MDEC's Malaysia Digital Week 2022 kicks off
By Digital News Asia October 13, 2022
- A renowned lineup of speakers, leading thought leaders
- Aligned with Malaysia Digital, to strengthen Malaysia as digital hub
Malaysia Digital Week 2022 (MDW2022), organised by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) returns in its fourth edition from Oct 11 to Oct 14.
In a statement, the agency said among the internationally-renowned line up of speakers at the event include Lord Ed Vaizey, United Kingdom’s longest-serving former government culture and digital minister; Thomas Trikasih Lembong, Indonesia’s former minister of trade; and Winston Wenyan Ma, high-tech investor, digital economy author and New York University adjunct professor.
It said the event will also feature a host of other prominent and leading captains of the industry and other thought leaders.
MDEC said aligned with the recently-launched national strategic initiative, Malaysia Digital, MDW2022 will help to drive its goal to strengthen the nation’s position as the Digital Hub of Asean.
The premier digital tech conference in Malaysia will spotlight digitalisation of the nine tech focus sectors as identified under Malaysia Digital, MDEC said.
Annuar Musa, minister of communications and multimedia Malaysia said, “MDW 2022 will foster stronger relations and engagement with digital investment stakeholders from across the region.
In keeping with emerging corporate trends, MDEC is set to make several key announcements in enhancing Malaysia’s proposition as a prime destination for digital investments.
In partnership with Huawei, a white paper entitled “Malaysia: Towards Becoming ASEAN’s Digital Capital” is set to be unveiled.
The agency said this paper will identify Malaysia’s key strengths and opportunities, both internally and around the region.
Mahadhir Aziz, chief executive officer of MDEC, said, “Not only that, we are looking forward to expanding our horizons, engaging in conversations and exchange of ideas throughout the event, as we look to further catalyse and accelerate the growth of the digital economy in line with the goals of Malaysia Digital.”
MDEC said through the week-long event, participants will be able to explore investment opportunities, gain valuable market access and insights, network with industry captains within the local tech ecosystem as well as to seek collaborations with industry partners
The agency added that MDW 2022 is part of its continuous efforts to drive digital investments (foreign direct investments and domestic direct investments) towards achieving US$10.6 billion (RM50 billion) worth of investment and creating 50,000 jobs by the year 2025.
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