The Go Digital Summit 2021 is an exclusive joint event by PointStar and Google Cloud. We are inviting organization executives to a discovery of cutting edge digital business transformation, and we would like you to play a crucial part. We will be bringing speakers and panelists from various industries and business segments together to provide insight into discussions and conversation topics that are relevant to today’s digital space.

Why Attend?

Join forward-thinking business executives as they discuss the latest trends and the future of the industry. Learn how they’re boosting productivity in their organizations with digital solutions.

Gain game-changing insights from sessions that dive deep into digital transformation solutions and best practices. Ask questions in our Q&A forum and get answers from experts in real time.

Powered by AI and data analytics, explore cutting-edge solutions from Google Cloud and other industry experts – and learn how you can apply them to solve some of your toughest business challenges.

About

The Go Digital Summit is an online event focused on discussions for specific industries and technology segments, including the state of Malaysia and Singapore’s IT and communications landscape, challenges, emerging trends and opportunities. Our invitees include industry and thought leaders. 

Our objective is to inspire lively discussions on how to navigate the digital paths ahead for government, businesses and civil society. 

Agenda

ALL LISTED TIMES ARE IN MALAYSIA/SINGAPORE TIME (GMT+8)

   September 22, 2021 (Wednesday) |    11am – 1pm (GMT+8)

   September 23, 2021 (Thursday) |    11am – 1pm (GMT+8)

day 1

11:00 – 11:30am

Keynote

PointStar CEO, Justin Lee, kicks off the event with a tactical guide to corporate innovation by going digital and how organizations can continue to stay ahead of the competition. Thereafter, Heather Emslie, Regional Director of Google Workspace Asia Pacific, reflects on Google Cloud’s most recent milestones in cloud transformation and considers the future outlook of cloud innovation.

  • Justin LeePointStar
  • Heather Emslie – Google Workspace

11:30 – 11:45pm

Coffee Chat with Google

Google’s View on People Cloud

Here’s an opportunity to hear firsthand from Google Workspace Regional Customer Engineering Lead, Alpha Zhang, about Google’s vision and how going digital means using the cloud to transform organizations starting with people and data systems on open and trusted cloud platforms.

  • Patrick YeohPointStar
  • Alpha Zhang – Google Workspace

11:45 – 12:15pm

Industry Track (Panel)

Economy and Digital Landscape

Get inspirations on how  companies can build synergies to springboard into regional and local markets and solidify their business in the pandemic era. Join industry leaders as they discuss the latest economy landscape, digital policies  and the future of the industry. Learn how you can apply the latest policies and market analysis to stay ahead of the curve.

  • Purnomo Kristanto – Google Workspace (Moderator)
  • Kian Yew Ong – PIKOM
  • Hazmi Yusof – Frost & Sullivan
  • Ryan Chan – MDEC

12:15 – 12:45pm

Technology Track (Panel)

Commerce Going Digital

We are at a point where consumer and enterprise buying behaviours are merging. As a result, customers’ expectations have evolved rapidly. Enriching the customers’ experience has become key in accelerating revenue growth for B2B and B2C segments. Attend the panelist session to hear from senior business executives who have successfully transformed digitally from legacy business models to become market leaders.

  • Natanael Sibarani – PointStar (Moderator)
  • Victor Neo – Carousell
  • Jerry Ng – PG Mall

12:45 – 1:00pm

Closing Note 

day 2

11:00 – 11:30am

Keynote

Insights from Industry Analyst, Hazmi Yusof to share about digital trends and impact analysis of the regional market. EPOS APAC Enterprise Solutions VP, Seah Hong Kiat will share about hybrid workspace trends and collaborative audio solutions in businesses that have successfully adapted to new ways of working.

  • Hazmi Yusof – Frost & Sullivan
  • Seah Hong Kiat – EPOS

11:30 – 11:45am

Coffee Chat with Google

Google’s View on Monetizing Cloud

Learn how to maximize the business value of your digital assets from Google Cloud Partner Engineering Lead, Abhishek Kumar Pathak. Create on-demand access to other services and resources for businesses with simplified and easy-to-manage solutions.

