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Globe Telecom Receives PCI DSS Certification, Assures Enterprise Clients of Data Security

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MANILA, Philippines/PRNewswire/ — Globe Telecom, a leading telecommunications company in the Philippines, has received recently the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance certification version 3.2 which assures its enterprise clients of the company’s commitment to maintain confidentiality of all information that it stores, processes, and transmits.

Globe Chief Technical Advisor Robert Tan (3rd from right) receives the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard compliance certification version 3.2 for Globe Business from a representative of US-based Qualified Security Assessor Crimson Security, Inc. Other Globe officials who witnessed the awarding are (from L-R): Enterprise Sales Vice President Dion Asencio, Globe Business Senior Advisor Mike Frausing, Customer Systems Director Harry Florendo, and Info Security Governance Manager Paul Dumindin.
Globe Chief Technical Advisor Robert Tan (3rd from right) receives the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard compliance certification version 3.2 for Globe Business from a representative of US-based Qualified Security Assessor Crimson Security, Inc. Other Globe officials who witnessed the awarding are (from L-R): Enterprise Sales Vice President Dion Asencio, Globe Business Senior Advisor Mike Frausing, Customer Systems Director Harry Florendo, and Info Security Governance Manager Paul Dumindin.

PCI DSS was founded by top global credit card brands such as MasterCard, Visa, American Express, JCB International, and Discover Financial Services to reduce credit card fraud. All companies that handle cardholder data need to be PCI DSS compliant as proof that their network is secure. Compliance is validated annually by an external Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) such as the US-based Crimson Security, Inc. which conducted the assessment of Globe Business, the information and communications technology arm of Globe.

“We are happy to note that we were able to pass the stringent requirements to get this certificate. It gives assurance to our customers that we did all we can to comply with the most stringent standards in protecting customer data. What is very clear in Globe is we take security very seriously. This shows the emphasis we have on security awareness among our customers and among our staff.  We take a lot of audits on our own to ensure that we are compliant internally before we do the external audit,” said Robert Tan, Globe Chief Technical Advisor.

Mike Frausing, Senior Advisor for Globe Business said, “The Data Privacy Act imposes very tough rules and severe penalties. Thus, it is incumbent on us to actually educate both our clients and our employees on security awareness. Fraud is increasing everyday so we must have the right processes in place to allow data to traverse into our network securely. We need to keep up with industry best practices to do service to ourselves and to our customers.”

Critical computer systems of private and government entities are often targeted by professional hackers who exploit vulnerabilities in the system by sending malicious codes to disrupt operations, expose confidential information, and steal money, among others. This can, therefore, result in substantial financial loss and damage to reputation.

Realizing the huge risks that security breach may entail, Globe Business continuously develops ways to prevent its clients from becoming victims of the rising number of cybersecurity threats, especially those coming from abroad.

At present, Globe Business offers managed security solutions that allow enterprises to migrate security threats before they happen. The solutions allow seamless communication between enterprises and their customers by keeping servers up and running with Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection, maintain efficiency of operations by stopping malicious traffic from reaching the network using managed firewall, and provide comprehensive protection against emerging and current threats at the network and application level before they inflict any damage through Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP). More information about Globe Business can be found at

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February 28, 2017 at 2:48 pm

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Fashion Television is Now Live in Australia and New Zealand

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-Fashion Television’s Optus D2 Signal Brings the Best Fashion Entertainment in March

LONDON /PRNewswire/ — From one of the most iconic fashion capitals straight to the lands down under, London-based Fashion Television has started delivering its wide array of fashion, lifestyle and entertainment programs in Australia, New Zealand and remote islands including New Caledonia. The live satellite feed is now available through Telstra’s Optus D2 satellite, reaching the region with the frequency of 12706.50 MHz at orbital position 152 degrees East.

Exciting new shows to watch out for this March include the worldwide premiere of the new season of Design Genius, where designers from Los Angeles will prove to us that anything is possible in the City of Angels… even fashion miracles! For everyday fashionistas, Fashion Television specials will be serving delectable treats such as Trend Watch: Womenswear for the latest Spring Summer trends of 2017 and Couture Market, an exclusive guide to high-end fashion for those with particular tastes.

