Playing a critical role in the tech ecosystem in Malaysia, Malaysia Debt Ventures (MDV) has helped close to 500 companies over the last 11 years.
MDeC is no longer the sole anchor for the ecosystem, and that is a good thing. Meanwhile, the addition of the ‘multimedia’ portfolio to the communications ministry throws up the question of whether the ICT portfolio moves over from the science ministry.
While total revenues, jobs creation and exports were up, there was a slowdown in some areas of MSC Malaysia, but national ICT custodian MDeC was sanguine, saying quality mattered more than quantity.
BT and the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) have announced that the former will establish a global shared service facility based in the Bangsar South section of Kuala Lumpur in early 2013, as part of BT’s recently announced investment into the Asia Pacific region and in line with its geographical diversification plan.
The Malaysian creative content industry has grown by leaps and bounds over the last 15 years, but despite all the pipelines and talents that have been developed, is still missing some key elements for it to emerge as a truly global player, panelists said at the recent DNA-TeAM Disrupt session.
With his regular appearances at AIM events, Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is sending a clear signal that innovation is important to him and he wants to be the prime minister who is identified with championing it, writes Karamjit Singh.
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?
Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) has officially launched its Knowledge Workers Development Center (KDC), which was established to accelerate the development of local k-workers.
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.
Asked if he thought 2011 was an inflection year for MSC Malaysia companies in terms of their overall revenue performance, Datuk Badlisham Ghazalie, chief executive officer of Multimedia Development Corporation, thought hard for a good five seconds and answered with a firm, “No. The best is yet to come.” That may be so, but there are challenges too.