At NXTAsia, innovations showcased will cover areas such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR), cyber security and data among others.
ConnecTechAsia, will combine legacy events such as CommunicAsia, BroadcastAsia, and newly launched NXTAsia, and will stage its inaugural edition from 26-28 June 2018, in Singapore.
As Asia pursues digital transformation at an accelerated pace, it is critical that the event evolves alongside the dramatic shifts happening in the spaces we serve, said Victor Wong, Project Director, UBM, organiser of ConnecTechAsia. The new event reflects the pulse of Asia today, and is the only business platform covering the converging ecosystems of communications, broadcasting and emerging technologies connecting the physical and digital worlds.
At NXTAsia, innovations showcased will cover areas such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR), Cyber Security, IoT, Robotics, Cloud and Data among others. NXTAsia will host start-ups, and the Singapore-leg of start-up competition SeedStars, at tech showcase Disrupt+.
CommunicAsia will focus on network infrastructure/FTTx, satellite communications and telecom software and services.
BroadcastAsia will showcase the future of broadcasting, exploring how we have consumed news and entertainment over the past decade, and the challenges and opportunities this creates for traditional broadcasters and OTT players. BroadcastAsia will highlight technologies that are reshaping the value chain, such as the latest innovations in UHD/HDR, IP broadcasting, live production, content media security, OTT and alternative content platforms.
The three-day ConnecTechAsia Summit will feature three tracks NetworkComms, BroadcastMedia and EmergingTech.
Topics such as 5G, network virtualisation, satellite communications and network slicing will feature in the NetworkComms track, while the future of television, monetisation strategies, social video, IP broadcasting, 4K, AI and immersive technologies for broadcasting will feature in the BroadcastMedia track. Topics of the EmergingTech track will include, artificial intelligence/machine learning, Blockchain technology, cybersecurity, IoT, data analytics, seamless commerce/digital payments, connected industries, IoT, augmented, virtual and mixed reality, and smart cities.
Key speakers include Professor Howard Michel, CTO at UBTech, Jassem Nasser, Chief Strategy Officer at Thuraya Telecommunications Company and Ajey Gore, Group Chief Technology Officer at Go-Jek, Geert Warlop, Chief Operating Officer at TrueMoney International, Rene Werner, Chief Customer Service & Customer Experience Officer at Celcom Axiata Berhad, Leah Camilla R. Besa-Jimenez at Chief Data Privacy Officer, PLDT, Ian Yip, Chief Technology Officer – Asia Pacific at McAfee, Arvind Mathur, Chief Information Technology Officer at Prudential Assurance, Bill Chang, Chief Executive Officer – Group Enterprise at Singtel, Parminder Singh, Chief Commercial and Digital Officer at Mediacorp and Sanjay Aurora, Managing Director – Asia Pacific at Darktrace, among others.
Presenting a holistic ecosystem of digital convergence and a platform for the discovery and understanding of new frontiers of innovation to elevate the global standing of Asian business and governments sits at the heart of what ConnecTechAsia stands for, added Wong. Continuing the 40-year legacy of CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia, the new ConnecTechAsia will continue to serve Asia as we embark on the journey of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.