From Zero to an IoT Influencer and finally become an IoT Entrepreneur.Dr. Mazlan Abbas
Biodata (Short Version)
Dr. Mazlan is the CEO and co-founder of FAVORIOT Sdn Bhd, an IoT company. He is a recognized thought leader in the IoT industry, having been listed as a top 50 influencer by several organizations.
He has extensive experience in the telecommunications industry, including as a CEO of REDtone IOT, a senior director at MIMOS Berhad, and various senior management positions at CELCOM. Dr. Mazlan has also worked as a professor at several universities in Malaysia and is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Information Science and Technology, MMU.
He holds a BEE from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, a MSc in Telematics from the University of Essex, and a Ph.D. in Telecommunications from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
He is a frequent speaker at IoT, IR 4.0, Smart Cities, and telco conferences and serves on the Industry Advisory Panel for several universities. He is also a TEDx Speaker and has received an Honorary Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from UTHM.
Biodata (Expanded Version)
Dr. Mazlan is the co-founder and CEO of FAVORIOT Sdn Bhd. He is listed in Onalytica’s Report “Who’s Who in IoT” (May 2022). He is ranked among the Top 50 Global Thought Leaders on the Internet of Things (February 2019) and Digital Disruption (October 2019) by Thinkers360, Top 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders by World CSR Congress 2017, ranked Top 10 in IoT Top 100 Influencers by Postscapes 2017 & 2018, ranked No. 20th Thought Leader in IOT by 2014 Onalytica Report – “The Internet of Things – Top 100 Thought Leaders” and UTM Alumni Industry Personality 2016.
Before FAVORIOT, he spent 2.5 years as CEO of REDtone IOT and 8 years in MIMOS Berhad as Senior Director Wireless Communications Cluster. He also spent 13 years in CELCOM (mobile operator), handling many senior management positions.
Prior to Celcom, he spent 10 years as an Assoc. Professor at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He was the Adjunct Professor for UTM from 2008 to 2013, UTHM (2004-2005, 2013-2016), Universiti Teknologi Petronas (2018-2019) and Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA) (2017-2018), Universiti Malaysia (UniMY) (2017-2019) and MJIIT, UTM (2020-2022).
Currently, he is the Adjunct Professor for the Faculty of Information Science and Technology, MMU (2022-2024).
Dr.Mazlan is a frequent speaker at many major & established IOT, IR 4.0, Smart Cities, and telco conferences locally and globally. He sits on Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) for several local universities.
He graduated from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia with a BEE (1984), University of Essex (UK) with MSc. in Telematics (1986), and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia with a Ph.D. in Telecommunications (1993). He also received an Honorary Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from UTHM (2017).
He is also a TEDx Speaker.
You can reach him on LinkedIn | Twitter | Jom Pakai IoT YouTube Channel |Jom Pakai IoT Podcast| Startup IoT YouTube Channel|Startup IoT Podcast
Check all his presentation slides HERE.
Dr. Mazlan’s PUBLICATIONS, TALKS, KEYNOTES etc.
Photos (Dr. Mazlan Abbas)
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