8.00 am - 9.00 am

Registration of NextBigTech Asia 2023

9.00 am - 9.05 am

Welcome Remarks 

Selva Nagappan

Managing Director, NextBigTech Asia and Knowledge Group of Companies

9.05 am - 9.45 am

Exploring the Synergy of AI, Blockchain, and ESG: Enhancing Environmental Accountability and
Ethical ESG Reporting

Explore the dynamic fusion of AI and Blockchain technologies within ESG strategies and discover how these innovations are reshaping environmental accountability, ensuring transparent data tracking, and providing real-time visibility into social and environmental metrics. Gain insights into the potential benefits and risks, all while navigating the ethical implications. Learn from case studies and statistical analyses showcasing the tangible impact on ESG strategies. This session will provide key information and opportunities to stay at the forefront of technology driven ESG practices.

Dr. Tuhin Chattopadhyay

Dr. Tuhin Chattopadhyay, AI and Analytics, Thought Leader, Advisor, Professor of Practice, Top 10 Data Scientist in India

9.45 am - 10.30 am

Panel Discussion: Digital Innovation – Making the Most out of Consumers’ Data

Get ready to ride the data wave in the ever-transforming world of AI and generative AI. Dive deep into the data-driven revolution, where data powers innovation, ignites algorithms, and shapes the tech future. Uncover the secrets of robust data governance, the guardian angel of transparency and ethics in AI. Explore wild strategies to tap into consumer data, democratize data access, and surf the data lakes and sharing platforms. Don’t forget to join the ethics and governance party, where responsible data-driven decisions are the name of the game.


Bobby Varanasi,

Top 25 Globalization Powerhouse Leaders, Top 20 Global Thought Leaders, Chief Executive Officer, Regenerative Futures


Mark Ross-Smith

Chief Executive Officer, Loyalty Status Co.

Amit Kurhekar

Head of Digital Transformation, MoneyLion

Aizat Rahim

Managing Director, Borong (formerly known as "Dropee")

10.30 am - 11.00 am

Morning Refreshment and Exhibition Walkabout

11.00 am - 11.30 am

Generative AI and Its Impact on Malaysia Economy

In the current fast-paced environment, as all types of AI technology advance and become more accessible, one of its most disruptive breakthroughs is generative AI. This game-changing technology has already begun to change industries, and its impact on the job market is evident as they set to redefine the focus in jobs. In this session, MyDIGITAL will be discussing how Generative AI could accelerate higher productivity growth towards the economy and mitigation plans in equipping the workforce to embrace the technological changes.

Fabian Bigar

Chief Executive Officer, MyDIGITAL Corporation

11.30 am - 12.00 pm

Lining Up IoT Implementation: Architecting Your Next IoT Solution Through Sensorhub

This session is an electrifying exploration of the convergence of 5G, big data, AI, Cybersecurity and IoT technology, as we shine a light on IoT architectures, business models & practical approaches to developing/deploying IoT Cyber Immune solutions in industrial & harsh environments in verticals such as smart cities, agritech, industry 4.0, ESG monitoring etc. Brace yourself for an eye-opening experience that will revolutionize the way you approach IoT and safeguard your digital future. In this session, we will embark on a thrilling journey through the complexities of IoT implementation, exposing the vulnerabilities that lurk beneath the surface. Explore the cutting-edge strategies, innovative approaches, and best practices that can help fortify your IoT ecosystem against cyber threats.

Ts. James Lai

Chairman, Malaysia IoT Association

12.00 pm - 12.45 pm

Panel Discussion: From Business Intelligence to Predictive Analytics through Machine Learning (ML)

Join us as we embark on a data-driven adventure, where traditional Business Intelligence meets the cutting-edge world of predictive analytics powered by Machine Learning (ML). In this session, we’ll unveil the wizardry behind ML and how it’s turning data into a treasure trove of business success. Buckle up for a journey into the realm of ML’s latest enchantments, uncovering hidden gems of insights within your data. Witness the spellbinding powers of ML as it conjures predictive models that guide companies towards precision and wisdom in decision-making. It’s not just data; it’s data with a dash of AI magic.


Dr. Tuhin Chattopadhyay

AI and Analytics, Thought Leader, Advisor, Professor of Practice, Top 10 Data Scientist in India Winner


Dr. Ong Hong Hoe

Director, Digital and Technology, Labuan Financial Services Authority (FSA)

Dr. Carol Hargreaves

Associate Professor, National University of Singapore (NUS)

12.45 pm - 2.00 pm

Networking Luncheon and Exhibition Walkabout

2.00 pm - 2.30 pm

Revolutionizing Healthcare with AI

Unearth the transformative potential of AI in healthcare. Discover how AI-driven analysis is paving the way for personalized medicine, disease prediction, and breakthrough therapies. Explore the integration of data analysis and medical science, discussing the ethical considerations and implications of AI in healthcare.

