|AMCHAM Update #145 COVID-19 Outbreak|
During this period of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) from 9 November until 6 December 2020, AMCHAM will once again be bringing you daily updates on the latest COVID-19 developments, which includes the efforts of Government and initiatives from other bodies and organizations.
Members of the public are invited to share their views and suggestions on the country’s development roadmap for consideration in the preparation of the 12th Malaysia Plan, 2021-2025 (12MP). Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Economy) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said the public could focus on certain points such as courses of action on reviving the economy, addressing poverty, skilled human capital development, technology adoption and digitisation.
|AMCHAM's Women's Week - 30 November to 4 December 2020|
AMCHAM will be hosting a series of programs during its Women's Week that is scheduled to take place starting 30 November 2020 to 4 December 2020. It’s an exciting week as we will be bringing you a half day forum, roundtable discussion, workshop and more.
Stay tuned as we will be launching very soon!
|UPCOMING AMCHAM SIGNATURE EVENT|
|[NEW DATE: 14 December] 2020 Thanksgiving & MY AMCHAM CARES Celebration|
Due to the recent announcement of the extension of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) throughout most of the country until 6 December, AMCHAM has decided to postpone our much-loved Thanksgiving Luncheon to accommodate the rules around larger groups.
The Thanksgiving Luncheon will now take place at Hilton Kuala Lumpur on 14 December, 12:00pm – 2:00pm.
We are hoping that come December we will all be able to safely celebrate together.
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COVID-19 has acutely accelerated and altered the mobile workforce, forcing individuals worldwide to work from home and harness virtual working on a full-time and sustained basis. Businesses must now reimagine the future of work for the post-COVID world, addressing productivity, operational realities, and a new employee ecosystem. They must reassess their capability to support remote working longer term, tapping into infrastructure and other cost savings, while at the same time delivering an enhanced employee experience.
IBM Malaysia’s Managing Director Catherine Lian has urged businesses to be both agile and resilient in responding to the changes taking place. “Since the start of the pandemic, at IBM, we see organizations globally have accelerated their digital transformations initiatives, and they do this by adopting AI and cloud-based remote collaboration tools and seeking data-driven insights to fast-tracking innovation and transforming operations from inside and outside.
The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) announced its new board committee lineup with the creation of two new committees that reflect its strong focus on strengthening governance and championing innovation within the organisation. This is the latest progressive step in MDEC’s high-speed reinvention journey to drive Malaysia’s digital leap into the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
Late last week, Deloitte announced the upcoming release of the Deloitte – Travel Ready app
in the SAP Concur App Center. It connects the Deloitte platform with Concur Request, Concur Travel, and Concur Expense and will help make compliance for both cross-border business travellers and remote workers easier by creating a consolidated approval, travel booking, and compliance assessment process.
Our collective consciousness now considers Before Corona and anticipates Anno Remedio. The year of the remedy is attributable not just to a cure for the virus but also a move-forward remedy for the pervasive economic and environmental challenges that confront us. As we strive to build back better, four key changes to how we work will be necessary over the next five years.
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