SEA Cloud & Datacenter Awards Summit 2021 (Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines)

[Online] Thurs, 19th Aug 2021, 9:00am – 12pm (GMT +8)

Southeast Asia has seen some of the most dramatic and rapid developments in the cloud and IT industries over the past 18 months, and now is your chance to come together alongside top minds in the ASEAN region to discuss these transformations.

Our 19th August Summit will focus on the markets of Malaysia, Philippines, and Vietnam. As part of our ongoing Awards Season, we will highlight different projects and categories of achievement, as well as talk to local experts about how their market is responding to the exponential growth we’ve seen sweep through Southeast Asia.

So how are Malaysia, Philippines, and Vietnam transforming? All three countries offer unique incentives for global investment and boast dynamic local economies that are expanding by the day. Malaysia was recently selected as the site for Microsoft’s $1bn USD investment in Azure datacenters, signaling a vision of growth for the market and increasing its competitiveness with mature neighboring markets like Singapore. Vietnam and Philippines likewise have growing potential despite COVID restrictions. Amazon is partnering with Vietnamese SME’s to accelerate cloud adoption amongst local firms, while Philippines’s Telco giant PLDT is helping advance reliability and sustainability goals in the region to attract global tech companies. Additionally, both countries are taking advantage of their long coastlines to prioritise additional subsea cable construction to meet the demand for local data storage.

Join us as we dissect remarkable developments in a series exclusive of keynote presentations, panel discussions, and 1-on-1 interviews.

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Time (GMT+8)Topics
09:00 Chairman Welcoming Address

Speaker:
Justin Heyes, SEA Regional Lead, W.Media
Ethan Wilson, Head of Indochina, W.Media
09:20[MY] Panel Discussion: DC Hyperscale Innovations on the Market: Discussing AI, Cooling and Human Capital

Malaysia has been an increasingly attractive location for DC hyperscalers, resulting in significant challenges such as increased demand in green and efficient energy and intensifying competition between DC players. The recent pandemic has further complicated constructions and fitouts due to slowed international deliveries of datacenter equipment and strict movement policies within the country. All of these aspects urge the industry to think outside the box and innovate. Join our panel to discuss the future of AI in Datacenters and how it can impact human capital, energy efficiency and cooling technology

Speaker:
Ong Chin Seong, Secretary, PIKOM
Sureshkumar Subramaniam, APAC Data Center Manager, Accenture
Edward van Leent, Chairman and CEO, EPI – Enterprise Products Integration Pte Ltd
Moderator: James Rix, Associate Director, Arcadis UK
09:50[MY] Keynote Presentation : Optimizing Datacenter Floor Space

Growth is an almost universal business goal. But growth presents its own set of challenges—especially if it happens quickly. And as business growth increasingly requires companies to grow their IT operations, data center managers must increasingly be prepared to scale infrastructure capacity.
This session will explain how datacenter operators are optimizing floor space and power to meet increasing operational requirements for resilience, efficiency and agility.

Speakers:
Sanjay Motwani, Vice President Asia Pacific, Raritan
10:00 [MY] Panel Discussion: Managing IT Infrastructure and Cybersecurity Challenges in Malaysia

Enterprises are migrating to Cloud computing and many are adopting a hybrid infrastructure approach to optimize the benefits of scalability and cost. With increased complexity in infrastructure, how will the approach towards cybersecurity and governance changes? Should one 100% rely on the security solutions that CSPs provide; how do enterprises comply with PDPA and company security policies; what are the challenges in complying with Bank Negara regulations? Find out from our panel of experts on their take on infrastructure and cybersecurity.

