Dell Technologies wins Technology - Innovation award in the SBR International Business Awards 2022
For more than two decades, Dell Technologies has partnered with the Singapore Government and the industry to spearhead digital transformation for businesses and communities in Singapore.
Dell Technologies is on a journey to support Singapore’s continuous drive toward its Smart Nation vision, with priorities to pave the way for the future of innovation, the future of skills, and the future of society. With the impact of the pandemic on society, there was an urgency in upholding Singapore’s position as a leading technology powerhouse in the Asia Pacific and Japan region.
Dell Technologies’ Digital Future-Made in Singapore initiative – winner of SBR International Business Awards for the Technology – Innovation category – aims to support Singapore’s unique standing by driving digital innovations developed in Singapore for the world.
Dell Technologies invested US$50m since 2019 to drive its Digital Future-Made in Singapore initiative. Along with other impactful investments, this initiative is helping to drive the state of innovation by equipping the local workforce with critical digital skills.
A highlight of this program was the launch of the Global Innovation Hub. It aims to accelerate developments in digital experiences and research & development (R&D) capabilities in Singapore. This is the first innovation centre of its kind that is situated outside of Dell’s global headquarters in the United States, and it focuses on advancing multiple growth areas for Singapore’s digital transformation including augmented and mixed reality, data analytics, cloud-native, cybersecurity, and edge computing. It is also home to a specialised team responsible for enhancing user experiences through innovation.
In addition, the Global Innovation Hub houses existing R&D facilities in Singapore like the Singapore Design Centre with a hardware prototyping lab dedicated to product design and innovation where many award-winning products were developed, and an AI Experience Zone that provides a catalyst for AI understanding and adoption for Singapore and regional businesses.
A new tech skills accelerator initiative was also launched to empower fresh graduates, mid-career professionals and students to learn various digital skills. Private companies have a critical role to play to nurture societies that are sustainable, diverse, and inclusive. As part of its commitment to create social impact with its scale and technology, the company is focused on its 2030 Moonshot Goals – targeted at advancing sustainability, cultivating inclusion, transforming lives, and upholding ethics and privacy.
One of its initiatives to promote a better society is in cultivating inclusion with its cross-industry collaboration through MentorConnect. This is a mentorship program led by Dell Technologies in conjunction with the Singapore Infocomm, Media Development Authority (IMDA) and SG Women in Tech. MentorConnect promotes diverse leadership development and guides the career journeys of women professionals in technology. MentorConnect has also expanded from four companies to eight in 2021 – creating a multiplier effect on the value for women in tech.
As a result of Dell’s efforts, the company’s overall impact is already felt. More than 160 job opportunities in emerging technologies were created in its operations in Singapore since the launch of the Global Innovation Hub; over a two-year period, 3,000 fresh graduates and mid-career professionals, and 5,000 students will be equipped with in-demand skills in Singapore for the digital future.
Efforts such as the Dell Technologies Digital Future-Made in Singapore initiative are crucial to enabling new opportunities, aligning on priorities and more importantly, helping to drive more innovation and progress. Working towards a Digital Future is what will continue to drive Singapore’s future of innovation, future of skills, and future of society.
Watch the interview below to know more about their winning project: