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Bright Start For Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific

Bright Start For Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific

SINGAPORE: Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC  a HANNOVER MESSE event, which takes place from 16 to 18 October 2018 at Singapore EXPO, opens today with strong participation from global technology and solution providers. More than 260 companies from 22 countries are showcasing their products, services and solutions to visitors from around the Asia-Pacific region. The exhibition features four main display areas – Additive Manufacturing, Digital Factory, Industrial Automation, and Smart Logistics – as well as national pavilions from Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore. 14 industry-leading enterprises are supporting the premiere, including Accenture, SAP, Schneider Electric and Siemens as founding partners.

Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, was the Guest-of-Honour at the Opening Ceremony. Over the course of the three-day event, the conference at Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC will cover a suite of business and leadership topics, as well as technology domains, case studies, and panel discussions. Under the overarching theme “Getting Real with the Business of Industry 4.0”, more than 100 industry experts from 15 countries will share insights on domains such as industrial transformation, the Industrial Internet, additive manufacturing, and standards. Conference speakers include Dr. Gunther Kegel (Chief Executive Officer, Pepperl + Fuchs); Samuel Garcia (Vice President for Global Consumer Product Supply, Procter & Gamble Asia Pacific), Dr. Armin Bruck (Regional Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Germany), Dr. Hamid Mughal (Global Manufacturing Director, Rolls-Royce), and Mark Hennebicque (Strategist, Additive Manufacturing & Simulation).

The opening plenary on 16 October featured a dialogue with Ministers and experts from Asia to discuss regional macro-economic perspectives and frameworks for Industry 4.0 initiatives. The ministerial-level panel included His Excellency Airlangga Hartarto (Minister of Industry, Indonesia), Chan Chun Sing (Minister for Trade and Industry, Singapore), Dr. Gunther Kegel (Chief Executive Officer, Pepperl + Fuchs) and Vincent Chong (President and Chief Executive Officer, ST Engineering).

Aloysius Arlando, Chief Executive Officer of SingEx Holdings, said, “The inaugural edition of Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific is the culmination of a year-long effort between SingEx and our international partner Deutsche Messe. It is born out of our shared vision to provide a curated platform for our region’s Industry 4.0 market needs, through offering engaging and personalised programmes to address national, industry and enterprise agendas. The event is poised to generate significant economic benefits for Asia Pacific as it plays a role in catalysing deepened cross-industry collaboration, investments and trade exchanges among players in the manufacturing, manufacturing-related and digital communities of our region; and enhancing competitiveness.”

Dr. Jochen Köckler, Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Messe AG, said, “Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific comes at a time where technologies such as big data, cobots, additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, and augmented reality are redefining manufacturing processes and global supply chains. ASEAN is a promising growth market for our customers. With a population of roughly 650 million, it has the third largest work force in the world and boasts a strong manufacturing base. Singapore is the perfect location for Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific thanks to its excellent infrastructure, advanced manufacturing capabilities and a strong focus on engineering, R&D and innovation.”

The Learning Journey: Industrial transformation – step by step

Economies in the Asia-Pacific region are at different stages of industrial transformation, some not yet fully appreciating the advantages of Industry 4.0. For this reason, Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC features a “Learning Journey” that guides participants through the process systematically. Highlights include the “Gateway to Industry 4.0 – powered by TÜV SÜD”, which visually introduces visitors to industrial transformation, gets them thinking about their own organisations’ state of readiness, and offers ideas for how to get started. The Sandbox hosts more than 50 complimentary, industry-specific talks in a casual format that sparks creative ideas and facilitates peer-to-peer conversations. Two Learning Labs, one for Smart Logistics and one for Cobots, show technology in action and inspire collaborative thinking. The Interchange Studio plugs attendees into an online community, encouraging dialogue on topics of shared interest after the event. A series of technical visits hosted by selected exhibitors demonstrate various advanced manufacturing facilities and innovation centres to deepen understanding and learning. More than 20 student delegations from institutes of higher learning as well as more than 15 industry trade delegations and workers’ unions are participating in Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC.

Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC is organised by SingEx Exhibitions, with Deutsche Messe as international partner assisting with brand development, as well as global sales and marketing. SingEx and Deutsche Messe expect more than 10,000 attendees at the event’s debut.

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TÜV SÜD Rallies For Smart Manufacturing In Singapore

TÜV SÜD Rallies For Smart Manufacturing In Singapore

MUNICH/SINGAPORE: Global figures show that Industry 4.0 has the potential to increase annual revenues by up to US$1.5 trillion in value to the global economy by 2022 and enable a seven fold increase in overall productivity. Meanwhile, in January 2018, the World Economic Forum identified Singapore as one of the countries best positioned to benefit from advancements in manufacturing and smart factories.

Speaking at the inaugural Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific (ITAP) conference which is a Hannover Messe event taking place in Singapore this week, Dr. Andreas Hauser, Director, Digital Service Centre of Excellence, TÜV SÜD said: “With the right approach, the positive impact of Industry 4.0 could be tremendous, particularly in markets like Singapore, where manufacturing accounts for a fifth of GDP and 400,000 jobs. However, many companies we spoke to find it hard to formulate an Industry 4.0 roadmap which is customised according to their strengths and challenges. They are often overwhelmed by the multitude of technologies in the market and how they can be integrated seamlessly into their infrastructure.” In response to this need, the TÜV SÜD Digital Service Centre of Excellence in Singapore has launched a next-generation Industry 4.0 services portfolio to initiate, scale and sustain manufacturers’ transformation journeys effectively.

This transformation journey comprises three steps and starts with “Initiation”, in which TÜV SÜD assesses the readiness of production facilities to transform using best practice frameworks and tools. A key element is the Smart Industry Readiness Index (“Index”) which was launched by the Singapore Economic Development Board in partnership with TÜV SÜD last year. The “Index” provides companies with a structured and comprehensive approach towards understanding the current state of their manufacturing facilities and assesses their readiness for transformation in the context of Industry 4.0. To date, TÜV SÜD has completed more than 150 assessments with MNCs and SMEs across all industries.

After the initial assessment, TÜV SÜD partners with clients throughout their transformation, offering advice and guidance on how to fill specific gaps, Industry 4.0 roadmaps and business cases for technology implementation, as well as the relevant technical solutions to ensure safe and secure operations. One essential aspect for smart manufacturing is cyber security. Here, TÜV SÜD has set up a “Singapore Sealed Cloud” solution, powered by patented technology that ensures the highest levels of security and the uninterrupted operations of connected systems.

Unveiling the “Gateway to Industry 4.0”, a curated and immersive gallery powered by TÜV SÜD on the evolution and future of Industry 4.0 for ITAP attendees, he added: “As a global organisation furthering its roots in Singapore, we have always found the nation to be open to new ideas and experimentation,

making it the perfect place to testbed solutions and industry frameworks. We look forward to partnering with our customers throughout their transformation journeys with our Industry 4.0 portfolio.” Through the Gateway, delegates can participate in a free self-assessment to evaluate their Industry 4.0 readiness and book an optional ten minute consultation with a TÜV SÜD expert to interpret the results.

TÜV SÜD’s Jackie Tan and Dr. Andreas Hauser will be speaking at the Future of Manufacturing Summit (17 October) and the Standards Forum (18 October) respectively. TÜV SÜD will also be showcasing the group’s comprehensive safety and security portfolio for Industry 4.0, additive manufacturing, cyber security and robotics at Singapore Expo hall 1 and 2, Booth F20. Live demos on Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will be conducted throughout the three days.

For more information, please contact TÜV SÜD at www.tuv-sud.com/itap-2018.

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US-China Trade War Pushes Manufacturing To Southeast Asia

US-China Trade War Pushes Manufacturing To Southeast Asia

MANILA – Increasing tension between the USA and China has caused a diversion of manufacturing activities from China to Southeast Asia due to rising labour costs, tariffs and political instability.

In accordance to the manufacturing production index from the Japan Center for Economic Research, five key Southeast Asian countries (Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore) have a recorded 4.5 percent increase in manufacturing for 2017 while China experienced a corresponding 15.7 percent decrease. Similarly, for the first half of 2018, the Philippines’ experienced a 13.8 percent rise in its manufacturing production index due to infrastructural initiatives from President, Rodrigo Duterte’s government. A trend that was also replicated by the 4 to 5 percent rise in manufacturing by Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand due to increased GDPs, exports and infrastructural growth.

