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PENANG | Setia SPICE Convention Centre

GUEST OF HONOUR



YB Dato' Abdul Halim Hussain

Chairman of International Trade and Entrepreneur Development Committee, Penang


SPEAKERS


Alan Tan


Head of Research and Chief Economist

Alan Tan is the Chief Economist at Affin Hwang Investment Bank, a post he has held since 2008. His main responsibilities are to provide reports on macroeconomic analysis and forecasting, as well as regular presentations on the Malaysian economy for institutional clients. He is frequently quoted in national newspapers and publications, as well as frequent invited speaker at forums and conferences in Malaysia. He started his career as an economist with RHB Research Institute Sdn Bhd from 1991 to 1998. From 1999 to 2007, Alan worked as a Research Manager at Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Bhd, the country’s national asset management company, and later at Prokhas Sdn Bhd, a company wholly owned by the Ministry of Finance, Malaysia. Alan has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA) and Master’s degree in Economics (MA) from the University of Memphis, US.

Azhar Md Nayan


Technical Advisor

Azhar has about 3 decades of professional work experience and accomplishments in Senior Leadership role in Multinational Corporation (MNC) primarily accountable for Global Supply Chain, Business Unit Management, New Product/Process Development, Plant/Factory Management and he has managed and lead cross-functional organization in many countries within Asia, Europe, Eastern Europe, and the USA.

Azhar graduated from Bradley University, Peoria Illinois USA (1994) in Mechanical Engineering and since then has served various sectors including heavy engineering industries, data storage, semiconductors technology in wireless communication, motion controller, optoelectronics and photomask engineering.

Over the last 3 years, he has trained, coached and transformed current and future leaders including C-level, senior & middle management, executives, students and lecturers covering the government agencies, academia, industries, and technology system & solution providers. His primary belief is everyone should embark on Industry 4.0 with a mind-set of Start Small, WIN BIG & ACT4WRD. Azhar also has introduced the concepts of MAA steps and 8D+1D to ease the implementation of Industry 4.0 in any industry, especially SMEs and LLCs. In regard to the Readiness Assessment (RA) program lead by MITI or the government of Malaysia, Azhar is the only official master advisor who is in charge to train and certify the nationwide RA Assessor in Malaysia.

Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift


Chief Executive Officer

Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift is the Chief Executive Officer of Bursa Malaysia Berhad. He is also the director of all subsidiary companies within Bursa Malaysia Group, and serves as a Chairman of Bursa Malaysia Derivatives and Clearing.

Datuk Umar has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of banking and financial services. Prior to helming the Exchange, he was the Chief Executive Officer / Group Managing Director of MAA Group Berhad, where he also assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of Malaysian Assurance Alliance Berhad (now known as Zurich Insurance Malaysia Berhad).

Commencing his career with Price Waterhouse Chartered Accountants, Datuk Umar went on to hold numerous positions within the banking industry before joining Gas Malaysia Sdn Bhd. in 1996 as General Manager, Corporate Finance. A year later, he was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Gas Malaysia.

In 2002, Datuk Umar became a Practice Leader for the Utilities Business of Deloitte Consulting in Malaysia, before re-entering the financial services industry as Executive Vice President – Head, Enterprise Financial Services Group of Maybank in 2004.

Datuk Umar holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Monash University, Australia, and is an Associate of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a member of CPA Australia, a Chartered Tax Adviser of The Tax Institute of Australia, and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) in Australia. He is also a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, and a Registered Financial Planner.

Tan Eng Tong


VP

Tan Eng Tong is a veteran with over 30 years’ international experience in technology development and product strategy, Tan returns to Malaysia to provide strategic direction to SilTerra, Malaysia’s own semiconductor fab, to enter into emerging markets such as life-sciences, automotive and silicon photonics.

Tan previously held executive positions in blue chip tech companies including Hewlett-Packard UK, HP Laboratories in Palo Alto and Seagate Technology HQ in California. He also advised corporations and start-ups in China and Southeast Asia. He also led the development of industry standards on wireless, storage technologies and disk security that were subsequently adopted by over a billion devices around the world.

He is an Electrical Engineering (Hons) graduate from Imperial College London, Mr Tan holds an Executive MBA from Cranfield School of Management, UK and a certified Six Sigma Black Belt Champion.

