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Data and AI insights: Driving growth in a digital world

In support of MDEC’s Malaysia Tech Month 2021

Programme: Day 1

12 August 2021, 9:00am - 11:30am




Opening remarks

  • Michael Graham, Chief Digital Officer, PwC Malaysia

  • Aiza Azreen Ahmad, Chief Digital Business Officer, MDEC


Overview: Digital adoption in Malaysia and initiatives to accelerate the digitalisation of the nation

Digital adoption is steadily increasing in Malaysia, but there are still barriers hindering progress. This session discusses the initiatives planned to accelerate the digitalisation of the nation, referencing  two key documents: The Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint and National Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) Policy.

  • Dr. Karl Ng, Director, Data Ecosystem Development, MDEC


Extracting the benefits of data ethically

Data is the new oil. The landscape is varied presenting multiple opportunities to be capitalised in the area of AI and other 4IR technologies. However, the ethical use of data is important for building trust and accountability. Data Trust is important for data acquisition, use, sharing and monetisation of data. Governance over A Data Ethics proposition is key to developing the trust driving growth and value. 

  • Mark Jansen, Data and Analytics Leader, PwC Singapore




Panel discussion
Unlocking the opportunities of data, keeping risks at a distance

When used strategically, the ethical use of data can benefit organisations through the promotion of 4IR technologies like AI. It can build customer and consumer trust, attract and retain talent, drive revenue growth, and manage risk and regulations. How have organisations built governance frameworks over data and how has it helped them?

  • Richard Ker, Vice President Global Partnership, Aerodyne

  • Mark Koh, Chief Executive Officer, Supahands

  • [Panellist to be confirmed]

  • Moderator: Mark Jansen, Data and Analytics Leader, PwC Singapore
11:30am End of day 1

Programme: Day 2

13 August 2021, 9:00am - 12:00pm




Opening remarks


PwC’s Responsible AI framework (including demonstration of certain artefacts and tools)

To innovate responsibly, a holistic framework is needed for addressing unfamiliar risks. PwC’s Responsible AI Toolkit adopts an approach to address risks across three main dimensions and 11 sub-dimensions. The session will also discuss some challenges faced by organisations in operationalising AI, so they can better identify immediate actions to take.

  • Dr. Anand Rao, Global Artificial Intelligence Lead, PwC US

  • Ilana Golbin, Director, PwC US


Panel discussion
What does good AI governance look like?

Developing and deploying AI can be a complex undertaking. For trust to fit in, organisations need to incorporate measures that govern AI systems and processes. This would help strengthen models and build trust in them. What are some best practices we can learn from organisations who’ve been through the AI journey?

  • Roslind Kaur, Axiata Group Technology, Collective Brains, IT, Network

  • Eddy Liew, Tech Sales Leader, IBM Malaysia

  • Bharat Kumar, Director Shared Services, Schlumberger KL Hub

  • Moderator: Ong Khai Chiat, Partner, Risk Assurance Services, PwC Malaysia




Upskilling to enable responsible use of technology

AI doesn’t just happen. It’s people who build their underlying models and feed the technology data to ‘train’ them. That’s why the importance of upskilling cannot be emphasised enough, playing a significant role in building trust in data and AI

  • Ling Hsern Wei, Head of PwC’s Academy, PwC Malaysia


Closing remarks

  • Michael Graham, Chief Digital Officer, PwC Malaysia
  • Dr. Karl Ng, Director, Data Ecosystem Development, MDEC

12:00pm End

Register by 10 August 2021.

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