Day One

Whoever leads in Artificial Intelligence will rule the world – Vladimir Putin.

  • It is undoubting that Big Data is the new gold mine, but do we know how to make the most of the abundance data?
  • Transforming big data onto our benefit

Presented By:

Sally Eaves, Forbes Technology Council of Blockchain & AI & Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Asset Exchange, United Kingdom

Artificial intelligence has changed the way we live our life, the way we work and how we play. Living in today's world has become impossible without innovation, from leveraging big data to understand and predict user behaviour to optimizing machine learning to learn and reshape the way we perform and do business. Developing innovations that matters to our community and making it easier to do business anywhere are the outmost priority for us in Alibaba Cloud. Businesses and communities are now able to unlock new potential with our ultra-intelligent AI Platform to solve complex business issues and other social problems.

Presented By:

Kenny Tan, General Manager, Alibaba Cloud, Malaysia
Dr Hu Nan, Senior Algorithm Engineer, Alibaba Cloud

Turning Data into Actionable Insights

  • How data science helps businesses become successful? Opportunities and gaps
  • What needs to be in place for successful data science engagements? - People, Technology, Business challenges & Mandate 
  • Hiring the right data science talent. Key attributes of successful DS teams
  • Case study: Putting it all together for business impact
  • Three key takeaways

Presented By:

Dr Saket Kumar, Chief Data Scientist, Global Premium Services, Google LLC, United States

AI and DL (Deep Learning) – as well as IoT and ML (Machine Learning) are the new buzzwords. Are Malaysian companies ready for these technologies? What are the competencies & skillsets required? What's the ideal way to overcome talent & technological constraints? How can you get your team – as well as your company – ready for the future? Attend this session to get exclusive insights on AI & IoT.


Presented By:

Raju Chellam, Vice President of New Technologies, Fusionex, Malaysia
14:10 – 14:15

Opening Remarks by Chairperson


Jiven Sekar, Content Creator, TheSaladShow

14:15 – 15:00

Panel Discussion: Leveraging Digital Technologies Using Cloud and Big Data to Transform The Business Model

  • Moving digitally, focusing on new revenue sources.
  • Sharing on the successful digital transformation in rethinking exiting business models
  • Challenges and requirements to support their digital transformation

Moderator

Bobby Varanasi, Chairman & CEO, Matryzel Consulting Inc., Malaysia



Panelists

Leon Sing Foong, CEO, SOCAR, Malaysia


Mark Koh, Chief Executive & Co-Founder, Supahands, Malaysia


Sohan Maheshwar, Alexa Evangelist, Amazon, India


Dr Angshuman Ghosh, Lead Data Scientist, Target, India

15:00 – 15:45

Big Data & Analytics of IoT: How Big Data & Analytics can help to optimize a Wind Farm Performance

  • The Business Challenges
  • The Role of Big Data and IoT
  • Analytics on Streaming data
  • Delivering Value: Embedding predictive models into system operations

Presented By:

Vidal Fernández, Director of Big Data & AI, China Light & Power - CLP Holdings, China

15:45 - 16:15

Refreshment Break & Tour to Exhibition Hall

16:15 - 17:00

Kick-starting Big Data Analytics for Startups

    When talking about big data analytics, most people think of big corporations who are trying to solve highly complex problems using AI and machine learning. But there is a lot of potential benefit from setting up good data infrastructure, collecting and analysing data even at the early stage of a startup or SME.

  • Sharing on learnings from Fave's Business Intelligence team, as we scale our data capabilities and enable the company to be more data-driven, while the company is still less than 2 years old.

Presented By:

Amos Tay, Head of Business Intelligence, Fave, Malaysia

14:10 – 14:15

Opening Remarks by Chairperson


Adam Lobo, Host & Content Creator, Adam Lobo TV

14:15 - 15:00

Cross Border Data Sharing and Governance

Countries around the globe are putting up stricter data residency rules, including EU's recent GDPR and China's Cybersecurity Law. However, we all know data must flow across border to enable business transactions. Stakeholders must work together toward proper use of data under a set of governance principles.

Presented By:

Allen Yeung, Advisor, Our Hong Kong Foundation, Former Hong Kong Government CIO, Hong Kong

15:00 - 15:45

Fireside Chat: Are We Leaving Our Digital Mark Around the World?

  • Modern technologies have led to modern crimes
  • In high security environments, establishing and maintaining trusted digital identities to manage secure access to networks, information and facilities is critical to both the protection of citizen data and national security.

