The rapid advancements in mobile network technologies have changed the method
of the creation and delivery of market value. As the digitalization trends progress,
industries are compelled to accelerate their digital transformation to survive. The Institute
for Information Industry (III) promotes the development of information technology in
Taiwan and uses its science and research capacity to lead digital transformation that has
become imperative for industries in Taiwan.
III organized the Retreat VOC meeting from May 25 to 26 to rebuild organizational culture, strengthen relations with
partners in the industry, and break through the framework and restrictions of existing institutions to meet the expectations
of all sectors. III invited leaders in the industries, government, academia, and research institutions as well as members
of the Advanced Research Advisory Committee (ARAC) to discuss issues on how III should evolve, break through
barriers, fulfill visions of the era, utilize energy, create new knowledge, and lead digital transformation in industries. The
opportunities for digital transformation in this era constituted one of the important consensuses reached in the meeting.
Faced with companies’ demands and their anxiety for transformation, III’s first mission is to help businesses clarify the
issues they face instead of hurrying to provide answers through technologies. Under the guidance of Vice President
Dr. Ren-Dar Yang, III established the “ACE School” with the aim of leading the industries in doing the right thing for
ACE School was established and funded independently by III Departments. It is a framework for providing
comprehensive services based on collaboration between DTI, MIC, and DEI. The III units (DSI, DTI, SSI, CSTI,
DEI, MIC, STLI, RISD, ID, and TJIC) assign elite trainees to be trained as ACE talents (architects, consultants, and
evangelists) and jointly participate in III’s assistance for digital transformation for businesses.
According to the MIC survey and the communication and interviews conducted by employees of the Institutes with related
companies on their requirements, businesses must first have a professional consulting team to provide short-term onsite
services in companies in order to identify the proof of concept (POC). It means that III first seeks to clarify the existing
conditions and requirements of businesses before providing strategies, technologies, talent cultivation, and other feasible
plans. III provides preliminary general assistance or special assistance for specific industries with recommendations, strategies,
and blueprints for specific forms of transformation.
To promote the businesses described above, III shall
conduct an inventory of mature and stable (comprehensive)
digital transformation solutions of the entire III and
assemble experts and consultants recommended by
internal departments to plan training programs. The
ACE framework shall be adopted for actual training and
licensing to establish a professional consultant service
group for digital transformation on the institutional level
and provide onsite consulting services for businesses. In
the future, III shall invite different entities, experienced
businesses, and experienced external experts to participate
in the program in order to grasp the opportunities for
digital transformation in this era.
Doing the right thing is more important than doing
thing right. The “ACE School” shall cultivate at least 40
ACE talents in 2019 and gradually accumulate 40 digital
transformation success stories to spread the seeds of
digital transformation to more sectors and industries,
promote digital transformation in industries, and improve
the competitiveness of industries.
III “ACE School” implementation framework