IDC predicts that by 2027, organisations with highly developed industry value chains on an ecosystem control plane will innovate 25% faster than other businesses. Separately, Gartner research shows that four out of five CEOs are increasing digital technology investments to counter current economic pressures, including inflation, scarce talent, and supply constraints.

However, while information technology leaders have proven adept at identifying what technologies will be most suitable for the organisation, Gartner CEO and CIO surveys reveals few of these investments are delivering the digital dividends that senior leadership expects.

The triple squeeze of economic pressure (and persistent high inflation), scarce and expensive talent and ongoing supply challenges is heightening the desire and urgency to realise time to value.

In 2023, how should CIOs in Malaysia plan, execute and manage transformation initiatives?

Taking place on 15 June 2023 from 9 am to 5.30pm (GMT +8), at the FutureCIO Malaysia Conference, leading IT practitioners from multiple industries in Malaysia will converge to reveal, discuss and share observations and strategies for the year ahead, including:

  • The future of cloud
  • The future of work
  • The future of IT


This event also aims to address CIOs’ pressing concerns and business priorities in 2023, best-in-class IT leadership and management strategies as well as emerging technological and innovation trends to be agile, transformative and resilient amidst the rapidly evolving business landscapes.


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


PANEL DISCUSSION I: Building Business Resilience through Technology

The recent developments on economic and geo-political landscapes have transformed the objectives of digital investments.  Therefore, it is imperative for CIOs to understand the types of financial and business impacts and time frame that other key business leaders from the organisation expect from IT to deliver. This session will investigate the evolution of CIO’s role, leadership, organisational and technology priorities that IT leaders need to lead today and tomorrow.

  • How IT should be run in the future in the face of volatile markets and unstable geo-politics situation
  • Supporting business growth target through business and digital transformation
  • Improving quality of IT projects execution and lead time to deliver core IT services
  • Fostering strong relationships with key partners across the business
  • Measuring and communicating the value of IT investments to the business


Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

Gaurav Sharma, Group CIO, MMC PORTS
Dr. Deny Rahardjo, Group Chief Information and Digital Officer, SIME DARBY BERHAD


KEYNOTE I: Navigating Cloud Spending with FinOps at the Helm

Charting a winning course to the cloud can be a challenge – especially when a third of cloud spend is wasted. Sailing teammates work together to pull every advantage from race day winds. In the same way, your organisation needs to derive maximum utility from their available cloud budget. The problem is that companies can’t control how much is spent on cloud resources or who’s spending it, so they wind up with unexpected bills.

  • Successfully navigating economic headwinds with OpenText FinOps
  • Uncovering uncontrolled cloud costs using a unified, real-time view of spend across all clouds
  • Maximising discounts with AI-powered recommendations
  • Proactively taking control using self-service guardrails to cut cloud waste, focus cloud spend, and get the most of cloud while racing ahead for the win.

Jun Hao Wong, Practice Lead for IT Operations Management, SEA, OPENTEXT


EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW I: Making the Most of Sustainable Technology

A 2022’s IDC survey found that 83% of respondents agree sustainability is the most important criteria in IT buying decisions. As technology continues to take a larger role in corporate sustainability practices, purpose-driven CIOs need to create and implement a comprehensive sustainable technology strategy.

  • Driving an environmentally sustainable tech agenda 2023
  • Opportunities for sustainable technology in Malaysia
  • Sustainable future in the cloud
  • Creating framework of sustainable technology deployments
  • Scaling digitalisation technology initiatives with ESG goals
  • Investing on technology that will drive enterprise’s sustainability, improve financial results, optimize IT resources and customer operations

Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

Ramesh Kanason, Vice President Group MIS, WASCO ENERGY GROUP OF COMPANIES


Morning Coffee Break & Networking


EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW II: CIO’s Playbook in Creating Composable Business Models for IT

Business composability is the antidote of volatility”, said Monika Sinha, Research Vice President at Gartner. A Gartner’s CIO report reveals that enterprises need to embrace business composability to thrive through disruptions, pursue new value streams through technology and stay ahead of competitions.

  • The future of tech in the next normal in Malaysia – hybrid environments, inflation, supply chain constraints and talent crunch
  • Designing resilient and flexible digital systems and infrastructure for uncertain times
  • Elements of composable business structure and technology for IT
  • Strategic planning and budgeting for high-composability enterprises

Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

Ts. Tengku Intan Narqiah Tengku Othman, Group Chief Future Officer, SIRIM


PANEL DISCUSSION II: Fast-Tracking Application Modernisation and Embracing Agility in Digital Enterprise

Dealing with legacy systems and technology today and in the coming years is complicated and finding the necessary expertise to deal with legacy technology can be challenging. Enterprises with a lot of legacy technology find that legacy systems are a major inhibitor to stay agile and accelerate their digital transformation initiatives. This session will discuss insights into modernisation drivers, challenges, and best practices.

  • The state of legacy systems in 2023
  • Application modernisation in the context of digital acceleration
  • Accelerating application modernisation with platform engineering
  • Roadblocks facing enterprises in Malaysia working to modernise legacy systems into their digital infrastructure
  • Roadmap for application modernisation for digital enterprise

Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

Giap Bui Dinh, Founder & CEO, AKABOT – FPT CORPORATION
Vijayndran Asokan, Head Enterprise Application, CARSOME
Terence Tan, Director IT – Business Relationship Management (BRM) | Global Technology Services – APAC, HERBALIFE NUTRITION
Azizi Rashdi, Head, IT Operations & Engineering, SAPURA ENERGY


KEYNOTE II: Overcoming Challenges in a Hybrid Multi-Cloud World

For companies that are migrating to the cloud, many will likely continue to have some of their critical applications on-premises. Hybrid cloud integration provides the middle ground solution for enterprises; however, operating on hybrid cloud does not come without its fair share of challenges.

