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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Facebook Is Building A City For Its Employees

Facebook Is Building A City For Its Employees

Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Smart City
Right in the heart of silicon valley, Facebook is cooking up a big new project to expand its Menlo Park campus into what can only be described as a fully-fledged town. Since humble beginnings in Zuckerberg's Havard dorm room, Facebook HQ has passed through a number of short-lived locations. Rapid growth led to years of hopping from one office to another; however, the roots are only getting deeper in their current location – and it's not hard to see why. Facebook's campus sits in a not so little corner of Palo Alto, and the entirety of its construction has been built around the wellbeing of the people that make the company tick, the employees. Stepping away from canning workers into grey cubicles like sardines, Facebook's HQ follows an open plan,…
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Inside Samsung’s Massive Digital City

Inside Samsung’s Massive Digital City

Digital Economy, Smart City
Samsung is by far the biggest company in South Korea. It makes more than twice as much as the next largest South Korean corporation. In order to house their more than 250,000 employees, the electronics giant has built its own city just outside Seoul. Today we’re learning about the city that Samsung built. The Samsung Group, which includes Samsung Electronics and Samsung Life Insurance among others, has an annual revenue of 208 billion dollars, accounting for 17% of South Korea’s total GDP. Though it has been plagued by controversy in recent years, it is by far one of the largest corporations on Earth. Samsung produces everything from medical supplies to energy and they have substantial holdings in finance, resort management, and insurance. In the first quarter of 2019, Samsung shipped…
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South Koreans keen in setting up factories in Sarawak — Riot

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
KUCHING: A group of South Korean investors have expressed interest to invest in setting up factories in Sarawak, said Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to East Asia Dato Sri Richard Riot Jaem. In a statement issued yesterday, Riot said this was conveyed to him by members of South Korean business community in Malaysia at his office in Putrajaya yesterday. He said four proposals were presented during the meeting, with two of them to set up factories in Sarawak. The proposals are for aluminium pellet production plant, nitrile rubber glove production plant, ammonia processing plant and medical and testing kit production plant. Riot, who is also Serian MP, however did not specify which of those proposals are for Sarawak. “Our meeting touched on their suggestion on increasing South Korean investment in Malaysia.…
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Virtual Hackathon Provides Affordable Inventions For SMEs Of The Electronic And Electrical (E&E) Sub-sector

Virtual Hackathon Provides Affordable Inventions For SMEs Of The Electronic And Electrical (E&E) Sub-sector

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Farming & Agriculture, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
Leveraging on Industry 4.0 in age of technologies, Electrical & Electronics Productivity Nexus (EEPN) supported by the Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) has organised Virtual Hackathon (East Malaysia) to encourage universities students to develop Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based Machine Vision System to be used by businesses. Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports in The Cabinet of Sarawak, Yang Berhormat Datuk Snowdan Anak Donald Lawan said besides providing the opportunities for universities students to be exposed to the real issues that the industry is facing based on the real case studies, Virtual Hackathon (East Malaysia) also helps to shape the students skills in problem solving and project management which indirectly nurture the universities students to be entrepreneur via business matching between SMEs and students. Across the economic sector, talent has been identified as…
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SUKMA: Sarawak sasar satu emas dalam e-sukan

SUKMA: Sarawak sasar satu emas dalam e-sukan

Community Initiative, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
KUCHING: Sarawak mensasarkan satu pingat emas dalam penyertaan sulung sukan elektronik (e-sukan) di Sukan Malaysia (SUKMA) bagi kategori Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) yang dijadualkan berlangsung pada 6 sehingga 14 Mac tahun depan di Johor Bahru. Menteri Muda Belia dan Sukan, Datuk Snowdan Lawan berkata pihaknya meletakkan ketetapan itu selepas meyakini kekuatan pasukan e-sukan Sarawak terletak pada PES dan bukan Dota 2 atau Mobile Legend (ML). "Kita menghantar 18 orang atlet e-sukan Sarawak untuk ke SUKMA yang akan bertanding bagi PES, ML dan Dota 2 dengan sasaran satu pingat emas untuk dibawa balik. "Ketentuan ini mengikut keperluan pihak penganjur yang kita sertai seperti Sukan Malaysia (SUKMA), Sukan Sarawak (SUKSAR), Sukan Asia bergantung kepada apa yang ditawarkan mereka kepada kita," katanya ketika ditemui pada program Jelajah Mesra di D'Virtual Park, Kota Samarahan…
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Inisiatif baik promosi AI

