Advance Digital Malaysia – Competing for Innovation and Investment in a Global 5G Economy

Advance Digital Malaysia – Competing for Innovation and Investment in a Global 5G Economy

Start: Tuesday 14 December 2021 16:00

End: Tuesday 14 December 2021 18:00

Venue: Online (Malaysia Standard Time)

Leading 5G economies are being built on innovation ecosystems solving problems or developing new business opportunities that create economic value beyond national borders. Digital society maturity, mobile broadband adoption and network coverage are basic ingredients for an innovation ecosystem but competition for investment, talent and success requires nurturing favorable assets and a whole of government strategy to be a leader. Past generations of mobile technology have relied on infrastructure competition as a foundation for innovation. This webinar brings together global experts and stakeholders to debate Malaysia’s challenges to create a vibrant and competitive innovation ecosystem to support its 5G nation leadership ambitions.

This webinar will focus on three areas:

  1. Principles and policies to create national innovation ecosystem competitive advantage
  2. Relative importance of infrastructure competition in 5G technology, network deployment and use case innovation
  3. What are the pioneer use cases for ASEAN region

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16:00 - 16:05

Welcome Remarks
Julian Gorman, Head of Asia Pacific, GSMA

16:05 - 16:10

Keynote Address

16:10 - 16:40

Panel Debate: Policies and Principles for Competitive Edge in the 5G Digital Economy
Moderator: Jeanette Whyte, Head of Public Policy, APAC, GSMA



  • Dr Lara Stoimenova, DT Economics
  • Mr Wan Khairil Reza, 5G Delivery Office (5GDO), MCMC
  • Dr Sungho Choi, Ministry of Science and ICT, South Korea

16:40 - 16:50

Case Study: PASSport to 5G Success
Ken Wee, SVP Alliance Partnership and Innovation, Bridge Alliance

16:50 - 17:20

Panel Debate: Foundations for Innovation Ecosystem Sustainability and Leadership
Moderator: Virat Patel, MD, Pioneer Consulting


  • Mr JongKap Kim, Chief Executive Director, Born2Global Korea
  • José Antonio Aranda, Innovation & Product Strategy Director, Cellnex
  • Chiew Tze Eng, Senior Director 5G Transformation, NCS
  • Anissh Pandey, Industry Vertical Director (ASEAN), Enterprise Business, NVIDIA

17:20 - 17:30

Case Study: 5G Enabled Manufacturing
Navachai Kiartkorkuaa, Head of Enterprise Marketing and SME Business Management Section, AIS

17:30 - 17:57

APAC 5G Industry Community Panel: Malaysia and a 5G ASEAN: Innovations for a Rising Regional Digital Economy




Moderator: Glen Cardoza, Senior Research Analyst, Counterpoint Research


  • Ken Wee, SVP Alliance Partnership and Innovation, Bridge Alliance
  • Selva Rajasekaran, Head of Enterprise Products, Maxis
  • Ian Fogg, VP Analysis, OpenSignal
  • Wing Lee, CEO, YTL Communications

17:57 - 18:00

Wrap Up
Julian Gorman, Head of Asia Pacific, GSMA


Navachai Kiartkorkuaa

Head of Enterprise Marketing and SME Business Management Section , Advanced Info Service (AIS)

Navachai has more than 25 years of B2B ICT experience across various sectors and technologies. He has joined AIS 11 years ago and has covered numerous businesses from Enterprise Mobility and Fixed Broadband to Digital services. He has been responsible for growth of multiple AIS new businesses such as Business Solutions, Enterprise Data Network services, Cloud services, Cybersecurity services, IoT services, and 5G. He has worked on several GTM strategies and key project opportunities. He holds Master of Business Administration in General Management, Master of Arts in Philosophy, and Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics.

Jongkap Kim

Chief Executive Director, Born2Global Centre

Jongkap Kim is the Chief Executive Director of Born2Global Centre, the Korean government’s global startup incubation and acceleration agency under the Ministry of Science and ICT. Prior to heading the Center, he worked for over 20 years at Silicon Valley as the founding member and CEO of ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute of Korea) Silicon Valley, and CEO of iPark Silicon Valley, a government agency for incubating tech entrepreneurs and businesses. During his time in Silicon Valley, he was responsible for developing, implementing, and managing business strategies for deep-tech companies and advising the Korean government on policies and new programs for the development of the deep-tech industry. In addition, he worked to create investment opportunities, partnerships and strategic alliances with U.S. channel partners. He himself is also an entrepreneur with multiple startups in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara. With expertise in technology startups and global ecosystem, he has supported over 2,000 startups penetrate the global market.

He has served in various committees and councils including as the Leader Group Mentor of the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Global Advisory Member of the Mobile Convergence Technology Centre of Seoul City, Member of the Council for Seoul Creative Economy, and Member of the SW Cloud ride to the World TF of the Ministry of Science and Technology. He is currently a member of the Big Data Committee of Gyeonggi Province, Global SaaS Incubating Project Committee, ICT Internationalization Project Committee and National R&D Policy Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Science and ICT, and Personal Information Protection Commission.

He completed a Ph.D. course in Finance at Vanderbilt University and received an M.S. in Environmental Planning and Design from Seoul National University.

Ken Wee

Senior Vice President, Alliance Partnership and Innovation, Bridge Alliance

As the Senior Vice President – Alliance Partnership and Innovation, Ken is responsible for the development of partnerships and driving innovation initiatives through collaboration.

Over his last decade in Bridge Alliance, Ken expanded the alliance’s network of global strategic partners with collective operations in more than 100 countries, growing the number of alliance members from 12 to 34. He was also part of the core team in the early stages of Bridge Alliance’s IoT Platform and Communications Platform as a Service.

With more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, he has worked in leadership roles across service business development, technical support, sales operations and project management.

Jose Antonio Aranda Legazpe

Global Product Strategy and Innovation Director, Cellnex Telecom

Jose brings to Cellnex over 23 years of experience as Technical Telco Engineer working across multiple countries. He worked 12 year for the GSMA in different roles: Director of Technology for Europe, Director of Technology for GSMA Latin America, Event Director of the Mobile World Congress Barcelona and Technical Working Group Director of the Networks Group, Roaming Group and the Interworking Group. He also worked for Vodafone Spain, the Austrian National Television (ORF), Cybernetic and Artificial Intelligence Department at University of Kosiče in Slovakia and North-American Studies Centre at UAH in Madrid.

Glen Cardoza

Senior Research Analyst, Counterpoint Research

Glen is a Senior Research Analyst at Counterpoint Research looking after the smartphone ecosystem in Southeast Asia and the global refurbished smartphone market. He has done his MBA in marketing and joins Counterpoint after a 7-year stint in core market research with global players like Nielsen. He has experience in primary quantitative as well as qualitative research. His expertise lies in the telecommunication and automotive sectors.

Dr Lara Stoimenova

Associate Partner, DT Economics

Lara is a competition and regulatory policy expert with over 20 years of experience. During her career Lara has worked for regulatory bodies, consultancies and private companies, giving her a well-rounded understanding of how competition and regulatory analysis can best be used to inform effective decision making.

Until recently she was a partner at Flint Global and Co-Head of its Competition and Regulatory practice; in this role she provided competition, regulatory and strategic advice to clients on how to manage the impact of changes in regulation, competition law and government policy on their business. Prior to that, Lara was an Inquiry Director in the Markets and Mergers Directorate of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), leading various market investigations and internal strategic projects.

Before joining the CMA, Lara worked for the UK’s communications regulator, Ofcom, where she was a Programme Director with expertise in European and UK telecommunications policy and Chair of the BEREC Expert Working Group on Remedies (Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications). Prior to this, she spent four years in Arthur Andersen’s Economic and Financial Consulting team leading major litigation and valuation projects across different sectors.

Currently Lara, is a Non-Executive Member of the Board of the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority.

Julian Gorman

Head of Asia Pacific, GSMA

Julian, Head of Asia Pacific at GSMA, drives collaborative efforts between the mobile industry, policymakers, and ecosystems to advance digital economies. With 20+ years of global experience in Wholesale, Business, Regulatory, Policy, and Digital Transformation, he’s a pioneer in forging digital partnerships and units. His fervor lies in mobile tech as the cornerstone of economic resilience, sparking dialogues for sustainable, inclusive digital nations.

Jeanette Whyte

Head of Public Policy, APAC, GSMA

Jeanette is Head of Public Policy, APAC at the GSMA. Her role entails providing public policy support for mobile network operators on telecoms, data privacy, spectrum policy, IoT, 5G and competition policy.

Before joining the GSMA Jeanette ran a Telecoms Media and Technology consultancy firm where she led a wide range of projects including development of fixed broadband strategies and business plans for mobile operators across Asia: China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Macau, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea Sri Lanka and Thailand.

Jeanette is a former British Telecom Director where she held senior roles in the areas of strategy, portfolio management, product development, Merger& Acquisition and IT.

Jeanette graduated from Loughborough University in the UK with a BSc (Hons) in Management Sciences. She is a Sloan Fellow with an MSc from London Business School and has a post graduate Diploma in Marketing from the UK-based Chartered Institute of Marketing.


Sungho Choi, Ph.D.

Program Manager, Institute for Information & Communication Technology Planning & Evaluation

Dr. Sungho Choi is the Program Manager at Institute for Information & communication Technology Planning & evaluation. He is in charge of planning the field of communication radio waves with MSIT.

Dr. Choi has a wealth of experience in standardization of mobile communications including WCDMA, HSDPA, MBMS, HSUPA, LTE, IMS,
I-WLAN, SAE and 5G. He received Ph.D degree in applied mathematics from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea, in 1998.

