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Cambodian Filmmaker Polen Ly Takes the Top Prize at Tropfest SEA 2015

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PENANG, Malaysia, Feb. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Filmmaker Polen Ly became the second Cambodian to raise the Tropfest South East Asia winner’s trophy, with his film, “Colourful Knots,” winning top prize at Tropfest SEA 2015 on February 1.

Polen Ly accepts ​his prize from Mike Ellis, President of Motion Picture Association, Asia Pacific​ (Credit: Jaky Lim)​
Polen Ly accepts ​his prize from Mike Ellis, President of Motion Picture Association, Asia Pacific​ (Credit: Jaky Lim)​

Polen Ly, who won second prize in Tropfest SEA 2014, is the second Cambodian to win Tropfest SEA. The film focuses on the daily journey of one girl diagnosed with cancer, and how she changes the lives of those around her.

The filmmaker won over the judges and triumphantly walked away with a US$12,000 cash prize courtesy of Yayasan Sime Darby, as well as a money-can’t-buy industry immersion trip to Los Angeles, sponsored by the Motion Picture Association (MPA).

Second prize went to Filipino director, Jake Soriano, for his film “The Steel Child,” and Cambodian Somchanrith Chap picked up third prize for his Western-inspired short, “A Fistful of Pebbles.”

The winners were chosen from the line-up of 16 films by an expert panel of five judges  Australian actor Sullivan Stapleton (Animal Kingdom, 300: Rise of an Empire, Strike Back); renowned cinematographer Christopher Doyle (In the Mood for Love, 2046); Director General of Malaysia’s National Film Development Corporation (Finas), Dato’ Kamil Othman; CEO of Infinite Studios, Mike Wiluan; and Astro Vice President, Regional Acquisitions & Distribution, Ms. Teng Lee Yein.

Tropfest SEA Managing Director, Joe Sidek, said, “Tropfest is all about celebrating creativity among talented filmmakers, and I am constantly inspired by the incredible films we receive. The fire of storytelling burns strong in Southeast Asia, and we will keep working to make Tropfest SEA a platform for stories that might not otherwise be told.”

Sidek also thanked all the sponsors and partners of the festival for their commitment to the arts. “Our vision is to give Southeast Asian filmmakers a strong foothold in the global film industry, a dream that can only be made a reality with the help of strong supporters of the arts.”

In particular, he thanked the major sponsors Yayasan Sime Darby, Malaysia Major Events, the Motion Picture Association and the Penang State Government.

“With the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia, including us among the MYFEST 2015 Calendar of Events, I see a bright future for Tropfest SEA in future years,” said Sidek.

Mike Ellis, President of Motion Picture Association, Asia Pacific, said, “These filmmakers offer fresh new voices to reflect the breadth of cultures in the region, and Tropfest will provide a launching pad that will connect their stories to a growing audience. We treasure our close association with Tropfest around the world, and we are incredibly pleased to help support filmmakers with their budding careers. Congratulations to Polen and all of the finalists on their ability to entrance the audience with their films.”

Tropfest SEA 2015 also saw show-stopping musical performances from Platform 11, the Jamie Wilson Trio, and Dasha Logan, as well as a comedy performance by renowned Singaporean stand-up Kumar.

John Polson, the founder of Tropfest, congratulated the finalists in a video message, and announced the signature item for Tropfest SEA 2016 as “SWITCH”. All entries for Tropfest SEA 2016 must include this item, although it can be interpreted however the filmmaker wishes.

Audience Choice Award

Viddsee, Tropfest SEA’s online screening partner, will be hosting the Audience Choice Award on their dedicated Tropfest SEA channel until from February 2 – 16. The public can watch and vote for their favourite film at www.viddsee.com/tropfestsea2015 for the next two weeks. The winner will receive US$500 from Yayasan Sime Darby and a Canon EOS 70D DSLR camera, sponsored by Canon Marketing Malaysia.

Media Enquiries: Isabel Asquith | isabelasquith@tropfestsea.com | +6042613061

Festival Enquiries: Lisa Case | lisacase@tropfestsea.com | +6042613061

About Yayasan Sime Darby

Yayasan Sime Darby, or Sime Darby Foundation, was established in 1982 and is the primary driver of Sime Darby Berhad’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.

The objectives of Yayasan Sime Darby are supported by its five pillars, namely: education; environment, community & health; youth & sports and arts & culture. While led by independent members of a Governing Council and managed by a dedicated team, Yayasan Sime Darby works closely with the Sime Darby Group, in areas of mutual interest.

