SERIES 4 - 8 JULY 2021
SPECIAL SESSION WITH MDEC
Introduction Addresses by PIKOM & MDEC
Keynote 1 – MDECGlobalising Malaysian Digital Companies: An overview of Malaysia's digital economy and Potential for Global Expansion
Keynote 2 – Huawei
Company #1 Accendo
Accendo Technologies, founded in 2009, is a Malaysian headquartered HR Technology company with clients around the ASEAN region. Accendo’s goal is to help companies improve their organizational agility and build business resilience by enabling them to tap on their strongest assets, their people. Over the past 13 years of working with leading regional brands, Accendo has developed its own flagship Talent Intelligence Platform, Talent Pulse that helps companies run talent acquisition and management faster, better and more accurately.
Today, Accendo has many accolades under its belt including Assessment Provider of The Year 2 years in a row, Best ATS solution Provider, being named Malaysia’s top 100 fastest-growing companies twice and being recognised in Deloitte’s Fast 500 tech companies with clients such as Maybank, RHB, Coca-Cola, Axiata and more.
Company #2 Epitome
Epitome is a talent technology company serving individuals, educational institutions, enterprises and governments as they navigate the Future of Work. Our vision is to help every individual in the world attain their highest potential in the future workforce. We achieve that mission by building solutions to support and enhance an individual’s lifelong career journey as they learn, work and contribute to their communities.
Founded in 2016, we currently have operations in Malaysia, Singapore and Mexico. Epitome offers a broad suite of profiling, upskilling, job matching and job placement user journeys backed by advanced analytics and validated research. Current customers include educational institutions, blue-chip enterprises and national governments.
Panel discussion with MDEC & Huawei
Huawei's initiatives with the local software vendor ecosystem and SME ecosystem
ModeratorOng Kian Yew - CEO, PIKOM
PanelistsRyan Chan - Head, Global Business Development Tech Ecosystem and Globalisation Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)Low Wei Chung - Head of Ecosystem Development
Company #3 Innov8tif
Innov8tif (pronounced “innovative”) is an ISO 27001:2013 certified AI company helping businesses to widen sales funnel, speed-up processes without paper, and prevent frauds using digital ID assurance technologies to support digital customer onbarding. Founded in 2011 from Kuala Lumpur, Innov8tif has expanded its market presence in Southeast Asia. Today, Innov8tif has acquired proven track record with clientele from all the ten ASEAN countries.
Innov8tif’s flagship product – EMAS™ eKYC, was accorded one of the two Merit awards for B2B Fintech category at International APICTA (Asia Pacific ICT Alliance) Awards 2019 among 16 participating economies. Innov8tif also emerged as the Platinum Award winner for Best Innovation at Star Outstanding Business Awards (SOBA) 2020. In Apr 2021, Innov8tif was named the champion of Huawei Spark Malaysia Tech Competition, with AI-based OkayDoc platform. Winning these prestigious awards recognises Innov8tif as one of the most impactful B2B financial technology company in Asia Pacific.
Company #4 OrangeFIN
OrangeFIN Asia Sdn Bhd a MSC status company incorporated in Malaysia having its registered office at A508, Block A, Kelana Square 17, Jalan SS7/26, Kelana Jaya 47301, Petaling Jaya Selangor, Malaysia, is recognized by the Government of Malaysia through the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), for ICT and ICT-facilitated businesses that develop or use multimedia technologies to produce and enhance their products and services.
OrangeFIN Asia main focus, is to provide Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Solution, with AI Robots, and computer vision. As businesses aim for greater agility, RPA has enabled them to perform multiple tasks in a faster and cost- effective way. Realising the needs of today’s enterprises, OrangeFIN Asia has developed OrangeWorkforce, a system based on the concept of ‘workforce augmentation,’ which equips human personnel with digital capabilities through RPA. This solution is crucial to a business environment where productivity depends on real-time updates, interconnectivity, and adaptation. With artificial intelligence (AI) at its core, OrangeWorkforce provides companies with situation and operation awareness so that high-volume and complex tasks traditionally done by humans can be taken over by OrangeWorkforce. The timeliness and efficiency of these tasks are ensured and managed through a Dashboard and can even be monitored using their mobile platform, OrangeMobile, for on-the- go monitoring.
Website : www.orangefinasia.com
Company #5 SecureMetric
Securemetric is one of Southeast Asia’s leading regional players in the field of digital security solutions with a core focus in Software Licensing Protection (Software License Dongle, Software Protection Dongle), 2-Factor Authentication (2FA), Advance Identity & Access Management, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) solutions and Cryptography. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Securemetric was incorporated in 2007 and has been significantly growing its offerings globally with establishments in Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines.
Fireside chat: Building the Enterprise of the Future
Digital technologies such as cloud and mobile is enabling executives to reimagine business in the digital age. Building a 21st-century business requires executives to embrace digital technologies to forge delightful customer experiences, create new or modify business processes, fend off new entrants or challengers, and to adopt new digital technologies. We gather five innovative leaders in this fireside chat to share their thoughts and insights on utilising digital technologies to build a future enterprise
ModeratorSerena Chang - Regional Manager, Business Development, Tech Ecosystem and Globalisation
End of Series 4 & PIKOM Digital Summit 2021 Virtual Event
SERIES 3 - 17 JUNE 2021
GBS SUMMIT SESSIONTheme: Road to resilience: Business and economic recovery after COVID-19
Keynote 1 – Reimagining Business Services
- powered by Brandt InternationalAccelerating digital transformation and emerging technologies has played and continues to plays a pertinent role in the Global Business Services arena. In this evolving world there are limitless solutions available to the end-user. Companies more than before need a trusted partner to reimagine business services to revolutionize ideas that will positively impact the end-user.Saurabh Mathur - Partner at Deloitte India
Panel Discussion I – Digitalization - Transforming The Experience You Provide
Digital transformation is forcing companies to revolutionize their business models and adapt to the new changes. In reality these changes are not driven by service providers but driven by customers. This panel will explore in order to keep up with customer demands, we must embrace technology to deliver an unmatched customer experience.
