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, 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

End of Day One NextBigTech Asia 2018
09:00 - 09:45
Pillars of Big Data Governance
  • Ensuring data reliability, security and quality
  • Determining data ownership and accountability
  • Frameworks and case studies
  • 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

Dr. Bruno Gaglardio, Global Data Analytics Head, iflix

10:30 - 11:00
Networking Morning Break & Tour to Exhibition Hall
  • 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
  • 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
  • Drawing Insights from Big Data Using Gamification
  • Marriage of gamification and big data for driving behavior
  • Crowdsourcing data through gamification

Dr. Farouk, Chief Data Scientist, ADAX

13:15 - 14:15
Networking Luncheon and Exhibition Hall Tour
14:15 - 15:00
Man Vs Machine: Robo Advisory in Financial
  • Democratising access to a suite of wealth management services
  • Powering investments through algorithms
  • Personalising investments through risk appetites and behaviours
  • 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
15:45 - 16:15
Networking Tea Break and Tour To Exhibition Hall
  • Eliminating repetitive and mundane task from your operations while achieving cost efficiency
  • Optimising Robotic Process Automation through machine learning
  • Examining the use of Robotic Process Automation in solving big data’s unstructured last mile
End of NextBigTech Asia 2017
14:15 - 15:00
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
  • Resources prioritisations
  • Efficient allocation clinical resources to match population
  • Optimal Geographical deployment of specialists through disease patterns
15:45 - 15:15
Networking Tea Break and Tour To Exhibition Hall
  • Unearthing insight from mountains of publications and latest clinical trials
  • Providing clinicians and medical professional new insights and better treatment recommendations
  • Patient Flight Paths and Prescriptive Analytics

Dr. Dinesh Jain, VP Clinical Data Analytics, Max Healthcare

End of NextBigTech Asia 2017
14:15 - 15:00
Modernising Policy Making with Data Science
  • Nurturing evidence based policy making
  • Applying big data in formulating policy
  • Identifying policy gaps
  • Examining the use of big data in designing city’s infrastructure
  • Identifying key citizen issues
  • Optimising municipal service delivery

Maksim Pecherskiy, Chief Data Officer, San Diego

15:45 - 16:15
Networking Tea Break and Tour To Exhibition Hall
  • Identifying crime hotspots
  • Deployment planning
  • Response plan and crime prevention
End of NextBigTech Asia 2017

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