Lim Jit Nee
Head of Innovation & Ventures
Jit Nee is a corporate innovation strategist driving Maxis’ strategic innovation agenda to create value and competitive advantage in new areas of business. She is experienced in innovation culture building, venture-building and co-creation, leveraging collaborations with the Malaysian Innovation ecosystem including startups, government agencies, investing bodies and other corporates, and translating these efforts into solving real-world business problems within Maxis.
Jit Nee is also passionate about helping other corporates and startups navigate the challenges of working together to find synergies and create shared value. Her candid insights on this topic will give both corporates and startups a no holds barred view on corporate innovation and venturing.
Kalyana "Mohan" Teagarajan
CEO and Co-founder
Passionate Engineer, accidental finance expert.
14 years in leadership & transformational roles at GE. Commercial Director for GE Oil & Gas. Led global change management, restructuring & digitalization efforts for various GE businesses.
Datu Dr. Muhammad Abdullah Bin Zaidel
Deputy State Secretary (Economic Planning and Development)
Deputy State Secretary, Office of the Premier of Sarawak
Datu Dr. Muhammad Abdullah Bin Haji Zaidel, 54, is now the Deputy State Secretary Sarawak (Economic Planning and Development). Prior to the appointment, he was the Director, Economic Planning Unit Sarawak, a senior Finance lecturer at the Faculty of Economic and Business, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) and subsequently appointed as the Special Administrative Officer to the Right Honourable Chief Minister of Sarawak in charge of Project Strategy and Coordination, specifically responsible for initiating, implementing and coordination of high impact economic development project for Sarawak.
He is also the board member of two State GLCs namely Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) and Sarawak Land Custody Development Authority (LCDA) since 2017.
A Finance graduate from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) in 1994, he attained a PhD in Finance at UNIMAS in 2014. He is also a Harvard Business School (HBS) Alumni.
Additionally, Datu Dr Muhammad Abdullah is a member of the Special Interest Group on Hydrogen Economy at the Academy of Science Malaysia (ASM). The task force group is to develop a position paper on the Hydrogen Economy opportunities, implications and the possible policy recommendation for consideration by the Malaysian Government.
Dr. Lisa Patvivatsiri
Group Chief Operating Officer
Thai Group Holdings
Dr. Lisa Patvivatsiri is a successful leader in business transformation who has transformed the underlying processes across the entire organization by settling the process transformation strategy and roadmap, implementing the digital automation solution while enabling agile practices. She currently serves as Chief Operating Office and Business & Digital Transformation at Thai Group Holdings, the insurance and financial services business arm of TCC Group in Thailand.
Prior to joining Thai Group Holdings, she was a key team player in international consulting firms in both US and Southeast Asia. Her areas of expertise include Business Process Improvement, Simulation & Optimization modeling, and Statistical Analysis across wide array of industries. Her proven track record ranges from several public articles to successfully implementing key strategy projects of the organizations.
She successfully implemented the Robotic Process Automation and Digital Automation Workflow platforms over hundred multiple operational processes with over 90% increase in productivity efficiency. The series of both domestic and international awards have even proven her strong credential in digital transformation of process automation area. In addition, Dr. Lisa has been frequently called as a guest speaker on digital and innovation knowledge sharing for leading organizations, universities, and summits in both international and domestic events.
Dr William Lim
Co-Founder & Group Executive Director
ANGKASA-X HOLDINGS CORP
Dr. William Lim is the Co-Founder and the Executive Director of the Angkasa-X group of companies. He also holds the esteemed roles of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at the Angkasa-X Group. With a remarkable career spanning more than 28 years, including the past 12 years in influential senior management capacities on a regional scale, Dr. William brings a wealth of expertise to his positions especially to one of the largest Datacentre Builder and Operator in South East Asia known as CSF Group where he was instrumental in the IPO of the Company in London Stock Exchange in year 2009. His tenure as Director for Strategy and Business Development at CSF Group PLC, (LSE: CSFG), underscores his strategic prowess.
