AIF INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM 2018


Confirmed Speakers

  • Panellist
    Subhankar Roy Chowdhury
    Executive Director, HR,
    Lenovo Asia Pacific
    Subhankar Roy Chowdhury
    Executive Director, HR,
    Lenovo Asia Pacific


    Subhankar is a HR leader, speaker and blogger with varied experiences in re-imagining leadership, culture and talent practices to create human work environment in the digital age.
    He currently heads HR for Lenovo Asia Pacific & Japan. Prior to his current role, Subhankar built the global HR Analytics function in Lenovo for 55,000 employees. 

    Subhankar has led large complex HR transformation projects in both HR Generalist and HR Consulting roles in Lenovo, Nokia, PwC, IBM and Siemens in Asia Pacific and Middle East Africa regions. HRD Magazine Asia awarded him the 2018 Top 25 HR Leaders of Asia recently.

    Subhankar enjoys researching and speaking on topics related to the ‘Impact of Digitisation of the Workforce’, ‘Future of work’ and ‘HR of the Future’.
  • Panellist
    Harsha Ravindran
    Gen Z Representative,
    Head of Marketing & Branding for ET Ideas,
    Founding member of Ascendance and
    Chief Marketing Officer of the Youth Program
    Harsha Ravindran
    Gen Z Representative,
    Head of Marketing & Branding for ET Ideas,
    Founding member of Ascendance and
    Chief Marketing Officer of the Youth Program


    Harsha is 16 years old and a Gen Z who goes to school. She is Head of Marketing and Branding for ET Ideas, founding member of Ascendance and Chief Marketing Officer and trainer of the Youth Programme for the organisation. Harsha was a speaker at ASEAN Solidarity in Creating Shared Prosperity, an international conference which was held in Kuala Lumpur on 9 May 2017.

    She also spoke at the 15th International Association of Volunteer Efforts [IAVE] Asia Pacific Conference Kuala Lumpur in November 2017. She speaks the voice of the younger generation – Gen Z on solving world problems, listening to your heart, following your passion and harnessing the power of the mind, by sharing her personal experience and achievements. Harsha was also an invited panellist at a Forum on Awareness of Depression representing the voice of Gen Z at the International University of Malaya-Wales in 2017.
  • Panellist
    Max Thum
    Head of Business Development
    HealthMetrics, Malaysia
    Max Thum
    Head of Business Development
    HealthMetrics, Malaysia


    Max Thum heads the Business Development division of HealthMetrics, an enterprise software that enables HR to embrace digital to improve the user experience of employee benefits. Having started his career as a pharmacist in the UK before moving back to Malaysia, Max has worked with the brightest minds in the National Health Service in both private and private healthcare.

    After moving back to Malaysia, Max joined Novartis and worked with key healthcare stakeholders in both private and public healthcare systems to develop a national-prescribing framework for respiratory conditions with renowned specialists and researchers in Malaysia and Brunei. Seeing the importance of the management of chronic conditions in the working class, Max joined HealthMetrics to drive the business expansion across Malaysia and currently works with a host of clients including Pacific Insurance, Takaful Ikhlas, KL-Kepong Berhad and Fuji Xerox. 
  • Panellist
    Prof. Rajesh Nair
    Innovation and Entrepreneurship,
    Asia School of Business, Malaysia
    Prof. Rajesh Nair
    Innovation and Entrepreneurship,
    Asia School of Business, Malaysia


    Professor Rajesh Nair is an inventor, product designer and entrepreneur with more than 25 years’ experience in multiple startups in the Boston area. He is Professor of Practice in Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Asia School of Business, a new school started by MIT-Sloan in Kuala Lumpur where he heads the ASB-Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center. He is also a Visiting Scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    His research is in developing ways to catalyse innovators and entrepreneurs in communities from the ground up and to build local entrepreneurship ecosystems. He has conducted transformational workshops on Making, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in India, USA, Malaysia, East Timor and Vietnam. His work has catalysed more than 50 student startups.

    Rajesh is a teacher and practitioner of the design thinking process. He founded three product manufacturing companies in the US. He is also the founder of a non-profit organisation, TechTop Trust that promotes innovators and entrepreneurs among Indian youth since 2006.

    He holds 13 US patents. He received a Master of Engineering & Management (MIT), Manufacturing Engineering (UMass, Amherst) and Electronic Product Design (IISc, Bangalore). He holds a Bachelor of Physics and Electronics & Communications Engineering.
  • Kristine Dery
    Research Scientist
    MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research;
    Co-founder & Co-chair of the Digital Disruption Research Group, Sydney
    Kristine Dery
    Research Scientist
    MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research;
    Co-founder & Co-chair of the Digital Disruption Research Group, Sydney


    Kristine Dery is a Research Scientist at MIT Sloan School of Management in the Center for Information Systems Research (MIT CISR).

    Drawing on both qualitative and quantitative data, she examines how top performing organisations: (1) design and manage the digital workplace to deliver greater employee experience (and consequently, greater business value); and (2) build competitive workplaces that attract and foster talent in the digital era. This work stems from a longer-term research focus on the relationship between HRM and IS which has generated publications on mobile connectivity, the strategic impact of human resource information systems, gamification and recruitment, and the management of remote workers. She is regularly a key note speaker for industry and has designed and delivered numerous MIT Executive Education courses based around her research and the broader MIT CISR research on digital disruption.

    She is a researcher on two Australian Research Council (ARC) funded projects: (1) Human Resource Information Systems; and (2) The Strategic Significance of the HR Function, and New Technology and Talent Acquisition in Australian Professional Services Firms. These projects and other research resulted in publications in journals such as MISQE, the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, and Organizational Dynamics. She designed and taught post-graduate and MBA courses in Human Resource Information Systems and Management Communication, together with a range of Executive Education seminars.

    She co-founded the Digital Disruption Research Group in Sydney and has previously held management roles in the tourism, hotel and airline industries in Australia, NZ and the UK. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Auckland, an MBA from Melbourne Business School and a PhD from the University of Melbourne.

Introduction

In response to rapid developments in technology, new entrants and increasing consumer expectations, we are witnessing massive disruption in the financial services sector. This has significant implications for human capital development and talent management in our industry. The emergence of new financial technologies, and digitalisation in particular, mean that employees need to develop new skillsets and competencies. Organisations will need to both upskill and reskill existing employees as well as be able to attract new talent with the right skills and capabilities into the industry. It will also necessitate a change in mindset for both employers and employees away from traditional ways of working to more flexible, digital and technology-driven approaches to work. The role of HR and talent management professionals in managing the changes required in employee mindsets, skills and competencies will be crucial to the future growth and success of the industry. The AIF International Symposium will examine what is required to future proof talent management in the digital age.
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Wednesday, 29 August 2018
8:00AM Registration and refreshments
9:00AM Introduction by Freda Liu
News Presenter, Host, Author and Freelance Moderator
9:05AM Opening remarks & scene setting by Ms Rajam Sega
Director, Operational Support, Asian Institute of Finance Berhad
Keynote 1: Digital transformation – what it means for business and talent?
9:25AM Kristine Dery
Research Scientist, MIT Sloan Centre for Information Systems Research; and
Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Digital Disruption Research Group, Sydney

The rapid advance of technology is transforming traditional business models across virtually all sectors. Companies are having to radically review their strategy, operations and culture in response to new forms of competition and a fast-evolving business environment. Digitalisation is one of the strongest drivers of change and companies are having to quickly adapt to a new digital reality. What does this mean in practice and what should businesses be doing now and in the future to digitally transform and future proof their organisations. And most importantly what does this mean for talent – from learning and development through to recruitment, engagement and retention?

10:30AM Refreshments
Keynote 2: Creating a culture of digital innovation within the financial services industry 
11:00AM Neal Cross
Chief Innovation Officer, DBS Bank, Singapore

Don’t digitise your bank, digitise your staff and they will digitise your bank, lessons from the world’s best digital bank

Plenary Session 1: Jobs in the digital era – role profiles and skills set required
11:45AM There has been a lot of talk of the impacts of digitalisation on business and financial services is no exception. However, what are the new job profiles and roles being created by digitalisation. Are they the same positions but in a digital environment or radically different? What specific skills and competencies are required in this new digital era? Can existing employees be trained to meet the new digital demands of the financial industry or do we need to look to replace employees with newer tech-savvy ‘models’?

Panellists:
  • Feon Ang, Vice President of Talent and Learning Solutions, Asia-Pacific, LinkedIn, Singapore
  • Kristine Dery, Research Scientist, MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research; and Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Digital Disruption Research Group, Sydney
  • Philippa Penfold, Vice President, People and Strategy, Peoplewave, Singapore

Moderator: Salika Suksuwan, Executive Director, Human Capital, PwC Malaysia

12:30PM Networking Lunch
Plenary Session 2: The role of HR in developing digital mindsets and creating a digital culture
2:00PM If organisations are to transform and prosper in this new digital environment, then the mindsets of employees need to be ‘digitised’ and a digital culture fostered across the organisation. This will be an enterprise-wide task but the most vital role will be that of HR and the function should take a lead in digital transformation. What steps should HR take to develop digital mindsets? And how can HR develop a digital culture without losing the behaviours and values on which organisations have been built?

Panellists:
  • Varun Bhatia, Chief People and Culture Officer, Air Asia, Malaysia
  • Nora Manaf, Group Chief Human Capital Officer, Maybank, Malaysia
  • Rajiv Jayaraman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Knolskape, Singapore
  • Max Thum, Head of Business Development, HealthMetrics, Malaysia

Moderator: Laurence Smith, Global Head of Digital Transformation, SmartUp.io Asia

Plenary Session 3: Digitalising HR – from HR analytics to human capital management systems
2:45PM If businesses are to be digitally transformed, then HR itself needs to digitise. This does not just mean taking the traditional HR functions and processes online but radically altering the whole approach to HR so that the benefits of new technology are used to manage people and talent strategically and to make HR a true strategic partner to the business.

Panellists:
  • Chua Chai Ping, GM/Site Leader, Human Resources Director, Experian, Malaysia
  • Subhankar Roy Chowdhury, Executive Director & Head HR, Asia Pacific & Japan, Lenovo, India
  • Animesh Mukherjee, Head HR Centre of Expertise, Digi Telecommunications, Malaysia

Moderator: Lai Tak Ming, Executive Director, Country HR Head, United Overseas Bank, Malaysia

3:30PM Refreshments
Keynote 3: What does automation, artificial intelligence and Big Data mean for the future of work?
4:00PM Pallavi Srivastava
Asia Pacific & GCG Talent Leader
IBM Global Technology Services, Singapore

The explosion and ubiquity of data combined with the analytical power of artificial intelligence have created huge opportunities for businesses. While dramatic advances in automation and robotics are expected to further accelerate changes across all sectors, what impact will these trends and technologies have in the work place and on approaches to work? Will more roles involving more routine tasks become redundant? What will the workplace of the future look like? Will it be virtual? What threats might the introduction of these new technologies bring?

Plenary Session 4: How to attract, engage and retain GEN Z?
4:30PM Generation Z, or those born shortly after the mid-1990s, number some two billion globally, more than a quarter of the world population. The older among them will be joining the workforce in a year or two. What will this mean for business and financial services in particular? How should we attract this new generation to work for our companies? How do we integrate the different generations in our workplaces? How do we get the best out of and keep Gen Z in our companies? What will this mean for our traditional organisational structures?

Panellists:

  • Harsha Ravindran, Gen Z Representative, Head of Marketing & Branding for ET Ideas; Founding member of Ascendance; and Chief Marketing Officer & Trainer of the Youth Programme
  • Prof. Rajesh Nair, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Asia School of Business, Malaysia
  • Jaya Kohli, Director, Strategy, Policy Development & Research, Asian Institute of Finance, Malaysia

Moderator: Freda Liu, News Presenter, Host, Author and Freelance Moderator

5:30PM Closing remarks

Note: Agenda is subject to change
Introduction and Scene Setting
  • Freda Liu
    News Presenter, Host, Author and
    Freelance Moderator
    Freda Liu
    News Presenter, Host, Author and
    Freelance Moderator


    Freda has conducted over 5,000 interviews with some prominent names which include author Stephen Covey, motivational speaker Nick Vijucic, former GE CEO Jack Welch, the Duke of York HRH Prince Andrew and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, working with BFM89.9. Covering the gamut of communications, she previously worked for Edelman PR and IBM Asia Pacific and also as a news presenter on national radio and TV. Award-winning Freda is highly sought after for moderating corporate events and training. 

    She has authored three books called ‘PR Yourself’ and ‘Shake & Spear Your Business: The Romeo & Juliet Way’, and ‘Everybody Loves Ray’ (biography). Her latest book is called ‘Bursting Fixed Mindsets – How 15 Women Broke the Million Ringgit Mark’, as she is passionate to take women entrepreneurship to the next level. She also hosts a show called Her Vantage which talks about women of leadership and influence to showcase women representation in all strata of society from sports, the arts and sciences to entrepreneurship.

