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Under the MyDigital Blueprint, the National Digital Identity (NDI) is fully expected to be implemented by 2025 and the promotion to use the NDI will start as soon as 2022. 

With a blend of technologies that include Biometric and Artificial Intelligence, it has smoothened the authentication process through recognition of iris, face, fingerprint and palmprint and supported by a secure digital identity system, this will allow people to prove their identity without showing paper documents. 

Let’s learn more on Tuesday, 2nd November at 4pm.

Brought to you by NEC Corporation of Malaysia, this episode aims to enhance more awareness and explore the synergy and balance between technology, security, privacy and convenience, and how this can help online and offline interactions safer for both individuals and businesses.


Top In Tech Ep 19:

National Digital Identity: Complementing a Digital Space

Tuesday, 2 November 2021

Time: 4pm – 5pm

Discussions will include:

  • The synergy of transferring technology.

  • Digital ID with AI & Biometric authentication

  • Integrating NDI with the current business process & unlocking economic opportunities.

  • Digital ID as a complement to the National Registration Identity Card (NRIC).

The speakers are:

Chong Kai Wooi

Managing Director

NEC Corporation of Malaysia

Chong Kai Wooi is the Managing Director of NEC Corporation of Malaysia. He has over 20 years of experience in sales and business specifically in the field of information and communication technology. He leads his 450 staff with an effective business culture making NEC Corporation of Malaysia a contributing force and partner to the growth of the Malaysian economy.

As a globally renowned technological innovator solutions provider, NEC Corporation of Malaysia (established in 1988) is one of the leading digital transformation players in Malaysia. Specializing in areas such as connectivity, public safety, managed services, enterprise applications and infrastructure, IP network and cybersecurity, and multimedia platform, NEC Malaysia’s Center of Excellence in Sunway Iskandar, Johor provides managed services and serves as a call centre operation for customers in the South-East Asian region.

Fabian Bigar

Chief Executive Officer


Fabian was appointed as the CEO of MyDIGITAL on 19 April 2021 and he is tasked to drive change management and ensure the successful delivery of the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint.

Fabian’s experience in delivery units include the Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) and the Civil Service Delivery Unit. While in PEMANDU, he had a short stint at the Presidential Delivery Bureau, Republic of Tanzania to assist in the Big Results Now 2025 project. Fabian received his BSc. from Case Western Reserve University, USA and his Masters in Public Policy from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan.

Laila Abdul Majid

Deputy Director, ICT Division

National Registration Department of Malaysia

Laila Abdul Majid has been working at National Registration Department of Malaysia (NRD) since 1985 and involved in development of IT system from stand-alone system up to current online application system. NRD is responsible for civil registration management including issuance of identity cards, birth and death certificate. She is now the Head of Digital Transformation in ICT Division of NRD and responsible for ICT related plans dan programs , supervises and leads a team of software developers and administrators who develop and maintain NRD’s core information systems including the identity card production system. Moreover, Laila is as well responsible for managing the development of integration system with other government agencies and now involve in National Digital Identity project.


Karamjit Singh

Chief Executive Officer

Digital News Asia

Karamjit founded Digital News Asia with a vision that media should play its role as the Fourth Estate and on the belief that timely, insightful and analytical coverage can help the tech ecosystem in South-East Asia, especially Malaysia, grow and develop. He has picked up a few awards, starting with the Malaysian Press Institute award for Best Telecommunications Writer (English category) in 2002, the DiGi Telecommunications Journalist of the Year (Magazine Category) 2004, to the most recent one in 2009 from the Malaysian Customer Relationship Management and Contact Centre Association as Journalist of the Year in recognition of his informative and critical coverage of the outsourcing sector since 2000. Over the course of his career, Karamjit has come to be regarded by industry and peers as one of the nation’s most respected journalists and pundits, and is frequently invited to speak or moderate at conferences and roundtables.

Top In Tech is an online forum series which features notable experts in the tech industry, sharing insights on technology innovation and business transformation in this new era.

This programme is co-curated between Digital News Asia, Malaysiakini, ScaleUp Accelerator Malaysia and Internet Alliance. For more information about Top In Tech, contact us at [email protected].

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