Photo - (From left) Henry Goh, Chief Operating Officer of Macrokiosk; CS Goh, Chief Corporate Officer of Macrokiosk; YB Datuk Chua Tee Yong, Deputy Minister of Finance Malaysia; and Kenny Goh, Chief Executive Officer of Macrokiosk, with the Macrokiosk plaque signed by YB Datuk Chua at the opening ceremony of the new office.
Enterprise mobile growth, as well as its10th anniversary of regional expansion, has prompted Macrokiosk to open a new office in Troika, Kuala Lumpur, will house its regional support operations centre, said MSC Malaysia pioneer status mobile solutions firm.
At the opening of the new office called 'The Space,' officiated by deputy minister of Finance, YB Datuk Chua Tee Yong, Macrokiosk's co-founder and chief operating officer Henry Goh said the office, which houses 170 staff, represented the company's progressive mindset.
"As a company that powers mobile technology solutions for a diverse range of customers, we wanted to create an environment that would spur innovation and collaboration," said Goh. "It is also part of our strategy to attract and develop local talent, which in our case is predominantly Gen-Y."
"Ultimately, we believe the investment will help us provide even better solutions and top notch service to our customers," he said. "Macrokiosk is in the business of creating mobile technology solutions that are not only tailored to our customers upon deployment, but also evolve with our customers' needs. Similarly, the new office demonstrates our commitment to creating a work environment that evolves to meet the needs of our diverse team. So far, the feedback has been positive, and we will also continue to improve the work environment regionally."
Goh added that the new office "set a new standard for how a mobile technology company should look like in Malaysia" and was inspired by visits to work environments in Silicon Valley in the USA.
The new office's 18,000 sq feet has a horseshoe shape, divided into five circular zones, with asymmetrical spaces, an open floor design as well as a working mini replica of its data centre in Cyberjaya. "This replica data centre also serves as a testing bed for new products or solutions while the regional support operations centre receives a feed of status updates round-the-clock."
"As we receive customers from across the region at our Kuala Lumpur office, we want to ensure that they really get a taste of Macrokiosk and our culture of innovation. In return, the visiting customers will feel more confident in our capabilities as they get to witness how we work," he said.
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