Strong Malaysian presence at CommunicAsia 2013


  • TECH
  • Monday, 17 Jun 2013

MAKING OUR PRESENCE FELT: The Malaysian pavilion at CommunicAsia 2013.

SUSANNA KHOO
bytz@thestar.com.my

SINGAPORE: Malaysia is expected to have a strong presence at the upcoming CommunicAsia 2013.

Key Malaysian speakers who will presenting at the conference summit include Suresh Sidhu, group chief operating officer, Celcom Axiata Bhd and Paul Brown-Kenyon, chief executive officer, MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn Bhd.

Meanwhile, Brian Lenz, chief innovation officer from Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad; Dato Amrin Awaluddin, group managing director of Media Prima Berhad and Michael Lake, chief executive officer of Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios will be speaking at BroadcastAsia.

Malaysia's participation at CommunicAsia is expected to further cement its sphere of influence within the information and communications technology (ICT) sector.

Currently, the nation ranks 29th out of 142 countries and 8th out of 22 Asia Pacific countries in the World Economic Forum's 2012 Networked Readiness Index. It is also second within the ASEAN region in terms of its ICT growth.

CommunicAsia is being held for the 24th time and will be running concurrently with BroadcastAsia 2013 and EnterpriseIT Asia 2013. It seeks to offer insights on the latest technological developments affecting the entire value chain of ICT, broadcasting, pro-audio, film and television industries.

This year's conference international communications and information technology exhibition and conference will take from June 18 to 21 at Marina Bay Sands.

A wide range of technological areas will be featured at the event including cloud computing, enterprise mobility, mobile broadband and applications, developments in 4G/LTE as well as Over-The-Top (OTT) services.

Last year, around 2,000 exhibitors and over 50,000 professionals from across the globe attended this event.

The CommunicAsia 2013 Summit will present the views of more than 110 speakers and will highlight the importance for businesses to understand their customers in order to deliver a superior experience to them.

For the first time, delegates from both the CommunicAsia 2013 Summit and BroadcastAsia 2013 International Conference will be participating in a two-part visionary address on June 19.

The first will be a governmental visionary address by Gordon Rich-Phillips, Minister of Technology for the state government of Victoria, Australia. This will be followed by an industry visionary address by Karim Temsamani, head of Asia-Pacific at Google.

There will be specialised tech zones covered at the event including Fibre for NextGen Services, NextGen Connected Services, Smart Enterprise and eGov.

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