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Singapore PropTech Founder Rhonda Wong Clinches Women of the Future South-East Asia Award for Property, Infrastructure and Construction Category

Singapore PropTech Founder Rhonda Wong Clinches Women of the Future South-East Asia Award for Property, Infrastructure and Construction Category

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 3 July 2020 – Rhonda Wong, CEO and Co-founder of Ohmyhome, has been recognised as a Women of the Future Award SEA 2020 winner for her one-stop property platform, Ohmyhome. Live-streamed on 25th June 2020, the award recognised remarkable female leaders in South-East Asia who drive positive change with courage, hard work and determination.

Rhonda is one of ten female leaders felicitated at the award ceremony, where the successes of female leaders in other categories such as Business, Arts & Culture, Community Spirit & Public Service were celebrated too.

Out of 48 candidates across the region vying for the Property, Infrastructure and Construction award, Rhonda emerged as the winner for her remarkable efforts in shaping the world we live in through her leadership at Ohmyhome. The judges commented that “Rhonda had a clear vision of what she’d like to achieve, and a well laid out structured plan to get there. She wants to leverage her role and company and achieve greater good across SEA.”

Founded in 2016 to simplify the process of selling, buying and renting properties, Ohmyhome has facilitated more than 5,300 property transactions worth over S$1.6 billion.

Pinky Lilani CBE DL, founder of the Women of the Future (WOF) programme says: “In these unprecedented times, we’ve had to adapt and for the first time virtually announce the winners, however the vision and motivation of the awards remains the same. When we spotlight success, share our own stories and collaborate across professions and borders, we create a powerful community and support system for these women. I have been so very impressed by our candidates’ achievement and their deep desire to make the world a better place. Through these awards, we hope to continue inspiring women to broaden the female talent pool and support progress in the region.”

Commenting on the award, Rhonda said, “I am very honoured to be recognised alongside all the inspirational and visionary women at the Women of The Future Awards. It inspires me to carry on shaping the Proptech industry to create a better future for all, especially for the most important asset in their lives – their homes and property investments.”

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Cisco Launches 0% Financing Programme to Support SMEs in Singapore

Cisco Launches 0% Financing Programme to Support SMEs in Singapore

  • 3-year
    financing programme for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) on all Cisco
    products including software, hardware and services
  • 0%
    interest with no upfront costs and fixed monthly payments for purchases from
    USD20,000 to USD300,000
  • Now
    available to SMEs in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and
    Vietnam 

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach
– 3 July 2020 – Cisco has launched a new financing programme to help SMEs purchase
its products at 0% interest and with no upfront costs, at a fixed 3-year
monthly payment term. SMEs will be able to purchase hardware, software
solutions as well as services under the programme. 

 

The launch of the programme comes as the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdowns
across the region to control its spread, have disrupted supply chains and
decreased business activities. The nature of SMEs means that they likely have a
smaller pool of capital reserves. This coupled declining revenues has put a
strain on cash flows of many SMEs, especially in sectors such as retail,
construction, hospitality, and food and beverage — most of which have relatively
high supply costs.

 

SMEs are critical to Singapore’s trade and commercial landscape. They employ
65% of Singapore’s workforce and contribute nearly 50% of Singapore’s economic output. The Singapore government has responded swiftly with assisted loan
schemes offering S$4.5 billion to businesses, a large chunk of which has gone
to SMEs.

 

As the government starts to ease the Circuit Breaker restrictions and
reopen the economy, SMEs are looking to adopt technology and digitize their
business to resume operations safely, open new growth opportunities and
contribute to the overall economic recovery post COVID-19. The new programme
from Cisco is aimed at providing financial support to SMEs that seek to equip
themselves with the necessary tools and solutions to accelerate their business
in the new digital era.

 

“The outbreak of COVID-19 has had a huge impact on SMEs across the
country. However, the situation has also brought about a rapid shift in mindset
of SMEs as they are now more receptive to the idea of integrating technology in
various aspects of their business and accelerate their digital transformation
journey not just as a means of survival in the current environment but also for
driving future growth. The financing programme will make it easier for local SMEs
to start and continue their digital journeys. The world is going through an
uncertain economic period and at Cisco, we are committed to doing our part to
help lighten the burden for Singapore’s SMEs,” said Andy Lee, Managing
Director, for Cisco Singapore.

 

“Ensuring that SMEs are able to leverage technology to continue to
sustain and grow their business is critical for the overall economy, not least
because the sector accounts for more than two-thirds of all jobs in Singapore.
If businesses in the sector grow, they will continue to protect and even create
jobs and add to Singapore’s economic recovery post COVID-19,” he added.

 

The 0%
financing programme will provide SMEs access to necessary technological
enablers from Cisco that include software, hardware and services without
breaking their budget. SME’s will enjoy a 3-year, full payout lease plan where
they pay equal 36-month payments on their Cisco purchases that costs between
USD20,000 to USD300,000. and will fully own the equipment at the end of
contract period.

 

“Cisco’s financing program offers built-in capabilities to ensure
successful cash flow management for SMEs. Businesses can secure the technology
they need to run their business with regular, predictable payments and 0% interest
rate. They can also eliminate upfront costs, preserving their financial
resources for other business priorities,” said Raz Mohamad, Director Small
Business and Commercial for ASEAN at Cisco.

 

“SMEs are the backbone of ASEAN economies,
accounting for over 85% of total business establishments and making up the main
contributions to private sector employment in the region. However, they are
currently facing the biggest challenges to their operations. Technology can
help solve some of their key challenges and revitalize their operations. It is
more important than ever for partners like Cisco to provide the much-needed
assistance, not just through our solutions and expertise but also through
programmes that can help alleviate financial concerns,” he added. 

 

The new
financing option is now available for any SME’s through Cisco Capital, the
vendor financing business within Cisco that delivers customer-centric,
partner-enabled payment options for Cisco-led solutions. For more information
on the programme, visit www.cisco.com/c/en_my/buy/payment-solutions/solutions/small-business

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2.2 Million People set new record for views tuning in to BLACKPINK X #TwitterBlueroom

2.2 Million People set new record for views tuning in to BLACKPINK X #TwitterBlueroom

  • BLACKPINK communicated with fans
    around the world via #TwitterBlueroom Live Q&A, topping Twitter Trending
    globally
  • BLACKPINK
    introduced self-drawn special emoji on #TwitterBlueroom Live
  • BLACKPINK
    will present self-made album gifts to lucky fans who posted questions during
    #TwitterBlueroom
  • Fans posted a total of 18.2 million Tweets over just 6 days following the
    comeback and Twitter official account opening 

▲ Image Description: BLACKPINK’s image at #TwitterBlueroom
Live Q&A

LIVE Q&A Tweet URL: https://twitter.com/BLACKPINK/status/1277799491609849858

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – Media
OutReach
 – 3 July 2020 – #TwitterBlueroom Live Q&A
session, conducted by Twitter Korea on 30 June, with Kpop girl group BLACKPINK
(@BLACKPINK), has reached a
cumulative 2.2 million viewers and reached #1
on Twitter’s worldwide trends during the livestream.

BLACKPINK, which recently released a new album ‘How
You Like That’, launched its official Twitter account, @BLACKPINK, on 26 June
and posted its first Tweet, generating 711,000 Likes and  276,000 Retweets.

https://twitter.com/BLACKPINK/status/1276441094436253698

#TwitterBlueroom Live Q&A session allowed fans and
BLACKPINK members to communicate. The day of the session, BLACKPINK sent out a
Voice Tweet, “See You Soon @BLACKPINK
to amplify fans’ expectations. During the #TwitterBlueroom live session,
BLACKPINK members talked about their new songs and behind-the-scenes details of
music videos, as well as answering questions by fans on Twitter. BLACKPINK also
drew fans’ attention to the introduction of special emojis to celebrate
BLACKPINK’s comeback and explained how to activate them. These emojis, created
with pictures drawn by BLACKPINK, are automatically activated when fans use the
hashtags for Korean or English names of each member of BLACKPINK : #JENNIE, #제니, #JISOO, #지수, #LISA, #리사, #ROSÉ
#로제.

As part of the #TwitterBlueroom Live session,
BLACKPINK made album covers to give as gifts to Blinks, BLACKPINK fans.
BLACKPINK members decorated album covers by adding their own personality using
various stickers. These albums will be awarded by drawing, to fans who posted
questions through Twitter.

A complete recording of the #TwitterBlueroom Live
Q&A with BLACKPINK can be seen on the BLACKPINK Twitter account, including
BLACKPINK’s Q&A session wherein the group members answered fan questions.

#TwitterBlueroom 360 videos featuring ‘#JENNIE x
#LISA’ and ‘#JISOO x #ROSÉ’ were posted after the live session as special
content and generated over 6M views. On the day of #TwitterBlueroom Live session,
BLACKPINK also tried Twitter’s new ‘Fleets’ feature. ‘Fleets’ is a Twitter
pilot feature where the content automatically disappears 24 hours after
publication. Likes, Retweets, and the number of comments are not visible on the
Fleet, making it the perfect place to share thoughts. BLACKPINK’s Fleets
highlighted the hashtags #BLACKPINK, #TwitterBlueroom LIVE, the official account name @BLACKPINK, and the #TwitterBlueroom
Live streaming.

Kim YeonJeong, Head of Twitter Global Kpop &
K-Contents Partnership said, “Kpop fans from around the world can participate
in real-time conversations related to Kpop through customized content provided
by Twitter. We will continue to support global Kpop artists such as BLACKPINK
to enable fans to be part of what’s happening in the Kpop scene real-time in
various ways and with different content, such as the #TwitterBlueroom Live
session.”

BLACKPINK generated a total of 18.2 million Tweets for
6 days from 26 June to 1 July, after announcing things such as a new song
#HowYouLikeThat, a comeback, opening an official Twitter account, launching
emojis, and live streaming of #TwitterBlueroom. They proved that they are the
most popular Kpop girl group. (End)

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Special Emoji:


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