Vice President of Corporate Affair and SUPER PMO
Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd
Harmender Singh was appointed as Vice President, Strategic Planning & Super PMO in April 2022, and is responsible in developing key strategic and growth initiatives, to realise Cradle’s strategic vision and ensuring a sustainable competitiveness. He is also tasked in ensuring Cradle-led initiatives’ alignment with the Malaysia Startup Ecosystem Roadmap (SUPER) and coordinating the execution all of SUPER’s interventions. The role also sees him reporting to the Advisory Committee & National Digital Economy and 4IR Council (MED4IR).
Manager, Urban Mechanics
Head of Global Business Growth
Connected Places Catapult
Ts Dr Raslan Ahmad, FASc
Senior Vice President
Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT)
Ts. Dr. Raslan Ahmad, a highly experienced executive with over thirty years of experience, is currently the Senior Vice President of the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), an agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI). He has led the MIGHT International team to provide a secretariat ship for the Global Science Innovation Advisory Council (GSIAC) with the New York Academy of Sciences from 2012-2017. Raslan is also the Chairman of the National Technical Committee on Circular Economy, Member of UTP Research Advisory Council (RAC), and Chairman of the Malaysia Smart Cities Alliance Association (MSCA). Ts. Dr. Raslan Ahmad has been appointed National Program Director for the Global Sustainable Cities Integrated Approach Pilot Project for Malaysia, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). He was also appointed National Program Director for the UNIDO Smart Grid Project, valued at USD 1.5Million, and forged collaboration between MIGHT, TNB Energy Services, and Lembaga Lebuhraya Malaysia for Green Energy Program, generating RM20 million energy savings for highway operators. He was the Founding Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia (YIM), an entity under MOSTI's purview.
Regional Programme Officer and Deputy Representative to UNIDO in Malaysia
United Nations Development Organization (UNIDO) Regional Office in Thailand
Dr Amy Hochadel
Executive Director, Global Business
Connected Places Catapult
IEN Consultants Sdn.Bhd.
Gregers Reimann is the managing director of IEN Consultants Sdn Bhd, a pioneering green building consultancy operating in Malaysia since 2000 and specializing in low-carbon building designs that are highly energy efficient, have good daylighting, are healthy and connects with Nature for people to thrive.
In 2023, Gregers advised the city council of Kuala Lumpur on what building designs/materials/policies/incentives best can bring about the low-carbon transition of the city. The project was funded by C40. Gregers is also on malaysiaGBC working committee for the CarbonScore, an assessment scheme that assesses the carbon footprint of Malaysian buildings, including greenhouse gas emissions from embodied energy in building materials and from commuting transport.
Key building project references include the energy efficient GreenTech Malaysia building, winner of the ASEAN Energy Award 2020 in the ZERO Energy Building category, the ENERGY PLUS UniKL Sustainable Energy Living Lab building producing twice as much energy as it consumes, the Pertamina Energy Tower - the first skyscraper designed to be ZERO energy, and the energy efficient EECCHI office retrofit measuring 53% energy savings and the efficient, biophilic and multi-award winning ‘Paramit – factory in the forest’, winner of the 2020 World Green Building APN Awards.
Gregers is regularly contributes to green building articles and frequently lectures at universities. He has a keen interest to pursue innovative and integrated design solutions bridging the gap between architects and engineers. And is an advocate for low-carbon urban transportation systems and walks the talk by bicycling to work.
Ts. Anusha Magendram
Assistant Vice President of Sustainable Development and Technologies
Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT)
Ts. Anusha Magendram is an Assistant Vice President in Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) under the Sustainable Development Technologies Department. She brings 20 years of relevant experience in Sustainable Development, particularly around Smart Cities Development. Her work here centres primarily on the management and coordination of the Malaysia Smart Cities Alliance (MSCA) and project “Sustainable-city in Malaysia” under Sustainable Cities Integrated Approach Pilot (SCIAP) Programme for the Global Environmental Facility (GEF 6) organization for UNIDO.
At MIGHT, she has been extensively involved in Project Management & Research, bilateral & multilateral projects, and science diplomacy programs. Before this, she worked as Head of Operation in Yayasan Innovasi Malaysia and as Team Leader In MYOB Australia Pty Ltd.
She holds a Master of Computer Science (majoring in Software Engineering), a Bachelor’s in Information & Technology (majoring in Software Engineering), and currently pursuing her PhD at UKM.
