Current Economic Landscape & Outlook for 2023 & Beyond

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Dr. V. Sivabalasingam has been a Board Member of Prasarana Malaysia Berhad & Prasarana RTS Operations Sdn Bhd (PROSPER) since 2 April 2018. He recently retired as the Under Secretary of the Fiscal and Economics Division of the Ministry of Finance (MOF), Malaysia.

Starting his career in the public sector in 1987, he has served in the Royal Malaysia Police and has held key positions at the Ministry of Finance and National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN). He joined the MOF’s Fiscal and Economics Division in 2000 before heading the Research and Policy Development Cluster of INTAN in 2013, and returned to MOF in 2015.


The Critical Need for Industry 4.0 to Accelerate Economic Recovery

Wei Keong is the General Manager for Enterprise Solutions & Development of Fusionex. With more than a decade’s experience in transforming enterprises into modern workspaces, Wei Keong has converged the huge elements of Big Data Analytics, Business Intelligence, and the Internet of Things into day-to-day productivity suites for various industries across the region.

Wei Keong has records of successful deliveries for a number of projects, including building key strategic enterprise and government solutions such as distribution for transport and service improvement for logistics, as well as trade facilitation. He believes in humanizing internal, external, and Open Data to produce actionable and business transforming decisions. These will create an ecosystem of blue lake strategies and one day in the future, even become a blue ocean.

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Helping Save SMEs & Enabling Them Through Industry 4.0

Marcus Hwang

A lawyer by profession, Marcus Hwang has been a Mediator Trainer and Certified Mediator of Bar Council Malaysia since 2007. He is also Chairperson of the Disciplinary Committee for complaints against lawyers. Marcus joined BNI as a member in 2007 and rose to become the National Director of BNI Malaysia in 2018 after having served as Area Director of the Kuala Lumpur South East and Kuala Lumpur City Centre regions, as well as Assistant National Director.

When he is not busy helping businesses grow, Marcus enjoys reading a good motivational book, watching a motivational video, listening to piano music, and playing the piano. His burning desire is to contribute RM20 billion to the economy of Malaysia by 2028 and to set up an institute to provide education for underprivileged children. Marcus is a strong advocate that the key to success is inspiring others to lead.

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The Role of Industry 4.0 in Rebuilding Post Pandemic Malaysia

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Trained as a computer scientist in AI and Security, Freddy has more than 20 years of experience in consulting clients on data and digital matters; and also has first-hand experience in building data teams and data businesses for multiple corporations. He brings a unique blend of global perspectives having served international clients with a local lens and led analytics transformation for local businesses.

Freddy has built several large data businesses from ground zero based on data engineering, data science and data storytelling. He has a deep interest in sharing knowledge and can be found regularly on the circuit speaking at various technology and digital conferences, particularly around the potential of analytics as a critical differentiator for the future of businesses.

Y. Bhg. Prof. Datin Dr. Sameem Abdul Kareem started her career as a Lecturer in the Insititute of Preparatory Studies, ITM (now known as UiTM) in 1986. She subsequently embarked on a career in the University of Malaya from 1993. Her current research interests include Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Machine Learning, Data Analytics/Mining, Image Processing and Biomedical Informatics.

Y. Bhg. Prof. Datin Dr. Sameem was the Deputy Dean (Undergraduate) at the Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology, University of Malaya, from 2001 to 2008, and the Deputy Dean (Postgraduate) from 2014 to 2016. She has successfully supervised a number of Master and PhD candidates, and has served as Internal and External Examiners both in and outside Malaysia.

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Dr. Sumitra Nair 300 x 500

Dr. Sumitra Nair has more than two decades of corporate experience including 11 years of senior leadership experience. Throughout her career, her responsibilities have spanned a breadth of management domains such as Strategy Development, Project Management, Business Development and Partnerships, Governmental Relations, Public Affairs and Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) management, primarily in digital economy-related sectors.

During her tenure with MDEC, Dr. Sumitra has built and led several high-performing teams to initiate, establish and scale socio-economic development programmes that have impacted more than 2 million Malaysians. She currently leads MDEC’s corporate strategy, planning, policy and ESG agenda.

Ts. Wan Adli Wan Hassan started his first business providing corporate eLearning since 2003. His company holds the distinction of being accorded the Microsoft Education Global Partner of the Year Awards for 2020 and 2021. A BNI Member since 2008, he has served as a Director Consultant and Area Director. He is currently an Executive Director of BNI Klang Valley South, and also a National Trainer and District Director with BNI Malaysia.

Outside of BNI, Ts. Wan Adli Wan Hassan is a business mentor for the Cradle Investment Fund and MRANTI programmes, On the academic front, he serves as a postgraduate curriculum committee member for the Faculty of Computer Science at Universiti Malaya (UM) and Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTEM) and as Global Advisor with Nova Scotia Business Inc (Canada). He is also a member of the Board of Directors for a public listed company.

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