From street style to beauty tips, to fashion weeks and red carpets, all fashion lovers in Australia and New Zealand now have access to Fashion Television‘s exclusive features 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including their very own designers, stylists, and models.

For more information about Fashion Television, visit

About Fashion Television International

Since its inception in 1985, Fashion Television is the leading fashion authority on television, having covered fashion events over more than 3 decades in more than 80 countries with leading style icons such as Donna Karan, Karl Lagerfeld, Calvin Klein, Betsey Johnson, Naomi Campbell and the late Alexander McQueen. Fashion Television is operated in Canada directly by Bell Media, and continues to air outside Canada in many parts of Europe, Asia and the Americas operated by Fashion Television International.

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February 28, 2017 at 12:05 pm

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Lazada Philippines sends top five sellers to Alibaba’s Campus

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-An opportunity to meet, network and learn from the best in e-commerce

MANILA, Philippines /PRNewswire/ — Lazada Philippines sent five of its top performing sellers to Alibaba’s campus in Hangzhou, China, from February 23 to 25, 2017. They joined a delegation of 34 other sellers coming from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand.

Top performing sellers across all Lazada markets pose in front of Alibaba's Hangzhou Campus
Top performing sellers across all Lazada markets pose in front of Alibaba’s Hangzhou Campus

Highlights from the 3-day visit to Hangzhou included a rare opportunity to hear from Jing Jie, Vice President of Strategic Partnership Development, Alibaba Group and Aimone Ripa di Meana, Chief Marketplace Officer, Lazada Group to gain insights on the e-commerce landscape development and best-practices of online selling. The delegates also had the chance to visit and network with other successful sellers such as Semir1 from Alibaba’s Tmall platform as well as attend two training sessions on “Operations and Assortment Planning for Singles Day” and “Online Customer Management” conducted by Taobao University2.

These sellers have worked closely with Lazada throughout their Online Revolution sale event last year, and have emerged to be the top in their respective product categories, such as fashion, electronics, and other fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) categories.

The Lazada Seller team together with top sellers, Steve Plibundo, Naresh Daswani, Monalisa Gao, Steve Sy and Ankur Choudhary
The Lazada Seller team together with top sellers, Steve Plibundo, Naresh Daswani, Monalisa Gao, Steve Sy and Ankur Choudhary

These top performing sellers have experienced strong uplift3 in their sales during the month-long Online Revolution sale. In addition, these sellers have also offered great value to shoppers with their deals, efficient product dispatches as well as achieving minimal number of returns and cancellations on their products.

Inanc Balci, Lazada Philippines Co-Founder and CEO said, “Lazada has become the biggest entrepreneurial opportunity in the Philippines. Our platform, payment and logistics services enable all our merchants to achieve commercial success by reaching out to millions of Filipinos every day.”

“With this business trip set for our sellers to Hangzhou, we are confident that our sellers will further improve their businesses by incorporating Alibaba’s best practices into their strategy. Our merchant’s success is our utmost duty.” added Balci.

Steve Sy of Great Deals Marketing shared, “I started selling power banks online during the last quarter of 2014. I then realized that there is a great opportunity in e-commerce when my inventory was completely sold out during the Online Revolution sale. In just a span of two years, we have increased our sales more than 200% – tremendous growth versus offline. Now I am even more excited for the upcoming 5th Birthday Sale this coming March 21 to 23.”

In addition to learning opportunities overseas, Lazada offers sellers a comprehensive suite of tools and solutions to make their online business a success. The seller center for instance, gives sellers a comprehensive overview of their business with Lazada. It is also a mobile platform for sellers to manage their business on-the-go. Sellers also receive a weekly performance report from Lazada with details on areas they can improve on for better sales. To find out more, visit

On top of this business trip, another way Lazada helps its sellers is through big sale campaigns. The next campaign is the 5th Birthday Surprise Sale which offers Lazada customers discounts up to 90% off and other surprise deals.

About Lazada Birthday 2017

It is Lazada’s 5th birthday this March and everyone is invited! Brands, sellers and other e-commerce partners are joining Lazada to surprise shoppers with all the perks of online shopping. Starting from March 13 with hot deals and preorders to whet the appetite of eager shoppers, Lazada’s birthday celebrations will peak on March 21 – 23 presenting limited-time ‘flash’ sales, exclusive product launches, irresistible deals on branded products among many birthday surprises. Shoppers can join the celebrations on or download the official Lazada shopping app on Android or iOS.

