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Microsoft, Databricks and 10+ leading giants unleashed their Data Analytics solutions at BYTES 2022

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Singapore, Apr 22, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Amidst skyscraping digitization drives in Southeast Asia, its digital economy is projected to hit $1 trillion by 2030. With colossal volumes of data being generated every second, the region is breeding a multi-billion-dollar Big Data Analytics industry.

Taking cue from the above developments, all the while trying to support the Big Data Analytics organizations in the region, Tradepass hosted BYTES for the first time in ASEAN, virtually on 12 - 13 April 2022.

"While explaining the massive growth in data, Karthikeyan Rajasekharan (Senior Director, Data and AI Solution, Sales - APAC, Microsoft APAC) mentioned, "As we went through that journey, we recognized that we needed a modern data estate and we have moved from our value licensing days which had the smallest transaction between $400+ dollars to a place in the cloud where the smallest transaction is anywhere between $3 to $4, which means there has been sheer amount of growth in the data and now we need to think about how we have to modernize ourselves."

The 2-day virtual summit hosted 1000+ Big Data Analytics professionals from the leading public and private organizations across ASEAN which included the CDOs, CXOs, CIOs, CTOs, CMOs, Heads of IT, Data Scientists and many other senior profiles.

Chris D'Agostino, Global Field CTO, Databricks, spoke in great detail on transforming organizations by enabling data and AI at scale. During his presentation, he expressed, "When we did a survey in partnership with MIT Technology Review, we studied 351 companies around the globe, a third of which were here in APJ, and the number one regret that most data leaders had was that they didn't standardize using open standards. Instead, they chose proprietary capabilities and felt locked into a particular vendor or solution."

Microsoft, Databricks, Dataiku, Cloudera, Tech Data, BMC, Aerospike, H2O.ai, Vertica, Domo, Denodo, Snowflake and Fivetran were literally the face of the summit as they had their own exclusive virtual exhibition booth to showcase their cutting-edge solutions. Some of them even gave insightful sessions during the conference on the most pressing topics which included 'Data Stewardship', 'How To Formulate and Implement a Winning AI Strategy', 'Hybrid Data Cloud', "From AI Experimentation to AI Monetization', 'Accelerating Data-Driven Outcomes with DataOps & Cloud' and many more.

While enlightening the delegates on Hybrid Data Cloud, Carlos Zorzin (Senior Partner Sales Engineer, Cloudera) commented, "89% of IT-decision makers believe a hybrid cloud environment is the optimal choice to easily and securely store and move data as well as manage workloads. In order to achieve that, companies need a data platform that lets them easily move data and workloads from private clouds, to public clouds, and even to the edge - with scale. That's Hybrid Data Cloud."

When asked about the response from the delegates, Sudhir Jena, the organizer and CEO of Tradepass said, "Bytes 2022 - ASEAN delighted the 1000+ delegates with the top-line of solution providers and experts from the public & private domain and the delegates had very insightful interactions including Q&As with the experts. The delegates also got a chance to explore the latest solutions from the stellar organizations at the summit and collaborate with them to leapfrog their competitors."

About Tradepass

Providing access to the global emerging markets, Tradepass brings together people, products and solutions to power events for unparalleled business and networking opportunities. Being the most accredited event company, it helps organizations: enter new markets, grow sales pipeline, close prospects, raise capital and identify the right solution-providers.

As a deal facilitator, Tradepass is always determined about exposing the most agile liquid growth markets, to enable all-round scalability and growth.

For more information about the summit, log on to: https://asean.bytessummit.com/

Media contact:
Shrinkhal Sharad
PR & Communication Executive
shrinkhals@tradepassglobal.com
+ (91) 80 6166 4401
Tradepass

Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comAmidst skyscraping digitization drives in Southeast Asia, its digital economy is projected to hit $1 trillion by 2030. With colossal volumes of data being generated every second, the region is breeding a multi-billion-dollar Big Data Analytics industry.

Top CX Visionaries to Gather at World CX Summit and Rebuild India’s Technological Ecosystem with CX

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BANGALORE, INDIA, Apr 22, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - As companies are emerging stronger from the Covid-19 pandemic, the need is to adapt to the changes in their business functions caused by a once-in-a-lifetime crisis. The way a company interacts with its clients has undergone substantial transformation leading them to seek innovations that can adapt to the current scenario.

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World CX Summit is an In-Person event taking place at Taj Lands End in Mumbai on 27 April 2022. The summit is hosting top Indian CX leaders and global experts, to explore the latest trends and address the most pressing challenges in the current CX ecosystem.

Alongside World CX Summit, Trescon is introducing 'World CX Awards', in a bid to honour top-notch CX professionals across industry sectors in the country, who have revolutionized the CX landscape.

"When you serve stated needs of customers, you meet expectations. When you go beyond and serve unstated needs, you exceed expectations," states KV Dipu, Senior President - Head Operations & Customer Service at Bajaj Allianz General Insurance, and one of the speaker at World CX Summit.

