Overview of NextBigTech Asia 2019

With the emergence of AI, the competitive landscape has become highly disruptive, forcing companies to analyse new market trends, improve operational efficiency and find appropriate keys to innovation. Companies have started to use innovation and digital transformation to differentiate themselves and to stay competitive. Today, almost every organization entered the digitization sphere to achieve enhanced productivity and automation. Meet rock star technology gurus and AI experts at NextBigTech Asia 2019 as they share their experience in the journey to digitalisation and the latest trends in AI. The three concurrent sessions provides specialised content for Retail, Manufacturing and Public Sector.

Conference Agenda

08:00 - 09:00
Registration of NextBigTech Asia 2019

Selva Nagappan, Managing Director, NextBigTech Asia

Moez Chakchouk, Assistant -General for Communication, UNESCO

Natalie Black, HM Trade Commissioner For Asia Pacific, Department For International Trade, UK

There is a war for AI talent. Thousands of AI professionals are available but millions more are needed to upkeep the AI growth. This session will discuss how democratization of AI will allow smaller firms to deploy some of the same AI capabilities that have been limited to large corporations.

 

Sally Eaves, Official Member, Forbes Technology Council & CEO, Sustainable Asset Exchange, UK

Our children are facing an increasingly uncertain future. Rising inequality, diminishing wellbeing, extremism, automation and climate change are just a few of the hurdles the next generation will have to overcome. What do we need to do to ensure we’re setting up all of
our children for success?

Priya Lakhani, OBE, Founder & CEO, Century Tech, UK

10:45 - 11:15
Morning Refreshment & Tour to the Exhibition Hall

AI adoption by industries and public sector around the globe is progressing at a faster rate than anyone had expected. Listen from the leading scientist as she shares a realistic opinion about what AI can and can’t do for businesses and leaders can lead their organizations to apply AI in the right way in solving real-world problems and transform businesses.

Professor Dame Wendy Hall, Regius Professor of Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK

AI adoption by industries and public sector around the globe is progressing at a faster rate than anyone had expected. Listen from the leading scientist as she shares a realistic opinion about what AI can and can’t do for businesses and leaders can lead their organizations to apply AI in the right way in solving real-world problems and transform businesses.

 

Citizens often use smart phones and smart devices to monitor their environment and share the information with others. This information can be used by city leaders can also rely on all this information to create policies, with the aim of making cities “smarter” and more sustainable.

Professor Alison Heppenstall, University of Leeds & ESRC-Alan Turing Institute Fellow, UK

13:15 - 14:15
Networking Luncheon & Tour to the Exhibition Hall

There will be 30 billion IoT devices and the global AI market is expected to be worth approximately USD17 billion in 2020. The growth of both IoT and Artificial Intelligence will impact the majority of the transactions, behaviours, and structures.in this session we will explore how AI is the catalyst to unlock the power of IoT.

  • Gain insight of 5G as an enabler for AI edge processing.
  • Faster, Smarter Connection to process more data.
  • Harnessing the power of AI with 5G to increase productivity.

Dr. Keeratpal Singh, Chief Data Scientist, Axiata, Malaysia

In an always faster-moving world, where data, signals, information are permanently inundating our lives, capturing our attention, we have to develop new skills to ensure we don’t fall into cognitive traps, biases which naturally appear in the context of information
overload, time pressure, and uncertainty. It also implies that bigger data does not always equal better decisions. Then why not delegating part of the decisions to AI? but do we trust it? We suggest to break down the question by addressing how we can improve decision making by coaching business and tech people at using AI the right way and coaching AI systems at improving humans at
what they are good at.

Thomas Couronné, PhD., Head of Data Science, AirAsia, Malaysia

 

15:45 - 16:15
Refreshment Break & Tour to Exhibition Hall

Data-driven decision-making can be costly or dangerous when something that appears to be true is not actually true. How can we address data bias? Can AI create unbiased result when there is fault in the input data?

