Here is a rhyming query: How smart can a smart city be? As smart as Songdo? Or as smart as the proposed traffic controls in Amaravati? Forget London, New York, San Francisco and Paris for a moment. Will it be as smart as the ones being planned in Kuala Lumpur and Smart City Iskandar Malaysia? If you think that sounds corny, think again. All these cities are in the global smart city sweepstakes. Songdo, in South Korea, was the world’s first smart city and Amaravati in Andhra Pradesh, India, is being built from the ground up to be the country’s first futuristic, hyper-connected and Singapore-supported smart city. There are about 1,000 cities worldwide, including 100 in India and 500 in China, that want to be “smart” — and as soon as possible, beefed up by stupendous investments. Here are some stupendous numbers, for a start. International Data Corp (IDC) forecasts that global investments in the technologies that enable smart-city initiatives will reach US$80 billion this year. By 2021, that spending will cross US$135 billion, according to the first IDC Worldwide Semi-Annual Smart Cities Spending Guide, released in February. Research firm MarketsandMarkets says the global market for smart cities will jump from US$425 billion in 2017 to US$1.2 trillion by 2022 — seeing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23% during the period — due mainly to rapid telecommunications connectivity and hyper-urbanisation. San Francisco-headquartered Grand View Research reports that the smart-city marketplace will skyrocket to US$2.57 trillion by 2025, registering a CAGR of 18.4% between now and then. “Rising demand for smart-city solutions is anticipated to be driven by factors such as a growing urban population, the need to better manage limited natural resources and an increasing focus on environmental sustainability,” says the firm. What is smart? What is a smart city? Mark Deakin, author of From Intelligent to Smart Cities, defines a smart city as one that utilises information communications technology (ICT) to meet the demands of the market, which comprises the citizens of the city. “Community involvement in the process is necessary for a smart city. A smart city would thus be one that not only possesses ICT in particular areas but has also implemented the technology in a manner that positively impacts the local community,” writes Deakin. IDC defines smart cities as those that attain digital transformation in an urban ecosystem to meet environmental, financial and social outcomes. A smart city begins to be developed when multiple smart or intelligent initiatives are coordinated to leverage technology investments across an entire city, use common platforms to decrease service time or maintenance costs, share data across systems and tie IT investments clearly to smart missions. “Smart cities have evolved from a collection of discrete flagship projects to a sizeable market opportunity that will drive significant tech investments in 2018 and beyond. Strategic priorities include intelligent transport, data-driven public safety and resilient energy and infrastructure,” says Serena Da Rold, programme manager for customer insights and analysis at IDC. The smart city concept covers sectors such as healthcare, transport, assisted living, security and utilities. “Their implementation varies from city to city due to technological penetration in specific regions. A high amount of initial financial investments, the need for consolidation of different departments and sectors and a lack of a systemic approach may threaten industry growth. Nevertheless, the market is set to grow at a rapid rate in the coming years, driven by the industries’ renewed interest, availability of technology and all-inclusive participation of industry stakeholders,” notes Grand View Research. Which geographies lead in smart-city implementation? The US is the largest market with a total spend of US$22 billion this year, reports IDC. China is rapidly closing the gap and will invest nearly as much — about US$21 billion — on smart-city technologies and integration in 2018 alone.
Fusionex Founder

