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Presentation given by Amirudin bin Abdul Wahab, Head of ICT Policy Cluster, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) Malaysia on August 2nd, 2011 at eWorld Forum (www.eworldforum.net) in the session ICT Leader's Conclave

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  • Our current Prime Minister, the Honorable Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, has further defined the characteristics of Malaysia in 2020 as aplan for Malaysia to become a high income economy with Gross National Income (GNI) of USD 15,000 by the year 2020
  • … as well as enhance the social well being of her citizens through inclusiveness by ensuring that every Malaysian can benefit from the prosperity resulting from the country’s development and quality of life for all levels of society in tandem with a strong and sustainable economic growth
  • At the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), our vision is for Science, Technology and Innovation play an important role for knowledge generation, wealth creation and societal well-being
  • In the context of ICT, our mandate is to drive National Transformation Agenda Through the National Information Technology Council (NITC).The National Information Technology Council of Malaysia (NITC) is the highest ICT think-tank, advisory and consultative platform in the Country. The Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia chairs the Council, Minister of the Ministry serves as Minister in charge of NITC and the Secretary General of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) serves as the Secretary.
  • This slide depicts how Malaysia is ranked globally to day in terms of its competitiveness in the government and business development in the field of ICT
  • Similarly this slide
  • … and this slide
  •  We believe that transformative use of ICT is important in realising the 2020 aspiration. In the government’s national transformation agenda, there are 4 pillars that were established together with high goals and targets namely 1Malaysia, Government Transformation Programme, Economic Transformation Programme and the 10th Malaysia Plan NITC’s role as the government’s primary ICT advisor and think-tank is to ensure that the National ICT agenda is aligned with 2020’s ambition.
  • MOSTI believes that we can support this National Transformation Agenda by achieving our aspiration to make …Malaysia as a vibrant hub for creation of ICT Primarily Driven by Home Grown TechnologiesInfusion of technology across all economic sectors to drive productivity and innovationPervasive use of ICT to increase Quality of Life (QoL) across all communitiesICT adoption as a source of national competitiveness advantage
  • This slide shows how ICT impacts the ETP. Through analysis by MDeC shows, it is found that:85 of 131 Entry Point Project (EPPs) (65%) are either driven and enabled by ICT while 21 of 60 Business Opportunities (35%) are either driven and enabled by ICT and;5 of 8 SRIs are energised by ICT. These findings show ICT’s significant role in the implementation of the ETP.
  • This slide shows how ICT impacts the GTP. Through analysis by MDeC it is also found that:25 of 50 New Key Results Areas (NKRA) initiatives (50%) are either driven or enabled by ICT.
  • To facilitate and drive this national agenda, 9 Strategic Thrusts and the Committees of Experts were established by NITC with the tasks to set the policy direction for the country. The Strategic Thrusts and its respective Committee of Experts are: New Sources of Growth – Economic Planning UnitE-Sovereignty- Led by National Security Council Digital Social Inclusion - Led by Economic Planning UnitICT Industry Development - Led by Multimedia Development CorporationICT Infrastructure Development - Led by Ministry of Information, communication and cultureSME Development & ICT Usage - Led by Ministry of International Trade and IndustryDevelopment of ICT Initiatives by Government - Led by Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit.Development of Human Capital in ICT - Led by Ministry of Higher Education Development of Technology and Innovation Ecosystem - MOSTI
  • Our latest strategic initiative is Digital Malaysia: a holistic plan and digital strategy to realise Digital Malaysia that would contribute to the growth of Malaysia’s economy in years to come.
  • In summary, ICT plays an important role in supporting the National Transformation Agenda and Vision 2020 and as the secretariat to NITC, the highest ICT advisory body to the Government , MOSTI sets the strategic policy direction to ensure that the National ICT Agenda is aligned with the Vision 2020’s ambition.
  • Amirudin bin Abdul Wahab

