation of economic and social infrastructure (such as water treatment facilities, utilities and public transport systems). The PPP model has been utilised for many public infrastructure projects and it has been used in many countries.

The consortium partners of this PPP project include Chongqing Derun Environment Co., Ltd., Chengdu Wuhou Industrial Development Investment Management Group Co., Ltd. and Beijing Enterprises Water (China) Investment Limited.

Chongqing Derun Environment Co., Ltd. ("Derun Environment") is jointly established in 2015 by SUEZ, NWS and Chongqing Water Assets Management Company and it is the biggest SinoFrench investment platform in China's environment market, as well as the key investment project of SUEZ in China. Derun Environment aims to become provide systematic solutions for urban environmental problems domestically and globally. Derun Environment's total assets value has reached nearly RMB 30 billion.

Beijing Enterprises Water (China) Investment Limited is part of Beijing Enterprises Water Group Limited ("BEWG"), a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Stock Code: 0371), is a large-scale group which provides a broad range of water services and environmental protection services in China. Currently, BEWG owns and operates a few hundred water supply plants and sewage treatment plants in China, Malaysia, and Portugal, with a total water treatment capacity of over tens of million tons per day.

Throughout the years, BEWG was consistently awarded "China Water Service Outstanding New Enterprises", "Best Water Business Enterprises in China", and recently, BEWG has been ranked No.1 of the "Top Ten Water Enterprises with Influence in China" for the eighth consecutive year.

This press release is to be read in conjunction with Sapphire's exchange filings on 14 January 2019, which can be downloaded via -www.sgx.com.

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NUS study: Older adults care about strangers’ welfare in financial decision-making
 
Dec 29, 2018
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Older adults make the same financial decisions for themselves and others, while young adults take more risks when making financial decisions for others

A recent study by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) found that when it comes to making financial decisions under risk, older adults will regard the financial outcomes of others’ as their own and make choices that they would have selected for themselves.

“Citizens in approximately one third of the countries around the world rely heavily on decisions made by older adults who may be government, business or community leaders. It is important to not only understand how these elderly people make decisions for themselves, but also how they make decisions on behalf of others, as their decisions can lead to significant gains or losses,” said team leader Assistant Professor Yu Rongjun, who is from the Department of Psychology at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

The results of this study were reported in the journal Psychology and Aging in September 2018.

Closing the knowledge gap in financial decision-making

People often need to make financial choices for themselves, and sometimes, on behalf of others. Studies have shown that younger adults take more risks when making financial decisions for others. However, there is a lack of understanding about the decision-making behaviour of the elderly.

To address this knowledge gap, Asst Prof Yu and his team conducted studies to compare how younger adults and older adults make financial decisions, both for themselves and for others.

The NUS study was conducted from 2016 and 2017, and involved 191 Singaporean participants. Among them, 93 were older adults with an average age of 70, while 98 were young adults averaging 23 years old.

The participants were asked to complete a series of computerised decision-making tests in which they were assessed based on the choices they made under uncertainties. The research team used computational modelling to analyse two aspects of the participants’ financial decision-making: loss aversion, which is a tendency to weight potential losses more strongly than potential gains; risk-aversion asymmetry, which looks at the tendency to be risk-averse for potential gains and risk-seeking for potential losses.

Financial decisions vary with age

The results show that when younger adults are making financial decisions on behalf of others, they take more risks even when the decisions put the person they are acting for at a disadvantage. For the seniors, they make similar choices for themselves and when they act for others. Hence, the findings suggest that older adults care more about strangers’ welfare.

“Our results demonstrate that decision-makers of different age groups have different motivational goals. The young adults may treat the finances of others’ differently from their own, perhaps regarding them as being less important. On the other hand, the older generation may care more about social harmony and emotional experience, and have less emphasis on material gains,” explained Asst Prof Yu.

