Singapore’s Deputy PM and Deskera CEO meet, discuss stronger ties

Discussions center around impact of Cloud technology on Singaporean economy

Deskera CEO Shashank Dixit met with Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam at a Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) event on July 20. The two discussed the future of Cloud technology and its impact on Singapore’s economy and the South-East Asian market, in general. Deskera is a market leader in the business software segment in the South-East Asian market.

It was a fruitful conversation with a lot of exchange of ideas and thoughts to encourage the business software market and how to facilitate greater ease-of-doing business. Singapore is already considered as the world’s favorite business destination, according to the ease-of-doing business index created by the World Bank.

On July 19, Deskera announced that it will invest S$50 million over the next three years to build its own Cloud data center in Singapore.

“It was an engaging and insightful interaction with the honorable Deputy Prime Minister. I look forward to working closely with the Singapore government,” said Shashank Dixit, CEO, Deskera.

He further added: “Singapore is without doubt the best choice for us to anchor the new Cloud data centre as it is already our headquarters and offers the human capital and impressive urban infrastructure that will enable us to better serve our growing pool of customers.”

The company’s first Cloud data center will employ about 50 specialized staff, including engineers in the fields of data analytics, software, network design and telecommunications, and business development managers. The development will also ensure that Deskera’s customers have more security, better service, greater reliability and faster access to their data, as well as access its new Big Data products.

Shashank also met Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and Law, Singapore, Indranee Rajah at the SINDA event.

Deskera has been recognized as the #1 Integrated Business Applications as a Service (BSaas) provider in 2015 for the South-East Asia market by Frost & Sullivan. Today, its Cloud ERP powers more than 3,000 SMEs and businesses globally, with 80,000 users globally. It is a dominant player in the Singaporean and Malaysian markets.

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Muqbil Ahmar is the Editor of Run Your Business Site and Technology Evangelist. He is also an environmentalist (greenubuntu), women rights advocate, critic, columnist, social media expert, blogger and a storyteller. With more than 10 years of experience in journalism, he looks at technology from the prism of society. Armed with an M.Phil in Science Policy Studies from JNU, he wants to bring about better understanding between technology and society to make the world a better place to live in.