Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Mr Andrew Walker

Mr Andrew Walker is the Director & CEO of Air Seed Australia. Hi is a senior leader, mechanical engineer and entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience within the automotive/aerospace design sector for companies such as BMW and AirBus Industries. Andrew holds a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering and has experience successfully building companies, scaling up his own engineering and manufacturing business. Andrew is now devoted full time to AirSeed Technologies and leads all project initiatives whilst also being heavily involved in the engineering and development of all drone and manufacturing plant hardware.

Mr Sudarnoto Osma

Mr Sudarnoto Osman is the Chief Executive Officer of Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation Berhad and was appointed by the Sarawak Government to spearhead Sarawak digitalisation initiatives. His mobility career started in 1994 with Celcom Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. in expanding Celcom network and initiated the 2G network rollout throughout Sarawak. He was also appointed on ad-hoc basis as a consultant on several international assignments under Celcom International Ventures. In 2000 he joined Maxis Mobile Sdn. Bhd. and embarked on Maxis network rollout in East Malaysia. His career journey continued by venturing into telecommunication infrastructure business as Chief Executive Officer at SACOFA Sdn. Bhd. (“SACOFA”) in April 2013. During his tenure at SACOFA, he expanded SACOFA’s business and network beyond Malaysia. He was also appointed in various capacity in other organisations such as PT SACOFA Indonesia, PT BINA Indonesia, DSTA Sdn. Bhd., Malaysian Access Forum Bhd., Persatuan Infrastruktur Telekomunikasi Malaysia, and Konsortium Rangkaian Serantau.

Associate Professor Dr Rizal Effendy Mohd Nasir

Associate Professor Dr Rizal Effendy Mohd Nasir had been a lecturer at Universiti Teknologi MARA for 13 years. He is currently in charge of Universiti Teknologi MARA’s Flight Technology & Test Center (FTTC). In the FTTC, his research focuses on blended wing body (BWB) aircraft, aerodynamics, flight dynamics, and aircraft design. He joined UiTM in 2002 and has subsequently won numerous research funding and consulting jobs. Blended Wing-Body UAV, Hud-Hud UAV, NAMTOR Hexacopter Automatic Navigation Drone, Bird-Inspired Drone, etc. are just a few of his innovative inventions. Apart from publishing mountainous journals and authoring books, he aims to change the center’s organisational structure to better match FTTC’s key operations.

Research Assistant Professor Xi CHEN

Assistant Professor Dr. Xi Chen has 10-year experience in building energy efficiency related to the passive design, renewable application and built environment modelling, and has been involved in multiple funding applications including ARC, NSFC, ITF, RIF and consultancy projects with the local government and industry. He published 37 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and co-authored a book in green building and renewable application areas. He has also been awarded the DECRA Fellow in the Australian Research Council and Fulbright Scholar in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with a total funding support over 6.5M HK$. In addition, he acted as the chief secretary in the 10th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE 2018) and the editorial board member in Energies and Buildings.

Associate Professor Dr Liang Boon Wee

Associate Professor Dr Liang Boon Wee started his career at DSO National Laboratories as a project engineer in 1987. As a young engineer he has worked on the development of articulated bodies dynamics and computer simulation for flight control design and synthesis. He has held various appointments while working in DSO, from 2006 to 2007 he was Head of the Advanced Systems laboratories, from 2007 to 2010 he was Programme Director in Guided Systems, and from 2010 to 2019 he holds the position of Chief Engineer. Liang-Boon has worked on the development of operational systems that covers different technical areas. His technical expertise includes computer vision, machine learning, guidance, navigation and control.

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