Boris Johnson’s Cabinet started using Zoom video conferencing to carry out its meetings just days after Ministry of Defence staff were banned from using it amid security fears. Downing Street published pictures of the Prime Minister using the technology to continue the briefings with senior MPs – where sensitive information like matters of national security are discussed – while observing rules on social distancing to curb the coronavirus outbreak. But MoD staff were told this week the use of Zoom was being suspended with immediate effect while “security implications” were investigated, with users reminded of the need to be “cautious about cyber resilience” in “these exceptional times”.
IBM, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google are joining forces with the White House, the US Department of Energy, and other US federal agencies to deliver supercomputing power and public cloud resources to scientists and researchers working to address the novel coronavirus global pandemic.
As part of the newly-announced Covid-19 High-Performance Computing Consortium, the companies are making 330 petaflops of performance available to researchers attempting to understand the virus and form treatments that can be used for potential vaccines.
It's an exciting time to be in online commerce, and Asia is most definitely the world's growth engine for e-tailers and service providers big and small. Taking part in a niche, Fintech gathering like eCommerce Expo Asia allows Red Dot Payment to introduce our extensive e-payment solutions to engage decision-makers, and to enhance our position as the go-to payment gateway in the Asia Pacific.
Managing Director, Red Dot Payment
There was a lot of buzz and people around here. From our experience, we got plenty of conversations going around. The scanning app was one of the best we’ve used, it has been so convenient. I didn’t get to attend the conference sessions due to how busy we were at the booth. We spoke to a couple of people selling into the global market so those might materialise into valid opportunities to expand on in future. It’s also really good with all the co-located shows together so there is a variety of potential leads to reach out to.
Head of Client Engagement, ChannelAdvisor
It’s the first time we’re here, and we can see a real diverse range of clients - there are start-ups and established companies here. It’s been awesome. There is value not just for the Asia Pacific team, but also for our global team as there are people from all over the world here. I’ve customers from the UK coming over to say hi as well. eCommerce Expo Asia really complements the whole co-located tech events. This just adds so many levels to this event, and works well together.
Regional Director, APAC, dotmailer
We are pleased with the turnout and visitorship. The atmosphere is very exciting as there are a lot of interesting topics and content feature. It’s a good idea to have eCommerce Expo Asia co-locating with the other technology events because we have an audience of various industries with different perspectives generating a lot of synergy. We look forward to participating again next year.