Malaysia APICTA 2023 – Open for Nomination

MSC Malaysia Asia-Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA) is an Awards Programme with the objective and aimed to provide recognition to outstanding achievements of individuals, students, entrepreneurs, SMEs and organizations with operations in Malaysia who have contributed to the development of the MSC Malaysia initiatives or in building applications and services for the benefit of Malaysia. It recognizes creativity, innovation, and excellence in Malaysian ICT.

This annual Awards program also provides an opportunity and an ideal environment for individuals and companies to gain local, regional and international exposure through on-going promotional activities, and through participation at the international Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA).

Nomination Is NOW Open – REGISTER HERE

Submission Deadline: 18 August 2023

Email to for more information or
Call 603-7622 0079 (Grace ext 211)



The Minister of Communications and Digital (KKD) has several times announced that his ministry will be updating the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) soon. PIKOM, in recent meetings with the Minister, discovered that the Personal Data Protection (PDP) Department plans to have the updated act approved by the cabinet by October 2023 or early 2024.

Intelligence from experts on this has shared that the changes will be based on 5 new pillars:
1. Mandatory appointment of a Data Protection Officer.
2. Mandating portability of PII.
3. Data Breach Notification.
4. Addition obligations of data processor.
5. Cross border data transfer.

These have a significant impact on the industry. However, to this date, there has been no consultation with the private sector stakeholders.

The PIKOM council has supported the proposal for GAC to work on a PIKOM position, and subsequently engage the Minister and provide inputs on behalf of the industry.

We would hereby like to invite all interested parties to a meeting to discuss this.
Date of meeting: 27th July 2023
Time: 12.00 pm -2.00 pm
Venue: PIKOM , E1, Empire Damansara, Damansara Perdana (PIKOM Training Room)

12.00 pm: Registration & lunch
12.30 pm: Insights on the PDPA updates by Professor Abu Bakar Munir, Holder of Tun Ismail Ali Chair, Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Moderator:Dr. Dzaharudin Mansor, Chair of PIKOM Government Affairs Committee
01:20 pm: Discussion on Industry position on the updates, and next steps

Profile of Invited Speaker

Professor Abu Bakar Munir is an internationally renowned scholar, expert and consultant on the ICT Law and Data Protection Law. He is a Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, Malaysia and an Associate Fellow of the University of Malaya Malaysian Centre for Regulatory Studies (UMCoRS).

He is also the Legal Adviser and Data Protection Consultant to the Straits Interactive Pte. Ltd., Singapore, Senior Adviser to the Schinder Law Firm, Jakarta, a member of the Academic Advisory Council Member of the Asia Pacific Institute for Digital Economy, (APIDE) Tokyo, and a member of the Asian Privacy Scholars Network (APSN), Australia.

Professor Abu Bakar was appointed the Adviser to the Government of Malaysia and was instrumental in the drafting and passing of the Malaysian Personal Data Protection Act 2010

Profile of Moderator

Dr. Dzaharudin Mansor is Head of Security Assurance, Malaysia at Amazon Web Services (AWS). An experienced CTO and Adjunct Professor with a demonstrated history of working in the computing technologies and services industry since the early 80s. Professional certifications in AI, Big Data, Data Science, Cloud, Cyber Security and Computer Architecture. Key contributor in various other national roadmaps and frameworks in the areas of Economic Transformation, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cyber Security, IoT, Green Technology, Technology Foresight, Interoperability, and others.

LIMITED SEATS . PLEASE RSVP by email to by 12.00 pm, 26 July 2023

Invitation to World Congress on Innovation & Technology (WCIT) 2023

We are delighted to invite you to the highly anticipated World Congress on Innovation & Technology (WCIT) 2023 and the 6th International Digital Economy Conference Sarawak (IDECS 2023) in Kuching, Malaysia! As valued members of PIKOM, we believe that this event presents a tremendous opportunity for you to engage with global leaders, technology innovators, and fellow IT professionals. 

WCIT 2023 – IDECS 2023 is set to be a groundbreaking event, showcasing the latest advancements in technology that are shaping our digital future. The congress will offer a unique platform for networking, knowledge sharing, and collaboration among industry experts from around the world. 

Join us in Kuching as we dive into thought-provoking discussions, explore emerging trends, and gain valuable insights into the rapidly evolving IT landscape. You’ll have the chance to expand your professional network, forge new partnerships, and discover innovative solutions to drive growth in your business. 

Don’t miss this unparalleled opportunity to be part of a truly transformative global event. Mark your calendars now for WCIT 2023 – IDECS 2023 in Kuching and make sure to register early to secure your spot. 

DATE: 4th to 6th OCTOBER 2023
VENUE: Borneo Convention Center Kuching (BCCK) Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia 

We look forward to welcoming you to WCIT 2023 and sharing this incredible experience with you! 

For more information, please drop me a message at +60122983299 or

PIKOM Charity Golf 2023

PIKOM Charity Golf is held annually in aiming to achieve a series of objectives to alleviate suffering and improving living conditions for those underprivileged people due to social economics circumstances beyond their control. Started in year 2004 and since then, PIKOM has raised more than RM930,000 for our local charity and non-profit organisations through its Annual Charity Golf.

Come join and be part of this CSR programme. As Sponsor, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Organisation Recognition
  • Improve your business reputation and generate positive publicity – CSR
  • Enhance relationship with customers and suppliers – Act of appreciation by inviting them to participate in this charity event
  • Networking with industry peers

PIKOM Unicorn Tech Awards 2023 – Open for Nominations

Each year, PIKOM, the National Tech Association of Malaysia, recognises excellence in our industry through the PIKOM Unicorn Tech Awards. This award that was called the PIKOM ICT Leadership Awards (PILA), seeks to recognise the contributions, achievements and dedication in striving for excellence.

PIKOM would like to honour and recognise individuals and organisations in seven (7) categories.

  1. Technology Organization Excellence Award
  2. Member Excellence Award
  3. Technopreneur Excellence Award
  4. CIO Excellence Award
  5. Tech Personality of the Year
  6. Regional Tech Company Excellence Awards
  7. Special Recognition Award

We would like to invite you to make a nomination for the consideration of the awards committee. Please find the button above with nomination form, award criteria and term & conditions.

The closing date for nomination has been extended to 10 July 2023 (Monday)

The recipient of the awards will be announced on 26 July 2023.

For more information, please contact Mr Ong Kian Yew at or Ms Grace Lee at

CIO Conference 2023

We are thrilled to present the inaugural PIKOM CIO Conference 2023 organised by the PIKOM CIO Chapter (PCC).

Recognising the importance of sustainability as more organisations are starting to care about whether their funds are environmental, social and governance (ESG)-compliant, we decided to adopt the theme for the Conference – Elevating ESG with IT: Driving Sustainability and Responsibility in the Digital Age.

ESG requires a company’s deliberate and rational effort to ingrain social responsibility throughout its processes and to deliver accountability and transparency to stakeholders. Most CIOs will soon play a central role on their enterprise sustainability team, developing new technology solutions, services and IT/digital infrastructure and building critical data platforms to drive sustainable business strategy.
ICT and digital technology can play a major role in delivering on ESG initiatives through the ESG goals of transparency, sustainability, workforce diversity, quality as well as vendor management.

REGISTER TO ATTEND and learn from early adopters how they have orchestrated the right technologies and practices to contribute to the company’s ESG goals, how they monitor and deliver on ESG KPIs with quality data and insight.

PIKOM CIO Chapter (PCC) Members: Complimentary seats limited to 2 per company
Promo Code: PCC MEMBER
Non-PCC Member & Others: RM350 per person