DigitalCFO Newsroom | 27 April 2022
Company set to hire top talent in Singapore to support
digital adoption growth across Asia Pacific.
WalkMe Ltd. (NASDAQ: WKME), a leading provider of digital adoption platforms, today announced the opening of its Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore. The office was officially opened by Raphael Sweary, President and Co-founder, WalkMe at an exclusive event with senior executives from EDBI, Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), WalkMe employees, partners and customers. The company aims to attract and recruit top talent from Singapore to build and support the regional digital adoption centre of excellence.
“Organisations continue to realise the role digital adoption platforms play in achieving successful digital transformation, driving the demand for WalkMe globally,” said Sweary. “Singapore’s position as a global innovation hub and digital nation made it an ideal base to build a truly regional operation and a centre of excellence for Asia Pacific with unfettered access to infrastructure, talent, digital innovation and strategic partnerships.”
Digital adoption is the process by which companies help ensure their employees and customers are making the most effective use of their digital assets. With more than 35 million users in over 42 countries, and 31% of the Fortune 500, WalkMe is the pioneer of DAP technologies. Its no-code, platform-agnostic solution runs across all underlying applications – for both employees and customers alike. With today’s news, the company is investing in its regional operations in Singapore as a commitment to helping accelerate digital adoption that is occurring across various sectors in the Asia Pacific region.
The city state has been strategically important for WalkMe since Singapore-based global investor EDBI invested in 2018. EDBI’s investment was in line with the Singapore government’s strategic agenda to drive the “Smart Nation” vision that has been hailed as a leading example and advocate for the digital future.
”Our interest in WalkMe is closely aligned with EDBI’s focus on the digital economy and transformative technologies that help to build a smarter and more resilient future for Singapore. WalkMe’s impactful category-leading digital adoption technology has contributed positively to many businesses, and will continue to have widespread application and appeal across industries globally, ” said Chu Swee Yeok, CEO and President of EDBI.
“As a long-term partner, EDBI places great emphasis in actively supporting the growth of our portfolio companies that goes beyond simply providing capital. We help to create new business opportunities, facilitate market access and support talent acquisition through our network for global leaders, like WalkMe,” continued Chu.
Global Innovation Hub
Known as a launchpad for global innovation, Singapore is a central hub for leading international companies and universities. Nearly 37,400 international companies have their headquarters in Singapore including 7,000 multinational corporations (MNCs), with the majority of these organisations running their Asia Pacific operations out of Singapore.
“Singapore is the place to create global tech products and solutions and we look forward to working with WalkMe, especially through our Accreditation@SGD programme, to support its growth in Singapore and across the Asia Pacific. Through IMDA’s holistic suite of innovation programmes, we are committed to supporting the next wave of tech companies in Singapore by connecting them with potential demand and developing new capabilities,” said Justin Ang, Assistant Chief Executive for Media, Innovation, Communications & Marketing, IMDA.
Accredited in 2019 by IMDA for Singapore public sector agencies, WalkMe is enabling 100,000 public sector employees to harness the power of its AI-powered digital adoption platform for more productive digital work environments.
The headquarters opening event was attended by guests Yeung Chia Li, Managing Partner, Investments and Value Creation & Communications, EDBI, Justin Ang, Assistant Chief Executive for Media Innovation, Communications & Marketing, IMDA and Edwin Low, Director, IMDA.