The arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic accelerated every need for a digital transition. Months into the fight against the pandemic has required businesses and countries to be smarter and more agile.
Plans to create smart cities and become a smart nation is not novel. But it is definitely a more important discussion in times as unprecedented as the current one. Increasing the quality of life is part of the new normal and for a more efficient new normal, governments and businesses are hoping to achieve this through technology.
As we reflect on the year and the changes that swept through our life during this pandemic, the Special Edition portrays the digital and technological changes that the country has undergone and the innovative changes required to keep up with the ever arising changes.
We hope to see this Smart Nation supplement become an archival material that will a refence text for future Malaysians.