Panel session: Opportunities and Challenges of 5G & 4IR
Location: MITEC - 3/21/23, 12:10 PM - 3/21/23, 12:55 PM (Asia/Singapore) (45 minutes)
Raymond Siva
Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Investment Officer at MDEC
Raymond Siva
Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Investment Officer at MDEC

Ray has more than 23 years of experience in strategic communications, investor strategy and promotion, crisis and issues response. He is a sought-after Strategist for International brands, local conglomerates and CEOs. Ray has conducted over 100 spokesperson and crisis trainings, investor and corporate messaging workshops and talks in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. Ray is fluent in English, Bahasa Malaysia and Bahasa Indonesia. Ray is recognized for his financial communications, investor relations and CEO/Leadership positioning. He had led various IPOs in Malaysia and Indonesia, including the world’s second largest IPO and the biggest in Asia in 2012. He is recognized as one of the few Malaysians with deep knowledge of the government and international affairs, with extensive experience in stakeholder engagement and management. He is also the only strategic consultant from Malaysia who has successfully led Investor Promotion engagements for both private and public sector at the World Economic Forum at Davos for 5 years. Ray was appointed as the Chief Marketing Officer of the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) in October 2019. He assumed the Digital Investment portfolio as the Senior Vice President (SVP), Digital Investment Division of MDEC in December 2020. He holds an LLB from the University of London and a Professional Diploma in Public Relations from the Institute of Public Relations Malaysia. 



We're going through an unprecedented transition, as we move from the Industrial Age to the Information Age, and then into what's being called the Fourth Industrial Revolution (or 4IR). The speed of this transition has been staggering. A couple of years ago, we were still trying to figure out how smartphones would change our lives; now there are IoT sensors in everything from pill bottles to pacemakers.

And it's not just technology: business models have changed too. Companies that used to sell physical products are now selling digital services like streaming music or software-as-a-service (SaaS). And when you look at it from a broad perspective, you'll find that companies are competing on new fronts—like social media engagement and customer service—that didn't exist when our parents were growing up.

But here's the thing about change: it can be scary as hell if you don't know what's coming next. So let's talk about 5G wireless technology and how it will affect your business in the coming years.