Rewriting the rules

SOME might think it audacious. But Mike Stankey, vice-chairman at Workday, is one businessman who's convinced that his company has it in it to create a new business model for its industry - that of enterprise software...

Point Of Contact

RIGHT after college, Jim Chirico, Avaya's president and CEO, wanted to join the Federal Bureau of Investigation and he came pretty close to bagging his dream job...

Understanding the threat key to good cyber defence

ONE indirect result of the SingHealth cyberbreach - in which digital records of 1.5 million patients were stolen - has been that there is now growing realisation within South-east Asia that data breaches and cyber attacks do not happen only in the West. Feedback from security researchers suggest...

The Disneyland of tech

HERE'S a trick question. Name a research facility working at the cutting edge of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and computing that employs 800 full-time computer sciences PhDs, out of a total of 1,200 PhDs on its payroll?...

Silicon stalwart

IN many ways Bill Coleman - who relinquished his job as CEO of data management company Veritas Technologies in January, after steering it out of a complicated de-merger from Symantec - represents the best traditions of Silicon Valley that transcend the hipster image associated with the place.
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Singapore's new cyber law, one step in many to make online safe

THE passage of the landmark Cybersecurity Bill in Parliament early this month marks an important milestone in Singapore's fight against cyber threats which range from petty criminal activities to the spectre of cyber espionage and terrorism. ...
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India's budget needs to bring focus back on growth

COMING right after India's major outreach to Asean during its Republic Day celebrations last week, the country's Feb 1 budget - to be presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley - will be followed with interest. Asean nations are keen to forge closer economic ties with India, and investors...

Future perfect

GEORGE Colony, the founder, chairman and CEO of research agency Forrester, is worried about computer programmes that can beat grandmasters of chess and of the Chinese game of Go, without breaking a sweat.

Dell-EMC merger a success in Asia-Pacific, Japan

DELL Technologies' acquisition of EMC Corporation, which was completed in September 2016, created a behemoth IT powerhouse with a combined revenue of US$74 billion and an expansive technology portfolio...

Recapturing Ericsson's mojo

CRAFTING a turnaround in a 140-year-old company which practically set the standards for the telecommunications equipment market is no easy task. This is something that Börje Ekholm, president and CEO of Ericsson Group, readily acknowledges. Mr Ekholm came out of semi-retirement in January to lead...

Buddy up

SINGAPORE'S fintech venture capital (VC) activity perked up in the first half of this year, with US$79.24 million capital invested in 10 deals till now. The invested amount exceeds the total of US$68.61 million that was invested in the entire of 2016 over 30 deals, according to the latest...

Mastercard aims to boost digital trust

A POINT that has come up in national discourse repeatedly is the dichotomy between a tech-savvy Singapore with a love for the latest in technology, and the propensity of its residents to use cash for transactions.

Cyber warrior

SYMANTEC'S CEO, Greg Clark, loves to fish. He's not choosy about the kind of fish he catches and his range goes from fly fish in rivers to "chasing monsters" in the ocean. He also catches some occasional salmon. And yes, he loves to cook his fish...

Revolutionary but not disruptive

CISCO believes that innovation needs to be revolutionary without being disruptive. In other words, it should deliver major benefits to users without being too difficult to use.