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A showcase of digital technology
Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong and Minister of Transport and Infocommunications Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yusof at EGNC booth
By James Kon

Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong and Minister of Transport and Infocommunications Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yusof launched the Digital Technology Week Exhibition yesterday.

The event, which ends on Sunday, is held in conjunction with the Brunei Mid-Year Conference and Exhibition (MYCE) 2021 at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Berakas and is co-organised by the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC), Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) and InfoCom Federation Brunei (IFB) and supported by the E-Government National Centre (EGNC), Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI), Cyber Security Brunei (CSB), IT Protective Security Services Sdn Bhd (ITPSS) and Dynamik Technologies Sdn Bhd.

Digital Technology Week carries the theme ‘Smart Nation through Digital Transformation’ and features an exhibition, conference, dialogues and competitions focussing on the trends and potentials of digital technologies.

The exhibition is participated by 13 agencies from both government and the private sector. This includes MTIC, Prime Minister’s Office, EGNC, AITI, CSB, digital services providers such as DST Digital, Imagine Sdn Bhd and Progresif Sdn Bhd, ITPSS, Dynamik Technolgies and ASDS Sdn Bhd and eSports Association.

The exhibition features key trends and services for digital transformation. This includes 5G experience showcase at AITI’s booth which is part of its efforts to raise awareness on 5G’s economic impact and opportunities. The public are welcome to visit AITI’s booth featuring smart home concept to experience the benefits of 5G through interactive demonstration.

The Minister of Transport and Infocommunications also launched AITI Strategic Plan 2020-2025 developed in support of Digital Economy Masterplan 2025, as well as three services under the EGNC through the 11th National Development Plan (RKN11) – One Government Private Cloud 3 (OGPC3), National Centralised Database (NCDB) and also National Information Hub during a visit to EGNC’s booth.

The EGNC showcased the revamped www.gov.bn website with new features including e-participation link that allows the public to voice their opinions online through surveys, polls and digital collaboration.


Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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