The Ares Virtual Roundtable

An exclusive online discussion for business leaders in Malaysia

Hosted by Dell Technologies, The Ares Virtual Roundtable is set up to offered an intimate online forum for business leaders from prominent firms in Malaysia. 

Our discussions are very much inclusive and involve all the wealth of experience from the senior peers.

Will Digital Help Us Thrive in this New Reality?

At the beginning of 2020, no one could have imagined the economic disruption that we were about to experience. And now, even the most optimistic predictions indicate that recovery will take a long time and it is likely that Business will never look the same again.

A number of studies show that countries and organisations with better digital readiness have experienced less of a slowdown as they were able to quickly adapt their business models. Some of the factors which ease the adaptation process are having a more developed payment and business platform, a remote working culture and improved infrastructures.

Many companies have put temporary strategies in place to help their businesses survive, and are now evaluating what it will take to go from “doing it light” to “doing it right”.

  • What are some of the hurdles and challenges that business leaders are facing as a direct result of the global pandemic?
  • What measures are IT leaders implementing to overcome these challenges?
  • How can digital transformation help businesses survive the new normal? Which are the best business strategies for digital readiness?

10:20 am: Guests to check-in online
10:30 am: Welcome by The Ortus Club
10:40 am: Introduction of participants
10:50 am: Short address from Dell Technologies
11:00 am: Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group
11:30 am: End of session

Dell Technologies helps organizations and individuals build their digital future and transform how they work, live and play. The company provides customers with the industry’s broadest and most innovative technology and services portfolio for the data era.

Thursday, 16th of July, 2020

10:30 AM (GMT+8)

Attended by:

COO at Columbia Asia Healthcare 
Chief Human Capital Officer at SME Bank
Chief Scientist and Head of Research & Technology at Petronas
Head of Business Intelligence & CX at Foodpanda
Head of Consumer Services IT at Ambank Group
Head of the Transformation Management Office at Tenaga Nasional Berhad
Head of Process & Systems at Foodpanda
Head of Business Excellence & Industrial Engineering at Flex
Senior VP at AmBank 
Director of Corporate Strategy & Planning at Great Eastern Malaysia
Director at CIMB Group Islamic

Hosted by:


Dell Solutions
Provided by Intel®

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