In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, GDRN — also known as Government-Linked Companies (GLCs) and Government-Linked Investment Companies (GLICs) Disaster Response Network — promptly rallied together its partners to render urgent assistance to the Ministry of Health (MOH). Its core purpose is to coordinate and streamline aid from various GLCs and GLICs in the form of medical supplies, personal protective equipment and ventilators.

Birthed in 2013, through the Putrajaya Committee on GLC High Performance, the network has played its role in various relief and reconstruction works especially relating to the major floods in Kelantan, Pahang, and Johor between inception and 2016, specifically.

Helmed by a joint secretariat between Telekom Malaysia Berhad and us, this time around, the plan to provide optimum logistical support to health organisations swiftly came to fruition via GDRN Bantu, an application developed by SAP in just one week and implemented by EY Malaysia. Besides identifying individuals to assist for the large sums of pledges, this cloud-based solution scored highly in terms of credibility, transparency, and governance as it also tracked the dispatch and receipt of supplies.

This integrated platform, driven by a collaborative spirit to surpass the speed and scale of the pandemic, received the Special Award for Resiliency at the IDC Digital Transformation Awards-Malaysia.


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