Event Details

*We encourage AMCHAM members to forward to your SME partners!*

The widespread availability of cloud computing services is radically reducing entry barriers for innovative companies offering new and exciting products and services within the growing digital economy. Gone are the days when startup companies need to allocate significant proportions of their initial capital to setting up their own IT system and defences. AMCHAM and MDEC, with the support of the U.S. Embassy, invite Malaysian small businesses to this half-day program which will shed light on how SMEs can use the cloud to become the giants of tomorrow!

This free-of-charge event is open to both members and non-members. The program includes speakers from local 'success stories' that have grown their business through the cloud, as well as experts from major U.S. tech companies to explain the cybersecurity benefits of cloud technology. It will be of particular relevance to SMEs within the manufacturing and logistics space that are interested in learning more about cloud technology.

For more information please contact lewis@amcham.com.my


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Welcome Remarks by VIPs
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Panel 1 - SME Growth Through the Cloud
Cloud service providers offer the promise of reduced costs, greater reliability, and more readily available support than small businesses can hope to acquire through more traditional ICT sol...
Cloud service providers offer the promise of reduced costs, greater reliability, and more readily available support than small businesses can hope to acquire through more traditional ICT solutions.

In this panel, Malaysian SMEs will share success stories of how going onto the Cloud helped them use data to expand productivity and adopt principles of industry 4.0 to develop their business.
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Networking & Coffee Break
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Panel 2 - Cybersecurity on The Cloud: “Will My Data Be Secure?"
Companies considering adopting any new data solutions are rightly concerned about cybersecurity and data privacy. How secure is the data on the Cloud and what do adopters need to know and pr...
Companies considering adopting any new data solutions are rightly concerned about cybersecurity and data privacy. How secure is the data on the Cloud and what do adopters need to know and prepare to use these new platforms.

This panel will include technical experts from a range of cloud service providers who will explain, in accessible language, the security benefits that the cloud can offer to smaller companies.

This discussion is intended to be more interactive and we encourage questions from the audience - take this opportunity to have your queries answered by industry experts!
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12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
Concluding Remarks


  • Kelvin Boey (Senior Cloud Specialist, Manageability & Security - APAC at Oracle)

    Kelvin Boey

    Senior Cloud Specialist, Manageability & Security - APAC at Oracle

    Kelvin Boey has 23 years’ experience, of which over 14 years in core banking projects and over 7 years in technical & sales roles in the IT Operations management domain within ASEAN. He holds several certifications such as CA Certified Application Performance
    Management (APM) Professional, AWS Business Professional, AWS
    Technical Professional, AWS TCO & Cloud Economics and he is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®). Kelvin is currently with Oracle as Senior Cloud Specialist – Manageability & Security for APAC.

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  • Francesca Chia (Co-Founder and Chief Community Manager of GoGet)

    Francesca Chia

    Co-Founder and Chief Community Manager of GoGet

    Francesca Chia is an entrepreneur and the Chief Community Manager for GoGet.my.

    GoGet.my is a marketplace for on-demand errands and deliveries powered by a community of runners called “GoGetters”. Francesca and her co-founders started GoGet.my to help busy people outsource their to-do list to a trusted person in the community. Our GoGetters are the delivery force for shops, personal assistants for busy people and the priority passes for long queues. To our GoGetters, we provide opportunities to lend a helping hand and get rewarded at the same time; we are creating a new way of part-time jobs.

    Prior to starting GoGet.my, Francesca was a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group for four years.

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  • Shern Yau Ng (Chief Operating Officer at Logistics Worldwide Express​ (LWE))

    Shern Yau Ng

    Chief Operating Officer at Logistics Worldwide Express​ (LWE)

    Mr Ng Shern Yau is one of the 2 founding directors of Logistics Worldwide Express (LWE), a Malaysian business that provides end-to-end one-stop logistics solutions to support SME's e-commerce and cross-border needs.

    He has 11+ years of experience in parcel logistics and technologies, and valuable insights and knowledge in domestic/cross border logistics, and opportunities to make things work differently through innovations.

    More recently he has focused on eCommerce distribution, having strong desires to build a integrated ecosystem regionally.

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  • Dr. Shardul Phadnis (Director of Research at Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation)

    Dr. Shardul Phadnis

    Director of Research at Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation

    Dr. Shardul Phadnis studies design and adaptation of business models from the supply chain perspective. His research contributes to the scholarly domains of supply chain strategy, business models, scenario planning, and managerial cognition.

