III Collaborates with TEEMA to Embark on ACE School for Expediting the Process of Digital Transformation in the Industry.
Caption: On October 16th, witnessed by III Chairman Chih-Kung Lee (the 2nd from the left) and TEEMA Chairman Tsu-Chin Lee (the 2nd from the right), III President CH Cho (the 1st from the left) and TEEMA Secretary General Yi-Chuann Lin (the 1st from the right) represent each side to sign the MOU. By jointly establishing ACE school, the two units will assist businesses with internal overall review and further provide the suitable digital transformation services.
In recent years, in response to the development of new technologies such as artificial intelligence, Big Data, 5G, Internet of Things, edge computing, cloud technology, machine learning, etc., the Institute of Information Industry (III) promotes the digital transformation of Taiwan's industry to facilitate the new wave of economic development. In order to take the role of Digital Transformation Enabler assisting Taiwanese industries in the digital transformation process, III signed a cooperation contract with the Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufactures’ Association (TEEMA) on Oct 16th during the exhibition period of AIoT Taiwan. The two units jointly set up ACE School, announcing to provide collective services to the current TEEMA member companies. With the help of digital transformation consultants fostered by III, companies could arrange an internal inspection and find out the most appropriate digital transformation services according to their specific requirements.
In fact, most industry players in Taiwan, including policy makers and managers, consider digital transformation to be the top priority, but they don’t know where to start and how to integrate the latest digital technologies with the existing systems so that the combined combat power could be created. These are the critical problems encountered by participants in all industries during the digital transformation process. To help industry players in various industries solve their difficulties, III has independently come up with the plan to set up the "ACE School" in the year 2018. In 2019, III collaborates with industry players to invest resources
in the acceleration and enrichment of digital transformation. In the future, we can build a solid and agile industrial transformation infrastructure through key technologies such as containerization, AI, and software definition or even further, can provide services like software and hardware system integration testing services, etc. By these methods, businesses in the industries could be more prepared for the coming waves of Industry 4.0 and the digital economy.
The“ACE School”, which is co-operated by III and TEEMA, is the first step for the industry to start the transformation process. By taking the “online health examination”as the first step, companies could quickly figure out the phase of the transformation process they are in and understand the why and when they should initiate their digital transformation plans. Then, with systematic methods and feasible solutions allowing tool docking and systematic methods, companies could find the most suitable digital strategy and digital (new) technologies to successfully embark on the road to digital transformation.
III President CH Cho pointed out that smart manufacturing has become a global development trend. With TEEMA’s 3,000 members as demonstration benchmarks, it is beneficial to the overall improvement of Taiwan's manufacturing industry. The two sides first cooperated to hold practical case experience sharing panels for TEEMA’s thousands of members in the north, central, and south of Taiwan, and took the opportunities to conduct a census designed to find out the current digital transformation status of the industry. From then on, the two units collectively selected the better players in terms of digital transformation to take the lead. Working with the leading companies, TEEMA could come up with the solution packages for the industry. By combining the related research and development achievements of III with the innovative facilities of the industrial associations, these companies could make contribution to the fields of agile development of high-value equipment hardware and software integration and various intelligent testing service tools ranging from software development to maintenance and operation. These successful cases could be introduced to other members in related areas so that they would have the intention to improve their abilities with regard to digital transformation and catch up with global businesses. Finally, aiming the goal to be the leading model for global manufacturing industry, on the issue of characteristic applications, the two units find fields, set up benchmarks, and establish a center exhibiting smart manufacturing benchmark cases to showcase the results of digital transformation.
Tsu-Chin Lee, Chairman of TEEMA, also believe that in recent years, the electronics industry has encountered growth bottlenecks and is in search for breakthroughs. Since digital transformation has become a topic of global concern, as the development center of global electronics and information industry, Taiwan is no exception. In the first stage, the service focus is on the members of TEEMA, and then the scope is gradually expanded. Since the cooperation is built upon substantive co-creation of technical cooperation, a smart manufacturing model of digital transformation is therefore created. Subsequently, the model can be promoted to other domestic industries to assist and accelerate the exploration process of transformation opportunities and to facilitate economic development.
At the same time, further services from data driven decision making to software defining could be provided to member manufacturers who are willing to and capable of carrying out digital transformation.
Taiwan has accumulated "soft power" for many years in the process of information development. New technologies such as AI, data analysis, cloud applications, edge computing, the development of containerization, or software-defined hardware will be the critical factors affecting the success of intelligent transformation of the manufacturing industry. The two sides hope that by this cooperation, Taiwan's electrical and electronic industry can grow continuously and maintain momentum so that Taiwan can keep its crucial position in the world's economic and technological development process and further develop the industry-government-academic-research dialogue and co-creation mechanism, which truly allows Taiwan's industries to achieve the goal of digital transformation and to create another towering wave of economic development.
Planning & Promotion Division(III) Joy Yen Tel: (02) 6631-8635 firstname.lastname@example.org
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