Overview of 1st NextBigTech Asia 2017

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 conferences are neither too broad to be appreciated by techies or too technical to be useful for decision makers, NextBigTech Asia aims to be the intersection for that missing link that connects the dots between big data and real-life use cases. NextBigTech Asia 2017 will illustrate actinable case-studies for the following sectors; Healthcare, Banking and Government.

Conference Agenda

09:00 - 09:15
Keynote Opening by Guest of Honour - MDEC
09:15 - 09:30
Opening Remarks from Organiser
  • Dealing with the overwhelming data deluge
  • The art and science of extracting useful insights
  • Case Studies


Dr. Saket Kumar, Chief Data Scientist, Premium Services, Google

  • 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


Ross Sparkman, Head of Strategic Workforce Planning, Facebook

11:00 - 11:30
Networking Morning Break & Tour to Exhibition Hall
  • Enabling Voice Assisted Self Service Analytics
  • Churning actionable insights through Natural Language Proccessing
  • Case Studies


Jacob Isaac, SVP, Fusionex

  • 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

13:00 - 14:00
Networking Luncheon & Exhibition Hall Tour
14:00 - 14:45
This Time, It’s Personal: Creating Hyper-Personalised
  • Moving beyond one-size-fits-all financial products
  • Transitioning from product-centric to customer centric model through big data
  • Tailoring delightful experiences across channels
  • Unconventional data sources beyond traditional loan assessment
  • Model development
  • Improved risk profiling and reducing NPLs


Vishal Tulsian, CEO, TunaiKu

15:15 - 16:00
Afternoon Refreshment & Tour to Exhibition Hall
  • Configuring the ideal branch network deployment
  • Balancing the need for proximity to customer vs profitability in a digital age
  • Harnessing geo spatial intelligence

Vivek Bhanot, Director Business Intelligence, VPBank

End of Day One NextBigTech Asia 2017
14:00 - 14:45
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


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

  • Analysing patterns plethora of data sources
  • Predicting the spread of outbreak
  • Responding and containing the threat


Dr. Dhesi Baha Raja, Chief Scientist, AIME

15:15 - 16:00
Afternoon Refreshment & Tour to Exhibition Hall
  • The state of genome sequencing
  • Managing the Massive Sequenced Human Genome Data
  • Commercial and Clinical applications – Disease prevention, personalized medicine etc.
End of Day One NextBigTech Asia 2017
14:00 - 14:45
Breaking Barriers: Removing Data Silos in Government
  • Creating a unified vision
  • Political and governance considerations
  • Deploying scalable IT architecture and systems


Dr Reuben Ng, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

  • Developing a successful open data initiative
  • Evaluating and standardising datasets
  • Fostering innovation through open Data


Orsola De Marco, Head of Startups, Open Data Institute


15:15 - 16:00
Afternoon Refreshment & Tour to Exhibition Hall
  • Nurturing evidence based policy making
  • Applying big data in formulating policy
  • Identifying policy gaps


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

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