August had been a very busy month for us, but we're happy to witness the growth of Indonesian and Malaysian enterprise IoT markets since we launched Asia IoT Business Platform 3 years back.
The 9th and 10th editions of Asia IoT Business Platform were held on the third week of August 2016 in Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur.
Continuous discussions to boost the economic growth of both countries via IoT were seen; while new collaborative efforts were formed between relevant parties to drive IoT adoption among public sectors and enterprises.
What's new on both markets?
With telecommunications as a big portion of the national ICT industry, the government is taking a step further to tackle issues deemed important, namely Availability, Connectivity, Reliability and Capacity.
- Availability and Connectivity - Development of national infrastructure backbone to ensure that the whole of Indonesia can access the Internet. The government has set a target for all cities (514 provinces) to be connected with fibre optic infrastructure via the Palapa Ring Program.
- Reliability and Capacity - Distribution channel to cities as the last mile to end users. This include encouraging ICT facilities, data centers, hardware/software platforms and applications that are closely related to human resource capacity.
At the 9th edition of Asia IoT Business Platform, the Ministry of Communications and Informatics emphasized on Indonesia 's commitment to be the Digital Energy of Asia. Various initiatives have taken place, including rolling out of the e-Commerce Roadmap to support the digital economy ecosystem.
“The success of the Asia IoT Business Platform today makes me proud – it’s a concrete manifestation of the effort to strengthen the interaction between innovative players in the Indonesian ICT field.” - Mariam F. Barata, Directorate General for ICT Applications, Ministry of Communication and Information
Malaysia is in the midst of implementing a National Internet of Things Strategic Roadmap, in which the market potential has been determined to generate a GNI of RM9.5 billion by 2020 and achieve RM42.5 billion by 2025.
Since the launch of the IoT roadmap, several projects have been piloted including Smart Lock-Up implemented by the Royal Malaysian Police to monitor safety; I-Comm, a community social innovation platform was deployed to develop community applications such as flood monitoring.
Four focus market segments which align to the existing government initiatives have been identified as springboard for innovators use to leapfrog widespread adoption of IoT solutions:
MIMOS, as co-organiser of the 10th edition of Asia IoT Business Platform, graced the event opening by launching Mi-MIST, an Open Innovation Platform for rapid development of IoT applications to accelerate the IoT ecosystem.
"We encourage every party to join hands in seizing the IoT opportunities. To our guests from abroad, Malaysia will share our ideas and inspirations with our friends in the region, and I invite you to do the same. Let us have conversations on how collectively we can capture this enormous opportunity." - YB Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau, Minister, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
For event highlights, please refer to our photo albums here.
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The team is grateful for the support we gained from all partners in the region. We will continue posting video interviews with participants on their insights and local initiativeshere.
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