Bridging The Digital Divide
Digital Studio|August 2018

BroadcastAsia 2018 was successful in showcasing the latest tech solutions and trends for media and entertainment enterprises.

Vinita Bhatia

ConnecTechAsia, the inaugural mega technology event comprising BroadcastAsia, CommunicAsia and the new NXTAsia, wrapped up on 28th June, 2018 after three exciting days of exhibitions and a summit covering the latest innovations in cloud, block chain, AI, VR/AR, IoT, robotics, 5G, IP broadcasting, OTT and smart cities, among others.

Under the new brand, ConnecTechAsia this year drew close to 40,000 attendees from 96 countries/regions, and 1,800 exhibitors from 52 countries/regions. Emerging technologies and digital disruption were hot topics, amid the convergence of the Telecoms, Media and Technology (TMT) industries in an evolving business landscape.

“We are pleased to hold the first edition of ConnecTechAsia, which has a renewed format for a more immersive experience with insightful sessions and displays for our attendees, that reflect the latest industry trends and technologies that are impacting governments, cities and businesses. We hope that the many partnerships and friendships forged will serve as a foundation for an even more diverse ecosystem and empower Asia as it evolves digitally,” said Victor Wong, event director for ConnecTechAsia, UBM.

GATEWAY TO ASIA

Asia-Pacific today accounts for 44% of global GDP, as per an IMF report, and its shift towards digital is powering the region towards a new era of economic growth and redefining the region’s social landscape. Echoing this, Paul Marriott, senior VP of digital core solutions, SAP and ConnecTechAsia Summit speaker said, “Asia is an exciting region with its rapid digitalisation and growth. Enabling enterprises in their journey towards digital evolution, to be at the frontier of their respective industries is a core focus for us. ConnecTechAsia has been a great platform for us to build key relationships with governments and global businesses to foster greater collaboration and innovation.”

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