What is the future of business in the rapidly digitising world? The recent global pandemic has fast-forwarded change, which has opened considerable opportunities for businesses to make a profit; at the same time, the potential for crisis has also increased. The reality is that the evolving threat matrix of the digital economy is the convergence of many factors. This programme will feature a special session titled “Cyberwarfare Waged on the Corporate Sector: Lessons from the Russia-Ukraine Crisis“.

Corporations are in a digital arms race; it is just that many do not realise it. A new breed of mercenaries is looking to exploit gaps in cybersecurity and digital frameworks. This coupled with weaponised communications designed to bring companies to their knees, organisations now need leaders who understand the new rapidly evolving strategic landscape and its impact on digital resilience.


If you hold the following job functions in government agencies and corporations, joining this exclusive roundtable will benefit you and your organisation’s digital resilience:

  • CEOs and C-suites
  • Head of Strategy
  • Head of Human Resource
  • Head of Digital and Information Technology
  • Head of Communications


Critical questions we will confront during the discussion that will enable better-informed decisions are:

  • How to cascade effective strategy and policy into actionable projects that drive digital resilience.
  • The interconnectedness of strategy and policy, and how to tackle the gaps in organisations or frameworks that could lead to a crisis.
  • How to recover from a crisis that plays out in the media or social media.
  • Addressing the opportunity cost of inaction or lack of investment into digital infrastructure.
  • Addressing the vulnerability of critical digital infrastructure, especially in a post-COVID-19 era.

Join us in this exclusive roundtable as we discuss ways to address digital resilience in the corporate sector and how business leaders can mitigate the threats that could lead to a crisis. 


8:30am VIP Breakfast

*For VIP delegates only. Limited to five seats.

10:30am Registration
11:00am Opening Session

  • Opening remarks, Digital Resilience vs Corporate Extinction“, by Nordin Abdullah, Founding Chairman, Malaysia Global Business Forum
  • Special Address on “Advancing Malaysia’s Digital Economy: The role of the Government and the Corporate Sector” by Iskandar Bin Ismail, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC)
  • Keynote Speech, “Driving Digital Resilience in the Context of Regulatory and Policy Frameworks“, by YB Datuk Zahidi bin Zainul Abidin, Deputy Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia
11:45am  Radical Departure from the COVID-19 Reality: Refining the Public-Private Partnership to Compete in Asia

Format: Panel Session

Speakers include:

  • Sheriza Zakaria, Chief Executive Officer, Big Dataworks Sdn. Bhd.
  • Sharala Axryd, Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Applied Data Science (CADS)
  • Nantha Subramanian, Director of International Business Development, Perfios Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Moderated by: Ruzanna Muhammad, Editor-at-Large, News Hub Asia

12:30pm Cyberwarfare Waged on the Corporate Sector: Lessons from the Russia-Ukraine Crisis

Format: Fireside Chat

Speakers and topic to be introduced by Rizal Kamaruzzaman, Deputy Chairman of Malaysia Global Business Forum and Executive Director of Tindakan Strategi Sdn Bhd


  • Bobby Varanasi, Top 25 “Globalization Powerhouse” Leaders, Chief Executive Officer, Matryzel Consulting Inc
  • Dr Sophie Lemière, Founder and Director, SoCo and World Wonderers (WoW)
  • Dr Julia Roknifard, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham Malaysia
1:00pm Closing Session:

Closing remark by Murugason R. Thangaratnam LL.B. (Bond Uni), CCSMS, CCSP, CDSP, CDTP, Chief Executive Officer of Novem CS Sdn Bhd

1:15pm Press Conference and Lunch
02:00pm Event Ends


Details of the roundtable are as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 29 March 2022
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Venue: Element by Westin Kuala Lumpur
Fee:  VIP Delegates – RM1,480 per pax (limited to 5 seats)
Corporate – RM980 per pax
Government – RM680 per pax


This exclusive roundtable discussion is limited to 20 participants to ensure a safe and conducive environment for all attendees. Held under the Chatham House Rule to ensure open discussions can be conducted in a mutually respected manner. All findings, comments and resolutions will be submitted in a report to the relevant ministries to drive the agenda forward. Opinions and suggestions used will be on an anonymous basis or with the expressed permission of the participant.

Contact us for further information or book your seats now! Download the event brochure here.


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