Digi to seek and seize growth opportunities in digital
By Digital News Asia November 7, 2016
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DIGI Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) on Nov 2 hosted its first Digital Day, dedicated to exploring existing and new digital technologies transforming the lives of many.
The full-day event themed “Experience Tomorrow, Today”, gathered over 1,700 Digizens and partners for a technology showcase and talks with innovators revolutionising the future.
Digi CEO Albern Murty (pic, above) said, “Digital innovation is disrupting every industry and transforming our way of life every single day. Mobile devices and data will continue to play a central role in the future as our customers move to adopt richer, fuller digital lifestyles.
“The fusion of more powerful devices, fast internet, emerging technologies and customer analytics will see a new wave of services that will not only connect people but businesses, things, homes and every area of life imaginable.”
The event showcased an array of technologies in the fields of financial services, IoT, virtual reality, robotics, artificial intelligence, driverless cars, nanotechnology, bone-conduction technology, and other cool projects.
Several speakers also shared their expertise at the event including engineer Mohd Izmir Yamin, who spoke on developing low-cost robotics to explore the moon; Imagineering Institute director Adrian David Cheok discussed tricking your tastebuds to make vegetables taste like chocolate; Incitement founder Mohd Zikry Kholil spoke on mobilising social movements with digital crowdfunding, Social entrepreneur Dr Rajiv Bhanot discussed easy access to clean water for rural areas with nanotechnology.
“We believe we are well positioned to serve our customers and seize growth opportunities in the digital space, leveraging on the strength of our core to move into new verticals such as financial services and IoT, and Telenor’s global innovation network with acquisitions such as New York-based Ad Tech company Tapad, and licensed money services business Prabhu in Malaysia,” said Albern.
Part of the exhibition also showed Digi’s 360 efforts in digitising its business, workplace and people to go digital.
Among others, Digital Day showcased the company’s MyDigi app, which it said will be key to its customers’ digital journey moving forward, its Mobile Sales Agent app, a new retail concept which it will rollout nationwide, 57 square and recent investments in startups such as LocalUsher and Vase, new digital learning platforms to build new skills for its employees, and refreshed Digi headquarters that supports the culture of everyday innovation.
Another experience at Digital Day included the Tesla Model S brought in by the Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech Malaysia), whom Digi is partnering to encourage widespread adoption of sustainable mobility in the country.
The collaboration will see Digi providing Machine to Machine (M2M) connectivity for the first batch of Teslas, with plans to connect more in the future.
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