    1. 1. ICT POLICY DEVELOPMENT <br />IN MALAYSIA<br />By :<br />Dr. Amirudin Abdul Wahab PhD<br />Head - ICT Policy Cluster <br />Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI)<br />
    2. 2. Vision2020 - establishing a scientific and progressive society <br />“The challenge of establishing a scientific and progressive society, a society that is innovative and forward looking, one that is not only a consumer of technology but also a contributor to the scientific and technological civilization” <br />Vision 2020 - a national vision of creating a developed nation in our own mould<br />| 2|<br />
    3. 3. Malaysia plans to become a high income economy…<br />Characteristics of Malaysia in 2020<br />Market-Led Well Governed<br />Regionally Integrated Entrepreneurial<br />Innovative <br />| 3|<br />
    4. 4. … as well as enhance the social well being of her citizens<br />| 4|<br />
    5. 5. Achieving Vision 2020: The key drivers of national growth<br />“The Government will continue to work hard to transform the Malaysian economy into an innovation-based knowledge-economy with higher value add and having knowledge, technology and innovation as key drivers of growth.”<br />YAB Dato’ Sri Najib Tun RazakPrime Minister of Malaysia<br />| 5|<br />
    6. 6. The Role of Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI)<br />“Science, Technology and Innovation for knowledge generation, wealth creation and societal well-being.”<br />“Championing scientific discovery and transforming innovation to achieve a K-based society for sustainable development through R&D planning, funding and commercialisation.” <br />| 6|<br />
    7. 7. Our Mandate in ICT: Drive National Transformation Agenda Through National Information Technology Council (NITC)<br />The National Information Technology Council of Malaysia (NITC) as the highest ICT think-tank, advisory and <br />consultative body in the <br />Country.<br />The Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia chairs the Council, Minister of the Ministry serves as Minister in charge of NITC and the Secretary General of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) serves as the Secretary.<br />| 7|<br />
    8. 8. Our ICT Cluster Agencies<br />Innovation for Life<br />• To be a premier applied Research Centre in Frontier Technology<br />• To pioneer innovative information and communication technologies towards growing globally competitive indigenous industries<br />Endless Possibilities through ICT<br />• Leadership in the Information Age<br />• To realise Malaysia as a global hub and preferred location for ICT and multimedia innovations, services and operations.<br />One stop coordination centre for all national cyber security initiatives<br />• To be a globally recognized National Cyber Security Reference and Specialist Centre by 2020<br />• Creating and sustaining a safer cyberspace to promote national sustainability, social well-being and wealth creation.<br />Administrator of the .my domain name<br />• To provide world class and innovative domain name and internet address services<br />| 8|<br />
    9. 9. 9<br />Our Strategic Intent<br />To spearhead the development of ICT industry and indigeneus technologies and capabilities<br /> To build, secure and sustain a national ICT ecosystem and enabling environment; and<br /> To support efforts to make Malaysia a Global ICT Hub for wealth creation, knowledge generation and social well-being<br />| 9|<br />
    10. 10. Our Nation Achievements To-Date<br />| 10|<br />
    11. 11. Our Nation Achievements To-Date<br />| 11|<br />
    12. 12. Our Nation Achievements To-Date<br />| 12|<br />
    13. 13. We believe that …<br />Transformative use of ICT will accelerate Malaysia’s 2020 aspirations<br />Effective Delivery of Government Services<br />Smooth Implementation of Government Development Programmes<br />New Economic Model: A High Income, Inclusive and Sustainable Nation<br />People First,<br />Performance Now<br />| 13|<br />NITC’s role as the Government’s primary ICT advisor and think-tank ensures that the National ICT agenda is aligned with Malaysia’s ambition to become a high income nation<br />
    14. 14. ICT : Supporting Our National Transformation Agenda<br /><ul><li>Malaysia as a vibrant hub for creation of ICT Primarily Driven by Home Grown Technologies
    15. 15. Infusion of technology across all economic sectors to drive productivity and innovation
    16. 16. Pervasive use of ICT to increase Quality of Life (QoL) across all communities
    17. 17. ICT adoption as a source of national competitiveness advantage</li></ul>OUR ASPIRATIONAL GOALS<br />| 14|<br />
    18. 18. 85 of 131 EPPs<br />ICT to play an important role in the Economic Transformation Program (ETP)<br />21 of 60 Business Opportunities<br />8 STRATEGIC REFORM INITIATIVES (SRIs)<br />28<br />ICT-Intensive EPPs<br />8<br />ICT-Intensive Business Opportunities (BOs)<br />ENABLERS<br />57<br />ICT-Enabled EPPs<br />13<br />ICT-Enabled Business Opportunities (BOs)<br />TOTAL FUNDING OF RM1.42 TRILLION<br />Source: MDeC analysis<br />| 15|<br />
    19. 19. ICT to play an important role in the Government Transformation Program (GTP)<br />2.5 times increase in public transportation usage by 2012<br />Reduce crime rate by 20% in Dec 2010<br />25 of 50 NKRA Initiatives<br />Increase Corruption Perception Index (CPI) score from 4.5% to 4.9% by Dec 2010<br />Reduce incidence of poverty from 3.6% to 2.8% by Dec 2010<br />3<br />ICT-Intensive Initiatives<br />22<br />ICT-Enabled Initiatives<br />Effective delivery of Government services<br />100% of 3rd year primary school children attained literacy & numeracy basic skills by 2012<br />Source: MDeC analysis<br />| 16|<br />
    20. 20. NITC drives National ICT Agenda by Setting Strategic Policy Direction <br />e-Sovereignty<br />MKN<br />Digital Social Inclusion<br />Development of ICT Initiatives by Government<br />Development of Technology & Innovation Ecosystem<br />ICT Infrastructure Development<br />SME Development & ICT Usage<br />Development of Human Capital in ICT<br />New Sources <br />of Growth<br />ICT Industry Development<br />| 17|<br />
    21. 21. Our Latest Strategic Initiative: Digital Malaysia<br />Framework + Action Plan<br />Digital strategy for Malaysia - leveraging existing initiatives & creating new opportunities in the digital economy<br />18<br />
    22. 22. Summary and Conclusion<br />ICT plays an important role in supporting the National Transformation Agenda and Vision 2020<br />As the secretariat to NITC, to the highest ICT advisory body to the Government , MOSTI sets the strategic policy direction to ensure that the National ICT Agenda is aligned with the Vision 2020’s ambition<br />People First<br />Performance Now<br />e-Sovereignty<br />Digital Social Inclusion<br />MKN<br />Development of Technology & Innovation Ecosystem<br />New Sources <br />of Growth<br />Development of ICT Initiatives by Government<br />SME Development & ICT Usage<br />Development of Human Capital in ICT<br />ICT Infrastructure Development<br />ICT Industry Development<br />| 19|<br />
    23. 23. Thank You<br />

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