| Lyna Mohamad |
TECHNOLOGICAL advancement is being achieved at an amazing pace, said Honorary Chairman of IET Brunei Darussalam, Lt Col (Rtd) Hj Amir Hamzah Hj Hanafi.
The possibilities are so vast that “science fiction” can become “science fact”, he added.
“We will continue to witness changes and advancements far beyond our imagination.
“We need to keep up with technology. We need to continuously adapt to new knowledge and exciting discoveries that constantly change the way we live and do business,” he said in a welcome speech at the IET Brunei Symposium at the Rizqun International Hotel in Gadong yesterday, in his capacity as chairman of the symposium.
He noted that technology and innovation have always played a role in our lives and it is clear that their role is even more significant today and in the future.
“We have a unique opportunity to chart a path to a more sustainable system that supports economic prosperity.
“We at IET are excited about playing a role in helping determine the path. When we make smart and pragmatic choices today, the world’s future will be bright and brighter.”
Meanwhile, Chief Executive & Secretary (CES) of IET, United Kingdom, Nigel Fine, in his keynote address, noted that he was aware that the Brunei government values innovation as a catalyst in achieving sustainable development and economic growth.
He said he was also aware that the local IET network is committed to promoting innovation among the public and private sectors.
Fine then drew the attention to an interesting global picture for innovation and emerging technologies.
“If we can continue to build on IET’s different communication and knowledge sharing channels, I believe globally we will be in a far stronger position to achieve the incredible potential that innovative technologies offer society as a whole.
“And in some way, IET will play a key role in making this happen,” he concluded.