Vice President of Sales of Marketing and Operations at Microsoft Asia Pacific, Ricky Kapur has highlighted that Malaysia is on the right path to become a highly-driven and competitive tech-based nation.
Recently, Malaysia launched the MyDigital Blueprint to create a new and comprehensive approach to existing information and digital technology initiatives including the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC).
The blueprint is also designed to become the foundation for the country’s transformation into a regional digital pulse by 2030.
“In the past 12 months, we have seen an accelerated growth in digitalisation, with an incredible pace like we have never seen before. Malaysian developers were among the first to be digital responders as seen with CORONATRACKER.com,” he said during Microsoft’s Developers Day at the KL Startup Summit 2021.
CORONATRACKER.com is a community-based project powered by over 460 volunteers from across the globe, ranging from data scientists, medical professionals, UI/UX designers, fullstack developers, to the public.
According to the website, it acts as a portal for the public to keep track of the latest news development about Covid-19, alongside collecting data for further analysis.
Additionally, all contents are handpicked, filtered, and curated by volunteers to the best extent to ensure that sources are reliable with minimal hoaxes and fake news, in the best benefit of the public.
“Experts will drive the nation for the innovation needed especially in the healthcare and education sector as, we are seeing now with the outbreak, are critical for the present and the future of the nation,” he concluded.