Alan Cheah


CEO

Alan is currently the Chief Executive Officer at GoCar Malaysia , an on-demand car sharing platform with over 350 locations across 7 states in Malaysia, and recently the Chief Executive Officer at GoEVcharger, an E-Mobility Operator (EMO) to provide and operate the charging infrastructure for Electric Vehicles (EV). During his time as Chief Operations Officer from April 2016 to September 2017, Alan paved the way for GoCar to be part of the alternative transportation ecosystem as a first-mile / last-mile solution by working with strategic partners and industry players to expand its location network in Klang Valley. This includes placing GoCars at Shell stations, major airports, LRT stations, KTMB stations, hotels, shopping malls, condominiums, office towers, and more.

Prior to this, he was the Marketing Director at MaGIC where he led and strategised the digital roadmap to create regional awareness and engagement for MaGIC's brands, programs, and projects across the ASEAN region. Alan was also the lead digital strategist for MaGIC Accelerator Program Cohort 1, MaGIC Academy 2014 & 2015, and e@Stanford Programs in partnership with Stanford University.

Apart from work, Alan is frequently sharing thoughts and giving talks as a speaker on personal growth, marketing, entrepreneurship, urban mobility, alternative transportation, and team culture.

Dr. M. Imran Sarwar


IoT Solution Architect & Industry 4.0

Dr. Muhammad Imran Sarwar demystifies Industry 4.0 and its disruptive technologies for individuals, teams, and enterprises. With more than 15 years of professional experience as industrial technical management and academic R&D scientist, he was involved in developing solutions on multiple domains ranging from Industry 4.0 smart factory, precision farming, IoT Smart Cities, Wireless infrastructure protocols, and management systems.

Dr. Imran is involved in Enterprise solution end-to-end solution with business requirement specifications, analysis, R&D, solution architecture, & development, SQA, technical roadmap development with deployment that leverage disruptive technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud & DevOps, Big Data & Analytics, A.I., wireless communication technologies & protocols in end-to-end solutions.

He had won numerous academic, community and industrial awards including a fully funded fellowship for his Ph.D. in Computer Science. As a scientist, he had published research articles in International conferences and peer-review journals indexed in Scopus and ISI.

In his portfolio, he is serving as the technical consultant for government and private organizations for IoT, Industry 4.0 and its variants as Smart Factory 4.0, Smart Cities 4.0, Agriculture 4.0, Construction 4.0 and Supply Chain Management 4.0 that leverage disruptive technologies.

Ricky Sio Kee San


CEO

Ricky Sio is a committed business transformation and enterprise application professional, who has more than 30 years of IT and business consulting experience which included 15 years of China experience and 20 years of SAP ERP implementation across multiple industry sectors. Ricky is actively involved in the Industry 4.0 awareness training, digital transformation and readiness assessment in the preparation for the business transformation initiatives.

While working for world class software & consulting companies like SAP, IBM Global Service and Deloitte Ricky has proven himself in the IT and business transformation delivery projects that included full-cycle SAP ERP implementation, business process improvement and system support for SME as well as large enterprises in the international arena.

Ricky was the CEO/founder of EA Consulting China, certified SAP consultant, Industry 4.0 trainer in English and Chinese, and actively engaged in the Design Thinking workshop. Ricky graduated with honour in Management Information Systems from State University of Minnesota in USA.

Well kam Lian Hooi


Northern Region Chairman

Well Kam is a Chartered Accountant, MBA from Portsmouth University, UK and a Certified Trainer of American Management Association (AMA).

He started his career in Financial Auditing with firms of Chartered Accountants for 7 years followed by 10 years in various corporate positions in MECI, a Japanese-Malaysian Joint-venture manufacturing PVC resins and compounds.

As a certified trainer and coach, Mr. Well Kam has conducted trainings and consultancy locally as well as in various parts of the World, including USA, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Myanmar and Cambodia.

As the Northern Region Chairman of SAMENTA (Small and Medium Enterprise Association), Well Kam is actively contributing to SME development as part of CSR.


KUALA LUMPUR | Pullman Hotel, Bangsar

GUEST OF HONOUR



Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof

Minister of Entrepreneur Development


SPEAKERS


Alan Tan


Head of Research and Chief Economist

Alan Tan is the Chief Economist at Affin Hwang Investment Bank, a post he has held since 2008. His main responsibilities are to provide reports on macroeconomic analysis and forecasting, as well as regular presentations on the Malaysian economy for institutional clients. He is frequently quoted in national newspapers and publications, as well as frequent invited speaker at forums and conferences in Malaysia. He started his career as an economist with RHB Research Institute Sdn Bhd from 1991 to 1998. From 1999 to 2007, Alan worked as a Research Manager at Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Bhd, the country’s national asset management company, and later at Prokhas Sdn Bhd, a company wholly owned by the Ministry of Finance, Malaysia. Alan has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA) and Master’s degree in Economics (MA) from the University of Memphis, US.