In addition to his corporate accomplishments, Dr. William serves as Vice President for the Malaysian Cross Border E-Commerce Association (MCBEA) and Spacetech Malaysia Association (SMA) Notably, he commands a comprehensive understanding of cutting-edge IT platforms, including AI, Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, IoT, and Security.
Dr. William's journey culminated in a doctorate specializing in Data Centre and Network Security, a testament to his knowledge, commitment and excellence.
Hasri Bin A Hasan
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA)
Hasri is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at The Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (“NCIA”). The NCIA is a body corporate, incorporated under the Northern Corridor Implementation Authority Act 2008 (Act 687), responsible for strategic socio-economic development of the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) – a government initiative to accelerate economic growth and elevate income levels in the north of Peninsular Malaysia encompassing the states of Kedah, Perak, Perlis and Pulau Pinang.
In his current role, Hasri is responsible in operations, corporate advisory & strategic planning matters, which include the development of strategies to facilitate the delivery of NCER outcomes, as well as the review of new opportunities and initiatives that add value to the socioeconomic development in the region. Hasri has led numerous strategic initiatives for NCIA, include NCER Strategic Development Plan 2021-2025, as well as the development of NCIA’s transformation plan to strengthen NCIA’s positioning, role, operating model and focus going forward.
Prior to joining NCIA in 2014, Hasri spent 5 years in AirAsia Berhad as the Head of Performance Improvement where he led a team of regional consultants to deploy the Continuous Improvement Program at AirAsia Group. Before joining AirAsia, Hasri was a Manager in Ernst & Young Advisory Services (EY) in Kuala Lumpur and has led many corporate advisory engagements in Corporate Strategy, Program Management & Implementation and Process Improvement.
Head of Asia Pacific
L&T Technology Services Limited
Piyush works as the Head of Asia Pacific for Sustainable Smart World business at L&T Technology Services Limited. Piyush has been responsible for Smart Cities, Transportation and Nationwide Logistics Transformation over the last 20 years across the globe. He has spearheaded multiple Integrated Smart Cities implementations to help cities become more safer, secure, efficient, inclusive and sustainable and transform the way cities run their operations.
Dato' Dr Munirah Looi
Founder & CEO
Brandt Business Services
Munirah, a renowned business leader, boasts an impressive background Digital & Business Transformation and Customer Experience, backed by a prestigious MBA in Human Resource Management from a UK institution. With over 30 years of diverse professional experience spanning multiple industries, she's a globally recognized member of the International Who's Who of Professionals and a Life Member of the International Business Leaders.
Her expertise spans Digital Transformation, Customer Experience Management, Human Performance Management, Strategic Management, Business Process Redesign, Sales & Marketing, and Project Management. With two decades of experience in the Banking Sector, Munirah founded Brandt Business Services, a groundbreaking consultancy specializing in Business Transformation and Outsourcing.
Munirah excels as a Facilitator, Human Performance Strategist, and Change Management expert, delivering successful training and consulting internationally, covering domains like Digitalization, Customer Experience Management, and Organization Development.
Presently, Munirah is a sought-after Speaker and Advisor for ICT & Digital Associations/Industries. Her unwavering commitment to Digital & Business transformation sets a remarkable standard for emerging leaders and professionals globally.
Ts. Koay Tze Siang
Senior Director/ General Manager
Dell Technologies Malaysia
TS Koay leads the Dell Digital Infrastructure Operations globally. He is also the head of Dell Digital Global Center in Malaysia, driving digital transformation for Dell internal businesses. In addition, he heads up the General Manager role for Dell Cyberjaya site, overseeing site level operations and development.
He brings with him over 20 years of IT experience across enterprise application and infrastructure management in both internal IT and outsourcing services industry. He is very passionate in driving Digital transformation across application transformation, IT transformation on multi-cloud strategies and workforce transformation, provide the best end user digital experience for Dell internal stakeholders.
