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Aimed at elevating Malaysia as a premier digital tech and services hub, and the Heart of Digital ASEAN, this fully virtual event will feature a series of live webinars, tech and talent ecosystem and locations showcase.Targeting regional and global decision makers, senior business leaders and CXOs of digital tech and services companies, startups, investors, corporates, and the international communities looking for opportunities in Malaysia and ASEAN, Digital Investment [email protected] will be exhibiting Malaysia as a fertile ground for investments and epitome of a digital home.
Day 1 Agenda – 23 November 2020 - Malaysia Heart of Digital ASEAN

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Welcome Remark – ‘Malaysia: Your Digital Home’

What makes Malaysia an appealing digital home for its citizens, tech entrepreneurs and global investors

Speakers / Panelists:
Hew Wee Choong, Vice President, Investment Development, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

Malaysia Tech Month Video Presentation

Special Address – ‘Advancing Malaysia’s Digital Economy to Drive Shared Prosperity’
Driving shared prosperity for all Malaysians by accelerating digital economy growth

YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy)
Heart of Digital ASEAN Video Presentation

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Realizing Malaysia’s Aspiration to be the Regional Digital HubA webinar exploring Malaysia’s aspiration to be the Digital Capital of ASEAN and how it can create value for the digital growth in ASEAN that can benefit the region.
Moderator: Dato’ Fadzli Shah, Chief Strategy Officer, MDEC
Speakers / Panelists:

  1. Surina Shukri, Chief Executive Officer, MDEC
  2. Lim Chee Siong, Vice President, Malaysia Cloud & AI Business Group of Huawei Technologies (Malaysia)
  3. Chow Sang Hoe, Partner, Ernst & Young

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Cultivate Innovation to Gain Competitive Edge @ Cyberjaya’s Global Tech HubOrganisations that are looking for a quick start to their innovation journey can explore global tech hubs like Cyberjaya. A new masterplan is in place to further advance Cyberjaya’s ecosystem through efforts to drive and cultivate research, development and commercialisation of technologies, focused on three areas: smart mobility, smart healthcare, and digital creative. The government offers a tax holiday for FDI and has plans to roll out a strategic business infrastructure ecosystem. Cyberjaya is well-positioned as a collaborative innovation ecosystem and plays a big part in supporting and augmenting future tech innovations in Malaysia. Strategically located in the heart of Southeast Asia, its robust, diversified economy has proven to be attractive to foreign investors, businesses, and multinational companies
Moderator: Nadia Azmi, Cyberview

  1. Shafinaz Salim, Head of Technology Hub Development Division, Cyberview
  2. John Low, Co-Managing Partner, South-East Asia of Roland Berger


  1. Kamarul A Muhamed, Founder and CEO, Aerodyne
  2. Dr. Khairul Faizi Khalid, Operations Manager Asia Pacific, Hematogenix
  3. Sinan Ismail, CEO, Digital Durian Animation

Day 2 Agenda – 24 November 2020 - Digital Investment & Market Landscape

10:00 am – 11:30 am
Crystal Balling for 2021 – Is Malaysia, Truly the Heart of Digital ASEAN?You have read the brochures, and now it’s imperative that you verify if its true. Malaysia for the past 20 years has been positioned as a compelling location for foreign investment, owing towards the country being in a strategic location, have political stability, rank well in ease of doing business, and the provisioning of infrastructure as well as incentives that prove to be attractive for large foreign organizations to be part of the economy. Sounds familiar?
In more recent time, the economic growth of Malaysia has been driven by the need to digitalize the economy for the future. With the digitalization of the Malaysian economy standing at circa 20%, how does the advent of technology on the future of supply chains, business models and economic sectors based on the ideals of “digital” resonate with the future of investors? Join us as we look into our crystal ball and discuss what’s in store for Malaysia in 2021 and beyond – and answer is Malaysia, truly the heart of Digital ASEAN?
Speakers / Panelists:

  1. Sudev Bangah, Managing Director, IDC ASEAN
  2. Darshiniy Selvaratnam, Senior Market Analyst, Financial Insights, IDC Malaysia

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Digital ASEAN Market Outlook & Opportunities – What Investors Should KnowASEAN as the world’s fastest growing internet market, has reshaped its digital landscape with the acceleration of digital adoption in the wake of Covid-19, creating opportunities for businesses looking to expand. Learn why the future of Digital is ASEAN. This session will cover:

  • ASEAN’s Digital Economy: Market Outlook 2021 and beyond
  • Ease of doing business in ASEAN
  • Opportunities in Digital ASEAN for tech investors
  • Malaysia playing a role as the Heart of Digital ASEAN

Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Mohd Munir Abdul Majid, Chairman of CARI, ASEAN Research and Advocacy

Hew Wee Choong, Vice President, Investment Development, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Futureproofing Malaysia’s Digital Workforce: Skill Up to Scale UpMalaysia’s value proposition as an investment destination lies on its diverse and future-proof talent pool.

