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The wave of interest surrounding AI since the release of ChatGPT late last year has captured the world's imagination and attention. The technology that powers these products, including chatbots, have surprised even their creators with their unexpected talents and stand to transform humans' relationship with computers, knowledge and even with themselves.

While AI offers extraordinary opportunities, it also poses new risks. What are the regulatory and ethical issues surrounding its future usage? How will generative AI affect the future of work and how should business leaders prepare for this new era as we collectively move forward to find a measured approach on which to build a foundation.

The panel discussion will explore the current state of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the forces shaping its future.


8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Doors open and registration
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Opening presentation
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Panel discussion
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Q&A and networking


  • Sanjay Sarma (Chief Executive Officer, President and Dean at Asia School of Business)

    Sanjay Sarma

    Chief Executive Officer, President and Dean at Asia School of Business

    Dr. Sarma is the CEO, President and Dean of Asia School of Business and a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Sloan School of Management at MIT. ASB is a business school, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in collaboration with MIT Sloan School of Management.

    Prior to that, Dr. Sarma was the Vice President for Open Learning at MIT for nearly 10 years, during which he oversaw OpenCourseWare and led the creation of MITx, MicroMasters, the MIT Integrated Learning Initiative and the Jameel World Education Lab. As a researcher, he co-founded the Auto-ID Center at MIT and developed many of the key technologies behind the EPC suite of RFID standards now used worldwide. He was also co-founder and CTO of OATSystems, which was acquired by Checkpoint Systems (NYSE: CKP) in 2008.

    His current research interests are Internet of Things, street scanning, sensing, RFID, autonomy, cybersecurity, logistics, manufacturing and education. He is the author of 3 books
    including The Inversion Factor, Grasp, and Workforce Education.
    Dr. Sarma received his Bachelors from the Indian Institute of Technology, his Masters from Carnegie Mellon University and his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley.

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  • Chester Chua (Head of Government Affairs & Public Policy, Google Cloud at Google)

    Chester Chua

    Head of Government Affairs & Public Policy, Google Cloud at Google

    Chester Chua leads Google Cloud’s government affairs and public policy efforts in Asia-Pacific, covering issues such as AI, cybersecurity, financial services regulations, and sustainability. In his current role, he represents Google to serve on the Executive Committee of the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA) – Asia’s apex industry association for stakeholders of the cloud computing ecosystem – and previously the Board of Directors of the Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA) – the region’s leading industry association for capital markets.

    Prior to joining Google, Chester spent almost a decade in government affairs and real estate development roles at Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Temasek Holdings, where he spearheaded efforts in pursuit of real estate development opportunities in various markets, such as Japan, Singapore and Vietnam.

    Previously as Head of International Relations at the Singapore Ministry of Finance, Chester led the Ministry’s engagements related to international finance and economics, working closely with a range of stakeholders in various multilateral organizations and forums, including the G-20, IMF, World Bank, APEC, and ASEAN.

    Chester holds a Master of Public Administration in International Development from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

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  • Federico Bianchi (Senior Director, Smart Manufacturing and Artificial Intelligence of Micron Technology, Inc.)

    Federico Bianchi

    Senior Director, Smart Manufacturing and Artificial Intelligence of Micron Technology, Inc.

    Federico leads the Assembly & Test Smart Manufacturing & AI group at Micron, where he oversees the integration of artificial intelligence and digital technologies into the manufacturing assembly and test processes. He has extensive experience in leading digital transformation and operational excellence initiatives in the semiconductor and advanced industries across Asia, Europe, and Americas.

    Before joining Micron, he was a lead for Digital Transformation at Dell and a consultant at McKinsey & Company. Federico holds an MBA from the Wharton School and Master's degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Politecnico di Torino in Italy and ISAE Supaero in France.

    He is originally from Italy and has lived in Philippines, Taiwan, and Singapore in the past five years. In his free time, he loves reading, jogging, and traveling with his family.

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  • Jasmine Begum (Regional Director, Legal & Government Affairs of Microsoft ASEAN)

    Jasmine Begum

    Regional Director, Legal & Government Affairs of Microsoft ASEAN

    Jasmine, based in Kuala Lumpur, leads Microsoft's Corporate External and Legal Affairs for the ASEAN region. With over 29 years of award-winning experience, she brings extensive expertise in legal, policy, regulatory engagement, and communications. Prior to Microsoft, Jasmine held leadership positions at Dell, the UNDP, and the United Nations Executive Office of the Secretary-General in New York.

    She has made significant milestones in her career, including being the first Malaysian appointed to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) by UN Secretary General in December 2021. Her remarkable achievements have also earned her prestigious accolades such as the inaugural WIM's Tan Sri Napsiah Omar Women Leaders Award and the Global Leadership Award for ICT Excellence. These honors recognize her exceptional contributions to advancing policies on accessibility and promoting women in the field of technology.
    Jasmine holds a double degree in Law from the International Islamic University in Kuala Lumpur, pursued post-graduate studies in the UK, and earned a Ph.D. in business and human rights. With admission to practice law in Malaysia, and the state of Washington, she is currently an Adjunct Professor at several Universities across the region and has received an Honorary Doctorate for her outstanding leadership and contributions in Public Policy and Governance from UNITAR.

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  • Edward Chui (Director, Hong Kong of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network)

    Edward Chui

    Director, Hong Kong of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

    Mr. Edward Chui is the Hong Kong Director at the Economist Intelligence Corporate Network.

    Mr Chui has worked in the Greater China region for over 20 years. Before coming to The Economist Group, he was a consultant with Chesapeake Pacific Capital Management overseeing a range of thought leadership projects on the ultra-high net worth, family office, philanthropy, and next generation wealth succession. He was also Vice President at The Private Bank at JP Morgan in Hong Kong working with senior management in the expansion of the Asia Pacific business through special programs and wealth management publications for clients. Mr Chui also possesses extensive experience in the media and technology sectors having worked at Star TV, a subsidiary of News Corp, Alter Ego Networks in Silicon Valley and EF Education focusing on the China mobile business.

    Mr Chui has a BA in Government from Wesleyan University and an MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business.

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Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur

(Ballroom 3 , Level 6A)
145, Jalan Ampang,

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

If you have any questions please contact EICN SEA

Contact Organizer

+65 65345177

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