NCS rounds up allies to bolster AI, cybersecurity

NCS is working with Dell Technologies, Mandiant and Visa as well as AI Singapore, Assurity Trusted Solutions, Globe Group (Philippines) and Singapore Institute of Directors to provide enterprises and governments the combined expertise of industry leaders and best in class solutions together with NCS’ end-to-end tech services. 

This  enables organisations to harness cybersecurity, Generative AI and other technologies with confidence, so they develop the resilience to thrive in a rapidly evolving business landscape.

“To address these challenges and rise above the turbulence, there’s a need to ask the right questions, starting with what matters most to us as communities and how we can make tomorrow safer, empowered and collaborative,” said NCS CEO Ng Kuo Pin.

Ng said that through the partnerships with global and leading players to harness AI, metaverse, Digital Trust and other technologies, clients can tap into NCS’ expanded capabilities and networks for advanced and comprehensive solutions.

First, to mitigate threats of cyberattacks, NCS has partnered Mandiant — now part of Google Cloud — to deliver secure large-scale implementations with Mandiant’s intelligence-led, multi-vendor approach to cybersecurity.

NCS and Mandiant will jointly offer a suite of industry-leading solutions and services. This includes security validation; threat hunting; digital forensics and incident response; governance, risk management, and compliance; and CISO Advisory.

Second, in exploration of a collaboration with Assurity Trusted Solutions (Assurity), NCS will work with clients to tackle these concerns, creating a safer digital landscape by providing solutions in email security and other areas.

Third, to address growing demand for AI, NCS and Dell Technologies (Dell) have entered into a landmark collaboration to bring secure and localised Generative AI solutions to enterprises across Asia Pacific and Japan. This partnership will empower businesses in Singapore, Australia, and Southeast Asia to deploy AI tools at scale and securely on-premise.

Under this partnership, Dell will provide its cutting-edge full-stack technology developed jointly with NVIDIA. Enterprises can engage NCS for a “Quick-Start” AI-acceleration bundle to jumpstart and embark on their Generative AI journey quickly, with an option to adopt a GPU-as-a-Service offering, leveraging on Dell’s APEX Compute program.

Fourth, NCS and AI Singapore (AISG), the national AI programme launched by the National Research Foundation Singapore, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly explore and develop Generative AI Technologies and Applied AI Solutions to drive innovation, create impactful solutions, and strengthen Singapore’s position in the global AI landscape.

This partnership leverages AISG’s expertise in deep AI capabilities and NCS’ extensive experience in providing technology, cybersecurity, and digital solutions in the Asia Pacific region. 

Fifth, DataSpark — an NCS subsidiary that provides privacy-centric geospatial mobility data — inked a partnership with Visa to provide data insights for commercial property, retail, tourism, government, and telco organisations. 

Through this partnership, enterprises and governments will be able to harness the power of highly accurate and anonymised mobility data and depersonalised, aggregated transactional data to better meet consumers’ preferences, reduce business risks, and create new opportunities.

Sixth, NCS and Singapore Institute of Directors (SID) have forged a transformative partnership to create a prototype for SIDgpt, a Generative AI-powered contextual search engine. 

This engine will cater specifically to SID members, providing them with precise and pertinent answers in natural language format to questions relating to directorship and governance. 

Finally, NCS and Philippines-based Globe have inked an MOU that fortifies their current engagement on improving Globe’s Enterprise architecture and ICT capabilities. 

With NCS continuing its role as a key solution partner, Globe aims to further the digital aspirations of companies and enterprises in the Philippines that will bring tangible transformative benefits to local communities.