Chairman of the Board of Directors
Team Telecom Armenia
Alexander Yesayan is an Armenian businessman, entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. Born in Yerevan to a family of engineers, along with his passion for IT, Mr. Yesayan studied finances and business management at the Academy of Finance and Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. During his 20+ years in the field he acted as a visionary leader, founder, co-founder and CEO of Team CJSC, Intent.ai, Ucom LLC and other successful and innovative IT companies in the region. Alexander Yesayan is also known for his social work, acting as President of UATE, Member of the Board of Directors of WITSA (organizer of WCIT Yerevan 2019), leading projects and initiatives with National Polytechnic University of Armenia and Armenian State Symphony Orchestra.
Anthony Raja Devadoss
Country Managing Director
Anthony Raja Devadoss is the Country Managing Director, Korn Ferry Malaysia and leads the Executive Search business in Malaysia, supporting the rest of the practices and part of the Global Technology Markets team for the region.
Anthony Raja brings over 25 years of experience in cross spectrum of Board & Executive Search, HR Business Transformation Consulting, Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Leadership Talent development and Assessment within the region and globally spanning across industries. His areas of expertise in Digital Technology, Energy, Financial, Healthcare and Business/Professional Services & Telecommunications.
He brings depth of experience in managing board & leadership search assignments, end to end talent acquisition, talent development and transition projects across Asia Pacific, EMEA and Americas. This includes organizations in growth and transformation stages with local large conglomerates, multinational firms and government investment organizations in public and private sectors.
Anthony is currently the Chair, GBS Malaysia [Digital Global Business Services Council Malaysia] a Global Business Services initiative of PIKOM - The National Tech Association of Malaysia, Treasurer of PIKOM, PIKOM Academy, Chair and WCIT2022 Chair – Program & Speaker. Anthony has been appointed as Research Fellow of National Human Resource Centre at HRD Corp, Malaysia to support human capital development and its long-term sustainability. He is actively involved in the country and region’s HR Services & Technology industry development and holds memberships in various National and international associations including Global Technology & Business Services Council.
Before joining Korn Ferry, Anthony spent 20 years with another Global Recruitment and Workforce solutions firm where he held several regional leadership positions. He was most recently the Managing Director & Business Head covering Asia Pacific and member of the board of a global talent management group in the US.
Partner, Technology Consulting
EY Consulting Sdn Bhd
Jason is a Technology Consulting Partner at EY and is the Malaysia cybersecurity leader. He has extensive experience working with clients in financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, energy and other sectors. He currently leads a team of over 100 cybersecurity professionals based in Malaysia. He has been a past president of ISACA Malaysia Chapter and has also served on ISACA’s global board and other industry bodies.
Field Chief Security Officer JAPAC
Palo Alto Networks
Ian Lim is the Field Chief Security Officer at Palo Alto for Asia Pacific at Palo Alto Networks. In this role, Ian travels the region extensively to interface with cybersecurity and IT leaders to offer his practitioner’s perspective on the AI risk implications, zero trust architecture, cloud security strategy, SOC transformation, and other relevant topics.
With over 20 years of dedicated cybersecurity experience, Ian has led global security departments in the CISO role for Fortune 100 companies deploying defense-in-depth capabilities to thwart advanced attacks. He has cross-industry cybersecurity expertise in the financial, real estate, and healthcare verticals, and has done on-the-ground work in the US, EMEA and JAPAC. He is also instrumental in developing governance policies and risk frameworks to meet regulatory compliance requirements.
On the publishing front, Ian is the principal author of "Information Security Cost Management" and "Securing Cloud and Mobility", and a guest author in Auerbach's Information Security Management Handbook (required reading for CISSP). Ian graduated from UCI with a Computer Science and English degree. He is currently an Executive Committee member at University of California Irvine (UCI) Cyber Research Policy Institute. In his free-time, Ian participates in 48 Hour Film Competitions where film-makers have to write, direct, edit, and score a short film in 48 hours.
Ms Catherine Lian was appointed as Managing Director for IBM in Malaysia in 2019. In this role, she is responsible for all strategic and operational matters related to IBM's sales, services, and delivery operations in Malaysia.
Catherine leads the IBM Malaysia team to help key stakeholders and clients put smart to work in their organisations by applying IBM’s leading AI, cognitive solutions, and cloud platform to advance digital transformation.
A Northern University of Malaysia graduate, Catherine's stint with leadership roles began at Dell Technologies, where she worked for the past two decades before joining IBM Malaysia. Her last role was the Senior Director & Managing Director for Dell Indonesia, based in Jakarta. She has also held various management roles within Dell Technologies, covering the South Asia markets, including Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina, and Cambodia. Throughout her career, Catherine has been consistently recognised as the key leader in the IT industry, helping and enabling clients to innovate and succeed.
Catherine is a strong advocate for women in leadership in the IT Industry and was recognised at the Channel Asia Women in ICT Awards 2020 as the Highly Commended winner under the Achievement Category in the ASEAN region. She continues to mentor aspiring talents, believing that by leading the way, aspirants are empowered to create thriving and sustainable communities.