Antonio (Tony) Estrella

Author and Strategic Futurist, Taliossa, Singapore

2.30 pm - 3.15 pm

Transforming Telecommunications through the Fusion of Artificial Intelligence and 5G

The dawn of 5G technology is a game-changer, turbocharging data transmission like never before. It’s not just about speed; it’s about the incredible possibilities it unlocks for businesses. 5G, coupled with AI-driven features, enables a new era of personalized and automated services that were once unimaginable. This paves the way for a digital transformation of networks, ushering in an era of intelligent, automated, and programmable systems. Join us for a deep dive into the strategic fusion of 5G and AI. Discover how the convergence of these technologies, alongside Machine Learning and IoT, is a recipe for innovation and disruption.


Bobby Varanasi

Top 25 Globalization Powerhouse Leaders, Top 20 Future of Work, Business Strategy, Digital Disruption, Global Thought Leaders, Chief Executive Officer, Regenerative Futures


Khaidyr Abdul Rahman

Head, Data Centre of Excellence (COE), Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB)

Konesh Kochhal

Director, Industry Ecosystem Engagements (APAC), Huawei Technologies

Asif Muhammad Iqbal

Head of Data and AI CoE, Maxis

3.15 pm - 4.00 pm

Empowering Your Workforce with Data Literacy: Navigating the World of Analytics

Empower your workforce with data literacy through success stories and best practices in our presentation. Learn how the National University of Singapore transformed staff into data-savvy analytics champions, elevating data literacy and unlocking analytical talent. Join us to make your workforce data aware and data-empowered.

Dr. Carol Hargreaves

Associate Professor, National University of Singapore (NUS)

4.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Evening Refreshment and End of Day One NextBigTech Asia 2023 Conference

8.30 am - 9.30 am

Registration of NextBigTech Asia 2023

9.30 am - 9.40 am​

Welcome Remarks

Selva Nagappan

Organising Chairman, NextBigTech Asia and Managing DIrector, Knowledge Group of Companies

9.40 am - 9.50 am​

Empowering Malaysia’s Digital Transformation: Navigating the Landscape of Next-Generation

YBrs. Mr MA. Sivanesan Marimuthu

Deputy Secretary General (TKSU (T)) Ministry of Communications & Digital

9.50 am - 10.15 am​

Digital Transformation: Unleashing Malaysia’s Potential in the Digital Economy

Embrace the wave of change that is reshaping industries and economies worldwide. Join us in this dynamic session as we explore how Malaysia’s digital transformation journey is unlocking its full potential in the global digital economy. MDEC takes the lead in driving this transformation, propelling innovation, fostering collaboration, and harnessing emerging technologies. Dive into success stories, insights, and strategies that are shaping Malaysia’s digital landscape. From fostering a tech-savvy workforce to nurturing innovative startups, this session will reveal the multifaceted approach that MDEC is undertaking to position Malaysia as a digital powerhouse. Discover how digitalization is amplifying economic growth, creating opportunities, and setting the stage for a prosperous digital future.

Ir. Dr. Karl Ng

Vice President, Digital Health and Digital Cities, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

10.15 am - 10.45 am

Quantum AI: Bridging the Gap Between Quantum Computing and AI

Dive into the uncharted realm where quantum computing and artificial intelligence intersect, promising a paradigm shift in computational capabilities. Quantum AI is on the verge of redefining scientific research, optimization, and data analysis. This session delves into the synergy between quantum mechanics and AI algorithms, unveiling how quantum bits (qubits) can exponentially accelerate complex operations. Discover quantum machine learning algorithms and their transformative potential across industries. Explore advancements, challenges, and ethical considerations in this exhilarating field.

Vladimir Bataev

Managing Director, ZAZ Ventures, Netherlands

10.45 am - 11.15 am

Morning Refreshment and Exhibition Walkabout

11.15 am - 12.00 pm

Panel Discussion: AI and Big Data Ethics: Navigating Privacy and Bias Challenges

Explore ethical dimensions of AI and big data, delving into privacy breaches, bias instances, and regulatory frameworks. Uncover privacy strategies and bias mitigation techniques, along with expert insights on building responsible AI systems. Gain actionable takeaways for ethically sound technology integration.

