Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia’s lead agency in digital transformation, has announced the latest iteration of its GAIN Connex initiative.
GAIN Connex 2021 is a continuation of the previous GAIN Connex programmes held from 2017 to 2020, established as a series of in-depth knowledge-sharing and business networking programmes amongst different countries in Southeast Asia.
Through the programme, Malaysian tech companies can gather valuable market insight, discover new opportunities, and acquire relevant knowledge through targeted workshops, info-sharing sessions, and networking events. GAIN Connex also introduces companies to prominent partners in other countries within Southeast Asia.
Themed as ‘GAIN Connex: Future of Work’, the new programme is incepted to catalyse and connect GAIN companies to wider and new audiences, in line with MDEC’s vision to develop Malaysia’s digital economy under the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint (MyDIGITAL).
The enhanced GAIN Connex 2021 will focus on cross-functional topics that cut across the tech ecosystem, connecting different technologies to a single topic. They include:
- An exclusive plenary session with IDC analysts on the region’s Future of Work market trends and opportunities.
- Key Theme Phase 1: Future of Work – Collaborative Productivity, which taps into collaborative systems such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, database management, real-time collaboration tools, augmented reality (AR) and other productivity tools.
- Key Theme Phase 2: Future of Work – Automated Task, which delves into automation technologies and systems such as machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, big data analytics, intelligent process automation (IPA), Internet of Things (IoT), customer service management (CSM), and workforce management solutions.
“Throughout the years, MDEC’s GAIN programme has helped Malaysian tech companies and startup expand their market access and export opportunities to other countries within the region. The enhanced GAIN Connex programme continues the facilitation of knowledge-sharing and collaboration amongst Southeast Asian peers, but through the focus of cross-functional topics, we are also ensuring our tech startups are well equipped with the right knowledge and tools to thrive in the disrupted landscape following the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Gopi Ganesalingam, Vice President, Tech Ecosystems and Globalisation MDEC.