DXC Technology has opened a digital innovation lab in Singapore to address the growing need for regional digital transformation expertise.
“The DXC Digital Innovation Lab Singapore positions DXC Asia at the core of innovation; using advanced technologies and best practices, we localise solutions to address the unique requirements of our clients,” said Koushik Radhakrishnan, vice president and general manager of Asia at DXC Technology.
"With over 40 years of experience in Singapore and Asia, DXC is laser-focused on enabling digital transformation in this rapidly growing region through iterative development, minimally viable products, customer co-creation and user-centric design."
The IT services provider established the digital innovation lab Singapore with the support of Singapore's Economic Development Board aiming to address some of the regions critical challenges leveraging emerging technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, blockchain and humanoid robotics.
“The DXC Digital Innovation Lab will accelerate the digital transformation of enterprises in Singapore,” added Ang Chin Tah, director of Infocomms and Media, EDB.
“The Lab will also create opportunities for Singaporeans to gain valuable practical experience from the use of cutting-edge technology in real-life business applications, further building our pipeline of commercially-minded digital talent.”
The Singapore lab is an extension of DXC Labs and was set up with the intention of incubating ideas and technology solutions developed by data scientists and enterprise solution experts benefits the organisation’s employees, clients and partners.
Furthermore, the new lab will enable DXC to co-create prototypes and solutions with customers and partners across Asia, creating reference architectures for rapid business deployment.
Specifically, the facility will also showcase new and evolving approaches to delivering transformative digital solutions in industries such as insurance and financial services, healthcare and manufacturing.
"The prescription of antibiotics globally, including in Singapore, is largely reliant on the doctors’ clinical experience and sharp diagnostic sense,” said Dr Andrea Kwa, pharmacy clinician-scientist, Singapore General Hospital, which has also collaborated with DXC on this project.
“This could potentially give rise to inconsistent practice and patient outcomes, especially in local hospitals with high patient volume, where we need to diagnose fast.
“The use of artificial intelligence will augment diagnostic acumen to guide appropriate antibiotics prescribing in such a highly stressed clinical environment, and thus complement antibiotic stewardship efforts."
A recent Harvard Business Review survey found that 79 per cent of respondents said their organisations must go through a substantial or extensive change to become even more digital over the next few years, recognising the need for digital transformation.