Digital Outlook Series


As the Fourth Industrial Revolution sweeps over the global front, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is entasked with the challenges to bring the nation one step ahead in the digital era. Understanding that this new industrial revolution brings on bigger and more intricate challenges, MCMC has positioned itself as the key driver to prepare Malaysia with the platform for borderless information, brought forward by the next big trends namely 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Cities, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, etc.
These emerging technologies will empower the general public with sophisticated applications and services which they can use in their daily lives and in return contributing to greater efficiency, higher productivity, and better quality of life. MCMC has formed various initiatives with the aims to accelerate the adoption of new technologies, create more maker communities and advocate digital inclusion for all Malaysian citizen.


Awareness on the latest technological advances

  • Create awareness on the latest and emerging technologies in the communications and multimedia industry, on how the industry stakeholders can contribute towards and benefit from it

Promotion of technology adoption and migration

  • Promote technology migration that will enable businesses and organisations to manage results at superfast speeds, resulting in valuable insights that can influence the organisation’s outlook and boost the decision-making process

Ethical and responsible technology usage

  • Promote responsible technology practices that are in accordance to the legal and regulatory requirements

Platform for stakeholders’ engagement

  • Provide a platform for the industry stakeholders to highlight and discuss on the latest and emerging technology applications, developments and challenges faced in line with the Industry 4.0 Revolution

Presentation of technology applications

  • See how the current technologies are used and applied across multiple industries, considering the design-build-operate life cycle that increasingly defines today’s digital lifestyle


The Beginning of 5G – Are You Ready?
Date: 19 April 2019
Venue: Dewan Seri Siantan, Kompleks Perbadanan Putrajaya, Putrajaya

Time Programme
08.30 am - 09.30 am Registration
09.30 am - 09.45 am OPENING REMARKS
Gerard Lim
Chief Digital Officer, Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission
09.45 am - 10.15 am 5G: Evolution or Revolution?
Prof. Dr. Tharek Abd. Rahman
Advisor, National 5G Task Force
[Profile] [Presentation]
10.15 am - 10.30 am Tea Break
10.30 am -  11.10 am 5G is On!
David Soldani
Chief Technology Officer, Huawei Australia
11.10 am - 11.40 am Strategy and Activities on 5G Development in Japan
Dr. Kohei Satoh
Secretary General, Fifth Generation Mobile Communication Promotion Forum of Japan (5GMF)
[Profile] [Presentation]
11.40 am -12.10 pm 5G Enabled Vertical Trials in Korea
Prof Dr. Suncheol Gweon
Vice Director of Research, Institute of Convergence Technology 5G Forum Korea
[Profile] [Presentation]
12.10 pm - 02.30 pm Networking Lunch
02.30 pm - 03.45 pm Panel Session 1
Industry Digitalisation with 5G

Jacob Lee Chor Kok
Chairman, Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers   
(FMM) Industry 4.0 Committee


Speaker 1: Automotive
Bob Ng
Application, Service & Solutions Manager, Rohde & Schwarz Malaysia
[Profile] [Presentation]
Speaker 2: Manufacturing 
Mahmoud Dasser
Chief Marketing Officer, TM One
[Profile] [Presentation]
Speaker 3: Agriculture
Mohd Azman Mohd Ismail
Product Director, Atilze Digital Sdn. Bhd.
[Profile] [Presentation]
Speaker 4: Smart City
Todd Ashton
President, Ericsson Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh
[Profile] [Presentation]
Q&A Session
03.45 pm - 04.00 pm Tea Break
04.00 pm - 05.15 pm Panel Session 2
5G for Lifestyle

Dr. Mazlan Abbas
Chief Executive Officer, Favoriot Sdn Bhd


Speaker 1: Healthcare
Professor Dr Zaleha Abdullah Mahdy
Senior Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist, UKM Medical Centre
[Profile] [Presentation]
Speaker 2: Education
Gerhard Ott
Senior Business Consultant E2E Solutions Asia Pacific Japan
Nokia Services and Networks Malaysia Sdn Bhd
[Profile] [Presentation]
Speaker 3: Entertainment
David Soldani
Chief Technology Officer, Huawei Australia
Speaker 4: Safety
Wing K Lee
Chief Executive Officer, YTL Communications Sdn Bhd
[Profile] [Presentation]
Q&A Session
  Session Ends
Programme Book


Building a Digital Savvy Community 
Date: 20 April 2019
Venue: Panggung EXperimen Mawar Sari, Kompleks Perbadanan Putrajaya, Putrajaya
Time Programme
09.00 am - 09.30 am Registration
09.30 am - 10.30 am Radio Frequency - EMF: Are We Safe?
Chua Tien Han
Lecturer, Wireless Communication Centre (WCC),
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
[Profile] [Presentation]
10.30 am - 10.50 am Tea Break
10.50 am - 11.40 am 5G: Safety & Health - Myth vs. Reality
Nursharul Aman Johari
Senior Assistant Director, Medical Radiation Surveillance Division,
Ministry of Health, Malaysia
[Profile] [Presentation]
11.40 am - 12.30 pm Be an Eco-Warrior, Manage Your e-Waste Wisely
Dr. Tan Ching Seong
Partner, Mobile e-Waste Programme
[Profile] [Presentation]
  Session Ends

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