About the event
The subject of the Internet of Things Forum 2018 has a broad range of interpretations in the market. It varies from industry to industry. Even though term IoT was coined way back in 1999 and developments have started since then, but we are yet to realize the true influence of it.
In the coming future, the term IoT will become superfluous as more and more things will get connected. Connecting everything will radically change the things around us and the way we interact with things. Billions of devices are already connected to networks, and every day millions more are added. Researchers estimate that by 2025, up to 80 billion things will be connected, with trillions of dollars in potential value.
IoT adoption seems to be effortless as the prices of sensors have gone down and Bluetooth, Wi-Fi is available easily. It is easy to set up sensors to start collecting data for analysis, but the challenge lies in whether the sensor can be remotely monitored or updates can be pushed to the sensor, whether they are safe, disposable, serviceable, secure and cost-effective.
We are in the early stages of connecting our world. It is hard to predict what the future of IoT has limited visibility in today’s environment. But it’s sure that connected world will have different benefits and will be the backbone of future customer value.
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How much will the Internet of Things market value in 2020 be worth?Correct
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How many connected devices will there be in 2020?Correct
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Our lineup of subject matter experts come with a wealth of knowledge across industries. The topics covered aim at demystifying some of the vital challenges faced by businesses in shaping a better tomorrow.
09:00 am – 09:15 am
09:15 am – 10:15 am
IoT Journey – Where to start?
Speaker: Vicks Kanagasingam, COO at Xperanti IOT
Topic Abstract : Overview of IoT Journey
- What is IoT…
- Why IoT is imperative to embrace Industry 4.0 – to ensure scalability and sustainability of enterprises…
- How enterprises can adopt IoT…
Bio: Vicks Kanagasingam holds the position of Chief Operations Officer (COO) at Xperanti IoT (M) Sdn. Bhd. since January 2018. He brings to Xperanti a wealth of knowledge, having over 24 years of experience in leadership roles at Netcracker, Intersec, Business Logic System Ltd UK, Telemedia Networks International Ltd NZ, MAXIS, Motorola, to name a few. Vicks played a pivotal part in Sales, Partner-Channel, Marketing and Operations – focused in the Telecommunications & IT industry in his stints prior to joining Xperanti.
In his previous positions, he succeeded in securing multi-million $US projects in Asia Pacific, especially from CSPs in Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Brunei and Bangladesh – and with predictable annual revenues (farming) from these clients. He also developed business in the region, for starts-ups (independent software vendors) from UK, France and Australia-US as well as developed and executed sales methodology (Art & Science of Leadership) that promotes teamwork and accountability.
Vicks deft hand in fostering successful startups such as those he did in APAC while based in KL, including being involved in building a development centre in Romania (Cluj-Napoca) demonstrates the skills he has garnered throughout his years in the industry. His most recent startup, IoT Integrator as a co-founder and CEO was acquired and merged into Xperanti.
His current motivation lies in building an ecosystem of partners locally and internationally as well as putting together a well-oiled local team that is able to think on a global scale. As Xperanti has an exclusive partnership with leading communications service provider for Internet of Things (IoT), Sigfox, which is present in over 45 countries, Vicks’ extensive know-how equips him to build and manage relationships with other Sigfox Network Operators to achieve long term goals for the company.
The COO’s regional and international experience is critical in Xperanti’s expansion plans in the region. He spearheads the Xperanti team with a vision to become the preferred IoT network and solution provider in Malaysia. He is driven to ensure Malaysian companies are given a platform to leverage on the Sigfox ecosystem to tap the global market.
In addition, Vicks aspires for Xperanti to take on the role of thought leader in embracing Industry 4.0 in the country.
Vicks is a qualified professional engineer from University of Leicester in UK, with a BEng (Hons) in Electrical & Electronics and in his final year (1993) – won the National Westminster Bank Award as an Outstanding Graduate Engineer, for demonstrating special interest & skills in entrepreneurship and leadership.
Certified Professional Coach (CPC) by International Coach Federation (April 2013)
10:15 am – 11:00 am
Present day trends in IoT
Speaker: Gopinaath Bakthinathan, HSE Head at Maxis
Topic Abstract : Internet of Things, using any computerized physical device or object to exchange information thru a network system which is known as ‘The Internet’. How could we improve our daily work performance using IoT platform? Present day transformation by embracing digitization concept.
Bio : Gopinaath Bakthinathan has immense experience and knowledge in Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Emergency Response Preparedness. He has conducted several HSSE+ERP programs in-house, at public forums and up to Master Degree level at academic institutions for all level of participants. Has 17 years of experience in the Corporate Industry and served several public listed companies as a consultant and in addition to hold senior management position in HSSE + ERP field. Very experienced in corporate security investigation included cases related to fraud, intellectual property, asset shrinkage, due diligence, personality profiling, industrial espionage & internal theft. He also has vast experience as a Project Manager to establish ISO certifications such QMS 9001, OHSAS 18001, EMS 14001, ISMS 27001, BCM 22301 and HACCP 22001.
He has carried-out several assignments for giant organizations in the Aviation, O&G Industry, Maritime, Chemical Plant & several other industries. To name such companies will be Malaysia Airports, Sepang Aircraft Engineering Berhad, Asia Aviation Centre of Excellence (AACE), Sabah Shell Petroleum Co. Ltd, Sarawak Shell Berhad, Petronas LNG Plant, Malaysia Marine Heavy Engineering (MMHE), Sealink International Berhad SunPower, Petronas Rapid and etc.
