April 25, 2019 | Kuala Lumpur

Adopting Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is set to create a tsunami of disruption across all industries. Now is the time to identify a road-map for its adoption in business.

The time is now.

Companies and governments are investing heavily in this space. AI related technologies could unlock up to $15.4 trillion in annual business value worldwide. Some experts think AI will create more jobs; others say it will put millions out of work. AI will replace some jobs immediately; others will be impossible to replicate.

In Malaysia, the National Industry 4.0 initiative aims to create smart and autonomous manufacturing systems fuelled by data and machine learning – sounds like the future, but the Government wants this today.

Join Bloomberg at this exclusive breakfast briefing as we cut through the hype to identify where AI will create game-changing innovations, and share the real world practicalities of integrating AI into business.

April 25 - Thursday

8:00 am

Registration Opens

8:20 am

Breakfast is Served

8:55 am

Welcoming Remarks


9:00 am

Creating the Cognitive Business

New technologies are set to upend the established IT doctrine for businesses. One example is cognitive computing, the simulation of human thought processes. This flips the assumption that a technology’s value diminishes over time; because as these new IT systems learn, they become more valuable. From productivity boosts, security gains and personalizing product offerings, we explore how this and other new technologies are transforming business operations and customer experiences.


In conversation with

9:30 am

Digital Economy 4.0

The latest from where ICT meets e-commerce. We profile Malaysia’s digital success stories, look at what’s needed to compete with the West, and debate the way forward for the Government in partnership with the private sector.


In conversation with

9:55 am

Digitization and AI: Where Did the Jobs Go?

Some experts think AI will create more jobs; others say it will put millions out of work. AI will replace some jobs immediately; others will be impossible to replicate. We profile two of Malaysia’s biggest companies to uncover their latest innovations and help estimate the potential impact of AI and new technologies on jobs.


In conversation with

10:25 am

Closing Remarks



Mahmoud Dasser

Chief Marketing Officer TM ONE

Mark Dawson

Editor, Asia Pacific Bloomberg Live

Domenic Fuda

Group Managing Director and CEO Hong Leong Bank Berhad

Yudith Ho

Kuala Lumpur Bureau Chief Bloomberg

Dr. Harikrishna Kulaveerasingam

Chief Research & Development Officer Sime Darby Plantation Berhad

Catherine Lian

Managing Director IBM Malaysia

Anuradha Raghu

Reporter, Agriculture Asia Bloomberg

Surina Shukri

CEO Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation


IBM Malaysia, a wholly-owned onshore subsidiary of IBM World Trade Corporation, was established in June 1961. Since then, it has played a major role in delivering solutions to all types of local businesses. The company’s key strengths are its skilled and experienced IT personnel coupled with its worldwide infrastructure of international offices and laboratories.

Over the past five decades, IBM Malaysia has introduced state-of-the-art technologies to the marketplace that enabled local companies to compete effectively. The company is heavily involved in developing local capability through a string of alliances. In an increasingly interconnected social economy, Malaysian companies will need a trusted and professional  IT partner capable of offering solutions and services that work in new ways to stay ahead of the curve. IBM is that partner with over 100 years of leadership in helping businesses globally to innovate and be smarter.