Welcome to ‘AI World Summit 20/21


Monday, 30th November – Friday 4th December 2020


Notes: ZOOM links were updated

(ZOOM links were updated on 28/11/2020 5pm (GMT+8), registration after that will receive the updated links. For registration before Saturday 28/11/2020 5pm (GMT+8), we have updated you with new links via your registered email.)

Each day of the event will have a separate ZOOM link. This link will be used through-out all sessions in the day. Please kindly see below the latest links (simple registration is required before ZOOM sent you the access via your registered email address):

Day 1: Nov 30, 2020 08:30 AM (GMT+8)

Day 2: Dec 1, 2020 09:30 AM (GMT+8)

Day 3: Dec 2, 2020 09:30 AM (GMT+8)

Day 4: Dec 3, 2020 08:00 AM (GMT+8)

Day 5: Dec 4, 2020 10:00 AM (GMT+8)


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‘The AI World Summit: Where Innovators & Disruptors Meet to Challenge Limits’ will bring together the global AI community from a range of businesses, science and tech to go beyond the buzz and hype, discuss the most burning AI issues, share their developments, successes, challenges, and the resultant impact on their businesses.

The AI World Summit will be a unique global opportunity to explore what the new global era means to AI, how AI’s transformational potential can be best used to create a better future, and what this means for policy and decision makers, manufacturers and businesses interested in leveraging the potential, for the good of society and the business community.


The Future of Work: How AI & Robotics Affect Workforce and Management

Many job losses occurred as the Covid pandemic caused more businesses to shut down, even before the digital disruption takes its effects. It is undeniable that this pandemic has created a very strong incentive to automate the work of human beings. What do workers need to do now to reskill and upskill? Does it just affect regular workers or even higher management is affected too all over the world? This track focuses on how management develops HR policies and talent development in future; and how the workforce can give what industry needs.

The Big 4 Megatrends: How These Are Shaping The World & Industries in the Next 5 Years

The tech megatrends such as AI, Blockchain, Cyber security and Data Analytics have been impacting industries and economies significantly in recent years. What have changed and what progress has been made since then? How have people reacted and adapted to these forces? Would the future be better with AI dominating the tech space or would it worse off, in an already bleak workforce globally? This track focuses on how we need to prepare for the next wave and permutations; to adapt and thrive in a digital world for the next lap!

Boards in the New Era: How AI Can Help Achieve Effectiveness in the Boardroom

Consistent with the current trend, boards are increasingly heading towards AI and machine learning adoption to improve the quality of their decision-making process. The relationship between humans and machines to work together via augmented intelligence is gradually becoming a reality. However, the key questions remain: Can AI be used to support board functions from a governance, risk and compliance perspective? Can AI be used to predict the future demise or potential scale of a company? This track looks at how practitioners and adopters are using AI to create impact for boards and management personnel.

Policy Making in the Digital Economy: Impact of Tech Disruptions on Policy Planning and Implementation

The policy making process today is filled with very random, unpredictable and dynamic factors that can derail programmes or render them less impactful. If humans have limitations to deal with complex and ever-changing variables, could AI technology be considered/used to augment human capability to coming out with holistic programmes for industries and people? This track examines the use of technology to perform deep diagnosis of current situations, measure social impact and conduct futures thinking and modelling approaches.

Women In Tech: The Roadmap for Female Leadership in the Tech World

Despite having more women leaders in digital ventures in recent years, the lack of diversity in tech continues to be notable. Will this about to change soon in a seemingly male-dominated sector? What can be done to encourage women to be more active and producing more successful start-ups and unicorns? This track uncovers ways, and potentially thought-provoking ideas, for women to chart a strategic roadmap to build a meaningful career or impactful venture in the tech sector.

Blockchain & AI (BC/AI): The Experience and Lessons by Practitioners & Adopters

Blockchain is going through a path of diffusion across industries such as media and healthcare, which is far beyond its initial FinTech applications. However, regulatory issues and intellectual property concerns emerged as the stumbling blocks of realising blockchain’s full potential. How are these being overcomed? What is its strategic relationship with AI? What needs to be done to entice more institutions to adopt BC/AI? This track looks at the strategies for deployment and types of ROI that can be expected.

Tech Investment Outlook for 2021: What’s the menu going to be?

