Telekom Research & Development Sdn Bhd (TM R&D), the innovation arm of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), recently bagged the Sustainable Growth Award at the prestigious WITSA Global ICT Excellence Awards 2020 for its innovative solution namely Smart Water Integrated Management System (SWIMS). This was in recognition of the company’s success in using Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as a tool to promote sustainable economic growth.
World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) is a leading consortium of ICT industry association members from over 80 countries/economies around the world. The WITSA Global ICT Excellence Awards 2020 were presented to selected users and providers whose use and applications of ICT exhibit exceptional achievement within the nominated categories.
Commenting on the accolade received, Dr. Sharlene Thiagarajah, Chief Executive Officer, TM R&D said, “It has been a tremendous year for us at TM R&D where our innovations continue to be recognised. We are very honoured to receive this award and we see this global win as a remarkable accomplishment for our staunch commitment in innovation towards empowering a digital economy. I would like to convey my heartiest congratulations to everyone at TM R&D who has put tremendous efforts in developing SWIMS. We are truly committed to sustainability and through this effort, we can collaboratively boost economic growth and environmental sustainability on a global level.”
“In addition, we will continue to innovate with purpose and introduce smarter digital solutions that will not only enhance but hopefully, transform lives and businesses. TM R&D is optimistic that this effort will improve financial and social well-being without compromising the prosperity of future generation while simultaneously support TM’s aspirations and unique role as the enabler of Digital Malaysia,” she added.
SWIMS is an Internet of Water (IoW) solution, essentially doing for water what Internet of Things (IoT) does for various other industries and verticals such as electric utilities, transportation, smart cities and factory automation. It enables in-depth, new insights into the operations and the right tools to act on those insights. SWIMS offers end-to-end smart water management that improves non-revenue water management. It optimises the repair and replacement of ageing water infrastructure as well as improves responses to weather events such as water level and quality. The solution has now been commercially-deployed, bringing real innovation to the public.
Established in 2001, TM R&D is the centre of innovation for TM Group focusing on innovations that enriches humanity and bring progress to nations. Growing from strength to strength since 2016, TM R&D has won 23 globally recognised awards and generated more than 2,800 Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and 1,400 digital assets to-date. TM R&D’s innovations all developed in-house cut across multiple verticals such as Utilities, Retail, Agriculture, Healthcare and Education with safety and productivity as the top priority. As TM R&D continues to expand beyond connectivity and into smarter digital ecosystems, its role in TM has become more prominent and exciting.
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