Business Foresight Forum (BFF) 2021 Virtual Conference

Conference

22
Sep 2021

22 Sep - 23 Sep 2021

9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Virtual Conference

Registration closing date is on 16 September 2021.
10 CPE

MYR 450 - 550 *Fee is not inclusive of 6% SST

BFF 2021

Transformative Innovation Reshaping Business Realities in Extraordinary Times

Insights into new key business trends and challenges, and converting impact driven concepts into actions in pursuit of new opportunities and discoveries

While barely emerging from the shadow of Covid-19, we are simultaneously faced with geopolitical risks, ongoing climate crisis, disruptive innovation and changing consumer preferences. These challenging events highlighted relentless pressing issues which necessitates mindset change, business agility and digital transformation. How well are we prepared to handle these challenges? As we hope for a return to ‘normal’ mode in 2022, business leaders and policy makers are cognisant of the lessons learnt from the events of 2020 that rocked the world. In this new era of certain uncertainty, planning for the long-term implications of the pandemic and future crises while continuing to adapt business models that cater to dynamic stakeholder requirements are indispensable for sustainable growth.

Innovation matters on the road towards sustainable recovery where there are opportunities to boost creativity and resilience, strengthen employee engagement and pursue new areas of growth right here, right now for our future. From the crisis, a whole new set of behaviours, actions, products and business models have emerged and will remain reinventing well into the future.

At this conference we will delve into key issues and drivers of change which impact the economy, organisational strategies, investor attitudes and society.

Introducing #BFF2021 Featured Speakers

Take a look at some of the top talent in the industry who are speaking at BFF 2021

Datuk Syed Zaid Albar

Executive Chairman
Securities Commission Malaysia

Tengku Zarina Tengku Chik

Chief Executive Officer
Securities Industry Development Corporation

Tan Sri Dr. Munir Majid

Chairman
CARI ASEAN Research and Advocacy

Tan Sri Dr. Jemilah Mahmood

Professor and Director
Sunway Centre for Planetary Health

Kamarul Bahrin Haron

Independent Journalist/Anchor

Dr. Li Lian Ong

Group Head, Financial Surveillance & Acting Group Head, Regional Surveillance
ASEAN +3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) (Singapore)

Nurhisham Hussein

Chief Strategy Officer
Employees Provident Fund

Professor Tyler Cowen

Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics
George Mason University (USA)

Ruslena Ramli

Director, Fintech and Islamic Digital Economy
MDEC

Dr. Sekar Jaganathan

Director, Digital Strategy
Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad

Benjamin Soh

Managing Director
STACS (Singapore)

Effendy Shahul Hamid

Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Digital Assets (CDA)
Group Chief Executive Officer, Touch ‘n Go Group

Afzal Abdul Rahim

Commander-in-Chief
Time Dotcom

Dato’ Azmir Merican

Group Managing Director
Sime Darby Property Berhad

Nadhir Ashafiq

Co-Founder & Executive Director
TheLorry

Nadiah Wan

Chief Executive Officer, Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara | Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer, TMC Life Sciences Berhad

Phang Sau Lian

Senior General Manager
Sunway Velocity Mall

Bront Palarae

Founder & CEO
Pixel Play Ventures

Alexander L. Fernandez

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Streamline Media Group

Datin Azleen Osman Rani

Director
Institute for Capital Market Research Malaysia

Datuk Dr Mazlan Othman

Astrophysicist / Director
International Science Council, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Jasmine Ng

Secretary, ACCESS Blockchain Association Malaysia
Co-Founder, EnGame

Aaron Tang

Country Manager
Luno

Patrick Tan

CEO & General Counsel
Novum Alpha (Singapore)

Henri Arslanian

PwC Crypto Leader and Partner

Chan Wei Chi

Head, Business Development
pitchIN

Ibrahim Sani

Senior Current Affairs Editor & Executive Producer
Astro AWANI

M Nazri

Adj Practice Prof (AI)

Salim Naim

Director of AI
Microsoft Global Black Belt, Asia

Ehon Chan

Partner
Retrospective Discovery LLP

Richard Ker

Vice President of Partnerships and Ecosystems Development
Aerodyne Group

T. Kugan

Chief Emerging Business Officer
Celcom Axiata Berhad

Ulrik Fugmann

Portfolio Manager, Co-head Environmental Strategies Group, ESG Champion (UK)
BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM)

