Name: Dr. Mazlan Abbas
Title: Global IOT Thought Leader & CEO
Other Titles: International Keynote Speaker, Global Influencer, CEO & Co-Founder of FAVORIOT, World Traveller, Writer, Columnist, Sn. ICT & IoT Expert, Sn. Smart Cities Expert, Academician, Advisory Board Member, Business Development, Mentor
Vision: His vision is to foster IOT solutions to automate humankind’s Digital Lifestyle.
Dr. Mazlan is the co-founder and CEO of Favoriot. He is ranked among 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders by World CSR Congress 2017, ranked Top 10 in IoT Top 100 Influencers by Postscapes 2017, ranked No. 20th Thought Leader in IOT by 2014 Onalytics Report – “The Internet of Things – Top 100 Thought Leaders” and ranked Top 100 in Smart Cities Top Experts by Agilience Authority Index May 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 where is responsible to lead, strategize and manage the Applied R&D activities in Wireless Communications technology. He also spent 13 years in CELCOM (mobile operator), handling many senior management positions (including R&D, Billing Operations, Technology & Technical Management, Network Administration & Management, Mobile Data, Integrated Business Solutions and Mobility Solutions). 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 and UTHM (2005-2005, 2013-2016). Dr.Mazlan is a frequent speaker in many major & established IOT, Smart Cities and telco conferences locally and globally. He has served as MOSTI’s Innofund, Technofund and Science Fund (ICT Cluster) Technical & Commercial Evaluation Committee and sits in 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 PhD in Telecommunications (1993).