With the opening of a new regional digital innovation hub in Singapore, VMware has joined nine other such hubs in Asia Pacific cities such as Beijing, Bangalore, Tokyo and Sydney. Paul Simos, VMware’s vice president and MD for Southeast Asia and Korea, said the innovation hub will help the region’s development as a burgeoning, dynamic technology powerhouse.
As the Asean region prepares to become a US$1 trillion digital economy by the year 2030 and the region’s rise as an innovation powerhouse, Simos said the company is dedicated to propelling businesses into the future by assisting them in visualising and implementing their digital roadmaps.
A digital white-boarding system, virtual reality, and a customised experience using radio-frequency identification (RFID) are some of the features available at the centre, according to Simo (RFID). He said businesses will be able to interact with technical specialists and teams from anywhere in the globe to “unpack technical limits and develop customised technology roadmaps.
Simon explained that this will allow business leaders to test existing technologies, concepts, and pilot projects before officially implementing them. It will also serve as a secure innovation sandbox for developing new innovative concepts and transformation roadmaps.
Speaking during the unveiling, Alvin Tan, Singapore’s Minister of State, stated that polls had revealed that firms that invested in the cloud saw increased income and data security, as well as the ability to recover more swiftly during emergencies.
According to Mr Tan, who is affiliated with the Ministries of Culture, Community, and Youth, as well as the Ministry of Trade and Industry, it doesn’t come as a surprise that worldwide spending on cloud computing is predicted to reach US$480 billion this year.