Under newly developed China-plus-one strategies, manufacturers have been looking to tap onto manufacturing facilities in Southeast Asia before exporting to China to circumvent tariffs and increasing Chinese labour costs induced by the Trade War. A strategy that German automaker, BMW, has deployed by building some of its models in Thailand, an automotive industry hub, before exporting to China. Taiwanese power components supplier Delta Electronics also plans to re-divert its key production bases in China to Thailand by converting its Thai affiliate, Delta Electronics (Thailand), into a subsidiary while contract electronics maker, New Kinpo Group, is looking to build new facilities in the Philippines as it shifts its focus away from China. A sentiment that is shared by the group’s CEO, Simon Shen, as the company eyes a further expansion in Thailand and Malaysia due to increasing demands from clients who are looking towards Southeast Asia as a manufacturing base.

This could signal a continued downward trend in China’s lead in real GDP growth although Makoto Saito, an economist at the NLI Research Institute in Japan has said “If the U.S. economic cycle enters a downward phase in 2019, Southeast Asia could face a slowdown as well”.

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Bombardier To Focus Investments On Asian Infrastructure

Bombardier To Focus Investments On Asian Infrastructure

BANGKOK: Bombardier, Thailand’s second largest train provider, will be expanding its infrastructure investments in Asia, building upon its existing 28 offices and production sites established across the region. Laurent Troger, president of Bombardier Transportation, has said: “We will maintain our market share among the top three in the ASEAN market by providing more technology, innovativeness, service, and also customise our products to serve demand in this region”.

In particular, APAC’s urban mass transit and advanced railway networks have been identified as key areas of interest and this is evidenced by the company’s increasing supply of metro cars, trains and mainline systems across Asian cities such as Shanghai, Manila, Thailand and Singapore. Furthermore through the establishment of state partnerships with the State Railway of Thailand (SRT), Bombardier has been able to rapidly develop infrastructural projects such as the re-signaling of the full BTS Skytrain route and the implementation of its CITYFLO 450 communications-based train control (CBTC) solution. Currently, the company has also signed a prolific agreement with BTS Group to build two monorail systems worth more than Bt20 billion in Thailand and was awarded multiple contracts by the Singapore government to upgrade existing rail networks, provide auxiliary support and metro cars.

As of the end of 2017, Bombardier Transport has reported a total revenue of US$8.5 billion. This accounts for more than half of the total reported earnings of US$16.2 billion by Bombardier Group and is expected to increase exponentially due to the company’s rapid expansion plans in Bangkok, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia. All of which comprise significant and fast growth markets within APAC which holistically represents a dynamic growth of 2.5 percent, as reported by the the UNIFE 2010 market study.

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Zebra Technologies Study: More Than Half Of Parcels To Be Delivered Under Two Hours By 2028

Zebra Technologies Study: More Than Half Of Parcels To Be Delivered Under Two Hours By 2028

Singapore: Zebra Technologies Corporation—the market leader in rugged mobile computers, barcode scanners and barcode printers enhanced with software and services to enable real-time enterprise visibility—announced on 13 July 2018 the results of the Asia Pacific edition of the Future of Fulfilment Vision Study—a body of research analysing how manufacturers, transportation and logistics firms, and retailers are preparing to meet the growing needs of the on-demand economy.

Key Survey Findings

  • The study revealed that 67 percent of logistics companies expect to provide same-day delivery by 2023 and 55 percent anticipate delivery within a two-hour window by 2028.
  • 92 percent of the respondents cited capital investment and operating costs of implementing an omnichannel operation as a key challenge.
  • Seven in ten surveyed executives agree that more retailers will continue to turn stores into fulfilment centres that accommodate product returns.
  • In Asia Pacific, 93 percent of respondents agreed that accepting and managing product returns remain a challenge.
  • Today, 55 percent of organisations are still using low-efficiency, manual pen-and-paper-based processes to enable omnichannel logistics.
  • Radio-frequency identification technology and inventory management platforms are expected to grow from 32 percent today to 95 percent in 2028.
  • Future-oriented decision makers revealed that next generation supply chains will reflect connected, business-intelligence and automated solutions that will add newfound speed, precision and cost-effectiveness to transportation and labour.

Yvonne Lim, Southeast Asia Channels Lead at Zebra Technologies, said: “Zebra’s study found that 95 percent of survey respondents in Asia Pacific agree that e-commerce is driving the need for faster delivery. In response, companies are turning to digital technology and analytics to bring heightened automation, merchandise visibility and business intelligence to the supply chain to compete in the on-demand consumer economy.”

Corresponding to the developments in the fulfilment space, Zebra has introduced a new mobile printer and RFID solution that will help drive better efficiencies both on and off-premise. The new ZQ300 Series mobile printers empower workers in the field, in the warehouse or on the retail floor with on-demand printing capabilities. Meanwhile, the FX9600 fixed UHF RFID readers will enable enterprises to keep up with high volumes of cargo movements in the warehouse or dock doors.

Simulation Advances Industrial 3D Printing

Simulation Advances Industrial 3D Printing

Singapore: EOS, a leading global technology supplier in industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, and German start-up Additive Works announced on 29 June 2018 their close collaboration to enhance the additive manufacturing (AM) process with metal materials.

They focus their cooperation on the simulation based pre-processing software Amphyon: A solution which simulates the AM building process before it actually takes place, highlighting and optimising possible problematic areas of the part to be build. Its user-friendly software increases shape accuracy, surface quality, build productivity and stability. Companies can hence save time and costs in developing additively manufactured components.

Dr. Nils Keller, CEO, Additive Works states: “When a part is manufactured with issues, e.g. surface defects, it means a waste of machine time and material costs. With Amphyon, simulation now also becomes a solution for additive manufacturing, underlining the increased use and changing requirements of industrial 3D printing for serial production.”

Amphyon helps to predict possible build job challenges and automates the know-how based on pre-processing steps. This allows companies to optimise their parts in forefront, minimise risk of flaws but benefit from a successful build process.

Martin Steuer, Head of Product Management Software and Services at EOS said: “United by the mission to make Industrial 3D printing even more intuitive and user friendly, EOS is happy to partner with Additive Works on the subject of AM-process-simulation. ‘Simulate before you create’ really is a key factor to ensure a successful laser sintering process with metal materials, right from the start.”

Bespoke Digital Solutions For Automotive Industry

Bespoke Digital Solutions For Automotive Industry

Led by his passion for graphic design and information technology, Eng Poo Yang, Managing Director of Appvantage Asia started the business in 2011 focusing on bespoke digital solutions for the automotive industry.

Q: As a considerably young company, what are some of the internal factors that you would attribute your success to?

Eng Poo Yang (EPY): Everything is related to the people you have, two main factors in particular contribute to the success of a company—the talents, as well as diligent hardworking people.

The talents demonstrate how high quality and thoughtful the design is, how innovative the solution is. This comes about when the team puts our brains together and works hard at delivering solutions.

I do believe this is the main asset of the company, which has helped us stand out as a new start up in the early days.

Eng Poo Yang | Image Source: Appvantage

Q: Could you share with us the most challenging project you have worked on so far in keeping up with customer expectations in this fast moving digital age?

EPY: One of the most challenging and main projects we are involved is called ‘Digital Dealer’—it’s a tool that transforms automotive financial services from a paper process to a fully integrated digital solution. It has been challenging to develop it in a short time, matching up with the milestone delivery requirements of our customers.

We have been working on it for the past three years, and it has since evolved into a different stage in partnership with our clients. We are now executing this from one market to another, and as the project has gone along it has evolved to become more of a product. The challenge has been how fast it has picked up, and how demanding the whole development is involving quite a big team.

Q: What are good challenges for a design sprint? When should it be used?

EPY: A design sprint is a framework that helps answer critical business questions through rapid prototyping and user testing. Sprints let a business reach clearly defined goals and deliverables and gain key learnings, quickly.

