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MYAH Wins Prestigious Silmo D’Or Award

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Topcon Healthcare, a leading provider of medical devices and software solutions for the global eye care community, announced today that its MYAH myopia and dry eye management device has won the 2020 Silmo DOr Award in the Material/Equipment category.

The Silmo DOr Awards are presented each year to recognize creativity in optical product design, innovation and technology. This year marked the 27th annual awards ceremony, which was held virtually and live streamed online on Saturday, October 3rd. The award committee was proud to recognize forward-thinking companies who have continued to launch products and propel the industry forward despite the global pandemic.

MYAH came out on top in the Material/Equipment category and was recognized for its versatility, innovation and ease of use. The all-in-one MYAH provides all the critical instrumentation needed to support myopia management while also offering an evolving platform to add or grow dry eye management.

MYAH incorporates corneal topography including keratoconus screening and pupillometry, contact lens fitting, axial length measurements, progression reports for analyzing treatment efficacy, and a comprehensive suite of dry eye assessment features. The instrument is compact, easy to operate, and offers rapid capture to ensure patient satisfaction.

“We are honored to receive this award and for the recognition of innovation it implies. MYAH is ideally suited to combat the global crisis of both myopia and dry eye diseases. Its compact and multi-modal versatility demonstrate Topcon Healthcare’s continued commitment to eye care. With MYAH, our doctors can easily build a myopia service within their practice, educate patients on the implications of myopia and dry eye disease, and manage their patients’ conditions, while growing their medical practice,” states John Trefethen, Global VP of Product Design and Marketing at Topcon Healthcare.

For more information on MYAH, please visit www.topconmyah.com.

About Topcon Healthcare

Topcon Healthcare sees eye health differently. Our vision is to empower providers with smart and efficient technologies for enhanced patient care. Keeping pace with the ever- changing landscape of the healthcare industry, we offer the latest integrated solutions including advanced multimodal imaging, vendor-neutral data management and ground- breaking remote diagnostic technology.

A globally oriented business, Topcon is focused on developing solutions towards solving societal challenges in the mega-domains of healthcare, agriculture, and infrastructure. In healthcare, these challenges include increasing eye disease, rising medical costs, access to healthcare and physician shortages. By investing in value- driven innovations, Topcon works to enable people to enjoy good health and a high quality of life.

John Trefethen, MFA

Global Vice President, Marketing & Product Design

Topcon Healthcare

E-mail: [email protected]

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Infor Launches Hospitality Management Cloud Solution based on Amazon Web Services in China to Spur Digital Transformation among Chinese Hotels

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Rich capabilities allow hoteliers to centralize cross-platform hospitality management systems; AWS partnership ensures stability and security of data in the cloud

 

BEIJING, CHINA – Media OutReach – 1 December 2020 – Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today announced the launch of Infor Hospitality Management Solution (HMS) in China together with AWS China (Ningxia) Region (operated by Ningxia Western Cloud Data — NWCD).  The launch is aimed at helping more customers in China’s hospitality management industry rapidly implement seamless solutions that streamline operations, with the overall goal to provide enhanced guest services and experiences.

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Infor HMS is a hotel property management system built for the cloud with the flexibility, security, efficiency and mobile capabilities to deliver a great guest experience. It provides a rich array of capabilities and functionalities to help enterprise users manage cross-platform, cross-brand and cross-location hospitality systems, while backed by the flexibility, reliability and security of hosting data in the AWS cloud.

Born in the cloud, the Infor HMS property management software allows employees to quickly access each booking and offer guests a rich experience.

Why AWS?

Infor chose AWS because of Infor’s focus on customer experience, which allowed it to offer better solutions for Chinese hoteliers by optimizing applications for performance on AWS.

AWS boasts globally leading cloud technology, providing customers with extensive and in-depth cloud services. Its delivery model, cost structure and operational excellence complement and enhance Infor’s solutions very well. The technical advantages and local service capabilities of AWS China (Ningxia) Region will ensure the smooth establishment and operation of Infor’s offerings in China, simplify the development and management of Infor China’s solutions, and enhance the stability and reliability of application systems. It will also improve the resilience and flexibility of hotel management systems when processing large amounts of data and high concurrent user traffic. AWS managed services simplifies system operation, maintenance and management, to allow enterprise developers to focus more on business challenges and innovation.

“I am very pleased that we could help Infor HMS solutions launch in the AWS China (Ningxia) Region,” said Wang Yong, General Manager of Ecosystem and Partners Department, Amazon Web Services China. “AWS has always been committed to leveraging global AWS cloud infrastructure to act as a technological bridge between Chinese companies and the world and vice versa. This partnership with Infor has been a win-win success. It has both helped Infor better expand in the Chinese market, while also allowing Chinese hotel services providers and global hotel services providers operating in China to utilize Infor’s leading hotel management solutions to accelerate their digital transformations and better serve guests worldwide.”