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08:00 - 09:00
Registration of NextBigTech Asia 2019

Selva Nagappan, Managing Director, NextBigTech Asia

Surina Shukri, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia

Natalie Black, HM Trade Commissioner For Asia Pacific, Department For International Trade, UK

YB Tuan Gobind Singh Deo, Minister of Communications & Multimedia, Malaysia 

10:00 - 10:15
Morning Refreshment & Tour to the Exhibition Hall
  • Explore how AI detect microscopic defects.
  • Explore data analysing and monitoring systems with the pairing of virtual and physical worlds.
  • Discuss on removing guesswork as the machines report up-to-the-minute basis.
  • The real impact of robotic process and cognitive automation on organisations.
  • How are organisations implementing and scaling automation projects?
  • Knowing in real-time of each machine’s load level.
  • Achieving best production run by optimising machines.
  • Understand how machine learning analyse bulk data with accuracy and improve the forecasting of demand and supply chain.

Abhishek Singh, Chief Digital Officer, Royal Golden Eagle Pte Ltd, Singapore

Artificial intelligence holds the key to future growth and success in manufacturing. Small and medium
manufacturers who typically don’t have the capital and time could focus on continuous improvement to achieve the
lean philosophy. Applying machine learning could be the key to lean manufacturing and prepare for Industry 4.0
evolution.

Dr Ong Hong Hoe, Senior Director of AI Lab, MIMOS, Malaysia

12:30 - 14:00
Networking Luncheon & Tour to the Exhibition Hall

“Business Insider estimates that global manufacturers will invest $70 billion on IoT solutions in 2020.”

  • Understand how improving accuracy can reduce cost of performance.
  • Creating accurate data sets – pricing, inventory velocity, etc.

Panelists:

  • Abhishek Singh, Chief Digital Officer, Royal Golden Eagle Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Walter Lee, Evangelist & Government Relations Leader, NEC Corporation

Statistics show that small and medium manufacturers are the top targets of today’s cyber-attacks. This session will
discuss practical solutions to help manufacturers secure their IT infrastructures, assess their cyber security readiness
and implement best-practice approaches to proactively maintain security controls.

15:15 - 15:45
Refreshment Break & Tour to Exhibition Hall

AI, IOT, and 5G will transform the manufacturing industries, the likes of which, will disrupt the conventional processes and practices – what should stakeholders consider as of paramount importance as industrial revolution 4.0 hacks the manufacturing sector moving forward to 2020? The future calls for the present to embrace Data Transformation, whose pillars are Data Integrity, Data Security, and Data Mobility.

Walter Lee, Evangelist & Government Relations Leader, NEC Corporation

  • Digitization of the supply chain enables companies to address challenges while remaining expectations in efficiency improvement.
  • Big Data and AI can provide useful contextual data to supply chain management (SCM).
  • Up to $2 billion in economic value will be provided by implementing AI.
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08:00-09:00
Registration – NextBigTech Asia 2019

Selva Nagappan, Managing Director, NextBigTech Asia

Surina Shukri, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia

09:20 - 09:35
UK Perspective: Industrial Strategy, Grand Challenges and AI Sector Deal

YB Tuan Gobind Singh Deo, Minister of Communications & Multimedia, Malaysia 

10:00 - 10:30
Refreshment Break & Tour to Exhibition Hall

Panel Discussion: AI in The Real World Applications

  • Where and how does one start to identify data in generating business intelligence
  • Understanding and capturing data to better utilise them
  • The barriers of wide-ranging AI and Big Data

Moderator: Sally Eaves, Official Member, Forbes Technology Council & CEO, Sustainable Asset Exchange, UK

Panellists:

Natalie Black, HM Trade Commissioner For Asia Pacific, Department For International Trade, UK

Priya Lakhani OBE, Founder & CEO, Century Tech, UK

Professor Dame Wendy Hall, Regius Professor of Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK

Professor Alison Heppenstall, University of Leeds & ESRC-Alan Turing Institute Fellow, UK

  • Recognising the applications of AI in government.
  • Predicting and listing the factors delaying the progress of AI technologies.
  • Discuss the best model to drive the AI implementation.

