Thales digital factory expands to Singapore

Thales

2018/11/29 | 553 words | AEROCONTACT | INDUSTRY / TECHNOLOGY
Thales digital factory expands to Singapore © Thales

  • After France and Canada, Singapore becomes the third country to welcome the Thales Digital Factory.
  • The Digital Factory will deliver innovative digital solutions to Thales customers in the region in a collaborative way. Whenever appropriate, those products will then be offered to other customers throughout the world.
  • The Singapore site represents an investment of over 20 million Euros.

Thales has announced the addition of Singapore to its Digital Factory network to accelerate innovation and digital transformation for the Group and its customers, in Asia-Pacific. Known for its technology investments, vibrant ecosystem and connectivity, Singapore is a prime destination for innovation to thrive. The country is building an environment to spur Singapore-based companies to innovate and believes that digital investments can help Singapore capture value and create new opportunities. The Digital Factory in Singapore will allow Thales to leverage its innovative services in aerospace, space, ground transportation, defence and security.

Thales Digital Factory was launched in July 2017 in Paris as a fully-fledged internal digital company whose mission is to accelerate the digital transformation of Thales and its customers. It has been expanded to Montreal in April 2018 and already hosts more than 230 experts in digital technologies (Cloud, Internet of Things, big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, …) and methods (design thinking, lean start-up, agile software development) to develop innovative products in close collaboration with future users... The Digital Factory delivers first version of those new digital services in a few months to quickly test operational and business value, through Minimum Viable Products (MVP). With already 15 MVPs delivered within one year in domains such as air traffic management, avionics equipment repair, drone operations, airport passenger experience, maritime traffic, metros maintenance, the Digital Factory allows Thales’ customers to quickly experiment new solutions at a fast rate to improve their operations and customers experience.

" The Digital Factory network will play a crucial role in shaping innovation across industries and markets and allow organisations to capture those opportunities at a rapid rate,” said Olivier Flous, Vice-President Digital Transformation and Digital Factory of Thales. “ The opening of the Singapore centre brings us closer to our Asia-Pacific customers and partners, to foster closer collaboration in addressing the challenges local organisations face. Beyond capitalising on the strong innovation landscape, we also hope to develop and deepen the talent pool of digital specialists in Singapore, making us a true partner to the innovation ecosystem in the country.”

“The launch of Thales’ Digital Factory is testament to Singapore’s digital capabilities and innovation capacity to target the growing business opportunities from the region. Thales’ first Digital Factory in Asia also serves as an example of how industrial companies are riding the digitalisation wave, and creating exciting jobs for Singaporeans in specialised areas such as data analytics, cybersecurity, machine learning, and software application development,” said Mr. Tan Kong Hwee, Executive Director, Capital Goods & Mobility, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB).

Digital Factory in Singapore is expected to house a team of  30 experts by 2019, including data scientists, software engineers, designers, scrum masters and cybersecurity experts, recruited internally and externally, with the intention to at least  double in size over the next 3 to 5 years. It represents over 20 million euros of investment over the next five years.

> Thales is recruiting in France !


Aviation and aerospace newsletter

Sign up for free
to the weekly newsletter!

In the same theme:


Thales and Gemalto are granted regulatory clearance by the European Commission
2018/12/13 | AEROCONTACT | INDUSTRY / TECHNOLOGY

Reference is made to the joint press release by Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) and Gemalto (Euronext Amsterdam and Paris: GTO) dated 27 March 2018 in relation to the laun...


Boeing Delivers First 787-9 Dreamliner for Royal Air Maroc
2018/12/13 | AEROCONTACT | INDUSTRY / TECHNOLOGY

Larger and longer-range Dreamliner to help airline expand service to Europe, United States, Latin AmericaMorocco's flag carrier unveils new interior and special li...


Boeing : Turkish Airlines Announce Order for Additional 777 Jets
2018/11/27 | AEROCONTACT | INDUSTRY / TECHNOLOGY

Amid record financial results and strong demand, Turkey's flag carrier adds three Boeing 777 FreightersTurkish's freight business growing by double digits; aim...

See also:


2018/12/12 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | INDUSTRY / TECHNOLOGY

Rolls-Royce on Wednesday said it was switching to Germany from the UK its design-approval of large aircraft engines after Prime Minister Theresa May delayed parliamen...


2018/11/14 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | INDUSTRY / TECHNOLOGY

Canadian manufacturer Bombardier said Tuesday it planned to hold onto its last commercial aircraft line -- the Canadair Regional Jet or CRJ -- after recent divestitur...


2018/10/31 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | INDUSTRY / TECHNOLOGY

European aerospace giant Airbus reported Wednesday a third quarter net profit of 957 million euros ($1.1 billion), more than triple the 2017 performance.The company, ...