About Lazada Group

Lazada Group operates Lazada, Southeast Asia’s number one online shopping and selling destination, with a presence in Indonesia (, Malaysia (, the Philippines (, Singapore (, Thailand ( and Vietnam (

Launched in March 2012, Lazada is pioneering e-commerce in the region by providing customers with an effortless shopping experience with multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery, extensive customer care and easy returns. Lazada features a wide product offering in categories ranging from consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion and sports equipment.

Lazada offers brands and sellers a marketplace solution and an ecosystem of partners providing direct access to about 560 million consumers in six countries online.



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[1] Semir is one of China’s leading casual clothing brands.

[2] Taobao University is the eCommerce education arm of Alibaba Group

[3] Revenue uplift, as compared to results from an average day of sales.

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February 28, 2017 at 11:50 am

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E-Commerce One to One’ is coming to Southeast Asia

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-“Finally an event that dives not only into the strategy of selling online but also talks about the specifics of selling on a day-to-day basis” – Katherine Mamontoff, Corporate E-Commerce Manager, Estee Lauder

SYDNEY /PRNewswire/ — The Comexposium Group, the world’s leading digital innovation events organiser, today announced it will launch its signature EMEA event brand ‘E-Commerce One to One’ into the APAC market via an event held May 29-31, 2017 in Thailand.

The inaugural E-Commerce One to One Southeast Asia event will take place at The Slate in Phuket, Thailand, joining an international line-up of E-Commerce events across France, Australia and New Zealand. To ensure the event resonates with Southeast Asia retailers, the event program has been shaped by a local advisory board comprised of, Dentsu, HP, Visa, Essilor, Wego, Intel & more.

The event line-up includes John Lawson – E-Commerce Futurist & Adjunct Professor of the IBM Cognitive College, Joey Caisse – Chief Business Development Officer at iCar Asia Ltd, and Adam Good – Chief Digital Officer Dentsu APAC. More speakers will be announced soon.

“We’re delighted to bring this global event brand into this market right at the moment the e-commerce sector across Southeast Asia is exploding. It’s expected that the e-commerce market will surpass US$25 billion by 2020, and with a population of 620 million it’s a massive market with huge potential,” said Richard Sossen, MD Comexposium Australasia.

“We expect more than 120 of Asia’s sharpest online retailers and marketing technologists to be in attendance over the 2.5-day conference, where they’ll experience a mix of high-octane keynotes, workshops and panel discussions designed to explore highly topical themes.”

About E-Commerce One to One Southeast Asia 2017:

E-Commerce One to One is a unique gathering of the finest minds in e-commerce. It’s an extraordinary three-day event designed to inspire new thinking, challenge assumptions and to ensure Asia’s smartest online retailers remain globally competitive. Further info: LINK

For more information, contact:

Wayne Krowitz
+61 421 464 987

Source: Comexposium Australasia

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February 28, 2017 at 10:50 am

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Melbourne-based Software Engineering Firm, Ocean Software, Secures Their 13th International Military Customer for the Supply of Their COTS Product, FlightPro(R)

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MELBOURNE, Australia /PRNewswire/ — The latest Military organisation to procure FlightPro(R) is the Belgian Air Component, who will be using the software to manage all aspects of their military flying operations, including training. FlightPro'(R) selection, after a rigorous competitive tender process, is evidence of the critical nature of the capability sought by the Belgian MoD.

The deal with the Belgian Air Component secures Ocean Software’s dominant global position in the Enterprise Aviation Operations Management Software space, particularly across Europe, as Belgium joins Ocean’s rapidly expanding European customer list which includes the European Defence Agency, the Royal Air Force, the Finnish Air Force, Lufthansa, BAE Systems, and ST Aero.

Ocean Software originally developed FlightPro(R) in 1993 for the Royal Australian Air Force, where it is still relied upon to ensure the day-to-day operations of flying squadrons are handled efficiently and safely.

FlightPro(R) was designed to simplify the multi-dimensional, challenging task of getting correctly qualified pilots into the right aircraft at the right time for both training and military operations purposes. Historically this has required highly skilled and experienced operations personnel, usually flying instructors, to manage multiple manual processes and legacy systems in order to achieve the end goal. FlightPro(R) simplifies and automates many of the tasks associated with this, and brings all the necessary data together within a single system, to handle everything from scheduling, training, qualification and currency management, to maintenance and reporting, as well as everything in between.

Ocean Software’s General Manager, Bruce Moors says, “The hard work of the Belgian Air Component and Ocean Software’s team to make this happen has assured recognition of the principles behind everything we do; that is to build and deliver high quality systems. FlightPro(R) is a proven and highly regarded product that has been developed and enhanced over more than 20 years by people who understand the extreme complexities of Aviation Operations, particularly within Military environments.”

The Belgian Air Component seeks to have the FlightPro(R) Software up and running by the end of this year. The Belgian Project Officer, Steven Van der Vorst, says, “Future challenges such as ‘do more with less’ and increasingly complex weapon systems including the A400M, NH90 and future fighters will require ever more efficient tools such as FlightPro(R) in order for the weapon systems to be employed effectively.”

About Ocean Software

Ocean Software designs, develops, and delivers Enterprise Software solutions for military, government, and corporate customers around the world.

Ocean’s solutions are widely regarded as the gold standard in their respective classes due to their completeness, levels of support, ongoing development, training and documentation. Our products form the core systems behind highly complex operating environments including: Command and Control, Operations & Training Management Healthcare, Supply Chain Management, and eCommerce. For more information, visit

About the Belgian Air Component

The Belgian Air Component celebrated last year its 70th anniversary, but its roots can be traced back to 1907. Today, the Belgian Air Component, is considered as one of the most active Air Forces in the world with a pivotal role in NATO. The Belgian Air Component is a small but reliable partner for its allies, active in homeland and abroad. Besides its national duties like QRA and SAR, the Belgian Air Component participates in a broad range of operations. Outstanding technology and equipment is mandatory to achieve this.


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February 28, 2017 at 10:29 am

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DHL Supply Chain Sharpens Growth Focus on Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines with Jerome Gillet at the Helm

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– Gillet named CEO of newly formed cluster, plans to focus on quality and growth

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — DHL Supply Chain, the global market leader for contract logistics solutions, has named Jerome Gillet as CEO of the new Singapore cluster which includes Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines. In this role, Jerome will continue to report to Terry Ryan, CEO, DHL Supply Chain Asia Pacific, while remaining as a member of the regional board.

Jerome Gillet, CEO, Singapore Cluster, DHL Supply Chain
Jerome Gillet, CEO, Singapore Cluster, DHL Supply Chain


The appointment will bring synergy for the three markets and drive new growth for the region. The DHL Supply Chain businesses locally continue to be led by the respective country heads – Jason Goh, Managing Director, DHL Supply Chain Singapore; Mike Davies, Managing Director, DHL Supply Chain Malaysia; and Suzie Mitchell, Managing Director, DHL Supply Chain Philippines — who now report to Jerome.

“We see tremendous opportunity in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines to grow our business with even more focus on greater service quality in the markets. Jerome has repeatedly demonstrated his commitment to customer needs, and, in a changing economic climate, he is well placed to help customers deliver greater value from their supply chains,” said Terry Ryan, CEO, DHL Supply Chain Asia Pacific. “An innovator and strategic leader, Jerome is well suited to lead the next stage of growth transformation in our Singapore cluster. With his track record of delivering accelerated growth and building strong customer relationships, I am confident he will drive this new cluster in achieving high and sustainable growth.”

“I am looking forward to accelerating growth in the newly formed cluster with a strong focus on Quality, Innovation and Customer centricity,” said Jerome Gillet, CEO, Singapore cluster, DHL Supply Chain.

Jerome’s career in logistics spans over 20 years (the last 17 years in Asia Pacific) and includes roles in general management, operations and business development. His last appointment as Chief Customer Officer (CCO) of DHL Supply Chain Asia Pacific saw him turn Asia Pacific into the fastest-growing region worldwide within DHL Supply Chain. The tremendous growth was driven by his business development efforts in key sectors such as Consumer & Retail, Technology and Life Sciences. Prior to his role as the CCO, Jerome was the Vice President of Consumer sector for Asia Pacific, and increased annual new business gains by over 200% between 2008 and 2014.

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DHL — The logistics company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 340,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 59 billion euros in 2015.

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February 27, 2017 at 5:57 pm

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DHL Names Alfred Goh as Head of Customer Solutions and Innovation in Asia Pacific

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— Goh plays a decisive role in assisting fast-growing customers expand their footprint internationally

— New role will see Goh expand portfolio to serve top customers of DHL for their logistics needs

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, has appointed Alfred Goh as Regional Head of Customer Solutions and Innovation (CSI) Asia Pacific, providing the company’s largest and strategically important customers with simplified access to the full offering of DHL across the business units — from express, forwarding, warehouse management to e-commerce services. CSI is uniquely positioned in the logistic industry, offering strategic and professional account management, deep sector expertise and industry leading innovation, through an integrated, cross-divisional and customer-centric approach, across all parts of the customers’ supply chain and global network.

Alfred Goh, Regional Head, DHL Customer Solutions and Innovation Asia Pacific and President of Fast Growing Enterprises
Alfred Goh, Regional Head, DHL Customer Solutions and Innovation Asia Pacific and President of Fast Growing Enterprises


Goh will also maintain his position as President of Fast Growing Enterprises, the DHL division responsible for partnering companies in the emerging markets to penetrate new territories, and also to expand their business globally.

Since joining DHL in 2004, Goh has spearheaded supply chain consultancy projects, including developing value proposition, designing, optimizing and implementing supply chain solutions for top DHL customers globally. The solutions developed span across express logistics, air freight, ocean freight and contract logistics. Goh was also responsible for supply chain systems design, pricing and profitability.

“Alfred’s decade-long expertise in delivering counsel to businesses across different industries puts him in good stead to lead our Asia Pacific team in serving some of the world’s largest companies,” said Bill Meahl, Chief Commercial Officer, DHL. “His latest role which achieved significant business growth in our fast growing enterprises division is crucial in ensuring the upward growth of our customers and our own business. Alfred’s entrepreneurial acumen will also play a vital role in revitalizing supply chains throughout the region amid the changing economic climate.”

“In recent years, the chance to work closely with fast growing companies in Asia and Latin America provides me with good insights into new trends and developments, especially in the emerging markets. We are in a period where the logistics industry is undergoing transformation, and with that comes many new opportunities for DHL,” said Alfred Goh, Regional Head, DHL Customer Solutions and Innovation Asia Pacific and President of Fast Growing Enterprises.

“I’m extremely excited at the chance to apply my experiences with some of the world’s most successful growth stories. I look forward to working closely with my Asia Pacific leadership team to develop more innovative, efficient, and agile supply chains for businesses big and small throughout Asia Pacific,” Alfred added.

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DHL – The logistics company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 340,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 59 billion euros in 2015.

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February 27, 2017 at 5:51 pm

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Unabiz Announces IoT Connectivity from S$1 Per Year

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Commercial Launch from 1st IoT-Dedicated Network Operator in Asia

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — UnaBiz has officially launched the first IoT (Internet of Things) dedicated network in Singapore at the inaugural UnaDay.

Six months after its incorporation with Sigfox and ENGIE, and barely three months after being granted the FBO (Facilities-Based Operators) licence from IMDA, UnaBiz, the exclusive Sigfox network operator in Singapore and Taiwan, is now fully operational to deliver commercial grade connectivity and services for IoT in the city-state, starting from as low as S$1 per device per year.

Attended by an impressive panel of industry partners, representatives of government agencies and the media, the inaugural UnaDay was graced by the presence of Mr Christophe Fourtet, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer of Sigfox.

Henri Bong, CEO & Founder of UnaBiz, opened the event by announcing the LPWA network (low-power, wide-area) outdoor coverage at 95% of Singapore’s population and territory. The French technology essentially addressed the four greatest barriers to global IoT adoption: ultra-low power consumption, low capital and operational expenses, efficient and secure data handling, and long-range coverage.

