What are Malaysia’s aspirations to transform into a digitally driven, high income nation and a regional leader in digital economy? Surina Shukri, CEO of the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) shared her views on this and spoke about MDEC’s role in this transformation in an exclusive digital conversation hosted by the BMCC on 27 April 2021.
Elaborating on the discussion theme “Leading Malaysia’s Digital Economy Forward’’, Surina said that digital is the economy in today’s world; it is no longer a question of why digital, but how to go digital. She added that the MyDigital Blueprint’s whole-of-nation approach democratises digital and makes it our collective responsibility to continue building the infrastructure, enabling human capital and ensuring businesses adopt digital and beyond so that we can all succeed in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
MDEC’s vision, according to Surina, is to help build Malaysia 5.0, moving beyond 4IR to create an inclusive, human-centric society integrated with technology that prioritises the nurturing of new skills, adoption of digital, continued innovation as well as ongoing investment into digital. She also said MDEC is ready to facilitate and help businesses tap into the ample opportunities that the digital investment will bring.
Abrar A. Anwar, Chairman of the BMCC and Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Standard Chartered Malaysia gave the opening remarks for the event, where he reiterated the BMCC’s commitment to connect Malaysia and the UK to create an enabling network for commerce to thrive. He also commented on Malaysia’s position as Southeast Asia’s second most digitally advanced country, and said that many UK companies have set up their bases in Malaysia by establishing regional centres and global business services.
Jennifer Lopez, Chief Executive Officer of the BMCC, was the host and emcee for the event. The BMCC thanks Surina for taking time to share her valuable insights on the nation’s digital transformation journey.
Watch the webinar replay here: