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ICDM Digital Series for Boards

ICDM Digital Series for Boards

Introductory programme fee:

  • MYR 400.00 (Standard Fee – all 4 programmes)
  • MYR 360.00 (Member Fee – all 4 programmes)
  • MYR 120.00 (Standard Fee – per programme)
  • MYR 108.00 (Member Fee – per programme)

The fee is exclusive of 6% SST.

Contact [email protected] for your ICDM Corporate Member Discount!

Digital transformation is more than just adopting new technologies. One of its key roles is to support organisations to create and sustain their competitive advantage. We live in the era where accelerated digitalisation has become the norm and organisations are faced with the option of embracing this transformative force or be drowned in its wake. There is a need to accelerate learnings to adapt to these sweeping changes and many now believe that the transformation exercise should be led at board level. The ICDM Digital Series for Boards is curated to serve as a platform to build critical digital competencies and provide deeper understanding as to why boards should think differently and adopt a new mindset about digitalisation in the current pandemic era. Each hour-long session will see our speakers walk you through the 4 major focus areas that are important to assist boards and business leaders in their transformative decision making.

Cyberthreats: What Boards Should Know? – 2 September 2021 (click here for more info)

Data Adoption and AI to Drive Better Business Decisions – 28 October 2021 (click here for more info)

Defining Future of Work for Boards – 11 November 2021 (click here for more info)

Data Privacy Comprehensibility & Trust – How Do We Fare? – 1 December 2021 (click here for more info)

 

Target Audience

The programme is targeted but not limited to:

  • Existing Board Directors
  • All business decision makers
  • Aspiring Board Directors
  • Senior management of organisations
  • Chief Data Privacy Officers

Programme Title: Cyberthreats: What Boards Should Know?

Programme Date: 2 Sep 2021, 10 am – 11 am

Facilitator – Ho Siew Kei Executive Director, Risk Advisory – Cyber Risk, Deloitte Malaysia

 

Programme description

The focus on cybersecurity should be crystal clear to the boards and leadership of today’s organisations. Cybersecurity attacks and data breaches seem to be in the headlines almost daily, and sobering statistics are everywhere. Data is valuable, operations can be held hostage, supply chains could be disrupted, legal fees could arise – cybersecurity incidents can lead to major but often difficult-to-quantify costs, loss of reputation and consumer trust issues.

In this session, we will discuss key cybersecurity matters that boards should focus on – looking into a model for cyber governance maturity, introduce and expand upon key principles for board governance of cyber risk, and identify some of the key questions that boards should pose to their management and cybersecurity units.

Learning Outcome

  • Recognise cyber governance maturity and identify your organisation’s current state
  • Describe the key principles for board governance of cyber risk to embed these principles with your own boardroom
  • Develop the ability to pose key questions to your management and cybersecurity units in exercising governance over your organisation’s cybersecurity

Facilitator

Ho Siew Kei Executive Director, Risk Advisory – Cyber Risk, Deloitte Malaysia

Ho Siew Kei is an Executive Director within Deloitte’s Risk Advisory practice in Malaysia. He has more than 18 years of experience in risk and controls encompassing IT audit and advisory, and cybersecurity assessments services for clients in various industries, focusing on clients in the banking and insurance industries.

Previously, he spent 7 years in the United Kingdom – in an IT Risk & Compliance role for a major financial institution and as a Manager in another big 4 professional services firm based in London.

In his current role, Siew Kei manages vulnerability assessment engagements, and cybersecurity maturity and compliance assessments for Malaysian companies, focusing on financial services.

Siew Kei’s qualifications and professional affiliations include Cybersecurity Audit Certificate, ISACA; Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), ISACA; Certified Practising Accountant (CPA), CPA Australia and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He has facilitated a series of programmes with ICDM in 2020.

Programme Title: Data Adoption and AI to Drive Better Business Decisions

Programme Date: 28 Oct 2021, 3 pm – 4 pm

Facilitator

  • Dr. Karl Ng (Director, Data Ecosystem Development, MDEC), Malaysia
  • Dr. Farouk (CEO of Natural Intelligence Solutions and Chief Digital Officer of Berjaya Corporation), Malaysia

Programme Description

Data adoption and being an AI Ready entity is a journey and a challenge for both the Board and the organization. Today’s business environment is changing at a phenomenal rate and technology has played a key role in driving some of that change. This mostly includes disruptive business models, the use of big data, and the acceleration of business interactions. As is, investors are demanding better value creation and sustainability while regulatory bodies are imposing more transparency, diligence duties, and governance.

By using real-life practical experiences, this session serves as the avenue for participants to seek assistance and access to knowledge on the expectations of their roles throughout this journey.

 

Learning Outcome

  • Recognise how and why data will create value for Boards and organizations from real-life practical experience
  • Structure approach in your journey of data adoption and steps to be AI Ready

Facilitators

Dr. Karl Ng (Director, Data Ecosystem Development, MDEC), Malaysia

Director of the Data Ecosystem Development, Dr Karl leads MDEC’s efforts in building a thriving national data ecosystem that leverages on the power of data for value creation, innovation and new sources of growth. He is the subject matter expert in the area of data technologies and has conducted multiple training programmes for MDEC.

Dr Karl was instrumental in the development of the National Big Data Analytics Framework in 2014 and is currently driving the development of the National Artificial Intelligence Framework. He also chairs the National Data Sharing Policy Taskforce. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, MBA with Distinction and Doctor of Business Degrees from Charles Sturt University, Australia. He recently completed The Oxford AI Program from the Said Business School of University of Oxford.

