CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT 2017 to Showcase Growing Ecosystem of Innovations for Asia’s Smart Cities

Singapore, April 3, 2017--As Asia continues down the path of digital transformation and its cities get increasingly connected, CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT 2017, to be held from 23 – 25 May, will add brand new feature zones to address the growing need for data security and the budding startup culture in the region.

Spanning the whole fifth level of Marina Bay Sands, these zones will be housed at NXT@CommunicAsia, a dedicated showcase underlining innovations for smart cities and disruptive technology to empower the digital transformation of governments and enterprises. The new Cyber Security zone has been added to the focused clusters that include Big Data, Cloud and IoT.  NXT@CommunicAsia will also feature CommunicAsia’s first-ever Startup Alley with startups from Singapore and Malaysia. The event will also see a bigger augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) segment.

With the Cybersecurity Market Report predicting worldwide spending on cyber security to top US$1 trillion for the five-year period from 2017 to 2021, Asia seeing a record US$23.4 billion in startup funding in the second quarter of 20161, and worldwide revenues for the AR and VR market expected to reach US$162 billion in 20202, the new zones are timely additions to the event.

 “As cities and their populations become smarter and more connected, the amount of data produced increases.  As reported by Cisco Systems' latest Visual Networking Index, the Asia-Pacific region will drive 45 per cent of the world's mobile data traffic by 2020, and global IP traffic will increase nearly threefold over the next five years with the number of devices connected to IP networks exceeding three times the global population during this same period,” said Victor Wong, Project Director for Communications Events at organiser UBM SES. “CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT will provide first-hand access to the latest in constantly evolving technology and new disruptive innovations needed to ensure the sustainable growth of smart city ecosystems and the security of data that flows through them.”

Key trending technologies and network infrastructure that are the pillars of smart cities, businesses and lifestyles, such as borderless broadband, Internet of Things, cloud and data-centric solutions, satellite communications and enterprise mobility, will continue to be featured prominently at CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT 2017.

With the heightened pressure and push for seamless integration of technology, analytics and connectivity, the CommunicAsia2­017 Summit is set to augment and ultimately revolutionise today’s entire ecosystem. Taking place throughout the event, the Summit will cover topics such as the Internet of Things, Security of Things, Smart Cities, Digital Talent Analytics, and Broadband. Mr Rohit Talwar, CEO of Fast Future Research will deliver this year’s Visionary Address titled – Artificial Intelligence vs. Genuine Stupidity - Navigating Exponential Technologies to Create a Very Human Future.

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