Jointly presents:

“Innovation Led Economy: The Malaysian Experience”

During the recently announced 10th Malaysia plan, it is well mentioned that innovation is one of the key driver transforming Malaysia into a high income economy. This terminology of innovation is nothing new, and you can easily find thousands of books and articles written about it.

Is Malaysia any different than other counterparts in its innovation landscape? What are we being doing within our innovation framework so far, and how can we improve it to raise the competency among the worldwide competition? Are we ready for the global market? Are we ready to change?

Join us at this panel discussion, learn from our prestigious panelist of their experience in this domain and explore the ways you could adopt it in your daily practice. These panelists have started with basically not much experience but with hard work, dedication and proper risk management, they have made it to the global market. This will be a once in a life time opportunity for you to hear what they have to say and later to ask the questions.

Date: Wednesday, 28th July 2010
Time: 06.30 pm – 09.30 pm
Venue: Plug & Play Technology Gardens, Level 7, The Gardens South Tower, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Cost: Free for TeAM and TiE members. RM30.00 for public

06.30pm – 06.45pm                Arrival, registration, and light refreshment
06.45pm – 07.15pm                Introduction and keynote presentation by Professor Mahendhiran Nair
07.15pm – 08.00pm                Forum
08.00pm onwards                   Networking session

Event and sponsor :           Plug & Play Technology Gardens (

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Panellist Profiles

Dr. Sivapalan Vivekarajah

Chief Evangelist of Proficeo Consultants and Special Advisor to TeAM

Dr.Siva comes from a diverse background of 25 years of regional entrepreneurship in manufacturing, corporate consulting, corporate finance, venture capital and Entrepreneurship consulting in Asia.

He holds a Ph.D in Venture Capital studies from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland; an MBA (with Distinction) from University of Hull, UK; an LLB (Hons) from University of London and is also a qualified Chartered Secretary. He is also a certified Trainer for the Kauffman Foundation ‘FastTrac’ program. Dr. Siva is also the Founder & Past President of the Technopreneurs Association of Malaysia (TeAM) and currently its Advisor.

Dr. Siva is known for his candid and unconventional views on entrepreneurship, business and the economy and is a popular moderator, speaker, panelist and writer. He has spoken at conventions and seminars across the world from Asia to the USA including such distinguished institutions as the University of San Francisco and University of Texas (USA), Universities of Edinburgh, Nottingham, London City University in the UK, Gent (Belgium) and at universities in Malaysia and Thailand on the topics of Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, Strategy and Business.

Harvinder Singh

Managing Director, Incontrol Tech Sdn Bhd

Founded by a Techie turned Entrepreneur the company, Incontrol Tech (iTech), was recently acquired and merged with PSI Group, one of the largest firms in Europe and listed on the German Stock Exchange. It would be a dream come true for most Malaysian Entrepreneurs to be acquired by such a firm and this is testimony to the leadership and entrepreneurial skills of the founder of  iTec – Harvinder Singh.

It was 13 years ago that Harvinder switched from a comfortable regional manager’s job to start iTec and he has not looked back since. In 2008 in recognition of his achievements Harvinder was voted Ernst & Young’s Technology Entrepreneur of the Year and also received The Malaysian Innovation Excellence Award.

He is not only a successful entrepreneur but also contributes to society by being actively involved in community work. His passion also runs into leading a Scottish bagpipe band, the only one in the world run by a Sikh and in running a non-profit school, Sekolah Sri Dasmesh in Kuala Lumpur.

Jeevan Rajoo

Senior Manager, Oracle Consulting

Transformation of business and spotting new opportunities through start-ups has been apassion and forte of Jeevan for several years.

His career includes some 15 years of successful technical, sales and program management experience in the professional consulting, media, telecommunication and technology sectors of the economy. The experience ranges from startups to Fortune 500 companies where he has provided decisive leadership, management and guidance with a proven ability under intensely competitive environments and markets.

Jeevan’s areas of expertise in this area of business environments are in: Business Process Engineering, Automation & Optimization; Strategic & Tactical Planning; Commercial and Business Development; Strategic Sales and Marketing; Strategic Alliancing & Partnership; Business Startups & Expansion; Systems Architecture & Integration

Mahendhiran Nair

Professor, Monash University

Professor Mahendhiran Nair holds a PhD specializing in Economics (Econometrics) (1996), a Master of Arts in Statistics (1991) and a Master of Arts in Economics (1990) from York University, Canada. He also holds a Bachelor of Science Honours in Mathematics from Brock University, Canada (1989). He is a Professor of Econometrics, Discipline Head of Econometrics and Business Statistics and Deputy Head of School (Research) at the School of Business, Monash University Sunway Campus, Malaysia. Professor Nair currently heads a research team at Monash University that studies the impact of ICT & innovation on competitiveness and sustainable development on nations, enterprises and rural communities. Over the last five years, Professor Nair has published more than 50 research papers in the areas of policy modeling and sustainable socioeconomic development. He has been a Subject Matter Expert on ICT policies and the development of national innovation ecosystems for key public policy organizations and ‘think-tanks’ in the region and the Middle East. Prof Mahendhiran has received large competitive grants from the Malaysian Government to undertake research in the areas of economic development. His research interests and expertise are in the areas of Econometrics/Information Modeling and Development Economics

Moderator :           Lu Chen Pin, TeAM council member for Professional Development

>> TiE Malaysia chapter website <<

Here is the presentation slide from Professor Mahendhiran Nair

Our event on Malaysia SME paper (August 14 – August 27, 2010)

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