ModeratorKerry Hallard - CEO - Global Sourcing Association
PanelistsDang Tin Wai - Cyngus Technologies Sdn Bhd | Head of Business DevelopmentSupraja - Regional Head, Freshworks, MalaysiaRaymond Siva - Chief Marketing Officer & Senior Vice President of Digital Investments MDECSundarraj Subramani - Senior Channel Leader ASEAN, Automation Anywhere
Keynote 2 – Mitigating Risk - Ensuring Business Continuity & Data Protection
- powered by TelecontinentThe topic on mitigating risk has become a far more important matter for all buisnesses today. It beomes more complexed to ensure business continuity and ensuring your own and clients' data is being protected. A right Business impact Analysis (BIA) is of vital importance for enterprises look for ways and techniques to curb the interference of a disruptive event with their commercial objectives.Jaco Benadie - Executive Director and the Head of Cyber at KPMG Malaysia
Keynote 3 - The Road to recovery- Country Road Take me Home
- powered by DaythreeIt is crucial to not only reflect on how best to return to growth, but also, how to build back better economies that improve outcomes for people. This session will focus on how countries are performing post the COVID -19Sudev Bangah - Managing Director for IDC ASEAN
Keynote 4 - HyperAutomation : Impetus for building a Digital-First Culture
- powered by PuresoftwareHyperautomation is the building block for future digital transformation with its tangible business benefits. It is an extension of automation tools used to automate & optimize business-critical processes by leveraging various advanced technologies together. Hyperautomation aims at augmenting workers’ or employees’ cognitive abilities to reduce operating costs and errors. It seeks to accomplish digital transformation to its full potential to increase organizational agility and eliminate silos. As digital disruption becomes part of doing business in every industry, one thing is clear: the future belongs to those organizations that are agile and willing to transform.Aditya Chavan - Sales Director, Puresoftware
Panel Discussion II – Future of Jobs – Emerging Jobs and SkillsThe COVID-19 pandemic-induced lockdowns and related global recession of 2020 have created a highly uncertain outlook for the labour market and accelerated the arrival of the future of work. This panel will deliberate on the degree of uncertainty and the views of business leaders—chief executives, chief strategy officers and chief human resources officers–on the frontlines of decision-making regarding human capital to create a clearer picture of both the current situation and the future outlook for jobs and skills.
ModeratorNic Chambers - Regional Director - Michael Page
PanelistsShankar Nagalingam - VP – Global Business Center, ClarivateTraci Freeman - Marketing and Growth at BPESAVinnie Raviraj - Senior Director, HR & Talent Acquisition, SRG Asia PacificIndra Dhanu Dipak - Director, Workforce Transformation, PwC, Malaysia
SERIES 1 - 19 MAY 2021
TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP SESSION
Keynote Speaker I – Leading the Way with AI & Cloud
Tan Kuan Thye - Head of Huawei Cloud Malayisa
Keynote Speaker II – Creating the AI world of TomorrowJacob Isaac - Managing Director of Fusionex Group
Panel Discussion I – On Cloud 9 - Weathering the Digital WorldCloud is now an imperative in the tech world. No tech strategy can be without a cloud focus. Our national MyDigital blueprint also makes mention of the pivot to cloud for the public sector, private enterprises and tech users. How then can we navigate the cloud? How can cloud bring my business to the next level?
ModeratorDr. Dzaharudin Mansor - National Technology Officer, Microsoft Malaysia
PanelistsTan Kuan Thye - Head of Huawei Cloud MalayisaKeith Sng - Senior Manager, Systems Engineering SEAK VeeamLee Chee Seng - Azure Business Group Lead MicrosoftTong Chee Leong - Business Transformation - Cloud & Security
Keynote Speaker III – Empowering the Enterprise of TomorrowDerrick Low - Cisco Meraki Product Specialist (Malaysia Commercial)
Panel Discussion II – Navigating the New Normal with AI & Big Data - Ricoh, VMWare, Fusionex, CyngusData is only useful when it is refined. How do we make sense of the multitude of data enterprises receive and process of a daily basis? With AI, the task of refining the data can be made faster, more accurate and timely.
ModeratorStan Jit Singh - PIKOM Councillor
PanelistsYeo Wei Hong - Head Of IT Services (ITS)Allen Chin - Systems Engineering Head for VMware MalaysiaFreddy Loo - Director, Customer Engagement for AIPeiru Teo - CEO of KeyReply
Summary Closing Remarks
End of Series 1
SERIES 2 - 20 MAY 2021
FUTURE OF CYBERSECURITY SESSION
Keynote I – Securing your Business Perimeter
Jonas Walker - Security Strategist, Fortinet
Keynote II – RMIT Data Centre Risk Assessment (DCRA): PWS Framework and Offering
Ong Ting Yu - Head of Consulting, Powerware
Panel Discussion I – Cybersecurity in the Digital Era
- Keysight, CISCO, McAfee, FireEyeCyber attacks are on the rise. As more devices are connected, not only have we to secure our perimeter but also ensure that external threats do not infiltrate unbeknown to us. What then can we do?
ModeratorAlex Liew - PIKOM Treasurer
PanelistsMateen Anis Padela - Security Architect, Keysight Technologies ANZTengku Shahrizam - Cybersecurity Architect & Business Development Leader, CISCOPaul Tsang - Senior Sales Engineering Manager – ASEAN Emerging and Greater ChinaSteve Ledzian - Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Asia Pacific
Panel Discussion II – Keeping The Fine Balance in Cybersecurity
- Logrhythm, Blancco, Kaspersky, Hitachi SunwayInvesting in cybersecurity is like having an army equipped with the weapons for warfare but all the while hoping you will never have to go to war. What is the fine balance in this constantly evolving threat?
