On Day 2 – 20th July 2018, Friday, this is a day for Penang state authorities and agencies, to inputs on Penang initiatives in technology nurturing and development.
After the great breakfast in the hotel or the famous nasi lemak and local food in the hawker centre outside the hotel, we walked to Wisma Yeap Chor Ee from Royale Chulan Penang.
We met with the startup companies in Penang for business idea exchange over the roundtable discussion session and networking. The participants had good involvement in the discussion topic of “Sharing Economy Business Model” and agreed this is an interesting business model that everyone shall explore, and established company may look into it if this could provide profit for the company, by making it out of the company currently underutilize asset.
Penang Science Café is an industry-led initiative in collaboration with the State Government, that act as a hub to nurture and cultivate science and technology talent from the young age. Primary school children are learning tech & science through the interactive and experiment activities here; college/university student could continue their assignment or experiment in PSC by using the facilities here. PSC also develop programs for its community to participate.
Penang State Government & Invest Penang
President of Internet Alliance, Mr Chan Kee Siak, introduced the function of Internet Alliance and fellow members to YB Chow Kon Yeow, Chief Minister; YB Professor Dr Ramasamy, Deputy Chief Minister and Dato’ Loo Lee Lian, CEO of Invest Penang.
Members that attended the dialogue session had a chance to communicate directly and share thoughts with YB Chow, YB Ramasamy and Dato’ Loo. Some of the area/ topics were mentioned included:
- Penang Smart City & Northen Data Center Hub
- Adoption of cloud by Penang State
- Blockchain Gov services
- Better and wider broadband coverage in Penang
- Awareness training and workshop for Gov Agencies & Civil Servant
- Wider Adoptions of Wallet Payment
Tech Dome Penang
This is an interesting venue that all members enjoyed and recalled lots of memories on the “tech” we had during our days. It is an interactive, fun and amazing science centre!
The members found lots of fun here, recalled our childhood or teenage life when saw the tech gadgets revolution display. We believe, Internet Alliance together with our members can do a part to contribute in this centre, such as support in the technology industry revolution progress display area, digital payment flow display and so on.
Please find Tech Dome Penang video introduction here.
Penang Business Mission Photo Album – https://goo.gl/ZkT9qu
Internet Alliance Facebook post – Penang Business Mission 2018