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27 January, 2021
Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) in collaboration with Intel Malaysia and Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) are very happy to announce that we will be conducting the kick – off for the ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR SMEs (AI4S) programme. The program will take place on 27th January 2021 from 10:00 – 12:00 noon on Zoom.  Under this initiative, we will be working with 100 selected companies across various sectors to implement Artificial Intelligence (AI) pilot projects using the AI Starter Kit by Intel. The objective of this program to increase the number of AI use cases and demonstrate the capability of AI and its potential returns to companies and various other entities in the Malaysian economy. The 100 company participants under this program will have two (2) engineers / technicians from their company to undergo a series of training modules by Intel and coordinated by MPC. Participants will then need to complete their pilot implementation project in their manufacturing operations within THREE (3) months from the completion of the AI4S workshop and hands – on session.  Therefore, we would like to welcome your participation to this event for knowledge enrichment and potential business opportunities arising from the session.  The event is very suitable for companies wanting to understand the potential uses of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its benefits to business operations, researchers and also any member of the public with interest in AI.
Organized by MIDA as a webinar
For more info and to register:  zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-08oYR1XTNyIQRwlXD7B9g

3 February, 2021
The arrival of a vaccine is no longer a question of if, but when and how.  As attention turns to vaccination, businesses are raising questions of its development progress, efficacy, and deployment plans.  Another key subject is the use of digital passes as verification for COVID – 19 vaccination, and how companies can begin incorporating it for their workforce as we look forward to returning to operations and travel.  To cast light on these latest updates, join our upcoming webinar with our subject matter experts Dr Chan Yanjun (Medical Director – Malaysia, International SOS) and James Robertson (Security Director – Australasia, International SOS).
Organized by International SOS as a webinar
For more info and to register: my.internationalsos.com/LP=6943

4 – 5 February, 2021
The Scrum Master Certification preparation sessions is applicable and customizable to different situations through expert guidance by agile specialist. The class will involve Q&A sessions where relevance of issues discussed will be clarified and applicability to different situations explained. At the end of the course, participants will have access to the facilitator for follow up guidance on how to deal with problems faced. The Online Scrum Master Certification preparatory session will be on 4 – 5 February 2021. This course currently boast a 100% passing rate. All MDBC members get a 10% rebate for this session.
Organized by Sharma Management International as an online session
For more info and to register:  scrummalaysia.com/index.php/online-instructor-lead-scrum-master-certification

5 – 7 February, 2021
IUMW Digital Open Day.  Join us for our February Digital Open Day. Find out more about the International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW), owned by the University of Malaya and the University of Wales. Meet our course consultants and academic team to discover what it’s like studying at IUMW. Upcoming intakes are available for foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.  See you there!
Organized by IUMW as an online session
For more info and to register: www.eventbrite.com/e/iumws-february-digital-open-day-tickets-137571559237?

18 – 19 February, 2021
Decisions, decisions — they’re part of governance, leadership, and life. No matter how comfortable we are (or aren’t) in making them or how prepared we are (or aren’t) to make them wisely, we are faced with countless opportunities to make decisions especially as board members. In fact, effective decision – making is a key indicator of board effectiveness.   This program will explore the process of decision – making in the unique setting of the boardroom – how directors make decisions individually and then collectively as a group of diverse individuals sitting on the same company board.  By seeking to understand how we make those decisions and the drivers behind them, the aim is to improve the decision – making process – by balancing diversity and inclusivity; expanding the boundaries of rationality; and managing the cognitive and affective elements – for the good of the company. Aside from directors, C – Suite will also benefit from understanding how board decisions are made for their interaction and communication with the board.  The program will be conducted via a mix of interactive lectures, case studies and group discussions.  09:30 – 12:30 hrs on Zoom.  Program Fee: RM 1,500
Organized by Asia School of Business as a webinar
For more info and to register:  asb.edu.my/understanding-board-dm-process

23 – 24 February, 2021
The National Anti – Corruption Plan (NACP), launched by our then Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Bin Mohamed on 29th January 2019, seeks to instill clear and strong principles of transparency, accountability, and integrity as well as good governance to combat corruption. The Plan is to create a corruption – free ecosystem for future generations and to move the country into developed nation status.  Both the public and private sectors should implement clear strategies to achieve this goal. A key strategy would include embedding a Corruption Risk Management (CRM) system within the Enterprise Risk Management system of the organization. With the introduction of the Corporate Liability Provision under S17A of the MACC Act since 1 June 2020, implementing a robust CRM system becomes even more critical for organisations since it serves as “adequate procedure” and a defence against liability arising from corrupt practices.  This program seeks to help participants understand the importance of implementing a corruption risk management system. Participants will also have the opportunity to delve into the nuts and bolts of creating a Corruption Risk Management system, identifying corruption risks areas as well as the controls required to mitigate, eradicate or minimise both the impact and probabilities of the risks occurring.  Participants will experience a guided methodology which is practical and immediately usable as they complete the 1 – day program.  09:30 – 12:30 hrs on Zoom.  Program Fee: RM 750
Organized by Asia School of Business as a webinar
For more info and to register:  asb.edu.my/corruption-risk-management-feb2021

MTE 2021
25 – 27 March, 2021
Malaysia Technology Expo’s objective is to establish a scientific and progressive society, a society that is innovative and forward-looking, and one that is not only a consumer of technology but also a contributor to the scientific and technological civilisation of the future. As businesses are becoming borderless, MTE also seeks to encourage local inventors, start-ups, tech companies, designers and entrepreneurs to enhance their capabilities with international collaboration. Firmly established on the international invention and innovation shows circuit, will once again provide inventors and innovators with a powerful medium to establish their identity and promote their products to industries and investors in the region for the past 20 years.
Organized by PROTEMP Group at the World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur
For more info and to register:  mte.org.my

CYDES 2021
1 – 3 June, 2021
The world’s first integrated cyber defense, cyber security & emerging technology event for the global community.  CYDES is a national event and showcase of expertise, solutions, and technologies for government officials, corporate organisations, experts, and professionals who specialize in cyber security, with one common objective; to protect the nation’s critical national information infrastructure (CNII).  CYDES 2021 will be the first ever show in the country to showcase advanced solutions and technologies.
Organized by Alpine Integrated Solution in Malaysia
For more info and to register:  cydes.my