South Asia Partnership Pakistan inaugurates Research Headquarters in Singapore
Karachi, December 12, 2012 (PPI-OT): SAP recently announced the official opening of the SAP Next Business and Technology Research Centre in Singapore, the largest research location and headquarters in Asia Pacific. The centre is poised to initiate research in the latest technology to help social business networks to utilize real-time intelligent business systems.
The research centre is aimed at further broadening efforts by SAP to work with governments, industry partners and academia to accelerate the innovation and delivery of new solutions designed to address the challenges facing markets and societies around the world.
Similar research centres have been established worldwide which focus on research in social business networks and collaboration, real-time intelligence and analytics, with a myriad of applications across different industries, including transportation, logistics, urban management and smart cities, machine-to-machine sensor-enabled objects, and retail.
Speaking on the occasion, Jason Yotopoulos, executive vice president and head of SAP Global Research and Business Incubation said, “Asia Pacific is experiencing a rapid growth in urbanization and has an exploding middle class with increasing consumption power.
There is also an increasing demand on infrastructure, logistics, and environment with the rise of mega-cities in this region. By being in the heart of Asia Pacific with our new research centre, this reinforces SAP’s commitment in the region to continue our growth investments and drive the innovation agenda to address the pressing economic, social, and environmental challenges here.”
Commenting on the establishment of the research centre, Hassan Jamal, country liaison manager, SAP Pakistan said, “Pakistan, as a business hub has a strategic importance in the Asia Pacific region. With an increase in SAP’s customers in the country, this research facility provides them with a window of opportunity to comprehend the emerging challenges in the business environment and the innovative technology being developed to address them. Geared with this knowledge, businesses can invest in acquiring the right solutions and channelize their growth in the best possible manner.”
For more information, contact:
South Asia Partnership Pakistan (SAP -PK)
Haseeb Memorial Trust Building, Nasirabad 2 K.M. Raiwind Road,
P.O Thokar Niaz Beg, Lahore
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