The data being exchanged within Asia is astounding, and heralds the potential for Asia to become a powerhouse in innovation, says Lionel Lim, President, Asia Pacific & Japan at CA Technologies.
can stand head and hand with Europe and the US in driving innovation,"
Lim said during a 'lohei' lunch celebrating Chinese new year in
Singapore. "It is no longer about driving costs down, but 'how do I
further said that the opportunities for innovation and competitive
differentiation lie in four areas: enhancing the user experience;
working on convenience, speed and security of data access; introducing
or leveraging on technologies that accelerate business, and beefing up
"Reducing costs have gone to the back burner,"
Lim explained. "Technology to accelerate business is going to be a key
Lim added that IT skills will be the common denominator in the age of innovation. "Digital literacy is going to be big," he predicted.