He joined the O&G Industry in 2001, as a junior safety & health officer based in Labuan. His routine task is to look into the organizations safety & health matters pertaining to downstream. In 2003, he joined Property Management Company in Semenanjung as a Safety & Security Executive tasked to oversee the project implementation of safety & security system in buildings and shopping complex. Later he work his way up in HSSE field to manufacturing plant (semiconductor) in Petaling Jaya. In 2005 he joined AirAsia Berhad as a cadet Aviation Security Officer. He was promoted along the way as a Safety, Security & Emergency Response Manager due to his experience and exposure to various airports related emergencies setup and coordination. He was also trained as Next Generation Leader by Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, which secured his promotion as a Safety & Security Advisor for AirAsia. He has established QMS 9001, OHSAS 18001, EMS 14001 & ISMS 27001 in AirAsia. He was with AirAsia for 11 years, various exercise and drills has he been exposed such as Terrorism, Hijacking, Crash, Emergency Landing, Profiling Task Force, Money laundering, Drugs and Human Trafficking and etc. In 2015, he joined as Head – Health, Safety & Environment in Maxis Broadband Sdn Bhd where the challenge is to manage HSE compliance through the establishment of OHSAS 18001 for the 23yrs young organization, which is successful in 2018.
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Networking Tea / Coffee
11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Role of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in Smart Factory 4.0
Speaker: Dr M Imran Sarwar, Founder & CEO at Talentpreneurz Inc.
Bio: Dr. Muhammad Imran Sarwar is Industry 4.0 and IoT solution architect, R&D scientist and technical lead for software engineering and certified Trainer. With 13+ years of professional experience in software engineer, scientific computing and technical leadership on diverse solutions IoT smart home & cities, wireless infrastructure network for disaster response networks, financial solutions, consulting management solutions and high performance applications. He is actively architecting, managing and working on Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 end-to-end solutions including wireless sensor networks, Edge Computing and Cloud with profit margin of Millions of Ringgit and managing team of mobile, cloud, end-gateway and software quality assurance. He have done his Doctoral of Philosophy (PhD) in Wireless Infrastructure Networks Protocol from Universiti Sains Malaysia with fully sponsored USM Fellowship award. He is research scientist for Industry 4.0 implementation roadmap, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud premise, High Performance Computing etc.
As HRDF certified professional trainer, he have given training on Industry 4.0, IoT roadmap, wireless communication technologies, fog & cloud computing as well as soft skills training on community leadership, emotional intelligence for productive team environment, diversity & inclusion in the workplace to the audience of Middle east, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, Philippines, Myanmar, Pakistan, Cambodia and Vietnam. The companies including Western Digital, SanDisk and notable academic institutions including Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Penang Skills Development Centre (PSDC), Prince of Songkla University Thailand, Walailak University Thailand, Surat Thani Rajabhat University Thailand, Zhu Chi College Taiwan, Toyohashi University Japan and many universities.
Imran have won numerous awards in industry, academics, community work and public speaking. He is positive influencer and enjoyed every bit of his work as technical consultant, solution architect, scientist and public speaker.
12:15 pm – 01:00 pm
Where do Service Providers Stand in the Age of IoT?
Speaker: Dr. Mazlan Abbas, CEO and Co-Founder at FAVORIOT
Topic Abstract: Abstract- Current service providers evolved from two “camps” – (i) Traditional telco (ii) Internet SP. Just like WiMAX, the industry has seen the IT sector enter the broadband service provider market. We saw the 4G battle between WiMAX and LTE. Finally, LTE won the 4G battle when WiMAX lost the two-year window of opportunity. Now, we see again in the battle for the best IoT Service Provider – will it be from the incumbent telco or the ISP? Or probably new players such as Google or Amazon?
Are we going to take the “wait-and-see” stand? What’s the best strategy – “build and it will come”? What’s the ROI for such a deployment? What’s the best business model? Consumer or Enterprise customers? Private or Public Cloud?
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm
02:00 pm – 02:45 pm
Overcoming integration hurdles
Speaker: Atul Ahuja, Vice President at Softline Asia Pacific
Topic Abstract: Integrating in the Digital world, the new world and the challenges around the same
Bio: Experienced Sales and Business Leader (23+ years of Business Management and Leadership Experience) having worked in Top MNC brands and Large Indian Conglomerates. I have been fortunate to have started early in the technology industry and seen multiple transformations in the marketplace.
Succesful in Start-Up and making business profitable within 3 years, setting up new countries and developing markets in emerging markets across ASIA.
My cross Industry Sales Experience (Banking & FSI, Manufacturing, Services etc) across ASIA region (APAC, Emerging Economies and India) has helped me to successfully build strong business leader connects and relationships work on Digital Transformational Projects in the areas of Cloud, Mobility, IoT, Social, Middleware, Online Business, Virtualization, Collboration (Voice and Data) etc.
During my tenure I have also been successful in putting strategies for different Geos and cultures, nurturing talent and mentoring my team members to become successful Sales Leaders in their career and make progress in their career.
Taking on new challenges and successfully delivery on the goals is a key attribute for self and take pride in developing new markets in ASIA region, winning against competition and successfully deploying (sell and consume) new technologies.
03:30 pm – 04:00 pm
Networking Tea / Coffee
04:00 pm – 04:45 pm
Confluence of information technology (it) and operational technology (ot)
04:45 pm – 05:00 pm
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