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Smart Logistics Webinar Series 2 – Enhancing Malaysia’s Smart Logistics Ecosystem

Smart Logistics Webinar Series 2 – Enhancing Malaysia’s Smart Logistics Ecosystem

Tackling today’s sustainability challenges with greentech innovations of tomorrow

<strong>Tackling today’s sustainability challenges with greentech innovations of tomorrow</strong>

As the climate crisis mounts, green technologies help reduce environmental footprint while driving sustainable growth. Greentech refers to any technology or science-based solution that mitigates negative impacts on the environment, with a broad range of applications from agriculture to construction. Increased investment in the field, as well as greater collaboration among businesses and deep tech experts, can scale up the production and adoption of greentech.

Programmes like The Greentech Accelerator help startups push out their green innovations for wider adoption. The Greentech Accelerator is a three-month regional and global programme organised by The FinLab, an innovation accelerator powered by UOB. The programme aims to grow and transform innovative greentech solutions to meet the economic and environmental needs of businesses, forging a sustainable future for all.

Heng Li Lang, Senior Director at Temasek Foundation, a non-profit organisation under the philanthropic arm of the Singapore state sovereign fund Temasek Holdings, shared about the organisation’s sustainability and funding goals in Week 3. Photo: The FinLab

Mentoring, masterclasses, and more

The Greentech Accelerator programme covers topics and advisory around management, sustainability, commercialisation and international market expansion, drawing on real insights from industry practitioners and fellow entrepreneurs. The participating startups attended masterclasses to understand the FinTech and sustainability landscape better, such as UOB’s financial services, ASEAN’s economic landscape for businesses, the regional funding landscape and more.

The deep dives gave greentech startups the opportunity to showcase their solutions for the future of energy efficiency, zero-waste supply chain as well as carbon management and reporting. The programme also provided mentoring through consultation meetings with The FinLab’s Mentor-in-Residence (MiR), a pitching and branding workshop ahead of Showcase Day, as well as networking and investment support from UOB.

Get to know more about the greentech startups advancing innovative solutions for some of the world’s most pressing sustainability issues.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) now have access to a wider range of customers as a result of this growing trend. These customers include younger people to whom they might not have marketed in the past, as well as older generations with more spending power. For SMEs looking to increase revenue, it will be essential to know what resonates with their target consumers and to incorporate these insights into their business plans.

In Week 3, participating startups attended masterclasses on UOB’s financial services, ASEAN’s economic landscape for businesses, the regional funding landscape by Quest Ventures, and more. The UOB team, from left: Goh Tsoon Kiat, AVP, UOB Bedok Branch, Shaun Tan, Programme Director, The FinLab, Wendy Low, SVP, UOB Bedok Branch, Marianne Tan, Programme Director, The FinLab. Photo: The FinLab

Carving the path to net zero through carbon management

As net-zero pledges among enterprises gain momentum, limitations in implementation may reduce impact and hinder progress. Carbon reporting and management solutions help establish consistent net-zero standards and targets by accounting for all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and covering a full scope of activities.

As part of going sustainable, it is important to know your carbon emissions and how you can reduce your carbon footprint. Greentech startups such as Pantas, CO2 Connect, Jejakin and Accacia are carving the path to net zero through carbon management and reporting.

Pantas, for one, provides a customised end-to-end solution to help companies calculate, manage and disclose their carbon emissions, as well as access climate-themed investments and financing. Their proprietary AI-enabled software assists companies in collecting and analysing data, setting relevant science-based targets and disclosing GHG emissions based on international standards.

Pantas has partnered with leading ESG FinTech STACS to help ease carbon data disclosures for ESG portfolio companies and improve carbon data management via ESGpedia. With over 174,000 certificates, ESGpedia provides holistic ESG data across various sectors and verified sources globally, and is integrated with internationally recognised carbon credit registries.

Through this partnership, ESG data and certifications on ESGpedia will be utilised to complement Pantas’ carbon management software and due diligence tool to ensure the accuracy of fund managers’ ESG portfolio reports, thereby helping banks and investors manage risks by avoiding investments with greenwashing allegations

ESGpedia also powers the ESG Registry of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) Project Greenprint, a collection of initiatives that harnesses technology and data to enable a more transparent, trusted and efficient ESG ecosystem for green and sustainable finance

Sheena Ang, Head of Client Relations and Business Development, CO2 Connect explaining why sustainability is hard to achieve during the Deep Dive on Carbon Management and Reporting Session. Photo: The FinLab

CO2 Connect, also a part of the MAS Project Greenprint, helps enterprises get started with carbon management and reporting. Their one-stop platform generates reports and offers insights on carbon footprint using existing data, without the need to install additional devices. Similarly, Jejakin provides an end-to-end climate-tech platform integrating a carbon calculator, tree and forest monitoring, as well as a tree and carbon offset marketplace.

Accacia, on the other hand, focuses its efforts on a specific energy-intensive industry: the real estate sector, which contributes 40 per cent of global emissions. With the aim to help decarbonise real estate, Acacia developed an AI-enabled carbon management and reporting platform for Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions at asset, portfolio and entity levels.

Paving the way for the future of energy

Energy production accounts for 27 per cent of global emissions. As such, there is a greater call for green solutions in this sector. Greentech startups such as T-RECS.ai, Resync and Red Dot Analytics are paving the way for a smart, reliable and sustainable energy of the future.

T-RECS.ai manages Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) for enterprises. Typically, a REC is issued when one megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity from a renewable energy source is generated and delivered to the grid. T-RECS.ai also has its own REC trading platform called REHash, which runs on its own privatised blockchain.

Resync, on the other hand, provides intelligent energy efficiency solutions for buildings and offices. Its machine learning (ML) model enables plug-and-play integration, real-time control, energy savings and carbon footprint reduction. Currently, the company provides solutions to more than 150 buildings and 600 households, managing more than 250-megawatt peak (MWp) of solar photovoltaics (PV) assets.

Meanwhile, Red Dot Analytics is on a mission to revolutionise mission-critical infrastructure with the power of data, starting with data centres. In recent years, data centres have come under fire for their energy-intensive operations. Through industrial AI, Red Dot Analytics helps data centre operators reduce their energy costs by up to 40 per cent, without having to change hardware.

In relation to energy, another seven per cent of global emissions can be attributed to heating. With this in mind, KrossLinker Aerogels, a deep-tech material company, designed an advanced energy-efficient material called ‘aerogels’. The lightweight material has various thermal insulation applications for cold-chain transport and storage, battery protection as well as sustainable construction.

