2022 was indeed a ground-breaking one for Exabytes, as we managed to give back to society and be involved in many CSR & ESG activities. Here is a breakdown of what we have done in the year of 2022.
The Accelerate Women Entrepreneurship programme in 2022 was launched by Exabytes together with Polaris Hub, Mumpreneurs Go Places, Infocomm Media Development Authority, Social Media Mom, She Leads Tech, Tech Dome Penang, Affin Bank, WINGS, People’s Association, Woodlands, JCI Pearl, and Jawatankuasa Pembangunan Wanita dan Keluarga (JPWK) and ran from February 2022 to June 2022.
This initiative assisted 380 women entrepreneurs in Malaysia and Singapore in improving their entrepreneurial skills and establishing an online presence in order to launch their online enterprises through the 2022 AWEWE programme.
George Town City Centre (GTCC)
Penang Chief Minister YAB Chow Kon Yeow unveiled the upgraded George Town City Centre @ Komtar Walk, which is anticipated to draw in residents and tourists, especially with the upcoming reopening of international borders on April 1, 2022.Following GTCC‘s request for a website sponsorship, Exabytes was honoured to support this initiative and promptly put a team together leveraging our expertise. Our team collaborated closely with the GTCC administration and offered our best recommendations on how to improve the website’s layout, usability, and visual appeal.
Exabytes and Cyber Youth Singapore (CYS) partnered up to organise multiple workshop sessions at IMDA’s Digital for Life Festival to educate the youths in Singapore on digitalisation. During the YouthxWorkshop: Build a Portfolio workshop, the youths were taught on how to develop skills through WordPress, how to build their very own portfolio website and they learnt the basic HTML and CSS for page structure and style information to build their website. The event was held both online and offline with the offline event being held in Suntec Singapore, Convention & Exhibition Centre, L3 on 21, 22, 28 & 29 May 2022.
Lit DISCOvery 2022
The Masterclass by Exabytes on “How to Build Your First Website with Exabytes” was carried out on the 9th of September 2022, starting off with an experience sharing by Exabytes’ founder and CEO, Chan Kee Siak, who founded his IT company at the age of 19 while still a student. Here, the participants were able to listen to and, more importantly, learn from the successful entrepreneur himself about what motivated him to launch his company as a young student and how he was able to establish and expand it at such a young age. The workshop was then conducted by Exabytes’ Asst. Campaign Manager, Kelvin Low, also affectionately known as the team’s WordPress guru.
50th Anniversary of Penang’s Industrialisation
The 50th Anniversary of Penang’s Industrialisation was the perfect time for Exabytes to address start-up difficulties with all of Penang’s talent as well as renowned VCs and PE. Exabytes organised the “My Penang Startup Stories: The Funding Ecosystem & Penang Capabilities” event on July 27, 2022, as part of the anniversary’s “Start-ups” theme.
Penang celebrated its Golden Jubilee of industrialization in 2022. The celebration’s motto, “50 Years of Excellence and Beyond,” co-organised by InvestPenang and Penang Development Corporation (PDC) along with other industry leaders featured 13 specific themes that highlighted Penang’s transformation journey and future potential.
Next, in connection with Penang’s 50th anniversary of industrialisation, The Tech Pitch 2022, which was open to all Penang-based tech companies and concentrated on cutting-edge technical projects, goods, and services with a social component, was also organised by InvestPenang and Exabytes. The Tech Pitch which was held on the 30th of November 2022 was a start-up pitching marathon intended for firms in Penang to pitch their project ideas that are thought to have an impact and advance the local market.
Web Dev Aspiring for Women 2022
In collaboration with Accelerate Women Entrepreneurship with Exabytes campaign, Tech Dome Penang along with Exabytes organised the Mobile App Challenge & Web Dev Aspiring for Women 2022 on the 28th of August 2022. Exabytes is also one of the sponsors of the event, together with Globetronic.The ultimate goals are to foster innovation and increase interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) among these young competitors.
The event was targeted to female secondary school students and a total of 213 participants from 22 secondary schools registered for the Web Dev Aspiring for Women Competition, and 640 people from more than 70 schools took part in the Mobile App Challenge.
STEM Showcase 2022
On the 2nd and 3rd of September 2022, Exabytes sponsored the STEM Showcase 2022, which is a collaboration between Penang STEM, Tech Dome Penang, Penang Math Platform, and Han Chiang High School. We were invited to attend the showcase where we were passionate in cultivating digital literacy to promote creative digital abilities and teaching students how to use digital platforms to empower, upskill, enhance creativity, and earn a generous income in the future.
It was an honour for Exabytes to serve as the hackathon partner for the YouthxHack 2022 event, which was organised by Cyber Youth Collective, a branch of Cyber Youth Singapore from the 5th of September to 10th of September 2022. YouthxHack 2022 included over 80 youths throughout polytechnics, ITEs, junior colleges and universities joining together to answer problem statements on “Automation in Cybersecurity ”. Teams of four to five young people competed, and each sponsor chose one team to continue working on and incubating the initiatives. Malware Vikings, the winner of the event, won Exabytes’ champion gift.
Digital For Life Appreciation Award
On the 4th of November 2022, Exabytes was invited to be a part of the Digital for Life – Singapore Appreciation Dinner by Infocomm Media Development Authority – IMDA and was awarded for our contribution to the community in Singapore through Digital For Life initiatives.
Penang International Science Fair 2022
Exabytes was thrilled to be a part of PISF2022 which was held from 3 December 2 to 11 December 2022. This year, we prepared three hands-on workshops with a learning kit for students and guests to widen their knowledge of digitalization in an engaging way. Exabytes sponsored this event and successfully fostered 200 students with digitalisation knowledge by providing workshops and guiding them throughout the way.
The three stations set up were Station 1: Learning How to Structure A Website, Station 2: Learning How to Compress A Picture followed by Station 3: Experience The Building of a WordPress Website. Exabytes also offered further information about the company’s career insights and prospects, as well as advice and expertise from our Human Resource Team on resume preparation and interview suggestions with secondary students.
Google Devfest 2022
Exabytes was invited to be one of the sponsors for Google Developer Groups’ DevFest George Town 2022 on December 17th, 2022 at Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology (TAR UMT PG). More than ten talks and workshops were delivered by both domestic and foreign speakers at this one-day conference, which had two tracks, with one of the speakers being Exabytes’ very own VP of Sales from Malaysia, Poh Yan Ooi. She gave a very informative talk to students, as well as, people from business, on Digital Marketing Sustainability for Businesses. We set up a booth at the event to promote the products and services Exabytes offers. Exabytes also sponsored lucky draw prizes that was held at the very end of the event.
All these events and activities would not have been a success without the support of all of you!
We are excited for the upcoming ESG & CSR activities we have lined up for 2023 so stay tuned to our newsletter and social media platforms to find out more!