The National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) shares its plans on how it aims to drive Malaysia’s ICT industry to greater heights under the helm of its newly appointed Chairman, Ganesh Kumar Bangah.
Among the highlights that he shared are PIKOM’s three main objectives, which are:
- To drive value to members through targeted activities driven via PIKOM’s five Chapters (Outsourcing Malaysia, E-Commerce Malaysia Chapter, PIKOM Cybersecurity Chapter and Venture Capital Chapter)
- To further strengthen PIKOM’s position as the Voice of the ICT Industry by becoming the nation’s private-sector ‘compass’ for digital initiatives
- To achieve self-sustainability with a sharp focus on high impact activities
“PIKOM is constantly looking at how to best serve the local tech industry by having its finger on the pulse of the market. The setting up of the PIKOM Venture Capital Chapter is timely for 2018, as we need to put in concerted efforts to draw in more foreign investment know-how into Malaysia’s ICT industry to accelerate our young ICT companies towards achieving high growth,” he adds.
In light of this, PIKOM is collaborating with strategic partner Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) to kick off Sea Dragon, an annual sustainable Venture Pitch Platform for Southeast Asian start-ups and scale-ups for investments, growth and global market expansion.
In this pitching event scheduled in May, Southeast Asian start-ups and scale-ups will be matched with potential regional and global investors with as much as US$25 million funding to be raised. “We are looking to attract investors to this platform from North Asia market including China,” Ganesh goes on.