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Theme: Synchronization

This event occurred on
July 22, 2017
10:00am - 5:30pm +08
(UTC +8hrs)
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

“Get Your Life in Sync”.

There are a lot of things in life that pull us in different directions, with our everyday life increasing in speed and complexity.

We want to seek balance and synchronize our life, integrate the personal with the professional and find a pathway to growth. As we are growing everyday, the desire to synthesize the various aspects of our life into an essential self increases. We become authentically aware of who we are and what we genuinely seek. It is the wise amalgamation of our experience, mindfulness and aspirations.

When we are in sync, we re cognizant of where our interests touch, align and meld into one another.

UCSI University
Jalan Menara Gading
Taman Connaught
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, 56000
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Aik Ping Goh

Medical Doctor
After completed his housemanship training, he subsequently joined the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care in 2013 for 2 years as a Medical Officer. He is able to work independently in Operation Theatre, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and also Acute Pain Services (APS). He is skilful in various procedures such as intubation, spinal anaesthesia, epidural analgesia, resuscitation etc. Dr Goh consistently seeks to upgrade his skills and knowledge by reading medical journals, clinical practice guidelines and attending continuous medical education (CME) programs. Beside this, Dr Goh is a columnist for Sin Chew Daily “医识力”and“养身版”column. He is also a columnist for “Cahaya Sin Chew Weekly” (学海周刊)- a secondary school student magazine. He wrote multiple articles regarding Doctors-Patient-Relationship. Last year he had his new book 《医生,So What?》published.

AJ Minai

Chief Digital Officer & Co-Founder of Xtrategize
Coming from almost twelve years of industry experience alongside his active involvement in guiding professionals & brands with the “Millennial mindset intersecting with Digital” -- A.J’s key areas of focus today are Gen-Y & Gen-Z Employability, Experiential Learning, Intergenerational Productivity, & Human systems - all from a millennial & digital age perspective. A self-proclaimed digital story-teller, A.J derives his energy, passion, and purpose from three interrelated aspects which collectively form his overall mission in life. he is a firm believer in lifelong learning in order to help others at the right time & place within their own lives to be more effective as individuals and professionals.

Bihzhu Foo

Performing Artist
2013 Voice Independent Music Awards “Song of the Year” winner and “Vox-Pop Winner” in the Cabaret Song category for the USA-based 12th Independent Music Awards, the Penang-born songstress BIHZHU is blessed with a rich, soulful voice and a whole lot of heart. Her rapturous performances have enchanted audiences, from intimate acoustic concerts to music festivals in all around Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea, China, and Australia. ​ Combining elements of jazz, soul, reggae, and pop with her debut album “Nightingale Tales”, her genuine songcraft celebrates love, beauty, and life’s most treasured moments. Her latest single “Bright Veins” was released in March 2015 and is an uplifting tune that bubbles over with positivity, you can find it on YouTube, iTunes, Bandcamp, Spotify or catch it over the airwaves of our local radio stations.

Chris Lau

Freelance Journalist
Chris stepped out from his comfort zone, traveling and working in conflict zones including Syria (2014), Afghanistan (2012, 2013), Iran (2012, 2014) and other Middle Eastern countries since year 2012 when he was still a university student. Many times of near-death experiences happened in war torn countries give him a contemplation to appreciate having a peaceful life in Malaysia. “If you’ve never experienced war and conflict, it is hardly to know how precious it is to live in peace” Chris said. He believed that we should be more concerned about the world, appreciate what we have now, and do our best to perpetuate it. Through these experiences, he has seen a broader view of how journalism has evolved over time, as well as the importance of journalism for humanitarian and social issues.

Christine Das

Contemporary Nature Artist
Christine’s visual art career from 1988 has seen her traverse through several vocations including animation, story boarding, book illustration, graphic design, hotel in-house artist, multimedia design and mural painting. In 1999, she worked in the art department of “Anna and the King”, a Hollywood production filmed in Malaysia, under the supervision of renowned film scenic artist Peter Collias. She finally made the decision to pursue contemporary art in 2007. Conservation of nature is something that has become close to Christine’s heart. It is another key reason why nature features prominently in her art. Her personal passion is the Conservation of Bornean Elephants & the habitat of all wildlife. Christine works with Borneo Conservation Trust Sabah and WWF Malaysia in support of this cause. She uses art as a voice to create awareness and raise funds whenever possible.