Speaker:
Izzat Aziz, Director of Emerging Technology Risk & Cyber, KPMG
Sharon Sharmini Leo, Chapter Lead (SheLeadsTech), ISACA | Corporate Internal IT Auditor, Huntsman
Faisal Hajazi, Global Head of Cloud Platform Architecture & Strategy, BAT
Wan Murdani Mohamad, Director, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
Moderator: Steven Wong Weng Leong, Chief Digital & Global Banking Strategist, China Construction Bank (CCB) Malaysia
10:30[PH] Keynote Presentation: IT Infrastructure Development in Philippines

Speakers:
Justin Rebano, Chief Information Officer, Shell Philippines
10:40[PH] Panel Discussion: Internet Platform Infrastructure Expansion and Investment Opportunities

The Philippines has two unique advantages that are attracting global DC investors.
1. Philippines digital profile and young population attracts Internet Platforms, and the latter requires significant DC space and power
2. Continuous and increasingly number of subsea cables investments. However, as an emerging DC market, there are several challenges that will impede the speed of ROI. This discussion will look at opportunities and challenges in terms of infrastructure, local regulations and how it will transform the existing infrastructure landscape in the Philippines.

Speakers:
Roy Joseph R. Roberto, Platform Governance and Policy Operations Lead, Lazada Philippines
Jay Samson, Associate Director, Accenture
Moderator: Sabarinathan Sampath, Chief Strategy Officer, DHN ( a venture of ZNet Technologies)
11:00 [VN] Panel Discussion: The Rising Dragon – Vietnam Technology Landscape over the Next 5 Years

A dynamic panel discussion featuring Vietnam’s leading experts in Manufacturing, Smart City project and Digital multi-services. Reviewing the growth of Cloud Computing, Green IT, latest consumer trends, policies and economics that will impact Vietnam’s technology landscape over the next 5 years.

Speaker:
Rahul Shinde, CIO, Coca-Cola Beverages Vietnam
Ninh Bui Van, Senior IT Manager, Gojek Vietnam
Khuong Tran, CIO, TTC Sugar
Moderator: Tuan Anh Pham, CIO; Director of Becamex Smart City Office; Director of Smart Manufacturing Innovation Center, Becamex IDC Corporation
11:20[VN] Keynote Presentation: 3-Ps of High Available and Efficient Data Centres

Due to a surge of demand for data connectivity during the pandemic, it is becoming increasingly valuable to build and maintain mission-critical infrastructure. Through their worldwide services in training, standard development, auditing and certification, EPI aims at improving data centre design, build, governance, operations and maintenance. Join EPI Group Chairman & CEO, Edward van Leent as he shares the three critical components of efficient mission-critical data centers.

Speakers:
Edward van Leent, Chairman and CEO, EPI – Enterprise Products Integration Pte Ltd
11:30 [VN] Panel Discussion: Expert Debate on Vietnam’s Data Protection

While digital transformation is accelerated across all sectors in Vietnam, Covid-19 and the rising demand for remote work has prompted even greater needs for data protection, within businesses and organisations. In order to strengthen its data protection systems, Vietnam has released the new Draft Decree on Personal Data Protection unifying current regulations on this matter. Our team of designated experts will debate on the latest Data protection regulatory frameworks and discuss how businesses in Vietnam can adapt to the new Decree, as well as develop plans for compliance.

Speakers:
Nguyen Van Van, Head of Information Security, VPBank
Tho Ly, Cyber Security Senior Manager, NovaGroup
Moderator: Giang Duc Pho, Director, Digital Trust & Cybersecurity, PwC Vietnam
11:50[VN] Interview: Propelling the digital transformation of Vietnamese Enterprises with Cloud Computing

As digital transformation expands across every sector in Vietnam, enterprises are now adopting new technologies and reshaping their models in line with the new trends, including the rapid adoption of Cloud computing. Get insights from Martin as he shares deeply on cloud computing, and his experience transforming POPS into the leading digital entertainment platform with over 200 million subscribers.

Speaker:
Martin Papy, CTO, POPS Worldwide
12:00Closing Remarks and Overview

Speaker:
Justin Heyes, SEA Regional Lead, W.Media
Ethan Wilson, Head of Indochina, W.Media

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