Digital and electronic services have become pervasive in our everyday life and many Malaysian rely on it to conduct day to day transactions such as paying bills, grocery shopping and book tickets. Furthermore, the world is at the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which represents a transition to a new set of systems, bringing together digital, biological and physical technologies in new and powerful combinations.
However, in order to reap the full benefits of digital transformation we have to ensure that our network platform is future ready to support the mobile and wireless connections that these services require. The World Economic Forum identified networked readiness as a key indicator of how countries are doing in the digital world. It’s Networked Readiness Index measures how well an economy is using information and communications technologies to boost competitiveness and well-being.
In light of this, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is hosting a Fulbright-MCMC Senior Specialist, Prof Dr Javed Iqbal Khan from the Kent State University, Ohio, USA. He is collaborating with MCMC on a project entitled “Vision of a Future Network for Smart Digital Malaysia” to assess the future network readiness of our country. Knowledge sharing sessions were conducted with members from the academia, industry and other government agencies in order to learn more about their relevant initiatives and strategic plan.
In conjunction with the programme, the MCMC and Malaysian Technical Standards Forum Bhd (MTSFB) are organising the Seminar on Future Network for Smart Digital Malaysia as an avenue to share knowledge on future network development with the relevant stakeholders in Malaysia. The Seminar will feature presentations from Fulbright-MCMC Senior Specialist, researchers in 5G, big data analytics and IoT as well as industry representatives.