Fusionex Founder

China started smart-city pilots way back in 2012 to boost the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in areas such as traffic management, law enforcement and energy efficiency in public buildings. Management consultancy Deloitte says China aims to nurture 100 new smart cities from 2016 to 2020 to lead the country’s urban planning and development. Smart Malaysia China is reaching outside its borders, first to Malaysia. Early this year, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd tied up with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to launch the Malaysia City Brain initiative. The first task: improve KL’s congested traffic flow. The solution will include AI and IoT in due course. More brainpower is set to come from the Malaysia Tianchi Big Data Programme, also from Alibaba. This will expose big data professionals in the country to best practices and software from around the world to tackle smart-city problems. The aim? Incubate 500 data professionals and 300 start-ups in two years in Malaysia by collaborating with Alibaba Cloud’s Tianchi global community, which has 120,000 developers from 77 countries and regions. In November 2017, the world’s first e-commerce platform outside China — the Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) — was announced by the Malaysian government and Alibaba. Malaysia-headquartered Fusionex International plc will provide the big-data engine. “The DFTZ brings together a multitude of key parties, including trade facilitation firms, e-marketplace players, government agencies, logistics providers, freight forwarders and small and medium enterprises,” said Fusionex Founder and CEO Ivan Teh. Smart-city projects are also popping up in Johor. The Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) has teamed up with Mimos Bhd to develop smart technologies to be deployed in Kulai and Sedenak. IRDA has also signed a memorandum of understanding with the SAS Institute to design and deploy the Iskandar Malaysia Urban Observatory — a one-stop centre to collect and analyse data for a smart-city rollout. KL made the list in the 2017 Smart Cities Index by Europe-based EasyPark Group, which offers smart car-park services in 600 cities. The firm listed 19 criteria, including smartphone penetration, smart traffic sensors, 4G connectivity, parking options and car-sharing apps. The study analysed 500 cities and ranked the top 100. “To round off the study, we asked 20,000 technology and urban planning journalists for their expert opinion on how the cities where they have lived are moving with the curve of digitalisation,” said the firm. The top six smartest cities? Copenhagen, Singapore, Stockholm, Zurich, Boston and Tokyo — in that order. Taipei was ranked No 57, Hong Kong No 68, Beijing No 81, Kuala Lumpur No 84 and Shanghai No 85. “Big data has changed the face of the world as we know it because it allows us to create better solutions to real-world problems. Every city on this index deserves to be applauded for its efforts. While the results indicate those cities that are leaps and bounds ahead, it also brings to attention the admirable efforts of many cities looking forward to a smart future,” says Mauritz Börjeson, chief big data officer at EasyPark Group. Last month, Intel Corp commissioned Juniper Research to rank 20 cities in terms of smartness measured by IoT integration and interconnected services in mobility, healthcare, public safety and productivity. Singapore was ranked No 1, followed by London, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Seoul, Berlin, Tokyo, Barcelona and Melbourne. The Big S The big S in “Smartness” is security, points out management consultancy McKinsey & Co. Cities will never be 100% secure, nor can they avoid dangers entirely. But they can be resilient in the face of a wide range of stresses and shocks by making the right investments, in both the physical and cyber domains, to prepare for crises, react to restore normalcy and learn from and adapt to the new status quo. “While city leaders tend to have a solid understanding of the physical threats facing them — from earthquakes to terrorism — their understanding of how to mitigate against cyberrisks is often spottier. Building cyberresilience requires a profound shift in the way cyberthreats are dealt with and assets protected — from focusing on breach prevention to understanding that cybersecurity failures will happen, and that quick and efficient recovery capabilities are needed,” notes a McKinsey commentary. Resilience can make a huge difference in the wake of a cyberattack. “Consider the UK National Health Service, which suffered a ransomware attack last year. But the hospital system had built in enough redundancies, backed up data and stayed on top of software updates. It was able to continue functioning with only a slight delay,” writes Paul Nicholas, a senior director at Microsoft. “Its resilient data and security practices ensured that it could continue operations even in the face of an attack. On the flipside, a similar attack on several companies across the globe resulted in losses of millions of dollars due to significant business interruption.
Would it be smarter to include climate change into the city’s “smartness” equation? By 2020, half of all smart-city objectives will include climate change, resilience and sustainability factors, says research firm Gartner. Cities are defining new objectives and placing them into tangible programmes. This creates measurable outcomes that meet the targets agreed upon in Paris to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “With the Horizon 2020 goals of energy efficiency, carbon-emission reductions and renewable energy in mind, many cities in Europe have launched energy sustainability, resource management, social inclusion and community prosperity initiatives. The uptake of ride sharing, electrification of public transport, support infrastructure for e-vehicles and congestion charging for combustion engines — all of those examples are driving cleaner air, producing fewer greenhouse emissions and saving energy while cutting noise levels and improving ambience on streets,” says Bettina Tratz-Ryan, a vice-president of research at Gartner. What is the prognosis for Malaysia? To be a pioneer and combine “clean” and “green” with “smartness”. Clean, as in reduce, reuse and recycle. Green, as in reforesting denuded areas and being environment and ozone-friendly. And smart, as in an interconnected government, businesses and citizenry. That will be the golden smart triangle.

