SPS: Expanding Document Management in Asia

SPS acquired Document Management business from Kodak in Asia:

SPS has acquired the Document Management business from Kodak in mainland China and Hong Kong. The transaction is effective January 1, 2021.
The rapidly growing economy in Asia offers outstanding opportunities for SPS to extend market presence around Digital Mail Services, Document Management (scanning, data capture, archiving) and Business Process Services (e.g. payments, invoice processing, claim handling) to new markets.
With this transaction, SPS gets access to multiple blue-chip clients in the banking and insurance industry in mainland China and Hong Kong as well as more than 300 skilled employees in various delivery centers. This is the basis for further cross-selling and revenue growth in Asia!

 

 

 

Antaes Asia: New Office in Hong Kong

Antaes Asia opens an office in Hong Kong!

“2021 starts with a new step in Antaes Asia expansion. We are thrilled to announce the opening of the Hong Kong office. This new office will expand further Antaes’ footprint in Asia, and will complement the activities in Singapore. It will allow opening up to new opportunities, working even better with our existing global clients and of course expanding further our activities.”

– Nicolas Perdu (Managing Director of Antaes Asia)

Antaes Asia is an IT and Management consulting company, part of the Antaes group headquartered in Geneva: https://www.antaes.ch/

 

 

 

Leading for Rebound – Survey Part II

May 2020! I clearly remember how we were looking at the later part of the year: a ‘new normal’ might have st in, the worst of the pandemic might be over and maybe we can travel. We were pretty wrong at the time. What seemed strange in May 2020 has often become part of our everyday life today.

At that time, we started our first survey and now, it is time for a follow-up. We want to send you the second round of our previous survey – the same questions – and we are curious to see what has changed. Please answer as spontaneously as possible. It should take you less than three minutes to complete.

https://forms.gle/c4gq89xv8BwXe7ra9

 

More details: Leading for Rebound – Survey Part II

imavox partners with Interprefy to provide integrated remote interpretation services on AIO digital event platform

Singapore on 05 October 2020 – imavox was one the first Interprefy partners and have now fully integrated native live remote simultaneous interpretation into AIO (All-in-One), an imavox owned Virtual & Hybrid event platform.

imavox is pleased to announce its further partnership with Interprefy, the leading Remote Simultaneous Interpretation (RSI) technology provider, enabling participant engagement without geographical or language barriers. AIO customers can now receive interpretation services in any language, anywhere at any time. AIO allows participants on-site to access their native language audio through a mobile app and remote participants to simply select their language channel in the virtual platform.

Interprefy revolutionizes simultaneous interpreting by replacing proprietary hardware with a cloud-based solution so that interpreters can deliver their services remotely. Online event participants can simply listen to the language of their choice directly on the live event platform or through mobile application. As interpreters work remotely, the best conference-level interpreters can be selected in any area of specialization at short notice, independently of their location.

“Interprefy’s gateway solution was built specifically to integrate with online event platforms and tear down language barriers for all participants. We’re extremely proud to offer imavox’ customers the flexibility to simply select their language and share their ideas in their native tongue”, says Richard Roocroft, Director of Global Sales at Interprefy.

imavox has been collaborating with Interprefy for many years in providing hassle-free and cost-effective premium services to its customers for on-site events, while reducing the impact on the environment. Thanks to Interprefy’s technology, we can reduce the carbon footprint by eliminating the need to fly interpreters in, reduce admin and cost and avoid setting up complex and bulky interpreting equipment.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world irrevocably, forcing almost every industry to rapidly adopt online technology in order to continue operations. And it is no different for the translation and interpretation market.

Since early March, multinational corporations and international associations have had to turn face-to-face events into virtual events using digital tools.

imavox has been investing and adapting its digital event and engagement tools to be ahead of the market requirements and to better address its customers’ challenges.
AIO Events provides within one online platform, a large array of fully integrated native functionalities allowing remote or hybrid events to maximize participant experience and engagement while generating actionable data for the organisers and partners.

Commenting on the partnership, Michel Huguenin – Founder & CEO of imavox said “The pivot to digital solutions requires more than ever to engage with the right partners to provide limitless solutions to our customers! Events will shift when possible to hybrid format or back to face-to-face but the phygital components will remain and there are so many advantages including sustainability, global reach, and cost-effectiveness. We are proud to be working with Interprefy’s innovative solution which answer those needs”.

About AIO Events by imavox

 AIO (All-in-One) Events is a fully integrated event management system that allows the possibility of running virtual and hybrid events. Our solution leverages the traditional event experience with interactive intuitive live content and engagement covering the entire lifecycle of the event planning and execution and allows contact tracing and safety coverage of every event.

It has the capability to merge seamlessly the Live Streaming technology together with engaging digital experience through a unified, secured, and customized online platform.
imavox is headquarted in Switzerland with offices in Singapore, Kigali – Rwanda, Shanghai – China and Paris – France.

For demo and enquiries: arthur.bontemps@imavox.global

About Interprefy AG

Interprefy provides remote interpreting for events and meetings. Its platform revolutionises simultaneous interpreting by replacing old hardware with a cloud-based solution so that interpreters can deliver their services without needing to be onsite, while event participants can simply listen to the language of their choice through their smartphones. Because event and meeting organisers don’t need to fly in interpreters, pay for hotels and organize for interpreting equipment to be installed, they can enjoy the stress-free and cost-effective premium service offered by Interprefy.

Scalability and flexibility are at the core of all Interprefy’s products. Interprefy is loved by world leading enterprises, international organizations and not-for-profits across the globe. Because Interprefy partners with leading language service providers the best interpreting talent for any mix of languages, including rare languages, can be sourced.

