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NSSOL SYSTEMS INDONESIA



Japan’s NS Solutions Joins Force with Alpha JWC Ventures to Support
Promising SEA Tech Companies



Jakarta, 19 June 2019 - NS Solutions Corporations announced its investment in the second fund led by Indonesia’s leading venture capital firm Alpha JWC Ventures. The objective of the investment is for to search for promising technology companies in emerging Southeast Asian market, mainly in Indonesia.


NS Solutions is Japan’s leading company specializingin information technology solutions in Japan and internationally. The company was founded by Nippon Steel in 1980 which later merged with Sumitomo Metal Corp. in 2012. It offers services of system integration, cloud computing, and other technology solutions mostly for corporate clients. NS Solutions is headquartered in Chuo-ku, Tokyo and led by President Director Hiroyuki Morita. The company has been listed in Tokyo Stock Exchange since October 2002.


The company is no stranger to Southeast Asian tech market. Since 2011, NS Solutions has established its subsidiaries in Singapore, Thailand, and Indonesia. In 2015, it made an investment to Indonesian company PT. Sakura System Solutions which provides technology services and solutions, from network management to software training, to corporates throughout Indonesia.


On the other hand, Alpha JWC Ventures has been operating in Indonesia since 2015 with local on-the ground team and led by partnerswho have been investing in Southeast Asia’s tech ecosystem since 2010. The firm currently manages two funds of US$ 50 million and US$ 100 million; has 28 active portfolio companies in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam; and has two exits so far: co-working space network Spacemob (acquired by workspace giant WeWork), and business news platform DealStreetAsia (acquired by Financial Times of Nikkei Group).


With the rapid development of digital transformation in Southeast Asian markets, many promising tech ventures have emerged and provide various technology services and solutions reflecting local needs. Through this partnership, which also marks NS Solutions’ first investment in Southeast Asian venture capital, both NS Solutions and Alpha JWC Ventures hope to accelerate the region’s digital economy growth.




“We are impressed with Alpha JWC’s performance so far. They are one of the region’s most active VC with investment in 23 startups in their first fund alone. We also like their approach in managing their portfolio where they provide hands-on support to help the startups grow fast and right. That’s why we want to support them in their endeavor to back the region’s top tech companies,” says Toshiyuki Kajiwara, Director of Global Business Development & Management Department at NS Solutions.




“More than just investment, our two companies will work together in terms of knowledge and network sharing,so not only us, but also our clients, subsidiaries, and portfolio companies can benefit from this partnership.”




NS Solutions will introduce local tech services and solutions of Alpha JWC Ventures’ current and upcoming startups to its local Japanese customers, and thus shall contribute to the startups’ business development.In the same time, through technology alliance, NS Solutions willshare itsgroup’s technology and know-how to the startups.




“We are excited to have NS Solutions on board with our mission to further nurtureSoutheast Asia’s leadingtech companies,” says Alpha JWC Ventures’ Co-Founder and Managing Partner Chandra Tjan.“We believe having NS Solutions supporting us and our portfolio companies can bring together the best of Japan and Southeast Asia.”




Contacts


NS Solutions Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)
Tel: +65 6220 9329
E-mail: info@nssol.com.sg


Thai NS Solutions Co,. Ltd. (Bangkok, Thailand)
Tel: +66-(0)2-286-3630
E-mail: contact@th.nssol.nssmc.com


PT. NSSOL SYSTEMS INDONESIA
Tel: +62-21-290-36730
E-mail: sales@id.nssol.nipponsteel.com



NSSOL partnerships with DataRobot, provides comprehensive AI
solution in ASEAN region.



15th January 2019


Singapore - NS Solutions Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (Singapore), Thai NS Solutions Co., Ltd. (Bangkok, Thailand) and PT.NSSOL SYSTEMS INDONESIA (Jakarta, Indonesia), embark on a new partnership with DataRobot on the automated machine learning platform to provide comprehensive AI/Machine Learning solution across ASEAN region.


Three subsidiaries of NS Solutions Corporation, a leading IT consulting and Systems Integrator in Japan, agreed to join the partner program of DataRobot to expand AI/Machine Learning solution business in ASEAN region. With this partnership agreement, NS Solutions Asia Pacific, Thai NS Solutions and NSSOL INDONESA form an integrated delivery network covering Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam Cambodia, Myanmar as well as Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia to provide an end-to-end AI solution.


“Having more than 650 million people, ASEAN is one of the most growing economy with above 5% GDP growth rate, where integration between business and advanced IT technology is taken place in every industry. Bringing machine learning technology into business is the hottest topic among our customers. We provide our integrated AI solution with DataRobot’s AI platform to help those forward-thinking customers enhance their business strategy and operation”, said Mr. Mark Chen, Manager of Business Application Division, NS Solutions Asia Pacific.


NS Solutions Corporation began collaboration with DataRobot in 2016, since then it has accelerated the sales of DataRobot product and achieved the fastest growth in AI Market of Japan to become the top vendor of DataRobot AI platform within two years. NSSOL’s best-in-class AI consulting and implementation service successfully gains high customer satisfaction from wide range of industries from manufacturing, finance, retail, E-commerce to telecommunication. Backed by their stellar success in Japan, three subsidiaries of NS Solutions will further strengthen their AI/Machine Learning capabilities to deliver impeccable consulting service, systems integration and technical support of DataRobot to broader group of customers and promote transformation to AI-driven enterprise.


“NS Solutions has been a key partner in DataRobot’s expansion in Japan over the past two years. We are delighted to extend our collaboration to the Southeast Asian market, and look forward to working with NS Solutions to grow DataRobot’s market share in the region and to strengthen our position as the market leader in automated machine learning solutions,” said Seann Gardiner, Senior Vice President, Business Development, DataRobot.




About NS Solutions


NS Solutions, a leading IT solution provider in Japan, has developed IT integration services since its founding years to attain net sales of US$ 2.4 billion with more than 6,000 consultants and engineers in 2018. It grew rapidly from the Information Systems Division of then Nippon Steel, to offer its system integration capability to wide range of clients and created a track record of successful tailor-made IT solutions. Partnering with customer to achieve their globalization ambition and pursuing digital innovation in broader industries, NS Solutions bolster its solution distribution network by setting up subsidiaries around the globe: US (1997), China (2002), Singapore (2011), the UK (2013), Thailand (2013) and Indonesia (2014).




About DataRobot


DataRobot offers an automated machine learning platform that empowers users of all skill levels to develop and deploy machine learning and AI faster. Incorporating a library of hundreds of the most powerful open source machine learning algorithms, the DataRobot platform encapsulates every best practice, every safeguard, and every run-time environment to automate data science while maximizing transparency, accuracy, and collaboration, delivering AI applications at scale. With offices across the globe, DataRobot is backed by $225 million in investment from top-tier firms, including New Enterprise Associates, Sapphire Ventures, Meritech, and DFJ. Leading brands including United Airlines, New York Life, LendingTree, Tableau, and hundreds of other customers are using DataRobot to accelerate AI success. For more information, visit www.datarobot.com.




Contacts


NS Solutions Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)
Tel: +65 6220 9329
E-mail: info@nssol.com.sg


Thai NS Solutions Co,. Ltd. (Bangkok, Thailand)
Tel: +66-(0)2-286-3630
E-mail: contact@th.nssol.nssmc.com


PT. NSSOL SYSTEMS INDONESIA
Tel: +62-21-290-36730
E-mail: sales@id.nssol.nipponsteel.com