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25 October 2021

Launch of AlphaBeta’s report on Malaysia’s digital economy

AlphaBeta's study on Malaysia's digital economy was launched at the Grow with Google Event: Advancing economic recovery together.

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14 October 2021

Launch of AlphaBeta’s study on South Korea’s KRW281-trillion digital opportunity

AlphaBeta's study, commissioned by Google, was launched at the Google for Korea 2021 event.

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06 October 2021

Dr. Fraser Thompson on Southeast Asia’s sustainable urbanisation challenges

Dr. Fraser Thompson today discussed key solutions for Southeast Asia's at the ASEAN Sustainable Urbanisation Forum.

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30 September 2021

Dr. Fraser Thompson discusses Asia Pacific’s biodiversity crisis with CNA

Channel News Asia interviews Dr. Fraser Thompson on the New Nature Economy: Asia's Next Wave report, launched at Ecosperity Week 2021.

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29 September 2021

Launch of New Nature Economy: Asia’s Next Wave at Ecosperity 2021

AlphaBeta, Temasek, and the World Economic Forum launch the New Nature Economy: Asia's Next Wave report at Ecosperity Week 2021.

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16 July 2021

FIA and AlphaBeta webinar on “The Future of Proteins in Asia”

Food Industry Asia (FIA) and AlphaBeta hosted a webinar to launch "The Future of Proteins in Asia" report, joined by panelists from Cargill, Royal DSM, and Fonterra.

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01 July 2021

AlphaBeta report cited in AWS’s announcement of new skills training program

Our work with AWS on digital skills in Singapore was quoted in AWS’s announcement of its new cloud skills training program, Cloud Ready SG with AWS.

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21 May 2021

Launch of the ADB study on reaping the benefits of Industry 4.0 in Asia

On Friday, May 21, together with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), AlphaBeta launched the study “Reaping the benefits of Industry 4.0 through skills development in high-growth industries in Southeast Asia”, at a webinar which included panellists from SkillsFuture Singapore and the World Economic Forum.

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11 May 2021

AlphaBeta presents on green recovery at the “Global Academy on the Green Economy”

Ms Genevieve Lim was invited to present AlphaBeta’s work with the Asian Development Bank on the post-COVID green recovery at the "Global Academy on the Green Economy", on May 11, 2021.

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08 April 2021

Preparing for Industry 4.0 in Cambodia

Dr Fraser Thompson and Ms Genevieve Lim from AlphaBeta shared key findings from a recent report launched with the ADB on Industry 4.0 technologies.

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19 March 2021

Digital skills for the future webinar: Discussing the economic value of digital skills in Indonesia

Genevieve Lim presented key findings from AlphaBeta's work with Google on the Rp 4,434-trillion economic opportunity of digital skills for Indonesia by 2030.

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04 March 2021

Times Techies Webinar: Discussing the future of tech skills in India

Dr. Fraser Thompson recently discussed the top 5 in-demand tech skills in India by 2025 with the Times of India.

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02 March 2021

Google CEO discusses inclusive digital growth with Kenya’s President

Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently discussed the opportunity for inclusive digital growth with H.E President Kenyatta of Kenya.

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18 February 2021

Australia’s need for 6.5m digital workers in the next four years

In an interview with AFR, Dr. Fraser Thompson discusses Australia's need for an additional 6.5m digital workers in the next four years.

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09 October 2020

Fraser Thompson discusses the importance of the circular economy for Indonesia

Fraser Thompson presented the preliminary findings from AlphaBeta’s work with UNDP on Indonesia’s National Circular Economy Strategy at the 4th Indonesia Circular Economy Forum (ICEF).

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19 June 2020

Fraser Thompson discusses how digital tools can help Asia’s governments optimize public finance management

In this new Unmasked Interview, AlphaBeta CEO Fraser Thompson tells TFI about the report’s findings and how they can bring the financial revolution to Asia’s low-income countries.

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11 June 2020

Fraser Thompson discusses digital technology implications in Asia from COVID-19

AlphaBeta Director Fraser Thompson spoke to Mark Braithwaite (the Managing Director of Odgers Berndtson in the Asia Pacific) about the digital technology implications from COVID-19.

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15 November 2019

The economic opportunity of digital skilling in Japan (insights from forthcoming research)

AlphaBeta is currently conducting research to examine the value of digital skills for Japan’s economy and to identify ways in which government, the private sector, and civil society can come together to capture this opportunity.

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12 June 2019

Highlighting the need for urgent action on deforestation

AlphaBeta partnered with IDH - The Sustainable Trade Initiative to highlight that Europe is behind on commitments to ensure 100 percent sustainable sourcing of key tropical commodities by 2020.

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14 May 2019

AlphaBeta weighs in on OTT regulation in Vietnam

Dr Konstantin Matthies joins stakeholders from industry and government to talk VOD opportunity in Vietnam.

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30 April 2019

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

Dr. Fraser Thompson discusses Digital Trade at the ASEAN-CER Integration Partnership Forum in Melbourne.

