Smartsheet Kicks Off First ENGAGE APAC Event


Smartsheet (NYSE:SMAR), the enterprise platform for dynamic work, today announced the start of its first ENGAGE APAC event. Continuing the conversation from ENGAGE US and ENGAGE EMEA, the virtual event will discuss the key to unlocking human potential through panel discussions, case studies, and product demonstrations from organisations across the region.

As organisations continue to transform how they work due to the pandemic, many are looking to collaborate more efficiently and effectively by turning to dynamic solutions that empower the workforce. This sentiment is echoed by Smartsheet Vice President, Asia Pacific, Nigel Mendonca, who said, “Here at Smartsheet Asia Pacific, we want to help businesses to truly unlock and realise human potential so that they can remain adaptable, flexible and embody a culture of continuous performance.”

In addition to remarks from Smartsheet leadership and a look at the latest product releases, the

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Zoom looks for post-pandemic, APAC growth

To say 2020 has been a significant year for Zoom Video Communications would be an understatement, but the video conferencing company is looking for continued growth beyond the pandemic as workplaces take on a new definition. It also is keen to expand its footprint in Asia-Pacific, where it has a data centre in Singapore and has seen accelerated growth. 

The year indeed had been “hyper accelerated” and “dramatic” for Zoom, which clocked 200 million meeting participants a day worldwide in March during the height of the pandemic, said Abe Smith, Zoom’s head of international. In comparison, this figure was at 10 million just a couple of months earlier in December 2019. By April, the number of daily meeting participants had climbed to 300 million, Smith said in a video interview with ZDNet. 

Zoom reached 370,200 paying enterprise customers with at least 10 employees in its second quarter, up 458% from

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85% surveyed in APAC believe workforce agility is the key to future success

Close to nine in 10 (85%) HR leaders and professionals in Asia Pacific (APAC) believe workforce agility is the key to future success, a new survey has revealed.

According to Aon’s latest Global COVID-19 HR Pulse Survey, considering how COVID-19 has accelerate a number of key workforce trends, 27% of respondents felt it was an extremely important factor for future success, while nearly six in 10 (58%) felt so. 

In line with this, what did respondents think were critical to maintaining an agile workforce? The top response was the ability to attract and retain a diverse workforce, with 44% indicating it as ‘very important’, and 41% indicating it as ‘extremely important’.

At the same time, more than nine in 10 (92%) think technology infrastructure plays a part, an extremely important factor to to 57% of them and a very important one to 35%.

Other critical factors that respondents considered included:

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