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Siemens launches digitalization, IoT hub in Singapore

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The new digitalization hub will develop IoT solutions and help the country become a smart nation

German company Siemens announced the establishment of a digitalization hub in Singapore to develop innovative products in the internet of things (IoT) space. Supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), the hub will also complements the county’s efforts to become a smart nation, the German firm said.

“Singapore is one of the greatest economies in the world. It is known for excellence, long term planning and forward thinking. Siemens will be key partner to help prepare Singapore for the new digital economy. Piloting MindSphere as the IoT operating system, Singapore has a unique opportunity to become the leading fully integrated urban ecosystem on the globe. To help achieve this, we’re setting up our largest fully-integrated Digitalization Hub in Singapore.” said Joe Kaeser, president and CEO of Siemens.

“We are proud to partner Siemens in its new digitalization hub which will support Singapore’s move to become a smart nation. Leveraging Siemens’ MindSphere operating system, this hub will create new opportunities for businesses to tap onto the country’s rich digital ecosystem to co-develop innovative digital solutions in the industrial IoT space,” EDB chairman Beh Swan Gin, said.

As part of the new digitalization hub, Siemens will cooperate with customers, partners and universities to develop new digital applications.

Starting with 60 specialists from a variety of disciplines, the IoT hub team is expected to grow to 300 by the year 2022. It will bring together data scientists, solution architects, software engineers, system experts and domain specialists from the urban infrastructure, industrial and healthcare sectors.

In related news, SP Group, Singapore’s sole transmission and distribution utility signed an agreement to collaborate with Siemens to build a next-generation energy management software platform for SP’s 24/7 control centers, to enable more robust planning, surveillance and predictive maintenance of Singapore’s electricity network. The two companies will also create a multi-energy urban micro-grid solution to help consumers save energy and costs.

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