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Week 4: Digital Disruptors

23rd August 2021, Monday

Time
Agenda
Speaker
9.20 am – 9.30 am
Opening Keynote: Digital Disruptors Week

Speaker:

Gopi Ganesalingam, Vice President – Tech Ecosystems and Globalisation (TEG), Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

9.30 am – 10.30 am
Regulators Bootcamp:

Together; learn about the latest innovation, partnerships, business model & trends happening in Malaysia. FinTech adoption has been steadily rising, spurring the digital economy in Malaysia, ASEAN & beyond.

Moderator:

Ruslena Ramli, Head, Fintech and Islamic Digital Economy, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

Speaker:

Wan Malawati Wan Mansor, Deputy Director, Financial Development and Innovation (FDI), Bank Negara Malaysia
Azrina Azmel, Deputy General Manager Digital Strategy & Innovation, Securities Commission Malaysia​
Ng Sai Kit, Vice Chairman, Malaysian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association​
Wong Sue Wan, Committee Member, Fintech Association of Malaysia

10.45 am – 12.00 pm
Malaysian Companies Taking On The World

Moderator:

Gopi Ganesalingam, Vice President, Tech Ecosystems and Globalisation (TEG), Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia

Speaker:

Localisation To Globalisation by Nicholas Lim, Chief Technology Office, Soft Space Sdn Bhd
The Voyage of JurisTech Going Global by See Wai Hun, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, JurisTech​
​Digital Disruption on ASEAN Payments by Kevin Lee, Chief Executive Officer, GHL Systems Berhad
​Innov8tif Building a World Class eKYC Solution by George Lee, Chief Executive Officer, Innov8tif Solutions Sdn Bhd
Global Expansion Through Our Strengths by Chan Kok Long, Co-Founder & Executive Director, iPay88 Holding​
Powering the Acceleration of Digital-First Experiences by Timothy Cheah, Head of Digital Partnerships, VISA ​
Regional Presence Leading Into Fintech by Ricky Lew, Acting CEO, Kiplepay Sdn Bhd​

2.00 pm – 3.45 pm
Malaysia, A Place for Fintechs in SEA & Malaysia, A Hidden Gem in SEA

Moderator:

Ng Sai Kit, Vice Chairman, Malaysian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association

Speaker:

Ian Ow, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Ablr
Justin Kong, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Payd ​
​Fumiko Inada, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Bee Informatica Sdn Bhd
Syakir Hashim, Country Head, Wahed Invest (Malaysia)
Foong Chee Mun, Chief Technology Officer, MoneyLion Inc.​
​Herston Elton Powers, Managing Partner, 1982 Ventures

3.45 pm – 4.30 pm
Fintech For The Underserved

Speaker:

Cross-border Digital Solution For the Underserved by Haddy Rohan Zulkifli, Chief Operating Officer, MoneyMatch Sdn Bhd
How to build your savings by Richmond Yau, Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder, Versa Asia Sdn Bhd​
​Upsell Micro Insurance with a click! by Sharian Raj, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Senang Insurance

4.30 pm – 5.30 pm
Session 1: How to Win With An Integrated Comms Strategy – Combine Marketing, Digital and PR

While the advancement of technology and evolution of social trends have continuously blurred the lines between marketing and communication, a lack of interdepartmental synergy still exists. As Malaysian SMEs (including agencies) find themselves in a pivotal point of history to rethink their business approaches, could combining PR and marketing efforts be the key to unlocking the future of company branding, exposure and revenue?