Jasmine Ng

Co-Founder, Women In Blockchain Asia, EnGame, myBID

Ir. Zohairen Muhamad Sori

Head of Knowledge Management and Intelligence, Petronas

Darmain Segaran

Partner, Segaran Law Chambers,

12.00 am - 12.30 pm​

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and AI: Enhancing Business Operations

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, the convergence of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as a powerful catalyst for operational transformation. This illuminating session invites you to explore the intricate synergy between RPA and AI, where technology collaborates to automate repetitive tasks, amplify efficiency, and propel businesses towards unparalleled productivity. Explore the synergy of RPA and AI in automating repetitive tasks and enhancing business efficiency. Learn how these technologies complement each other, streamlining workflows and freeing human resources for strategic tasks.

Mohamad Hezamudin Md Amin

Head of Robotic Process Automation Center of Excellence (RPA COE), AirAsia

12.30 pm - 1.00 pm​

Transforming Law Enforcement: AI and Big Data in Policing 

In an era of rapid technological advancement, the use of AI and big data in policing has revolutionized law enforcement across the globe. This session shares insights on how these technologies are transforming the police force. The discussion will cover the adoption of AI and big data to enhance criminal investigations, improve public safety, and maintain law and order in smart cities. Attendees will gain a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities these technologies present, as well as the ethical and privacy considerations that must be addressed in this digital age.

Supt. Saravanan Kanniappan

Head of National Central Bureau (NCB/ INTERPOL), Royal Malaysia Police

1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

Networking Luncheon and Exhibition Walkabout

2.00 pm - 2.45 pm

Panel Discussion AI in E-commerce: Personalized Shopping Experiences and Predictive Analytics

The digital age has ushered in a seismic shift in the way consumers engage with brands, and at the heart of this transformation lies the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Embark on an illuminating journey as we navigate the dynamic role of AI in reshaping the e-commerce landscape, revolutionizing customer experiences, supply chain management, and business strategies. In this session, we delve into the multifaceted contributions of AI algorithms, which have become the driving force behind personalized shopping experiences. Uncover how AI seamlessly analyzes vast troves of customer data to discern patterns, preferences, and behaviors, enabling businesses to tailor recommendations and offerings with pinpoint accuracy.


Yong Kai Ping

Chief Executive Officer, Selangor Information Technology & Digital Economy Corporation (SIDEC)


Low Ngai Yuen

Group Chief Merchandise and Marketing Officer, AEON (M) Berhad

Azraq Razak

Chief Technology Officer, Siti Khadijah Apparel

2.45 pm - 3.30 pm

Panel Discussion: Fortifying Malaysia’s Digital Economy with AI, 5G, and Technology-Driven Cybersecurity

(AI) and Big Data analytics play a pivotal role in anticipating and mitigating cyber threats. By analyzing data sources and patterns, cybersecurity experts can gauge the complexity of potential attacks and detect threats in advance. Join us for this illuminating session as we navigate the intricate realm of cybersecurity and its role in safeguarding Malaysia’s thriving digital economy. With the escalation of cyber threats, this conversation will spotlight strategic approaches, collaborative partnerships, and cutting-edge innovations that bolster digital defenses. Gain insights into how AI and 5G contribute to threat intelligence, risk management, and collaborative efforts aimed at securing digital transactions, safeguarding sensitive data, and preserving the trust of both businesses and citizens in the age of technology.


Shaifubahrim Mohd Saleh

Advisor, PIKOM


Victor Lo

Head of Digital Tech Ecosystem, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

Meling Mudin

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Payments Network Malaysia (PayNet)

Datuk Alan See

Exco Member, PIKOM Cybersecurity Chapter

3.30 pm - 4.15 pm

Unlocking the Future of Banking with Big Data and AI

Join us for an intriguing discussion on the transformative power of Big Data and AI in the banking industry. Discover how Machine Learning is reshaping financial products and services, enabling automatic improvements through data-driven insights. Explore how the evolving landscape of Next Generation Banking is revolutionizing data handling, elevating customer experiences, and streamlining traditional processes for maximum efficiency. In this session, we’ll establish trust-driven guidelines for generative AI in banking, ensuring the highest standards or reliability. Dive into the cutting-edge innovations in Artificial Intelligence and their applications, as we unveil how they’re elevating the financial services sector to new heights.


Venkata Phani Kumar Veluri

Associate Director - Delivery Management (Enterprise Data Management Strategy & Applied Intelligence), Accenture


Dr Ong Hong Hoe

Director, Digital and Technology, Labuan Financial Services Authority (FSA)

Dr. Seah Boon Keong

Head of Data Science and Machine Learning, Group Data Science and Analytics, Ambank Group

4.15 pm - 5.15 pm

Evening Refreshment and End of NextBigTech Asia 2023 Conference