NEC Malaysia, MyDigital to develop digital infrastructure, talent

NEC Malaysia, MyDigital to develop digital infrastructure, talent
  • Support MyDigital Catalytic Project to provide consultancy
  • To receive counsel on adoption IoT, AI, blockchain, cloud, analytics

Fabian Bigar, CEO of MyDIGITAL Corporation (left) and Chong Kai Wooi, managing director, NEC Malaysia (right) signed a collaborative partnership agreement that was witnessed by; from left to right: Takahashi Katsuhiko, Japan Ambassador to Malaysia, Mustapa Mohamed, minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy) and Akihiko Kumagai, president of Global Business Unit, NEC Corporation.

NEC Corporation of Malaysia Sdn Bhd (NEC Malaysia) has formed a collaborative partnership with MyDigital Corporation to enable the development of Malaysia’s digital infrastructure and prepare digital talent for various industries.

In a statement, the IT and networking firm said it will collaborate with MyDigital Corporation to drive the implementation of various initiatives in the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint (MDEB).

It said the company will also support as a thought leadership consultant in the MyDigital Catalytic Projects, a proactive initiative by the government that provides digital infrastructure consultancy and solutions to companies across various sectors, such as manufacturing, agriculture, transportation and logistics, healthcare services and utilities.

This initiative offers eligible companies counsel on adoption of technology such as artificial intelligence, the internet of things (IoT), blockchain, cloud computing and big data analytics, and advanced material and technologies, it added.

Chong Kai Wooi, managing director of NEC Malaysia, said as the country advances in its goal to digitalise its economy, it must ensure that no sector and no one is left behind. 

“Our partnership with MyDigital Corporation enables us to support companies across sectors with digital knowledge and expertise in building resilience and competitiveness for our nation.

“We will also provide Malaysians with access to reskilling and training programmes so that they have the digital skills required in today’s workforce,” said Chong.

The collaboration will also see NEC Malaysia and MyDigital’s efforts in reskilling workers with relevant digital skills through workshops while providing training and internship programmes focused on digital skills for tertiary and vocational students.

Our partnership with NEC Malaysia is part of our strategy to collaborate with private sector partners to transform Malaysia into a digitally-enabled and technology-driven high-income nation,” said Fabian Bigar, chief executive officer of MyDigital Corporation.

“We believe that this collaboration will prepare businesses for the adoption of technologies, which will allow us to accelerate the growth of the nation’s digital economy,” he added.