Dr Non Arkara
Senior Expert in Smart City Promotion
Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) of Thailand
Dr. Non Arkara is an award-winning innovator, urban designer and thought leader recognized globally for his human-centered approach to smart city development. With a diverse background spanning architecture, urban planning, anthropology and public policy, Dr. Non brings multidisciplinary expertise to addressing complex urban challenges. He holds a PhD in Anthropology from Harvard University, a Master’s in Architecture Studies from MIT, and a Bachelor’s in Architecture.
As a Smart City Expert at Thailand's Digital Economy Promotion Agency, Dr. Non has spearheaded numerous digital transformation and smart city initiatives nationally. This includes launching Thailand's first smart city program, delivering training to 5000+ officials, and winning an award for an AI platform managing water infrastructure.
With over 15 years of experience spanning 6 countries, he is a frequent speaker at global conferences and events. Dr. Non also gives back through academic reviewing, educational mentoring and pro bono consulting. Driven by a passion to create equitable, resilient and people-centric cities, Dr. Non is a solutions-oriented visionary constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. He thrives on leveraging technology responsibly to improve lives worldwide.
Wan Dazriq is the Non Executive Director of ETHIS Ventures Sdn Bhd. (ETHIS Malaysia) a recognised equity crowdfunding platform by the Securities Commission of Malaysia. ETHIS is also recognised as the first shariah compliant equity crowdfunding platform in Malaysia with an ambition to circulate good through ethical investments.
Aside from fintech and his passion for social entrepreneurship, Dazriq has experience in areas of digital ventures and innovation led transformation initiatives that includes multi stakeholders interests. His experiences include driving large scale transformation projects, implementing digital innovation efforts as well as change management initiatives with government linked companies in Malaysia as well as several Fortune 100 companies where he served most of his corporate career with a leading global technology management consulting firm.
WITSA Vice Chairman for the MENA Region countries
Citex Systems Ltd.
Over 42 years of Technology passionate, through his wide spectrum of position in multinationals and local Technology corporate he has gained his skills in leading organizations to achieve the shareholders vision and to achieve set targets.
Eng. Taha through the years of managerial positions in different industries outside and inside Egypt. He is currently the General Manager at Citex Systems Ltd, and the Co-founder for Projecta Consult Co., covering Financial & Technology services.
He was the General Manager of Orascom Technology Solutions for five years, where he was responsible for all systems integration & Professional Consulting Services.
Prior to that he was the :
- General Manager “Advanced Computer Technology (ACT)” ,
- Regional Manager for North Africa at General Electric Information Services (GEIS) and
- Manager of Products Support and Services IBM/ SBM Saudi Arabia
- and the CIO of Sahara Petroleum Services Group.
Eng./ Taha has received a variety of achievements and awards both nationally and internationally, and recently during the WCIT2022 he was elected as a Board member in “WITSA” World Information Technology and Software Alliance.
Currently he serve as the Vice Chairman of Witsa for the MENA Region.
Locally in Egypt he is one of the founders for the largest Technology NGO “Eitesal”, Treasurer and Board member.
In addition, he was the vice-chairman of the Solar Energy Association SEDA.
Eng. / Taha graduated from faculty of Electrical Engineering, Alexandria University, and he also received a Diploma in Marketing Profitable Business and Trading from the British College in Jersey, Britain.
He combines his passion for Nature through his activity to Navigate and explore the Red Sea Treasures and Off Road Desert Mysteries with his beloved family & friends.
Founder & CEO
Suresh has over 25 years of experience spanning senior leadership, operations and strategy across Asia with experience in the telecoms sector that spans the migration of 2G to 5G. Suresh was previously the CEO of edotco Group and spearheaded the transformation and growth of one of the fastest growing TowerCos in Asia. He has held senior roles at Sime Darby, the Boston Consulting Group, Maxis Communications and the Axiata Group.
He is currently one of the Founders and the Chief Executive Officer of EdgePoint, a telecommunications infrastructure company focused on building and leasing sharable and modern telecom structures as well as providing solutions such as small cells and in-building systems. EdgePoint is backed by DigitalBridge a leading investor, owner and operator enabling the next generation of mobile and internet connectivity through investments around the globe.A
Broadcast Presenter & CMO
After more than a decade in broadcast television with TV3 Malaysia and CNBC, Keith dived into the intersections of technology, gaming and consumer tech services, in marketing and business development roles with multinationals, SMEs and start-ups. He is the Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Publishing for games company GCL Global and an international news presenter for CNA.