Moderator:

Raymond Siva, Senior Vice President, Investment and Brand, Chief Marketing Officer, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

Speaker:

Malek Ali, Founder, BFM Radio & Fi Life
Chin RenYi, Co-Founder, myBurgerLab

24th August 2021, Tuesday

Time
Agenda
Speaker
9.00 am – 10.00 am
Tourism: Future Trends in the Muslim Lifestyle Market

As we emerge out of the COVID-19 pandemic, digital adoption and disruption will be accelerated in all sectors. Pre-pandemic, the Muslim lifestyle market has seen consistent growth across many of the sub-sectors. The stakeholders in this segment will have to embrace this new reality to continue that trend post-pandemic. They will have to be agile and flexible to react to the fast-changing landscape of technology and consumer behavior to unlock the vast potential of the growing Muslim consumers. In this session, the panelist will discuss future trends in the Muslim Lifestyle space, particularly in Halal Tourism space.

Moderator:

Rushdi Siddiqui, Co-Founder, iPortal Live & Founder, World Waqf Day

Speaker:

Fazal Bahardeen, Chief Executive Officer, CrescentRating & HalalTrip, Malaysia
Faeez Fadhlillah, Entrepreneur, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Tripfez & Salam Standard

10.00 am – 11.00 am
Session 2: Transparency in Building & Maintaining Digital Assets

Outsourcing of web development is considered to be one of the most preferred ways for web development. High-performance websites, which are built by expert web developers or development agencies, generate the right visitors and convert those visitors into leads and opportunities. The most popular question that comes next is ‘how much does it cost to build a website?’ and unfortunately the answer is never just a simple number for price. Oftentimes there are many hidden costs with website building. This session will discuss the factors that influence these hidden costs and ways for both parties to have a clear understanding on what is expected and what is delivered.

Moderator:

Raymond Siva, Senior Vice President, Investment and Brand, Chief Marketing Officer, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

Speaker:

Reza Razali, Founder, Terato Tech
Dr Ram Gopal, Director Strategy & Innovation, Redbeat Academy

11.00 am – 12.00 pm
Alternative Funding: No Longer An Option But Mainstream

Back in 2016, Malaysia was one of the first country that has established a regulated alternative funding scene on ECF. Now over 5 years forward, we will take a look at how the alternative funding scene has evolved in Malaysia and what are the things that Malaysia has achieved through this. Amongst points of discussions that will be discussed are:

  • ECF as a strong option for Startups seeking to raise funds
  • Changes in policy allowing increase in fund raising limits in ECF platforms (RM20m)
  • Creating a strong base of retail Investors
  • Ecosystem Development & support
  • Performance of Companies after ECF and what’s next for them
  • What’s next for investors: secondary Market ?
  • What are the possibilities of ECF operators coming up with Micro VC funds to invest along with retail investors on ECF platforms

Moderator:

Elain Lockman, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Ata Plus

Speaker:

Sam Shafie, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, pitchIN
Sofea A Ghani, CFA, Platform Syndication, Fundnel
William Lien, Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder, MyStartr

12.00 pm – 1.00 pm
Banking 4.0: The Future of Finance

In this panel, we will look at the key trends shaping the next 5-10 years in Financial services, from Open banking to Embedded finance to smart banking to DeFi.

Moderator:

Malik Khan Kotadia, Co-Founder & Chairman, Global Impact FinTech (GIFT) Forum

Speaker:

Maggie Yung, Managing Director & Head of Digital, DBS, Hong Kong, Global Impact FinTech (GIFT) Forum Member
Hock Lai Chia, Co-Chair, Blockchain Association of Singapore, Former (Founding) President, Singapore FinTech Association & General Secretary, Global Impact FinTech (GIFT) Forum
Chonladet Khemarattana, President, Thai Fintech Association and Global Impact FinTech (GIFT) Forum ASEAN ExCo Member
RIdzuan Abdul Aziz, Former (Founding) President, Fintech Association of Malaysia, and Global Impact FinTech (GIFT) Forum ASEAN ExCo Member

2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Malaysia Heart of Digital ASEAN: Land & Expand Via MTEP

Malaysia Tech Entrepreneur Program (MTEP) is a visa program for tech founders and co-founders to start their entrepreneurial journey in Malaysia. This session aims to attract foreign tech entrepreneurs to Land and Expand their business in/from Malaysia. ​During this session the panellists from 4 different countries will share their experience in starting their business here in Malaysia, the blood and sweat they have faced in their startup journey. Also, what’s keeping their heart in Malaysia.