He further elaborated, “Although we did not manipulate decision-making power and participants simply made choices for strangers in our study, we speculate that similar age-dependent decision-making patterns may also apply to real-life workplace. For instance, a young boss may choose one insurance plan for his employees and another plan for himself. The plan that he picks for others may be more risky and potentially disadvantageous compared to the plan he chooses for himself. On the other hand, an older boss is likely to select the same plan for his staff and himself. The findings of this study resonate with our earlier research which showed older adults are more generous towards strangers.”

To deepen their understanding on the financial decision-making process of people from different age groups, Asst Prof Yu and his team will be conducting neuroimaging studies to examine the underlying neural basis of their observations.

SOURCE / National University of Singapore

 
 
Global Insurer AIA Enters Partnership With Singapore-Based Digital Healthcare Innovator MyDoc
 
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Dec 19, 2018
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AIA Vitality Taps MyDoc To Reward Employees in Singapore For Healthier Lifestyles

SINGAPORE, Dec 19, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - MyDoc, Asia's first value-based digital managed care platform has been tapped to digitally deliver health screening results of AIA Vitality members in Singapore, creating the first digitally integrated corporate health screening programme for the global insurer.

As a digital healthcare provider, MyDoc is part of Singapore's Ministry of Health's (MOH) regulatory sandbox for telemedicine, allowing it to offer digital managed care services in Singapore. MyDoc has shown a potential reduction in patient healthcare costs by at least 16 percent, according to a study done by a senior economist at the University of Southern California's Center for Economic and Social Research. MyDoc demonstrated a potential cost saving as high as 28 percent resulting from improvements in chronic diseases management and aversion of accident and emergency (A&E) services.

The AIA Vitality Basic Health Check (BHS) identifies members' risk for chronic disease by checking their body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, blood glucose, and cholesterol levels.

"AIA is a market leader, and MyDoc is excited to play a role in helping AIA Vitality members lead a healthy life," said Dr. Snehal Patel, CEO and co-Founder of MyDoc. "Our data reveals there is a higher incidence of patients at risk and undiagnosed prior to using MyDoc. Patient engagement with health screening results is also much lower without the ease of consulting provided by MyDoc post-screening. We aim to make a difference by offering AIA Vitality members 24/7/365 access to a multidisciplinary care team of doctors, nurses, nutritionists, health coaches, primary care coordinators, health screening laboratories and pharmacies."

Our partnership enables us to help AIA Vitality members identify their risk for chronic diseases. This allows for early detection so that appropriate treatment can be administered and subsequently monitored," said Mr. Richard Wyber, Head of Vitality, AIA Singapore.

"As the leading employee benefits provider in Singapore, AIA Singapore is excited to partner with MyDoc to be spearheading Singapore's first digitally integrated corporate health screening programme, helping Singaporeans lead healthier, longer, and better lives through wellness in the workplace. We look forward to working with more companies to enhance their healthcare programs and make a positive impact on employee engagement, wellbeing, productivity and retention levels," added Richard.

AIA Vitality members who complete their health screening through MyDoc will receive Vitality points of up to 6,000 if their results are within the healthy ranges.

In Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia, MyDoc has established successful and ongoing implementations with the largest insurers and Fortune 500 companies in the region including AIA, Aetna, and Cigna. By redesigning key touch points along the patient-clinician journey and integrating key stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem, MyDoc has built a new model of primary care that improves patient health outcomes at lower costs to payers.

Headquartered in Singapore, MyDoc has also established a presence in Malaysia, Hong Kong, India, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Further expansion into the region is being planned through new partnerships that will be announced in 2019. The company expects its digital health screening, workplace virtual clinic and digital pharmacy, and chronic disease management programmes will be made available to over 15 million employees in the new year.

About MyDoc Pte Ltd

Founded by Harvard Medical School physician and healthtech investor Dr. Snehal Patel and SingHealth medical officer and medtech entrepreneur Dr. Vas Metupalle, MyDoc is the leading patient-centric digital healthcare platform in Asia. With a deeply seasoned team with combined global experience in Healthtech, EMR, Clinical Practice, Insurance, Finance, and Legal and the backing of renowned medical specialists, MyDoc is deploying modular solutions that can be quickly tailored to deliver personalised continuous care across key markets in the region. MyDoc's unique value-based digital managed care model is leading the way for cost reduction in healthcare and catching illnesses before it is too late for employees of over 200 employers in the region including Fortune 500 companies.

