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EVENT OVERVIEW

The signs have been around for years. The CIO’s opportunities and responsibilities are expanding – and continue to do so in good times and bad. What is clear is that the CIO is expected to focus the organisation’s attention and energy towards delivering business outcomes.

“CIOs need to orchestrate peers, partners and the IT organization toward the business objectives. With a small, but powerful set of practices, CIOs will be the outcome-driven leader the organization needs,” said Christie Struckman, VP Analyst at Gartner.

The conditions for 2024 reflect a consistent theme of the past few years with uncertainties and volatility continuing to test the mettle of leadership across the board, the executive suite, and down the functional lines of the organisation.

The common thread is the recognition that technology will be central to not only achieving adaptive resilience but uncompromising growth – the Board knows this, and the Executive Suite is counting on this. For the CIO, the task of delivering business outcomes is all the more challenging when faced with calls for greater use of technology to power business initiatives, restrained budgets/resources, and greater pressures for accountability not just for what has been spent but for what is yet to come.

The 2nd FutureCIO Malaysia Conference is back to Kuala Lumpur on 27 June 2024, bringing together seasoned IT professionals in Malaysia to discover the behind-the-scenes machinations that will drive to the state of innovation and discuss:

  • Digital business strategies and executions – what needs to be updated for 2024
  • Embedding IT in business strategy
  • Strategies for tracking and assessing disruptive trends
  • Optimising digital platforms for AI and D&A delivery and consumption
  • Mechanics and frameworks for delivering IT as a franchise
  • Partnering with business teams for co-delivery
  • Managing technology financials
  • Modernising foundational digital platforms
  • Achieving better outcomes with enterprise software innovation and disruption
  • Scaling governance and managing risk at the edge
  • Use AI to power growth objectives for 2024

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

CIOs, CTOs, Directors, Heads, MDs, SVPs, VPs, Leads, involved in:

  • Information Technology
  • IT Operations
  • Enterprise Architecture and Strategy
  • ITSM
  • IT Infrastructure
  • IT Application
  • Big Data/Analytics
  • Cloud Management
  • IT Security and Technology Risk 
  • Privacy/Data Protection

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

The FutureCFO Conference aims to give CFOs, who also act as their company’s strategic business partner and catalyst, insights on ensuring corporate growth and successfully mitigating risks and challenges amidst the current economic and political uncertainties in their countries. The conference will also address strategies and best practices on how CFOs can reimagine finance functions and their organizations to survive and thrive in today’s fast-paced and digitally driven landscape.

This by-invitation only one-day event will gather over 120 senior finance leaders from multiple industries and offers the best opportunity to hear from the industry’s leading professionals, contribute questions from the floor, engage in incisive panel discussions that discuss real-life business cases, updates and strategies to meet the most pertinent challenges facing the finance function in 2020.

High-Level Industry Speakers

We gather 20+ industry speakers and experts from leading organizations for keynote presentations and incisive discussions so you can tap on their invaluable insights and best practices important to your finance function management and transformation.

Interactive Discussions

Be part of our interactive panel discussions that address the current hot topics, share ideas and experiences and get the answers to your pressing questions from prominent finance leaders on stage.

Networking Opportunities

Meet new business partners, engage and forge new connections with fellow finance and treasury leaders in the region, solution providers and many more at our event through luncheons, coffee breaks, one-to-one meetings and informal introductions.

Targeted In-Depth Sessions

8 hours of learning and networking opportunities packed into 10 in depth sessions. Listen to corporate-driven best practices and case studies sharing that are targeted to your profession through the personalized country-specific conferences we crafted for you - FutureCFO Conferences.

AGENDA

09:00

Welcome Remarks

Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

09:15

PANEL DISCUSSION I: Modernising Foundational Digital Platforms

An IDC study, mentions that digital infrastructure is set to drive 43% of business revenue in Asia by 2027. From adopting customer-centric mindset to embracing product-based approaches, CIOs need to redesign their IT framework and strategy to guarantee continuous business transformation.

  • Key trends that will shape digital transformation landscape in 2024
  • Transforming IT for digital success
  • Doing the cloud right: Scalable and flexible
  • Transforming IT Ops with hyper-automation
  • Optimising digital platforms for AI and D&A delivery
  • Building/deploying solutions that support specific revenue stream

 

Moderator:
Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

09:50

KEYNOTE I: Delivering the Last Mile of Digital Transformation with XaaS

According to Triton Market Research, the global Everything as A Service (XaaS) market is estimated to witness revenue at a CAGR of 20.94% during the forecast period 2023-2030 and is expected to reap revenue worth $2610.98 billion by 2030. Why does XaaS matter to business?

