The OECD Ministerial Meeting on Digital Economy had concluded yesterday. Ministers and stakeholders from both OECD and non-OECD countries gathered to discuss how we could upgrade the skills and jobs in the labour market to maximize the impact of Digital Economy, increase internet access to ensure inclusion, reviewing policies that facilitate innovation and that sustain productivity.
Internet of Things (IoT) may soon be a commonplace with a predicted 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020. Malaysia recognizes the opportunities in IoT technology and is one of nine countries in the world to have developed a “National Internet of Things Strategic Roadmap”.
Malaysia has launched several pilot initiatives deploying IoT in the areas of Public Safety, Communities, Agriculture, Transport, Manufacturing and Healthcare Services.
However to fully seize the benefits Digital Economy, we need to first raise awareness about its economic potential and reinforce end users’ trust in the Internet.
Top: At the Ministerial gala dinner, where I had a very good discussion with the Mexican Secretary of Communications and Transport Mr Gerardo Ruiz Esparza.
Bottom left: With Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Mr Navdeep Singh Bains.
Bottom right: Greeted the Indonesian Minister of Communication and IT, Mr Rudiantara.