Dharmender Narang, SVP - Chief CX Officer, at IIFL Securities stated, "Today, companies can regularly, and seamlessly collect customer interaction data from across financial, and operations systems, yielding deep insights about their customers. Those with an eye toward the future are boosting their data and analytics capabilities and harnessing predictive insights to connect more closely with their customers, anticipate behaviors, and identify CX issues and opportunities making CX as service differentiator in the industry. These companies can better understand their interactions with customers, even pre-empt problems in customer journeys and help company to improve customer loyalty & long relationship thus improving revenue per customer."

World CX Summit will provide a wide spectrum of expert speakers and panelists such as:
- Rekha Nair, Chief Customer Experience & Quality Officer, Adani Airport Holdings Ltd.
- Neeraj Lal, Chief Operating Officer, Apollo Hospitals
- Dharmender Narang, Senior VP, Chief Customer Experience Officer, IIFL Securities
- Dharmarajan K, Chief Business Officer, Tata CLiQ
- Chaitanya Chokkareddy, CIO, Ozonetel Communications Pvt Ltd
- Nishant Shrivastava, Global Head - Centre of Excellence for Unified Communications and Collaborations, TATA Communications
- Shradha Thapa, Regional Head - Govt & OTT Partnership, Infobip
- Prakash Bharath, Director and Regional Head, Freshworks
- KV Dipu, Senior President - Head Operations & Customer Service, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
- Ramakrishna M, Director - Contact Centre, CX and Outsource Operations, CoinSwitch Kuber
- Indranil Nath, EVP - Operations, Shiprocket
- Nitin Jain, Head of CX (CS&L and Sales) for India & Middle East and Africa, Mondelēz International
- Kumud Upadhyay, SVP - Customer Service, Motilal Oswal Financial Services
- Hari Shankar Mishra, SVP - CX, Future Generali India Insurance Company Limited
- Gaurav Sadana, VP & Head- CX & Central Retention, Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company
- Suraj Shetty, Head Of CX, Learning & Development, Kissht
- Zeenat Mongal, DVP CX, ICICI Lombard
- Aalok R Pradhan, Director - Customer Success, CoinDCX

The event will focus on topics such as: Digital Transformation with Customer-First Thinking; Customer Data: Designing for Transparency & Trust; CX Strategies for a Touchless World; Adopting Digital Omnichannel; Future of Chatbots & Virtual Assistants; Rise of the Flexible Workforce; Role of Cybersecurity in Building Customer Trust and much more.

"While digital transformation has become a necessity, business leaders must now face a new set of challenges. As businesses plan for long-term sustained growth, the top priorities are speed, agility, customer experience, and culture shift," stated Mithun Shetty - CEO, Trescon.

World CX Summit - India is officially sponsored by Lead Partner - Ozonetel Communications; Platinum Partners - Gupshup, TATA Communications, Infobip; Silver Sponsor - Phonon Communications; Gold Partners - UserTesting; Freshworks; Bronze Partner - Haptik, NeoSOFT Tech, Yellow.ai.

About Trescon

Trescon is a global business events and consulting firm that provides a wide range of business services to a diversified client base that includes corporations, governments and individuals. Trescon is specialised in producing highly focused B2B events that connect businesses with opportunities through conferences, road shows, expos, demand generation, investor connect and consulting services.

About World CX Summit

World CX Summit is a thought-leadership-driven, business-focused, global series of events that takes place in strategic locations across the world. As a part of the global series, the Indian edition will be gathering pre-qualified CX leaders "all under one roof" to discuss how the latest CX technologies and customer insights can be combined to transform CX with a new approach
The summit will also host a combination of insightful sessions, keynotes, case studies and panel discussions sure to deliver actionable insights that attendees can apply to their Customer Experience strategies.

For further details about the announcement, please contact:
Monith Shetty
Media, PR & Corporate Communications
+91 81059 75937
media@tresconglobal.com

Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comAs companies are emerging stronger from the Covid-19 pandemic, the need is to adapt to the changes in their business functions caused by a once-in-a-lifetime crisis.

Colt Technology Services delivers higher bandwidth for AWS Direct Connect Hosted services

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TOKYO, Apr 21, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Colt Technology Services has today announced that it can now support Colt On Demand cloud connectivity to AWS Direct Connect Hosted services, with speeds of up to 10 Gbps, for customers in Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.

10 Gbps connectivity was previously only available on AWS Direct Connect Dedicated services, but with this enhancement, customers can now connect directly to AWS Direct Connect Hosted services without having to use cross-connects, reducing their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and increasing speed of delivery. Customers can also make use of different AWS virtual interfaces (private, public, transit).

Initially launched in Europe last year, with this announcement, Colt is now offering the service in Asia (Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore), with high bandwidth of up to 10Gbps, in a fully flexible connectivity solution with Colt On Demand.

