Keynote Speaker


Keynote 1: Prof. Dr. Ahmad Zaki bin Abu Bakar

Title: Innovative Community-based Computing for entrepreneurship

He is a senior professor at the Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Systems, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), is currently the UTM official representative at Qatar University since October 2010 and before that at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. His current research interests are in Multilingual Knowledge Management Systems, Community-based Informatics, Project Management and Technopreneurship.

He serves in many national and international committees as well as held many positions including the Head of the Information Service System Innovation (ISSI) Research Group, Director of the university scholarly publishing house (2007 – 2008), Dean of International Affairs (2004 – 2007), Dean of Faculty of Computer Science and Information Systems (2001 – 2004), Chairman of the National E-Commerce Standards Committee since 2003, founding Managing Director of the Malaysian National Institute of Translation (1993 - 1996) and Director of the Malaysian Division of the Joint Research in Multilingual Computer Translation Project between Japan, Malaysia, China, Thailand and Indonesia (1989 -1996).

He was also the Malaysian official representative to the Global Information Infrastructure for Equal Language Opportunity Forum (1992 - 2000), one of the founding members of the Language Observatory Project based at Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan since 2004 and Malaysian official representative for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)-Telecommunication’s Kaleidoscope since 2007. He is also an active member of the Malaysian National Computer Confederation, Malaysian Translators Association and Malaysian Linguistic Association. For his excellent contribution to the field, he was awarded the lifetime achievement of National IT Excellence Teacher Award in September 2000.


Keynote 2: Patrick See

Based in the Asia Pacific head office in Singapore, Patrick See started his career with the then Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) in 2001 and now Thomson Reuters as a Account Manager.

During his 9 years, he has enriched his experience across different functional roles which include Customer Sales Support, Marketing Support, Business Operations, Technical Support, Strategic Account Support and Customer Relationship role. He graduated from San Francisco State University with BSc degree in Microbiology and MSc in Strategic Marketing from Curtin University of Technology, Australia.

Prior to his career with Thomson Reuters, Patrick worked at Singapore General Hospital, the premier tertiary Hospital and involved in various research projects: skin banking, wound healing and skin tissue engineering. He has 11 publications in international journals and conferences.