Digital Week Online's Global Digital Transformation Day gathers top experts and industry leaders and showcase 4IR solutions in real case studies from around the world. The day was curated by citiesabc, openbusinesscouncil and intelligenthq, Digital Week Online's official partners.

Society 5.0 and 4IR have been the main topics in the upcoming Digital Week Online's Global Digital Transformation Day. Starting from 8.30 am GMT and running all day long until 7 pm GMT, experts, government officials from Malaysia and Pakistan and industry leaders such as Ben Goertzel, Dr. Efi Pylarinou and Edwin Diender has participated in a series of panels to give an in-depth view of how

Society 5.0

and 4IR technologies are changing society.


, the

leading global data platform for smart cities, openbusinesscouncil and intelligenthq will curate the Global Digital Transformation Day.

Global Digital Transformation Day started at 08:30 am with opening remarks.


The first main panel followed at 09:00 am and run until 10:00 am. Under the title

Digital Transformation - Society 5.0 - 4IR how to make it happen for cities and countries?, top government officials

HE Saifuddin Abdullah

- Minister of Communications of Malaysia,

Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui

- Federal Minister for Information Technology & Telecommunication Pakistan,

HE Oleksandr Bornyakov

- Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation for IT Development Ukraine, and industry representative

Dr Edwin Diender

- VP Digital Transformation Huawei will meet to provide a nation-based view to how to develop and implement Society 5.0. It will be moderated by

Dinis Guarda CEO Founder ztudium /citiesabc /

At 10:30 am, the panel

How to Reinvent Cities and Nations in a time of Covid-19?

will take place. It will feature 

Rais Hussin

- Chairman Malaysia MDEC,

Micah Walker

- CEO Grabba,

Dr Kiran Fernandes

- Associate Dean Durham University UK, Vice Chair National Commission UNESCO,

Antonio Santos

- Thought leader Ambassador Atos Siemens. Moderator

Sebastien Ginalski - director

Between 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, the panel

Government & businesses digital transformation challenges & Opportunities

gathered worldwide personalities such as

Tina Jabeen

- CEO Startup Bangladesh,

Jayne Chan

- Head of StartmeupHK at InvestHK,

Renata Ramalhosa

- Director Beta-i Brazil, Dr.

Ricardo Greenfield

- Managing Director EurA-PT. The moderator will be

Asad Sultan Strategist CEO Deutsche Malaysian Ventures.

At 1:30 pm,

Jaewon Peter Chun

- President World Smart Cities Forum,

William Wu

- CEO One4City,

Joao Bocas

- CEO at Digital Salutem will participate in the

Smart Cities – trends, opportunities and challenges

panel and moderated by

Yu Xiong -

Associate Dean International, University of Surrey, and President of UK International Innovation Centre.

Big Data and Cybersecurity for Nations and Businesses

took the stage between 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, featuring

Helen Yu -

Author Global Influencer Tech

Dr Johannes Drooghaag -

Speaker, Author, Coach,

Chuck Brooks -

Adjunct Georgetown University - Forbes writer,

Nitin Kalra

- Big Data strategist Country Manager Alqimi Group. Moderator

Aghiath Chbib - Member board techabc CEO Seecra.

More 4IR technologies were highlighted in the next panel, titled

Digital Transformation 360 - AI, Blockchain

and starting at 3:45 pm. This panel will count with the presence of

Ben Goertzel

- author Founder of SingularityNet,

Maya Zuckerman

- Author, Researcher COO Luman,

Shameer Thaha

- author Global Chief Strategy Officer at Accubits ,  Moderator

Dinis Guarda.

Between 4:45 pm– 5:45 pm

From 4IR to Society 5.0 - Sustainability, Fintech, Data, Regulations, ESG 

panel gathered

Dr. Efi Pylarinou

- Author Influencer Tech Fintech,

Kristof De Spiegeleer -

Founder ThreeFold,

Hirander Misra

- CEO Founder GMEX Group, Moderator

Hilton Supra

- Vice-Chairman of ztudium / techabc.

Building on the success of the first global gathering in May 2020, which attracted 170 top-level speakers, 60+ professional investors and 1,500 attendees, Digital Week Online will be expanding to an even bigger community of innovators and entrepreneurs on 12th-16th October with the motto: “Keeping the tech world united - changing the future! Online. For everyone.” All participants will enjoy virtual networking benefits during the entire week by joining one of the best intuitive AI-powered business matching platforms. On Oct 12th, Digital Week Online will hold the “Global Blockchain Day” where top experts will tackle topics such as DeFi, central bank digital currencies, blockchain for corporates, institutional investments and mining. Innovation Days run Oct 14-16th and are broken down by region for local tech gurus, mentors and investment community leaders to engage audiences on seven key tracks: - Covid19, impact on economies, new opportunities - Fintech - Privacy & Cyber Security - Digital Marketing - Impact & Sustainability - Corporate Innovation - Gaming & Entertainment InvestHK and Startmeup.HK, the department of the Government of the Hong Kong SAR, and Grabba (

), a leading identity verification solutions provider, have been confirmed as Gold Sponsors of Innovation and Digital Transformation Days. As in the case with citiesabc and the Society 5.0 panel, each track will be co-hosted by a reputable organization with deep expertise in that space. Global Blockchain Day (Oct 12th) is sponsored by its Platinum Sponsor - BTCU. Keeping faithful to their core community, Digital Week Online will also host a start-up competition and pitch sessions, where budding entrepreneurs will get feedback from top-investors and experts. Given the current global pandemic, they have waived the fees to participate. Digital Week Online will run until 16th October.