IBM, Singapore EDB to develop analytics-based technologies for retail and industrial clients

Infotech Lead Asia: IBM has tied up with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) to launch a new center to develop analytics-based technologies.


Analytics-based technologies are expected to assist organizations to improve their supply chains.


IBM will look at retail and industrial sector clients for offering greater insight from Big Data, driving effectiveness and efficiency and connect to digitally savvy consumers.


The Singapore center will assist in enhancing the region’s supply chain expertise and developing global software and hardware supply chain solutions based on business analytics technologies.


“With the explosion of big data, enterprises across all industries are looking for ways to gain greater, more accurate insight into their businesses,” said Fran O’Sullivan, general manager, IBM Integrated Supply Chain.


IBM Supply Chain Analytics CoC Singapore is IBM’s first supply chain, analytics-focused center in Singapore.


The center will focus on developing analytics and cloud computing technologies for the Asia Pacific region and around the world. IBM scientists from the company’s three centers will collaborate with Singapore research and educational institutes on technical exchanges, joint research and commercialization projects.


“Data is fast becoming a new natural resource for Singapore. We are pleased that IBM has chosen Singapore to set up its Supply Chain Analytics CoC, as this will help build up our bench strength in data analytics, an important capability critical for unlocking the value of data,” said Jayson Goh, executive director, Infocomms & Media, Singapore EDB.


In addition to IBM’s three supply chain centers, IBM has eight global analytics solution centers in Berlin, Beijing, Dallas, London, New York, Tokyo, Washington and Zurich. Many of the supply chain methods and technologies at work today for IBM clients, were pioneered by IBM’s Integrated Supply Chain. Today, IBM’s supply chain analytic technologies generate significant savings annually for the company.


IBM projects $16 billion in business analytics revenue by 2015. To meet that target, IBM has established the world’s deepest portfolio of analytics solutions; grown its business and industry expertise to almost 9,000 dedicated business analytics and optimization consultants and 400 researchers.


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