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World AI Conference

The World Artificial Intelligence Conference, Shanghai is an annual event that is co-organised by several government ministries of China and the Shanghai Municipal Government. Having been successfully held in Shanghai for three years since 2018, it has become a transformative movement for tech startups, scaleup companies and AI industry players within the region to showcase and learn more about the AI ecosystem and its new innovations, investors activities, business and governmental support.

WAIC has gathered the most influential scientists, entrepreneurs, officials from government and international organisations. Elon Musk, Jack Ma, and Robin Li, were some of the notable speakers at the WAIC 2020. This year, WAIC is having a Southeast Asia inaugural event in Malaysia in conjunction with WAIC 2021 China.

World AI Conference SEA 2021 Speakers

H.E. DATO’ SRI MUSTAPA MOHAMED

Minister at Prime Minister’s Department
(Economy)

H.E. DATO’ HJ HASNI MOHAMMAD

Chief Minister of Johor

ZHANG YING

Vice Chairman of Shanghai Municipal
Commission of Economy and Informatization

DATUK MOHD IZHAR BIN AHMAD

Chairman of Investment Committee, Entrepreneurial Development, Cooperative and Human Resource

BENJAMIN KELLER

Digital & Technology, Hong Leong Group

JASON JIANG (XIN JIANG)

Vice President, Intelligent Powertrain, Enovate

ANDREW QIAN

Chairman, New Access Capital

DATUK YASMIN MAHMOOD

Chairman, Skymind Holdings Berhad

DZULEIRA ABU BAKAR

Chief Executive Officer, Technology Park Malaysia

SIVAN UMAPATHY

Chief Information Officer, Telekom Malaysia

ADAM GIBSON

Chief Technology Officer, Skymind Global

PROFESSOR DR. FAISAL RAFIQ
BIN MAHAMD ADIKAN

Vice Chancellor, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

PROFESSOR DR. IR TS VINESH THIRUCHELVAM

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) and Chief Innovation Officer, APIIT Education Group

ASHISH MALHOTRA

Associate General Manager, AIPF,
NEC Corporation India

EDUARDO GONZALEZ

Chief Innovation Officer, Skymind Global

SHARIFAH NUR IZMA

Vice President of Talent Development, Skymind Holdings Berhad

World AI Conference SEA 2021 Agenda
5 mins Welcoming remarks
ZHANG YING
Vice Chairman of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization

10 mins
Malaysia, the next AI frontier: Bridging innovation to the rest of Southeast Asia and beyond
  H.E. DATO’ HJ HASNI MOHAMMAD
Chief Minister of Johor

1 hour
Winning the war in the quest for the elusive AI Talent
SHARIFAH NUR IZMA
Vice President of Talent Development, Skymind Holdings Berhad

PROFESSOR DR. FAISAL RAFIQ BIN MAHAMD ADIKAN
Vice Chancellor, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

PROFESSOR DR. IR TS VINESH THIRUCHELVAM
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) and Chief Innovation Officer, APIIT Education Group

ASHISH MALHOTRA
Associate General Manager, AIPF, NEC Corporation India

EDUARDO GONZALEZ
Chief Innovation Officer, Skymind Global

40 mins
The power of innovation with AI as a game changer in the new world
DZULEIRA ABU BAKAR
Chief Executive Officer, Technology Park Malaysia

SIVAN UMAPATHY
Chief Information Officer, Telekom Malaysia

ADAM GIBSON
Chief Technology Officer, Skymind Global

1 hour
Harnessing the value of AI for socio-economic posture
Panelists:
H.E. DATO’ SRI MUSTAPA MOHAMED
Minister at Prime Minister’s Department (Economy)

DATUK MOHD IZHAR BIN AHMAD
Chairman of Investment Committee, Entrepreneurial Development, Cooperative and Human Resource

BENJAMIN KELLER
Digital & Technology, Hong Leong Group

JASON JIANG (XIN JIANG)
Vice President, Intelligent Powertrain, Enovate

ANDREW QIAN
Chairman, New Access Capital

Moderator:
DATUK YASMIN MAHMOOD
Chairman, Skymind Holdings Berhad

Welcoming remarks

5 mins

ZHANG YING
Vice Chairman of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization
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Malaysia, the next AI frontier: Bridging innovation to the rest of Southeast Asia and beyond

10 mins

H.E. DATO’ HJ HASNI MOHAMMAD
Chief Minister of Johor
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Winning the war in the quest for the elusive AI Talent

45 mins

SHARIFAH NUR IZMA
Vice President of Talent Development, Skymind Holdings Berhad

PROFESSOR DR. FAISAL RAFIQ BIN MAHAMD ADIKAN
Vice Chancellor, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

PROFESSOR DR. IR TS VINESH THIRUCHELVAM

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) and Chief Innovation Officer, APIIT Education Group

AISHAH MALHOTRA

Associate General Manager, AIPF, NEC Corporation India

EDUARDO GONZALEZ

Chief Innovation Officer, Skymind Global
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The power of innovation with AI as a game changer in the new world

40 mins

DZULERIA ABU BAKAR
Chief Executive Officer, Technology Park Malaysia

SIVAN UMAPATHY

Chief Information Officer, Telekom Malaysia

ADAM GIBSON

Chief Technology Officer, Skymind Global
Learn More

Harnessing the value of AI for Socio-economic posture

1 hour

Panelists:
H.E. DATO’ SRI MUSTAPA MOHAMED

Minister at Prime Minister’s Department (Economy)

DATUK MOHD IZHAR BIN AHMAD

Chairman of Investment Committee, Entrepreneurial Development, Cooperative and Human Resource

BENJAMIN KELLER

Digital & Technology, Hong Leong Group

JASON JIANG (XIN JIANG)

Vice President, Intelligent Powertrain, Enovate

ANDREW QIAN

Chairman, New Access Capital

Moderator:
DATUK YASMIN MAHMOOD

Chairman, Skymind Holdings Berhad
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Welcoming remarks by Zhang Ying

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Malaysia, the next AI frontier: Bridging innovation to the rest of Southeast Asia and beyond

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Winning the war in the quest for the elusive AI Talent

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The power of innovation with AI as a game changer in the new world

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