UUM ONLINE: Kuala Lumpur, 12 August - With the aim of empowering young leaders and prepare them to deal with the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), the Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) UUM Chapter took the initiative to host the 1st Asia Pacific Youth Leadership Summit 2018 (APYS 2018) from 11 to 16 August 2018.
The inaugural summit highlighted the theme, “Empowering Youth Initiatives in Fronting IR4.0 Challenges,” is in line with the key issues that transpire with the emergence of IR4.0.
APYS 2018 was officiated by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak.
In his speech, Prof. Dato' Seri remarked that the speed, depth and intensity of the IR4.0 will push the younger generation to re-consider the current development in the country and how organizations strive to establish their significance to deal with this change.
"Big data, Internet of Things, nanotechnology, autonomous cars, quantum computing, robotics, artificial intelligence (A.I) and virtual reality are the components of the IR4.0 that requires due focus from the youth.
"Hence, the younger generations must act swiftly and try to identify new and emerging opportunities and reinvent themselves by acquiring new skills to adapt to the high-speed and evolving technological changes," added the Vice-Chancellor at the opening ceremony of APYS 2018 at EDC Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
Among the speakers invited to share their experiences at APYS 2018 were the Chief Executive Officer of PKT Logistics Group Sdn. Bhd., Dato Michael Tio; Qatar Airways Malaysia Country Manager, Dato Muzammil Mohamad; Pfizer Cluster Human Resource Director (Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia & Brunei), Shazmi Ali; Group Chief Human Capital Officer of Maybank, Nora Abdul Manaf; Chief Strategy Officer of Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad, Mr. Azli Mohamed and the Managing Director of GRADUAN, Madam Alia Talib.
Dato Michael Tio was elected as an Honorary Member of BGS UUM Chapter and he delivered a keynote address at the event.
APYS 2018 attracted overwhelming participations from 110 students from Thailand, Indonesia, Yemen and Malaysia.
This summit served as a platform for participants to communicate, share ideas openly and learn new things especially in dealing with the challenges and benefits brought by IR 4.0 so that they are ready and able to participate in the revolution.
An APYS 2018 participant, Elshabyta Auditya Bintarto received the Mustafa Ishak Scholarship Award from the Vice-Chancellor himself during the event.
Translated by Nur Ida Faradilla binti Aziz