  • The trends and future of XaaS
  • XaaS vs. customised applications: What really matters to a CIO?
  • Migrating from on-premise to XaaS
  • Meeting the challenges in XaaS business models

10:15

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW I: Transformative IT Leadership

In an era of on-going disruptions, the leadership team tend to have ambitious business agendas that require technology. CIOs need to step in and manage broad portfolio of enterprise technology required to transform, innovate and run the business. To achieve these, CIOs need to deliver tech at speed, innovate at scale and harness the power of human-centred and bold leadership.

  • IT leadership for greater agility
  • Meeting the challenges in building enterprise’s digital dexterity and operational models
  • Executive effectiveness in delivering digital dividends and transformation projects
  • Lessons learned managing stakeholders and orchestrating company-wide transformation


Interviewer:
Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

Interviewee:
Gaurav Sharma, Group CIO, MMC PORT HOLDINGS

10:40

Morning Coffee Break & Networking

11:10

PANEL DISCUSSION II: Managing the Technology Financials for Strategic Cost Optimisation

Gartner forecasts that worldwide IT spending is projected to grow 8%, amounting to $5.1 trillion in 2024. Software and IT services sectors will see double-digit growth in 2024, largely driven by cloud spending.

However, for many organisations, IT is now moved from being overhead/SG&A/’below-the-line’ to being a cost-of-sales/above-the-line, consequently IT has direct impact on business’s profitability. How can CIOs dramatically reduce costs while ensuring business resiliency?

  • Linking IT costs to enterprise-wide business outcomes
  • Transforming enterprise’s operating model to reduce costs
  • Identifying transformative cost-saving opportunities
  • Metrics in prioritising tech spends
  • Best practice in managing IT budget and cost control for maximum ROI


11:45

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW II: CIO’s Guide on Technology Business Management (TBM)

According to IDC, ICT spending grew in 2021 by more than 7.1% in APAC to US$ 950 billion, and is expected to reach US$ 1.1 trillion by 2025. Also, Gartner indicates that only 1.8% increase of the global spend will occur in Southeast Asia. This session will highlight the importance of TBM for IT leaders to do more with less and manage the challenges that many have around budgets and financial transparency with the business.

  • The fiscal responsibility of an IT leader
  • TBM as a tool to track IT fiscal performance and minimize redundancy/duplications in IT spends
  • The KPIs in TBM
  • Deploying TBM to mature IT portfolio management programs in 2024-2025
  • Creating technology investments framework to better understand business
  • Leveraging data-driven insights for CIO’s decision making and build solid base to drive growth


Interviewer:
Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

12:10

KEYNOTE II: The Future of Cloud in Relieving Digital Pressures

Gartner forecast that worldwide public cloud end user spending will reach $679 billion in 2024, with GenAI driving cloud model innovation. As enterprises strengthen their efforts in managing growing volume of data across environments and begin operationalising GenAI, the use of cloud will be intensified to drive flexibility and growth.

  • Cloud innovation of the future
  • Adopting industry cloud platforms to accelerate composable capabilities
  • Migrating on-prem applications to hyperscalers
  • How GenAI will shape cloud in 2024

12:35

Networking Lunch

13:35

KEYNOTE III: Enterprise Software Innovation for Continuous Innovation

Enterprise software such as SCM, ERP, CRM and HCM have long been considered as support function for business operations that just sit in a data centre or a cloud environment. However, as we are living in an era of innovation, to stay ahead in a competitive landscape, organisations will need to disrupt their IT systems and transform them into digitally innovative platforms.

  • Software developments to unlock new revenue streams
  • Key challenges in digitally transforming traditional IT ecosystem
  • Keeping up with innovation without interfering existing business operations
  • Building innovation-driven enterprise software platform
  • Incorporating security in the innovation process

14:00

PANEL DISCUSSION III: Using Generative AI to Power Growth in 2024

The era of widespread adoption of Generative AI (GenAI) tools have come. AI has captured the attention of many IT leaders and reaching more users. CIOs must prepare to fit emerging transformative technologies, such as GenAI, into the enterprise’s digital planning and technology investments.

  • The future of Gen AI’s enterprise developments and applications
  • How to leverage GenAI and where do you begin: What is realistic, what has worked and what has not?
  • Moderating GenAI
  • Managing AI risk, ethics and governance
  • GenAI use cases


Moderator:
Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

14:35

FIRESIDE CHAT I: Enterprise Architecture in the Age of AI

The hype of Generative AI is not waning. In addition to this, industry leaders believe that new applications of Machine Learning, LLM, Deep Learning and AI will be business’s driving forces in 2024. With these developments, well-designed modern enterprise architecture (EA) will play a vital role in successfully integrating AI and other emerging techs into organisation. While EA will be revolutionised by AI; EA, will also, in turn, help enhance various AI applications in businesses.The intersection of EA and AI

  • The value of AI in EA
  • Building and sustaining AI-enabled systems for the future
  • Transforming EA with AI-driven insights


Interviewer:
Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

15:00

PANEL DISCUSSION III: Embedding IT in Business Strategy

IDC predicts that by 2026, 60% of CIOs will find their roles being challenged by line-of-business (LOB) counterparts who can better demonstrate the ability to align technology with organisation’s mission and customers.

