First-of-its-kind partnership between a technology solutions provider and a top insurance broker to help customers tackle mounting threats to enterprise security
Hong Kong – 7 December, 2016 – JOS, one of Asia’s leading providers of IT services and solutions, is partnering with Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT), leading suppliers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits-related advice, brokerage and associated services, to launch an innovative suite of cyber insurance and consultancy services as part of JOS’s comprehensive cyber security solutions.
JOS offers a range of cyber security technology and consulting services to ensure its customers stay one step ahead of cyber threats. JLT’s cyber insurance solutions help cover the insured party’s own costs and liabilities resulting from threats, damage or loss of information, as well as the use of systems or networks which are typically not protected under the majority of insurance on the market today.
The combination of JLT’s knowledge of cyber insurance and access to specialist markets with JOS’s suite of cyber security consultancy services is a unique partnership at the leading edge of the industry. This is the first time that a technology consultancy with the long heritage and far reach of JOS is working hand-in-hand with an insurance broker like JLT to offer comprehensive cyber insurance solutions to clients across Asia; via JLT’s hubs in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.
JOS Group Managing Director, Mark Lunt spoke of the significance of the partnership between JOS and JLT, saying: “We are proud to be at the helm of the next generation of cyber security solutions together with our partner JLT. Working together we are able to provide customers with the unique opportunity to access tailored cyber coverage from one of the world’s leading insurers. With technology underpinning the operations and performance of every international business, it is now more important than ever for market leaders such as JOS and JLT to form strategic partnerships that will enable customers to stay secure in the face of advanced and persistent cyber security risks.”
JOS Group Head of Cyber Security Services, Barnaby Grosvenor added: “Coupled with JLT’s industry leadership, JOS is well poised to help organisations assess, combat and manage a broad range of cyber risks. By capitalising on cutting-edge industry and proprietary tools, JOS is delivering integrated cyber security solutions for customers in Asia – from tailor-made assessments, to a menu of security essentials, to a comprehensive long-term suite of consultancy and services.”
JLT’s Managing Director, Financial Lines Group Asia, Ali Chaudhry went on to say: “At JLT, we have a strong focus on providing clients with specialty products. In the area of cyber security a deep understanding of product and exposure is key. New IT risks are developing rapidly for practically all of our clients, leading to the need for a proactive and innovative approach. In working together with JOS, we are excited to be able to offer our clients customised, end-to-end solutions that will help reduce and manage their cyber security costs and exposures. In parallel, we are also launching our Asian cyber risk analytics tool that will provide our clients with quantitative information on their risk profiles.”
Under the partnership, JOS becomes the flagship member of the JLT Cyber Consortium for Asia. JLT’s Cyber Consortium is a unique global community of leading companies and subject matter experts across the cyber ecosystem that continually collaborate on cyber risk best practices and thought leadership to support mutual clients around their strategic, operational, financial and human resource issues impacted by cyber risk.
Hong Kong – 25 November, 2016 – JOS has been awarded with HP Inc FY 2016 Top Performing Reseller in Hong Kong, an award presented at HP Inc FY17 Channel Kick Off Dinner held on 24 November 2016. JOS won the award for its excellent achievement and best year-to-year performance among the many HP Inc’s partners in Hong Kong.
The award demonstrates JOS’s strong customer relations and seamless collaboration with world-class technology providers like HP Inc and highlights the company’s competitive market position in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong – 14 November, 2016 – JOS received SMBWorld Awards 2016 for Best Consulting & Systems Integration at the Award presentation ceremony held on 11 November 2016.
Using a dynamic selection process, SMBWorld invites the publication’s readers and members of the different supporting organisations to present their choices for companies that best demonstrate excellence in each of the different award categories. This is a significant achievement for JOS as the SMBWorld Award reflects market perception about JOS’s professional consultancy and quality of work. It is an important form of recognition for the company’s expertise in providing the best IT solutions for Hong Kong’s SMB market and dedication towards fulfilling its customers’ needs.
Hong Kong – 7 November, 2016 – JOS was proud to showcase VMware NSX for Horizon at vForum 2016 Hong Kong held on 4 November 2016. The annual VMware event enabled industry players to deliver useful knowledge and industry insights to help enterprises master powerful business innovation, unrestrained by technical limitations.