    Shardul’s current research examines end-to-end global apparel supply chains and business models of small-and-medium enterprise (SME) retailers in South East Asia. He received the “Giarratani Rising Star Award” in 2015 from the Industry Studies Association for his research on apparel supply chains. He is also leading research projects that examine strategic cognition of operations executives, whose decisions influence their firms’ business models and supply chains. Some applications of his research include a scenario-based long-range planning process used by transportation agencies in the U.S. for investing in the freight infrastructure, and an organizational process to adapt supply chain strategy by monitoring business environment.

    Shardul holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Systems from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He teaches graduate level courses in logistics and supply chain strategy, and scenario planning in executive education. Before beginning his academic career, Shardul worked in manufacturing firms for seven years and led the continuous improvement program at a design-to-manufacture firm.

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  • Ervin Roberson (Senior Manager, eDiscovery/Digital investigations at PriceWaterhouseCoopers)

    Ervin Roberson

    Senior Manager, eDiscovery/Digital investigations at PriceWaterhouseCoopers

    Ervin Roberson is a Senior Manager within PwC’s Forensics’ team in Kuala Lumpur. He is on secondment to Malaysia from PwC US (New York) and leads the DFeD (Digital Forensics and eDiscovery) practice within PwC Forensics. His 11+ years of experience covers a wide range of projects including forensic investigations and legal matters in numerous litigation and consultative contexts. Over the course of his tenure, Ervin has specialized in computer forensics projects, electronic and physical data collections, cyber incident response, and malware analysis. His 100+ computer forensics projects have included crisis-driven investigations, preventative matters, and strategy and planning during cybercrime assessments. He has led multiple engagements that involve the forensic data collection and analysis on servers, workstations, and Point-of-Sale (POS) devices to identify Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Payment Card Industry (PCI) data that had been comprised in large scale computer breaches. He has also supported deletion analysis, data theft analysis, and planned infrastructure remediation efforts. He regularly consults clients on cybersecurity issues, focusing on the identification and triage of breaches when they occur. Ervin is a member of several professional communities including SANS and FreeEed. His professional interests include Artificial Intelligence (AI) and testing open-source Forensics / eDiscovery tools.

    Ervin is an EnCE (EnCase Certified Examiner) and also holds certifications in NUIX (eInvestigations software) and BlackLight (mobile device analysis software).

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  • Shaibal Saha (APAC Head - IAM Services at IBM Security Services, Asia Pacific)

    Shaibal Saha

    APAC Head - IAM Services at IBM Security Services, Asia Pacific

    Shaibal Saha is Identity and Access Management Practice Leader for APAC. Shaibal focuses on Digital Identity and Digital Security areas along with traditional IAM. Shaibal comes with 18+ years of experience in enterprise security with specialization in application security, Identity & Access management, Data Security, Digital (SMACi) Security, Cloud Security and API management. Shaibal has worked with customers all around JAPAC in various industries and lead numerous security projects through the full lifecycle (vision, roadmap, business case, design, build and run), working on a wide array of products.
    Prior to joining IBM, Shaibal was leading the ASEAN Cybersecurity practice with PwC and worked with various IAM vendors like SailPoint, ForgeRock and CyberArk. Prior to that Shaibal was responsible for running product management for Oracle, Cloud Security services (PAAS/IAAS) and Oracle IAM for Asia Pacific and Japan. During his 15 years in Oracle, Shaibal held various role from product engineering, consulting and product management. Shaibal had worked with multiple global customers to implement and provide executive coverage for their Oracle Security implementation.
    Shaibal is an active speaker at cybersecurity events across APAC and loves to share his views, experiences and ideas on future of cybersecurity.

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  • Jason Wucinski (Senior Information Systems Technical Advisor, Global Health Bureau at United States Agency For International Development (USAID))

    Jason Wucinski

    Senior Information Systems Technical Advisor, Global Health Bureau at United States Agency For International Development (USAID)

    Jason Wucinski is the Senior Information Systems Technical Advisor in the Global Health Bureau at the United States Agency For International Development. Jason helps lead the Global Health bureaus Information Technology strategy and policy, helps ensure the bureaus compliance with applicable IT laws and requirements and provides guidance and support to the Bureaus various health offices on matters related to data management, software development and procurements. Jason is an experienced software and database developers with 15 years of experience working in the public and private sector.

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