Since its inception, Yayasan Sime Darby has awarded scholarships worth RM217 million to 2,519 students both in and outside Malaysia. It is supporting long term research projects of significant scientific value like the Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems (SAFE) project which is the world’s largest ecological project, a joint effort with the Royal Society (The UK and Commonwealth Academy of Science). Yayasan Sime Darby is also actively involved in the development and improvements of sports in Malaysia namely track cycling, lawn bowling, cricket, tennis and golf. Under its community & health pillar, Yayasan Sime Darby supports initiatives to promote the well-being of disadvantaged people irrespective of race, culture, religion, creed or gender and works with established organisations to promote the development of arts and culture.

For more information, please visit www.yayasansimedarby.com

About Motion Picture Association

The Motion Picture Association (MPA) and the Motion Picture Association International (MPA-I) represent the interests of the six international producers and distributors of filmed entertainment. To do so, they promote and protect the intellectual property rights of these companies and conduct public awareness programs to highlight to movie fans around the world the importance of content protection. These activities have helped to transform entire markets benefiting film and television industries in each country including foreign and local filmmakers alike.

The organizations act on behalf of the members of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc (MPAA) which include; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; Universal City Studios LLC; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. The MPA and the MPA-I have worldwide operations which are directed from their head offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. and overseen in the Asia Pacific by a team based in Singapore. For more information about the MPA and the MPA-I, please visit www.mpa-i.org.

About Malaysia Major Events

Malaysia Major Events (MME) is a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia (MoTAC). MME was established under the Government’s Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) to identify, promote, facilitate as well as support viable international events to be staged in Malaysia. With its main objective to enhance Malaysia’s economic growth and profile, MME is also tasked to identify and support major event bids for sports, arts, lifestyles and entertainment events and provide assistance to home-grown and home-hosted events in order to further strengthen Malaysia’s global appeal as the venue of choice for major events in the region. MME also acts as a conduit between the public and private sectors in ensuring seamless processes are achieved through synergistic relationships with diverse event stakeholders in staging successful events in Malaysia.

For more information, please visit http://www.mymajorevents.com.my.

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Source: Tropfest SEA

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February 9, 2015 at 8:43 pm

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Beauty Business Begins the Countdown to Transcendent Philbeauty 2015

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-Philbeauty shows the path ahead for the beauty industry in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines, Feb. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Philbeauty, undoubtedly the supreme and only beauty trade show in the Philippines, is all set to return next year for its second consecutive year. The iconic event will be hosted from Wednesday to Friday, 8 – 10 July 2015 at the SMX Convention Centre in Pasay City and expects to host more than 200 key leading exhibitors from across 26 countries and regions, including mainland China, Japan, India, Indonesia, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and Malaysia.

Where Everyone’s A Winner – Philbeauty, the professional beauty trade fair which provides a major contribution to the growing beauty industry in the Philippines.
Where Everyone’s A Winner – Philbeauty, the professional beauty trade fair which provides a major contribution to the growing beauty industry in the Philippines.

 

 

Philbeauty 2015 will have several exciting features that include an international beauty conference, live demonstrations, cocktail party and on-stage event. With continued growth and positive feedback over the year, philbeauty 2015 is shaping up to be the biggest edition yet. “There is nothing better than face to face engagement to develop business relationships. This is the perfect platform for the international cosmetic industry,” says Anna Marie T. Anastacio, President of the Chamber of Cosmetics Industry of the Philippines.

During three inspirational days of valuable face-to-face meetings in a focused business environment, philbeauty provides the perfect platform to showcase the most comprehensive range of innovative beauty products, services and technologies which will transform your business. The event will bring together international buyers and suppliers where they can experience and network with a full range of beauty products and services, enhance industry knowledge and engage in ground breaking discussions.

Bright Future ahead for the Beauty Industry in the Philippines.

Surveys conducted amongst exhibitors and visitors in the last edition indicated an optimistic response.

On the exhibitor side, a whopping 96 percent of respondents rated the show successful while 82 percent noted their expectations were met or exceeded.

Ever-changing trends and advances have led global brands to open outlets, and key local cosmetics companies have expanded experiencing double-digit growth rates in 2012. GDP growth of 7 percent and rising disposable incomes is leading to an increased demand for personal care products and services among both male and female customers.

