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Ronak Sutaria

Democratizing air pollution data so India can clear its cities of choking smog

To help India clear its cities of choking smog, Respirer Living Sciences is raising citizens’ awareness of how polluted the air they breathe, by democratizing hyper-local air quality and pollution data.

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Digital technologies are transforming the face of manufacturing across Asia Pacific. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, mixed reality, edge computing, and the Internet of Things are empowering organizations at all levels. This is producing exciting new business outcomes through increased security, productivity, and efficiency.


Lenovo’s fundamental principle to embrace failure to foster innovative ideas and encourage creative thinking across the enterprise has helped them constantly create better services. During COVID-19, this mindset translated into resilience to accelerate its voice products rollout so users could take advantage of new tech innovations while they dealt with the coronavirus restrictions.

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Collaborating with Microsoft’s global team of data and analytics engineers, and specialist data and AI partner, Versor, BlueScope Australia has undertaken a root and branch transformation of its data and analytics services to meet the company’s current and future needs.

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Financial Services

Digital economies are evolving at pace. And financial institutions of all sizes and scope are facing challenges including higher customer expectations, drawbacks from legacy systems, dangers of cybercrime, and complexities of new regulatory environments. Technology helps transform customer experiences, optimize operational efficiencies, and tap new revenue streams.

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Having moved its operations and services remote, UnionBank, one of Philippines’ largest banks, successfully introduced automation to its Treasury & Investments Channel Management with Microsoft Power Automate.

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Aware Super

Managing the retirement savings of more than 1 million Australians, Aware Super’s new platform leveraged Microsoft Azure and an array of data services including Azure Machine Learning to model and compare complex scenarios, and improve governance and security.

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Providing affordable and accessible healthcare is a key challenge for Asia Pacific countries. Organizations, professionals, and policymakers are using digital solutions to guide treatment choices, deliver better diagnoses, optimize clinical trials, accelerate drug development, and streamline administration. Technology and the information it provides also empowers patients.

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Incorporating the cloud computing power and AI capabilities of Microsoft Azure, Lunit developed heatmapping technology for fast and accurate AI-aided chest X-ray exams for COVID-19 case triaging, flagging vital details that even seasoned radiologists might miss when under pressure.

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Zuellig Pharma

Zuellig Pharma in Singapore launched a 24/7 interactive engagement platform for customers to order prescription drugs and supplies anytime, anywhere, with an app to verify authenticity of medicines. Now, patients and facilities will have reliable and authentic lifesaving supplies even during lockdown.

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Consumers are becoming more demanding as the digital economy generates greater choice. They also expect higher levels of personalized service. To meet this need, retailers are turning to technologies to boost their businesses. By leveraging data and deploying new systems, they can better understand what their customers want.


Flight Centre Travel Group

Impacted by border closures during the pandemic, global travel industry leader Flight Centre Travel Group was determined to digitally transform. Since the start of their five-year partnership with Microsoft for Azure and 365 solutions, they have been able to drive operational efficiencies while continuing to invest in future growth drivers.

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Fashion e-commerce company, Myntra, is using Azure Machine Learning and data to gain insight into consumer demands, leading to a successful End of Reason Sale despite COVID-19’s disruption to the industry. Myntra continues to enable international and domestic fashion brands to cater better to consumer needs with the power of data.

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Public Sector

Asia Pacific governments are turning to technology to help raise the well-being of their citizens, influence positive societal change, and bring new efficiencies to administration. Data and digital solutions are promoting efficiency, collaboration, transparency, and sustainability. Governments are also being empowered to better engage and connect with people.

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By leveraging Microsoft Custom Vision, plastic debris in marine environments can be counted much faster and can be used in areas that are unsafe for manual collection and counting. CSIRO is also partnering Microsoft to tackle other major global challenges, such as illegal fishing and farm management in countries like Indonesia.

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Malaysia Mass Rapid Transit Corporation

To keep up with rampant urbanization, Malaysia Rapid Transit Corporation is undertaking one of Asia’s most ambitious transportation projects—a massive rail line extension. With Azure, their 1,500 engineers and construction managers will be able to complete the project seamlessly, on time and within budget.

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The world is changing fast. And so are the skills that today’s students will need to be life- and career-ready when they graduate and move into the workforce. Affordable and user-friendly technologies are empowering educators to deliver impactful and personalized learning experiences in the classroom and beyond.


Microsoft recently partnered with Buncee, a global E-learning tool provider, to upskill 1,700 educators across the Philippines. Integrating various Microsoft applications within their platform, Buncee fosters creativity, collaboration and engagement while creating a seamless and engaging experience for educators and schools to teach and learn remotely.

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Zilla Parishad Primary School, India

Ranjitsinh Disale, an educator in Zilla Parishad Primary School in western India, was surprised to find unconducive conditions and poor attendance, especially amongst female students. With the Microsoft Innovative Educator Program, he helped to enrich the class experience with technology, and developed personalized programs for each student to facilitate learning.

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Other Industries

The rise of the digital age is transforming how we learn, work, and play. Breakthroughs in technologies – like artificial intelligence and the intelligent edge – are also changing how we do business. Organizations throughout Asia Pacific stand to reap significant rewards as they embrace new solutions and adopt new business models.



StandbyU Foundation is transforming the lives of families at risk of domestic abuse in Australia. Built on Microsoft Azure and accessed via standard smartwatches, the StandbyU Shield creates a secure way for people at risk to immediately contact their support network.

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Rebel Foods

To help F&B businesses in India restore customer trust around their food hygiene, Rebel Foods introduced an artificial intelligence video analysis solution by a Microsoft partner to monitor kitchens for health and safety violations.

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