Singapore, 3 June 2014 – Airbus Defence and Space together with NCS will establish a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Singaporefor the research, development and the commercialisation of safe city solutionsin Asia. Technologies and solutions like data fusion and predictive analytics, video content analytics and crowd simulation will better support emergency services and operations in an urban environment, allowing data sharing between the various city stakeholders. Thus, preventive measures can be taken early to allow each involved agency to respond in an appropriate manner.
“The establishment of the CoE paves the way for a better, safer and smarter way of life for city dwellers. We share the strength of each organisation’s expertise in Safe City solutions and look forward to working closely with NCS to strengthen our industrial capabilities through this partnership,” said Mr. Johan Pelissier, Managing Director of Airbus Defence and Space in Singapore.
“NCS and Airbus Defence and Space’s vast domain knowledge in Safe City solutions are highly complementary. This collaboration offers the exchange of advanced technological ideas and marks a key milestone in the development of the information and communications technological landscape in this region. We are confident that our cooperation will bring about more exciting and innovative solutions to co-create a sustainable, smart and safe city,” said Mr. Wong Soon Nam, Vice President, Communications Engineering of NCS.
Aside from establishing the CoE, the partners are also committed to form related academic and research programmes with regional universities, government, private research and development laboratories to promote safe and smart city solutions through industry dialogues and thought leadership roundtables as well as white papers.
The partnership formed demonstrates Singapore’s growing capabilities in information and communications technologies and the trend towards industry collaboration.
Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs some 40,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year.
NCS is leading information, communications and technology (ICT) service provider and together with SingTel under Group Enterprise, we have presence in over 20 countries located throughout APAC, Europe and the USA. NCS delivers end-to-end ICT solutions to help governments and enterprises realise business value through the innovative use of technology. Our unique delivery capabilities range across consulting, development, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure management & solutions and portal management. We also provide mobility, social networking, business analytics and cloud computing services. For more information, please visit www.ncs.com.sg.