Steven Tan, COO, Alterpacks, showing their eco-containers to Marianne Tan, Programme Director, The FinLab during Week 3. Photo: The FinLab

Moving towards a zero-waste supply chain

The concept of ‘circular economy’ has emerged as a viable response to the climate crisis. It puts forward a zero-waste world through reimagined product design and proper waste management.

As part of moving towards a zero-waste circular economy, it is important to rethink processes and products to become more sustainable. Greentech startups such as Alterpacks, TAVA, Upcyde and HydroNeo are helping enterprises move towards a zero-waste supply chain. 

To reduce plastic packaging, Alterpacks creates biodegradable and compostable eco-containers from organic food waste. The company has received food contact certification from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Singapore Food Agency (SFA), with early adopters such as SKP, Singapore’s largest supplier of disposable food packaging. Similarly, TAVA supplies bioplastic products such as cups, lids and straws made from strengthened cornstarch.

Meanwhile, Upcyde transforms agricultural waste into usable products and controls its own supply chain, both upstream and downstream. Currently, Upcyde works with 10 overseas fashion brands and over 30 domestic companies that care about sustainability. HydroNeo, on the other hand, optimises aquaculture production through a smart farm management system. Currently, the company has 150 production ponds under its management.

Increased funding, coupled with the innovative minds and bold leadership of startup founders, will allow greentech to flourish and grow at scale. Given the deep knowledge and business acumen required not just to create but commercialise green innovations, we need to foster a startup ecosystem that breaks silos and promotes cross-sectoral collaboration.

Want to see these green innovations in action? Watch out for the Showcase Day of these greentech startups during the Innovation Lab Crawl of the Singapore FinTech Festival happening on October 31, 2022.

Want more inspiring startup stories? Visit our website to learn more about how The FinLab alumni are changing the world, one green innovation at a time.

Let’s take this offline

Let’s take this offline

Visit us at the Singapore Fintech Festival 2022!

I am excited to attend the seventh edition of the Singapore Fintech Festival as it returns to full physical attendance this year with an inaugural ESG-centric exhibition zone to feature the emerging ESG community, with a curated focus on supporting SMEs in their ESG journey and progression towards sustainability.

Here are some of The FinLab’s highlights at SFF 2022:

  • ESG Impact Zone at Hall 2
    Visit the Start-Up Kiosks at ESG Impact Zone at Hall 2 to catch The FinLab and our greentechs: Resync and Upcyde.
  • UOB Booth at Hall 5
    Check out the FinLab feature at the UOB Booth to find out more about us!
  • The Greentech Accelerator’s Showcase Day @ SFF Labcrawl 2022

    Looking for sustainable solutions and technologies for your business? Check out the exciting green innovations from the greentechs under The FinLab’s Greentech Accelerator Programme!

With so many exciting happenings, I highly encourage you to visit SFF and immerse in the three-day programme to help navigate all your sustainability questions, at the upcoming SFF, 2-4 Nov, at Singapore EXPO.

 

Get your complimentary access for SMEs at https://www.fintechfestival.sg/register-now/ when you register as a Trade Visitor.

 

Till next time,
Faithe

Not to be Missed!

Digitalise your Business with Accounting and HR Automation Today!

Accounting and human resource are crucial functions that can drive organisationalgrowth. Leverage technology to streamline your daily transactions and use data tooptimize business decision making.

The FinLab is UOB’s innovation accelerator that brings the ecosystem together to catalyse business growth and transformation. With a regional presence in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, The FinLab provides access to a range of business and technology experts, tools and content through The FinLab Online and in-person programmes. These programmes range from supporting the FinTech and start-up community in developing solutions, to assisting the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) community in going digital and innovating for sustainability. Founded in 2015, The Finlab has supported and connected with more than 14,000 businesses globally.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

An Exciting Collaboration!

An Exciting Collaboration!

The Greentech Accelerator Programme has been ongoing for the past few months, from the initial selection of greentechs to 3 months of mentoring, connecting and piloting solutions with businesses. The 12 greentechs have been constantly thriving and engaging in masterclasses, workshops, and fine-tuning their solutions to meet businesses’ economic and environmental needs.

 

And… I am are delighted to share that exciting developments are shaping up for some greentechs, such as Pantas.

Pantas has partnered with STACS to make it easier for ESG portfolio companies to disclose carbon data and manage it better via ESGpedia. With over 174,000 certificates to date, they will use the ESG data on ESGpedia to complement Pantas’ carbon management software and due diligence tool.

In future phases, Pantas will also aggregate carbon and emission data disclosures onto ESGpedia to serve as a standardised ESG data registry for all sectors. This will help banks and investors avoid investments with greenwashing allegations, and manage risks accordingly.

As the date for our upcoming Greentech Accelerator’s Showcase Day (more details below), draws closer, I can’t help but feel excited to hear more about the greentechs’ experience and how they have grown from the start of the Greentech Accelerator Programme. If you are interested in coming for our showcase day, do register your interest below!

 

 

Till next time,
Faithe

Not to be Missed!

The Greentech Accelerator's Showcase Day

Date: 31 October 2022, Monday
Time: 07:00PM to 09:00PM (SGT)
Venue: Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay, Garden Ballroom, Level 1

Looking for sustainable solutions and technologies for your business? Check out the exciting green innovations from the greentechs under The FinLab’s Greentech Accelerator Programme!

The Showcase Day is a culmination of the 3-months accelerator programme to celebrate the journey and achievements of the 12 regional greentechs who are in the areas of Energy Efficiency, Carbon Management and Reporting, and Zero-Waste Supply Chain. Through the programme, these 12 greentechs have undergone a series of mentorships, masterclasses and partnership discussions with industry partners and SMEs to green their business.


During the Showcase Day, you will be able to explore the innovations of the greentechs and engage with ecosystem and industry partners.

Digitalise your Business with Accounting and HR Automation Today!

Accounting and human resource are crucial functions that can drive organisationalgrowth. Leverage technology to streamline your daily transactions and use data tooptimize business decision making.

The FinLab is UOB’s innovation accelerator that brings the ecosystem together to catalyse business growth and transformation. With a regional presence in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, The FinLab provides access to a range of business and technology experts, tools and content through The FinLab Online and in-person programmes. These programmes range from supporting the FinTech and start-up community in developing solutions, to assisting the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) community in going digital and innovating for sustainability. Founded in 2015, The Finlab has supported and connected with more than 14,000 businesses globally.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Smart Logistics Webinar Series 1 – Malaysia: The Next ASIAN Logistics Hub

Smart Logistics Webinar Series 1 – Malaysia: The Next ASIAN Logistics Hub
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The FinLab’s Deep Dive Programme 2022

<strong>The FinLab’s Deep Dive Programme 2022</strong>

The Greentech Accelerator is a 3-month regional and global programme, organised by The FinLab, powered by UOB, to grow and transform innovative greentech solutions to meet the economic and environmental needs of businesses and to forge a sustainable future for all.

