By Audry Mayla Meeta

KOTA SAMARAHAN, 24 November 2023: Persatuan Teknologi Maklumat (PERTEKMA), FCSIT emphasized the critical convergence of soft skills and technology at their Soft Skills for Future Tech-Professionals: Communication and Leadership seminar.

This pivotal event, part of PERTEKMA’s FCSIT Awareness Month 2023, highlighted the increasing importance of interpersonal abilities in shaping tech careers.

The talk featured a distinguished speaker, Miss Abby Sie Chiang Yong, Senior Manager in Line of Business Portfolios from Sarawak Energy Berhad.

Abby, a seasoned professional with extensive experience in the tech industry, delivered an engaging and informative session on the pivotal role of communication and leadership skills in the rapidly evolving tech landscape.

Abby emphasized the need for effective communication skills, shedding light on how tech-professionals are not merely confined to coding and programming but are integral parts of collaborative teams.

She highlighted the significance of clear and concise communication in breaking down silos, fostering teamwork, and ensuring that innovative ideas are effectively conveyed to diverse stakeholders.

Addressing the aspect of leadership, Abby drew upon her own experiences to illustrate the evolving nature of leadership roles in the tech sector.

She emphasized the importance of adaptability, resilience, and the ability to lead in times of change.

As the tech industry continues to be characterized by rapid innovation, leaders must navigate uncertainties with poise and guide their teams through dynamic landscapes.

The career talk also featured an interesting fireside chat session.

Moderated by Ts. Syahrul Nizam Junaini, it allowed attendees to seek personalized advice from Abby and delve deeper into the nuances of communication and leadership in the tech domain.

Adding a unique twist, the career talk concluded with a quiz, offering prizes from the faculty to the top three winners.

Abby then discussed internship opportunities at Sarawak Energy Berhad, providing attendees with valuable insights into potential career pathways.

The programme not only provided insights into the softer side of tech careers but also served as a networking and mentorship platform.

As the tech industry evolves, the emphasis on soft skills alongside technical expertise becomes increasingly crucial for success.

The career talk, directed by programme director Audry Mayla Meeta, serves as a guiding beacon for aspiring tech-professionals, emphasizing the importance of effective communication and strong leadership in the ever-changing tech landscape.

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