Zafar Anjum

Southeast Asia Correspondent

Zafar Anjum is a Singapore-based journalist and writer. As a journalist, Zafar worked as the online editor at Executive Networks Media in Singapore, leading the editorial team (online) for enterprise IT publications such as Computerworld Singapore, Computerworld Malaysia, CIO Asia, and MIS Asia. Over the last two decades, Zafar has worked with media companies such as Fairfax Business Media in Australia, MediaCorp in Singapore, and Encyclopaedia Britannica in India.

Singapore improves its OIP crowdsourcing digital solutions platform

How DBS Bank’s digitalisation paid off during the pandemic

How DBS Bank’s digitalisation paid off during the pandemic

Group CIO Jimmy Ng details how the Singapore-based bank used its in-house technology expertise to quickly change work tactics, aid customers, and still double down on diversity and green strategies.

The promise and challenges of RPA adoption in Southeast Asia

The promise and challenges of RPA adoption in Southeast Asia

Robotic process automation and related technologies like intelligent automation can improve processes and reduce costs, but few organisations have gone beyond limited-value tactical deployments around task automation.

The state of ICT training in Singapore

The state of ICT training in Singapore

Talent shortages mean key positions go unfilled, and rapid technology change means employees can’t keep up their skills. How the government is trying to help.

The Myanmar coup’s other victim: reliable internet connectivity

The Myanmar coup’s other victim: reliable internet connectivity

Businesses and citizens alike are trying to work around the frequent cutoffs using a variety of technologies, but the damage goes deep.

IT leadership lessons from Singapore’s first CIO, Alex Siow

IT leadership lessons from Singapore’s first CIO, Alex Siow

The ‘accidental CIO’ shares his decades of career lessons to help today’s CIOs succeed intentionally.

How Southeast Asian CIOs can help combat climate change

How Southeast Asian CIOs can help combat climate change

Government initiatives in Singapore and elsewhere, customer pressure on businesses to operate sustainably, and a slow change in ethos are all helping IT reshape itself to reduce harm to the planet.

The opportunities and risks of cloud adoption in Singapore

The opportunities and risks of cloud adoption in Singapore

The Singapore Computer Society’s cloud computing conference explores how cloud computing is fundamental to digitalisation, and what roles emerging technologies like AI will play.

Digitalisation ultimately belongs to the CEO, with the CIO’s help: Balakrishnan

Digitalisation ultimately belongs to the CEO, with the CIO’s help: Balakrishnan

Singapore’s Smart Nation Initiative minister-in-charge, Vivian Balakrishnan, also discusses the forces behind the current technology inflection point, and what it means to business, government, and citizens.

Why 5G’s commercial potential remains untapped in Southeast Asia

Why 5G’s commercial potential remains untapped in Southeast Asia

As some Asia-Pacific nations roll out 5G networks, the question of what to do with them for business benefit has not been well-defined, modelled, or trialled beyond a few pilot projects. Here’s what needs to change.

Singapore gives new push to 5G commercialisation use cases

Singapore gives new push to 5G commercialisation use cases

A S$30 million fund will support a range of projects, including autonomous port vehicles and smart manufacturing.

Singapore’s new programmes to help enterprises digitise their businesses

Singapore’s new programmes to help enterprises digitise their businesses

The CTO-as-a-service initiative will launch later in 2020, whilst the Digital Leaders Programme and Better Data-Driven Business programmes are now in operation.

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