With a fully operational network for connected objects nationwide, UnaBiz is capping its network subscription charges at S$1 per device per month, which comes with a data plan for up to 140 messages per day. Qualified channel partners who commit to volume can ultimately enjoy subscription charges from as low as S$1 per device per year. Jonathan Tan, Vice President Business Development & Sales, UnaBiz said, “Sigfox’s technology is built for massive deployment and we are offering ultra-low cost connectivity to grow exponentially the base of devices that can access the network. Compared to existing local networks, businesses on our global network can generate savings of at least 90% off data plan subscription charges.”

The network operator also honoured its incredible ecosystem of partners. From multinational solution providers, such as Dimension Data, Fujitsu and Kyocera, to device manufacturers, such as Advantech and Aztech, over thirty ecosystem partners participated in the MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) signing ceremony on the occasion.

Among them, leading fibre broadband provider MyRepublic shared their decision to partner with UnaBiz. “MyRepublic shares UnaBiz’s vision for a vibrant and accessible IoT eco-system in Singapore. We look forward to working with UnaBiz to develop an exciting suite of IoT solutions, reach new market segments and fast-track the adoption of IoT.” – Yap Yong Teck, MD MyRepublic Singapore.

Andy Cocks, Chief Technology Officer, Dimension Data said, “What UnaBiz is doing in Singapore is part of a global IoT movement led by Sigfox. I believe this is a game changing technology that will make IoT a reality for thousands of companies in Singapore, at a palatable price point.”

Representatives from local tertiary institutions such as NUS Enterprise, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic and Temasek Polytechnic were also present. “The collaboration with partners such as UnaBiz and Sigfox provides our students with access to technologies that help hone their skills in developing smart solutions. Students from courses such as our Specialist Diploma in Internet of Things (IoT) gain relevant hands-on training to respond to industry needs,” said Mr Oh Chin Lock, Director, School of Informatics & IT, Temasek Polytechnic.

The event concluded with the announcement of UnaBiz Ventures, a new entity set up to support start-ups to join the IoT Revolution and bring their ideas from conception to reality. Aspiring entrepreneurs can leverage on UnaBiz’s ecosystem of experts and developers to accelerate their go-to-market process and deploy solutions in Singapore and beyond, where the Sigfox’s network is readily present in 30 other countries globally.

“This is just the beginning, we have built an impressive ecosystem in mere six months, a clear sign of an enormous appetite and an accelerating demand for IoT solutions in the local market. We are proud to kick off the IoT Revolution in Singapore in alignment with the goal of becoming the first Smart Nation in the world. We are confident that our strategy and solutions will soon be replicated across Asia and beyond,” said Henri Bong, CEO & Founder, UnaBiz.

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About UnaBiz

UnaBiz is an end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) solutions company dedicated to accelerate the adoption of IoT worldwide. As the exclusive network operator of Sigfox’s low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) in Singapore and Taiwan, UnaBiz is the first Iot dedicated network operator in Asia to roll out a nationwide IoT network.

UnaBiz aims to shape the future by providing cost-effective and energy-efficient IoT solutions, that include wireless infrastructure, devices and more. This ubiquitous network will allow businesses to connect millions of devices simply, affordably and globally.

UnaBiz helps businesses collect and analyse data from millions of devices allowing them to maximise the efficiency of their resources and increase productivity, by facilitating detection and control of anomalies, accelerating resolution or even preventing them entirely. Our objective is to help businesses realise the true value and full potential of IoT.

For more information, see and follow on UnaBiz on LinkedIn.

About Sigfox

Sigfox is the world’s leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company has built a global network to connect billions of devices to the Internet while consuming as little energy as possible, as simply as possible. Sigfox’s unique approach to device-to-cloud communications addresses the three greatest barriers to global IoT adoption: cost, energy consumption, and global scalability.

Today, the network is present in 31 countries and on track to cover 60 by 2018 — covering a population of 486 million people. With millions of objects connected and a rapidly growing partner ecosystem, Sigfox empowers companies to move their business model towards more digital services. Founded in 2010 by Ludovic Le Moan and Christophe Fourtet, the company is headquartered in Labege near Toulouse, France’s “IoT Valley”. Sigfox also has offices in Paris, Madrid, Munich, Boston, San Francisco, Dubai and Singapore. For more information, see and follow us on TwitterFacebook and Youtube.


ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, and energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation, and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. ENGIE employs 154,950 people worldwide and achieved revenues of EUR69.9 billion in 2015. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).

For more information, see and follow on Twitter @ENGIEgroup

ENGIE is present in Singapore for over 20 years, where it employs around 1,600 employees. Besides offering energy efficiency and facility management services, ENGIE trades a wide range of energy financial products as well as LNG, conducts R&D projects and holds a 30 per cent stake in Senoko Energy, which is the largest electricity generator in the country.

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UnaBiz Ecosystem Partners

1) Advantech Co. Singapore Pte Ltd
2) Ascent Solutions Pte Ltd
3) Aztech Technologies Pte Ltd
4) Cyclet Electrical Engineering Pte Ltd
5) Dimension Data Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
6) KYOCERA Communication Systems Singapore Pte Ltd
7) Viseo
8) Astek Singapore Innovation Technology Pte Ltd
9) Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd
10) GRID Communications Pte. Ltd.
11) LKH Precicon Pte Ltd
12) MyRepublic Ltd
13) PCI Limited
14) Schneider Electric South East Asia (HQ) Pte Ltd
15) Sunseap Energy Pte Ltd
16) Adi-Designs
17) BeyondEdge Pte Ltd
18) Konbini Vending Automation Pte Ltd
19) Nuratech Labs Pte Ltd
20) Pevoli Enterprise
21) PTGEM Pte Ltd
22) SpaceAge Labs Pte Ltd
23) V&V Innovations Pte Ltd
24) Swee Lee Holdings Pte Ltd
25) MicroSec Pte Ltd
26) NUS Enterprise
27) Republic Polytechnic
28) Singapore Polytechnic
29) Temasek Polytechnic
31) IDA PIXEL Labs
32) Avnet
33) Microsoft
34) ST Microelectronics
35) Trusted Objects
36) Wisol


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February 27, 2017 at 2:42 pm

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Geoswift Awarded ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certification for Information Security

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Geoswift, a leading provider of cross-border payment solutions between China and the rest of the world, announced today that the company has been awarded the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification ISO/IEC 27001:2013. The ISO27001 certificate is a globally recognised international standard for Information Security management system (ISMS). Geoswift presently partners with major global banks, financial service providers, payment solutions providers and merchants.

Attaining ISO/IEC 27001:2013 enables Geoswift to continually enhance the organization’s data security management system and build a risk-based framework for process and secure cross-border payments with international markets. Geoswift received the certification following an extensive external audit, conducted by the BSI group. The certification further seals an international certification of reassurance for Geoswift’s partners on data security and protection.

Raymond Qu, Founder and CEO of Geoswift said, “We believe data security and quality control is essential for any business. At Geoswift, we have always taken a proactive approach to safeguard the information integrity and security of our partners.”

“As we expand our global footprint, data security of assets such as financial information, intellectual property and third-party data from partners must be guarded with highest diligence and respect. The ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification was certainly an intensive auditing process but a step in the right direction. Our partners welcome the move and it’s definitely a business investment as we continue to expand our business and deepen relationships with partners this year.”

“In the global payment market, security and reliability are non-negotiable. It is of utmost importance for technology organizations to improve their standards of security and reliability. The success of Geoswift in achieving the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, the latest standard of information security management system, demonstrates the strategic long-term development as well as rigorous and serious work attitude of the organization in protecting their users’ information. Also, it indicates their determination to incorporate international best practices of data protection to meet the increasing expectation of its business customers in the large, rapidly expanding marketplace,” said Emmanuel Herve, Managing Director, BSI ASEAN.

The ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification signals Geoswift’s commitment to strengthen the integrity and security of its information security management system. Geoswift is headquartered in Hong Kong with operating offices in Shanghai, London, Vancouver, Seattle and San Francisco for strategic and regulatory functions.

About Geoswift

Geoswift is an innovative payment technology company connecting China and the rest of the world. The company comprises the world’s leading payment technology experts that have a deep understanding of the industry, technology, and global and China monetary policy. Geoswift provides clients with customised one-stop cross-border payment solutions to and from China. Geoswift is relied upon by the world’s leading e-commerce companies, most prestigious universities and the largest brands in the travel industry to grow their businesses.