The vendor event brought to the market a crowd of over 1,100 delegates across different sectors. JOS’s showcase was able to benefit from this industry exposure. Businesses learned the networking and security essentials for virtual desktops and apps. Speed and simplicity to virtual desktop are the outcomes of VMware NSX for Horizon. Delegates discovered how a multi-tier virtual network environment works and how a cloud-like environment helps improve efficiencies with JOS.
Hong Kong – 14 October, 2016 – JOS demonstrated its Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities at the MSX // IoT (Microsoft Experience – Internet of Things) in Hong Kong, a Microsoft Hong Kong event held on 13 October 2016 which aimed to help delegates discover new insights and possibilities with IoT.
JOS brought to the 100 delegates across different key sectors like financial services, retail and consumer goods, property and hospitality, media & communications and manufacturing & resources CityTree and JOS Retail Analytics Solution. JOS unlocked the true business value of IoT and how its tailored IoT solutions can meet business specific needs at the event.
During the IoT innovation showcase, JOS shared with the delegates how the features of the two IoT solutions help retailers create a smarter and greener business. CityTree, a first-of–its–kind IoT solution in Asia, integrates moss and sensors to provide cleaner air to the surroundings; and the environmental data collected through the sensors can help businesses make intelligent decisions to maintain an optimal environment and gain an understanding of people’s behavior.
JOS Retail Analytics Solution designed for retailers and shopping mall owners is an integrated solution platform for retail analytics which integrates with sensors, cameras and mobile Wi-Fi data. It allows retailers to identify the uniqueness of their customers; and by making use of the data, retailers can provide proactive and personalised services to enhance the customer experiences.
Delegates walked away with new insights and possibilities with JOS’s featured solutions and learned the potential business value harnessed by exploiting existing technology assets.
Hong Kong – 19 September, 2016 – JOS, one of Asia’s leading systems integrators, solutions providers and technology consultancies, today announced JOS Innovation Awards is now open for submission.
Entering its second year, the JOS Innovation Awards come inspire, nurture and recognise students in Hong Kong for their smart ideas and innovative thinking. Full-time tertiary, undergraduate and post-graduate students studying in Hong Kong are eligible for entering the Awards. The program provides a platform for students to realize their dreams by applying innovative technology to make our world a more efficient and better place to live.
The Awards accept group applications of two to five members in a team. This year, the competition features in FIVE key areas and students are required to submit innovations enabled by technologies – Internet of Things, mobility or web-based solutions.
Cash prizes will presented in three categories:
Platinum Award HK$55,000 cash and internship opportunities
Gold Award HK$30,000 cash
Silver Award HK$15,000 cash
Following the inaugural success in Hong Kong (2015-16), JOS has launched the awards programme in Singapore. Award entries for both locations close on or before 7 November 2016.
To learn more about the JOS Innovation Awards 2016-17, visit:
Hong Kong – 14 September, 2016 – Entitled “Turn your big data into big growth”, JOS’s Big Data Solution Day 2016 was successfully held on 13 September 2016. JOS strived to showcase how the company can help customers drive the greatest business value from fast-moving, unstructured or structured and complex streams of data through use of powerful big data technologies. Demonstrating a great success, the event had a large number of C-Level executives, business leaders and IT professionals from different industries in attendance.
To help participants discover the hidden value of their business data, the event featured a series of presentation on the latest big data trends and solution introduction and demonstration, as well as sharing of real cases. JOS’s professional consultant team illustrated a wide array of big data solutions including HPE Data Orchestration – a collaborative platform that merges different intelligences together from data importing, data analytics to data visualisation; WhereScape RED – a data warehouse and big data automation software for building, deploying and renovating analytic solutions; and Tableau – a data visualisation tool.
Benefited from the valuable insights gained from the event, attendees were keen to explore more on the possibilities of leveraging big data technologies to innovate, compete and capture greater business value.
