Permanent Secretary (Industry) at the Minister of Energy, Manpower and Industry Pg Haji Mohd Hasnan Pg Haji Ali Hassan (3rd R) in a group photo with BSP Managing Director Dr Ceri M Powell (4th R), IT Country Manager of BSP Haji Malai Anwar Hussain Haji Syed Ahmad Hussin (L), and Managing Director of ASEAN DXC Technology Yves Cramazou (2nd R), Commercial Director of BSP Hajah Farida Dato Paduka Haji Talib (2nd L) and Regional Director, Human Resources (Singapore) at DXC Technology Esther Eng. Image: The Bruneian 

Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) has partnered with DXC Technology, a global independent end-to-end IT services company, for the provision of local end-user computing services to further improve ways of workings.

The collaboration which agreement was inked on Wednesday will leverage of DXC’s wealth of experiences and knowledge to set up a flexible local End-User Computing (EUC) service operations that will improve BSP’s connectivity.

It is also in line with BSP’s IT strategy to create direct employment opportunities within Brunei’s IT industry and align them with international best standards that are required by BSP.

“The signing of the commercial agreement will mark the start of a partnership that will revolutionise the way we work in BSP, creating local IT experts that will form part of the global benchmark,” said BSP Commercial Director Hajah Farida Dato Paduka Hj Talib.

Moreover, the collaboration will potentially create employment for up to 50 local IT experts within the contract period.

Commercial Director of BSP Hajah Farida Dato Paduka Haji Talib delivering her speech. Image: The Bruneian

The company is committed towards the country’s success and that it is looking at the possibilities to improve workflow by deploying digital solutions that are mobile, more digitally available so as to have better productivity and faster-informed decision-making capabilities based on real-time data.

“Our drive and investment into developing the digital capability in BSP echo the recent titah by His Majesty the Sultan on inculcating technology as part of our capacity building so that we too play an active role in driving the whilst fourth industrial revolution within Brunei,” said the commercial director.

On her part, BSP Managing Director Dr Ceri Powell said that it is a great milestone for Brunei and BSP especially in boosting the skills of local IT professionals.

“Through this, we hope to introduce a new generation of highly-skilled Bruneian IT professionals able to utilize new innovations towards ways of working,” she said.

She added that the partnership will also move towards facilitating a more enabling business environment that will create spin-off opportunities.

BSP Managing Director Dr Ceri M Powell (C) and Commercial Director of BSP Hajah Farida Dato Paduka Haji Talib (2nd L) look on as IT Country Manager of BSP Haji Malai Anwar Hussain Haji Syed Ahmad Hussin (seated L) signing the agreement with Managing Director of ASEAN DXC Technology Yves Cramazou (2nd R) and Regional Director, Human Resources (Singapore) at DXC Technology Esther Eng.  Image: The Bruneian

“More importantly in industries beyond oil and gas, and improve Brunei’s business profile to attract foreign direct investments,” said Powell.

For DXC Asia Vice President and General Manager Koushik Radhakrishnan said that the company is excited to partner with BSP to provide DXC Device as a Service – a next generational digital end-user computing solution.

“As BSP gears to lead the next wave of industry innovation, DXC brings global strategy with local execution, continues to grow its market presence in Brunei and is investing to hire and train skilled local talent to support the country’s mission of becoming a Next-Gen IT hub,” he said.

Present at the signing ceremony were Permanent Secretary (Industry) at Ministry of Energy, Manpower and Industry Pg Hj Mohd Hasnan Pg Hj Ali Hassan, Managing Director, ASEAN DXC Technology Yves Cramazou as well as senior officials of both companies.

The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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