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04 April 2019

Tackling Asia’s Plastic and Solid Waste

Asia has become a true consumption powerhouse in recent decades. However, greater consumption also means greater waste generated. How will we tackle the greatest trash crisis of our time?

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12 March 2019

Managing Singapore’s Packaging Waste

As the National Environmental Agency’s (NEA) appointed consultant for Singapore’s Mandatory Packaging Waste Reporting framework, AlphaBeta was proud to have organised and facilitated the industry consultation session on 12 March 2019.

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06 March 2019

Protein Market: Size of the Prize Analysis for Australia

AlphaBeta was commissioned by Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) to conduct a study on the key opportunities for Australian food and agribusinesses in the global protein market. This first-of-its-kind analysis of 50 protein types sheds light on how an additional $55 billion could be captured by the Australia if food and agribusinesses shift their thinking from ‘commodity’ to ‘high-value’ protein by 2025.

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10 December 2018

CSIRO CEO Dr Larry Marshall talks AgTech in ASEAN with Fraser Thompson

Dr Fraser Thompson sits down with CSIRO CEO Dr Larry Marshall to discuss the Australian business opportunities on agriculture innovation and AgTech in ASEAN.

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08 November 2018

Insights on getting ahead in Asia

What do companies in Asia need to do get ahead? Fraser Thompson, AlphaBeta Director in Singapore, shares his insights on how companies need to be self-sustaining in Asia.

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27 September 2018

How can Vietnam leverage the digital economy opportunity?

The digital economy holds significant opportunity for South East Asia, and Vietnam in particular. However, leveraging this opportunity to the fullest requires sound regulation and government support of an open conducive digital economy.

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03 August 2018

Will this be the Asian century?

Asia’s economic transformation has been historically unprecedented, both in pace and scale. But can the Asian economic model adapt to the growing list of stresses that have been placed on it?

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27 July 2018

Op-ed: Myanmar can avoid resource curse

Myanmar is blessed with sizeable endowments of mining minerals, ranging from tin and copper to gemstones such as rubies and sapphires. It also has a substantial amount of oil and gas

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11 May 2018

AlphaBeta Director Fraser Thompson on Asia’s megatrends

What are the Asian mega trends that businesses cannot ignore? Fraser Thompson, AlphaBeta director in Singapore, was invited to speak as a thought leader in a new video series

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27 November 2017

AlphaBeta Helps to Tackle Plastic Waste in the Ocean

There could be one ton of plastic waste in the world’s oceans for every three tons of fish in the year 2025. AlphaBeta Director Fraser Thompson explored new ways to reduce marine plastic waste at the ....

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22 November 2017

How Australian businesses can tap into the ASEAN opportunity

Australian businesses are facing exciting opportunities right on their doorstep in Southeast Asia, but most of them aren’t aware of it. Even those who are aware of these opportunities often fail to capture ....

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06 November 2017

AlphaBeta in Africa: How geospatial technology could transform Nigeria

New technologies can be a game changer for developing countries. A visit to Africa put recent AlphaBeta research under the spotlight....

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09 October 2017

AlphaBeta presents new research at leading Indian tech conference

The video-on-demand industry in Asia is forecast to boom in coming years. What are the economic benefits for economies, filmmakers and consumers? Nicolo’ Andreula, Principal at AlphaBeta ....

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02 December 2016

BBC Business Daily: India’s Green Revolution

Today we are talking revolutions – not those fought on the battlefield or city streets – but those waged in agriculture. It’s 50 years since a Green Revolution began transforming India’s rice

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07 November 2016

Take Charge of Your Future Work Realities

In the movie Back to the Future II (1985), Dr Emmett Brown (“Doc”), an eccentric inventor and scientist, briefly transports protagonist Marty McFly to 21 October 2015. McFly, a curious teenager, gets a ....

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27 October 2016

Using technology to serve the unbanked in ASEAN

Digital financial services can be crucial for overcoming the tyranny of geography in Southeast Asia, where traditional financial institutions have found it difficult to build out their footprint

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02 June 2016

Tropical forests: Can profit and protection go hand in hand?

There is a perception that sustainable land use and forest conservation come at the cost of economic prosperity. New research finds that this is not the case. ...

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13 May 2016

Firms should seize the openings from new S’pore-Australia pact

ENGAGEMENT with Asia has been part of the economic mantra of every Australian government since the 1980s. In that time, Australia's trade with Asia has soared, but many of those bilateral economic

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02 December 2015

ASEAN could be Australia’s next growth frontier

Recently, Australia brought its largest ever overseas delegation of businesses to Jakarta as part of the Indonesia-Australia Business Week. It is the latest in a series of actions that seek to build

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08 September 2015

China’s Transition: Risks and Opportunities for South-East Asia

The substantial devaluation of the Reminbi against the US dollar and the tumbling Chinese stock markets have renewed global concerns that the Chinese economic miracle is coming to an end

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10 June 2015

Singapore’s Productivity Imperative: the three missing pieces

Singapore Business Times by Fraser Thompson. As Noble laureate, Paul Krugman famously noted, ‘Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run is it almost everything.’ It is the ultimate

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