Digitalization is very important in this age and time. It cuts across all industries. We are very proud to have (i) Mr. Hew Wee Choong, VP, Investment and Industry Development of MDEC sharing with us Malaysia’s Digital Economy in Cloud & Data Center, IOT, Big Data Analytics, e-Commerce, Fintech and Cybersecurity, (ii) Mr. Mark Britt, Co-founder & CEO, iflix Group on iflix growth to 29 countries since their inception in 2015 from their Global Hub in Kuala Lumpur and (iii) Mr. Georg Chmiel, Chairman of iCar Asia on the importance of the Digital e-Market Place connecting Sellers/Suppliers directly with the Consumers; eg Car industry (new cars & used cars) and Real-estate industry.
- Mr Hew Wee Choong – Vice President, Investment & Industry Development – Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
Mr Hew is the Vice President, Investment & Industry Development (IID) of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), joined in October 2016.
As the VP, he oversees the business operations in the areas of investment from strategic planning, investment attraction, to key client management. Supporting the local companies to go global is also a key mandate that Hew oversees within division. Additionally, Mr Hew looks into matters relating to the industry critical enablers or eco-systems to ensure the continued development of the industry.
Mr Hew has more than 20 years’ working experience and having graduated from La Trobe University, Australia in 1992 with Bachelor of Science (Computing & Economics) and Graduate Diploma in Economics. He has extensive experience in private sector consulting as well as B2B (business to business) Sales and Business Development. He started his investment attraction and facilitation role in another investment promotion agency as a pioneer member in 2011. He led the Investor Relations team in attracting large Fortune 500 or Forbes 2000 multi-national companies before moving into his current role in MDEC
- Ms. Diana Boo – Country Manager for iflix Malaysia & Brunei
With over 20 years in the advertising, digital media and ad technology space in Southeast Asia, Diana Boo brings extensive digital marketing experience and a proven track record in partnership management and business growth.
Prior to joining iflix, she helmed Publisher Solutions for CtrlShift’s Southeast Asian business for over nine years. Prior to CtrlShft, Boo held senior roles at renowned advertising agencies BBDO/ Proximity and Saatchi & Saatchi before expanding her portfolio to digital media.
Now available to over one billion consumers throughout Asia, the Middle East and Africa, iflix has established itself as the clear market leader in video streaming. Offering consumers a vast library of top Hollywood, regional, and local TV shows and movies, including many first run exclusives and award-winning programs, each subscription allows users to access the service on up to five devices, including phones, laptops, tablets, and television sets, for viewing wherever, whenever.
- Mr Georg Chmiel – Chairman, iCarAsia
Mr Chmiel is Chairman of iCarAsia (ASX:ICQ), the number 1 online automotive portal for Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. He is also Chairman of Juwai.com, the largest marketplace for international properties in China and non-executive Director of Mitula Group (ASX:MUA) and Centrepoint Alliance (ASX:CAF).
He was previously Managing Director and CEO of the iProperty Group (ASX:IPP), Asia’s No. 1 Online Property Group before it was sold to REA Group for over $750m. He was also Managing Director and CEO of LJ Hooker Group with 700 offices across nine countries providing residential and commercial real estate as well as finance services.
With companies such as REA Group, Deutsche Bank and McKinsey & Company, Mr Chmiel has also built his expertise in the area of strategy, innovative technologies, distribution and corporate finance with a clear focus on growth companies and disruptive technologies.
Mr Chmiel is the recipient of the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award in 2016 and the Top Outstanding Leaders Asia Award in 2015. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He holds an MBA (INSEAD, France) and a Computer Science degree.
09.00 AM – 09.25 AM Registration
09.25 AM – 09.30 AM Welcome Speech by Mr. Christian Meyer, Chairman, SMBA
09.30 AM – 10.00 AM Malaysia’s Digital Economy by Mr. Hew Wee Chong
10.00 AM – 10.30 AM iflix presentation by Ms. Diana Boo
10.30 AM – 11.00 AM Digital E-Market Place by Mr Georg Chmiel
11.00 AM – 11.15 AM Q&A
11.15 AM – 12.00 PM Bites & Nibbles (Coffee Break)