Intelligent CIO APAC Issue 18 - Page 11


BBS taps Wawiwa to launch cybersecurity courses in Singapore

“ There ’ s a huge gap of unfilled technology jobs across our region , which we know is due to a mismatch between available talent and requisite tech skills ,” said Lee Kian Chong , Director , BBS .
“ To bridge that gap , together with industry partners and Israeli know-how , BBS has developed tech programmes aimed at building a pool of talent with the digital skills necessary to effectively perform in these available jobs and prepare students in alignment with industry certifications .”

BBS , otherwise known as the Boston

Business School , a training academy of long-standing in Singapore , is launching state-of-the-art programmes to train , upskill and reskill people to work in highly soughtafter technology roles .
The first new programmes to be taught will enable people to take on roles as cybersecurity analysts or investigators or to work in incident response teams , due to the fast-growing demand for these positions .
To launch the curricula for the tech education practice , BBS partnered with Wawiwa , experts in tech training . Wawiwa Tech Training has helped establish similar tech training academies across the world , drawing from their experience working with tech companies in Israel , a place globally renowned for its research and development , cybersecurity and technology companies .

NPCI International and PPRO offer Indian consumers payments across the globe

NPCI International Payments Ltd ( NIPL ) and PPRO , a leading global provider of local payments infrastructure , are partnering to expand international growth of India ’ s digital payments ecosystem .

The agreement aims at expanding RuPay card and UPI acceptance across PPRO ’ s global clients such as payment service providers ( PSPs ) and global merchant acquirers . This partnership will drive NIPL ’ s continued expansion into foreign markets and will add India to PPRO ’ s Local Payment Method ( LPM ) coverage map .
Stefan Merz , Chief Strategy and Growth Officer at PPRO , said : “ Expansion into India ’ s e-commerce market presents a huge growth opportunity for PPRO . The country ’ s e-commerce landscape is worth US $ 52.6 billion , predicted to increase to US $ 120 billion in 2025 , and is made up of an online population of over 700 plus million people , making it one of the largest in the world .
“ However , like all emerging markets , while India presents great opportunities for merchants , it also has its set of complexities . Our strategic partnership with NIPL helps navigate through market intricacies and opens up the Indian market for our PSP partners and their global merchants , helping them to benefit from the high potential that the country has to offer .”
RuPay is the first-of-its-kind Global Card payment network from India with over 635 million cards issued to date .
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