Hong Kong – 6 September, 2016 – JOS in Hong Kong has been awarded with Microsoft Best Licensing Solution Partner of the Year, an award presented at Microsoft Annual Channel Kick-off 2016 held on 5 September 2016. The award underlines JOS’s strong commitment and remarkable contribution to customers in providing the best IT solutions for businesses in Hong Kong.
Among all Licensing Solution Partners (LSP), JOS was awarded as the best partner with highest attainment for overall LSP scorecard and overall annuity revenue growth year-over-year.
JOS also proves its know-how in Microsoft’s IoT and cloud business and technology solutions in various customer projects, bringing value to their businesses.
Hong Kong – 24August, 2016– JOS, one of Asia’s leading systems integrators, solutions providers and technology consultancies, today announced that Barnaby Grosvenor has been appointed as Group Head of Cyber Security Solutions and he is based in the company’s Singapore office. His appointment strengthens JOS’s specialist expertise in this field and underpins the company’s commitment to providing tailored technology solutions to its enterprise customers.
Mr. Grosvenor is an experienced cyber security specialist, having a long and successful track record overseeing enterprise security. He joins JOS from Jardine Lloyd Thompson in London where he was Group Chief Information Security Officer. In his earlier executive leadership roles, he served as CIO for Grey, one of the global leading advertising agencies and CTO and CISO for WPP Group. He also worked for banking giants HSBC and Standard Chartered.
JOS Group Managing Director Mark Lunt said, “Securing the services of a top class cyber security specialist like Mr. Grosvenor is excellent news for JOS. He brings outstanding skills, an end user perspective and experience to our company and his appointment is a powerful demonstration of our commitment to this rapidly-growing and strategically important sector.”
JOS Group Head of Cyber Security Solutions Barnaby Grosvenor said, “I look forward to working with JOS and the clients. Having spent most of my professional career on the client side, I have firsthand experience of dealing with real cyber problems in real time. I know the pain points, what causes sleepless nights and where support and technology is best invested. This is what I will bring to JOS and the clients.”
Working with the company’s Enterprise Security Solution teams, Mr. Grosvenor will help JOS develop and deliver a range of cyber security services and solutions for its customers across Asia.
Hong Kong – 3 August, 2016 – JOS Hong Kong pledged to support “Say Yes to Breastfeeding”, a campaign initiated by the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) in collaboration with the Food and Health Bureau, Department of Health. The campaign is aimed to educate the public on mothers’ needs for support in the community in order to sustain breastfeeding; to cultivate a positive public attitude towards breastfeeding in the workplace and public place; and to provide mothers with better community support for sustaining breastfeeding.
JOS is committed to providing an appropriate and friendly environment for breastfeeding employees to express breast milk at workplace so that they can continue breastfeeding for their babies. People are an invaluable asset to JOS. We support mothers to give their best to their new born baby and agree that returning to work should not be a barrier for mothers to continue giving their babies the best nutrition. JOS is a caring company. We endeavour to explore actions that support the community better like this breastfeeding campaign.
Hong Kong – 27 July, 2016 – JOS Hong Kong participated in the Tableau Visual Analytics Forum on 21 July 2016. The forum was a knowledge sharing platform where business users, data evangelists and industry leaders meet to exchange knowledge and experience on business intelligence and data analytics. Big data is ready to generate business opportunities, improve operations and lead to smarter decisions – all organisations need to do is choosing the right solutions to unleash its power. At the forum, JOS Hong Kong presented and exhibited an end-to-end big data analytics solution which transforms original data preparation into a disruptive way to automate big data. The forum was packed with over 400 engaged delegates across multiple industries.
Delegates were happy to discover how JOS’s big data analytics solution can solve their problems with messy data, unknown relationship that links different data together and fundamental data problem that happens at the backend. Visual analytics applications are integral to JOS’s big data solution portfolio, which includes large-scale data storage and processing outside the organisation to extract, transform and store data, and algorithm development for predictive analytics. Our solutions help our customers overcome these challenges and unleash the power of big data to generate business opportunities, improve operations and lead to smarter decisions.
We do not only offer big data and data visualisation tools, but also create and manage a tailor-made solution for every customer.
