session A: GOOD FOR BUSINEss: ai, robotics, and all things tech

11:00 am - 12.00 pm



Professor Dr Ishkandar Baharin


Malaysia Robotics and Automation Society (MyRAS)

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Datuk Wan Suraya Wan Mohd Radzi

Chief Secretary,

Ministry of Entrepreneur Development

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Mr Afzal Abdul Rahim

Chief Executive Officer,

TIME dotcom berhad

Ms Aireen Omar

Deputy Group CEO of Digital, Transformation & Corporate Services,


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Datuk Mohd Zarif Hashim

Group CEO,

Sapura Secured Technologies

Sdn Bhd

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Dr Farouk Abdullah


Chief Data Scientist,

Natural Intelligence Solutions

Good for Business: AI, Robotics, and All Things Tech

The technological advances of the past decades have resulted in advancements in automation, artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printing, and the internet of things (IoT), advances that have disrupted some industries and unlocked new ideas and potential. Whether they like it or not, businesses need to incorporate more and more of these technologies to remain competitive. But the positive impact of technology on business can only be realised if business owners have a solid understanding of the way these technologies impact their industries, their business model, organisational structure, and human resource needs.


This panel will discuss how companies of varying sizes have successfully incorporated technology to scale up their business, widen their customer base, and increase productivity. Panellists will also share their thoughts on the impact of technology on their industry in the short to medium term.