He is also a strong advocate in developing the digital workforce for the future with new technologies adoption as well as cultivating innovation culture in the workplace. Under his leadership, Dell Digital Malaysia has been awarded the Best Digital Global Business Services Provider of the year 2019, Overall Corporate Achievement Award and GBS Excellence Award in year 2021, Best Operational Excellence in Information Technology, Best Automation Organization of the Year as well as Best Transformation Leader in Information Technology in year 2022 from PIKOM (The National Tech Association of Malaysia).
TS is currently the PIKOM GBS Deputy Chair (Shared Services) and actively engaged in talent development as Industry Advisory Board of MMU and UNIMY.
CEO & Founder
W3 Guild Games
A Why-based" & Purpose driven entrepreneur, coach, mentor & human who stands for Freedom, Happiness & Oneness.
Currently serving as the CEO and Co-Founder of W3GG, Irene Umar started her career as a global international banker that gave her the opportunity to work and live in MENA, India and the SEA. She returned to Indonesia in 2016 and started the first game-focused venture capital in the region when esports was still at its infancy.
She fell in love with the game industry and has become an advocate for the industry since then. She strongly believes that gaming is the birthright of every human - which many of us forgot as we grew up.
Blockchain gaming is the next phase or extension to the gaming industry and she believes that it could unlock the real value of traditional gaming digital economy and help remind many the importance of “play” in life. In addition, she is also excited looking at the current “level-playing” field blockchain industry has to offer. Through W3GG, she aims to centralize as much opportunities as possible for knowledge transfer, self growth and “jobs” within the industry to prepare the community for a decentralized economy and future of works! Centralize to Decentralize!
Country Lead - ASEAN Azure GTM
As the strategic leader for the Azure business and go-to-market in ASEAN region, leading end-to-end accountability including strategy, planning, execution, advocacy governance and learning.
Richard Ker is a tech influencer who has over 280k followers on social media. A viral marketer & ecosystem builder previously attached to MaGIC, Cyberview and Aerodyne Group, he has more than 20 years of experience in tech, entrepreneurship, social media & digital marketing. Richard spent 10 years living and working in Beijing, China. He is a 5 times TEDx speaker and a digital storyteller of businesses, tech and Malaysian success stories.
CEO and Co-Founder
Azran is the CEO of Naluri, a digital health startup that addresses mental health and chronic diseases together, in a preventive, holistic and outcomes-based approach. He was previously CEO of AirAsia X where he grew it from a business plan to a $1billion IPO with 2,500 employees in six years, and CEO of iflix Malaysia which scaled to 20 million users in 20 markets in 3 years. He held prior leadership roles at Astro, Bursa Malaysia and McKinsey. He holds a Masters and Bachelor's degrees in Engineering, from Stanford University. He chronicles his leadership challenges in his book, ’30 Days and 30 Years’. He is an Ironman triathlete.
Justin Wong WH
CEO & Chief Product Officer
TrueXR Sdn Bhd
Justin Wong, the CEO of TrueXR, a visionary known for pioneering work that reimagines storytelling and XR applications. With a firm belief in harnessing XR's potential to revolutionize work, learning, and entertainment, he has collaborated with several telecommunications companies to integrate XR technology into 5G initiatives for tourism and education. Currently, Justin leads advancements in volumetric video technology, pushing the boundaries of XR to redefine the future of storytelling, entertainment, and immersive training experiences.
Ts. Mahadhir Aziz
Chief Executive Officer
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
Mahadhir Aziz is a prominent veteran of visionary and strategic national initiatives. He is a strong advocate for digital transformation and social digital inclusion and often shares his insights and thoughts on digital economy at various speaking engagements and events including the Smart City Expo World Congress, UN Habitat World Urban Forum and Mobile World Congress.
He spent the past 20 years developing and leading strategies and initiatives such as the Cyberjaya Global Tech Hub, the National Regulatory Sandbox (which later gave birth to the NTIS of today), and the Malaysia Digital (MD)national initiative that succeeds the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC)Malaysia – giving it a refresh in many critical areas. Mahadhir also serves as a member of the board of Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT), Johor Land Group (JLG) including state digital economy councils.