Fusionex, a multi-award-winning, leading data technology provider specializing in Analytics, Big Data, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence (AI), has commenced a digital insurance initiative for leading Takaful insurance company STMB. Takaful Malaysia’s online sales portal “Click for Cover” was launched at a grand ceremony and signalled the digital transformation of their business processes with Fusionex technology. The launch ceremony was officiated by Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani, Finance Minister II, and marked the beginning of a seamless customer experience in purchasing and renewing insurance policies online via data-centric approach.

Leveraging Fusionex technology, Takaful’s digital insurance initiative is able to help customers process their applications, issue quotations, perform underwriting, send cover notes and e-documents via a customer-focussed and seamless online platform. The platform focuses on providing the best service to its customers, with the ability to understand each customer in a more personalized way. This is in line with Takaful’s strategy of reaching out to its prospects and customers anywhere, anytime and anyhow, while having the ability to introduce newer products and targeted features that their customers will find more useful and relevant to their specific needs.

The launch also witnessed the signing of a memorandum of agreement between Fusionex and Takaful, as well as signings between Takaful and Remark, a digital marketing company. Collaboration agreements for online distribution with Lembaga Tabung Haji (LTH) and Bank Islam (BIMB) were also signed to introduce online Takaful products to depositors of LTH and customers of BIMB.

Fusionex Group CEO Dato’ Seri Ivan Teh said, “Innovation needs to be at the core of businesses, as this differentiates the leaders versus the followers. Today, we are pleased to witness Takaful Malaysia making great strides in this direction. Fusionex is delighted to be a key partner in Takaful Malaysia’s exciting digital transformation journey, and we are confident that this initial success will lead to many more success stories with Takaful Malaysia.”

Takaful Malaysia Group CEO Dato’ Sri Mohamed Hassan Kamil said, “Today’s launch of our digital strategy plan signifies our commitment towards revolutionizing the way we will grow our business by digitally transforming our sales and operations. By embracing digital tools and technology to offer up differentiated product offerings and services, we will delight our customers with a better user experience, enhanced protection products and high quality service. Our customers will benefit from an integrated multi-channel experience and this is part of our ongoing efforts to stay ahead of the curve.”

Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani, Finance Minister II stated, “Today’s launch of Takaful Malaysia’s digital strategy is very much in line with the overall digital strategy outlined by the Government in growing the digital economy.”

Ivan Teh

Ivan Teh

The “Click for Cover” portal, which is powered by Fusionex technology, provides a data-centric, easy-to-use interface for customers to access the company’s products online with e-payment facilities and real-time underwriting capabilities. “Click for Cover” has the first fully integrated medical underwriting engine online in Malaysia where rating decisions will be generated online. Currently, the portal offers Motor, Personal Accident (PA) and Medical products. More products such as Term Life, Critical Illness and Travel PA Takaful will be made available later this year.

Dato’ Sri Hassan Kamil said, “Our strategic partnership with Fusionex and Remark is in line with our business goals to make our digital strategy the key driver of our innovation efforts, thereby boosting our competitiveness and powering future growth.”

Dato’ Seri Ivan Teh commented, “In this data-driven age, embracing data technology is no longer a luxury, but rather a must if one wants to remain relevant and competitive. The ultimate goal of digital transformation is great user experience; hence it’s crucial that we work with our customers to focus on the consumer and the user journey, leveraging powerful technology. We believe that it is only through this lens and a user-centric approach will businesses be able to thrive and scale to greater heights.”

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Fusionex, a multi-award-winning, leading software solutions provider specializing in Big Data Analytics (BDA), the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning, has been awarded a contract of significant value with Malaysia Airlines Berhad (“MAB”) to provide a group-wide data management platform that will increase work efficiency and ease of communications within its group.