Asia’s first CityTree makes use of IoT for environmental research
Hong Kong – 8 July, 2016 – Hopewell Real Estate Agency Limited, JOS and Microsoft Hong Kong have installed Asia’s first CityTree located outside Hopewell Centre in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Working together, the companies are showing the way with smart and sustainable urban solutions. The patented high-tech green installation will benefit the Hong Kong community with reduced roadside pollution and heightened environmental awareness.
The debut of CityTree in Asia comes as a result of JOS’s partnership with Hopewell Real Estate Agency, Green City Solutions, the German-based company who created this smart air purifying solution and participated in the Infiniti Accelerator program in 2015, and Microsoft Hong Kong. JOS installed and integrated CityTree using Microsoft’s Azure Internet of Things (IoT) Suite.
Standing three metres high, the CityTree unit is a pioneering air-purification system combining Internet of Things and biotechnology first installed in Asia. The unit’s special moss culture and vascular plants absorb and filter fine dust, nitrogen oxides and other air pollutants to alleviate surrounding air pollution.
With the aim of helping Hong Kong alleviate air pollution, CityTree will capture environmental parameters such as temperature, humidity and particulate matter to keep the public informed of the latest pollution levels in the immediate surrounding area. Utilising Microsoft’s Azure Internet of Things (IoT) Suite, data collected by the sensors will be transmitted securely and telemetrically to the Azure IoT Hub. The data will then be recorded, processed and analysed by the Azure IoT Suite for air pollution reduction research purposes.
JOS deployed the total concept end to end – from managing the manufacturing, to internal construction design, structural safety designed by Jardine Engineering Corporation and software design and development – integrating various IoT modules and sensors which provide feedback to the moss.
The “German-design, made-in-Hong-Kong” CityTree was built with solar panels and digital systems that reduce the need for regular maintenance. Inside the unit are a number of sensors that enable CityTree to monitor the moisture levels of its purifying moss and report on air quality in real time. Similar units have already been installed in numerous European cities, including Paris, Berlin, Munich, Dresden and Oslo, and they have been positively received.
JOS Group Managing Director, Mr Mark Lunt praised the pioneering installation and partnership, saying: “We are excited to join forces with Hopewell, Infiniti and Microsoft to deploy Hong Kong’s first CityTree by Green City Solutions. This cutting-edge installation is a testament to Hopewell’s green vision and the power of IoT technology by Microsoft, and JOS is proud to be bringing emerging technology to benefit people across Asia. CityTree is an excellent example of how the Internet of Things is supporting creative innovation to improve our urban spaces. Our goal is to help organisations develop a clear vision for the practical use of, and the benefits to be gained from, the Internet of Things.”
Outdoor air pollution contributes to 3.3 million premature deaths every year1, and the World Health Organisation estimates that figure could reach 6.6 million by 20502. Although air pollution is getting worse3, the Internet of Things is opening up new opportunities for scientists and city leaders to understand where air pollution comes from, how it disperses and how to reduce its adverse impact on human health. JOS, a trusted partner to Asia’s businesses and governments, has strengthened its IoT investments and capabilities – embarking on new partnerships with innovators like Green City Solutions in order to show organisations how to uncover intelligence through connected sensors, to the benefit of people and cities.
Director of Hopewell Asset Management Limited, Mr Bruce Leung added: “We are proud to introduce Asia’s very first CityTree at Hopewell Centre in Hong Kong. Environmental protection and green thinking should drive every part of life – from technology, to architecture, to engineering, to visual arts. CityTree perfectly embodies this sort of harmonious project that’s good for people, cities and the environment. As a committed corporate citizen, Hopewell believes in sustainable development. We apply eco-friendly design in our developments, incorporate green building features into our properties, and encourage green office practices and property management. With CityTree and the IoT expertise of JOS, we look forward to further enhancing the environment of Wan Chai and driving a better quality of life for urban communities in Hong Kong.”
Green City Solutions’ co-founder and CEO Mr Dénes Honus said: “Thanks for the full support of Hopewell and we are delighted to partner with JOS on the first CityTree in Hong Kong. With JOS’s IoT capabilities, CityTree can do its job with very little maintenance and we can continue to collect essential data on air pollution and develop effective strategies to fight it. The launch of Asia’s first smart plant filter for Infiniti and Hopewell Centre follows our participation in the Infiniti Accelerator. These projects have taken our company to the next level, and working with JOS has enabled us to gain more exposure to the Asian market.”