ModeratorRani Nathwani - PIKOM CIO Chapter(PCC) Chair
PanelistsLeonardo Hutabarat - LogRhythm APAC Enterprise Sales Engineering ManagerCalvin Ng - Regional Sales Manager Malaysia and ThailandVictor Chu - Head of Systems Engineering, SEA – Enterprise CybersecurityEric Foo - Head - Cloud, Security & Infrastructure Services (CSI 1)
Summary Closing Remarks
End of Series 2
Sharma KSK Lachu
Founder & CEO, Accendo
Sharma KSK Lachu spent nearly a decade in Australia before returning to Malaysia in 2008. During his time in Sydney, he worked for some of the largest HR consulting and technology firms and was in charge of state-of-the-art HR technologies and integrations in the space of talent measurement.
In his 16 years of experience in the industry, he has had the opportunity to work on HR technology projects in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, Germany, Singapore, Malaysia Indonesia and Thailand. Leaving his role as a senior consultant in Sydney, Sharma Lachu, founded Accendo Technologies and moved back to Malaysia as he recognised a market opportunity to help build organizational capability in this region. Since then, Sharma has driven Accendo forward with the mission to widen the use of data science in organizations. Sharma says, “Our ultimate goal is to widen the use of data science in Malaysia to elevate how people are managed and how work is done here. I cant stress enough that once we truly comprehend that people are the nucleus of work, data science solutions can be built to help complement and change the way businesses function and succeed.”
Founder & CEO, EPITOME
Jan Lambrechts is the CEO and founder EPITOME (formerly CXS International), a workforce-analytics company focused on preparing workforces for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and supporting the new norm of technology enabled learning and working. He has had a 20-year entrepreneurial career spanning five continents and was one of the early enablers of cloud (server-based) computing for enterprises in the late 90s for MNCs. Jan also co-founded a commercial cloud storage platform in mid 2000s.
Since the start of the organisation in 2016, EPITOME, through its modular talent solutions have deployed several national, private and institutional projects to assist global industries in transition while delivering to national policymakers and industry leaders the analytics they need to plan effectively, both for today, and for an uncertain future.
In the recent years, Jan was an invited a speaker and/or panellist in other notable global conferences such the World Economic Forum, World Bank and World Islamic Economic Forum sessions.
Jan Lambrechts was awarded as an Endeavor Entrepreneur in October 2018.
Chief Executive Officer, Innov8tif
Under the leadership of George Lee, Innov8tif has progressed from a self-funded enterprise software technology start-up, into a sustainable business which expended its footprint from home ground in Kuala Lumpur to Indonesia, Singapore and across Southeast Asia. Prior to founding Innov8tif, George was the Sales Director of a public-listed software company which specialised in enterprise collaboration solution. From 2009 to 2011, George also contributed to the inception of a US-incorporated commercial open-source software business a co-founder. As the Chief of Innov8tif, George does not just steer the ship in business strategy aspect, but always proven an effective communicator when it comes to people and stakeholder management.
Robin holds the position of Group CEO and is responsible for the overall performance of the Group. He has more than twenty eight (28) years of software design, development and management experience in the IT industry.
Robin is currently a member of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) Talent Expert Network (TEN). He is also a mentor for the MDEC's Digital Counsellor Platform (DCP)
He graduated with a Bachelor of Computer Science from University Science Malaysia. He started his career as a Software Solution Specialist where he was involved in designing and developing order fulfillment systems. He then joined an international company as ERP consultant. In 2000, he join a new start-up, InsiteMY as partner, he then move on to this current position as Group CEO.
In 2018, he co-foundered and CEO of OrangeFIN Asia, an AI-powered RPA startup that develop its own software AI robots, OrangeFIN Asia have since been helping a number of large banks and many SMEs to automate their repetitive, mundane and laborious task.
InsiteMY is principally involved in research, design and development of software for the banking industry. The Group’s key product i.e. INCHEQS, INGateway and INReport.
OrangeFIN is principally involved in research, design and development of software Robotic & AI related Intellectual Property. The Group’s key RPA product i.e. OrangeWorkforce, OrangeAI, OrangeVision and OrangeBots.
Wo Swee Teck
VP, Regional Sales of Securemetric Technology
Wo Swee Teck is the Vice President of Regional Sales at Securemetric Technology – the leading PKI system enabler in ASEAN. Prior to joining Securemetric, Wo had amassed more than a decade of experience and expertise in the areas of Fintech and IT Security. With his passion for digital security and Fintech, Wo is a strong advocate of PKI solutions and the importance of building a common eco-system for secure identification across the ASEAN region.
Head of Business Development, Global Growth Acceleration Division at Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation Sdn Bhd (MDEC)
Ryan Chan is currently the Head of Business Development, Global Growth Acceleration Division at Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation Sdn Bhd (MDEC).
The Global Growth Acceleration (GGA) division at MDEC fuels high-potential Malaysian headquartered tech companies to skyrocket on the global stage through key interventions. Chan leads the business development initiatives and interventions, providing business expansion support to portfolio companies and developing business networks and "launchpads". In his portfolio, he has successfully led the team to design market expansion programmes and to build ecosystem networks in 12 countries to support the business expansion of Malaysian tech companies.
Prior to joining MDEC, he was the Chief Business Officer at ASX-listed iSentric Ltd where he built up the enterprise mobility business unit in the South-East Asia region. He also has entrepreneurial experience, having previously co-founded a company focusing on mobility solutions primarily serving customers in the e-banking and utilities sector. Before venturing on his entrepreneurial journey, he has held key business and technical roles in both local and regional software companies serving clients in the financial services sector.
He holds a master’s degree in business administration from University of Malaya and a bachelor’s degree in network computing from Monash University, Australia.
Ong Kian Yew
The National Tech Association of Malaysia
Ong Kian Yew is the CEO of PIKOM, the National Tech Association of Malaysia, an industry association representing over 1,000 active members that command 80% of the total tech business in Malaysia. As CEO, he is responsible for the operations of the association and its wholly-owned events arm, PIKOM Services Sdn Bhd.
Kian Yew is very active representing PIKOM at international fora including the World IT and Services Alliance (WITSA) and the Asian Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation (ASOCIO). He served as Secretary General of ASOCIO in 2013.
