Leveraging the digital innovation potential of Asia’s rapid technology development.
IoT ONE, Ward Howell International, MING Labs, and Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to form a partnership for supporting product creators to leverage the digital innovation potential of Asia’s rapid technology development.The MOU was signed by Michael Maeder, Managing Partner of Ward Howell International, China; Erik Walenza, CEO of IoT ONE; Matthias Roebel, CEO of MING Labs, and Toni Cheng, General Manager of Alibaba Cloud, DACH and CEE region. The four parties will jointly launch the Asia Digital Alliance to support industrial companies in developing digital strategies and solutions in Asia. Building on the complementary know-how and core capabilities of the alliance partners, the Asia Digital Alliance provides end-to-end support for digital transformation in the areas of research, organizational enablement, and technology adoption.The guiding principle of the Asia Digital Alliance is to connect technology and domain experts to simplify the challenging task of implementing cross-border digitalization initiatives. This principle aligns closely with the vision of Alibaba --– making it easy to do business everywhere. The Digital Alliance is open to partners of all sizes who seek win-win cooperation.The alliance is anchored by two flagship programs – the Industrial Digital Lab, and the Asia Digital Office. The Industrial Digital Lab drives agile innovation sprints by combining internal and external experts. The program de-risks digital innovation in Asia by decreasing the time and cost to validate and build a concept. The Asia Digital Office provides ongoing access to the alliance partners to ensure that small and medium organizations have the right capabilities at the right time to realize their strategies in Asia. About IoT ONE IoT ONE provides structured insight and advisory to help companies manage the threats and opportunities brought by the Internet of Things. We provide RESEARCH to ENABLE you to BUILD innovative solutions to win in the digital economy. We also provide a Smart Factory for the demonstration of IIoT solutions, and the hosting of Industrial IoT events to drive awareness and facilitate business. Our approach involves 100% focus on IIoT technologies, use cases, and business models. By providing proprietary insight based on bottom-up research and our strong partner ecosystem, we deliver rapid and tangible results that support strategy execution.About MING LabsMING Labs is a digital innovation and transformation company with offices in Berlin, Munich, New York, Shanghai and Singapore. With over 70 digital experts globally, we build digital products that delight and digital businesses that deliver. Across strategy, design, development, launch and support - we work end to end with our partners. We are the first choice for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs looking to move faster, iterate sooner and create Magic Moments with the products and businesses they build.About Ward Howell InternationalWard Howell International is the world’s second oldest leadership solution provider. For Almost 70 years, Ward Howell has worked with boards and senior management to deliver immediate performance gains through better leaders, teams, and organisations. Our global Technology & Innovation practice supports clients to adapt their leadership and organisations to today’s digitalised world.About Alibaba CloudEstablished in 2009, Alibaba Cloud (www.alibabacloud.com), the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, is among the world’s top three IaaS providers according to Gartner, and the largest provider of public cloud services in China, according to IDC. Alibaba Cloud provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to businesses worldwide, including merchants doing business on Alibaba Group marketplaces, start-ups, corporations and government organisations. Alibaba Cloud is the official Cloud Services Partner of the International Olympic Committee.