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Theme: So, what's next?

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October 2, 2021
Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Our central theme is, “So, what’s next?”. After a challenging yet stimulating year, there were many developments and alterations made that re-shaped the way we live today and will continue to do so as we move forward into the future. Through this theme, we aim to expose listeners to different kinds of visualizations of likely alternatives and how we can respond to them. The audience will hear from inspirational speakers sharing ideas about and perspectives of the future. The event is virtual and will be opened to the general public, hence, we'll be expecting attendees from various backgrounds and age groups.

Monash University Malaysia
Jalan Lagoon Selatan
Bandar Sunway
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, 46150
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Ali Shah Afzal

Ali Shah Afzal is a final year Business student at Monash University Malaysia. He started exploring astronomy and how vast and boundless the Universe is, in front of the Human conceit. This humbling and character building experience made him realize the importance of humanity and the urgent need to sustain it. He believes in serving and striving to create a positive impact for the future generations so we altogether can cherish humanity on this pale blue dot. A place we all call home.

Che Fai Yeong

Associate Professor
Yeong Che Fai is the Director for DF Automation & Robotics. Bearing a PhD in Bioengineering from the Imperial College London, Che Fai is also currently an associate professor at UTM. His company has produced industry 4.0 enabled robots which have been exported to Singapore, Thailand, India, Mexico and Europe. He has won more than 100 awards nationally and internationally including the World Invention Award at British Invention Show, Korea Inventor Award Festival and Innovate Malaysia. He is also a frequent technical & motivational speaker for a series of subjects including 'Robotics’, ‘AI’, ‘Leadership’.

Chuan Zhen Ko

Chuan Zhen Ko is an awardee of EY’s Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 as well as the Co-Founder and Group CEP of Plus Xnergy, a clean energy company accelerating the revolutionary energy transition. With leadership, passion and in-depth knowledge in clean energy, his contributions have driven Plus Xnergy Group to become an industry leader and has motivated a passionate and reliable team determined to achieve the company’s mission and vision.

Greg Evans

Greg Evans is an award-winning trainer, speaker, storyteller and Founder of Seeds Training, a Californian For-Benefit Corporation. Since 1993, Mr. Greg Evans has delivered Seeds programs in 16 countries around the world, reaching over 1 million students each year. He has worked closely with researchers, authors and curriculum designers, developing a unique blend of accelerated learning experiences and experiential training, achieving stellar results in a compressed amount of time.

Jan Wong

Online Strategist
Jan Wong is an entrepreneur, youth advocate, and founder of OpenMinds; a 9 years bootstrapped, data-driven martech company based in KL, Singapore and Hong Kong. Since starting at the age of 17, he has achieved a multitude of achievements such as being a mentor for multiple startup communities including Techstars Global and NEXT50 Singapore, a regular contributor on BFM radio, a 2-time TEDx speaker, being listed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2017 and to top it off, he has recently published his first book on Building Your Digital Net Worth.

Kevin Wu

Kevin Wu is a trained corporate lawyer and entrepreneur. Kevin is a 4x founder in the field of Food Technology, Furniture retail, Legal Services and Management Consulting. He is the founder of Ento, Malaysia’s pioneer in the field of alternative protein. Kevin leads a team of over 40 full time employees with 7 offices, retail stores and pilot facilities across Malaysia and Singapore. He has been awarded the title of Forbes 30 Under 30 and has been featured in various national and international media.

Kevin Zahri

Fitness trainer + nutritionist
Kevin Zahri, or affectionately known as Cikgu Fitness Malaysia is an award-winning US-certified personal trainer and nutritionist with over 17 years of experience. He is the founder of Malaysia’s largest weight loss movement since 2013 called Bukan Soal Kurus. Through the Malaysian Adult and Childhood Obesity Prevention Organization, he is a passionate advocate of creative healthcare education and the cultivation of community sports in their effort to combat the rise of obesity in Malaysia.

Mallory Loone

Mallory Loone is the Co-founder of Work Inspires, a people engagement and development company, who has worked with many companies locally and abroad. Last year she was recognized as Top 100 LinkedIn Icons to follow in Malaysia by Marketing in Asia. She is a frequent mentor for Startup Weekend, Axiata Young Leaders Mentor4Mentor Programme, McKinsey Young Leaders Academy and Sunway Mentoring Programme. She is also a Committee Lead of Tulips Movement aimed to inspire and unleash women’s and youth’s potential to grow.

Raegel Cha Xin Yi

Raegel Cha is a final year Medical Bioscience student at Monash, eager to complete her first degree. As a young adult raised in a culture where struggles with mental health are mostly hidden away, her journey through therapy has pushed her to question these societal norms and to explore her identity outside the boundaries of being a model student.

Wendy Liew

Image Consultant
Wendy Liew is a multiple award-winning entrepreneur and the Founder of The Image Creator, one of Asia’s Best Brands awarded by CMO Asia Singapore. Currently, Wendy is the youngest & first Image Consultant in Malaysia who possesses a Doctor of Professional Studies from her development pathway, inclusive of a professional project application in Image & Brand Management. She has trained more than hundreds of companies including MNCs, GLCs & the Fortune 500 companies. She is also a certified consultant in many different areas related to her profession that includes Image, Colour & Style, Luxury Brand Management and Etiquette.

Yasmin Rasyid

Conservation Activist
Yasmin Rasyid is a passionate sustainability practitioner who founded a youth-led community NGO called EcoKnights in 2005 and together with her team have been in the forefront of implementing interventions towards a sustainable community in Malaysia. She has a degree in biology from Duke University, and a PhD in Sustainability Science from University Malaya. She currently serves in a multinational company where her main role is to strategize and implement decarbonisation interventions to decrease carbon emissions. Yasmin is also active in the local impact driven social entrepreneurship ecosystem and serves as a mentor and speaker in this domain.

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