As we reflect on 2016, I can’t help but be grateful with what the year has taught us. The projects and collaborations we carried out throughout the year brought us closer to our vision in transforming Cyberjaya into a Global Technology Hub. That has been our utmost commitment ever since we received this mandate in 2014 to help create economic value for the country through the growth of innovations, investments and high-value job creation.
In ensuring that we stay focused on our goal, two pillars were identified to help us constantly have our eye on the ball – creating Cyberjaya as a smart city and positioning the city as a living lab for smart city solutions. I’m glad that we have adhered to these two elements in 2016 as we stayed true to ourselves in working closely with experts in specific fields. From an early stage, we realised that it was essential to get other parties onboard our initiatives, in line with our strategy to engage, partner, and collaborate with experts in order to see Cyberjaya’s transformation come to fruition.
Collaboratively, we have seen numerous achievements for 2016, both from a smart city and living lab perspective notably: -
As we bid farewell to 2016 and usher in 2017, we will also be celebrating Cyberjaya’s 20th Anniversary. What Cyberjaya has become over the last two decades is testament to the spirit of growth and transformation that is inevitable in the fast-moving world of technology. But amidst the change, Cyberjaya has always stayed true to its form of being home to inventors, innovators, technopreneurs, and game-changers. We will continue to work relentlessly to elevate Cyberjaya into a Global Technology Hub. In order to reach this ultimate goal, we are committed to continue building an ecosystem that enables the Cyberjaya community to thrive together. Let’s envision Cyberjaya as a hub where entrepreneurs, researchers, investors, and industry leaders take innovative technology ideas from concepts and startups to eventually grow them into businesses capable of competing in the global scene. That’s the goal we’re striving for. Every step and decision made in 2016 brought us closer to this vision, and 2017 will be no exception.
2017, let’s hit it.