Moderator:

Mr Gopi Ganesalingam, VP Tech Ecosystems and Globalisation, MDEC

Speaker:

Umar Munshi, Co Founder & CEO Ethis Group
Fumiko Inada, Co-Founder & CEO Bee Informatica Sdn Bhd
Jan-Willem Middelburg, CEO Cybiant
Martin Perez, Founder & CEO Petchef

3.30 pm – 4.45 pm
Building A Sustainable VC Ecosystem in Malaysia

This session will divulge into understanding the VC ecosystem in Malaysia in terms of how it works, and how VCs are playing a part in building this ecosystem. Apart from that, we will also find out on how the VC ecosystem has helped accelerate the growth of Malaysian companies and what are the challenges in this process. Amongst discussion points you can expect are:

    • What are the composition of a VC ecosystem
    • VC in Malaysia
    • – Plans in Malaysia
    • – Opportunities in business sectors
    • – Tech focus areas
    • – Niche growth focus areas
    • – Contribution to the Economy
    • – Mentorship
    • Contribution to Venture Capital ecosystem in Malaysia
    • Motivation & drive for a VC
    • Can a VC operate in isolation without ecosystem support ( passive investments only)
    • LPs & GPS: what do they do , role, etc
    • Reliance on government
    • Regulation ,tax incentives
    VC talent

Moderator:

Dr. Sivapalan Vivekarajah, Senior Partner & Co-Founder, ScaleUp Malaysia Accelerator

Speaker:

Dato’ Syed Haizam Jamalullail, Managing Partner, Tuas Capital Partners/The Hive Southeast Asia
Fumiko Inada, Co-Founder & CEO Bee Informatica Sdn Bhd
Raja Hamzah Abidin, Co – Founder & Co – Managing Partner, RHL Ventures
Yi Chung Ng, Partner, SEA Frontier Fund LP/AC Ventures

25th August 2021, Wednesday

Time
Agenda
Speaker
9.00 am – 10.00 am
Fireside Chat: The Next Disruption – Hybrid Working

Moderator:

Raymond Siva, Senior Vice President, Investment and Brand, Chief Marketing Officer, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

Speaker:

Gary Sorrentino, Global Deputy Chief Information Officer, Zoom Video Communications, USA

10.00 am – 11.00 am
Malaysia Innovation Stories: How to Zig When the Market is Zagging?

Host:

Rizal Amat, Principal, Global Entrepreneur Xchange

Moderator:

Karthik Siva, Chairman, Global Entrepreneur XChange (GEX)

Speaker:

Erman Akinci, Co-Founder, Common Ground
Dato’ CC Ngei, Managing Director, Feruni Ceramiche
Nadhir Ashafiq, Co-Founder & Executive Director, TheLorry

11.00 am – 12.00 pm
What To Expect For The Future Of Digital Content Creation

With the acceleration of digital usage during this pandemic, what does it mean to digital content creators in terms of the upcoming trends and opportunities out there?

Moderator:

Mohamed Aafrin, Head of Technology & Innovation, REV Media Group

Speaker:

Nazri Noran, Chief Executive Officer, Media Prima Audio
Elliot Renton, Executive Vice President & Head of Asia-Pacific, Grabyo
Santharuban Thurai Sundaram, Chief Executive Officer, Advend Group of Companies

12.00 pm – 1.00 pm
Next Steps – Partnerships & Digital Adoption Trends Across SEA Region

Moderator:

Low Ngai Yuen, Founder & President, WOMENgirls

Speaker:

Jeffri Cheong, Co-Founder & Group Managing Director, Kaodim Group

2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
The Business & Investment in Esports

Business opportunity & roadmap in esports. Running a tournaments. Monetization in Esports. Branding. Why put your investment in SEA countries? Facility, talent, production crew, network. What kind of business driving – advertisement revenue, publisher revenue. Sharing of event tournament’s contract case study.

