Digital Transformation in Mining and Energy in the 5G era

Digital Transformation in Mining and Energy in the 5G era

Start: Tuesday 17 January 2023 15:00

End: Tuesday 17 January 2023 17:00

Venue: Online (GMT+8)

According to BCG’s Digital Acceleration Index (DAI). the metals and mining industry is 30% to 40% less mature digitally than other similar industries. The mining industry continues to face multiple complex challenges, from uncertainty across geopolitical landscape to the disruption of digital economy, resulting in increased pressure as productivity in operation needs to improve. Besides, safety is critical in all mining operations. Workers underground are exposed to a wide range of risks, from explosions to structural failures, gas poisoning, and extreme heat and humidity levels. This creates opportunities for leading mining companies to be early adopters and break away from the pack.

This virtual event will bring together mobile, mining and technologies specialists from mobile network operators, regulators, and enterprises from the APAC 5G Industry ecosystem. Topics include:

  • Overview of mining in the post-pandemic era
  • How mining can be transformed in the 5G era
  • Successful examples
  • Panel: Discuss how we can accelerate the digital transformation in mining with policy, technology, ecosystem and partnership area


Watch Webinar Recording
15:00 - 15:10

Opening - Overview of Mining
Terence Wong, Head of APAC 5G Industry Community, GSMA

15:10 - 15:25

Keynote – Overview of Mining development in ASEAN/APAC
Deven Chhaya, Partner, KPMG

15:25 - 15:40

Keynote – Smart Mining development in Indonesia
Yasa Pramadani, Manager Enterprise Solution, Resource & OG, Telkomsel

15:40 - 15:55

Keynote – Connecting mines of the future in Australia
Alan Seery, Director of the ACCF (Australasian Critical Communications Forum) and Managing Director of Aqura

15:55 - 16:10

Keynote - Energy Sector Digitalization – Malaysia’s (PETRONAS) First Enterprise 5G Private Network
Anuar M Isa, Principal Engineer, Petronas


Mohd Razzif b Farazan Ali, Telecommunication Staff Engineer, Project Delivery & Technology, Petronas

16:10 - 16:50

Panel with Q&A – Discuss how we can accelerate the digital transformation in mining with policy, technology, ecosystem and partnerships
Moderator: Terence Wong, Head of APAC 5G Industry Community, GSMA



  • Malini Ramalingam, Head, Digital Demand, MCMC
  • Nor Hisham Nordin, GM Business Architect, Business Technology, TM One
  • Anuar M Isa, Principal Engineer, Petronas
  • Danny Yap, Head Business & Network Consulting, Asia Pacific Consulting & System Integration, Huawei Technologies (M) SDN BHD

16:50 - 16:55



Alan Seery

Director of the ACCF, Managing Director of Aqura

As a passionate proponent of technology, Alan Seery has championed the development of advanced wireless broadband technologies for a significant part of his career. While responsible for all communications systems at Rio Tinto he was responsible for delivering the first private 4G/LTE network in the resources sector which also included lobby Australia Communications & Media Authority to release spectrum for enterprise use.
Alan is a Director on the board of ACCF (Australasian Critical Communications Forum ), the local chapter and long-time member of TCCA (The Critical Communications Association ). The associations bring together a wealth of knowledge and experience to industry to enable them on their critical digitisation journey.

Aqura Technologies ( ) was acquired by Telstra in March 2022 and now, as Managing Director, he and his team are at the forefront of the delivery of advanced industrial networks which meet the current and future needs of Industry 4.0. Aqura has a history of successful technology deployment in the mining, resource, and energy sectors.

Terence Wong

Market Development Director, Head of APAC 5G Industry & IoT Community, APAC, GSMA

Terence serves as the Market Development Director at APAC Technology team in GSMA. The key focus is on 5G, IoT, eSIM. He establishes the APAC IoT partnership programme and the APAC 5G Industry Community that accelerates the 5G and IoT ecosystem development and innovation in the APAC region. The IoT partnership programme accumulates 60+ MNOs, 500+ innovators and ecosystem members in 20+ APAC countries, jointly drive the digital transformation in various sector including manufacturing, transportation, logistics & port, healthcare, smarty city, agriculture and environment protection etc.

Worked for IT/Telco industry for over twenty years, Terence has strong and broad experiences in telecom industries on infrastructure, product development and management, consultancy, sales and marketing. He has worked for multinational companies such as Fujitsu, Nokia, and served as the architect, consultant, product lead and pre-sales head of BSS/OSS in the Asia region.

Terence has Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic Engineering) in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Master of Business Administration (Information Technology Management) in Hong Kong Polytechnics University, previously certified as Project Management Professional (Project Management Institute).

