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Brexit Brief: The Last Straw

After failed negotiations, devastating local election results and poor electoral forecasts in the European elections, the prime minister announced that…
23 May 2019 Opinion

Webit 2019: Industry’s Call for Softer Regulation

Over 15 000 people attended the Webit festival this year, hosted in Sofia, Bulgaria. In its 11th run, the globally renowned…
22 May 2019 Opinion
TRPC Director and Founder interview with Financial Times, Delay on Huawei ban doesn’t mean much, won’t last long

TRPC Director and Founder interview with Financial Times, Delay on Huawei ban doesn’t mean much, won’t last long

Peter Lovelock interview with Financial Times, Delay on Huawei ban doesn’t mean much, won’t last long. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/commentary/huawei-ban-delay-what-it-means-chip-suppliers-trade-war-talks-11553256 Photo by Markus Spiske

22 May 2019 Opinion
TRPC Managing Director interview with TODAY, Mobile phone shops stop buying Huawei phones from customers; anxiety sets in for existing users

TRPC Managing Director interview with TODAY, Mobile phone shops stop buying Huawei phones from customers; anxiety sets in for existing users

Lim May-Ann interview with TODAY, Mobile phone shops stop buying Huawei phones from customers; anxiety sets in for existing users...

21 May 2019 Opinion
Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance: Is The Board Ready to Address Disruption?

Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance: Is The Board Ready to Address Disruption?

Disruptive innovation is now a fact of life in most industries. Entrepreneurs and established businesses alike are challenging incumbent companies...

20 May 2019 Opinion
Latin America Leads ICT Reform

Latin America Leads ICT Reform

From new fiscal policies to labour laws, governments across Latin America are debating structural reforms, with ICT being one of…
17 May 2019 Opinion

Countdown to the EU Elections: Who Will be the Next Digital Champions?

In a week’s time, voters in the European Union will elect a new European Parliament. Aside from customary issues like…
16 May 2019 Opinion
AlphaBeta weighs in on OTT regulation in Vietnam

AlphaBeta weighs in on OTT regulation in Vietnam

As so many countries around the world, Vietnam is wrestling with the challenge of how to regulate the digital economy,...

14 May 2019 Opinion

Brexit Brief: Warming Up

While the local elections last week failed to give a clear Brexit verdict, one thing is certain: the people are…
9 May 2019 Opinion

IMT-2030 Starts Today… (And Don’t Call It 6G)

While it may be 10+ years away, standards bodies such as the ITU-T and ETSI are already looking beyond IMT-2020…
8 May 2019 Opinion
The value of Digital Trade to ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand

The value of Digital Trade to ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand

AlphaBeta thanks the New Zealand and Australian governments for hosting AlphaBeta Director Dr. Fraser Thompson at the negotiations for the...

30 Apr 2019 Opinion

Brexit Brief: Beneath the Surface

As Westminster collects itself following months of political turmoil, the unexpected European elections could provide policy-makers with the public’s verdict…
25 Apr 2019 Opinion

Countdown to EU Elections: What Will EU Elections Mean for Digital Companies?

The European Parliament is currently in its last few days of business as usual — when MEPs leave the Strasbourg…
12 Apr 2019 Opinion

Brexit Brief: Cooling Off Period

Last night, EU leaders agreed on delaying Brexit up to 31 October following the prime minister’s request for an extension…
11 Apr 2019 Opinion

OECD Calls for Principled Policies in the Digital Age: Tax High Among Priorities

The OECD’s two-year effort to create and study ideas for digital policies that also encourage inclusion culminated in a Paris…
5 Apr 2019 Events

Brexit Brief: Rocking the Boat

After two weeks of debate and numerous votes, there is still no solution to break the Brexit stalemate. Now No.…
3 Apr 2019 Opinion

SXSW: Publicity for Privacy

Twenty years of events at SXSW have focused on the  next “big idea” — unicorn startups, hit products, new music…
1 Apr 2019 Events

Building Trust Through Dialogue: Takeaways from Forum Europe’s Data Protection and Privacy Conference

Since news of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal broke one year ago, privacy and data protection have drawn increased attention…
1 Apr 2019 Opinion

Regulating the IoT Ecosystem: Who are the Targeted Players?

The Internet of things (IoT) is the interconnection of physical devices — including ones taking input from humans — through…
28 Mar 2019 Opinion

Brexit Brief: Out on a Limb

Last night, the EU formally agreed to a Brexit delay until 22 May if MPs agree on a deal next…
22 Mar 2019 Opinion

Brexit Brief: Brussels, We Have a Problem

The UK looks set to delay Brexit after a string of votes in the Commons seemed to kill Theresa May’s…
15 Mar 2019 Opinion