Workato will award S$300 million to Singapore’s first Digital Automation Hub, create more than 700 jobs and ink training partnerships with three higher education institutions to help people build careers in automation
SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – April 21, 2022 – Workato, the leader in enterprise automation, today opened the first Digital Automation Hub (The Hub) and Singapore’s second global headquarters, as part of the company’s broader plan to raise S$300 million in the region. the next three years.
Workato launches Digital Automation Hub and signs three MOUs with Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore University of Social Science and Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Clockwise executives are Vijay Tella, founder and CEO of Workato; Tan Kiat How, Singapore’s Secretary of State for Communications and Information; Allan Teng, founder and general manager of Workato Asia Pacific and Japan; Allan Chia Beng Hock, Dean, School of Business, Singapore University of Social Sciences; Tan Yen Yen, Singapore Polytechnic Senior Director, Business and Creatives; and William Lim, Designated Director, School of Business and Accountancy at Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
The opening of Workato’s 8,471 square meter Suntec City headquarters was led by Singapore’s Minister of State for Communications and Information, Mr. Tan Kiat How, Workato’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Vijay Tella, and the founder and general manager of Asia-Pacific and Japan, Mr. Allan Teng.
“As a regional and international tech hub, Singapore is known worldwide for its innovation and strong government support for tech startups and innovative technologies,” said Mr. Tella. “Workato’s goal is to enable companies worldwide to harness the power of low-code, no-code integration and automation for transformative business growth. With its focus on innovation and business, Singapore has been an important springboard for Workato to expand within the Asia-Pacific region. We look forward to partnering with companies here to help them accelerate innovation and transform their business.”
Mr Justin Ang, Assistant Chief Executive, Media, Innovation, Communications & Marketing, Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore, who was also in attendance at the opening, said: “Workato is recognized as a global automation leader and we are delighted to have a its second international headquarters in Singapore, we look forward to working with Workato, especially through our [email protected] program, to support their growth, which will help organizations in Singapore and Asia Pacific accelerate their business impact automation goals. Our vision is that many more technology companies in Singapore will build world-class products for the global market.”
Enabling companies and employees to become ‘unstoppable’ in the age of automation
Workato’s Digital Automation Hub will house its second global headquarters, where businesses in Singapore and the region can learn and accelerate the adoption of digital automation in the era of Industry 4.0.
“Singapore has always been a strategic regional hub for large flows of capital, data and technology. We expect the augmentation and automation of workforces will support companies to innovate quickly, achieve higher productivity and ultimately capture new opportunities for the economy,” said Mr. Allan Teng. “Today’s launch marks our commitment and momentum We look forward to partnering with governments, businesses and institutions across the region to accelerate digital transformation 2.0 and unlock opportunities in Industry 4.0.”
The Hub will host a Center of Excellence for Automation, an experiential showcase of the impact and value automation can bring to enterprises. It will consist of eight meeting rooms and an executive briefing center, equipped with the latest state-of-the-art conference meeting technology for hybrid work. The location will also be used to conduct automation training and certification programs. In addition, The Hub enables businesses in Singapore and Asia-Pacific to take advantage of free automation consulting sessions with Workato’s in-house experts.
While Workato’s employees have always enjoyed working flexibly from anywhere in the world, the company also recognizes the need for employees to have a physical space for creative collaboration and social interaction. The Singapore presence has therefore been designed with spacious discussion and breakout rooms, as well as a social hub where events can be held for employees, customers and partners alike.
In addition to physical spaces, Workato’s employees will benefit from the company’s social programs, organized for their holistic development and mental wellbeing. These include fireside chats, Workato ABCs (APJ Business and Career Conversations) where new employees would learn about the company and the career paths available at the company.
Grow Workato’s workforce by more than five times, nurture Singapore’s next-generation digital and automation talents, and make social impact
By 2025, Workato will create more than 700 skilled jobs for graduates and professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs), and expand its workforce in Singapore more than five times. By 2022, the company will add 120 jobs in business, technology and support roles and double its workforce in Singapore.
To build strong talent pipelines, Workato has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with three Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) to equip students and mid-career professionals with the skills, tools and expertise to upskill in the field. of technology and automation. The three IHLs are Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), and Ngee Ann Polytechnic. The MOUs cover business digitization, information technology (IT) and human resource (HR) automation.
Ms. Tan Yen Yen, Senior Director, Business and the Creatives, Singapore Polytechnic, said: “Industry 4.0 is driving a technology transformation that will reshape the future of work across all business verticals and the HR function in many organizations. By working together With Workato to educate and train our young students of our Diploma in Human Resource Management course with Psychology, Singapore can build a community of new talents skilled in using technology and automation to improve efficiency and productivity within the HR department, which is the backbone of any organization.This is an excellent partnership where we partner with like-minded professionals and industry leaders to equip our local businesses with the HR automation expertise in their respective industries and be ready for the future for a growing digital economy.”
“At SUSS, we believe that education must be constantly updated and updated to meet the latest trends and demands. The need to modernize business workflows and improve operations is key to enhancing the digital transformation of organizations in this digital age,” said Associate Professor Allan Chia, Dean, School of Business, Singapore University of Social Sciences. “By partnering with Workato to develop a module on ‘Data Integration for Enterprise Automation’, our students will be able to build their own automation – a necessary skill for next-generation talents as Singapore strives to expand our regional and global presence as a technology. center. We also look forward to making industry agreements on workflow automation and integration in partnership with Workato.”
“As more companies use digital technologies to transform their processes, there is a strong demand for digital talents who can harness the power of automation. Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s timely partnership with Workato enables our students to hone their skills through real projects, hackathons, and job attachment opportunities. This reinforces our efforts to put industry at the heart of our curriculum, building a strong talent pipeline with the relevant skills to meet the challenges of Industry 4.0,” said Mr. Patrice Choong, Senior Director, Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
As a leader in business automation, Workato helps organizations work faster and smarter without compromising security and governance. Built for business and IT users, Workato is trusted by more than 11,000 of the world’s top brands such as Broadcom, Intuit, Box, Autodesk, and HubSpot. Workato, headquartered in Mountain View, California, is backed by Altimeter Capital, Battery Ventures, Insight Venture Partners, Tiger Global and Redpoint Ventures. For more information visit www.workato.com or contact us on social media:
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