UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering


'Selangor Regional Powerhouse’ Summit : Prof. Jackman contributes to panel on 'future technologies'

8 August 2019

Professor Richard Jackman (EEE and LCN) served as one of 5-panellists during a 2-hour debate on the impact of future technologies on the ASEAN economic region at a high profile Malaysian summit in Kuala Lumpur.

Professor Jackman contributing to the panel discussion on future technologies

Author : Tim Bodley-Scott

+44 (0)20 7679 3976 | t.bodley-scott@ucl.ac.uk

UCLs’ Professor Jackman (LCN and EEE) attended a one-day summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to share ideas on future technologies with corporate leaders and government ministers on 23rd July 2019.

Hosted by Selangor Chief Minister YAB Tuan Amirudin Shari, the event involved an invited audience of 500 C-level corporate and government dignitaries to discuss the regions initiatives in ‘smart cities’, ‘aviation and aerospace’ and ‘future technologies’.  Following discussions with the Chief Minister over breakfast, Professor Jackman served as one of 5-panellists during a 2-hour debate on the impact of future technologies on the ASEAN economic region.  Key points to emerge included the need to believe in young local talent, to take investment risks with new, and perhaps unconventional, ideas and to create a rich environment for start-up ventures.

The summit was run by MBI Selangor, established in 1994 to represent the financially dominant Selangor region of Malaysia in furthering business and economic opportunities within the region.

Alongside Professor Jackman, speakers at the event included YAB Tuan Amiruddin Shari, Chief Minister of Selangor, Tan Sri Gnanalingam, Chairman of Westports Holdings Bhd, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Shahril Shamsuddin, Chief Executive Officer of Sapura Energy, Jerry Raatikainen, CEO of Uros Ltd, Rostin Javadi, COO of the Zalora Group Malaysia, Stuart Milne, CEO of HSBC Malaysia, HE Karin Mossenlechner, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Malaysia, Datuk Mark Rozario, CEO of General Electric Malaysia, Dato Hasan Azhari, CEO Invest Selangor, Naguib Nor, Managing Director of Strand Aerospace, and Randhill Singh, GM of Land Development, Malaysia Airports, Catherine Lian, Managing Director IBM Malaysia, Dr Zulkufli Zakaria, Economic Adviser to the Menteri Besar of Selangor, Dato’ Sivanathan Shanmugam, Nokia Regional Managing Director, Dr Fahmi Ngah, Managing Director SSDU Innovations Sdn Bhd, Mohamad Suhaimi Mohamad Tahir, Managing Director, SMARTSEL Sdn Bhd.

The day completed with a gala dinner where Professor Jackman held discussions with various European Ambassadors to Malaysia regarding matters of mutual interest.

Following this event Professor Jackman attended the IEEE Sensors and Nanotechnology conference in Penang, Malaysia, where he presented an invited talk on his teams’ recent work on Diamond Nanowires.