International Digital Economy Conference Sarawak

International Digital Economy Conference Sarawak (IDECS) is an annual conference which is hosted by the Sarawak State Government in collaboration with Sarawak Multimedia Authority. IDECS 2022 marks the 5th instalment of the digital economy conference in Sarawak with the theme “Decoding Big Data For Environmental & Energy Sustainability”. The conference will be held on 21 – 22 June 2022 at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK), Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

In light of the global pandemic COVID-19, IDECS 2022 will be hybrid where day 1 (21st June 2022) is a live event at BCCK with only 500 participants attending and other will be via Webinar. For Day 2 (22nd June 2022), all track will be via Webinar.

IDECS 2022 will once again under the patronage of the Right Honorable Premier of Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg, and will see Deputy State Secretary (Performance and Service Delivery Transformation) as the Conference Chairperson.

Driven by the need for Sarawak to have thriving society by 2030, this year’s theme anchored on three pillars namely economic prosperity, inclusive society and environmental sustainability. IDECS 2022 will serves as a platform for opportunities to explore and exchange ideas as well as to discuss issues related to the development, implementation, use and management of emerging technologies, and the move towards a ‘GIG’ economy.

Programme Day 1 Tuesday 21th June 2022




Arrival of VIPs


• Arrival of The Right Honourable Premier of Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari Bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg

• National and State Anthem

• Prayer Recital


Official Opening Address by The Right Honourable Premier of Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari Bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg


• Launching of IDECS 2022

• IDECS Zoom In

• Tea Break


Keynote 1: Environmental Sustainability & Hydrogen Economy by Mr. Jim Hagemann Snabe (Chairman of Maersk & Nominated Chairman Siemens)

Theme - Environmental & Energy Sustainability

In-Conversation with Mr. Jim Hagemann Snabe (Q & A) - Anita Woo


Keynote 2: Future Investments in ESG by Ms. Eileen Burbidge (Partner at Passion Capital)

Theme - Innovation

In-Conversation with Ms. Eileen Burbidge (Q & A) - Anita Woo


• Networking Lunch

• Corporate Videos


Keynote 3: Smart Data-Sharing on Digital Platform by Yang Berhormat Tuan Khairy Jamaluddin

Theme - Digital Transformation

In-Conversation with YB Tuan Khairy Jamaluddin (Q & A) - Anita Woo


Epilogue Session: Panel Discussion (TBA)

(Moderator: Anita Woo)

1. YB Tuan Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of Health Malaysia

2. YB Dr. Hazland Abang Hipni, Deputy Minister for Energy and Environmental Sustainability

3. Mr. Jim Hagemann Snabe, Chairman of Maersk & Norminated Chairman of Siemens

4. YBhg. Datu Sharbini Suhaili, Group CEO of Sarawak Energy (SEB)


MoU / MoA Exchange


Closing Remarks by The Right Honourable Premier of Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari Bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg


Tea Break


Day 1 Ends


Sarawak Digital Economy Award Dinner (Proposed Venue: Hilton Hotel)

  Day 2 Wednesday 22nd June 2022


Parallel Track 1 - Smart & Sustainability Cities by Mr. Enrique Penalosa - Former Mayor of Bogota

Moderator: Ts. Dr. Zaidi Bin Razak - CEO, Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA)

Theme: Smart & Sustainability Cities

Parallel Track 2 - Value Proposition on Big Data by Prof. Dennis Campbell - Harvard Business School

Moderator: Prof. Jugdutt (Jack) Singh - Chief Scientist & Chief Advisor for Digital Economy

Theme: Big Data Analytics


Parallel Track 3 - TBA by Mr. Ng Lang - Chief Executive Officer, Land Transport Authority Singapore

Moderator: Ybhg. Datu Buckland Bangik - Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Transport Sarawak (MOTS)

Theme: Green Transport

Parallel Track 4 - TBA by Prof. Madya Dr. Shahrul Razid Sarbini - Campus Director & Professor, University Putra Malaysia (UPM) Bintulu

Moderator: Dr. Gluma Saban - Principal Assistant Secretary of Ministry of Modernisation of Agriculture and Regional Development (MANRED) Sarawak

Theme: Agriculture Sustainability


Parallel Track 5 - AI Smart Recycling System by Mr. Arthur Huang - Founder & Chief Executive Officer, MINIWIZ

Moderator: Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Al-Khalid Bin Haji Othman - Deputy Chief Scientist & Deputy Chief Advisor for Digital Economy

Theme: Sustainable Enterprises & Start-Ups


Parallel Track 6 - TBA by Mr. Eric Cheng - Founder & Group Chief Executive Officer, Carsome

Moderator: Ms. Nadia Binti Suhaili - Director of Customer Relationship Management of Sarawak Information Systems (SAINS)

Theme: Smart Services (E-Commerce Platform)


Parallel Track 7 - TBA by Mr. Philippe Rigollet - Associate Professor of Mathematics & Statistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Moderator: Tuan Haji Japri Haji Bujang Masli - CEO of Sarawak State Library

Theme: Smart & Inclusive Communities


Parallel Track 8 - TBA by Ms. Red Hong Yi - Malaysian Contemporary Artist

Moderator: Ms. Amelia Roziman - CEO of Business Event Sarawak (BESarawak)

Theme: Creative Industries


IDECS 2022 Wrap Up by IDECS Chairperson Yang Berbahagia Datu Dr. Sabariah Putit, Deputy State Secretary (Operation)


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