Moderator:

Muhammad Farouq Bin Abdul Patah

Speaker:

Carlos Alimurung, Chief Executive Officer, One Esports
Adrian Gaffor, Group CEO & Board Member, Esports Business Network (EBN)
Frank A. Sliwka, Chief Operating Officer, Epulze

3.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Behind The Scenes of Professional Esports Athletes / Players

Moderator:

Muhammad Farouq Bin Abdul Patah

Speaker:

Pontus Mahler, Director of Business Development, GTR
Khor Wei Soon, Dota 2 Team Manager
Chen Soon Num, General Manager, Evos

4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Alternative of Esports Job Opportunities In Esports Beyond Pro Players

Moderator:

Muhammad Farouq Bin Abdul Patah

Speaker:

Muhammad Asrul Jalani, Head of Production, IO Esports
Mohd Hazman Bin Hassan, Chief Executive Officer, KITAMEN
Clement Hui, Director, The Pantheon

26th August 2021, Thursday

Time
Agenda
Speaker
9.00 am – 9.15 am
GAIN CONNEX AUSTRALIA: Welcome Remarks by MDEC and Austrade

Moderator:

Gopi Ganesalingam, Vice President, Tech Ecosystems and Globalisation (TEG), Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia

Speaker:

Paul Sanda, Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner, Austrade Malaysia

9.15 am – 10.00 am
Rising Trends in Asia

Asia is hitting new peaks across multiple markets in terms of technological advancements. Malaysia and Australia are among the few countries that are thriving beyond challenges to lead the wave of disruptive technology and the fourth industrial revolution across the region. This year, despite economic crunches, is bound to catalyse the advancements in the technology sector.

Moderator:

Mukund Narayanamurti, General Manager, ASEAN Austrade

Speaker:

Chow Sang Hoe, EY ASEAN Consulting Leader, Malaysia Consulting Managing Partner, Ernst & Young Consulting Sdn Bhd
Nick Wee, Director, Global Mobility Tax Consulting, PWC Australia

10.00 am – 11.15 am
Presenting five successful companies that have utilised technology and data to transform business and society

Speaker:

The rise of the Networked Data Platform for multi-cloud real-time analytics on any data, anywhere by Vinay Samuel, Chief Executive Officer, Zetaris
Conversational AI for Mass Insights Discovery by Erica Johnson, Head of Intelligent Contact Solutions, Curious Thing
Close the gap – How Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) can extend the train or metro network right to your front door by Trystan Eeles, COO & Co, Founder, Liftango
Reshaping workforce compliance management to benefit all of industry by Gavin Tye, Head of Growth and Partnerships at MyPass Global
A Planetary Internet of Things From Space: The World’s first low power, ultra-low cost, secure satellite IoT connectivity network by Dr Alex Grant, CEO and Co – Founder, Myriota

12.00 pm – 1.15 pm
Five Lessons of Resiliency and How Exponential Technologies Are Transforming Businesses and Society

Speaker:

Pivoting from manufacturing to healthcare by Ts. Alvin Koh, Founder & Group CEO, Blinkware Technology
Fuelling the digital economy with creative content by Warren Leow, Interim Group CEO, Inmagine
Why the next 10 years of cybersecurity will smash the last 10 by Fong Choong Fook, CEO, LGMS / LE Global Services Sdn Bhd
The future of flying robots by Kamarul A Muhamed, Founder & Group Chief Executive Officer, Aerodyne Group
IoT and Data: Key to future innovation by Sim Hon Wai, COO, MDT Innovations Sdn Bhd

2.00 pm – 2.45 pm
Leveraging on Ecosystems to Reach Greater Heights

How to land and expand in Malaysia and Australia from entrepreneurs who have managed to grow their companies beyond their home country.

