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Preparing the young for digital careers – Judged by Fusionex Ivan Teh

Malaysia’s first-ever science and innovation reasonable– #mydigitalmaker Fair 2017– was a significant success with more than 20,000 visitors turning up to see and experience digital projects developed by trainees.

The two-day youth-engagement occasion arranged by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) happened at Hall 6 of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. It was held in conjunction with the Petrosains Science Festival 2017.

The occasion concentrated on producing awareness amongst students and moms and dads on how technology will play a big part in the future task landscape.

It likewise celebrated the innovative productions and accomplishments of top young digital makers and more inculcated their passion in digital making.

Supported by the Interaction and Multimedia and Education ministries, #mydigitalmaker Fair 2017’s objective was eventually about shaping tomorrow’s digital leaders of Malaysia and additional accelerating Malaysia’s digital economy.

In line with these themes, MDEC’s #mydigitalmaker Fair included a lot of creative and ingenious digital projects from young Malaysian trainees who used many recyclable elements to construct their technologies.

In addition, there were numerous pitching sessions and task demos that included internationally acknowledged and acclaimed groups who represented their particular schools at the greatest level of competitors.

Among the sharing sessions, the highlight of the weekend was the “Fight of the Digital Ninjas” section which had trainee groups who trained under the Digital Ninja Program taking the stage to pitch their concepts to a panel of judges.

The students, having undergone a series of digital upskilling and leadership courses with world-renowned technology business in addition to experiencing academic and experiential journeys to Silicon Valley, stole the program as they presented their ideas on solving real-life issues during the “Shark Tank” like section.

The judging panel included MDEC ceo Datuk Yasmin Mahmood, Fusionex handling director Datuk Seri Ivan Teh, Economic Planning Unit (EPU) deputy director-general Johan Mahmood Merican, Nano Malaysia Bhd ceo Dr Rezal Khairi Ahmad, MDT Innovations chief running officer Sim Hon Wai, Teak Capital Management handling director Chok Kwee Bee and Microsoft Malaysia Legal, Federal government and Business director Jasmine Begum.

The first reward went to Team Unmei for its concept to motivate individuals in urban areas to plant more greens through its Cloud Farm app. The team consisted of Putera Faizal, Vinishwaran, Nurina Huda and Ain Sofena from Sekolah Tun Fatimah and SMK Taman Megah Ria, Johor.

“I didn’t expect to win the first prize and now that my group has actually won, I am more positive and motivated to pursue digital technology courses in the future and become an effective software application engineer.

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“We were influenced by the popular video game FarmVille, and idea of developing something that can secure the environment,” said Group Unmei leader Ain Sofena.

Team Unmei won RM1,275 throughout its pitch. In an unscripted minute, Teh kindly included RM10,000 more to support the group’s ideation.

“Technology is proliferating and we are continuously surprised with brand-new findings and innovative achievements. In the future, numerous jobs will require digital competency and this is the best time for us to start informing our kids and their parents about technology and its impact to the country’s digital economy.

“Through #mydigitalmaker Fair, we get to highlight the lots of profession alternatives in store for these brilliant young minds and we enable them to explore many aspects of innovation such as coding, robotics, animation and lots of others, so they can pick what they want to remain in the future,” said Yasmin.

Moms and dads and students who checked out the fair likewise had the possibility to comprehend even more that careers in the digital innovation market are as essential and in demand as conventional choices.

They likewise quickly discovered how there are ample resources and initiatives that the Federal government and private organizations have actually developed in their effort to nurture more digital creatives and innovators. These include Robotics, 3D printing, Enhanced Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Information Analytics sectors. https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2017/09/23/preparing-the-young-for-digital-careers-fair-a-showcase-of-students-creativity-and-provides-insight