Date: 11 July 2012 (Wednesday)
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Venue: Auditorium A003, UTAR Perak Campus, Kampar.
Speaker: Chu Jenn Weng, MD/CEO of ViTrox Group
Registration: Vincent or Ronnie at Department of Consultancy and Commercialisation (DCC), firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Chu started his first project in machine vision back in 1992 while he was still studying in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) majoring in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Upon graduation from the University, he was employed as an instrumentation engineer in Hewlett-Packard Malaysia (HPM) (now known as Agilent Technologies Sdn Bhd), where he initiated and led the in-house 4-person machine vision team for more than 5 years. During his career in Hewlett-Packard Malaysia, he was directly involved in the R&D of machine vision systems, system set-up and support, as well as setting objectives and development plan for the entire team.
Mr Chu completed his post graduate study in image processing from USM in 1998. While learning the fundamental and required techniques in this field, he traveled to countries like Singapore and the United States of America (USA) to study and evaluate the need of those technologies and its potential for growth. He left HPM in 1998 to start-up his own business with his partner/co-founder, Mr Siaw Kok Tong in machine vision into a private limited company in March 2000 and was officially named ViTrox Technologies Sdn Bhd (VTSB).
During the start-up phase of VTSB, Mr Chu was involved in every aspect of the business, starting from sales and marketing, R&D of vision system, part purchasing, finance as well as service and support.
Mr Chu received the certificate of merit from the Outstanding Young Malaysian (TOYM) Award under the Business, Economic and Entrepreneurial Accomplishment category in 2005. He was recently awarded the 2011 Ernst & Young Malaysian Technology Entrepreneur of the Year and also received the Outstanding Entrepreneur Award 2011 from the Asia Pacific Entrepreneur Award (APEA).