Speaker:

Ts. Alvin Koh, Founder & Group CEO, Blinkware Technology
Adam Day, Director Global Sales, Abuzz Solutions
David Albaiceta, Director Southeast Asia, KERB

3.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Innovation In Market Access: Hardwiring Digital Capabilities To Real Business Needs

Digital transformation is shaping the future of market access. Across all business sectors, technology is changing the way organisations interact with internal and external stakeholders, providing faster access to information and more efficient global collaboration. This session will explore the four dimensions within market access that can ensure business success; technology, stakeholders, environment and management. Each playing a crucial role for every organisation during their innovation process.

Moderator:

Gopi Ganesalingam, Vice President, Tech Ecosystems and Globalisation (TEG), Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

Speaker:

Cong-Thang Huynh, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, InnoLab AsiaDenning Tan, ASEAN
Denning Tan, Startup Lead, ASEAN Ecosystem, Amazon Web Services
Nattapat Kun Thanesvorakul, Head of Strategy and Investment, RISE Accelerator
Sudev Bangah, Managing Director-ASEAN, IDC

4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Who is clear about digital-marketing cost transparency and results

Digital marketing is growing more profitable by the day, as businesses are having to adapt in the time of the coronavirus and the economic uncertainty that it brings. With this being said, transparency between digital marketing agencies and their clients is essential for brands to build trust. Should there be an industry wide standard for transparency in digital marketing and if so, how will these standards affect each party?

Moderator:

Raymond Siva, Senior Vice President, Investment and Brand, Chief Marketing Officer, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

Speaker:

Ayesha Adam, Head of Social, M&C Saatchi
Jamshed Wadia, Marketing Consultant and Startup Advisor

27th August 2021, Thursday

Time
Agenda
Speaker
9.00 am – 9.45 am
Ramping up Malaysia’s Tech Ecosystem in ASEAN’s Startup Arena

Following the discussion held with JF Gauthier during MTM2020 last year, Malaysia has quickly moved our plans into action which has led to the birth of our first unicorn, Carsome! This success is only the beginning for us. Join Gopi Ganesalingam in this session with JF Gauthier to uncover:

– ASEAN’s potential as an innovation and investment hub
– Malaysia’s unique advantage in the thriving ASEAN region
– Key focus segments for startups
– Predictions on Malaysia’s tech ecosystem growth over the next 12 years

Moderator:

Gopi Ganesalingam, Vice President, Tech Ecosystems and Globalisation (TEG), Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia

Speaker:

JF Gauthier, Founder & CEO of Startup Genome

10.00 am – 11.30 am
The Future of Digital Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has propelled digital health, where healthcare providers seek to leverage technology such as telemedicine and other digital tools to continue serve patients and to help to combat the crisis.Globally, digitisation of medicine and technological adoption has been accelerated, where innovation in Big Data and IoT are reshaping how healthcare is accessed and provided. In this session, our panels discussed on how digital health are reshaping their business, tapping into the potential and risk of hyper-connected healthcare, and the support needed to achieve value-based healthcare.

Moderator:

Gopi Ganesalingam, Vice President, Tech Ecosystems and Globalisation (TEG), Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia

Speaker:

Bronwyn Le Grice, Managing Director, ANDHealth, Australia’s National Digital Health Initiative
Datuk Dr Kuljit Singh, President, APHM
Ben Ng, Chief Executive Officer, AIA Bhd
Kanagasingam S Kathirkama Thamby, CEO, Ainqa Health Sdn Bhd

11.30 am – 1.00 pm
Empowering the Economic Sectors with DroneTech Adoption

Ecosystem engagement to catalyse Digital Transformation for the agriculture sector via DroneTech adoption/pilot project deployment to validate & scale DroneTech adoption to improve the livelihood of the many, towards delivering impact for the nation, to transform the identified sectors into High-Skilled, Digitally Empowered and Data Driven and to boost the Digital Economy with key emphasis on sustainability and scalability prospects

