SEA Director at SOSV
Navin is based in SEA (South-East Asia) and focuses on startups expanding in the region or entering ASEAN from China, Australia, South Asia, North America, and Europe. Starting with Singa-Lumpur (Singapore-Malaysia) and then Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, and Vietnam, he builds partnerships and alliances in the region including governments, carriers/telcos, media, tech (TMT), and corporations. He help companies understand the regional landscape and link investors to build better networks by doing Market BD.
Prior to SOSV, Navin was a senior manager of Microsoft ecosystems in the region. He was also an Editor from Singapore Press Holdings tech media, and held a senior role in IDG. Navin has also founded a startup during the 1997 Asian economic crisis, organised a VR hackathon in Beijing with the Chinese government and Coke, advised a number of Asian aerospace hackathons & governments, mentors, and speaks at conferences.
Product Manager at Funding Societies
Serial hackathoner who specializes in pitching, business strategy, frontend engineering, and product development. Has vast experience in building MVP that solves real business problems. Currently a regional product manager in Funding Societies.
Participated in 58 hackathons regionally since 2014. 8 times Champion and 22 other winnings to date. Usually the ideator and pitcher within his hackathon team, he is also versed in UI/UX design and coding. Despite being a one-man team, he was awarded champion in a past hackathon. Tien's passion for hackathon has led him to co-found Hackathon Kaki (ASEAN's largest hackathon community)
Founder and Director at Content Capital Sdn Bhd
Wan Adli carries almost two decades of experience in implementing IT solutions to corporate clients. He specializes in e-learning, web-based development. Previous professional experience includes serving as the Technical Director for a subsidiary of a public listed Singapore company for 3 years.
Founded his first company, Content Capital Sdn Bhd, in 2003. The company has served numerous corporate bodies and government agencies solving their enterprise e-learning needs. This includes building the one and only official eLearning platform for the government of Malaysia, serving 1.6 million government servants.
CEO & Founder at Evenesis - Y Us
Yusno founded his company with a bold vision to create a comprehensive event ecosystem that involves event planners, participants and suppliers. This led to the creation ofEvenesis (www.evenesis.com), a complete cloud-based end-to-end event management system and Venueville (www.venue-ville.com), the ideal venue deal maker. Recently, Yusno was awarded the Most Influential Leaders in MICE Industry at the Global MICE & Luxury Travel Congress and Awards 2020.
Geek-in-Command of Brand Geeks Inc
Manisah is the co-founder, hustler and driving force of Brand Geeks Inc. Her strategic marketing and organisational skills have been honed over 14 years of corporate experience in taxation, advisory, litigation and corporate banking. This has been further refined as an entrepreneur and business owner upon joining Brand Geeks Inc in 2012.
Manisah has since shared her expertise in strategic marketing, organisational development and legal strategy to over 200 Turbocharge Bootcamp participants as well as 20 consultancy clients. Known for her astute and searing insight into what can make or break a startup’s early life, her no-holds-barred guidance is exactly the type of honest communication needed in this industry. She has even provided guidance and advice internationally, as a mentor with both the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and Business Professional Women’s Organisation.
UX Consultant at Cnergy, Multimedia University
Ts Dr Chui Yin WONG is currently a Consultant at Cnergy, a commercial arm of Multimedia University (MMU). She is also a Senior Lecturer at Faculty of Creative Multimedia (FCM), MMU. She played a role as an Industrial R&D Liaison for Interface Design (ID) Department at FCM in the past to nurture UI-UX designers and bridge the gap between academic-research with industries. Her areas of expertise are user experience (UX), user interface design, and Gerontechnology. She has been working on numerous UX consulting services, training programs and research grant projects at national and international levels on website, software, mobile, and service design.
Despite graduating with a law degree, Tevanraj decided to venture into tech, which happened to be the best choice he ever made.
He started his career as a software developer and now practices DevOps and SRE. Previously, he was part of DevOps team at AirAsia where he took up the challenge of innovation and scalability. Occasionally, he advises start-ups on technical aspects, growth and UI/UX while experimenting with new technologies.
He spends time giving talks and organising tech meetups. He is the organiser for local tech group KualaLumpurJS, JuniorDev MY and co-organiser for DevOps Malaysia. Previously, he organised RubyConf MY 18.
Chief Geek of Brand Geeks Inc
Silmyi is the founder, dreamer and creative force behind Brand Geeks Inc. Determined to establish a firm that pushes boundaries and creates impact, he brings with him years of extensive experience in the legal field, post-graduate education in branding and marketing, brand consultancy and design expertise, tech affinity and start-up experience for the single purpose of nurturing legendary emerging brands.
