SNS Network to Supply Apple Products and Accessories to Kumon Malaysia

IPOH, Malaysia, Mar 20, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – SNS Network Technology Berhad (Bursa: SNS, 0259), an ICT system and solutions provider, is pleased to announce that the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, SNS Network (M) Sdn. Bhd, has signed a collaboration agreement with Kumon Education (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. to supply Apple iPad products and accessories to Kumon Malaysia's students and parents.

Managing Director of SNS, Ko Yun Hung

Mr. Ko Yun Hung, Managing Director of SNS and Mr. Atsushi Hasegawa, General Manager of Kumon Malaysia [L-R]

Kumon Malaysia is part of the largest established after-school enrichment programme in the world with over 4 million students currently enrolled across 50 countries and regions. The collaboration agreement covers over 200 Kumon learning centres and can benefit more than 37,000 students in Malaysia.

As part of the agreement, SNS will create and maintain a portal from which Kumon Malaysia's parents and students can access while also undertaking all services related to the supply of Apple iPad products and accessories.

Managing Director of SNS, Ko Yun Hung said, "This collaboration enables Kumon Malaysia to gain access to a range of Apple products and accessories offered by SNS in a seamless manner and also allow us to better serve and communicate with parents and students through the dedicated portal. These products will enrich students' after-school learning experience, providing them access to tools to stimulate their minds and enabling them to interact with each other."

General Manager of Kumon Malaysia, Atsushi Hasegawa said, "The supply of iPad products and accessories through the collaboration with SNS is part of Kumon Connect feature launched in January 2023 to encourage students to enjoy the learning process together online. We believe that digital learning is increasingly an important part of the entire learning process for students and we would like them to have a great head start."


SNS Network Technology Berhad is principally involved in the provision of ICT products, services and solutions. The Group's core business activities are the sale of ICT products comprising hardware, devices and related peripherals, as well as the provision of ICT services and solutions and; provision of device repair and related services, as well as sale of broadband services.

Under ICT services and solutions, SNS offers JOI(R) smart classroom framework, which integrates and combines a broad range of features to support effective teaching and learning and, Device-as-a-Service (DaaS), a subscription-based service. DaaS offers customers bundled ICT products comprising devices and services according to their requirements.


Kumon Education (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd is part of the largest established after-school enrichment programme in the world with over 4 million students currently enrolled across 50 countries and regions. Kumon Malaysia was formed in 1997 and is the country's largest after-school enrichment programme providing learning of Mathematics and English through the Kumon Method.

SNS Network Technology: 0259 [BURSA: SNS],

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Yeahka Limited to Report 2022 Annual Results Announcement on Monday, March 27, 2023

HONG KONG, Mar 15, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – Yeahka Limited ("Yeahka" or the "Company", stock code: 9923.HK), a leading payment-based technology platform in China, today announced that it will report its audited consolidated results for the year ended December 31, 2022.

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The Company's management will host an earnings conference call on March 27, 2023 at 8:00 PM Beijing Time (8:00 AM U.S. Eastern Time).

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Yeahka is a leading payment-based technology platform dedicated to creating value for merchants and consumers. Our goal is to build an independent and scalable commercial digitalized ecosystem to enable seamless, convenient, and reliable payment services to merchants and consumers, and to further expand into serving merchants and consumers with our diversified product portfolio, which now includes (i) in- store e-commerce services, providing consumers with local lifestyle services of great value, and(ii) merchant solutions, enabling merchants to better manage and drive business growth.

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Amazfit Launches GTR Mini in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 15, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – Zepp Health Corporation (Zepp), a leading smart wearable and health technology specialist, today launched the Amazfit GTR Mini of smartwatches in Malaysia packed with the super-sleek design and all-round functions of the GTR Mini.

Wu Jin, Amazfit General Manager of APAC

Forth from left Benky Lin, Country Manager of Amazfit Malaysia, Wu Jin, Amazfit General Manager of APAC, Law Kar Man, CEO of Comsat Distributions Sdn Bhd

Amazfit is the premium smart wearable hardware brand owned by Zepp that fuses fashion and innovative technology reflecting the personal style of wearers while at the same time allowing them to seamlessly connect their healthy and active lifestyles through a range of cutting-edge devices.

Amazfit General Manager of Asia Pacific, Wu Jin said, "The GTR Mini punches above its own weight, offering wearers the flexibility in style to go with their everyday lives, together with the fashionably sleek design and cutting-edge technology that Amazfit smartwatches are well known for. We are delighted to finally launch the GTR Mini in Malaysia as another addition to our range of smart wearables."

The unique and compact round body of the Amazfit GTR Mini packs into a 9.2mm slim stainless steel middle frame and button with a mirror-polished finish, together with a skin-friendly silicone strap weighing a light 24.6g. Designed with practicality in mind, its minimalist style allows wearers to mix and match with various outfits while the HD AMOLED display offers a clear and vibrant visual experience with more than 80 watch faces, including the new portrait watch face, to match the mood and fashion of wearers.

With up to 14 days of battery life, wearers can go about their activities freely as the GTR Mini also comes with over 120 sports modes with smart recognition of seven sports, 5 satellite positioning system and 5 ATM water-resistance. Health-tracking features include blood-oxygen level measurements, heart rate and stress monitoring, sleep quality monitoring and menstrual cycles. The Zepp operating system 2.0, which comes with 16 mini apps including three new mini games, can help manage wearers' work and life more efficiently.

The competitively priced Amazfit GTR Mini comes in Midnight Black, Misty Pink and Ocean Blue. The screen is made with 2.5D curved glass to enhance the rounded feeling and the anti-fingerprint coating also keeps the screen glass clean and bright.

The Amazfit GTR Mini is now available at a launch price at RM579, exclusively on Shopee for three days. It comes with a ONE year warranty and will retail at RM599 each after the launch.

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Think Equity: Society Pass (Nasdaq: SOPA) – Path to Profitability

NEW YORK, Mar 14, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – Think Equity, LLC ("Think Equity") issues research report on Society Pass Inc. (Nasdaq: SOPA) ("SoPa"), Southeast Asia's (SEA) next generation, data-driven, loyalty, fintech and e-commerce ecosystem.

Click Here (on Society Pass website) to view the full Think Equity research report.

Summary Points:

– Path to Profitability – Revenues are forecast to grow from $6 million in 2022 to $42 million in 2023. The company is well capitalized, with an estimated cash position of $20 million. Monthly cash burn has declined from an average of $1.2 million for the nine months through September 2022 to $150K by December 2022. The company's objective is to achieve operational breakeven by the second quarter of 2023. The company's target EBITDA for 2023 is 10%.

– Holding Company – The group has acquired eight companies, seven of which were in 2022. Management targets 7 to 10 acquisitions in 2023. The company has pivoted away from organically developing a loyalty platform to making acquisitions. The acquisition model focuses on three KPIs – revenues, users, and merchants. Revenues have grown from $10,000 in 2019 to $50,000 in 2020, $520,000 in 2021, and $6.1 million in 2022. In addition, the company has on-boarded 3.3 million registered consumers and 200,000 registered merchants.

– Loyalty – The company beta launched its loyalty platform in June 2022 and plans a hard launch in the second quarter of 2023. The company has an impending digital wallet partnership with Alipay, the payments arm of the Alibaba Group. The company intends to build out the loyalty app with its digital wallet partnership with Alipay into a de facto payments platform for Southeast Asia.

– Lifestyle – Society Pass acquired Leflair, based in Vietnam, out of bankruptcy in 2021. The company has rebuilt the platform, onboarding users and merchants. Up from $500,000 in revenues in 2021, Leflair generated over $2 million in sales in 2022. The company intends to spin out Leflair as a separate publicly listed company in 2023.

– Food and Beverage Delivery – The company acquired three F&B delivery companies in Vietnam and Philippines in 2022. The company generated $100,000 in food and beverage delivery in 2022. The company is not investing in food and beverage delivery as it is inherently an unprofitable business. But the company has on-boarded 700K registered users onto its platform. That's in addition to the 1.5 million registered users on-boarded via the Leflair acquisition.

– Telcoms – Gorilla is a Singapore-based, blockchain/web3 technology-enabled mobile virtual network operator. Society Pass acquired it for its technology. The company is taking that blockchain/Web three technology and infusing it into the rest of the ecosystem.

– Digital Media – Thoughtful Media, a leading influencer advertising company in Southeast Asia, generated $6.5 million in sales in 2022. Thoughtful Media has over 200 channels on its multichannel network and over 300 influencers. The company targets to grow revenues from $6.5 million in 2022 to $30 million by 2023, with a target 15% EBITDA margin.

– Travel – With NusaTrip acquisition, Society Pass has on-boarded a total of 3.3 million registered users and over 200,000 registered merchants. An estimated 99% of business at NusaTrip is airlines versus 1% hotels. The revenue rate earned from selling airline tickets is 2% – 3% compared to 7% – 20% for hotels. NusaTrip plans to change the revenue mix from 99%/1% to 80%/20% by the end of the year.

– Valuation – Our 12-month price target is $6 based on 4x FY23 sales per share estimate. This valuation multiple is within the peer group valuation range.

About Society Pass Inc.

Founded in 2018 as a data-driven loyalty, fintech and e-commerce ecosystem in the fast-growing markets of Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, which account for more than 80% of the SEA population, and with offices located in Angeles, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Manila, and Singapore, Society Pass Incorporated (Nasdaq: SOPA) is an acquisition-focused holding company operating 6 interconnected verticals (loyalty, digital media, travel, telecoms, lifestyle, and F&B), which seamlessly connects millions of registered consumers and hundreds of thousands of registered merchants/brands across multiple product and service categories throughout SEA.

Society Pass completed an initial public offering and began trading on the Nasdaq under the ticker SOPA in November 2021. SOPA shares were added to the Russell 2000 index in December 2021.

SoPa acquires fast growing e-commerce companies and expands its user base across a robust product and service ecosystem. SoPa integrates these complementary businesses through its signature Society Pass fintech platform and circulation of its universal loyalty points or Society Points, which has entered beta testing and is expected to launch broadly at the beginning of 2023. Society Pass loyalty program members earn and redeem Society Points and receive personalised promotions based on SoPa's data capabilities and understanding of consumer shopping behaviour. SoPa has amassed more than 3.3 million registered consumers and over 205,000 registered merchants and brands. It has invested 2+ years building proprietary IT architecture to effectively scale and support its consumers, merchants, and acquisitions.