Fusionex Ivan Teh

Fusionex Ivan Teh

MAB seeks to address the challenges encountered by its thousands of employees to work and communicate efficiently. With millions of travelers flying on MAB every month to almost 60 destinations, MAB requires a scalable platform to cope with the volume as well as complexity of data and information gathered, in MAB’s bid to better serve its customers and staff.

The platform will allow for collaboration within the company and also facilitates messaging and information sharing between employees. With all employees using the same platform, any communication, whether textual, imaging etc. would be accessible quickly and easily.

Apart from work purposes, the platform will allow employees to participate in leisure activities for an optimized work-life balance to be achieved. An enterprise social network feature will be deployed for employees to use as a social collaboration tool, in line with MAB’s objective to promote a strong and united corporate community.

Dato’ Seri Ivan Teh, Fusionex CEO, commented: “This initiative is applauded as it is targeted to bring Malaysia Airlines’ corporate performance to greater heights, as well as to foster closer communication among MAB employees. Coordinating thousands of employees with a huge amount of data across the globe is no small feat. This win showcases the vast potential for data management and data technology to empower a variety of sectors including aviation towards digital transformation, and we are delighted to be a part of this journey with Malaysia Airlines.” https://www.nst.com.my/business/2018/02/332209/fusionex-wins-mab-data-management-contract

Fusionex awarded contract from Malaysia Airlines Berhad to provide a group-wide data management platform that will increase work efficiency and ease of communications within its group.

Kuala Lumpur – February 6, 2018 —

Fusionex, a multi-award-winning, leading software solutions provider specializing in Big Data Analytics (BDA), the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning, has been awarded a contract of significant value with Malaysia Airlines Berhad (“MAB”) to provide a group-wide data management platform that will increase work efficiency and ease of communications within its group.

MAB seeks to address the challenges encountered by its thousands of employees to work and communicate efficiently. With millions of travelers flying on MAB every month to almost 60 destinations, MAB requires a scalable platform to cope with the volume as well as complexity of data and information gathered, in MAB’s bid to better serve its customers and staff.

Fusionex CEO

Fusionex CEO

The platform will allow for collaboration within the company and also facilitates messaging and information sharing between employees. With all employees using the same platform, any communication, whether textual, imaging etc. would be accessible quickly and easily.

Apart from work purposes, the platform will allow employees to participate in leisure activities for an optimized work-life balance to be achieved. An enterprise social network feature will be deployed for employees to use as a social collaboration tool, in line with MAB’s objective to promote a strong and united corporate community.

Dato’ Seri Ivan Teh, Fusionex CEO, commented: “This initiative is applauded as it is targeted to bring Malaysia Airlines’ corporate performance to greater heights, as well as to foster closer communication among MAB employees. Coordinating thousands of employees with a huge amount of data across the globe is no small feat. This win showcases the vast potential for data management and data technology to empower a variety of sectors including aviation towards digital transformation, and we are delighted to be a part of this journey with Malaysia Airlines.”

About Fusionex
Fusionex is an established multi-award winning data technology provider specializing in Analytics, Big Data, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Its offerings are focused on helping clients unlock the value and derive insights from data. Fusionex is the largest Big Data Analytics company and market leader in ASEAN, bringing state-of-the-art, innovative and breakthrough data-driven solutions to its stable of clientele (including Fortune 500, FTSE companies, large conglomerates as well as a wide array of small and medium enterprises (SMEs)) that spans across the United States, Europe as well as Asia Pacific.

Fusionex has recently entered into a strategic partnership with Alibaba Cloud to drive digital transformation across the region.

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Fusionex International is pleased to announce that founder Ivan Teh has been recognized by Forbes as a key figure in the Malaysian Big Data World. The Fusionex founder and Managing Director are linked to an ASEAN-based software group, which provides solutions to firms opening up to digital transformation, in order to compete effectively in the global marketplace. Ivan Teh is well-acquainted with the struggles and difficulties associated with the start-up scene. Founders may be unable to pay themselves for many months and must work around the clock to beat the statistics.

