Data Culture Champions in Asia

Organizations in Asia Pacific are experiencing a new industrial revolution driven by digitization. For many, this means embracing digital transformation as a key corporate strategy.

Microsoft works with thousands of customers in the region who are seeking ways to transform their business. Business leaders who tap into huge volumes of data, develop actionable insights to drive new customer experiences and revenue streams are well positioned for transformation.

In our first ever Data Culture Champions in Asia series, we profile senior executives across the region who have driven a new data culture within their organization by adopting new processes, technologies as well as enabling their people with skill sets. These individuals cut across key industries and organization sizes, but what makes them stand out above the rest is how they are embracing change.

Nando’s Malaysia

Dining redefined with data at Nando’s Malaysia
Leading casual dining chain Nando’s Malaysia runs a massive operation, with over 70 restaurants across the country. IT Director, Andre Chan, shares how the chain is overcoming challenges in the F&B retail environment by mining real-time data insights to better empower its business managers and in turn drive Nando’s growth.

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Bank SinoPac

Winning with data
Bank SinoPac
made a business decision to tap on advanced analytics to better understand customer usage patterns in an agile and timely manner. Bank SinoPac’s Wang Wenyu and Cai Ruiting share how they are preparing the bank for the customer of the future.

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Ryman Healthcare

Turning risk mitigation into a digital transformation opportunity
Leading retirement village operator, Ryman Healthcare, lost its headquarters in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake which drove the organization to relook how it managed risks and safeguarded data. Simon Challies, Managing Director of Ryman Healthcare, embarked on a digital transformation journey where he led innovative patient care services efforts with the development of myRyman, a tablet-based nursing app powered by Microsoft devices and solutions.

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A data centric approach to a new retail experience
Thailand’s only Fortune 500 firm, PTT Public Company Limited, turned to data to transform customers’ experience at its retail points across more than 1,400 service stations nationwide. Auttapol Rerkpiboon, Senior Executive Vice President, Oil Business Unit, shares why he chose to embrace big data to transform the oil and gas giant’s operations, and the learning he has had in driving data culture readiness in order to be prepped for digital transformation.

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Trade Me

Turning data into gold
With 3.7 million active members and generating 60% of the web traffic originating from New Zealand, Trade Me is the country’s largest online classifieds and auction site. The staggering amount of data generated resulted in the creation of a dedicated business intelligence team to develop insights and increase profitability. Philip Seamark, Senior Business Intelligence Architect, shares three reasons why Trade Me has been successful in implementing a modern data culture.

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Using data to provide affordable healthcare to more people in Asia
Health tech start-up, Ring MD, brings affordable healthcare to people by connecting patients and doctors around the world, 24/7. CEO Justin Fulcher talks about what inspired him to get to start the company and to deliver what some might say is the “future of healthcare”.

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Citilink-VP-ITCan data help airlines turn industry disruption to their advantage?
As Indonesia’s fastest growing budget airline, Citilink Indonesia embraces a data culture to drive new revenue streams in a highly competitive market. Achmad Royhan, VP of Information Technology at Citilink, discusses how he takes the guess work out of making decisions, with his approach to driving a data strategy that puts customers at the center.

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Building and Construction Authority

Keeping buildings cool with data
Keeping cool in tropical Singapore can be a challenge. For Ang Kian Seng, Group Director, Environmental Sustainability Group, Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and his team, it is crucial for buildings to be as energy-efficient as possible. To help building owners reap energy and manpower savings, BCA developed the Chiller Efficiency Smart Portal which leveraged Microsoft Azure to deliver actionable insights.

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The Yield

Internet of Oysters: Delivering sunnier results with data for Australian oyster farmers
A freshly shucked plate of oysters along with a glass of chilled white wine is a quintessential Australian entrée. Farmers at Tasmania’s Barilla Bay, however, forego significant revenues when their oyster crops are impacted by Pacific oyster mortality syndrome. Farmers are hopeful that through Microsoft’s cloud and data platform, they can understand their harvest better by monitoring environmental elements that affect it.

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Cricket Australia

Hit for six with data
Cricket Australia is in the midst of a digital transformation that is impacting all aspects of the game. Michael Osborne, Head of Technology, Cricket Australia argues tapping on data is crucial to Cricket Australia achieving its vision to be Australia’s favorite sport and a sport for all Australians. He shares that a data culture provides a tremendous opportunity to better enable his players, coaches, sports scientists and other high-performance professionals.

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Australian Institute of Sport

Can data be the game changer for Australia’s 2020 Olympics gold haul?
How likely is an athlete to be injured in the next three days? Nick Brown, Deputy Director for Performance, Science and Innovation at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), shares how his team harnesses data to answer this simple question. With the power of Microsoft’s predictive analytics, AIS can make better decisions in their training plan, and driving the possibility of increasing Australia’s gold medal haul in the next Olympics.

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Peregrine Corporation

Ensuring a future of safety and convenience with predictive analytics
South Australia’s leading convenience retailer, Peregrine Corporation, turns to data and Internet of Things (IoT) to automatically log temperature of appliances, as well as operating specifications. Peregrine has seen time savings and reduced risk of error, especially when dealing with perishables within the retail environment. Brendon Hore, CIO, Peregrine Corporation, outlines why his team turned to predictive analytics to stay relevant in a highly competitive market.

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