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Industrial Forum

APSIPA 2017 Industrial Forum

Date: 14 Dec 2017 (Thursday)

Time: 16:00 – 17:50

Industry Forum Theme: Internet of Things: Trend, Technologies, and Evolution 

Moderator and Speaker:

Dr. Simon See
Director, Nvidia Al Technology Center and Solution Architecture and Engineering

Dr See is the Solution Architecture, Engineering Director & Chief Solution Architect for Nvidia AI Technology Center, and also serves as Professor & Chief Scientific Computing Officer at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.  Previously, he was the Chief Scientific Computing Advisor for BGI (China) & held academic positions at universities in Singapore & Thailand.

Dr See is involved in a number of smart city projects especially in Singapore & China.  His research interests spans high performance computing, big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning & computational science.  He also leads some of the AI initiatives in APAC & published over 100 papers in these areas, winning various awards.

Prof See is a member of SIAM, IEEE & IET & a committee member of over 50 conferences.  Prior to NVIDIA, he worked at SGI, DSO National Lab of Singapore, IBM, International Simulation (UK), Sun Microsystems & Oracle.  He also advises a number of national research & supercomputing centers.


Mr. Usman Sarwar
Software Architect (IoT connectivity) at Intel Corporation

Usman Sarwar is a technologist and a software systems architect working on IoT connectivity technologies in Intel’s IoT group having fifteen years of R&D and software development experience. He has diverse technical background by working on areas related to IoT connectivity technologies and protocols, middleware protocol systems as well as applications. Currently, he is working on the time sensitive networking for industrial and automotive technologies. He is also Liaison for Intel with ZigBee and Thread Alliances as well as contributing to industrial certification in Avnu Alliance. He has invented more than 22 patents, published 20 international papers and contributed to ITU-T resolutions.


Mr. Matej Krajnc
Managing Director, National Instruments South East Asia, Australia & New Zealand

With over 30 years of engineering industry experience, Matej Krajnc is an internationally-known speaker, trend analyst and applied engineering consultant. His expertise covers various fields, including automated test, control, and design for industries including military, aerospace, automotive, and manufacturing industries. Krajnc’s specializations include process engineering, computer-based modeling, system integration, and chemical engineering. He is an accredited computer process control specialist, a computer-based modeling engineer for adaptive control systems, and earned a degree of science in chemical engineering from the Chemical Engineering University in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

As managing director for the ASEAN and ANZ divisions of National Instruments, Krajnc is responsible for the growth of NI presence, visibility, sales, and application engineering throughout Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia. His experience has helped him establish NI as a powerful solutions provider throughout his region. He and his team have developed an excellent reputation as a resource for solving numerous industrial engineering challenges. This has led to a demand for his consultation on a variety of projects, as well as his presence as a speaker at industry venues.


Mr. Julian Lau 
Head of Solutions Architect ASEAN, Global Public Sector, Amazon Web Services

Julian Lau is the Head of Solutions Architect ASEAN for Amazon Web Services. One of his main focus is to lead the team to involve in building and fostering ASEAN research institutions to accelerate scientific computing and data initiatives on the cloud. He is an expert in infrastructure automation, application deployment, and software development in the cloud. Julian helps customers to understand best practices around advanced cloud-based solutions, and how to migrate existing workloads to the cloud.


Mr. Ahmad Helmi Abdul Halim
Sr Director of Technology & Market Portfolio, Malaysian Institute of Microelectronic Systems (MIMOS)

Helmi Halim is a  Sr Director, Technology and Market Portfolio. He has more than 30 years of experience in various disciplines including Research & Development, Technical Operations, Business Planning, Business Development, Product Marketing & Management, Regulatory Management, Sales Management, Strategic Planning and Technology Entrepreneur. Helmi’s has also international professional exposures including job assignments based in Japan, USA, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Iran.

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