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



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


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.



Welcome Remarks

Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY


Opening Keynote: Malaysia’s AI Roadmap
  • Malaysia’s ambition and blueprints to become an AI hub in the region
  • How Malaysia’s government plans to make this happen
  • How businesses must partake the AI movement in Malaysia


Datuk Ts. Dr. Mohd Nor Azman Hassan, Deputy Secretary General (Technology Development), MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION (MOSTI)


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


Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

Muaz Nazim, GM Enterprise Architecture, INGRESS CORPORATION BERHAD
Yedu Siddalingappa, Technology Lead Specialist– AI-Native Networks, JUNIPER NETWORKS
Maz Mirza bin Mohd Aminurashid, Chief Digital Officer, KWAP MALAYSIA
Maz Hiza Nazly bin Othman, General Manager of IT Architecture & Strategy, MALAYSIA AIRPORTS


Keynote I: Improving Resiliency in Digital Channels

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, businesses are increasingly reliant on digital channels to connect with customers, deliver services, and drive revenue. However, maintaining the reliability, performance, and security of these digital channels presents a significant challenge.

Organisations look to drive better business outcomes but often have difficulty overcoming challenges such as data overload, tool sprawl, and organizational resistance while doing so. Teams are overloaded and unable to keep pace with the ever increasing demands of the business and ultimately this leads to burn out and unsatisfactory customer experiences.

In this presentation, we will explore strategies for fostering a culture of observability and share how other organisations have driven innovation, optimised their costs and mitigated risks while delivering exception customer experiences.

Mark Fettroll, Solutions Engineering Director, ASEAN & Korea, DYNATRACE


Morning Coffee Break & Networking


Executive Interview: 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

Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

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


Panel Discussion II: 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

Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

Muzamir Shah Mohamed Shariff, Head of Group Information Technology and Digital, BOUSTEAD HOLDINGS
Francois Teo (Regional Sales Director- Asia), FRESHWORKS
Chee Hung Ngoh, Director of Corporate Information Center, HELP UNIVERSITY
Gaurav Sharma, Group CIO, MMC PORT HOLDINGS


Keynote II: Leveraging Intelligent Integration & Automation for Digital Cohesion

The hype around generative AI is building; however, many organisations are dealing with digital fragmentation and complexity around their data and processes.

CIO needs to be in the driver’s seat to keep pushing the company forward by providing services and applications to support the change, growth and to scale to new heights. The underlying key to achieving digital cohesion is intelligent integration and automation.

This session will share the reality of Generative AI, opportunities for change, and approaches for scaling practical AI.

David Irecki, CTO, APJ, BOOMI


Networking Lunch


Keynote III: Modernisation Challenges in 2024

Hari Krishnan, Senior Technical Consultant, MANAGEENGINE


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

Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

Ahmad Jefry, Head of Centre of Excellence, EPF MALAYSIA
Furqan A. Malik, Director IT & IS, NOVUGEN PHARMA
James Thang, Group CIO, UCSI GROUP


Keynote IV: Evolution of AI in the Workforce

The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into the workforce has undergone significant transformation over the decades, impacting various industries, job roles, and business processes.

Its evolution in the workforce from simple automation to highly intelligent systems continues to transform industries, enhance human capabilities, and define new paradigms for work. Balancing technological advancements with ethical considerations will be crucial for maximizing the benefits of AI while mitigating potential risks.

Callistus Lim, Regional Head – Solution Engineering – ASIA & ANZ, FRESHWORKS


Afternoon Coffee Break


Keynote V: Transforming Enterprise Architecture (EA) with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)

AI technologies have redefined the boundaries of what are possible, offering unprecedented insights and recommendations based on enterprise’s data, process and assets. This session will address how the convergence of AI & ML significantly transforms and enhances EA capabilities, thus improving analytics across data, business processes and agility.

  • How AI changes the current EA practice – are we ready for the change?
  • Building ML model to transform data architecture
  • Integrating AI with EA
  • Meeting the challenges in embedding AI/ML in EA

Budiman Bujang, Head, Digital Strategy & Innovation, JOHOR CORPORATION


Panel Discussion IV: 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

Aaron Tan Dani, Chairman, IASA ASIA PACIFIC

Terence Tan, Director – Global Enterprise Services: APAC, Digital and Technology Services, HERBALIFE
Ts. Megat Azmir Amir Bin Megat Iberahim, Head of IT, SELANGOR DREDGING BERHAD
Fahzan Abdul Hamid, Head, ICT Strategy, Partnership & Transformation, TENAGA NASIONAL BERHAD (TNB)


Closing Analyst Keynote: Growth Opportunities Sparked by Megatrends and its Impact Towards ASEAN and Malaysia
  • The transformative trends that set to reshape the world in 2025
  • Top megatrends in Malaysia and ASEAN and their implications to business
  • Creating a constant pipeline of growth opportunities to curate the future
  • Leveraging technologies megatrends to disrupt future markets

Hazmi Yusof, Country Head Malaysia, FROST & SULLIVAN


Chairman’s Closing Remarks


End of Conference


Aaron Ooi



Aaron Tan Dani



Ahmad Jefry

Head of Centre of Excellence


Allan Tan

Group Editor-in-Chief


Budiman Bujang

Head, Digital Strategy & Innovation


Callistus Lim

Regional Head – Solution Engineering – ASIA & ANZ


Chee Hung Ngoh

Director of Corporate Information Center


Datuk Ts. Dr. Mohd Nor Azman Hassan

Deputy Secretary General (Technology Development)


David Irecki



Fahzan Abdul Hamid

Head, ICT Strategy, Partnership & Transformation


Francois Teo

Regional Sales Director- Asia


Furqan A. Malik

Director IT & IS


Gaurav Sharma

Group CIO


Hari Krishnan

Senior Technical Consultant


Hazmi Yusof

Country Head Malaysia


James Thang

Group CIO


Mark Fettroll

Solutions Engineering Director, ASEAN & Korea,


Maz Hiza Nazly bin Othman

General Manager of IT Architecture & Strategy


Mohd Hanapi bin Bisri

Head of Group IT


Muaz Nazim

GM Enterprise Architecture


Muzamir Shah Mohamed Shariff

Head of Group Information Technology & Digital


Tan Jit Wei



Terence Tan

Director – Global Enterprise Services: APAC, Digital and Technology Services


Ts. Megat Azmir Amir Bin Megat Iberahim

Head of IT


Yedu Siddalingappa

Technology Lead Specialist– AI-Native Networks


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