 

Dr. Farouk (CEO of Natural Intelligence Solutions and Chief Digital Officer of Berjaya Corporation), Malaysia

Farouk is a digital and analytics business leader delivering organisational transformation in large companies in the UK, Europe and South East Asia. He is currently the CEO of Natural Intelligence Solutions and Chief Digital Officer of Berjaya Corporation.

Known as a radical thinker and a straight talker Farouk is obsessed with bringing real change to organisations and emphasizing on exponential growth. He has worked with organisations in multiple industries implementing enterprise-wide digital transformation projects, held an advisory role to C-Suites and established effective digital teams that deliver real change to organisations.

Farouk’s passion for digital, data and analytics has driven his belief that data and analytics must be used for the good of the society. He has spoken on numerous platforms globally to underline the importance of digital, data and analytics education for our next generation.

Programme Title: Defining Future of Work for Boards

Programme Date: 11 Nov 2021, 10am – 11am

Facilitator – Sharala Axryd, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Center of Applied Data Science (CADS), Malaysia

 

Programme Description

The pandemic has impacted organisations enormously. It has transformed how business is done and redefined the future of work. In spite of that, many organisations, management teams, or boards are still not fully equipped with their future of work agenda. (Deloitte, 2020).

This session will explore oversight roles of the board with regards to the organisation’s future of work initiatives and how this can eventually help the organisation attain long-term security and maintain sustainable competitive advantage.

 

Learning Outcome

  • Define the future of work from the board’s perspective
  • Identify the oversight roles of boards in their future of work agenda

Facilitator

Sharala Axryd, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Center of Applied Data Science (CADS), Malaysia

With a passion for data science and over 15 years of experience in the telecommunications field under her belt, Sharala Axryd is leading the datadriven business transformation and driving the benchmark for data science education in the ASEAN region. A thought leader in the data science space, she is a highly-sought after speaker for conferences with topics ranging from analytics to women in STEM. Award-winner of the EY Woman Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Malaysia, SEBA 2018 Woman Technopreneur of the Year and among the Digerati 50 by Digital News Asia (DNA), she is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Center of Applied Data Science (CADS), ASEAN’s first and only one stop platform and center of excellence for Data Science.

Prior to CADS, she worked with a diverse set of clients to deliver hands on training through several workshops and trainings on GPRS Performance Analysis and Optimisation. As the Founder and Managing Director of ULearn, Sharala and her team was successful with the Hands on Technology Training (HOTT), eventually evolving to be the first in the industry to develop an Automated Competency Gap Analysis (UrSkillsReporter).

Programme Title: Data Privacy Comprehensibility & Trust

Programme Date: 1 Dec 2021, 10 am – 11 am

Facilitators

  • Ryan Lim – Founding Partner & Principal Consultant, QED Consulting, Singapore
  • Professor Ang Peng Hwa – Professor, Nanyang Technological University; Advisor, QED Consulting, Singapore

 

Programme description

Organisations today are collecting an increasing amount of consumer data to derive business value and impact and currently rely on Consumer Data Privacy Notices (CDPNs) to communicate and manage consumer expectations on how their data is collected, stored and used. As such, the role of these CDPNs is important – serving as an agreement between company and consumer and an instrument of establishing trust.

Yet, research has found that most CDPNs are too difficult to understand and takes too long to read. This results in a worrying trend of consumers lacking a good comprehension of CDPNs and the establishing of data trust between consumer and company being hampered – which can pose significant reputational, compliance and governance risks in an environment where data privacy is increasingly regulated.

This session aims to provide board directors and senior executives with an overview of the current state of CDPNs across key industries in Malaysia.  A market report will be presented to provide a sense of how well organisational CDPNs are currently performing against users’ expectations, and the key challenges most organisations face in this area. Practical tips will also be offered on how organisations can begin to better address data privacy and establish critical data trust with their users to facilitate business growth.

 

Learning outcome

  • Explain how CDPNs across key industries in Malaysia are performing against users’ expectations
  • Identify the key challenges most organisations face in this area
  • Describe practical tips on how your organisations can begin to better address data privacy and establish critical data trust to facilitate business growth.

Facilitators

Ryan Lim – Founding Partner & Principal Consutant, QED Consulting, Singapore

Ryan is the Principal Consultant and Founding Partner of QED Consulting. He has been a digital marketer for over 19 years and is a pioneer in social media marketing. Ryan advises senior management teams of some of the world’s leading businesses and brands on extracting business value and mitigating risks in their investments in digital marketing and communications.

Up to October 2018, he was a Member of the Board of Directors of the Infocomm Media Development Authority, providing guidance and advice on digital and social media policies and initiatives with national impact. In August 2018, Ryan was conferred the SkillsFuture Fellowship, Singapore’s highest skills award presented by the President of the Republic of Singapore. As the subject matter expert in Data Privacy, Ryan has conducted a series of programme under this focus area for ICDM.

Professor Ang Peng Hwa – Professor, Nanyang Technological University; Advisor, QED Consulting, Singapore

Professor Ang teaches and researches law, ethics and policy around the media and Internet. He was among the group of legal professionals who helped develop a model code of privacy in the early 2000s. A lawyer by training, he worked as a journalist before going on to pursue a Master’s in communication management at the University of Southern California and a Ph.D. in the mass media at Michigan State University. At NTU, he has served on the Senate and is currently the Director of the Master’s in Media and Communication.

Professor Ang is the author of Ordering Chaos, one of the early books on Internet governance and was appointed by then United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan to the Working Group on Internet Governance in 2004. He is a co-founder of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) and the Asia-Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) and has served as inaugural chair for both groups. He is one of the Vice-Presidents of the Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) and Chair of the Advertising Standards Authority of Singapore (ASAS). He currently consults with Goodwins Law Corporation on data protection.


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