Designing the future

WHILE growing up, Andrew Anagnost, president and CEO of Autodesk, didn't read the most important Silicon Valley memo. So, instead of dropping out of college to become a storied tech guru like Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg, he quit high school. Despite that, he still became a leading light in the...

Cyber defence is everyone's business

AS SINGAPORE moves on its journey to becoming the world's first Smart Nation, with a cloud-based, full suite of digitally-enabled citizen-centric services, it will increasingly get in the crosshairs of cyber criminals looking to steal data.

The magic of connectivity

IT has been quite a journey for Epsilon Telecommunications, which provides interconnection services through dedicated networks. Starting out from a basement of a Victorian building in London's Mayfair district that once stored coal, it has in less than a decade moved across the world, relocating...

Delivery Man

THE next time you switch on a Netflix or Amazon Prime video and marvel at the picture and sound quality, tip your hat to these pioneer video streaming services that have redefined what watching TV means. But at the same time, also doff your hat to Akamai Technologies, a company that you may have...

Providing connections

SITTING in a rather spartan office in the middle of Paris, whose only notable feature is an unobstructed view of the Eiffel Tower in its full grandeur, Orange Business Services (OBS) CEO Helmut Reisinger talks about his first job - that of an au pair in a French household.

Pulwama attack changes India-Pakistan dynamics

THE potential for an outbreak of war between nuclear rivals India and Pakistan alarmed the world last week, prompting global calls for restraint. Fortunately, the two countries stepped back from the brink.

Network man

IN JUNE 2007 this writer interviewed then Nokia CEO, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, on the completion of his first year as CEO. Nokia was at that time one of the world's top five brands, commanded a nearly 50 per cent share of the global mobile phone market, and was moving into new services such as...

Cyber sleuth

AS a thought experiment let's ask ourselves : "Why do we obey laws?"...

Breaking down to build up

IF ONE were to take a roll call of the most iconic companies that have made Silicon Valley in California synonymous with innovation and technology, Cisco would be way up on the list. The company, which devised a way to make it possible to link up all computers so that they could talk to each...