  • In-depth discussion on Upskill to Upscale strategy for tech talent
  • Malaysia’s tech talent ecosystem showcase and success stories

Speakers / Panelists:

  1. Attila Emam, Head of Talent, Learning & Culture, AirAsia
  2. Dina Krishnan, Head of HR, Malaysia, Indonesia & Brunei, DXC Technology
  3. Jeff Sandhu, Head, FutureX Talent, 42KL, Sunway Education Group
  4. Dr. Nikolai Dobberstein, Managing Partner Malaysia, Kearney

Dr Sumitra Nair, VP of Digital Talent Development, MDEC

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
[Webinar] In collaboration with IIB Ventures
Johor’s Roadmap for sustainable development – Blockchain [email protected] ([email protected])The emerging technology of Blockchain is fast impacting existing business processes and functions, find out how the initiative by IIB Ventures, known as the Blockchain Village at Medini or BVAM aims to develop the blockchain ecosystem in Medini City, Iskandar Puteri to enable blockchain service providers, including established institutions and blockchain start-ups and stakeholders the platform to further develop their technology and to encourage market adoption.

The first for Malaysia and through collective efforts, BVAM will serve as the central hub to promote the blockchain technology in the country, drive innovation and develop the required talent for this emerging sector. Hence, four (4) strategic areas have been identified as the core to the BVAM ecosystem development framework – Talent, Infrastructure, Promotion and Policy. With the support and collaboration of Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB), Khazanah-linked Companies and close to 50 stakeholders from the industry, academic institutions, associations, regulatory bodies, federal and state government agencies, find out how you can join our [email protected] journey!

Moderator: Salina Muhammad Zain, Senior Vice President & Head of Partners & Stakeholders Engagement

Speakers / Panelists:

  1. Mohd Ibrahim Abdul Majid, VP of Investment Attraction, IIB Ventures
  2. Dr Tan Ching Seong, CEO, iCycle
  3. Chak Lee Meng, CEO & Founder, CENS Digital
  4. Jagdish Pandya, Founder & Chairman, BlockOn Capital Pte Ltd
  5. Norlisa Francis Nordin, Head of Division, Corporate Affairs, OK Blockchain Centre

Day 3 Agenda – 25 November 2020 - Tech Ecosystem Showcase

10:00 am – 11:30 am
[Webinar] In collaboration with MAGiC
Attracting Next-Gen Emerging Technologies: Malaysia as a Global Technology & Innovation SandboxWhat makes Malaysia the magnet for next-gen emerging technologies, such as Dronetech, Robotic, Augmented Analytics and Data Discovery? This webinar will discuss on Malaysia’s positioning as a Global Technology and Innovation Sandbox.

Brought to you in collaboration with Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Center (MaGIC).

Speakers / Panelists:

  1. Safuan Zairi, Senior Vice President, MaGIC
  2. Dr Yeong Ceh Fai, Co-Founder, DF Automation
  3. Jin Xi Cheong, Chief Executive Officer, Poladrone
  4. Armi Majid, Managing Director, OFO Tech

Justin Tan, Head of Investment Advisory, MDEC

12:00 pm – 1:20 pm
[Webinar] In collaboration with Cybersecurity Malaysia
Harnessing Malaysia’s Potential as a Cybersecurity Innovation HubWhen it comes to potential in the cybersecurity industry, Malaysia is one of the best ranking countries in the ASEAN region. This webinar will uncover Malaysia’s potential as the region’s cybersecurity innovation hub.
This session will also specially feature an MoU signing ceremony between Palo Alto Networks and Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), for Cybersecurity Academy, and witnessed by MDEC.
Brought to you in collaboration with Cybersecurity Malaysia.
Speakers / Panelists:

  1. Gene Tang, Head of Professional Services, Asia and India, Rackspace
  2. Amitabh Srivastava, Chief Information Security Officer, Abyres
  3. Scott Jarkoff, Director, Strategic Threat Advisory Group, APJ & EMEA, Crowdstrike
  4. Megat Mohammad Faisal, Chief Information Security Officer, Bank Muamalat

Anwer Mohamed Yusoff, Head of Industry Development and Collaboration, Cybersecurity Malaysia

1.20 pm -1.30 pm
Special Feature:
Cybersecurity Academy: Virtual Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Signing between Palo Alto Networks and Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)Cybersecurity Academy Virtual MOU Signing:

  1. Simon Green, President, Palo Alto Networks JAPAC
  2. Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. R Badlishah Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, UniMAP
  3. Ir. Wan Murdani Wan Mohamad, Director, Digital Infrastructure & Services, MDEC (witness)

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Malaysia’s Potential as The Fintech Hub for the ASEAN RegionMalaysia is strengthening its position as a major player in the fintech industry. Join us in this webinar to discover how you can harness Malaysia’s potential as the fintech hub for the ASEAN region.
Speakers / Panelists:

  1. Aaron Tang, Country Manager, Luno
  2. Robin Lee, Chief Executive Officer, HelloGold
  3. Hann Liew, Founder, Jirnexu

Norhizam Abdul Kadir, VP, Fintech & Islamic Digital Economy, MDEC

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
[Webinar] In Collaboration with Digital Penang
Penang: Fusion of Digital and HeritagePenang, known as the Silicon Valley of Malaysia, has over 50 years of history in Electronics and Engineering manufacturing with many leading MNCs such as Intel, Keysight and Motorola, as well as players in Medical Devices like B Braun and Abbott Labs. Our strong roots in engineering has also grown many local manufacturers such as Vitrox, Pentamaster, Greatech and many more. Penang is shifting gears and building on the complementary engine of growth in digital while retaining its heritage charm as a Unesco World Heritage city. This session will discuss and showcase Penang’s growing digital startup community and its pragmatic talent development, all thriving in a liveable environment. Digital Penang is leading the development of the local digital ecosystem focusing on the next wave of startups in engineering and deep technology in AI, IoT, robotics and automotive electronics.
Speakers / Panelists:

  1. Howie Chang, Founder, Forward School
  2. Mei Tan, Founder, Scoopoint
  3. Hamdan Abdul Majeed, Executive Director, Think City

Tony Yeoh, CEO, Digital Penang

Day 4 Agenda – 26 November 2020 - Digital GBS Moving Up the Value Chain

10:00 am – 11:30 am
[Webinar] In collaboration with OM, a chapter of PIKOM
Digitalization of GBS: Futureproofing Malaysia’s Attractiveness as a Global Digital Services hubIn these time and age and with the advent of IR 4.0, we are called to harness with the digital age and put digital at the core for sustainable profitable growth. The future of business services will be more about digital data than about transactions. We are already clearly seeing signs of that trend in the shift to knowledge work, adoption of RPA, and emergence of data and analytics.
This session will cover how the companies evolved, what are the long-term trends that will have the greatest impact on business services and how to stay competitively ahead by future-proofing your employees in their individual careers.
Speakers / Panelists:

  1. Justin J Anthony, Executive Director, PIKOM
  2. FS Yoong, Senior Director of IT, Jabil
  3. Amit Minocha, Finance Shared Services Director, Intel
  4. Sugeeta Bhanoo, APAC Head of Capabilities, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

Dato’ Loo Lee Lian, Chief Executive Officer, InvestPenang

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
[Webinar] In collaboration with CCAM
Growth of Customer Experience Ecosystem in Malaysia: the Malaysian Strategy & SuccessA customer experience ecosystem is defined as “the web of relations among all aspects of a company – including its customers, employees, partners and operating environment – that determine the quality of the customer experience.”
This session will cover the next step in Malaysia’s digital transformation and customer experience, competitive advantage, insights into the role of Contact Centers moving up the value chain and key success factor in embarking on CX & Digital Transformation.
Speakers / Panelists:

  1. Raymond Devadass, Chief Executive Officer, Daythree Business Services & President Contact Center Association of Malaysia (CCAM)
  2. Byron Fernandez, EVP Malaysia & India/Group CIO, TDCX
  3. Irine Lopez, Director, Customer Engagement, AIA
  4. Jinder Kaur Sidhu, Managing Partner, Language Talent Solutions

Dato’ Munirah Looi, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Brandt International

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Digital GBS/Digital Services: Expanding Global Footprint from MalaysiaExisting Investors sharing the journey in Malaysia in areas of:

  • technology advancement and services portfolio
  • experience in preparing the workforce through these changes
  • Malaysia as the location of choice for Digital Globas Business Services (GBS)

Speakers / Panelists:

  1. Mohamad Helmi Harith, Leader, IBM Client Innovation Centre Malaysia
  2. Tze Siang Koay, Senior Director, Head of Dell Digital Malaysia and General Manager, Dell Cyberjaya
  3. Neeti Mahajan, Managing Director of HSBC Global Service Centre (GSC) Malaysia & Global Head of Workforce Management.