Since 2006, Silmyi has completed branding projects for international clients, government agencies, startups and SME’s and continues to explore the outer limits of branding possibilities with clients and the Geeks alike. Silmyi’s passion and perfection in branding and design now extends yo UI/UX strategy & design as well as marketing technology.
Data Engineer at Aiculus
I have been a data engineer in multiple startups and do a little of everything in those businesses. I can do and advise on anything data, AI/ML, product, and software at a decent level, I regularly work with data and product management. I have some experience in participating hackathons and can provide useful and practical advice for anything you need.
Associate Director, Cloud & Technology at YYC
Currently an Associate Director of Cloud & Technology at YYC Holdings. I ensure clients understand the needs of current and potential cloud technology trends while assisting in their digital transformation process.
With almost 2 decades of experience in IT & related industries, I currently focus on digital transformation, business process remodeling & optimization and various technologies on productivity & cloud platforms. Besides that, I work actively to grow the local ISV, startups & technopreneur ecosystem. Prior to this, I served as a certified solution architect, learning consultant, technical trainer, project manager, programmer, front-end developer, graphic designer etc.
Associate Professor at UUM
I am currently an associate professor who also serves as the Deputy Dean at the School of Creative Industry Management & Performing Arts, Universiti Utara Malaysia. I won gold medals for innovative products in numerous exhibitions at national and international level and successfully led two projects funded by national grants for the past five years. I published over 100 articles in the renowned journals and proceedings mostly Scopus-indexed. My research interests include UX in virtual reality design, development and evaluation; game design; and virtual heritage. I am looking forward to collaborate with individuals who share similar interests.
Creator of Forkwell Coronavirus Hack at Forkwell.io
Startups, tech, and innovation has always been a passion.
Here's a few quick things about me and my work:
1) I'm ex-Uber and ex-SOCAR but now working for a Japanese startup!
2) I've created Uber's very first virtual trip to onboard thousands of Uber drivers
3) I help build a community of software developers and data scientists (To support our builders and writers of the World's code!⚡️)
4) I've created the Forkwell Coronavirus Hack to help find relevant solutions to Covid19 back in March 2020
5) And I believe.. there will always be incredible technology in the World, but it's the people behind it that really matter!
Enterpise Sales Consultant
Extensive experience in Enterprise Infrastructure Sales, Business Development & Product / Pricing Management, Sales opportunities initial sales-cycle creation up till closure. Well-versed in multiple areas including installed-based, competitive attack and whitespace, with a focus on Public Sector verticals. Strong network of channel partners and colleagues throughout Malaysia.
CEO and Co-Founder at Aegis Associates
Rashdan is the CEO & Co-Founder at Aegis Associates , a Blockchain & Fintech Consultancy working with clients in digital banking, e-payments and crypto-token utilization.
He is currently the President of Starc.Asia, a technology think-tank dedicated to advising ministers, top public servants and C-suite corporate figures on the application of emerging technologies including enterprise data analytics, blockchain, artificial intelligence , augmented reality and augmented intelligence.
He has been conferred multiple awards including a Silver Medal for MTEX, Silver Medal for ITEX and a Gold Medal for PECIPTA.
Rashdan has a wide experience in assessing technologies and technology trends having been involved in evaluating startup funding for MDEC and TERAJU funds.
Since 2014, Din has been actively involved within the Malaysian Startup scene as a mentor, judge, moderator for Hackathons and events such as AirAsia Hackathon, MAB Hackathon, GRAB Data Hackathon, SME Corp Hack, TM RE Hackathon, to name a few. Thus, he is currently known in the Startup community as a community builder and mentor. He was in charge of the TM Startup program for partnership funnel and corporate innovation program and has worked closely with MaGIC, MDEC and Malaysian / Singapore Accelerators. He was elected as an AWS Scout for the AWS Activate Program in 2020 to help bootstraps Startups to kick-start their journey and expansion.
His vast experience encompass telco environments from back end to customer support to product development and digital products including app development, process simplification and RPA (Robotic Process Automation), UC (RCS, FLOW),API and VAS Partnership.
Organizer of JOMLAUNCH Asia Virtual Conference
Iszuddin is the organizer of JOMLAUNCH and also JOMLAUNCH Asia. Prior to that, Iszuddin served as CTO to Xentral Methods Sdn Bhd, which brings you E-Sentral.com. His passion is in web development and nurturing the tech community in the country to create and launch their projects.
Co-founder & CEO at RunCloud
I’ve started my first business since college as a computer science student as a web, mobile app, and games designer and developer.
