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Singapore-UK Partner for Digital Growth

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Two countries with long histories and similar ideals, Singapore and the UK, are starting a new phase of cooperation that will significantly alter the digital environment. Their recent announcement of a Strategic Partnership demonstrates their shared commitment to innovation, prosperity, and peace in the Asia-Pacific area.

Economic cooperation is the cornerstone of international relations; hence, Singapore and the UK are dedicated to strengthening their economic connections citing that digital trade and the digital economy are essential to this commitment.

The United Kingdom-Singapore Digital Economy Agreement (UKSDEA) and the United Kingdom-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (UKSFTA) are agreements that aim to foster an atmosphere that encourages digital innovation in addition to lowering tariffs.

A crucial component of the modern digital economy, cross-border data transfers are being explored by Singapore and the UK. To ensure that people and businesses can easily navigate the digital landscape, they also seek to encourage the adoption of interoperable digital technologies. Their goal is to expedite their digital transformation journeys by sharing best practices.

Nowadays, where cyber threats are just as serious as physical ones, the UK-Singapore cooperation understands the need to strengthen its defence and cybersecurity capacities. The strategies used by malevolent actors in the digital sphere also change as technology does.

To defend against new digital threats, the two countries plan to modernise the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) and increase their defence cooperation. In this endeavour, closer communication on threat assessments and deterrent tactics is essential.

Additionally, both nations’ Ministries of Defence are included in the cooperation, with an emphasis on addressing hybrid threats in the information, digital, and cyber domains. This partnership aims to make the globe a safer, more stable place in addition to defending national interests.

Singapore and the UK are dedicated to promoting sustainability and combating climate change. Their strategic alliance reaches into the field of innovation and technology to promote change in these domains.

Two countries are working to decarbonise economic activity through the United Kingdom-Singapore Green Economy Framework (UKSGEF). This project includes carbon markets, sustainable financing, green transport, and low-carbon energy technology. Further, the creation of a Green Skills Corridor highlights how crucial a skilled labour force is to sustainable sectors.

It is remarkable how well they work together on investments and sustainable infrastructure. Their objective is to improve the energy security and resilience of the area by providing funding for low-carbon energy and energy transition initiatives. This complex project includes upstream project development and creative finance options.

Singapore and the UK are at the forefront of creating solutions to global concerns because they are leaders in research, science, innovation, and technology. They demonstrate their dedication to innovation via their updated Science, Innovation, and Technology Partnership.

This collaboration encompasses important and cutting-edge technologies including engineering biology and artificial intelligence (AI). To ensure the proper and moral application of these revolutionary technologies, both countries aim to work together to create international standards for them.

Their common dedication to cybersecurity is demonstrated by their cooperation on Internet of Things (IoT) security, app security, and cyber skills development. They apply their scientific and technological prowess to confront global issues like pandemics and climate change to improve civilisation.

An essential component of this alliance is also strengthening public-sector collaboration. Both nations hope to gain knowledge and strengthen their respective capacities by hosting yearly Public Service Roundtables at the level of Permanent Secretaries, which will benefit both parties as well as the larger international community.

Also, their dedication to global development and the enhancement of culture and education is demonstrated by their participation in capacity-building initiatives and cultural exchanges with underdeveloped nations.

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

PARTNER

CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

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Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

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HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

PARTNER

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.