Keynote Speakers

1. Dr. Mazlan Abbas

mazlanabbas2Dr. Mazlan is the co-founder and CEO of Favoriot. 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” and ranked Top 100 in Smart Cities Top Experts by Agilience Authority Index May 2016. He is currently one of Global Vision Board Member. 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 was the Adjunct Professor for UTM from 2008 to 2013 and UTHM (2005-2005, 2013-2016). Dr.Mazlan is a frequent speaker in many major & established IOT, Smart Cities and telco conferences locally and globally. He has served as MOSTI’s Innofund, Technofund and Science Fund (ICT Cluster) Technical & Commercial Evaluation Committee and 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).



2. Prof. Datuk Dr. Shahrin Bin Sahib

Currently, Prof. Datuk Dr. Shahrin bin Sahib is a Vice Chancellor of Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM).

His contribution in academia began in 1997 when he served Multimedia University for 4 years after which he joined Kolej Yayasan Melaka as the Founding Director of Academic Affairs. In 2002, Shahrin started his academic career at Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) where he held several prominent posts including as the Deputy Dean at the Faculty of Information Technology & Communications (2002) Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology & Communications (2006), the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic & International) (2013) and eventually as the Vice-Chancellor in 2014 till present. Prior to his appointment as the Vice-Chancellor of UTeM, he served for a short stint as the Director of Academic Development Management at the Department of Higher education, Ministry of Education in 2012.

As an academic, he has published over 100 technical papers at international conferences and journals. He has supervised more than 40 projects for undergraduates and postgraduates programmes. He is also actively involved in many committee and subcommittee as the chairman, co-chairman, panel, and advisory council at the state, national and international levels.

His expertise in curriculum development is frequently sought for by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) at which he sits in the Accreditation Committee and Chair the Computing Standard Committee. Besides contributing to the development of Malaysian Critical National Information Infrastructure (CNII) Policy and the National Cyber-Security Policy (NSCP), he also contributes to Cybersecurity Malaysia as a Member of Malaysia Common Criteria (MyCC) Scheme Management Board. His current area of interest is in the field of Network and Computer Security.