Deep Dive into the Future of Energy 

The future of energy is smart, sustainable and reliable. Learn from industry experts on what are some of the emerging energy technologies, how we can leverage on them to digitally transform our workplaces, reduce our energy consumption and lower our carbon footprint.

Part 1 – SP Digital 

Part 2 – Resync, Red Dot Analytic

Part 3 – Krosslinker Aerogels Solutions, T-RECs.ai

Deep Dive into Carbon Management and Reporting

As part of going sustainable, it is important to know our carbon emissions and how we can reduce our carbon footprint. The session will focus on carbon emissions data, technologies to aggregate, calculate and track the reporting, and ways to reduce the carbon footprint for your business.

Sustainable Transformation for Businesses by Engie Impact
- Part 1

The Pathway to Net Zero by Terrascope
- Part 2

Greentech: CO2 Connect
Part 3

Greentech: T-REC.ai
- Part 4

Greentech: Accacia
- Part 5

Greentech: Pantas
- Part 6

Deep Dive into The Future of Waste and Supply Chain

Join us as we deep dive into the upcoming sustainability areas with industry experts on some emerging trends and technologies! As part of moving towards a zero-waste circular economy, it is important to know what we can do and the solutions we can tap on to help us to be more sustainable.

Engie Impact
- Part 1

Foodpanda
- Part 2

Alterpacks
- Part 3

TAVA
- Part 4

UPCYDE
- Part 5

Krosslinker
- Part 6

Hydroneo
- Part 7

Jejakin
- Part 8

BONUS CONTENT:
Effective Pitching and Presentation Workshop

What I learnt about Sustainability

What I learnt about Sustainability

As September comes to a close, this marks the end of my first month at The FinLab. Inthis one month, I have learnt so much about sustainability and learned about manycompanies who are on their sustainability journey or who wish to help others on theirsustainability journey. Most of this happened while helping out in our
Greentech Accelerator Programme.

Over the past few weeks, The FinLab has conducted a total of 3 Deep Dive sessions with the focus of Energy Efficiency, Carbon Management & Reporting and Zero Waste & Supply Chain.

During these sessions, it was interesting to learn about the unique approaches different companies take to reach various sustainable goals. From using nanomaterials to reduce thermal insulation (A fun fact I learnt from the deep dive sessions: Thermal insulation is one of the most effective and least expensive ways to reduce energy loss and CO2 emissions!) to studying energy usage to get a full understanding of how companies consume their energy.

To end off, here’s a quote from Phillip Man, Chief Experience Officer of Terrascope, one of the speakers in our Greentech Accelerator program: “When a company first starts on this journey, it can be overwhelming, as it is difficult to get all the necessary data, so that the company can understand every activity.” I think this perfectly describes the situation of many companies starting their sustainability journey.

Don’t forget to stay tuned for our upcoming Greentech Accelerator’s Showcase Day (more details below), which will be held in conjunction with the Singapore Fintech Festival’s Labcrawl 2022.

 

Till next time,
Faithe

Not to be Missed!

The Greentech Accelerator's Showcase Day

Date: 31 October 2022, Monday
Time: 07:00PM to 09:00PM (SGT)
Venue: Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay, Garden Ballroom, Level 1

Looking for sustainable solutions and technologies for your business? Check out the exciting green innovations from the greentechs under The FinLab’s Greentech Accelerator Programme!

The Showcase Day is a culmination of the 3-months accelerator programme to celebrate the journey and achievements of the 12 regional greentechs who are in the areas of Energy Efficiency, Carbon Management and Reporting, and Zero-Waste Supply Chain. Through the programme, these 12 greentechs have undergone a series of mentorships, masterclasses and partnership discussions with industry partners and SMEs to green their business.


During the Showcase Day, you will be able to explore the innovations of the greentechs and engage with ecosystem and industry partners.

Digitalise your Business with Accounting and HR Automation Today!

Accounting and human resource are crucial functions that can drive organisationalgrowth. Leverage technology to streamline your daily transactions and use data tooptimize business decision making.

The FinLab is UOB’s innovation accelerator that brings the ecosystem together to catalyse business growth and transformation. With a regional presence in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, The FinLab provides access to a range of business and technology experts, tools and content through The FinLab Online and in-person programmes. These programmes range from supporting the FinTech and start-up community in developing solutions, to assisting the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) community in going digital and innovating for sustainability. Founded in 2015, The Finlab has supported and connected with more than 14,000 businesses globally.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Believe It Or Not!

Believe It Or Not!

Unbelievable Facts from our GreenTechs

As much as I love learning about new things, a few months ago I would not have imagined writing these following new facts that I have learned in the past few months:

  1. Scope 2 of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol covers indirect emissions from the generation of purchased electricity, steam, heating and cooling consumed by the reporting company.
  2. Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) is a proof of the production of one megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity generated from a renewable energy resource.
  3. The future of the transportation of temperature-sensitive items like vaccines lie in deep-tech materials, including special aerogels that contain insulation technology.
 
 

If you think that the statements above are too complex for you to understand, do not worry… Let me share a few more simpler facts that I have also learned in the past few weeks.

  1. You can actually build a solar panel on your roof and earn money from it… Imagine harnessing the sun’s rays to earn yourself some extra income.

2. A hotel in Singapore installed energy-monitoring devices and saved a 6-digit sum in 9months…without any major changes to their hardware.

3. You could potentially harvest twice the amount of shrimp from the same-sized pond…with the right kind of green farm management system.

This last set of statements are not random facts from Google – they are actually true because of the work and innovation driven by some of the greentechs in our Greentech Accelerator programme … Innovation and work that has led to real and sustainable Impact.

And we have just scratched the surface to what can be learned and explored, and the level of impact that can be realised!

 

If you would like to learn more about sustainability and the different green solutions out there, do join our upcoming Deep Dive sessions (more details below), where your minds can be opened to even more unbelievable facts about the green transition.

 

 

Till next time,
Will

Not to be missed!

