Using digital technologies and related mentalities, Digital Transformation Institute (DTI) aims to promote an innovative digitalized transformation that emphasizes the integration across industries.
II. Development priorities:
The mission of DTI is to develop digital-centered system integration capabilities which consider the characteristics of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Taiwan, and allow those in different fields to benefit from the sharing of knowledge across industries. DTI aligns R&D with industry-oriented digital transformation solutions to bring about an industrial transformation and enhancement of the relevant sectors.
DTI is dedicated to researching and developing technological solutions which organizations need for enterprise transformation under the trend of the digital economy. It also develops suitable Information and Communication Technology (ICT) techniques and platforms for industry transformation to create additional value for the sectors. DTI integrates the knowledge of multiple foundations across industries in Taiwan and provides consultant services and technical support for enterprises at their stage of digital transformation. Key technologies including “Artificial Intelligence”, “Machine Learning”, “Blockchain”, “Open Source”, and more. These technologies have been applied to the areas such as big-data analyzing, smart manufacturing, smart energy-saving and smart food safety management.
1. Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Under the wave of AI, DTI is dedicated to developing related applications for the industries, including manufacturing, healthcare services, and more. DTI also focuses on developing domestic AI communication system to boost the performance of Taiwan manufacturing and service industries, and to create an efficient, intelligent service model.
2. Digital Convergence
DTI has shortened the training process of deep learning model; key technologies include image recognition, semantic analysis, and model compression methods. Meanwhile, DTI develops an open platform for companies to complete the training and deployment process of deep-learning models within a short period of time. With the platform, the barriers to deep learning adaptation have been reduced for the organizations, and thus accelerate the adoption of deep learning among the industries.
3. Open Source Consulting Service
DTI formed up the Open Source Technology Service Center which aims to provide business level service for both government and private sectors. The center embodies collaboration with system integrators, open source communities, government, universities and industry partners to offers one-stop service from consultation, technical support, maintenance, and training program. It also offers matchmaking service for IT service providers with enterprises which are seeking suitable open source systems.
In response to the increasing need of blockchain service, DTI developed BaaS service platform “iServChain” which build upon the open source Cloud Blockchain IaaS Solution.
By means of virtualized technology, individual or enterprise users may easily rent the computing node. This will help the users to save both time and costs of engineering and synchronizing information on the chain.
5. Cloud Platform and Services
The iServCloud is a cloud-based resource management platform with iServDC、iServDB、iServStor and iServChain services. The platform has been used in telecommunications industry, intelligent park services, multiple systems integration projects and other fields in Taiwan. Features include:
‧ Able to integrate open source software
‧ Flexible expansion architecture, rapid and automated installation, real-time monitoring , high availability architecture design.
‧ Simplified user interface: graphical dashboard system, self-service process management.
‧ Flexible resource scheduling smart cloud provisioning and hybrid-cloud management.
Additionally, to ensure the quality of cloud platforms DTI has created the Cloud Open Lab which provides third-party assessment for cloud service providers. Cloud Open Lab is specializes in providing all types of functional and platform testing services. Cloud service providers are able to carry out pre-test before launching with the inspection checklist. Currently Cloud Open Lab offers testing services of more than 100 items, which include SaaS and IaaS service, code quality assurance, platform compatibility, usability and accessibility, vulnerability scanning and penetration testing.
6. Food Traceability Platform
By utilizing open source and cloud technology, DTI has developed Food Industry Real-time Safety & Tracking (FIRST) Platform which locates food ingredients either upstream or downstream in the supply chain. The platform aims to prevent food contamination and deliver safe quality products to consumers.
7. Smart Energy-Saving
The department has been dedicated to developing of cloud-based and IoT applications in energy-saving. The Automated Demand Response platform (ADR) and cloud-based energy management system aims to drive the approaches and mechanism of Taiwan’s demand-side management (DSM) to maximize the efficiency of energy using.
8. Smart Manufacturing
DTI has assisted SMEs to deploy adjustable fog and cloud computing platforms which help to enhance quality control and production efficiency of factories. Meanwhile, with DTI’s data analytic tools and machine learning platforms, companies are able to optimize production parameter and the accuracy of facility diagnosis.
IV. Major Achievements
1. Smart Manufacturing
DTI’s smart manufacturing solutions have assisted the enterprises in Taiwan to upgrade and optimize the production process. By collaborating with information technology service providers and system integration companies, DTI delivers solutions to both high-tech and traditional manufacturers such as textile, plastic and food industries. DTI aims to help the domestic manufacturers to provide customized production while lower the production and maintenance cost.
2. Enterprise Energy Management Solution
With DTI’s smart grid system, both users and power companies can easily track the usage of electricity. When the power supply is limited, the power companies are able to encourage users to reduce energy consumption by giving rewards. The system has successfully implemented in cities like Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, and Kinmen, as well as 180 central air conditioning systems of schools, office buildings, government entities, chained stores, and supermarkets. The system successfully decreased 10%-15% of total power usage when the power supply was restricted in summer 2016.
3. Shoait Instant Media Shopping Platform
Shoait is an instant social messaging and media shopping platform powered by AI. With the natural semantic understanding model, it creates holistic shopping experience combing conversation, video and online shopping. Shoait has opened up new opportunities for companies to reach more consumers and also to build a new business ecosystem. The system has helped several major TV channels like TTV and CTV to carry out interaction services with their audiences. By far, the platform has accumulated 9 million user experiences.
Currently, over a dozen of private organizations are using iServCloud to offer services. The platform has already been utilized by two leading domestic IDC cloud service providers, and over 2,000 virtual machines are currently running on the platform.
5. Cloud Open Lab
DTI’s Cloud Open Lab has already assisted the examination of 20 government clouds and 200 industry clouds. It has become one of the official pre-testing tools for cloud services under the Inter-Entity Supply Contract with Taiwan government. By far, 13 government agencies consider it as an important indicator when examining cloud projects. Major achievements include the launch of government cloud – “Central Geological Survey Soil Liquefaction Query (Pro Edition)” database.
6. Food Industry Real-time Safety & Tracking (FIRST) Platform
The platform has provided transparent information on the ingredients for over 6,000 schools from kindergartens to universities in Taiwan, as well as 400 catering service companies and over 2000 restaurants. By far, the platform has secured food safety for over 4.36 million students. Till July 2017, it has assisted more than 200 food manufacturers to establish food traceability mechanism and successfully increased the transparency in food supply chain. Moreover, the concept of tractability is expanded to the construction industry as well. In 2015, “Building Material Tractability Platform” was developed. Leading domestic construction companies, for instance Huaku Development and RUENTEX, joined this platform in 2016 to safeguard residence safety.
V. Contact Us
Address: Digital Transformation Institute, Rm. D, 5F., No.133, Sec. 4, Minsheng E. Rd., Songshan Dist., Taipei City 105, Taiwan (R.O.C.)