Opening Remarks
Keynote Speakers
  • Kristine Dery
    Research Scientist
    MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research;
    Co-founder & Co-chair of the Digital Disruption Research Group, Sydney
    Kristine Dery
    Research Scientist
    MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research;
    Co-founder & Co-chair of the Digital Disruption Research Group, Sydney


    Kristine Dery is a Research Scientist at MIT Sloan School of Management in the Center for Information Systems Research (MIT CISR).

    Drawing on both qualitative and quantitative data, she examines how top performing organisations: (1) design and manage the digital workplace to deliver greater employee experience (and consequently, greater business value); and (2) build competitive workplaces that attract and foster talent in the digital era. This work stems from a longer-term research focus on the relationship between HRM and IS which has generated publications on mobile connectivity, the strategic impact of human resource information systems, gamification and recruitment, and the management of remote workers. She is regularly a key note speaker for industry and has designed and delivered numerous MIT Executive Education courses based around her research and the broader MIT CISR research on digital disruption.

    She is a researcher on two Australian Research Council (ARC) funded projects: (1) Human Resource Information Systems; and (2) The Strategic Significance of the HR Function, and New Technology and Talent Acquisition in Australian Professional Services Firms. These projects and other research resulted in publications in journals such as MISQE, the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, and Organizational Dynamics. She designed and taught post-graduate and MBA courses in Human Resource Information Systems and Management Communication, together with a range of Executive Education seminars.

    She co-founded the Digital Disruption Research Group in Sydney and has previously held management roles in the tourism, hotel and airline industries in Australia, NZ and the UK. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Auckland, an MBA from Melbourne Business School and a PhD from the University of Melbourne.

  • Neal Cross
    Chief Innovation Officer
    DBS Bank, Singapore
    Neal Cross
    Chief Innovation Officer
    DBS Bank, Singapore


    Neal Cross is Managing Director and Chief Innovation Officer of DBS Bank and a strong advocate for innovation thinking and culture.

    Neal is driving the bank’s innovation agenda regionally, as DBS moves to shape the future of banking, to enhance customer experience and better engage customers in the digital landscape. Neal has more than 20 years’ experience in technology, innovation and financial services. Working with internal stakeholders and external collaborators, he charts the innovation roadmap for DBS to enhance customer experience and better engage the bank’s customers in the digital landscape.

    Previous to DBS, Neal was at MasterCard, where he was responsible for driving innovation as Vice President of MasterCard Labs in the company’s Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions. Neal started working in the Asia time zone at Microsoft in Australia and later in Singapore as the financial services industry director.

  • Pallavi Srivastava
    Asia Pacific & GCG Talent Leader
    IBM Global Technology Services, Singapore
    Pallavi Srivastava
    Asia Pacific & GCG Talent Leader
    IBM Global Technology Services, Singapore


    Pallavi Srivastava is currently the Asia Pacific & GCG Talent Leader for IBM Global Technology Services. In this role, she is responsible for leadership development, organisational and account-based succession planning, leveraging talent analytics for defining and executing strategic initiatives, fostering engagement and high performance culture across ANZ, ASEAN, India, Korea, China, Taiwan and HK.

    Prior to this role, Pallavi was the Country HR Leader for IBM Singapore where she was accountable for talent development and enhancing IBM's position as an employer of choice in Singapore. She led a team of HR business partners for managing transformational business initiatives for IBM Singapore. 

    Pallavi has more than 23 years of experience in the field of human resources across areas related to HR strategy, HR analytics, corporate mergers and acquisitions, leadership talent acquisition and succession management, as well as executive compensation and leadership development. Pallavi has held several portfolios with IBM’s internal HR and HR consulting units and worked in India and US. She has been based in Singapore for the past 10 years.

    A passionate believer in leveraging technology for HR solutions of the future, Pallavi has been closely involved with IBM’s HR transformation journey towards cognitive-enabled HR offerings and often represents IBM’s point of view on the future of HR at regional and international conferences.

    Pallavi holds a B.A. (Hons) in Economics and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources. Pallavi also received the Business HR Professional and Global Compensation & Benefits certification from Cornell University. Certified by IBM for Design Thinking, Agile and as a Cognitive HR practitioner, Pallavi was recently featured in the HRD magazine’s HRD Hot List in 2017.

Plenary Session 1
  • Panellist
    Feon Ang
    Vice President, Talent and Learning Solutions
    Asia Pacific, LinkedIn, Singapore
    Feon Ang
    Vice President, Talent and Learning Solutions
    Asia Pacific, LinkedIn, Singapore


    Feon is Vice President of LinkedIn’s Talent and Learning Solutions business, responsible for helping clients to engage, upskill and retain top talent across APAC.

    She joined LinkedIn in January 2013, and oversees a sales organisation and go-to-market strategy in the diverse set of geographies in her coverage. A seasoned business leader, Feon is particularly interested in nurturing talent and takes an active interest in building high performance sales teams and empowering them to deliver outstanding results.

    Prior to joining LinkedIn, Feon spent more than 13 years at Gartner in various leadership roles where she was most recently its Regional Vice-President overseeing relationships with strategic client accounts across the Asia-Pacific region.

    Feon holds a Bachelor degree (Business) from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

  • Panellist
    Kristine Dery
    Research Scientist
    MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research, Co-founder & Co-chair of the Digital Disruption Research Group, Sydney
    Kristine Dery
    Research Scientist
    MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research, Co-founder & Co-chair of the Digital Disruption Research Group, Sydney


    Kristine Dery is a Research Scientist at MIT Sloan School of Management in the Center for Information Systems Research (MIT CISR).

    Employee Experience and Talent for Digital. Drawing on both qualitative and quantitative data, she examines how top performing organizations: (1) design and manage the digital workplace to deliver greater employee experience (and consequently, greater business value), and (2) build competitive workplaces that attract and foster talent in the digital era. This work stems from a longer term research focus on the relationship between HRM and IS which has generated publications on mobile connectivity, the strategic impact of human resource information systems, gamification and recruitment, and the management of remote workers. She is regularly a key note speaker for industry and has designed and delivered numerous MIT Executive Education courses based around her research and the broader MIT CISR research on digital disruption.

    Researcher on two Australian Research Council (ARC) funded projects: Human Resource Information Systems and the Strategic Significance of the HR Function, and New Technology and Talent Acquisition in Australian Professional Services Firms. These projects and other research resulted in publications in journals such as MISQE, the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, and Organizational Dynamics. She designed and taught post-graduate and MBA courses in Human Resource Information Systems and Management Communication, together with a range of Executive Education seminars.

    She co-founded the Digital Disruption Research Group in Sydney and has previously held management roles in the tourism, hotel and airline industries in Australia, NZ and the UK. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Auckland, an MBA from Melbourne Business School, and a PhD from the University of Melbourne.