Eiffel Chong

Eiffel Chong graduated with an MA in International Contemporary Art and Design Practice from the University of East London and a BA (Hons) in Photography from London College of Printing. He was an award-winning photographer and has been featured in many exhibitions in Malaysia and around the world. AugustMan Magazine in Malaysia recently awarded him The Men Of The Year 2016, Art Category and he had also won the 2nd Prize in Category D for the Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015, Japan. He was also one of the finalists for the Asia-Pacific Photobook Award 2015, Australia and Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2014, Hong Kong and he have been nominated three times for the Prix Pictet. The exhibitions that he was involved are ‘After Image: Contemporary Photography From Southeast Asia’, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; ‘Others & Me: Contemporary Photography Exhibition’, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE; and ‘Malaysian Eye’, Whitebox Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Gurmit Singh

Chairman of Centre for Environment, Technology and Development, Malaysia (CETDEM)
Mr. Gurmit Singh is an environmentalist, social activist and engineer. He is the Chairman of CETDEM. Prior to becoming Chairman, he was the Centre’s founder Executive Director from June 1985 to December 2006. He was appointed as Director of CETDEM’s think tank SUDI in August 2011. ​ He is also an Adviser of the Environmental Protection Society, Malaysia, (after having served as founder President from 1974 to 1994) and till 15 September 2012 was Regional Coordinator of Climate Action Network, Southeast Asia (CANSEA) for 3 terms. ​ For his dedicated work, the Malaysian Government awarded Gurmit the distinguished Langkawi Award in 1993 and the Sustainable Consumer Award in 2008. UN Malaysia gave him its Environmental Sustainability Award in 2013 while MBPJ presented him its Green Leadership award towards the end of that year. In 2015 the Malaysian Green Technology Corporation gave him the Green Catalyst Award. He also garnered an Honorary M.Sc. from Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2000.

Hung Yee Wee

Founder & CEO of WormingUp
Realising that the conventional food decomposition method is not only time-consuming but also not sustainable, Wee launched the WormingUp (Fly Technology Agriculture Sdn Bhd), a social enterprise that addresses an environmental issue which is food waste and aims to reduce food waste ended up at landfill sites. Food waste accumulated at landfill sites produce methane gas and toxic leachate that can cause to several environmental problems. Likewise, food waste represents a recyclable nutrient source which should not be wasted by dumping it at landfill. The company raises the awareness of food waste in Kuching, donates surplus food to the needy, recycles food waste through decomposition and upcycling inedible food waste into high quality bio-protein to achieve sustainability of environment by providing daily food waste collection with a proper segregation management and breeding insects (maggots). The project won the Startup Weekend Kuching award in 2015.

Maxy Chan

Chan Mei Xuan, or known as Maxy Chan, enrolled into UCSI University in the year of 2013 as a music student, majoring in contemporary piano. For the uninitiated, Maxy is UCSI University's very own musical prodigy, and rising star. She was thrust into the limelight when she became the first Malaysian to win the Gold Award at the 2013 Asia Piano Competition in Taiwan and the following year, she bagged another gold award at the 2014 Asia Music Competition (Seoul). Currently, she is in her final year pursuing her Bachelor of Classical Music at UCSI University's Institute of Music (IMus) with the hopes of realizing her dream of becoming a world-renowned classical pianist.

Shozo Yamaguchi

Founder & CEO of Unlock Design
Shozo established UNLOCK DESIGN in December 2013, a company that provides strategic marketing and educational platform for young talents and entrepreneurs. Today, it has three branches in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. Working closely with both Japanese and Malaysian governments, corporates and universities, the company aims to build a tech / entrepreneur community as well as to advance the industry in Malaysia. UNLOCK DESIGN is the organiser the one-of-a-kind International Space Apps Challenge every year in Malaysia, a hackathon opened to everyone from technologists to designers to educators and entrepreneurs with collaboration and access to open data provided by NASA, creating a new growth platform to bring technology, innovations, and talents together.

Son Of A Policeman SOAP

Malaysian Band
Son Of A Policeman, or SOAP, is the classic all-Malaysian band. Based in Subang Jaya, the #SabunSix are the pioneers of a new brand of indiepop they affectionately call "indie rojak" — a genre that borrows the name for a famous Malaysian dish and combines the members' many musical influences into a dizzyingly delicious dish of aural rojak. The band was formed in 2012, and has played big shows and festivals such as Rockaway 2016, and the Tiger Jams 2016 series of shows with Singaporean pop band The Sam Willows and Scottish synth-pop band Chvrches. It has released one single, "Euphoria", and is currently working on releasing its next, yet-to-be-announced single.

Sylvia Salow

Life Coach & Writer
Sylvia Salow is a motivational public speaker, an intuitive life coach, and an author of two books. She encourages people to unlock their potential and let go of their fears and emotional pain. During her work, she helps people to heal and understand their fears, inner blocks, and pain which stops them from experiencing the life they desire. Salow guides people to find their true self and to express it in their own unique way. During her workshops and coaching, Salow also teaches her clients methods to heal themselves and connect with their own inner guidance. All her work focuses on bringing a practical use for her audience so that they learn how they can help themselves.

Organizing team

Sing Yee

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Poh Choo

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia