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    David Chew
    Plenary 1
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    David Chew /Plenary 1
    @Plenary Hall/

    David Chew - Producer/Presenter, BFM 89.9

    Plenary 1: Riding the Digital Wave , Leading Transformation, Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 9.05am - 10.15am
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    Dr. Noel Tagoe
    Plenary 1
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    Dr. Noel Tagoe /Plenary 1
    @Plenary Hall/

    Dr. Noel Tagoe is the EVP of Management Accounting, Research and Curricula at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. He is responsible for enhancing the quality of CIMA’s qualifications, ensuring that CIMA’s examinations are robust and providing world-class thought leadership through rigorous research.

    Before joining CIMA Noel worked in accounting and strategy roles in road construction, the oil industry (BP and Elf Aquitaine) and led the financial advisory consulting team for KPMG in Ghana. Between roles in industry and consulting Noel taught at leading universities University College Dublin in Ireland and the Universities of Manchester, Reading and Oxford in the UK.

    Dr Tagoe is an engaging speaker on the latest developments in accounting and strategy. He has led workshops for senior finance professionals in many countries including the US, UK, Australia Singapore, Malaysia, China, India and South Africa.

    Noel had his undergraduate education at the University of Ghana and his masters and doctoral education at the Universities of Dundee and Oxford. He is a fellow of the chartered institute of management accountants.

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    Plenary 1: Riding the Digital Wave, Leading Transformation
    Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 9.05am - 10.15am
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    Dr. Nurmazilah Dato' Mahzan
    Plenary 1
    @Plenary Hall
      
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    Dr. Nurmazilah Dato' Mahzan /Plenary 1
    @Plenary Hall/

    Dr Nurmazilah Dato’ Mahzan was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants on 2 July 2016. She was previously the MIA Deputy Chief Executive Officer.

    Prior to her role in the MIA, Dr Nurmazilah was the Director of University Malaya Graduate School of Business. She started her career with Arthur Andersen in 1993, and later joined KUB Malaysia Berhad as Group Accounts Manager. Her corporate experience covers various industries including property development and construction, banking, unit trusts, trading and manufacturing.

    Dr Nurmazilah was a MIA Council member from 1 August 2012 until 31 July 2014, a Member of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB), elected member of Board of Governors for the Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia (IIA Malaysia), Council member of The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and the Honorary Treasurer with Persatuan Ekonomi Malaysia. Dr Nurmazilah also served in various committees of MIA and MICPA.

    She holds a PhD in accounting from University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. She has conducted various research projects in the areas of auditing, financial reporting and corporate governance.

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    Plenary 1: Riding the Digital Wave, Leading Transformation
    Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 9.05am - 10.15am
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    Toh Beng Siew
    Plenary 1
    @Plenary Hall
      
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    Toh Beng Siew /Plenary 1
    @Plenary Hall/

    Ms Toh Beng Siew is the Head of IBM’s Regional Accounting Center in Kuala Lumpur covering the Asia Pacific geography. Over the past 24 years, she has held operations, financial and management accounting roles that provide support to various segments of the IBM business including consolidation, controls, revenue, cost, expense, balance sheet, tax and statutory reporting. Ms Toh is a member of Malaysia Institute of Accountants, as well as Fellow and Council member of CPA Australia leading the Global Business Services Task Force in Malaysia.

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    Plenary 1: Riding the Digital Wave , Leading Transformation
    Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 9.05am - 10.15am
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    Alan Hatfield
    Plenary 2
    @Plenary Hall
      
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    Alan Hatfield /Plenary 2
    @Plenary Hall/

    Alan Hatfield has held the position of executive director – strategy and development at ACCA since April 2015, with responsibility for the full range of ACCA’s intellectual capital from the overall strategy to talent, brand, policy and qualifications.