Society Pass leverages technology to tailor a more personalised experience for customers in the purchase journey and to transform the entire retail value chain in SEA. SoPa operates Thoughtful Media Group, a Thailand-based, a social commerce-focused, premium digital video multi-platform network; NusaTrip, a leading Indonesia-based Online Travel Agency; Gorilla Networks, a Singapore-based, web3-enabled mobile blockchain network operator;, Vietnam's leading lifestyle e-commerce platform;, a popular grocery delivery company in Philippines;, a leading online restaurant delivery service based in Vietnam; and, a leading local restaurant delivery service in Philippines.

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Jakarta gears up for improved Cyber Security at Trescon’s WCSS

Trescon’s World Cyber Security Summit (WCSS) aims to redefine cyber security for organizations across the globe and prepare them to welcome digital disruption while remaining vigilant. Global experts will convene in Jakarta to enhance Indonesia’s cyber security measures.

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Mar 13, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – Powered by CSIRT.ID, strategic partner Cyber Security Council and in association with APTIKNAS; World Cyber Security Summit, a thought-leadership-driven, business-focused initiative that provides a platform for CISOs & IT leaders is all set to be hosted in Jakarta, Indonesia on 1415 March 2023, at JW Marriott Jakarta. This two-day event brings together leaders in the field of cyber security from around the world to discuss the current challenges and future trends in the sector in what will be an elite gathering of the most influential cyber leaders and top technology businesses.

The constant evolution of cyber security attacks has made organizations worldwide vulnerable to cyber threats such as malware, ransomware, and data breaches, ultimately leading to significant losses. World Cyber Security Summit, Jakarta is a platform to share the best practices in cyber security and cyber resilience. The two-day event will tackle various topics, including discussions on emerging cyber threats, use cases from recent attacks, and the role of cooperation and knowledge sharing in preventing cybercrime. The Summit will also introduce attendees to next-generation firewalls as a means of future-proofing IT security. The goal is to equip organizations with the tools and knowledge they need to effectively combat cyber-attacks.

“World Cyber Security Summit is an important event for networking & knowledge sharing among cyber security experts,” said Hendy Harianto, Meratus Group, Group CIO

We are in an era where all types of data are available in abundance, in high data update rates and variations in size, type, value, and veracity. Without a strong mastery of data analytics and cyber security, it is impossible for us to get the best benefit from this condition,” quoted Ivan Irawan, IT Director, CBI – Credit Bureau Indonesia (KBIJ)

“Cyber security is really about humans. Many technology solutions are essential to reduce the risk, but employees represent the greatest assets for the company and the potential greatest threat through it,” said Wahyu Prasetyo, IT & Cyber Risk Management, Division Head, PT. Bank Mega, Tbk

An excellent line-up of speakers will share their strategic insights with attendees on the most recent developments. Some of these speakers include:

  • E. Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti, Head of Cyber Security, United Arab Emirates Government
  • Reza Pramono, Chief Technology Officer, Digital Transformation Office, Ministry of Health, Republic of Indonesia
  • Intan Rahayu, Director of Cyber Security and Cryptography for Industrial Sector, National Cyber and Crypto Agency
  • Bisyron Wahyudi, Vice Chairman of the Board, CSIRT.ID
  • Fanky Christian, Secretary General, Nasional – Indonesian Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Business Association
  • Arif Ilham Adnan, ST., MBA., MSC, Deputy Chairman and Founder, Association of Digital Leader Indonesia, Chairman of Permanent Committee, Jakarta Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Republic of Indonesia
  • Juan Intan Kanggrawan, Head of Product, Data, Tribe, National Ministry (GovTech) & Smart Cities
  • Pratama Persadha, Chairman, CISSReC
  • Monika Suharko, Person-In-Charge, National Data Centre, Ministry of Communications and Informatics, Republic of Indonesia
  • Edmund Situmorang, Group Chief Technology Officer, Asian Bulk Logistics
  • Hendy Harianto, Group CIO, Meratus Group
  • Mohd Fadhly Mohd Hassim, Senior Security Engineer- Malaysia and Indonesia, SentinelOne
  • Ivan Irawan, IT Director, CBI – Credit Bureau Indonesia (KBIJ)
  • Raditio Ghifiardi, Vice President of Information Security & Compliance, Smartfren Telecom Tbk
  • Andang Nugroho, President, ISC2 Jakarta Chapter
  • Muhammad Salahuddien Manggalanny, Deputy Director of Operations, Cyber Security Independence Resilience Team of Indonesia [CSIRT.ID]
  • Yohannes Glen, VP Head of IT Security, INDODAX – Indonesia Digital Asset Exchange
  • Krisnanto Padra, Head of Information Security, Bluebird Group
  • Andrew Duck, CEO, GuardRails
  • Hans Iandy, Head of Compliance and Information Security, Sinar Mas Land
  • Oliver Valentino, Head of Cyber Security, Amar Bank
  • Muhammad Arif, Chairman, APJII
  • Wahyu Agung Prasetyo, IT & Cyber Risk Management, Division Head, PT. Bank Mega, Tbk.
  • Joko Indriyatno Umar, CEO & Founder and Managing Director & Co-Founder, Sinergi Mutual Globalindo and Celebessi Metalindo Utama
  • Makhadir Mukhamad, IT, Cyber & Digital Risk Head, PT. Bank Tabungan Negara
  • Indra S Adillah, Head of ICT, PT Indonesia AirAsia
  • Lukas, Co-founder and Chairperson, Indonesia AI Society
  • Rajesh-Grover, Group VP- Digital and Omnichannel, Kanmo Group
  • Antonius Ruslan, VP Information Security and Data Privacy, Halodoc
  • Muhammad Reza Pahlevi, VP Digital Risk Strategy, PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) Tbk
  • Jonathan Jackson, Director Sales Engineering APJ, BlackBerry Cybersecurity
  • Faran Gunawan, Country Lead Territory Business, F5
  • Ichwan Peryana, Co-founder & CTO, Pinjam Modal
  • Johnson Lopulisa, Head of IT, The Jakarta Post
  • Brijesh Mishraa (BEN), Sales Head – APAC and Middle East, Senhasegura
  • Rendy Darmawidjaja, Field CISO, PT. Systema Global Solusindo
  • Ali Kerkour, Sales Engineer – APAC, Gatewatcher
  • Cameron Townshend, Principal Architect, Sonatype

“Regardless of the industry, cyber security has become a critical component of how all organizations operate. Through the World Cyber Security Summit, we hope to provide a stage for thought leaders and innovative solution providers to present strategies for identifying cyber vulnerabilities and fortifying businesses against them,” quoted Naveen Bharadwaj, Group CEO, Trescon.

Sponsors & Partners of World Cyber Security Summit include:

Supporting Partner: CSRIT ID
Strategic Partner: Cyber Security Council
Association Partner: APTIKNAS
Community Partner: Cyberverse Foundation
Gold Sponsors: SentinelOne | Blackberry Cyber security
Silver Sponsors: Guardrails | F5 | Gatewatcher
Bronze Sponsors: Appsealing | CloudSEK | CDNetworks | Senhasegura | Recorded Future | CSC | Orca Security | Skyflow – FUTR | Stellar Cyber – Alfa Siber | L7 Defense
Broadcast Partner: Metro Globe Network

About Trescon

Trescon is a global business events and consulting firm that provides a wide range of business services to a diversified client base. Trescon is founded and managed by a group of specialists with more than 8 decades of combined expertise in successfully developing business events, trainings and consulting for corporates, governments, associations and high-net-worth individuals across the world. With a deep understanding of the realities and requirements of the growth markets we operate in – we strive to deliver innovative and high-quality business platforms for our clients.

For further details about the announcement, please contact:
Nupur Aswani
Head – Media, PR and Corporate Communications, Trescon
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CITIC Telecom CPC Continuous DX Innovation to Introduce Intelligence Operation Journey

HONG KONG, Mar 10, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited (CITIC Telecom CPC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited (SEHK: 1883), is creating new benchmarks for operational efficiency and cost optimization with its Intelligent Operation Suite. It leverages Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Augmented Reality (AR), Big Data and Blockchain technologies to create an Intelligence Operation Journey for far-sighted companies, offering a strategic competitive advantage for a sustainable and high-quality business development.

(from the right), Mr. Henry Ko, General Manager – Enterprise Sales, CITIC Telecom CPC, Mr. Jacky Zheng, Senior Manage, Greater China, Siemens Digital Industries Software, Mr. Shu Lian, General Manager of Information Development and Management, Buchang Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Taylor Lam, Chief Strategy Officer, CITIC Telecom CPC and Mr. Ivan Lee, Vice President of Information Technology Services & Data Science, CITIC Telecom CPC.

"CITIC Telecom CPC's Future-Ready Innovation and Intelligent Operation Suite, designed by seasoned technology and industry sector expertise, provides enterprises with a revolutionary digital transformation journey," said Mr. Ivan Lee, Vice President of Information Technology Services & Data Science, CITIC Telecom CPC.

CITIC Telecom CPC's Intelligence Operation Journey integrates the power of algorithms and a full stack of innovative technologies. It seamlessly connects the technology stack with the company's intelligent ICT infrastructure for access management, processes optimization, operational efficiency enhancement and compliance management across diverse scenarios. It is based on the extensive experience and capabilities of CITIC Telecom CPC's professional team, who can customize the unique needs of enterprises.

"We blended innovation and application capabilities to achieve measurable business outcomes and solve intractable problems for our clients with cross-technology and subject-matter expertise. Our Future-Ready Innovation and Intelligent Operation Suite, designed by seasoned technology and industry sector expertise, provides enterprises with a revolutionary digital transformation journey," said Mr. Ivan Lee, Vice President of Information Technology Services & Data Science, CITIC Telecom CPC. "With these solutions, customers can immediately experience the improvements in various aspects of their operational journey."