Deep Dive into Future of Waste and Supply Chain

Date: 29 September 2022, Thursday
Time: 10am to 12:30pm
Venue: One Raffles Place Tower 2, Basement 1, Cavenagh Room, S(048616)

As part of moving towards a zero-waste circular economy, it is important to know what we can do and the solutions we can tap on to help us to be more sustainable.

Digital Spotlight Series #5 - Start Digital

Date: 23 September 2022, Friday
Time: 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Venue: Virtual on Zoom

Join us in September’s Digital Spotlight session, where you will dive into mastering Digital Solutions! Learn about various digital tools and strategies you can implement in your business.


Hear from Gordon Ng, CEO of cloud-based HR software company, Talenox and Yuet Whey Siah, the CEO of advertising and marketing platform, SKALE. They will be sharing how digital marketing and HR technology have propelled businesses to become more efficient and innovative.

Digitalise your Business with Accounting and HR Automation Today!

Accounting and human resource are crucial functions that can drive organisationalgrowth. Leverage technology to streamline your daily transactions and use data tooptimize business decision making.

Digital Spotlight #5: Start digital

Digital Spotlight #5: Start digital

Meet the 12 greentechs in our acceleration programme!

Meet the 12 greentechs in our acceleration programme!

The FinLab has recently announced the 12 greentechs from The Greentech Accelerator. These 12 greentechs were selected from a pool of regional and global greentech solutions and they are currently undergoing a 3-months programme to learn, connect and potentially pilot solutions with businesses.

The selection and screening process was rigorous. The team ploughed through the applications and shortlisted several greentechs to pitch to a panel of internal and external ecosystem representatives. Along the way, we’ve come to notice and realise several things:

  • As greentechs are still rather nascent, a company that is 3 to 5 years old, can be considered relatively mature.
  • In wanting to make a positive impact to the environment, greentechs need to also balance doing good with profit or a sound business model.
  • While helping other businesses or consumers to go green, it is also important to be intentional, and to put into action some of these sustainable practices.

So, here are the 12 greentechs:

Alterpacks uses organic waste to create biodegradable and compostable material to combat plastic packaging. Its unique value proposition is making eco-containers from food waste.

Co2 Connect is a Carbon Management and Reporting platform. Its unique value proposition is generating reports and offering insights on carbon footprint using existing data, without additional installation of devices.

Accacia (Process Botics) is a carbon reporting system to track Scope 1, 2, 3 emissions at asset, portfolio and entity levels AI-enabled carbon management platform for Real Estate sector including Scope 3 & embodied carbon measurement.

HydroNeo is a smart farm management system that optimises aquaculture production by providing state of the art technology and tailor made solutions.

Jejak.in is a climate-Tech company with the sole objective to accelerate climate action by leveraging the power of technology – carbon calculator, trees and carbon monitoring, carbon exchange. While other platforms provide segmented solutions (i.e. carbon accounting software and a marketplace on its own), Jejakin provides a holistic solution for actionable insights.

KrossLinker Aerogels is a deep-tech advanced material company that designs and develops advanced energy-efficient material, ‘aerogel’ for thermal insulation applications. Their aerogels are used for thermal applications / cold-chains.

Pantas provides a customised end-to-end solution to help companies calculate, manage and disclose their carbon emissions as well as access climate-themed investments and financing. The proprietary AI-enabled software assists companies in collecting and analysing data, setting relevant science-based targets and disclosing GHG emissions based on international standards.

Red Dot Analytics is an Industrial AI serving different industries such as the Data Centres, Buildings, Power Grids, Plants, and Logistics through helping data center operators reduce energy cost by up to 40% without having to change its hardware.

Resync owns AI driven Intelligent Energy Efficiency for Smart Buildings and Offices solution using in-house developed ML models that enable plug & play integration, real-time control, energy savings and carbon footprint reduction.

TAVA supplies bioplastic products, cups/lids/straws made from cornstarch. TAVA’s products fill a gap in the market for sustainable packaging that is environmentally sustainable, cost-effective for businesses and does not require any change to users’ habits.

T-RECs.ai offers a full suite of services to manage Renewable energy certificates for enterprises through providing comprehensive and cost-effective green solutions for companies’ Sustainability Journey.

Upcyde transforms or upcycles agricultural waste by designing usable products by being able to control and manage the supply chain, both upstream to downstream, and processing the vast volume of agricultural waste.

We want to build an active community of greentechs and it’s truly a privilege to be able to journey and learn from them. If you are keen to get in touch with these greentechs, please reach out to us at karen@thefinlab.com

Stay tuned as we unveil more updates for The Greentech Accelerator’s Showcase Day!

Till next time,
Marianne

Not to be missed!

Deep Dive into The Future of Energy

Date: 16 September 2022, Friday

Time: 9:30am-11:30am

Venue: Bridge+ The Arena, Level 2, 79 Robinson Road, Singapore 068897

Digital Spotlight Series #5 - Start Digital

Date: 22 September 2022, Thursday

Time: 6pm – 7:30pm

Venue: UOB Orchard Wealth Banking Center, [email protected]

Digitalise your Business with Accounting and HR Automation Today!

Accounting and human resource are crucial functions that can drive organisational growth. Leverage technology to streamline your daily transactions and use data to optimize business decision making.

It’s A(I)mazing How Far We’ve Come

It’s A(I)mazing How Far We’ve Come
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Given that we are just about to begin our GreenTech Accelerator programme, my thoughts cannot help but think back to the previous years when we ran our FinTech acceleration programmes. One of our FinLab alumni (those companies and startups who have come through our programmes) is AImazing, who joined our programme in 2017.
 
I remember when AImazing presented at our Showcase Day event (watch the highlights here). The founder, Jun Ting, shared that he could barely speak a word of English when he first came to Singapore. And now, he was pitching fluently in English. Obviously, learning a new language was only one thing that Jun Ting had to learn and adapt to, and AImazing’s product went through a few pivots during their growth. In fact, their initial product was focused on enabling contactless mobile payments using soundwave technology.

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But today, with their retail data analytics platform, they have gone on to catch the attention of investors, customers, and partners – way more than their bright orange shirts ever did. They currently have ongoing projects with a number of large malls in Singapore and the Philippines, and have recently raised their Series A. Given the relatively young age of the founders, their journey to where they are today has been nothing short of amazing (pun fully intended).
 
This article written for our UOB Tech Ecosystem website shares more about the AImazing story, and more importantly, shares the lessons that AImazing have learned throughout their growth, which includes:
 
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One thing that jumps out is how AImazing leveraged on the right partners to scale into the region, amid the challenges of Southeast Asia’s fragmented market. We were glad that we were able to do our part to facilitate AImazing’s expansion into the region.
 
