Strengthening Digital Horizon for a Thriving DX

Ts. Saiful Bakhtiar Osman

Ts. Saiful is a seasoned multiple-awards winning CIO with an MBA. He is currently the Head of IT, Shared Services for PNB Commercial, the Real Estate subsidiary of Permodalan Nasional Berhad, a premier Fund Management company in Malaysia.

He was listed as the Global Top 200 CIO, by the Global CIO Forum, for 4 years in a row, namely 2023, 2022, 2021 and 2020, as a recognition of his achievement in the industry. He was also ranked as the Top CIO for ASEAN in 2023 (CIO100), 2021 (CIO75), 2020 (CIO50) and 2019 (CIO50) by Foundry (previously known as IDG).

He brings with him a 23-years of experience in diverse industries such as Real Estate, Fund Management, Oil & Gas, Financial & Banking, as well as in the Economic Regulatory Body. He is a registered Professional Technologist (Ts.) under the Malaysian Act 768 which is governed by the Malaysia Board of Technologists.

He has broad experience in IT Management, Strategic Planning, IT Security, Digital Transformation, Project Management, Risk Management and Business Continuity. He holds the ISACA’s CISM and CRISC certifications, PRINCE2 Project Management, ISC2 Certified in Cybersecurity, SCRUM Master (Agile Project Management), ITIL Practitioner and Intermediate (v2 & v3), Microsoft’s MCSA, IATA’s Aviation Cyber Security and IBM’s Lotus Notes Specialist.

He is also actively participating in IT events and summits as a Speaker, Panelist or Moderator, both locally and cross border, as his way of giving back to the industry by sharing his knowledge and experience.

2024 Speakers and Facilitators

Raymond Siva

Senior Vice President, Digital Investment

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

Gaurav Sharma

Chief Information Officer

MMC Port Holdings Sdn Bhd

James Thang

Group Chief Information Officer

UCSI Group Holdings Sdn. Bhd. Bhd

Erik Looi

Chief Information Officer

AllianceCorp Manufacturing Sdn Bhd

Wing Yuen Loon

Chief Technology Officer

Kapital DX

Zainol Zainuddin

Chief Technology Officer


Ts. Dr. Ismamuradi Bin Abdul Kadir

Chief Information Security Officer

Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad

Vinesh Thiruchelvam

Chief Innovation & Enterprise Officer

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

Raymond Davadass

Founder & CEO


Dr Carrine Teoh Chooi Shi

Vice President

ASEAN CIO Association

Dinesh Barathy Dason

Regional Director of Information Technology


Raja Segaran

Director/Head of Strategy, Research and Insights

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

Terence Tan

Director IT, Business Relationship Management & Applications - Global Tech Services

Herbalife Nutrition

Saw Shin Yi

Director of Business Development

Tencent Cloud International

Budiman Bujang

Head of Digital Strategy & Innovation

Johor Corporation

Ganeshbabu Nagarajan

Head of Cloud Acceleration & Data Centre Migration

Standard Chartered Bank

Ts. Saiful Bakhtiar Osman

Head of IT - Shared Services

PNB Commercial Sdn Berhad

Peggy Gan

Digital Transformation Evangelist

Mohd Hanapi Bisri

Head of Group ICT

Petra Energy Berhad

Frank Liew

Country Manager - Malaysia & Brunei


Sahana Sekar

Lead - Product Marketing