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Deloitte opens a new research centre in Singapore

Nurdianah Md Nur | May 8, 2015
The centre will incubate solutions in the areas of cyber risk, future healthcare and smart governance.

Deloitte recently launched the Deloitte Risk Innovation Centre in Singapore in an effort to demonstrate its commitment to innovation.

The centre will deliver insights and tools for companies in the Southeast Asia (SEA) region to tap on to enable them to deal with the myriad of threats and challenges in a challenging business landscape, said Dr Janson Yap, Asia Pacific Leader for Enterprise Risk Services and SEA Innovation Leader. He added that the centre will currently focus on driving new solutions in the areas of cyber risk, future healthcare and smart governance. 

The Deloitte Risk Innovation Centre will house the Cyber Risk Security Operations Centre (SOC) for Asia Pacific and SEA region. It will provide advanced security event monitoring, threat analytics, cyber threat management and incident response for business in the region. With this SOC, Deloitte is now able to provide 24/7 security services coverage for clients across all time zones.  A similar outfit in Malaysia is expected to be operationally-ready from July this year

The centre will also be home to the Future Healthcare Centre of Excellence (CoE), which is a dedicated research arm of the Life Sciences and Healthcare (LSHC) industry practice in Deloitte. The CoE aims to deliver research and innovation in risks pertaining to human centered cognitive technologies; as well as be seen as a trusted source for relevant, timely and reliable insights for the LSHC community.

Besides that, the team at the centre will develop a Smart Governance Framework and a set of tools for improved governance. Tools include new computer-assisted audit techniques that will help automate auditing and assurance processes, and software that will improve data analyses and network security. The team will also move testing to the cloud to increase their data handling capacity and improve data cleansing and testing capabilities.

"The Deloitte Risk Innovation Centre demonstrates our commitment to be part of the innovation ecosystem," said Philip Yuen, Chief Executive Officer at Deloitte Singapore."We hope that our clients can benefit from the foresight of our research and apply it to their business to become sustainable enterprises of the 21st century." 


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