NextBigTech Asia 2021 Conference Agenda

Artificial Intelligence isn’t just a new set of tools. It is the new world and it’s everywhere! From automation to augmentation and beyond, AI is already starting to change everything. The anticipated big data and AI conference, NEXTBIGTECH ASIA 2021 is a unique opportunity to explore what the new era of AI means, how AI’s transformational potential can be best used in creating a better future for all mankind not forgetting the policy and decision-makers interested in leveraging the technological potential for a brighter and structured future. Aiming to grasp the attention of over 100+ participants from across the industries such as manufacturing, food & beverages, automotive, telecommunications, and more, NEXTBIGTECH ASIA 2021 plans to channel 40+ innovation experts to share transformational knowledge onto the future upcoming technological minds.

With the global artificial intelligence market expected to reach $267 billion by 2027, 62% of consumers are willing to submit data to AI in having a better experience with their businesses in the industry. Even so, the debate is never over with the lingering thought of people wondering, “Is AI dangerous?” with people worried about losing to these machineries. Hear from the expert on the market driven development and AI adoption’s establishment in 3 major areas:

  • Formation of a regional policy framework supporting AI’s development in the country and in Asia.
  • Development of the talent pool in AI and the usage at the local level especially with non-technology savvy citizens.
  • Highlighting the essence of AI with its possible contribution with positive social outcomes promising a future dedicated to AI’s potential to transform lives.

Averagely Malaysians consumed 16.64GB per month which is a 30% increased data consumption given the impact of the pandemic. Telecommunication companies with the deployment of AI would have the upper hand with the ability to cope with these fluctuating demand levels, adjustment to supply chain disruptions and sharp shifts in consumer confidence and priorities. With the evolution of traffic over the network, hear from the experts on:

  • Configuring fixed-line and the combination of VPN mobile-network bundles forecasting a more accurate demand, network load anticipation and capacity adjustments with an automatic output
  • AI’s incorporation in telcos leading the market by utilizing the data and analytics capabilities to build new business models and to create ecosystems accelerated the demolition of organizational silos.

ResearchAndMarkets monitored the artificial intelligence (AI) market in the food and beverage (F&B) industry and concluded a growth by $394.22 million during 2021-2025 progressing at a CAGR of 22%. With the emerging technology of AI helping the F&B companies with supply chain management through logistics, predictive analytics and transparency, it also increases the digitizing of their supply chain to differentiate and also to drive revenue growth improving the efficiency across the supply chain. Hear from this session on the F&B perspective on:

  • Supply chains generating massive amount of data and AI’s assistance in gaining a better understanding of variables in the supply chain by anticipating future scenarios.
  • AI fuelled chatbot conducting conversations with consumers to assist them to order a wide range of services with the help of a chat interface depicting the investments and growth of the usage of chatbots.

Meeting customers’ increasingly high expectations drove the global logistics industry straight into the arms of AI solutions with an expected increase to a value of $3,215 billion by the year 2021. 5G on the other hand has the ability to transmit data in under a millisecond, adding it to high-value manufacturing processes letting errors to be detected and prevented on a scale not possible with other wireless communication methods. Manufacturers need to be prepared to invest in infrastructure upgrades, and early adopters will face the technical-support challenge of retrofitting 5G with existing legacy equipment and networks. Hear from this session on:

  • Using 5G to reduce the error rate from 25 to 15% lowering the overall production cost of each blade with smart factories running on data and artificial intelligence but connectivity forms the backbone of operations.
  • Managing obsolescence and ensuring plants continue to make productivity gains without overhauling the entire plant machinery for a more efficient production through technology and automation with full throughput and zero downtime.

Artificial intelligence (AI) adoption at government-level is increasing market demand across Asia Pacific, with regional revenue expected to reach US$29.3 billion by 2024. Soon, almost every industry will depend on these machineries to bring benefits for a quality lifestyle in an ecosystem. However, with the advancement in this innovation, there is still one unresolved issue – digitalization can easily be hacked. This session will be discussing on:

  • As geopolitical polarisation around certain technologies intensifies, could Asia Pacific especially Malaysia preparing for the rise of the robots and other AI-driven technologies challenging cities with the implausible disruption and costs of cyber-attacks.
  • With the establishment of the AI unit to support the setting up of the National AI Framework, how Malaysia’s ecosystem is to capitalize in prioritising the cooperation with private sectors, multiplying.

With voice assistants being integrated as part of many people’s routine part of everyday life, it is hard to imagine a time they were not taken seriously. Used as a ‘play tool’ once upon a time, the voice technologies struggled to serve its purpose due to the multiple error rates and narrow AI applications. Fast forward to 2020, AI worldwide is being fed more data, and being fine-tuned to the point where they can recognize most human speech. In this session, hear from the session on:

  • Reading into voice emotions to serve better by listening to what is said and not said to recognize accurate information with monitored emotions.
  • Data transforming becoming the new oil of a country, not leaving out the concerns about possible eavesdropping and privacy breaches especially in regards payments and valid sensitive information.

As per the Asia-Pacific AI market in the Education Sector, the use of AI in the education industry will grow by 47.5% through 2025 as the citizens of the world are becoming more adaptive and open to technology tools. One of the constant changes in the world is technology. Consistent upskilling and reskilling knowledge has slowly become the norm to stay relevant in this digital economy. Listen from the speaker on AirAsia’s tryst with technology with personalized learning experience—overcoming one of the biggest limitations of our modern education model with AI becoming a great equalizer in education and a key differentiator across institutions.

Aireen Omar, President, airasia Digital, Malaysia

Removing the most common cause of traffic accidents – human drivers, autonomous vehicles has crafted an idea to have the ability in reducing traffic accidents and of course fatalities. Hear from the panel on AI systems on:

  • Autonomous vehicles working non-stop to recognise traffic signs and road markings, to detect vehicles, estimate their speed, to plan the path ahead but they would be vulnerable to intentional attacks with specific aims interfering the AI system and to disrupt safety-critical functions.
  • Empirical design-build-test loop for co-design of imaging systems and neural networks and soft prototyping can reduce the time creating accurate sense radiance for the imaging sensors for autonomous driving.

If there’s one thing that’s bountiful in 2020, it’s video content. With the future of commerce belonging to the brands and creators having the ability to provide a seamless, engaging, and interactive viewing environment, they are definitely WINNERS in the eyes of the user. With AI by their side, these shoppable video experiences meet the viewers have the potential to unlock valuable user data, and empower brands to connect with consumers through more meaningful interactions. Hear from this session on:-

  • Using AI, how do brands intelligently and efficiently scan through petabytes of data to predict customer behavior, and offer relevant and helpful recommendations to individual consumers with the power to translate brand experience into a transaction.
  • Focusing on ‘hyper personalization’ algorithms leveraging a variety of inputs, including account information, customer preferences, purchase history, third-party data and contextual information collected from user activities.

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