Danny Yap

Head Business & Network Consulting, Huawei Technologies (M) SDN BHD

Danny has more than 20 years working experience in telecom network performance and service quality, CEM and Digital transformation solutions.

He has strong knowledge in SOC transformation, Digital transformation, Customer Experience Management and network performance assurance.

He has been leading in multiple projects on network development, since 3G era to 5G era, and driving user development and network development strategy, customer experience and service quality assurance solutions and operation digital transformation, covering 2C, 2H and 2B market.

Deven Chhaya

Partner, KPMG

Deven is a Partner with KPMG in Singapore leading Infratech advisory pracitce, with a focus on new insights and platforms for digital transformation and project management in the infrastructure sector. Armed with more than 25 years’ industry experience in ports, smart cities and energy and utilities, he has led numerous transformation efforts in energy transition, technology and citizen services. His special interests are in the areas of Asset Reliability, Smart Grids, Renewable integration and new energy market dynamics.

Malini Ramalingam

Head of Digital Demand, MCMC

With over 20+years of demonstrated experience in data & digital transformation, Malini is the Head of Digital Demand Creation at the Malaysian Communication & Multimedia Commission.

She oversees a diverse portfolio of innovative work ranging from conceptualisation of strategies to development and execution of initiatives and positioning them with strong advocacy/marketing strategies . She is also responsible for the execution of various 5G initiatives within key economic such as O&G, Smart City, Healthcare, Transport and Manufacturing.

She graduated with a 1st Class Hon in Business Statistics from University Putra Malaysia.

Mohd Razzif b Farazan Ali

Telecommunication Staff Engineer, Project Delivery & Technology, Petronas

Mr Razzif started his career at Motorola Technologies in 2005 as an R&D Engineer where he was responsible for design and engineering of radio communication with specialization in the radio frequency areas.

He joined PETRONAS in 2010 as a Strategic Planner where he was responsible for developing business & operating model, strategic planning and developed the key work plans for Technology & Engineering Division.

He joined Group Technical Solutions in 2011 where he led multiple PETRONAS Projects for its timely deployment and completion on Telecommunication Systems notably for PETRONAS’ Garraf Project, RAPID Project and 5G Project. He is well versed in the knowledge of Telecommunication System for Oil and Gas applications.

Mr Razzif holds an MBA from University Sains Malaysia and BSEE from Pennsylvania State University, USA.


Anuar M Isa

Principal Engineer, Telecommunication, GTS/PD&T, Petronas

More than twenty eight (28) years of Telecommunication/SCADA working experience in oil & gas Upstream and Downstream sectors covering pipeline system and onshore & offshore crude oil/gas field production facilities. Recent project undertaken was PETRONAS mega RAPID project as Telecommunication Project Technical Authority. Project experience includes working in a large – scale local and international pipeline project, viz Malaysia’s Carigali Dulang Project development and Sudan’s Muglad Basin Oil Development Project (MBOD). Undertook the Sudan Block 3 & 7 Melut Basin project development in the Basic & Detailed Design, and execution of construction and commissioning.

Involved in various project implementation phases such as detailed design, construction and maintenance of oil and gas telecommunication network/systems. Job function covers overall Telecommunication network infrastructure planning which include in-house feasibility studies, basic and detailed engineering work, project costing, resource planning, contract strategies and contract evaluation. Project execution and supervision of system integration/composite test, pre-commissioning and commissioning of telecommunications and related systems.

Yasa Pramadani

Manager Enterprise Solution, Resource & OG, Telkomsel

Yasa Pramadani is the Manager of Enterprise Solution – Resource, Telkomsel. His role includes:

– Leverage telco capability and mixing solution for mining industry sector
– 5G GTM Team; helping the industry solution consultation both technical and road map readiness.
– Building Telco capability to support connected mining & connected worker solution to support productivity in mining sectors

Yasa has a Bachelor degree in Geographic Information Science and Cartography from the Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) and a Master degree in Management from the University of Indonesia.

Nor Hisham Nordin

GM Business Architect, Business Technology, TM One

Hisham has been in the telecommunication industry for the past 30 years.

He has served various regional leadership roles in technology providers and network service providers, namely Ericsson Malaysia, Ericsson Bangladesh, Ericsson Vietnam, Uzmacom Uzbekistan and Telekom Malaysia.

He was the Technical Director leading the team established and operated the 1st GSM network in Uzbekistan, the Technical Director heading the team winning a USD 200 million plus greenfield 3G network deal in Bangladesh and the Business Development Director winning the Mobile SoftSwitch deal in Vietnam.

Currently he is advocating the enterprise Private 5G in the country, orchestrating it at TM One, the enterprise and government solutions arm of Telekom Malaysia.