For more information
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About AIA Vitality

In 2013, AIA Singapore became the first and only insurer to pay members as they get healthier with the launch of AIA Vitality.

AIA Singapore was also the first market to launch the AIA Vitality programme, a leading full scale wellness programme that works with individuals to make real change to their health. This is done by applying the principles of behavioural science; keeping individuals motivated by adding up the benefits of every healthy choice they make, no matter how small.

AIA Vitality is available to both individual policyholders and corporate clients, focusing on rewarding members for making choices that help them live a healthy life.

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Capillary Technologies hosts #ready18' summit in Singapore, empowering brands and businesses to get Consumer ready
 
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Dec 05, 2018
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SINGAPORE - (ACN Newswire) - Capillary Technologies, one of Asia's leading Omnichannel CRM and E-commerce Solutions Provider, hosted its technology-focused conference in Singapore. Dubbed #ready2018, the event aimed to empower business leaders with the latest business strategies to be consumer-ready and uncover how technology is fundamentally transforming the e-commerce, startup and retail ecosystem in Southeast Asia (SEA). Over 200 business owners, CXOs and startups graced the event with Capillary Technologies leading the way by enabling the digital transformation of businesses - showing them how the internet could make life quicker, more comfortable and better.

SEA's 300+ million-strong internet users are set to grow to over 400 million by 2020, and its internet economy is projected to be worth US$200 billion by 2025. With more than 70 million new internet users since 2015, the region is now poised with greater digital disruption, SEA's internet users are the epitome of the omnichannel consumer, buoyed by ever-evolving mobile technology consumption and offline to online transactions, there is no dearth of opportunities for them and the businesses that depend on them.

Hot on the heels of this digital gold-rush, #ready18's conference discussed the various aspects that would enhance the consumer and digital readiness of brands. Through various insightful sessions by leaders from companies like Nielsen, Twitter and Google, the event captured the need for the brands to re-engineer their consumer strategy and ways in which they can create a growth mindset within the company. The sessions also recognised that technology has been a big disrupter in many sectors and how business can use technology to their aid.

The rising internet penetration has led to an unprecedented growth of the digital economy in the Asia-Pacific region. According to Nielsen research the APAC consumers spend approximately 6.5 hours online every day and 98% of them have made online purchase, with fashion and travel claiming the highest share of wallet. The millennial consumers have a very unique perspective on things and brands need to understand them better in order to tap in to the immense business potential that they bring. They are hyper-connected and their consumption and recall of the content is faster. It is imperative for brands to identify the most suitable channels to reach out to this audience and align their strategy to what resonates with them.

"It was great to see our attendees so keen and enthusiastic in the exploring the opportunities that digital technology has to offer," said Aneesh Reddy, Co-Founder and CEO of Capillary Technologies. "#ready18 brought together business leaders who are at the forefront of the changes affecting the future of commerce and the conference provided a valuable backdrop for us to discuss critical issues, such as the importance of digital for enhancing consumer loyalty and the challenge of eliminating the cost and complexities of digital transformation. The insights and discussions garnered at over the course of one day reflected the defining developments we see emerging from the continually evolving digital landscape."

Attendees were able to brush up on their knowledge of the best omnichannel solutions in the market via interactive exhibits curated by Amazon Web Services, Mindtree and Cloudcherry. Learners were also joined by Ganesh Lakshminarayanan, COO of Capillary Technologies who was on hand to present an exclusive masterclass on loyalty and CRM excellence.

Aneesh added: "We wanted to showcase that digital transformation is seamless and easy for adoption and more importantly, how it could change their businesses for the better. It was great to have our speakers help us spread the message and we thank them for the immense show of support. I'm personally looking forward to new advances in digital technology and can't wait to showcase them next year at #ready19!"