Beauty and personal care sales are expected to grow by 6.1 percent, following growth of 4.3 percent in 2011, when the market reached USD 2.8bn and is expected to continue its growth trajectory, reaching USD 3.4bn (PHP 139.8bn) by 2016. “The beauty trade industry in the Philippines will be one of the prime sources to drive the economic growth in the country forward,” says Ms. Rafaelita Aldaba, Group Assistant Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry.

Visitor online pre-registration will open in February 2015. For more information about philbeauty 2015, please visit http://www.philbeautyshow.com or contact Ms. Fay Ong at +603-2176-8788 or email cheanfei.ong@ubm.com.

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About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser in Asia and the largest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global network of 30 offices and 1,300 staff in 24 major cities. We operate in 20 market sectors with 230 exhibitions and conferences, 23 trade publications, 20 online products for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world.

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Source: UBM Asia (Malaysia)

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February 9, 2015 at 8:09 pm

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“Beautiful Sound by AIS” Campaign to Donate 2,000,000 Baht to the Hearing Impaired

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BANGKOK, Feb. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — AIS (Advanced Info Service Plc.), a leader in telecommunication industry in Thailand, is committed to good corporate governance and strongly supports and contributes in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program.

Beautiful Sound by AIS
Beautiful Sound by AIS

In 2014, AIS launched an exclusive campaign called “Beautiful Sound by AIS” which was specially designed for those who have hearing disorders. The campaign allowed all Thais to send their New Year wishes to them by posting a video clip on Facebook or Instagram and hashtagging #aisbeautifulsound from Dec 24, 2014 – Jan 16, 2015. AIS donated 10 Baht for every wish received to The Foundation For The Deaf Under The Royal Patronage Of Her Majesty The Queen.

A few weeks after the campaign launched, the video clip has received almost 2,000,000 views.

“Beautiful Sound by AIS” campaign received a good feedback and AIS is wholehearted to donate 2,000,000 Baht to hearing impaired.

At the end of this campaign, AIS created this special video to truthfully thank you all participants who made an ordinary New Year became the most memorable one to those who received the wishes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgrS786R-bA

Contact Details:

Mr. Sumet Krongpianlert
Managing Director
Tel. +6684 439 8897
md@thaiconnexion.co.th

http://www.thaiconnexion.co.th

89/1 Moo 14 9th Floor, Kasemsup Building, Vibhavadee Rangsit Road, Chom Phon, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900

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Source: Advanced Info Services plc.

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February 9, 2015 at 7:10 pm

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Singapore’s Magazine Publishing Industry at the Crossroads

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-Publishers racing to adapt to an increasingly digital landscape

SINGAPORE, Feb. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Media Publishers Association Singapore (MPAS) has released the findings of its first industry study consisting of 18 magazine publishing firms within the country’s magazine publishing industry. The study was conducted on a pro bono basis by global media agency OMD. It adopted a mainly qualitative approach to provide greater depth to some of the issues faced by Singapore publishers. Respondents to the study included firms such as MediaCorp and SPH Magazines.

Said Chloe Neo, Managing Partner of OMD Singapore, “Three overarching narratives which came out of the study were the necessity of going regional / international to negate Singapore’s small market size, a human resource crunch within the industry and the challenge of keeping pace with the evolving publishing landscape. The future for publishing lies in digital technology; publishers across the world are trying to get their heads around how to be truly effective and are thinking multichannel.”

Added James Chen, Executive Director of MPAS, “Social media fragmentation is just one example of the challenge which publishers face. Being on Facebook is no longer adequate with audience shifts to emerging social platforms such as Pinterest and Snapchat, as well as mobile messaging platforms such as Line. Publishers have to stay ahead of the curve to remain relevant.”

72% (13 respondents) said that they were seeking to expand out of Singapore, mainly because the local market is too small.

67% of the respondents mentioned that finding the correct human resource was the main challenge to business expansion. 50% of the publishers cited difficulties in getting in headcount for sales positions, while the other half mentioned that the problem was mainly in getting quality staff.

Of the companies interviewed, the approximate revenue split between digital to print media was 58% and 42% respectively. Of these, 72% (13 respondents) were forecasting a growing proportion of sales revenue being generated from digital media in the next 3 to 5 years.

With the rapid growth in digital media, 67% of respondents enountered issues in their journey towards going digital. Problems ranged from a lack of funding and expertise, inadequate digital media understanding on the part of both employees and clients, social media fragmentation, difficulty in replicating success across multiple mobile platforms and the sheer rate of change in technology.

In terms of technological adoption such as eBooks, only 50% (9 respondents) were either looking to do so or have already done, while the other half did not see a future in e-books.

Media Contact

James Chen
Executive Director
Media Publishers Association Singapore
Tel: +65-6521-9749
Email: james.chen@mpas.org.sg

Chloe Neo
Managing Partner
OMD
Email: Chloe.Neo@omd.com

Source: Media Publishers Association Singapore

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February 9, 2015 at 6:54 pm

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How Successful is your E-commerce Business in Asia?

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SINGAPORE, Feb. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Asia’s fastest growing, most popular and upcoming online retailers meet on the 11-12 March 2015 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore at the 3rd Annual e-tail Asia conference to discuss how they can make their E-commerce business thrive in Asia.

“It provides an excellent opportunity for E-commerce players to learn how to implement measureable strategies to increase profits, build market share and optimize every area of their online retail business. Over 80% of the eTail Asia speaker faculty are Directors and C-Level professionals and they will be sharing their latest case studies on how to focus on delivering customer experience and ultimately increase sales,” said Mitha Srinivasan, Conference Director, WBR.

E-tail Asia, returning for the 3rd year, features over 65 speakers representing top E-commerce players in Asia such as Zalora, Air Asia, Grabtaxi, Uber, and Agoda, with over 300 attendees and 18 partners. Partners of the conference are Signal, Bazaarvoice Singapore PTE, Sociomantic Labs, Targeting Mantra, Criteo, Facebook, Mastercard, Vinculum Solutions, Adyen, Singapore Post Limited, Stores Specialists, Inc, Kimberly-Clark, MediaMath Pte Ltd, EcomEye.com, Air Asia Zest, Alps Ventures, Golden Gate Ventures, Harvey Norman, BoboBobo, Meritus Hotels & Resorts, Clozette Pte Ltd, Tarad.com, BeMyGuest, Flipkart India Pvt. Ltd, ClickStream Ventures, Luxola, RedMart,Deal.com.sg, Bilna.com, Lazada Group, Vanity Trove, Style Tribute, www.stayzilla.com, Passion Capital, Courts Singapore, BellaBox, Mango, Life Project, Adidas, Foodpanda, Fossil, Marriott International, Sociomantic, Priceza Co., Ltd, NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Limited, Jabong, Wego.com, Zalora, East Ventures, RocketUncle, Edit Suits, Uber, Tate & Tonic, Qoo10.sg, Agoda, Deckers Asia Pacific, WearYouWant, Tiket.com, kupiVIP, TransPerfect, Decathlon SA, PricePanda Pte. Ltd. Singapore, Emarsys, Little Trouble, Sitecore Singapore, EGentic, Oracle Fusion, Procurement Solutions, NeosVentures, Arvato, Arvato Digital Services Pte Ltd, aCommerce Group Limited, Rakuten Asia Pte Ltd, GrabTaxi, ShopStyle.com.au, TMON and FALCON Agency.

For more information about the event, visit us at www.etailasia.com or follow us on @eTail_Asia

About Worldwide Business Research (WBR)

WBR is the world’s biggest large-scale conference company and part of the PLS group, one of the world’s leading providers of strategic business intelligence with 16 offices worldwide. Our conference divisions consistently out-perform their industry sector competitors on the quality of the events we produce and the relationships we nurture with both delegates and sponsors. To learn more visit www.wbresearch.com, or call us at +65 6722 9455. You can also email us at wbrinfo@wbresearch.com.

Media Contact: Dhiraj Bhanushali
Tel: +65 6722 9455
Email: Dhiraj.Bhanushali@wbresearch.com

Source: WBR Singapore

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February 9, 2015 at 6:40 pm

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BroadcastAsia2015: Meeting the Demands of the Connected Consumer

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-Reuben Verghese, Global Head of Multiscreen Solutions & Vice President of Asia at Accedo and BroadcastAsia2015 exhibitor and conference speaker shares his top technology predictions for the broadcasting industry

SINGAPORE, Feb. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Asia Pacific has a unique broadcasting market dynamic that boasts a new generation of the Connected Consumer. According to IDC, due to the combination of a fast growing economy and a lack of fixed infrastructure in the developing countries, mobility is crucial to the lives of many consumers and businesses in the region. Enterprises need to adapt their business to suit the changing consumer preferences or risk getting left behind.