Dato’ Hasan Azhari bin Hj Idris, Chief Executive Officer, Invest Selangor

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Malaysia: the Next Data Center Hub in ASEANDiscussion by Data Center (DC) players on:

  • Why Malaysia is a choice location for DCs
  • Malaysian government support for the DC industry
  • Future outlook of the DC industry in Malaysia

Speakers / Panelists:

  1. Tan Tze Meng, Head of Data Cloud, MDEC
  2. Eric Foo, Acting Head – Cloud, Security & Infrastructure Services, Hitachi Sunway Information Systems
  3. Llyod Lee, Vice President – Sales, AIMS Data Centre
  4. Patrick Chan, Vice President, South Asia, Uptime Institute

Moderator: Ir. Wan Murdani Mohamad, Director, Digital Infrastructure & Services, MDEC

Day 5 Agenda – 27 November 2020 - Accelerating growth in ASEAN
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Springboard to Digital ASEAN: How Smart Collaboration Unlocks Exponential GrowthThis webinar explores how local and foreign companies build synergies to springboard into the ASEAN market and solidify their presence in the region.

  • Growing Digital Footprint in ASEAN
  • Positioning Malaysia as the Digital ASEAN hub
  • Choosing the right partner for smart collaboration – why and how?

Speakers / Panelists:

  1. Dato’ Karim Abdullah, Group Chief Executive Officer, Serba Dinamik Holdings Group
  2. Dr. Jasmine Begum, Director of Legal, Corporate & Government Affairs, Microsoft ASEAN and New Markets
  3. Lim Chee Siong, Vice President, Malaysia Cloud & AI Business Group of Huawei Technologies (Malaysia)

Moderator : Muhammad Azmi Zulkifli, Chief Executive Officer, InvestKL

11:00 am – 11:30 am
Closing Remarks of Malaysia Tech Month 2020

Remarks by YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, Minister, Ministry of Communications and Multimedia, Malaysia

Closing Remarks by YAB Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin bin Haji Mohd. Yassin, Prime Minister of Malaysia

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Fireside Chat: Malaysia as Hub for Growth Acceleration in Digital ASEANSharing session by CXOs/Founders of international and regional tech companies

  • Experience of setting up in Malaysia
  • Growth and expansion to ASEAN

Speakers / Panelists:

  1. Stephanie Ping, Co-Founder and CEO, WORQ Coworking Space, Malaysia
  2. Anna Yamauchi, Executive Director, Lumirous
  3. Stanley Chee, CEO, SalesCandy
  4. Adrian Hia, Investment Director, Kairous Capital

A. Balasubramaniam, Head, Funding Facilitation, Global Growth Acceleration, MDEC

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hey Look! We Have Talent!Malaysia got talent! To fuel the demand from the digital sector, Malaysia has innovative initiatives to ensure a sustainable tech talent pipeline. This webinar will be showcasing the best of the country’s talent pipeline from tech talent producers – Premier Digital Tech Institutions (PDTIs) and specialized digital tech academies for latent talent in the areas of software engineering, cybersecurity, data science and artificial intelligence. As an employer, learn how you can leverage on Malaysia’s tech talent ecosystem to accelerate your growth in ASEAN.
Speakers / Panelists:

  1. Prof Ir Ts Dr Vinesh Thiruchelvam, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Asia Pacific University (APU)
  2. Prof Datin Dr Sameem Abdul Kareem, Dean, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya (UM)
  3. Prof. Ts. Dr. Wan Mohd Nasir Wan Kadir, Chair of School of Computing, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
  4. Andrew Pereira, Chief Commercial Officer, General Assembly Malaysia
  5. Dato’ Eric Ku, Executive Director, iTrain Group
  6. Dr. Ram Gopal Raj, Director of Strategy and Innovation, Redbeat Academy

Derek Toh, Founder & CEO, WOBB

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
“Make Malaysia Your Digital Home” – Virtual Coffee Chat with MDEC & MIDAMalaysia, as an investor-friendly nation, is garnering digital tech investments from global and regional powerhouses looking for a launchpad to ASEAN. Join us in this virtual coffee chat where MDEC, as the specialist investment promotion agency for digital economy, and MIDA, as the government’s principal investment promotion agency, will be summing up on why Malaysia is the best digital tech and services hub in this region.

  • The week in summary – showcasing the best of Malaysia’s tech ecosystem
  • Malaysian government’s support for investors
  • Call to action – what’s next

Speakers / Panelists:

  1. Hew Wee Choong, Vice President, Investment Development, MDEC
  2. Arham Abdul Rahman, Deputy CEO I, MIDA

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