#Ready20 https://www.readyevent.co/

About Capillary Technologies

Capillary's technology solutions help businesses get ahead of the digital evolution and stay 'Always Consumer Ready'. Over 400 marquee brands across 30+ countries, including Pizza Hut, VF Brands, Walmart, Al-Futtaim, KFC, Starbucks, Madura Garments, Courts and Samsung, trust Capillary to enable easy and seamless consumer experiences. With over 300 million consumers and 35,000 stores on the platform, Capillary is Asia's leading SaaS product company. Over 800 Capillary associates across 14 global offices are continually innovating to find new ways for brands to make their consumers' lives easier, and experiences memorable. Explore more at https://www.capillarytech.com/

 
 
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RAS Epicurean Star Award 2018 honours industry's best
 
Nov 29, 2018
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Singapore --( ASIA TODAY )-- The RAS Epicurean Star Award celebrates the milestone achievements of both individuals and establishments in Singapore’s F&B industry, recognising visionaries who have introduced innovative ideas and concepts through the years and to distinguish talented chefs, restauranteurs and service staff who have inspired others towards achieving excellence.

The 23rd edition of the award held at Suntec City this evening, was graced by Guest of Honour, Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry and Minister-in-charge of the Public Service and attended by more than 1,000 guests.

A key highlight of the gala dinner was the announcement of the winners of the RAS Epicurean Star Award. This year more than 100 F&B establishments were nominated across 19 categories. The annual awards recognise the best fine-dining, casual and chain Western, Asian, Chinese and Japanese restaurants, best café, best gastro-pub, best new F&B establishment, best seafood, vegetarian, Mediterranean restaurants, best buffet, best buffet caterer and new category – Best Vegetarian Restaurant.

This esteemed award is professionally evaluated and seeks to recognise the F&B establishments with cutting-edge concept, demonstrated continual excellence covering all essential areas and role models inspiring the industry to greater heights.

The highlights of the event this year included the announcement of the results of the 5S Excellence Award, the Star Chef Competition 2018, special recognition for EXSA 2018 and the inauguration of RAS 19th term Management Committee.

On the side line of the award ceremony, the Food Services Industry Digital Plan (IDP) which is jointly developed by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Enterprise Singapore was announced. The IDP is part of the ‘SMEs Go Digital’ programme that makes going digital simple for companies. It is an easy-to-use guide for food companies to assess their digital readiness and adopt a systematic approach to digitalisation. Companies can refer to the guide for digital consultancy services such as those provided by SME Centres and SME Digital Tech Hub, and for pre-approved productivity solutions which are eligible for up to 70% funding support. Such efforts help to point food companies in the right direction on their digital journey and lower the barriers of technology adoption.

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About Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS)
As the pioneer and largest F&B Association in Singapore, Restaurant Association of Singapore has more than 400 members, representing close to 700 brands that operate more than 3,600 outlets. Our members comprise a good mix of business models such as restaurants, caterers, fast foods and food courts, with various cuisine types, thus providing a wholesome view and opinion, with the common goal to propel the industry forward.

Since 1980, RAS has acted as a collective voice for the F&B industry and strives to advance the industry through various platforms such as bridging closer working relationships between businesses and government agencies, networking events for members, recognition and awards platforms and administering programmes to drive business success.

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Relationships - The Lifeblood of Business
 
JMAMONI Lifestyle & Etiquette Institute Pte. Ltd.
Nov 29, 2018
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As a Lifestyle and Etiquette Consultant, I meet people of all natures from all over the globe.

Whether in Business, Diplomacy, any Social Settings or Youth, life has taught me one thing: Building relationships with people will lead you to success, in private and in business. You will connect with people more deeply and meaningfully, you will manage your future engagements with people much more successfully and you will eventually experience decreased miscommunication. Now tell me, who doesn’t want that?