If you would like to find out more about how you can scale with The FinLab, do get in touch with us here!

Till next time,
Will

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What’s New on The FinLab Online
 
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Retail Solution Showcase: Digital Spotlight
 
To all retail businesses, this month’s Digital spotlight session is just for you. We’ve speakers lined up from Exabytes, Weebo, and others!

Digital Spotlight is a series of thematic knowledge-sharing workshops to help businesses transform and grow with the right digital tools and strategies. Through this workshop, businesses can gain insights on the trends, opportunities and challenges within the Retail industry. Businesses can also learn how to leverage on the latest technology to streamline and automate operations.
 
Agenda:
– Sharing by BizSmart Team
– Tech Showcase by Exabytes and Weebo
– Networking Session

Date: Thursday, 18 August 2022
Time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm (SGT)
Venue: 53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 , Ang Mo Kio Hub, #B1-34, Singapore 569933
 

The FinLab is UOB’s innovation accelerator that brings the ecosystem together to catalyse business growth and transformation. With a regional presence in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, The FinLab provides access to a range of business and technology experts, tools and content through The FinLab Online and in-person programmes. These programmes range from supporting the FinTech and start-up community in developing solutions, to assisting the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) community in going digital and innovating for sustainability. Founded in 2015, The Finlab has supported and connected with more than 14,000 businesses globally.

GTA Opening Day Part 3 – Introduction to Mentors

GTA Opening Day Part 3 – Introduction to Mentors

Digital Transformation For SMEs

Digital Transformation For SMEs

Here are some insights on how SMEs are transforming digitally in Singapore

Tips on overcoming lows and getting back on track

<b>Tips on overcoming lows and getting back on track</b>

AIMAZING'S INITIAL PIVOT FROM FAILURE

When Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based marketing analytics startup Aimazing was incorporated seven years ago in Singapore, it was still a mobile wallet business. Since then, Aimazing has pivoted twice–first shifting to a business-to-business (B2B) FinTech model, then reorienting focus to data analytics, where it finally found its niche in 2017.

Today, the company is the retail analytics platform of choice for mall management, allowing establishments like the Philippines’ Power Plant Mall to make data-driven decisions with complete transactional data visibility. Aimazing now has over 1,000 clients across Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and Taiwan.

A “pivot,” according to Eric Ries’ Lean Startup Methodology, is a “course-correct” manoeuvre, a Plan B for a business model that isn’t taking off. In Ries’s Methodology, businesses should sketch out hypotheses, or testable guesses, defining their mission and preferred outcomes. If the hypotheses aren’t validated by experience, then the business should “pivot” to a new business model, and repeat till they find one that works.

Structural changes can seem daunting and tedious. But entrepreneurship, by nature, has no shortage of pivots. Even some of the most successful tech companies are born from multiple course corrections. Just ask Twitter, which started out as a podcasting company; or PayPal, which pivoted five times before finding success.

However, not all pivots lead to positive results. As the whole world saw in the last two years, COVID-19 was a big, unforeseen curveball for a great many industries. Aimazing CEO and co-founder Jun Ting offers the following lessons, based on his own experiences, on dealing with failure and pivoting a successful start-up.

Aimazing demonstrates the ease of integrating the Aimazing Device to an existing point-of-sale system at Malaysia's Jom Transform Programme Showcase Day in 2019. Photo: Aimazing

LESSON #1: DO NOT BE AFRAID TO START AGAIN

While pivoting is common, it most certainly is not easy. For Aimazing, each pivot came with high stakes. Not only would the team lose the time and money invested in an idea, but they would inevitably lose team members and start again from scratch.

When Ting first started Aimazing, he wanted to create a business-to-consumer (B2C) mobile wallet. At that time, in 2015, FinTech was beginning to gain traction in the region. Alipay and WeChat were popular in China, and GoJek had just launched its digital wallet. In search of a unique selling point, the team landed on technology that would allow users to make payments through inaudible soundwaves produced by their mobile phones.

 

Consumers can enjoy cashless shopping with a digital wallet. Photo: agrobacter via Canva.com

 

But just nine months after starting their business, Aimazing committed a common start-up mistake: burning too much cash, too fast. The co-founders had to either stick to their original business plan, but raise funds from a venture capital (VC) firm; or pivot to a B2B model. It occurred to them that, at just nine months in, they would not be able to convince any investors to put up the funds they needed, because they did not have the resources to grow exponentially. Differentiating themselves from other mobile wallets would also be difficult, given the market landscape at that time.

In the end, Aimazing decided to pivot even if it meant starting the business from scratch. But for Ting, starting over again was not an issue. Having cut his teeth in business at the age of 15, Ting instinctively understood that accepting failure early on was just part of being an entrepreneur. Aimazing’s team of entrepreneurs was not driven mainly by profit. Instead, they dreamed of creating products that can solve real problems. Starting from scratch was no trouble at all, considering their goal.

LESSON #2: FALL IN LOVE WITH THE PROBLEM, NOT THE PRODUCT

There is a common misconception that if you build a good product, the money will follow. However, if you fail to adapt to unforeseen circumstances, even the greatest product cannot save your business.

A few years ago, Aimazing was in danger of falling into this very trap. Their pivot to B2B looked promising. Aimazing won the MAS (Monetary Authority Singapore) FinTech Awards at the 2016 Singapore FinTech Festival, and got them into The FinLab’s FinTech-focused accelerator programme in 2017. The company had even signed a deal with a mobile wallet and a bank.

But in 2018, Singapore rolled out a unified payment QR code scheme in a push for cashless payments, which made Aimazing’s services obsolete. Consequently, all of Aimazing’s contracts with clients evaporated.

Yet Aimazing managed to find another opportunity in this setback. The company’s main product–a cashback loyalty programme–got Facebook’s attention; the social networking giant was interested in learning about obtaining offline transaction data to run their business.

That was when Ting realised that even big tech companies faced issues with merging their online data with offline. That insight helped create Aimazing as we know it today.

Aimazing now provides a Data Platform to help shopping malls to increase revenue through shopper insights, tenant performance and benchmarking. In the process, they help unlock new revenue opportunities across Southeast Asia, allowing businesses to better understand their market so they can reach and retain more customers.

LESSON #3: BUILD AN AMAZING TEAM

When Aimazing pivoted for the second time, they had to explain their decision to investors in great detail. Getting buy-in was not guaranteed. In Aimazing’s case, Ting believes that their investors stayed with them through their second restructuring because they believed in the strength of the team.

