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Singapore deepens digital capabilities through Singtel Innovation Centre (Channel Asia Singapore)

(L-R): Bill Chang (Singtel); Chua Sock Koong (Singtel); Heng Swee Keat (Minister for Finance) and Simon Israel (Singtel)
(Photo: Channel Asia Singapore, Singtel)

In line with Singapore’s efforts to encourage innovation and digital transformation, Singtel has opened its FutureNow Innovation Centre (FIC).

The centre has been designed to advance the Singapore government’s industry transformation maps (ITMs) that focus on six key industry clusters, namely manufacturing, built environment, trade and connectivity, essential domestic services, modern services, lifestyle.

“We have brought together a number of industry subject matter experts who are contributing to the various industries’ transformation,” said Bill Chang, CEO of group enterprise at Singtel.

“Together with the advanced technologies through our various research and development labs, product development and extensive partnership eco-systems, we are bringing innovative and impactful services and solutions to help accelerate enterprises in their digitalisation journeys.”

The centre will showcase some of the latest technology trends such as cloud, software-defined networks, data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), cyber security, Internet of Things (IoT), robotics and 5G telecommunications technology.

Set up to foster innovation and digital transformation around Singapore’s $4.5 billion ITM initiative, 23 industries are set to benefit under this initiative.

Specifically, this is through providing services and solutions to spur innovation and assist enterprises to transform business models, unlock additional growth opportunities redefine customer experiences and improve productivity.

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Mark Johnston

Channel Asia Singapore

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