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APU & Industry Career Seminars

Selecting the right career may be one of the toughest decision making processes in life. At APU & Industry Career Seminars, meet experts from the industry and be inspired by their stories. Learn about various career opportunities available in the fields of Data Science, Cyber Security, Actuarial Studies, Engineering, Games Development, Design, FinTech and more.

PROGRAMMES OF THE DAY - 23rd March 2019
TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & DIGITAL TRACK
10:00am
    -
10:50am
Careers in Industry 4.0 and Digital Disruption

Speakers:
1. Mr. Zaid Bin Hamzah - Asia Law Exchange, Singapore
2. Mr. Ian Su - Microsoft
3. Mr. Jan Wong - OpenMinds
Chair:
4. Mr. Gurpardeep Singh - APU

The Industrial Revolution, or known as Industry 4.0, is taking place in all industries - with the implementation of disruptive technologies such as automation, robotic technologies, artificial intelligence (AI) etc., the future becomes more challenging yet opportunistic for our young SPM and STPM School leavers. Through this talk, learn how Industry 4.0 changes our world and how can our university and the future workforce cope with the changes together.
11:00am
    -
11:50am
Today's Threats & Future of Cyber Security
Speakers:
1. Mr. Alvin Teoh - 
MDEC: Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation
2. Associate Professor Col Dato' Husin Jazri - APU
3. Mr. Raj Kumar - Cyber Intelligence
Chair:
4. Ms. Supriya Singh – APU

 
Ransomware, viruses, scams, hackers- as we live within digital technologies, cybercrimes, data privacy, security and digital threats like these become issues that bother us the most. There is an increasing demand on cyber security professionals - discover and learn about the industry that helps companies and individuals secure valuable data, preventing from fatal losses in the digital world.
12:00pm
    -
12:50pm
Why Data Science is the Hottest Job

Speakers:
1. Mr. Mohamad Nazir – Big Data – MDEC: Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation
2. Mr. Chun How – Fusionex
3. Mr. Zaid Bin Hamzah, CEO - Asia Law Exchange, Singapore
Chair:
4. Dr. Preethi Subramaniam – SOC - APU


In the competitive business world nowadays, revenue growth and reduction of operational costs become the utmost priorities of corporations. With knowledge in data science and business analytics, you are trained to conduct professional analysis, derive valuable information and help businesses make better decisions. Hear from the industry on how data science has helped them to grow, and what they expect out of a data science professional. Find out about Python and R in the world of Data Science?
1:00pm
    -
1:50pm
Engineer Your Future - Have You Got What It Takes?

Speakers:
1. Mr. Nicholas Tan Ooi Kiat - Top Glove Corporation Bhd
2. Ir. Chew Weng Yuen - IEM Malaysia
3. Ir. Vignarswaran Shanmuganathan – Sumatec Sdn Bhd
Chair:
4. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thang Ka Fei - Head -  SOE, APU

In a country's development, Engineers play a major role as they formulate, create and innovate new products, methods and inventions to overcome the world's largest problems. From climate change to world hunger, an engineer is capable of developing world-changing solutions - however, as a school leaver, how can you be prepared to be part of the world-changing workforce? Come hear from industry experts and discover your potentials.
2:00pm
    -
2:50pm
Let's Game - Journey from a Gamer to Game Developer

Speakers:
1. Ms. Fay Ulrica Lee - Ministry XR SDN BHD
2. Mr. Bazil Akmal Bidin (BuZz) – MDEC: Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation
Chair:
3. Mr. Naresh Kumar - SOMAD - APU

The global games industry has seen tremendous growth recently, alongside the uprising of mobile games such as Mobile Legends, Candy Crush, Clash Royale etc. This creates more opportunities for games enthusiasts to venture into this multi-billion dollar industry - what should a student be prepared while undertaking the journey as a games development professional? Session will also give you exposure on game Development industry in Malaysia.

 
BUSINESS, FINANCE, ACTUARIAL STUDIES & DESIGN TRACK
10:00am
    -
10:50am
Careers in Actuarial - Risk or Opportunity?
Speakers:
Ms. Caryn Chuah - APU
Mr.
Rajasegeran Ramasamy - APU

Actuaries hold the knowledge for the most important factor that impacts business decisions - the risk factor. While they discover opportunities out of risks, they are highly sought after in financial institutions, insurance companies as well as in governments and the global trading & investment scene. Other than the love for numbers, what are the other skills required for an actuary to succeed? Come discover the possible pathways as an Associate or a Fellow under the SoA & IFoA, both US & UK's professional accreditation body for Actuaries.
11:00am
    -
11:50pm

Discover the World of VFX and Insights into the Film Industry

Speakers:
1. Mr. Mandeep Singh - Tau Films
2. Mr. Patrick Lim – Film Director
Chair:
3. Ms. Debbie Liew – SOMAD - APU

Visual storytelling has been the core of entertainment films produced today. It's seamless combination of art, design and technology merged together. The career pathways are plentiful, as you may have noticed from the long ending credits at the end of each show... build future careers in scriptwriting, look development, cinematography, animation and even production management. Get to see exclusive behind-the-scene production works from both our speakers with international experience.
*Session will not be available on Live Stream
12:00pm
    -
12:50pm
Building Your Skillsets for Jobs that Don't Exist Yet

Speaker:
1. Dr. Tom Tan – GrowthX
Chair:
2. Dr. Eugene Poon Wai Chuen - APU

Social Media Strategists, Digital Marketing Specialists, Data Scientist, Experience Manager... These are just a part of the list of jobs that did not exist 10 years before. As we undergo the Industry 4.0 wave, new job titles are about to emerge in line with the new technological development. How do students prepare themselves for these jobs in the future? How do they become competent in the future job market? Get these questions answered at this session by GrowthX, Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator.

1:00pm
    -
1:50pm
Accounting, Finance and Banking in next 10 years
Speakers:
Mr. Mok Wan Kong - KPMG
Datuk Zunaidah Idris – Hong Leong Investment Bank
Mr. Nik Mohd Hasyudeen Yusoff – Inovastra Capital Sdn. Bhd
Mr. Jasni bin Abdul Jalil – Malaysian Association of Company Secretaries (MACS)
Chair:
Geetha A. Rubasundram - APU

With the help of technology, routine, mundane and repetitive jobs are about to be replaced with automation - does this signify the downfall of accountants, finance specialists and banking professionals? Come discover how has the accounting, finance and banking industry evolved in line with Industry 4.0, and learn how to be competent as a graduate of a financial degree.
2:00pm
    -
2:50pm
Wave of FINTECH - A Course or a Career?

Speakers:
• Mr. Nickson Choo - AuditXpert Malaysia
• Mr. Robin Lee - Hello Gold
• Mr. Steve Kucia  - Curlev
Chair:
Mr. Johnny Mayo - SuperCharger

Financial Technology, also known as FinTech, emerges as a new innovative technology to overhaul traditional financial methods in terms of financial products development, delivery as well as management. This has created new opportunities and careers for the future workforce to venture into. Join this talk to discover the latest developments of FinTech as well as the necessary skills needed to develop a successful FinTech professional.
 
PROJECTS SHOWCASE (THROUGHOUT THE DAY):
  • "Journey of Invictus to Championship": Meet Invictus - APIIT's Award Winning Concept Car
  • Engineering & Robotics Showcase
  • Design Showcase
  • Games Projects Showcase
  • Digital Technology Showcase
  • Final Year Projects Showcase
 
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