Next Big Tech Asia - An Anchor Event of Big Data Week

Next Big Tech Asia is the anchor big data event for the Big Data Week, the global festival of data

Delegates of Next Big Tech Asia will also get full access pass to Smart Cities Asia

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It’s no secret that in this day and age we’re faced with an unprecedented influx of data, while everyone is aware of the value of data science and big data, harnessing its value and aligning it with strategic organizational goals still largely remains a challenge for most.

Where most big data event are either too broad to be appreciated by techies or too technical to be useful for decision makers, Next Big Tech Asia aims to be the intersection for that missing link that connects the dots between big data and real-life use cases.

Next Big Tech Asia 2017 is a big data conference happening in Malaysia that will illustrate actionable case-studies for the following sectors; Healthcare, Banking and Government.

Don’t miss out on the most exciting big data event in Malaysia, Asia and beyond.


With close to 70 exhibitors, join Asia’s most exciting Big Data Event yet! The show will feature a spectrum of solutions for all your big data needs. Entry is free for trade visitors. Register today!

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Our Speakers

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9.00-9.15 Keynote Opening by Guest of Honour – MDEC
9.15-9.30 Opening Remarks from Organiser
9.30-10.15 Lessons from Google: Making Data Work For You
• Dealing with the overwhelming data deluge
• The art and science of extracting useful insights
• Case Study

Presented by: Dr. Saket, Chief Data Scientist, Premium Services, Google

10.15-11.00 War For Data Science Talent: Full Cycle Talent Management Strategy
• Attract: Getting the right data science talent in a talent scarce market
• Upskill: Organisational Roadmap to filling the gap with existing talent
• Retain: Battling poachers and retaining your talent

Presented by: Ross Sparkman, Head of Strategic Workforce Planning, Facebook

11.00-11.30 Networking Morning Break and Tour to Exhibition Hall
11.30-12.15 The GIANT Voice of Big Data
• Enabling Voice Assisted Self Service Analytics
• Churning actionable insights through Natural Language Proccessing
• Case Studies

Presented by: Jacob Isaac, SVP, Fusionex

12.15-1.00 Darkside of Data
• Fallacy of over reliance of data
• Exploring the flaws of mathematical models, self-fulfilling prophecies and feedback loops
• Avoiding common pitfalls and mistakes

Tuhin Chattopadhyay, Business Analytics Evangelist, India

1.00-2.00 Networking Luncheon and Exhibition Hall Tour
Stream Sessions Run Concurrently


This Time, It’s Personal: Creating Hyper-Personalised Financial Products and Services
• Moving beyond one-size-fits-all financial products
• Transitioning from product-centric to customer centric model through big data
• Tailoring delightful experiences across channels



Harnessing the Primary Data Pool
in The Heart Healthcare
• Pulse Check: Analysing the current datasets
• Exploring various raw and unstructured healthcare data
• Tapping into IoT, EMR, Insurance Data, Social Media and various sources

Presented by: Dr. Md Khadzir, Head, Healthcare Informatics, Ministry of Health, Malaysia



Breaking Barriers: Removing Data Silos in Government
• Creating a unified vision
• Political and governance considerations
• Deploying scalable IT architecture and systems

Presented by: Dr Reuben Ng, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy



The Big Score: Credit Risk Scoring through Big Data
· Unconventional data sources beyond traditional loan assessment
· Model development
· Improved risk profiling and reducing NPLs

Presented by: Vishal Tulsian, CEO, TunaiKu



A New Hope: Artificial Intelligence, A Star in our War Against Pandemics
· Analysing patterns plethora of data sources
· Predicting the spread of outbreak
· Responding and containing the threat

Presented by: Dr. Dhesi Baha Raja, Chief Scientist, AIME



Open Data: Democratising Access to Data
· Developing a successful open data initiative
· Evaluating and standardising datasets
· Fostering innovation through open Data

Presented by: Orsola De Marco, Head of Startups, Open Data Institute

3.15-4.00 Afternoon Refreshment & Tour to Exhibition Hall


Proximity vs Profitability: Data Driven Branch Network Planning
· Configuring the ideal branch network deployment
· Balancing the need for proximity to customer vs profitability in a digital age
· Harnessing geo spatial intelligence

Presented by: Vivek Bhanot, Director Business Intelligence, VPBank



The Intersection of Genome Sequencing and Big Data
· The state of genome sequencing
· Managing the Massive Sequenced Human Genome Data
· Commercial and Clinical applications – Disease prevention, personalized medicine etc.



