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Selangor Research Institute director Mohammad Fahmi Ngah speaks at the Smart Cloud and Data Governance Forum, a part of the Smart City and Digital Economy Convention (SDEC) 2022 under the Selangor International Business Summit (SIBS) 2022 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, on October 7, 2022. — Picture by AHMAD ZAKKI JILAN/SELANGORKINI

Selangor adopts real-time data sharing platform to expedite flood assistance distribution

By Nasuha Badrul Huzaini

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 7 — The state government has implemented a real-time data-sharing platform, the ‘Platform Perkongsian Data Untuk Pengurusan Bencana Negeri’ (Data-Sharing Platform for State Disaster Management) as part of its preparation to face the flooding.

Selangor Research Institute director Mohammad Fahmi Ngah said the platform enables nine districts across the state to share their number of assets and affected locations during flood relief operations.

“Through the platform, we can obtain information like how many mattresses are available for victims, how many packets of noodles are required by temporary relief centres (PPS) or where the assets are located, which helps expedite rescue operations.

“As the data is being shared in real-time, enforcement officers can utilise it meaningfully and quickly. The platform, developed under the Smart Selangor Initiative, was launched during the Jelajah Selangor Penyayang roadshow recently,” he said when met after the Smart Cloud and Data Governance Forum, earlier today.

Mohammad Fahmi was speaking as a panellist at the forum, held as part of the Smart City and Digital Economy Convention 2022 (SDEC).

Other forum panellists include Google (South East Asia) Customer Engineer head Michael Hoo, Azure Business Group Lead Lee Chee Seng, Credence Professional Service general manager Mahathir Said and Ericsson (Asia-Pacific) Advanced Technology Group Function Technology director Yu Sheng-Ann.

However, the director acknowledged the platform is facing governance issues.

“The idea is that those with access to the platform will keep it updated, should any assets be added. They have to key in the data, but the question is if they are keying in the data correctly.

“If the assets are being utilised, will they key in the remaining balance? So although the infrastructure is already in place its operations require a governance framework.

“That is what I am pushing for, which is to have a formal interoperable data governance framework. It is being developed separately in the state at this moment,” he added.

SDEC is organised by the Selangor Information Technology and Digital Economy Corporation (Sidec), under the ongoing Selangor International Business Summit (SIBS) 2022.

With approximately 906 booths from 623 companies, this year’s summit at KLCC commenced yesterday and will run until Sunday (October 9), with the aim of receiving some 30,000 visitors during its duration.

SIBS 2022 will showcase six main events, including the Selangor International Expo (SIE) Food and Beverages, SIE Medic, Selangor Industrial Park (Spark) Expo, the Selangor Asean Business Conference (SABC), the Selangor Smart City and Digital Economy Convention (SDEC), and the Selangor Research and Development and Innovation Expo (SRIE).

Three other events will also be held concurrently, including the Selangor International Culinary Festival (SICF), the Selangor International Healthcare Conference (SIHC) and the Asian Smart City Conference: Mayors Summit and Selangor Declaration.

The panel members speaking during the Smart Cloud and Data Governance Forum, a part of the Smart City and Digital Economy Convention (SDEC) 2022 under the Selangor International Business Summit (SIBS) 2022 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, on October 7, 2022. — Picture by AHMAD ZAKKI JILAN/SELANGORKINI

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