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MDEC CEO Dato' Yasmin Mahmood unveils Malaysia's Digital Economy report card

AvantiKumar | March 20, 2017
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) CEO Dato' Yasmin Mahmood and COO Dato' Ng Wan Peng unveil a report of how MSC Malaysia companies performed in 2016 as well as this year's outlook for Malaysia's Digital Economy.

National IT industry association, PIKOM, announced a new industry chapter to further support Malaysia's eCommerce expansion into the region.

MDEC and other industry leaders recently offered in-depth insights across the different trends expected this year (see What's really in store for Malaysia's IT industry in 2017).

 'Internet Economy' in 2017
As Yasmin noted in a recent in-depth interview with Computerworld Malaysia, the focus for 2017 is on making this "the Year of the Internet Economy." (See Deep Dive into Malaysia's Digital Economy Part 1 and Part 2.)

She affirmed that MDEC will continue to adapt and diversify MSC Malaysia Cybercentres, with the setting up of new Digital Hubs. "Malaysia Digital Hub will act as a catalyst to build a robust startup ecosystem in the nation. This will include building   startup ecosystems with the necessary hard infrastructure offerings such as high speed broadband to enable growth of the internet economy."

The latest edition of this article can be found at Computerworld Malaysia.


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