Startup Weekend Edutech KL @ Petrosains
Friday, August 4 - 6, 2017
Friday, August 4 - 6, 2017
Event starts at 6:00 pm
Petrosains, The Discovery Centre
Level 4, Suria KLCC PETRONAS Twin Towers
Wilayah Persekutuan ,
Becoming Startup Ready in One Weekend!
Friday August 4th
Saturday August 5th
Sunday August 6th
Daniel has a PhD in the field of Informal Science Education, with a Masters degree in Online Education and a Bachelors in Media Innovation. Prior to his current role at Petrosains, Daniel was the Vice President of Social Innovation at Agensi Inovasi Malaysia. Doing good he believes should be the default mantra for all businesses, and that doing good is not mutually exclusive to profitability. Daniel also dabbles in travel blogging and photography in his free time.
Chief Operating Officer, PETRONAS ICT
Besides work, Izwan is passionate about Education. He is presently a member of the Board of Trustee for Universiti Malaysia Pahang and he also contributes his time as an Industry Advisory Panel member for Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) and Asia Pacific University (APU).
Head & Vice President, Advanced Global Institute of Learning Excellence (AGILE)
With more than 18 years in the education, eLearning and educational technology industry, Ridwan is both an educator and learning technologist at heart. As a learning designer and learning technologist for more than 15 years, he also knows the technical side of implementing learning tools to enhance learning and teaching. He has trained more than 1000 teachers in K-12, Higher Education and the corporate sector on many aspects of learner-centered pedagogical approaches and on learning technology solutions.
Program Consultant, MaGIC
Coaches and Mentors
Head of Digital Innovation Strategy & Architecture, PETRONAS ICT
Alan has over 20 years ICT experience with a background in Enterprise Architecture and Business Development. Alan is TOGAF 9.1 and COBIT 5 certified and he has also recently completed the Harvard Business School Executive Program for Competing on Business Analytics & Big Data. Alan graduated with an honours degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom.
Alex graduated with an LLB(Hons) from University of London and is an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He is now working with the Ministry of Education in Performance & Delivery Unit (PADU).
Co-founder, 100% Project
Amelia is passionate about harnessing the power of technology to provide equal access to quality education for every child. She also enjoys community building and telling stories.
Dr. Amir A Samad
Head, Common Support Services, PETRONAS ICT
Dr. Amir is now with the operations team, where some of his portfolio cover services such as Email, Lync, Active Directory, Windows Servers, and Printing services. He believes that one should never be afraid to fail and constantly challenge the status quo to keep getting better.
Co-founder, 100% Project
Andrew is an inventor at heart - he had co-founded a start-up in Australia after graduating with law and economics degrees at the University of New South Wales. He has spent years ever since building awesome products for the enterprise. Andrew has an eclectic range of industry expertise - from consulting to organisations like CIMB, PwC and Reserve Bank of Australia, to being a full-stack programmer himself. Having grown up in Sydney, Andrew recently came back to Malaysia looking for adventure and ways to contribute to the country of his birth.
Head of Corporate Citizenship for Asia Pacific, Credit Suisse
Angeline brings over 20 years of experience from the private sector, NGOs and government. She started her career as a regulator with the Securities Commission Malaysia and has been involved in the financial services sector throughout her career. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, she was Chief Executive Officer at Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong for 7 years. Angeline was also a Board member at the Hong Kong Chapter of Variety Children’s Charity. She is legally trained and holds a Master in Law from City University Hong Kong and a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School. She is a Harvard Mason fellow.
Founder & CEO, CEMPIA
He is passionate about new ideas, innovation and startups. In his free time he goes for long walks or movies. Anupam loves traveling and meeting new people.
Chan Teck Keng
CEO, LH Learning Group
Teck Keng holds a first class honours, majoring in Biomedical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He is also a Licensed Financial Planner and was one of the lucky few to have been a part of the financial fast track programme in 2009 named “Financial Sector Talent Enrichment Programme” (FSTEP), a brain child of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and organised by Institut Bank-Bank Malaysia (IBBM).
