Malaysia CIO Conference and MYGOSSCON 2011 - Thank You Note
Launch of Malaysia CIO Conference and MyGOSSCON 2011 by
Director General MAMPU, Dato' Mohamad Zabidi Zainal.
The OSCC MAMPU team wishes to thank speakers, participants, volunteers, sponsors and all parties involved for their commitment and effort in putting together excellent presentations and contribution in making Malaysia CIO Conference and MyGOSSCON 2011 a great success.
This combined event has brought together an excellent mix of CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, industry leaders, academicians, open source communities and government officials, providing a solid platform to share ideas knowledge, experience and discuss current issues and challenges in enhancing efficiency and productivity of business and public service delivery.
We have successfully put together a meaningful event that covered a wide variety of topics, aligned with the conference theme New Economy of ICT and Open Technologies Empower Digital Transformation Through Sustained Creativity and Innovation. Another significant mark in this year's conference was the revealing of Phase III – Self Reliance of the Malaysian Public Sector Open Source Software Master Plan.
This year's conference was a thriving affair for winners of MyGOSS 2011 Award; an award to recognize and acknowledge organizations in their efforts in implementing open source software to promote service excellence and effective use of ICT.
In line with our initiatives to promote creativity and innovation, an International Open Source Solution Creative Multimedia Competition was held in conjugation with the conference. After spending 12 solid hours creating and developing their creative master pieces, the competition saw the best team walking away with the handsome cash reward.
Also held in conjunction with the conference was the National OpenOffice.org Competition 2011; a competition opened to all primary and secondary students all over Malaysia to introduce and encourage the use of open source software. Best three schools from both primary and secondary received their awards in a brief presentation during the conference opening ceremony.
We believe this conference has provided overwhelming opportunities in enhancing technologies and exploitation of knowledge that is important in enhancing the country's Public Service delivery.
We look forward to continue our effective collaboration and cooperation with all to bring the Malaysian Public Sector Open Source Software Program to the next level of success in the near future.
Thank you to all.
Competition Winners - Congratulations to all
Malaysia CIO Conference and MYGOSSCON 2011
In keeping with the continuous effort by the Government of Malaysia to ensure that its CIOs and Open Source communities remain at the leading edge of technology and knowledge, it is with great pleasure that we announce the MALAYSIA CIO CONFERENCE and MYGOSSCON 2011.
This combined event brings together two of the most iconic IT events in the Malaysian IT industry delivering most up to date and advanced technological forum for the Open Source communities and CIOs in two impactful days.
Initiated in 2007, MyGOSSCON continues to attract global interest and is recognised as one of the leading regional open source communities event. This year, it is combined with CIO Conference 2011, another landmark IT industry event in Malaysia with participation of key government agencies in the country.
The two day event to be held at the world renowned Putrajaya International Convention Centre is packed with opportunities for knowledge sharing and exchanges of ideas on technology trends and best practices for both open source communities and CIOs. Fueled by its theme of New Economy of ICT and Open Technologies Empower Digital Transformation Through Sustained Creativity and Innovation, this event promises to deliver the insight of how the new economy is being driven by technological advances such as open source to help the digital transformation as evident in the Malaysian public sector landscape. This includes updates of latest ICT programs under the National Key Economic Areas (NKEA) and Government Transformation Program (GTP).
It is certainly an event not to be missed by the CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, industry leaders, academicians, open source communities and government officials, providing a solid platform to share ideas in enhancing efficiency and productivity of business and public service delivery.
In sync with the international flavour of the event, we are also conducting the International OSS Creative Multimedia Development Competition.
A creative multimedia competition based on Open Source Software to produce 3 minutes montage for MyGOSSCON 2012. The competition is open to all individuals aged 18 years and above who are students in any institution of higher education worldwide.
Closer to home, we honour those in the public sector open source communities by organising MyGOSS Award.
Malaysia CIO Conference and MYGOSSCON 2011 Showcase Exhibition will attract around 1,000 participants from various groups including CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, industry leaders, academicians, open source communities and government officials. Showcase and demonstrate your latest solutions and services.
International OSS Creative Multimedia Competition
Offering lucrative prizes totalling RM50,000, the competition is aimed at demonstrating how OSS can be the platform for creative multimedia productions and not just for the techies. It is open to all students from higher learning institution worldwide.
Malaysian Government Open Source Software (MyGOSS) 2011 Award
MyGOSS 2011 Award organised by Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU), Prime Minister's Department. This is a new award initiated by the Open Source Competency Center, MAMPU. MyGOSS Award is to recognise and acknowledge organisations in their efforts in implementing open source software to promote service excellence and effective use of ICT. This award is open to all agencies and organisations in the Malaysian Public Sector.
Malaysian Schools OpenOffice.org Competition 2011 for Schools
Not forgetting the young ones who are about to start on the open source communities, a competition was also organised by Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MOE). Competition was opened to all primary and secondary students all over Malaysia to introduce and encourage the use of open source software.
Other conference highlights also include:
- Officiating ceremony Director General of MAMPU
- Launching of Phase III – Self-reliance, Malaysian Public Sector OSS Program
- Best Booth Competition
- Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) Social Networking Session
- Plenary I led by Government Chief Information Officer (GCIO) who will present on the Malaysian Government ICT Initiatives, consecutively followed by OSS Global Trends and Top 5 CIO Concerns.
New Economy of ICT and Open Technologies Empower Digital Transformation Through Sustained Creativity and Innovation
In the past decade, so much has been witnessed with the advances in open technologies towards new frontiers in communications, commerce, corporate governance, medicine, politics, and almost every other aspect of private and public life.
These advances undoubtedly have a collection of impact on economic growth, government efficiency, transparency and accountability. In sync with these advances, empowerment of the digital transformation plays a key role when embracing requirements for improvements in the country's Public Service delivery.
While delivery in the Public Service has always relied on information exchange in executing daily operations, the emergence of new economy of ICT which puts emphasis on cost-reducing, efficiency - enhancing technologies, distribution and exploitation of knowledge, wealth creation and improvements in the quality of life, requires more creative and innovative implementation methodologies.
Creativity is the generation of new and original ideas, associations, methods, approaches and solutions in relation to a problem or need. Innovation, on the other hand is changing something by implementing or applying the outputs of creativity.
Consequently, production in the new economy of ICT can be fine tuned in ways heretofore undreamed of. What makes information plentiful in this economy is the pervasive use of information and communications technology, creatively and innovatively.
MAMPU gives paramount recognition towards creativity and innovation as primary sources of competitive advantage in promoting creativity and innovation towards our national aspirations. With the continued reliance on open technology to grow both in the nation's public and private sectors, its totality will drive business practices and strategies employed to move forward and pave the way for better opportunities in achieving our goals of social and economic development for humanity.
Internationally, equitable efforts by technology leaders have constantly made open technology a tool for collaboration and fostering innovation. This provides the challenge in transforming little idea seeds into full-fledged products or services to the global community.
Thus, this conference hopes to put prominence in sustaining creative and innovative efforts for new competitive advantage, driving organisational performance and improved public service delivery. It is through these notable efforts, OSS will become the self-sufficient and self-fulfilled choice in empowering creativity and innovation for transforming the country towards becoming a developed nation by 2020.
Informative and technical presentations for both CIO and OSS sessions were featured during plenary and concurrent track sessions
MALAYSIA CIO CONFERENCE
- TCO of the New Government ICT Architecture
- Finding and funding ICT initiatives in new economy of ICT
- Using Analytics to Thrive in New Reality
- Open Source Solutions
- Creativity and Innovation
More info on conference tracks.
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