More sectors are turning to digital technology and are utilizing data to leverage growth opportunities and enable greater efficiency as they try to overcome the challenges brought on by the pandemic. Tech solution providers have certainly received more enquiries from companies of all sizes on how they can start their digitalization journey.
The #digitalxdata 2020 Live Virtual Conference featured panel discussions on a variety of topics such as Designing Society 5.0, Gearing Towards Business 2021, Re-Engineering Security in the Next Normal and Empowering Future-Ready Youth.
While industry leaders highlighted the need for digitalization, they also noted that there are still many challenges and issues surrounding the leap to digital.
KPMG Malaysia Managing Partner Datuk Johan Idris said it was normal to have teething issues in the adoption of any new technology including problems with skills gap and behavioral issues. "When you talk about digitalization, what's most important is behavior transformation, your mindset. This must be accompanied by skill sets. And companies need to provide that. But it's a journey," he said.
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