Industrial revolution forum for youths

  • Metro News
  • Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018

The forum will be held at Petrosains, The Discovery Centre in Suria KLCC tomorrow where panellists will discuss and share their experiences, ideas and insights into thriving in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

PETROSAINS is hosting a forum tomorrow in an effort to ensure that youths are well-informed about the Fourth Industrial Revolution and its challenges, concerns and changes.

Entitled “Future Proofing You: Thriving in the Fourth Industrial Revolution”, it aims to provide them with a meaningful discourse with a panel of speakers.

They will learn about the challenges and opportunities in a rapidly changing future driven by automation, the Internet of things, big data and artificial intelligence, among others.

The panel consists of industry bigwigs Azran Osman Rani, Adam Brimo and Quek Sue Yian who will address the ever-changing demands brought on by the revolution, and how youths can have an innovative edge to accelerate growth and make significant progress.

Azran is chief executive officer and co-founder of Naluri Hidup Sdn Bhd, a behaviour science company that uses artificial intelligence, data science and digital design to provide cost-effective and accessible digital health psychology services to address chronic illnesses.

Social learning platform Open Learning Global Pty Ltd chief executive officer Brimo was named one of the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia 2017 in the Consumer Technology category.

Hong Leong Foundation executive director Quek is also Hong Leong Industries Bhd director, charity organisation Wisdom Club founder and children’s rights advocacy group Voice of the Children co-founder.

The forum will be moderated by Petronas ICT Sdn Bhd chief operating officer Izwan Hasli M. Ibrahim, who has, in a span of 17 years, assumed roles involving Strategy, Commercial, Project Management, Systems Development, Technical Support, Client Relationship, Business Development and Management.

Petrosains chief executive officer Tengku Nasariah Tengku Syed Ibrahim said the forum for youths attempts to explore ways to help one thrive in the fourth industrial revolution.

“With the help of a credible line-up of panellists, we hope our audience will understand and be able to better prepare for the future marketplace where technology advancement will determine the way we live and do things.”

The forum is the first of the Petrosains Ascend Series while three more are in the pipeline, targeted at chief executive officers, youths (on environment and sustainability) as well as a dialogue session between children and scientists.

Through this series, a new thought leadership offering from Petrosains, Tengku Nasariah said they hope to provide audiences with a platform to engage in intellectual and meaningful discourse on current and critical issues.

“As Petronas’ corporate social responsibility arm in education, it is our responsibility to encourage the community to embrace STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and have a deeper appreciation for its value for progress, while helping to nurture critical thinkers in the nation,” she said.

The forum, which is suitable for youths aged 16 and above, will be held at Petrosains, The Discovery Centre in Suria KLCC at 7pm.

There will be a Facebook live broadcast for those who are not able to attend.

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