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Governance of Effective Data Protection in the Information Age

A Platform For Collaboration

OpenGov Asia is pleased to invite you to an exclusive OpenGov Breakfast Insight aimed at delivering effective information and data governance policies, regulations, and frameworks to drive the quality, accuracy, and availability of insights for Malaysia public sector organisations.

Meet Our Distinguished Speakers

Shamsul Izhan Bin Abdul Majid
Chief Officer, Technology and Innovation Sector
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)

Ryan Hardin
Head, Strategic Planning and Development
MyDIGITAL Corporation

Catherine Lian
Managing Director and Technology Leader, Malaysia

Kitman Cheung
Chief Technology Officer, Data & AI, Asia Pacific

Mohit Sagar
CEO & Editor-in-Chief
OpenGov Asia

Optimising data governance and management processes

As data-driven organisations triumph and data quality is more important than ever, creating, integrating, and implementing information management and governance is a must.

Data is steadily evolving into an important national strategic resource and an important role in government. However, more and more data security issues are being discovered. Countermeasures are being developed by countries and corporate groups around the world to combat the growing threat of cyber-attacks and data breaches.

Data governance ensures that data is consistent, trustworthy, and free from abuse. This is becoming increasingly important as institutions face new data protection requirements and become more dependent on data analytics.

Breaking down data silos within an organisation is a key goal of data governance. Data governance seeks to harmonise the data in such systems through a collaborative process involving stakeholders from various business areas.

Data governance is critical because it enables data citizens to access relevant information and derive value from their data. Effective data governance does the following:

  • Break down departmental silos
  • Establish a policy and regulatory compliance
  • Create governed data foundation for insights
  • Secure data privacy and protection
  • Simplify management of data products


Data governance is more than just good data management. It also develops terms and standards regarding data rights, principles and obligations. These levels of governance promote trust in how businesses and governments generate, collect, process and use data. 
Public sector entities, non-governmental stakeholders, and other stakeholders can work together to create the infrastructure, policies, and standards needed to maximise the value of data. To achieve these goals, institutions and stakeholders in the data governance ecosystem must have the capabilities, resources, and incentives to do their jobs and harness the value of their data. 
Data literacy is particularly low in government agencies in low- and middle-income countries. 

Therefore, it is critical to have effective information and data governance strategies, rules and frameworks in place to improve the quality, accuracy and availability of insights. Security, privacy, and openness are key factors in gaining the public trust needed to use these insights to drive civic change. 

There is a significant desire to promote safe data sharing among government organisations and ministries to stimulate innovation and gain insight into improved decision-making. 

To actualise the key thrusts and strategies set by Malaysia’s Digital Economy Blueprint, there must be managed change for an effective digital transition. The nation must leverage digital technology to improve workflow efficiency and productivity, enhance civil servants’ digital skill sets, better data utilisation to improve public services and increase the scope and quality of online services for better user experience. 

OpenGov Asia is pleased to invite you to an exclusive OpenGov Breakfast Insight aimed at delivering effective information and data governance policies, regulations, and frameworks to drive the quality, accuracy, and availability of insights. This invitation-only event will feature an interactive discussion with decision-makers from the Malaysia’s public sector organisations. 

We will be discussing:

  • Identify data assets and existing informal governance mechanisms
  • Address the need for data integration across the agencies to drive digital transformation in government
  • Improve the efficiency of data governance
  • Ensure that data is controlled, appropriately managed, and safe throughout the data lifecycle
  • Creating an integrated data security defense technology system

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