    Immediately prior to this, Alan led ACCA’s learning directorate for five years, with overall responsibility for developing and maintaining ACCA’s qualifications and continuing professional development requirements. Alan has over 20 years’ experience in professional education and is a graduate of Glasgow University and a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Alan also holds an MBA with distinction from Oxford Brookes University

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    Plenary 2: Robotics: Fact and Fiction for the Future CFO
    Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 11.00am - 12.00pm
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    Helen Brand
    Plenary 2
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    Helen Brand /Plenary 2
    @Plenary Hall/

    Helen Brand is chief executive of ACCA, the global body for professional accountants, a post she has held since 2008.

    Helen has built her career within professional bodies and has considerable experience and knowledge of the 180 markets in which ACCA currently operates. She is a founding member of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and now sits as Vice-Chair on the IIRC Board. She is also a member of the University of Exeter Business School International Advisory Board and a member of the Deakin University Business School International Advisory Board.

    One of the few women to lead a global professional body, Helen is a regular media commentator on the role ethics and the delivery of public value play in business and society. In 2011, ACCA became the first international professional body to publish an integrated report on its performance and Helen remains a strong advocate for the power of wider corporate reporting. She has also driven ACCA’s pioneering work in supporting the development of the profession across Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

    Helen was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in June 2011 for services to accountancy and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Exeter in December 2017.

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    Plenary 2: Robotics: Fact and Fiction for the Future CFO
    Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 11.00am - 12.00pm
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    Alvin Gan
    Plenary 2
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    Alvin Gan /Plenary 2
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    Alvin is an Executive Director with KPMG Management & Risk Consulting, heading the IT-enabled Transformation (ITeT) practice. He is also the firm's Head of Digital, spearheading the implementation of Digital Strategy across KPMG in Malaysia.

    He has over 23 years of experience providing strategy and technology-advisory services to clients across multiple sectors and industries.

    In the digital information space, Alvin has worked closely with many CIOs and technology leaders to harness technology disruption and more effectively manage resources to drive agility and improved business performance. He strongly cultivates the idea of a “Creative CIO” as a transformational business leader and technology strategist, whose role is to enable organizations to move beyond “keeping the lights on” to creating new business values.

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    Plenary 2: Robotics: Fact and Fiction for the Future CFO
    Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 11.00am - 12.00pm
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    Ray Ng
    Plenary 2
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    Ray Ng /Plenary 2
    @Plenary Hall/

    Ray Ng Kar Teik is currently Senior Manager of Averis Sdn Bhd, a Global Shared Service Center based in Malaysia. He is also the Lead for the Center’s Financial Performance & Analysis cum lead for Management Reporting & Cost Control.

    He was previously based in Thailand with the Mining/Property industry and in China with the largest Mercedes Benz distributor in the World. He has vast experience in process improvement not only for finance function but also in the business operation improvement process. He has lead several key improvement projects during his time in Thailand and China.

    Ray is a member of ACCA Malaysia Advisory Committee and Fellow member of ACCA (FCCA); he is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and a member of ASEAN Certified Public Accountants (ACPA).

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    Plenary 2: Robotics: Fact and Fiction for the Future CFO
    Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 11.00am - 12.00pm
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    Freda Liu
    CS1A
    @Plenary Hall
      
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    Freda Liu /CS1A
    @Plenary Hall/

    Freda Liu is a Producer/Presenter for the Enterprise show which airs on BFM (www.bfm.my), Mondays to Fridays. Her show Enterprise provides the tools to help businesses succeed covering topics with the startup scene, personal development, technology to organizational development.

    Freda has conducted over 5000 interviews with some prominent names which include author Stephen Covey, motivational speaker Nick Vijucic, former GE CEO Jack Welch, the Duke of York HRH Prince Andrew to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

    Freda has been with BFM since its inception in 2009. She was previously working at Edelman PR and IBM in the Communications Department for Asia Pacific. Her other interests include moderating/emceeing corporate events , writing and she has authored three books called "PR Yourself" and “Shake & Spear Your Business: The Romeo & Juliet Way,” and "Everybody Loves Ray" (biography). Her latest book is called “Bursting Fixed Minsets - How 15 Women Broke the Million Ringgit Mark.”

    At BFM, she also hosts a show called Her Vantage which talks about women of leadership and influence to showcase women representation in all strata of society from sports, the arts & sciences to entrepreneurship.

    Freda has awarded the ASEAN Rice Bowl Awards for Malaysia Startup Journalist Of The Year and a nominee for MaGIC’s Social Enterprise journalist. Freda is a member of the National Association of Women Entrepreneurs Malaysia (NAWEM) and the Malaysian Association of Professional Speakers (MAS). She is currently an alumni for the Cherie Blair Foundation For Women (Mentor for Women in Business)

    She also trains and talks about PR for SMEs, the Power of the Voice and women empowerment. She was also a part-time TV and radio news presenter for Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM), the national broadcaster. Freda was awarded a Certified Training Professional by the Institute of Organizational Learning & Development UK (ITOL). She has both the Practitioner and Master Practitioner Certificate in Neuro Linguistics Programming (NLP) and is a Certified Coach by Coaching Academy (affiliated with International Coaching Federation)

    Freda is also a big advocate for social enterprises and is a mentor for the government body Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) She has also recently been appointed judge for The Venture (by Chivas Regal), a global competition for social enterprises. She graduated with a Bachelor of Business majoring in Marketing from the University of Southern Queensland.

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    CS1A: Industry Revolution (IR) 4.0 : How it Could Impact Your Business
    Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 2.45pm - 4.00pm
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    Datuk Amiruddin Abdul Satar
    CS1A
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    Datuk Amiruddin Abdul Satar /CS1A
    @Plenary Hall/

    Dato’ Amiruddin Abdul Satar, aged 54, was appointed as the President and Managing Director on 1 January 2013.

    He embarked on his career with KPJ in 1993, involved in the areas of hospital operations, finance and various other senior management functions such as strategic planning and investment decision-making. He also holds directorships in several KPJ hospitals as the Chairman.

    A graduate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Dato’ Amiruddin obtained his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Henley Business School, University of Reading, United Kingdom in 2010.

    Dato’ Amiruddin is also the Malaysia Advisory Committee Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

    Dato’ Amiruddin contributes actively in the development of the Malaysian healthcare sector through his involvement with the Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia (APHM), where he is currently the Vice President.

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    CS1A: Industry Revolution (IR) 4.0 : How it Could Impact Your Business
    Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 2.45pm - 4.00pm
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    Marcus von Engel
    CS1A
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    Marcus von Engel /CS1A
    @Plenary Hall/

    Financial Services Consulting Leader, PwC Malaysia

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    Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 2.45pm - 4.00pm
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    Aiza Azreen Ahmad
    CS1A
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    Aiza Azreen Ahmad /CS1A
    @Plenary Hall/

    A technophile who has successfully apply new technologies to revolutionize the industries she has worked in, Aiza lives by Khalil Gibran‘s words “You progress not through what has been done, but reaching towards what has yet to be done”.

    Having lived in Australia and part of a fully developed country, Aiza is passionate in helping Malaysia power up her speed and agility to become an innovative nation. This was exemplified by her recent success as the Director, Strategic Development for Boost eWallet in pioneering cashless ecosystems in higher education institutions, smart cities, government agencies, SMEs and micro businesses.

    Other achievements included the launch of apps, TouchStyle and Poket, firsts of their kind in an ultra-conservative sector of Islamic financial services, creation of a new business line for a multi business conglomerate which focused on converting palm-based commodities into products of higher value and leading medium to large scale banking transformation programs.

    Aiza started her career as an accountant specialising in mergers and acquisitions before expanding her career into management consulting with global firms, PWC and Accenture Australia.

    In her free time, Aiza does pro bono work that ranges from mentoring start-ups, participating in causes to help children with cancer and rare disease and taking part in women empowerment initiatives.

    Aiza graduated from Macquarie University with Merits in Economics and is a Chartered Wealth Manager with the prestigious American Academy of Financial Management (AAFM).

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    CS1A: Industry Revolution (IR) 4.0 : How it Could Impact Your Business
    Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 2.45pm - 4.00pm
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    Vincent Hoong
    CS1A
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    Vincent Hoong /CS1A
    @Plenary Hall/

    Vincent is a qualified chartered accountant, economist and entrepreneur. He launched a blockchain based digital asset trading business in 2013 and has contributed to discussion papers on the topic of distributed ledgers for the Bank of England, the Financial Conduct Authority and the Monetary Authority of Singapore. As a former Macro-Economist and Structured Finance Manager, he brings an entrepreneurial mind-set that is also grounded in the practicalities of nearly two decades studying and practicing finance and economics. He is an active member of the fintech community in Singapore, holds a Certificate in Quantitative Finance and holds an EMBA from both Tsinghua University and INSEAD.

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    CS1A: Industry Revolution (IR) 4.0 : How it Could Impact Your Business
    Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 2.45pm - 4.00pm
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    Dato' Hj Muhammad Redzuan
    CS1B
    @Conference Halls 2 & 3
      
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    Dato' Hj Muhammad Redzuan /CS1B
    @Conference Halls 2 & 3/

    Redzuan Abdullah is heading the Surveillance & Enforcement Division, which encompasses the Investigation of complaints, Practice Reviews, Financial Statements Review, Disciplinary Proceedings and Appeal and also the Legal Unit.

    His division covers both proactive and reactive investigation. This means Redzuan’s team observes the mushrooming of serious violations and abuses in the market, where processes are being manipulated by practitioners and non-members. The team is determined to identify the abusers and nail them on the scales of justice with appropriate sanctions especially those engaging with unqualified accountants who offer public practice services. Practitioners too should be wary of engaging the services of non-audit firms (in outsourcing audits).

    The division will collaborate and engage with co-regulators to share information and initiate penal action where necessary under their respective jurisdictions per se, apart from initiating investigation and disciplinary proceedings against its members so as to ensure that no one who encroaches on the realm of law escapes penal consequences.

    Redzuan has 39 years of service as a police officer involved in technical operations and prosecution, as a Senior Magistrate handling criminal and drug-related cases and as the Senior Director of Enforcement-cum-Senior Federal Counsel in Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia handling corporate matters.

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    CS1B: Regulatory Strategies in Industry Revolution (IR) 4.0
    Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 2.45pm - 4.00pm
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    Dr Jasmine Begum
    CS1B
    @Conference Halls 2 & 3
      
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    Dr Jasmine Begum /CS1B
    @Conference Halls 2 & 3/

    Dr Jasmine Begum, Director of Legal, Corporate & Government Affairs for Malaysia and New Markets. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Jasmine has held this role since 2010, where she oversees corporate affairs and government and policy engagement as well as philanthropies for Microsoft businesses in Malaysia and the emerging markets.

    Jasmine joined Microsoft with over 20 years of award-winning experience that uniquely straddles both legal/policy engagement and communications, that included leadership and regional stints at companies such as Dell Malaysia, the United Nations Development Program, the Malay Chamber of Commerce, the United Nations headquarters in New York, as well as having been a corporate litigator.

    Jasmine has broad educational qualifications having completed a double law degree at the International Islamic University in Kuala Lumpur. Jasmine then pursued post-graduate studies in both Law and Communications in the UK, before completing her PhD in Law, Business, and Human Rights.

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    CS1B: Regulatory Strategies in Industry Revolution (IR) 4.0
    Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 2.45pm - 4.00pm
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    Hasnul Nadzrin Shah
    CS1B
    @Conference Halls 2 & 3
      
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    Hasnul Nadzrin Shah /CS1B
    @Conference Halls 2 & 3/

    Director - Government and Regulatory Affairs, IBM Malaysia

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    Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 2.45pm - 4.00pm
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    Shankar R. Santhiram
    CS1C
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    Shankar R. Santhiram /CS1C
    @Banquet Hall/

    Shankar R. Santhiram is an Executive Leadership Coach. He is also Managing Consultant of EQTD Consulting Malaysia.

    Through a 20-year career of being the chief executive of two institutions of higher learning, and by entrepreneurial leadership of numerous start-ups, Shankar has first-hand practical knowledge in managing teams effectively, for the delivery of outstanding results.

    In 2002, he founded EQTD Consulting, a boutique training and management consulting outfit.

    Currently, he consults and conducts leadership training programmes for some of Malaysia’s best known corporate entities including Khazanah Nasional, Media Prima Berhad, CIMB Group, AM Bank Berhad, Siemens Malaysia, Sunway Group, Astra Zeneca, to name a few.

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    CS1C: AI – Disrupt or be disrupted
    Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 2.45pm - 4.00pm
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    Gavin Seewooruttun
    CS1C
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    Gavin Seewooruttun /CS1C
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    Gavin has over 15 years’ experience in digital strategy, program execution and technology operations. A partner in EY’s Data and Analytics business, Gavin has been instrumental in building the advanced analytics practice and continues to lead this capability, which now represents over 40 percent of the portfolio.

    His extensive experience and global network help organisations to translate innovation into commercial outcomes quickly. In the last three years, Gavin has delivered 8 digital strategies, 6 data platforms and more than 20 AI and analytics solutions for EY’s clients. He has been interviewed by the media (e.g. ABC Technology, Business Review Weekly, The Australian) as AI and analytics expert and regularly speaks at industry events.

    Prior to joining EY, Gavin was program director at a major systems Integrator, where he specialized in auditing and recovering large analytics and information management programs. In this role he managed global teams of more than 200 people with a budget of $150 million.

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    CS1C: AI – Disrupt or be disrupted
    Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 2.45pm - 4.00pm
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    Muhammad Nazri
    CS1C
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    Muhammad Nazri /CS1C
    @Banquet Hall/

    Chief Executive Officer, MyFinB (M) Sdn Bhd

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    CS1C: AI – Disrupt or be disrupted
    Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 2.45pm - 4.00pm
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    Rasmimi Ramli
    CS2A
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    Rasmimi Ramli /CS2A
    @Plenary Hall/

    Rasmimi Ramli heads the Financial Reporting and Assurance Department of MIA). She oversees the technical activities of MIA on financial reporting, audit and assurance, public sector, taxation, Islamic finance and digital economy. She actively participates in various Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB) working groups and task forces and a member of the Government Accounting Standards Advisory Committee (GASAC). She also provides technical assistance to the World Bank Group on IFRS transition projects. She was a technical advisor of the International Public-Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) from 2013 to 2015. She has more than 8 years of audit experience with major international audit firms in Malaysia and United Kingdom. Prior to joining MIA, she was an Internal Audit Manager with Maxis Berhad. Rasmimi is a member of MIA and a fellow member of ACCA.

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    CS2A: The New Leasing Standard – How Would it Impact your Business Model
    Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 4.45pm - 6.00pm
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    Ram Subramanian
    CS2A
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    Ram Subramanian /CS2A
    @Plenary Hall/

    Ram Subramanian joined CPA Australia in 2011 and is a policy adviser in Reporting within the Policy & Corporate Affairs team. Ram leverages his technical expertise in reporting to effectively communicate key messages in reporting to finance professionals and others with a stake in business and social enterprises. His key responsibilities include formulating policy positions and commenting on reporting developments, including input to developments in the not-for-profit sector. In his role, Ram is also involved in the provision of technical support to CPA Australia’s membership and other stakeholders, and representing CPA Australia in various forums. Previously, Ram has worked in senior roles within the public practice sector in the United Kingdom for a number of years. Ram’s previous role involved managing the technical advisory services of a major professional accounting body in the United Kingdom.

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    Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 4.45pm - 6.00pm
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    Ghamazy Rashid
    CS2A
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    Ghamazy Rashid /CS2A
    @Plenary Hall/

    Ghamazy is a Partner in Deloitte Southeast Asia with more than 17 years of professional experience mainly in Singapore. He started his career in assurance, before moving to the IFRS desk in Singapore 10 years ago and subsequently to accounting advisory, where he leads the provision of accounting advice to companies on complex transactions including restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and implementation of new IFRSs and IFRS adoption. His current focus is assisting clients across Southeast Asia on the implementation of IFRS 16 Leases. His clients are mainly public listed companies and multinational companies in the Telecommunications, Transportation and Healthcare sectors in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines and Singapore.

