February 10th 2018, Kelantan – Forest Interactive took part in MDEC Digital Tech Open Day @ Marticulation held at Kolej Matrikulasi Kelantan, an event spearheaded by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (MDEC), a program that aims to inspire young Malaysians to pursue tertiary courses leading to digital technology careers. MDEC invites industry experts to inspire students by means of knowledge-sharing by industry experts in field of technology. Forest Interactive was represented by the Head of Department of Creative and Multimedia, Nurfathiyah Ramlee, where she shared the challenges and opportunities she experienced during nine years of working with the company.
Nurfathiyah Ramlee shared her experience in tech industryKre8tif Talk Tech Open Day aligns with our CSR programme under the pillar of education called Industry Expert Knowledge Sharing. We constantly send our experts such as our CEO or our division managers to schools and universities to conduct sessions which will help foster future innovators by providing career advice through case studies, where they could apply the methodologies they have learned in the classroom. Forest Interactive conducted an activity in Kelantan last year about game development as well.
Among the speakers were Nik Naharuddin, Head IHLs Development at MDEC, Nikalus Swee Shu Luing, Programme Leader of Department of Computer Science & Mathematic at Tuanku Abdul Rahman University College Penang, and Nur Hidayah Md Noh from Universiti Teknologi Mara Terrengganu who introduced the possibility of technology in the future, and the qualifications required to pursue a computer degree in universities.
Ramlee of Forest Interactive said: “Based on Malaysia Digital Statics, the current total population is 31.83 million and 79% of the total population uses internet, while 75% are active media users[i]. Can you imagine the opportunities out there to create creative digital platform? Challenge your creativity.”
To complete the digital experience, Forest Interactive distributed mini VR glasses as freebies to the attendees to let them experience a 360 VR video which was created exclusively for the event by the Creative & Multimedia department. The impact has proven to be powerful as one student would share: “before I attended this event, I didn’t know about VR. Now I knew it, I tried it.” Virtual Reality is a testament of how fast technology the way people look at things, in the past people were using printed advertorial, now in digital era we can let people feel our presence through VR glasses even from the comfort of your mobile phone (Damiani, Jesse: VR and AR, 2017).
“After this programme, we expect that the number of students who continue their degree in IT/software will increase. And if they don’t work in corporate, we want them open their own business and create programmes, videos, or animations,” says Nadzrul Iswandie, lecturer at Kolej Martikulasi Kenantan.
Forest Interactive is committed to spread the positive impact of possibilities in technology industry to the youth.
About MDEC Digital Tech Open Day @ Marticulation
- MDEC Digital Tech Open Day @ Marticulation is initiated by MDEC. This year is the 2nd edition and it will be held in 13 locations nationwide in collaboration with Bahagian Matrikulasi, Ministry of Education.
- 2nd edition of Digital Tech Career Awareness Programme at Matriculation aimed at building sustainable strong pipeline to Premier Digital Tech IHLs.
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (MDEC) is the holistic, government-owned agency launched in 1996 to pioneer the transformation of Malaysia’s digital economy. MDEC pursues a digital future that unlocks significant economic, environmental, and social value within the nation. MDEC was entrusted to oversee the development of the MSC Malaysia initiative, the platform to nurture the growth of local tech companies whilst attracting foreign direct investments (FDIs) and domestic direct investments (DDIs) from global multinational companies. The impact of this includes increasing Malaysia’s Gross National Index, bridging the income gap and improving standards of living.
About Nurfathiyah Ramlee
- 8 years in the industry with 30 talented creative people in Malaysia and Indonesia.
- Started her career in 2009 as an in intern in Forest Interactive.
- Educational background: Multimedia Application from Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University.
About Forest Interactive
Established in 2006, our headquarters is located in the center of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with global operations across 36 countries. Throughout its inception, the company has entrenched itself to play an important part within the vibrant mobile industry, working closely with Mobile Network Operators, Industry Regulators, Government Agencies, Consumer Groups and related associations in ensuring as well as enabling innovative solutions for the mobile ecosystem. We have established a competitive portfolio of end-to-end solutions for our telco, enterprise and content partners that reach out to more than 2.9B subscribers worldwide and has already partnered with over 100 corporate clients and 93 mobile operators across Asia, the Middle-East and the USA.
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