Flash forward

CHARLES Giancarlo, chief executive officer (CEO) of Pure Storage, which develops hardware and software used by data centre operators and enterprise customers, has over his long career faced and overcome several hurdles. But none of his past experiences prepared him for the twin challenges of...

A mega-good match

ONE year ago, people who follow closely the world of technology, including this writer, were surprised by a multi-billion-dollar announcement. IBM - the granddaddy of established enterprise software companies, with a more than 100-year track record - announced a deal worth US$34 billion to...

Helming the cloud

FOR Kevin Samuelson, chief executive officer of technology company Infor, 2020 has turned out to be quite an eventful year. On the personal front, early this year before movement restrictions came into effect due to the coronavirus pandemic, he and his family moved from their apartment in...

Hey, Google

FOR Ben King, Google's Singapore Country Director, it's been a baptism by fire. Soon after his appointment in September last year, Mr King, who has served in different roles for Google in Asia, began working with the country leadership team on his vision for the tech giant's operations in...

Digital savant

AS we go about creating humongous amounts of digital content, we hardly worry about where we will store the data. Running out of internal storage on our phones? No problem; listen to the folks at Google, Apple and Samsung, store everything online for free and access anytime, anywhere.

Science that sings

FOR a scientist, Leslie Lamport - winner of the 2013 Turing Award, widely considered the Nobel Prize for computing - has a somewhat unusual way of describing his day job. "I do two things. I'm a writer and I'm a performer. That's because I write (technical) papers and I also give lectures," says...

Tech advocate

VICTORIA Espinel's appointment as CEO of BSA | The Software Alliance in 2015 is widely seen as a sign of how the focus of the global software industry has shifted from just protecting intellectual property (IP) to influencing global tech policy-making.

Cloud evangelist

ONE interesting aspect of technology usage and understanding in this millennium is that it has outgrown the late 1990s' stereotype of something that only smart but nerdy folks, wearing big black glasses and perhaps having questionable personal hygiene, were immersed in. The typical popular...

Catalyst for change

GUIDO Jouret, chief digital officer (CDO) at ABB - the Swiss-Swedish engineering giant which specialises in robotics, power, heavy electrical equipment, and automation technology - is one of the lucky few who got to define his job role.

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.