Local ICT company Dynamik Technologies wants to deploy its tech into Brunei homes and communities as part of its renewed focus on empowering digital transformation in the country.
Dubbed the “Smart Kampung” (smart village) initiative, the project will see the deployment of breakthrough technologies such as IoT (Internet of Things), Artificial Intelligence, smart agriculture systems and cashless transactions into villages across the sultanate.
This strategy is expected to improve the community’s access to business, healthcare and education.
“We will build the data analytics capability, and bring in (service and infrastructure) partners internally (in Brunei) and externally,” said Dynamik’s CEO Haslina Taib.
Haslina revealed it had chosen one of the smallest villages in the Brunei-Muara district as the pilot site to demonstrate that “technology can exist in a small kampung”.
The announcement of “Smart Kampung” was made following the official rebranding of the company from its previous name, BAG Networks.
On May 30, BAG (Brunei Accenture Group) Networks was fully acquired by Khazanah Satu, a subsidiary of the Ministry of Finance, following Accenture’s exit from the 17-year joint venture.
Since its inception in 2001, the ICT service provider has developed several key e-Government projects, including the Government Employee Management System (GEMS), the System for Tax Administration and Revenue Services (STARS) and the Registry of Companies and Business Names (ROCBN).
Dynamik’s new name represents two parts; the “D” stands for Darussalam, while the remaining words are an anagram for minyak (oil) – underlining IT as the new “black gold” fueling the digital economy.