“OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN A CRISIS”
Every cloud has a silver lining and this suggests that every crisis presents opportunities. The
current economic turbulence is no exception. We have seen the downfall of the Iceland
government and the recession of the Japanese and American economies.
Does that mean that businesses should go into hibernation mode? Should businesses find the
safest operating role they can find until the current storm passes? We do not think so.
Real customers continue to face real problems. And as always, innovators who figure out
different ways to solve those problems and make money doing so will have opportunities to
create new growth businesses.
Learn from the experiences of 3 amazing individuals who have successfully navigated the rough
seas of an economic downturn and not only survived but thrived and excelled. They will share
their winning strategies to do so.
Join us for an evening of exciting business success stories, case studies and networking.
Date : 17th Feb 2009 (Tuesday)
Time : 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Venue : MSC Malaysia Cyber Centre
Creative Innovation Centre
Block 1B, Ground Floor
Plaza Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5
50470, Kuala Lumpur
Participating Fee: TeAM, NEF & MSC Status
Members – RM30.00 / Non-members – RM50.00
Note: Non-members are entitled to be members at the event for an annual membership fee of RM100 and will be entitled to the
TeAM discounts immediately, for all TeAM events. Fees are being charged to cover event costs. Refreshments will be served.
3.30 – 4.00 pm REGISTRATION & NETWORKING (Refreshment Provided)
4.00 – 4.10 pm WELCOMING REMARK
By: Mr Stephen Chia, TeAM President
4.10 – 4.20 pm WELCOMING ADDRESS
By: En Roslan Bakri Zakaria , Director Technopreneur Development
Division, Multimedia Development Corporation
4.20 – 4.30 pm INTRODUCTION
By: Dr. Sivapalan Vivekarajah, Special Advisor to TeAM
4.30 – 4.45 pm Mr Peter Ng, Group President, UCSI-Blue Ocean Strategy Regional
4.45 – 5.00 pm Mr Leo Ariyanayaka, CEO Scicom (MSC) Berhad
5.00 – 5.15 pm Mr Mark Chang, CEO Jobstreet Berhad
5.15 – 6.45 pm Forum Question & Answer Session / End
Moderator: Dr. Sivapalan Vivekarajah
*Note: While every effort has been made to ensure that the programme outlined above is accurate at the time of printing, TeAM reserves the
right to alter the programme depending on unforeseen circumstances.
1. Register Online - Go to www.team.net.my
2. Payment - will be settled at the door. We accept cash or cheques. Cheques can be made
to “Technopreneurs Association of Malaysia”
Speaker Profiles for “Opportunities in Crisis”
Dr. Sivapalan Vivekarajah, Special Advisor to TeAM
Dr. Siva comes from a diverse background of 20 years of regional entrepreneurship in manufacturing, corporate
consulting, corporate finance and venture capital consulting in Asia. He holds a Ph.D in Venture Capital studies from
the University of Edinburgh in Scotland; an MBA (with Distinction) from University of Hull, UK; an LLB (Hons) from
University of London and is also a qualified Chartered Secretary. He is also the Founder & Past President of the
Technopreneurs Association of Malaysia (TeAM) and currently its Advisor.
Dr. Siva is known for his candid and unconventional views on entrepreneurship, business and the economy and is a
popular speaker, panelist and writer. He has spoken at conventions and seminars across the world from Asia to the
USA including such distinguished institutions as the University of San Francisco and University of Texas (USA),
Universities of Edinburgh, Nottingham, London City University in the UK, Gent (Belgium) and at universities in
Malaysia and Thailand on the topics of Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, Strategy and Business. Dr. Siva also taught
Strategic Management for 2 years at the University of Edinburgh Management School and was a guest lecturer on
Entrepreneurship for the University of Nottingham MBA program and for undergraduates at University of Edinburgh.
Leo Ariyanayakam, CEO Scicom (MSC) Berhad
Mr. Leo Ariyanayakam is the Chief Executive Officer and Group Executive Director of Scicom (MSC) Berhad a MESDAQ
listed Company. Under his guidance, Scicom has won several major international industry awards, including “the
2007 Contact Centre Service Provider of the Year”, as conferred by Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Telecoms Awards in
2007. The Group is now widely regarded as one of the premier contact centre and BPO providers within the industry,
with an unblemished performance record. He has been instrumental in building Scicom as the leader in contact
centre outsourcing, BPO, training and customer relationship management consulting solutions in the Asia Pacific
region, and is a respected visionary and leader in this rapidly growing industry. On 7 October 2006, he was appointed
as the President of the Customer Relationship Management and Contact Centre Association (Malaysia). He was
further re-elected as the President for a two-year term in 2008. In June 2007, he was selected as one of Malaysia’s
Outstanding Entrepreneurs at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in
Biochemistry. He does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of Scicom and is
not aware of any conflict of interest with Scicom.
Mark Chang, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, JobStreet Berhad.
Mr. Mark Chang obtained his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin,
USA in 1988 and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
in 1990. Prior to founding MOL Online Sdn Bhd in 1995 and subsequently JobStreet.com in 1997, Mark was with
Kendall International, a US healthcare company, for six years, starting as a process engineer in 1990 before being
promoted to manufacturing manager in 1992 and regional director of sales and marketing for Malaysia in 1994.
Peter T. S. Ng, Group President, UCSI-Blue Ocean Strategy Regional Centre
Over the course of 20 years, and armed with 2 degrees from Canada (one in Computer Science and the other in
Psychology), Peter Ng Tong Se, at the age of 24, founded, guided and nourished UCSI always ensuring integrity,
stability, and – above all else – quality. He obtained his Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) from
Herriot-Watt University, UK in 1994 while building and running the institution. Peter Ng has been the CEO and
President of UCSI since its inception, and was eventually appointed Vice Chancellor when it was granted University
College status in 2003. Even before the country of Malaysia made its call for being the regional hub for
educational excellence, Mr. Ng was already presenting Malaysia as a centre of quality education and training to