BSP and BLNG explore digitalisation opportunities with IT startups

Local startups listening in on opportunities in Brunei's oil and gas industry during a market engagement session held at iCentre on November 2. Photo: BSP

Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) and Brunei LNG (BLNG) met with more than 10 IT companies including startups for a market engagement session last Monday to explore business opportunities in digitalisation.

The engagement was held at iCentre and saw BSP, BLNG and LiveWIRE Brunei present their potential business opportunities in IT and digitalisation. Businesses attending also learned about developments in the oil and gas industry, as well as how to register and successfully bid for BSP and BLNG tenders.

BSP’s In-Country Value Manager Hjh Rosita Hj Hassan said their company has used digitalisation to enable their workforce to focus on core delivery while automating more routine tasks.

“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,” she said in her opening remarks.

“In order to move ahead with the digitalisation transformation, we need to collaborate together. 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 added.

Established IT businesses and multinational corporations Microsoft, Ericsson, and Dynamik Technologies also shared business and mentorship opportunities with the local startups during the engagement.

Meanwhile Darussalam Enterprise (DARe) and LiveWIRE Brunei, who collaborated in organizing the event, shared their initiatives to help support local business development.

BSP in a press statement said the wider objective of the engagement was to support the country’s digital transformation master plan and socio-economic growth.

Participating companies included Agrome IQ, Beep Digital Solutions, Comeandsee Global, Hoco Creative, InnovAero, JUZTAPPS, Mindplus Education, Nextacloud Technologies, QG-Technologies, Sistem Integra, Think Axis Solutions, ThreeG Media, Track and Roll, SOB, SPHIERE, and TECHNO RADA SERVICES.

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