Global Tech Webinar – Malaysia
Austrade, in partnership with AIIA, have been delivering the Global Tech Webinar series with a focus on identifying opportunities in emerging ASEAN markets. This 10-session series provides Australian tech companies with local insights to navigate new markets and gain practical tools to capture opportunities in digital trade.
In September, we focus on the Malaysian market. Malaysia is ranked 27th in the World Digital Competitiveness Index, ranked 2nd in the ASEAN region and is noted for its ease of business, robust digital infrastructure and large digitally literate population.
Through the MyDigital Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint, Malaysia is looking to drive digital transformation in the public sector, boost economic competitiveness through digitalisation and build enabling infrastructure such as 5G. Additionally, the government has launched the Malaysia Digital initiative to help make Malaysia a globally recognised tech hub by offering financial incentives to foreign tech investors and service providers.
Australia and Malaysia signed the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in 2021 and both governments see the development of the Digital Economy as an integral part of the relationship. Both countries are working closely to support Australian and Malaysian technology businesses to enter our respective markets.
In this webinar, you’ll:
- Learn about the opportunities and current digital landscape in Malaysia
- Hear from Australian companies from the IoT and Fintech sector about their journey in Malaysia
- Explore market entry programs for tech solution providers with Malaysia’s central research and innovation commercialisation agency, the Malaysian Research Accelerator for Technology & Innovation (MRANTI)
Please note that tickets are now available for this event.
Minister-Counsellor (Commercial) & Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner,
Austrade Malaysia & Brunei
Paul commenced as Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner to Malaysia and Brunei in March 2021. Prior to taking up this position, Paul was Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner responsible for South China based in Guangzhou.
Paul has a strong interest in developing trade, investment and education initiatives that advocate a public diplomacy element to improve the image and nation brand, and away from traditional views of Australia that reply heavily on cute fauna and beaches.
Along with his responsibilities in Malaysia and Brunei, Paul has an ASEAN regional role overseeing Austrade’s initiatives in marketing and communications.
Head of Cloud & CyberSecurity,
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation
Victor leads the Malaysia Cybersecurity Strategy / Policy for national cybersecurity industry development cluster, capacity development strategy and programmes. He drives the cloud and cybersecurity standards and practice development across national critical sectors, including ecosystem readiness and is responsible for accelerating cloud and cybersecurity adoption across digital businesses and high-impact sectors to create a trusted digital economy ecosystem under the MyDigital framework.
Victor has experience managing the portfolios of government stakeholders, and public policy as well as planning and implementing a strategic government relations plan. He belongs to the Members of the WEF ASEAN
International Partnership and Strategy,
Minister-Counsellor Malaysian Research Accelerator for Technology & Innovation (MRANTI)
KarSin Ng leads the international partnership and strategy at MRANTI. She actively collaborates with international ecosystem builders with the aim to accelerate entrepreneurship development in Malaysia.
KarSin has a strong track record of building startup businesses. She was the Founder of Lean Startup Malaysia Community and Co-founder & CTO of Potboy Groceries. Prior to these roles, she served as the Division Head of Senheng & senQ eCommerce
Account Director for APAC,
Chris McMullin is the Account Director for APAC for Keypath Education, a global leader in online education and OPM (Online Program Management).
At Keypath, Chris built the market research and product development function for the company before taking on the broader leadership role of expanding Keypath’s operations into Southeast Asia. In his current role, he oversees the growth of the SEA market with a particular focus on working with universities and other providers to identify, design, develop and deliver market led, intentionally built, fit-for-purpose online programmes to the Malaysian and broader Southeast Asian market.
Director for Southeast Asia,
David Albaiceta is an Australian citizen born in Barcelona that has spent most of his professional life between Asia and Australia.
With extensive experience in market entry strategies in the region, David is currently KERB’s Director for Southeast Asia based in Kuala Lumpur.
KERB is a global customer-facing (B2C) app that helps drivers find, book, pay for and access parking for any vehicle, in any city around the world. For car park owners and operators, KERB is a (B2B) software platform that turns any parking facility into a 21st- Century digital, hands-free, personalised parking experience – at almost zero cost.
Founded in Australia in 2016, KERB has been operating in Malaysia since 2019 and rapidly expanding in Malaysia and the neighbouring countries.
Thank you to our partners – Austrade