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#TECH: Pikom's first digital summit

KUALA LUMPUM: The National Tech Association of Malaysia (Pikom) has launched the Pikom Digital Summit on a virtual engagement platform, attracting over 600 registration on their first and second-part series of the four-part program. Themed "After the Storm – What's Next", the Digital Summit returns after a one-year hiatus due to Covid-19.

Its chairman Danny Lee said the tech industry has been waiting for the return of the Digital Summit and after a one-year hiatus due to the unprecedented situation beyond their control. "Today, we are proud to bring to you the Pikom Digital Summit on a virtual platform," he said.

"I would also say having this summit in May is a blessing in disguise. The past few months saw more tech players signed up as our partners and increased in registration to the summit. It goes to show the landscape has changed and the acceptance of virtual events is on the rise,"

he added.

The first part of the four-part series saw participation from the tech industry, government agencies and SMEs.

The Organizing Chair of the PDS 2021, Datuk Seri Ivan Teh, highlighted that this is also testament to the changing times.

He said digital is now the part and parcel of any business strategy.

"As companies embark on the transformation of their business, a pivot to a digital mindset is paramount. It is important not only that we know how to prepare in the recovery phase but seek to capitalise on new opportunities," he added.

The pandemic has given all sectors a wake-up call that transformation with the use of digital technologies is paramount. Those who move faster and more agile will survive and thrive.

The four-part series addresses topics in artificial intelligence (AI), big data, cybersecurity, innovation in global business services (GBS) and a special session with MDEC.

Those who would like to register for the next series in June and July may contact mailto:events@pikom.org.my.

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