Johor Business Mission
Date : 17 – 19 July 2019
Venue: Johor Bahru
In 2019, the domestics business mission was taking place in Johor Bahru on 17 – 19 July. Johor is a state that already tapping into tech related development and investment, with numbers of significant data centre operators already setup and operating, the Sedenak Data Centre Hub – an initiative lead by MDEC (Multimedia Development Corporation) and JCORP (Johor Corporation), a Smart City mission in Iskandar by IRDA (Iskandar Regional Development Authority) as well as a regional Internet Exchange port – the Johor Bahru Internet Exchange.
The fast-growing tech space in the south of peninsular is a market that we want to highlight to IA members and bring the tech leaders to meet together. The 3D2N mission, consist of one day site visit and one day forum with the state government and business matching with the Singapore Tech company leaders.
Site visit at Sedenak Iskandar Data Hub (SIDH), receiving warm hospitality by Johor Corporation and sharing on the incentive and opportunity in SIDH.
Listening to the Johor Bahru Internet Exchange (JBIX) presentation, which also an active IA member.
It is Internet Alliance great honour to have Mr Tan Tze Meng, Head of Data Cloud Department of MDEC; Mr Fuad Shazly Salleh, Vice President of IRDA, Mr Sarkawi bin Zainal Abidin, Manager of Pre-Investment and Promotion from JSIC, Mr Nazri Bin Edham, General Manager Johor Strategic Economic Corridor (JSEC) from TM Johor, Mr Yeo See Kiat, Executive Director of SGTech and his member company corporate leaders joined us in the second day Forum with the Government and Business Matching.
Tan Tze Meng, Head of Data Cloud Department of MDEC giving his presentation on “Government Role & Support on Data Centre Development in Malaysia”
T.K. Tan, President of Internet Alliance; Tan Tze-Meng, Head of Data Cloud Department (MDEC); Sarkawi bin Zainal Abidin, Manager of Pre-Investment and Promotion (JSIC); Fuad Shazly Salleh, Vice President (IRDA) (from left)
Panel Discussion: Internet Exchange For Regional Digital Economy Growth
Moderator: Chan Kee Siak, Immediate-Past President of IA (Left)
Wong Weng Yew, Managing Director of JBIX ; Tan Tze Meng, Head of Data Cloud Department, MDEC ; Yeo See Kiat, Executive Director of SGTech ; Raja Mohan, Operations Manger of MYIX (from 2nd left)
Panel Discussion: Cloud & Data Centre
Moderator: Wong Weng Yew, Committee of Internet Alliance (standing)
Panelist: Nazri Bin Edham, General Manager Johor Strategic Economic Corridor (JSEC) of TM Johor; Tan Tze Meng, Head of Data Cloud Department of MDEC; Yeo See Kiat, Executive Director of SGTech; Ooi Ming Loong, Vice President of Huawei Cloud Malaysia (from left)
The forum received very positive feedback from the participants, that enable to get direct updates from the state government and able to mingle with the right officer on business matters in a closed-group event. Nonetheless, the business matching session between IA and SGTech members had helped and encouraged business collaboration flew in between the countries.