After more than four years on the role, MDEC CEO, Datuk Yasmin Mahmood as tendered her resignation. She will relinquish her position as CEO and all other positions at MDEC effective 15 January 2019.
In an effort to push the development of Malaysian businesses towards becoming global icons, the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), designed the Global Acceleration and Innovation Network (GAIN).
GAIN is supposed to help increase the export of Malaysia’s tech solutions and services to the global audience, but how does it do that? Well, it does that by being a little like a matchmaking service.
#MYCYBERSALE 2016 kicks off today with offerings from over 600 merchants including our four major local airlines, major pharmacies and even participation from international brands like Levi’s, UNIQLO, Dell, Giordano, Kinokuniya among others. Want a sale? Well, this is Malaysia’s largest online one yet.
When MDEC announced that coding would be integrated into Malaysia’s national school curriculum, I was a little disappointed to see that many were caught up with how the program would fail rather than see how much benefit this would bring to our youth.
Perhaps the negativity was justified because when it was first announced, details were a little scarce and the overall direction and how it was going to be implemented was a little too vague. Today though, at the launch of the My Digital Maker program, MDEC and the Ministry of Education (MoE) got together and went into further detail on exactly how coding would be implemented into our national school curriculum.
The Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has revealed that coding will be part of our national school’s syllabus starting next year. According to MDEC CEO Yasmin Mahmood, coding will not only be taught as part of a computer science subject but will also be incorporated into the method of teaching for science and maths classes.
YouTubing has to be one of the most hyped professions to have hit the modern age, with so many people trying to get a slice of the video-sharing website’s one billion and up monthly audience. Even children have switched ambitions from wanting to be chefs or doctors to becoming famous ‘YouTubers’. Yes, apparently it’s a noun now.
Well, if your ambition was to be Malaysia’s very own PewDiePie or follow in the footsteps of the boys at Wong Fu Productions, there’s good news. The Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) has roped in international search engine and verb, Google, to empower local content creators on the web.
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E-Commerce is the fastest growing component in the industry and to spur further growth, #MYCYBERSALE is back again following its huge success in 2014. The online exclusive sale is an initiative under Digital Malaysia to entice more SMEs to jump onto the digital bandwagon as well as to encourage more consumers to transact online.
The first #MYCYBERSALE held last year had generated RM67 million in revenue from over 227,000 transactions, and this is expected to increase with the growth of the industry.