Authority in IoT

On what subject(s) are you an authority?

I possess extensive expertise in various subjects related to the field of technology, specifically the Internet of Things (IoT) and related domains. As the co-founder and CEO of FAVORIOT Sdn Bhd, a notable company in the IoT industry, my authority and influence in the field are well-recognized.

I have been listed in Onalytica’s “Who’s Who in IoT” report (May 2022) and ranked among the Top 50 Global Thought Leaders in IoT (February 2019) and Digital Disruption (October 2019) by Thinkers360. In 2017, I was also recognized as one of the Top 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders by the World CSR Congress.

My contributions to the IoT community have led to significant recognition, including being ranked within the Top 10 in the IoT Top 100 Influencers by Postscapes in 2017 and 2018. Moreover, in 2014, I was listed as the 20th Thought Leader in IoT by Onalytica’s report, “The Internet of Things – Top 100 Thought Leaders.” Furthermore, I was honored as the UTM Alumni Industry Personality in 2016.

Prior to my role at FAVORIOT, I held prominent positions such as CEO of REDtone IOT for 2.5 years and Senior Director of Wireless Communications Cluster at MIMOS Berhad for 8 years. I also accumulated 13 years of experience in CELCOM, a leading mobile operator, where I held various senior management positions.

With a strong academic background, I served as an Associate Professor at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia for 10 years. Additionally, I held adjunct professorships at various universities, including UTM, UTHM, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Universiti Malaysia, and MJIIT, UTM. Currently, I hold the position of Adjunct Professor for the Faculty of Information Science and Technology at MMU from 2022 to 2024.

I am recognized as a renowned speaker and frequently share my expertise at major IoT, Industry 4.0, Smart Cities, and telecommunication conferences globally. Furthermore, I actively contribute as a member of the Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) for several local universities.

I completed my education with a BEE from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 1984, an MSc. in Telematics from the University of Essex (UK) in 1986, and a Ph.D. in Telecommunications from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 1993. In 2017, I was honored with an Honorary Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from UTHM. Additionally, I have been invited as a speaker at TEDx events, where I share my expertise and insights.


Author: Mazlan Abbas

IOT Evangelist

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