The recent increase in hybrid working has also increased the need for flexible traffic control. Colt On Demand enables rapid network deployment to take full advantage of the flexibility of the cloud. In addition, bandwidth can be adjusted in real-time, according to the ratio of office workers and those working remotely, enabling the cost effective creation of a high perfomance cloud computing environment.

Masato Hoshino, President and Asia Representative at Colt, said: "We have built a strong relationship with AWS and, as an AWS Partner, Colt has provided AWS connectivity to a large number of customers across all industries in Asia. This announcement highlights our continued investment in APAC and our commitment to provide our customers with agile, flexible, and secure cloud connectivity services to meet their high bandwidth needs and help them to take advantage of everything the cloud has to offer."

Recognised as a Visionary in the Gartner 2021 Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Colt also received Frost & Sullivan's 2021 European Customer Value Leadership Award. The company has industry-leading Net Promotor Scores (NPS), reflecting Colt employees' high motivation.

About Colt

Colt strives to transform the way the world works through the power of connectivity. The Colt IQ Network connects 900+ data centres across Europe, Asia and North America's largest business hubs, with over 29,000 on net buildings and growing.

Colt understands business connectivity requirements and provides high performance and high bandwidth solutions to enable customers' success, with Colt's vision centering on being the most customer oriented business in the industry. Customers include data intensive organisations spanning over 210 cities in more than 30 countries. Colt is a recognised innovator and pioneer in Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV). Privately owned, Colt is one of the most financially sound companies in its industry and able to provide the best customer experience at a competitive price. For more information, please visit www.colt.net.

Press Contact:
Nola Pocock - VP Global Communications
+447917714377
nola.pocock@colt.net

Ritsuko Onodera
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Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comColt Technology Services has today announced that it can now support Colt On Demand cloud connectivity to AWS Direct Connect Hosted services, with speeds of up to 10 Gbps, for customers in Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.

GEVME Launches New Virtual Event – Strategies for Hosting Events that Generate Results

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Singapore, Apr 20, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Join us for this virtual event where we'll uncover opportunities to improve your events. We will present the key insights from our recent 'Virtual Events Benchmark Report 2022' where our data science team analysed data from 500+ events powered by GEVME. Our team of experts will also provide you with practical tips to leverage on these insights and generate impactful results with your events.

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Grab a free copy of Virtual Events Benchmark Report 2022 when registering for the event.

Americas - 9th May 2022, 9:00 p.m. ET
APAC - 10th May 2022, 9:00 a.m. SGT

Agenda:
- Choosing the right time and day for your events
- Optimising registration for maximum attendance
- Keeping attendees engaged throughout your event
- Increasing the shelf life of your event recordings

What You Will Learn:
- Find out how your events compare with industry benchmarks
- Get practical tips on how to host events that generate results
- Learn how to adopt a data-driven approach when hosting events

Register your interest now: https://www.gevme.com/en/studios/virtual-events-benchmark-2022/

For other GEVME shows, https://www.gevme.com/en/studios/.

Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comJoin us for this virtual event where we'll uncover opportunities to improve your events. We will present the key insights from our recent 'Virtual Events Benchmark Report 2022' where our data science team analysed data from 500+ events powered by GEVME.

Metaverse gaming platform Manufactory launches NFT-based land drops

Tag Template - News Hub PRO CoinGenius Hosts Virtual Crypto Event The Road To Mass AdoptionDecentralized gaming platform Manufactory is inviting all players to participate in its NFT-based land drops on April 19th. Manufactory, a PvP-based competitive and skill-based game, is now inviting all players and engineers to the public sale events for its NFT-based virtual lands scheduled on the 19th of April. These lands within the ManuFactory game will […]
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Crypto Casinos in the Metaverse – Atari Launching a Virtual Casino

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Top Data and Analytics Players from ASEAN to Assemble for the 3rd Global Edition of World Data & Analytics Show

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Singapore, Apr 13, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - The 3rd global edition of World Data & Analytics Show, with a special focus on the ASEAN market, is all set to take place virtually on 19 April 2022. The event will gather top experts from ASEAN region where they will shed insights on analytics to improve an organization's operational performance, boost consumer engagement, and simplify supply chains.

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Notable speakers include Celine Le Cotonnec, Vincent Toh, Hartnell Ndungi, Juan Intan Kanggrawan, Benedict Benoit, Bhaskar Vetrimani, Dr. Shidan C Murphy, Sam Majid, Bhaskar Vetrimani, Meenakshi Nissim Ghoge, Balaji Jayaraman, Martijn Wieriks, Ram Kumar & more. These experts will present eye-opening keynotes, government and enterprise use-case presentations, exciting product showcases, take part in panel discussions and tech talks to discuss the latest challenges and explore data-powered solutions.

Businesses in the ASEAN region are embracing data analytics to help them grow post-Covid-19. The diversified economic environment of the region adds further difficulties to decision-making. Data analytics has been shown to be an efficient method for identifying the aspects that produce value for regional businesses. This digital revolution aids in the improvement of efficiency and business operations.