  • Panellist
    Philippa Penfold
    Vice President
    People and Strategy,
    Peoplewave, Singapore
    Philippa Penfold
    Vice President
    People and Strategy,
    Peoplewave, Singapore


    Philippa (known as Pip) is a People and Culture professional with 20 years’ experience who has spent the last 10 years living and working across Asia. She is a transformation and change management specialist with extensive organisational development experience who enjoys working in complex environments alongside senior stakeholders. 

    Pip has managed many technology implementations and supported HR functions with the shift to digital. As an Advisor she provides specialist support and expertise to several emerging HR technology companies. Curious about technology and talent management needs of the future workplace, Pip is constantly seeking information about new technologies and exploring their human impact. 

    Pip is currently the Vice President of People and Strategy at Peoplewave, a HR technology company headquartered in Singapore. She holds an Executive MBA and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management as well as multiple global HR certifications.

  • Moderator
    Salika Suksuwan
    Executive Director, Human Capital
    PwC Malaysia (SHRM-SCP)
    Salika Suksuwan
    Executive Director, Human Capital
    PwC Malaysia (SHRM-SCP)


    Salika took on the role of Human Capital Leader at PwC Malaysia after spending close to three years on secondment at TalentCorp. She leads a team of energetic HR Professionals who are working towards making PwC a stronger firm.

    Passionate about talent diversity, employer branding, and developing an agile workforce, Salika enjoys learning to be tech-savvy from her younger colleagues and can be seen voicing her thoughts through social media and opinion articles. 

    As a Diversity Advocate for TalentCorp, Salika collaborated with a network of HR leaders to champion a higher participation rate of women in the Malaysian corporate workforce.

Plenary Session 2
  • Panellist
    Varun Bhatia
    Chief People & Culture Officer
    AirAsia, Malaysia
    Varun Bhatia
    Chief People & Culture Officer
    AirAsia, Malaysia


    Varun Bhatia is Chief People & Culture Officer at AirAsia. In his role, he is responsible for AirAsia Group's People and Culture function, working with over 20,000 ‘Allstars’ and building one of the best digital airlines in the world.

    Varun has worked in global businesses in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, across diverse cultures, countries and industries such as consumer products, apparel, retail and aviation, all the way driving change and transformation. Truly a global citizen, having lived in New Delhi, London, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Boston and San Francisco with responsibilities extending across more than 40 countries in North and South America, Africa, Eastern and Western Europe, as well as Asia Pacific. 
    Varun has been closely associated with early/mid stage technology companies in the Silicon Valley and Asia, and understands how digital advances are powering innovation and new disruptive business models.

    He thrives on partnering with all levels in the organisation from the Board/CEO/Senior leaders to folks in day-to-day operations. Varun is highly passionate about growth, transformation and change. He loves to experiment, innovate and work on new challenges, with new people, in new places. He is a HR professional, culture advocate, business champion, brand enthusiast, tech proponent, entrepreneur, teacher, board member, advisor and an Angel investor. Apart from his work, he is also passionate about golf, cricket, music, travel, photography, tea and wine.

    Varun has an undergraduate degree in Economics from SRCC, India and a Master of Human Resources from XLRI Jamshedpur, India. He studied Organisational Behaviour at Harvard University and Corporate Finance at the London Business School.

  • Panellist
    Nora Manaf
    Group Chief Human Capital Officer
    Maybank, Malaysia
    Nora Manaf
    Group Chief Human Capital Officer
    Maybank, Malaysia


    In addition to Nora Manaf’s role as the Group Chief Human Capital Officer and member of the Group EXCO of Maybank, Nora chairs several national level committees and holds several Board memberships.

    Nora is actively engaged in the country’s FI, Employers’ and Education circles via the leadership roles she holds. She is Chairman of the Malayan Commercial Banks’ Association, Chairman of the Banking Sector HR Networking Group (HRNG), Council Member of the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF), a member of the National Labour Advisory Committee (NLAC), Advisory Committee for UUM Master of Science (Finance) and an Advisory Council Member of Yayasan Peneraju Pendidikan Bumiputera. She was recognised as a Global Top50 Human Resource Professional and was recently appointed into Talent Compact 4.0, an Industry Talent Advisory Panel of Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad.

    Her Board memberships include the Board of Etiqa General Insurance Berhad, Etiqa Life Insurance Berhad, MBB Labs Private Limited, and Bangalore and the Malaysian American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE).

    Nora is also a Member of the Board of Examiners for the Asia Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB), Member of the Asia Pacific Industry Advisory Panel for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and a Qualified Person for Training (QPRT) for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

    She is active in her quest to make a difference to empower women. She is the Executive Sponsor for Maybank’s Women Mentor Women Council established in 2013, as well as a Mentor for the ICAEW-TalentCorp Women in Leadership Programme. In 2016, Nora was awarded the ‘Beacon of Light’ award at the National Women in Leadership Summit organised by the Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) in partnership with the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development. Nora also spoke at a Women in Leadership seminar in Oxford University in 2016.

    Nora is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is registered with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). She also holds a post-grad certification in Human Resource Development from Cornell University and is a certified Gallup Strengths finder Coach Level II.

  • Panellist
    Rajiv Jayaraman
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Knolskape, Singapore
    Rajiv Jayaraman
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Knolskape, Singapore


    Over the last few years, Rajiv Jayaraman has built a high octane global team at KNOLSKAPE that delivers superior technology-driven learning and talent transformation experiences for employees in modern workplaces. He spearheads strategy and product leadership at KNOLSKAPE. Under his leadership, KNOLSKAPE has delivered durable business outcomes for 250+ leading organisations across 18 countries. KNOLSKAPE has grown to become a global top twenty gamification company and a leader in technology-driven learning and talent transformation.

    A TEDx speaker, Rajiv has keen interest in the psychology of learning, design and technology. He has delivered keynote speeches at various international conferences. He has also trained and coached many senior leaders on leading innovation, change and risk. Rajiv has been widely quoted and featured in Economic Times, Business Standard, CNBC Young Turks, ET Now, Digital Learning magazine, Entrepreneur magazine and Yourstory.in

    Prior to KNOLSKAPE, he worked at Oracle USA in the server technologies division, where he led numerous product development efforts from ground-up.

  • Panellist
    Max Thum
    Head of Business Development
    HealthMetrics, Malaysia
    Max Thum
    Head of Business Development
    HealthMetrics, Malaysia


    Max Thum heads the Business Development division of HealthMetrics, an enterprise software that enables HR to embrace digital to improve the user experience of employee benefits. Having started his career as a pharmacist in the UK before moving back to Malaysia, Max has worked with the brightest minds in the National Health Service in both private and private healthcare.