As an enabler that solves business’s problems and needs, IT is a powerful catalyst for business’ progress, innovation and efficiency. Therefore, to emerge as a true business enabler, CIOs must have profound understanding of the organisation’s wider goals and act as business’ strategic partner.

  • IT as business enabler
  • Strategies for tracking and assessing disruptive trends
  • Partnering with business teams and building an ecosystem of innovation partners
  • CapEx vs. OpEx: Funding IT strategy that delivers against business objectives
  • Adopting a franchise model for IT to co-own the responsibility of digital delivery with other CxOs


Moderator:
Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

Panelists:
Maz Mirza, Chief Digital Officer, KWAP MALAYSIA

15:35

Afternoon Coffee Break

16:05

FIRESIDE CHAT II: Elevating Sustainability with IT

IDC predicted that by 2024, 30% of organizations will advance their ESG metrics and data management beyond reporting capabilities to generate sustainably driven cost and competitive advantages.  75% of large enterprises will implement ESG data management and reporting software as a response to emerging legislation and increased stakeholder expectations.

ESG agenda is changing now and as businesses will increasingly incorporate green and sustainable practices in the near future, IT is tasked to increase effort on sustainability, especially when some the governments set a target to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

  • Sustainability as a driving force in digital transformation
  • Role of IT in driving sustainable business strategy
  • Adopting eco-friendly technologies to reduce the carbon footprint of IT operations
  • Sustainability-minded approach for IT asset management
  • Embedding GenAI for ESG reporting


Interviewer:
Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

Interviewee:
Mohd Hanapi bin Bisri, Head of Group of IT, PETRA ENERGY BERHAD

16:30

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW III: Overcoming Edge Security Risks
  • Security challenges in migrating from cloud to the edge
  • Ensuring security when transitioning to enterprise edge facilities
  • Balancing risk management and data protection without hindering innovation
  • Scaling governance, risk and controls at the edge


Interviewer:
Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

16:55

PANEL DISCUSSION IV: Futureproofing the IT Workforce for the Future of Work nd Shock Mitigator

People management, which thrives amidst constant change and innovation, is an evergreen challenge for business leaders no matter which department they are in. For IT especially, retaining both IT talents and business technologists across the enterprise is a key priority for progressive CIOs in the coming years due to global competition for technology talents – especially if you need to deliver ambitious technology agenda.

  • Unconventional approaches in attracting the right talents and retaining existing talents
  • Managing the next generation of workforce
  • Budgeting manpower for IT
  • Which works better: One team vs. freelancers vs. external IT service provider
  • Modern apps to transform and improve employee experience


Moderator:
Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

17:30

Chairman’s Closing Remarks

17:45

End of Conference

2023 SPEAKERS

Allan Tan

Group Editor-in-Chief

CXOCIETY

Azizi Rashdi

Head, IT Operations & Engineering

SAPURA ENERGY

Baljit Singh

Head of Strategy, Planning and Governance

DIGITAL NASIONAL BERHAD

Budiman Bujang

Head of Digital Strategy & Enterprise Architecture

JOHOR CORPORATION

Casey Kwan

VP and Head of Enterprise Cloud

SAP SOUTHEAST ASIA

Dr. Deny Rahardjo

Group Chief Information and Digital Officer

SIME DARBY BERHAD

Ganeshbabu Nagarajan

Head – Cloud Acceleration

STANDARD CHARTERED GBS MALAYSIA

Gaurav Sharma

Group CIO

MMC PORT HOLDINGS

Giap Bui Dinh

Founder & CEO

AKABOT - FPT CORPORATION

Jun Hao Wong

Practice Lead for IT Operations Management, SEA

OPENTEXT

Ramesh Kanason

Vice President Group MIS

WASCO ENERGY GROUP OF COMPANIES

Sean Lingham

Head of Systems Engineering, Growth & Emerging Markets

NUTANIX

Tan Jit Wei

CTO

MAMEE-DOUBLE DECKER

Tan Yong Nien

SVP, Technology & Operations

CAGAMAS BERHAD

Terence Tan

Director IT - Business Relationship Management (BRM) | Global Technology Services – APAC

HERBALIFE NUTRITION

Ts. Izuddin Abdullah

Head of IT

TNB INTEGRATED LEARNING SOLUTION

Ts. Tengku Intan Narqiah Tengku Othman

Group Chief Future Officer

SIRIM

Varun Vig

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances and Channels - APJ, India and MEA

FRESHWORKS

Vic Omelchenko

VP of Digital Transformation of APAC Region

NOVENTIQ

Vijayndran Asokan

Head Enterprise Application,

CARSOME

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