Taking this into consideration, Mr Verghese believes that the broadcasting industry is one to watch out for in 2015 as more businesses learn to best leverage the mobile device adoption and to utilize it to engage with consumers. He shares his views with BroadcastAsia2015, and looks ahead on how the changing broadcasting industry will impact enterprises as it finds new ways to engage audiences, monetize those engagements, and better manage the user experience. Mr Verghese presents a sneak preview of his speech, so let’s take a look at some of the key trends set to change the broadcasting industry in 2015…

Audience fragmentation

It is no secret that more consumers are turning to their mobile devices for updates on world news, and for the latest in entertainment. In the past decade, since the proliferation of smart connected display devices, there has been a shift in the way consumers and enterprises consume and deliver video, with more access to their news, sports, videos and entertainment on a myriad of sources as opposed to traditional television. This added convenience and accessibility have changed the consumption patterns of the Connected Consumer and by extension, the broadcasting industry  spreading the audience reach across borders and across multiple platforms. This shift in audience preferences has also resulted in changes to business models with new revenue streams from these new platforms.

Varying degrees of infrastructure

While the distribution and delivery of content has evolved over the years, one of the key challenges is in sustaining high quality services over multiple platforms and varying quality of network infrastructure.

Given that the broadband speeds are higher than it used to be, more broadcasters are choosing to use the internet as a platform to deliver their own video and content. Broadcasters are able to leverage the rising broadband speeds and technological infrastructure in the region to offer better and higher video streaming qualities that tie in with the connected lifestyle that many consumers enjoy now.

Players in the broadcasting industry are increasingly leveraging on cloud services to address the challenge of offering consumers content anytime, anywhere, and on any device. Take Malaysia for example, with fiber optics and high speed mobile broadband roll-out, consumers are increasingly spending more time on both local and international OTT services as opposed to traditional broadcast services. This creates both immense opportunities and challenges to broadcasters as they adapt their distribution methods to suit the changing consumer needs.

Content partnership  

Another interesting trend in the region is content partnerships between telecommunications companies, and content aggregators. We are now seeing a regionalisation of services where local broadcasters are expanding their reach towards regional and global audiences via OTT services provided by a telecommunications company. Another example of regionalisation is TV channels that have developed mobile applications to engage with a wide audience base beyond their market. This helps to further promote their brand and generate advertising revenue. These applications typically have an authenticated experience with extended access to the content library so they are also intended to have a positive impact on subscriber revenue for the channel.  Broadcasters are also today partnering with connected device manufacturers to maximize reach and enhance appeal of these devices at the point of sale.

Data & Analytics

Businesses need to do more than react to today’s trends  they need to be able to see emerging trends that will dictate the future of television and develop richer relationships with viewers. With digital video products in the hands of millions of users, there is now a huge amount of data being generated for broadcasters. Analytics on this data now allows us to delve into the consumer psyche to unearth consumption patterns and behaviours for better insight into the consumer profile to tailor services and unique content offerings, better helping broadcasters to stand out from the crowd.

Catch Mr Verghese at BroadcastAsia2015 to find out how your business can leverage smart technologies to meet the demands of the Connected Consumer.

BroadcastAsia2015 International Conference / Creative Content Production Conference

Date:

2-5 June 2015

Venue:

Level 3, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Opening Hours:

2-4 June 2015: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | 5 June 2015: 9:00 am –  12:30 pm

Admission:

Registered delegates only

Website:

http://www.broadcast-asia.com/conference/fees-and-registration/

BroadcastAsia2015 Exhibition

Incorporating:

SatComm2015

Date:

2-5 June 2015

Venue:

Level 4 & 5 Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Opening Hours:

2-4 June 2015: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm | 5 June 2015: 10:30 am –  4:00 pm

Admission:

Trade professionals only

Website:

http://www.broadcast-asia.com 

Media Enquiries:  

June Seah / Patricia Yee
Singapore Exhibition Services
Tel: +65-6233-6621 / +65-6233-6637

Email: june.seah@sesallworld.com / patricia.yee@sesallworld.com   

Anu Ramasamy / Chan Shu Ling
FleishmanHillard Singapore
Tel: +65-6424-6371 / +65-6424-6379

Email: Anu.Ramasamy@fleishman.com / ShuLing.Chan@fleishman.com

Source: Singapore Exhibition Services

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February 9, 2015 at 6:34 pm

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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Award Recipients at 2015 Latin American Excellence in Best Practices Awards Gala

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— Growth Partnership Company Recognizes World Class Companies for Innovation and Leadership across their Respective Markets

SAO PAULO, Feb. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Frost & Sullivan honored recipients of its 2014 Best Practices Awards at a dinner gala held on Thursday, January 29, in Sao Paulo, Brazil at The Unique Hotel.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards
Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards

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The Excellence in Best Practices Awards are presented each year to companies that are predicted to encourage significant growth in their industries, have identified emerging trends before they became the standard in the marketplace, and have created advanced technologies that will catalyze and transform industries in the near future.