So why do a design sprint? Design sprints are to define and to do a problem-solving approach. It allows the company to identify one main issue, and to filter what ideas will work and how the user is experiencing the product/service to find out the real problem. From there, Appvantage gets an idea and designs a wireframe to test the design (i.e. getting an idea of what the customer experiences). Subsequently, this gets refined to the next version.

Each sprint can last between 4-5 days. It can go longer, for customers who need to spread it out – which gives Appvantage time to work on the visuals, and be able to present something more realistic as well. Customers can learn from these test results and decide if it’s worthwhile to solve this issue or enhance a particular process, through a particular approach.

Reasons to do a design sprint include:

  • Looking for expertise in new product development?
  • Unclear on what your product will look like in real life?
  • Seeking early feedback to avoid wasted investment?
  • Struggling to accurately forecast time and cost to market?
  • Need to demonstrate commercial potential?

Q: In your opinion, is cybersecurity one of the biggest problems facing the autonomous car ecosystem?

EPY: I feel so. Professionals are in the process of finding out what works in terms of security and safety, which remain to be seen. Brands and manufacturers are also looking into it through collaborative efforts such as knowledge-sharing.

Q: What strategies is Appvantage adopting to strengthen its competitive position with digital solutions by the time it reaches its 10th year?

EPY: I foresee that we will offer a suite of products related to automotive that we can provide to customers to address their needs in terms of digitalisation – from operations and sales, to business and financial services. It can either work well-integrated with today’s system, or as a standalone new platform for customers to adopt into new businesses.

Q: On a more personal note, as important as digitalisation is in business, do you make much use of smart products outside work?

EPY: I definitely do, I’ve always been keen to get new gadgets. For example, the latest gadgets I’ve tried out are the smart home assistants – google homes, Siri and Alexa that allow home automation.

What Makes Smart Factories “Smart”?

What Makes Smart Factories “Smart”?

The fourth industrial revolution, also known as Industry 4.0, is sweeping across Asia Pacific with more manufacturers building smart factories. Nearly half of manufacturers in Asia Pacific will have fully connected factories by 2022, serving customers with shorter timelines and higher quality standards. This dynamic shift towards smarter factories has prompted companies to focus on technologies which deliver greater efficiencies and reduced operational costs. By Damien Dhellemmes, Country President, Singapore, Schneider Electric

Maximising Smart Factories

Damien Dhellemmes

Companies in the region are equipping themselves with solutions such as the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud, big data, and analytics to help drive operational excellence across the enterprise.

In the automotive industry, for example, solutions such as predictive analytics are being implemented to help companies reduce unscheduled downtime and maintenance costs. Predictive analytics can be used to forecast and diagnose problems several days or months before they occur, using advanced pattern recognition and machine learning.

Compared to older factories, maintenance in smart factories has now become a proactive strategy rather than a reactive process. Employees now increasingly play a greater role in the planning and decision-making process in the plant.

Working Smart

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) presents manufacturers with an opportunity to improve the connectivity of their plant facilities and empower workers to be “smarter”. Smart and connected devices can be used to link existing manufacturing solutions to drive improvements at a unit level. Internal quality checks for plant equipment can also be made by employees in real-time. This means employees can operate remotely with better visibility of plant operations without having to be on-site.

Companies can enable advanced workflow software allowing employees to focus their energy on their work, creating new opportunities for the business rather than spending time on repeated tasks. Automated workflows mean that employees can manage their work with little to no oversight. By streamlining processes and workflows, companies can manage their routine processes consistently and efficiently with no human error.

Leveraging Data

Smart workers for smart factories | Image Source: Schneider Electric

One way to maximise efficiency and improving collaboration amongst employees is with mobile workforce management solutions. Such solutions collect data from stranded assets that are not digitally integrated to the plant. This means that best practices can be adopted across the plant by standardising, documenting and enforcing maintenance inspections and procedures. This results in increased accuracy of executed tasks and asset performance optimisation.

With mobile access capabilities in the plant, employees involved in key decision-making process can be granted access to relevant data when needed. Providing access to data empowers them to be more active participants, making more informed decisions during the work process. The overall productivity and efficiency of the workplace is improved using actionable insights derived from the data using mobile access.