Future-Ready Innovation and Intelligent Operation Suite
CITIC Telecom CPC has been a technology-driven digitalization enabler for various industries for over two decades. It has successfully designed, integrated, and deployed winning solutions at scale to address enterprise needs. They include:

— AI and Computer Vision Capabilities to empower Recognition and Access Management
Vehicle & Visitor Access Management System. It improves access rights management, streamlines office operations, and integrates records for holistic operational insight and decisions. Investigating incidents and analyzing trends can be done quickly. The Access Control Management System is a video/object analytics-based solution that associates vehicle recognition data with those in the database records for granting vehicle and visitor access permission within 3 seconds.

— Integrated Intelligence Technologies to enhance Automated Operational Systems
Automated In-line Quality Inspection with AI and Computer Vision. The comprehensive suite of intelligent solutions uses computer vision and image analysis technologies to help frontline workers rapidly and efficiently identify raw materials and defects or deviations from specifications and improves quality control.
Use Case: A globally-renowned steel manufacturer uses AI-based visual inspection, integrated sensors, visual computing, machine learning, and advanced algorithm tools to detect defective steel product quality by analyzing an unstructured image and big data models.

Collaborating with the Service Teams using AI-AR Remote Assistance. The award-winning solution combines data visualization, computer vision techniques, and machine-learning algorithms can create 2D/3D diagrams with instruction guides for field workers. It helps local-global expert teams, such as local frontline engineers, regional field technicians, and system operators, to collaborate with subject matter experts in real-time to resolve together–no matter how far apart they are.
Use case: Using AI-AR Remote Hand, an MNC customer headquarters in Hong Kong provided on-site training to their local workers and real-time guidance to field technicians to repair complex factory machinery in the Caribbean region.

Eliminating Language Barriers and Improving Data Entry Process with AI-OCR Data Capture Solution. The well-trained AI-OCR Solution captures and "reads" document data using Natural Language Processing (NLP), Big Data analytics, machine learning (ML) and advanced CORS technology. It eliminates the need for time-consuming manual data entry by automatically scanning medical records, invoices or designated documents and intuitively performing field mapping on data collection. It integrates approval workflows more efficiently by learning unique languages and specific formats based on different layouts.
Use case: A China-based hospital group used the AI-powered OCR data capture solution to improve patient medical records' filing and indexing, standardize specific field requirements, increase accuracy rates, and eliminate data entry workflow bottlenecks.
Use case: CITIC Telecom CPC used AI-OCR solutions, which integrate with COR, NLP and Blockchain technologies, to capture Chinese and English invoices for in-house staff expenses and vendors' billing systems, simplifying and automating the entry system records. The company plans to extend this capability to other languages to fully comprehend the Smart Ledger system.

— Innovative AI-enabled Computer Vision Solutions reinvent enterprise business values
Managing Smart Warehouse and Supply Chain in an even more intelligent way. An innovative Machine Learning model using AI, Big Data analytics, and Deep Learning methods to identify, locate and count objects within 95 milliseconds with 99% accuracy. Real-time access to quality data provides better visibility throughout the supply chain process.

— Future of Cybersecurity in a Multiverse Era – "AI-Powered Visual Security"
A Game Changer reinvents the "Seeing is Believing" security model, protecting enterprises from sophisticated malware with visible tracing, integrating AI algorithm, a weakly supervised regularization algorithm, visual computing, and a neural network to transform datasets into graphic images and map potential malware, boosts 10x to 100x faster than conventional techniques.

Digital transformation for 2023 and beyond:
As the Global-Local DICT Service Provider, CITIC Telecom CPC's Intelligent Operation Suite can help businesses improve their operational efficiency and collaborate to achieve digital transformation goals.

Engaging Customers for Transformational Digital Experiences
— A Panacea for Digital and Intelligent Upgrades in Pharmaceutical Industry
Buchang Pharmaceuticals is committed to be a leading healthcare provider through continuous scientific innovations, developments and solutions as one of China's leading pharmaceutical brands, contributing to the lives of the people through innovative healthcare solutions and medicines. Throughout its 20 years of development, Buchang Pharma has established a comprehensive network in China's large healthcare industry.

"In a post-pandemic world, the business environment of pharmaceutical companies is facing massive changes. There is a higher emphasis on technologies and innovations, continuous medical reforms, and the occurrence of public health emergencies and pandemics. Together, they are reshaping the landscape and driving the digitalization of the industry," said Mr. Shu Lian, General Manager of Information Development and Management, Buchang Pharmaceuticals. "Digitalization in Pharmaceutical Industry is driven by internal and external forces. Innovative ICT Partners are the accelerator of digital transformation. Hence, collaboration is the key to fostering DX in the Pharmaceutical industry across people, processes, and technology."

Shu Lian used Buchang Pharmaceuticals's past experience to create an effective strategy for digital transformation:
1. Pharmaceutical companies should respond to national policies and ride the wave of digital transformation to advance their informationization. For instance, China's large healthcare industry with related policies to support and encourage digitalization.
2. By learning from different industries and companies, pharmaceutical companies can determine the entry point and directions of digital transformation.
3. It is essential to have management support. Digitalization are long-term projects which cannot be done overnight; therefore, enterprises need to be careful of the cost and invest steadily to empower digitalization.

Buchang Pharmaceuticals shifted its operations and production to the TrueCONNECT(TM) Hybrid SD-WAN to meet the needs of its DX development. Shu said, "we are not only overcoming the technical challenges of multi-location operation but also believe embracing intelligence in our operation journey is how we should go."

— Siemens Digital Industries Software Reinvents Industry with Digital Transformation
With the advent of digital transformation, Siemens digital industry software is committed to promoting digital enterprise transformation and engineering to meet future needs. It is using its recently-developed Xcelerator product portfolio to accelerate the digital transformation for companies of all sizes, especially in the manufacturing sector, simplify complexity, improve productivity and gain competitive advantage. Mr. Jacky Zheng, Senior Manager of Siemens Digital Industries Software's Greater China division, said: "We have been using various ICT infrastructure services and intelligent solutions from CITIC Telecom CPC and its subsidiary China Enterprise Communications since 2019. They help us grasp the opportunities of digital development, and realize the new value of products and processes faster." Mr. Zheng continued: "Our partnership with CITIC Telecom CPC has enabled us to explore the potential of innovative technologies while supporting our corporate sustainable development goals.

About CITIC Telecom CPC
We are CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited ("CITIC Telecom CPC"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited (SEHK: 1883), serving multinational enterprises the world over by addressing their specific ICT requirements with highly scalable tailored solutions built upon our flagship technology suites, comprising TrueCONNECT(TM) private network solutions, TrustCSI(TM) information security solutions, DataHOUSE(TM) cloud data center solutions, and SmartCLOUD(TM) cloud computing solutions.

With the motto "Innovation Never Stops," we leverage innovative technologies, embracing AI, AR, Big Data, IoT, and other cutting-edge emerging technologies to transform technical potential into business value for our customers. As an enterprise digital transformation partner, we strive to help our customers achieve industry-leading positions, high agility, and cost-efficiency through digitalization.

With our Global-Local capabilities, we are committed to providing our customers with one-stop-shop ICT solutions with superior quality. Having a worldwide footprint across nearly 160 countries, including Asia, Europe and America, Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia, our global network resources connect over 160 points of presence (POPs), 60 SDWAN gateways, 21 Cloud service centers, 30+ data centers, and two dedicated 24×7 Security Operations Centers (SOCs). We are certified with a series of international certifications, including SD-WAN Ready, ISO 9001, 14001, 20000, 27001, and 27017, to ensure our services compliance with international standards and resources for enterprises. We offer local professional services, superior delivery capabilities as well as exceptional customer experience and best practices through our global presence and extensive industry know-how, becoming a leading integrated intelligent ICT service provider to enterprise customers.
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Corinium Presents: CDAO Singapore

Singapore, Mar 8, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – Corinium's Chief Data & Analytics Officer (CDAO) Singapore returns for its 2023 edition to convene and to connect leading data and analytics executives, innovators, technologist, and business leaders with one goal in mind – to strategize and achieve data success within your organisation.

Data and analytics are an integral part of every successful business, and its role has risen to become more prominent and significant over the past year. Businesses leverage data to make critical business decisions to gain a competitive edge in the market. However, data and analytics leaders are constantly facing challenges from the sheer amount of data being collected and analysing it in real-time. Data leaders also need to adhere to governance and ethics and keep up with the speed of innovation, evolving customers' expectations, and changing talent market.

2023 Key Themes:
– Infrastructure, Governance, Ethics, Privacy – Upgrading infrastructure and integrating legacy and incumbent system, and a look into operationalising data governance to ensure security, privacy, and ethical use of data and AI
– Data Strategy and Democratization – Preparing proactively for easy access to data, unlocking the true value of data, and using data as an enabler of growth and innovation
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Graid Technology Announces Massive Performance Increase with New SupremeRAID Software Release

SANTA CLARA, CA, Mar 7, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – Graid Technology, the award-winning data protection provider and developer of the only RAID card to offer customers access to the full performance of NVMe SSDs, is proud to announce a new software release for the SupremeRAID SR-1000 and SR-1010 offerings. This release, available in summer 2023, will drive even higher performance and lower CPU utilization than prior releases of SupremeRAID.

Graid Technology Announces New SupremeRAID Software Release

With traditional methods of data protection, users can expect sequential write performance of between 2GBps and 4GBps as I/O bottlenecks will prohibit full access to NVMe drive performance. Utilizing SupremeRAID with Graid Technology's patent-pending out-of-path data flow and new groundbreaking Intelligent Parity data reduction technology, users can expect speeds of greater than 90GBps[1] for RAID5 sequential writes as all I/O bottlenecks are removed, allowing users to exploit the full performance of NVMe SSDs.

"This new enhancement offered by Graid Technology will give users of SupremeRAID a clear competitive advantage in the marketplace. The ability to write unstructured data sets to high-speed NVMe drives at such an accelerated rate will save our customers tremendous amounts of time and drive a lower TCO on their infrastructure purchases," said Leander Yu, President and CEO of Graid Technology. "Since our first product release in 2021, we have continually improved the performance of SupremeRAID with software updates for our existing customers. This clearly demonstrates the powerful capabilities of our technology; we can't wait to see how much further we can push it."

