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SGAM 2013 Activities
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IBM z-Series "Leveraging The Strength of IBM System z Security" – Feb 26,2013

The training held at Berjaya Times Square Hotel, KL, was conducted by Mr Greg Boyd from IBM System z WW Lab Services, USA, covering topics such as crypto functionality and hardware available on System z, System SSL and IPSEC, and database encryption.  It was attended by 23 participants of z-Series users and technical questions were skilfully answered by Greg during the "Technical Deep Dive" session.

SGAM Bowling Tournament 2013 – March 3,2013

This popular event held at Sunway Pyramid attracted a total of 38 teams with a total of 152 players, comprising of 114 men and 38 ladies.  After a tense competition, the team championship goes to HSBC Bank Team 1 , 1st runners-up to Tabung Haji,  2nd runners-up to  OCBC Bank and 3rd runners-up was won by HeiTech Padu.  Players thoroughly enjoyed the tournament and it was well worth waking up early on this Sunday morning to participate.

SGAM Futsal Tournament 2013 – March 10,2013

This event was held at Sports Planet Shah Alam and a total of 23 teams participated with 280 players and supporters present.  There were quite a few hard fought matches between the teams.  However, after the dust has settled, the team from Proton Parts emerged victorious with a thin margin of 2 – 1 over second-placed Nestle Products.  Prizes for 2nd runners-up goes to UOB Bank and 3rd runners-up to Standard Chartered Bank (Scope International).  Once again it was an eventful Sunday with SGAM members networking well through sports.

ITIL Workshop – June 25 & 26, 2013

This Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) workshop received overwhelming response with more than 30 participants registered, was successfully conducted at Hotel Istana, KL on June 25 & 26,2013.

SGA Masters Invitational 2013 Golf Tournament - September 21,2013

 The SGA Masters Invitational 2013 held on September 21,2013 at Perangsang Templer Golf Club, Rawang was attended by 62 member players.  Tee off at 7.45am proceeded smoothly after a hearty breakfast coupled with the fine weather.  All the players thoroughly enjoyed the social networking and fierce competition.  The prize giving ceremony and lucky draws were held during lunch concluding an eventful and enjoyable morning of great golf.  Congratulations to the winners of the two categories:

Medal A (End-User Member) -  Champion   YAZID BAHARIM from Telekom Malaysia                                                                                                                                      -  Runner Up     LEE TECK CHONG  from RHB Bank

Medal B (Vendor Member)      -  Champion    EUGENE LOKE  from EDS                                                                                                                                                            -  Runner Up    KOH ENG KIONG  from Compuware

A big thank you to all sponsors:  

Powerware,  Dimension Data,  ISA Technologies,  AVnet Solutions,  Compuware,  Aldan Technology 


SGAM Annual Conference & ICT Awards 2013 -October 8 & 9, 2013

This annual event held at Genting Highlands International Convention Centre on Oct 8-9,2013 was attended by 280 delegates and exhibitors.  The conference as usual showcased IT products exhibited by our Platinum and Gold Sponsors as well as many IT vendors, who are SGAM members, at their respective booths.

The conference was officiated by YBhg Datuk Mohd. Badlisham Ghazali, CEO of Multimedis Development Corporation (MDec).

There were ten main tent topics and seven breakout sessions for the duration of the two-day conference. Guest Speakers Dr Khoo Keng Hor (on Sun Tzu Art of War),  Cik Rafidah Mat Isa (on Social Media),  Mr Ricky Wong (on Taking Charge of Your Life),  Encik Hamzan Arshad (on A Survivor’s Journey) and Dr Amir Farid (on Managing Stress) provided some light  moments amidst the various technology centric presentations by SGAM Sponsors and vendors.

SGAM ICT Awards 2013 were presented to five organizations for their IT  innovative initiatives implemented in their respective organizations during the year, namely:

1.      Tenaga Nasional Bhd. -  “Business Intelligence in TNB  

2.      Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Bhd. – “Server Consolidation & Optimization                                                                                    (SCO) Programme”

3.      eGenting Holdings Sdn. Bhd. -  Electronic System Access Request (eSAR)

4.      Malayan Banking Bhd.  -  Regional Cash Management System

5.      EPF  -  Establishment Of Testing Framework at EPF 

All the award winners presented their respective achievements and graciously shared their experience with the delegates in the spirit of knowledge sharing within the SGAM member community.

Once again, it was another successful conference and all the planning and hard work that went into hosting this event were worth it.


 4th SGAM Treasure Hunt – November 9-10, 2013

The 4th SGAM Treasure Hunt event started on a cool Saturday morning from the KL Bird Park in Lake Gardens.  Long before the early sunrise at 7.00am, 89 participants representing 23 teams from SGAM member organizations were already registering and collecting their tulips and breakfast.  As soon as all participants were ready, the event organizer briefing was conducted regarding the last minute instructions.  The contingent was flagged off by Mr. Lee Kong Hor,  Vice Chairman of SGAM and also the Treasure Hunt Organizing Chairman. 

The convoy of cars then took off towards the sea side resort of Swiss Garden Golf & SPA Resort , Damai Laut in Lumut.

Along the long journey, all participants “hunted” for answers based on the tulips and clues provided along the various towns.  The 250km journey took participants along the old trunk roads, reaching the final station at the Resort after approximately 6-8 hours, in the late afternoon.

After a refreshing rest, participants were treated to a sumptuous sea food dinner at the sea fronting restaurant, followed by a presentation by the event organizer, showing the participants photographed candidly at various stops in action.   

Finally, it was time to announce the winners where Team - Just 4 Fun from HSBC emerged Champion followed by runners-up Team - Fun Hunters also from HSBC and third place Team - EPFIT from EPF.  The night ended with a karaoke session for those who still had the energy to sing along.

Based on feedbacks, participants thoroughly enjoyed themselves during this week-end event,  to be away from their busy work schedule.

We would like to convey our appreciation to our Platinum Sponsor (IBM Malaysia) and Gold Sponsors (Silverlake Systems, Verity Solutions/Sourcefire and Basis Bay) for their sponsorship and support, making this event possible.



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