Microsoft will continue partnering Malaysia to drive inclusive growth

KUALA LUMPUR (NSTP): Microsoft Malaysia will continue its commitment to drive inclusive economic growth and innovation to ensure Malaysians, the private and public sectors can succeed in the country’s digital-first economy.

Managing director K Raman said the launch of MyDIGITAL – the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint, marks the way forward to realise a shared future of prosperity for all Malaysians.

He said blueprint is an important milestone to enable Malaysia to take advantage of the breadth of opportunity that technology offers.

“We congratulate the government for putting a bold digital vision forward. We applaud the holistic approach and strategies outlined in the Blueprint encompassing digital connectivity, infrastructure and skillsets, which will help Malaysia to be a digitally-driven high-income nation and a regional leader in the digital economy, in achieving inclusive, responsible and sustainable socioeconomic development,” he said in a statement today.

Raman said the public-private partnerships will help propel Malaysia’s digital economic growth forward.

“We will continue to help enable a digitally-enabled government, empower businesses to innovate and build resilience digitally, and help bridge the digital divide to ensure Malaysians can enjoy improved digital literacy and improved social wellbeing.

“This is in line with our mission to empower every person and every organisation to achieve more,” he said.

The multinational company is committed in partnering with Malaysia to lead the digital economy forward and achieve the government’s cloud-first strategy under the MyDIGITAL blueprint.

“We are confident this will pave the way for the use of greater cloud services including big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IOT), thus enhancing government services and benefit the rakyat.”

He said Microsoft welcome the government’s faith in the company to be one of the nation’s cloud service providers and we will continue to look for opportunities to expand our footprint in Malaysia.

“We recognise that local businesses, including micro, small and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) and start-ups are the backbone of Malaysia’s growth.

“We will continue to bolster our efforts in partnership with the public and private sectors to strengthen upscale local MSMEs and strengthen the local start-up ecosystem, through digital innovation,” he said.

Raman said expanded access to digital skills is an important step in accelerating economic recovery, citing that Malaysia is open for business with its future anchored on a digital-first economy.

“The digital workforce will be an important driver for the nation’s economic recovery.

“People are the most important renewable resource that we must continue to invest in, especially job seekers who have been affected by Covid-19 pandemic.

“Microsoft is also committed in supporting the government in addressing unemployment challenges and matching talent supply with industry demand, through skilling initiatives and partnerships with academia,” he added. -SOURCE: NSTP

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