ASEAN companies are facing unique challenges in optimizing their business processes while balancing privacy and compliance. However, the use of data analytics allows companies to foresee trends, improve operations, and streamline operations. By increasing efficiency and productivity, data analytics can help ASEAN companies become more competitive globally.

"According to our research, more than 90 percent of APAC business executives believe that data analytics is important for their organizations to remain performant, but less than 19 percent of enterprises across the region have achieved maturity in analytics. At Alteryx, we are committed to empowering everyone and anyone to make data-driven decision and advancing organizations' capability in analytics. Join us at our session in this year's World Data and Analytics Show 2022, to uncover how your organization can transform from being data-rich to data-driven," stated Suganthi Shivkumar, VP of Asia, Alteryx.

"Dataiku will show you how extraordinary AI for everyday purpose is brought to life in this edition of the World Data and Analytics Show 2022. As a lead sponsor, we await the opportunity to connect with attendees and discuss how to realize their AI strategy at scale and speed; no matter the stage of AI or analytics maturity. Meet us at our booth to find out more on how Data Science meets Everyday Use!," said Jiunn Hao; Director, APAC Partnerships, Dataiku.

Among the early adopters of future tech, groundbreaking experts taking the center stage include:
- Celine Le Cotonnec, Chief Data Innovation Officer, Bank of Singapore
- Vincent Toh, Snr Manager, Sales Engineering, Alteryx ASIA, Singapore
- Benedict Benoit, Area Vice President, Collibra, Australia
- Bhaskar Vetrimani, Head of Sales & Business Development, APAC, Lingaro
- Hartnell Ndungi, Chief Data Officer, Absa Bank Kenya PLC, Kenya
- Grant Case; Director of Sales Engineering, Dataiku, Australia
- Juan Intan Kanggrawan, Head of Data Analytics and Digital Products, Jakarta Smart City, Indonesia
- Ankit Singi, Data Science Implementation Manager, Dataiku, Singapore
- Sam Majid, CTIO, MCMC Malaysia
- Benedict Benoit, Area Vice President, APAC, Collibra, Australia
- Srinivasan Sankar, Enterprise Data and Analytics Leader, The Hanover Insurance Group, United States
- Igor Rotin, Chief Data Scientist, Liebherr Aerospace and Transportation, Germany
- Meenakshi Nissim Ghoge, Director - Data & Analytics, Mondelēz International, Singapore
- Katrina Briedis, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, APAC Denodo
- Balaji Jayaraman, Senior Vice President- Head of Data and Analytics (APAC), Citi Bank, Singapore
- Martijn Wieriks, Chief Data Officer, JULO, Indonesia
- Dr. Shidan C Murphy, Director of Data Analytics, Altair, APAC
- Bhaskar Vetrimani, Head, Sales and Business Development, Lingaro APAC
- Ram Kumar, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Cigna, Singapore; to name a few.

"Businesses are facing increasing expectation to utilize data analytics to drive decision-making, improve service levels and generate new revenue streams. However, ASEAN businesses need to overcome limitations in data (data literacy and digital literacy), policy and capability to fully utilize the potential of data analytics," stated Mithun Shetty, CEO, Trescon.

The event will be hosted on the virtual events platform Vmeets to help participants network and conduct business in an interactive and immersive virtual environment. Participants can also engage with the speakers during Q&A sessions and network with solution providers/sponsors at their virtual exhibition booths, private consultation rooms and meeting tables.

World Data & Analytics Show - ASEAN is officially sponsored by:
- Headline Sponsor - Alteryx
- Lead Sponsor - Dataiku | TechData
- Platinum Sponsor - Collibra
- Gold Sponsors - Denodo & Lingaro
- Silver Sponsors - Altair & Cloudera
- Bronze Sponsor - Snowflake & EnterpriseDB

About World Data & Analytics Show

World Data & Analytics Show is a thought leadership-driven, business-focused, global series of events that takes place in strategic locations across the world.

As part of the world tour, this ASEAN edition is virtually gathering pre-qualified C-Suite IT Leaders, Business Analysts, Data Analytics Heads, Heads of Business Intelligence, Industry Practitioners, IT Decision Makers and Experts in Data & Analytics among others from cross industry verticals across ASEAN region.

The show would feature exciting keynotes, government and enterprise use-case presentations, product showcases, panel discussions and tech talks to discuss the latest challenges and explore the latest applications in data powered solutions.

About Trescon

Trescon is a global business events and consulting firm that provides a wide range of business services to a diversified client base that includes corporations, governments, and individuals. Trescon specializes in producing highly focused B2B events that connect businesses with opportunities through conferences, road shows, expos, demand generation, investor connect and consulting services.

For further details, please contact:
Jagriti Jaiswal
Corporate Communications,
Trescon | marketing@tresconglobal.com

Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comThe 3rd global edition of World Data & Analytics Show, with a special focus on the ASEAN market, is all set to take place virtually on 19 April 2022.

Cyber Yachts Presents the World’s Most Expensive NFT

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MIAMI, FL, Apr 9, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Cyber Yachts, the world's first metaverse yacht company, a division of Monsoon Blockchain Corporation, is announcing the world's most expensive NFT - a 120 meter (394 foot) mega yacht named "Indah," priced at $400,000,000 USD (Indah can be purchased in Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Latinum (LTNM)). In addition to the NFT, the buyer will also receive the real-world, fully constructed 394 foot mega yacht based on the same design, built by one of the world's most respected luxury yacht shipbuilders.

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The project is a collaboration between Cyber Yachts and internationally renowned yacht designer Lukasz Opalinski of Opalinski Design House. Opalinski's clients include Italian shipbuilding company Benetti and Netherlands-based yacht builder, Oceanco. Mentored by distinguished mega yacht captain and naval expert John Henson, Opalinski won the New Designer of The Year award in 2005 and 2006 from London's famed New Designers Show. Opalinski's yacht design presentation for "Project Magnitude" garnered 9.5 million views on YouTube.

"Passion for "being on the water" is what drives my emotions into the creation of extraordinary vessels, that are designed to set new industry standards and bring new dimensions to the yachting experience. Form and function exist in simultaneous harmony," stated Opalinski.

The Indah, which means "beautiful one" in Indonesian, features a revolutionary, patented design concept, where the transom bulkheads (the sides of the boat at the stern) rotate outwards, revealing additional deck space that nearly doubles the size of the conventional swim platform, creating a sprawling beach club effect as the platform lowers to meet the water.

The mega yacht can accommodate a total of 24 guests across 12 cabins, and can fly across the water at a top speed of 24 knots, with a range of 7,000 nautical miles. Other features include a helicopter landing pad, a massive 5,500 GT interior, casino room, gym, sauna, private owner's suite with dedicated aft deck balcony, and a foredeck hot tub with sunbeds and retractable sunshade.

Cyber Yachts was founded in partnership with three time Grammy-nominated recording artist Quavo of the platinum selling group Migos. Quavo recently joined Justin Bieber's star-studded Justice Tour, and is now a featured character in the popular game NBA 2k22.

Cyber Yachts is building a luxury event and online gaming metaverse of yachts, celebrities, rockstars, island hopping, and a vast ocean of destination playgrounds. At the heart of the experience will be the SuperYacht, each unique and designed specially for its own mega rockstar, celebrity, or luxury brands captain. Cyber Yachts intends to offer users, through tickets and VIP passes, experiential curated events, performances, gaming quests, luxury digital goods and social fun.

For more information about Cyber Yachts, please visit cyberyachts.com

Market research firms have projected the global yacht market to hit $8.5 billion in 2021, up from $8.15 billion in 2020, and it is estimated to reach $12.16 billion by 2028. During the pandemic, the number of billionaires in the world climbed from 2,095 to 2,755 and their cumulative wealth increased by 60 percent, or $5 trillion.

The metaverse has been gaining significant popularity and value in the past year, with a major increase of companies and celebrities buying plots of virtual "land" in The Sandbox and Decentraland, allowing them to digitally market, raise awareness and extend their brands. Several major global investment banks have predicted that the metaverse could be an $8 trillion market opportunity.

Cyber Yachts is positioning itself well in a lucrative NFT market. Another major bank recently increased its market-cap forecast for the NFT market to $80 billion by 2050, with double digit growth for the next five years. One major NFT company recently raised $450 million from leading venture capital firms, valuing the company at $4 billion. This marked one of the largest seed rounds for any NFT collection to date.

Media Contact
Wei Ming, Director of Communications, Cyber Yachts
E: wei.ming@monsoonblockchaincorporation.com
U: https://cyberyachts.com/
T: +1 800-528-0985

SOURCE: Monsoon Blockchain Corporation

Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comCyber Yachts, the world's first metaverse yacht company, a division of Monsoon Blockchain Corporation, is announcing the world's most expensive NFT - a 120 meter (394 foot) mega yacht named "Indah," priced at $400,000,000 USD (Indah can be purchased in Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Latinum (LTNM)).

G3 Global Gets Shareholders’ Nod for Healthcare Venture and Three Other Resolutions

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 8, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Artificial Intelligence specialist G3 Global Berhad (G3) has cemented its entry into the higher-margin Healthcare business - beginning with the sale of COVID-19 test kits - after it received approval from its shareholders today. Via a virtual Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM), the shareholders also approved a cash call to grow the Healthcare and ICT divisions; a higher limit to issue new shares; and the engagement in related party transactions (RPT).

