MDEC Launches Datakita Initiative During Malaysia Tech Month 2020 to Turbocharge Growth of Malaysia’s Data Driven Economy

 |  Friday, 20 November 2020 22:50  |  Published in GENERAL

Kuala Lumpur, 20 November 2020: The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) is  launching the DataKITA initiative in conjunction with Malaysia Tech Month 2020 (MTM 2020) to  catalyse a thriving national data ecosystem in Malaysia. The ongoing initiative will be  inaugurated with DataKITA.Pulse virtual event taking place on 21-22 November 2020. 

DataKITA is preparing Malaysia for a new world order of data, one driven by disruptive Fourth  Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies that necessitate business openness and digital  evolution. Through the initiative, MDEC will collaborate closely with enterprises and  stakeholders within the nation’s data economy. They will do this to help businesses jumpstart  their data transformation journey through a structured approach – leveraging data literacy,  data analytics, governance, data sharing and artificial intelligence (AI). 

Five years of She’s Mercedes: Strong women who inspire

 |  Friday, 20 November 2020 22:48  |  Published in GENERAL

Whether renowned financial entrepreneur, race driver or professor of artificial intelligence – female strength is multifaceted. For five years now, Mercedes-Benz has been engaging in an intensive dialogue with women around the world through its international "She's Mercedes" initiative – in order to more specifically address their needs and self-image in the field of mobility as well as offer them a contemporary brand experience. This continuously growing female community networks, inspires and empowers each other. A digital booklet is being published to mark the anniversary, which is full of facts about women and their societal roles who have made their mark internationally. The focus is on female role models of the past and of today, highlighting the achievements women have made along the way to a more diverse society. Recent trends are in line with these advancements – and provide an outlook onto a possible future.

‘Realisasi Impianmu Bersama Shell’ Winners Unveiled

 |  Friday, 20 November 2020 22:38  |  Published in GENERAL

KUALA LUMPUR, 20 NOVEMBER 2020 – Shell Malaysia will soon be offering customers a broader selection of snacks, titbits, and confectioneries come January 2021. This is following the winners’ announcement for the ‘Realisasi Impianmu Bersama Shell’ initiative, which ran from 18 August till 20 November 2020.

More than 300 local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) registered for the initiative and underwent a stringent evaluation process that looked into product quality, innovation, and distribution capabilities. At a virtual media event today, six main winners were named as recipients of the coveted Shell Private Label Contract where they are given the opportunity to have their products offered at more than 600 Shell SELECT stores nationwide. Shell will be providing the top winners with marketing, packaging and logistic support. Additionally, 23 other SMEs were announced as Shell Product Listing partners which will provide them similar opportunities at a few selected stations.

“We are very excited to announce the winners of this initiative. This is a cause that is very close to our hearts. ‘Realisasi Impianmu Bersama Shell’ was conceived to lend a hand to our SMEs by giving them the opportunity to sell their products in our stores. And the response to this initiative was simply overwhelming! We had more than 300 submissions from across Malaysia, and the products were top-notch. Because of that, we decided to award the coveted Shell Private Label Contract to six SMEs, instead of just three as announced initially. With this, our customers will see a broader range of product offerings in our stores.” said Shairan Huzani Husain, Managing Director of Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd and Shell Timur Sdn Bhd.

He adds, “Our customers are at the forefront of everything we do. These partnerships, which combine the SMEs’ innovative offerings with Shell’s strongSELECT network will offer our customers even more products of quality and variety. Winning items such as ready-to-eat murtabak, aiskrim Malaysia, pop rice and more, will provide our customers with extra choices of food and beverage options, and these we hope will help to enrich their overall experience with Shell. Local products, made by Malaysians, for Malaysians.”

“My mother-in-law used to sell her famous murtabak at a local pasar malam. My husband and I wanted to continue her legacy by looking at ways to sell her murtabak on a bigger scale. With this Private Label Contract, we are finally able to do so, it is a dream come true. Thank you, Shell! said winner, Rohayu Usop from I ON Enterprise.

Salbiah Basir from Binarich Enterprise added, “My customers keep me going; they are my biggest motivation. I am confident that my pop rice snacks will be enjoyed by many. With the strength of the Shell SELECT network nationwide, this will mean my product will have a wider reach to so many more Malaysians!”
Ashraf Bokhairi from Big Why Enterprise shared the same sentiment. “We were selling our ais krim Malaysia at the front porch of our house back in 2017.

Shortly after, we managed to place the ice-creams at a neighborhood restaurant. Now, our ais krim Malaysia is available at 100 locations, and we are not going to stop there! We want to be Malaysians' ice cream of choice and contribute more to the nation's economy. Shell Private Label Contract will take us there, InsyaAllah."

Shell Malaysia has been involved in various initiatives to serve and deliver impact to communities where it operates. The company first collaborated with other local SMEs such as Puan Zainon's keropok business which received a vendor's contract earlier this year. Shell Malaysia also organised the #RamadanBersamaShell initiative during the recent fasting month to offer a platform for food operators to sell their Ramadan delicacies at Shell SELECT stores.

For more information on this initiative and to view the winners’ list, please visit For more updates and information on other Shell initiatives, please visit


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