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This event occurred on
October 12, 2017
8:00am - 4:00pm +08
(UTC +8hrs)
Penang, Pulau Pinang

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F17, Jalan Seri Tg Pinang, Seri Tanjung Pinang, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Pulau Pinang
3rd floor
Penang, Pulau Pinang, 10470
Event type:
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Adrian Khor

Logistics industry professional
Been in the logistics industry, with DHL, for the past 25 years, experience includes Logistics Sales, Account Management, Industry Verticals, Training & Facilitation, current role as the Asia Pacific Regional Champion for the Certified International Forwarder (CIF) program (an Engagement & Development program for every member of DHL Global Forwarding community).

Arokia Nathan

Electrical engineer + author
He holds the Chair of Photonic Systems and Displays in the Department of Engineering, Cambridge University. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta. He has published 400+ papers in the field of sensor technology, computer-aided design, and thin film transistor electronics, and is a co-author of four books. He has 50+ patents filed/awarded and has founded/co-founded four spin-off companies. He serves on technical committees and editorial boards in various capacities. He is a Chartered Engineer (UK), Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK), Fellow of IEEE (USA), and an IEEE/EDS Distinguished Lecturer.

Blake Ratner

Director general of WorldFish
At WorldFish, Dr. Blake Ratner handles the leadership, operation, and management. This includes encouraging discussion with partners to find shared opportunities and promoting the use of fisheries & aquaculture as ways to contribute to development. He is also responsible for ensuring the vitality of WorldFish.

Cynthia McDougall

Gender research leader
Cynthia McDougall is the Gender Research Leader for WorldFish and the CGIAR Research Program on Fish (‘FISH’). She is an interdisciplinary social scientist with over 20 years of experience in food security, gender and social equity, and natural resource governance. In her current role, she leads the mainstreaming of gender in aquaculture, fisheries and nutrition research in Asia, Africa and the Pacific.

Daniel Park

General manager of Boeing’s Tianjin Composites Branch
He works at Boeing’s Tianjin Composites Branch, which manufactures airplane structures made from composite materials.

Julius Khoo

Julius Khoo is currently a student enrolled Taylor's College, Kuala Lumpur.

Philip Macoun

Digital learning coordinator
Currently the Digital Learning Coordinator at the International School of Penang (Uplands). Previously, he has helped start an independent International Baccalaureate (IB) school in Canada and earned a Masters in Educational Leadership and Management with a focus on integrating technology into the IB context.

Raj Kumar

Semiconductor industry professional
Semiconductor industry professional with broad experience of semiconductor technologies, application domains, management and leadership functions, working across continents and cultures.

Shouriya Sharma

Shouriya Sharma is a student enrolled at the International School of Penang.

Shourya Sharma

Shourya Sharma is a student currently studying at the International School of Penang, in the IGCSE program.

Stefany Soh

Stefany Soh is a student enrolled in the International School of Penang. She is currently studying in the IB program.

Zaakir Patel

Zaakir Patel is a student studying at the International School of Penang in the IB program. He is a hip-hop enthusiast and a recreational rapper.

Organizing team