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Dirk Quinten, Managing Director

Four resolutions were tabled at the EGM, all of which received approval by the voting shareholders. The first resolution was on the proposed diversification into healthcare-related business, whereas the second resolution was on a proposed private placement of up to 432,849,300 new ordinary shares or 20% of G3's total issued shares. The new shares will be issued to independent third-party investors to be identified at a later stage, and the funds raised will be used to expand G3's Healthcare and ICT businesses.

In addition, the third resolution was to increase the limit for authority to allot and issue shares from 10% to 20%, while the fourth resolution proposed a new shareholders' mandate for recurrent RPTs.

Mr. Dirk Quinten, Managing Director G3 Global Berhad said: "The strong approval we received from the shareholders today is indicative of their confidence in the management and the strategic business directions of the Group. Moving forward, G3 will expand its footprint in the Healthcare segment by leveraging on the technology from our partners, i.e. SenseTime and Bestinet Group, as we strive to be more than just a test kits supplier. We are also looking at providing tech-driven healthcare support services to local public and private hospitals and this would offer a good recurring income stream for the Group.

With regards to the private placement exercise, we already have a few parties expressing their interest in G3 as a forefront Artificial Intelligence company supporting the healthcare sector. The prospective investors believe in the value proposition that G3 could bring, especially after the acquisition of Bestinet Healthcare Sdn Bhd last year."

G3 acquired a 51% equity stake in Bestinet Healthcare on 8 September 2021. The principal activities of Bestinet Healthcare are mainly related to pharmaceuticals and medicines & health products. The shareholding in Bestinet Healthcare will help to boost G3's revenue and allow exploring additional business opportunities in the future. The Group will also leverage on its in-house Artificial Intelligence capabilities to innovate new products and services for the healthcare business.

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Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comArtificial Intelligence specialist G3 Global Berhad (G3) has cemented its entry into the higher-margin Healthcare business - beginning with the sale of COVID-19 test kits - after it received approval from its shareholders today. Via a virtual Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM), the shareholders also approved a cash call to grow the Healthcare and ICT divisions; a higher limit to issue new shares; and the engagement in related party transactions (RPT).

OTT Summit Ends with Much Optimism for Growth in Asia and a Strong Focus on Content and the Consumer

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Singapore, Apr 6, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) hosted over 850 delegates and featured over 80 industry leaders at the recent OTT Summit, with conversations revolving a lot on the subject of growth, from subscriber and revenue growth to increased local content investment and an intense focus on the customer.

In discussing the outlook for the video industry in Asia, Vivek Couto, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Media Partners Asia (MPA), indicated there remained a lot of room for growth. With most markets having an SVOD household penetration of less than 50%, there was certainly an upside for Southeast Asia and some parts of North Asia as well. However, while the region remained bullish on growth, the Average Revenue Per User remained low, particularly in the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, and India. As such, some tiers and price increases would be introduced along the way, especially when premium sport started to be added to the platforms.

The adage of "Content is King" was very much heard throughout the summit. In MPA's review of share of first-title consumption, premium local content was a key driver for customer acquisition, particularly in Indonesia and Thailand, with local content that showed some travelability, and as expected, with Korean content traveling very well, and some Japanese content as well.

This focus on content continued through to the fireside chat with Catherine Park, SVP, Head of Office & Streaming for Asia, Paramount Global, where she reiterated that their "mission is to unleash the power of the content with the belief that content is king." With different go-to-market strategies to unlock maximum value, Paramount Plus planned to launch first in Korea with CJ ENM, then Japan as the next market followed by Southeast Asia in 2023. Park also shared Paramount's "glocal" strategy - to have global vision but with local execution.

The importance of being local was also echoed by many panellists, as Asia could not be seen as one homogenous market. Sagar Pandit, Associate Director, Business Development, Asia Pacific, Discovery, Inc., said, "When you gun for growth, especially in Asia, it's about tailoring your approach for every region but keeping your consumer at the front and centre of whatever you are doing."

And with increasing fragmentation in Asia, customer obsession became a key part of the strategy, as more platforms leveraged technology to deliver personalised experiences. For Parminder Singh, Chief Commercial and Digital Officer, Mediacorp, the three things a customer looked for were highly personalized and relevant content, and new virtual interactive experiences, all built into one single experience, with the use of technology that would allow you to bring all of this to the customer. "If you are only delivering a straightforward service, you are going to be left behind," added Akash Saxena, Head of Technology, Disney+ Hotstar India.

However, the challenge to integrate it all into an operator's platform for a seamless experience very much remained, calling for perhaps greater aggregation and bundling for the OTT industry, as we started to see some fatigue from consumers working with multiple services to meet their content needs.

Closing off the summit with Bold Predictions for the Future of Streaming, Gourav Rakshit, COO, Viacom18 Digital Ventures, remained very optimistic, sharing that a large bet that platforms had not fully capitalised on was the area of media becoming social, with the opportunity to build communities. "We've really made rapid strides in the last five years . . . the next five will be focusing a lot more on delivering consumer delight," said Rakshit.

