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TEDxAPUKL: Zero-to-One

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Asia Pacific University New Campus

Jalan Teknologi 5

Taman Teknologi Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of 57000

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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).


In TEDxAPUKL, we will bring you to insight of "ZERO TO ONE", how people have managed to build something from nothing. For the talk, there will be around 6 speakers that will share their story and experiences, between the preformances, a break time will be provided along with refreshments to keep the audience well-hydrated.


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Speakers

Dr. Lau Chee Yong

Dr Lau Chee Yong is currently a lecturer in Asia Pacific University in the area of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Besides teaching in a classroom, he strongly believes education can be extended through hands-on experience. This belief enabled him to nurture students to compete in international stages including Singapore and Brazil.

About his education, he received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering in the area of speech synthesis research incorporating Artificial Intelligence. His contribution could help those speaking impaired patient in regaining their voices in different context. He completed his PhD research in Centre of Speech Technology Research (CSTR) in University of Edinburgh, Scotland UK. He was being interviewed by Sin Chew Daily and China Press as the Young PhD achiever with Best Postgraduate Student Award in Year 2015 which is in his age of 25.

He dares to dream and he believes actions speak louder than words. Being a young achiever doesn’t stop him from continuing pursuing his goal. He wish to become more influential and to nurture more young talent in the future.

Mubarak Showole

Mubarak Showole, also know as Show Mubarak is a 22 years old Nigerian with the ability to speak many languages including English, Bahasa Malay, Arabic, Yoruba, Hausa, and Nigerian Pidgin. He’s also currently learning and can speak a little Mandarin, Swahili, Somali, Urdu and French.

He learnt Arabic Language at Yemen within 2 months and half, then went back to his high school here in Malaysia, competed in an International Arabic Debate Championship, won as a Semi-finalist and was awarded top 5 overall best speaker of the competition.

He also won the APU Interfaculty Debate Competition (2016). He is currently studying Information System Security here in APU and other than his serial Polyglotism, Mubarak is also a Tech Savvy, an aspiring Tech Entrepreneur, and on a mission to change the Educational System in Nigeria/Africa.


Hamza Mohamed Abdiwahab

Mr. Hamza Mohamed Abdiwahab is currently the youth ambassador of REBUPLIC OF KENYA titled by ONE NATION UNDER GOD. He lived in Malaysia for the last ten years .through this year’s Mr. Hamza has founded and currently the CHAIRMAN OF INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC YOUTH DIPLOMACY which aims to involve the youth in raising awareness about global and national issues and have bigger roles in developing their nation.

Mr. Hamza has been activist since he was 14 years old, he established IIYD in 2015. Mr. Hamza graduated from international modern Arabic school where he studied for his primary and secondary. He took diploma in Saudi school in Kuala Lumpur and currently he is perusing degree in IIUM faculty of political science.

Mr. Hamza is also the public relation officer for ENSANY GLOBAL AID an ngo which helps to provide funds and resources to other ngos who do the field works.


KC See

KC See is an entrepreneur, author and well known Coach/ Mentor. He founded the Money Mastery Mentorship program in 1997 and over 11,000 has enrolled into this life changing program that has spawn local well-known names like Jerome Tan, Wendy Quek, Yang Po, Jonathan Quek, Milan Doshi, Ahyat Ishak, Steven Tan and many others who graduated from his program before they became gurus themselves.

KC See founded the MasteryAsia Investors Group in 2006, specialising in providing in depth information on selective investment opportunities for its members.

KC is a powerful speaker. He has spoken in numerous wealth seminars and events and is renown for his highly interactive and dynamic presentations. His most recent creation is the Millionaire Forum he lead discussions with well known millioinaires on investing.

He has written 5 books including the best sellers “Leveraging Time to Create Wealth “and also “You Can Create Wealth”. He wrote a monthly article for ‘SME & Entrepreneurship’ magazine.

Mohamad Hasan Al-Akraa

My full name is Mohamad Hasan Al-Akraa, but people call me Hasan. I’m 18 years old and I am originally from Syria, but I have been living in Malaysia for almost 7 years as a refugee with my family due to the war situation there.

