Author: Microsoft Asia News Center

Celebrating educators globally at Microsoft Education Exchange 2018

Singapore, 15 March 2018 – Microsoft hosted its annual Education Exchange (E2) conference in Singapore this week, with educators and school leaders around the world exchanging ideas to develop innovative experiences in classrooms, as well as explore emerging trends in education, including new technologies that support teaching, skills development, modern … Read more »

Solving Australia’s cybersecurity skills gap

By Steven Worrall, Managing Director, Microsoft Australia. A version of this article was originally posted on LinkedIn. The war for talent has a new battleground – cybersecurity. Fuelled by a shortage of trained personnel, businesses and governments are struggling to fill important vacancies. That’s forcing recruitment teams to be more creative in … Read more »

Skype-a-Thon 2017: learning without boundaries in SE Asia

The key to solving complex issues often starts with understanding people. With the theme of “Open Hearts, Open Minds”, Skype-a-thon 2017 strove to facilitate better understanding among people of cross-cultural differences in a fun and engaging way. Held on 28-29 November 2017, the event saw students and educators participating from … Read more »

Enhancing Asia’s learning environments with technology

A girl takes out her phone and opens Instagram. On her feed are posts from friends she regularly interacts with on the platform. She likes several posts and moves to her “explore” tab, browsing posts about her favorite topics—food, pets and pop stars. “Young people today are already getting customized … Read more »

Personalizing education with technology in Asia

While personalized learning may have only gotten its official name in 1970, its history goes back much further. The concept is based on ideas that have existed for nearly a whole century, with the Winnetka Plan and Dalton Plan introducing tailored strategies for individual learners. Despite its long history and … Read more »

Hot properties – Winning sales with AI in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong real estate market is one of the most competitive in the world. Agencies compete to sell the hottest properties in the shortest time possible. Ricacorp Properties Limited foresees earnings to rise by 30-40 percent and profits to increase by 40-50 percent through using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to … Read more »

Digital transformation to contribute more than US$1 trillion to Asia Pacific GDP by 2021; AI is primary catalyst for further growth

IDC study commissioned by Microsoft predicts that approximately 60% of Asia Pacific’s GDP will be derived from digital products or service by 2021. By 2021, Digital Transformation is expected to add 0.8% CAGR GDP growth annually. Digital Transformation brings increased profit margins, productivity, customer advocacy, revenue from new products & services … Read more »