| Siti Hajar |
ACQUIRING business skills and knowledge remain at the forefront of Brunei’s diversification plans. Hence, successful local companies have begun investing in the development of the country’s human resources while sharing their expertise.
Leading telecommunications provider DST Sdn Bhd recently played host to some 100 individuals from across several demographics and provided the opportunity to learn from one of Brunei’s leaders in business.
Students, entrepreneurs and members of the public learnt ways to run a successful business at a talk delivered by President of KPMG Brunei, Shazali Dato Sulaiman, who is also Chairman of the Brunei Darussalam International Chamber of Commerce and Industry cum mentor of the gathering during the two-day session, which was divided into two areas under the company’s ‘Future Meet Ups’ programme.
“We aim to play an important role in developing tomorrow’s future by providing platforms where our youth as well as interested local start-ups can share and gain ideas,” said Hjh Safrina binti Pehin Dato Hj Abdul Rahman, Manager of Group Corporate Communications at DST.
“From our regular discussions with our meet ups participants, we find that youth are constantly coming up with new ideas and ways to monetise their ideas. We also realise that they are constantly looking for ways to sustain their businesses effectively.”
The ‘Future Meet Ups’ programme enables participants to gain insight in business through the eyes of both local and international experts while allowing them to connect and network with other participants.
Apart from learning theories, DST also organises practical sessions for guests, which include writing skills for creating business plans, creative advertising briefs and even coding skills for mobile application sessions. Other notable sessions include a talk delivered by an international speaker on the latest technological research on Next Generation Intelligent Systems.