Drive Digital Transformation To Stay Ahead Of The Game

With actionable insights, employees are empowered to make better decisions in the workplace

We ourselves strongly believe in the value of smart factories. We ensure that our own factories (more than 170 worldwide) integrate latest technologies to become pilots for new industry 4.0 solutions. For instance, our factories in Batam have become a test bay for machine learning, AI, predictive and digital maintenance, connected machines and processes. This has allowed us to increase the performance of our operations, while strengthening the link between our research and development teams and operations.

The integration of big data, cloud and IoT capabilities will pave the way for companies to work towards their smart factory vision, becoming more energy efficient and sustainable in the long term. It is key to align mid to long term strategic goals with the digital transformation infrastructure of the business before embarking on the digitalisation journey. Companies need a digital strategy in place to carefully assess the organisation’s needs, before analysing whether digital solutions are able to deliver operational excellence across the value chain.

At the same time, smart factories need smart workers. Companies need to go beyond digitising their plant operations and invest in their talent to drive digital transformation of the business. When employees are upskilled, companies can fully leverage the benefits of their smart factories.

Smart Solutions Can Help ASEAN Cities Improve Quality-Of-Life Indicators By 10-30 Percent

Smart Solutions Can Help ASEAN Cities Improve Quality-Of-Life Indicators By 10-30 Percent

Singapore: Smart cities in Southeast Asia, a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), in collaboration with the Centre for Liveable Cities in Singapore, finds that cities across the region can incorporate data and digital technologies into infrastructure and services—focusing on solving specific public problems to make urban environment more livable, sustainable, and productive.

The research, studying dozens of current applications, finds that ASEAN cities could use digital solutions to improve some quality-of-life indicators by 10-30 percent.

Dozens of smart solutions are available today, focusing on every domain of city life: mobility, social infrastructure, built environment, utilities, security, community, and the economy.

“Cities need to act now to address growing environmental stresses and particularly to combat climate change and improve their resilience,” said Jonathan Woetzel, Senior Partner and Leader of McKinsey’s Special Cities Initiative.

The report notes that private sector companies that work towards public good and expand choices for urban residents can find substantial market opportunities across Southeast Asia. MGI estimates that smart mobility applications could worth up to $70 billion, while opportunities to smarten the built environment could be worth more than $25 billion.

While it is important for city governments to outline a future vision, rapid pace of technological change means that they have to retain some flexibility to experiment and recalibrate. Taking a data-driven approach that continually measures progress against quality-of-life goals can guide that process. Cities also need to consider how to pair smart technologies with complementary policies and investment in hard infrastructure.

World Cities Summit 2018: Dassault Systèmes Signs MoU For Future Development Of Padang Pariaman Smart City Implementation Project

World Cities Summit 2018: Dassault Systèmes Signs MoU For Future Development Of Padang Pariaman Smart City Implementation Project

Singapore: Dassault Systèmes and the District Government of Padang Pariaman signed today a memorandum of understanding, utilising the 3DEXPERIENCE platform for future development of the “Padang Pariaman Smart City Implementation Project”, at the World Cities Summit 2018.

The partnership leverages Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCity solutions to support the digital transformation of the District Government’s various portfolios for document and project management within local government agencies.

Padang Pariaman, Indonesia, is home to seventeen districts in West Sumatra. In recent years, it has successfully modernised its agricultural system, producing superior agricultural commodities while supporting the growth of urban centres.

The leaders of Padang Pariaman are now looking to establish the regency as a smart city, sustainable and livable with balanced rural-urban development. The partnership will bring to the regency Dassault Systèmes’ technological expertise and experience that have proven crucial in smart city projects in cities like Singapore or Rennes, France.

“We are seeing increasing internet and smartphone penetration in the population due to urbanisation in our regency and it is vital for us to drive IoT technology adoption at the public policy level to connect with our people and understand their needs,” said Mr. Drs. H. Ali Mukhni, Regent of Padang Pariaman.

“Smart city management is about understanding the local character of the city in relation to its environment and being able to customise the technology for these unique requirements. The collaborative aspect of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform makes it the perfect fit,” continued Masaki Sox Konno, Managing Director, Asia Pacific South, Dassault Systèmes.

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