Freddy graduated from Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia, with a degree in Computer Technology and a post-grad diploma in Computer Science. He joined IBM in 1992.
Freddy is very passionate about artificial intelligence and currently leads the technical team in IBM Malaysia’s Centre of Digital Excellence, a cradle of collaboration and innovation for the startup and developer community, to catalyse the transformation of the country’s digital economy. Freddy is a Design Thinking practitioner and believes it's the key in creating superior customer experiences.
For leisure, he composes songs, plays quite a bit of tennis, and dabbles in photography.
The news industry is in flux, the established order of value exchange in the finance industry has been crushed; healthcare has been turned on its head; classroom education is history; and automotive technology has changed the way we interact with our vehicles and has enhanced safety on the road. And, that’s just scratching the surface of how technology is reshaping the global economy.
In a business world that increasingly prioritises good corporate citizenship, many companies still fall short when it comes to budgeting for CSR purposes, what more medical research.
Despite funding remaining a challenge, the team at Cancer Research Malaysia led by Professor Dr Teo Soo Hwang is putting Malaysia in the forefront, as they help inform studies, that underpin the development of Precision Medicine towards improving the diagnosis and treatment for a variety of cancers. Professor Teo propounds that companies should include medical research as part of their CSR commitment towards building a strong and prosperous economy.
How secure is such a chain from manipulation, attack or damage? What about the regulatory ecosystem to support blockchain’s application? And, the question on every accountant’s mind, when will blockchain represent a perfect record of ownership and a near-frictionless method of value transfer, what role does the accountant play?
Kamarul Bahrin Bin Haron is a multiple award-winning TV journalist, editor and anchor in Malaysia with 23 years of experience in reporting and producing news and current affairs content. This bachelor of broadcasting graduate from Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang goes live on prime time TV and web streaming every Monday to Friday, discussing the latest and most relevant issues of the day in the evening prime talk show called Agenda Awani. His staple focus areas include civil society, political and government transformation, globalisation, sustainability, innovation, social empowerment, inclusiveness, disruptions and entrepreneurship. Kamarul is currently on a mission to find and build new ways and partnerships to leverage on big data driven journalism for the channel. This ranges from data dashboards and real time data to fake news verification to user generated content and citizen journalism integration.
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