The Sarawak State Government is collaborating with IBM Corporate Service Corps to equip its government agencies with strategic know-how as it embarks on its digital transformation journey. According to Abdul Rahman Deen, Deputy Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Research Sarawak (MESTR) IBM will work with the Sarawak Skills Development Centre, Pustaka Negeri Sarawak, Sarawak Biodiversity Centre and Kuching North City Hall to develop IT-based solutions for these agencies in areas ranging from education, public safety and biodiversity.
“Sarawak is progressing towards a digital transformation,” said Abdul Rahman. “It is critical for organisations in the state to support and align with the Digital Economy Strategy and as such, the IBM Corporate Service Corps program is a strategic and timely contribution from IBM that will assist the state in its Digital Economy agenda.”
At the Sarawak Skills Development Centre, the IBM CSC team will help develop a strategy and outreach for vocational training to nurture digital skills in young people. For PUSTAKA Sarawak, the CSC team will help the state library to improve and innovate on the delivery of its services in a digital world.
The CSC team will make suggestions for the Sarawak Biodiversity Centre to adopt digital technologies to manage traditional biodiversity knowledge to support cutting-edge research and benefit indigenous communities from whom the knowledge originates. The IBM CSC team will also work with the Kuching North City Hall to develop a blueprint for employing digital innovation to improve public safety.