Girls in ICT Day Malaysia 2021 Launching Ceremony Agenda

Apr 20, 2021 | 0 comments

10:00-10:45, Introdution:

Introduction by Moderator Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, ITU Representative for Southeast Asia and other Member States in Asia and the Pacific.

Opening Remarks:

  • Ms. Atsuko Okuda, Regional Director, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific Bangkok, Thailand

Welcoming Remarks:

  • Mr. Stefan Priesner, UN Resident Coordinator in Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei Darussalam

Key-note Address:

  • H.E Dato’ Sri Haji Mohammad bin Mentek, Secretary General, Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia

GICT21 Malaysia show reel presentation

Group Photo Session- Virtual

10.50-11.30 Session 1: ICT Women in Leadership

Moderator: Ms. Philomena Gnanapragasam, Director, Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development

Panelists:

  • Dr. Sumitra Nair, Vice President and Head of Digital Skills and Jobs, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
  • Ms. Nabila Husain, Tech Policy Fellow, Social & Economic Initiative
  • Ms. Aisyah Shakirah, Regional Community Engagement Manager, Asia Pacific at Internet Society – Malaysia Chapter (ISOC-MY)

11.30-11.40 Session 2: Introduction to Generation Connect Asia and the Pacific

A Generation Connect member will introduce the Generation Connect Asia and the Pacific Youth Group.

  • Simran Sahni, Intern, Youth Activation- Special Olympics Bharat
  • Neira Budiono, Digital Health and Innovation focal point, UNFPA

11.40-12.10 Session 3: Talking tech – Girls and Women in ICT

Interactive interview/conversation between a girl or young woman (Representative from youth leader of Generation Connect Asia and the Pacific) and Female leaders in tech to share experiences and best practice for girls’ and young women’s future career.

Moderator:

  • Simran Sahni, Intern, Youth Activation- Special Olympics Bharat
  • Neira Budiono, Digital Health and Innovation focal point, UNFPA

Panelists:

  • Ms. Yin Wei Chong, Head of Solutions Mapping, Accelerator Lab
  • Ms. Marleese Attilakos, Commercial Sales Leader, Cisco Systems Australia Pty Ltd

Event liaison: For purposes of organizing the program and speaking arrangements, please don’t hesitate to contact us at rury.demsey@itu.int / risyah@kkmm.gov.my / fairuz@kkmm.gov.my