The global Covid crisis is a catalyst for change, spurring businesses to continue to invest in AI-based technology to enhance business operations, despite slowing revenue growth for most businesses resulting from the pandemic. VCs and PE investors are continuously on the lookout for innovative tech companies to invest, yet they may have been more selective and discerning about their business models and stage of funding. What have been the situation like to the start-ups that were invested pre-Covid vs post-Covid? What is the investors’ appetite going into 2021, and what are they looking for specifically? This track looks at the opportunities and challenges of tech companies in terms of their pre and post funding rounds, before and after Covid, and into the new year – from the perspective of investors and fund-seekers.

The New Era in Banking: What Banks Must Do To Be Ready for the Next Lap!

The banking sector is fast becoming an active adapter of AI and Automation to look at how they could acquire new customers at the lowest risk, optimised margins and in the quickest time possible. As technology advances, the key questions remain: How AI and humans could work together to drive process and operational efficiency? How AI helps in detecting frauds in financial transactions? This track looks at three main channels where banks can use AI to save on costs: front office (conversational banking), middle office (anti-fraud) and back office (underwriting).

Professional Services 4.0: The Future of Services in Legal, Advisory and Accounting

Professional service providers have to play the role of trusted advisors to deliver value to their clients. They have to exercise a high degree of care, skilled foresight and effectiveness towards solving the complex issues faced by their clients. Key questions that will be addressed for this track include: How could AI solve complex issues in various business situations? Why should professionals rely on AI as part of their work? What is the actual ROI of deploying AI in professional services? Could AI predict business failures or 10x opportunities and what would it take to make it that far? This track explores deeply into the current and future solutions for professional service providers; and how their business models could change forever.

AI For Sustainability: The Role of AI in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

While most businesses include SDGs in their corporate reporting, many find that it is a laborious and time-consuming process to convert stakeholder aspirations into corporate actions. As many struggle to reconcile value creation with SDG reporting, a third variable surfaces – how can we utilise the potential of AI to achieve value-based reporting? How do we analyse tonnes of qualitative, non-financial information to show we created impact for our stakeholders? This track reveals how AI applications can play a useful role to help not just in reporting functions, but how to identify opportunities and avert risks towards achieving the different SDGs.

Manufacturing 4.0: AI & Automation Strategies for Manufacturers Across the Supply Chain

As global supply chains are becoming more complex amidst the disruptive effects of Covid-19, the room for any inefficiencies becomes a matter of survival. Manufacturers need to maximise productivity and minimise costs by taking on new technologies and processes. Key questions remain: How could AI perform demand forecasting, production planning and predictive maintenance? How would AI-led tools help plan contingency events? This track reveals the power of AI in transforming the manufacturing landscape and revolutionising the supply chain management for the next decade.

Consumers 4.0: Understanding and Winning the Minds of Consumers in the New Era

Technological advancements have helped businesses win over their customers by providing the best customer services and improved brand image. In order to understand the constantly evolving consumer needs, businesses must answer these key questions: How could AI identify patterns of customer buying behaviour and deliver personalised customer experience? How could AI predict and recommend products/services to customers based on their specific preferences? This track discusses the use of AI to fuse the structured and unstructured datasets around fundamental criteria along semantic, visual and location contexts.

The Future of Healthcare: Ensuring Accessibility and Affordability of Healthcare to the Masses with AI

With the sharp increase in aging population, chronic diseases and viruses, the number of people who need medical assistance is on the rise. Healthcare investments in AI are increasing, and healthcare providers need to collaborate with smart tools that could help anticipate and prevent future illnesses. How could AI help generate personalised patient care plans for the masses? How would this help patients’ affordability and accessibility to treatments? This track looks at the milestones that AI technologies in healthcare have produced in recent years, and moving forward, the types that would change the way patients are treated.

The Future of Education: Teaching and Learning Methods for the New Era with AI Technology

This year marked the largest ever shift towards new learning tools and outcomes outside of the classroom due to the Covid-related school closures. With the increased adoption of technology education, how would the changes to an educator’s teaching methods affect the students’ learning effectiveness? Could AI help fill the gaps in learning and teaching and allow teachers to engage better than before albeit digitally? This track seeks to ascertain the extent to which personalised learning using AI can overcome the future challenges surrounding student engagement to optimise learning effectiveness.

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The last few years and recent events of 2020 have seen women leaders of all stripes claiming key positions globally in the area of politics, economy, corporate and business. Global leaders such as Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, President of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-Wen, Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern and U.S. Vice President Elect – Kamala Harris are bringing new hopes and worldly meanings that appeal to wider societies. Their transformative leadership purpose, values and approach could become the new bedrock for an inclusive leadership playbook, necessary for future-ready leadership. The panel discussion will explore what are these leadership traits and approaches and their importance for a sustainable and inclusive new world.