Currently, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is running Infor HMS in the cloud in its properties across Asia Pacific, including China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia.

Hospitality Management Partners Streamline Processes with Infor HMS

Many hospitality brands have already seen success with Infor HMS in the Asia Pacific region, among them — Mandarin Oriental Group, Swire Hotels and Artyzen Hospitality Group.

Last year, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group began implementing Infor HMS across its portfolio, which includes 33 properties to date.  The changing needs of hospitality management personnel and guests have inspired the hotel group to migrate its hospitality management software to Infor’s modern cloud-based industry-specific solution.  As technology becomes increasingly integrated into daily hospitality work, a number of processes can be streamlined in the areas of accounting, revenue management, and work orders.

“We truly appreciate the partnership we have experienced with Infor,” said Monika Nerger, Global CIO, Mandarin Oriental Group. “Their investment with AWS China is pivotal for our properties in China and helping us deliver the responsiveness, attention to detail, and legendary guest experience for which Mandarin Oriental is renowned.”

Currently, MOHG is running Infor HMS in the cloud in its properties across Asia Pacific, including China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia.

“The launch of Infor HMS in China will facilitate the digital transformations of local services partners in the hospitality industry,” said Eric Wong, Vice President, Infor APAC Hospitality. “Infor has a deep understanding of the challenges hospitality service providers face as they shift to fully digital processes, a change that is being accelerated under the current pandemic. With its multi-tenant architecture and the reliability of the AWS platform, Infor HMS offers customers flexible, stable and reliable capabilities that allow them to meet the digital challenges of today and the future head on.”

Media contact

Phyllis Tan

Infor Asia Pacific

+65 9799 9133

[email protected]

About Infor

Infor is a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry. Providing mission-critical enterprise applications to 67,000 customers in more than 175 countries, Infor software is designed to deliver more value and less risk, with more sustainable operational advantages. We empower our 17,000 employees to leverage their deep industry expertise and use data-driven insights to create, learn and adapt quickly to solve emerging business and industry challenges. Infor is committed to providing our customers with modern tools to transform their business and accelerate their own path to innovation. To learn more, please visit www.infor.com.

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2021 skincare solutions just a click away with POND’S Skin Advisor Live chatbot now on Shopee

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Banish Pandemic-induced Skincare Woes with POND’s Beauty Tech on Shopee

 

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM – Media OutReach – 1 December 2020 – It’s no secret that, among many other things, Covid-19 has been damaging for skin. Continued working from home, constant exposure to the blue light from our computer screens and perpetual mask-wearing have all taken their toll on our precious faces leaving them drier, acne-prone and more susceptible to early wrinkles. With the POND’S Institute predicting that the continued restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic across the region will continue to play havoc with our skin, POND’S has teamed up with Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, to integrate its Skin Advisor Live (SAL) chatbot on the platform so consumers can easily identify and find solutions to some of their most pressing skincare concerns.

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Research by the POND’S Institute shows that common skincare issues  in Vietnam, such as dullness, dark spots, wrinkles, acne and oily skin were exacerbated by the pandemic due to prolonged mask wearing and continued all-day exposure to our screens. Leveraging data and insights from a global network of skincare experts and researchers, the POND’S Institute predicts that many of these skincare issues will persist into 2021, as those behaviours will continue to be mainstays of our everyday lives.

 

However, the news doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom, as AI skincare advisors such as POND’S SAL chatbot can help to identify the skin issues particular to each person. The cutting-edge AI chatbot will identify key skin concerns based on an individual’s selfie or uploaded photo, and recommend skincare products to tackle skin concerns. For example, if a user has a high acne score, the Acne Clear facial foam will be recommended as it fights 99 per cent of germs. Users with a high wrinkle score will be recommended the Age Miracle Day Cream, which has Vitamin B3 to offer strong protection against blue light.

 

Over 98 per cent of consumers that have interacted with SAL, enjoyed and appreciated the advice given. Now with the integration onto Shopee from 2nd December onwards as part of the ‘Smarter Skincare Just For You’ Brand Day  from 3rd — 4th December, it’s even easier to check your skin condition via the SAL diagnostic tool and make quick click-throughs to purchase the products that are recommended to heal and improve your skin condition.

“Our goal is to provide consumers with the most up-to-date and pioneering skincare solutions,” said Rohit Bhasin, Global Brand Vice President, POND’S. “Our research from the POND’S Institute helps inform our innovation so we are continually updating our diverse range of products to cater to a variety of skincare needs whatever their environments. POND’S SAL helps consumers on their skincare journey by identifying their own skincare concerns and points them to products which may be able to help — all from the comfort of their sofa. And with this first-of-its-kind integration onto Shopee, this journey just got even easier and more enjoyable, helping consumers from feeling overwhelmed by the choice of skincare products online.”

