26th January, 2021
MYHackathon 2020 is Malaysia’s First National Hackathon garnerning over 2000 registrations and over 400 submissions.
The program will close with the Finale & Showcase which will feature the winners along with keynotes and panel talks on future technology and insights. The Finale will be on Tuesday 26 January 2021.
“Being Malaysia’s first National Hackathon, MYHackathon has been one of the biggest, covering six states with over RM4million in prizes.”
Managing Director at Malaysia Expatriate Services Centre (MYXpats) Talentcorp
Siva has been working closely with industry, government agencies, universities, chambers and international bodies to address Malaysia’s talent gaps. He is passionate about creating networks for Malaysia’s talent and optimising them for the current and future workforce and facilitating global talent. He also works on female empowerment and on bringing back women to the workforce.
Siva has been at the forefront of immigration research and development, engaging various stakeholders towards developing policy recommendations to deliver a more facilitative framework for highly-skilled expatriates in Malaysia.
As the Managing Director of the Malaysia Expatriate Services Centre (MYXpats), Siva was responsible for setting up the Centre, which is a collaboration between TalentCorp Malaysia and the Immigration Department, and overseen by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Expatriates Services Division (ESD) of the Immigration Department of Malaysia.
Siva is an MBA holder and software engineer by training.
Professor of Information Systems Management, Head of the Information and Service Systems Innovation (ISSI) Research Group and Senior IT Associate Fellow at UTM Center for Information and Communications Technology (CICT)
Rose Alinda Alias is a Professor of Information Systems Management, Head of the Information and Service Systems Innovation (ISSI) Research Group and Senior IT Associate Fellow at UTM Center for Information and Communications Technology (CICT). Prof Rose held various administrative posts for 20 years, the latest were UTM DVCAI Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic & International (2012-2016) and Dean of UTM Graduate School (2007-2011). She was Council Member of Malaysian Qualifications Agency (2016) and Member of Malaysian Examination Council STPM Standards Fixing Committee. She is also founding President of Malaysia Chapter for Association for Information System (AIS). She holds various qualifications in IS: PhD, MBA, MSc CIS, Bachelor CS.
Co-Founder and CTO at Singularity Ventures
He began employment as a Management Consultant with Arthur Andersen (Accenture). As a serial entrepreneur since 1984, he has been involved in the founding of about 10 technology companies including Sapura Advanced Systems (SAS in 1991). SAS was also the developer of the leading Malaysian management Decision Support System software (EIS) at the time and the lead integrator for the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. In 2001, he founded FirstFloor Capital, Malaysia's first entrepreneur funded venture capital (VC) company. He subsequently sold FirstFloor to Khazanah Malaysia, the Malaysian sovereign fund. He left FirstFloor in 2007 to establish Singularity Ventures (Malaysia), as a privately owned and funded VC. The companies he has invested in and co-founded are in the businesses of neural software algorithms, genomic sequencing software & analytics, internet, learning management systems, drug development, semiconductors and the Internet of Things. Through Singularity Technologies, the operating company of SV, he is now in active collaboration with companies in the UK in building healthcare solutions for Assisted Living. Singularity Technologies is also a partner to Mimos, Malaysia's semiconductor R&D company in an effort to commercialize research in the country. Fauzi loves music and science fiction, and is a student of Systems Dynamics & Organizational Change.
Co-founder & Executive Director at TheLorry
Nadhir Ashafiq is the Co-Founder & Executive Director of TheLorry – a regional logistics platform that connects customers to lorry, truck, van and 4×4 pickup truck drivers in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia. He previously co-founded Glokalise, a social networking app and has experience working in air freight logistics and investment banking. In 2017, TheLorry founders, Nadhir Ashafiq and Goh Chee Hau made headlines when both they and their company made it on the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list. Nadhir believes in doing things that matter. A degree holder in Accounting and Master’s degree holder in Finance from Curtin University, Nadhir is passionate in creating impact in all of his endeavours. He spearheads Product, Marketing initiatives as well as growth strategy in Thailand and Indonesia at TheLorry. He is also passionate in developing the next generation of technology entrepreneurs and currently sits in the Malaysia Innovation Policy Council (MIPC) and National Entrepreneurship in Higher Education Council (MKPTN). He is also the Vice President of Persatuan Usahawan & Industry ICT Bumiputera Malaysia (NEF). In July 2019, Nadhir was selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur in the 88th International Selection Panel in Tokyo.
Group Chief Operating Officer at MACROKIOSK
Henry is the Co-Founder and currently the Group Chief Operating Officer of MACROKIOSK, a digital technology company which he founded together with his brothers 20 years ago. This was at a time when mobiles were used for phone calls and were owned by an exclusive group of people.
