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.

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.

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.

Noor Azzam Yaazizul Ghafar


State Director SME Corp Penang


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.

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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