Effendy Zulkifli


CEO

Effendy Zulkifly is a law graduate from MARA University of Technology and obtained Certificate of FinTech Programme from Oxford University. He is Certified Blockchain Expert from The Frankfurt School Blockchain Centre. He raised Diploma in Information Technology (IT) Management from ALISON Academy, the e-learning provider and academy founded in Galway, Ireland and learnt coding and programming (phyton, JavaScript, C++) from Codecademy (USA). He had experiences as the CEO of several corporate organisations.

He established ASEAN Youthpreneur Community (AYPC) in 2014. AYPC is the Non-Profit Technology Chamber of Commerce that consisted of the Technopreneurs from 10 ASEAN Countries promoting Blockchain and Digital Entrepreneurship. He is also the Director of Blockchain Development for AGA Global Associate Holding based in Kuala Lumpur and founder of Blockchain Academy Asia and Blockchain Research Centre Malaysia to build more professional and educated people in Blockchain Ecosystem. He also the Co-Founder of Crypto Valley Malaysia that registered under Registry of Societies Malaysia as technology chamber of commerce with Blockchain Technology and Emerging Technologies as the enabler for Industry 4.0.

The author of two books, 'The Techno Revolution, Blockchain Manual 101' and 'ABCDs that are changing the world’. Now he actively promoting the value of Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain and Emerging Technologies that involving the development of Security Token Offering (STO), Decentralized Mobile Wallet and Digital Currency Exchanger, Blockchain as a Service (BaaS), Industrial IoT and Emerging Technologies for Academic.

Dr. Rezal Khari Ahmad


CEO

Dr Rezal Khairi Ahmad was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of NanoMalaysia Berhad in January 2013 under secondment from Khazanah Nasional. He is also a Board Member of NanoMalaysia and NanoCommerce Sdn Bhd, Founding Chairman of NanoVerify Sdn Bhd and Founding Director of Nanovation Ventures Sdn Bhd.

Currently, he serves as Chairman of Advanced Materials Investment Advisory Panel Working Group under the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Treasurer for Asia Nano Forum (ANF) and Chairman of Commercialisation Working Group under Asia Nano Forum (ANF).

In September 2017, he was appointed the International Advisor to China Graphene Industry Alliance (CGIA). Recently, Dr Rezal was appointed to the Board of Governance (BOG) for the Malaysia Laboratories for Academia-Business Collaboration (MyLAB) under the Ministry of Education, Malaysia.

Formerly attached to the College of Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, as an academician from 1998 to 2007, he was also an engineer at Tenaga Nasional ICT in 2003. In 2000, he co-founded Malaysia-Events Sdn Bhd, a start-up for an e-commerce platform. He holds a PhD in Nanotechnology, Electronic/Electrical Engineering from the London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London as the first Khazanah PhD Scholar from 2007 to 2010 with publications in high impact journals. In 2014, he was instrumental in crafting out Malaysia’s National Graphene Action Plan 2020 and co-authored chapters on innovation and commercialisation under the 11th Malaysia Plan. His current endeavours include Internet of Nano-Things and blockchain applications for high technology management.

Tan Eng Tong


VP

Tan Eng Tong is a veteran with over 30 years’ international experience in technology development and product strategy, Tan returns to Malaysia to provide strategic direction to SilTerra, Malaysia’s own semiconductor fab, to enter into emerging markets such as life-sciences, automotive and silicon photonics.

Tan previously held executive positions in blue chip tech companies including Hewlett-Packard UK, HP Laboratories in Palo Alto and Seagate Technology HQ in California. He also advised corporations and start-ups in China and Southeast Asia. He also led the development of industry standards on wireless, storage technologies and disk security that were subsequently adopted by over a billion devices around the world.

He is an Electrical Engineering (Hons) graduate from Imperial College London, Mr Tan holds an Executive MBA from Cranfield School of Management, UK and a certified Six Sigma Black Belt Champion.

Dang Tai Luk


CEO

Dang Tai Luk is the founder and CEO of myNEWS.com. Together with his family, he opened his first newsstand under the name of “MAGBIT” on 25 December 1996. Over time, the newsstand business evolved into a homegrown convenience store chain, operating under the name myNEWS.com.

myNEWS.com has gained recognition locally and abroad, which culminated in an IPO in 2016—a first for the convenience store sector in Malaysia. It now comprises over 500 outlets, with more outlets opening every day. myNEWS.com is also investing in a state-of-the-art, RM100 million central food production centre with Japanese partners—catering to local Malaysian tastes, made to exacting Japanese standards.

