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.

Inside APL Logistics’s digital-transformation journey

How COVID-19 accelerated Phoon Huat’s move to e-commerce

How COVID-19 accelerated Phoon Huat’s move to e-commerce

The Singapore-based food supplier moved into online sales as the pandemic gathered steam—then had to rework its platform to scale and improve customer experience.

How container carrier ONE made its CRM shift a smooth one

How container carrier ONE made its CRM shift a smooth one

The Singapore-based shipping company’s IT transformation relies on a Google-centric shift to the cloud.

How Southeast Asian retail CIOs can balance customer data and privacy

How Southeast Asian retail CIOs can balance customer data and privacy

As e-commerce grows across the region, effective use of data is critical to business success—but customers must see their privacy respected to provide that data.

How ADB is future-proofing itself with digital innovation sandboxes

How ADB is future-proofing itself with digital innovation sandboxes

CIO Shirin Hamid and sandbox programme director Ozzeir Khan describe the bank’s approach to digital innovation—and the lessons learned along the way.

12 hot Southeast Asian fintechs for the CIO watchlist

12 hot Southeast Asian fintechs for the CIO watchlist

For payments processing, cross-border trade enablement, insurance platforms, and digital banking, Southeast Asia has plenty of innovative providers your company may want to partner with.

Despite pandemic, Singapore saw ICT job growth in 2020

Despite pandemic, Singapore saw ICT job growth in 2020

The infocomm media sector grew 4.8% even as the overall Singapore economy contracted 5.4%. And the government is pushing for more digitalisation.

Singapore ups IT budget to accelerate digital transformation

Singapore ups IT budget to accelerate digital transformation

The 2021 spend of S$3.8 billion will seek to improve citizen services, increase government efficacy, and make it easier for smaller businesses to participate.

The 5 most in-demand IT jobs in Southeast Asia in 2021

The 5 most in-demand IT jobs in Southeast Asia in 2021

As the region emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses’ technology needs are shifting—as are the IT skills needed.

How Southeast Asian CIOs are embracing the hybrid workplace and hybrid workforce

How Southeast Asian CIOs are embracing the hybrid workplace and hybrid workforce

Remote work was just one part of the new approach to digitalisation that the pandemic has boosted across the region.

Southeast Asia can—and should—do better to close the gender gap in IT

Southeast Asia can—and should—do better to close the gender gap in IT

There are many reasons why Southeast Asian IT organisations lack significant participation by women, but IT leaders agree that a real effort could lead to real change over time.

Singapore improves its OIP crowdsourcing digital solutions platform

Singapore improves its OIP crowdsourcing digital solutions platform

Businesses looking for digital solutions can find possible matches faster and then more speedily develop proofs of concepts with two new enhancements.

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