Catherine has been appointed as the PIKOM (The National Tech Association of Malaysia) Councillor in 2021. She has held key positions in the association, including Chairman for Women in Tech 2022, Chairman for Tech Fest 2022 and Deputy Chairman for IR 4.0 SIG 2022.
In 2022, Prestige Magazine Malaysia recognised Catherine as one of the 100 nation's most influential Women of Power.
She is also recognised as the winner of the Channel Asia Women in ICT Awards under the Achievement category. Catherine won this award in recognition of a management career spanning more than two decades in Malaysia and South Asia, built on the foundations of business growth, customer success and individual mentoring.
Recently, Catherine was recognised by Tech Wire Asia as one of the five Most Influential Women in Technology
Datuk Ir. Khalilur Rahman Ebrahim
System Consultancy Services (SCS) SDN BHD
Datuk Ir. Khalilur Rahman Ebrahim graduated with Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Brighton Polytechnic U.K. in 1973. He obtained his Master of Science in Electronics from University Technology Malaysia in 1993.
He started his career in 1973 as a maintenance engineer in the communication department of Malaysian National Electricity Board. He joined Sapura Holdings in 1984 as Head of R&D, where he was responsible for the development of many innovative products like the PABX, mobile phones, pagers and feature phones, which won national awards.
Datuk Khalilur started System Consultancy Services (SCS) in 1993, and now runs a group of 4 companies with 230 personnel dealing with Defence Technologies, Industrial Automation, Building Security Systems and Composites.
DK Composites pioneered in composites domes, which became well recognised landmarks in Malaysia, Singapore, UAE and Las Vegas, manufactures sailing yachts for the international market. In 2005, DK won the prestigious Christofle Asian Boating Award for Best Asian Boat Builder.
For his contribution to the industry he was awarded the Entrepreneur Award by the Malaysian Malay Chamber of Commerce in 2005 “Anugerah Usahasama Tulen” and “Darjah Mulia Seri Melaka” which carries the title “Datuk” in 2008.
He is currently :
- Executive Chairman, System Consultancy Group of Companies
- Member of the Board of Governors, The Malay College Kuala Kangsar
- Member of the Board of Trustee of The Malay College Foundation
- Board Member, Malaysia Industry – Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT)
- Member of the Board of Governors of UNITEN.
- Chairman of VentureTECH Sdn Bhd
The Learning Curve
Kenneth co-founded The Learning Curve in 2017 that help schools in Kuching establish organized STEM associations through streamlined training, infrastructure upgrades, and annual science fairs. Having more than 8,200 students in Sarawak, TLC specializes in effective STEM communication to children and young adults, seeding their early interest and passion to pursue studies/careers in Science and Engineering through curated workshops, rural outreach programs and STEM communities.
Broadcast Presenter & CMO
After more than a decade in broadcast television with TV3 Malaysia and CNBC, Keith dived into the intersections of technology, gaming and consumer tech services, in marketing and business development roles with multinationals, SMEs and start-ups. He is the Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Publishing for games company GCL Global and an international news presenter for CNA.
Head of Enterprise Solutions
Pedro heads the Solutions portfolio and business development at Celcomdigi Enterprise Business Unit. He has close to 30 years experience in telecom and ICT companies across Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia, heading sales, marketing, product, and managing mobile, fixed, Cloud, IoT, Data analytics and Cybersecurity portfolios.
He has led business turnarounds in both B2B and B2C divisions and has established both Enterprise Business Units, and ICT companies, across several markets/OpCos.
Prior to Celcomdigi, Pedro has worked in Vodafone Portugal, Oni Portugal, Spain and West Africa and Zain telecom across 8 Middle Eastern Markets.
He has an International MBA from Catolica | Nova | MIT, and a management degree, with executive management courses at London Business School.
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.
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.
Chief Digital Officer
Muhundhan comes with over 20 years of experience in key leadership roles that spans the domains of digital transformation, entrepreneurship, education, healthcare, technology management and organisational capability development. He is a trained Project Management Professional, Information Security Lead Auditor (ISO27001) and Certified Professional Marketer (Asia Pacific). At present he is the Chief Digital Officer at MRANTI (Malaysian Research Accelerator for Technology and Innovation), a government agency mandated to accelerate national R&D commercialisation. He leads a team providing technology business services such as software engineering, human centered design, data analytics and systems and network including 5G, as part of a suite of innovative solutions for MRANTI and its park’s digital evolution. In his previous capacities within the industry and a government agency, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Muhundhan was involved in leading business digital adoption initiatives, spearheading growth of the Malaysian digital economy landscape as well as helping enterprises embrace digital transformation and innovation. His preceding tasks include consulting and advisory roles to the Malaysian government in national policy development for National 4IR policy, MyDigital blueprint, Malaysia Plan and Industry4WD.
Datuk Ahmad Zaki Bin Zahid
CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER
DIGITAL NASIONAL BERHAD
DATUK AHMAD ZAKI BIN ZAHID
Datuk Ahmad Zaki serves as the Chief Strategy Officer of Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB).