Allen Yeung, Advisor, Our Hong Kong Foundation, Former Hong Kong Government CIO, Hong Kong

David Pickeral, Mobility and Smart Cities Expert, Washington

15:45 - 16:15

Refreshment Break & Tour to Exhibition Hall

16:15 - 17:00

The Australian Case Study: Governance of Federal Data

  • ⦁ Producing data independently with individual authority.
  • ⦁ Allowing data to interoperate with other independently-produced government data.
  • ⦁ Reducing the effort required for data harmonising before use while still maintaining data integrity.

Presented By:

Nicholas Car, Senior Experimental Scientist & Co-chair, Australian Government Linked Data Working Group, Australia

14:10 – 14:15

Opening Remarks by Chairperson


Hasrul Andry, Knowledge Group of Companies

14:15 - 15:00

How is Regulation Impacting Innovations

  • Is over-regulation by central bankers stifling innovation in the banking industry is a timely one?
  • Find answers to the key question – will the easing of regulatory measures in the financial sector benefit consumers?

Presented By:

Deepak Sharma, Chief Digital Officer, Kotak Mahindra Bank, India

15:00 - 15:45

Where is the real success for Big Data and Analytics in Banking?

The variety of technology being applied to the more complex world of big data and advanced analytics is complex and confusing, and genuine success is hard to find.  Simon will describe the real-world success stories from a range of international banks who have chosen to focus on specific business outcomes that both protect their organisation better, as well as improve the business - all of them in production and delivering on the promise of big data.

Presented By:

Simon Dale, Vice President of Sales-Asia Pacific and Japan, MAPR

15:45 - 16:15

Refreshment Break & Tour to Exhibition Hall

16:15 - 17:00

Data Monetization – are you maximizing value in your data

  • Social Media companies create significant value from their customer’s data through non-traditional business models. Banks have failed to significantly drive value from monetizing their data but Big Data provides new opportunities to drive new value streams
  • Traditional business models have looked to drive value from Marketing and Risk analytics but are there opportunities we are missing. Are we one dimensional when looking at our data and how it can drive value across the organization?
  • Simon will share his experiences of driving value from customer data and how Big Data can accelerate data monetization across the entire bank

Presented By:

Simon Samuel, Data Scientist Consultant, The Center of Applied Data Science, Malaysia

Day Two

Adam Lobo, Host & Content Creator, Adam Lobo TV

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are the special sauce in of almost every product.

  • How long this hype will be in the market?
  • Where should these technologies head?
  • What will be the next hype that we should be ready for?

Moderator:

Dr Angshuman Ghosh, Lead Data Scientist, Target, India

Panelists

Dr Saket Kumar, Chief Data Scientist, Global Premium Services, Google LLC, United States


Sally Eaves, Forbes Technology Council of Blockchain & AI & Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Asset Exchange, United Kingdom

  • Managing future demand: in order to have something that we never had, we must do something that we never did. Empowering your supply capability by managing future demands.
  • "The Next Big Things" Dream and Demand, focus on the values.
  • AI, Machine Learning, etc. are just enablers, not future breakthrough.
  • Future is now, we balance between economic and humanity innovations.
  • Disruptive innovation may only impact economy, but not humanity as a whole.

Presented By:

Dr. Hanafiah Yussof, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Robopreneur Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

Every decade or so we see a shift in how we interact with personal technology. We've gone from simple graphical user interfaces on desktop computers to powerful touchscreen smartphones, in a matter of few decades. We are now moving from the age of smartphones to the era of Voice User Interfaces where users can communicate with machines via voice.


Companies and brands are always early-adopters when it comes to engaging with customers via new technologies. With the recent advent of voice user interfaces, there is now an opportunity to connect with customers in an exciting new medium. But what does this really mean? How do you approach the conversations you want to have with your customers and what does the technology behind this look like?


This talk will delve into why voice represents the next major disruption in computing and how brands and companies need to start designing voice experiences for their customers.

Sohan Maheshwar, Alexa Evangelist, Amazon, India

  • Data analytics has come up as a strong business strategy.
  • Can early adopters pull the rabbit out of the hat right away?
  • Exploring the recipe for success and the common mistakes that lead to huge financial and credibility loss.

Moderator

Bobby Varanasi, Chairman & CEO, Matryzel Consulting Inc., Malaysia


Panelists

Deepak Sharma, Chief Digital Officer, Kotak Mahindra Bank, India


Michal Szczecinski, Head of Analytics & Data Science, GoGoVan, Hong Kong


Jacob Isaac, Managing Director of New Technologies, Fusionex, Malaysia


Data breach mostly involves cyber espionage activities that go beyond technical issues. Adaptive security approach is proactive measures aim to safeguard systems and data by recognizing threat-related behaviors rather than technical aspects. The essence of the approach is the ability to adapt and respond to a rapidly changing environment.