Riding on the belief that mobile will be the dominator in the future, MACROKIOSK was established and has grown from a three-man team located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to over 250 employees from 20 different nationalities with operating offices in 14 different regions and countries. MACROKIOSK has to date helped more than 3000 companies from 37 countries spread over 24 different industries in embracing digitalisation in their daily operations and businesses.
Over the course of building MACROKIOSK, Henry has been involved in basically every part of the development of the company, from opening up new offices in new markets to marketing, sales, finance, building up a team and product development. Besides working on MACROKIOSK, Henry spends time mentoring entrepreneurs and giving talks in and out of Malaysia. Academically, he holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and is a winner of the Ernst & Young Emerging Entrepreneur Award.
Chief Executive Officer at Dattel
Ashran is the Chief Executive Officer of Dattel, a Consumer Intelligence Company that aspires to be the global central point of reference for ASEAN Consumer Data by disrupting the way data is collected, structured, analyzed, and delivered to clients. Currently has presence in Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia, with near plans to expand to Myanmar & Vietnam.
CEO & Co-Founder at Dropee
Lennise is the CEO & Co-Founder of Dropee – a B2B eCommerce platform that enables wholesalers to be closer to their customers on both online and offline channels. She is also working closely with various leading companies in Malaysia to accelerate their corporate innovation via FNC Labs. Lennise is very passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation. Since graduation, she has been working within the tech ecosystem from venture-building accelerators to multinational tech companies. Lennise is also the 3rd-generation of a traditional family business that manufactures and distributes rubber products. Combining the two worlds, Lennise then started Dropee to address the issues of a growing wholesale business and how technology can speed up its growth and improve customer experience. A start-up cheerleader by heart, Lennise is currently an active mentor for various start-up events and hackathons.
Chief Strategy Officer at AERODYNE GROUP
"Amir commenced his career with Khazanah Nasional Berhad (a sovereign investment
fund of Malaysia), spending 8 years performing investment management, M&A and
Corporate Finance roles in the Kuala Lumpur headquarters and London office.
He has managed multiple investment portfolios cumulatively worth USD billions
ranging from Property Development, Real Estate as well as Innovation and
Technology, in Malaysia as well as Europe.
He holds a Master’s Degree in International Business from Monash University, and a
Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Bioscience, also from Monash University.
Amir is currently the Chief Strategy Officer of Aerodyne Group, primarily managing
Aerodyne Group’s international expansion, as well as corporate strategy at the
Aerodyne Group headquarters in Cyberjaya, Malaysia."
CEO at MaGIC
Dzuleira Abu Bakar is the Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC). Prior to this, Dzuleira was the CEO of Cradle Seed Ventures (CSV), a growth stage venture capital fund which is part of Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd, Malaysia’s premier early-stage funding agency and influencer. She is also an appointed Council Member of the National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM).
Dzuleira is no stranger to the entrepreneurship ecosystem both in the country and the region as she brings with her years of experience in the tech ecosystem, nurturing and growing promising tech startups. She has served in various key roles in government agencies, GLCs as well as the private sector with deep grasp in technology and innovation, private equity & venture capital, deal structuring, technology investing, social entrepreneurship and corporate finance applied across multiple industries and prominent corporations such as Usaha Tegas Sdn Bhd, Khazanah Nasional Berhad and Malaysia Venture Management Capital Berhad (MAVCAP). Dzuleira holds a Master Degree in Management from Universiti Malaya (UM) and a Bachelor's Degree in Law from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM).
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.
Interested to know more about the winning pitches? Want to engage and collaborate with the teams? View the list of MYHackathon Marathon Winners here.
MYHackathon is coming to a close with the Finale and Showcase that will feature all the winners along with some special keynotes and panel sessions. See you there!
View the live event at https://www.facebook.com/cradlefundsb
Today, involving the public in research, development, and innovation is the dominant paradigm both in international STI-policy and in innovation research. Academia, government and industry — the other three of the four subsystems of the quadruple helix—have already collaboration with “society” as trans- disciplinary (academic & research), open science and deliberate democracy (govt), and user-centered innovation (industry), respectively. But these discourses only take place at an academic level or within the individual subsystems, while there have been “few attempts to engage the public in dialogue”.
The goal of this discussion is to identify desirable and productive forms of interaction between the scientific community and the public. How do we make science-technology- innovation as an everyday topic of the layperson? How do the 4 “actors” in the quadruple-helix setup channels and standards for public interaction? How do we develop talent in STI?
MYHackathon Recap Video
Technology innovation is a key foundation to all of the businesses of the esteemed panel which includes innovations in content delivery, customer behavior analytics, B2B supply-chain and drone-technology for use in remote-sensing, aerial survey and asset inspection. Each of these founders will share aspects of their business journey.
How did they find early adopters of their tech platforms or services? How did they expand their customer or user base? How do they monitor innovation within the company? How do they keep abreast of new innovations that may disrupt THEIR OWN business? How do they attract and retain talent that brings innovation to their business operations or business culture?