23rd November 2021 - Tuesday Officiating Speech
23rd November 2021 - Tuesday Invited Speech
23rd November 2021 - 25th November 2021 Moderator
President, Malaysian National Computer Confederation (MNCC), Malaysia
Prof. Dr. Ahmad Zaki Bin Abu Bakar has been involved in the field of ICT and academia for more than 43 years. Currently, he is the President of the Malaysian National Computer Confederation (MNCC), formerly called the Malaysian Computer Society and established in 1967. He is also an Exco member of the Southeast Asian Regional Confederation (SEARCC) since June 2012. His last position was as Vice Chancellor of Perdana University.
President, DiTTAM & Champion of Tourism Productivity Nexus, Malaysia
With more than 20 years of experience in Digital Tourism, Rohizam's passion for travel technology has led him to innovate and developed many world-class solutions that have bridged the digital gap in the industry and empowered the travel business to go online. A Computer Science graduate from University Teknologi Malaysia, he went on to obtain his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Ohio University, USA and Certification of Entrepreneurship from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, USA.
Chairman, XaaS Berhad & Suria P2P Inc, Malaysia
Mr. Shaifubahrim holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in Computer and Management from the Universiti Sains Malaysia, He has more than 35 years of leadership, board member and advisory experiences in the MNCs, NGOs, Education, GLCs, Government Agencies and listed companies such as IBM, Oracle, Cisco, PIKOM, MDEC, MAVCAP, SME Corp, CyberSecurity Malaysia, MSC, MSPC, PUNB, Redtone, RHB, Xaas Berhad and Suria P2P Inc.
He facilitates executive seminars on leadership and strategy locally and abroad. He is certified in Change Management by Pritchett Rummler-Brache to consult in Corporate Growth, Culture Change and Performance Improvement.
23rd November 2021 - Tuesday Esteemed Speakers
ROUNDTABLE FORUM 1 - Tourism 4.0: Technology for a Sustainable Tourism Economy
ROUNDTABLE FORUM 2 - Tourism 4.0: Tourism Technology and Innovation for the Future Growth
Chief Innovation Officer and Lead of Tourism 4.0 Department, ARCTUR Slovenia
Urška Starc-Peceny (female), PhD, has gained an international education in Slovenia, Italy and Austria. Her PhD thesis in Business Communication with specialization in the New Media and Technologies entitled “Netlife” has paved the way in 2001 in research of collaboration design in the reality, in which AI and big data play an increasing role. From Europe to Middle East, she has gained 20+ years of experience as an entrepreneur.
President, Computer Society of Sri Lanka
Graduate of University Moratuwa Sri Lanka with BSc (Eng) Electronics and Telecom Engineering. MBA from University of Hull UK. A Richmondite . Diploma holder of Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) UK and Institute of Bankers Sri Lanka (CIB).
Chief Strategy Officer, MDEC, Malaysia
Datuk Fadzli Abdul Wahit is currently the Chief Strategy Officer of MDEC. As the CSO of MDEC, Datuk Fadzli leads the strategic planning driving the digital economy as well as transformation and change management across MDEC by defining the organisation’s corporate strategy to deliver on its vision and mission.
Past President, PATA, Malaysia
TUNKU DATO’ SERI (Dr.) ISKANDAR BIN TUNKU ABDULLAH is the Group Executive Chairman of The Melewar Group. He is concurrently the Group President of the tourism-related companies of the group, which includes Mitra Malaysia Sdn Bhd; Mitra Kembara Sdn Bhd; Pacific World Travel Sdn Bhd; World Express (M) Sdn Bhd and APG Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
Vice Chancellor, University Technology Sarawak (UTS), Malaysia
Prof Datuk Dr Khairuddin is the Vice Chancellor at University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS) based in Sibu, Sarawak effective from 1 February 2018. Prior to that he served as Vice Chancellor for Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) from April 2008 until March 2013 and then as Vice Chancellor for University Malaysia of Computer Science and Engineering (UniMy) based in Putrajaya from April 2014 until January 2018.
CEO & Founder Firmus Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
Mr. Alan See, possesses more than 25 years of experience in Cyber Security solutions and services, is the co-founder and Group CEO of Firmus. Prior to establishing Firmus, See was the Managing Director and Regional VP of e-Cop Malaysia (including Greater China & HK SAR) from 2001-2008, bringing with him extensive experience in the IT Sector particularly in the area of Cyber Security.
Chief Executive Officer, MBS Academy Australia
Mario has worked in the area of Data Analytics and Business Improvement since 1994. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Lecturer in Accounting Information Systems; IS Control and Governance; Enterprise Resource Planning; Systems Analysis and Design. Over the last 12 years, Mario Bojilov has taught over 1,500 university students and 300 professionals in the areas of Finance, IT, Risk and Audit. He has delivered industry training courses in Australia, UAE, Singapore and Malaysia.
24th November 2021 - Wednesday Esteemed Speakers
ROUNDTABLE FORUM 3 - Tourism 4.0: Entrepreneurship and Gig Economy for Sustainable Tourism
Secretary General, SEARCC, Australia
Yohan is an experienced senior executive with a proven track record of delivering successful business outcomes, creating value and leading high-performing teams in public, private and not-for-profit sectors for over twenty years. Most recently, Yohan successfully led the Australian Computer Society as President, significantly expanding and transforming the organisation, improving its contemporary offerings and increasing its relevance in the current digitally influenced global society.
