Big data is a relatively new field where large, complex data sets are analysed to reveal patterns, trends and associations used to address business problems. The data usually relates to human behaviour and interactions. Singapore leads the way as Southeast Asia’s big data hub. A fast and stable internet connection is important to process and analyse data quickly and reliably. Singapore is one of the global leaders for internet speed. The Singapore government is a strong supporter of disciplines related to big data with the rolling out of its Smart Nation Scholarship. In addition, Singapore is arguably Asia’s most business-friendly economy and this reputation has paved the way for it to be an important country in the big data boom. Here, Top 10 of Asia takes a brief look at its list (presented in no particular order) of the top 10 Singaporean big data companies.
Co-founded by Jana Zizkova and Pavel Bulowski, with roots in South East Asia and Central Europe, Meiro is on a mission to guide businesses through digital transformation and increasing data management complexity. It aims to unlock the potential of customer and user data by solving data fragmentation through a flexible platform that allows data to be easily accessed and understood. In a world where well-organised and unified customer data drives positive personalised experiences for everyone, it knows that consistent customer experience across all facets of the brand, online as well as offline can truly drive the company’s bottom line. Meiro also recognises that diversity and well-balanced representation in the workforce is key for innovation and results.
Combining the industry-recognised domain knowledge in big data, artificial intelligence and credit scoring, ADVANCE.AI brings the next generation data centric platforms to transform traditional and emerging industries across Asia Pacific. Backed by notable VC firms from Silicon Valley and Asia, it has a regional footprint in the Asia Pacific. It is co-founded by Jefferson Chen. Its team members are from world reputable institutions and enterprises that bring together global perspectives and local knowhow.
Based in Singapore and Malaysia and co-founded by Jay Huang, Pulsifi’s mission is to help organisations and people discover their full potential through predictive AI technology. Pulsifi does this by combining organisational psychology, data science and information technology into one powerful AI SaaS (Software as a Service) that looks deeply into soft traits and hard skills to predict work outcomes with 97% accuracy. These outcomes range from attitudes and behaviours, areas of work interests, to the individual’s fit to different roles, team culture and company culture. Through clients like Nestlé, Heineken, Reckitt Benckiser, Malaysia Airlines, Deutsche Telekom’s T-Systems and other global companies, Pulsifi has a proven track record of improving the quality of candidate selection by over 85%, improving efficiency by over 70% and enhancing the candidate experience.
Founded in 2010 by Gyorgy Lajtai, Lynx Analytics is headquartered in Singapore with an engineering team based in Hungary. It serves clients globally by deploying dedicated project teams on-site. It is run by a highly qualified team and inherits deep telecom domain expertise from its strategic investor, Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT). Since early 2016, it has worked closely with HKT to continuously innovate new solutions to help communication service providers worldwide. With strong expertise in predictive analytic models, it helps businesses enhance customer experiences and predict outcomes.
Co-founded by Anurag Shah, Aureus is the customer intelligence and experience company that enables insurers to deliver superior customer experience leading to greater customer retention, loyalty and lifetime value. It does this by leveraging predictive analytics and machine learning technologies and delivering actionable insights at the point of decision. With powerful features, an easy to use interface and a subscription based pricing model, Aureus’ cloud-based Analytics products enable insurers and banks of all sizes to leverage vast amounts of internal and external data to deliver a superior experience to their customers. The company is located in Singapore, Hartford & Mumbai.
Founded by Sinuhe Arroyo, TAIGER is the market leader and pioneer of Knowledge Process Optimization. TAIGER’s mission is to help organisations optimise operational efficiencies by automating complex cognitive tasks. It specialises in advanced AI-engineered information access and extraction solutions, that exploit the meaning of structured and unstructured information with unparalleled accuracy for industry leaders in financial services and the government – significantly reducing costs, human risks and increasing efficiency and trimming processes for organisations. Its solutions are fully accredited by IMDA Singapore. TAIGER holds some patents in information access and is a leading global education and training institution in artificial intelligence with its esteemed TAIGER Academy. TAIGER is headquartered in Singapore with global offices in Hong Kong, Dubai, Madrid, Mexico City and New York.
Crayon Data believes that data is meant to serve the human spirit, not rule it. It does this by making it simple for everyone to see, touch and use the information that will make a difference to our lives. It creates solutions that use data to illuminate and simplify every aspect of existence. Clients include top-tier enterprises in banking, e-commerce, travel and hospitality. Crayon Data is founded by Suresh Shankar.
Tookitaki is innovating the regulatory compliance space by moving beyond rules-based applications and introducing software solutions to maximize efficiency and reduce risks in compliance processes. Founded by Abishek Chatterjee, its mission is to provide machine learning-powered sustainable, auditable, scalable and actionable regulatory compliance solutions that follow generally accepted ethical norms. In the regulatory compliance space, it focuses on anti-money laundering and reconciliation management. Incorporated in November 2014 in Singapore, the company is led by a core team with cumulative 150-years’ experience in finance, AI, Big Data Analytics and financial crime. It has offices in the US, Singapore and India. The uniqueness and robustness of its innovation in the field of machine learning have been acknowledged locally and worldwide by prestigious bodies.
Founded by David Sanderson in 2013, Nugit was born out of the desire to free enterprises from the burden of the analytical process, making the important stories hidden in data accessible to everyone in real time. Its Data Storytelling Platform uses artificial intelligence to fill the gap between dashboard and stories so that people can take ownership of new knowledge. This realises the full potential of all data in business, providing infinite scaling and immediate insights. Marketing departments and agencies get to gain a single view of their activities, identify opportunities, optimise and act.
Co-founded by Oliver Tan, ViSenze powers visual commerce at scale for retailers and publishers. It delivers intelligent image recognition solutions that shorten the path to action as consumers search and discover on the visual web. Retailers like Rakuten, ASOS and Urban Outfitters use ViSenze to convert images into immediate product search opportunities, improving conversion rates. Media companies use ViSenze to turn any image or video into an engagement opportunity, driving incremental revenue. Venture-backed by Rakuten, Gobi Partners, Sonae IM, Rakuten and WI Harper, ViSenze has offices in the US, Ireland, China, Japan, Brazil, Russia and Singapore.