The FinLab’s Mentor-in-Residence Felix Tan, who first met Aimazing in 2016, saw first-hand how the team was able to turn challenges into stepping stones for success. “I strongly believe that the team now has a very unique solution aimed at retail shopping malls, retail chains or fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs) companies that brings a lot of value with minimum fuss.”

Having a good product matters, but it’s the team who will be making all the decisions and executing the company’s ultimate vision. This is why VCs also look for start-ups with solid core teams: they determine how the business will respond to changing marketing conditions and take advantage of unforeseen opportunities.

Fortunately, Aimazing was led by a competent core team that put the company on a solid path to growth. “I was blessed to have very good co-founders,” Ting shared.

EMBRACING FAILURE AND REINVENTING YOURESELF

Looking back, it took Aimazing three years and two pivots before they were able to enjoy the success that they have now. The path to success requires entrepreneurs to embrace failure and be willing to reinvent their businesses. Having a good team, a helpful network, and the tenacity to persevere is what will see you through.

Have you set your sights on pivoting your business, but feel hesitant about making the big change? We’ll hear you out. Get in touch with us. If you want to kick off your digitalisation journey with the support of a like-minded community, sign up to be part of UOB’s innovation accelerator, The Finlab.

This article is jointly written by The FinLab and UOB. This article shall not be copied or relied upon by any person for whatever purpose. This article is given on a general basis without obligation and is strictly for information only. The information contained in this article is based on certain assumptions, information and conditions available as at the date of the article and may be subject to change at any time without notice. You should consult your own professional advisers about the issues discussed in this article. Nothing in this article constitutes accounting, legal, regulatory, tax or other advice. This article is not intended as an offer, recommendation, solicitation, or advice to purchase or sell any investment product, securities or instruments. Although reasonable care has been taken to ensure the accuracy and objectivity of the information contained in this article, UOB and The FinLab and their employees make no representation or warranty, whether express or implied, as to its accuracy, completeness and objectivity and accept no responsibility or liability for any error, inaccuracy, omission or any consequence or any loss or damage howsoever suffered by any person arising from any reliance on the views expressed and the information in this article.

This article is taken from https://www.uobgroup.com/techecosystem

Gen Y Speaks: I Quit A Stable Job I Loved, Because The Pandemic Made Me Rethink My Purpose

<b>Gen Y Speaks: I Quit A Stable Job I Loved, Because The Pandemic Made Me Rethink My Purpose</b>
Ms Suzanna Tang is the co-founder of the social enterprise Urban Origins, a ground-up initiative connecting communities with local urban food.

It all started from an empty supermarket shelf in March 2020. 

At that time, I was four years into my job as a primary school teacher — a career I was not only passionate about, but had also prepared extensively for after getting a Ministry of Education scholarship during my university days. I felt strongly about making a difference in the young lives of my students and was determined to progress well in my career.

When I gave birth to my first son, I became more conscious of his nutrition and found myself compelled to find fresh, healthy, safe and traceable food for his growth and well-being. I became a self-taught expert in reading nutrition labels and hunting for locally-sourced fresh produce. 

Then came the pandemic — a time of major unease, uncertainty and fear. It was during this crisis that the issue of food security began to weigh on me. 

I vividly remember the weekend that I visited my neighbourhood supermarket in March 2020 for my routine grocery run. The sight of rows and rows of empty shelves devoid of staples like vegetables and fresh produce, and the sight of long snaking queues to get basic groceries that we had taken for granted for so long, struck me hard and stuck with me for a long time. 

After doing some desk research, I found that Singapore relies heavily on international supplies for our food. As an island nation with limited resources, we import over 90 per cent of our nutritional needs and only one per cent of our land is dedicated to farming. 

At that time, the world was closing up. Rampant food protectionism and a palpable tension from being on “survival mode” amidst an unknown virus made me aware of how crucial food security and sustainability are. I was concerned about our children’s food future both as a teacher and as a parent.  

I spent a long time thinking about this issue and could not shake the feeling that I needed to do something to make a change. 

Singapore is currently working towards strengthening our local agri-food industry, so that 30 per cent of our food can be grown locally by 2030. But we also had more immediate needs to ensure a steady supply of food.

UPHILL CLIMB OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

So, with this in mind, the pandemic became a whirlwind of personal change. I left the safety of my government job in 2020 and ventured into extremely unfamiliar territory — entrepreneurship. 

The next year, I launched my company, Urban Origins, with my husband and a group of friends.

It is an urban food platform that connects residents, local farms and businesses with one another. It aims to raise the profile of local food producers and suppliers, make sustainable food sources more accessible and create food-secure communities. 

I was apprehensive about leaving a stable job and a reliable source of income during a crisis. 

In the first few months that Urban Origins became operational, I was also heavily pregnant with my second son while caring for my first, who is a very active toddler. It was incredibly taxing, both physically and mentally.

It was a constant juggling act amongst my many responsibilities as a mother, wife and business owner. 

Ms Suzanna Tang, co-founder and CEO of Urban Origins, holds a sample corporate gift box of products from sustainable local brands.

Contrary to the belief that working for myself would allow for greater flexibility of time, I found myself working longer hours and spending less time with my children. I also had to manage the family finances more carefully due to our reduced household income. 

On the business side of things, initially we found ourselves struggling to get necessary buy-ins from stakeholders, including local food producers who were unfamiliar with our company and our mission. 

It was hard not to take these rejections personally, or second-guess our efforts. 

PRESSING ON

Yet, as the saying goes, tough times don’t last but tough people do. 

I was fortunate enough to be supported by my parents and husband, who volunteered to help out. This was an offer I was all too happy to take up, leading him to “double hat” as our logistics and operations head. 

Our clients soon warmed up to us after continual engagement and now fully trust our mission and vision. I’m especially grateful to The FinLab’s Digital Mumpreneurs Programme, which I participated in earlier this year, for learning and gaining the resources to further digitise Urban Origins’ processes. 

Encouraged by my first experience, I jumped at the chance to join their Sustainability Innovation Programme, to gain insight from industry experts on available resources and ways to become more eco-friendly, as a growing business. 

All of this has led to where Urban Origins is today, with over 80 partner merchants, 10 local food suppliers (with a wide range of foods), four full-time staff and four interns!

Our survey tells us that over 60 per cent of Singaporeans are aware that local produce is fresher, more sustainable and that buying them contributes to the local economy. They are largely held back by the prices – local produce can cost up to 20 per cent more than imported produce. 

