About Us
what we want to do | who are we

The following was written in 2005. It is almost 9 years that the three topics have taken some minor changes. The e-Platform idea is still a concept that is not fully realized, even the word 'platform' has been used to promote a one-stop web location that one can conduct activities that are consumer-targeted. We have push that concept to services in the cloud ('services cloud') to lower the entry barrier with metered IT services and services are SaaS to serve multiple e-Platforms.

As far as the subtopics are concerned, cyber logistics is still lacking, big data give excitement to decision making, and AOLA and Technology in Mathematics are lost in beer drinking. Focus is shited to NFC and smartphone after a successful project that implement both RFID and its associated IT technology in a garment supply chain. RFID is, from my perspective, again in the back burner. Anyhow, we are off research-based projects. [January 12, 2014]

Introduction

The company begins its building process in mid-January of 2005. We will make available resources that we have created over the years for use soon. At first, we mainly will provide information and research results with respect to three topics, namely, e-Platform (cyber logistics, collaborative decision making and AOLA-Author Once Learn Anywhere), Technology in Mathematics Education, and RFID technologies.

It would be foolish to think we can do what we like to achieve without the help and participation of others. But at this point, we like to establish the foundation before anyone could and would contribute voluntarily. Nonetheless, your opinions and suggestions are most welcome (info@any2any.net).

From 2008 to present time (2014), we finished the privacy and security research (a ReBAC concept was created), completed a 2 year project that enabled RFID technology in a garment supply chain from the ground up (supply chain issues, SCOR-based mapping, hotspot design and implementation, a visibility platform for on-demand and on-target visibility to any supply chain user), and we started we HKSAR funded research grants on e-Services and heteromorphism.

Who are we?

We are two people that believe future fun lies in 'any-to-any communication' (any2any communication). From the entertainment point of view, instant messaging tools such as icq (P), and MSN Messenger (P), has been aggregating a great number of users. This may be due to both the personalizational spread of computers, buoyed by the awareness of the Internet contributed by the World Wide Web, and the commercialization of the Internet where a new customer base can be built virtually. Nonetheless, the fun of communication is no doubt realized and enhanced. These instant messaging tools offers one2many or even n2n in some cases, but yet to reach the any2any status. Product protection could be one of the reasons why can't any of the tools can communicate with users of the other tools. Third party software has tried to bridge that gap.

The social networking phenomenon aggregates online users to community as defined by the networking tools available at the site. The trust connectivity (one of the four dimensions defined in Any-2Any) is established and controlled by a user that is transitive in nature if approved.

Wireless and mobile technolgies no doubt play an important role if such communication can be carried out anywhere and anytime. The any2any realization may take a bit more thinking before we could even comment on if current and emerging technologies are sufficient and if not, what lack of. The any2any concept encapsulates a number of dimensions that are practiced and enabled now in an one2one environment. Yet, when in any2any, the views are not as clear as one could conjure in a short time. And, there are not many scholarly articles written about any2any in our perspective.

We did some research on what to call our company. We had 'Intelligence in Motion' and that led to 'i2go.' But that was the brand name of an electronic product (MP3 Player for CARS?). So, we go with the current name.

Nonetheless, Chu, S. was trained as a 'computer scientist' (wow, big word!) in the mid-70's (B.S. from USU , & M.S. & Ph.D. from VT ), taught in an American university for 12 years, run away with a Full Professor in Computer Science designation and quitted in the late 90's. He is one of the two founders of ATCM, Inc. that manages the ATCM Conferences. Year 2006 marks the 11th conference, hosted at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University here in Hong Kong, and also his last year to be involved in such endeavour. He spent a bit over 6 years in an university in Hong Kong, worked with 3 other founding members to establish the Center of Cyber Logistics. He learned some business concepts and gained some understanding of 'logistics' and wrote a book with the founding members on '4th Party Cyber Logistics for Air Cargo.' He decided that January 1, 2005 marked his dive into a final run on realizing his goal of sharing knowledge for the benefit of mankind (wow, big big idea). Here are a few projects he participated in over the years (since 2000 till 2007):

  • [2008-2011] to be added soon...
  • [2007] The e-Commerce Era paper appeared in the March issue of Information & Management ; completed two projects (one of which I did not do much!!) - one concerning how should an airport position itself to draw both passenger and cargo, and the other is on the issues of e-government services;
  • [2006] Co-wrote a number of proposals to be hopefuls in the year 2007: 1) enterprise SC applications, such as WMS, ERP - do they fit the Asia-Pacific supply chain practics? 2): can SCOR be used to articulate the differences in supply chain practices of the western world and this region? 3) can SCOR be a base model to articulate RFID technology influences in supply chain processes? 4) how do 2) and 3) play in Taiwan? 5) on-demand entitlement services for RFID-based data and information sharing, and what is the complexity of the services if other third party agents are in the playing fields such that the shared information can be both enriched and on-target? and 6) will there be room for AOLA-based learning?
  • [2006] Co-led the development of a research model for data sharing in a supply chain; details cannot be released.
  • [2005] Led in the development of a RFID-driven supply chain with other universities; a distribution center, based on the 4th party platform design and Kerry Logistics some practices, was built, linking up with a retail store; this project is continuing.
  • [2004] Participated in the pilot study of business integration of RFID technologies; proposed three major issues: 1) information agents with the RFID-space - how to react and when to integrate; 2) privacy and security schemes to enable ad hoc RFID-based information sharing; and 3) RFID adoption in industries - a garment industry aspect.
  • [2003] Participated in the study of the manufacturing processes of a trims and accessories corporation; was looking at the prospects of using RFID technology for possible business process reengineer.
  • [2002] Participated in IT aspects of the study entitled "An IT and Economic Study on the Future of Hong Kong Air Cargo Industry: Long-term Impact of WTO Accession and Direct Links," funded by a HKSAR government agency.
  • [2002] Led the study on standards and protocols for the Digital Trade and Transportation Network (DTTN)DTTN website.

The other founding member of this company goes by the name of Toufin. Not much information can be reviewed about Toufin because she is still under oath working in some technology company. She spent her early years making others miserable by winning most of the European youth tennis tournaments. She was trained as a 'computer scientist' also (oh no, two nerds but good nerds!!), along with a formal MBA training.

We share the same vision, and agree with most of the ways we like to shape the company.