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NYP prepares students for Industry 4.0

Nayela Deeba | Dec. 16, 2016
The IIoT lab will provide infrastructure, software and development platforms to accelerate research and innovations for smart manufacturing.

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Singapore's Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) and Intelligence Company, Splunk Ink have extended their partnership to launch a new NYP-Splunk Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Analytics Living Lab.

To be opened at NYP's School of Engineering, the lab will provide the infrastructure, software and development platforms to help accelerate smart/advanced manufacturing research and innovations.

Students will be equipped with data engineering and analytics capabilities for Industry 4.0 applications to improve the quality and reliability of production across the entire value chain, from design to manufacturing.  They will also be taught cyber solutions and defences to help them protect cyber-physical systems in connected manufacturing enterprises. 

"While Industry 4.0 offers huge efficiency benefits and business insights to enterprises, it also creates further complexity. The Splunk-NYP innovation labs will bring together the skillsets central to Industry 4.0 to unlock new, data driven, business efficiencies and create solutions to protect industrial control systems from attack," said Doug Merritt, President and Chief Executive Officer, Splunk.

"The partnership between Splunk and our Schools of Engineering and IT will ensure that Singapore is ready for Industry 4.0 with a strong core of future IT specialists and engineers. Given our reputation as an established training provider for advanced manufacturing and the industry, I am confident our students will continue to be in strong demand here and across the world," explained Jeanne Liew, principal and Chief Executive Officer, NYP.

In their previous partnership, both companies jointly established the NYP-Splunk Operational Intelligence Lab in 2013. As part of the extended partnership, this Intelligence lab will educate students how to use machine learning algorithms within Splunk for data and cyber security, as well as fraud detection. 


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