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EY invests heavily in Singapore IT expertise

New centres of excellence will offer business transformation strategy, cyber security, analytics and manufacturing capabilities across the Asia-Pacific region

EY is opening centres of excellence in Singapore focused on digital business transformation, analytics and cyber security.

The company announced the launch of the EY Asean Cyber Security Centre for government and public sector at the EY-SUTD Operational Technology Cyber Security Conference in Singapore in February.

The centre is mandated to help national agencies and operators of critical infrastructure (CI) with their resilience against cyber attacks and malicious service takedowns.

Then, last month, EY launched four more centres of excellence in Singapore to provide services in digital business transformation, cyber security, analytics and manufacturing to organisations in Asia-Pacific.

The four centres – the Asia-Pacific Advisory Centre, the Asia-Pacific Centre of Excellence for Analytics, the Asia-Pacific Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security and the Asia-Pacific Centre of Excellence for Manufacturing – represent EY’s commitment to a multi-million-dollar, multi-year investment in the city state.

An EY spokesperson said the centre of excellence for cyber security will help companies develop competence against cyber threats. It will also operate as a security training, certification and innovation lab to help professionals develop technical expertise, helping to address a cyber skills shortage in the market.

“Singapore is a strategic gateway to the Asia-Pacific region, underpinned by strong economic fundamentals, trade connectivity, pro-business values and a strategic transformation vision to be a value-creating economy,” said Max Loh, Asean and Singapore managing partner at EY.

“The country provides a choice environment for our centres to continually capitalise on, and develop, the right talent and innovative approaches.”

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EY said its professionals at the centres will provide experise in supply chain strategy, procurement, operating models, risk and finance transformation, and people and organisation change.

The Asia-Pacific centres will be connected with EY’s global team of more than 43,000 client-serving advisers.

“With the continued growth of Asia and technological disruptions, Singapore is an ideal platform where key decision-makers based in Asia can seek sophisticated professional services and collaborate with partners who can help them chart their growth strategies and mitigate risks,” said Kelvin Wong, assistant managing director at the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB).

“These centres will further consolidate Singapore’s position as a hub of subject matter expertise and capabilities that can address the complex needs of business leaders in the region.”

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