NEXT grows exponentially in regional expansion

NCS’s NEXT digital services arm has grown fivefold since 2019 to become a 2,000-strong team of digital specialists across 18 specialisations in the Asia-Pacific region.

Well-endowed with deep-tech capabilities and end-to-end digital services, NEXT helps clients accelerate digital transformation and leverage emerging technologies such as metaverse and responsible artificial intelligence (AI) for innovation breakthroughs.

“With NCS as the growth engine for the Singtel Group, we’ve advanced NEXT to be one of the largest end-to-end digital powerhouses in the region with the purpose of igniting possibilities for our clients’ growing digital demands,” said Ng Kuo Pin, CEO of NCS.

NEXT’s growth is aligned with NCS’ three axes of growth transformation – expanding in Asia Pacific, doubling down the government sector and enterprise business, and growing its digital capabilities.

Focusing on digital, data, cloud, and platforms, it will address key digital trends that could impact governments and enterprises over the next few years, such as responsible AI, multi-platform digital world, robots as colleagues, meta-everywhere, and digital humans.

“With NEXT, clients can tap into NCS as a local partner as well as access global talent to help them develop innovative solutions and achieve their business outcomes,” said Wynthia Goh, Senior Partner and Global Co-lead of NEXT at NCS.

“NEXT will enable cross-pollination of tech innovation to ignite possibilities and make the extraordinary happen with partners and clients, which will create positive impacts on businesses and the communities they operate in,” said Tristan Sternson, Senior Partner and Global Co-lead of NEXT at NCS.

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