  • Hybrid multi-environment vs. hybrid multi-cloud: What’s the difference?
  • Building effective ITSM and enterprise architecture frameworks for hybrid cloud environments
  • Key advanced cloud skills to facilitate hybrid environment
  • Meeting the integration challenges, e.g., staffing, security, compliance, performance, etc.
  • Best practices in transitioning to hybrid cloud

Sean Lingham, Head of Systems Engineering, Growth & Emerging Markets, NUTANIX


Networking Lunch


KEYNOTE III: Employee Centric IT: Delivering a Seamless and Effortless Experience

Varun Vig, Senior Director, Strategic Alliances and Channels – APJ, India and MEA, FRESHWORKS


KEYNOTE IV: CIO’s Checklist in Enabling Customer Experience

• Evolving CIO’s role in shaping customer experience (CX) across the entire customer lifecycle in the digital era
• CIO-CX Teams collaboration to ensure no blind spots in customer journey
• CIO’s must-haves in improving end-to-end CX and sales

Vic Omelchenko, VP of Digital Transformation of APAC Region, NOVENTIQ


PANEL DISCUSSION III: The Next-Generation of Cloud: Mapping Cloud Strategy for 2023

Cloud is the powerhouse that drives today’s digital organisations”, said Sid Nag, Research Vice President at Gartner. With enterprises’ cloud journeys are maturing and enterprise multi-cloud footprints continute to grow in scale and complexity, enterprises are struggling with simplifying their cloud operations and managing/controlling their cloud costs amidst the escalating IT costs.

  • What is coming for cloud computing in 2023 and beyond?
  • Prioritising cloud initiatives in 2023
  • Achieving the greatest value in the most reasonable lead time with cloud democratization and analytics
  • The future of sovereign and industry clouds in 2023
  • Combining container orchestration and AI/ML in the cloud
  • Cloud (SaaS and XaaS) cost optimization

Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

Tan Yong Nien, SVP, Technology & Operations, CAGAMAS BERHAD
Ganeshbabu Nagarajan, Head – Cloud Acceleration , STANDARD CHARTERED GBS MALAYSIA


Afternoon Coffee Break & Networking


EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW III: Protecting People and Data with AI, ML and Analytics

Managing cyber security is indeed a one never-ending race. With threats constantly evolving and attackers always find new ways to adopt new strategies to expand their attack surfaces, enterprises need to take a more proactive, forward-looking stance in reinventing information security to protect their two biggest assets: Their people and data.

  • People as the best cyber defence
  • Adopting people-centric information security to keep business secure, in compliance and thrive
  • Balancing risk management and data protection without hindering innovation
  • Delivering protection, compliance and insights with AI, ML and analytics

Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

Baljit Singh, Head of Strategy, Planning and Governance, DIGITAL NASIONAL BERHAD


KEYNOTE V: Cloud Transformation as a Growth Hack and Shock Mitigator

Casey Kwan, VP and Head of Enterprise Cloud, SAP SOUTHEAST ASIA


PANEL DISCUSSION IV: Optimising Work Everywhere: The Future of Work in the Era of Flexibility

Workplaces in 2023 will be more diverse, flexible and distributed than ever before. As enterprises in Asia adapt to the new way of working, to cater the shifting employees’ expectations, IT leaders in Malaysia need to find ways to ensure productivity across organization while keeping employees happy and engaged in the hybrid working world.

  • CIO’s changing role in managing the next generation of work
  • Workforce and operations issues in the future enterprise
  • The rise of metaverse and how it affects the future of work
  • Fundamentals in making hybrid-first strategy work
  • Maximising employee engagement with automation and digital intelligence
  • Empowering workforce to work seamlessly with digital labours

Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

Budiman Bujang, Head of Digital Strategy & Enterprise Architecture, JOHOR CORPORATION


Chairman’s Closing Remarks


End of Conference


Allan Tan

Group Editor-in-Chief


Azizi Rashdi

Head, IT Operations & Engineering


Baljit Singh

Head of Strategy, Planning and Governance


Budiman Bujang

Head, Digital Strategy & Innovation


Casey Kwan

VP and Head of Enterprise Cloud


Dr. Deny Rahardjo

Group Chief Information and Digital Officer


Ganeshbabu Nagarajan

Head – Cloud Acceleration


Gaurav Sharma

Group CIO


Giap Bui Dinh

Founder & CEO


Jun Hao Wong

Practice Lead for IT Operations Management, SEA


Ramesh Kanason

Vice President Group MIS


Sean Lingham

Head of Systems Engineering, Growth & Emerging Markets


Tan Jit Wei



Tan Yong Nien

SVP, Technology & Operations


Terence Tan

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


Ts. Izuddin Abdullah

Head of IT


Ts. Tengku Intan Narqiah Tengku Othman

General Manager (Technology Strategy), Group Information Technology


Varun Vig

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


Vic Omelchenko

VP of Digital Transformation of APAC Region


Vijayndran Asokan

Head Enterprise Application,


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