Senior Business Analyst
Chloe is an environmental scientist by training, with years of experience as an urban data analyst dedicated to aiding stakeholders make data-driven decisions. After receiving her degree in Environmental Science from the University of Manchester, Chloe practised as an environmental consultant before joining UrbanMetry as a data analyst.
UrbanMetry harvests, cleans and analyses large amounts of city data through artificial intelligence and proprietary algorithms to extract trends and patterns in the built environment. Their work involves extracting actionable insights from large datasets to assist urban planners, financial institutions and other urban stakeholders to make informed decisions.
Currently, Chloe is also the product manager for UrbanVault, a mortgage application platform which empowers homeowners-to-be to take control of the home-buying process.
Managing Director - Asia Sales
Vincent Lim is the Managing Director of Asia Sales and is responsible for sales in Asia Pacific for ABS Global. Vincent has 20 years of experience in the telecom and satellite industry.
Prior to joining ABS, Vincent held various positions within the satellite and telecommunications sector.
His experiences include managing major accounts such as Network Innovations, Telekom Malaysia, TAP Digital, Globe Telecom, Astro, Transvision, Globecast, Fox, Disney and Viacom. He is well versed in the whole value chain of telecommunications and broadcast media.
Vincent holds an MBA from University of Strathclyde and graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering from the University of Sheffield, UK.
Kok Chin (KC) TAY
Smart Cities Network & Smart Cities Council (ASEAN)
ASECH Center of Excellence on Smart City Indonesia
Erike Malonda is the CEO of ASECH (Center of Excellence on Smart City), which supports the smart city program of the Ministry of Home Affairs in Indonesia. The center was established in 2022 as an urban destination for benchmarking with best practices of hardware and digital solutions to solve various challenges. It provides a center for capacity building as an approach to implement smart city according to communal standards.
With over decades years of experience in sales & marketing, project management and corporate and public sectors events management, she has developed a deep understanding of the industry and extensive networks in these areas. Her expertise in bringing multiple stakeholders together to build the ecosystem is vital to the success of any project. Effective communication with all stakeholders is an important key that ensures everyone is on the same page and working towards the same goals.
ASECH drives passion and dedication to work with the belief in our 4G values: Goodwill, Good People, Good Action, and Good Impact.
Adjunct Faculty Member
National University of Singapore
A pioneer sustainability, ESG & renewable energy professional and subject matter expert in Singapore & Asia with over 12 years of multi-industry experience across Europe, APAC & Africa having undertaken senior global & regional roles within some of the world's largest technology, food & beverage, renewable energy & agribusiness corporations. Co-chair of the sustainability working group at the Asia Cloud Computing Association, an executive member of the datacenter chapter of the Singapore Computer Society, a member of the sustainability committee at SGTech, a sustainability working committee member on greenwashing at Public Relations and Communications Association APAC, a Worklife Harmony ambassador for the Tripartite Alliance for Fair Progressive Employment Practices and an adjunct faculty member at the National University of Singapore.
Dr. Giancarlo Mangone
Senior International Planning Leader; Senior Consultant
Dr. Giancarlo Mangone is internationally recognized for his unique interdisciplinary expertise in planning, designing + implementing communities, strategies, + assets that maximize their socioeconomic+sustainability performance potential, in ways that achieve aspirational client objectives practically+within budget.
Implemented solutions have achieved world leading performance targets in diverse performance categories, such as: reducing municipal, business, and residence costs (up to 35% city capex + opex); economic, business, and industrial development; affordability; livability; circular economy; climate and disaster resilience; nature regeneration + community + economy integration.
Dr. Mangone currently implements sustainable masterplanning and policies with the United Nations in the Asia Pacific region, is a Senior International Planning Leader at DLR Group, and is Principal of the design research firm Wicked Solutions.
BCN Smart Technologies
A visionary and accomplished Managing Director with an illustrious career spanning more than twenty years, excelling in international management within a European multinational company in the medical industry across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Oceania. A trailblazing leader with a remarkable track record of spearheading innovative projects, extending well beyond healthcare, into the realms of sustainability and climate action, and smart city development. Renowned for an unwavering dedication to cultivating strategic alliances among industry titans from Spain, Malaysia, and various other nations. Distinguished by an exceptional aptitude for steering and actively contributing to the advancement of smart city initiatives, ushering in a new era of urban innovation and progress.