    After moving back to Malaysia, Max joined Novartis and worked with key healthcare stakeholders in both private and public healthcare systems to develop a national-prescribing framework for respiratory conditions with renowned specialists and researchers in Malaysia and Brunei. Seeing the importance of the management of chronic conditions in the working class, Max joined HealthMetrics to drive the business expansion across Malaysia and currently works with a host of clients including Pacific Insurance, Takaful Ikhlas, KL-Kepong Berhad and Fuji Xerox. 

  • MODERATOR
    Laurence Smith
    Head of Talent and Learning
    SmartUp.io, Singapore
    Laurence Smith
    Head of Talent and Learning
    SmartUp.io, Singapore


    Laurence helps CEOs and CHROs drive digital transformation from a culture and mindset perspective. He is an expert in helping leaders enable a ‘Digital Mindset'.

    Innovation Award winner at the World’s Best Digital Bank, Laurence was initiator of the Digital Mindset initiative and co-creator of the famous DBS Hackathon series – simultaneously Laurence has a day job as Managing Director HR and Group Head of Learning & Talent Development at DBS Bank in Singapore.

    These days he splits his time between running SmartUp.io, the innovative micro-learning platform that enables large scale adoption of digital mindset by ‘making learning fun again,’ and consulting.

    He selectively speaks, consults and advises on digital transformation, innovation culture and digital mindset, delivering workshops from ‘Digital Transformation for HR’ to ‘Digital Mindset in an Afternoon’, helping remove the fear from digital and getting senior executives to prototype their first ever app or have fun building a chatbot!

    Laurence is a member of the Danone Asia Digital Advisory Board, as well as Danone China’s Marketing Transformation Advisory Board.

    With 20 years in Asia, he has held senior roles at GE Capital in Tokyo and as Chief Learning Officer of LG Electronics in Seoul. Previously he was with McKinsey and the World Bank in the US (although he is English!)
     

Plenary Session 3
  • Panellist
    Chua Chai Ping
    GM/Site Leader, Human Resources Director
    Experian, Malaysia
    Chua Chai Ping
    GM/Site Leader, Human Resources Director
    Experian, Malaysia


    Chai Ping joined Experian as the Human Resources Director in June 2017 and since January this year she assumed the role of GM/Site Leader. Over a career that spans more than 20 years, she started in the ‘Big 4’ fraternity in consulting before her foray into HR, providing strategic direction and driving the people agenda with the business. During her tenure in Accenture, she was the Country HR Lead of Malaysia & Vietnam and subsequently became the Asia Pacific HR Business Partner for Accenture Strategy, rolling out the Accenture Growth Model where Accenture reorganised its global operating structures. She also played a key role in leading and managing Accenture’s International Women’s Day and was awarded Champion of the Accenture Global Inclusion & Diversity Excellence Award in 2013. 

    Prior to joining Experian, Chai Ping was the HR Director of MondelÄ—z Malaysia. In addition, Chai Ping is one of TalentCorp’s Diversity Advocates and has been featured in various publications and the media. She is a Member of the MIHRM National Council, Mentor for the APEC Women in Transportation Mentoring Programme, Mentor for ICAEW – Women in Leadership and an Industry Adjunct Faculty for INTI International Universities & Colleges. In August 2017, Chai Ping was bestowed the Asia HRD – Contribution to HR Community Award 2017.

  • Panellist
    Subhankar Roy Chowdhury
    Executive Director, HR,
    Lenovo Asia Pacific
    Subhankar Roy Chowdhury
    Executive Director, HR,
    Lenovo Asia Pacific


    Subhankar is a HR leader, speaker and blogger with varied experiences in re-imagining leadership, culture and talent practices to create human work environment in the digital age.
    He currently heads HR for Lenovo Asia Pacific & Japan. Prior to his current role, Subhankar built the global HR Analytics function in Lenovo for 55,000 employees. 

    Subhankar has led large complex HR transformation projects in both HR Generalist and HR Consulting roles in Lenovo, Nokia, PwC, IBM and Siemens in Asia Pacific and Middle East Africa regions. HRD Magazine Asia awarded him the 2018 Top 25 HR Leaders of Asia recently.

    Subhankar enjoys researching and speaking on topics related to the ‘Impact of Digitisation of the Workforce’, ‘Future of work’ and ‘HR of the Future’.

  • Panellist
    Animesh Mukherjee
    Head, HR Centre of Expertise
    Digi Telecommunications, Malaysia
    Animesh Mukherjee
    Head, HR Centre of Expertise
    Digi Telecommunications, Malaysia


    Animesh started his career in 2001 at Aon Hewitt, a global HR Management Consulting firm. He spent the next 13 years in India, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia working with clients to understand their needs and develop solutions across the entire spectrum of HR products and services. He joined Digi Telecommunications in 2014 to set up their HR – Centre of Expertise. At Digi, his primary focus has been on driving  digital transformation through people and culture as Digi reinvents itself from a classic 'Telco' into a 'Digital Services Provider' that can compete with industry disruptors.

  • MODERATOR
    Lai Tak Ming
    Executive Director and Country Head, Human Resources,
    United Overseas Bank, Malaysia
    Lai Tak Ming
    Executive Director and Country Head, Human Resources,
    United Overseas Bank, Malaysia


    Tak Ming joined UOB Malaysia as Executive Director and Country Head of Human Resources (HR) in January 2018. He has 28 years of experience in HR and has been in senior leadership roles for 24 years. Tak Ming is well-versed across a wide range of HR practices including talent management, talent development, succession planning, training, organisation and culture development, talent acquisition, employee/union relations and operations. He is also a regular speaker at public conferences, certified coach and is actively involved in various industry networking and focus groups. 

    Prior to UOB Malaysia, he was Director of HR and Administration at Gamuda Bhd. He also led a business role as Chief Operating Officer of Human Dynamic Asia Pacific. 

    Tak Ming holds an MBA in Human Resources from the University of Hull, United Kingdom.

Plenary Session 4
  • Panellist
    Harsha Ravindran
    Gen Z Representative,
    Head of Marketing & Branding for ET Ideas,
    Founding member of Ascendance and
    Chief Marketing Officer of the Youth Program
    Harsha Ravindran
    Gen Z Representative,
    Head of Marketing & Branding for ET Ideas,
    Founding member of Ascendance and
    Chief Marketing Officer of the Youth Program


    Harsha is 16 years old and a Gen Z who goes to school. She is Head of Marketing and Branding for ET Ideas, founding member of Ascendance and Chief Marketing Officer and trainer of the Youth Programme for the organisation. Harsha was a speaker at ASEAN Solidarity in Creating Shared Prosperity, an international conference which was held in Kuala Lumpur on 9 May 2017.

    She also spoke at the 15th International Association of Volunteer Efforts [IAVE] Asia Pacific Conference Kuala Lumpur in November 2017. She speaks the voice of the younger generation – Gen Z on solving world problems, listening to your heart, following your passion and harnessing the power of the mind, by sharing her personal experience and achievements. Harsha was also an invited panellist at a Forum on Awareness of Depression representing the voice of Gen Z at the International University of Malaya-Wales in 2017.

  • Panellist
    Prof. Rajesh Nair
    Innovation and Entrepreneurship,
    Asia School of Business, Malaysia
    Prof. Rajesh Nair
    Innovation and Entrepreneurship,
    Asia School of Business, Malaysia


    Professor Rajesh Nair is an inventor, product designer and entrepreneur with more than 25 years’ experience in multiple startups in the Boston area. He is Professor of Practice in Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Asia School of Business, a new school started by MIT-Sloan in Kuala Lumpur where he heads the ASB-Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center. He is also a Visiting Scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    His research is in developing ways to catalyse innovators and entrepreneurs in communities from the ground up and to build local entrepreneurship ecosystems. He has conducted transformational workshops on Making, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in India, USA, Malaysia, East Timor and Vietnam. His work has catalysed more than 50 student startups.

    Rajesh is a teacher and practitioner of the design thinking process. He founded three product manufacturing companies in the US. He is also the founder of a non-profit organisation, TechTop Trust that promotes innovators and entrepreneurs among Indian youth since 2006.

    He holds 13 US patents. He received a Master of Engineering & Management (MIT), Manufacturing Engineering (UMass, Amherst) and Electronic Product Design (IISc, Bangalore). He holds a Bachelor of Physics and Electronics & Communications Engineering.

  • Panellist
    Jaya Kohli
    Director, Strategy, Policy Development & Research
    Asian Institute of Finance, Malaysia
    Jaya Kohli
    Director, Strategy, Policy Development & Research
    Asian Institute of Finance, Malaysia


    Jaya is a seasoned HR professional passionate about talent and diversity. She is currently leading the Strategy, Policy Development & Research Division at the Asian Institute of Finance (AIF). She has previously worked with various blue chip organisations namely PwC, Aon, Nokia and GE in Asia and Europe. 

    Jaya has many years of experience in human resources, service delivery and product management across the public sector, telecommunications, financial services and consumer goods. She has experience of working with and leading multicultural teams across various countries. She has been responsible for designing and implementing Assessment/Development Centres for employees at different levels for selection/promotion/development and succession planning purposes. She has been involved both in designing and as an assessor for various assessment centres for companies across APAC. Jaya also has experience in designing talent management strategy, high-potential identification and development programmes.

  • Moderator
    Freda Liu
    News Presenter, Host, Author and
    Freelance Moderator
    Freda Liu
    News Presenter, Host, Author and
    Freelance Moderator


    Freda has conducted over 5,000 interviews with some prominent names which include author Stephen Covey, motivational speaker Nick Vijucic, former GE CEO Jack Welch, the Duke of York HRH Prince Andrew and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, working with BFM89.9. Covering the gamut of communications, she previously worked for Edelman PR and IBM Asia Pacific and also as a news presenter on national radio and TV. Award-winning Freda is highly sought after for moderating corporate events and training. 

    She has authored three books called ‘PR Yourself’ and ‘Shake & Spear Your Business: The Romeo & Juliet Way’, and ‘Everybody Loves Ray’ (biography). Her latest book is called ‘Bursting Fixed Mindsets – How 15 Women Broke the Million Ringgit Mark’, as she is passionate to take women entrepreneurship to the next level. She also hosts a show called Her Vantage which talks about women of leadership and influence to showcase women representation in all strata of society from sports, the arts and sciences to entrepreneurship.

PLATINUM SPONSOR
Knolskape

Knolskape

KNOLSKAPE is an end-to-end learning and assessment platform for “accelerated employee development". By leveraging experiential technologies, industry and business contextualization, and rich talent analytics, KNOLSKAPE can accelerate learning and development in an engaging manner to help improve business performance.More than 300 clients in 20 countries have benefited from KNOLSKAPE's award-winning experiential solutions. Using artificial intelligence, business simulations, gamification, machines learning, mobile, videos and virtual reality, KNOLSKAPE delivers transformative experiences for the modern learner and the modern workplace. KNOLSKAPE is a 120+ strong team with offices in Singapore, India, Malaysia, and USA serving a rapidly growing global client base across industries such as banking and finance, consulting, IT, FMCG, retail, manufacturing, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, engineering, auto, government and academia.KNOLSKAPE is a global Top 20 gamification company, recipient of Brandon Hall awards, and has been recognized as a company to watch for in the Talent Management Space, by Frost & Sullivan, and as a disruptor in the learning space, by Bersin by Deloitte.

Website: www.knolskape.com



GOLD SPONSOR
Healthmetrics

HealthMetrics

Founded in 2015, HealthMetrics aims to tackle the complex and opaque corporate healthcare system in Malaysia by providing transparency to both corporates and healthcare providers. Our product was designed from ground up with HR and healthcare professionals in mind to fit the daily operations and needs of these key stakeholders.

Following Google Developers’ Launchpad, HealthMetrics has further incorporated artificial intelligence to further improve the experience and analytics to empower businesses to manage their employees’ healthcare and well-being. As the fastest growing corporate healthcare solutions, we aim to deliver high quality services to both healthcare providers and corporates workforce.

Website: healthmetrics.co



EXHIBITOR
k-pintar
K-Pintar

Established in 2002, K-Pintar has been providing quality services to many key customers from various industries. With a 5-Star Rating by the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF), K-Pintar has a purpose and mission to mould and instil growth in each individual. The strengths of K-Pintar include how it can identify, evaluate and deliver programmes that are demand and needs driven. These programmes are great investments in human capital as it heightens the economic values of individuals through increased productivity, thus propelling the nation to a better economic status eventually. K-Pintar has recently debuted in the inaugural FT 1000 High-Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2018 rankings which recognises fast growing business in the region.

Website: www.kpintaracademy.com





Hays
Hays

Hays Malaysia is one of the leading specialist recruitment companies in Malaysia in recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people across a wide range of industries and professions. Hays has been in Malaysia since 2012 and boasts a track record of success and growth.

At Hays in Malaysia, we operate across the private and public sector, dealing in permanent positions in the following specialisms: Accountancy & Finance, Banking & Financial Services, Construction, Digital Technology, Engineering, Finance Technology, Human Resources, Information Technology, Insurance, Legal, Life Sciences, Manufacturing & Operations, Marketing & Digital, Office Professionals, Property, Supply Chain and Sales. We also provide Hays Talent Solutions services to clients. We deliver intelligent resourcing through a combination of market insight, technical excellence and unrivalled methodology, providing talent solutions that will transform your business.

Website: www.hays.com.my





Harrison Assessments Malaysia

Harrison Assessments was founded in 1990 with a single vision and purpose - to help companies optimise their human capital by leveraging their deep understanding of human resources and psychology. The company focuses on providing the most trusted and accurate employee assessment tools in the industry. The tools help managers throughout the entire HR process, helping companies become more productive and efficient, leading to increased profitability.

Website: www.harrisonassessments.com.my



SUPPORTING PARTNERS

Asian Banking School

The ASIAN BANKING SCHOOL (ABS) is the leading industry provider of premium learning development programmes. Dedicated to developing talent, it specializes in professional banking education and offers industry relevant training programmes designed and developed by its Specialist Training Consultancy Team or in collaboration with strategic learning partners that includes some of the world’s top business schools. It also provides specialised consulting services and tailored learning solutions to meet the specific needs of clients.

Through its Executive Education offerings including the Global Banking Leaders Programme with Cass Business School and Summer School Programme with Cambridge Judge Business School, ABS equips banks and its Senior Executives with the right knowledge to take them up and move them forward. It works closely with the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers in raising industry competency standards through the delivery of training workshops for professional qualifications awarded by the professional body. ABS also plays a significant role in enriching the talent pipeline through the Financial Sector Talent Enrichment Programme (FSTEP) and Graduate Training.

Website: www.asianbankingschool.com





Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB)

The Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) is the professional body for the banking industry in Malaysia governed by a Council with representatives from Bank Negara Malaysia, the Association of Banks in Malaysia, and the Malaysian Investment Banking Association. Guided by the transformation blueprint for the Malaysian banking education landscape, AICB aims to elevate the professional and ethical standards of banking practitioners by creating a banking workforce that subscribes to high standards of professional conduct, knowledge and competence.

Upholding trust in the banking profession is the cornerstone of the Institute and together with its exclusive training partner, the Asian Banking School (ABS), AICB continues to ensure that its suite of professional qualifications for banking services remain relevant to equip banking talent with the requisite skill sets and values to meet the evolving banking landscape and contribute to strengthening public trust. Among the professional qualifications offered are Bank Risk Management, Professional Credit Certification, Pasaran Kewangan Malaysia Certification, Regulatory Compliance, Certificate in Internal Auditing for Financial Institutions, Certification for Bank Auditors, Certified Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Financing of Terrorism (CAMCO), Investor Protection Professional Certification, Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Financing of Terrorism (AML/CTF), and the Chartered Banker programme. The Chartered Banker programme, which is the gold standard in global banking, is AICB’s flagship programme awarded together with the Chartered Banker Institute, UK.

AICB also supports members through various learning and thought leadership initiatives and promotes continuous professional development (CPD) for members to keep abreast of the latest industry developments.

Website: www.aicb.org.my





Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals (CIIF)

The Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals (CIIF) was established in 2015 as the professional body for Islamic finance practitioners, succeeding the pioneering work of the Association of Chartered Islamic Finance Professionals Malaysia (ACIFP). It is tasked with the role of setting global quality professional standards for Islamic finance practitioners. These professional standards aim to elevate the quality and professionalism of Islamic finance practitioners who are its members, to ensure that the industry is supplied with high calibre talents to support its continued development and growth. The CIIF aims to connect its members with global opportunities, by catalysing international recognition of its professional standards through strategic linkages, establishing collaborations, partnerships, and network building. Through the Islamic Finance Profession Charter, the CIIF is recognised as the professional body for Islamic finance talents, and has been mandated to drive greater professionalism and quality in the development of Chartered Professionals in Islamic Finance.

Website: ciif-global.org




Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM)

IBFIM is a premium lifelong learning institution which specialises in industry technical certifications. The certifications are designed to ensure attainment of technical proficiency levels to fulfil needs and support professionalisation of the industry. IBFIM programs are accorded Full Accreditation by the Finance Accreditation Agency to ensure quality and provide progressive development route for the certificates. Learning modules offered are customisable to fulfil the specific needs of the clients within the Islamic financial institutions specifically as well as other sectors.

Website: www.ibfim.com




The Malaysian Insurance Institute (MII)

Founded in 1968 as a non-profit organisation, The Malaysian Insurance Institute (MII) is the leading professional body and education institution for the Malaysian insurance industry. MII provides internationally recognised qualifications in insurance, risk management and financial planning. It is highly respected as a regional centre that offers an extensive range of quality education programmes and training courses for professionals in the insurance and financial services industry. MII commitment to providing relevant, high quality professional qualifications and training offerings is underpinned by its role in partnering the industry and its members in the pursuit of professional excellence and business success.

Website: www.insurance.com.my





Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC)

The Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC) is the leading capital market learning and development solutions provider for industry participants in Malaysia and the growth and emerging markets that include market professionals, company directors and regulators. Established in 1994 as the learning and development arm of the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and incorporated in 2007, SIDC has been a standard-bearer of quality and innovation for over two decades. SIDC's involvement in the development of human capital for the Malaysian capital market is comprehensive and end-to-end. We work closely with the SC to establish competency standards for the industry – developing, maintaining and administering the SC Licensing Examinations and the mandatory Continuing Professional Education (CPE) programme as part of the licensing regime for Malaysian capital market intermediaries.

Website: www.sidc.com.my





AIF is pleased to offer your company an opportunity to join this prestigious conference as a corporate sponsor where you can expect optimum visibility for your brand and access to some of the most senior decision makers in financial services and HR, including senior representatives from regional and global banks. Don’t miss your marketing opportunity at this event!

Sign up today to become a Corporate Sponsor or Media Partner at the AIF International Symposium 2018 and your company will have extensive exposure to a targeted audience. This is your chance to meet one-to-one with potential customers and showcase your expertise as well as an opportunity to extend your network.

For additional information on sponsorship or media partnership opportunities, please contact:

Corporate Sponsorship
Name : Ms. Manpreet Kaur
Designation : Senior Manager, Business Development and Events
Tel : +603 2787 1936
Email Address : manpreet@aif.org.my


Media Partnership
Name : Ms. Juli Murshidah
Designation : Manager, Public Relations
Tel : +603 2787 1941
Email Address : juli@aif.org.my
How to Register

Please complete the registration form and return by mail, fax or email payment to:

AIF INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM 2018
ASIAN INSTITUTE OF FINANCE

Unit 1B-05 Level 5 Block 1B, Plaza Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5,
50470 Kuala Lumpur

Tel : +603-2787 1999
Fax : +603-2787 1900
Email : symposium@aif.org.my

Conference materials and badges may be collected at the registration counters (conference delegates & exhibitors) located at Ground Floor, Foyer of Conference Hall 1, Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur, during registration hours.

Download Registration Form

Register Online



On-site Registration – AIF INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM 2018

Delegates may register on-site at the registration counters located at Ground Floor, Foyer of Conference Hall 1, Sasana Kijang (conference delegates & exhibitors), during the following registration hours:
  • 7:30AM - 2:00PM – Wednesday, 29 August 2018


Registration Packages and Fees

Full Conference Registration Fee includes admission to conference sessions, exhibition, coffee breaks and lunch. Every paid delegate will receive ONE copy of the Gen Z in Malaysia research report on the event day.

This conference is HRDF claimable.

AICB has endorsed 6 CPD hours to AICB members attending this conference. To obtain accreditation of CPD hours, kindly email membership@aicb.org.my

Fees per person Early Bird Fee
(ends on 3 August)
Normal Fee
(4 August onwards)
Group Discount
Conference Day RM 1150 RM 1350 5% saving for 5 delegates and above 10% saving for 10 delegates and above

Deadline for Registration: 24 August 2018


Payment Details

All registration fees are payable in Ringgit Malaysia (RM). Payment can be made by:
  • Cash
  • Cheque (Malaysian Cheque only)
  • Credit card via Registration Centre
  • Online Banking Transfer
  • Telegraphic transfer (for international delegates only)

Please contact the Registration Centre at +603 2787 1936 / 1937 for more information on payment options.



Terms & Conditions
  1. Confirmation of seat is upon receipt of full payment.
  2. Registration fee is excluding GST of 0%.
  3. To enjoy the early bird rate, registration form and payment must be received on or before 3 August 2018, failing which your conference fee will be reinstated to the normal fee.
  4. Full payment must be received on or before 24 August 2018, otherwise your seat may be released.
  5. All payment to be made in Ringgit Malaysia (RM) only.
  6. All payment to be made payable to Asian Institute of Finance Berhad.
  7. The above Conference fee is valid for one (1) person only and is inclusive of admission to conference sessions, exhibition, coffee breaks and lunch.
  8. All registration cancellations must be received in writing via email (symposium@aif.org.my) before 27th July 2018 and will be charged less 50% of the registration fee. 
  9. Cancellation after 27th July 2018 is not eligible for refund/cancellation and delegate must ensure full payment is made to the organiser.
  10. Please note that “No Shows” are liable for the full registration fee. No refund if delegate fails to attend and payment will still need to be made to the organiser.
  11. Replacement is only allowed for attendees within the same organisation. All replacement notifications must be received in writing via email to symposium@aif.org.my before 17th August 2018.
  12. The conference organisers reserve the right to make changes to the venue, date or speakers, including but not limited to cancellation of the conference warranted by whatsoever circumstances or reasons.

PRESENTATION SLIDES

Keynote 1: Digital Transformation – What It Means for Business and Talent?

Kristine Dery, Research Scientist, MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research; and Co-founder and Co-chair of the Digital Disruption Research Group, Sydney: Link to slides
Keynote 2: Creating A Culture on Digital Innovation within The Financial Services Industry

Neal Cross, Chief Innovation Officer, DBS Bank, Singapore: Link to slides


Sasana Kijang
2, Jalan Dato’ Onn,
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: 03-9179 2888
Fax: 03-9179 2161


Map of Sasana Kijang



For all matters regarding the AIF International Symposium 2018, please contact:

Name : Ms. Lynne Leong
Designation : Events Manager
Tel : +603 2787 1937
Fax : +603 2787 1900
Email  : lynne.leong@aif.org.my


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  1. How can I register?
    What are the registration rates? Please click here for rates, deadlines and other registration information.

  2. Is the Symposium RDF claimable?
    Yes this Symposium is HRDF claimable. Full payment needs to be made to Asian Institute of Finance Berhad. You may then claim from HRDF directly.

  3. Is the Symposium CPD points claimable?
    Yes this Symposium is CPD points claimable of 8 hours.

  4. Do you accept walk-ins on the day of the Symposium?
    Yes we do accept walk-ins and payment can be made via cash on the event day. However, we recommend registering and paying in advance to avoid any unnecessary delays.

  5. What is the cancellation policy for the Symposium? And is the registration fee refundable?
    All registration cancellations must be received in writing via email (symposium@aif.org.my) before 27th July 2018 and will be refunded less 50% of the registration fee. Cancellation after 27th July 2018 is not eligible for refund.

    Please note that registrants who do not attend on the day are liable for the full registration fee. There will be no refund if the delegate fails to attend. A replacement delegate is only allowed for attendees from within the same organisation. All replacement notifications must be received in writing via email to symposium@aif.org.my before 17 August 2018.

    For more details on the terms & condition, please click here

  6. What are the parking facilities available?
    Sasana Kijang has parking facilities for delegates. Kindly park your vehicle at LG 5 and parking fee is at RM5 per entry.

  7. I am an overseas participant and need a letter of invitation before I can receive my visa. What is the procedure?
    Upon full payment of conference registration fees, the participant may request an invitation letter by emailing manpreet@aif.org.my. AIF will not supply an invitation letter to unpaid or unregistered participants. Please note that AIF does not give any further support to the visa application process. Obtaining a visa remains the sole responsibility of the participant. Regular cancellation deadlines apply, regardless of whether your visa was granted or not.

  8. Can I advertise in the Symposium program?
    We have sponsorship packages for your consideration. Kindly email your request to sandra@aif.org.my.

  9. How can my organisation become a sponsor?
    To become a sponsor and for more information, please contact sandra@aif.org.my. Sponsorship opportunities are limited, so please call us as soon as possible. For more information, you can also visit the Sponsors and Exhibitors page on our website.

  10. I have already registered for this Symposium. Can I make changes to my registration information?
    For any changes, kindly email the registration centre at symposium@aif.org.my

  11. I’ve missed the registration deadline for the Symposium, can I still attend?
    Yes you can walk-in on the event day and register onsite.

  12. What meals will be served at the conference?
    The meals served at the Symposium is Halal certified. If you have any dietary requirement, please email us at symposium@aif.org.my

  13. What is the dress code?
    Dress code for the Symposium is Business Formal.

  14. Will I receive a certificate of attendance?
    A certificate of attendance is available upon request by emailing symposium@aif.org.myafter the conference.

  15. How can I reserve a hotel room, and what are the rates?
    The Majestic Hotel, KL will provide conference rates to conference delegates at RM370++ deluxe room with breakfast for one person. Kindly email to marcus_hue@ytlhotels.com.my and quote #Sympo2018 to enjoy the rate.

  16. My question is not listed here. Whom do I contact?
    Please contact symposium@aif.org.my for assistance.