But the prices will come down with economies of scale and more of us supporting local food. So, my team and I worked to measure and quantify the impact of our sustainable actions and find ways to make local sustainable produce even more accessible, both in terms of pricing and reach. 

LESSONS LEARNT

What struck me was the fortune of meeting more like-minded people along the way.

I am extremely grateful to the Urban Origins community that has stood behind me and banded together to pull through. We did not have to walk this path alone. 

For example, I was thrilled to welcome our interns, who have given me the opportunity to work with a younger generation to make positive change. I learn something new from them every day. 

Looking back, starting my business has also brought my family closer together. 

As a bonus, my firstborn is now very aware of where our foods come from, having heard me and my husband discuss this topic countless times in the last year. He even offers to plant and harvest the vegetables from our little home garden! 

Spending so much time together as a family on a good cause in the last two years has made us pause, reflect, and focus on what truly matters. 

This journey has girded my resolve to sow the seeds of change, starting in my home, and through my business, for a better tomorrow.

About The Author

Suzanna Tang is the co-founder of the social enterprise Urban Origins, a ground-up initiative connecting communities with local urban food.

BY SUZANNA TANG

You may view the article here

Pause now. Think about your purpose as you go about your 9 to 5 job

Pause now. Think about your purpose as you go about your 9 to 5 job

Half a year has passed and it’s stocktaking time once again. As I paused to think about what I’ve achieved thus far, I was interrupted by a message that one of our mumpreneurs, Suzanna from Urban Origins, was featured in TODAY’s Gen Y speaks article titled “I quit a stable job I loved, because the pandemic made me rethink my purpose”. How timely. 

“I studied comms in NTU, became a primary school teacher then quit that role even though I liked it so much. Now, I’m bridging the Singapore community to sustainable local food options and this journey started when I had my son,” she told me. I first met Suzanna when she was part of our Digital Mumpreneurs Programme. It was there that I learnt she was not only a few years older than me, but also a business owner and mother of 2.

Suzanna and Urban Origins Team

At that point in time, she had not long ago set up Urban Origins, a ground-up initiative that connects communities with local urban food, and was on the lookout for any support for businesses available. This included setting up her banking needs and adopting solutions to alleviate some of her day to day tasks (if you’re looking for similar solutions, you may refer here too).

The thought about living in a dystopian world where the planet is unlivable may sound farfetched but news about the heat wave spreading across continents make it seems we are not far from that reality. It is Mother Earth’s way of communicating that she’s not well and that our actions thus far have consequences.

Well, to conclude, I’m still reflecting on my purpose. But through Suzanna’s sharing, I realised sometimes you need to experience a fair share (or a lot) of life first and some day, that epiphany may just hit you. Hopefully I find that purpose, just like Suzanna and the lead character from a movie I watched recently, “The Worst Person in the World”.

Grabbing popcorn to watch another movie, 

Jaime

jiaxi@wunderfauks.com

UOB Malaysia And The FinLab To Accelerate Digital Transformation For Women-Led Businesses Through Jom Transform Programme

UOB Malaysia And The FinLab To Accelerate Digital Transformation For Women-Led Businesses Through Jom Transform Programme

UOB Malaysia and The FinLab to accelerate digital transformation for women-led businesses through Jom Transform Programme

The Programme has enabled more than 400 SMEs to embark on their digitalisation journey since 2019

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20 June 2022 – UOB Malaysia and The FinLab today announced the fourth edition of the Jom Transform Programme. This year’s programme is set to empower women to transform their businesses through digital acceleration. 

Jom Transform Programme (JTP) is specially-curated to provide advisory and assistance in the areas of digitalisation for Malaysia’s small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This year’s programme, themed ‘JTP: Womenpreneur Edition’, aims to support women entrepreneurs through digital solutions that drive productivity, save costs and grow revenue. The JTP will be conducted virtually on The FinLab Online.

Ms Ng Wei Wei, Chief Executive Officer, UOB Malaysia said, “With women entrepreneurs making up only 20 per cent of Malaysian SMEs, we see potential in supporting female-led businesses to thrive, particularly in e-commerce. And this is why the Bank is creating an ecosystem through Jom Transform Programme to connect women entrepreneurs to one another and open doors to opportunities. As the needs of businesses evolve in line with new market realities, we want to also provide them with the right tools to future proof their businesses in this digitalised world.” 

The first cohort of the JTP: The Womenpreneur Edition will undergo a three-week business transformation curriculum through The FinLab Online starting 28 June 2022. Apart from receiving the relevant knowledge, tools and skills to digitalise their businesses, participants will also be guided by subject matter experts and mentors from UOB and its regional ecosystem partners in the area of digital transformation. They will also have access to online workshops, video tutorials and webinars in digital marketing, business operations and e-commerce. To further accelerate their digitalisation efforts, participants will also enjoy complimentary subscriptions to JomX solution of choice including cloud accounting systems, artificial intelligence and data analytics, by a host of JTP ecosystem partners for up to 13 months.

In the lead-up to the launch of the 2022 edition of JTP, UOB Malaysia hosted a virtual panel discussion on 14 June 2022 entitled, ‘Women Entrepreneurs Making A Leap Forward’. The panel discussion featured four women leaders across industries in education, fashion, wellness, and fitness to share their first-hand experience in their professional and entrepreneurial journey to the audience. The panel comprised of Ms Anne Tham, Founder of ACE EdVenture; Ms Joan Yeoh, Country Director of Love Bonito Malaysia; Ms Melissa Tan, CEO of Getha and Ms Toh Yen Kee, Co-founder of The Playground Fitness.

During the panel discussion, Ms Toh Yen Kee said, “When I first made the move to start my own enterprise, to look for the right solutions and assistance to accelerate my business transformation was a challenge. After having focused my effort to get the necessary funding, I realised that that digitalisation is crucial for my business to implement across its different functions and to analyse its market competitiveness. A platform like JTP can provide the necessary information and mentorship that may complement other programmes that are already available to support women entrepreneurs.”

Since the launch of JTP in 2019, the Programme has enabled more than 400 Malaysian SMEs to embark on their digitalisation journey. To register interest for this year’s JTP and for further information, please visit https://thefinlab.com/jom-transform-programme-womenpreneurs-edition/.

About UOB Malaysia 

United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd (UOB Malaysia) was incorporated in 1993 but has had presence in Malaysia since 1951. Today, UOB Malaysia is the largest foreign bank operating in Malaysia by total assets, loans and deposits and has 45 branches across the country offering both conventional and Islamic banking services. It offers an extensive range of financial products and services through its branches and subsidiaries such as corporate and commercial lending, investment banking, treasury services, trade services, cash management, custody services, home loans, credit cards, wealth management, and bancassurance products.

