WHAT’S NEXT 2018

Schedule

Aug 30, Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur

9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

Karamjit Singh, Founder of Digital News Asia

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9:05 AM – 9.15 AM

Opening Speech

YB Yeo Bee Yin, Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change

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9:15 AM – 9:50 AM

Panel: 3 Things Malaysia Needs To Do To Accelerate Its Digital Economy

Panel session with:
YB Yeo Bee Yin, Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change
Dato’ Sri Leo Ariyanayakam, CEO of Scicom MSC Bhd
Will Duckworth, Asia Pacific Digital Lead, EY
Datuk Michael Kang, President, Malaysian SME Association
Khailee Ng, Managing Partner, 500 Startups

Provocateur: Khoo Hsu Chuang,
Host, BFM Breakfast Grill

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9:50 AM – 10:20 AM

Lessons from Riding the Digital Wave

Henry Tan, Group Chief Content & Consumer Officer, Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd

Provocateur: Karamjit Singh, CEO, DNA

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Over the past decade, no brick & mortar player has been better prepared to face the impact of Digital Disruption to its business model than Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd. And one unique aspect of Astro’s challenge has been in how international content, where it used to be the sole provider in Malaysia, is no longer its key draw. Thanks to the new golden age of content, and coupled with the internet as a distribution channel, Malaysians have many choices that serve their needs.

So how has Astro performed over the past 4 years in particular when disruption has really hit them? What lessons have they learnt that other Malaysian corporates can apply in their journeys to prepare their own businesses from being Disrupted by Digital? Henry Tan, the Group Chief Content & Consumer Officer will be sharing some key observations and lessons learnt and will address the question of whether Astro is a monopoly.


10:20 AM – 10:40 AM

Networking Break



10:40 AM – 11.10 AM

Panel: Pulling the right levers

Ahmad Azhar, Chief Digital Officer Telekom Malaysia
Muzzaffar Othman, CTO, PNB Bhd
Victor Khor, Divisional General Manager, EcoWorld X

Provocateur: Khoo Hsu Chuang, Host, BFM Breakfast Grill

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Next to the Chief Data Officer, the Chief Digital Officer is sexist role in management. But it is a heavy roll as well. A leading consulting company considers the CDO today to be a “transformer in chief,” charged with coordinating and managing comprehensive changes that address everything from updating how a company works to building out entirely new businesses. And he or she must make progress quickly.

At the same time, the CDO also needs to be an active participant in shaping the company strategy. Getting the strategy right requires the CDO to work closely with the CEO, the chief information officer (CIO), business-unit leaders, and the chief financial officer.

It’s a challenging role indeed. No surprise then that a 2015 Russell Reynolds Associates survey found that CDOs are meaningfully different from other senior executives across five categories: they are on average 34 percent more likely to be innovative and 32 percent more likely to be disruptive, and also differ with regard to determination, boldness of leadership, and social adeptness.

In our panel, you get to hear from three CDO’s, though not all three are given that official designation in their organizations, on how they are bringing their entire organizations into the digital world to seize opportunities.


11:10 AM – 12:00 PM

The EY Digital Roadshow

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Smart Factory

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Industry 4.0 technologies are rapidly disrupting and transforming factory operations, when put in the hands of a capable workforce. Executives and departments in charge of Operational Excellence (OpEx) programs are under increasing pressure to deliver to their charter and deliver sustained performance improvements. EY’s Smart Factory execution applications puts the IoT and Industry 4.0 analytics technologies in the hands of your shop floor work force to enable them to make smart real-time decisions, eliminate production line stops & waste, and improve their personal and factory efficiency and agility.


Digital Selling For B2B

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B2B sales is becoming increasingly challenging and complex, facing increased competition and disruption coupled with empowered and elusive customers.
How do we leverage intelligent marketing and customer analytics to overcome these challenges?

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12:05 PM – 1:05 PM

Lunch Break


13.10 PM – 13.40 PM

Session A

Smart City

Will Duckworth, Asia Pacific Digital Lead, EY
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13:10 PM – 13:40 PM

Session B

Raise Your Digital Quotient

Bikesh Lakhmichand, Founding Partner, 1337 Ventures Sdn Bhd

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Big companies have traditionally struggled to innovate in their business models, even as digital technology has brought business-model innovation to the forefront of the corporate agenda.

