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Agenda – 10 November 2020

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10.00 am – 10.05 am
Welcome Remarks by Surina Shukri, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

10.05 am – 10.15 am
Malaysia Accelerating Investments in Digital Tech
Opening Remarks by YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, Minister, Ministry of Communications and Multimedia, Malaysia

10.15 am – 10.20 am
MTM Video Presentation

10.20 am – 10.50 am
How 2021 Will Shape the ‘Great Reset’
Keynote Speech by Alexander Stubb, Former Prime Minister of Finland & Vice President of the European Investment Bank (2017-2020), Finland

10.50 am – 10.55 am
HoDA Video Presentation

10.55 am – 11.45 am
Panel Discussion: Economy Reinvented, Accelerating Digital Trade
The way we trade have changed drastically due to the rapid technological change and digitalization. COVID-19 is playing a very important role in reinventing the economy across the globe. Data flows and digital service deliveries are playing a critical role in response to the COVID-19 pandemic response. Emerging technologies such as blockchain, Artificial Intelligence or the Internet of Things could further alter the trade landscape in years to come. In this opening panel session, views and opinions will be vocalized and debated by who’s who of the digital trade from around the world. The discussion will center around the barriers to digital trade exist, whether due to outdated rules, new forms of protectionism, or as domestic policymakers seek to address novel governance questions without international collaboration. Is there a need for new data localization policies? What are the emerging and other hurdles for international digital service supply that can reinvent the economy.

Moderator: Freda Liu, Broadcast Journalist & Moderator

Panelists:

  1. Datuk Wira Dr Hj. Rais Hussin Mohamed Ariff, Chairman, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
  2. Alexander Stubb, Former Prime Minister of Finland & Vice President of the European Investment Bank (2017-2020), Finland
  3. Sam Myers, Her Majesty’s Deputy Trade Commissioner, Asia Pacific (Southeast Asia), Department for International Trade, Singapore




11.45 am – 12.45 pm
Panel Discussion: Honestly, Why Invest in ASEAN & Why Malaysia?
Clearly there are many pain points in ASEAN that can be solved through disruptive startups. However, with many VCs having already invested in the region for at least 8 years now, have VC returns from the region lived up to the perceived potential it carries? And while it is a golden rule that VC’s ultimately make that bet based on their belief that the founders can execute, how big a factor is where the founders launch their ideas from in ASEAN? Within ASEAN, what is the perception of Malaysia as a market to launch from, of Malaysia’s stand on startups and of Malaysian founders?

Moderator: Premesh Chandran, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Malaysiakini.com, Malaysia

Panelists:

  1. Thomas Tsao, Co-Founder, Gobi Partners, Malaysia
  2. Khailee Ng, Managing Partner, 500 Startups, Malaysia
  3. Saemin Ahn, Managing Partner, Rakuten Ventures, Singapore
  4. Vikram Bharati, Founder, Draper Startup House, Singapore




3.00 pm – 3.05 pm
Welcome Note by Gopi Ganesalingam, Vice President – Global Growth Acceleration (GGA), Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

3.05 pm – 4.00 pm
Panel Discussion: Road to Global Dominance
3 companies, 3 paths to global dominance. One has been voracious in making acquisitions, another using VC funding to grow steadily before taking more VC money and the 3rd doing it the old-fashioned organic way without giving up any stake in the business – until the big IPO day. Is there a common thread in their strategies? A template others can adapt for their journey? The session will sift through their strategies, their experiences, their tips to determine if there is a secret sauce to global dominance.

Panelists:

  1. Kamarul A Muhamed, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Aerodyne Group, Malaysia
  2. Joel Tay, Chief Executive Officer, Soft Space, Malaysia
  3. Stephanie Sitt, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, 123RF, Malaysia​



4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Face-Off – Why Malaysia or Singapore to Build Your Companies?
Each country has its strengths and weaknesses, and this panel will hear about the individual markets from the eyes of two of the startup leaders in SEA.

Moderator: Khoo Hsu Chuang, Managing Director, KHC Ventures Sdn Bhd/Do More, Malaysia

Panelists:

  1. Patrick Grove, Co-Founder & Group Chief Executive Officer, Catcha Group, Malaysia
  2. Joel Neoh, Founder, Fave, Malaysia


5.00 pm
Closing Remarks by Gopi Ganesalingam, Vice President – Global Growth Acceleration (GGA), Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

Agenda – 11 November 2020

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9.00 am – 9.05 am
Welcome Remarks by Raymond Siva, Chief Marketing Officer, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

9.05 am – 9.50 am
Our Disrupted World: The New Rules of Engagement
Keynote Address by Randi Zuckerberg, Former Head of Marketing, Facebook & Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Zuckerberg Media

9.50 am – 10.20 am
In Conversation with Surina Shukri, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) & Randi Zuckerberg, Former Head of Marketing, Facebook & Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Zuckerberg Media

10.20 am – 11.00 am
Panel Discussion: The Future of ASEAN’s Digital Innovation
Malaysia as a country has a very open economy with a lot of cross border movement especially now with technology and it has the potential of becoming more significant in years to come. In these pandemic-stricken times, we have read, heard, and even seen scores of entrepreneurs hustling to ply their trade. As we observe how the pandemic is slowly shutting down the physical world, it opens up new opportunities for our local tech chieftains to thrive. The caliber of our local talents and innovation also managed to attract the attention of venture capital to make their move to invest in Malaysia’s startup ecosystem.

Moderator: Jasmine Ng, Chief Revenue Officer, iPay88, Malaysia

Panelists:

  1. Wai Hong Fong, Chieftain & Co-Founder, StoreHub, Malaysia
  2. Lennise Ng, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Dropee, Malaysia
  3. Maran Virumandi, Founder & Managing Director, DoctorOnCall, Malaysia




11.00 am – 12.00 pm
Panel Discussion: Global Champions – Building Malaysia’s Billion Ringgit Revenue Company
Malaysia is to be the birthplace of the next generation of Southeast Asia’s mega tech companies. There has been talks there is a good chance that Asian currencies are going to outperform the U.S. dollar currencies in the near future. Are we there yet? Listen closely to these experts who have had tasted the means amongst the external market in the aims of driving agility through their businesses.

Moderator: Low Ngai Yuen, Executive Director – Chief Executive Officer, eFM, Malaysia

Panelists:

  1. Danny Leong, Group Chief Executive Officer, GHL Systems Berhad, Malaysia
  2. Sabran Samsuri, Chief Operating Officer, Inari Technology Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia



12.00pm – 1.00 pm
Panel Discussion: Malaysia Digital Hub – Land and Expand in ASEAN
Malaysia Digital Hub, launched in the early 2017 with the promise to offer startups the opportunity to expand globally, have ready access to high-speed broadband, funding and facilitation opportunities and a workforce-ready ecosystem, among others. This session is set to hear from the Malaysia Digital Hub on the growth of their hubs and what needs to be done to unlock further growth for them and the entrepreneurs they house.

Moderator: Gopi Ganesalingam, Vice President – Global Growth Acceleration (GGA), Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

Panelists:

  1. Stephanie Ping, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, WORQ Coworking Space, Malaysia
  2. Erman Akinci, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Common Ground Coworking Space, Malaysia
  3. Yong Kai Ping, Chief Executive, Selangor Information Technology and E-Commerce Council (SITEC), Malaysia




2.00 pm – 2.05 pm
Welcome Note by Karamjit Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Digital News Asia, Malaysia

2.05 pm – 2.35 pm
Panel Discussion: Malaysia Tech Entrepreneur Pass (MTEP) –  Success in Malaysia
MTEP aims to attract gifted and ambitious individuals from all around the world to Malaysia. This session will hear from the horse’s mouth on how the programme has lived up to its promise.

Moderator: Karamjit Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Digital News Asia, Malaysia

Panelists:

  1. Rene Bernard, Managing Director & Co-Founder, LuxTag.io.,Malaysia
  2. Francesco Argento, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Ezyspark, Malaysia
  3. Sunil Coushik, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Boole Tech Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia




2.35 pm – 3.20 pm
Panel Discussion: Where is the FinTech Roadmap Leading in ASEAN?
An October report by HSBC Global Research has coined the term ASEAN NEXT with digital payments to triple over the next 10 years to US$1.5 trillion. 3 leading Malaysian founded fintech companies with regional investors will share their perspectives of the ASEAN market opportunity and steps they have taken to ensure they emerge among the winners.

Panelists:

  1. Chan Kok Long, Co-Founder & Executive Director, iPay88, Malaysia
  2. Rafidz Rasiddi, Chief Strategy Officer, Merchantrade Asia, Malaysia
  3. Chris Leong, Chief Strategy Officer, Soft Space, Malaysia



3.20 pm – 4.05 pm
Panel Discussion: Market Access in ASEAN – “Surfing the Rising Tide of Southeast Asia’s Digital Economy”​​With all the mega-trends aligned in SEA – young population, rapid urbanization, high mobile penetration, strong social media adoption, rising middle class and increased communications infrastructure – this session will look at what countries within ASEAN need to do, especially Malaysia, to ensure they stand out from the pack as the ideal destination for investors looking to ride the wave of prosperity in ASEAN.

Moderator: Khoo Hsu Chuang, Managing Director, KHC Ventures Sdn Bhd/Do More, Malaysia

Panelists:

  1. Sudev Bangah, Managing Director, International Data Corporation (IDC) ASEAN
  2. Lim Chee Siong, Vice President – Malaysia Cloud & AI Business Group Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
  3. Tai Yee Meng, Director, DELMIA Quintiq GDC Services, Malaysia



4.05 pm – 5.00 pm
Panel Discussion: Regulatory Framework in Malaysia and Its Evolution along with The Digital Economy​
With the Digital Economy already here, this session explores the necessities from a regulatory point to further unleash the spirit of innovation and risk-taking among its entrepreneurs to try, to fail, to learn, to adapt and ultimately to succeed in the Digital Economy.

Moderator: Mahama Samir Bandaogo, Economist, World Bank, Malaysia

Panelists:

  1. Glenn Tasky, Director, Financial Stability, Supervision, and Payments, The SEACEN Centre, Malaysia


5.00 pm
Closing Remarks by by Gopi Ganesalingam, Vice President – Global Growth Acceleration (GGA), Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) & Karamjit Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Digital News Asia, Malaysia

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