Meeting and Technical Visit to Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA), Kuching, Sarawak

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23rd August 2019

Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA)

Sr. Dr. Noralfishah Sulaiman (KANZU UTHM), MOBILISE Team UTHM, Dr. Khairul Hafiz Bin Sharkawi (Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA)), Prof. Terrence Fernando (THINKLab, University of Salford, Manchester), Mr. Awang Abdullah Razak (RS & GIS Consultancy Sdn Bhd)


Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) arranged a meeting with KANZU Team, MOBILISE Team, Prof Terrence Fernando (Director of the THINKlab at the University of Salford) and Mr. Awang Abdullah Razak (RS & GIS Consultancy Sdn Bhd). The meeting was basically to develop an understanding of MOBILISE to the SMA staff. It is also to get know-how about the projects SMA already doing under Sarawak Government.

In the first half of the meeting, Dr. Khairul Hafiz Bin Sharkawi (Head of Research & Development Unit) presented SMA recent projects. There were so many innovative ideas they are working on like Digital Governance, Digital Health, Digital Infrastructure, and Smart City. Moreover, Dr. Hafiz Told us in the Presentation that their Vision is Sarawak New Economy Powered by Knowledge, Innovation & Digital Technology.

In the second half, Prof Terrence Fernando gave a detailed presentation on MOBILISE System. It includes all the infrastructure involved in the system and models will be integrated to collaborate between agencies for the betterment of Sarawak in disaster risk reduction. Later on, Prof Terrence and Dr. Hafiz discussed the future engagement of MOBILISE project for the placement of the digital platform at SMA.