This is an attempt to journal some highlights in my brief but itinerant public speaking career since 2010. I began with the intention of evangelising the opportunities and potential IT & Technology affords the Healthcare industry but ended up reaping other benefits such as networking and collaboration with the people who attend such events.
Gave the healthcare keynote on “Healthcare on the Cloud, from Taboo to Common Sense” at the CSA Malaysia Summit 2018. I sit on the CSA APAC research advisory council.
Presented a talk on “understanding digital transformation and how to get started” to ITSM professionals at the Pink ASIA ITSM 2018 event.
I spoke on healthcare providers leveraging new technology from cloud, mobile, big data and wearables to engage patients to own and participate in their own care at the MIMS Partner Summit 2018.
Speaking at the AWS ASEAN Partner Summit 2018 about our (Strateq) journey as an ISV on AWS, building our healthcare solutions and petrol retail solutions on AWS, leveraging their tools for automation, analytics and IOT. We can help healthcare groups run their hospitals with the agility of a startup, pushing 2 weeks sprints for new features and services for patients and then going live in less than 2 months.
Speaking on a panel with YB Nik Nazmi* at the PJ Startup Festival organised by MBPJ. Our panel was titled “AI, Future of Jobs & Society” and we spoke about the impact of AI and the 4th industrial revolution on jobs. We touched on disruption and the impact to people’s livelihoods. We discussed the need to be inclusive in their cultivation of STEM education, to bring women along and vocational school kids as well.
I had the privilege of being one of 6 in a panel of judges at a Hackathon organised by Hacking Health KL chapter.
Speaking at the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) Conference 2017 on technology in healthcare.
Did a video interview for the AWS Website while I was in the US. You can see the video here. https://youtu.be/RxKUVV3JpjU
[caption id="attachment_494" align="alignnone" width="960"] Speaking to a room of datacenter folks on the future of being a datacenter provider in a post Cloud world
Speaking at the AWS Summit KL 2017. DNA did a story about the transformation of Strateq here
Sat on an expert panel at a TM launch event on Industry 4.0, moderated by group CDO Ahmad Azhar.
Spoke to an auditorium full of young pharmacist of the YPC in International Medical University. for the Malaysian Innovative Healthcare Symposium 2016.
Sat on a panel at the Global Business Services Forum 2016. My first event as an employee of the Strateq Group.
Speaking at Hacking Health KL Clinic in collaboration with Apple Malaysia http://goo.gl/cKsYaV
Speaking at Healthcare Week Asia 2015
Speaking at Big Data Week KL 2015 #bdwkl2015
Speaking at IDC CIO Magazine Conference 2015. We had an interesting dialogue on the challenges we face and if we are becoming obsolete
Speaking at the 2nd big data world show in KL late 2014
Speaking at Alcatel-Lucent Enterpise Day 2014 on why Software Defined Networking and Software Defined Everything will be a big help in Healthcare.
Speaking at Healthcare Management Excellence 2014 #HME2014 on why the cloud makes Health IT more affordable and how to remove obstacles to enjoying those benefits
On the Panel of CIO’s for IDC’s Asia/ Pacific InfraVision Conference 2014 moderated by Jun Fwu Chin, Research Manager, Datacenter & Virtualization, IDC Asia/Pacific together with Tai Kim Fong, Director, Information Technology Department, Retirement Fund Incorporated & Tan Teong Hooi, Senior Vice President, Group Information Systems, Alliance Bank. We talked about the cloud and the challenges it takes to leverage on these new realities. — at Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
Was selected for an MDEC consultation with CIOs from the Private Sector on opportunities in Big Data. On my right is Wing K Lee, CEO of YTL Communications and Dato’ Praba Tiagarajah, CEO of Basis Bay.
