Greetings to PIKOM Members,
I am very humbled to be given the honour of becoming Chairman of PIKOM for the Council Year 2019 – 2020. Before I address all respected members of this much-recognized tech association, I would like to put on record my appreciation to Immediate Past Chairman, Ganesh Kumar Bangah for his stewardship and leadership in taking PIKOM to even greater heights over the past two years.
Ganesh has delivered significant milestones for both the members and the association, and it is very appropriate and important that we acknowledge his contribution. Since the rebranding of PIKOM as the National Tech Association of Malaysia, our initiatives have heavily concentrated on members, hence becoming the true voice of the industry. So much so, our quarterly members meet have been well received and some of the key issues discussed relating to tax incentives, funding opportunities and growth opportunities were duly addressed.
Moving forward, providing membership value will remain paramount for PIKOM. We shall continue to add value to members through our signature events from the main PIKOM chapters, addressing key issues that concern and affect our industry so that the association’s voice and concerns are heard and heeded, soonest possible.
A significant milestone we look forward to for PIKOM next year is hosting industry key global events in Malaysia, specifically WCIT 2020 in Penang, AFACT 2020 in Kuala Lumpur and APICTA 2020 in Kuala Lumpur. These events will serve as an extended platform for members to reach out to global markets and to be recognized as up-and-coming tech players in a borderless landscape.
Definitely, PIKOM will carry on to play a significant role in the digital transformation of our nation by becoming a key catalyst for the private sector in embracing digital revolution. We will also work closely with relevant government agencies in the public sector, so that our voice and presence are also appreciated too.
I look forward to your continuous support, work with us and be a significant player of an exciting 2020.