Yet big companies can be disruptive, too – IF they identify and overcome common but limiting orthodoxies about how to do business. If your company is looking for a strategy in this age of digital disruption then this session intends to outline on how you can position yourself to be a digital disruptive company. So, do you want to be Disrupted or BE the Disruptor?


13:40 PM – 14:10 PM

Session A

Digerati50: Meet the Disruptors

Shaharin Samad, CEO, iFiber

Provocateur: Karamjit Singh, CEO, Digital News Asia

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13:40 PM – 14:10 PM

Session B

Fintech: Hype or Game Changer

Siew Yuen Tuck, Chief Executive Officer of Jirnexu
Ramasamy Veeran, Managing Director of Merchantrade Asia

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14:20 PM – 14:55 PM

Malaysia Technology Scale-Ups Going Global: Tomorrow’s MNCs


Eric Cheng, Co-founder & CEO, Carsome Sdn Bhd
Datuk Ir Khairol Anuar Mohamad Tawi, Founder & CEO, KAT Technologies
Tan Seng Kit, Group Managing Director, Strateq Group
Kamarul Muhamed, Founder & Group CEO, Aerodyne Group

Provocateur: Karamjit Singh, CEO, DNA

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14:55 PM – 15:25 PM

When A High Touch Business Faces Gen Z

Dato’ Dr Parmjit Singh, Director of the Asian Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT)

Provocateur: Roshan Thiran, CEO Leaderonomics

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Having been in higher education since the 1980s and specialising in producing the most sought after IT graduates in Malaysia and the Southeast Asian region, Parmjit has seen it all, in terms of technology, educational and societal trends. And he witnessed the latest societal trend this January when the first ever batch of Gen Z ie those born since 2000 stepped foot into university.

The fact that they are even stepping into universities is significant, for these Digital Natives, live breathe, sleep, play Digital. It would make sense that they want to learn via digital as well. So, isn’t the high touch business of higher education at risk?

Parmjit does not doubt that could happen. But he also notes, “higher education institutions have constantly reinvented themselves to respond to student needs.” To him the rise of the Gen Z and meeting their unique needs is the latest, greatest challenge facing universities today. So how is the founder and executive director of Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU) dealing with this challenge? And what lessons can other Brick & Mortar businesses learn from how APU is adapting to this mega disruption?

Where does Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality fit into the picture? What about AI? Whatever the challenges, Parmjit still predicts a brighter future for higher education. “We’re at the pinnacle of higher education today.” Yet others think higher education will be radically different a decade from now, with the changes starting to hit about now. Will Parmjit be right or will the doomsayers?



15.25 PM -15.55 PM

Tea Break


15:55 – 16:25

Data as the new Black Gold: Sizzle or Fizzle?

Raju Chellam, VP New Technologies, Fusionex International
Thomas Yip, CEO, Radica Software
Provocateur: Roshan Thiran, CEO, Leaderonomics

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Just as how raw crude cannot be used to fuel vehicles, data in and of itself is not insightful. But with the proper refinement and context placement, it can yield tremendous insight.

This is why, in the corporate world, Big Data is recognized as a largely untapped resource capable of powering progress, but it requires a certain expertise to extract and refine to maximize its utility.

This is where a company like Fusionex International comes into the picture with its Data & Analytical expertise. It is very well aware of the challenges businesses, large and small, face in confronting this lack of business insights. Without the integrity and reliability of vital information, an organization is ill prepared to make sound decisions anywhere and anytime — at the pace required by today’s competitive business landscape. But is big data and analytics the only way to tap this resource? How much of the buzz around it is hype?  Both, Fusionex and Ipoh based global software provider, Radica Software, which counts NASA as among its customers, will shed insight on both the Sizzle and Fizzle of the Big Data world.


16:25 – 16:45

DeepTech: What’s Next On The Horizon

Khailee Ng, Managing Partner, 500 Startups

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16:45 PM – 17:15 PM

How the World’s Largest Condom Maker is Dealing with Digital

Goh Miah Kiat, Chief Managing Director of Karex Bhd

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17:15 PM – 17.40 PM

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