Alibaba Cloud Unveils Its First International Product Innovation Center and Partner Management Center

To further improve customer services and better support customers’ digitalization journeys, Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence core of Alibaba Group, today unveiled its first international product innovation centre and partner management centre at the Alibaba Cloud Singapore Summit 2023.

The new Product Innovation Center will oversee the administration of product improvements based on ongoing worldwide consumer requests and assist with future roadmaps for producing more market-specific solutions. The Partner Management Center will go into local collaborations to deepen the sharing of cutting-edge technology and domain expertise among partners in order to better meet the demands of local consumers.

With the launch of a new Innovation Accelerator Program to aid firms in growing as the global digital economy continues to flourish, these new initiatives will not only increase the number of job prospects for Singaporean talent.

Through the exchange of practical knowledge and ideas, as well as by making access to the most recent cloud technologies simple, the Innovation Accelerator Program aims to bring together industry leaders and experts to support the development of more innovative and resilient firms in Singapore. Every program-eligible business will also get free technical assistance and training from Alibaba Cloud and other specialists in the field.

The programme offers businesses the chance to join the dynamic global ecosystem of Alibaba Cloud, which is created to further empower businesses to explore and realise their growth ambitions not only locally but also internationally, by assisting them with their digital transformation and innovation journey through upskilling, retraining, and technical upgrading.

“Today we are in a very early stage of digitalization”, “In the next five to ten years, the economy is going to be driven and measured by computing consumption. Digital economy is the economy of computing, and cloud computing will play the same role in the era of digitalization as electricity played in the era of electrification. The cloud is becoming a methodology not just for cloud computing, but a methodology for most people doing their work.”

Dr. Wang Jian, Member of Chinese Engineering Academy and founder of Alibaba Cloud

Alibaba Cloud will engage with partners to assist 10,000 international companies in accelerating their sustainability journey over the next three years in an effort to supplement sustainable business methods. An Energy Expert pilot programe will be made available to businesses in Singapore to assist in lowering their carbon footprints. Energy Expert is a proprietary software-as-a-service sustainability platform that was introduced by Alibaba Cloud in June of last year. It helps measure, analyse, and manage the carbon emissions of business activities and products while offering companies useful insights and suggestions on how to save energy.

“With the setup of our first International Product Innovation Center and Partner Management Center in Singapore, our global headquarters for Alibaba Cloud, we are committed to continuously supporting global businesses in their digital transformation journey. The new initiatives and the strengthening of our talented workforce further illustrate our support for global customers with ambitions to expand and upgrade their innovation capabilities, while delivering on their sustainability goals”

Selina Yuan, Vice President of Alibaba Group and President of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence International Business Unit

Obtaining CSA cybersecurity certification at the highest level

Improving services and solutions for businesses, including greater cybersecurity and consumer protection, is an important component of Alibaba Cloud’s ongoing efforts. Alibaba Cloud just received accreditation bearing the Cyber Trust (Advocate) mark. The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) created the Cyber Trust mark, which is aimed at larger or more digitally advanced enterprises and aids in communicating investments in cybersecurity as a competitive advantage and in fostering consumer trust.

The highest level of accreditation is the Cyber Trust (Advocate) mark. It confirms Alibaba Cloud’s commitment to providing dependable services to help companies manage and safeguard their cloud infrastructure.

Using technology to support customers’ growth through innovation

With more than 20 locations nationwide and a strong online presence, Gadget MIX is a Singapore-based shop with an emphasis on high-tech digital goods. Alibaba Cloud’s provision of cutting-edge cloud technology has assisted Gadget MIX in digitally transforming its retail strategy. Gadget MIX has been able to accelerate its business transformation by partnering with Alibaba Cloud, which has helped to increase internal communications, optimise business operations, and transfer effortlessly to the cloud.

“The solutions provided by Alibaba Cloud have helped to lower our total cost of ownership and streamline business operations, thus speeding up our business transformation efforts. In particular, the deployment of DingTalk has helped us to improve workflow management and team collaborations as well as our business and internal communications. Through our digital transformation efforts together with Alibaba Cloud, we have succeeded in creating more value for our retail customers and look forward to future collaborations around digital transformation,”

Ray Yue, CEO of Gadget MIX

Project Twelve (P12), a web3 gaming platform with headquarters in Singapore, is now able to focus on scalable game deployment while providing a secure environment for their users by lowering the risks of cyberattacks. This is made possible by leveraging Alibaba Cloud’s game accelerator solution and security products like Game Shield and Anti-DDos. PolarDB, a cloud-native database from Alibaba Cloud, is also used by P12 to streamline maintenance procedures and boost uptime reliability.

“With added assurance for a secure gaming experience within P12 platform, we can focus our efforts on elevating the platform with quality games and sustainable economy in the fast-moving and dynamic web3 gaming industry. Alibaba Cloud’s solutions have helped us to provide our users with smoother gaming experiences and scale accordingly to peak demands with high availability and low latency,”

Boyang, founder of Project Twelve

Alibaba Cloud has also been collaborating with numerous logistics businesses to intensify their digital transformation efforts due to Singapore’s dynamic logistics centre and its importance to the Singaporean economy. This includes JUSTI Pte. Ltd. (JUSTI), a local investment holding firm with a last mile delivery business as one of its primary investments. They have been able to digitalize and simplify their logistical networks thanks to Alibaba Cloud’s solutions.

“Alibaba Cloud’s AI-driven EasyDispatch solution with an embedded vehicle routing problem (VRP) capability improves our field dispatch capabilities and efficiency in real time. By utilizing Alibaba Cloud’s technologies, we can have better visibility and control over each step of our delivery chains, such as parcel status tracking, real-time AI route designing and task scheduling. They have greatly reduced our manpower cost and increase customers’ satisfaction.”

Li ChaoMing, Managing Director of JUSTI