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Theme: CTRL + ALT + DEL: Reset the Way You Think

This event occurred on
October 27, 2018
1:30pm - 7:00pm +08
(UTC +8hrs)
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

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In TEDxAPUKL, we will bring you to an insight of "Ctrl + Alt + Delete. Reset The Way You Think", how people should open up their mind in order to understand how there is always more than one side to anything. Take control, change yourself for the better, step out of that box and reset the way you think.

Throughout the event, there will be an estimate of 10 speakers that will share their story and experiences. The audience will be entertained with performances in-between talks and a short break will be provided along with refreshments to keep the audience well-hydrated.

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Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation  
Jalan Teknologi 5
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, 57000
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aida Mustapha

Academician at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Aida received her B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Michigan Technological University and Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from UPM focusing on dialogue systems. At present, she is serving UTHM as the Deputy Director for Research Grant Management at the Research Management Center. She has published more than 150 refereed publications in the area of Soft Computing, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Computational Linguistics and Software Agents. Her main passion is pursuing the area of Computational Linguistics; special interests include natural language understanding, ontology, dialogue systems, and application of natural language processing to holy texts, in particular the Quran. She has supervised more than 15 Phd students and involved in more than 2 million worth of research projects. She is also a certified hypnotherapist.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Masrah Azrifah Azmi Murad

Deputy Dean (Research and Graduate Studies)
Masrah Azrifah Azmi Murad is currently an associate professor at the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, UPM where she is also the Deputy Dean of Research and Graduate Studies. She received her BSc., MIT, and PhD degrees from Drexel University, USA, UKM, and the University of Bristol, UK respectively. Her work has been widely published in over 100 international journals, conference proceedings, and chapters in books. Dr Masrah is a member of IEEE Computer Society and numerous international and national conference and journal committees. Her current research interests include text and sentiment mining, and natural language processing.

Dr Frank J. Peter, Ph.D.

International Speaker & Corporate Trainer | Digital Transformation, Digital Marketing
I have been in Malaysia for over ten years, and in the region for some 25 years. I am passionate about all things digital, especially the aspects of digital transformation of businesses. I train and advise companies of all sized on digital marketing and digital transformation.

Dr. Shankar Duraikannan

Academician at Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU / APIIT)
Charted Engineer with proficiency in electronics and communication engineering and an experienced academician with comprehensive 18 years of of experience in the engineering education.

Dr. Stephen Poon

Academician at Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU / APIIT)
Stephen is an academic in universities and colleges where he has been a faculty member since 2004. He holds the lectureship for research innovations and contextualising practice, currently affiliated with Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation in Malaysia as academic. He also currently serves on the Steering Committee for MINDS (Malaysia Invention & Design Society) and member for MRM (Malaysian Design Council), Standing Committee in Special Interest Group (Product Design) for HFEM (Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Malaysia), Board of Internal Reviewer for Human Factors and Ergonomics Journal (HFEJ) and Editorial Committee for Invention Asia Magazine, also certified Train the Trainer (TTT) from PSMB (Human Resources Development Fund Malaysia).

Gina Van Luven

Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author, and Skilled Trainer and Coach
Learn how stress can be both good and bad for you and how properly managing it can increase productivity, health and happiness.

Khushboo Nangalia

Growth Strategist & Digital Marketing Entrepreneur | CEO of BEYOND99
Khushboo Nangalia is the Founder & CEO of BEYOND99, a Marketing Technology company. She’s a passionate marketer working in deep partnership with brands & businesses. She strongly believes in the philosophy of Lean as a Growth Strategy to improve business performance. Aside, she also act as a speaker and mentor on brand building, women empowerment and leadership. With her WomenofImpact initiative she’s at an attempt to inspire women of today to shatter the glass ceiling by convening women from across the global to share their stories, experiences & knowledge. She was Head of Digital at LINsAD, where her role was a mash-up of planning, strategy and management – hence helping inject innovation and digital strategy into the agency's work across its largest accounts, which include AAA Malaysia, China Southern Airlines, Poh Kong, Julie's Biscuit, Spotlight, EBusiness Association Malaysia, Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation & Xiamen Air.

Prof Dr Ir Vinesh Thiruchelvam

Dean of Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Technology at Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU / APIIT)
Prof Dr Ir Vinesh Thiruchelvam earned his B.S in Electrical Engineering from the University of Western Michigan, USA. He completed his PhD at University Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia. He attained his PEng from the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) in 2012, his CEng from Engineering Council, UK in 2011 via IET and he is a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE-UK). He has been involved in key education and engineering sectors such as being the Chairman of the Engineering Education Technical Division (E2TD) at the Institute of Engineers Malaysia, advisory to IEMASB, member of the Ministry of Education’s ‘STEM Task Force’, appointed to National Professor Council in 2015 and Chair of the Centre of Analytics (APCA) in 2017. His core scholarly research areas are in Sustainable Development, Reliability Engineering using Smart Devices with IoT and Data Analytics with Business Intelligence.

Prof. Dr. Rahmita Wirza Rahmat

Department of Multimedia. Fakulti Sains Komputer dan Teknologi Maklumat
A Professor in Computer Science

Prof. Dr. Siva Muthaly

Dean of Faculty of Business and Management at Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU / APIIT)
Professor Siva Muthaly (PhD) is Dean for the Faculty of Business and Management, Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU). Siva Muthaly has a BSc with High Honors from University of Tennessee, MBA from Pittsburg State University, and PhD from Monash University, Australia. From 1990 to 2015 (26 years), Siva has held academic positions in several prestigious Australian universities (RMIT University, Swinburne University of Technology, University of Newcastle, and Monash University), and in the USA (Kennesaw State University & Elizabethtown College). Siva is active in researching and supervising doctoral candidates (27 doctoral completions). As of 2018, Siva has had over 112 publications including books, book chapters, refereed journal articles and refereed conferences. He has 4 A* ABDC ranked journal articles, which have appeared in indexed journals. He has incorporated extensive quantitative analysis, which culminated with extrapolation models.

Terry Ghani

Humanitariangelist & Founder of Humanity.Inc
Born in a multi-ethnic family that once served the world’s richest man, Terry has deep experiences in life from all aspects. From managing multi million dollar global brand accounts to negotiating billion dollar international infrastructure deals, Terry has worked in New York, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei, UK, Australia and France and has seen life as a consultant, entrepreneur, advocate, speaker, coach and today, as a Humanitarian Evangelist. Unlike the typical rags to riches story, Terry’s life speaks of going from hero to zero and why his challenging journey has inspired him to dedicate his life to bring the “humane” back to humanity.

Organizing team


Johor, Malaysia

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