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Cloud Expo Asia 2018 : Highlights

Cloud Expo Asia 2018 : Highlights

Cloud Expo Asia, Cloud & Cyber Security Expo, Big Data World, Smart IoT Singapore and new launch eCommerce Expo Asia, welcomed over 16,000 technology professionals, stake holders and practitioners on its sixth edition at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre on 10th  and 11th  October.

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The annual free-to-attend event saw over 350 international solution providers, as well as over 500 influential industry experts speaking on the very latest trends and challenges in the evolving technology landscape.

Day One opened with  Mr. Philip Heah, Assistant Chief Executive, Technology and Infrastructure Group of Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Singapore.
Mr. Heah spoke of the importance of moving towards further utilising cloud, especially as Singapore has such a high level of cloud readiness, making cloud adoption easier for businesses.

“Cloud services are set to play a bigger role in Singapore’s digital transformation. We have in place cloud infrastructure that is ready for businesses to leverage. The government will work together with the industry and end users to make this process of moving to cloud adoption easy and hassle free.” he said.

Delegates also heard from Bernie Trudel, Immediate Past Chairman of the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA) on how 5G, Internet of Things, blockchain, x-reality and artificial intelligence are exponentially converging on a disruptive world for industries.

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Recognising the importance of cross-industry collaboration and discussion, the new launched eCommerce Expo Asia show has prioritised a number of key streams.

These include a focus on real-world applications of rapidly emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain and DevOps.

With huge media buzz and industry interest in these developments, the speakers and panels had the opportunity to discuss how these innovations are being put into practice in real-life situations, with use cases and testimony from the people on the frontline.