Innovation Head, UNICEF Malaysia
Ask her about universal design, inclusion of children with disabilities, co-creating with children and young people, problem-solving (and music!).
Partnerships, FrogAsia Sdn. Bhd.
She continues to develop strategic plans to enhance the use of technology and pedagogy in schools. This is aligned with FrogAsia’s vision to equip every student, regardless of background or location, with the knowledge and skills required to thrive in the 21st century.
Edmond is currently working on his latest project in starting up a cutting edge school called KITA, designed to help improve public education for every Malaysian child.
Hui Yik Seong
Founder, Direct Lending
Before starting Direct Lending, he was a Director with Barclays Investment Bank (Debt Capital Market team), where he successfully raised over USD40 billion of financing for banks, insurance companies and corporates across Asia and Europe. Yik Seong is a CFA Charterholder and a qualified accountant.
Chief Executive Officer, NEXT Academy
Prior to NEXT Academy, Josh co-founded an enterprise customer support software company, primarily for banks, and was invested by the Singapore government.
Lee Wei Chee
He co-developed the world's first MMOG on feature (low-end Nokia) phones in the late 1990s, and one of the first virtual world platform in the early 2000s. He believes that the Internet can be a lot more immersive, connecting Consumers and Merchants, in delivering seamless consumer experience. This brought him to him to found his current start-up, CheQQme, a gamified mobile marketing platform that converts online users traffic to walk-in in-store customers. During his free time, Wei Chee enjoy a rigorous basketball game and also a quiet meditation time.
Tech Lead, CollectCo
Armed with 7 years of experience in web and mobile development, Lee Xin is currently the Technology Lead for CollectCo, a startup which converts brick and mortar stores into “mini post offices”, so that people like you and me can send, collect and return parcels at any convenient location and time. Ultimately, what drives him forward is the passion to leverage technology to solve people’s problems.
Head, GetResponse Malaysia
Building on his passion, Nigel Co-founded Chumbaka and is a sought after trainer on the 21st Century Project Based Teaching & Learning. He was a speaker for Yayasan Amir Trust School Conference in 2015 and Teach for All Global Teaching Summit in Miri in 2016.
Dr. Renard Siew
Group Sustainability, Sime Darby
Renard is a graduate of UNSW and Cambridge University. Some of his accolades include one of the 15 selected international attendees for PhD Academy at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), won Highly Commended Paper award by the Emerald Literati Network and a nominee for the Individual Leadership in Sustainability Infrastructure Award, Malaysia's Top 10 Most Inspiring Green Warriors, 100 Visionary Young Leaders (Under 30) Leading Us Towards a Better World by Real Leaders Magazine and Ten Outstanding Young Malaysians (TOYM) Award in 2016 for Environmental Leadership and Young Leader of the World Cities Summit.
General Manager, Sunrise Enrichment Centre
Senior Lecturer, Taylor's University
In her previous role as the Dean of the Business School at INTI International College Subang, Sotheeswari doubled the enrollment numbers to more than 2,000 students and was a co-leader in the design of a strategic Graduate Talent Programme that propelled the institution to achieve the graduate employability rates of 96% within 2 years from 70%. She lead the faculty to become a leading school in the execution of real projects from the industry and various strategic immersion programmes with over 30 employers.
Tan Yee Siang
Lead Developer, MaGIC
Tiffany Marie Mervin
Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs Lead, IBM
Tiffany is passionate about the use of technology to innovate, disrupt and create transformative social change.
Manager of Strategic Initiatives, ASEAN Centre of Entrepreneurship (ACE), MaGIC
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Lalitha Wemel is a community architect based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is incredibly passionate about fostering entrepreneurship, grassroots leadership, and strong communities. Lalitha has been involved in various startup projects and communities for the better part of the last decade, both in and out of Malaysia. She has a deep love for eloquent minds, adventure, coffee, and travel. She is currently the Regional Manager for Techstars Startup Programs across South East Asia and Oceania, where she works with amazing community leaders to strengthen and empower their local startup ecosystem.
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