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Maxis inspires new ways of working at Digital SME conference

If you have a business, no matter how big or small, you’d probably be reading this on your smartphone, waiting for your next meeting at a nearby café. Technology and the Internet have created an enormous shift in the way we consume information and how business is conducted today. It’s faster, more efficient, simplified and more productive. But the reality is that there are many business owners who are unaware of how the right kind technology or solution can impact their growth.

In a bid to amplify ‘What’s Next’ for SMEs and how digital technology has influenced the way we work, Maxis, Malaysia’s leading communications and internet service provider, today enabled over 700 SME business owners across various industries on new ways of approaching business in the digital age. Topics at the conference ranged from tips to running businesses the digital way and modern workspaces, to disruption strategies in dominating traditional industries.

“As digital enablers, we are helping businesses to see their potential to reach a global scale with Internet mobility. We are in a time where there is an increasing need to mobilize the workforce, virtualize workspaces and digitalise the customer interface, and today’s event can help drive that mindset change,” said Shanti Jusnita Johari, Maxis’ Head of Enterprise Marketing & Mobility.

Meanwhile, Kevin Lee, Maxis’ Head of SME said, “This event is all about inspiring new ways of working in a digitalised environment. SMEs are a driving force in the economy and it is critical that they have access to the right tools and knowledge in growing their businesses in such an environment.”

Business leaders who shared their knowledge and insights into the real market, digital trends and how technology had helped them transform their respective companies included Morten Lundal, Maxis CEO, Azran Osman-Rani, COO of iflix Group & CEO of iflix Malaysia; Masaya Ueno, Director of Rakuten Asia Pte Ltd, Head of Asia PR; and Leon Foong, General Manager of Uber Malaysia.

For this MaxisONE Business SME Conference, Maxis worked with collaborative partners including Microsoft, Maybank, Samsung and Google; and Industry partners SME Corp, MDeC, Malaysian Retail Chain Association (MRCA), New Entrepreneur Foundation (MyNEF) and Cradle. Participants were able to connect with more than 20 notable speakers and industry gurus through the conference and “Meet the Guru” session.

At the event, Maxis also paid tribute to its 100,000th MaxisONE Business customer, Mohd Izham bin Ibrahim, whose furniture refurbishing business of 18 years in Kota Bahru, Iz Jaya Trading, was digitalised with Maxis’ solutions comprising mPOS payment solution with a device, Unity Hotline service, wireless broadband and a shopfront signage. These solutions have made it much simpler for him to connect with his customers, have a better payment structure, day-to-day operational efficiencies and overall company presence.

There will be a similar conference which will be held in G Hotel, Penang on 20 October 2015. Those who are interested to attend can register at

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About Maxis Berhad

Maxis Berhad is Malaysia’s leading communications service provider, enabling customers to connect and communicate anytime, anywhere and from any device. 13 million customers choose to be with us as we stand for the best coverage, innovative solutions and excellent service.

Our high-speed network footprint is the largest in the country – enabling every Malaysian to enjoy our extensive range of data services such as mobile Internet browsing, social networking sites, downloading apps as well as a portfolio of integrated mobile, fixed and enterprise solutions. This is in addition to our voice calls, text and picture messaging services.

Beyond connecting people with our services, we are passionate about making a positive impact to the community in which we operate in. Our Corporate Responsibility efforts aim to develop and enrich our community, customers and partners, creating a fun place to work and advocating environmentally friendly practices.

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