Presented By:

Dato Dr Amirudin Abdul Wahab, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), CyberSecurity Malaysia
14:10 – 14:15

Opening Remarks by Chairperson


Kit Neoh, Product Manager, Jirnexu/ RinggitPlus

14:15 - 15:00

Why & How to Build A "Winning" Data Science & Analytics Team?

  • Why Data Science is becoming increasingly important for all companies?
  • How Data Science & Analytics varies across industries and companies?
  • What are the 3 key skills that any Data Science team must have?

Presented By:

Dr. Angshuman Ghosh, Lead Data Scientist, Target, India

15:00 - 15:45

Next Level for Data Analytics in a Start-Up

  • Hear from the story of the first ‘unicorn’ in Hong Kong – GoGoVan, Hong Kong’s first US$1 billion start-up after merger with a mainland Chinese logistics company.
  • What GoGoVan did before for their app-based van hire platform?
  • What is next for GoGoVan to really raise the level of the data function and play in a top league by sharing their new projects?

Presented By:

Michal Szczecinski, Head of Analytics & Data Science, GoGoVan, Hong Kong

15:45 - 16:15

Refreshment Break & Tour to Exhibition Hall

16:15 - 16:50

Fireside Chat: With Big Data, Anything is Possible

  • What are the opportunities in Big Data?
  • Exploration of Big Data in the untapped market
  • The evolving challenges and opportunities at play in our increasingly data-rich world

Panelist:

Nicholas Car, Senior Experimental Scientist & Co-chair, Australian Government Linked Data Working Group, Australia

16:50 - 17:00

Closing Ceremony of NextBigTech Asia 2018

Selva Nagappan, Managing Director, NextBigTech Asia

14:10 – 14:15

Opening Remarks by Chairperson


Adam Lobo, Host & Content Creator, Adam Lobo TV

14:15 - 15:00

Securing Future Footprints: Applying The Lessons From Prior Breaches

  • A high-level update on the current cyber security landscape to help the audience to better understand what we are up against.
  • What key risks and potential mitigations should be in place for any organization and focus on lessons learned from past cyber incidences response experiences.
  • Discussion on how we pragmatically protect ourselves.

Presented By:

Sally Eaves, Forbes Technology Council of Blockchain & AI & Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Asset Exchange, United Kingdom

15:00 - 15:45

How Big Data Can Elevate Better Public Service Delivery

  • Big data will evoke more collaboration between public and private sectors
  • Analytics can contribute to smarter and more efficient methods of public service delivery
  • The adoption of real time data can be used to monitor the public’s ecology and ecosystems better; including wants, needs, threats and opportunity

Presented By:

Nicholas Car, Senior Experimental Scientist & Co-chair, Australian Government Linked Data Working Group, Australia

15:45 - 16:15

Refreshment Break & Tour to Exhibition Hall

16:15 - 16:50

Fireside Chat: With Big Data, Anything is Possible

  • What are the opportunities in Big Data?
  • Exploration of Big Data in the untapped market
  • The evolving challenges and opportunities at play in our increasingly data-rich world

Panelist:

Nicholas Car, Senior Experimental Scientist & Co-chair, Australian Government Linked Data Working Group, Australia

16:50 - 17:00

Closing Ceremony of NextBigTech Asia 2018

Selva Nagappan, Managing Director, NextBigTech Asia

14:10 – 14:15

Opening Remarks by Chairperson


Hasrul Andry, Knowledge Group of Companies

14:15 - 15:00

Financial Fraud versus Big Data

  • Explore the novel fraud detection and prevention techniques brought by big data.
  • Behavioral analysis and real-time detection to give fraud fighting techniques a new perspective
  • Looking into case study

Presented By:

Fandhy H. Siregar, Head of Internal Audit, PT Bank Resona Perdania, Indonesia

15:00 - 15:45

Lessons from Banking Industry Disruptors

  • Big data is making it possible for firms to draw major insights into customers’ lives from their transaction and other data.
  • Social media is providing the opportunity to inject a social context into banking services.
  • What are the lessons we can take from these bold moves?

Presented By:

Tarrill Baker, ASP Chief Data Officer, HSBC, Hong Kong

15:45 - 16:15

Refreshment Break & Tour to Exhibition Hall

16:15 - 16:50

Fireside Chat: With Big Data, Anything is Possible

  • What are the opportunities in Big Data?
  • Exploration of Big Data in the untapped market
  • The evolving challenges and opportunities at play in our increasingly data-rich world

Panelist:

Nicholas Car, Senior Experimental Scientist & Co-chair, Australian Government Linked Data Working Group, Australia

16:50 - 17:00

Closing Ceremony of NextBigTech Asia 2018

Selva Nagappan, Managing Director, NextBigTech Asia