Kian Yew is also responsible for the government engagement in PIKOM. He sits on various committees representing the ICT industry and plays a key role in ICT industry advocacy to the government.
A graduate of the University of Strathclyde in Scotland, Kian Yew has more than 20 years’ experience in the ICT industry.
Regional Manager, Business Development, Tech Ecosystem and Globalisation
Serena Chang joined Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (MDEC) in 2013. At MDEC, she is part of the Tech Ecosystem Globalisation team that champions the growth of the Malaysian tech companies, globally. Her work focused on increasing access and engagement between the Malaysia and Global tech ecosystem
Tan Kuan Thye
Head of Huawei Cloud Malaysia
Mr Tan Kuan Thye brings over 20 years’ experience in Telecom Industry, focusing on business solutions development and strategic collaboration with government and enterprise. He started his career journey as Solution Architect, led different digital transformation projects of different industries and pioneering the strategic collaboration profile during his service in Celcom.
He is now leading the Huawei Cloud business in Malaysia, to develop the effective action plans and strategy focus on enterprise digital transformation solutions and ecosystem building, to meet the ever-changing strategic business needs and client business requirements. One of his digital industry strategy plan to drive the Digital SME business transformation in collaboration with Malaysia government and industry partners.
His other contributions on digital industry transformation includes Philippines government on national broadband plan, Malaysia government on Digitalizing SME strategy plan and supporting Indonesia government on Digital Indonesia paper. He is also one of the appointed member for Sarawak Digital Economy COE core members
Low Wei Chung
Head of Ecosystem Development Huawei Malaysia
Wei Chung is currently the Head of Ecosystem Development of Huawei Cloud Malaysia, a strategic role that spearhead the partnerships with technology companies at levels, enable the cloud ecosystem, and integrates various product offerings and work with various partners to promote the cloud adoption. Wei Chung has more than 10 years of experience in the industry, and are one of the few early adopters and innovators in Cloud industry who has created impact in the market. . He is also among the pioneer who had actively working with the ISVs in developing IoT and AI solutions for various industries. Wei Chung is a strong believer in cloud and 5G are the keys for digital transformation, he is passionate in advancing the art & science of managing business ecosystem, and enjoy working with partners and customers from all fronts to realize the goals of cloudification.
Partner at Deloitte, India
Saurabh is a Partner at Deloitte and leads the GBS consulting practice in India. Over the last 2 decades, Saurabh have advised clients across SEA , Africa, Europe and the US, to define and implement their GBS strategies for Captive and Outsourced operations.
Executive Director and the Head of Cyber at KPMG Malaysia
During the day Jaco is an Executive Director and the Head of Cyber at KPMG Malaysia, and have more than 15 years’ experience in Cyber Security for Operational Technology / Industrial Control Systems and Information Technology. He enjoys helping organizations to safeguard their computing infrastructures (office and industrial control domains) against an ever increasing global cyber threat landscape. He specializes in the Energy and Natural Resources Industry, with deep expertise in other Critical National Infrastructure Sectors. I also have a broader exposure to a number of other industries like the Financial Services Sector.
At night, Jaco is also a Finding Fellow and the Asia Pacific Chapter President for the (CS)2AI (Control System Cyber Security Association International). (CS)2AI is the premier global not for profit workforce development organization supporting professionals of all levels charged with securing control systems. When he can, he loves traveling and exploring new places. He use to enjoy sporting activities like golf, cricket, hiking, etc. However, now he found joy in spending sleepless nights with his fairly newly born son, Charlie. Together they strategize on new ways to take the fight to cyber criminals.
Managing Director for IDC ASEAN
As the Managing Director for IDC ASEAN, Sudev directs the overall operations of the ASEAN country offices' development, sales, consulting, as well as marketing, and works alongside local and global organizations' C-level executives in their aspirations in developing robust plans and strategies for both emerging countries.Having previously led IDC’s Southeast Asia Consulting group, Sudev has brought that rich experience in the country level by providing advice and thought leadership to CEOs, country heads, and chief strategy officers (CSOs).
Sudev is also a frequent speaker at industry events across Southeast Asia on a wide range of topics, and is regularly quoted in both local and international media such as Bloomberg, Asian Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and BBC.
Prior to joining IDC, Sudev was a Senior Executive at Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC). He was immersed in projects related to the creation of the country’s ICT road map and master plan, and was part of a team that helps raise the performance capabilities of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the country.
Sales Director, Puresoftware
Aditya is currently working at PureSoftware as the Sales Director for the APAC region, where he is helping the company deliver value to its customers through digital technology implementations. He has been a digital technology advocate for over a decade. Before joining PureSoftware, Aditya led the Malaysia and Indonesia business as a Country Manager for Automation Anywhere, a global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and AI technology.
During his extensive career, Aditya has acted in multiple roles, from working in Mumbai at Servion, a services organization that focused on delivering Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions, to moving to Malaysia in 2014 and championing in generating new business for Servion in the region.
CEO - Global Sourcing Association
Kerry is the CEO and driving force behind the Global Sourcing Association (GSA), a membership-focused organization whose mission is to grow the reach and the positive reputation of the sourcing industry globally through the development and dissemination of best practices, the distribution of standards and qualifications, and the publication and sharing of learning from across the industry.
Kerry is a passionate believer in the importance of mutually beneficial business partnerships, and is frequently called upon to speak on the challenges and opportunities for the technology and business services profession. Her career spans over 20 years in strategic consultancy and corporate communications in the high-tech and business-to-business arena, building a successful marketing agency, Buffalo Communications, before taking the reigns of the National Outsourcing Association and reinventing the organization as the GSA in 2016 to usher a new era of global partnerships.
Kerry graduated from the University of the West of England with a BA Hons in Modern Languages and Information Systems, and received an MBA from Kingston Business School in 2004.
Dang Tin Wai
Cyngus Technologies Sdn Bhd | Head of Business Development
Dang Tin Wai is the Head of Business Development of Cyngus Technologies Sdn Bhd with over 10 years of business development and solution sales experience.
