BSP Partners with leading international ICT Company to create local IT experts

August 28, 2019

In Brunei Shell Petroleum Sdn Bhd’s (BSP) efforts to improve its End User Computing (EUC) experience delivering towards BSP’s Fit for Future strategy, BSP has moved to sign a commercial agreement with a leading global independent end-to-end IT services company, DXC Technology (DXC) to deploy digital solutions for better business outcomes. The signing ceremony was held at The Empire Hotel & Country Club, Brunei.
The collaboration will leverage on DXC’s wealth of experience and knowledge to setup a flexible local EUC service operations that will improve BSP’s connectivity. This is in line with BSP’s IT strategy to create direct employment opportunities within Brunei’s IT industry and align them with international best standards that are required by BSP. The collaboration will potentially create employment for up to 50 local IT experts within the contract period.
Signing the agreements were Hj Malai Anwar Hussain Hj Syed Ahmad Hussin, IT Country Manager of BSP, and Yves Cramazou, Managing Director of ASEAN DXC Technology. Witnessing the signing was Farida Dato Talib, Commercial Director of BSP and Esther End, Director HR, ASIA, DXC Technology.  
In attendance were Yang Mulia Pengiran Haji Mohd Hasnan bin Pengiran Haji Ali Hassan, Permanent Secretary (Industry) at the Ministry of Energy, Manpower and Industry and Dr Ceri M. Powell, BSP Managing Director.  
Dr Ceri M. Powell, BSP Managing Director, commented on the signing, “This is a great milestone for Brunei and BSP especially in boosting the skills of our local IT professionals. Through this, we hope to introduce a new generation of highly-skilled Bruneian IT professionals able to utilize new innovations towards improving ways of working”.  
“This will also move towards faciliating a more enabling business environment that will create spin-off opportunities, more importantly in industries beyond oil and gas, and improve Brunei’s business profile to attract foreign direct investment.”
“The Oil and Gas industry is in the middle of fundamental shifts – balance productivity to match demand and supply and cope with challenges of environment protection. It is where technology plays a defining role by permeating into the business to boost efficiency and performance,” said Koushik Radhakrishnan, vice president and general manager, DXC Asia.  “DXC Technology - with its deep understanding of the industry, significant presence in Brunei, coupled with the ability to deploy digital solutions at scale - is excited to partner with BSP to provide DXC Device as a Service (DaaS), a next generational digital end user computing (EUC) solution. As BSP gears up to lead the next wave of industry innovation, DXC brings global strategy with local execution, continues to grow its market presence in Brunei and is investing to hire and train skilled local talent to support the country’s mission of becoming a ‘Next-gen-IT hub’.”
Also in attendance at the signing ceremony were senior officials and representatives from Brunei Shell Petroleum and also DXC Technologies.