Choosing the right partners
“Digital transformation is poised to bring about a gamut of opportunities and challenges, making companies more susceptible to digital threats and cyber loopholes, while revolutionising the way businesses and organisations work and preparing them for the next phase of industrial growth”, explains Dr. Andreas Hauser, Director of TÜV SÜD’s Digital Service Centre of Excellence in Singapore.
As Singapore continues to gear up to achieve its vision of a Smart Nation, it will have to continue to work in tandem with private businesses and organisations that have the specialist skills, expertise and security checks to deliver high quality, secure technology for its citizens. Collaboration is key.
“Singapore is well positioned to realise its Smart Nation Vision. The key is to pursue and implement a holistic approach to connect things, data, process and people. Safety, security and sustainability must be the top consideration for the Smart Nation,” says Dr. Dirk Schlesinger, Chief Digital Officer, TÜV SÜD.
It is why TÜV SÜD set up the Digital Service Centre of Excellence (CoE) here in Singapore. The CoE has over 20 specialists and experts to collaborate with industry partners to innovate, integrate technology and put cyber security at the fore to help Singapore realise its smart nation ambitions. It aims to grow the number of specialists and experts to 50 within the next three years. A second CoE has also been launched this year in Munich, Germany.
“Adopting an operations-based approach, pilot projects at the Digital CoE will give us the opportunity to co-innovate with experts, supporting them with innovative, needs-focus services to ensure safety, security and reliability” says Dr. Hauser. “Our objective is to enable the digital transformation of businesses and industries.”
A world of smart nations may be closer than we think, and opportunities are abundant for innovators daring enough to bring this future to life. Businesses looking to expand into this innovation space can work with us, through the CoE, to ensure new technology is tested, verified, certified and safe for large scale deployment and commercialisation.
The expertise nurtured by TÜV SÜD in many interrelated industries promises to deliver much-needed security and reliability to gain the trust of consumers.
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