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Empowering Malaysia’s Future: Embracing Digital Evolution with Skills-First Training

ENTERPRISE EDITION

TECHNOLOGY LEADERS WEEK

A Platform For Collaboration

OpenGov Asia invites you to a timely OpenGov Leadership Forum session focused on handling the difficulties and opportunities of the digital transformation age. Delegates will delve into optimising emerging technologies for critical applications while honing essential digital skills to thrive in Malaysia’s competitive landscape. Through collaborative discussions, attendees will acquire practical strategies to enhance reliability and foster innovation in their industries.  

This event is a great peer-to-peer learning platform, delivering unique insights and actual concepts to help the public sectors embrace digital transformation more effectively.  

Meet Our Distinguished Speakers

Eklavya Bhave
Director and Sales Head, Asia Pacific
Coursera for Government

Mohit Sagar
CEO & Editor-in-Chief
OpenGov Asia

Overcoming Obstacles in Digital Transformation Through Learning

Given the swift pace of innovation and progress, every sector and industry in Malaysia stands poised to benefit from advancements. Furthermore, disruptive technologies like Gen AI are projected to amplify the country’s economic capacity by an impressive US$113.4 billion, with particular emphasis on bolstering the industrial sector. 

Ensuring Malaysia’s workforce is equipped with the requisite knowledge and skills to thrive in this dynamic digital environment is imperative, especially given the industrial sector’s significant labour-intensive nature and potential for capitalising on emerging opportunities. 

To address these opportunities and challenges, skill-first learning has emerged as a widely embraced and distinctive strategy. By prioritising skills development, this approach empowers individuals to navigate and thrive in dynamic industries, fostering resilience and fostering sustainable growth. 

What is skill-first learning?  

With a growing demand for skilled personnel in digital marketing, cybersecurity, data analytics and artificial intelligence, Malaysia must focus on skilling and upskilling. Prioritising expertise development in emerging technologies will enhance Malaysia’s global workforce competitiveness, support innovation and contribute to economic growth. 

Additionally, in light of the global shift towards remote and hybrid work models, skill-based learning must be prioritised. Malaysia, with the 14th largest population of remote workers, needs to equip professionals with the requisite abilities to compete effectively in the global marketplace. Leveraging technology to connect workers with global opportunities, Malaysia stands at the forefront of the remote work trend, simultaneously fostering economic growth and promoting workforce equality. 

Moreover, research indicates that APAC workers with advanced digital skills earn, on average, 65% more than those lacking such skills, with 57% of intermediate and 39% of basic digital workers also commanding higher earnings compared to their non-digital counterparts. 

Skill-first learning is an innovative education method that focuses on developing practical skills throughout one’s career. It is gaining popularity in Malaysia as individuals recognise the limitations of traditional education systems as well as an evolving employment landscape.  

This approach emphasises problem-solving, critical thinking, experiential learning, and adaptability, preparing individuals for diverse professions through formal education, employment training programmes and on-the-job learning initiatives. 

Digital Upskilling for Industry Development and Public Sector Transformation  

Digital upskilling is vital for driving industrial growth and fostering change in the public sector. Recent studies reveal that over 80% of global businesses invest in employee training for digital skills to maintain competitiveness.  

Governments are also allocating significant funds, with projections indicating a global investment of US$3.6 trillion by 2026 for similar programmes. This investment enhances public service efficiency, fosters innovation, and fuels economic growth by improving workforce capabilities and leveraging digital technology. 

Generative AI for Everyone 

With the help of GenAI Academy, employees are prepared to succeed in the quickly changing field of redefining careers. People are equipped to adapt to change and succeed in their positions, embracing the digital era and embracing change through creative training programmes and customised learning experiences. 

OpenGov Asia invites you to a timely OpenGov Leadership Forum session focused on handling the difficulties and opportunities of the digital transformation age. Delegates will delve into optimising emerging technologies for critical applications while honing essential digital skills to thrive in Malaysia’s competitive landscape. Through collaborative discussions, attendees will acquire practical strategies to enhance reliability and foster innovation in their industries.  

This event is a great peer-to-peer learning platform, delivering unique insights and actual concepts to help both the public and private sectors embrace digital transformation more effectively.  

This session enables delegates to:  

  • Address new challenges and opportunities brought up by technology  
  • Embrace the massive need for digital skills and workforce upskilling strategies
  • Increase employee efficiency with a skills-first learning approach
  • Navigate digital transformation adoption across the public sectors to stay competitive  
  • Learn how to use AI and other modern technologies to sustain ethical AI deployment  

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PARTNER

Coursera is a leading online learning platform for higher education. Coursera partners with more than 200 leading universities and companies to bring flexible, affordable, job-relevant online learning to individuals and organizations worldwide. We offer a range of learning opportunities—from hands-on projects and courses to job-ready certificates and degree programs.

Coursera for Government helps governments and organizations provide in-demand skills and learning paths to new jobs for the entire workforce, and implements national-scale learning programs.

With Coursera for Government, you can:

  • Develop locally relevant career pathways and connect learners with regional employers.
  • Build your own hiring ecosystem by authoring content.
  • Upskill and reskill your workforce to be job-ready.

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Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

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As a Titanium Black Partner of Dell Technologies, CTC Global Singapore boasts unparalleled access to resources.

Established in 1972, we bring 52 years of experience to the table, solidifying our position as a leading IT solutions provider in Singapore. With over 300 qualified IT professionals, we are dedicated to delivering integrated solutions that empower your organization in key areas such as Automation & AI, Cyber Security, App Modernization & Data Analytics, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Renowned for our consulting expertise and delivering expert IT solutions, CTC Global Singapore has become the preferred IT outsourcing partner for businesses across Singapore.

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Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

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HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

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IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.