Post-graduation, I started Cool Code, a software house company with two partners, Jebat and Amir. My company has expanded from a side business for pocket money to a company with 20+ in-house developers. Within three years, we have served multiple big-name clients and have over 3 million app downloads.
Now I lead RunCloud, a company aimed to simplify server management for developers and businesses. Today, RunCloud is a fast-growing company and manages over 230,000 web applications from over 100+ countries around the world in just three years.
Co-Founder/CEO at Grand Success Alliance Sdn Bhd
I am a serial entrepreneur and a running coach. I have 14 years working experience both in Finance and in Sales & Marketing and been running businesses in the last 10 years. I am a Certified Assessor under the Great Britain College Consortium (GBCC), Garmin Sports Certified Running Coach, Certified Mental Toughness Coach (USA), as well as a CEO of a company. One of my more meaningful projects was the Bumiputra Entrepreneur Program, wherein the initial intention was to help create job opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs from the lower income category. Thereafter, through empowering them with the skills and knowledge, some of them went on to become successful entrepreneurs.
Co-founder and CEO of Random Collectives
I had 6 startups. Mainly in tech and tech/social innovation. I am heavily involved in all aspects of entrepreneurship. From idea development to commercialisation to growth. I have also contributed to the Nation by creating and building the tech entrepreneur ecosystem.
Additionally, I was heavily involved in policy for the tech and social entrepreneur industry that covers everything from idea management to growth. I also lead a team in bringing new ideas on how the Government can better engage the community through empowerment and genuine engagement. I had introduced open data and open government to the Ministries. I was also deeply involved in the bumi agenda.
CEO/Co-Founder of Hanafundme
Angie co-founded Hanawomen Hub (A boutique size Women Cowork & Event Space) and Hanafundme.com (Crowdfunding Platform for Women & Causes). She drives both platforms growths as well as brand building, and her forte is working with the community and nurturing partnerships.
She’s also passionate about animals welfare, conservation of environment and people who are economically challenged where she embarked on a Community Box initiative in 2017 (a two year project) with a local mall in Kuala Lumpur where shoppers can donate non-perishable food & hygiene supplies to be distributed to the less fortunate. The project has successfully benefited 50 recipients that consisted of various orphanages within Klang Valley, the orang asli community, the hardcore poor as well as various animal shelters.
Senior Experience Design Researcher at UUM
Dr. Idyawati Hussein believes that UX research and design can improve the existing systems to give better experience to its targeted audience. Dr Idya has been working in the UX field for almost 20 years. Her PhD was about UX Design Practices in Malaysian industry. She has been attached to MDEC and MIMOS before joining the university, UUM, Sintok.
She has a high passion in the Startup ecosystem and funnelling the right talent to the workforce. She offers UX upskill/reskill and UX for products, services and systems in digital transformation. She inspires change and creates value to improve results and performance.
CEO at YouthsToday Sdn Bhd
Jazz Tan is the CEO and founder of YouthsToday.com. Award winner of Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia, Top 40 under 40 Prestige magazine and the Best ICT in ASEAN region. Founder of the largest youth online engagement platform in Malaysia, Jazz is a social entrepreneur, strategist and an inspirational figure to set course and help young people to thrive at their fullest potential.
Over the years as an entrepreneur, Jazz has successfully launched over 3000 youth development projects across the country and inspired more than 500,000 youths in Malaysia. Looking at the current growth and rate that the platform is growing, Jazz strives to move forward with global expansion and gathering more like-minded entrepreneurs, NGOs and communities to embark on a journey of nation building with the youths.
Jazz believes youths are the backbone of every country's economy, growth and future that will create revolutions and solutions to both the community and the people at large. Jazz's mission and vision would be expanding to the global region and form strong partnerships with all stakeholders of countries and leaders to create positive change to the society.
Founder & CEO at Devs Asia
Heislyc Loh is a community builder and thought leader on technology startups and entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia.
He founded StartupMamak in 2011, a community 18000 users strong for tech startup explorers, talents and founders to exchange knowledge and connections.
He is also the Managing Director of Founder Institute Malaysia, the world's premier startup launch program for talented entrepreneurs in 180 different cities.
Heislyc is currently growing Devs Asia as a platform to gather top tech talents to help businesses outsource their mobile application and software product development.
University Lecturer (DS54) at Universiti Utara Malaysia
Currently, I am the Head of Research Unit at MCMC-UUM MakerSpace Laboratory, School of Computing, UUM. Received Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Electronics, Telecommunication and Computer Engineering from University of Bradford, the UK in 1999. Received Master and Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology in 2002 and 2011 respectively.