    Ghamazy is a regular speaker at accounting industry and global professional bodies’ conferences and events, touching on key current topics that impact the accountancy profession.

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    Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 4.45pm - 6.00pm
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    Shalini Balakrishnan
    CS2B
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    Shalini Balakrishnan /CS2B
    @Conference Halls 2 & 3/

    SHALINI is Head of the Assurance and Digital Transformation Department of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). She supports the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AASB), Ethics Standards Board (ESB) and the Digital Economy Task Force (DETF) of the MIA. She has more than 12 years working experience including audit experience with Ernst & Young Malaysia. Shalini is a member of MIA and a fellow member of ACCA.

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    CS2B: Audit Evidence in a Digital World
    Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 4.45pm - 6.00pm
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    Kishan Jasani
    CS2B
    @Conference Halls 2 & 3
      
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    Kishan Jasani /CS2B
    @Conference Halls 2 & 3/

    Kishan Jasani is the Partner of Audit and Assurance and head of Financial Services, at Grant Thornton Malaysia. He has over eight years experience in both advisory and assurance, and was involved with a broad spectrum of industries including asset management, banking, manufacturing and retail. He has undertaken audits for companies listed on the Singapore Exchange, London Stock Exchange and Bursa Malaysia. He was involved in valuations of derivatives and financial instruments, corporate restructuring, Sarbanes Oxley reviews and ISAE3402 reviews, and had also assisted audit teams with issues in the area of technical accounting. He is a member of the ICAEW Malaysia City Group Committee and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants Young Professional Task Force. He is an Associate Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of England and Wales, a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, and a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants Singapore.

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    CS2B: Audit Evidence in a Digital World
    Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 4.45pm - 6.00pm
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    Alex C. Eng
    CS2B
    @Conference Halls 2 & 3
      
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    Alex C. Eng /CS2B
    @Conference Halls 2 & 3/

    Alex C. Eng, CMA, CFM, CPA, is Chair-Emeritus of IMA’s Global Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. He also serves as a member of IMA’s Nominating and Governance Committees. Eng is currently vice president, U.S. Corporate Finance at EDF Renewables, the North American renewable headquarters for EDF, a public Fortune Global 100 company and the world's largest power utility. His former experience includes various controllerships, at a defense contractor and also a global telecom services provider, and as tax manager and auditor at a national firm. In his legal practice, Eng has advised on mergers and acquisitions, as well as syndicated lending and structuring of asset-based transactions. A member of IMA since 2003, Eng served two terms on IMA’s Global Board of Directors, and has been chair of its Nominating, Governance, and Planning & Development Committees, as well as chair of the Audit Subcommittee. In addition to being a CMA, CFM, and CPA, Eng is an attorney of the State Bar of California, with federal admissions to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California and the U.S. Tax Court. Eng completed an MBA from Suffolk University, a Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and a BA from the University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada). He currently resides in San Diego, Calif.

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    CS2B: Audit Evidence in a Digital World
    Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 4.45pm - 6.00pm
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    Yee Wing Peng
    CS2B
    @Conference Halls 2 & 3
      
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    Yee Wing Peng /CS2B
    @Conference Halls 2 & 3/

    Country Managing Partner, Deloitte Malaysia

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    CS2B: Audit Evidence in a Digital World
    Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 4.45pm - 6.00pm
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    Dr. Veerinderjeet Singh
    CS2C
    @Banquet Hall
      
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    Dr. Veerinderjeet Singh /CS2C
    @Banquet Hall/