I participated in an informal debate at CIO Magazine’s KL CIO 2014 conference at the Intercontinental. The topic was “Can LOB managers take the place of a CIO?” Bill Limond, CIO of Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, UK and myself argued against the proposition while, while Meng Chief Technology Officer of MIMOS & Bobby Varansi, IAOP Ambassador and Chair – Pacific Rim Advisory Board argued for. The audience voted Bill & I as the winners, but honestly Bill did all the work. I kept my contributions to a minimal in the presence of one so experienced and knowledgable
Speaking at the ASLI PIKOM CIO Forum in KL, Feb 2014
Speaking at the Healthcare Innovation Summit 2013 in KL with Gabe Rijpma, Sr. Director Health & Social Services, Microsoft Asia
With my fellow speaker Prof Dr Alan Hsu Chien-Yeh of Taipei Medical University, at Connected Health Asia 2013 in Singapore
Speaking at Cloud Asia 2013 in Singapore
With my fellow speakers. On my left, James Piplious of Epworth Australia and on my right, Dr Steven Matarelli of John Hopkins UAE at the 2nd Annual Hoapital Revenue Management Conference, Bangkok 2013 — at Anantara Bangkok Sathorn.
Speaking at 5th Frost & Sullivan Customer Interaction Summit KL 2013. Got my customer “owners” to come so they could see the technology available in the market as they transform and improve our customer interaction and experience
Speaking at the ASLI ASEAN Healthcare Forum 2012 with Dr Mubbashir Iftikhar , CIO of KPJ, Andrew CHAN, Executive Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers Capital & Natasha Gulati, Healthcare Industry Analyst for Frost & Sullivan. We had a great discussion of Healthcare IT and the value it brings to the industry.
I spoke at Healthcare World Asia 2012 with Dr Mubbashir Iftikhar, CIO OF KPJ & Tiki Gee, Deputy Director of of Consumer Health Information Systems, MOH Holdings Singapore. We had the same vision for PHRs, Telemedicine and Mobile Devices driving participation from Patients.
Had a minor speaking role at IBM Interconnect 2012 in Singapore where Dr Michio Kaku was the keynote speaker
Cloud Malaysia Conference 2012: with my fellow Moderator (or Co Chair as they called it) Prof Khaeruddin Sudharmin, MD/CEO, Adviser & Board Member of Motordata Research Consortium Malaysia in partnership with THATCHAM UK
Dr HM Goh, Medical Director of UMSC and I did a show with BFMs Lee Chwi Lynn on the importance of information in the delivery of care, and how IT is an enabler. It was aired on the bigger picture, 4:00pm on 15/08/2012 on 89.9fm. Here is a link to the archived show http://www.bfm.my/healthcare-information-technology.html
Spoke at the IBM / IDC Cloud Conference 2012 about the possibilities for Healthcare on the Cloud. A Summary of my presentation is archived here http://goo.gl/dTv7n
I was the first CIO in Malaysia to be featured in IBMs connected conversations radio show on BFM. Here is a link to an archive of the show; http://goo.gl/Heo4e
Did a presentation to the media on why we need smarter healthcare powered by a healthcare cloud organized by IBM at their 2012 smarter planet event. On the right is Michael O’Mara, Senior Executive of Intergrated Service Management of IBM. An example of the article publish in the Star http://goo.gl/ZNaKv
Spoke at IBM Tech Expo 2012 MY with The CSC Regional Services Head (that’s how I remember people when they don’t give me their namecard), Sher Khan, Head of Head, Value Innovations, Jaring, Me & Steven Seah, ASEAN Business Analytics Leader.
Spoke for Frost & Sullivan at the Customer Interaction Summit 2012 in KL and the Datacentre Asia Summit 2012 in Singapore.
Spoke at HP’s Digital Hospital Event 2012 with Rob Sloat and Doug Loten, SMEs from HP. Archive of my presentation can be found here http://goo.gl/uvjHP
Cloud Computing Malaysia Conference 2011, from November 1-3, 2011 @ Istana Hotel. I am one of the speakers, alongside some heavier hitters.
Customer conversation at Google Event – Left to right, Richard Achee, Google SEA Regional Manager, Chakib Abi Saab, VP of IT for BumiArmada, Reginald Raj Kumar, Head of Infra at F&N, Leon Jackson & Dexter Lau, CIO of Kim Teck Cheong
Giving my speech at the contract signing with Strateq for HIS project Phases 1 – 2 in Dec 2010