The enhanced release of SupremeRAID elevates the product that Graid Technology brings to the global enterprise market. It will be available to all Graid Technology customers, regardless of channel, as a free upgrade upon general release. As Graid Technology continues to expand its OEM, distribution, and integration partnerships, it will continue to work with customers and partners to explore options for additional functionality in future product and software enhancements.

For media and sales inquiries, find SupremeRAID featured across the showroom floor at CloudFest 2023 March 21-23 in Germany. Visit our event page to book a meeting at our booth or any of our multiple partner booths. To learn more about groundbreaking SupremeRAID NVMe capabilities for high performance computing, you can also visit

[1] Based on Linux RAID5 with Intel Xeon Gold 6338 CPU, 32 core with 2.0 GHz x 2, 20 Phison EPW5970 NVMe drives.

About Graid Technology

SupremeRAID is the world's first NVMe and NVMeoF RAID card to unlock the full potential of enterprise SSD performance. Led by experts in the industry, Graid Technology is redefining next-generation RAID: a single SupremeRAID card delivers 19M IOPS and 110GB/s of throughput. Connect with us: Twitter or LinkedIn.

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Graid Technology Director of Marketing & Media Relations

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HotelRunner Launches ‘Autopilot’, Ushering in a New Era of Data-Driven Smart Automations in Travel and Hospitality

LONDON, Mar 7, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – HotelRunner, the leading accommodation and travel technologies platform, launches Autopilot at ITB Berlin 2023. Having garnered great attention with its innovative business intelligence platform 'Insights' which was unveiled last year, and getting the new year off to a running start with recent funding news, HotelRunner introduces its AI-driven, intuitive, and smart platform to automate the sales, distribution, and operations of the accommodations.

HotelRunner Autopilot – HotelRunner launches 'Autopilot' ushering in a new era of data-driven smart automations in travel and hospitality.

Setting out with the goal of automating all daily operations of a hospitality business, from marketing activities to pricing strategies, HotelRunner introduces Autopilot. The new platform leverages the reservations volume processed in HotelRunner which is more than 3 million in the past year alone.

Accommodation businesses can effortlessly implement sophisticated sales and pricing strategies by transferring all their daily operations and industry expertise to the Autopilot platform as a set of rules and automations.

As the driving force behind the industry with its superior technology, HotelRunner stays ahead of the curve in meeting the future needs of all the stakeholders in the travel and accommodation industries. The Autopilot platform, born from years of research and development and industry experience, has been designed in a way that accommodations can interact with the entire tourism ecosystem. Not only it enables a property to automate its operations, but also evolves to encompass the collective knowledge of all industry players contributing to a property's success. Thus, HotelRunner leads the creation of a first-of-its-kind automation marketplace. With this innovative platform, HotelRunner maps out the future of tourism technologies.

"The Autopilot platform is a crucial component of our comprehensive vision to serve and advance the travel and hospitality industries. We began the era of data-driven decision-making in hospitality with the launch of the Insights platform in November last year. With the Autopilot, we firmly build upon this vision, cracking the doors of a new era where software serves people, rather than the other way around," says Ali Beklen, Founder and Managing Partner of HotelRunner.

"With our innovative Autopilot technology, we challenge conventional wisdom in hotel management and offer a fresh perspective to the industry. By leaving manual processes behind, we offer our partners effortless efficiency and strive to increase their profitability. Driven by AI and evolving constantly, the Autopilot is just the starting point of the revolution we aim to ignite in the travel and hospitality industries. We are setting a new standard for industry players to do business and interact with each other," adds Arden Agopyan, Founder and Managing Partner of HotelRunner.

The Autopilot platform allows properties to:

– Automate pricing and availability by seasons, holidays, and weekends.
– Monitor reservation activity in real-time and take action according to the demand.
– Benefit from AI-based recommendations and alerts to maximize their profits.
– Minimize the workload with automations that work fully integrated with their PMS and channel manager.

HotelRunner Autopilot has been in the closed beta program for one year, and has already been contributing to the increasing revenues of the properties using the platform. Click here to get detailed information about the HotelRunner Autopilot platform and to start using it.

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Suheyla van Taarling
Head of Brand

SOURCE: HotelRunner

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Axiata Joins Global Telcos to Deploy GSMA Open Gateway at MWC Barcelona 2023

BARCELONA, Mar 6, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – The culmination of MWC Barcelona 2023 on 2 March saw Axiata Group Berhad positioned to take the lead in Asia in deploying GSMA Open Gateway, joining other leading telcos to herald a new wave of digital services and apps at the mobile telecommunications convention.

Representatives from Axiata Group Berhad, Axiata Enterprise and Rakuten Symphony meeting at MWC Barcelona 2023: Thomas Hundt, Group Chief Strategy & Technology Officer, Axiata (3rd-L); Dr Hans Wijayasuriya, Joint Acting Group CEO, Axiata (4th-L); Dr Gopi Kurup, CEO, Axiata Enterprise (4th-R); and Rabih Dabboussi, Chief Business Officer, Rakuten Symphony (Center).

