The Malaysian Government recently announced the establishment of a Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR), an independent center within the World Economic Forum.
C4IR Malaysia will play a crucial role in driving the advancement of the digital economy in Malaysia, with a focus on supporting the country’s energy transition and digital transformation. The center will serve as a public-private platform, bringing together leaders from government, business, civil society, academia and other sectors to advance new partnerships and initiatives that can unlock the value of technology for Malaysia’s economy and society. The center is hosted by MyDIGITAL, a national initiative aimed at transforming Malaysia into a digitally driven, high-income nation and a regional leader.
This initiative marks a significant milestone in Malaysia’s journey to becoming a global leader in technology governance and innovation. C4IR Malaysia is the first center in the ASEAN region as part of the World Economic Forum’s global C4IR Network. With this launch, Malaysia has now joined a community of 18 centers, where new and innovative approaches to technology governance, adoption and scaling are being developed and implemented at the national, regional and international levels.
(Source: World Economic Forum)