The OTT Summit is generously supported by Gold Sponsors Brightcove, Lumen Technologies, Synamedia, TV5MONDE, Xandr and Silver Sponsors Akamai, Amagi, Broadpeak, BytePlus, Discovery, Encoding.com, Endeavor Streaming, Irdeto, Magnite, Mediacorp, Mirada, NAGRA, Nielsen, PubMatic and Vindicia.

About the Asia Video Industry Association

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) is the trade association for the video industry and ecosystem in Asia Pacific. It serves to make the video industry stronger and healthier through promoting the common interests of its members. AVIA is the interlocutor for the industry with governments across the region, leads the fight against video piracy through its Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) and provides insight into the video industry through reports and conferences aimed to support a vibrant video industry.

For media enquiries and additional background please contact:
Charmaine Kwan
Head of Marketing and Communications
Email: charmaine@avia.org
Website: www.avia.org
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Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comThe Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) hosted over 850 delegates and featured over 80 industry leaders at the recent OTT Summit, with conversations revolving a lot on the subject of growth, from subscriber and revenue growth to increased local content investment and an intense focus on the customer.

Asia’s HR Community to Reunite at HR Tech Festival Asia 2022 Both In-person and Virtually to Refresh and Reimagine the Future of Workforce Management

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Singapore, Apr 5, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - 2022 continues to be a challenging year for APAC's HR leaders as companies return to the workplace, refresh talent strategies, and reimagine the future workforce to optimise business impact. HR Tech Festival 2022, organized by HRM Asia, returns May 10-13 to celebrate its 21st anniversary in a hybrid event format with a week-long of activities and programmes curated for the region's HR community, global influencers, and industry experts to learn, collaborate, and inspire.

With the theme of Return. Refresh. Reimagine, HR Tech Festival Asia 2022 will be presented in a hybrid format that is designed to provide an immersive and customisable event experience for attendees' needs and preferences. The 4-day event will bring together 4,000 attendees, 200 global and regional speakers and 30 international innovative brands.

Joanna Bush, Managing Director, HRM Asia, says, "HR Tech Festival Asia is celebrating 21 years as Asia's leading HR tech event, and we are looking forward to bringing Asia's HR community back together in 2022. HR Tech Festival Asia 2022, which will return both in-person and online, will present a week-long offering of exciting programmes and activities that will allow you to personalise your own unique festival experience."

"With 2022 shaping up to be a complex but interesting year for HR, we invite you to join the biggest gathering of the region's HR community, global influencers, and industry experts to learn, collaborate, and inspire, as we continue to shape the world of work together."

It's time for a reunion like no other at the first in-person HR event in Singapore

On 10 May, step out from the virtual to real life to re-establish your connections with the HR community in-person at HR Tech Festival Live, a one-day in-person event under the week-long HR Tech Festival Asia 2022.

Kicking off the highly anticipated in-person event at Suntec Exhibition & Convention Centre is Mr Zaqy Mohamed, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Manpower and Ministry of Defence, Singapore, who is the Guest of Honour with his opening remarks at 10am (SGT).

Attendees can then expect to be refreshed with high-energy, engaging presentations on cutting-edge ideas, and illuminating sessions on key HR topics such as:

- The Future of Human Development - Understanding ASEAN's vision and innovation for a changing world.
- Humanising Transformation - Enabling sustainable growth for people and workers.
- Weathering the Talent Management Storm from Inside Out - A strategic response to the changing talent landscape.
- Leadership Staying Power: Preparing for the future.
- Skills are the New Currency in the New World of Talent Management - How you can prepare your organisation and people for this.
- Modern Work: A Fresh New Look at the Future - Providing a new perspective into the future of work.

Featured speakers at HR Tech Festival Live include:

- Stephanie Nash, Chief People Officer, Circles.Life, Co-Founder & Chief People Officer, Thrive HR Exchange
- Low Peck Kem, Chief Human Resources Officer & Advisor (Workforce Development), Singapore Public Service Division
- Sara Tiew, Head of Workforce Transformation and Analytics, UOB & World Economic Forum Future of Work Fellow
- Grace Huang, Head of People & Organisation, Siemens
- Rashmi Mishra Sharma, Head of People & Capability Building, GovTech Singapore, and Consultant at Harvard Business School - Corporate Learning
- Dr Bob Aubrey, Founder & Chair of the Advisory Board, ASEAN Human Development Organisation (AHDO)
- Eddie Lee, HR Technology Strategist, Future of Talent Economy (FOTE) Network

HR Tech Festival Live will also be shining a spotlight on the best of HR in Asia with the HR Fest Awards 2022, which is celebrating the outstanding achievements of the region's top HR leaders, companies, and teams from across both the private and public sectors.

23 deserving finalists are vying for the top award in five exciting categories, including Best Workplace Culture and Engagement, Employer of Choice, HR Team of the Year, Best Use of Technology, and Best HR Leader. The winners will be announced live and in-person at the award presentation on May 10 at Suntec Exhibition & Convention Centre Singapore.

