Thursday, 12 February 2015

CommunicAsia, EnterpriseIT and BroadcastAsia will showcase latest trends and progressive technologies for the hyper-connected world

Global mobile connections have passed the seven billion mark – a figure akin to the global population. Multi-screen consumption of content has thrown control to the hands of the consumer like never before. Enterprise mobility has become ingrained in consumers’ lives and transformed the workplace where employees not only have choice in devices, but applications too. Once thought to be a thing of the future, driverless cars are to become a reality in everyday lives. The manifestations of megatrends such as IoT, mobility, cloud, social, and big data will be brought to life at CommunicAsia2015, EntepriseIT2015 and BroadcastAsia2015 from 2 - 5 June 2015, at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
Mobile explosion has given rise to dramatic changes in the consumption of technology, data and applications – the hyper-connected consumer and workforce and ease of connectivity proliferated possibilities and realities of Internet of Things (IoT). Forecasted to reach US$59 billion by 2020[2], Asia Pacific’s total IoT spending points to the opportunities in the areas of digitised landscape monetisation, wearable technology enablement, big data and analytics and even the IT infrastructures in place for greater agility, flexibility and scalability required for business and national growth.
“The trend of IoT continues to impact ways of life on both consumer and business fronts, bringing about opportunities and challenges for businesses in the areas of mobility management, big data analytics, media consumption and more. Aligned with the global phenomenon, 2015’s CommunicAsia, EnterpriseIT and BroadcastAsia will provide international audiences access to insights, latest technologies and solutions ranging from connected devices, smart living, TV-everywhere realities, satellite applications, enterprise mobility and more,” says Mr. Victor Wong, Project Director, from event organiser Singapore Exhibition Services. 
At CommunicAsia, EnterpriseIT and BroadcastAsia, visitors can experience latest technologies, obtain insights from business leaders and subject-matter experts, and network with both major and emerging industry players from around the world.
Mobile devices and connectivity are ingrained in consumers’ lives and has become an enabler and a way of life. Showcasing how innovations has and will impact consumers and businesses, the events provide a deeper look into the entire info-communications ecosystem under the three key thematic clusters: NXT Cities, NXT Enterprises and NXT Connected Lifestyle.
NXT Connected Lifestyle (NEW): The proliferation of mobile devices and ongoing improvements to technologies has resulted in rising convergence of professional and personal lives. The new NXT Connected Lifestyle showcase will provide solutions for the hyper-connected business and consumer. Feature technologies include, smart home/ living solutions, multi-screen technology, connected devices, sensors, M2M, IoT, connected car applications, wireless technologies and many more.
NXT Cities: To drive sustainable economic growth and improve citizens’ quality of life, governments and private organisations are working more closely than ever to bring about an integrated, connected smart city. ICT Technologies that are designed to improve city operations in the areas of banking and finance, education, healthcare, hospitality, public safety, retail, transportation and utilities will be on showcase at NXT Cities.
NXT Enterprises: Providing business with innovations to help overcome challenges in today’s digitised landscape, NXT Enterprises will encompass solutions that help businesses stay relevant in today’s ever-changing connected world. Technologies in areas of big data and analytics, BYOD, mPayment, cloud, enterprise mobility and security among many others will empower the workforce, increase mobility and efficiency.
Exhibitors to note include Akamai, Dell, CDNetworks, FiberHome, Kaltura, KAONMEDIA, Irdeto, PCCW Global, Soliton Systems and Technicolor.
As part of CommunicAsia2015, SatComm2015, the strategic platform for the satellite communication industry, will see the gathering of over 160 satellite-based companies to address key issues within Asia-Pacific’s mobile ecosystem. Representatives include Intelsat, Inmarsat, SES, Siemens, ST Electronics, and more from over 20 countries and regions around the world.
World business leaders from top tech conglomerates and specialised experts will dish out valuable insights at this year’s CommunicAsia2015 Summit. Defining content that is shaping the future of today’s global ICT landscape, a suite of C-level speakers and industry experts will be sharing the value IoT brings, digitisation of the media landscape and how they can bring enterprise mobility to the next level. 
On-demand consumption of media has become the modus operandi for consumers today, bringing about the trend of ‘TV Everywhere’. The broadcasting landscape has changed significantly with the advent of social media and increased mobility of consumers brought about by IoT trends today. More than just the delivery of content, with high-definition and 3D now made readily available in the comfort of consumers’ homes, the TV experience has become critical for the broadcasting industry.  
Visitors can expect to see broadcasting technologies and innovations impacting on consumers’ experience of visual, audio and more, in the following arenas:
TV Everywhere! Zone (NEW): From smartphones, tablets or Smart TVs, media and TV consumption are now everywhere. This year’s new TV Everywhere! Zone promises an experiential showcase of solutions from authentication, monetisation, network & device management, OTT, security, storage and more. Exhibitors include major players from across the world and region, such as Accedo, ALi Corp, Arris, Aveco, Brightcove, Ericsson, Limelight, Montage Tech, Quick Play, Rovi, Seachange and Vimond among others.
ProfessionalAudioTechnology2015: The ProfessionalAudioTechnology zone will showcase latest technologies and expertise on pro audio with exhibitors including AEQ, Calrec, CDA, Digigram, Lawo, Mier, Percon, RCS, Roland, Sonifex, Stagetec, Telos Alliance, Winmedia, Wohler, XN3 and Yamaha and more. 
The Cinematography/Film/Production Zone: The thrill of a movie can be determined by techniques employed by production teams and houses. To stay ahead and provide audiences with a visual feast and unforgettable experience, latest trends, developments and innovative technologies will be shared. Exhibitors include Canon, Cine Equipment, Jebsen, Kino Flo, Matthews, Panther, Red Digital Camera, Rosco, The Media Village and more.
BroadcastAsia2015 International Conference: Recognising that non-linear viewing options are eclipsing traditional TV viewing habits, broadcasters, channels and networks need to innovate their services in order to secure their foothold in the new broadcasting environment. With this in mind, BroadcastAsia2015 International Conference is specially designed to tackle the commercial and technical challenges stakeholders have to overcome to achieve a profitable TV everywhere service. Conference topics include OTT expansion into new territories, innovating TV service with intelligent analytics tools, immersive TV technologies, cloud distribution and network virtualisation, and digital broadcasting standards and technologies.
The Creative Content Production Conference will host some of industry’s most creative minds and emerging content developers. Together they will examine the evolving market landscape and discuss effective strategies to succeed in Asia’s film and TV arena. Conference topics include fostering collaborations and co-productions, monetising a successful transmedia strategy, financing and distribution best practices, and alternative financing options among others.

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