Held several university posts, including Head of Technology Management Department and Head of Computer Science Department. Involved in Long-term Research Grant Scheme (LRGS), Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), and other research schemes by the government as well as industrial grants.
DroneTech & 4IR Ecosystem Enabler at Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation
Farhan currently leads the DroneTech & 4IR Ecosystem development in Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). He had served private corporations and multinationals across various industries prior to joining the government agency tasked to position Malaysia as the Heart of Digital ASEAN. With his management consultant, engineering and entrepreurship background, he advises startup companies in business strategy, market insights (product market fit), funding, corporate collaboration & government relation.
Senior Lecturer at Universiti Putra Malaysia
Dr. Noris Mohd Norowi is a Senior Lecturer at the Multimedia Department, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia. She has a PhD in Computer Music from the University of Plymouth, United Kingdom, as well as a Master of Science in Multimedia Systems and a degree in Computer Science (Majoring in Multimedia), both from the Universiti Putra Malaysia. She belongs to the Human-Computer Interaction Research group, where the focus of her research include Artificial Intelligence in Music, Immersive Technologies, Sound Cognition, and Sound Synthesis.
Currently she is the Membership Chair of ACM SIGCHI Kuala Lumpur Chapter (myHCI-UX).
She has a deep passion for traditional Malaysian music, where she had worked on several projects to automatically classify them into their respective genres. She is a self-proclaimed 'Gendangist' and plays tradional percussion instruments such as the Gendangs, Gongs, and Kompang to name a few.
She used to be a Gamelan player, performing under the Pusat Kebudayaan dan Kesenian Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, UPM's Gamelan group.
While in Plymouth, she had also joined the Balinese Gamelan group named 'Chandra Gita Suara' at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Plymouth.
Head, Apex Incubator at Technology Park Malaysia
28 years of industry experience in startup business development, product commercialization and technology business incubation. Certified Master Trainer (HRDF/PSMB) and INSKEN BisKaunselor
Senior Lecturer at Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM)
Ts. Dr. Muhammad Haziq Lim Abdullah is a senior lecturer at the Department of Interactive Media, Faculty of Information and Communication Technology, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM). He is involved in various computing technology projects in the areas of Assistive Technology, Serious Games, Augmented Reality and Interaction Design.
Lecturer at Universiti Utara Malaysia
An Associate Professor in Interactive Media at the Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM). Apart from academic matters, currently he serves as a Webmaster to monitor the UUM official website and social media content. He is also a mentor for Utara Creativepreuneur Incubator Programme sponsored by MOHE since 2018. His research project focuses on creative & virtual heritage content, web development, game-based learning, comics for learning, and edutainment.
Currently his work emphasizes on location-based augmented reality for cultural heritage sites for Melaka. By looking at his research potential, Syamsul received several research awards at both national and international levels and his recent awards are Gold Medal and Special Awards from PECIPTA2019 Exhibition.
Director at NH REVO RESOURCES
I have a combination of 6 years of experience as a Business Development Consultant and 7 years experience in the field of student counseling which specializes in conducting training, business coaching and mentoring. I also specialize in helping a client in developing and preparing the project proposal, investment proposal, business plan, event and activities proposal and end financing proposal.
My previous achievements are as program owner for BAHTERA Malaysia 2017, as a Speaker for Islamic Countries Youth Entrepreneurship Network (ICYEN 2017) under OIC (57 Islamic Country) and Malaysia Youth Council with the topic of “ Digitalization Entrepreneurship”, as one of the Best Potential Award winner in Korea Samsung Global Startup Accelerator Program 2018 (YODCO project), as Winner of Anugerah Belia Perdana Negara Peringkat Negeri Johor 2019 (Woman Categories-Entrepreneurship), as Winner of Design Thinking Workshop and Competition 2019 organized by The Xpress Train, and as Winner “A Notable Networker Award In Recognition Of Outstanding Performance In Business Network International (Transcend Chapter) BNI Malaysia Southern Region.
Head of Assistant Directors at The National Book Council of Malaysia (MOE)
Adibah is an optimistic leader who always get thrilled over the challenging processes of conceptualizing, materializing, and managing new projects.
She has 18 years of experience at different spheres of Malaysian Education system. Always a teacher at heart, she believes in bringing out the best in others. Her strengths are strategic planning for educational organizations as well as internationalization of Malaysian literary works.
She envisions beautiful Malaysian digital school environment with great emphasis on books and reading for pleasure.
Anyone ready to share her dreams and take up the challenges?