“I knew back in December 2018 that once I stepped into the role, it was going to be sprinting all the way. I mean, we have a lot of work to do,” says Surina Shukri, chief executive officer of Malaysian Digital Economic Corporation.
But she also recognises that it’s not all about MDEC only. For while it is still the primary driver for Malaysia’s Digital Economy and is staffed by some of the most savvy digital experts in the country, technology has moved from being a vertical to a horizontal, touching every aspect of life and business.
Along with that MDEC’s role has continued to change along the way as well. It is now much more about collaboration and leveraging on partners to drive digital consciousness into the nation’s DNA.