Building tomorrow’s smart cities today

Faced with challenges such as traffic congestion and flash floods, Penang Island City Council (MBPP) worked with IBM to make more informed decisions and respond to incidents faster, improving the quality of life while speeding up smart city initiatives.

“Collaborating with IBM has helped us transform Penang's landscape into a smart city, providing higher incomes and a better quality of life.”

- Mayor of City Council of Penang Island, Dato' Ar. Yew Tung Seang

Nurturing workforces for a new digital economy

 As the legal industry was transformed by disruptive technologies, Brickfields Asia College (BAC) worked with IBM to educate students on how AI and blockchain will be integrated in areas such as cyber security and legal ethics, to better prepare them for working in new, technology-focused areas of law.

Reinventing manufacturing through automation

Storage solutions manufacturer SMART Modular Technologies Sdn Bhd (SMART) wanted to leverage new tools and skills to evolve for a rapidly changing technology landscape. The manufacturer collaborated with IBM to upskill workforces and improve and automate factory processes with AI.

“To prepare for Industry 4.0, we tied up with IBM to adopt agile, innovative and game-changing technologies to drive digital transformation.”

 - SMART Global Holdings Executive Vice President, Chief Operating and Financial Officer, Mr Jack Pacheco

Mapping more transparent routes to trade

To combat time-consuming and error-prone manual processes, Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) used a digital trade platform powered by IBM Blockchain for more efficient and transparent information sharing. The organisation now enables thorough fraud and forgery inspection while boosting greater trust across the trading ecosystem.

“By adopting TradeLens, we hope it will enable us to fulfil our mission to facilitate legitimate trade, combat smuggling and modernise national logistics systems.”

 - Director-General of Royal Malaysian Customs Department, Dato’ Sri Abdul Latif bin Abdul Kadir