Mr. Herley Abdul Hamid Agile Coach, Oil & Gas Industry, Malaysia
Herley is a versatile Project Manager with 20 years' experience in full cycle project delivery in global business transformations and process improvements with IT as the enabler. He is also an experienced and certified Scrum Master and Agile Coach with experience in transforming project delivery into agile methodology with team members distributed globally in a DevOps environment. As a certified Lean Practitioner, he also carries with himself proven learning agility and passion about continuous improvements. Herley is also an author and award-winning public speaker.
Dr. Viraj Perera Chief Executive Officer, PlaTCOM Ventures Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
Dr. Viraj is the CEO of PlaTCOM Ventures Sdn Bhd – the national technology commercialisation platform of Malaysia. Dr. Viraj's expertise lies in technology transfer, innovation and commercialisation.
Prior to being appointed as the CEO of PlaTCOM Ventures, Dr. Viraj held the position of Senior Vice President and Head of Innovation Business Opportunities (IBO) at Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM), the parent organisation of PlaTCOM Ventures Sdn Bhd.
Before moving to Malaysia, Dr. Viraj worked for Oxford University Innovation – the technology transfer company of the University of Oxford where he gathered a wealth of knowledge and experience in technology transfer and innovation commercialisation. Recently, Dr. Viraj has been recognised as one of the Top 60 Influencers in Malaysia in driving and influencing the Malaysian economy by the International Business Review magazine.
Dr. Viraj holds a PhD in Molecular Biotechnology, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology - both from RMIT University in Australia, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology from the University of Bangalore, India.
Ms. Sarah Schütte Solicitor-Advocate, Chief Executive Officer, Schutte Consulting Limited, United Kingdom
Sarah Schütte is a UK-qualified solicitor-advocate and runs her own legal and training consultancy, Schutte Consulting Limited, based in London, UK, whose motto is "Making law work for the construction and engineering industry". Sarah has over 16 years' experience as a construction and engineering lawyer, including over 10 years in industry. She works with a wide variety of industry clients, law firms, seminar organisers and educational establishments to support their projects, disputes, corporate and project risk management and insurance strategies and training programmes. She has clients in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, and Philippines, and collaborations with organisations in several other countries, including Israel, Singapore and Portugal. Sarah speaks French, German and Spanish as well as English.
Sarah advocates confident and competent contract and commercial management, and focuses on putting law in its practical and purposive context so as to equip clients and training delegates with accurate knowledge and essential skills. She has developed a niche practice in planning, programing and project management (PPM and P3M), project controls and the law. Sarah is a regular conference speaker and social media commentator. She writes a monthly "Industry Insight" column for LexisPSL UK. She is an accredited member of several industry and ADR associations, and contributes probono to industry initiatives to promote excellence in project delivery and the use of technology including BIM, AI and block chain. She collaborates with, and offers training for, members of global Chapters of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the UK Association of Project Managers (APM). Sarah is the Chair of the UK User Group of a USA-centred global project controls software company.
She is particularly interested in ethics, the impact of individual behaviour and organisational culture on project management, and the risks and rewards afforded by new technologies.
Mr. René Hillig Director – Southeast Asia, Faithful+Gould, Germany
René Hillig is Director of Southeast Asia at SNC-Lavalin's Faithful + Gould business and the Head of Corporate real Estate for Asia Pacific.
He has over 20 years' experience in the built environment having led multiple large-scale programs and commissions in the UK, Middle East, Singapore and the wider Asia Pacific region for clients such as Allianz, BlackRock, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Equinix, General Electric, GSK, the London Stock Exchange, Roche, LTA and many others.
Rene is a PMP holder of the Project Management Institute, an accredited PRINCE2 Practitioner and Certified Data Centre Professional.
Datuk Dr. Leow Chee Seng Chief Consultant, Humanology Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
Datuk Dr Leow is also a very well-acknowledged researcher, consultant and trainer, His specialised areas of research include human attitude, behaviour, strategic management, human resource and marketing. He was a consultant for UNIDO, certified trainer of International Micro Expressionists Association (IMEXA) and a trainer and lecturer of the National Academy of Public Administration and Politics, Vietnam. Currently, he sits on more than 10 editorial boards of multiple academic journals. In addition, he is the Honorary Professor of Nguyen Tat Thanh University, Vietnam and was the dean of graduate School, IIC University of Technology, Cambodia. He has written many books which include "Body Language Exposed, Selling with Heart and Soul, I See, I Hear and I Conquer, Trapping the Cunning Fox, The Flintstones Management, Ordinary People Extraordinary Leadership, To Eat or To Be Eaten: Managing Millennial, Love Management" and other titles. In addition, he has been invited to be a body language consultant for Morning Post, Hong Kong to analyse Body Language of Politicians in Hong Kong. In addition, he was a resource person of Fornes Magazine, Argentina. In addition, he has completed a consultation project for the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia on customer satisfaction. He has also managed to help PERODUA and Department of Fisheries, Malaysia for their Rebranding and Transformation.
