Siemens Malaysia is ready to become a key enabler for Malaysia’s transition into digitalisation, as part of the Transformasi Nasional 50 (TN50) initiatives. As a testament to this, Siemens held an exhibition themed “Shaping Digitalisation – Malaysia and Siemens: Our Journey Together”, that features several panel discussions, track sessions and a marketplace of exhibitors that includes a virtual reality showcase.
During the event, Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Chua Tee Yong states that digitalisation is no longer a buzz word or a future possibility, but a reality that is now embedded in every aspect of our lives – from the way we do things, the way we work, play, travel, stay informed and make purchases.
“The changes spurred by digitalisation means that highly-skilled workers are in great demand, while boundless opportunities are available in newly -emerging jobs,” he adds.
According to Cedrik Meike, Member of the Managing Board for Asia/Australia, Energy Management at Siemens AG, the company’s strengths in deep domain know-how in a broad range of markets and industries, powerful ecosystem and strong installed base are the key criteria that separates Siemens from its competitors.
As of today, there are several critical pillars identified under TN50, such as Technology and Connectivity, Environment and Economy. Due to this, the President and CEO of Siemens Malaysia, Datuk Prakash Chandran says that Siemens aims to align and contribute to achieving the goals of these pillars by bringing in state-of-the-art technology in the areas of digitalisation.
Accordingly, the event features a diverse range of panel discussion topics that includes the digitalisation landscape and uptake in Malaysia, the benefits and challenges of digitalisation, available funding opportunities and decision-making methods to acquire new technologies, as well as sustaining the talent creation pipeline.