TigerGraph and Institut Teknologi Bandung Form Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Smart City Transformation in Indonesia
Jakarta, Indonesia, June 23, 2022 – TigerGraph, the US-based provider of a leading graph analytics platform, and one of Indonesia’s renowned educational institutions, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), today announced a strategic partnership that will contribute to the acceleration of smart city development and transformation in Indonesia. To mark the start of the relationship, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was inked by key representatives from TigerGraph and ITB’s Smart City and Community Innovation Centre (SCCIC), at a virtual signing ceremony this morning (See Annex A).
Under the partnership, both sides will work on joint research projects in smart systems as well as Artificial Intelligence (AI) industry-enablement activities through SCCIC programmes such as the Integrated Smart System Platform (ISSP), Video Analytics with AI (VIANA), and the Smart City Living Lab (SCLL). Both organisations are also committed to participate in knowledge-sharing activities such as workshops and seminars for mutual benefits.
The deployment of TigerGraph’s AI and Machine Learning (ML) models is instrumental in automating and advancing key urban planning programs and operational activities. These efforts are in line with Indonesia’s ongoing plans to address urbanization issues and create 100 smart cities by 2045 under its Smart Cities Movement, first introduced in 2017. TigerGraph will offer distributed native graph database training and certification to ITB’s engineers and academic teams, as well as jointly develop industry best practices for Indonesia’s use cases in smart city building and ecosystem development.
The alliance with TigerGraph will also equip ITB’s students and researchers with the latest industry-relevant knowledge and training in graph technology. These efforts will help grow the talent pool and expertise needed to catalyse the nation’s smart city transformation goals.
“We see academia and research as cornerstones for innovation and sustainable change,” said Herfini Haryono, Managing Director of PT. TigerGraph Software Indonesia. “Graph analytics is an emerging field that supports a wide range of AI and ML applications. In the context of urban planning, Graph analytics, AI and ML capabilities enable automated pattern recognition and anomaly detection in key urban factors such as population growth and land scarcity, and help to optimize the allocation of assets and resources to support the development of sustainable cities. We want to empower ITB’s engineers and students to unlock their potential by leveraging technology and create localized solutions that will reduce inefficiencies, waste, and costs in urban management across Indonesian cities on both provincial and state levels.”
“The appointment of ITB as TigerGraph’s first partner from the Indonesia academic sector is a major milestone in supporting the work that we do at SCCIC,” said Prof. I Gede Wenten, Vice Rector for Research and Innovation, Institut Teknologi Bandung. “Bandung is one of the first cities to embark on smart cities development and our experience has shown that collaboration is key to accelerate the process of smart city concepts and their implementation. I am confident that our joint efforts will bring about impactful outcomes designed to aid the transformation of Indonesia’s cities into smarter, safer, and healthier communities for our people.”
TigerGraph is a platform for advanced analytics and machine learning on connected data.
Based on the industry’s first and only distributed native graph database, TigerGraph’s proven technology supports deep linked advanced analytics and machine learning applications such as fraud detection, anti-money laundering (AML), entity resolution, customer 360, recommendations, knowledge graph, cybersecurity, supply chain, IoT, and network analysis. For more information, visit https://www.tigergraph.com.
About Institut Teknologi Bandung
The Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) is a state, coeducational research university located in Bandung, Indonesia. Established in 1920, ITB is the oldest and first technology-oriented university in Indonesia. As of 2020, ITB had thirteen undergraduate study programs being internationally accredited from an independent U.S.-based accrediting institution, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. These programs include Electrical Engineering, Informatics, Chemical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Industrial Engineering amongst others. For more information, visit https://www.itb.ac.id.
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