Uncovering hidden talents in IT industry

Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP) and Brunei LNG Sdn Bhd (Brunei LNG), in collaboration with DARe (Darussalam Enterprise) and LiveWIRE Brunei Sdn Bhd, held a market engagement session with over 10 local Information Technology (IT) companies and start-ups at the DARe iCentre yesterday.

The event hoped to capture hidden talents within the IT industry to forge new partnerships with the local IT companies, who had the opportunity to learn more about the oil and gas industry, on how to register as potential vendors to BSP and Brunei LNG, how to get involved in the tendering process and the criteria required to be selected.

Aside from potential opportunities to partner with BSP and Brunei LNG, several entrepreneurship programmes, bootcamps and masterclasses on offer were presented by DARe and LiveWIRE Brunei.

The event’s objective was to show BSP and Brunei LNG’s efforts in supporting the country’s Digital Transformation Master Plan and to contribute to Brunei’s socio-economic growth.

“In BSP, we utilise digital solutions to address business problems by doing work faster, better and at lower costs. The digital transformation is a key enabler to achieve outstanding and sustained performance, as it allows us to focus on core delivery while reducing repetitive and low value-adding tasks,” said BSP In-Country Value Manager Hajah Rosita binti Haji Hassan.

Participants during the Market Engagement Session. PHOTO: BSP

“To move ahead with the Digitalisation transformation, we need to collaborate; the Brunei Shell Joint Venture Companies and their business partners will have to work hand in hand to develop our capabilities in this area,” she said.

Chief Executive Officer of DARe Javed Ahmed, BSP Digitalisation Manager Hajah Sofiah binti Haji Umar and officials from the Ministry of Energy were also present.

Students and faculty members from Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) and Politeknik Brunei (PB) also attended.

BSP, Brunei LNG and LiveWIRE Brunei presented their upcoming potential business opportunities in IT and Digitalisation, followed by a networking and sharing session. Microsoft, Ericsson, and Dynamik Technologies also showcased their programmes and offered opportunities in technical mentoring and partnership with the companies and start-ups.