CEO2CEO Event held at KAT GROUP HQ

GAIN CEO2CEO Series: Business Model Transformation is an event organized by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) held at KAT Group HQ in Cyberjaya. 

With the fast changing landscape of disruptive digitalisation, CEOs need to ask whether their business can still survive in the next few years? Should they pivot/transform? What does it take? What to consider? This event helps us to explore the strategic ways to help you capture new growth opportunities, adoption of new technology, improve efficiencies, and stay ahead of the competition. 

Through a mix of Gartner analysts and industry peer sharing session, you’ll uncover innovative ways to approach challenges and chart the way forward for your business to survive and thrive in the next few years! This event featured 3 different speakers: Paul from Quest Asia, Alan Goon from Gartner and Chin Fung Wei from CREST.

 While another 3 panellists included: Rama from Merchantrade, Trevor from Merimen and Victor from iTalent. It was a great turnout and we hope everyone got inspired by our guest speakers and panellists! 

 

What’s Next 2018

WHAT does it take for a Malaysian technology company to go global? What are the challenges involved and how does one get there? These were among the topics discussed during a panel of Malaysian technology company chief executive officers at the recent What’s Next conference in Kuala Lumpur, moderated by Digital News Asia’s Karamjit Singh.

Panelist and KAT Technologies founder and CEO Khairol Anuar Mohamad Tawi believes that what man dreams, man can realise. As the biggest prepaid distributor in the country, he has realised that the solution they built is about saving money and giving visibility to the corporation using the solution. 

The company, which is currently present in Malaysia and Nepal, has received strong enquiries from other Asean markets, he said. He also opined that while Malaysian companies are not inferior to their international counterparts, the key issue about them is marketability and visibility. 

“Success breeds success if have the right proposition to the market and I thank MDEC [Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation] for bringing this visibility for us,” he said. Khairol noted that for as long as any company has the capability and the hunger to perform, visibility is the next important thing.

 “I have dealt with people of all continents, more often than not people over-pitch and can’t deliver,” he added. “I started this company and knew that to be visible, I offered to join The Star Outstanding Business Awards. 

We went in and got the best for technical. Next year we won a special mention for entrepreneur of the year award. We have also won an innovation award in the services business. If you can position your company given such opportunities, this helps make your company more visible,” he concluded. Article by: Sharmila Ganapathy

The International Conference on Digital Economy & Digital Silk Road

The International Conference on Digital Economy & Digital Silk Road is the first high-profile platform ever created with the purpose of promoting the cooperation of digital economy under the Belt and Road Initiative. 

The Conference, hosted by the People’s Government of Zhejiang Province, and co-executed by Zhejiang Provincial Development & Reform Commission, Hangzhou Municipal People’s Government and China Network Television (CNTV), is a grand gathering of the leading officials from the state ministry, and representatives of governing authorities in charge of digital economy from other countries, Chinese and foreign think tanks, financial institutions, pilot cities of digital economic cooperation, and celebrated business entities. 

Discussions will be available at the Conference with the topic of “Digital economy to shape the future, and the digital Silk Road for the 21st century”. The Conference will be a stage where we show our fruitful cooperation, for the building of digital Silk Road, with countries along the Belt and Road, including signing agreements on international cooperation projects, founding a global business federation, and releasing an important report on studies on digital economy. 

The Conference is to be an occasion to voice concerns, share views, and facilitate the cooperation of digital economy projects worldwide. People to the Conference will have access to part of Alibaba’s annual Computing Conference.

 Parallel sessions will also be available at the Conference with respect to widely-sought concerns like cross-border e-commerce, smart logistics, artificial intelligence and big data. Article collected from the The People’s Government of Zhejiang Province