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Singapore-born LEAP Helps Customers in their Cloud Enablement and Digital Transformation Journeys

March 2019 / press release
  • Singaporean start-up company unveils differentiated end-to-end service with broad menu of AI-centric and cloud technology tailored for Asian-based businesses.
  • Since its incubation, LEAP has steadily gained customers across Southeast Asia with Mediacorp as the most recent win.
  • LEAP further boosted its business delivery capabilities, customer base and geographic reach with the recent acquisition of Cloud Comrade.

LEAP, a wholly owned company of ST Telemedia (STT), today announced its official entry into the fast-growing artificial intelligence (AI) and Cloud IT market in Asia. The Singapore-based start-up is focused on helping companies in Asia adopt AI-enabled technologies to support cloud enablement and digital transformation. Currently focused in the Southeast Asian (SEA) market, LEAP recently added Mediacorp, a Singapore-based media and entertainment company, as their latest win.

Delivering a differentiated end-to-end service and broad menu of AI-enabled and cloud IT services to customers in Asia

LEAP makes cloud and AI adoption easier, faster and more effective through a differentiated end-to-end service and broad menu of AI-centric and cloud IT services. The services offered are delivered by way of software + expertise as a service, and are proven at scale to meet critical business needs. These data-driven technologies can be easily adapted and blended for different industries and meet specific business needs:

  • Big Data Analytics - Agile, intuitive data-driven insights and analytics;
  • Digital Experience – Faster, safer, more precise digital experience;
  • Cyber Security – Enhanced cyber security and compliance posture;
  • Optimised Infrastructure – Collaborative infrastructure for faster deployment speed and optimised set ups; and
  • Cloud – AI-driven, automated multi-cloud management and migration.

LEAP believes that AI is key to transforming businesses. However, adopting AI is not as simple as installing a software. To be effective, it needs to deeply link with the company’s goals, and requires a deep understanding of its operations and technical expertise to select and implement the right AI technologies.

To help businesses in Asia easily and quickly transform with AI technologies, LEAP offers an end-to-end service comprising:

  • Strategic technology consultancy - Consultation on the right mix of technology solutions tailored for business needs;
  • Multi-tech Integration expertise - Engineering expertise to integrate multiple technologies and systems; and
  • Infrastructure migration & management - Infrastructure support through managed cloud platform and services.

Growing Asian Customer Base

Since its incubation, LEAP has steadily acquired customers across SEA including Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore with Mediacorp as its most recent win. LEAP’s cyber security solution, powered by their partner - Armor, will be deployed across the whole of Mediacorp’s Digital Group.

Empowered by Asian roots

Founded in Singapore and operating within Asia, LEAP’s roots has played a significant role in helping them grow their business. “Being a Singapore company with Asia as our backyard, we understand the cultural, business and technical complexities of operating and setting up AI and cloud technologies in Asia. These deep insights have opened many doors as we help companies navigate the challenges in their local markets and fast-track their adoption of AI and cloud.” said Ron Totton, LEAP’s Chief Executive Officer.

Rapidly expanding geographic reach in key SEA cities

Since it started less than a year ago, LEAP has grown to a team of over 60 AI and Cloud IT professionals with operations in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, and continues to expand aggressively in the region. LEAP recently augmented its market position and reach with the successful completion of the acquisition of a majority stake in Cloud Comrade, a Singapore-based, cloud computing consultancy. The acquisition enabled LEAP to extend its business delivery capabilities, customer base and geographic reach.

Backed by a strategic shareholder committed to helping its portfolio companies build a competitive advantage

A resource- and experience-rich start-up, LEAP is wholly owned by STT, an active investor with a strong track record of investing and growing companies into leading positions in the communications & media, data centres and infrastructure technology sectors. With access to STT’s global ecosystem of complementary, award-winning platforms and businesses, LEAP has formed collaborative partnerships with its portfolio companies and integrated these platforms into its service offerings.

“Leapfrog” Asia into the Future

“We believe that technology can positively change the world and we want to be part of that change. Our belief is that AI and cloud technology can help businesses and governments in Asia ”leapfrog” and become more effective, remove pain points for digital transformation and improve society. LEAP understands that cloud enablement and digital transformation are forefront of companies and governments minds, but this is a challenging transformation with numerous pain points and execution issues. LEAP aims to smooth that journey and increase internal and external success,” said Ron.

Continuing to Grow

“We started on robust foundations with a strong and committed shareholder - ST Telemedia, a high performance and passionate team, and a focus on working with great and innovative customers and partners,” said Ron, “We will continue to LEAP through organic growth and M&A investments to expand geographic reach and capabilities, all with the focus of increasing customer effectiveness.”

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About LEAP

As an AI adoption company, LEAP helps customers quickly and easily adopt artificial intelligence (AI)-centric and cloud IT solutions to achieve measurable business outcomes. The company offers an end-to-end service comprising strategic technology consultancy, multi-tech integration expertise, and infrastructure migration and management. LEAP’s broad menu of data-driven solutions covers big data analytics, customer experience, cyber security, IT infrastructure and cloud. These are built upon ST Telemedia (STT) and its investees’ technologies and offerings that are proven at scale across the world to meet critical needs in different industries. Born in Singapore and operating within Asia, LEAP is a fully owned subsidiary of ST Telemedia, an active investor in communications & media, data centres and infrastructure technology businesses. More information can be found at www.leap.asia.

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