Awarded companies included:

Airwatch – 2014 Brazilian Mobile Device Management Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award

Alcatel Lucent Enterprise – 2014 Brazilian Hosted/Cloud IP Telephony Market Leadership Award

Almaviva do Brasil – 2014 Brazilian Contact Center Outsourcing Company of the Year Award

Altitude Software – 2014 Latin American Contact Center Systems Market Leadership Award

Broadsoft – 2014 Latin American Hosted/Cloud IP Telephony Market Leadership Award

Cipher – 2014 Brazilian Managed Security Services Market Leadership Award

Grupo Contax – 2014 Brazilian Contact Center Outsourcing Technology Leadership Award

Lifesize – 2014 Latin American Videoconferencing New Product Innovation Award

Navita – 2014 Brazilian Mobile Device Management Service Provider Competitive Strategy Innovation & Leadership Award

NEXTIT – 2014 Latin American Virtual Agent Application Competitive Strategy Innovation & Leadership Award

Nice – 2014 Latin American Contact Center Big Data Applications Customer Value Leadership Award

Teleperformance – 2014 Latin American Nearshore Contact Center Outsourcing Services Company of the Year Award

Teleperformance – 2014 Chilean Contact Center Outsourcing Product Leadership Award

Teleperformance – 2014 Latin American Contact Center Outsourcing Green Excellence Award

TIM Fiber – 2014 Latin American Fixed Broadband Services Product Line Strategy Award

Transcom – 2014 Peruvian Contact Center Outsourcing Growth Excellence Leadership Award

UOLDIVEO – 2014 Brazilian Datacenter Services for the Retail Competitive Strategy Innovation & Leadership Award

Verint – 2014 Latin American Contact Center Systems Quality Monitoring Market Leadership Award

Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices.

For further information about the Awards gala, please contact a member of the Best Practices Team.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.

The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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February 9, 2015 at 5:21 pm

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More than One Third of Brazilian Companies will have invested in Big Data Analytics by the end of 2015, finds Frost & Sullivan

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— Potential to boost decision-making capabilities and client retention rates help the nascent market expand

SAO PAULO, Feb. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Brazilian big data analytics market is not yet mature; only a few companies have invested in these solutions and measured the results. Although the market is in an initial phase, the hype around big data has grabbed the attention of companies in the country. By the end of 2015, more than 34 percent of Brazilian companies will have invested in big data analytics.

Big Data
Big Data

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A new customer research study from Frost & Sullivan, Strategic Analysis of the Brazilian Companies Investments in ICT, details the findings from a survey of 313 Brazilian companies to understand the current adoption of and interest in information and communication technologies (ICT) such as security, cloud computing, mobility, big data analytics, telecom services and unified communication solutions.

For more information on this study, please email Francesca Valente, Corporate Communications, atfrancesca.valente@frost.com.

“Only 10 percent of the interviewed companies use big data analytics, indicating that these solutions are low-priority investments compared to cloud computing and other technologies,” said Frost & Sullivan ICT Industry Analyst Guilherme Campos. “The lack of consensus of what really is Big Data plus the fault of experts in the market are the current main challenges, which explains the high percentage of respondents (35 percent) that said they do not have an inkling of how to start the big-data-analytic deployment process.”

Service providers’ usage of different taxonomies for big data compounds this lack of understanding among customers. To rise above these circumstances, companies are availing consulting services to help them create a roadmap of what they need to do to start reaping the benefits of data analysis.

The market scenario will improve, with 29 percent of companies already intending to invest in big data analytics in 2015. Approximately 24 percent of these companies will be using big data analytics for the first time.

“In a country where most companies still make decisions based only on highly-experienced employees’ opinions, big data analytics could make a world of difference,” opined Campos. “With big data analytics, companies acrossBrazil can obtain data from different sources to fuel business decisions, retain their clients, and discover new opportunities that would not be possible without a powerful analytical tool.”

