Video Platform from a DevOps prespective - Babbobox CTO, Sabrina Lim at CloudExpo Asia 2017

Babbobox CTO, Sabrina Lim (yes.. she's a female CTO), will be speaking at CloudExpo Asia - DevOps Live at 12.05pm on 12 Oct.


Essentially, she'll be speaking about a combination technologies covering Media, Search, A.I., Cognitive and unstructured data (all the stuff that we are using) from the DevOps perspective. So yes... it'll be a bit geeky and techie!

So if you are at the show, do drop by and say hi!

UK, US... Here we come! Catch us at Microsoft Tech Summit Birmingham and Washington, DC!

Time to get out there and show the world our Babbobox Search Engine

We are excited to be in invited to participate in the exclusive Microsoft Tech Summit. As part of our expansion plan, we have decided take part on the events in Birmingham (UK) and Washington DC (US).

Here are the dates and venue details:


Birmingham, UK

Date: January 24-25, 2018
Venue: National Exhibition Centre (NEC) Birmingham B40 1NT United Kingdom


Washington, DC, USA

Date: March 5-6, 2018
Venue: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004


If you are in town then, do drop by and say hi! Watch this space for further Tech Summit updates!

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Microsoft recognizes Babbobox as key global partner for Media Services

We are delighted to be listed as a key Microsoft global partner for Azure Media Services on (Please scroll down)

Azure Media Services Babbobox Video Search Engine

This is in recognition of Babbobox's pioneering Unified Search Engine and Video-Search-as-a-Service where both services are World's First. 

"We are honoured to be invited by Microsoft to be part of this exclusive club of partners." said Alex Chan, Babbobox's CEO, "Considering Babbobox is still a relatively new entrant in comparison to other partners, to be invited into this elite group shows that Microsoft recognizes the huge potential in the things that we are doing. That Babbobox is pushing the boundaries and transforming the way we search in future."

Find out more about Babbobox Search Engine.
Watch this space for more updates!

Let's talk Unstructured Data! Babbobox CEO, Alex Chan, will be speaking at SWITCH 2017!

Babbobox CEO Alex Chan Switch 2017

Every one of us is bombarded with information through various media on a daily basis. Just how do we deal with all of it?

Babbobox CEO, Alex Chan, will be joined by Infini Video's Ken Lim to examine how data can be better managed such that users can navigate complex topics more easily.

Catch Ken and Alex at Campus Day as they share more on how we can use unstructured data efficiently!

Register here:

#CPSG1 #CPDAY #SwitchSG17 #Babbobox

3 Biggest Take-away from Microsoft Inspire 2017

* Article written by Babbobox CEO, Alex Chan 

It’s more than a week after coming back from Microsoft Inspire in Washington DC. It’s a massive event with 18,000 attendees, 716 total sessions and 572 hours of content. This was Babbobox's Microsoft Inspire. New friendship forged, new connections made, new knowledge learnt, a Carrie Underwood concert, fascinating city and a overall wonderful experience. 

There were many take-aways – from learning new tech to meeting people face-to-face whom you only emailed before. But here’s my three biggest take-aways from the event. 

Take-away #1 – The Transformation

Microsoft Inspire - Babbobox

The biggest take-away that I saw was… A Microsoft in transformation.

It is difficult for one to admit to a mistake and publicly apologize for it, it is even harder to change unless that person really wants to change. That’s the Microsoft that I saw during Inspire. It admitted to 18,000 Microsoft personnel and partners that things are not all rosy with their partners and they needed to not just make a change, but a MASSIVE one at that. Thus, the One Commercial Partner Program. 

This resonated with me, and I’m sure with many other Microsoft partners, because I know exactly how difficult it can be to be a Microsoft partner. However, with Inspire, there is new optimism. A new hope that things will be better.  

Take-away #2 – Playing where the Puck will be

Microsoft Inspire Babbobox

In many ways, a better Microsoft could also mean better things for the world. Let me explain. The following is Microsoft’s Mission Statement:

Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

To be honest, I didn’t know Microsoft’s mission statement. When I read it during Satya’s keynote speech, it took a while to sink in.

  • How many companies can have a mission statement like that?
  • How many companies in the world have that kind of global reach?
  • Even if it does, how can one make a positive impact?

Wayne Gretzky was once said “"A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be." This is the second take-away from Inspire. Microsoft is gearing itself to play where the puck is going to be. For mankind, that would be Cloud, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Services and Machine Learning.

The challenge for Microsoft is not just to establish leadership in these areas, but how to bring these technologies out to every corner of the world so mankind can benefit from it. The only way to do this is through working with other people, with partners.

The one question that I had in my mind is, do I want to be on that bandwagon?

Take-away #3 - Inspiring

Alex Chan Babbobox Microsoft Inspire

The last is more personal – Knowing that I made a difference to a stranger.

Babbobox was invited on a panel session for the APAC region with 3 other leaders talking about digital transformation. Admittedly, it was a lot of fun doing it and sharing our personal stories of transformation with others.

Immediately after the session, someone came up to thank me, shaking my hand profusely expressing what I said on stage was the highlight of his entire Inspire event. To put things into perspective, Inspire had 800+ speakers in hundreds of sessions. To be someone’s Inspire highlight, I had to beat some pretty tough competition!

To know that I have inspired even one person... that made my trip all worthwhile!

Microsoft Inspire… The title… How apt! See you next year!

Babbobox launches 3 NEW LANGUAGES to Babbobox Search

Babbobox is happy to announce that we are adding 3 NEW languages to our Babbobox Search Engine. With this addition, we are making the total to 12 languages. 

These 12 languages are as follows:
- British English (NEW!)
- Mexican Spanish (NEW!)
- Russian (NEW!)
- English
- Chinese
- Spanish
- French
- German
- Italian
- Portuguese (Brazilian)
- Arabic (Egyptian)
- Japanese

Find out more about Babbobox Search Engine.
Watch this space for more updates!

Babbobox launches Ricoh Asia Marketplace

11 countries, Hundred of users, Thousands of products, Millions worth in transactions. 

That pretty sums up Ricoh Asia Marketplace ( This B2B Market Place is the centre that provides the heartbeat for Ricoh Asia, all its subsidiaries and distributors with the Asia Pacific countries. 

Ricoh Asia B2B Market Place

Babbobox is proud to be the exclusive technology partner for the RA Market Place. 

"I believe we created a system that not only is functional, but also beautiful." says Alex Chan, Babbobox CEO. "We are excited about this launch and look forward to partnering with Ricoh Asia in years to come on this B2B Market Place."

About Ricoh Asia (RA) Market Place - It is a centralised B2B platform where Ricoh sales companies and distributors place orders for numerous solution offerings from regional business partners. This B2B platforms serves more than 11 countries within the Asia Pacific region. 

To find out how you can build an enterprise grade market place, contact us HERE.

Learn how to create your own Netflix!

That'll be Babbobox CEO, Alex Chan's topic when he speaks at the Microsoft Global Azure Bootcamp 2017 happening on 22 April, 2017.

During the session, Alex will run through the process on how you can you create your own Netflix using Microsoft Azure Media Services. If that's not enough, learn more about Media Analytics and Cognitive Services, and how to use them to create your own niche.

If this strikes a cord, click on the link below and register!

Announcement: Ricoh Asia partners Babbobox to build B2B Marketplace

We are delighted to announce that Babbobox will be the technology partner for Ricoh Asia to revamp the Ricoh Asia Marketplace. Though it comes as no surprise since the same team had built the first marketplace, but it is still a honour for Ricoh Asia to continue this partnership with us for years to come.

Ricoh Asia (RA) Marketplace is a centralised B2B platform where Ricoh sales companies and distributors  place orders for numerous solution offerings from regional business partners. This B2B platforms serves more than 11 countries within the Asia Pacific region. 

"We are delighted to continue our partnership with Ricoh Asia for the RA Marketplace." says Alex Chan, CEO of Babbobox. "Futhermore, we are also working closely to explore how we can use technology to disrupt the current definition of Office Automation."

Watch out for this space for more updates about the Ricoh Asia and Babbobox partnership!

Announcement: Babbobox and VideoSpace to launch a World's First at Microsoft Tech Summit in Singapore

This year, we are proud to announce that Babbobox and VideoSpace will be part of the Singapore leg of the Tech Summit held between March 13 to 14, 2017. We will also be taking this opportunity to launch a World's First! So stay tune for upcoming news about this!

"We are excited about being invited to be part of this exclusive Tech Summit. It shows that Babbobox is right at the leading edge of technology." says Babbobox CEO, Alex Chan "We are also excited about the World's First that we will be launching during the Summit. There is no better platform than the Tech Summit"

Here's a little more about the Microsoft Tech Summit for those who has never been to one before. It is ran by top engineers from Microsoft’s own cloud teams. With more than 50 technical sessions, the summit covers a wide range of cloud topics across Azure and the hybrid platform, including security, networking, data, storage, identity, mobile, cloud infrastructure, management, devops, app platform, productivity, collaboration and more. And here’s where it’s really different: you’ll have direct access to the people who build and run the cloud services across Azure, Office 365, and Windows 10. All for FREE.

In the past, this event has filled up quickly, so I encourage you to reserve a spot NOW! So click on the link below to register!

While you are at the Summit, drop by our booth and say hello! I promise you that we'll blow you away with what we are officially launching! Moreover, it's a World's First!