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Activate and Chinasoft Collaborate in Bringing Smart City Solutioning to Singapore and Indonesia

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Activate to Build its First Offshore Development Centre in Indonesia

For immediate release

Singapore, 8 November 2022 – Activate Interactive Pte. Ltd (“Activate”) and CSI Interfusion Singapore (“CSI”), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) on 30 September 2022, to bring CSI’s Smart City Solutioning to Singapore and Indonesia alongside building an Offshore Development Centre (“ODC”) in Indonesia by Activate.

Activate will partner CSI on Smart City Solutioning and related platforms, to work and coordinate with CSI to support the platforms in Singapore and Indonesia. Activate will also establish its first ODC in Indonesia to support CSI’s local solutions services.

CSI, on the other hand, will provide resources in Malaysia and China to Activate for Application Development and Maintenance (ADM) projects or similar needs. CSI will also augment expertise and support to Activate in Singapore and Indonesia.

Both companies will also collaborate to provide technical documentation, briefings, technical, system support, project consultation and management services for the purposes of facilitating any integration with clients.

As of 2021, Singapore topped the IMD-SUTD Smart City Index for the third year running. The Smart City Index considers input from the city residents on how technology improved their lives; about 120 residents from each city were surveyed.¹ Similarly, Indonesia is moving its capital to East Kalimantan on Borneo where it plans to build a green and smart city putting the administrative centre of Southeast Asia’s largest economy where it could help drive the subregion’s development and growth.²

As the leading IT solution providers who share a common mission of increasing the efficiency of businesses and unlocking new values for their stakeholders, Activate and CSI see the opportunity in bringing Smart City Solutioning to Singapore and Indonesia to help enhance and improve the lives of the citizens.

With the headquarter based in Singapore with a presence in Indonesia and Malaysia, Activate is equipped with the knowledge of industry and market dynamics in Indonesia in setting up the ODC to support CSI’s local solution services.

Joel Chin, Chief Executive Officer of Activate said, “At Activate, we offer end-to-end application development service to help clients remove technology roadblocks and increase their efficiency to better serve the communities. With over 25 years of experience and expertise, we are well-equipped with the know-how in establishing our first Offshore Development Centre to provide high-quality and affordable offshore development services to help more businesses increase their productivity easily, effectively and efficiently.

This business partnership with CSI brings together our multi-disciplinary experts with deep industry knowledge and the right technology tools to help Singapore and Indonesia keep up with their smart city development.

We are honoured for the opportunity to collaborate with CSI, and together, we will expand the impact in improving the lives of our communities and people.”

Simon Chung, President of Global Business Division, CSI, said, “Due to its global expertise as a system integrator and technology leadership in several fields, Chinasoft plays a key role in the digital transformation and cloud intelligence era.

Partnering with Activate to deliver transformation for our clients will allow us to provide the best business and portfolio strategies for cloud-based solutions. Together we are pursuing the goal of unlocking the full potential of digital transformations and place our clients on the best path of success in the new digital business landscape.”

By coming together and providing more services similar to the “Smart Intelligent Operation Center Platform (SIOC)” for managers and mobile apps for citizens, to optimise city operations and improve citizens’ satisfaction, Activate and CSI will work towards achieving smart city perfection in Singapore and Indonesia.



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