MESTECC-APCTT 2018 Conference on the Fourth Industrial Revolution - “New and Emerging Technologies in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals”

Co-organizer Description: 
MIMOS Berhad
Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change, Malaysia
Event Date: 
23 Oct 2018 to 24 Oct 2018
Event Location: 
Putrajaya, Malaysia
Events Description: 


Emerging technologies, often referred to as disruptive technologies in the sphere of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) have the potential to improve quality of life and societal well-being, drive economic growth as well as increase productivity and efficiency. Several countries are already adopting and implementing various 4IR-related initiatives such as Smart and Future Cities; Intelligent Integrated Transportation and Mobility Systems; Healthcare Management and Society Support System; and Digital Government, Support Services and Content Delivery System. Towards increasing awareness among member States on access as well as application of 4IR technologies for achieving SDGS, APCTT is organizing MESTECC-APCTT Fourth Industrial Revolution Conference 2018 - “New and Emerging Technologies in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals in partnership with the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment & Climate Change (MESTECC), Malaysia and MIMOS Berhad. This Conference is envisaged to facilitate awareness and foster collaboration among stakeholders, including those from public and private sector, academia, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and international participants involved in 4IR ecosystem. Deliberations during the conference will focus on key aspects of 4IR technologies such as IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Big Data and how these technological innovations could help countries in achieving SDGs.

A site visit for international participants would be organized to showcase the status of technological development related to 4IR technologies in Malaysia.


Background Note and Agenda


Science, Technology and Innovation for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals – A Regional Perspective, Ms. Michiko Enomoto, APCTT-ESCAP

The Role of Blockchain Technology in the Future of Electricity, Dr. Wei-nee Chen, Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA), Malaysia

Cyber Resilience in Fourth Industrial Revolution, Mr. Mohd Zabri Adil Talib, Cybersecurity, Malaysia

An IoT Eco-system for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Dato' Sri Ganes, Malaysia IoT Association (MyIoTA)

Promoting Regional Cooperation on R&D in Innovative ICT Applications in Asia, Mr. Takahiro Kono, NICT Asia Center, Thailand

Human Capital & The Future of Jobs, Mr. Sivakumeren A Narayanan, Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad

Intelligent Manufacturing in the Digital Age – Perspectives from China, Prof. Xue-Feng Yuan, Institute for Systems Rheology, Guangzhou University, China & Founding Director, National Supercomputer Centre, Guangzhou, China

National CoE on Smart Manufacturing, Prof. Ir. Dr. Ahmad Fadzil Mohamad Hani, SIRIM Berhad, Malaysia

Role of E-commerce Platform in Driving Digital Economy, Mr. Nurezali Osman, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia

Innovation for ASEAN Peat Swamp Forest Management, Dr. Hafizal Mohamad, MIMOS, Malaysia

IoT, Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning Applications for Industrial Productivity, Mr. Manpreet Singh, Infinite Sum Modeling, India

Regional Cooperation on New and Emerging Technologies for Achieving SDGs, Dr. Satyabrata Sahu, APCTT-ESCAP

Key Recommendations and Way Forward, Dr. Krishnan S. Raghavan, APCTT-ESCAP