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Malaysia’s Digital Transformation: Making the digital leap

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One of the most asked questions in recent months is the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the pace of digital transformation. Are organisations, especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs), now more inclined to invest in automating and digitalising their operations, and are companies in general accelerating their digital transformation plans in the wake of the pandemic?

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) director of business digital adoption Muhundhan Kamarapullai says the pandemic has been a wake-up call. “Covid-19 has definitely altered the drive for digital transformation where, in order to sustain and survive, businesses need to inject digital [technology] into their business operations.”

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Holistic approach to healing economy

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (Mosti) has outlined four initiatives to be carried out in the next three months aimed at benefiting social enterprises, startups and the people.

This move, said Mosti, was not only to restore the economy but also to put the country on a global platform as a high-tech nation

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Source: New Straits Times

Shahril Shamsuddin reappointed as MIMOS chairman

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KUALA LUMPUR: National applied research and development (R&D) centre , MIMOS Bhd, an agency under the purview of the Ministry of Science, Technology and
Innovatio n (MOSTI), has reappointe d Tan Sri Shahril Shamsuddi n a s its chairman for the second time in twelve years effective May 18.

Mimos said Shahril, 58, the presiden t an d group chief executive officer of Sapura Energy Bhd previously holds the position fro m Januar y 16, 2005 to July 4. 2008, succeeded Datuk Wira Omar Kaseh, who completed his three-year tenure .

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Source: Borneo Post (Kuching), Malaysia

MIMOS appoints Sapura’s Shahril as chairman

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KUALA LUMPUR (June 9): Malaysia’s national applied research and development centre MIMOS has apppointed Sapura Energy Bhd president and chief executive officer (CEO) Tan Sri Shahril Shamsuddin as its chairman effective from May 18, 2020.

In a statement, MIMOS which comes under the purview of the Ministry of Science, Technology and innovation (MOSTI), said Shahril succeeds Datuk Wira Omar Kaseh, who completed his three-year tenure.

It said this is the second time in twelve years that Shahril, 58, holds this position.

It said he had earlier served as MIMOS Chairman from Jan 16, 2005 to July 4, 2008.

Shahril is also the president and group CEO of Sapura Group, which manages a diversified portfolio of businesses that include secured communications technologies, aviation, automotive manufacturing and property development.

“The reappointment of the oil and gas magnate is attributed to his management expertise, corporate leadership and capabilities in technology-intensive fields.

“Shahril’s return to MIMOS is expected to strengthen the centre’s roles in leading industry development which entails advanced R&D, technology ventures and incubation as well as capacity and capability building in the fields of ICT, semiconductor and microelectronics,” it said.

MIMOS Chief Executive Officer Emelia Matrahah said: “We are delighted to once again welcome Tan Sri Shahril. With his extensive experience and diversified portfolio, we are confident that he will lead MIMOS to even greater heights.”

MCCC to conduct webinar on IR 4.0 for SMEs

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THE Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) will conduct a webinar for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) on the Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0), especially on what it takes for them to navigate the Covid-19 crisis.

The MCCC said the seventh webinar entitled “Way Forward on IR 4.0 for SMEs” is scheduled to take place at 11am on April 30.

“The MCCC has invited expert professionals from IR 4.0 sectors to share their experiences and views at the webinar to help support SMEs respond to the changing situation,” it said in a statement today.

The webinar will emphasise how SMEs would acquire fresh thinking to get past the limitations of traditional performances and approaches, as transformation is the way forward.

The three speakers invited are Dr Chua Wen-Shyan, head of Malaysian Smart Factory 4.0, Selangor Human Resource Development Centre; Omron Electronics Sdn Bhd managing director and Malaysia Automation Technology Association president Tiong Khe Hock; and MIMOS National Strategic Initiative senior director Mohd Mirza Mohamed Noor.

The webinar will be moderated by celebrity entrepreneur Wong Chui Ling in English and is open to all.

Interested parties are welcome to join the session at MCCC Facebook live or at — April 27, 2020, Bernama