Solution projects delivered successfully by him include various contact centre management systems and chatbot solutions spanning across a wide array of industries from financial services to healthcare. With a proven track record in channel sales management, his experience also includes channel partner recruitment, channel sales planning and pipeline management.
Tin Wai has executed projects and served multinational clients in the Asean region. Prior to joining Cyngus Technologies, he was leading the project management team of a national patient registry system under the Ministry of Health of Malaysia and has implemented 8 patient registry modules over a period of 3 years.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Commerce from Monash University, Australia.
Regional Head, Freshworks, Malaysia
Supraja heads Account Management for Malaysia. She has over 7 years' experience at Freshworks, helping businesses nurture their client relationships. She solves customer-related problems and helps improve their interactions by solutioning through Freshworks' suite of products.
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER & SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF DIGITAL INVESTMENTS MALAYSIA DIGITAL ECONOMY CORPORATION (MDEC)
Ray has more than 23 years of experience in journalism, strategic marketing and crisis and issues response. He is a sought after Reputation and Influence Strategist for international brands, local conglomerates and CEOs
He has conducted over 100 spokesperson and crisis trainings, messaging workshops and talks in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore.
He was appointed as CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) of the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) in October 2019 and Senior Vice President of Investment and Brand in December 2020 overlooking a 110 person team. This includes Investment Development and Promotion, MSC Business Services, Brand Marketing and Strategic Communications.
He holds an LLB from the University of London and a Professional Diploma in Public Relations from the Institute of Public Relations Malaysia.
Senior Channel Leader ASEAN, Automation Anywhere
Sundar is currently working at Automation Anywhere as Senior Channel Leader for ASEAN region, where he is helping the fastest growing partner eco-system to build up competence level in RPA and adopt Intelligent Digital Workforce Platform. With business process consulting as one of his core skills, he has facilitated numerous Process Discovery Workshops, Executive Roundtables, RPA Conferences and has helped digital enterprises become efficient. He also spends his time evangelizing RPA in various emerging markets. Prior to joining Automation Anywhere, he acted in multiple roles including, Program Management for SMART technologies, championing Digital Transformation for Retail, Consumer, and Telecom businesses.
Regional Director - Michael Page
Nic started his recruitment career in the UK in 2004 before joining PageGroup in Perth, Australia in 2006. Ten years later Nic and his family moved to Kuala Lumpur where he is currently Country Manager, PageGroup Malaysia. In his current role, Nic is responsible for the day to day operational management of Michael Page, PageOutsourcing and Page Contracting.
VP – Global Business Center, Clarivate
A Senior Global Leader with 26 years demonstrated and outstanding track record in delivering global shared services operations, human resources management and talent management strategies. Shankar is currently the Vice President of Clarivate Global Business Center in Penang. He was the Global Lead for HR Shared Services Operations with IHS Markit and was instrumental in building the shared services operations at IHS Markit, making it people centric and efficient for 16000 employees worldwide. His previous roles include Talent Acquisition and Human Capital Management (HR Business Partner) in Multinational Corporations. He has extensive experience working with Asian, American and European cultures providing a true multicultural and inclusive exposure. Shankar’s key strength is working with Senior Leaders and transforming their vision by creating value for the organization through a powerful employee experience.
Shankar has been chosen to lead many different transformation, change management and engagement activities company wide. His passion to excel and business acumen has seen the completion of the programs with outstanding results. He is capable of being cognizant of operational efficiencies and bottom-line needs whilst driving towards an empowered workforce. He is a firm believer that automation and digitization will deliver operations excellence. A true believer in people power, Shankar enjoys promoting coaching and mentoring to help provide opportunities for employees to unleash their maximum potential.
Marketing and Growth at BPESA
Traci has engaged within the Global Business Service (GBS) sector for the past two and a half decades. She has enjoyed opportunities which span working within South Africa and abroad. Has supported the activities and evolution of the South African GBS sector through Trade Body and Sector Association, BPESA where she currently runs the Investor Engagement, Marketing & Growth portfolio. Holds the position of global Convener for the ISO Customer Contact Centre Service Standards, Chair for the local standards technical committee, Junior Auditor for global benchmark certification standard COPC and supports the global CX Outsourcers platform. Through her role as the Rockefeller Foundations South African representative on the ‘Digital Jobs Africa’ initiative, was integrally involved in the formation and mobilisation of the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition (GISC) and is an Impact Sourcing Champion.
Senior Director, HR & Talent Acquisition, SRG Asia Pacific
Vinnie’s career highlights and passion for Talent comes with 20 years of her work experience, being part of well established, large, multinational and global organizations. Her work scope over the years in Malaysia and ASIA has uniquely positioned her as one of the SME for TALENT / HR, amongst corporate Malaysia. Simultaneously with her experience in the outsourcing and BPO (GBS sector) for the last 18 years, her career had focused on utilizing Talent / Employee strategy mainly on; acquisition, retention & development. In addition, her career journey broadens her involvement in global / regional talent/employee prospects ; imparting culture, diversity, HR & labour nuances of new geos. Vinnie’s determination had shaped her efforts in bringing change to the industry, serving great value towards foreign companies expanding in Malaysia & Asia. With a strong interest in Global Business Services (GBS), Vinnie is currently appointed into SRG as the Senior Director – HR & TA where her major focus comprises redesign and reformation of the organization’s holistic Talent / Employee matters and strategic expansion.
Vinnie has also been actively involved in advocating, empowering and inspiring leaders and organizations, through her involvement in thought leadership efforts mainly for Industry arenas, interactive forums, and conferences where she advocates not only talent/employee matters but also “WOMEN’s” agenda. Her partnership and success with Industry/Academia efforts with local universities and MSC/ICT initiatives, are fruits of the seeds she sowed.
Indra Dhanu Dipak
Director, Workforce Transformation, PwC, Malaysia
Indra has more than 14 years of experience in workforce transformation, having worked across 7 different territories. His passion lies in helping clients to transform their organisation from a people perspective.
Being a millennial himself, he is deeply interested in the future of work and how it impacts the leadership and workforce. He brings this interest of his in helping both public and private sector clients with their Operating model, Digital Skill-Sets, Workforce planning and Enhancing employee experience.
Managing Director, Fusionex Group
Jacob is the Managing Director of Fusionex Group - an established multi-award- winning data technology leader specializing in Analytics, Big Data Management, IR 4.0, Internet of Things, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.
Jacob has more than a decade's experience in enterprise software project implementation. He has overseen and been involved in all aspects of Big Data, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Trade Facilitation and IR 4.0 projects encompassing large volumes of business data and diverse data sources to provide in-depth analysis of data and trends for numerous clients spanning various industries.
Jacob has a strong technical background coupled with a wide domain knowledge across manufacturing, market research, finance and asset management. His expertise and experience have led him to have successfully executed and spearheaded projects for both large corporations and SMEs in the US, the UK, France, Holland, Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.
Jacob is often invited to give talks in numerous forums and conferences, and has been invited by Gartner, Alibaba, General Electric, UOB Bank, ACCA, Lazada, The Star, Digital News Asia, MDEC, FMM and PIKOM, among many others, to share his erudite views and deep insights on how businesses can excel with new technology.
- Cisco Meraki Product Specialist (Malaysia Commercial)
- 5 years in Cisco
- Experienced in driving customer’s business transformations and organizational outcomes through digitization. Highly passionate in technology and all things networking.
Jonas is a passionate cybersecurity professional with more than eight years of expertise in networking and security. Jonas loves technology and lives in Asia's technology capital Singapore. He is a digital native who is interested in offensive security and cyber. In his role at Fortinet, he works in a strategic engagement team. They combine data science with security strategy and facilitate tactics to support security portfolio planning. Jonas specializes in industry threat expertise with in-depth knowledge in threat intelligence, exploits, penetration testing, artificial intelligence, and advanced malware concepts. He understands the other side of the Internet, the dark side that most people don't talk about. As a cybersecurity expert, Jonas advises and engages clients and executive leaders on solution strategies in several industry segments. He works closely with FortiGuard Labs and Fortinet System Engineering to respond to advanced threats as they break – and proactively plans to stay ahead of the curve. He invests his time into hacking, fitness, poker, and enjoying delicious food in his spare time.
Lee Chee Seng
Chee Seng work as Azure Business Group Lead in Microsoft Malaysia with an end-to-end accountability for Azure cloud business which include planning, execution and governance. One of his main focus is to grow the adoption of Azure cloud and evangelizing it in externally and internally. He has more than 16 years of professional experience selling across different segments in Malaysia and helping customer to innovate and scale their business with speed and agility.
Senior Manager, Systems Engineering SEAK
Keith has more than 19 years of IT experience with his forte in data protection as well as a wider domain knowledge in Zerto, Simplivity and VMware. He started his career in an SI environment performing implementation and project management on Veritas, Arcserve and HP Data Protection solutions. During his years of Service, he managed the technical team across Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia as he progressed from a System Engineer to Regional Technical Manager, giving his 10 years commitment and dedication to the company.
Keith then joined Commvault as a Senior Technical Consultant with a focused industry support for public sector in Singapore with success in building up the public sector business. Prior to joining Veeam, he holds a pre-sales manager role, back in the SI industry, representing many hardware and software vendors including Veeam. He is an all-rounder who can perform end-to-end sales engagement from customer presentation to solutioning and architecting to installing and implementing the solution, involving both hardware and software and infrastructure
As Senior System Engineering Manager in Veeam, the main focus of this Role is to build and grow the Enterprise and Regional Business as well as providing the Veeam Technical Best Practices to our Customers.
Tong Chee Leong
Tong leads TIME’s security & cloud business, working closely with the cloud team to expand and grow beyond our connectivity offerings. With more than 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, he has held senior positions at Barracuda Networks, Citrix Systems and CBSA Berhad, honing his skills in application development and systems engineering before venturing into sales. Given his unique mix of technical knowledge and sales experience, Tong is known for his ability to align business needs with technology in pursuit of company objectives and customer satisfaction.
Yeo Wei Hong
Yeo is Head of IT Services (ITS) in Ricoh Malaysia and he has more than 20 years of experience in delivering enterprise software solutions for various industries in Malaysia. Yeo enjoy helping his client to embrace new technologies and adoption of modern tool to improve or automate business processes. Today, he is focused to deliver smart workplace environment that enables organizations to digitize and optimize the processes of their business.
Peiru Teo is the CEO of KeyReply, which develops conversational artificial intelligence for enterprises in Asia. KeyReply specializes in South East Asian languages, mix language sentences and multi-domain knowledge management.
She is experienced in large scale digital transformation projects in industries such as e-commerce, healthcare and insurance. Clients include AIA, Singapore and Malaysia governments, National Healthcare Group and Parkway Hospitals.
She has been featured in the media like CNBC, Channel News Asia and The Straits Times for innovative technology implementation. She is a valedictorian with a BEng from Nanyang Technological University.
Director, Customer Engagement For AI, Fusionex Group
Freddy is a former management consultant, speaker and a data analytics practitioner who values culture, human centricity and excellence. Trained as a computer scientist in AI and Security, Freddy has 20 years of experience in consulting, strategic planning, digital transformation and business building. Freddy brings a unique global perspective having served international clients with a local lens having led analytics transformation for local business.
At Fusionex, Freddy focuses on developing new lines of businesses whilst also spearheading the client's data transformation journey. His passion lies in developing team culture and leveraging the power of tech to transform the way we work. When he is not working, Freddy loves to dive head first into random hobbies, the latest of which is bee farming and hydroponics.
Country Manager Malaysia, VMware
Devan Parinpanayagam is the Country Manager for VMware Malaysia. Devan is an industry veteran with over 22 years’ experience managing multiple technical, product and management roles across channels, business and sales.