Ivan Teh

Ivan Teh

Thanks to Teh’s perseverance, Fusionex today is reaping the benefits of creating its own software solutions. The main focus of the company is Big Data Analytics (BDA) and the Internet of Things (IoT). BDA uses advanced software coupled with massive computing power. The software examines data of various types in order to determine real patterns, associations, and trends. IoT provides sensors which have connectivity across networks, permitting them to collect data and exchange it.

According to Teh, speaking in an interview recently, “I understood what the market required in BDA and IoT, thanks to my previous experience working in multinational firms. There was a huge wave of data building up from the past few years, and effective methods of utilizing the data were needed. Through repeated attempts at solutions development and many long days, I was able to secure paying customers. My role in the company originally encompassed everything from administrative and managerial tasks to coding.”

The expectations for the use of BDA and IoT are promising ones. By 2019, the BDA market is expected to reach US$187 billion, while the IoT market will expand to US$1.7 trillion by 2020. Fusionex is positioned to capture a large portion of this market, particularly among the ASEAN nations.

Fusionex already has big-name clients using its software. Companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Daimler, Volkswagen, the Royal Bank of Scotland, United Overseas Bank, CIMB Group, MetLife and Starwood Hotels and Resorts as well as AirAsia, Kasikornbank and Resorts World are but a few examples. In fact, Fusionex, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM), has the distinction of competing with the likes of IBM, Oracle, and SAP. http://www.nbcrightnow.com/story/38616520/fusionex-founder-ivan-teh-featured-in-forbes

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fusionex, a multi-award-winning, leading data technology provider specializing in Analytics, Big Data, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence (AI), has commenced a digital insurance initiative for leading Takaful insurance company STMB. Takaful Malaysia’s online sales portal “Click for Cover” was launched at a grand ceremony and signalled the digital transformation of their business processes with Fusionex technology. The launch ceremony was officiated by Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani, Finance Minister II, and marked the beginning of a seamless customer experience in purchasing and renewing insurance policies online via data-centric approach.
Leveraging Fusionex technology, Takaful’s digital insurance initiative is able to help customers process their applications, issue quotations, perform underwriting, send cover notes and e-documents via a customer-focussed and seamless online platform. The platform focuses on providing the best service to its customers, with the ability to understand each customer in a more personalized way. This is in line with Takaful’s strategy of reaching out to its prospects and customers anywhere, anytime and anyhow, while having the ability to introduce newer products and targeted features that their customers will find more useful and relevant to their specific needs.
The launch also witnessed the signing of a memorandum of agreement between Fusionex and Takaful, as well as signings between Takaful and Remark, a digital marketing company.

Fusionex

Fusionex

Collaboration agreements for online distribution with Lembaga Tabung Haji (LTH) and Bank Islam (BIMB) were also signed to introduce online Takaful products to depositors of LTH and customers of BIMB.
Fusionex Group CEO Dato’ Seri Ivan Teh said, “Innovation needs to be at the core of businesses, as this differentiates the leaders versus the followers. Today, we are pleased to witness Takaful Malaysia making great strides in this direction. Fusionex is delighted to be a key partner in Takaful Malaysia’s exciting digital transformation journey, and we are confident that this initial success will lead to many more success stories with Takaful Malaysia.”

Takaful Malaysia Group CEO Dato’ Sri Mohamed Hassan Kamil said, “Today’s launch of our digital strategy plan signifies our commitment towards revolutionizing the way we will grow our business by digitally transforming our sales and operations. By embracing digital tools and technology to offer up differentiated product offerings and services, we will delight our customers with a better user experience, enhanced protection products and high quality service. Our customers will benefit from an integrated multi-channel experience and this is part of our ongoing efforts to stay ahead of the curve.”
Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani, Finance Minister II stated, “Today’s launch of Takaful Malaysia’s digital strategy is very much in line with the overall digital strategy outlined by the Government in growing the digital economy.”

