Delivering Meaningful tech Value to SMEs. The How.
Event Date
24 August 2022

According to the Accelerating Malaysian Digital SMEs: Escaping The Computerisation Trap report in 2020, only 50% of SMEs possess an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) leader mindset, 30% are categorised as ICT followers and the remaining 20% are ICT laggards.

This indicates that many SMEs are still receptive to making the move towards digitalisation with the stumbling blocks being financing, employee skill, technology, business strategy and regulatory. Now with an increased rate of digitalisation among businesses during the pandemic, have SMEs overcome these barriers of adopting digitalisation?

Top in Tech Ep28: Delivering Meaningful tech Value to SMEs. The How.

25 August 2022 (Thursday)

4pm - 5pm

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Brought to you by Dagang NeXchange Berhad, Delivering Meaningful tech Value to SMEs. The How. will highlight how SMEs have overcome their challenges in digitalising the business and the role of IT solutions providers in assisting The laggards.

Herman Faizal Bin Kasbun, Sales Director, Innovation Associates Consulting

Herman Faizal Kasbun joined IA Consulting as the Director of Sales in December 2021. In this role, Herman is responsible for the operations of the Sales Department to explore new business opportunities and grow IA Consulting’s clients and partners relationships. Herman has over 20 years’ experience working in the IT Industry. He started his career in Mesiniaga Berhad, assumed various roles from systems engineer, alliance executive, account manager to leading a sales team. He then joined Avanade Malaysia. Subsequently, he joined Sapura Secured Technologies as a Senior Manager in Business Development in 2015 and led Sapura’s efforts in its ventures into the railway business. He later joined Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation as an Associate Director in Account Management. Herman graduated with a Bachelor in Electric and Electronic Engineering from Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Keng Teck, Managing Consultant, Bizsphere

Keng Teck is the Managing Consultant of BIZSPHERE BRAND & MARKETING GROUP and he is one of the most respected SME Branding Expert in Malaysia. Named as The Most Influential Global Marketing Leader by World Marketing Congress, he has helped many local emerging brands to record double digit growth and expand their wings in export markets. Some of the brands he has consulted include JOVEN, Mayflower, Inovar Floor, MUJI Malaysia, AVIS Malaysia, Stemlife, SWEETHOME, BARKATH Group, Captain Oats, JobStreet, BENITHEM and many more.

Nizam Mohamed Nadzri, CEO, Malaysia Debt Ventures Berhad (MDV)

Nizam Mohamed Nadzri is the Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Debt Ventures Berhad. Prior to this, he was the Chief Operating Officer, overseeing MDV’s Business, Credit Management, Finance, Asset Management, Corporate Planning, Marketing & Communications and the Business Technology & Advisory units.

He joined MDV as the Vice President of Corporate Service, responsible for corporate planning, strategy including product development and stakeholder management.

Nizam’s illustrious career include Amanah Capital Group, KPMG Peat Marwick, Bursa Malaysia and Securities Commission. His last portfolio before joining MDV was as Vice President for Transactions under the Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation.

Nizam was entrusted to helm or be part of various working groups and organisations due to his expertise in technology and start-up financing. He was the Vice Chairman of the Malaysian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (MVCA) between 2018 to 2020; Advisory Council member in Northern University of Malaysia and in various Committees set up the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation for funding agencies and the start-up ecosystem.

He is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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