Devan joins VMware from Microsoft Malaysia where he was the director of solution sales responsible for the growth of solutions like the Cloud (Azure, O365, CRM On-Line), Data Platform (SQL, IoT), Security (EMS) and Windows & Devices (Surface). He has also held strategic positions with Fujitsu, Maxis, Cisco, amongst others.
Devan prioritizes team and individual development with his philosophy of ‘Grow the Business, Grow the Team, Grow Myself’.
Devan is married with two children and loves golf. He is also a keen runner and has set a personal goal to climb the Everest Base Camp and complete an Olympic Triathlon.
Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Asia Pacific FIREEYE
In his role as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Asia Pacific, Steve Ledzian advises organizations across the region on approaches to implementing modern, mature security postures. He has spent half of his 25-year career in IT focused on cyber security in Asia.
Steve is a prolific public speaker and has delivered keynotes at security events across the Asia Pacific region on a broad range of security topics. He specializes in presenting highly technical subject matter in plain language easily understood by non-technical executives and has been featured as a TEDx speaker.
Prior to FireEye, Steve managed the security sales engineering team in Asia at Cisco Systems. Before relocating to Asia, he worked for Silicon Valley startups for over 10 years.
Steve holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from Rutgers University.
Mateen Anis Padela
Security Architect, Keysight Technologies ANZ
Mateen Anis Padela is the design architect and security consultant for Keysight’s Network Visibility and Security solutions.
He is the specialized SME for Network Security and Performance, Visibility, and testing solutions for customers in across APAC region. Having provided consulting to multiple industry across vertical in 15+ countries and help them test and assess their network and security infrastructure and security posture readiness and provide solutions.
Mateen is involved in creating Cyber Range content and solutions from the ground up and managing the setup and scalability part of the Cyber Combats as well.
He has 10+ years of experience in network and security field, and prior to Keysight, have worked for multiple System Integrators across Middle East and India and have provided support and consulting to multiple enterprises, govt. org and Telco’s. Being certified and worked in multi-vendor environment, helped to guide customers for the interoperability of different technologies and products and overall solutions.
Mateen has a bachelor's degree in computer science from Bangalore University, Karnataka India and holds certifications like Cisco CCIE #32300, Palo Alto (PCNSE), Fortinet (FCNSA), Checkpoint (CCSE), ITIL etc.
Cybersecurity Architect & Business Development Leader, CISCO
Tengku Shahrizam is Cisco Cybersecurity architect and business development leader in Malaysia. In his role, he represents Cisco as the main spokesperson for Cybersecurity, including the area of awareness, consultancy & solution development. He is an active security practitioner with more than 19 years of experience. Graduate in Industrial Electronics, he continued to pursue his interest in Information Technology and specializing in Cybersecurity. Well known as a pioneer in CCIE Security certification (CCIE#16734) back in 2006, he has vast experience in Cyber Security with a complete sales cycle; consultancy, pre-sales, post-sales and technical support. He is also well known as Cybersecurity educator and Industry Advisor in local universities.”
LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tengku-shahrizam-0894a712a
Head - Cloud, Security & Infrastructure Services (CSI 1), Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn Bhd
Eric is the Head of Cloud, Security & Infrastructure Services (CSI 1) Business Division for Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn Bhd (“Hitachi Sunway”). He is responsible for the overall business strategy and P&L including business and product development, service delivery and managed services operations. In addition, he is also responsible to develop the technical team to ensure our services delivery capability and capacity is at the optimum level to maintain customers’ satisfaction. Eric is also responsible for fostering and maintaining good relationships with key technology principals and strategic partners.
Eric has more than 20 years experiences in the ICT industry holding key management roles in IBM, Sun Microsystems, Astro and Mesiniaga. Prior to Hitachi Sunway, Eric served as the General Manager of Products & Services Business Division at Mesiniaga Berhad for 5 years where he had successfully launched and grow their hybrid cloud and managed security services businesses in the market.
Eric holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from University Technology of Malaysia.
Enterprise Sales Engineering Manager, LogRhythm APAC
Leonardo Hutabarat, LogRhythm APAC Enterprise Sales Engineering Manager, works with customers and partners to raise their cybersecurity posture. Adopting the mentality of a trusted advisor and a consultative approach, Leonardo helps organizations across Asia see the value of and use LogRhythm’s technology to hunt attackers that threaten organizations. Leonardo has over 15 years of experience in information security, taking on roles including sales engineer, security consultant, and team leader. Due to his fervent interest in cybersecurity, he has over 45 IT security certifications, including: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
Calvin Ng, Regional Manager, is responsible for sales and account management in Malaysia and Thailand.
He started his career as a Network Engineer for Philip Morris Malaysia. He then moved into software support for inventory and Point of Sale (POS) systems and subsequently moved into management and maintenance of IT infrastructure. Prior to joining Blancco, Calvin provided consultancy services for implementation, project management and training for POS systems in Oracle. Continuously building on his computer software and IT experience, he now provides consultancy and advisory on best practices for Data Sanitization in Blancco.
Calvin graduated in Computer Science from Taylor's College, South Australia. He also obtained a CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certification.
In his free time, he plays football and is an avid computer games exponent.
Paul Tsang has more than 20 years of experience specializing in security infrastructure design, IT risk assessment, Cloud security, and data loss prevention strategy.
With over 11 years of experience in McAfee, Paul has been working closely with customers around Greater China regions. Paul is specialized on data protection technologies from device-to-cloud like Endpoint DLP / CASB / SASE Framework. He has been working as the endpoint specialist for the Asia regions. He provides expertise advice on threats and association with different frameworks such as MITRE / NIST. Prior to joining McAfee, Paul was employed by US cybersecurity vendors as presale consultant and KPMG as the assistant manager. He played a key role in the IT security advisory services specialized in technology risk management, technical security assessment and IT audit advisory.