    Dr. Veerinderjeet Singh is currently Group Non- Executive Chairman of Axcelasia Inc, an integrated professional services provider listed in Singapore which provides tax advisory, internal audit, risk management, corporate finance, corporate secretarial and business outsourcing services. He also sits on the boards of Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad, AmBank (M) Berhad and UMW Holdings Berhad. Dr Veerinder has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of accounting and taxation and has served in the Inland Revenue Department, been an Associate Professor at the University of Malaya as well as a tax partner at Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young. He has also authored a number of books on taxation and published over a hundred articles in various publications. He has been a regular speaker/presenter at various local and international seminars in the area of taxation. He has been an Adjunct Professor at a few local universities and currently is Adjunct Professor at the Business School, Monash University, Malaysia. Internationally, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation based in Amsterdam which is a well-known tax research and publication centre. He is also a member of the Tax Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce. He is a Council Member of MICPA since 2004 and an Executive Committee Member since 2010. He was elected as the Vice President in June 2017. He is also a Council Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), a Fellow of CPA Australia , Past President of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia and Past Chairman of the Malaysia Branch of the International Fiscal Association.

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    CS2C: Taxing the Digital Economy
    Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 4.45pm - 6.00pm
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    Nicholas A. Crist
    CS2C
    @Banquet Hall
      
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    Nicholas A. Crist /CS2C
    @Banquet Hall/

    Nicholas is an Executive Director in Corporate Tax at KPMG in Malaysia who has extensive international experience and has had considerable involvement with tax diagnostic reviews and international structuring and restructurings including advising on regulatory matters.

    He has written a number of articles including those on mergers and acquisitions that have appeared in the national press, trade journals and technical periodicals. Nicholas is also the author of a chapter on Malaysian Permanent Establishments, which is published in the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation’s international tax database.

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    CS2C: Taxing the Digital Economy
    Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 4.45pm - 6.00pm
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    Michael Croker
    CS2C
    @Banquet Hall
      
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    Michael Croker /CS2C
    @Banquet Hall/

    Michael is the Australian Tax Leader at Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He is responsible for tax policy and advocacy work with federal and state governments and regulatory bodies.

    Prior to joining Chartered Accountants ANZ, he was responsible for the in-house tax technical knowledge and training function at PwC Australia in a career spanning 28 years, 21 as a Partner.

    He has lectured in post-graduate tax subjects at The University of Sydney.

    As well as being a member of many ATO consultation committees, he is currently a member of the Black Economy Advisory Board, Board of Taxation Advisory Panel and the Minister for Revenue’s Expert Panel on Whistleblower Protection.

    Presenting at
    CS2C: Taxing the Digital Economy
    Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 4.45pm - 6.00pm
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    Anil Kumar Puri
    CS2C
    @Banquet Hall
      
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    Anil Kumar Puri /CS2C
    @Banquet Hall/

    Anil has over 17 years of tax experience and leads EY Malaysia’s International Tax Services team. He has advised on the tax and regulatory issues facing companies investing in Malaysia and abroad, in areas such as the identification of appropriate holding structures, regulatory approvals, tax incentives, structuring of operations in a business-focused and tax efficient manner, and exit strategies. He has also advised on the tax implications, including withholding tax implications, of digital transactions.

    Anil has spoken extensively on the tax implications of the digital economy and cryptocurrency. He has also written articles on the digital economy, which have been published in leading Malaysian newspapers.

    Presenting at
    CS2C: Taxing the Digital Economy
    Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 4.45pm - 6.00pm
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    Datuk Noor Azian Abdul Hamid
    CS2C
    @Banquet Hall
      
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    Datuk Noor Azian Abdul Hamid /CS2C
    @Banquet Hall/

    Deputy CEO (Policy), IRB

    Presenting at
    CS2C: Taxing the Digital Economy
    Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 4.45pm - 6.00pm
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    Dato' Badlisyah Abdul Ghani
    CS3A
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    Dato' Badlisyah Abdul Ghani /CS3A
    @Plenary Hall/

    President, Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals

    Presenting at
    CS2A: Digital Disruption: Revolutionising Islamic Finance
    Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 4.45pm - 6.00pm
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    Datuk Noor Azrin bin Mohd Noor
    CS3A
    @Plenary Hall
      
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    Datuk Noor Azrin bin Mohd Noor /CS3A
    @Plenary Hall/

    Datuk Azrin Mohd Noor is an award-winning entrepreneur, IP expert and the founder of Sedania Innovator Berhad, a company that uses technology to empower its clients to adapt to the constantly changing consumer behaviour.

