Monday, October 7, 2019

Innov8tif Won Merit for the Fintech Category at MSC Malaysia APICTA 2019

Kuala Lumpur (3rd Oct 2019) – Innov8tif’s EMAS™ eKYC product has been accorded Merit for Fintech category at MSC Malaysia APICTA 2019. Innov8tif was presented with the award at Serba Dinamik-PIKOM Unicorn Tech Awards Night 2019, held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

The MSC Malaysia Asia Pacific ICT Awards (MSC Malaysia APICTA) programme provides recognition to outstanding achievements of individuals, students, entrepreneurs, companies and organizations with operations in Malaysia who have contributed to the development of the MSC Malaysia initiatives or in building applications and services for the benefit of Malaysia. It recognises creativity, innovation, and excellence in Malaysian ICT.

Innov8tif won this esteemed recognition from one of the most competitive categories in this Awards programme. The awards ceremony saw more than 1,000 tech players at the most sought-after annual event of the country’s digital ecosystem. Also present at the event was YB Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who delivered keynote speech.

“It is a great honour to receive this prestigious award. Most importantly, it recognizes all the great efforts that Innov8tif team members have committed wholeheartedly into EMAS eKYC product, from technical design, engineering, sales, implementation and support,” says George Lee the CEO of Innov8tif. “As a pioneer of eKYC solution in Malaysia, there were years when we saw investment into R&D and going around the BFSI industries to pitch for awareness, but without tangible conversion into sales. So it is certainly very rewarding for our team to be recognized for the positive impacts we have brought into B2B fintech solution.”

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Using Deep Learning Technology to Prevent Deepfake in eKYC

Deepfake is a rising threat, particularly for its effectiveness in impersonation. By combining and superimposing existing images and videos onto source images or videos using a machine learning technique known as generative adversarial network, it is feasible to create a good quality animated face which can satisfy liveness test checked through facial landmark movement (e.g. eye blink, mouth movement, head yaw/pitch), and impersonate as another facial identity.

This, is evidently a threat in digital ID verification of many eKYC processes that we have witnessed. Furthermore, deepfake can be produced by anyone without knowledge in AI or 3D modelling, simply by using off-the-shelf facial animation tool.

Friday, August 30, 2019

What to Look Out for When Evaluating a Low-code Platform?

Joget Inc. successfully concluded Digital Transformation Summit in Kuala Lumpur, held at Connexion Conference & Event Centre, Nexus Bangsar South, on Aug 22nd, 2019. The event was surrounded by enterprise application modernization as its primary theme. It was also supported by Red Hat, a good complement between Joget as a low-code platform, and OpenShift.

Image Source: Joget Inc
The event saw participation of 80 IT professionals from existing customers of Joget Workflow in Malaysia, as well as new prospects from medium and large enterprises. Raveesh Dewan the CEO of Joget Inc., flew in all the way from United States to share new opportunities that will be made possible by Joget DX v7 - the next major upgrade of Joget Workflow. Damien Wong, Vice President & General Manager of Red Hat Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, also delivered his insights on the why, what and how to go digital native with containers and DevOps.

I had an opportunity to share personal view on "What to Look Out for When Evaluating a Low-code Platform?", based on my 10 years of exposure in the advocacy of low-code development tools. It doesn't matter whether or not you are evaluating Joget. My view was shared as a 9-point checklist, which I hope is helpful to serve as a guideline when your organization is assessing low-code tool - especially when it is meant to be served as citizen development platform.

1. Tooling

It goes without saying that, low-code tools are the key pillars in any low-code platform.

  • Basic consideration such as processes, end-user application interfaces, forms, reports, user directory and access-control list should be able to be designed and administered through configurations. 
  • Any very importantly, how sophisticated can the UI of form design be configured from wizard/dialog? It defeats the purpose, if slightly more sophisticated requirements would require coding. Examples are: tabbed form, pop-up search and selection, one-to-many relationship between entities, asynchronous data pulling, grid-table multi-row data input, and validation rules.
  • You may want to take note on IDE (integrated development environment) dependency, as to whether any client software installation is required by a low-code developer. 

Low-code doesn't imply no-code. As such, is there a "code behind" flexibility when need arises?