Datastream Digital (DST) reached another significant milestone with the launch of InnoConnect, a digital highway that enables local developers to share their work and help connect systems that can benefit Bruneians.

Speaking to The Bruneian during a launch event held at the DST Headquarters, Vice president of DST Digital & Innovation Andy Lai Boon Ho shared that the platform was developed in three months.

Vice president of DST Digital & Innovation Andy Lai Boon Ho speaking during the launch of DST InnoConnect. Image: Fazizul Haqimie

He added how it was developed to ensure seamless and secure data connections in order to deliver services faster, eliminate duplication of efforts, while also complementing DST’s InnoLab, which help students, businesses and government bodies to develop and execute ideas together.

“In the past, DST’s front-end was connected to all our back-end core systems separately. This has an effect of causing all enhancements to be slowly developed due to ensuring all checks are in-place to ensure there is no impact to the core systems,” he shared.

Minister of Transport and Infocommunications Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Abdul Mutalib Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Hj Mohammad Yusof officiating the launch of DST InnoConnect. Image: Fazizul Haqimie

“Now with InnoConnect, we have streamlined the communication methods thus achieving agility for front-end development,” he added.

He went on to say how the new platform was designed to meet the needs of the local developer community, to allow them to share their work for collaboration projects, as well as connect systems that could benefit Bruneian residents.

Furthermore, the platform also strives to gather various stakeholders and promote partnership opportunities for co-creation of products and services with DST

“InnoConnect aims to be the conduit for the future innovations into an ever growing digital ecosystem with DST and our partners,” he concluded.

Welcoming remarks by Radin Sufri Radin Basiuni, CEO of DST during the official launching ceremony of InnoConnect held at DST headquarters, Tungku Link. Image: Fazizul Haqimie

Described as “a modular, easy-to-use and a secure data exchange platform”, InnoConnect represents a core digital infrastructure component in DST’s path to digital transformation”.

During the launch of InnoConnect, DST’s Chief Executive Officer, Radin Sufri Radin Basiuni explained that the new “digital highway” is a significant milestone in the company’s commitment and strategic progress towards the Digital Economy Masterplan 2025.

Minister of Transport and Infocommunications Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Abdul Mutalib Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Hj Mohammad Yusof and CEO of DST Radin Sufri Radin Basiun pictured during the launch of DST InnoConnect. Image: Fazizul Haqimie.

“InnoConnect is the translator, workflow manager, the gap closer, the in between for communities, services, platforms, databases and more significantly the conduit for future innovations into an ever growing digital ecosystem,” he said.

“To unlock the full potential of the platform ecosystem, InnoConnect can be complimented by the use of our omni-channel customer interactions to service the public and private sectors,” he added.

In relation to this, the CEO then went on to say how InnoConnect would be able to support the public and private sector for “seamless connectivity, interoperability and portability across complex ecosystem-based services”.

The launching ceremony was officiated by the Guest of Honour, the Minister of Transport and Infocommunications Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awg Abdul Mutalib Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Hj Mohammad Yusof at the DST Headquarters.

Minister of Transport and Infocommunications Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Abdul Mutalib Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Hj Mohammad Yusof and CEO of DST Radin Sufri Radin Basiun in a group photo during the launch of DST InnoConnect. Image: Fazizul Haqimie.

The Bruneian | BRUNEI-MUARA

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