Technology Featured Southeast Asia

Tech company Zoho brings Creator Roadshow 2022 to Manila

Manila, Philippines – Zoho Corporation, an India-based technology company, is bringing the Zoho Creator 2022 Roadshow to Manila from June 23rd to the 24th of this year. Through this event, the company is looking to enable the digital transformation of non-profit organizations and local businesses to work better, faster, and more efficiently using Zoho Creator, the proprietary low-code platform.

According to the business management consulting company, KPMG Philippines, the ‘need for speed’ in today’s environment is forcing businesses to quicken innovation in an ever-changing environment, and low-code platforms are the key to helping businesses discover simple and fast solutions that can be automated. In fact, the report also stated that the number of C-level executives naming low-code platforms as the most important digital investment has tripled.

Gibu Mathew, VP and GM of Zoho APAC, said, “We are deepening engagement with Philippine enterprises interested in low-code developments, and we hope to bring an affordable and easy-to-use solution to help businesses stay nimble and meet present-day challenges.”

Mathew adds, “The roadshow brings together Creator developers, industry experts, and thought leaders to provide local businesses with tips and tricks on how to customize solutions to meet digital transformation needs quickly and eliminate pain points through a low-code platform.”

The two-day roadshow is expected to help businesses leverage the enhanced all-in-one solution to bridge the gap between business users and IT teams to create applications without the need for deep technical know-how. The event will host workshops to help businesses address practical challenges, analyze business data and deploy applications to meet mission-critical needs at minimal costs using Zoho Creator’s simple drag-and-drop interface.

Mathew shared that business users with specific digital challenges can schedule a dedicated one-on-one session with their creator consultants to deep dive into their current setup, and receive advice on overcoming their status quo with low-code solutions.

Interested attendants can visit and register their interest on Zoho’s dedicated event website.

Technology Featured Southeast Asia

HyperLive Entertainment inks strategic partnership with Nova Esports

Singapore — HyperLive Entertainment, a Singapore-based tech-enabled creative media company, has announced a strategic cooperation with Nova Esports, a Hong Kong-based professional esports organisation managing various esports teams. The partnership will see HyperLive Entertainment pilot Nova’s esports program in the region.

The strategic cooperation with Nova will see HyperLive establish a Nova Southeast Asian headquarters in Singapore, which includes plans to build an esports academy in the island nation, produce captivating esports content on its OTT-licensed media platform,

Additionally, the partnership will create an esports team that will compete with the best teams globally in esports tournaments. The intended team name is Nova SG, and Nova SG will be based in Singapore. Further, Nova Esports will offer its experience and expertise as well as provide coaches and training regimes for the academy and its players.

Sean Wong, CEO of HyperLive, said, “We are truly excited about the synergistic partnership with Nova Esports. We have identified esports as a key market that has massive potential for growth in the upcoming years, thus with Nova on board, we are extremely confident that we can achieve incredible breakthroughs in esports.”

Singapore has been a thriving hub for esports events recently and with the support of Nova, more opportunities will arise, creating greater positive impact in the industry. The stage is set for professional esports players with tournaments sprouting both locally and regionally.

There are also further plans in place to expand Nova’s operations regionally to countries such as Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand, where the gaming communities are growing exponentially. There is enormous potential for talent recruitment while at the same time, establishing Nova’s brand equity and market presence.

Marketing Featured ANZ

Tech suite Reekoh appoints former Technology One exec as new CCO

Brisbane, Australia – Integration platform Reekoh has appointed former Technology One general manager Steve Terry to be Reekoh’s newest chief commercial officer.

Under his new duties, he will be responsible with the company’s revenue, growth strategy and execution for Reekoh’s Industrial IoT (IIoT) integration cloud and product suite across direct and channel customers/partners.

“2020 was quite a year with its fair share of challenges, but throughout everything, we’ve seen the market opportunity for integrating physical and digital environments grow substantially, our value proposition become incredibly validated and increasingly in demand,” said Dale Rankine, Reekoh CEO and co-founder.

He added, “Steve’s extensive and stellar performance in commercial growth of IP, solutions and services in asset-heavy industries, along with his international market experience and networks made him the perfect addition to our executive team. Now is the time for us to capitalise on what we’ve built and to execute on the opportunity we have to become a dominant player in the digital transformation and integration of industrial enterprise.”

Prior to joining Reekoh, Steve Terry also assumed the role of chief commercial officer at logistics company XL Express, where he helped in creating modern marketing platforms, lead generation, and brand value for the brand across ANZ.

“I’m excited to have an opportunity to join Reekoh at a time when we are seeing a significant shift in the convergence of operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) platforms. In the next three years, 50% of operational organizations will have blended IT/OT functions that combine both operational and IT expertise. With the internet of things (IOT) and industrial internet of things (IIOT) markets are expected to grow into the trillions by 2025, Reekoh is at the forefront of this incredible wave of transformational change,” Terry stated.

Marketing Featured Southeast Asia

Maison Kayser now accepting SG island-wide delivery through Kaddra-developed app

Singapore – French bakery Maison Kayser in Singapore is now accepting island-wide delivery within a day for their local patrons through a newly-developed app, created with local-based tech company Kaddra.

Customers can now access the bakery’s menu assortment of French breads, pastries, sandwiches, salads, and others, to which Maison Kayser has around six branches across the island.

“As we continue to expand in Singapore, it was crucial to create a platform allowing our customers a convenient and fast access to our products. Kaddra did just that, and allowed us to maintain our brand aesthetics and values within our mobile app. The process could not have been easier, and we are anticipating fabulous growth and feedback from our customers,” said Julien Troch, general manager of Maison Kayser Singapore.

Meanwhile, Quentin Chiarugi, executive chairman and CEO of Kaddra commented, “We are ecstatic to have developed this new digital ecosystem for Maison Kayser, a brand reaching every corner of the world and a large international fan base, prided for their great classic French recipes. They are a prime example of how creating a mobile app can diversify a traditional business model only available in-store until now. Maison Kayser app is destined to become the digital Boulangerie of many people in Singapore”

The Maison Kayser app is available on both Google Play and Apple App Store.