MSU-FMM conference inspires next-gen entrepreneurs
22 May 2018
Industry success stories a compass to the future at Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference 2018 hosted by Management and Science University (MSU)

Management and Science University (MSU) recently hosted the MSU-FMM Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference 2018 as a platform for industry insights to inspire aspiring entrepreneurs in their own journey navigating an entrepreneurial future.

Co-organized with the Selangor branch of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) and the Selangor State Government, the conference was held at the MSU Performance Art Theatre on campus in Shah Alam.

Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Wira Dr Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid opened the conference with his message of acquiring knowledge and embracing change. The MSU President called on the audience of undergraduates to not fear change as it is inevitable, but to approach it with knowledge.

“The knowledge-driven approach is important, with lifelong learning as a component. Utilize all learning platforms and go beyond borders, to build your knowledge and global competitiveness.”

FMM President Dato’ Soh Thian Lai kicked off the sharing session by luminaries of the entrepreneur world. First to share lessons from his success was MTS Fibromat (M) Sdn Bhd CEO Mr Danny Ng, who presented the story of his “Comeback Kid” younger self. The “Journey to Success” of FAVE Co-Founder Mr Yeoh Chen Chow inspired aspiring entrepreneurs to take the plunge with a nothing-to-lose, yes-I-can attitude; to fight through and to build on, with determination and belief that there is always something that can be done.

Entrepreneur Mr Clement Arul of Kaapagam Technologies and Kaapagam Educational Services 

Kaapagam Technologies CEO and Kaapagam Education Services Managing Director Mr Clement Arul thrilled the audience with live demonstrations of security-breach scenarios from a cyber-futuristic world. “Data is the DNA of the future!” declared the Cyber Security Professional of the Year 2014, who had also won Innovation of the Year 2016 for his first-in-the-world cyber security product, before proceeding to propose “Cyber Security Approach for Start-Up”.

Panellists taking questions at the conference forum session

The forum “Industry 4.0 Insights into How Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Internet of Things (IoT) Affect the Manufacturing Process” was facilitated by panellists comprising Malaysia IoT Consortium (MyIoTC) Founding Member Mr Chan Ying Poh, Grand-Flo Berhad Group President Mr Derrick Tan, Robolab Technology Sdn Bhd Big Data Analyst IR Professor Leong Wai Yee, and Persatuan Industri Komputer dan Multimedia Malaysia (PIKOM) Councillor Mr Stan Singh Jit.

Among the participants of the FMM Selangor - MSU Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference 2018


Management and Science University (MSU) has been ranked by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia as the Most Entrepreneurial Private University 2016.


The Ministry also ranked MSU at number 1 for graduate employability.


The QS-rated University earned QS 5-Stars across teaching, facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility and inclusiveness in 2017.


MSU is QS ranked 217th in Asia among the region’s top 1.8% best universities.

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