Dr. Mazlan Abbas


CEO

Dr. Mazlan is the co-founder and CEO of FAVORIOT Sdn Bhd. He is ranked Top 10 in IoT Top 100 Influencers by Postscapes 2017 & 2018, ranked Top 20 Global Thought Leaders on the Internet of Things (February 2019) by Thinkers360, ranked No. 20th Thought Leader in IOT by 2014 Onalytics Report – “The Internet of Things - Top 100 Thought Leaders, ranked among 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders by World CSR Congress. Before Favoriot, he spent 2.5 years as CEO of REDtone IOT and 8 years in MIMOS Berhad as Senior Director Wireless Communications Cluster. He also spent 13 years in CELCOM. He is currently the Adjunct Professor for Universiti Malaysia (UniMY) and Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP).

Rizal Nainy


Chief Implementation & Monitoring Officer

Rizal is currently the Chief Officer for Implementation & Monitoring at SME Corporation Malaysia, a government agency mandated to spearhead the development of micro, small and medium enterprises, strategise policies, implement and monitor strategic SME programmes, coordinate SME programmes among Ministries and Agencies as well as being the secretariat to National Entrepreneurship & SME Development Council (NESDC) chaired by the Prime Minister of Malaysia. He was appointed as the Deputy CEO (I) on the 1st of June 2016 until 14th May 2019. After the recent restructuring of SME Corporation, he resumes the new role of Chief Officer for Implementation & Monitoring on the 15th May 2019.

Rizal graduated from Imperial College, University of London in Mechanical Engineering with First Class Honours, and then obtained the Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Charles Sturt University, Australia.

His primary responsibility is to plan, implement, monitor and value-add strategic SME development programmes aligning with the National Entrepreneurship Policy 2030, which will ultimately increase Malaysia's GDP, exports and job creation. Collaborations with Ministries and Agencies are also his key tasks especially in the area of providing and facilitating the financial assistances to SMEs. By reviewing and evaluating value added activities to be in the SME programmes, he will make sure more innovative SMEs are being formed especially under Technological Commercialisation Platform, Inclusive Innovation, 1Innocert and National Mark of Malaysian Brand Certification programmes.

Wong Kah Meng


CEO

Wong Kah Meng is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Funding Societies Malaysia, the first and largest peer-to-peer (P2P) financing platform in Malaysia, where he strategically leads its operation team. Prior to Funding Societies, Wong Kah Meng was focused in strategy and risk management having worked with leading management consulting firm specializing in financial services, Oliver Wyman, where he provided counsel to senior management of leading banks, regulators and wealth managers.

Wong Kah Meng holds a double degree in Finance and Actuarial Studies, and a certified CFA charter holder. He was also among the top first-class honours’ graduates from the Australian National University.

Progression Towards Industry 4.0

Transformation and Change requires overcoming adverse hurdles that often are rooted in resistance due to fear. The advent of Industry 4.0 has certainly generated unnecessary cause for concern in many still clinging to traditionalistic methods of business and operations. Driven by data that enables faster, flexible, less wasteful and more efficient processes. IR4.0 eases many lives through strategic harnessing of Big Data, Augmented Reality, Simulation, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Systems Integration, Additive Manufacturing and Autonomous Systems, These elements come together to elevate the significance of Artificial Intelligence in day-to-day operations that encompasses Home, Work and Play.


Disruption for Evolution

Economic and social disruption due to the advent of Industry 4.0 are inevitable. While job automation via AI and machine learning will render hundreds of thousands of current staff redundant, it also provides the opportunity for human capital to be reskilled and upskilled, especially in managing higher-order-tasks. By 2030, it is estimated that 46.4 per cent of jobs in manufacturing, 32.3 per cent in finance and 44 per cent in wholesale and retail are forecasted to be redundant, requiring a more skilled and specialist workforce that will be geared towards immersive user / consumer experience.


Committed for Growth and Sustainability

Malaysia is committed to be a Key IR4.0 Leader in the region, and various efforts across Government and Corporate Sector are indicative of the importance of Industry 4.0 to the Nation’s Growth. Under Budget 2019, a sum of RM210 million has been allocated to spearhead efforts to support the transition and migration of Malaysian SMEs and Corporations to Industry 4.0, with 2021 as the deadline.

These efforts include Identifying and nurturing specific economic sectors especially within the SME community, as IR 4.0 continuously transforms the way we interact with the world around us.

