Seri in the news

Microsoft will work with the government, startups and enterprises to support the country’s digital transformation goals. Specifically, Microsoft in partnership with the Social & Economic Research Initiative (SERI) has established the MyDigital Alliance Leadership Council to collaborate on cloud-first and digital-native policy recommendations. The Alliance’s first meeting discussed digitalization in the education sector to nurture a globally competitive Malaysian digital workforce. Read more.

19 April 2021

Specifically, Microsoft in partnership with the Social & Economic Research Initiative (SERI) has established the MyDigital Alliance Leadership Council to collaborate on cloud-first and digital-native policy recommendations," he said. Raman said the alliance’s first meeting discussed digitalisation in the education sector to nurture a globally competitive Malaysian digital workforce. Read more.

19 April 2021

While it may seem an odd choice for a health column, the Covid-19 pandemic has not only illustrated the many ways in which digital technology has impacted our lives, but also accelerated its adoption. The healthcare sector is one of the key areas that will continue to digitally evolve in many ways.  Read more.

29 March 2021

23 March 2021

Covid-19 has forced educational, social, and economic interactions into online spaces. Through this blueprint, we aimed to digitalise our public sector, build digital infrastructure, develop our workforce to be digital-ready, boost our economy, and foster a more inclusive society.  Read more.

The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2020 revealed that gender parity will not be attained for 99.5 years. While women in Malaysia excel in education and healthcare, women continue to lag behind men in economic and political participation. Despite women comprising 7 in 10 of our frontliners, for every RM100 in salaries and wages received by men, women only receive RM94.07. Read more.

8 March 2021

The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2020 revealed that gender parity will not be attained for 99.5 years. While women in Malaysia excel in education and healthcare, women continue to lag behind men in economic and political participation. Despite women comprising 7 in 10 of our frontliners, for every RM100 in salaries and wages received by men, women only receive RM94.07. Read more.

1 March 2021

What I find to be really scary is we just don’t know the full extent of the use cases that are going to come out of this trove of data that is now in the government’s hands. I’m reminded of the Singaporean government’s own contact-tracing app, whereby the authorities assured the public that it would only use the data for contact tracing purposes. Read more.

1 February 2021

7  January  2021

Up to 95 per cent of blind children do not attend school. This is primarily due to the lack of skilled teachers and limited access to Braille materials or equipment. For adults, Braille skills dramatically increase opportunities for entrepreneurship and employment, but employers are often unaware of the need for basics such as Braille paper or keyboards. Read more.

Braille, assistive tech, and inclusion: Connecting the dots

6 January  2021

Up to 95% of blind children do not attend school. This is primarily due to the lack of skilled teachers and limited access to Braille materials or equipment. For adults, Braille skills dramatically increase opportunities for entrepreneurship and employment, but employers are often unaware of the need for basics such as Braille paper or keyboards. Read more.

24 December  2020

As the digital divide threatens to become a digital chasm, Malaysia continues to depend on fiberisation, which tends to be cost-intensive and time-consuming compared with other technologies that have the potential to complement fiberisation efforts. One such example is using white spaces, the unused frequencies in the broadcast spectrum, to connect wirelessly to the Internet. Read more.

30 November 2020

Many people believe that emails and mobile-phone messages are sent through satellites. However, satellites account for less than 5% of information transmission. The remaining 95% of the world’s voice and data traffic rely on undersea cable networks. Read more.

6 October 2020

"There must be quick implementation of a Targeted Enhanced Movement Control Order with strict compliance, irrespective of individuals involved,” said Helmy Haja Mydin, a respiratory doctor and head of think tank Social and Economic Research Initiative."