PIKOM Success Forum is an inaugural event exclusively organized for PIKOM members. This forum will focus on building leaders, creating new business opportunities and driving transformation. With the theme “Pushing the Boundaries – Success in the Digital Age”, the forum will feature top-notch business leaders and ICT entrepreneurs that will be able to inspire the younger generation and would-be entrepreneurs. Many learnings can be gleaned from the collective experiences of the leaders. The event will be in line with the Global Entrepreneurship Community (GEC) Summit.
VENUE – LEVEL 3 (MR304-MR305),
9.00am – 9.30am Registration & Arrival of Participants
9.30am – 10.00am Opening Remarks
Ganesh Kumar Bangah, Chairman, PIKOM
10.00am – 10.30am Keynote 1 – Leadership in the Digital Age – Traits of a Digital Age Leader,
Roshan Thiran, CEO, Leaderonomics
10.30am – 11.30am Panel 1 – I Never Learned This in School – Knowledge Sharing from Successful Entrepreneurs
Ganesh Kumar Bangah,
Founder & Executive Chairman,
Commerce DotAsia Ventures (M) Sdn Bhd
Roshan Thiran, Founder & CEO, Leaderonomics
Joachim Sebastian, Managing Director, Everpeaks Consulting
Tai Fung Wei Tan, CTO & Co. Founder, GOGET
11.30am – 12.15pm Keynote 2 – My Personal Journey – What inspired me?
Chan Kok Long, Executive Director and Co-Founder, iPay88
12.15pm – 12.30 pm Closing Remarks – Successful Entrepreneurship: Instinct or Science
Ganesh Kumar Bangah
Chairman, PIKOM
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Roshan Thiran
Founder and CEO of Leaderonomics

Roshan Thiran is Founder and CEO of Leaderonomics, a social enterprise dedicated to providing leadership development access to everyone in developing countries.  Leaderonomics is one of the largest social enterprises in Asia and drives numerous impactful ‘social’ initiatives including DoGoodVolunteer.com, DIODE, Dropzone, Leaderonomics’ Club and other social and community initiatives.

Roshan began his career with Exxon-Mobil in an operational role.  He was later hired into General Electric (GE) and began his GE career at GE Investments in Stamford, CT, USA leading the start-up efforts of a mutual fund as an Investment Analyst. He was later drafted into GE Capital’s Financial Management Program (FMP), had a number of Finance assignments with various GE Capital businesses, GE International in Shelton CT and also led an integration effort at GE Global Compression Services in Dallas, TX.

Roshan then joined National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) at its Rockefeller Center, New York City hub as News & Sports Analyst responsible for 6 news programs, The Today Show, Dateline, and Sunrise and led the MSNBC cable network start-up efforts.  He was part of numerous media initiatives at NBC Universal helping to explore new growth areas.

Roshan then moved to London, UK, to take on a cross-functional pan-European role for GE Capital Europe focusing on integration of operations and processes in new acquisitions. Roshan returned to the US in 1998 to join GE Corporate Initiatives Group (CIG), GE’s think-tank, and  took on the role as project manager of GE’s global Y2K efforts.

In April 1999, Roshan moved to Malaysia as Executive Director of GE Engines Services Malaysia (GEESM), successfully transforming a non-performing aviation business. In 2001, Roshan took on a leadership development role with GE Crotonville as its Learning Leader. In 2003, Roshan became Director of HR Asia Pacific, overseeing Finance organisations across Asia. In 2007. Roshan moved out of GE and took a role as the Director of Global Talent Management for Johnson & Johnson, driving its global leadershio programmes, global Succession Planning and Performance Management efforts.

He has won numerous awards in business, HR and leadership development, including a Global HR award and the Malaysia HR Leader Award. Roshan currently hosts his own TV show entitled “the Leaderonomics show” where he interviews global leader across the world on a weekly basis. He writes for various newspapers and global journals and has a weekly radio segment.  He is a key thought leader in the field of leadership and business and frequently speaks at global conferences.  To reach Roshan, email: roshan.thiran@leaderonomics.com

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Mr Chan Kok Long
Co-founder & Executive Director

Mr Chan Kok Long, is one of the 3 key founders of iPay88 and he is currently the Executive Director of both iPay88 Sdn Bhd and Mobile88.com Sdn Bhd.
He is a British Petroleum scholar, graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) with a Bachelor of Mathematics Science (2nd class upper honours) in 1990. He is a graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), United Kingdom, and he also holds a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom.

He is actively involved in sales and marketing, working very closely with various customers, partners and agencies in shaping the e-commerce landscape locally and regionally. With over 25 years of experience in online businesses, he’s also actively engaged as both speaker and mentor for most major e-commerce conferences and seminars in the ASEAN. He has also been featured on various media channels, such as BFM and Bloomberg as a guest expert within the field. In recognition of his contributions, Mr. Chan has been awarded with Technopreneur Excellence Award presented by PIKOM ICT Leadership Award (PILA) 2016. He’s also one of the Top Nominees for EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 under the Emerging Entrepreneur category. Mr Chan is currently Councillor and E-Commerce Malaysia Deputy Chair for PIKOM.

About iPay88 Sdn Bhd

iPay88 Sdn Bhd is ASEAN’s leading payment company. Since 2006, iPay88 has successfully provided e-commerce and online payment services to more than 12,000 merchants regionally and globally. . In 2015, NTT DATA, a Japanese system integration company, acquired iPay88. As one of the global innovators, NTT DATA has been striving to establish a framework through which it can provide its diverse services worldwide, and support its customers’ needs.
Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, iPay88 has presence in Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and more recently in Bangladesh. iPay88 also has presence in Hong Kong, China and Japan through its collaboration with NTT Data. iPay88 currently engages over 200 professionals across its offices. Backed by strong partnerships with over 100 local and international financial institutions, our state-of-the-art payment solutions have assisted and built up thousands of successful entrepreneurs in the e-commerce and m- commerce space.