With such changes, new challenges arise bringing with it plenty of opportunities for SMEs:
  • Understanding your business case
  • New business models — What strategies need to be in place to stay relevant
  • Revitalising organizational structure, process workflows and compliance framework to optimise potential outcomes
  • Embracing agility to adapt to situational and market demands, without compromising core focus
  • Continuously creating and testing 'pilot products/services' to enhance customer experiences
  • Realigning organisational focus and priorities towards sustainability and growth despite disruption pushing diversification
  • Transformational management as Key Driver for Moving Forward
  • Company Culture Transformation
  • Boosting pertinent and intelligent interconnection between all departments, harnessing technology as Key Connector
  • Recruiting, developing and retaining lifelong-learning-focused talent



Green Revolution

Unlike the previous evolutions of the Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0 is committed towards being its greenest. More proactive efforts are being undertaken towards resource management with increased process efficiencies, aimed at positively improving the environment.

The concept of sustainability is reaching vibrancy, as more businesses embrace environmentally-friendly standards, focusing on long-term goals amidst a sense of holistic responsibility for the environment, the economy, and society. With improved manufacturing processes and management goals, Industry 4.0 will help move the needle towards a greener, more sustainable economy.


Who Should Join?

IR4.0 is not just for the manufacturing industry (as many perceived), this revolution will affect every single industry and sector. Thus in this forum, we will bring all relevent industry players to join effort in enlighting the focus and direction of IR4.0, from agriculture, healthcare, media, finance, retail, and services.

Progression Towards Industry 4.0

Transformation and Change requires overcoming adverse hurdles that often are rooted in resistance due to fear. The advent of Industry 4.0 has certainly generated unnecessary cause for concern in many still clinging to traditionalistic methods of business and operations. Driven by data that enables faster, flexible, less wasteful and more efficient processes. IR4.0 eases many lives through strategic harnessing of Big Data, Augmented Reality, Simulation, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Systems Integration, Additive Manufacturing and Autonomous Systems, These elements come together to elevate the significance of Artificial Intelligence in day-to-day operations that encompasses Home, Work and Play.


Disruption for Evolution

Economic and social disruption due to the advent of Industry 4.0 are inevitable. While job automation via AI and machine learning will render hundreds of thousands of current staff redundant, it also provides the opportunity for human capital to be reskilled and upskilled, especially in managing higher-order-tasks. By 2030, it is estimated that 46.4 per cent of jobs in manufacturing, 32.3 per cent in finance and 44 per cent in wholesale and retail are forecasted to be redundant, requiring a more skilled and specialist workforce that will be geared towards immersive user / consumer experience.


Committed for Growth and Sustainability

Malaysia is committed to be a Key IR4.0 Leader in the region, and various efforts across Government and Corporate Sector are indicative of the importance of Industry 4.0 to the Nation’s Growth. Under Budget 2019, a sum of RM210 million has been allocated to spearhead efforts to support the transition and migration of Malaysian SMEs and Corporations to Industry 4.0, with 2021 as the deadline.

These efforts include Identifying and nurturing specific economic sectors especially within the SME community, as IR 4.0 continuously transforms the way we interact with the world around us.

With such changes, new challenges arise bringing with it plenty of opportunities for SMEs:
  • Understanding your business case
  • New business models — What strategies need to be in place to stay relevant
  • Revitalising organizational structure, process workflows and compliance framework to optimise potential outcomes
  • Embracing agility to adapt to situational and market demands, without compromising core focus
  • Continuously creating and testing 'pilot products/services' to enhance customer experiences
  • Realigning organisational focus and priorities towards sustainability and growth despite disruption pushing diversification
  • Transformational management as Key Driver for Moving Forward
  • Company Culture Transformation
  • Boosting pertinent and intelligent interconnection between all departments, harnessing technology as Key Connector
  • Recruiting, developing and retaining lifelong-learning-focused talent



Green Revolution

Unlike the previous evolutions of the Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0 is committed towards being its greenest. More proactive efforts are being undertaken towards resource management with increased process efficiencies, aimed at positively improving the environment.

The concept of sustainability is reaching vibrancy, as more businesses embrace environmentally-friendly standards, focusing on long-term goals amidst a sense of holistic responsibility for the environment, the economy, and society. With improved manufacturing processes and management goals, Industry 4.0 will help move the needle towards a greener, more sustainable economy.


Who Should Join?

IR4.0 is not just for the manufacturing industry (as many perceived), this revolution will affect every single industry and sector. Thus in this forum, we will bring all relevent industry players to join effort in enlighting the focus and direction of IR4.0, from agriculture, healthcare, media, finance, retail, and services.
 

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