UOB Malaysia is rated among the top banks in Malaysia with a long term AAA rating from Ratings Agency of Malaysia. Guided by our rich heritage and values, we have built lasting relationships with our customers and continue to ensure we act in their best interest by delivering solution s that meet their financial goals and suit their lifestyles and preferences.

UOB Malaysia is a subsidiary of UOB, a leading bank in Asia with a global network of around 500 offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. Over more than eight decades, generations of UOB employees have carried through the entrepreneurial spirit, the focus on long term value creation and an unwavering commitment to do what is right for our customers and our colleagues.

UOB believes in being a responsible financial services provider and is committed to making a difference in the lives of its stakeholders and in the communities in which it operates. Just as it is dedicated to helping its customers manage their finances wisely and to grow their businesses, UOB is steadfast in its support of social development, particularly in the areas of art, children and education.

For further information, please visit www.uob.com.my

 

For media queries, please contact: 

Ann Lim 

Strategic Communications and Brand 

Email: ann.limap@uob.com.my

Tel: 603-91952788/ 6012-970 7718

 

Nizam Arop

Strategic Communications and Brand

Email: nizam.arop@uob.com.my  

Tel: 603-91952786/ 6017-333 6329

  1. The FinLab is UOB’s innovation accelerator.
  2. JTP is an annual digital transformation accelerator programme for SMEs organised by UOB Malaysia and the FinLab.
  3. The FinLab Online is a regional digital platform launched on 17 July 2020 to help SMEs and start-ups tap the expertise of industry mentors from UOB and its regional ecosystem partners virtually.
  4. Source: SME Corporation Malaysia online, 30 January 2019.
  5. Source: International Finance Corporation (IFC), June 2022. The gap in sales between female and male vendors could be closed by 2025, Southeast Asia’s e-commerce market could increase by some $280 billion US dollars between 2025 and 2030.
  6. Please see news release,’ UOB Malaysia and The FinLab launch JomX to help SMEs navigate the recovery phases of COVID-19 pandemic through digitalisation’, 24 August 2021. Subject to UOB Malaysia’s terms and conditions.
  7. Source: UOB Malaysia internal data as at 31 December 2021.

Jom Transform Programme – Womenpreneurs Edition: UOB JomX Campaign Showcase

Jom Transform Programme – Womenpreneurs Edition: UOB JomX Campaign Showcase

My “MegaTrends” List

My “MegaTrends” List

Recently I was introduced to a term new to me – “megatrends”. In layman terms, it refers to transformative forces of change that are reshaping our economy, business, and society – completely changing the way we live socially, environmentally, and technologically.

I cannot claim to know the megatrends changing the world today, but I can (non)expertly share the changes that I – and those I have interacted with – have seen.

Recession or Recess?

It goes without saying that the whole world is bracing themselves for a long winter of uncertainty, especially with rising inflation rates, national conflicts, global tensions, and shaky governments. But is it all gloom and doom? Some of the world’s most innovative and life-changing companies were born during economic downturns. 

The people who dare to build and create when all is uncertain may find instead that gloom and doom is “on recess”, and opportunities are abounding.

Matters of the Meta-verse

I have never believed in the metaverse – NFTs, AR, VR, and the lot. However, I’ve come around to admit that when you pair the blockchain technology with those situations where validation and authentication matter – especially in the arts, collectibles, and luxury goods space – you have something relevant and useful. 

I feel that, when many think that the virtual space will dominate our human interaction, the reality is that the virtual realm will take a lesser but nevertheless important role…as people will still look for a mixed human / digital interaction going forward.

Stability, Security, Sustainability

Businesses before have often pursued growth at all costs. Now, especially having gone through a pandemic, maybe stability and resilience are the factors that have become more important. Corporations look at tightening their (cyber)security first before anything else.

And previously unimportant factors like sustainability and other ESG aspects become top of mind. This new pivot is critical to how businesses plan their roadmap, resources, and talent going forward.

Digitalisation was cool…now what?

Everyone knows how much technology adoption has already changed businesses and SMEs. While digitalisation and business transformation is still important, what form will it take? 

Will it entail new supply or value chains, new industry-centric solutions, or new ways to engage customers? This is not really a megatrend but some questions that we ourselves are searching for answers to.

End of the day, the onus is not really about being “trendy” with the megatrends, but to understand how the world is changing and find your own path to strength and success.

Until next time,

Will

jiaxi@wunderfauks.com

Jom Transform Programme – Womenpreneurs Edition: Solution Showcase By MyWave, Web Bytes & Altomate

Jom Transform Programme – Womenpreneurs Edition: Solution Showcase By MyWave, Web Bytes & Altomate

Jom Transform Programme – Womenpreneurs Edition: Women Leader Sharing Session By Toh Yen Kee

Jom Transform Programme – Womenpreneurs Edition: Women Leader Sharing Session By Toh Yen Kee

What is the Benefit of Doing Business with SDGs

What is the Benefit of Doing Business with SDGs

Jom Transform Programme – Womenpreneurs Edition: Business Finance & HR Management Workshop By Chuang Peck Boon

Jom Transform Programme – Womenpreneurs Edition: Business Finance & HR Management Workshop By Chuang Peck Boon
https://youtu.be/qXoW_Y6WR9Q

Jom Transform Programme – Womenpreneurs Edition: JOM Branding Workshop By Brand Geeks

Jom Transform Programme – Womenpreneurs Edition: JOM Branding Workshop By Brand Geeks

Jom Transform Programme – Womenpreneurs Edition: UOB Ladies Product Sharing By Jackie Mok

Jom Transform Programme – Womenpreneurs Edition: UOB Ladies Product Sharing By Jackie Mok

Calling All Innovative Greentech Solutions

<b>Calling All Innovative Greentech Solutions</b>

SDGs VS New Generation Employee

SDGs VS New Generation Employee

Jom Transform Programme – Womenpreneurs Edition: Data Analysis Workshop by Ashran Ghazi 

Jom Transform Programme – Womenpreneurs Edition: Data Analysis Workshop by Ashran Ghazi 

Jom Transform Programme – Womenpreneurs Edition: Banking & Finance Product Sharing by Georgina Tia

Jom Transform Programme – Womenpreneurs Edition: Banking & Finance Product Sharing by Georgina Tia

Jom Transform Programme – Womenpreneurs Edition: Week 2 Solution Showcase

Jom Transform Programme – Womenpreneurs Edition: Week 2 Solution Showcase