A meeting of the minds as captains of industry come together and look to how technology will shape the future of businesses.

Fusionex was invited to chair the PIKOM Leadership Summit 2017 which was held at the Connexion Conference & Event Centre (CCEC) @ Bangsar South on 23 November 2017.


(Left to Right) PIKOM Chairman Chin Chee Seong, Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) Secretary General Dato’ Sayed A Rahman Sayed Mohd, Transport Minister Dato’ Sri Liow Tiong Lai, PIKOM Leadership Summit 2017 Organizing Chairman and Fusionex MD Dato’ Seri Ivan Teh, and MRCS Logistics and Supplies Officer Mohammad Faodzi Mat Nawi during a mock cheque presentation at the PIKOM Leadership Summit 2017.

The annual Summit by PIKOM is aimed to inspire a new generation of leaders in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry. This year the theme adopted was ‘The Road to Success: Tales from Successful Leaders’. As a strong advocate for the adoption of technology as a means to improve businesses, modernize cities, and change lives for the better, Fusionex was invited to participate in the Summit, in line with its plans to drive digital transformation across the country and region.


The programme for the Summit included topics on the Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0), Digital Transformation, Entrepreneurship, and Investment. Other participants include Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), MAGIC, SME Association of Malaysia, Sime Darby, Rakuten Trade, iPay88, Cradle, MAVCAP, and a slew of exciting startups.


Fusionex Vice President for New Technologies Raju Chellam delivered his keynote speech on ‘Why Our Future is ABC (Analytics, Big Data and Cloud)’. MDEC Vice President of Enterprise Development Gopi Ganesalingam and MAGIC CEO Ashran Dato’ Ghazi were among other keynote speakers.


Highlights for the event included the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Fusionex and PIKOM to accelerate the rate of BDA adoption in Malaysia. The MoU will see both parties working together to provide training in BDA and encouraging the building of data skillsets within the workforce, which is a crucial step towards Malaysia becoming a BDA hub in the ASEAN region.


This push to create, educate, and inspire a new generation of data professionals is in line with MDEC’s aim to have 20,000 data professionals by the year 2020. Fusionex continues to do its part in this farsighted effort by contributing the services of its Fusionex BDA Academy, which include training courses in Data Analytics, Data Engineering, and Data Science.


Another highlight for the event was a donation being made to the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) for the Penang flood relief efforts. Through a charity drive made up of several events, PIKOM raised RM20,000, where the amount was matched by Fusionex with an additional RM20,000, making it a total of RM40,000 donated to MRCS.


“The world has gotten smaller, and is now much more interconnected. The people of today must have a global mindset. Innovation knows no boundaries. The revolution of the digital era will impact every industry and every corner of the earth,” said Fusionex CEO and Managing Director, Dato’ Seri Ivan Teh, Organizing Chairperson for this year’s Summit. “I hope this event managed to highlight the endless possibilities and opportunities that lie ahead. These aspirations can only be achieved with the right mindset and execution. I believe the community at large will rise to the occasion and embrace this wave of digital transformation for a better future and a brighter tomorrow.”