Keynote Speakers


Yupiter HP Manurung is a full Professor at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, UiTM Shah Alam and currently holding various posts as Director of Smart Manufacturing Research Institute (SMRI), Head of Advanced Manufacturing Technology Excellence Centre (AMTEx) and Leader of Research Interest Group - Advanced Manufacturing Technology (RIG:AMT). He is also a Professional Engineer (Ir BEM), a Professional Technologist (Ts MBOT), a Chartered Engineer (CEng IMechE) and member of Association of German Engineer (VDI) who received his A-Level, BSc, MSc and PhD in Manufacturing Technology from German universities. Additionally, he is a certified International/European/German Welding Engineer (IWE/EWE/SFI) and Laser Technologist as well as Laser Safety Officer from German Research Institutes. He has been supervising more than 150 BSc and 25 postgraduates (MSc & PhD), some of them are from German Universities (BSc & MSc). With his postgraduate students and international research partners from Germany, Austria and Ukraine, he has been publishing high-impact scientific publications in various international journals and conferences on Advanced Welding Technology, Virtual Manufacturing, Metal Additive Manufacturing and Weld Fatigue Integrity with financial support from national and international research grant such as E-Science, FRGS, DAAD, Erasmus+, ASEAUNINET, GIP and various industries. He is an examiner of more than 15 postgraduate theses from all over the world, a reviewer of various international scientific journals and an evaluator of national and international research grants. Since 2016, he is an international research fellow at Professorship of Virtual Production Engineering at Technical University Chemnitz in Germany.


Dwayne Ong is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CASUGOL. He is an Educator, Organizational Consultant, Corporate Trainer, with extensive experience in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Data Analytics, Digital Transformation, Leadership and Management, Business Development, Entrepreneurship and Professional Career Development. Driven by the passion to empower individuals by making education, knowledge, and resources accessible, Dwayne draws on his extensive experience as an entrepreneur, and senior corporate executive and founded CASUGOL. As a CEO, he leads a team of highly skilled professionals, and is responsible for strategic decision making, business development and oversees all core business units. He chairs the Course Committee made up of leading academics, industry, and subject matter experts from across the world who come together in the spirit of knowledge sharing and education. Under his leadership, CASUGOL has emerged on the international stage now having programs and courses being offered in 30 countries. Dwayne Ong is highly sorted after as a corporate trainer, keynote speakers and received regular invitation by the Public Sector, Government Agencies, Multi-National Companies, Colleges and Universities regionally. He is regularly being invited to contribute in policy making and discussion in the areas of digital transformation, industry development and emerging technologies by the Government / Ministries across the region.


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