General Manager of Microsoft Hong Kong, Mr Horace Chow said: “Microsoft CityNext is our global initiative that empowers cities to be more sustainable and economically competitive. Microsoft Hong Kong is proud to be part of the CityTree project that aims to provide the people of Hong Kong with a cleaner and greener environment. CityTree is a remarkable project. It not only cleans the air around us, but it is also an IoT (Internet of Things) project to collect important environmental data for analytics and pollution reduction research purposes. By taking advantage of our cloud-based services built on the flexible and scalable Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform, CityTree demonstrates how innovative technology can improve our urban environment and help citizens lead safer and healthier lives.”
With more than half a century at the forefront of Asia’s dynamic technology sector, JOS is well-versed in using the best available technology to get to the heart of a challenge and solve complex problems. JOS offers a broad selection of enterprise technology from market-leading vendors, underpinned by service and consultancy, to deliver a tailored solution to every customer. Although the technology behind the Internet of Things is now in place, many organisations have yet to take their first steps in uncovering how IoT can deliver competitive advantage. JOS can show an organisation how to develop a clear vision for the practical use of the Internet of Things and what benefits can be gained.
Hong Kong – 27 June, 2016 – JOS Hong Kong and HPE participated in the Big Data and Business Analytics Forum 2016 organized by Computerworld Hong Kong on 23 June 2016. The forum introduced and showcased to delegates the facts, tabulate proven strategies, new data-driven ideas and solutions that are shaping Big Data Analytics. At the forum, JOS Hong Kong and HPE presented and exhibited the challenges in adopting Big Data Analytics and the ways to conquer them by HPE Bamboo Big Data Analytics Solution. The forum was very successful and attracted 170 participants from corporate, public and government agencies to attend.
During a keynote session, Mr Patrick Pang, Head of Solution Consulting, JOS Hong Kong shared with the audience the various challenges IT practitioners encountered when adopting Big Data Analytics. Challenges included how to justify the investment, how to source the right people, how to gain the domain expertise and more. Patrick thereby introduced a disruptive way to conquer these hurdles and kick start the big data analytics on the fast track – which is the HPE Bamboo Big Data Analytics Solution. The solution provides easy-to-use Big Data Analytics by linking the intelligence into one single platform: from resources management, orchestrate analytics jobs, and visualize results to collaborate.
To let visitors experience the user-friendliness of HPE Bamboo Big Data Analytics Solution and its rich benefits, JOS Hong Kong and HPE demonstrated step-by-step how the solution works at a showcase. Visitors were interested in the solution and eager to explore more the ways to utilize it for their business and organizational development.
Hong Kong – 10 May, 2016 – JOS Hong Kong has been awarded the Caring Company 5 Years+ Logo for the ninth year in recognition of its effort in promoting corporate social responsibility through caring for the community, employees and the environment. Community services from JOS include the company’s constant support for the elderly and children in need, as well as those in mental health rehabilitation.
Launched by The Hong Kong Council of Social Service in 2002, the Caring Company Scheme aims at cultivating good corporate citizenship. It is specifically geared to building strategic partnerships among businesses and non-profit organisations to create a more cohesive society. The Scheme also endeavors to promote partnership between business and social welfare sectors. Through cross-sectoral activities, the two sectors can get to understand each other and develop community projects matching with community needs.
Hong Kong – 25 April, 2016 – On 22 April, 2016, JOS Hong Kong joined hands with Microsoft to organize a workshop on Microsoft Dynamics CRM & Office 365. It was held to illustrate how the combining power of Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Office 365 drive sales to new heights and deliver amazing customer experiences. The workshop received overwhelming response which attracted over 50 participants to attend.
To kick-off the workshop, both JOS Hong Kong and Microsoft extended a warm welcome regards to everyone. Microsoft then shared with the attendees the importance and the ways digital transformation empower business via the transformation of customer experience, employee productivity and operations. To give the audience a closer look on CRM solutions enabling “the Dynamic Business” in the real world, JOS Hong Kong demonstrated a real life example on how Microsoft Dynamics CRM solution can support sales management process daily.