Geoswift is an acquirer of UnionPay International in North America and a long-term partner of many other leading financial institutions. It also maintains 19 currency exchange outlets throughout China. Geoswift is headquartered in Hong Kong with operating offices in Shanghai, London, Vancouver, Seattle and San Francisco for strategic and regulatory functions. For more information visit, please visit or send in your queries to

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February 27, 2017 at 11:36 am

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Allianz Announces Multi-Year Partnership with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC)

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia and SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Allianz, the international financial services company, and the Asian Football Confederation (“AFC”) today announced a multi-year pan-regional partnership. The exclusive category sponsorship extends and leverages Allianz’s global football heritage to connect more deeply with its customers in key Asian markets, while significantly expanding its brand presence in the growth region.

Encompassing Asia’s most important club tournaments – including the AFC Champions League, the AFC Cup, as well as the AFC Futsal Club Championships – the partnership programme reaches a huge audience base across stadiums, television and on diverse social and digital platforms.

“We are very proud to be working with the AFC to support Asian football. This partnership exemplifies the distinct Allianz values of innovation, courage and excellence, and brings them to life by celebrating our footballers, fans and communities in the region,” said Lars Heibutzki, Chief Distribution Officer for Asia, Allianz.

Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the AFC is one of six Confederations that make up FIFA, the world football federation. It comprises 46 Member Associations across Asia, Australasia and the Middle-East, spanning a population of 4.27 billion people.

“As the most popular sport in the world, football continues to reach record heights every year, and nowhere more so than in the dynamic Asia region. This partnership provides Allianz with a unique platform to support the huge segments of Asian society, for whom football is a passion and an essential part of life. We see ourselves supporting the games both at the top championship levels, as well as in nurturing Asia’s next-generation talent with our signature youth programmes,” added Paul Groves, Head of Market Management for Asia, Allianz.

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About Allianz in Asia

Asia is one of our three major growth regions. It is characterized by a rich diversity of cultures, languages and customs. Allianz has been present in the region since 1910, providing fire and marine insurance in the coastal cities of China. Today, Allianz is active in 14 markets in the region, offering its core businesses of property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance and asset management. With its more than 32,000 staff, Allianz serves the needs of over 18 million customers in the region across multiple distribution channels.

About Allianz

The Allianz Group serves 86 million retail and corporate customers in more than 70 countries, making it one of the world’s largest insurers and asset managers. In 2016, over 140,000 employees worldwide achieved total revenues of 122.4 billion euros and an operating profit of 10.8 billion euros. Allianz Group managed an investment portfolio of 653 billion euros. Additionally our asset managers AllianzGI and PIMCO managed over 1.3 trillion euros of third-party assets. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. As an investor, Allianz is active in a variety of sectors including debt, equity, infrastructure, real estate and renewable energy. The Group’s long-term value strategies maximize risk-adjusted returns.

About The Asian Football Confederation (AFC)

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body of Asian football and one of the six Confederations making up FIFA. Formed in 1954 in Manila on the sidelines of the second Asian Games, the AFC was sanctioned by FIFA in Berne, Switzerland. The AFC is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and consists of 46 Member Associations and one Associate Member Association (The Northern Mariana Islands). The AFC is responsible for running football in Asia. Among its various responsibilities are: regulating the game, drafting new laws to improve the sport, implementing the law, boosting grassroots and youth football, and conducting major competitions.

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Such deviations may arise due to, without limitation, (i) changes of the general economic conditions and competitive situation, particularly in the Allianz Group’s core business and core markets, (ii) performance of financial markets (particularly market volatility, liquidity and credit events), (iii) frequency and severity of insured loss events, including from natural catastrophes, and the development of loss expenses, (iv) mortality and morbidity levels and trends, (v) persistency levels, (vi) particularly in the banking business, the extent of credit defaults, (vii) interest rate levels, (viii) currency exchange rates including the euro/US-dollar exchange rate, (ix) changes in laws and regulations, including tax regulations, (x) the impact of acquisitions, including related integration issues, and reorganization measures, and (xi) general competitive factors, in each case on a local, regional, national and/or global basis. Many of these factors may be more likely to occur, or more pronounced, as a result of terrorist activities and their consequences.

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