First of all, heartiest congratulations to the President, EXCO, and members of Malaysia Industry Forward Association (MIFA) on its inaugural e-newsletter.
As the Patron of MIFA, I trust that MIFA will play a significant role in translating and operationalizing the National Policy on Industry 4.0 (known as Industry4WRD). MIFA through the collaborative strengths of its members has the experience and capability to be the leading association that delivers all the 9 Pillars of Industry 4.0 and the digital transformation of the country.
MIFA’s shall be the platform to promote the adoption, usage, and governance of IR4.0 and be the thought leader to influence the innovation, development, and market deployment of technologies and applications within the IR4.0 ecosystems. In addition, through MIFA’s various initiatives, it shall provide its members a common community platform to collectively collaborate in generating new business opportunities and enhancing the professional standing and visibilities of its members nationally and globally. MIFA’s shall also play a significant role to support the national vision to increase the national productivity in the manufacturing industry, elevate the contribution of the manufacturing sector to the economy, strengthen Malaysia’s innovation capacity and capability as reflected in the Global Innovation Index ranking, and increase the number of high-skilled workers in the manufacturing sector.
To be a leading Association MIFA needs to remain agile and competitive to attract collaborative partners and members that will inevitably drive Malaysia industry forward and make Malaysia an attractive prospect for new innovative technologies that provide high value-added industries for the future.
As such, I am honored to assist MIFA by sharing my leadership experience to further enhance MIFA’s contribution to the nation.
Prof. Tan Sri Dato’ Wira Dr. Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid