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Share/Guide announcement
Thursday, 13 July 2017 17:07
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Previous SGAM now newly set up and known as Share/Guide with effect from 19 April 2017 following approval from Registrar Of Societies (ROS).
 
Share/Guide Constitution and Membership terms remains the same.
 

 

Last Updated ( Monday, 30 October 2017 12:15 )
 
SGAM Annual Conference & ICT Awards 2016 (October 12-13, 2016)
Tuesday, 02 August 2016 19:54
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The SGAM management council is pleased to inform all its members and sponsors that this year's annual conference will be held Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson once again, arising from popular requests from its members.  This SGAM signature event will be held on October 12th and 13th, 2016.  The conference will showcase IT products and services by our Platinum, Gold and other sponsors.

This year, SGAM has lined up exciting and trending topics to be presented to participants as well as special events for CxOs.

We welcome potential sponsors to participate in SGAM's annual conference; by writing in to our Program Director ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

 
SGAM 2014/15 Activities
Friday, 28 March 2014 11:20
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SGAM TECHNOLOGY STUDY TRIP TO MOTOROLA & DELL, PENANG

(Jan 20 & 21, 2015)

A Technology Study Trip to Motorola & Dell in Penang was organized for 23 CIOs and senior IT Managers of end-user members.  The objectives of the trip were to enable delegates to learn how Motorola and Dell strategized their IT innovations and project management.  In addition, to seek information on their best practices for IT related procedures and processes. 

 Motorola Solutions Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. hosted the delegates at their brand new one-stop integrated design centre at INNOPLEX, Bayan Lepas and shared information regarding their enterprise manufacturing and system support.

 Dell hosted the delegates at their Dell APCC2 Factory at Bukit Mertajam and Dell SWTC (Global Command Centre, Regional Call Centre – Sales & Technical Support, Finance & Accounting, HR) at Bayan Lepas with a behind the scene view of their operations.  Impressive manufacturing procedures and processes were deployed and IT support of the operations was closely aligned to their business goals.

 In summary, it was an interesting and productive trip with all delegates enjoyed the networking and sumptuous meals, including a durian party.

 

 

SGAM Bowling Tournament 2015 – February 7,2015 (Saturday)

This popular event amongst member companies was held as usual at Sunway Pyramid Mega Lanes with the participation of 32 teams, comprising of 4 bowlers per team, totalling 128 players, 96 men and 32 ladies.  After an intense 3 games, the team championship goes to HSBC Bank Tech Team 1, 1st runners-up to Lembaga Tabung Haji,  2nd runners-up to Telekom Malaysia, and   3rd runners-up was won by ProtonParts Centre.  Bowlers thoroughly enjoyed the Saturday morning exercise and were treated to lunch and some networking amongst SGAM members.

 

 

SGA Masters Invitational 2014 - May 4, 2014 (Sunday)

The SGA Masters Invitational 2014 was held on Sunday, 4 May 2014 at Tropicana Golf & Country Resort. This year’s tournament attracted the participation of 68 golfers from vendors and users alike, with each one eyeing to become the champion in their respective categories.

Golfers started to flock Tropicana Golf Wing as early as 11am for registration. They proceeded with lunch which was served until 1pm. A group photo session was conducted at 1.20pm. By this time, all the golfers were very eager to start the game. The format of the tournament is Stableford System 36 (Shotgun). The weather was excellent at the time they teed off. However, halfway into the tournament, rain clouds gathered. Light showers started falling but it stopped after 15 minutes. Just when golfers thought that it was over, it started raining heavily. Anyway, the tournament proceeded although the downpours proved to be quite a distraction. Thank goodness, the lightning awareness system did not go off. The last flight finished at around 6.40pm.

While the tired but happy golfers went to the changing room to refresh themselves, Tropicana officials were consolidating the scorecards and worked on the final results. The much awaited prize giving ceremony started at 7.30pm whilst dinner was served. The champion for Medal A (User Category) was Encik Azlan Rashid from Affin Bank and Medal B (Vendor Category) was Mr. Goh Peng Ooi from Silverlake.

All in all, it was a successful event with all golfers enjoying themselves. A very big thank you to all our golf sponsors for this year namely ISA Technologies, ECS Astar, Dimension Data, Powerware Systems, Compuware, InsiteMY Systems and Avnet Solutions. See you again next year!

 

SGAM Futsal Tournament 2014 – April 19, 2014 (Saturday)

It was an all exciting and thrilling Saturday at the SGAM Futsal Tournament 2014 held at Sports Planet Ampang. This year's tournament saw the participation of 24 teams, each one with a mission to battle for an exclusive spot as the ultimate champion among SGAM members. The draw for grouping was conducted at 8am as scheduled, attended by the respective team captains.

The preliminary round kicked-off at 9.15am. For approximately 180 minutes, audience that consists of family, friends and colleagues of the players was served with 15 heart-thumping round robin knock-out matches. The atmosphere at the pitch was hot as if Sports Planet was hit by El-Nino! The players were on top of their game and audience were cheering for their favourite teams.

8 teams made it to quarter final after bashing their opponents to the ground. Michelle X (IBM), Bank Islam (Bank Islam), Dimension Data FC (Dimension Data), Maybank Tiger (Maybank), JTM EPF (EPF), MILO HIDUP BOLA (NESTLE), AIA IT & IT INFRA (AIA) and EKTECH (EKTECH) were the 8 that survived the preliminary round. By now, the players were already sweaty and tired but still looked sharp and determined to ensure their teams' survival to the next round.

By 1pm, Michelle X, Dimension Data, Milo Hidup Bola and EKTECH have already been denied the hope to continue the battle by Bank Islam, Maybank Tiger, JTM EPF and AIA IT & INFRA but of course it was not without a fierce fight.

Moving on to the semi-finals, were Bank Islam versus Maybank Tiger and JTM EPF versus AIA IT & INFRA. Maybank Tiger might not have scared Bank Islam enough when the latter grabbed the tiger by its mouth out of the competition with a 3 - 0 score. AIA IT & INFRA almost made it to the finals but JTM EPF beat them with an advantage of 1 goal.

Bank Islam and JTM EPF made it to the finals. It looked like both teams refuse to budge in order to win the title but when the referee blew his whistle Bank Islam emerged as the champion by viciously destroying JTM EPF motionless with 3 - 0, hence earning the bragging rights for the whole of 2014! It was certainly a victory worth to be celebrating!

The overall results were as follows:

  1. Champion - Bank Islam       
  2. 1st runner up - JTM EPF
  3. 2nd runner up - Maybank Tiger & AIA IT & Infra

All in all, it was a cheerful and successful event, and all participating teams have shown a tremendous show of sportsmanship! Thank you very much for participatiing and being such a good sport. See you next year!

 

SGAM Bowling Tournament 2014 – April 13,2014 (Sunday)

This popular event amongst member companies was held at Sunway Pyramid Mega Lanes with the participation of 42 teams, comprising of 4 bowlers per team, totalling 168 players, 126 men and 42 ladies. After an intense 3 games, the team championship goes to Tabung Haji, 1st runners-up to HSBC Bank Team 1, 2nd runners-up to Telekom Malaysia, and 3rd runners-up was won by HSBC Team 2. Bowlers thoroughly enjoyed the Sunday morning exercise and were treated to a hearty lunch and some networking amongst SGAM members.

 

PRINCE2 Fundamentals - Feb 18 & 19, 2014

This sProject Management course held at Hotel Istana from February 18 & 19, 2014 was well attended by 30 participants interested in this project management methodology. The response from member companies was overwhelming and unfortunately many participant's registrations were rejected due to restriction in the number of participants per class. Further to the 2-day training, a PRINCE2 foundation certification examination was conducted for 16 participants from this batch who requested for it.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 10 February 2015 23:30 )
 
SGAM/IBM TEC Workshops (Nov 11-12, 17 & 26,2014)
Monday, 15 December 2014 09:33
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SGAM/IBM TEC Workshops arranged and sponsored by SGAM in collaboration with IBM were offered free-of-charge to members on the following dates below: 

Nov 11-12  : Reduce Data Management Cost for Your Organisation:  Why Oracle DBA Should Care About DB2 (Information Management – DB).

Nov 17 :  The Interconnected Enterprise – SOA & Cloud Application Integration with Software & Appliance Technologies (WebSphere – WAS & MQ).

 Nov 26 :  Manage Your Growing Data Volume with A Simple, Scalable & Efficient Data Management Solution (Cloud Smarter Infrastructure – TSM).

 In total, 20 participants from various member organisations attended the workshops which were conducted in IBM Office at Plaza IBM, PJ.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 18 December 2014 18:29 )
 
SGAM Annual Conference & ICT Awards 2014 (September 3-4, 2014)
Thursday, 06 November 2014 16:27
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This annual event held at Equatorial Hotel Melaka on September 3-4, 2014 was well 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 formally officiated by Mr. Paul Moung, Managing Director, IBM Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

 There were eight main tent topics and eight breakout sessions for the duration of the two-day event.  Guest speakers, Ms Jojo Struys (on Power Of Positivity), Mr Michael Teoh (on Managing Multigenerational Workforce – Gen Y Perspective), Mr Winson Han (on GST) and Encik Noriswadi Ismail (on Personal Data Protection Act) provided some light moments amidst the various technology centric presentations by SGAM Sponsors and booth exhibitors.

 SGAM ICT Achievement Awards 2014 were presented to four member organizations for their IT innovative initiatives implemented in their respective organizations during the year, namely:

 1.       eGenting Holdings Sdn. Bhd. – “Genting Premium Hotel Superior Wireless Internet”

2.       EPF – “Data Loss Prevention”

3.       RHB Bank – “Revolution Journey For RHB Enterprise General Ledger and Procurement”

4.       Tenaga Nasional Bhd. – “myTNB Mobile Application”

 All the award winners presented their respective achievements and graciously shared their experiences 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 well worth it.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 18 December 2014 18:27 )
 
SGAM 2013 Activities
Saturday, 08 June 2013 17:32
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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.

 

 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 11 December 2013 23:52 )
 
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