    Through Sedania, Datuk Azrin introduced As-Sidq, a fully syariah trading platform that utilises telecommunication airtime credit as the main commodity. With over RM37 billion in accumulated transaction value, As-Sidq is becoming one of the most in demand Syariah-compliant financial platform currently available in the market.

    Datuk Azrin has written two books, “Non-Conforming” and “Unplugged #WillYouStillBeAMalaysianIn10Years?” and published five in total. He is currently working on his next two books due to be out next year.

    Presenting at
    CS3A: Digital Disruption: Revolutionising Islamic Finance
    Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 9.00am - 10.15am
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    Zahrain Aris Bakti Zulkifli
    CS3A
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    Zahrain Aris Bakti Zulkifli /CS3A
    @Plenary Hall/

    Head of Digital Banking, Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad

    Presenting at
    CS3A: Digital Disruption: Revolutionising Islamic Finance
    Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 9.00am - 10.15am
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    Shah Mohammad Ali
    CS3A
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    Shah Mohammad Ali /CS3A
    @Plenary Hall/

    Head, Islamic Markets & Fintech, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

    Presenting at
    CS3A: Digital Disruption: Revolutionising Islamic Finance
    Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 9.00am - 10.15am
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    Simon Tay Pit Eu
    CS3B
    @Conference Halls 2 & 3
      
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    Simon Tay Pit Eu /CS3B
    @Conference Halls 2 & 3/

    Led by Simon Tay, MIA’s Professional Practices and Technical division plays a critical role in enhancing the quality and competency of the profession in Malaysia to support national development. Simon’s team drives consensus and provide technical guidance to all accountancy professionals in Malaysia to achieve consistent professional practices while raising their value to meet market expectations.

    Under his guidance, PPT advises on a broad range of technical matters impacting Accounting, Auditing, Regulatory, Governance, Tax as well as professional practices affecting Professional Accountants in Business (PAIB) and Small and Medium Practices (SMP), and provides support to MIA’s various technical committees and Boards.

    Simon’s team is actively involved in research and analysis of new and upcoming developments affecting the profession, and regularly produces technical publications and guidance to upskill members and accountancy professionals and heighten compliance and quality. He personally provides technical training on audit methodology and standards to his team members to ensure that rigorous standards are met to satisfy members and stakeholders. During Simon’s tenure, the division has embarked on key capacity-building projects in areas as diverse as integrated reporting, financial reporting standards’ implementation, enhanced auditor reporting, public sector accounting and financial management, competency framework for chief executive officer (CFOs) and the finance function, Islamic finance, insolvency, business valuation and applied research to benefit stakeholders and the market.

    Simon is a member of MIA, CPA Australia and the Vietnam Association of Certified Public Accountants. With over 20 years of audit experience serving local conglomerates in Malaysia and multinationals in Penang and Vietnam across a broad spectrum of industries, Simon commands extensive technical experience and knowledge that equips him for his many roles. In addition to his portfolio at MIA, Simon is an Executive Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Malaysia and a member of the ASEAN Federation of Accountants (AFA) Working Committee, which works to increase awareness on issues relating to the accountancy profession in the region.

    Presenting at
    CS3B: Analytics for Accounting
    Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 9.00am - 10.15am
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    Nik Shahrizal Sulaiman
    CS3B
    @Conference Halls 2 & 3
      
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    Nik Shahrizal Sulaiman /CS3B
    @Conference Halls 2 & 3/

    Assurance Partner, Risk Assurance Services, PwC Malaysia

    Presenting at
    CS3B: Analytics for Accounting
    Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 9.00am - 10.15am
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    Surendran N Sankaran
    CS3B
    @Conference Halls 2 & 3
      
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    Surendran N Sankaran /CS3B
    @Conference Halls 2 & 3/

    Technical & Digital Insight, Maybank

    Presenting at
    CS3B: Analytics for Accounting
    Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 9.00am - 10.15am
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