How the Imagine Cup was born

  Like many great ideas, Microsoft’s Imagine Cup was a concept that came out of quick conversation. Fifteen years later, it has grown into a global phenomenon – a sort of student Olympics for technology. This year’s world finals – recently held at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond in the U.S. … Read more »

Australia moves ahead in quantum computing

Creating useful, scalable quantum computer technology is one of today’s greatest scientific goals. It could revolutionise how we look at some of the biggest issues facing the world, from climate change to medical research and a lot more. Microsoft and the University of Sydney have just forged a new long-term … Read more »

Artificial Intelligence in Asia: Here, there and everywhere

By Ralph Haupter, President, Microsoft Asia. This article was originally posted on LinkedIn. Ever heard the old Beatles song ”Here, There and Everywhere” from the 1960s? Okay, that was a long time ago now – certainly before PCs, tablets, smartphones, social media and the internet came along. Even so, it could … Read more »

The future of marketing is now

By Justin Spelhaug, General Manager, Marketing & Operations, Microsoft Asia Pacific Technology is changing the world at exponential speed. What took 70 years to adopt new innovations is now taking seven years (or less), and this timeframe continues to compress further. Imagine this – 90% of the world’s data was … Read more »

Dining redefined with data at Nando’s Malaysia

In this instalment of the Data Culture Champions in Asia, we take a look at how Andre Chan, IT Director of Nando’s Malaysia, is transforming one of the leading casual dining chains by taking a data-first approach. Walk into a Nando’s restaurant and you will be enticed by the smell … Read more »

Future of the patient journey in Asia

By Gabe Rijpma, Senior Director Health & Social Services, Microsoft Asia By 2020, a million new devices will be online every single hour[1]. These devices comprise not just consumer devices like mobile phones and tablets but also devices such as sensors and intelligent buildings that are connected online. Additionally, in … Read more »