Followed by several customer cases, the workshop was not only to reveal the problems and challenges, but also cover the adoption of CRM solution to achieve unique business objectives, improve productivity and enhance customer experiences.
Majority showed great interest to the solutions and customer cases illustrated across the workshop, and are pleased to explore more on the benefits of CRM solutions to their business and work.
Hong Kong – 23 March, 2016 – JOS, one of Asia’s leading systems integrators, solutions providers and technology consultancies, demonstrates its enhanced capabilities as a key player in big data and enterprise solutions, rolling out its partnership with Tableau, a global leader in
rapid-fire business analytics software, to customers across the region. Through this partnership, JOS is leveraging innovative, emerging technology to offer tailor-made solutions that tap into the huge potential of big data in Asia.
In 2011, McKinsey predicted big data would boost productivity by making information far more transparent and usable, potentially saving governments billions of dollars and significantly improving business margins – so long as the right talent, technology and workflow structures were put in place. Today, Asia Pacific economies are smarter, better connected and more innovative than ever, with organisations seeking to evolve their technology infrastructure and unlock the potential of big data. To become a trusted partner for the region’s businesses and governments, JOS has strengthened its big data capabilities with the appointment of industry renowned experts, investments in new solutions and cutting edge technology partners, such as market leader Tableau, to bring customers complete end-to-end solutions that deliver tangible business results.
At a joint technology showcase – #Big Data Rocks Hong Kong – held today, JOS and Tableau demonstrated how easy-to-use, rapid-fire visual analytics can benefit decision-makers in businesses and governments locally. Using Hong Kong housing market and consumer index data, the demonstration showcased the speed and ease with which Tableau’s approach to visual analytics delivers crucial insights quickly, enabling business leaders to make better informed, evidence-based decisions.
As partners, JOS and Tableau leverage one another’s strengths to the benefit of customers in Asia. JOS is a leading provider of integrated IT solutions with more than 60 years’ service excellence and success in Asia, while Tableau is entering its fourth year as a Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader, recognised for its versatility, diverse range of data source connectivity, customer enablement, interactive visualisation and exploration capabilities. With this combined excellence, JOS’s customers can not only access best in class analytics software but also a holistic, easy-to-use business intelligence solution.
JOS Group Managing Director Mark Lunt praised the joint capabilities of Tableau and JOS, saying: “JOS’s partnership with Tableau reinforces our pledge to bring emerging technology to customers and our vision to be the most trusted partner to businesses and governments across Asia. Building on Tableau’s position as global leader in data analytics, JOS is taking a strong role in delivering innovative big data solutions across sectors. The growing use of data to generate value by Asian companies implies a huge potential demand for better data analytics tools and solutions to create greater value from big data. As we continue to deepen our partnership with Tableau, we look forward to further exploring the implications of big data in the Asian market.”
Tableau Asia Pacific Senior Vice President JY Pook, said: “Tableau is on a mission to help more people see and understand their data. We found that businesses which encouraged employees to use data at work outperformed their peers by a performance level of two-to-one. And nowhere else do we see this need for innovation and productivity more clearly than in highly competitive markets like Hong Kong. Through our partnership with JOS, we will reach, engage and empower even more enterprises to fully realise the tremendous business value from their data.”
With more than half a century at the forefront of Asia’s dynamic technology sector, JOS offers a broad selection of enterprise technology from market-leading vendors, underpinned by service and consultancy, to deliver a tailored solution to every customer. Tableau’s visual analytics applications are integral to JOS’s big data solution portfolio, which includes large-scale data storage and processing on the Hadoop platform, API set-up for access to data outside the organisation, ETL to extract, transform and store data, and algorithm development for predictive analytics.
Hong Kong – 18 March, 2016 – On two consecutive days from 17 to 18 March, 2016, JOS Hong Kong invited customers, partners and member company executives from the Jardines Matheson Group to experience the new JOS at a cocktail reception held at our newly refurbished office.
