KOTA SAMARAHAN: Sarawak can be the most developed state in Malaysia through its use of technology as part of its digital economic policy.
Malaysian American Electronics Industry (MAEI) chairman Datuk Seri Wong Siew Hai said the aspiration, first pioneered by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, has the potential to take shape.
“I am not familiar with Sarawak digital technology policy, however if there is an aspiration of the state to become digital economy, with a good strategy and plan, then I think you can achieve it.
“Of course, you need good people to drive the positive support (that the government needs). I think it is possible, we just need to have a good plan and a good economy,” he told reporters when met after a CEO@Faculty programme at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) campus here yesterday.
Alor Setar-born Wong spent 29 years working in the electronics industry and retired from Intel Corporation after 27 years of service.
His last position with Intel Corporation was vice-president of Technology and Manufacturing Group (TMG) and general manager of Assembly and Test Manufacturing (ATM), responsible for all assembly test factories worldwide.
Earlier, he told Unimas students the importance of Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0) and how it will change the process and workflow of businesses worldwide.
He posited that although the take-up rate for IR4.0 remains low, the federal government has put tremendous effort to encourage companies to adopt new technologies.
“Now it is for the companies to take up the challenge,” he said.