Datuk Ahmad Zaki has more than 25 years’ experience in Government policy and strategy, executive leadership, entrepreneurship, and regulatory work. In the Government, he has served at the Prime Minister’s Department, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Securities Commission and National Institutes of Biotechnology Malaysia. He has also held leadership roles in Government-Linked Companies, as well as public listed and private entities.
Datuk Ahmad Zaki holds a law degree from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom and a Certificate in Legal Practice from the Malaysian Bar.
Head Strategy, Enterprise Business
More than 20 years experience in the telecommunication industry, holding various leadership positions in different Malaysian telcos.
Currently overseeing the strategy and transformation of Enterprise Business in Celcomdigi.
Graduated with a Masters in Engineering from Ecole Superieure d'Electricity, a French engineering school.
Head of Digital Tech
MDEC (Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation )
Head Of Digital Tech
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
Victor Lo is an experienced professional with more than (25) years of enterprise technology risk governance and public policy development.
Over the years, he has served businesses including Fortune 500 companies across the region of the Asia South countries such as India, Turkey, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.
He is currently heading the MDEC digital tech ecosystem development which comprises of cloud, cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence(AI) , Blockchain and 5G.
His key role will be championing digital tech industry enablement as a Catalyst for the Digital Economy by promoting collaboration among digital industry leaders to drive innovation, develop transformation models for businesses via digital advancement, and develop a sustainable digital ecosystem.
Director, Technology Risk & Security
Evenjonly is the Director for the Technology Risk and Security, responsible for the direction, management and execution of technology security for AIA Malaysia. She has over 20 years of experience in the Information Cybersecurity domain and specializes in security transformation and operations management, security assessment and information security risk management with keen understanding to business, aligning to and enabling security technology programs for cyber defense and resilience.
Positions held prior to AIA includes heading the global service functions for Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing, Cyber Defense Resilience and Head Information Security Officer for Global Business Shared Services.
Systems Engineering Manager
Byron Tie is Fortinet Malaysia’s Systems Engineering Manager. He leads a team of Systems Engineers in delivering outcome-based and secured solutions to help businesses win in the digital economy. Byron is responsible for spear-heading and executing Fortinet’s technology vision and strategic initiatives in developing strategy, piloting the concept and building a long-term sustainable solution model for adoption by clients across different market verticals. He works hand in glove with Fortinet business and technical teams to help solve customers’ business challenges, craft a forward-looking technical strategic framework and investments that address industry-wide scenarios.
Byron holds the Fortinet NSE 8 certification and numerous professional certifications, having served in the IT industry for over 17 years.
Dan Fadalini Sukia
Chief Information Security Officer
Sarawak Information Systems
Dan is the Chief Information Security Officer of Sarawak Information Systems Sdn Bhd (SAINS) since Jan 2023. He was also previously the Director of Cybersecurity for 5 years. Prior to SAINS, he has worked with two US-based companies in the areas of enterprise infrastructure technology and market research.
In addition to his current position, he has held several high impact project-based roles such as program lead/ coordinator for Sarawak’s 1st ever International Digital Economy Conference (IDECS) in 2017, a precursor to today’s digital economic drive in Sarawak. Program director and co-event manager for the Asia Pacific Cybersecurity Conference 2023 (APSEC), Sarawak’s 1st international cybersecurity event of its kind.
As a technologist and cybersecurity evangelist, he is passionate about learning and bringing awareness on current and emerging technology trends that are truly impacting our lives. He is a regular speaker and panelist in customer and partner technology events & conferences. Collaboratively, he is currently contributing as a cybersecurity Industry Advisor Panel (IA) for Curtin University, Sarawak.
Dan was awarded a Bachelors with Honours in Computer Science with a Major in Information Engineering and a Minor in Management. An alumni of Oxford Executive Leadership Programme of Said Business School and a certified Organizational Change Management Practitioner (PROSCi).
Founder & Managing Director
Daythree Digital Berhad
Raymond is a seasoned expert in digital transformation strategy and management, armed with an MBA specializing in Strategy & Planning. As a Chartered Accountant registered with CPA Australia and Malaysian Institute of Accountants, he wields robust financial and accounting acumen. Recognized as a 'Best Thought Leader' in 2017 and 2019, and winner of the 2023 Technopreneur Excellence Awards, Raymond's leadership was pivotal during his tenure as President of the Contact Centre Association of Malaysia (2019-2023), where he bolstered governance and transparency. He now advises as Immediate Past President. Additionally, Raymond holds key roles including Treasurer at the Digital Global Business Services Council of Malaysia, and Councillor at PIKOM, the National Tech Association. His influence extends to MDEC's Talent Expert Network Panel and Grant Recommendation Committee, shaping Malaysia's digital technology talent landscape. Raymond's commitment to education is evident through his role as Adjunct Mentor at INTI International University & Colleges, where he mentors and empowers students. Beyond his professional endeavors, Raymond is an avid sports enthusiast and music lover.