Saifuddin: Malaysia Tech Month 2021 expected to create RM50mil in business opportunities


MTM21 aims to connect investors to local tech talent, and expected to bring RM50mil in business opportunities, says Saifuddin. — 123rf.com

The Malaysia Tech Month 2021 (MTM21) is expected to drum up RM50mil in investment opportunities, says Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.

He said the virtual event, which is expected to draw 20,000-plus participants from 50 countries, aims to provide investors with a platform to explore business opportunities, gain market access, as well as connect to local tech industry talents.

“The landscape today is vastly different. However, the time has never been better for digital technologies as we navigate unprecedented and new socio-economic norms and radical disruptions to business and life as usual,” he said, during the launch of the event.

MTM21 runs from July 29 to Aug 30, featuring over 40 events – like keynotes, workshops, discussion panels and matching sessions – with more than 300 industry leaders and investors.

This will cover a range of topics related to Malaysia’s digital economy: from Islamic fintech, agritech, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, drone technology, to eCommerce and the digital creative content industry.

The second edition of MTM is organised by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).

Saifuddin said MTM21 is aligned to MDEC’s Digital Investments Future5 (DIF5) strategy, a five-year plan focusing on five key thrusts aimed at attracting investments and advancing Malaysia’s digital economy in line with the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint (MyDigital).

MDEC chairman Datuk Dr Rais Hussin Mohamed Ariff said by driving conversations in key industry sectors like fintech and the Islamic digital economy while fostering regional and global collaborations, MTM21 will take the country several steps forward towards achieving the DIF5 goals.

“This will act as a catalyst of enabling our vision of Malaysia 5.0, a nation deeply integrated with technology, providing equitable digital opportunities to the people and businesses,” he said, in a press release.

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