Head, School of Media and Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences and Leisure Management, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
Dr. Kashif Hussain is a Professor for Hospitality and Tourism Studies. He has over 18 years of professional experience in teaching, consultancy and research activities. He holds a Ph.D. (Educational Administration & Supervision) from Near East University, M.Sc. (Tourism Management) and B.Sc. (Tourism & Hospitality Management) from Eastern Mediterranean University from North Cyprus (Turkey).
Managing Director Ace Altair Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
Mr Antony Leopold is the Co-founder and the Managing Director of Ace Altair Travels Sdn Bhd. He is the President of Asia-Pacific Network on Accessible Tourism (APNAT) which is pursuing the objective to integrate all activities related to accessible tourism in the Asia Pacific region and making the region accessible for the elderly and tourists with disabilities
Charles Sturt University, Australia
Sharon is a project manager, social scientist, creative and technical professional; and published author. Sharon has developed education programs, delivered and facilitated training, and managed and implemented a variety of systems across different industries. Sharon is passionate about organisation, productivity, efficiency and ethics.
Charles Sturt University, Australia
Shande has been in the financial industry for the past 10 years. He has been driven by his passion to enhance the customer experience working in projects behind the scenes and directly with customers. Shande has his honours degree in Finance, Economics and management, and is currently completing his diploma in Information Technology. Shande is developing all of these skills to future proof himself and help develop projects in the future to better the customer experience with technology.
Charles Sturt University, Australia
Yee Kiu is an ambitious young scholar. He is a recent graduate of a business degree and now studying an IT master. Yee Kiu is also a system developer and helps develop a database system for a company. He enhanced the system to fulfil company business objectives. By combining his business and IT knowledge, he would like to be an IT professional and is enthusiastic to create innovative business technology.
25th November 2021 - Thursday Esteemed Speakers
ROUNDTABLE FORUM 4 - Tourism 4.0: Promoting ASEAN Heritage, Art and Culture for Sustainable Tourism via Digital
ROUNDTABLE FORUM 5 - Tourism 4.0: Enhancing Workforce with Digital Technology for a Smart Future
President, ASEAN Handicraft Promotion Development Association (AHPADA), Philippines
Edric Ong is a multi-awarded Malaysian designer of natural dye textiles, fashion and crafts. He is the Advisor and Immediate Past President of Society Atelier Sarawak, the Arts and Crafts Society of Sarawak in East Malaysia. He is President of the ASEAN Handicraft Promotion and Development Association (AHPADA), an organization that administers the UNESCO-AHPADA Craft Seal of Excellence since 2000. He is Advisor and Honorary Member of World Crafts Council Asia Pacific, and Honorary Member of World Crafts Council International.
Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Republic of Indonesia
Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno is an Indonesian businessman and politician. He was appointed as Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia by President of the Republic of Indonesia on December, 23rd 2020.
Faculty of Data Science, Musashino University, Japan & Faculty of Engineering, Thammasat University, Thailand.
Prof. Dr. Virach achieved the “National Distinguished Researcher Award” in Information Technology and Communication from the National Research Council of Thailand in 2003, following by the “ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award” from ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations (AFEO) in 2011, and was esteemed as “The Researcher of the Year 2001” by the Nation Newspaper in 2001. He was recognized with an “Outstanding Alumni Award” by Tokyo Tech Alumni Association (Thailand
Honorary Fellow, CenPRIS, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
Professor Emeritus Datuk Dr Mohamed Ghouse Nasuruddin is Honorary Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research and International Studies (CenPRIS), Universiti Sains Malaysia. He is the Former Director of National Arts and Culture Academy or ASWARA.
President, South East Asia Computer Confederation (SEARCC), Australia
Dr Nick Tate is an Author, CEO, Company Director and Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland (UQ). He has over 40 years’ experience in IT including 16 years at CIO level in two London banks and at UQ, as well as 17 years’ experience as a Company Director in 11 Australian and 2 US companies. He is also a founding faculty member of the African Leadership Institute (ALI). He was National President of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) in 2012/2013. He was the Director of the Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT) from 1999 to 2010 and was Chair of the Council of Australasian University Directors of IT (CAUDIT) for 4 years. In 2010, he chaired the World Computer Congress.
Chairman, Johor Eco-Tourism and Eco-Education Association, Malaysia
Mohd Azlan Ab Jalil hold his PhD in Computer Science, Master in Science (Tourism Planning) and Bachelor (Honors) of Technology Management (Majoring in Marketing) in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
As an action oriented person, he ventured and experienced various types of governmental, academic, business or volunteer field. The exposure on creative thinking, open minded and always look-up everything as educational tools for life, Mohd Azlan always looks challenges as something worth to be try out and see failures as the highest motivational factor for success.
Champion, Digital Productivity Nexus, Malaysia Productivity Corporation, Malaysia
Dato Wei Chuan Beng - Founder and former MD of Redtone and Former Chairman Of PIKOM and the Young Presidents Organisation ( YPO). He was a commissioner in the Communications and Multimedia Commission.
PATA Executive Board Member & President, Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT), Macao, China
Dr. Vong Chuk Kwan, Fanny, holder of Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Business Administration from the University of Macao, completed her doctoral study at Stockholm University, Sweden and Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa (ISCTE) in Portugal. Her PhD degree was awarded by ISCTE.