MDEC chairman now Adjunct Professor

MALAYSIA Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) chairman Datuk Wira Dr Rais Hussin Mohamed Ariff (pic) has been appointed Adjunct Professor at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) for a two-year term effective June 1.

In his role, Rais Hussin will advise and provide recommendations to the Advanced Informatics department on aspects relating to the formulation of its curriculum.

He will also be conducting lectures, seminars and dialogues with the varsity’s academic staff and students.

“Constructive engagements and dialogues will be high on my priority as I seek to ensure current curriculum stays relevant in today’s on-ground reality as well as the tectonic shift in 4IR and digital technologies,” he said in a press release.

He said it is crucial to build the digital capabilities of the next generation and encourage the application of technology in our daily lives.

“I look forward to advocating change and enabling equitable opportunities in the digital economy in line with Malaysia 5.0; a nation deeply integrated with technology that empowers inclusivity, sustainability and shared prosperity.

“I am honoured to be able to play my part and lend my experience and expertise to nurture and educate the next generation of leaders of Malaysia,” he added.

Rais Hussin has a doctorate in business administration from the International Islamic University Malaysia and is also the author of the book 4IR: AI, Blockchain, Fintech – Reinventing A Nation.

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