Microsoft and MyDigital partner to establish MyDIGITAL GovTech Innovation which is aimed to equip civil servants with digital skills and training, at the same time it will support the nation’s aspiration for inclusive, responsible, and sustainable development.
The partnership builds on the earlier partnership with the Government towards achieving the targets outlined in the 12th Malaysia Plan and Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint. The targets include 80% adoption of cloud storage across the Government in 2022 and 100% digital literacy among civil servants as well as 80% end-to-end online Government services by 2025.
EPU Minister Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed who officiated the event commented “The role of Malaysia’s civil service is key to building Malaysia’s economic resilience in these challenging times. Our long-standing partnership with Microsoft enables the civil service to be more innovative, data-driven, and rakyat-centric in finding solutions as well as formulating effective policies. An initiative such as this is an important step for Malaysia to equip ourselves with the relevant tools and capabilities to develop a digital-first economy. We welcome Microsoft’s continued contribution as a knowledge and technology partner to Malaysia, including their commitment to training 300,000 people by 2024 with the Human Resource Development Corporation (HRD Corp).”
The announcement is in addition to the Cloud Framework Agreement (CFA) signed between Microsoft and MAMPU, to create a trusted cloud network and empower the public sector of Malaysia in their digital transformation journey.
“Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Everyone must benefit. Without a doubt, this is reflected in our commitment to Malaysia. This year marks Microsoft’s 30 years in Malaysia, and we are happy to commemorate the occasion with our partners from the Government of Malaysia. Microsoft will remain steadfast in our partnership to enable Malaysia to leverage our expertise and capabilities in technology to power inclusive economic growth and resilience in the digital era,” said Jean-Philippe Courtois, Executive Vice President and President, National Transformation Partnerships, Microsoft.
K Raman, Managing Director of Microsoft in Malaysia said, “Since establishing our operations in Malaysia in 1992, Microsoft has been a trusted technology partner to the nation to advance the adoption of digital technologies while building digital capabilities among the people. This partnership was further cemented during the launch of Microsoft’s Bersama Malaysia commitment last year, where we pledged to establish our first datacenter region in the country and skill an additional 1 million Malaysians by the end of 2023 while forming the MyDigital Alliance Leadership Council to collaborate on cloud-first and digital-native policies. The MyDIGITAL GovTech Innovation partnership is a critical stepping stone to position Malaysia as a digital leader in the region, and Microsoft is committed to standing alongside with and supporting Malaysia in our pursuit of this goal.”
This announcement builds on the Letter of Intent (LoI) signed between Microsoft and MyDIGITAL Corporation during the Prime Minister’s visit to the United States, the LoI identified areas of collaboration including developing cybersecurity capabilities, driving the adoption of digital technologies by the public sector, and nurturing skilled talent to grow the digital economy.