Moderator:

Somasundaram Nagappan, Head of Strategy, Planning and Special Projects, MDEC

Speaker:

Craig Roberts, Drones Lead, PwC UK​
Wan Mohd Farhan, VP of Business Enablement – IIB Ventures at Iskandar Investment Berhad​
Safuan Zairi, SVP, Magic
Dato’ Sri Ganes , Founder & CEO SG Academy
Captain Liong Tien Ling, Chief Safety Officer, Air Asia Drone Academy
Dr Lee Shian, Founder, Malaysian Autonomous Society
Captain Illyaquila Fateen Binti Ismail, Assistant Director, CAAM
Ts Tengku Mohd Azrul Tengku Azhar, Head, Innovation Ecosystem, Futurise

1.00 pm – 2.00 pm
Fireside Chat: Perspective of Tech Ecosystem – The ASEAN Story

Speaker:

Khailee Ng, Managing Partner, 500 Startups​
Azran Osman-Rani, Chief Executive Officer, Naluri​

3.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Empowering the Agriculture Sector with Digital AgTech Adoption

Ecosystem engagement to catalyse Digital Transformation for the agriculture sector via Digital AgTech adoption/pilot project deployment to validate & scale Digital Agtech adoption to improve the livelihood of the many, towards delivering impact for the nation, to transform the traditional sector into High-Skilled, Digitally Empowered and Data Driven and to boost the Digital Economy with key emphasis on sustainability and scalability prospects

Moderator:

Navin Sinnathamby, Head Digital Agtech, Sectorial Pilot and Dronetech

Speaker:

YBrs Azah Hanim Ahmad, Deputy Secretary General (Policy), Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries (MAFI), Malaysia
YBhg. Dato’ Azulita Binti Salim ,Director, Farmers’ Organization Authority
YBrs Mohd Nazrol Marzuke, Deputy Undersecretary, Division of Communications Technology, Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM)
YBrs. Dr. Azman Bin Hamzah, Director, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute

4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
4IR: Hype Versus Reality

According to Malaysia’s National Fourth Industrial Revolution Policy, 4IR refers to the disruptive transformation of industries through the application of emerging technology. It is characterised by new technology that is fusing the physical, digital, and biological worlds, impacting all disciplines, industries, and the economy.

This panel discussion aims to provide some insights and understanding on what does 4IR means, focusing on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT). The invited panelists representing various segment of the tech industry/background, will share their views, insights, and experience on the 4IR in Malaysia and across the region.

Moderator:

Freda Liu, Business Presenter & Moderator

Speaker:

Vittorio Furlan, Regional Head, Business Insights, ADA
Captain Koh Chen Tien, Executive Chairman, Verofax Asia/AntChain
Dr. Mazlan Abbas, Chief Executive Officer, Favoriot Sdn Bhd, Top 50 Global Thought Leaders on the Internet of Things

5.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Up The Digital Ladder: Addressing Problems Through Innovative Solutions

Forbes Asia spotlights notable small companies and startups on the rise across the Asia-Pacific region at a time when economies worldwide were struggling from the Covid-19 pandemic and four of our very own made it!

– What did you envision for your company during these trying times?
– How has your company brought positive impact on the region or industry
– With a strong revenue growth and the ability to attract funding, how would you advise promising business entrepreneurs to kick start their start-up in this uncertain world we live in?

Moderator:

Gopi Ganesalingam, Vice President, Tech Ecosystem & Globalisation, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

Speaker:

Maran Virumandi, Managing Director & Co-Founder, DoctorOnCall
Lennise Ng, Chief Executive Officer, Dropee
Benjamin Croc, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, BrioHR
Aaron Patel, Chief Executive Officer, iHandal Energy Solutions

6.00 pm – 6.30 pm
Closing Remarks

Speaker:

Gopi Ganesalingam, Vice President, Tech Ecosystem & Globalisation, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

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