At the event, JOS highlighted how we have repositioned the company at the forefront of Asia’s business technology sector through the development of new solutions, new partnerships and the recruitment of industry renowned experts. The two-day event kicked off with welcome addresses from Eric van der Hoeven, CEO of JTH Group, Mark Lunt, Group Managing Director of JOS, and Eric Or, Managing Director, Hong Kong & Macau at JOS who shared our goal of becoming a trusted technology partner for emerging and established technologies. This was followed by a tour of our office.
The event also provided the perfect opportunity for JOS Hong Kong to unveil our new Solution Centre, which will help customers and partners appreciate the power of JOS’s solutions. The Solution Centre debuted with three pioneering technology showcases which demonstrated: how technology enables the early detection of forest fires; CityTree, which brings together plants and the internet of things to reduce pollution; and the powerful data visualisations of Tableau.
Following the successful launch of this new facility, attendees relaxed over cocktails, an end to the day which provided the perfect opportunity to network. Over 130 customers, partners as well as Jardines member company executives attended in what was a hugely successful event.
Digital receipt management solution CheckWave wins highest accolade at inaugural Innovative IT Project Awards
Hong Kong – 17 February, 2016 – JOS – one of Asia’s leading systems integrators, solutions providers and technology consultancies – today crowned students in Hong Kong the platinum, gold and silver award winners in its inaugural Innovative IT Project Awards presentation ceremony held at the Training Theatre, Cyberport, Hong Kong. The competition challenged eight teams of students from Hong Kong’s universities and tertiary institutions to explore how the real-world application of advanced, innovative technologies could deliver improvements in the retail, construction, utility and transport sectors.
Organisations across Asia call on JOS for tailor-made technology solutions to their business challenges. The tasks assigned in the Innovative IT Project Awards reflect genuine issues where JOS’s Hong Kong customers are looking for solutions – giving students a real taste of how their innovative technology ideas could be applied in industry after graduation.
In its first year, the award presentation today has also brought together IT industry leaders as the final judging panel, including Mr. Daniel Lai, JP – Professor of Practice (Computing), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Institute of Advanced Executive Education, Mr. Ian Askew – Director, Lambeth, Innovations, Gammon Construction Limited, Mr. Garrick Ng – Head of Systems Engineering, Cisco Systems (HK) and Mr. Mark Whitehead – Chief Executive, Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl).
The Awards attracted more than 40 entries from ten universities and higher education institutions. Seventeen shortlisted teams presented to judges in January 2016 and were whittled down to the remaining eight teams that took part in today’s final. HK$100,000 of prize money was at stake, along with training and employment opportunities for the winning contestants. JOS will offer the competition’s most outstanding individuals the opportunity to join its graduate trainee programme once they complete their studies.
After assessing detailed presentations from each team at the Cyberport final, the judging panel selected the following projects as the winners of the JOS Innovative IT Project Awards 2015-2016:
Platinum winning team – CheckWave – a digital receipt management solution from The University of Hong Kong
o CheckWave is an app based solution which digitalises and manages traditional paper receipts. Via an app platform CheckWave collaborates with retailers and provides customers with enchanced customer service and after sales service
o Team members: LUI Wai Shan Michelle, LAM Chak Yiu Jeffrey, CHAN Yin Fan Jake, LUI Yuen Yue Gladys, LI Tsun Ho Eldric
o Wins HK$ 55,000 of prize money and offer of two-month internship for each team member
Gold winning team – QNO – a mobile solution to queuing problems from City University of Hong Kong
o QNO provides an app based time saving solution to long queues at restaurants
o Team members: DAI Peng, LIU Jiacheng, LIU Xinhong, WEI Lin, WU Haotian
o Wins HK$ 30,000 of prize money
Silver winning team – Self-Transformable Wheelchair from City University of Hong Kong
o An app controlled Self-Transformable Wheelchair that allows wheelchair users to gain easy access to taxis and private cars
o Team members: LAM Wah Shing, LEE See Wai Slyvia, LEUNG Chiu Yee, HE Dan Yun,
BANALA NITHYANANDAM Revanth
o Wins HK$ 15,000 of prize money
Mr. Eric Or, Managing Director for JOS Hong Kong and Macau, said: “We set up the Innovative IT Project Awards to inspire the next generation of Hong Kong technologists and to identify the young talent that will shape the future. The event has seen some impressive, creative thinking on innovative applications of technology in areas like healthcare, waste collection and mobility for the physically challenged.”
