AmBank Group and Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) Honored as Red Hat Innovation Awards APAC 2018 Winners in Malaysia

Recognized for their strategic use of open source innovation


Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the winners of Red Hat Innovation Awards APAC 2018 for Malaysia. AmBank Group and Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit were recognized at the Red Hat Forum Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sept. 25, 2018, for their outstanding and innovative use of Red Hat solutions.

Inspired by the theme of the Red Hat Forum APAC 2018, “Ideas Worth Exploring,” the Red Hat Innovation Awards APAC recognize organizations that are modernizing and optimizing their IT infrastructure using open source to be more efficient, flexible and agile. Winners were selected based on the business value and impact delivered by their Red Hat deployments.

Category: Digital Transformation

Winner: AmBank Group

AmBank Group is one of Malaysia’s premier financial solutions groups with 43 years of experience in supporting Malaysians. Currently, the Group is accelerating the next phase of its digital capabilities with a group-wide digital roadmap that focuses on integrating its services into the daily lives of its customers in an innovative and practical manner. As part of its digital journey, it aimed to provide better mobile banking and cash management in a manner that is easy, simple and fast for its valued customers across all touch points.

To help achieve this goal, AmBank Group deployed Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat Virtualization, and Red Hat Gluster Storage with the help of Red Hat Consulting. This allowed AmBank to build up its digital capability with a more agile and scalable application delivery. The effort also enabled the development of new applications and services which expanded its market reach to create new revenue streams.

The Digital Transformation category recognizes organizations that have successfully addressed IT challenges and delivered business value to effectively compete as a digital enterprise.

Category: Modern Application Development

Winner: Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU)

MAMPU is a central agency of Malaysia’s Public Service Administration, responsible for modernization and transformation of the public sector. As part of its role, MAMPU provides  ICT infrastructure and a standardized system for the public service sector and its agencies. In alignment with the country’s digital transformation initiative and to better serve government agencies and enhance its public services, MAMPU deployed Red Hat Cloud Suite, resulting in improved accessibility in system development and increased cost savings in infrastructure and licensing requirements.

The Modern Application Development category recognizes the organization’s overall performance in creating, maintaining, and deploying successful business applications through the use of agile methodologies.

As part of the 11-stop Red Hat Forum APAC event series, winners for the Red Hat Innovation Awards APAC 2018 will be announced at each stop. Each event will recognize a maximum of two winning projects, with both enterprise and government organizations encouraged to participate.

Supporting Quotes:

Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, senior vice president and general manager, APAC, Red Hat

“Open source is used by organizations across the Asia Pacific region to help address challenges in the digital age. The Red Hat Innovation Awards APAC celebrate organizations that have successfully transformed their IT infrastructure to address new customer demands, accelerate innovation, and drive business results. Congratulations to this year’s winners; we look forward to continuing to help more enterprises innovate the open source way.”

Datuk Iswaraan Suppiah, group chief operations officer, AmBank Group

“It is an honour to be recognised through this prestigious award, as it is a testament to the AmBank Group’s commitment in delivering quality results and services to our customers. As part of AmBank’s digital transformation journey, we are continuously designing and implementing numerous new solutions with our customers in mind – to make their banking experience with us much more convenient, value-added and seamless. ”

YBrs. Dr. Suhazimah Dzazali, deputy director general (Information and Communication Technology), MAMPU

“As part of Malaysia’s advancement towards becoming a smart city, MAMPU’s role as the central agency for the public sector is to configure an ICT platform that meets the requirements of the other government agencies. Open source has helped us enable more agile processes and further develop the capabilities of the Public Sector Office while ensuring effective use of our resources. We plan to increase the use and implementation of open source software across the agencies in the public sector and we thank Red Hat for this recognition.”

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