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March
2014
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23:00
Asia/Singapore

SIT collaborates with Amazon Web Services

SINGAPORE, 6 March – The Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), a global leader and pioneer in cloud computing services, to collaborate on education, research and innovation in the cloud.

Witnessed by Khoong Hock Yun, Assistant Chief Executive (Infrastructure & Services Development) of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, the MOU was signed by Professor Ting Seng Kiong, Deputy President (Academic) & Provost, SIT and Peter Moore, Managing Director, APAC Global Public Sector, AWS.

Witnessed by Khoong Hock Yun, Assistant Chief Executive (Infrastructure & Services Development) of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, the MOU was signed by Professor Ting Seng Kiong, Deputy President (Academic) & Provost, SIT and Peter Moore, Managing Director, APAC Global Public Sector, AWS.

With this collaboration, SIT will establish a Cloud Education, Research and Innovation Centre (CERIC) to bolster research and educate students pursuing SIT’s BEng (Hons) in Information and Communications Technology (Software Engineering) launched earlier this year. CERIC will provide the tools for students and researchers to gain practical learning and hands-on experience in using cloud technology to develop projects, and also serve to increase public awareness on cloud technology.

“Online collaboration in an open environment is quickly becoming the norm, especially for education and to boost work productivity,” said Professor Tan Thiam Soon, President, SIT.

SIT aims to encourage adoption of cloud services in industry as a viable means to improve productivity and drive innovation. In line with SIT’s mission to deliver industry-focused education, SIT’s cloud architecture training may lead to certification by AWS in the future.

SIT aims to encourage adoption of cloud services in industry as a viable means to improve productivity and drive innovation. In line with SIT’s mission to deliver industry-focused education, SIT’s cloud architecture training may lead to certification by AWS in the future.

From Right to Left: Mr James Liu, Director, Business Development, Public Sector, APAC, AWS; Mr Richard Harshman, Head of ASEAN, AWS; Mr Peter Moore, Managing Director, APAC Global Public Sector, AWS; Mr Khoong Hock Yun, Assistant Chief Executive (Infrastructure & Services Development), IDA; Professor Tan Thiam Soon, President, SIT; Mr Chang Yew Kong, President, Software Systems Group, ST Electronics and Professor Ting Seng Kiong, Deputy President (Academic) & Provost, SIT.

From Right to Left: Mr James Liu, Director, Business Development, Public Sector, APAC, AWS; Mr Richard Harshman, Head of ASEAN, AWS; Mr Peter Moore, Managing Director, APAC Global Public Sector, AWS; Mr Khoong Hock Yun, Assistant Chief Executive (Infrastructure & Services Development), IDA; Professor Tan Thiam Soon, President, SIT; Mr Chang Yew Kong, President, Software Systems Group, ST Electronics and Professor Ting Seng Kiong, Deputy President (Academic) & Provost, SIT.