Relationships are the lifeblood of business. Without building relationships with people, you’re not going to do well in business. Building that capability takes time. Yes, it’s not easy and it doesn’t come naturally for everyone, but it’s a skill and you can learn it. I’ve had to work at it and so do you. Etiquette, People Skills, Soft Skills or whatever you call it, is a lifelong process.

To be successful, there’s one skill that’s incredibly basic and yet so underrepresented in our modern community, our disruptive world – The Art of Conversation. EVERYTHING starts with a conversation, especially if you want to build a relationship. It is a deciding factor in our life, for our business, as a leader, as a friend, as a partner, as a relative and even as a stranger. Conversation is a foundational skill of us Homo Sapiens and it affects literally every area of our lives. It is a process, which requires time, like any learning to be “a better” in anything. The more you practice, the more rewards you gain in your future engagements.

The most frequent questions I’ve been asked in my workshops are:

1. How do I become a better conversationalist?
2. How do I become the STAR of the team?
3. How can I relate better to people?
4. How do I apply all these wonderful values of human mind into my networking, meetings…?

As you can see, it’s all about relationship management. We’ve learnt to focus on our self-improvement in the pursuit of knowledge, experience, intelligence, education and we have forgotten that we have no full understanding of how our communication affects several areas of our life. We
forgot to focus on developing the skills in tapping the most precious resource – The People. Your interpersonal relationships can make or break you.

I can tell you one thing, I have had success with these tips and so can you too:

1. Keep notes about people you meet
2. Listen actively
3. Ask open-ended questions in order to get meaningful information
4. Admit when you don’t know something and let others educate you without fear of embarrassment or intimidation
5. Keep the conversation back and forth (like playing tennis)
6. Let the conversation take its course (level of communication)
7. Offer favor, it’s powerful
8. Always be genuine and kind without pretension
9. Recognize that you can’t please everyone
10. Set some boundaries and be solution-minded before getting sucked into negativity

When you do cultivate these principles which I call your own presence, you draw attention and admiration from others. Not only will people want to develop relationship with you, they may also will want to socialize with you, do business with you and in some instances maybe marry you, you never know when opportunity knocks at the door, it happens. Of course, this presence has to be practiced as part of your essence until it’s internalized and emanated from within. That’s where others are drawn to you, some talk about charisma, because you exude humble, self-confidence, optimism. You have something special to offer, you are contagious.

In Business, Relationship Matters!

 
 
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Bolloré Logistics Singapore and Aviation Partner And Consulting Extend their Partnership
 
Nov 16, 2018
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Bolloré Logistics Singapore and Aviation Partner And Consulting Pte Ltd (APAC) announce the extension of their partnership with a new aerospace e-commerce supply chain agreement for distribution in Asia.

The agreement was signed at the MRO Asia-Pacific 2018 in Singapore on November 7th, 2018, at Bolloré Logistics’ booth, in the presence of Fred HERVOT, Founder and Managing Director of Aviation Partner And Consulting Pte Ltd (APAC), and Christian DEVERINE, Regional Aerospace Manager at Bolloré Logistics Asia-Pacific.

Founded by Fred HERVOT in 2016 and headquartered in Singapore, Aviation Partner And Consulting Pte Ltd (APAC) specializes in three main activities: Distribution, Trading and Consultancy services for commercial aviation parts & products in Asia-Pacific. APAC has already been entrusted by international groups such as BOSE Aviation, MAPAERO, NYCO and REEFLECT as their authorized and exclusive Distributor for the region.

With this new integrated e-commerce solution, end users will be able to order online (BOSE Aviation products for now) and trigger at the same time a door-to-door delivery. “This service enhances even more our service level to our local and regional customers, this would not have been possible without Bolloré Logistics Singapore’s support and dedication to the Aerospace Industry and companies including startups such as APAC,” says Fred HERVOT, Founder and Manager Director of APAC.

Bolloré Logistics is a worldwide global leader in international transport & logistics. With over 1,400 staff in Singapore, Bolloré Logistics has a very strong footprint in the Singapore Aerospace Industry. Strong of more than 15 years of experience and with more than 250 staff dedicated to its Aerospace activities, Bolloré Logistics Singapore is not only supporting the national flag carrier but also most of the industry major players on this market.

Thanks to our 24/7 teams we are able to provide all logistics services from warehouse management to value-added activities such as kitting, packing or material management and to deploy our distribution expertise in all modes of transport for time effective solutions. Eager to be part of the Aerospace of tomorrow, Bolloré Logistics is continuously looking into innovations and new technology to support this fast changing industry.

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Press Contact
Bolloré Logistics: Jim Brouleau – Regional Marketing & Communication Manager – Asia-Pacific
Tel +66 2260 8219 – jim.brouleau@bollore.com

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Independent Research Firm Cites BeyondTrust as a Leader in Privileged Identity Management Report
 
Nov 16, 2018
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SINGAPORE, November 15, 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- BeyondTrust, the global leader in Privilege-Centric Security, today announced it has been named a Leader in The Forrester WaveTM: Privileged Identity Management, Q4 2018. According to The Forrester Wave, BeyondTrust’s solution has strong privileged session recording and analytics capabilities, a redesigned and easy to use user interface, and strong reporting.

The Forrester Wave is an evaluation of vendors in the software, hardware, or services markets, driven by the analysis of data collected from the marketplace and the experience of participating analysts. BeyondTrust was among the 11 most significant companies that Forrester invited to participate in its Q4 2018 Forrester Wave evaluation.

According to the Forrester Wave, “The PIM market is growing because more security professionals see PIM as a way to address their top security challenges. This market growth is in large part due to security pros increasingly trusting PIM suite solution providers to act as strategic partners, advising them on top PIM decisions.”

Thirty-five evaluation criteria for the Forrester Wave are grouped into three high-level categories: Current Offering, Strategy, and Market Presence. BeyondTrust received the highest scores possible in the following criteria:

  • Privileged Password Safe/Vault
  • Privileged Session Management
  • Privileged Threat/Behaviour Analytics
  • Reporting
  • Scalability

    Top Ranked in Strategy

    BeyondTrust was top ranked in the Strategy category. In the Strategy category, BeyondTrust received the highest scores possible in the following criteria:

  • Privileged Session Monitoring Plans
  • Privilege Escalation Plans
  • Container Support Plans
  • IaaS Support Plans
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Vendor’s RFP Response
  • Vendor’s PoC and Demonstration
  • Development Staffing
  • Support Staffing
  • Pricing Terms and Flexibility

    “We are pleased to be named a Leader in this prestigious evaluation of top PIM vendors and thrilled to be recognized as the top ranked vendor in the Strategy category,” said Matt Dircks, CEO, BeyondTrust. “I believe the results of this evaluation make clear that BeyondTrust delivers the best solution to address privileged password and session management use cases, while doing it simply and providing the best reporting to make good risk-based decisions. Expect BeyondTrust to continue its history of delivering a great platform and driving innovation as we lead the PIM market.”

    About BeyondTrust

    BeyondTrust is the worldwide leader in Privilege-Centric Security, offering the most seamless and straightforward approach to preventing data breaches related to stolen credentials, hijacked insider accounts, and misused privileges. Our privileged access management platform is the most extensible on the market, enabling organizations to easily scale their privilege security programs as threats evolve across endpoint, server, cloud and network device environments. Only BeyondTrust unifies the industry’s broadest set of built-in capabilities with centralized management, reporting and analytics, empowering leaders to take decisive and informed actions to defeat attackers. This is backed by a flexible design that simplifies integration with other best-of-breed solutions and boosts the value of our customers’ IT security investments. With BeyondTrust, organizations gain the visibility and control they need to confidently reduce risk, maintain productivity, and stay out of the headlines. We are trusted by over 19,000 customers and a global partner network. Learn more at www.beyondtrust.com.

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    For BeyondTrust:

    Liz Drysdale
    Marketing Director – APAC
    P: (61) 422 109 704
    E: ldrysdale@beyondtrust.com

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