Mr. Maruthamutu Subramaniam Programme Manager, Vix Technology, Malaysia
An energetic, highly motivated, certified PMP & LEAN Practitioner with 23 years of experience in technology and business of which have spent over 10 years in various capacities within the IT PMO domain in various industries (Financial, Oil & Gas, Telco, IT). Main responsibilities are in leading the group-wide IT project and programme management assurance initiatives with the objective of delivering all IT project on time, on budget while ensuring high quality in end result. Ensuring all IT investments returns meet the expected benefits.
In addition, I have also been responsible to manage the IT Project sourcing demands to deliver IT Project resources to various projects in Shell. A recipient of multiple recognitions for achieving high performance targets in project/programme delivery space.
Having served large multinational companies and in recent years serving the Malaysian Government, I have gained in-depth experience in managing business critical projects to ensure that they meet the organization visions.
Mr. Sim Bock San Director, SIM Consulting, Malaysia
Sim's passion for excellence in HRD training & consulting led him to set up SIM Consulting, providing solutions in areas such as Talent Selection & Assessment, Leadership Development, and Performance Management Consulting & Training. Prior to setting up his own practice, Sim was Principal Consultant with a leading international consulting firm, Development Dimensions International (DDI). In his 8 years at DDI, he had gained extensive experience and exposure in the field of human performance, managing large engagements with key clients and developing human resource development systems for local and global MNCs including some of the leading Fortune 500 companies.
Public speaking achievements:
First Runner-Up Semi-finals of the 2016 World Championship of Public Speaking in Washington DC, USA.
Represented Peninsular Malaysia at the 2013 Toastmasters International Speech Contest in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Peninsular Malaysia Champion for the 2012 Toastmasters Humorous Speech Contest.
Dr. Mazlan Abbas Chief Executive Officer, Favoriot, Malaysia
Dr. Mazlan is the co-founder and CEO of FAVORIOT Sdn Bhd. He is ranked among 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders by World CSR Congress 2017, ranked Top 10 in IoT Top 100 Influencers by Postscapes 2017, ranked No. 20th Thought Leader in IOT by 2014 Onalytics Report – "The Internet of Things - Top 100 Thought Leaders", ranked Top 100 in Smart Cities Top Experts by Agilience Authority Index May 2016 and UTM Alumni Industry Personality 2016. He is currently one of Global Vision Board Member (2017). Before Favoriot, he spent 2.5 years as CEO of REDtone IOT and 8 years in MIMOS Berhad as Senior Director Wireless Communications Cluster. He also spent 13 years in CELCOM (mobile operator), handling many senior management positions. Prior to Celcom, he spent 10 years as an Assoc. Professor at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He is currently the Adjunct Professor for Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), Universiti Malaysia (UniMY) and Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP). He was also the Adjunct Professor for UTM from 2008 to 2013 and UTHM (2004-2005, 2013-2016). Dr.Mazlan is a frequent speaker in many major & established IOT, Smart Cities and telco conferences locally and globally. He sits in Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) for several local universities. He graduated from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia with a BEE (1984), University of Essex (UK) with MSc. in Telematics (1986) and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia with a PhD in Telecommunications (1993). He also received an Honorary Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from UTHM (2017).
Ms. Tya Adhitama Founder/ Chief Executive Officer, Navigadhi, Indonesia
Tya Adhitama, based on a 35-year career in manufacturing, banking and finance, training, education and non-profits, coaches and mentors clients on personal and professional aspects. She helps them develop a clear vision on how to align and motivate their most critical talent for top performance and build an action plan with specific goals to immediately share with their team. Tya is an objective partner who shares with her clients a wide range of board and senior leadership business experience. This is supported by a rigorous academic foundation in communications and business management with an MBA from Darden Business School, UVA, as well as international certifications as a board-level Non-Executive Director (Financial Times,
Hong Kong) and Coach (Erickson International Certificate No. ECIC-0118284, Vanaya). She is Founder/CEO of Navigadhi consulting services, Business Education Leader for FranklinCovey/Dunamis Indonesia, and author of "Navigating Turmoil" on management and leadership.
Cynthia is a voice coach, speaker and author. She helps clients from 42 countries across 5 continents develop a powerful voice that establishes them as the expert. Cynthia has been a professional speaker and coach for the past 16 years and her engagement spans U.S., Europe, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macau, mainland China, India and Brunei. She has appeared in U.S.A Discover Your Talent Show, Singapore Radio Program 938Live 4 times, Hong Kong Radio 3, and Malaysia business Radio Station BFM as a guest speaker on the subject of Voice and Presentation. Cynthia has spoken to nearly 10,000 audience members across industries, from the world's top MNCs as K & L Gates Washington D.C., Stanford University, Sofia University, Google Asia Pacific, HSBC Singapore, Procter and Gamble International Operations Southeast Asia Singapore Branch, to Government Bodies as British High Commission Singapore, Singapore Air Force.
Mr. James Crowell Business Development Consultant, Hexagon, United States of America
James is a Business Development Consultant for Hexagon PPM, based in Singapore. He leverages his international experience implementing project management systems to support companies in their evaluation of EcoSys, Hexagon's enterprise project controls software. James has a proven track record of working with leading project delivery companies to eliminate disparate spreadsheets and point solutions in favour of an enterprise projects performance system that provides a consistent platform to standardize processes and boost project outcomes.
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