Sally Eaves, Official Member, Forbes Technology Council & CEO, Sustainable Asset Exchange, UK

  • Using AI for real-time capture and verification of the citizens’ digital identity.
  • Find out how biometrics helps to build trust in the digital identity to increase security.

Abhishek Ranjan, Chief Technology Officer, CSC E-Governance Services India Limited, Ministry of Electronic and Information Technology, India

 

12:30-14:00
Networking Luncheon & Tour to Exhibition Hall

It is becoming increasingly critical for governments to find new ways to transform data into actionable
information – new ways that include techniques like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning
(ML). In this session, the catalyst of AI in government will dive deep into AI strategy in various
government

Dr. Avik Sarkar, Former Head of Data Analytics Cell @ NITI Aayog, Government of India, India

  • Mine public opinion with AI by analysing online public opinion.
  • Combining AI and human understanding provides the ability to process huge data sets and gain accurate understanding of public sentiment.
  • Governments make decisions and measure the impact of it by utilizing the text analysis powers of
    artificial intelligence.
15:30-16:00
Refreshment Break & Tour to Exhibition Hall
  • Understand how to implement a strategy to centralise all data.
  • Making sure the technology infrastructure can be supported.
  • Keeping an eye on the privacy and cybersecurity issues through encryption.

Nicholas Car, Former Senior Experimental Scientist, CSIRO, Australia

  • Identify and adopt Artificial Intelligence (AI) to transform the government in leading the high-scale resilient country.
  • Implementing good use of open standards and shared platforms.
  • Regional implementation of AI based on citizen’s need
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08:00-09:00
Registration - NextBigTech Asia 2019

Selva Nagappan, Managing Director, NextBigTech Asia

Surina Shukri, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia

YB Tuan Gobind Singh Deo, Minister of Communications & Multimedia, Malaysia

09:45-10:30
Refreshment Break & Tour to Exhibition Hall

Learn how DDDM help businesses in making decisions that are backed up by hard data rather than making decisions that are intuitive or based on observation alone.

Xuewu(Shawn) Wang, Head of Data Labs at A Top 10 Global Airlines, China

As a highly populated country, India does not have a standard address structure. One of the native problems in India is variation in spellings for a common place, an issue faced by e-commerce company in championing the last-mile
logistics. Learn how the biggest e-commerce companies in India is solving this puzzle with Machine Learning and
Artificial Intelligence.

Drones, autonomous vehicles, smart door locks and more are transforming how, when and where shoppers receive
their orders. This session will highlight the latest innovations the last mile of delivery while ensuring positive customer experience.

12:45-14:00
Networking Luncheon & Tour to Exhibition Hall

Brands are now predicting customer’s wants and needs while seamlessly integrating into their everyday lives. Consumer expectations and preferences vary greatly by demographic, geography, and career field. Learn how innovation in technology can enhance post purchase relationship while maintaining customer loyalty.

With more consumers opting to pay digitally rather than cash, retailers are moving into the option of contactless
payment– with Amazon going so far as to remove in-person and cash payments altogether. This session will discuss
how payment has evolved consumer behaviour and what the upcoming trends are.

15:30-16:00
Refreshment Break & Tour to Exhibition Hall
  • Understand how AI enabled ChatBot can reduce backlog while improving efficiency in customer service and
    customer satisfaction.
  • ChatBots need to be evaluate regularly based on the capability of retrieving relevant information to ensure
    optimisation.
  • Learn how ChatBots are collecting and analysing data on the fly while chatting.

Toby Ruckert, CEO, UIB Holdings Pte. Ltd., Singapore

Biggest sales day is no longer Black Friday but 11:11 Single’s Day, made popular by Alibaba. This session will provide some best practices and experiences about how to prepare this crucial time of the year.

Panellists:
Patrick Steinbrenner, Managing Director – APAC, Insider

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