Vishnu Nambiar

Chief Technology Officer
Carsome

Azran Osman-Rani

Co-Founder and CEO
Naluri

Nadiah Hanim Abdul Latif

Conference Moderator

Head, Strategy & Programmes, Yayasan Anak Bangsa Bisa
Co-Founder, OpiS International

OBJECTIVE

This programme is designed as a virtual gathering of great and innovative minds with a common purpose to stimulate discourse on key business trends and challenges, convert impact driven concepts into actions, shake up the status quo and inspire pursuit of new opportunities and discoveries with the objective to thrive with positive impact amid unpredictable global events.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this programme, participants will be able to:

  • Assess the impact of global economic developments towards building a resilient tomorrow
  • Analyse the revolution of technology innovation on decision making and future business practices
  • Evaluate how business leaders continue to push the boundaries within agile environment
  • Discuss the ethical issues and digital trust surrounding the proliferation of technology in business spectrum
  • Discuss the design and redesign of future workforce upskilling and reskilling

METHODOLOGY

The conference will be delivered virtually with live and interactive presentations, talks, conversations and panel discussions.

 

#BFF2021 SESSIONS

Panel Session 1

Malaysia and Global Economic Outlook 2022 – Rebuilding a Dynamic Economy

  • Global economic watch 2022-2023 – Back to the future?
  • Is deglobalisation the future or temporary?
  • International digital taxes – Insights and challenges
  • What’s in store in the Malaysian Budget 2022?
  • Diminishing stimulus measures – What happens when the handouts stop?

Panel Session 2

FinTech and The Future of Innovation

  • Market dominance in digital economy
  • Inter-connecting tech firms and financial service providers
  • Exploring new avenues of growth – Future growth engines and business models
  • Evolving with the times – Changing consumer habits and digitalisation
  • Future technologies and financial innovation

Panel Session 3

Leadership in Times of Certain Uncertainty

  • Leaders at the front line
  • Turbulent-Uncertain-Novel-Ambiguous (TUNA) – What worked yesterday won’t work tomorrow
  • Leading without all the answers
  • Driving leadership in a world of AI and machine learning
  • Drivers for sustainable development

Panel Session 4

Decrypting the Investment Landscape of the Future

  • The rise of DeFi – What’s in it for investors?
  • The curious case of NFTs – Enter the Metaverse
  • Cutting out the middlemen – How new technologies are disrupting financial intermediaries
  • Investor sentiment on digital assets – Is there an obvious trend?
  • Blockchain and future development of crowdfunding
  • The buzz on social media investing and tips

Panel Session 5

Building Trust in Artificial Intelligence

  • Who has your data and why should you care?
  • Trust in cloud computing
  • How can humans infuse ethics into AI algorithms? Can AI be trusted?
  • The future of AI Governance

Panel Session 6

Lightning Talks: Investing and Leveraging on Tech-celeration

  • Drone delivery – The future we look forward to
  • Wired for 5G and beyond – Impact and transformation in store
  • Startup to Unicorn – Platform driven business journey
  • A Race to Net Zero

Special Presentation I

Suite Chat: Innovation in Healthcare and Wellness

 

Special Presentation II

Accelerating Startups Growth In Extraordinary Times

  • How accelerators can bring spillover benefits to economy
  • Accelerators impact on entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Startups and Tech

Special Presentation III

Gaming Powered to the Next Level

  • Chillin’ with games
  • A coping mechanism during the pandemic
  • Going live in the gaming space
  • The thriving of gaming industry

Special Presentation IV

Digitalisation and Technology – Skills for the Jobs of the Future

 

Special Presentation V

Transform the Future of Your Health

Day 1 | 22 September 2021

8.30 am Participants Login
9.00 am OPENING REMARKS

Datuk Syed Zaid Albar, Chairman, Securities Commission Malaysia

9.15 am WELCOME REMARKS

Tengku Zarina Tengku Chik, Chief Executive Officer, Securities Industry Development Corporation

9.20 am SUITE CHAT: INNOVATION IN HEALTHCARE AND WELLNESS

Moderator:
Tan Sri Dr. Munir Majid, Chairman, CARI ASEAN Research and Advocacy

Speaker:
Tan Sri Dr. Jemilah Mahmood, Professor and Director, Sunway Centre for Planetary Health

9.50 am MALAYSIA AND GLOBAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK 2022 – REBUILDING A DYNAMIC ECONOMY

  • Global economic watch 2022-2023 – Back to the future?
  • Is deglobalisation the future or temporary?
  • International digital taxes – Insights and challenges
  • What’s in store in the Malaysian  Budget 2022?
  • Diminishing stimulus measures – What happens when the handouts stop?

Moderator:
Kamarul Bahrin Haron, Independent Journalist/Anchor

Panellist:

  1. Dr. Li Lian Ong, Group Head, Financial Surveillance & Acting Group Head, Regional Surveillance, ASEAN +3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) (Singapore)
  2. Nurhisham Hussein, Chief Strategy Officer, Employees Provident Fund
  3. Professor Tyler Cowen, Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics, George Mason University (USA)
10.50 am Screen Break
11.00 am FINTECH AND THE FUTURE OF INNOVATION

  • Market dominance in digital economy
  • Inter-connecting tech firms and financial service providers
  • Exploring new avenues of growth – Future growth engines and business models
  • Evolving with the times – Changing consumer habits and digitalisation
  • Future technologies and financial innovation

Moderator:
Ruslena Ramli, Director, Fintech and Islamic Digital Economy, MDEC

Panellists:

  1. Dr. Sekar Jaganathan, Director, Digital Strategy, Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad
  2. Benjamin Soh, Managing Director, STACS (Singapore)
  3. Effendy Shahul Hamid, Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Digital Assets (CDA) | Group Chief Executive Officer, Touch ‘n Go Group
12.00 pm LEADERSHIP IN TIMES OF CERTAIN UNCERTAINTY

  • Leaders at the front line
  • Turbulent-Uncertain-Novel-Ambiguous (TUNA) – What worked yesterday won’t work tomorrow
  • Leading without all the answers
  • Driving leadership in a world of AI and machine learning
  • Drivers for sustainable development

Moderator:
Afzal Abdul Rahim, Commander-in-Chief, Time Dotcom

Panellists:

  1. Dato’ Azmir Merican, Group Managing Director, Sime Darby Property Berhad
  2. Nadhir Ashafiq, Co-Founder & Executive Director, TheLorry
  3. Nadiah Wan, Chief Executive Officer, Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara | Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer, TMC Life Sciences Berhad
  4. Phang Sau Lian, Senior General Manager, Sunway Velocity Mall
1.00 pm SPECIAL SESSION

ACCELERATING STARTUPS GROWTH IN EXTRAORDINARY TIMES

  • How accelerators can bring spillover benefits to economy
  • Accelerators impact on entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Startups and Tech

Speaker:
Bront Palarae, Founder & CEO, Pixel Play Ventures

1.30 pm End of Day 1

Day 2 | 23 September 2021

8.30 am Participants Login
9.00 am SPECIAL SESSION

GAMING POWERED TO THE NEXT LEVEL

  • Chillin’ with games
  • A coping mechanism during the pandemic
  • Going live in the gaming space
  • The thriving of gaming industry

Alexander L. Fernandez, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Streamline Media Group

9.30 am SPECIAL SESSION

DIGITALISATION AND TECHNOLOGY – SKILLS FOR THE JOBS OF THE FUTURE

Moderator:
Datin Azleen Osman Rani, Director, Institute for Capital Market Research Malaysia

Speaker:
Datuk Dr Mazlan Othman, Astrophysicist / Director, International Science Council, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

10.00 am DECRYPTING THE INVESTMENT LANDSCAPE OF THE FUTURE

  • The rise of DeFi – What’s in it for investors?
  • The curious case of NFTs – Enter the Metaverse
  • Cutting out the middlemen – How new technologies are disrupting financial intermediaries
  • Investor sentiment on digital assets – Is there an obvious trend?
  • Blockchain and future development of crowdfunding
  • The buzz on social media investing and tips

Moderator:
Jasmine Ng,
Secretary, ACCESS Blockchain Association Malaysia & Co-Founder, EnGame

Panellists:

  1. Henri Arslanian, PwC Crypto Leader and Partner
  2. Aaron Tang, Country Manager, Luno
  3. Patrick Tan, CEO & General Counsel, Novum Alpha (Singapore)
  4. Chan Wei Chi, Head, Business Development, pitchIN
11.00 am Screen Break
11.10 am BUILDING TRUST IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

  • Who has your data and why should you care?
  • Trust in cloud computing
  • How can humans infuse ethics into AI algorithms? Can AI be trusted?
  • The future of AI Governance

Moderator:
Ibrahim Sani, Senior Current Affairs Editor & Executive Producer, Astro AWANI

Panellist:

  1. M Nazri, Adj Practice Prof (AI)
  2. Salim Naim, Director of AI, Microsoft Global Black Belt, Asia
11.50 am SPECIAL PRESENTATION

LIGHTNING TALKS: INVESTING AND LEVERAGING ON TECH-CELERATION

  • Drone delivery – The future we look forward to
  • Wired for 5G – Impact and transformation in store

Moderator:
Ehon Chan, Partner, Retrospective Discovery LLP

Panellist:

  1. Richard Ker, Vice President of Partnerships and Ecosystems Development, Aerodyne Group
  2. T. Kugan, Chief Emerging Business Officer, Celcom Axiata Berhad
12.30 pm SPECIAL PRESENTATION

LIGHTNING TALKS: INVESTING AND LEVERAGING ON TECH-CELERATION

  • Startup to Unicorn – Platform driven business journey
  • A Race to Net Zero

Moderator:
Ehon Chan, Partner, Retrospective Discovery LLP

Panellist:

  1. Ulrik Fugmann, Portfolio Manager, Co-head Environmental Strategies Group, ESG Champion (UK), BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM)
  2. Vishnu Nambiar, Chief Technology Officer, Carsome
1.10 pm SPECIAL PRESENTATION

TRANSFORM THE FUTURE OF YOUR HEALTH

Azran Osman-Rani, Co-Founder and CEO, Naluri

1.30 pm End of Programme
*The SIDC reserves the right to amend the programme as deemed appropriate without prior notice

ICF COMPETENCIES LEVEL 4

Core:
Corporate Governance (Proficiency Level 4)
Foundational (Regulatory):
Capital Market Products (Proficiency Level 4)
Behavioural (Organisation Leadership):
Strategic Thinking (Proficiency Level 4)

FEES

TARGET AUDIENCE

INDIVIDUAL 

Directors, Partners of Firms, C-Suites, Corporate Consultants, Key Management, Business owners, Corporate Pension Plans – Trustee, Administrators, Commissioners, Staff. Direct Investors, Directors of Investments, Directors of Manager Selection, Economists, Emerging and Frontier Markets, Emerging Managers, Endowments, Equity Managers, ESG investors, ESG Fund Managers, Fixed Income, Foundations, Fund of Funds, Hedge Funds, High Net Worth Individuals, Impact Investing, Infrastructure Based Fund Managers, Placement Agents, Portfolio Analysts, Portfolio Managers, Real Estate Managers, Registered Investment Advisors, Seed investors, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Accountants, Angel Investors, Attorneys, Blockchain Developers, Broker Dealers, Academia.

COMPANIES 

Public Listed Companies (PLCs), Legal Firms, Consultancy Firms, Accounting Firms, Fund Management Companies, Stockbroking Firms, Investment Banks, SMEs. Insurance Companies, International Markets, Investment Banks, Investment Research, Mutual Funds and ETF Funds, Technology Companies, Venture Capitalists, Family Offices, Private Portfolio Companies, Private Debt/Credit, Private Equity, , Public Pension Plans/Plan Sponsors – Trustee, Software Providers. Companies involved in Investor Relations, Sustainability and ESG, CSR, Legal, Company Secretary, Finance, Accounts & Internal Audit, Risk & Insurance, Corporate Affairs, Corporate Branding & Communications, Financial PR, Corporate Brokers, Capital Market Practitioners, Corporate and Strategic Communications, Legal Advisors, Corporate Finance and M&A professionals.

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