Modernising Policy Making with Data Science
· Nurturing evidence based policy making
· Applying big data in formulating policy
· Identifying policy gaps

Presented by: Dr. Ian Oppermann, Chief Data Scientist NSW Government & CEO NSW Data Analytics Centre

9.00-9.45 Pillars of Big Data Governance
• Ensuring data reliability, security and quality
• Determining data ownership and accountability
• Frameworks and case studies
9.45-10.30 Data Visualisation : A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
• Creating meaningful, approachable and actionable visualization for your data
• Understanding your audience and how they processes visual information
• Exploring the feasibility of Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality for visualization

Presented by: Dr. Bruno Gaglardio, Global Data Analytics Head, iflix

10.30-11.00 Networking Morning Break & Tour to Exhibition Hall
11.00-11.45 What’s in Store for Storage Trends in Big Data?
• Exploring cost efficient solutions
• Balancing cost with performance and reliability
• Determining the right storage solutions- distributed storage technologies, flash based storage technologies software defined data centres and etc
11.45-12.30 Rise of The AI: Challenges & Opportunities
• Beyond Narrow AI: Will deep learning and machine learning enable General AI in the near future?
• Commercial Applications: From autonomous virtual assistants to chatbots
• Case studies
12.30-1.15 From Anecdotes to analysis: Creating a Data Driven Organisation

•Stakeholder Buy-In: Getting the entire organisation on board
•Factors to consider to becoming a data driven organisation
•Learning from other organisations

Presented by: Dr. Farouk, Chief Data Scientist, ADAX

1.15-2.15 Networking Luncheon and Exhibition Hall Tour
Stream Sessions Run Concurrently


Man Vs Machine: Robo Advisory in Financial Services
· Democratising access to a suite of wealth management services
· Powering investments through algorithms
· Personalising investments through risk appetites and behaviours



The Marriage of Two Sciences: Epidemiology & Big Data
· Harnessing big data, AI and Machine learning to guide population health management
· Detecting correlation and causation between physical and social environment, and population health
· Data Driven healthcare policy planning



Big Data or Big Brother?
· Addressing citizen concerns and getting buy-in
· Data Privacy and Security considerations
· Safeguarding from abuse and misuse



Catch them in the Act: Analytics for Real-time Threat Detection
· Smart threat detection using Real-time Queries, Fraud Scoring, Markov Models and Machine Learning
· Easy and intuitive query facilities that enable further investigations
· Visualization techniques that help isolate incidents and unearth connections



Optimising Healthcare Design through Big Data
· Resources prioritisations
· Efficient allocation clinical resources to match population
· Optimal Geographical deployment of specialists through disease patterns



Data Driven Urban Design
· Examining the use of big data in designing city’s infrastructure
· Identifying key citizen issues
· Optimising municipal service delivery

Presented by: Maksim Percheskiy, Chief Data Officer, San Diego

3.45-4.15 Networking Tea Break and Tour To Exhibition Hall
4.15- 500


It’s Auto, Mate:
Cognitive Robotic Process Automation
· Eliminating repetitive and mundane task from your operations while achieving cost efficiency
· Optimising Robotic Process Automation through machine learning
· Examining the use of Robotic Proccess Automation in solving big data’s unstructured last mile



Improving Healthcare: How Hospitals Can Harness the Power of Data
· Journey of digitization @ healthcare
· Use Cases for Healthcare Data Analytics
· Data’s impact healthcare and therapeutics

Presented by: Dr. Dinesh Jain, VP Clinical Data Analytics, Max Healthcare



Combating the “Big Bad Guys” – Role of Data in Safety and Crime
· Identifying crime hotspots
· Deployment planning
· Response plan and crime prevention

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