Inisiatif baik promosi AI

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
KOTA SAMARAHAN: Hackathon Maya pertama di Malaysia yang dianjurkan oleh Perbadanan Produktiviti Malaysia (MPC) dan Nexus Produktiviti Elektrik & Elektronik (ESPN) adalah satu inisiatif yang baik untuk mempromosikan kecerdasan buatan (AI) yang berasaskan kepada Sistem Penglihatan Mesin kepada pelajar universiti di negara ini. Menteri Muda Belia dan Sukan, Datuk Snowdan Lawan berkata, ini adalah salah satu daripada usaha kerajaan untuk menggalakan penglibatan pelajar dari universiti bagi membangunkan penyelesaian Bukti Konsep (POC) mesin yang berasaskan AI kepada syarikat tempatan terutamanya Syarikat Perusahaan Industri Kecil dan Sederhana (PKS). Katanya, objektif program tersebut adalah untuk meningkatkan produktiviti syarikat dengan menyediakan penemuan yang berpatutan kepada PKS. “Dengan adanya usaha seperti ini, ia dapat meningkatkan daya saing dalam industri tersebut. “Selain daripada itu, ia juga boleh meningkatkan produktiviti, keupayaan, dan kecekapan sub sektor elektrik dan…
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UMS group wins Virtual Hackathon

UMS group wins Virtual Hackathon

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
KOTA SAMARAHAN: Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)’s HappyGoLucky group emerged champion of the Industry 4.0 (I4.0) Virtual Hackathon East Malaysia 2020. The group participated in the hackathon with their project titled ‘Artificial Intelligence (AI) Defective Global Tracker’ and went home with RM5,000. The prize was presented by Youth and Sports Assistant Minister Datuk Snowdan Lawan at the Hackathon’s closing ceremony held at D-Virtual Park in Jalan Meranek here on Sunday (Oct 18). Meanwhile, first runner-up was Hozatech group from University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS) who won RM3,000 for their project titled ‘AI-SCAN4GUD’. The second runner-up was WILL group, also from UCTS, who secured RM2,000 with their project titled ‘Glove Detection’. Consolation prizes worth RM300 each were also given to five groups namely, Centexs (Centre of Technical Excellence), D.O.T.S (UCTS), as…
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Happy Go Lucky juara Pertandingan Virtual I4.0 Hackathon Malaysia Timur 2020

Happy Go Lucky juara Pertandingan Virtual I4.0 Hackathon Malaysia Timur 2020

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
KOTA SAMARAHAN, 18 Okt: Pasukan Happy Go Lucky muncul juara Pertandingan Virtual I4.0 Hackathon Malaysia Timur 2020 bertempat di Taman D-Virtual Kota Samarahan di sini, hari ini. Membentangkan Projek ‘A.I. Defective Glove Tracker’, wakil Universiti Malaysia Sabah itu mengalahkan 13 pasukan lain. Dengan kejuaraan itu, Pasukan Happy Go Lucky merangkul hadiah wang tunai RM5,000 yang telah disampaikan Menteri Muda Belia Dan Sukan Datuk Snowdan Lawan secara maya. Pada ucapannya, Snowdan yakin program Virtual Hackathon menyediakan peluang kepada pelajar universiti untuk mendalami isu sebenar yang dihadapi pihak industri berdasarkan kajian kes. “Ini akan mengasah bakat para pelajar di dalam aspek penyelesaian masalah dan pengurusan projek. “Secara tidak langsung, program juga membantu membentuk pelajar universiti menjadi usahawan menerusi permadanan perniagaan di antara usahawan kecil dan sederhana serta pelajar,” katanya. Sementara itu, dua…
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Go digital to expand overseas, CM tells Sarawak companies

Go digital to expand overseas, CM tells Sarawak companies

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Sarawak, Smart City
KOTA SAMARAHAN: Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg today told businesses to embrace digitalisation and technology to expand internationally. He said with a population of only 2.8 million, Sarawak is not a potential market for every product. “Companies must step up their efforts to attract new customers in other countries, otherwise their markets will be limited,” he said. Abang Johari was speaking at the launch of D’Virtual Park, the state’s first virtual reality theme park. He said one of his top priorities when he became the chief minister three years ago was the state’s digital transformation. “Instead of waiting for allocation from the federal government, which may take some time, I have decided to invest RM1 billion to upgrade the digital infrastructure in Sarawak,” he said. “I am confident that the…
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