Vikram Rao, Head of Enterprise, ASEAN, AWS; Jayanth Nagarajan, Head, Telecommunications Industry, Asia Pacific & Japan, AWS; Haris Izmee, Managing Director, ASEAN Growth Markets, AWS (Back L-R); Namal Jayathilake, Chief Technology Officer, Axiata Digital Labs; Thushera Kawdawatta, Chief Executive Officer, Axiata Digital Labs (Front L-R)

Dr Hans Wijayasuriya, Joint Acting Group CEO of Axiata (R) inks MOU with Ryu Young-sang, CEO of SKT (L) in partnership for the ifland metaverse platform.

Tan Sri Shahril Ridza Ridzuan, Chairman, Axiata Group Berhad (4th-L) is welcomed by Thushera Kawdawatta, Chief Executive Officer, Axiata Digital Labs (5th-R) at the Axiata Digital Labs showcase during MWC23 in Barcelona.

GSMA's Open Gateway initiative was launched on the opening day of MWC on 27 February 2023. Supported by 21 Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) globally, the framework of universal network Application Programmable Interfaces (APIs) is designed to provide universal access to operator networks for developers. The GSMA-led initiative is a federated approach to harmonise the industry around Open APIs and represents a paradigm shift in the way the telecoms industry designs and delivers services in an API economy.

At the GSMA Pavillion, Axiata showcased the Axiata Digital Concert Platform, featuring MetaStage, the Group's first ever metaverse concert powered by Axiata Digital Labs' (ADL) Axonect, and hosted by Sri Lanka's Dialog Axiata and Indonesia's XL Axiata. The immersive musical fest showcased GSMA's Open Gateway APIs for Number Verification (SMS 2FA), Device Location and Carrier Billing.

Enabling Digital Transformation

ADL, a telco-focused software and solutions provider, delivered MetaStage through its Axonect Enterprise Enabler Product Suite. This proof-of-concept showcased the suite of services available to MNOs to enhance existing services and deploy new ones to its customers. ADL's demonstration of the GSMA Open Gateway-compliant Axonect Product Suite highlighted its potential as a powerful tool for digital innovation and transformation.

This was further underscored by its collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced on 1 March 2023, whereby ADL will begin providing Axonect Product Suite running on AWS. With this collaboration, ADL will be able to provide customers with its suite of systems and tools, such as its Digital Business Support System (BSS), 5G and cloud optimized business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) platforms, and multi-domain orchestrators on AWS. ADL's customers will have access to AWS's global infrastructure and the breadth and depth of cloud capabilities.

Communication Service Providers (CSPs) will also be better supported as they embark on the transformational journey along the Telco to TechCo continuum, moving beyond traditional connectivity to platform-based products and services as part of an ecosystem, thereby reaping benefits such as improved performance, a competitive advantage in big data, and new revenue streams.

Partnership with SK Telecom for 'ifland'

At MWC Barcelona 2023, Axiata also signaled its strong interest in bringing the metaverse platform 'ifland' developed by South Korea's SK Telecom (SKT) to its markets. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the two telco giants on 28 February 2023, enabling Axiata's subsidiaries the ability to develop metaverse platform business models and support AI-based opportunities that are market competitive.

The signing, represented by SKT's CEO, Ryu Young-Sang and Axiata's Joint Acting Group CEOs, Dr Hans Wijayasuriya and Vivek Sood, is part of Axiata's digital transformation and inclusivity strategy.

"As part of the Group's vision to be The Next Generation Digital Champion, we are deeply committed to leveraging emerging technologies towards the inclusive advancement of Societies and Economies across Asia," said Dr Hans Wijayasuriya, who is also Axiata's CEO of Telecommunications Business and Group Executive Vice President. "We are proud to partner with SKT and the ifland platform and consider the partnership a significant component of our participation in the metaverse going forward."

All in all, this week at Barcelona was pivotal in Axiata's journey towards becoming The Next Generation Digital Champion, putting in place the building blocks to enable the ecosystem for digital telcos to move into their new future.

About Axiata

In pursuit of its vision to be The Next Generation Digital Champion, Axiata is a diversified telecommunications and digital conglomerate operating Digital Telcos, Digital Businesses and Infrastructure businesses across a footprint spanning ASEAN and South Asia.

The Group has controlling stakes in market-leading mobile and fixed operators in the region including 'XL' and 'Link Net' in Indonesia, 'Dialog' in Sri Lanka, 'Robi' in Bangladesh, 'Smart' in Cambodia and 'Ncell' in Nepal while 'CelcomDigi' in Malaysia is a Key Associate Company. Axiata's regional digital business verticals comprise 'Boost' a fintech company, and 'ADA', a digital analytics and AI company. 'EDOTCO' is among the top 10 independent TowerCos globally, operating in nine countries to deliver telecommunications infrastructure services.

As a committed and long-term investor, the Group actively supports and drives young talent development; community outreach; as well as climate change initiatives. Axiata's broader goal of Advancing Asia aims to piece together the best in the region in terms of innovation, connectivity and talent to drive digital inclusion and sustainable progress across our markets. Find out more at

Axiata Group Berhad [XKLS: 6888][RIC: AXIA:KL ][BBG: AXIATA:MK][OTC: AXXTF]

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