The Digital Malaysia masterplan to transform the nation into a fully-developed digital economy should focus on policies and not projects, said a successful dotcom entrepreneur at the DNA-TeAM Disrupt panel discussion on With Digital Malaysia, is MDeC still relevant?
MDeC believes that Budget 2013 will continue the momentum of Budget 2012’s focus on innovation by pushing a more pervasive adoption of ICT and digital technologies at all levels of society … and has some suggestions for the Malaysian Government.
Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) has officially launched its Knowledge Workers Development Center (KDC), which was established to accelerate the development of local k-workers.
MSC Malaysia companies in the InfoTech Cluster that are Malaysian-owned chalked up an impressive US$2.6 billion in local sales last year.
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 momentum that the Iskandar Malaysia development hub is experiencing can be seen in the numbers: From an average investment of between RM8 billion and RM10 billion from 2006 to 2009, rising to between RM12 billion and RM15 billion in 2010-2011, this year will see the committed investment hit RM20 billion says an excited Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, chief executive officer of the Iskandar Regional Development Authority or IRDA.
Consulting and market research company Frost & Sullivan has opened its Global Innovation Center (GIC) of Excellence in the Iskandar Malaysia economic development hub in the southern Malaysian state of Johor.
Those in the creative content space, take note of the Creative Business Cup of Malaysia, a new competition to find an existing company that will represent Malaysia in the Creative Business Cup that will be hosted by Denmark.
MDeC has to step out of its box and it absolutely must step up its game. It can do this next year when it gets the next drawdown of its funding from the Government under the 10th Malaysia Plan. Pick the best entrepreneurs and send them to Silicon Valley to test their ideas against the best in the world, argues DNA founder and CEO Karamjit Singh.
Outsourcing Malaysia (OM) chairman David Wong tells Digital News Asia that the end of the first quarter of this year saw the outsourcing industry create 2,212 new jobs and hit RM318 million (US$102 million) in exports.