Singtel launches FutureNow Innovation Centre in Singapore

Singtel, a telecom operator in Singapore, has launched its FutureNow Innovation Centre (FIC) to assist enterprises in their digital transformation.
Singtel digital achievementSingtel said the FIC innovation platform is designed to support the Government’s Industry Transformation Maps (ITMs) focusing on six industry clusters in Singapore.

It showcases use cases by industries and technologies such as cloud, software defined networks, data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), cyber security, Internet of Things (IoT), robotics and 5G possibilities, Singtel said.

“We are bringing innovative services and solutions to help accelerate enterprises in their digitalisation journeys,” Bill Chang, chief executive officer of Group Enterprise at Singtel, said.

The Singapore Government launched the S$4.5 billion ITM initiative in 2016 to help 23 key industries in Singapore support innovation, boost productivity, develop skills and expand internationally.

The centre serves as a platform for technology partners from small and medium enterprises as well as global technology leaders to collaborate and innovate with Singtel and its customers.

Enterprises can access the Group’s more than 650 million mobile consumers across Australia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand through Singtel’s regional footprint.

Singtel has already made investments in Singapore telecom market to set up corporate R&D labs with Institutes of Higher Learning and the National Research Foundation to develop technology capabilities and intellectual property in cyber security, AI, data analytics, smart computing applications, building automation systems, robotics and industrial IoT.