30 June 2022 – The Malaysia Digital Economy Forum 2022 is a national event and is one of the most comprehensive and happening digital based event in Malaysia’s Calendar annually. Theme – The Next Big Things, Beyond Endemic!, the event showcase and provide a platform of meetings for digital industrialist from adoption to implementation on verticals such as Digital Healthcare, Human Talent, Cybersecurity and Economic Recovery Post COVID-19 Pandemic. In this event, participants will experience a new dimension of their understanding in digital economy and it will depict a more fascinating and refreshing approach.
The Forum was held on 29th June 2022 at Colony Co-Working Space, Kuala Lumpur City Centre. A total of 3 panels with topics such as Digital Healthcare, Future Talent in Digital World and How Digitalisation Underpinned the Recovery from the Pandemic was conversed. While 4 keynotes was delivered by – 1) Cainiao, the logistics arm of Alibaba Group on its experience recovering from pandemic; 2) MDEC on its experience delivering digital transformation to spearhead recovery from the pandemic; 3) YB Senator Dato’ Sri Ti Lian Ker delivering his speech on Youth Entrepreneurship Through Digitalisation Transformation and finally; 4) YB Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak delivering a closing key note address focusing on policies to enable the digital economy to thrive.
In his speech YB Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak mentioned that the government of the day should provide opportunities and the right eco-system for entrepreneur to thrive. He further added that Malaysia has big potential to allow local company to grow and we need to give more focus to investment in the digital economy. As compared to other regional country he is worried that we are being left behind.
While YB Senator Dato’ Sri Ti Lian Ker in his speech shared that Malaysia already has a fledgling Youth Parliament, which went “live” in 2020 as the world’s first Digital Parliament and powered by
Microsoft, which included the rural and other indigenous communities of Malaysia as embodying the full-orbed, multi-chrome character of the nation. As another initiative of the Ministry of Youth & Sports, the ministry uses digitalisation in providing opportunities for the youth by empowering them to be part of the forefront of policy-making and analysis, including research and development and give them the space to recommend policy and concerns through digitalisation.
Now into its 6th year since 2017, the 2022 Digital Economy Forum 8.0, had always encourage the sharing and discussion of best practices, project implementation, knowledge, business trends and regional start-up ideas and experiences. It aims to encourage digital innovation and entrepreneurship, strengthening the nation entrepreneurial ecosystem that provides a supportive environment. The half day forum had seen 16 speakers and moderators took to the stage, and had more than 300 delegates participated in it.