  • Shing Yee VoonPointStar
  • Abhishek Kumar Pathak – Google Cloud

11:45 – 12:15pm

Industry Track (Panel)

Security and Data Integrity

Stay ahead of the next generation of threats. You need to keep your organization secure, whether in the cloud, on-premise, or in a hybrid environment. Join this industry session to hear from our experienced panelists about how you can take a radically different approach to modern security challenges. Learn more about zero-trust architecture, implementing shared-fate risk management, achieving digital sovereignty, and other security trends and policies in the region.

  • Alpha Zhang Google Workspace (Moderator)
  • Shaun Chen –  Thales Group
  • Nicky Ang – ZALORA
  • Alex Wilson – Yubico

12:15 – 12:45pm

Keynote

Enterprise Go Digital

Justin Lee, CEO of PointStar will share the tactical guide for digital transformation and key to corporate innovations. The enterprise digital transformation roadmap will empower business to take control of its future and instill digital-first strategies in customer experience, internal operational processes, business models, and the capabilities that make delivering these innovations possible.

  • Justin LeePointStar

12:45 – 1:00pm

Closing Note

 

Speakers

Justin Lee

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
PointStar

Heather Emslie

Regional Director 
Google Workspace, APAC

Purnomo Kristanto

Regional Sales Head
Google Workspace

Abhishek Kumar Pathak

Partner Engineering Lead
Business Application Platforms
Google Cloud, APAC

Alpha Zhang

Regional Customer
Engineering Lead
Google Workspace, SEA

Seah Hong Kiat

Enterprise Solutions VP
EPOS, APAC

Hazmi Yusof

Managing Director
Frost & Sullivan, Malaysia

Shaun Chen

Sales Engineering Director
Thales CPL, APAC

Nicky Ang

Associate Director
Infrastructure Operations
ZALORA

Kian Yew Ong

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
PIKOM, The National Tech Association of Malaysia

Victor Neo

Director of Engineering
Carousell

Ryan Chan

Head of Global Business Development
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

Alex Wilson

Director Solutions Engineering
Yubico

Jerry Ng

Chief Operating Officer (COO)
PG Mall Sdn Bhd

Natanael Sibarani

General Manager
PointStar

Shing Yee Voon

Principal Consultant 
PointStar

Patrick Yeoh

Google Workspace Engineer
PointStar

Manik Dev Jolly

Productivity & Collaboration Specialists
Google Cloud, SEA

Rahul Pednekar

Partner Manager
Business Application Platforms
Google Cloud, ASEAN

TBC

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Each confirmed summit participant will receive a complimentary EPOS EXPAND 30 wireless speakerphone. Register with us today and we’ll deliver our Conference Kit to your doorstep!

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b) Only confirmed registrants is entitled for conference kit redemption. Complimentary conference is limited to 1 unit per company.
c) Confirmed seats are not transferable to other individuals. Please contact us for any changes at go-digital@point-star.com.

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PointStar & Google Cloud Go Digital Summit 2021

Justin Lee
CEO, PointStar

Justin Lee founded PointStar in 2008. Having started the company at the very inception of Cloud Computing, he has since developed a deep expertise in deploying cloud solutions to companies small and large. His vision was to provide corporations with astute consulting on how to best adopt cloud computing.

His company, PointStar worked with Google Enterprise to introduce Google Apps for Business and various Google Enterprise products to companies in the S.E.A. region. Over the years, he has assisted and consulted over 600 companies to realize the advantages the cloud can bestow to them. The company has since diversified to provide Cloud ERP services via the NetSuite Platform as well as Cloud Networking services together with CISCO.

He’s also conducted public lectures about entrepreneurship at NUS and has been featured multiple times in Channel NewsAsia, The Straits Times, Business Times and Lianhe ZaoBao.

Heather Emslie
Regional Director, Google Workspace APAC

Heather Emslie is the Regional Director for Google Workspace. She has 20+ years experience in the  Software industry and  9+ years in the Public Cloud services (IaaS + Paas). 

At Google, helping customers leverage Google’s Cloud productivity and Collaboration suite to transform the way they work with customers, partners and employees.  Prior to Google, Heather was at Microsoft for 12 years, where most recently she led the O365 Solution Sales team for APAC. 

Heather is originally from South Africa, holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Bond University Australia and a Bachelor of Commerce from Rhodes University (South Africa).