Mahadhir is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), a keynote speaker, and someone who enjoys sports.
Sudarnoto bin Osman
Chief Executive Officer
Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation (SDEC) Berhad
Encik Sudarnoto Osman earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tohoku, Japan in Electronic Engineering. After graduating he started his career with Matsushita Air-Conditioning R&D Sdn. Bhd (Electrical and Electronics Development) in 1993
His mobility career started in 1994 with Celcom Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. whereby he was instrumental in expanding Celcom network and initiated the 2G network rollout throughout Sarawak. He left Celcom Malaysia Sdn. Bhd in September 2000 to join Maxis Mobile Sdn. Bhd. and he embarked on Maxis network rollout in East Malaysia. He left as Regional Network Head at Maxis Broadband Sdn. Bhd. in March 2013.
He continued his career by venturing into telecommunication infrastructure business when he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer at SACOFA Sdn. Bhd. (“SACOFA”) in April 2013. During his tenure at SACOFA, he expanded SACOFA’s business and network beyond Malaysia. He was also appointed in various capacity in other organisations such as PT SACOFA Indonesia, PT BINA Indonesia, DSTA Sdn. Bhd., Malaysian Access Forum Bhd., Persatuan Infrastruktur Telekomunikasi Malaysia, and Konsortium Rangkaian Serantau
He was later appointed by the Sarawak Government to spearhead Sarawak digitalisation initiatives as Chief Executive Officer of Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation Berhad on 15th May 2020.
Koh Hong Eng
Global Chief Public Services Industry Scientist
Hong Eng started his career with the Singapore Police Force (SPF), and served the nation through
various roles in investigation, crime prevention, public affairs, operations, training and technologies.
He subsequently took an active role in the early years of the Singapore Government’s
computerisation initiatives, including the international award-winning Public Services Online, the first-
generation e-government project of Singapore. Thereafter, he spent 16 years in Sun Microsystems
and Oracle (which acquired Sun), on various regional and global leadership roles in the government,
education and healthcare segments.
In 2016, Huawei hired Hong Eng to setup the industry experts’ office for its fast-growing public sector
business globally. This team engages top public sector agencies globally to help with their digital
transformation efforts and strategic ICT design. Hong Eng is a well sought-after speaker and
workshop facilitator globally. He is also a member of the Singapore National Transplant Ethics Panel,
and a member of the National University Health System’s Bioethics Committee.
Hong Eng graduated from the National University of Singapore with an Honours Degree in
Mathematics. He obtained his MBA with Distinction from the University of Leeds (UK) and a
Specialist Diploma in eCommerce from the Nanyang Polytechnic (Singapore). He also completed an
executive program with the MIT on Artificial Intelligence.
Chief Executive Officer
Fabian Bigar assumed the role of CEO at MyDIGITAL Corporation 19 April 2021 overseeing the implementation of the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint (MDEB) and the National Fourth Industrial Revolution Policy. MyDIGITAL Corporation is the secretariat for the National Digital Economy and 4IR Council (MED4IRN), chaired by the Prime Minister. Concurrently Fabian is the Head of the Malaysia Centre for 4IR, a collaboration between the Malaysian government and the World Economic Forum. His previous roles include Undersecretary for Policy, Ministry of Health, Director Civil Service Delivery Unit in the Prime Minister's Department, Director Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) and a brief assignment with the Presidential Delivery Bureau in Tanzania. Fabian holds a BSc. from Case Western Reserve University and a Masters in Public Policy from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo.
Head of Technology Services
Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation (SDEC) Berhad
Zakaria Polit is the Head of Technology Services for Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation since 2021 and has been in the IT industry for almost 20 years.
Ruslan Bin Abdul Ghani
Group Chief Executive officer
Bintulu Port Holding Berhad
Ruslan bin Abdul Ghani was appointed as the Group Chief Executive Officer Designate of Bintulu Port Holdings Berhad (BPHB), effective from 1 September 2022, and subsequently as the Group Chief Executive Officer of BPHB on a contract basis, effective from 1 March 2023, until 28 February 2026.