MIDA in collaboration with Intel Malaysia organised the IoT Malaysia 2019 forum for the third consecutive year on 20 November 2019 at Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral. The event was held to promote the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in the country. Dato' Abdul Majid Ahmad Khan, Chairman of MIDA launched the forum, which was well attended by over 300 participants from various industry sectors.
Commenting the public-private collaborative effort, Dato' Abdul Majid said that forums, seminars and conferences like IoT Malaysia are instrumental in creating awareness among SMEs and start-up technopreneurs to explore the adoption and implementation of IoT, as a means to add value to their products and services. Ultimately, increasing their productivity and efficiency towards scaling up their businesses.
“The E&E industry in Malaysia reflects the backbone of the Malaysian economy. We hope that by
increasing the capacity and capability of Malaysian firms, start-ups, universities, and research institutes in technology areas such as IoT, Malaysia will emerge as a hub for high value and innovative technology commercialisation. This is to be achieved not only by improving industrial
productivity but also increasing efficiency and reducing costs of local businesses. Local firms, especially SMEs, are urged to embrace and diversify into new fields,” added MIDA Chairman.
Mr. Eric Chan, Vice President of Intel IoT Group, said, “IoT Malaysia forum has become one of the
most effective ways for us to join forces with MIDA and various government agencies to provide business networking, technology and knowledge sharing, bridging the regional expertise and local expertise. With the strong support from MIDA and other agencies, this forum has been very successful in building regional ecosystems for Malaysian players, and that is the very reason we keep going year after year.”
The full-day event featured real-life implementation of Industry 4.0 technology through live demo showcased by 20 technology partners of Intel such as Adlink, Advantech, IEI, Dell, HPE
and Elliance. The topics covered include Artificial Intelligence (AI), Smart City, Energy and Manufacture Industry.The Seminar featured a demo briefing on i-incentives portal, presentations on technology-related incentives by MIDA and participating ministries and agencies from Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC), Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (MGTC), Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM) and Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad (BPMB), followed by a business clinic session.