 

“We’re excited to be the first e-commerce platform to partner with a globally-recognised beauty brand like POND’s, to offer consumers across Southeast Asia easy access to personalised skincare solutions. Our insights show that Shopee users spend time on our app interacting with brands through features such as livestream and chat. SAL will be a bonus feature for them to engage deeper with the brand and learn more about their skin, while enjoying great product deals from POND’s,” said Ian Ho, Regional Managing Director, Shopee.

The POND’S ‘Smarter Skincare Just For You’ Brand Day on Shopee will run from 3rd December to 4th December, featuring educational content and exclusive promotions. For more information on trying out POND’S SAL at Shopee, please visit here.

Download the Shopee app for free on the App Store or Google Play Store.

About POND’S

The POND’s brand has transformed the face of beauty for over a century. From inventing beauty essentials like the classic Cold Cream Cleanser to pioneering Smartone Technology that works on every skin shade and innovating Micellar Water with Vitamins, POND’S meets the skincare needs of women across the world. Its transformative skincare solutions are backed by the expertise of the POND’s Institute and have been trusted by women throughout history to help them be their most beautiful selves. 

 

About Shopee

Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. It was launched in 7 markets in 2015 to connect consumers, sellers, and businesses in the region.

 

Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. It offers a wide product assortment, supported by integrated payments and logistics, as well as popular entertainment features tailored for each market. Shopee is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.

 

Shopee is a part of Sea Limited (NYSE:SE), a leading global consumer internet company. In addition to Shopee, Sea’s other core businesses include its digital entertainment arm, Garena, and digital financial services arm, SeaMoney. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology.

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Zane Morton to oversee DHL Global Forwarding in New Zealand and Fiji

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  • The logistics veteran brings four decades of DHL experience to the key role in the South Pacific

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 1 December 2020 – As the business in DHL Global Forwarding New Zealand and Fiji continue on its growth trajectory, the freight specialist of the Deutsche Post DHL Group officially appoints Zane Morton as Managing Director for these two countries in the South Pacific effective today. Having built an illustrious career with the Group spanning almost four decades, Morton will lead the operations in New Zealand and oversee the growth of the business in Fiji, managed by Country Manager Ray Viegas, who will report to him.

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“Across his many different roles and responsibilities, Zane has proven himself to be a respected leader, who is customer-oriented in his outlook and finely attuned to developments in the logistics and freight forwarding industry. We are confident he will help our businesses in New Zealand and Fiji reach greater heights amidst the current challenging microenvironment and augment existing synergies between our operations in New Zealand and Fiji,” said Charles Kaufmann, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding North Asia South Pacific.

 

New Zealand’s exports grew 58.6% in the last decade between 2009 and 2019. DHL Global Forwarding is optimistic about the growth potential in the market and considers perishables, life sciences and healthcare, amongst others, as promising areas that the company would further develop.

 

Reporting to Kaufmann in this new role, Morton said, “I’m acutely aware that I’m taking on the role at a very interesting time. In the short term, the industry will face a massive undertaking of delivering an unprecedented volume of more than 10 billion doses of vaccines worldwide; at the same time, DHL Global Forwarding is undergoing a digital transformation with the rollout of myDHLi in accordance to the Group’s Strategy 2025 to futureproof the organization and improve operational excellence in the long term. I am excited to lead the teams in New Zealand and Fiji to take on these challenges and leverage the opportunities to bring the business to greater heights.”

 

DHL recently published a white paper on securing a stable supply chain for vaccines and medical goods during health crises and how the transport of vaccines as a highly temperature-sensitive product can be managed effectively to combat the further spread of the COVID-19 virus. The global logistics leader has been serving the life science and healthcare sector for over 20 years, shipping all sorts of pharmaceutical and medical-related products, including vaccines and therapeutics, worldwide.

 

Morton first joined DHL in New Zealand in 1983 and held various positions during his career, including Operations Management, Country Sales & Marketing Manager, Country Ocean Freight Manager and Wellington Branch Manager. In 2006, he relocated to Dubai where he was the Regional Marketing and Sales Manager for DHL Middle East and Africa for DHL Global Forwarding. He returned to New Zealand in 2011 and was appointed Head of Ocean Freight in 2012, and subsequently named Head of Sales in 2015.

 

Note to editors:

The New Zealand- Europe FTA represents an opportunity to gain better access to the bloc’s almost 500 million consumers through lower tariffs, and new multi-modal shipping options could also lead to even more savings for importers. Read more on DHL’s Logistics of Things.


DHL – The logistics company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 380,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global sustainable trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, engineering, manufacturing & energy, auto-mobility and retail, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 63 billion euros in 2019. With sustainable business practices and a commitment to society and the environment, the Group makes a positive contribution to the world. Deutsche Post DHL Group aims to achieve zero-emissions logistics by 2050.

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