MSC Malaysia Summit to make its debut

  • Technology
  • Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010

KUALA LUMPUR: The Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) will hold the first MSC Malaysia Summit, scheduled for Oct 11 to 15 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

It is an information and communications technology (ICT), and innovation-centric, showcase that will feature a series of conferences, as well as solutions and services exhibitions.

The solutions on show will be those developed under the nation’s MSC Malaysia initiative. MDeC is caretaker of the initiative, which is aimed at helping the country advance in ICT.

With the theme Harnessing the Innovation Digital Economy, the summit will gather representatives from all facets of the ICT industry — from leaders of multinational corporations (MNCs) to government officials to students.

“The goal of the event is to provide a dynamic platform for knowledge sharing between all parties, to facilitate not just business (opportunities) but innovation as well,” said Datuk Badlisham Ghazali, chief executive officer of MDeC.

Highlights of the summit include the Intellectual Property Monetisation Forum, MSC Malaysia Innotech meeting, and National Healthcare ICT Conference.

At the Property Monetisation Forum, MDeC’s intellectual property experts will lead discussions on how licensing and franchising can help individuals and companies reap financial reward from groundbreaking ideas.

MSC Malaysia Innotech is a gathering of technopreneurs, as well as small and medium enterprises (SMEs), to share knowledge and experience. It is also a platform to enable the businesses to seek funding from venture capitalists.

The National Healthcare ICT Conference is for top healthcare specialists and industry representatives to discuss the latest trends, and to explore real-world technology-related health applications.

The summit will comprise eight key events, focusing on the implementation and innovation of ICT in key fields such as healthcare, e-government, education and creative content generation.

On the final day of the event, the Asia-Pacific ICT Alliance (Apicta) Awards will take place here. The awards ceremony is in its 10th year.

The awards are to stimulate creativity, innovation and excellence in ICT in the country, benchmark local ICT products and solutions, and to recognise outstanding achievements in ICT by students, technopreneurs, SMEs and organisations with Malaysian operations.

MDeC expects more than 2,500 delegates to attend the summit.

Prior to that, the MSC Malaysia’s 13th International Advisory Panel and Implementation Council meetings will take place.

These two closed-door meetings on Oct 7 will be chaired by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

The members will discuss the role of ICT in increasing the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP), and various strategic plans that will drive the implementation of national ICT initiatives.


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