Khairy: Malaysia must position itself as startup hub to attract global talents

Khairy: Malaysia must position itself as startup hub to attract global talents

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 — Malaysia must position itself as a hub for startups to attract the best global entrepreneurial talents to be based in the country, said the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. Its minister, Khairy Jamaluddin, said the country’s entrepreneurship ecosystem was on par with the world’s best, but Malaysia must brand itself better to get noticed. “We don’t brand ourselves enough. We have to do more about positioning ourselves. Many countries are attracting the same limited amount of talent. If you don’t shout above the noise, you’re going to be bypassed,” he said in a statement today. Khairy was speaking at a panel discussion titled ‘Reflect, Reset and Reform – Thriving in the New World’ at the eNation technology conference organised by the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre…
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Technology is a catalyst for greater growth

Technology is a catalyst for greater growth

Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Smart City, Social Innovation
Engineering solutions provider Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd looks set to continue expanding digitally — using technology to evolve and grow its business as well as to play a key role in the country’s digital transformation journey. Serba Dinamik’s recent milestones and achievements are a testament to the group’s adoption of and continued expansion in the digital space. Its growth trajectory since it made its debut on Bursa Malaysia in 2017 parallels the digital transformation journey that the group has taken in recent years. “People often ask how Serba Dinamik has reached the level it has today. The group’s market capitalisation was RM2 billion when it was listed. Today, it fluctuates between RM5.6 billion and RM6 billion. It would be correct to say that technology has played a key role in…
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MDEC anjur ekspo e-dagang bantu usahawan

MDEC anjur ekspo e-dagang bantu usahawan

Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Social Innovation
KUALA LUMPUR: Perbadanan Ekonomi Digital Malaysia (MDEC) akan menganjurkan ekspo e-dagang (eDX) yang pertama dan terbesar mulai 4 hingga 8 Mei ini sebagai usaha untuk mempercepatkan pendigitalan sejajar dengan norma baharu berikutan pandemik COVID-19. Pada acara maya selama lima hari yang bertujuan membabitkan 500,000 penjual mikro, perniagaan tempatan dan pengeksport mengenai manfaat e-dagang itu, terdapat juga webinar dan sesi panel mengenai panduan untuk berjaya dalam e-dagang, berkembang melangkaui sempadan dan kisah kejayaan yang memberi inspirasi. Bersedia untuk membawa perniagaan luar talian kepada dalam talian dan seterusnya untuk dieksport, sesi itu akan diterajui oleh rakan e-Dagang MDEC seperti Shopee, Lazada, Carousell, Alibaba, BliBli dan eBay. Daripada mempelajari bagaimana untuk mewujudkan kedai dalam talian menggunakan kaedah harian yang mudah, untuk menyenaraikan produk mereka di ePasaran serta meningkatkan jualan mereka di seluruh negara…
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New MDEC chief pushes for Malaysia 5.0 concept

New MDEC chief pushes for Malaysia 5.0 concept

Digital Economy, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Smart City
KUALA LUMPUR, June 16 — Newly-appointed Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) chairman Datuk Rais Hussin has called for the concept of Malaysia 5.0 as a new narrative for the country. He said the narrative will posit Malaysia as an innovation economy that can compete in a disruptive technology world, serve as a springboard into the Asean region, a bridge between Asia, Middle East and Africa, and interconnect with the 1.8 billion Islamic population worldwide. “MDEC will no doubt play a leading role in introducing emerging technologies which are essential tools in the new Malaysia 5.0 digital economy. If such a policy is missing from our national strategy, Malaysia will be left behind and excluded from digital ecosystems and workforces,” Rais said in his inaugural statement. Touting his personal passion for…
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MDEC to make Malaysia global IR 4.0 hub, says newly-appointed chief Rais Hussin

MDEC to make Malaysia global IR 4.0 hub, says newly-appointed chief Rais Hussin

Digital Economy, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Smart City
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) is proposing a designated hub interconnecting Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0 or 4IR) players in Malaysia to the rest of the world. Newly appointed chairman Datuk Dr Rais Hussin (pic) is mooting the initiative, saying a solid regulatory framework and strategic oversight were needed to set the direction. "It will be aligned to the government's Prihatin package (implemented to help people, companies and country weather the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic) and Penjana (short-term economic revival plan) programmes," he said in a statement Tuesday (June 16). Covid-19 had accelerated the migration of society from physical infrastructures onto digital infrastructures, he said. "At the cusp of IR 4.0, we are blessed with the chance to re-engineer the human experiment using technologies that decentralise authority…
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Untuk jadi negara berpendapatan tinggi, Malaysia perlu jadi negara berteknologi tinggi – PM

Untuk jadi negara berpendapatan tinggi, Malaysia perlu jadi negara berteknologi tinggi – PM

Digital Economy, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Smart City
CYBERJAYA: Satu-satunya jalan bagi Malaysia untuk menjadi negara berpendapatan tinggi adalah dengan menjadi negara berteknologi tinggi, kata Perdana Menteri Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin hari ini. Menurutnya, kerajaan menerusi Kementerian Sains Teknologi dan Inovasi (MOSTI) sedang berusaha mentransformasi negara daripada hanya sebagai pengguna teknologi kepada pencipta teknologi dan pembangun teknologi. Katanya, National Technology & Innovation Sandbox (NTIS) yang dilancarkan hari ini mampu membuka peluang untuk mentransformasi Malaysia kepada ekonomi yang didorong inovasi. Ia juga berpotensi memupuk masyarakat yang aktif, berdaya tahan dan berdaya saing sementara menaikkan reputasi negara di serata dunia. Muhyiddin mengingatkan rakyat supaya berani menghadapi risiko selain pantas menyesuaikan diri dengan perkembangan teknologi serta inovasi dalam mengatasi masalah yang melanda bukan sahaja negara kita bahkan seluruh dunia. “Sejarah telah membuktikan betapa kekuatan militari dan ekonomi empayar serta kuasa besar dunia…
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Sesa laying framework for esports devt in Sarawak

Sesa laying framework for esports devt in Sarawak

Aviation and Aerospace, Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
KUCHING: Sarawak Esports Association (Sesa) yesterday appreciated the remarks of Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican that Sarawak is serious in developing the esports industry in the state. The minister commended the initiative taken by Sesa and the private sector in setting up the Sesa Mini Esports Hub at D-Virtual Park in Kota Samarahan recently. “This esports arena covers 7,000 sq ft and is equipped with 60 gaming computers, six streaming rooms, as well as rooms for holding conferences, discussion and management,” Reezal said during his ministerial winding-up speech in Parliament on Wednesday. “Apart from the esports facility, the Youth and Sports Department Sarawak is also very active in organising esports activities and programmes such as the online esports competitions Myesports PUBG from July 18 to…
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MDEC to partner with more tech players in creating Digital Tech Faculty experts

MDEC to partner with more tech players in creating Digital Tech Faculty experts

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Smart City, Social Innovation
KUALA LUMPUR (July 29): The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM), via its agency Malaysia Digital Economy Corp (MDEC), will be working closely with the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) to partner with more tech companies such as Acestar, AWS, Cisco Academy, Microsoft, Oracle, Quandatics, and SAS Institute to create digitally-skilled faculty experts and graduates. In a statement, MDEC said as part of its commitment to ensuring industry-relevant curriculum delivery at all MDEC’s Premier Digital Tech Institutions (PDTIs) and Data Partner Universities, MDEC will be working closely with more technology partners to expand its Digital Tech Faculty Expert (DTeX) programme.  It said the partnership will allow the tech partners to contribute to growth of industry-ready skills required in the workforce that is critical to meet the industry’s current and future demand.Advertisement MDEC…
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Bandung smart city model for Kuching

Bandung smart city model for Kuching

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
INDONESIA:  Sarawak is using Bandung smart city as a model to develop Kuching as the first smart city in the state. Assistant Minister in Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi said the success of Bandung as a smart city for four years will be the best model for Kuching. “Bandung, with population of 2.57 million or 167.67 people per square km, has been transformed into modern-day city while retaining local cultural heritage via digital creativity and innovation,” he said after paying a courtesy visit on West Java Governor Mochamad Ridwan Kamil at the latter’s office in Gedong Sate, Bandung. “There is a lot we can learn and share together, especially in the ICT development sector, which has been successfully implemented in Bandung smart city in terms…
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SEKTOR E-DAGANG JADI ‘PENAMPAN’ EKONOMI SAAT KESUKARAN AKIBAT COVID-19

SEKTOR E-DAGANG JADI ‘PENAMPAN’ EKONOMI SAAT KESUKARAN AKIBAT COVID-19

Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing
Source: Published by Mohd Firdaus Ismail from MDEC on March 23, 2020 MASUK bulan ketiga dunia ‘membicarakan’ tentang virus Covid-19 yang kini dikategorikan sebagai pandemik oleh Pertubuhan Kesihatan Dunia. Sudah tentu impaknya besar terhadap ekonomi apabila pelbagai sektor termasuk perlancongan, penerbangan, perhotelan serta pembuatan terkesan dan berdepan dengan cabaran yang sangat sukar. Malaysia sendiri tidak terkecuali apabila kerajaan pada bulan lepas mengumumkan Pakej Rangsangan Ekonomi bernilai RM20 bilion. Menariknya, antara yang diberi perhatian oleh kerajaan ialah sektor ekonomi digital yang mana Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) diberi dana sebanyak RM20 juta untuk program Perkhidmatan e-Dagang Setempat (PeDAS) bagi menaik taraf Pusat Internet Desa kepada hab e-dagang. Jelas di sini bahawa ekonomi digital termasuk sektor e-dagang mampu menjadi ‘penyelamat’ ketika sektor utama berdepan ketidakstabilan akibat wabak berkenaan. Menyingkap sejarah PeDAS, ia…
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