2021 Press Releases

July 30, 2021

UEM Edgenta Unveils its First Digital Ecosystem Platform – Edgenta NXT

UEM Edgenta Berhad (“UEM Edgenta”, or the “Company”), the region’s leading Asset Management and Infrastructure Solutions company, announced the launch of its first digital ecosystem platform, Edgenta NXT. This platform is in line with the company’s ‘Edgenta of the Future 2025’ (“EoTF2025”) vision to drive digital transformation as the company grows to become a future-ready entity and provide end-to-end cloud infrastructure services under Edgenta NXT Cloud.

Edgenta NXT leverages on the expertise of UEM Edgenta’s systemic innovation and converts it into tech intellectual property, venturing into cloud-enabled and Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”)-model solutions to develop a full suite of ready-solutions including QuickMed, Smart Building, Smart Asset Management, Smart Project Management and Smart Roadways – supported by cloud partner Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group.

The three main offerings of this digital ecosystem include Edgenta NXT Cloud, Edgenta NXT Marketplace, and Edgenta NXT Procure. The three offerings will provide customers access to a selection of proprietary cloud-based management solutions that will connect, optimise and streamline their business operations.

Edgenta NXT is UEM Edgenta’s tech-enabled business as part of our EoTF2025 vision of becoming a scalable technology-enabled solutions company in our next phase of growth through new products and market expansion. With technology being a key enabler to sustain business resilience for the future, this platform exists to promote sustainable growth and create value for our clients’ businesses,” said Syahrunizam Samsudin, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of UEM Edgenta.

On the signing ceremony between UEM Edgenta and Alibaba Cloud, Syahrunizam also added that Alibaba Cloud’s track record as one of the leaders in cloud technology with high security and compliance standards made Edgenta NXT’s delivery of state-of-the-art solutions possible to businesses and institutions, whilst ensuring any sensitive or confidential data thoroughly secured.

Jordy Cao, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence Malaysia General Manager said, “We are proud to support UEM Edgenta to embark on this exciting journey with Edgenta NXT. With their deep industry expertise and our cutting-edge Alibaba Cloud technology, Edgenta NXT will truly be a growth catalyst and will create much value for its customers and stakeholders.”

The launch event featured a special presentation by Khailee Ng, Managing Partner of 500 Startups, and a panel discussion moderated by Ibrahim Sani, Senior Current Affairs Editor & Executive Producer of Astro Awani the topic of resilience in the new digital economy. The panel line-up comprised of Syahrunizam, alongside Azwan Baharuddin, Country Managing Director, Accenture Malaysia; Dzuleira Abu Bakar, Group Chief Executive Officer, Technology Park Malaysia Corporation and Nadiah Wan, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, TMC Life Sciences, focusing on the theme of digitalisation and balancing between efficiency and innovation.

“We believe that technology-led business transformation is vital for companies to remain competitive in a post COVID-19 economy, and we are therefore in the best position to help bridge the gap in technology adoption among businesses. The Malaysian government is aiming to transform Malaysia into a high-income nation through the use of technology and digitalisation, and through this homegrown ecosystem platform, we can help elevate local key players in multiple industries to be future-ready,” said Syahrunizam.

Edgenta NXT also launched its maiden healthcare product – QuickMed, a digital healthcare solution that aims to improve accessibility and healthcare quality by bridging the gap between the healthcare service providers and the general public through an intelligent healthcare platform accessible via mobile app. Among its various solutions, QuickMed has moved quickly to join the COVID-19 fight to enable bookings for COVID-19 swab tests, powers the nation’s first Private COVID-19 Assessment Centre UELC and assists companies in contactless mass managing of COVID-19 screening programmes.

The first 500 clinics to register with QuickMed will receive a free 1-year subscription* of its services. QuickMed is also looking for 500 gig economy partners, including doctors, pharmacists, nurses, and other medical practitioners, to be part of their digital workforce in developing its digital healthcare solutions.