Brought by 30% Club (Malaysia)


1. Rizalina Mantaring (Philippines) – Former Country Head & CEO, Sun Life Financial Philippines

2. Ayla Majid (Pakistan) – Member of the Global Future Council of Energy, World Economic Forum; Board Member, ACCA; Managing Director, Khalid Majid Rehman Chartered Accountants

3. Debbie Goodman-Bhyat (South Africa) – CEO, Jack Hammer, IRC Global Executive Search Partners

4. Karel Avni Doshi (Malaysia) – Managing Director, Country Head of Corporate, Commercial Banking, HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad

5. Sunil Puri (Singapore) – Senior Director / Head of Research, Asia Pacific, Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)

Moderator: Raj Kumar Paramanathan (Malaysia) – Managing Partner, CnetG Asia- IRC Global Executive Search Partners (30% Club Advocate)

Kecerdasan buatan (AI) mengubah model operasi firma pelaburan, dan menjadi alat pilihan untuk memperoleh kelebihan daya saing. Sebilangan syarikat menggunakan AI untuk meningkatkan cara mereka menganalisis sekuriti dan membuat keputusan pelaburan, sementara yang lain menggunakannya untuk meningkatkan proses operasi teras. AI boleh menghasilkan ramalan yang lebih baik, lebih sedikit kesilapan, dan kecekapan yang lebih besar untuk industri pelaburan. Sesi eksklusif ini melihat bagaimana AAA menginovasikan model perniagaannya dan menawarkan platform penyelidikan automatik untuk pelabur institusi dan pelabur runcit yang lebih canggih untuk memperdalam pemahaman mereka mengenai syarikat, industri dan ekonomi Islam.

Brought by Asri Ahmad Academy


1. Hj Mohd Asri Ahmad – Mentor Pelaburan Syariah

2. Dr Mohd Afzanizam Abd Rashid – Ketua Penganalisis Ekonomi, Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad

3. Ustaz Ahmad Husni Abdul Rahman – Pengurus Unit Syariah, PPZ MAIWP

According to S&P Global, the growth in women’s representation on boards and in C-suites has increased worldwide in the past 10 years, but there’s still a long way to go. Will it take decades of change to reach gender parity on boards? Has COVID-19 and its effects on businesses impacted efforts for gender parity and what can companies do to accelerate their efforts to achieve gender parity for strategic decision making in boardrooms? Find out in this panel discussion.

Brought by 30% Club (Malaysia)


1. Dato Seri Johan Raslan (Malaysia) – Director, Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia; Independent Director and Audit Committee Chairman, Sime Darby Property Berhad; Former Executive Chairman, PwC Malaysia (Mentor, 30% Club Board Mentoring Scheme)

2. Datuk Yasmin Mahmood (Malaysia) – Independent Non-Executive Chairperson, Pos Malaysia Berhad; Former Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC); Former Managing Director, Microsoft Malaysia (30% Club Advocate)

3. Gillian Harford (Ireland) – Country Executive, 30% Club Ireland; Board Member, RCSI Hospital Group Ireland; Chair and Non-Executive Director, Beaumont Hospital, Ireland

4. Alexandra Schaapveld (The Netherlands) – Independent Non-Executive Director & Chairperson of Nomination Committee, Bumi Armada Berhad; Independent Non-Executive Director of Société Générale S.A. and 3i PLC

Moderator: Pauline Ho (Malaysia) – PwC, Partner & Asia Pacific Human Capital Leader (Co-Lead, 30% Club Board Mentoring Scheme)

Digital transformation is the process of using digital technologies to create new — or modify existing — business processes, culture, and customer experiences to meet changing business and market requirements. People want valuable solutions to their problems. More importantly, they want it fast. The experience of customers is at the heart of digital. So Is it important? And what does it mean for Business? Covid-19 has significantly changes the way how businesses used to run pre-pandemic; all the more now businesses need to adopt digital transformation to enable and accelerate economy recovery post Covid-19. Do join us for this insightful presentation by our distinguished speakers where they will share their valuable views on this topic!

