Ir. Dr. Karl Ng

Ir. Dr. Karl Ng

Vice President, Digital Health & Digital Cities, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

As Director of the Data Economy Division, Dr Karl leads MDEC’s efforts in getting numerous organizations to leverage on the power of data to make strategic business decisions, improve operational competences and drive revenue growth to create a new and innovative business models and at national level contribute towards the well-being of citizens.

The Data Economy endeavor includes driving the impact of key technologies such as Big Data Analytics (BDA) and Internet of Things (IoT) via a two-pronged strategy of growing the local supply of such solutions via industry development programs and while carrying out digital transformation on the demand side. Dr Karl is currently driving the development of the national Artificial Intelligence Framework.

He holds a Bachelor degree in Engineering from The University of Birmingham, United Kingdom and MBA with Distinction and Doctor of Business Degrees from Charles Sturt University, Australia. He is also a Chartered and Professional Engineer. He sits in advisory board of several universities in Malaysia and has served as judge in international Entrepreneurship and Innovation awards including EY Entrepreneur of the Year Malaysia from 2012-2016.

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Effective Management of Smart City Data Through Urban Observatories

  • How urban observatories initiative can help manage city data more efficiently.
  • Challenges and opportunities of inter-agency big data integration.
  • Inducing data sharing and progressing advanced analytics through observatory hubs.
  • Implementing urban observatories at national, state and local levels.