 

Find out more about imavox here: https://imavox.global/about.html

Find out more about Interprefy here: https://www.interprefy.com/

Swisspro : Ground Zero Run Virtual Challenge

Join the virtual run #groundzerorun with Team Swisspro SG to complete a 130-km challenge around Singapore to help Mercy Relief raise funds and scale the impact to assist more beneficiaries affected by natural disasters and Covid-19!

A 130 km route is a typical humanitarian road corridor for any humanitarian team to deliver relief supplies which poses many challenges and dangers from dense traffics, landslides, looters, and many other unimaginable situations.

Support Team SWISSPRO SG by donating via this link:
https://lnkd.in/gi_SQpx

#runforhumanity #humanitarian #groundzerorun #disasterrelief #aid #virtualchallenge #virtualrun #mercyrelief #swisspro

PS: All amounts will be donated to Mercy Relief and are eligible for 250% tax deduction (in Singapore).”

Our route :

 

Luther – COVID-19 Guidance for Businesses

Read our COVID-19 Guidance for Businesses in Asia

HR & Corporate Compliance in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar,
Singapore, Thailand and India

Date of Publication: June 2020

Luther ASEAN – COVID-19 Guidance for Businesses (June 2020)

 

 

  • Read our Guidance for Businesses HERE
  • Click here to learn more about Luther’s services

EuroCham – Circuit Breaker Survey Report

In this survey, the European Chamber of Commerce (Singapore) surveyed 50 European companies operating in Singapore on how they are experiencing the Circuit Breaker measures, along with the plan presented by the Singaporean authorities to reduce these measures as the number of infected persons within Singapore decreased.

Circuit Breaker measures included closure of borders, a tight limit on permitted business activities in Singapore alongside strict regulations of movements for personal activities within Singapore.

 

Please read their survey HERE

Gecco Consulting: Can You Afford NOT to Mediate?

 

Have you heard about Mediation? Don’t mix it up with meditation and it’s got nothing to do with yoga mats or spiritual awareness… Mediation is a proven and effective method to resolve conflicts while preserving the relationship between the parties involved. While Singapore is considered a Mediation hub within South East Asia, not everybody is aware of the benefits of Mediation yet.

 

Mediation offers a high degree of participation to all parties involved – there is no judge to prescribe the outcome, but it is in the parties’ hands to find the best solution, which fulfills the interests of everybody to the highest degree possible. Yes, there is always some compromise involved but often it is possible to reach an agreement (called settlement) that is beneficial, involves creative solutions, and costs far less than a long period of legal proceedings would have.

 

The Mediator acts as a facilitator to guide the parties through the discussions and therefore, solutions are found with a low level of external intrusions, making the process minimally invasive.  This helps to enable amicable solutions, ensuring buy-in from all affected parties, and the preservation of the relationship, which sometimes has been built over years and should not be discontinued because of a (one-time) conflict. The Mediator always acts independently and confidentially, leaving the option for further legal proceedings open, should it still be required. But in most cases, this is not necessary as a settlement is found through Mediation.

 

Mediation can be used for all industries and all kinds of conflicts, such as commercial conflicts between customers and companies, between businesses (B2B Mediation), within the workplace, and within the social field, such as within families, with schools, neighbors, and friends.

 

Mediation and Corona

Today, in view of the current world health crisis with COVID-19 taking up a lot of attention and creating unprecedented conflicts, mediation deserves even more attention and should be considered in any conflict: Suppliers not delivering due to social distancing measures, clients not paying for services received as they might not be desired any longer due to cost saving measures or budget shifts, human resource conflicts due to dismissals or inability to pay employees, shipping issues for products that were not received on time, family tensions due to people staying at home more – the list is almost endless. Before drastic measures and legal proceedings are initiated in a rush, Mediation should be considered to allow for conflict resolution without risking long-term relations due to a short-term crisis.

 

Especially small and medium sized companies can benefit from Mediation as they often do not have the ability to involve in-house counsel or pay for expensive external legal advice. Mediation is therefore a great, fast option to move beyond a conflict and get back to business, without losing face or breaking up relationships with otherwise trusted business partners, suppliers, or clients.

 

Normally, Mediation sessions take place in person due to the human interaction and the ability to read non-verbal communication clues if everybody is in the same room as well. However, experience has already shown that Mediation is also possible in a virtual setting, with parties interacting on Zoom or other online platforms. There are certain rules that need to be taken into consideration (e.g. confidentiality, no recording, etc.) but technology is advancing rapidly and makes online Mediation a valid option today and in the future.

 

Dr. Beatrice Herrmann is an Associate Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre (https://www.mediation.com.sg) and an accredited Mediator with the Swiss Chamber of Commercial Mediation (https://skwm.ch).

 

Gecco Pte. Ltd. is a consulting and advisory company, able to support you and your organization in the areas of transformation, development, and conflict resolution. It’s sister company in Switzerland is Shiok AG. Get in touch if you want to learn more about our services or have a conflict to solve.

www.gecco.com.sg

www.shiok.ch

 

Mid-air technology to stop the virus spread

Given the recent viral outbreak, it is now common knowledge to avoid using touchscreens.

That is why we developed the happyhover™, a touchless solution that reconciles hygiene with the convenience of self-service kiosks and tablets. Powered with mid-air technology, fingers are detected before they touch the screen.

Simple and cost-effective, the happyhover™ is much more efficient than the tedious task to maintain hygiene standards and supply costly hand sanitizer.

Here is a live demo of our solution:

Together, let’s stop the spread of the virus.