February 26, 2024

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Pikom: COVID-19 a Push to Transform Via Digital Tech

The Covid-19 pandemic has given a wake-up call to people around the globe that they need to transform with the use of digital technologies, wherein the faster and more agile among them will ensure survival.

The Chairman of the National Tech Association of Malaysia (Pikom) stated that certain people, especially business communities, have to move forward and embrace the changes that are taking place before them.

He noted that technology will be at the core of this transformation of businesses and society; interaction in social spaces, in business communications, and in dealing with the government will change. “It does not look like the COVID-19 situation will leave us anytime soon, there is only but one way to address it. We must find ways to adapt, live with the situation, and work around the challenges for us to move forward,” the Chairman said in his welcoming remarks at the virtual Pikom Digital Summit 2021 on 19 May 2021.

Meanwhile, Organising Chair of Pikom Digital Summit 2021 noted that the event focused on engaging the tech industry through thought leadership, trends and insights to spur innovation, adoption of new technologies, and new business models in elevating the ICT (information and communications technology) growth in Malaysia.

The official said that digitalisation is here to stay and will continue to evolve, and while it was evolving even before the pandemic it is now important to recognise what needs to be done and make sure that no one is left behind.

Pikom as the leading tech association continues to have the conversation in various areas of technology and digital environment for the country. Industry topics like cyber security, data analytics, AI (artificial intelligence) and GBS (global business services) will be the focus for the four-part series of this year’s Digital Summit, he added.

Pikom Digital Summit 2021 (Virtual Conference Series) organised by Pikom will be held in four series from May to July 2021, comprising three Pikom Flagship events, namely Pikom Leadership Summit (PLS), Future of Cybersecurity Summit (FOCS), and GBS Summit.

The PLS is a C-Level (high ranking executive) event engaging the tech industry through thought leadership, trends and insights to spur innovation, adoption of new technologies, and new business models in elevating the ICT growth in Malaysia.

The FOCS is a platform initiative by the Pikom Cybersecurity Chapter to address cyber threats and issues of compliance faced by organisations where local and regional experts will share insights and best practices to overcome cyber threats.

GBS summit is an exclusive event brought by Outsourcing Malaysia, a chapter of Pikom that explores an abundance of issues and opportunities in the global business services industry, ranging from strategies to tactics, across regions, industries and technologies.

MDEC confident digital economy will continue to grow

In the same vein, OpenGov Asia recently reported that the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) welcomed the Ministry of Finance’s (MOF) 2021 first-quarter GDP report which saw better performance than previous quarters with key economic indicators showing improvement.

MDEC reiterated its commitment to strengthening its working relationship with various ministries and agencies especially in the digital economy sector which has shown strong growth in this new norm.

It will continue to play an active role in boosting the country’s competitiveness by enhancing digitalisation initiatives and digital skills of the workforce in line with the government’s five key focus areas to drive the nation’s recovery.

This is being implemented through various initiatives to drive digital adoption for micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as well as to improve the digital skills of the people through public-private partnership programs which include the Premier Digital Technology Institution (PDTI), Industrial Skills Framework (IndSF), Digital Skills Training Directory for working professionals and a data technology collaboration program with technology giants.

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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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CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

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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.

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