Wednesday, November 7, 2012

CCIS Talk: I want to be a Techopreneur: The Why, What, Where, How, When and Who by Cheong Yuk Wai

You are cordially invited to attend the following talk:

Title: I want to be a Techopreneur: The Why, What, Where, How, When and Who.
Date: 12 November 2012 (Monday)
Time: 1pm - 2.30pm
Venue: SE105 SE106, FES, UTAR KL campus, Setapak, Kuala Lumpur.
Speaker: Cheong Yuk Wai, CEO, MyBiz Solutions Sdn Bhd.
In this presentation, the speaker will answer the most common questions a technopreneur will need to ask during the entire journey from product idea, research and development, product prototype, pilot to commercialisation.  He will share real-life experiences and lessons learnt so that budding technopreneurs can avoid some of the pitfalls and enjoy a smoother and more meaningful journey of an innovator and marketer.

Biography of the Speaker:

Mr Cheong Yuk Wai is a technopreneur with 30 years of experience in business management, consultancy and technology development and deployment.  He is recognized as a business visionary and has served as an industry leader in the following capacities:

  • Council Member of National IT Council (NITC) 1998-2001, appointed by previous PM (Tun Dr Mahathir)
  • Committee Member of eCommerce Advisory Board, Mastercard International 1994-1997
  • Web Shaper for MSC, 1995 to 1997
  • Member of Sub-committee of World Enterprise Factory under World Economic Forum, Dot Force Taskforce for Bridging Digital Divide 2001-2003.
  • Vice President, Architecture Standards and Best Practices, International Association of Software Architects (IASA), 2007 to 2010
  • Member of Technical Committee on eCommerce (TC-4), a Standards Development Committee under SIRIM, 2007 to 2010
  • Adjunct Faculty member of University of Tuanku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), industry expert for ICT and Psychology industrial training programmes, 2004 to current
Mr Cheong has over 15 years of experience in the design, development, implementation and operations of eProcurement and Total Spend Management.  Some of the industry leaders who are Mr Cheong’s clients include:
  • PETRONAS Group of Companies (Oil & Gas)
  • UEM Group of Companies (Construction)
  • UMW Group of Companies (Manufacturing and Assembly)
  • Axiata (Telecommunications)
  • Maybank (Banking and Insurance)
  • Sime Darby (Plantation, Healthcare, Property and Automotive)
Mr Cheong was part of the senior management team in Andersen Consulting Malaysia (Accenture).  He was instrumental in helping AC get recognized for their high quality of professional services.  Some industry awards bestowed to AC, when he was the Methodologist as well as head of Quality Management, include:
  • 1st professional services organisation in the region to be ISO 9001 certified for Quality System 1993 and Quality Management System 1994
  • AIM Award for Excellence in Operations Management 1994
  • SIRIM Excellence Award for Quality Practices 1993.

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