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Mohammad Azmel Harun Rasheed
» Vice President - Talent & Technology Development
» Malaysia Petroleum Resource Corporation
Michelle Lim
» DISA (Digital Innovation, Strategy & Architecture)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Kuala Lumpur
Impiana KLCC Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

The "workforce of the future" will use human expertise together with software expertise to get the best understanding of what is going on - whether specialising in subsurface, production or facilities operation.

Advanced data analytics will be an important component of this - but also modelling what experts in different roles really need to understand.

Workers will have a digital experience which is clear and transparent - where they get the best possible situation awareness and can continually learn.

Call for speakers - do you have ideas for a talk about how the 'workforce of the future' can be better supported with digital tools? Please contact Karl Jeffery, conference producer on

Our 6th conference in KL will be a showcase for some of the exciting projects happening in Malaysia to do more with data, help it compliment people's expertise, and improve how it is managed.

See the first day agenda here


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15:30 Close
8:30 Welcome coffee
9:15 Mohammad Azmel Harun Rasheed - Vice President - Talent & Technology Development
Malaysia Petroleum Resource Corporation

Azmel is currently working with Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC) an agency under the Prime Minister's Department. The entity is mandated to help grow the Oil & Gas Services and Equipment sector, and position Malaysia as the regional hub. His key role is to develop local talents and technology to support the mandate.

Majority of his past experience have been in the area of improving operations performance. He works with senior management to identify and develop strategies to reduce operating waste and increase productivity.

He has worked in several industries such as Oil & Gas, Tyre Manufacturing and Automotive. Previous employers include Schlumberger Business Consulting and PETRONAS.

Malaysia Petroleum Resource Corporation
Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC) was formed in April 2011 and started its operation in July 2011. As an agency reporting to Prime Minister’s Department, MPRC’s role is to promote, catalyse and transform the oil and gas services sector to bec
9:45 Michelle Lim - DISA (Digital Innovation, Strategy & Architecture)
Graph Databases – Possibilities for Oil & Gas Data

Michelle is the lead for Advanced Systems in Digital Innovation, Strategy & Architecture at PETRONAS. She specializes in helping businesses become successful through the strategic and innovative use of digital technologies. Her focus areas include IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, Knowledge Management, Drones and Augmented Reality/ Virtual Reality. She is also serving as the lead for the Data Science Community of Practice in PETRONAS.
Michelle has appeared as a speaker and co-chair at several international conferences. She has written, co-authored, presented and published numerous research papers in peer-reviewed conferences as well. Prior to joining PETRONAS, she was actively involved in the creation of proof of concepts and solutions for various government and private sectors.

PETRONAS was incorporated on 17 August 1974 as the national oil company of Malaysia, vested with the entire ownership and control of the petroleum resources in the country. It has since grown from merely being the manager and regulator of Malaysia's upstream sector into a fully integrated oil and gas corporation, ranked among the FORTUNE Global 500® largest corporations in the world.
10:15 Speaker from -
ASEAN Data Analytics Exchange

ADAX is an initiative by MDEC to enable businesses, governments, academia and professionals to rapidly adopt Data Analytics as a tool to empower decision making and innovation. ADAX seeks to be the definitive Data Analytics Exchange Hub for knowledge, information, resources and collaboration for the ASEAN region. The main goal of ADAX is to develop the ecosystem, build a critical mass of talent pool in the big Data Analytics category and to foster collaboration amongst businesses, start-ups, academia and professionals so that Data Analytics becomes an integral part of business innovation and decision making
10:45 Coffee
11:15 Somasundaram Nagappan - Head, Strategic Partnership, Data Economy Division
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation
Malaysia at the forefront of Data Economy: An overview of the National Big Data Analytics Initiative

Soma is with the Digital Economy Division of MDEC, a federal agency entrusted to develop, coordinate, and promote Malaysia’s digital economy, ICT industry, and the adoption of digital technology amongst Malaysians.
His key role is to lead the establishment and execution of Strategic Partnerships in the areas of Big Data Analytics (BDA) and Internet of Things (IoT).

In addition, Soma’s functions are to develop, recommend and oversee the implementation of policies, strategies, initiatives and programmes that will lead to the proliferation of the usage of BDA & IoT in the private sector and catalyse the adoption & usage of BDA in the public sector as well as build the BDA industry in Malaysia.

Soma was instrumental in setting up the ASEAN Data Analytics eXchange (ADAX), a regional platform that brings together innovative talent development models and showcase the latest BDA technologies. Through ADAX, MDEC aims to pilot advanced data analytics use cases for the ASEAN region and provide a co-working location for BDA start-ups and accelerators, thus positioning Malaysia as a regional BDA hub.

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation
MDEC upholds a strong focus on driving the inclusive adoption of digital solutions. Our aim is to mobilise a future generation that is equipped with the relevant skills to thrive in a digital economy and are excited to be active participants in its growth.
11:45 Jane McConnell - Industry Consultant - Oil and Gas

An experienced Information Management consultant with excellent analytical skills, Jane has focused on Information Management in Upstream Oil and Gas since 2000.
With many years of experience inside Landmark and Schlumberger Information Solutions, Jane has had exposure to most O&G software applications and data management strategies, and has detailed knowledge of the current IM offerings in the Oil and Gas space.
A desire to bring the best of modern data management tools and technologies into Upstream Oil and Gas triggered Jane's move to Teradata, the leaders in Enterprise Data Warehousing.

Teradata helps companies get more value from data than any other company. Our big data analytics solutions and team of experts can help your company gain a sustainable competitive advantage with data. Teradata helps organizations leverage all of their data so they can know more about their business and do more of what's really important. With more than 10,000 professionals in 43 countries, Teradata serves top companies across oil and gas, utilities, automotive, financial services, healthcare, communication, sconsumer goods, and more. A future-focused company, Teradata is recognized by industry analysts for technological excellence, sustainability, ethics, and business value. Visit
12:15 Panel discussion with all morning speakers
12:15 Philip Lesslar - Data solutions consultant

Opportunity landscape for data scientists

Philip Lesslar is formerly principal consultant, technical assurance, technical data with PETRONAS E&P

12:45 Lunch
13:30 Speaker from - (not confirmed)
Industry company

14:00 Speaker from -
Technology company (not confirmed)

14:30 Speaker from -
Technology company (not confirmed)

15:00 Multiple -
Panel Discussion

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Panel Discussion
This is part of our agenda where Finding Petroleum has a panel discussion.
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