I graduated from Cranbridge Edu Group this year, and currently I am waiting for a university application. At the same time I am volunteering as an English and kindergarten teacher at 2 refugee schools, also i am conducting few project for the underprivileged people in Malaysia such as English and Malay Classes, skills courses, children out day and wall painting.

Since I came to Malaysia, I washed dishes in a local restaurant located in IIUM in 2012. Then I worked as a chef assistant in 2013, then I worked as a chef and finally I worked as a cashier in 2014. I went through so many challenges and hardships but I overcome it and just kept fighting for my dream and to have a better life.

In 2014 I was arrested by the immigration because refugees aren’t allowed to work in Malaysia, so I spent 9 horrible days in the prison. I did overcome this too.

After 9 days, the UNHCR released me and I stopped working in a restaurant, so I started doing volunteering work to help the community to live a better life.

I was featured in many newspapers, websites and TV. I also started doing motivational talks and public speaking.

I also won as The Best non-academic achievement in August 2017 from Albukhary International University.

Jenna Huey Ching

Jenna is from the Fintech Division in MDEC, building the fintech ecosystem in Malaysia working with experts, regulators, financial institutions, accelerator, investors, startups/scaleups and academic institutions. She was an Advocate and Solicitor previously with experience of running a law firm such as in the fields of corporate, litigation, human rights and family law. She has also dabbled into the startup field and project management to understand the bridge between the tech world and legal arena.

She has recently spoken during Fintech Week Silicon Valley 2017 with her fellow panelists from international banks on the International Fintech Panel delving into “What’s happening around the globe?” Jenna was also the moderator for Finnovasia Kuala Lumpur 2017, zooming into “Regulations v Innovation” with esteemed experts from WeChat Pay, insurtech and regtech.


Performers

Danelin

Danelin moves independently at the moment, plans to pursue to greater exposure, debuting her recordings soon.

Hailing from Kuala Lumpur, Danelin is an up and running singer-songwriter, guitarist, and lyricist. Initially setting her foot in the music scene with her Youtube and Instagram covers, she now consistently performs in open mic sessions and in college events.

With various influences from the likes of Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Taylor Swift, and Paramore, Danelin offers tunes that offers a range of tunes unbounded from simple genre definitions ranging from acoustic pop, folk, R&B, to all out alternative rock.

Moving independently at the moment, Danelin plans to pursue to an even greater exposure in the music industry and is preparing to record her debut recording in the near future.


Douglas T. Vhurumuku

Douglas was born in Zimbabwe, where he stayed until he was 13. Since then, he has lived in Botswana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Canada and now Malaysia. During his early 20’s, he got heavily involved with mentoring and teaching kids and teens.

His own fight with depression and suicide, and his involvement with at-risk and often suicidal developed a passion in him to reach out to those who would have been otherwise ignored and to provide a voice to the voiceless.

He hopes to use his music as a platform to encourage those who are where he once was. He often says, ‘Music saved his life.’ And so now he hopes to save others.

He currently has two songs entitled, ‘You’ & ‘4AM’, that are currently out on Soundcloud. He will be releasing an EP at the end of the year entitled, ‘Awakening’.

Instagram: @dougie__vee


The WhoBlues

After making their debut as a pop, rock and blues styled cover band at the Lokalah Youth Festival 2017 in MMU The WhoBlues steadily widened their repertoire over the subsequent months, encompassing everything from pop to a slight blues and rock feel in their musical arsenal.

The WhoBlues is a family band consisting of 3 brothers (Jerry II on vocals, Stephen on guitar/vocals & Paul on drums), their dad (Jerry on bass) and their 2 cousins (Jacob on vocals & John on lead guitar). Although they’re currently based in KL, they hail from the musically inclined Escobia family from Sabah. Their cousins are also musicians who perform in the different musical venues in Kota Kinabalu.

With the exception of the drummer, all of the band members are self taught musicians, who wish to stamp their mark in the Malaysian music industry.

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Asia Pacific University New Campus

Jalan Teknologi 5

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Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of 57000

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