Purnomo Kristanto
Regional Sales Head, Google Workspace

Purnomo is the regional sales head for Google Workspace. He has 10 years experience in the digital transformation industry. At Google, he has successfully grown businesses at all sizes (from Small Medium to Large Enterprise), and driven transformation across technology, people, and process. 

Purnomo is originally from Indonesia, holds a Master of Science from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), Master in Business Administration (MBA) from London School of Economics, and Bachelor of Engineering from Universitas Surabaya (Indonesia).

Abhishek Kumar Pathak
Partner Engineering Lead – Business Application Platforms
Google Cloud APAC

Abhishek is Partner Engineering Lead for Business Application Platforms at Google Cloud focusing primarily on the technologies that support the digital economy in the APAC region. In several capacities over the last 12 years, he has worked with the leading enterprises across several industries like Banking and Financial Services, Media and Entertainment and Manufacturing to help them design and implement technical solutions for business critical applications that are implemented across on-premises and cloud. 

For the most part of his career, Abhishek has spent his time with enterprise platform technologies which extend to both on-premises and cloud realms and he specializes exclusively on designing multi-tenant, cloud native and hybrid architectures for core business applications that demand performance, scalability, availability and manageability from the top end of the spectrum. Abhishek has an engineering degree in computer science from SASTRA University and a masters degree in management from IIM Ahmedabad.

Alpha Zhang
Regional Customer Engineering Lead, Google Workspace SEA

Alpha is the Google Workspace Specialist CE based out of Singapore. He comes with more than ten years of experience in the design of the productivity & collaboration transformation journey for large multinational companies. 

Alpha is passionate about inspiring enterprises to reach their potential by accelerating their digital transformation through the power of the technology – AI/ML, Collaboration and Communication, IoT, AR/MR/VR, etc.

Seah Hong Kiat
Enterprise Solutions VP, EPOS APAC

Hong Kiat is Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, APAC, at EPOS, the newly established audio and video solutions company in the Demant Group – the world-leading audio and hearing technology group. EPOS builds on the legacy of Sennheiser Communications, and Hong Kiat’s role at the company further strengthens his previous 20 years’ experience in the ICT/telco and professional headset industry including companies like SingTel and Plantronics. 

Responsible for driving and shaping EPOS’ fast-paced and rapidly growing Enterprise Solutions business segment across APAC, Hong Kiat’s goal is to ensure premium brand leader status in the CC&O market.

Hazmi Yusof
Managing Director, Frost & Sullivan Malaysia

Hazmi is the Team Leader for Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Emerging Market. He has been in the business advisory and consultant industry since 2001. He also has experience being on the client side by being part of the successful business transformation team for a regional logistics company. His expertise lies in business and market intelligent and business strategies. 

Industry expertise includes experience base covering broad range of sectors, leveraging long-standing working relationships with leading industry participants’ senior executives in transportation and logistics, smart city and smart mobility, ICT, and Digital Transformation. 

Hazmi Yusof is an executive committee member of MY-ICSC (Malaysia Chapter of International Council of Sustainable Cities, chaired Ministry of Housing and Local Government) and he spearheaded Smart Selangor’s Blueprint Development.

Shaun Chen
Sales Engineering Director, Thales CPL APAC

Shaun is a passionate technology leader in data analytic and security domain.

He currently lives in Singapore and heads the Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing  sales engineer team in Asia Pacific including Japan.

Shaun has been practicing IT solution advisory across APAC over last 20 years, and lead many large scale cloud transformation and data security projects in both public sector and enterprise space, delivering customer success to Asia’s largest enterprises especially in banking and Telco.

His past experience include serving as regional principle consultant and specialist in Oracle and IBM between 2007-2014.

Nicky Ang
Associate Director – Infrastructure Operations, ZALORA 

Nicky runs company wide infrastructure operational activities for ZALORA involving user operations, networks, cybersecurity and loves to fix hard to solve problems. He has been deploying region wide solutions from GSuite & Google Workspace for 9+ years to all operational countries in ZALORA. 

Using real-world examples, Nicky sheds light on how Google Workspace can make influential impact to provide best in class, cost saving and a secure collaboration platform for your organization. Come join us for this event.