Connecting virtually, reimagining the future of HR collectively

For those who wish to be part of HR Tech Festival Asia 2022 remotely, HR Tech Festival Online, taking place from May 11-13, offers the ideal virtual platform to learn from global and regional HR experts, discover innovative solutions, and build virtual connections through a series of programmes and activities over the three event days. Mr Heng Swee Keat, Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies, will be giving the opening address at 9am (SGT) as the Guest of Honour.

Making a debut this year is the ASEAN Human Development Organisation (AHDO) Summit, which will examine how to improve human development at work. ASEAN's national HR Association, thought leaders, and the ASEAN professional community will come together virtually on May 11 to discuss, debate, and establish a balance of economic and human development to the most diverse region in the world.

Dr Bob Aubrey, Founder and Chair of the Advisory Board, AHDO, says, "COVID has been a game changer and the HR Community has shown unprecedented leadership in enabling organisational resilience that allows companies to adapt and innovate. To see where this goes next, you do not want to miss the AHDO Summit at HR Tech Festival Asia 2022, which highlights the new human development dimension in companies across the ASEAN region."

As organisations look to advance workplace gender equity, the Women in HR Technology Summit is a must-not-miss for HR leaders in Asia. Taking place virtually on May 11, the Asia-exclusive and popular half-day conference will take place alongside HR Tech Festival Online. Programme Chair Jeanne Achille, Founder and CEO of The Devon Group, will lead an esteemed line-up of female HR leaders such as Ruby Kolesky, Co-CEO and Heart of Product, Joyous and Lydia Wu, Head of Talent Analytics and Transformation, Panasonic, in offering insights into key technologies that can help drive gender equity in the workplace.

Attendees can also look forward to the HR Leaders' APAC Summit taking place virtually on May 11 and hear from luminaries such as Josh Bersin, Global Industry Analyst and CEO of the Josh Bersin Company; Mervyn Dinnen, Author and HR & Talent Acquisition Analyst; Gary Cookson, Director, EPIC HR; and Margaret Heffernan, Author and Professor of Practice, University of Bath, as they address the business challenges and critical priorities facing HR leaders today.

The prestigious and popular ASEAN Future of Work, organised in collaboration with Ministry of Manpower Singapore and the Regional Centre for the Future of Work, is also back for its third run virtually. Themed "Navigating Labour Market Recovery: A Balancing Act for Businesses, Workers and Governments", the half day conference features speakers from regional governments, unions, and the public sector, who will share insights on how they put people first in their strategies to recover from the pandemic.

Speakers such as Deanna Ong, Chief People Officer, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) and Jason Seng, Partner, People Advisory Services - Workforce Advisory, Ernst & Young Advisory will also discuss how different stakeholders can work together to balance varying needs and interests, as ASEAN adapts to post-COVID business models and ways of working.

Innovation and technologies to support organisations to refresh and reimagine HR strategies

HR Tech Marketplace, which is taking place from May 10-13, will present the biggest showcase of HR solutions and products from global and regional solution providers under one roof. These include ADP, AMS, Ceridian, Coursera for Business, Cornerstone, Globalization Partners, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Oracle, ServiceNow, Skillsoft, SumTotal, Top Employers Institute, and Workforce Singapore (WSG).

Technologies and products on offer cover the entire spectrum of HR and attendees can choose to engage in-person or virtually with the exhibitors for a consultation on how they can support their HR transformation needs or view a product demonstration. Attendees can also glimpse into the future where innovative solutions and upcoming technology may emerge as the new norm of the future through the Start-up Hub.

HR Tech Festival Asia 2022 is proud to partner with ASEAN Human Development Organisation and its regional HR association members and organisations to curate the event to meet the needs of the HR profession and contribute to the development of the profession.

HR Tech Festival Asia 2021 will take place on 10 May 2022 at Suntec Exhibition & Convention Centre and 11-13 May 2022 virtually. For more information, visit www.hrtechfestivalasia.com.

About HRM Asia

HRM Asia is a multi-platform network helping to build and celebrate the professional HR community in Asia-Pacific. Across our dedicated print magazine, digital content, and world-class events, we provide an array of thought-leading HR discussion and information to HR professionals of all ranks in Singapore and across the region.

HRM Asia is proudly owned by LRP Publications. LRP Publications is a broad-based media company serving business and education professionals. Specialising in the fields of education administration, education law, education technology, federal employment, human resources, workers' compensation and disability, and ergonomics, the company publishes hundreds of books, pamphlets, newsletters, videos and online resources.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Chua Yee Ling
Marketing Director
HRM Asia
yeeling@hrmasia.com.sg

Margaret Tan
Marketing Manager
HRM Asia
margaret@hrmasia.com.sg

Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.com2022 continues to be a challenging year for APAC's HR leaders as companies return to the workplace, refresh talent strategies, and reimagine the future workforce to optimise business impact.
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