As time-to-market becomes more aggressive each year, it is vital for companies to make decisions faster by using real-time analysis. With all the advantages of big data analytics coming to the fore, companies are beginning to perceive these solutions as a source of competitive advantage for them. The development of more user-friendly big data analytics, which are available in the cloud, has made it easier for departments such as marketing, sales and operations to use these solutions.

Strategic Analysis of the Brazilian Companies Investments in ICT is part of the IT Services Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related studies include: Latin American Information Technology (IT) Infrastructure Outsourcing Services Market, Impact of Data Visualization in Key Sectors, and Insights into Big Data and Analytics in Brazil. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

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Francesca Valente
Corporate Communications – Latin America
P: +54-11-4777-5300
F: +54-11-4777-5300
E: francesca.valente@frost.com

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February 9, 2015 at 5:19 pm

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CPaT Expands into Asia Pacific Region with New Office Locations

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HOUSTON, Feb. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — CPaT, the world leader in computer-based training (CBT) for the airline and aviation industries, is opening nine new office locations in Asia in conjunction with new exclusive Representative agreements with World Airline Training and Services (WATS) and Flight Experience™. These new partners will represent CPaT Global’s full line for Airline Training Solutions throughout Asia Pacific. WATS, a leading provider of Airline Cadet Training in Asia, will be the representative for CPaT in China, Korea and Japanwhile Flight Experience™, an Airline Pilot Training and Simulation Company, will represent CPaT in South East Asia including Thailand, Indonesia, Australia and India. Greg Darrow, CPaT’s VP of Sales and Marketing states that “These companies give CPaT Customers local support with new office locations in Beijing, Shanghai,Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Jakarta, Bangkok and Sydney. Our representatives will work closely with Airlines, Corporate Flight Departments, Flight Academies and Universities in the region to provide the very best Airline and Aviation E-Learning Solutions.” To further serve clients in Asia, CPaT is working with WATS and Flight Experience to develop native language courses for Mandarin, Korean and Japanese speakers.

CPat offers Distance Learning and Computer Based Training for most of the world's commercial aircraft including Boeing, Airbus, McDonnell Douglas, Embraer, Fokker, and ATR Aircraft. Our courseware is interactive, easy to use and engages users in a learning experience that allows them to meet learning objectives. Our courseware also allows for selectable languages both in text and audio. This can help new pilots learn a system while practicing their Aviation English.
CPat offers Distance Learning and Computer Based Training for most of the world’s commercial aircraft including Boeing, Airbus, McDonnell Douglas, Embraer, Fokker, and ATR Aircraft. Our courseware is interactive, easy to use and engages users in a learning experience that allows them to meet learning objectives. Our courseware also allows for selectable languages both in text and audio. This can help new pilots learn a system while practicing their Aviation English.

About CPaT

CPaT is the world leader in computer-based training for the aviation industry. CPaT provides Aviation and Airline Distance Learning products and services for all transport category fleet types as well as full catalog of specialty and general subjects courses delivered on iPad, PC, iOS, and Android platforms. CPaT’s customers include the world’s premier airlines, militaries, Corporate Flight Departments, Universities and Flight Academies. For further information on CPaT and their products and services, please visit their website at http://www.cpat.com

About World Airline Training and Services

World Airline Training and Services is Asia’s leading provider of Ab Initio and Type Rating Training for Airlines inChina, Korea and Japan. With over 30 Years of aviation experience, WATS has offices in Beijing, Shanghai,Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo. WATS sister company WASINC is the leading provider for pilot leasing in Asia and provides more pilots to Chinese Airlines than any other Pilot Leasing Company. For further information on WATS and WASINC, their products and services, please visit their website athttp://www.WATS.aero

About Flight Experience

Flight Experience™ was the original flight simulator business to ‘open the cockpit to the world’. We are the world leader in flight simulation entertainment, and we now offer pilot training with simulators developed specifically for training schools and airlines.