Or continued: “I offer my congratulations to the platinum, gold and silver award winners and my thanks to all participants. The standard of entries has been extremely high across the board, which bodes well for Hong Kong’s competitiveness and its role as a regional technology pioneer.”
Inaugurated in September 2015, the JOS Innovative IT Project Awards required teams of between two and five undergraduate or post-graduate Hong Kong students to draw on mobile and ‘internet of things’ technologies to develop solutions in three key areas:
Smart city (transportation and utilities – water, gas, electricity) – enhance the safety and experience of transport passengers or better manage the use of resources Smart retail – improve customer experience or staff productivity Construction technology – keep construction workers safer or help them work more efficiently
Ms. Jenny Pong, Group Director for Human Resources at JOS’s Group function, JTH Group, said: “As part of JOS’s talent acquisition strategy, the Innovative IT Project Awards attests that there is no shortage of young talent in Hong Kong. Technology can be a powerful, positive force in business and wider society. For Hong Kong to retain its competitive edge, it’s vital that we are able to equip our young people with the skills and experience required to reinforce Hong Kong’s position as the technology hub for Asia. That experience should also include a practical understanding of how technology can tackle genuine business problems. We believe that JOS’s Innovative IT Project Awards have helped inspire students in IT innovations and realisation. Following our inaugural success in Hong Kong, the awards programme will also be rolled out to other Asia regions where JOS operates.”
Launch of refreshed brand identity, investment in key technologies, and solutions development signal industry ambitions
Hong Kong – 1 September, 2015 – Jardine OneSolution (JOS) today announces a new chapter in its history as it assumes a new brand identity to reflect its strengthened capabilities as one of Asia’s leading systems integrators, solutions providers and technology consultancies.
From today, the company becomes JOS, dispensing with the long form of its name used previously (Jardine OneSolution). The new JOS logo gives the brand a fresh, sharp and modern look while maintaining a link with its rich heritage – JOS draws on a 60-year history in Asia’s dynamic technology sector. JOS’s core capabilities are highlighted in the new marketing tagline: Tailor-made solutions for business in Asia.
Mark Lunt, Group Managing Director, JOS, said: “For many years we’ve been known as JOS by our customers and partners and we are pleased that the name is regarded positively across the Asian technology industry. The new brand fulfills a number of goals: it acknowledges our heritage and brand equity; brings us up to date and reflects our new capabilities.”
This move underlines JOS’s goal of becoming a trusted partner to customers across Asia for emerging as well as established technologies. The company has made significant investments to bolster its capabilities in key technology areas: big data, cloud computing, enterprise applications, enterprise security, mobility and next generation infrastructure. The range of investments includes solutions development, new partnerships with pioneering technology vendors, the appointment of new technology experts, and a new website showcasing the new brand and its range of offerings.
“The new brand reflects our optimism and excitement about the opportunities ahead,” said Mr. Lunt. “We have a wide range of vendor partners, which gives our customers a rich choice; while being independent means we can develop and implement solutions that are tailor-made for the customer.”
JOS is an operating brand under JTH Group, a new brand name for the Jardine OneSolution Group function, which supports its two technology businesses – JOS and Innovix Distribution.
Eric van der Hoeven, Chief Executive, JTH Group, said: “The effective use of technology is a key factor in staying competitive in modern business. Yet, Asia can sometimes be slow to adopt pioneering technologies. With JOS’s strengths as a systems integrator and technology consultancy, we are ideally placed to play a role in keeping the region internationally competitive.”
He continued: “JOS occupies a unique space in the market place as a systems integrator firmly rooted in Asia that combines an international outlook with in-depth local knowledge.”
For more information about JOS and its enhanced capabilities, please visit the new website at jos.com.
JOS is a division of JTH Group, a member of the Fortune Global 500-listed Jardine Matheson Group.