DST joins hands with Philippine tech giant

James Kon

Datastream Digital Sdn Bhd (DST) is expanding its digital transformation and innovation across Brunei Darussalam as well as tapping into oversea markets by working with Philippine tech giant Multisys Technologies Corporation (Multisys) following a partnership agreement signing ceremony held via a virtual platform.

The virtual signing ceremony was officiated by DST Chief Executive Officer Radin Sufri bin Radin Basiuni and Multisys Chief Executive Officer David Almirol Jr and witnessed by guest of honour DST Chairman Haji Sofian bin Haji Mohammad Jani.

Ambassador of the Philippines to Brunei Darussalam Christopher B Montero and Ambassador of Brunei Darussalam to the Philippines Hajah Johariah binti Haji Abdul Wahab, DST Deputy Chairman Haji Muhammad Yazid bin Dato Paduka Haji Mahadi, Smart Communications Inc President Al Panlilio and ePLDT President and Chief Executive Officer Jovy Hernandez were also present at the event.

With this partnership, both parties are leveraging in each other’s strengths in telecommunication technology and software engineering solutions to deliver better access and smoother user experience across different environments. This collaboration presents an opportunity to jointly develop and tap the overseas market with innovative solutions.

The partnership will pave the way DST and Multisys to expand Business-to-Consumer (B2C) and Business-to-Business (B2B) solutions. MultiSys’ existing platforms will be powered by DST and it will gradually expand into various Multisys solutions.

DST Chief Executive Officer Radin Sufri bin Radin Basiuni holds the signed agreement while DST Chairman Haji Sofian bin Haji Mohammad Jani and DST Associate Vice-President Freddie Ting Lik Wei look on. PHOTOS: JAMES KON
ABOVE & BELOW: DST Chairman Haji Sofian bin Haji Mohammad Jani, DST CEO Radin Sufri bin Radin Basiuni and Philippines Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Christopher B Montero during the event; and Haji Sofian and Multsys Technologies Corporation CEO and President David Almirol Jr hold the signed agreement.

Radin Sufri said, “To be successful in digital transformation and as a digital service provider with a mission in ‘creating convenience and value through a leading digital lifestyle ecosystem,’ DST is collaborating with like-minded players who share similar digital DNA.

Multisys is a collaborative partner of DST and they will provide the digital building block that will be powered by us.

“Our partnership with Multisys will enhance customer service and our customer engagement.”

Multisys is working with several government units across the Philippines for its Smart City project. This project is a flagship programme launched in 2019 to ease local government transactions through application and installation of cashless payment kiosk machines in government offices and local communities. Multisys is also in partnership with global tech giants such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google.

The Multisys CEO said, “We are excited about the partnership with DST as we will jointly explore and develop various opportunities that would present greater digital transformation for both markets. This is especially monumental, not just for the company, but for our country as well as to highlight Filipino tech ingenuity abroad.”

This partnership will help DST in its digital transformation journey by enhancing digital customer experience to provide a better smart lifestyle and support the Brunei Government’s Smart Nation objectives.

Multisys’ platforms have the capability to support paperless transactions and streamline government processes. This will enable DST to explore and enhance their service offerings beyond traditional telecommunications service providers’ standard services. DST’s digital platform is not an end to DST’s transformation agenda. DST is poised to collaborate with other leading digital players in Brunei and abroad.