Brought by RRS Trade & Investment
(Subject to changes)


1. Ipeleng Selele (Johannesburg, South Africa) – CEO, RRS Trade & Investment; Advisor/Project Director, MyFinB S.A.

2. Busisiwe Mathe (Johannesburg, South Africa) – Chairperson, South African Governing Board; Member, Africa Governance Board; Chairwoman & Director/Partner, SA PricewaterhouseCoopers

3. Lebo Mokgabudi (Johannesburg, South Africa) – South Africa Country Manager – Catalyst Fund, BFA; Founder and CEO, EAGLEQUEST AFRICA; Business Mentor, AlphaCode

4. Neo Shabalala (Durban, South Africa) – Founder and CEO, Governance Management Consulting

Moderator: M NazriAdj Prof (AI Practice) (Singapore & Malaysia) – Founder / CEO, MyFinB Group; Managing Partner, CE.AI; Honorary Consul, Cabo Verde

The SME Ecosystem is a set of interconnected ecosystem connecting the entrepreneurs, the support organisations (i.e. funding and financial institutions, R&D and Incubator Centre etc) and entrepreneurial advisory services. Many digital platforms exist but have they been always able to provide the much needed needs ? What and how to ensure SMEs navigate the challenges ahead, and the suitable business and operation model to sustain the business viability? Find out from this special presentation on what the gaps are and what must the actors and catalysts do to ensure SMEs have the optimal platforms to restore and rebuild their businesses.

Brought by iPortal live
(Subject to changes)


1. Ahmad Fauzi (Malaysia) – Board of Director, Singularity Ventures; Former General Manager, Sapura Advanced Systems

2. Dr. Nida Khan (Luxembourg) – CEO & Founder, Nash SARL-S

3. Ajmal Bhatty (United Kingdom) – Managing Director, MassesGlobal; Member of the Advisory Board, United Kingdom Islamic Finance Council

4. Dr. Farrukh Habib (United Arab Emirates) – Co-Founder, ALIF Technologies

The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement provide a strong foundation for the implementation of climate action and sustainable development objectives across all sectors and countries. Economic, social, environmental policies and plans, institutional governance mechanisms, and technological progress will all have a bearing on humanity’s collective journey towards attaining the SDGs. In this context, it is imperative to better understand and ask: What is the significance of the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly in a post-Covid world? What factors are critical to achieve the SDGs and what are the obstacles to their fulfilment? What is the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the attainment of SDGs? Will it be net-positive or net-negative?

Brought by Malaysian Alliance Of Corporate Directors (MACD)


1. Dr. Argüden (Turkey) – Chairman, ARGE Consulting

2. Paul Smith, CFA (Hong Kong) – Former President, CFA Institute

3. Kübra Koldemir (Turkey) – Sustainability Researcher, Argüden Governance Academy

4. Mohan Kumar Prabhu, CFA (India) – Director, Investment Consulting, AON Consulting

5. M NazriAdj Prof (AI Practice) (Singapore & Malaysia) – Founder / CEO, MyFinB Group; Managing Partner, CE.AI; Honorary Consul, Cabo Verde

Moderator: Kashyap KompellaCFA (India/USA) – CEO, RPA2AI Research

In its national strategy paper for Artificial Intelligence (AI) released earlier this year, Bangladesh has identified six strategic pillars in order to establish a sustainable AI Ecosystem in the country. How far has the country achieved since then? What have been the challenges or hurdles? What are its short-term successes and opportunities that have been achieved? What partnerships should exist to accelerate the partnership? Do join us for this insightful presentation on the latest for Bangladesh AI transformation plans for 2021 and beyond.

Brought by Movementum Consultancy and Facilitation Group (MCFG)
(TBC & Subject to changes)


1. Bijon Islam (Bangladesh) – Co-founder & CEO, LightCastle Partners Ltd

2. Khan Muhammad Saqiful Alam (Bangladesh) – Analytics Adviser, Intelligent Machines Limited; Program Manager, Trust and Safety, TikTok; Commonwealth Scholar, National University Singapore

3. Farzana Afrin Tisha (Bangladesh) – Country Director, Women in Big Data; Advisory Board Member, Global Chamber ® Dhaka; Community Leader, AWS User Group Bangladesh

4. Mohammad Mizanur Rahman (Bangladesh) – Partner & Head of Global Business, Brainstation 23

5. Tawhidur Rashid (Bangladesh) – Managing Editor, ICE Business Times; Managing Editor, ICE Today

Moderator: Maimun Ur Rashid Mustafa (Bangladesh) – Founder & CEO, MCFG; Executive Director, Global Chamber ® Dhaka

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