Flight Experience™ has eleven operations in nine countries. Our stores are on centrally located in capital city sites in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Boston, Paris, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Singapore, Bangkok,Beijing and Jakarta. For further information on Flight Experience and their products and services, please visit their website at http://www.FlightExperience.com

Media Contact-
Gregory Darrow
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Phone: +1-720-341-9357
GDarrow@CPaT.com

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Source: CPaT Global

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February 9, 2015 at 5:16 pm

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CommunicAsia2015 Reveals A New Generation of All Things Digital

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-Andrew Milroy, Senior Vice President, ICT Practice, Asia Pacific at Frost & Sullivan and CommunicAsia2015 Summit speaker shares his top technology predictions that will transform the digital landscape in 2015

SINGAPORE, Feb. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Asia Pacific is dynamic, engaged and more connected than ever, with different levels of business and technological maturity across the region. By 2017, the Internet of Things (IoT) market will be one of the fastest growing segments in the Asia Pacific technology industry. The total Asia Pacific spending on IoT spending is forecasted to be US$59 billion by 2020. Thereby proving that the Internet has revolutionised the way an individual communicates and connects with not only individuals, but communities and businesses too. While this creates immense opportunities for businesses to tap into, it also puts added pressure on businesses to innovate faster in order to keep up with the rapid adoption of all things digital.

With this in mind, Mr Milroy believes that 2015 will be the year to watch as more enterprises learn how to best leverage on the immense potential that IoT offers. He shares his views with CommunicAsia2015, on the current and future of the regional digital landscape and its impact on enterprises and consumers of today. Mr Milroy offers a sneak preview of his keynote speech, so let’s take a look at some of the key trends set to change the digital landscape in 2015…

IoT gets real

At the crux of it all, the Internet of Things (IoT) is increasingly seeing an orchestra of IT enabled devices speaking to each other. In the past five years, IT enabled devices have become cheaper and more accessible across the region. Let’s face it, IT enabled devices has gone beyond typical computers and smartphones into enterprise assets. IT enabled devices are everywhere, and because of the increased access to IT enabled devices and more reliable networks at lower costs, the opportunity that businesses can gain and leverage from IoT is immense. Take transportation for example, there are increasingly more mobile applications available in Singapore that provides predictive bus schedules, reducing our waiting time. These technologies are testament to the Smart Nation vision, helping to make more informed decisions in daily lives and increasing efficiencies.  On the other hand, IoT is predicted to have a hugely disruptive impact on manufacturing as it allows for increased automation in factories. This may lead to a potential shift of the manufacturing industries from labor-intensive markets such as China and Vietnam back to North America, Western Europe and Japan.

Proliferation of wearables

More consumers are turning to wearable devices with the likes of fitness gadgets and intelligent watches. What’s really interesting to know is how businesses can benefit from these wearable technologies, particularly in the shipping industry. Logistic companies are set to gain from wearables through the use of IT enabled helmets or goggles that display shipping orders, immensely reducing paperwork. Apart from that, the healthcare industry could leverage on wristbands to monitor patients’ health and display their medical records as opposed to the plastic wrist tags that they currently use.

Software Defined Everything

Another key trend to watch for is Software-Defined Everything (SDx). In the next decade, almost every industry will be re-defined by software.  The different components of the IT infrastructure will be virtualized and delivered as a service via cloud technologies. These networks allow for new business applications and services which in turn improve overall enterprise efficiencies. More importantly, it allows enterprises to fully utilize their servers through better hardware management. Take the aviation industry as an example; the festive season sees increased website utilization and bookings. SDx technologies distribute the traffic amongst via the cloud, allowing consumers to experience faster and more reliable service than before.

The market place is undergoing massive transformation. As structured and unstructured data in organisations continue to grow, security continues to be a concern. Watertight data security is combination of thoughtful strategizing and IT execution done right. It is important that businesses understand how they can leverage such technologies to improve organisational processes and efficiencies and remain agile in the choices they make today.

CommunicAsia2015 Summit

Date:

2-5 June 2015

Venue:

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Admission:

Registered delegates only

Website:

www.communicasia.com/index.php/conference/fees-registration/

 

CommunicAsia2015 / EnterpriseIT2015 Exhibition

Incorporating:

SatComm2015

Date:

2-5 June 2015

Venue:

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Opening Hours:

2-4 June 2015: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm | 5 June 2015: 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Admission:

Business and trade professionals only

Website:

www.communicasia.com | www.goto-enterpriseit.com

 

Media Enquiries:         

June Seah / Patricia Yee
Singapore Exhibition Services
Tel: +6562336621 / +6562336637
Email: june.seah@sesallworld.com / patricia.yee@sesallworld.com   

Anu Ramasamy / Chan Shu Ling
FleishmanHillard Singapore
Tel: +6564246371 / +6564246379
Email: Anu.Ramasamy@fleishman.com / ShuLing.Chan@fleishman.com

 

Source: Singapore Exhibition Services

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February 9, 2015 at 4:41 pm

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