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Siemens partners NTU, SP Group and ST Electronics to help Southeast Asian companies digitalise

Nurdianah Md Nur | July 13, 2017
The company's new Digitalization Hub will also experiment and develop innovations for the urban infrastructure, advanced manufacturing and healthcare sectors.

Launch of Siemens Digitalization Hub in Singapore
Standing from left: Lim Kok Kiang, Asst Managing Director, EDB; Wong Kim Yin, Group CEO, SP Group; S Iswaran, Minister for Trade & Industry (Industry); Joe Kaeser, President & CEO, Siemens AG; Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong; Vincent Chong, President & CEO, ST Engineering; Dr. Armin Bruck, CEO of Siemens Singapore; andDr. Steffen Koch, Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy .

Sitting from left: Prof Lam Khin Yong, Chief of Staff and VP (Research), NTU; Christian Greissinger, Head of Legal, Siemens Pte Ltd; Mr Sim Kwong Mian, EVP, SP Group; Kenneth Chan, SVP, Energy Management, Siemens Pte Ltd; Ravinder Singh, President, ST Electronics; and Steffen Endler, SVP and Head of Siemens Digitalization Hub

Siemens has partnered with Nanyang Technological University (NTU), SP Group and Singapore Technologies Electronics (ST Electronics) to co-create digital solutions for companies in Southeast Asia.

The collaboration with NTU aims to develop and showcase data-driven innovations for urban infrastructure, such as innovative mobility solutions based on self-driving vehicles, and advanced data analytics for optimising the performance of green buildings.

Together with SP Group, Siemens will build a next-generation energy management software platform for SP's 24/7 control centers. The platform is expected to enable a more robust planning, surveillance and predictive maintenance of Singapore's electricity network. The two companies will also create a multi-energy urban microgrid solution to help consumers save energy and cost.

Meanwhile, Siemens and ST Electronics will jointly create and market applications and solutions for connectivity, cybersecurity, data convergence, analytics and contextualisation for the transport sector in the region. The applications will use MindSphere—Siemen's open, cloud-based IoT operating system that offers data analytics, connectivity capabilities—to enable expansion into further market segments.


Cementing its commitment to help customers in the region go digital

To further help companies in the region digitalise, Siemens has opened a fully-integrated Digitalization Hub in Singapore, which is supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB).

The Hub will bring together data scientists, solution architects, software engineers, system experts and domain specialists from the urban infrastructure, advanced manufacturing and healthcare sectors. These professionals will experiment, learn, develop and test-bed innovations and future-ready digital solutions that help businesses become more efficient and sustainable.

According to Siemens, there are 60 specialists from a variety of disciplines currently working at the Hub. It aims to expand the staff count to 300 in five years.

"With this Digitalization Hub, we're creating synergy and an ecosystem for our teams, customers and business partners to tap into the benefits that digitalisation can bring," said Joe Kaeser, President and CEO of Siemens AG. "Singapore is the ideal location for this Hub because of its distinctively advanced industrial and urban infrastructure development, combined with the government's Smart Nation thrust to enable a digital economy."


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