Learning Beyond The Classroom – RegTech, Innovation & Commercialisation

APU Computing Students gain industry exposure through a Field Trip to Finexus Towers, Cyberjaya
Recently, 34 students from the Distributed Computer Systems (DCOMS) and Computer System Low-Level Techniques (CSLLT) modules, accompanied by two lecturers, Ts. Umapathy Eaganathan and Ms. Vijayalaxmi Amuthan, participated in a field trip to Finexus Towers in Cyberjaya.

The trip aimed to provide students with insight into Finexus Group’s core business and innovation platform and to highlight job opportunities and the MyXaaS Innovation Platform, a combination of enabling technologies, financial services, and business advisory support.

Ms. Vivian Ng, Manager of the CEO Management Office of Finexus Group, welcomed the team and provided the company's historical background. She explained that the company was founded by six directors who shared a passion for technology and financial services.

Ms. Vivian Ng, Manager of the CEO Management Office of Finexus Group, welcomes the participants
Finexus' core business includes RegTech and the MyXaaS Innovation platform. RegTech is an emerging industry that uses technology to help financial institutions comply with regulations, and Finexus is at the forefront of this industry, offering solutions to help banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions comply with regulations and prevent financial crimes. Shared services outsourcing is another area of Finexus' core business, besides providing services such as e-wallets and prepaid cards to its clients.

The MyXaaS Innovation platform is a foundry for businesses that offer SaaS, financial licensing, and infrastructure services. It also offers the potential for startups and researchers to commercialize their academic research projects. The platform offers a wide range of services and partnerships that help startups scale up and grow their business.

Regulatory Compliances R&D team’s office space set up.
In summary, the trip was an incredibly beneficial learning experience, as the students gained a firsthand look at an industrial setting and were able to gain a clear understanding of what they would be doing if they pursued their careers in the field of innovation and technology.

A group picture of the APU students and faculty members with Ms. Vivian Ng while they are having a field trip to Finexus Towers in Cyberjaya.
The visit also allowed the students to meet and talk to experts who helped them better understand their potential future careers. This amplifies APU's vision of transforming students into highly employable individuals, as such experiences aid in sparking the interest of the students in a particular field relevant to their academic pathway.