Thales Reinforces its Digital Innovation Capabilities in Singapore with EDB’s Support

  • With the strong support of the Singapore Economic Development Council (EDB) Thales will stimulate local digital technology development for the onboard entertainment sectors, 5G, biometrics and technology.
  • The group will deploy its Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) for InFlyt Experience in Singapore, based at Thales Digital Factory, creating more than 30 highly qualified positions in cloud computing, design and engineering.
  • About 200 Digital Identity & Security engineers will also work on software development and critical technology development with local expertise and solutions created from Singapore.

Thales closely coincides with Singapore’s vision of being a leading innovation and technology hub in Asia. Thanks to a strong local industry, strategic digital investment, including the Thales Digital Factory, established at WeWork in 2018, and many collaborative laboratories and research institutions, Thales is rapidly advancing in its ambition to become a leading digital technology company in Singapore.

From airspace mobility to drone control, digital identification and biometrics, the EDB has been a strong partner with Thales in Singapore for many years, supporting group investments and test sites in various sectors. Thales ’recent expansion of research capabilities in Singapore takes two forms and supports several growing sectors.

1. Establishment of the InFlyt Experience (CCoE) cloud center of excellence in Singapore

The Thales Group will locate its InFlyt Experience Cloud Excellence Center at the Thales Digital plant in Singapore, where it is working on a wide range of digital services and IFE cloud-related technologies. With projects completed from Singapore, it will cover site reliability expertise, security analysis and other push-to-cloud projects working in the Agile and Lean Digital Factory methodologies.

From the active maintenance of aircraft systems to the integration of on-board payment options or third-party solutions such as games, Cloud-certified engineers and DevOps engineers, will manage digital projects locally that will advance amusement flight technology, with solutions that address actual pain moments of customers. and problems. Building on a skilled workforce from Singapore and strategic partners throughout the Asian region, this global IFE Digital Engineering Center will promote the development of home-grown solutions developed by Thales to provide innovative digital services that meet the needs of global airlines.

2. Deepen experience and research in 5G, Biometrics and FinTech

Thales also has a Singapore-based Digital Identity and Security Competence Center (ECC) with a team of 350 engineers actively working on cutting-edge research, product development and project delivery to clients around the world. In collaboration with the EDB, about 200 of these engineers will work on new digital innovations in 5G, technology and biometrics.

Advanced research will include software development and 5G offerings, including electronic SIM cards for the consumer and automotive markets, embedded security features and digital services for telecom operators such as Trusted Digital Identity. With strong credentials working with more than 450 global telecom operators, Thales already has a strong presence in the 5G SIM sector in Singapore, offering solutions for the country’s three major national mobile network operators.

Thales engineers from ECC will also develop and develop software for the technology sector, including security software research for biometric payment cards, mobile security and risk-based authentication software as more governments and institutions accelerate the pace of financial adoption. services.

In addition, other groups at ECC will work on advanced biometrics research, including built-in AI for improved biometric card authentication and the use of AI and machine learning algorithms to prevent ID fraud, offering governments and businesses high-tech solutions for secure management.

Singapore consistently ranks first as the leading technology innovation hub in the region thanks to its modern infrastructure, excellent communications and strong talent channel. In addition, Singapore has an ecosystem of research and innovation with extensive collaboration between public and private sector players. Over the past decade, we are grateful and honored for the strong support from the EDB in expanding our presence and reputation as a leader in digital technology here. We look forward to the next growth chapter as we further develop our local competencies in new and fast growing areas such as 5G, cloud, biometrics and fintechnology.Kevin Chow, Country Director and Chief Executive Officer of Thales in Singapore

Singapore has been a key destination for Thales ’digital transformation plans. This new decision to expand technological innovation in new areas such as 5G, biometrics and the cloud demonstrates Singapore’s strength as a technology ecosystem, ”he said. Tan Kong Hwi, EDB Executive Vice President. “We look forward to Thales’ development of innovative solutions, products and services for the world from Singapore”

About Thales

Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a world leader in advanced technology, investing in digital and “deep technology” innovations – connectivity, big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and quantum computing – to create a secure future for our societies. . . The group provides its customers – businesses, organizations and governments – with defense, aeronautics, space, transportation and digital identification and security solutions, services and products that help them fulfill their critical role as a driving force. behind all decisions.

Thales has 81,000 employees in 68 countries. In 2020, the group’s sales amounted to 17 billion euros.

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