The world Chinese economic forum attracted leaders from different countries. The theme for the forum was towards a common future: enhancing new opportunities in a changing world. Vijay Eswaran was one of the panelists, and the topic they were talking about was shaping the digital economy: building an ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship. The topic covered a wide variety of aspects such as the role of governments in regulating and monitoring the future world. Other panelists were Dr. Tanri Abeng, Mr. Goh Peng Ooi, and Mr. Brian Wee of MIG group and Mr. Jason Ma of ThreeEQ Inc.
Vijay while speaking on digital economy talked about the importance of developing institutional trust which he believes is crucial in improving the connection between consumers and tech companies. There is no doubt that he understands the importance of technological advancements in building consumer trust.
Vijay also talked about cybersecurity. He believes that to maintain cyber security, it is necessary to have a public-private partnership which is still behind. Managing a company that is present in over 30 countries, Vijay knows how there are no boundaries to protect yourself.
His thoughts on education were that the education system should be modernized. He believes that education should include digitization starting from kindergarten. Eswaran also touched a bit on entrepreneurship saying that governments should support growth. He believes the government can support growth by addressing the needs of the business community.
Vijay Eswaran is a well-known entrepreneur from Malaysia. He is also an international speaker, author, and philanthropist. Eswaran founded QI group and is also the executive chairman of the companies. The company has its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur but operates in over 30 countries. He got an award at the 3rd annual Chinese world economic forum for lifetime achievement in regional philanthropy. Eswaran is also in Forbes Asia’s list of Heroes of philanthropy.