“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.
REGISTRATION & NETWORKING (Refreshment Provided)
3.30 – 4.00 pm
4.00 – 4.10 pm
By: Mr Stephen Chia, TeAM President
4.10 – 4.20 pm
By: En Roslan Bakri Zakaria , Director Technopreneur Development
Division, Multimedia Development Corporation
4.20 – 4.30 pm
By: Dr. Sivapalan Vivekarajah, Special Advisor to TeAM
Mr Peter Tan, COO, UCSI-Blue Ocean Strategy Regional Centre
4.30 – 4.45 pm
Mr Leo Ariyanayaka, CEO Scicom (MSC) Berhad
4.45 – 5.00 pm
Mr Mark Chang, CEO Jobstreet Berhad
5.00 – 5.15 pm
Forum Question & Answer Session / End
5.15 – 6.45 pm
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”
3. 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 Tan, COO, UCSI-Blue Ocean Strategy Regional Centre
Peter Tan the Chief Operations Officer and founding member of UCSI Blue Ocean Strategy Regional Centre (UCSI BOSRC). He
is also the Senior Business Strategist of the UCSI Education Group. He has a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Engineering as
well as an MBA. He has a wide range of experiences in senior management, entrepreneurship, business start-ups, training,
consulting and project management.Prior to his current position, he was the founder, principal and shareholder of Sekolah
Sri Sedaya a private primary and secondary school where he remains as director and shareholder. Before that he was the
CEO of TVR Sports (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, a car manufacturing company which was involved in making the hand-built TVR
Chimaera, a two-seater, high performance sports car. He was involved in all phases of the company right from feasibility
study to plant set up, production, product launch, marketing and export. He had also spent five years in Cycle and Carriage
Bhd in various senior positions in rapid successions – Project Engineer, Plant Engineer, Assembly Plant Manager and Deputy
General Manager of Marketing. Prior to this, he was the Director of Engineering School in Federal Institute of Technology
which had trained thousands of technologists for the country. He has been responsible for starting up several new business
ventures including car export, Skin Science Centre, international school, trading, and private school.