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KEMENTERIAN SAINS, TEKNOLOGI DAN INOVASI MALAYSIA, ‘Aum 6, Blok C5, KompleksC, Puat Peatbina Kersjenn Perekunn 62662 Pouajaya, Masysia MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION MALAYSIA Tel. 62 as aoe MOST hts Becks Cameler Pea! Grverman Adare Cre e305 Se MOSTI/CT/PSK-1/72() 3 Mac 2009 Encik Ho Kay Tat Editor-in-Chief The Edge Communications Sdn Bhd W3A06 Level 3A, West Wing Metropolitan Square No. 2. Jalan PJU 8/1 Damansara Perdana 47820 Petaling Jaya Faks: 03-77218018 Tuan, FORUM MENGENAI CONFRONTING THE ECONOMIC CRISIS IMPACT ON THE ICT INDUSTRY Dengan hormatnya saya menarik perhatian Tuan kepada perkara di atas. 2. Sukacita dimaklumkan bahawa Kementerian Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi dengan kerjasama PIKOM, CyberSecurity Malaysia dan Frost & Sullivan akan menganjurkan satu forum bertajuk CONFRONTING THE ECONOMIC CRISIS IMPACT ON THE ICT INDUSTRY. Forum ini akan diadakan seperti berikut: Tarikh : 12 Mac 2008 (Khamis) Tempat : Sentral Ballroom Hotel Hilton Stesen Sentral Kuala Lumpur 3. Forum ini adalah bertujuan untuk mewujudkan satu platform bagi perbincangan dan pertukaran pendapat dalam menangani isu dan masalah akibat daripada krisis ekonomi global khususnya ke atas sektor ICT dan industri elektrik dan elektronik. Hasil perbincangan forum ini akan dikemukakan untuk perhatian dan pertimbangan pihak Kabinet. 200/008 uN ezereeescos xvs 92:60 6002 £0/P0 4. Sehubungan ini, sukacita saya menjemput tuan untuk menghadiri forum tersebut. Bersama-sama ini disertakan Agenda Forum seperti di Lampiran 1 untuk makluman dan perhatian tuan. 5. Kerjasama tuan adalah dipohon untuk memaklumkan kehadiran dengan menggunakan borang di Lampiran 2 yang disertakan pada atau sebelum 4 Mac 2009, Kehadiran tuan ke forum ini amatlah dihargai dan didahului dengan ucapan ribuan terima kasih. Sekian. “ BERKHIDMAT UNTUK NEGARA ” KUALITI MENJANA INOVASI pice — DATO’ ABDUL HANAN BIN ALANG ENDUT Ketua Setiausaha Lampiran 1 FORUM ON CONFRONTING THE ECONOMIC CRISIS IMPACT ON THE ICT INDUSTRY Date : 12 Mac 2009 (Thursday) Time: 8.30 am — 1.30 pm Venue: Hilton Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Kuala Lumpur Sentral 08:30-08: 45 09.00 Arrival and Registration "| Opening Session: | Welcoming remarks by Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, | Malaysia 09:15-10:45, Crises and Creative Destruction Moderator: 4. Dato’ Lamy Gan (PIKOM) 2. En. David Wong (PIKOM) (altemate) Main Speaker: 4. Tan Sri Dr. Sulaiman Mahbob (Director General EPU) 2. Dato! Dr. K. Govindan( Deputy Director General Ill, EPU (alternate) Commentators: 1, Datuk Paul Low (Vice President, Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM)) 2. Dato’ Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim (CEO, TM Intemational) 3. Datuk Bridget Anne Lai Hung Yee( CEO, Alliance Financial Group) Context Setting/Key Questions | For the ICT industry, experience of previous crises shows that, overall, there is litle need to fear the impact financial crises may have, and there are even some reasons to be optimistic. The Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s laid the groundwork for the early development of broadband in that region, while the bursting of the dot.com bubble gave telcos the ‘opportunity to embrace the Internet and to reclaim some of the ground they had lost to new market entrants. Economic crises create openings for disruptive technologies and, here, small start-ups can prove the most agile in exploiting new opportunities. Economic crises come and go, but | the basic human need to communicate continues unchanged. | Question and Answer Session