The “Click for Cover” portal, which is powered by Fusionex technology, provides a data-centric, easy-to-use interface for customers to access the company’s products online with e-payment facilities and real-time underwriting capabilities. “Click for Cover” has the first fully integrated medical underwriting engine online in Malaysia where rating decisions will be generated online. Currently, the portal offers Motor, Personal Accident (PA) and Medical products. More products such as Term Life, Critical Illness and Travel PA Takaful will be made available later this year.
Dato’ Sri Hassan Kamil said, “Our strategic partnership with Fusionex and Remark is in line with our business goals to make our digital strategy the key driver of our innovation efforts, thereby boosting our competitiveness and powering future growth.”
Dato’ Seri Ivan Teh commented, “In this data-driven age, embracing data technology is no longer a luxury, but rather a must if one wants to remain relevant and competitive. The ultimate goal of digital transformation is great user experience; hence it’s crucial that we work with our customers to focus on the consumer and the user journey, leveraging powerful technology. We believe that it is only through this lens and a user-centric approach will businesses be able to thrive and scale to greater heights.” https://mystarjob.com/job/company.aspx?eid=20438

KUALA LUMPUR: Data technology provider Fusionex International is targeting over 10,000 local small medium enterprises (SMEs) to adopt on its e-store platform, Fusionex’s FOR YOU, in the first 12-month of its introduction.

Fusionex Founder and group chief executive officer Datuk Seri Ivan Teh said the consolidated marketplace and online platform allows seamless connectivity between merchants and customers.

Depending on the required features and size of business, customers can opt for monthly fee packages starting from as low as RM50.

“The Fusionex FOR YOU platform features online and e-commerce capability to monitor business transactions and market their products backed by our vast accessible audiences across all sectors such as financial services, trade, manufacturing and retail globally,” he told NST Business in an interview recently.

Teh said SMEs can also take advantage on the company’s digital marketing platform that comes with the ‘FOR YOU’ package.

“This online and mobile commerce solution makes it simple for merchants to kick start selling their products and services within 24 hours of registering with FOR YOU.

“This technology infrastructure enables SMEs to deliver superior online shopping experience to their customers as it is equipped with a user-friendly interface to suit the needs of all merchants and customers,” he added.

Fusionex specialises in analytics, big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), facilitating companies with technology-driven as well as data-driven platforms and information.

Teh said ‘FOR YOU’ has an entry-level option for SMEs to embrace technology-driven business operations, which not only help them scale up their domestic operations but also to widen up geographical and demographical business opportunities.

“We offer affordable rate and a free-trial period for selected services and businesses. We want to energise SME businesses’ ecosystem and ensure growth in their sales momentum,” he said.

Fusionex Founder

Fusionex Founder

Teh pointed out the technology is capable of helping businesses’ evaluate its weaknesses and strengthen it in a targeted market, which could boost up its business operation.

“We will help SMEs to embrace this digital transformational journey, optimising their brand presence via social media and through digital marketing channel as well as other e-commerce platform,” he said.

He said Fusionex is focused on business innovation leveraging on its vast big data analytics, artificial intelligence and blockchain capabilities that can help SMEs revolutionise business operations by making it more efficient and cost-effective.

“Our system through a long-term operation provides SME businesses runway to increase their revenue. SMEs generally want digital transformation to stay abreast, and this is one way that we can help to accelerate their businesses growth.

“Their feedback has been extremely positive, but some need more justification in terms of return on investment and skill-sets that are required for them to learn about this new technology,” he said.

Teh said the company expects younger participation, including startup companies, as it would be easier for this age group to adopt and adjust themselves in digital transformation.

“About 85 per cent of the country’s population aged below 60, while the remaining 15 per cent falls under the experienced group. This is a good transitional phase for the country’s business ecosystem based on the mixed population groups,” he said.

Teh said SMEs need to learn new technology and upgrade them with the right competitiveness as well as digitise its operations to maximise its productivity and sustainable business continuity.

Previously listed on London Stock Exchange, Teh said Fusionex may explore the possibility of listing the company back again.

However, he said it was still premature for the company announce its listing bourse destination.

“We would prefer to keep our options open. There are good prospects in the United Stated, Europe and Asia Pacific,” he said. http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=125412