Kian Yew Ong
CEO, PIKOM – The National Tech Association of Malaysia

Ong Kian Yew is the CEO of PIKOM, the National Tech Association of Malaysia, an industry association representing 1000 member companies that command 80% of the total ICT trade in Malaysia. As Executive Director, he is responsible for the operations of the association and its wholly-owned events arm, PIKOM Services Sdn Bhd.

Kian Yew is very active representing PIKOM at international fora including the World IT and Services Alliance (WITSA) and the Asian Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation (ASOCIO). He served as Secretary General of ASOCIO in 2013. Kian Yew is also responsible for the government engagement in PIKOM. He sits on various committees representing the ICT industry and plays a key role in ICT industry advocacy to the government.

A graduate of the University of Strathclyde in Scotland, Kian Yew has more than 20 years experience in the ICT industry. 

Victor Neo
Director of Engineering, Carousell

Victor is the First Employee and First Engineer at Carousell, and has took on many different roles alongside the company’s growth. As a Director of Engineering, he is responsible for organizational-wide Engineering initiatives and Corporate IT projects to improve the productivity of all the team members at Carousell.

Alex Wilson
Director Solutions Engineering, Yubico

Alex Wilson, Director Solutions Engineering for Yubico has been translating complex technical concepts into language that most will understand across his 35-year career within IT. Alex enables people to visualize achievable goals while laying the foundation for robust and valuable outcomes. 

Initially in Europe and now located in Australia, in his role with Yubico as Director Solutions Engineering, Alex provides thought leadership and technical knowledge to organisations across Asia Pacific and Japan. In this role, he advises leading organisations aon Enterprise Authentication strategies and adoption, and helps his clients secure their identity and information through strong security.

In previous roles, Ales has designed and implemented successful and innovative Security projects and is an active member of various Security Associations. He closely follows security, mobility and Internet of Things and has held the ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification since Aug 2006.

Jerry Ng
Chief Operating Officer, PG Mall Sdn Bhd

Jerry is the COO of PGMall and a technology entrepreneur. He has few years of experience in the software development and e-commerce industry.

He always thought that “Buy Malaysian” spirit is a very important value to have as Malaysian. He believes PGMall is well placed to rely on its “Made in Malaysia” status to expand the local e-commerce activity.  
Jerry holds a Masters in scientific computing from UCL and a bachelors in Physics from Imperial College London.

Natanael Sibarani
General Manager, PointStar 

Natanael Sibarani has been with PointStar since 2013. He has technical background with more than 14 years of experience in IT industry. With his experiences of Communication, Business Analytics and Team Leading, he have helped hundreds of companies in Indonesia onboarded to the cloud.

Shing Yee Voon
Principal Consultant, PointStar

Shing Yee is a Principal Consultant in PointStar based out in Malaysia. Shing Yee is a certified Google Professional Cloud Architect and passionate about driving business solutioning in digital transformation leveraging Google Cloud technologies. 

Shing Yee has more than 15 years of IT Applications development and support through software development lifecycle. She has more than 8 years of managerial role in eCommerce organization. Besides, she has the experience of managing partnerships with Salesforce, IBM WebSphere Commerce and WorldPay through eCommerce implementation & transformation.

Patrick Yeoh
Google Workspace Engineer, PointStar 

A PointStar Google Workspace Specialist for the Malaysia market, Patrick has diverse experience in technology industries such as telecommunications, software development, data centres, networking and cloud computing. He enjoys the people-facing element of his work and finds great satisfaction in bringing improvements to the way his customers work.

Patrick believes in always looking forward and is an advocate for continuous learning and exploring, even as technology rapidly develops and evolves. His current interests include audio & video production, additive manufacturing, IoT and blockchain technology.

Manik Dev Jolly
Productivity & Collaboration Specialists, Google Cloud SEA

Jolly is a subject matter expert Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Google Workspace specialist across South East Asia. He works together with our customers/partners to provide deep technical understanding with a  solution driven approach and helps customers with Adoption and Change Management.

With 17+ years experience Jolly started his career in the IT industry as a Business Development Consultant in Oracle. Jolly worked in Oracle for 9+ years and then joined Google Cloud in 2015. In all these years he has been working with customers and partners as an Advisor. 

Jolly lives in Singapore, and has a Masters degree in International Business and Marketing.