Malaysia OpenGov Leadership Forum 2019

Malaysia OpenGov Leadership Forum 2019

Putrajaya Marriott Hotel11 April 2018

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11 April 2018
Ellen Quek
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Join us for our 5th Annual Malaysia OpenGov Leadership Forum serving as a full day of valuable insights and networking opportunities plays an integral role in keeping the digital professionals Connected, Educated, Engaged and Inspired.

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Who should attend?

  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Chief Data Officers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • IT Directors
  • Assistant Directors
  • Head – IT Security & Governance
  • Director – Digital Services
  • Department Heads
  • General Managers
  • Deans
  • Vice Chancellors
  • Director – E-Learning & IT Services
  • Director – Health Information
  • Head – Health Analytics

Topics Covered

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Blockchain
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Centres
  • Data Culture
  • Data Governance
  • Data Privacy
  • Digital Identity
  • Internet of Things
  • Machine Learning
  • Mobility
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Smart Cities

Event Summary


Embarking on the Next Phase of Digital Transformation – Innovative, Progressive and Inclusive Government Service Delivery

The Future of Digital Government  is being viewed as collaborative, innovative, trust worthy, citizen- centric and citizen-driven

In our connected, customer-centric world, citizens have come to expect that their needs will be met quickly and frictionlessly —  in much the same way organisations like Uber, Air BnB, eBay, Spotify and Amazon use them to broker relationships between people, services and goods.

To attain private-sector standards of engagement and conversion, government organisations must also segment and target their audiences — while also respecting citizens privacy.

Digital platforms promise greater collaboration between government and the people. It changes the government-citizen paradigm. Just as the digital age is transforming the way we live, work and socialise, it is poised to significantly alter the traditional role of governments throughout the world as well, effectively putting more power in the hands of the people.

The days of authoritative governments in dealing with citizens and businesses are gone ushering in an age of collaborative approach. The aim is to develop “seamless and frictionless” public services making it easier to deal with governments. This will not only help reduce bureaucratic red tape but will also open the door to greater economic innovation and attain the goal of providing citizen centric services.

Governments have assumed the role of moderators, connecting businesses, citizens and civil society in more direct and flexible ways; they will become leaner, more innovative and efficient and will be able to respond more quickly to changing patterns of demand from the communities they serve.

Malaysia has been on the forefront of leveraging digital technology to serve its citizens better and it remains optimistic when it comes to their digital transformation and e-governance.

The digital initiatives under the Public sector ICT Strategic Plan 2016 -2020 is getting stronger by the day.

Image credit : MAMPU

The 2018 United Nations E-Government Survey is issued at the time of key rapid technological changes, with Member States in the third year of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In the 5 years, Malaysia has digitally transformed their government services. Including, having 83% of their government services being available online.

These government services are integrated and aim to provide inclusive and a citizen centric digital service to all Malaysians. This has allowed the Malaysian government to strengthen leadership and governance for the planning and coordination of their digital initiatives, allowing them to be able to strengthen their ICT management and become more dynamic and efficient.

The Malaysia government have been increasing their investments on the technology and innovation sector in Malaysia. This has allowed even the bottom 40% of people in the income pyramid to have access to e-services.

Making e-services easily accessible even to people of lower socio-economic status reduces the digital divide that is potent and extensive across the South East Asian region. Malaysia’s initiatives to reduce this digital divide is in-line with the UN’s goals of boosting access to science and technology to people of all walks of life.

Malaysia has also managed to climb in their rankings when it comes to the Human Capital Index (HCI).

Image credit : MAMPU

Malaysia’s persistent efforts and innovative initiatives has enabled them to climb the rankings, propelling them upwards by 12 ranks from 60 to 48 in the past two years.

OpenGov is pleased to bring  5th Annual Maalysia OpenGov Leadership Forum 2019 to focus on the tools and techniques that builds on government’s mission for an effective digital government strategy.

Here, you will meet international digital leaders, C-level government experts and industry professionals addressing the most important policymanagement and leadership issues surrounding the future of digital government and the role of the public-sector CIO.

Based on our conversations with senior officials from  Malaysian public sector, the  Malaysia OpenGov Leadership Forum is streamed along four tracks representing the different key challenges.

You will gain access to innovative case studies and interactive discussions on Cloud, Cyber Security, Government Analytics, Big DataIoTMobilityArtificial Intelligence , Blockchain and many such topics.


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