TeAM and DNA out to ‘Disrupt’ the ecosystem

  • Introducing the DNA-TeAM Disrupt series of monthly networking, sharing and learning gatherings
  • Inaugural meet will discuss whether MDeC still relevant to the tech ecosystem

THE Technopreneurs Association of Malaysia (TeAM) is reviving its monthly learning, growing and sharing get-togethers, this time in association with newly-launched technology news portal Digital News Asia (DNA), this time rebranded as the DNA-TeAM Disrupt series.
The DNA-TeAM Disrupt series caters to anyone who has a passion for technology, with two hours of sharing and learning, and networking and camaraderie, says TeAM, but begins with an interactive panel discussion on subjects and issues of interest to technopreneurs.
The first gathering takes place on Sept 19 with the topic With Digital Malaysia, is MDeC still relevant?
Datuk Badlisham Ghazali, chief executive officer, has been invited to speak on behalf of the Multimedia Development Corp (MDeC), the lead agency responsible for the Malaysian Government’s Digital Malaysia transformation program and custodian of the on-going Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC Malaysia) initiative.
Presenting a different point of view is Ganesh Kumah Bangah, the Group CEO of MOL Global,  a globally successful dotcommer who has built his company into a powerhouse without the aid of government programs or largesse.
Moderating the panel discussion will be veteran technology journalist and DNA founder Karamjit Singh.
Digital Malaysia and the slew of Entry Point Projects (EPPs) under it are supposed to be a natural extension of what MSC Malaysia is all about. We are now in Phase 3 (2011 to 2020) of the MSC Malaysia vision. Where Phase 2 was about creating economies of scale, Phase 3 is focused on empowering the nation and enhancing the ICT sector towards achieving the goal of a high-income and developed nation by 2020 in line with the New Economic Model (NEM).
"We want ICT to be more pervasive with a wider economic footprint. Our strategies in the three main clusters (Creative Multimedia, Shared Services Outsourcing, and Infotech) have been realigned to put stronger emphasis on wealth creation and high-value investments," said Badlisham at the launch of Phase 3 last year.
Is Digital Malaysia the outcome of this realignment of strategies Badlisham talks about? Will Malaysian companies be the drivers for the various Digital Malaysia EPPs to be announced or will they be led by the multinationals?
The inaugural Disrupt on Sept 19 takes place from 5:30m to 7:30pm at Plug & Play Technology Garden in The Gardens South Tower, Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur.
The DNA-TeAM Disrupt series is organized by DNA and TeAM, with support from IBM Malaysia and Plug & Play Technology Garden. Media partners are, BFM89.9, Big Orange,, Majalah Tech, Malaysia SME, and Malaysia.
For more information, call the TeAM Secretariat +603-2264 5320, fax +603-2264 5321 or go to

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