Selva Rajasekaran

Head of Enterprise Products, Maxis

Selvakumar Rajasekaran is Maxis’ Head of Enterprise Products where he oversees the strategic plans and product capabilities for Maxis Business. He is also responsible for the development of technological capabilities, infrastructure, and partnerships for Maxis’ Enterprise.

Selva has accumulatively over 20 years of experience with prior roles as SVP & Head of Enterprise Products in Jio and VP for New Product Development & Partnerships in Vodafone.

Wan Khairil Reza

5G Delivery Office (5GDO), MCMC

Graduated with Electrical and Electronics Engineering Degree from Universiti Tenaga Nasional Malaysia, Wan Khairil has more than 20 years’ experience working in the telecommunications industry.

Prior to joining the MCMC, he has worked at local telecommunications company as well as multi-national equipment vendors, in technical and consultation roles.

Within MCMC, he has been responsible for various key initiatives including multiple Universal Service Provisioning projects, the National Broadband Initiative, and recently overseeing the infrastructure development under the JENDELA plan. He is now leading a new unit in MCMC, the 5G Delivery Office (5GDO) which is responsible to monitor, facilitate as well as support the delivery and drive the progress of 5G deployment nationwide.

Tze Eng Chiew

Senior Director, 5G Transformation, APAC, NCS

Tze Eng is the Senior Director, 5G Transformation for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region in NCS. He is spearheading the 5G Transformation practice, with a mission to help enterprises and governments in APAC to embark on their 5G-led digital transformation journeys.

Tze Eng brings with him years of deep experience in the Info-Communications and Technology (ICT) sector. A veteran with a strong technical background and an entrepreneur mindset, Tze Eng specialises in lean startup, platform businesses, API-centric architecture, microservices, intrapreneurship building, innovation through prototyping, asset and platform incubation.

Tze Eng is a practice builder, he built two strong practices from scratch in Accenture over a span of seven years, leveraging his core strength in digital architecture and innovation.

He holds a Degree in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore.

Anissh Pandey

Industry Vertical Director (ASEAN), Enterprise Business, NVIDIA

Anissh Pandey has 17+ years of experience working with pioneers within Asia Pacific, in adoption of accelerated computing solutions which is key for AI success. Anissh Pandey is currently the Industry Vertical Director (ASEAN) for NVIDIA Enterprise Business. He has been instrumental in helping customers meet their strategic imperatives by accelerating adoption of AI solutions – internal development or external, with focus on transformation of business model, improved engagement and enhanced customer experience. He has worked closely with major Business Conglomerates, Unicorn businesses, Telco, Finance, Fintech, Universities(Research) and Government agencies on SMART Nation projects. Prior to Nvidia Anissh Pandey has worked with Hewlett Packard (HP) and Advance Micro Devices (AMD) supporting and engaging with large enterprise customers.
Anissh Pandey is a MBA from Xavier Institute, India and is a gold medallist. As part of leadership development journey Anissh Pandey has certification from Cornell University, US and also a distinction holder from INSEAD for Innovation in Age of Disruption.

Ian Fogg

VP Analysis, Opensignal

At Opensignal, Ian and his team develops new insights and analysis using Opensignal’s mobile analytics data and represents Opensignal with industry organizations. Prior to joining Opensignal, Ian created product strategy recommendations and market analysis reports for 15 years at Forrester, IHS Markit and Jupiter Research. As Senior Director at IHS, Ian led the team responsible for forecasting mobile network infrastructure, telecom operators, mobile apps, smartwatches and smartphones. Also, Ian has 9 years of experience in product and marketing roles at mobile operator Three, cable operator Cable & Wireless and device maker Psion.

Ian has end-to-end expertise across the mobile and telecom market. He is an energetic and passionate speaker and is regularly quoted in business media, including: CNBC, Financial Times, BBC, AP and Reuters.

Virat Patel

Managing Director, Pioneer Consulting Asia

Virat Patel is the Managing Director of Pioneer Consulting Asia, a management consultancy specialising in telecoms, media and digital in Asia-pacific. He has extensive experience in business strategy, business planning, and market entry. He has led the analysis of 5G deployment and fibre rollout in Singapore, and 5G-related market research. He has also developed pay TV, broadband and video strategies for platforms and content providers. Virat is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the IET UK.

Wing K. Lee

Chief Executive Officer, YTL Communications

Wing K. Lee is passionate about using technology to improve lives at scale. At YTL Communications, Wing and his team built the first and only all-4G; all-IP network in Malaysia — despite being one of the youngest national operators.

Wing spent over 17 years in the U.S. in leadership positions and built many firsts: nationwide fiber optics network, nationwide wireless data network and large-scale 4G network.

Awarded “Asian American Engineer of the Year” in the 2002 U.S. National Engineers Week, Wing holds 33 U.S. Patents, along with Singapore and Korea patents.

He attended the University of Texas at Austin and MIT.