Speaking at the Microsoft’s Developers Day in the KL Startup Summit 2021 virtual webinar, Managing Director of Microsoft Malaysia, K Raman has highlighted that businesses should not just adopt technology, but have the means to create their own technology as well.
“In achieving this feat, Microsoft will continue to collaborate with private and public entities to invest in technology and data in Malaysia. We have worked with Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC) and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) for the Highway to 100 Unicorns Programme before,” he added.
As a company that continuously seeks to empower Malaysia, Microsoft provides the most comprehensive developer toolkit and trusted platform to support developers in their journey from idea to code.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MaGIC, Dzuleira Abu Bakar joined in to point out that technology and data have the power to rejuvenate businesses especially in the Covid-19 outbreak crisis.
“In the recent launch of MyDigital, the initiative by the government can accelerate progress for Malaysia’s technology front and this can make Malaysia as a strategic force in the sector as well,” she said.
According to Google’s e-Conomy SEA 2020 report, the Covid-19 outbreak has surged Malaysia e-commerce business for 86 percent and is projected to increase more than 17 percent towards 2025.
Dzuleira further said that businesses have been driven by technology and data especially during the outbreak which in return can allow them to thrive in new markets and attain new opportunities especially in the healthcare and education sector.