Emerging technology

Using emerging technologies, like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet Of Things (IoT), Blockchain, Nano technology, and Augmented Reality (AR), we can  enhance existing knowledge, and open up opportunities for future digital service in the quest to build a fairer, resourceful and prosperous society. 

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  In recent years the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is witnessing a surge in interest thanks to remarkable achievements and progress toward machines that can exhibit Artificial intelligence (AI). We now have systems that can match and exceed humans in recognising objects in an image, machine speech recognition technology that can faithfully produce transcripts for any voice input, machine translation that matches and in some narrow domains, exceeds human translators. AI is becoming so important and transformative that world leaders, governments and renowned academics proclaim that it is the biggest commercial opportunity today and the single strategic investment and differentiator for tomorrow’s businesses. It is believed that any industry can be transformed with AI. And as AI is becoming increasingly ingrained in today's business there is a massive demand for skills, and know-how on integrating AI with existing business models, and enable new ones. We need an AI literate workforce that can deliver AI. Training in AI becomes a necessity. Equally important is the ability, and experience to understand the trade-offs limitations of AI. This is where our niche advisory and consulting service can help you out: our multi-industry, many-year experience and expertise in applicable AI provide a sensible and workable way of entering the fascinating world of business AI.   

Blockchain

The applications of Blockchain technology can range widely from management of public services administration in Governments, to insurance auto-payments in micro-insurance sector, provenance tracking for commercial goods in global supply chains , e-ticketing tracking for transportation industry, healthcare electronic records safe and secure sharing across vetted participants, and many more. Blockchain might be relatively young as a technology field, counting just over 10 years since its emergence, but its impact is broad and deep in many sectors of the economy. The technology itself is in a state of flux, with constant changes and improvements in core protocols, applications and platforms used to build and deploy blockchain(s). This is surely a strength of blockchain as it matures, but also provides a challenge for would-be blockchain adopters as it is tricky to pick up the right technology stack, or application area or even devise a working business model to make the most of blockchain technology. This is where our niche advisory and consulting service can help you out. We bring onboard a multitude of experience and exposure to different blockchain technology use cases and applications across many industries. 

Internet Of Things (IoT)

The emerging Internet of Things (IoT) is an application area rather than a scientific field; but it becomes so ingrained in our everyday lives that it's hard to go unnoticed. Drones, smart cities, beacons, sensors everywhere, connected devices and applications. All that comes under the broad term, IoT. It encompasses breakthroughs and applications from many industries. Just the sheer number of interconnected devices is mind boggling. According to various estimates, we could have north of 50 billion devices connected to each other by 2020, and all of them could have the ability to coordinate tasks and activities on behalf of consumers. For example, delivery drones that bring shopping to your house, talk to your IoT enabled door to arrange safe entrance, an IoT enabled camera captures all the moves of the delivery drone for security and peace of mind, and once the shopping is disposed at your designated location in the house (doorstep, kitchen top, etc.) your bill automatically settled, an alert to your phone is issued and your housekeeping IoT enabled robot called upon to sort out the rest. These and countless more scenarios are possible with IoT technologies. This is not science fiction anymore; it’s a growing reality. Learning IoT technologies, how it works, how to connect devices together, what to do with the devices once connected, where to talk to, what kind of action need to perform, etc., it's all part of what our niche advisory and consulting service can do for your business.  

Nanotech

 As the name implies, nanotech, or simply nano technology, is simply that we can’t really see with naked eye, and somehow it escapes the attention it deserves from the business community. But nanotech revolution is happening and is happening fast. Nanotech, is not only confined to the niche microchips and semiconductor industry and niche applications of small hardware components. Applications of nanotech cover a wide range of new, nano-materials that will redefine the structure of our surrounding environment: magnetic nanoparticles that automatically shut or open the blinds to maintain optimal room temperature, nanoscale film that covers displays, windows and other glass surfaces and automatically cleans them up by virtue of dust removal nano-particles; carbon nanotube sheets use in new generation engines that makes them more energy efficient, durable and and lightweight; packaged nanotech materials that makes it possible to launch nanosatellite in low earth orbit, satellites that are as small as a brief case, yet pack a lot of sensory capabilities to monitor environmental changes from high above. The range of nanotech applications is wide and affects the roadmap of many industries. This is where our niche advisory and consulting service can be of help. We bring along experience and expertise in nanotech with a focus on new business models and niche applications areas made possible by the use of nanotech. 

Augmented Reality

Augmented reality (AR) and its sister technology, virtual reality (VR), are two emerging technologies that could revolutionise the way we interact with the surrounding environment. AR is essentially a practical way of immersing oneself into a virtual world without blocking, fully or partially, our key sensory inputs (vision, hearing touch). Unlike VR where immersion in a virtual world comes at the expense of wearing a VR device that blocks out your vision, for example, AR is using similar technology but cleverly overlays virtual objects on our surrounding environment. For example, you simply wear a pair of AR glasses, which do block your natural vision as they function as normal glasses, but also allow you to immerse in a virtual world, overlaid on top of the world around you. AR technology is evolving and maturing fast, we are probably heading toward the end of the dominant handheld device to access and connect to the virtual world. New form factor experience is sought after. As AR matures, and the technology evolves, we could have AR experiences on all sorts of wearable devices and even on fixed surfaces like projecting digital holograms on wall or table surfaces. These scenarios where typical in the realm of science fiction movies but today they are emerging fast in the business and consumer world. Understanding the impact of this new form factor to your business is critical in order to be ready to react and serve a new consumer trend and way of interaction. Our niche advisory and consulting service can help you achieve that as we bring along experience and expertise in AR applications from different industries with a consumer-first focus.