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Highlights from DEAS2024

Date: 18 April 2024, Thursday

A Prelude Industry Workshop for Digital Energy Asia Summit 2024

A Dialogue Between Universities, Government, and Industries to Drive Competitive Advantage

Date and time

18 April 2024· 08:00AM - 02:00PM


Corus Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

About Workshop

The rapid advancement of automation poses significant challenges for the Oil & Gas sector, which struggles to retain top talent amidst evolving workforce preferences and business requirements. Collaboration between universities, government agencies, and industries is crucial to develop strategies for recruiting and retaining highly skilled talent, ensuring Malaysia's global competitive edge.

    Why Attend?

    • Gain insights into workforce development trends and challenges
    • Network with key stakeholders
    • Contribute to strategies for futureproofing Malaysia's workforce
    • Shape the nation's competitive advantage in the global economy

    Main Sponsor

    Workshop Agenda

    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registration + Networking Breakfast

    09:00AM - 09:30 AM Keynote Address: Nuturing Knowledge-Based Industry-Ready Talent 

    Prof. Emerita Datuk Dr. Asma Binti Ismail
    Immediate Past President of the Academy of Sciences of Malaysia and National Science, Technology and Innovation Advisor 
    Ibu Sina Chair for Medicine, IIUM

     09:45 AM - 10:00 AM Talent Shaping

    Pn. Nur Fadillah Mior Sharifuddin 
    General Manager, Group Technical Capability Management, Project Delivery & Technology, PETRONAS

    10:00 AM - 10:15 AM How to prepare the students into the Industries - Use Case by UTP

    Assoc. Prof. Ts Dr Mohamad Naufal bin Mohamad Saad
    Associate Professor, Electrical & Electronic Engineering Department, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS

    10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Creation of a "Skill Data Space" by IDSA / Digital Connect Society

    Tan Sri Rainer Althoff
    CEO, ALC International

    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Coffee Break

    11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Future proofing workforce for sustainability - India perspective

    Madam Sujata Tilak
    Managing Director, Ascent Intellimation

    11:15 AM - 11:30 AM PRefChem - Digital Plant Automation

    M Feizal M Ghazali
    Group Technical Authority, Instrument & Controls, PETRONAS
    Vice President, ISA Malaysia

    11:30 AM - 12:55 PM Challenges in Future Proofing Automation Workforce towards Energy Transition and Industrial Sustainability - A Roundtable Panel Discussion

    Ir Dr M Zurix M Mohamed

    Custodian, Measurement, GTS, PETRONAS Delivery &Technology

    Mr Zahris Sham Abu


    YBhg. Prof. Rahmat Mohsin
    Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

    Harith Thaqif


    Ts. Zulkiflee Mohamad

    Program Director/Vice-President MIGHT (Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology)

    Pn Nur Fadillah Mior Sharifuddin

    General Manager, Group Technical Capability Management, Project Delivery & Technology, PETRONAS

    12:55 PM - 13:00 PM Closing Speech

    En Sharul Rashid
    Head of Technical Excellence, PETRONAS
    President, ISA Malaysia

    13:00 PM - 14:00 PM Networking Lunch