Mr. Tsang is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He holds a Master of Science and a bachelor’s degree of Engineering from the University of Hong Kong
Head of Systems Engineering, SEA – Enterprise Cybersecurity, Kaspersky
Victor Chu joined Kaspersky as the Head of Systems Engineering for South East Asia (SEA) region, bringing with him 19 years of ICT industry experience. He is tasked to lead pre-sales and consultative technical direction and roadmap in the area of enterprise cybersecurity which enable organizations to build maturity in solving the challenges of managing security risks and operations.
Prior to joining Kaspersky, Victor held various technical and advisory roles at leading networking and cyber-security vendors including IBM Security.
His experiences encompass design thinking, enterprise security architecture, identity governance and access management, security operations and response, data security and protection, and internetworking architecture.
Senior Manager of Solutions Engineering
Allen Chin is currently the Senior Manager of Solutions Engineering in VMware Malaysia. He leads a team of Solutions Engineers specialising in driving IT outcomes and accelerate customers' in achieving their business transformation objectives through technologies surrounding multi-cloud, modern apps, digital workspace, virtual cloud network and intrinsic security solutions. With 20 years of experience in IT industry, he brings wealth of experience where he was instrumental in driving customer journey and success in strategic technology adoptions. Prior to joining VMware, Allen who is also a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) holder, spent 7 years in Symantec where he specialises in security solutions for Enterprise customers.
Ong Ting Yu
Head of Consulting, Powerwawre
Ting Yu is the Head of Consulting for Powerware Systems Sdn. Bhd., a leading Digital Infrastructure Consultancy, Design and Build Provider in the country. Ting Yu graduated from University College London with a MEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering undergraduate master’s degree. Ting Yu is also an Uptime Institute Accredited Tier Designer (ATD) as well as a Certified TIA 942-B Design Consultant. Ting Yu is involved in the design of many MNC’s digital infrastructures including data centres and conducted several DCRA for financial institution.
Dr. Dzaharudin Mansor
National Technology Officer, Microsoft Malaysia
Dr. Dzahar received a First-Class Honors Degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Monash University, Australia in 1985, and completed his PhD in Computer Science in 1988. He completed the MIT Management Sloan School on AI Implications on Business Strategy in 2020, and has professional certifications in AI, Big Data, Data Science, Cloud, Cyber Security and Computer Architecture. Dr Dzahar joined Microsoft in 2005 and has more than 36 years of professional experience in technology in senior leadership, engineering, research as well as academic roles.
In 2010, he had the honor of leading the Business Services Economic Transformation Program (ETP) Labs and was appointed as a National Education Policy Review Council member in 2018. He has been a key contributor in various other national technology roadmaps and frameworks in the areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cyber Security, IoT, Green Technology, Technology Foresight, Interoperability, and others. He is an Adjunct Professor at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and member of Industrial Advisory Panels at several other universities. He also holds several associate positions at PIKOM, MQA, Department of Standards/SIRIM and others.
Dr. Dzahar is passionate about technology and aspires to contribute towards the nation’s Digital Economy initiative.
Stan Jit Singh
Mr. Stan Singh holds a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from UK and he has attended various series of Management Strategic Courses over the last 23 years. He has 38 years experience in IT Management, and 25 years in Business Management at the transaction, operations and corporate management levels. His business exposure & experience spans a variety of industries, including Hotel & Properties, Retail & Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Stock Broking, Properties, Finance & Airport Management Systems. He was also actively involved in the Outsourcing & Managed Services evaluation & implementation initiatives in United Kingdom & Malaysia and Process Re- engineering and equally stands in as a Coach for new business set-ups for the Government Cradle Funding Program. He has so far coached 22 companies.
In the IT industry, Mr. Singh’s experience covers a very broad area: from System Integration & Application Design to Developing Application Specifications, Programming, Project Management, Systems Installation & Implementation, User & Corporate Training and IT Consultation, IT Governance, Business Continuity Management, Knowledge Management & IT & Business Security Management. He also holds workshops for C-Levels Executives
Apart from all the of the above, Mr Singh is also involved in the development pf the Enterprise Architecture, Customer Analytics, Predictive Analytics, Cloud Computing & BigData, Internet Of Things and eCommerce initiatives providing consulting and technical know-how to organisations in various industries, but more specifically in Retail.
Co-Founder, Executive Director, Glocomp Systems (M) Sdn Bhd
PIKOM Cybersecurity Advisor
Alex Liew is the Treasurer at PIKOM, The National ICT Association of Malaysia. In PIKOM, he was the Chair for PIKOM Cybersecurity Chapter, now serving as an Advisor for the chapter. He is also the Deputy Chairman of ICT for 6 years and now Deputy Chairman of Automation, Robotics and ICT in Master Builders Association Malaysia. He is a co-founder and Executive Director of Glocomp Systems. With 20 years experience in the industry, he has been crucial in GLOCOMP Systems, reconnecting with and staying connected to the private sector marketplace in Malaysia. He has also played a major role in leading the private sector sales team in securing major ICT projects from various vertical industries. He has experience engaging with different sectors such as government, utilities, FSI, education, etc, He is also in various engagement with Cybersecurity Malaysia, ISC2 in collaboration between PIKOM and the industry.
Alex Liew graduated from University of Malaya, Malaysia, with a degree of Arts.
PIKOM CIO Chapter(PCC) Chair
Ms Nathwani is the Chief Information Officer at Prince Court Medical Centre, a prestigious private hospital located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In this position she is responsible for all aspects of ICT operations, carries the operating and capital budget for all ICT expenditure, and additionally drives the ICT strategy for the facility.
She has over 27 years experience in healthcare IT, both in the public and private healthcare sectors. She is recognized as a pioneer in healthcare ICT implementations in Malaysia, successfully many firsts in the country, including the first fully paperless hospital.
Outside of her professional career, Ms Nathwani serves of the Executive Committee of the PIKOM CIO Chapter (PCC), where she is the current chairperson. PCC’s aim is to be the voice of the Tech Industry to the end-user community. It comprises the CIOs/IT Heads of 170 member companies from large corporations across diverse industries. She is also an advisor on the PIKOM Executive Committee. (PIKOM is the National ICT Association of Malaysia.