UST Global inaugurates first Infinity Lab in SEA, new delivery centre in Penang
By Digital News Asia January 22, 2020
- Malaysians can now solve problems for UST Global’s Fortune 500, Global 2000 customers
- Will accelerate the country’s strengths and efforts to develop digitally-skilled Malaysians
UST Global, a digital transformation solutions company, on Jan 21 announced the launch of its first Infinity Lab in Southeast Asia and its third delivery centre in Malaysia at Penang. The new office is located at the Mini-Circuits campus and is UST Global’s second office in Penang.
Infinity Labs is UST Global’s network of innovation labs, spanning various countries including the US, UK, India and now Malaysia. The Penang lab is focused on innovation-driven problem solving to support business-led digital transformations that deliver breakthrough results at both speed and scale.
Through this initiative, Malaysia’s technologists and engineers will now have an opportunity to solve critical business problems for UST Global’s Fortune 500 and Global 2000 customers by tapping into Infinity Labs’ 30+ Digital Innovation capabilities across domains like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Augmented Reality/Mixed Reality (AR/MR), Robotic Process Automation, Internet of Things, Blockchain, Cyber-security, Advanced Analytics, and Big Data Engineering.
UST Global has spun-off several focused products and platforms as startups including CyberProof, SmartOps, Qubz, Pneuron and C2C (Concept to Camera).
The inauguration was officiated by Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow; MDEC chief operating officer Ng Wan Peng; UST Global chief executive officer Krishna Sudheendra; UST Global chief operating officer Alexander Varghese; Malaysia GBS Focus Group chairman Kim Chin Kuang; and UST Global Malaysia country head Amar Chhajer.
Commenting on the occasion, Ng said, “The proposition of Malaysia as a research and development (R&D) hub for digital technology and services will accelerate Malaysia’s strengths and efforts to develop digitally-skilled Malaysians, digitally-powered businesses and continue to attract digital investments into the country.
“By witnessing the launch of UST Global’s Infinity Labs in Penang today, it marks an important milestone for the country’s digital economy and confirmed the attractiveness of Malaysia as the heart of Digital Asean to multinational companies looking for strategic investment destinations in this region.
“To UST Global, I would like to say that you have made the right choice and rest assured that MDEC will continue to work with you as a strategic partner to ensure UST Global continue to grow and contribute significantly to the Malaysian digital economy.”
Speaking on the occasion, Krishna, said, “We are excited at the potential of innovation and ideas that will emerge at this new centre in Malaysia. UST Global’ s own innovation lab - Infinity Labs will bring customer-centric solutions to reality through breakthrough technologies. Malaysia has a dynamic ecosystem with world-class resources in Penang, making it the perfect center to expand our work and create cutting edge technologies and solutions.”
“The infinity lab marks a new chapter in UST Global’ s journey in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, as it brings the best of UST Global, Academia and the start-up ecosystem together in Infinity lab to fix complex business problems using latest world-class technology and Innovation,” said Amar.
The opening of the new delivery centre will enhance UST Global’s ability to support the company’s commitment to the growing innovation ecosystem in Southeast Asia and build momentum for its growth plans in the region.
UST Global’s increased presence in Malaysia solidifies its commitment to 'Transforming Lives' and specifically plans to leverage local Malaysian talent in addition to providing opportunities for University graduates and IT experts keen on harnessing their technology skills.
UST Global is headquartered in the US and has more than 23,000 employees across the globe. Having started its operations in Malaysia in 2006, and its first centre in Penang in 2011, UST Global Malaysia has grown to become one of its biggest delivery centre locations in the world.