As well as noting that the digital economy is a key engine of growth for Malaysia, MDEC's Dato' Ng Wan Peng said, 'In addition to employment creation, this move by DHL will greatly boost and strengthen the digital infrastructure and ecosystem crucial for a thriving innovation powered socio-economy.'
‘Malaysia continues to attract interest from startups and entrepreneurs worldwide. Strategically located at the heart of ASEAN, Malaysia connects businesses to a regional market of more than 625 million people,’ said MDEC CEO Datuk Yasmin Mahmood.
‘Strengthening the ecosystem is no easy feat. That is why we’re bringing various parties with different roles, expertise, and initiatives to join forces in making this summit a success,” said Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah, Secretary-General of Treasury, Ministry of Finance Malaysia.
Budget 2018 Special includes leaders from MDEC, IDC, PIKOM, MaGIC, Gartner, Accenture, DHL Express, AJ Pharma, OutSystems, Trend Micro, 3M, iMoney, Cisco, CA Technologies, Microsoft, Lazada, 11Street, and Canvas Instructure.
How will they jointly enhance the republic's cyber security capabilities and workforce? Theresa Grafenstine, ISACA Board Chair, and inspector general of the U.S. House of Representatives (retired), USA