International Conference on 

Green Sustainable Technology and Management 


Keynote Speaker

Dr Mohd Zahari Bin Ismail

Director General of Polytechnic And Community College Education, Malaysia 

Dr. Haji Mohd Zahari Bin Ismail is an experienced education, entrepreneurship, and community leader, currently serving as the Director General of the Department of Polytechnic and Community College Education. He has served in various states including Penang, Selangor, Perlis, Putrajaya, and Sarawak, holding positions such as Assistant Director, Deputy Director, and Director. Dr. Zahari holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from UKM (1989), a Master's degree in Business Administration from UUM (2002), and a Doctorate in Management (Entrepreneurship) from the University of Hull, UK (2010). He has obtained professional certifications from AKEPT, INTAN, Civil Service College, Singapore (2012), and Kellogg Business School, USA (2015). Additionally, he serves as an Academic Fellow at USM, a Board Member of MPKK, and a Board Member of SEAMEO. Dr. Zahari actively engages in knowledge sharing, presentations, and publications both domestically and internationally, with a focus on entrepreneurship, TVET, and lifelong learning. 

Ir Professor Dr. Leong Wai Yie 

Senior Professor
INTI International University, Malaysia 

Ir Professor Dr. Leong Wai Yie received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and bachelor’s degree (Hons I) in Electrical Engineering from The University of Queensland (UQ), Brisbane, Australia in 2005 and 2000 respectively. She has authored 10 book series that highlight the innovation in Electronics and Biomedical Engineering. Wai Yie is currently the Immediate Past Chairperson of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET Malaysia Local Network), IET United Kingdom Council Member, the Vice President of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) 2020/2022 and Vice President of International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES) 2020/2023, and Deputy Vice Chair of World Federation of Engineering Organisation (Women in Engineering Committee). She specialises in medical signal processing and telecommunications research. She has been researching IR4.0, wireless sensor networks, ultra-wideband and wireless communications, and Brain Signal Processing for signal conditioning and classification in various EEG-based mental tasks. She has developed a gait analysis system and upper limb tracking system. The novel bio-informatics technique has been commercialized and licensed to healthcare companies to extract important features of biomedical signals. Her research works have contributed to cultural enrichment, quality of life, health, and well-being and enhanced the biomedical research capacity, knowledge, and skills of businesses and organisations.  The research project has also contributed toward the wealth creation growth of biomedical companies, business revenue, and innovative capacity. She has been successfully attracting R&D investment from businesses.


Wai Yie has been awarded the Private Education Excellence Awards 2022 ‘Special Recognition – National Unity Award’ under the University category, 2022 Laureate of the  WFEO Women in Engineering Award, First Runner Up of the 2021 UN Women Malaysia WEPs Awards in the Leadership Commitment, IEM Women Engineer of the Year 2018, IEM Presidential of Excellence Award 2016 & 2015, INTI Outstanding Alumni Award for Academic Excellence 2016,  She is specialized in medical signal processing and telecommunications and has received the Ten Outstanding Young Malaysian 2017, Top Research Scientists Malaysia 2017,  ASEAN Meritorious Service Award 2017, IEM Best Paper Award 2015, MRRI2013 Best Paper Award 2013, Richard Jago Research Prize in 2004 and Trailblazer Innovation Award in 2005, in Australia. Wai Yie has been actively involved in Women In Technology (Brisbane) and has received the Smart-State-Smart-Women Award presented by Queensland Government, Australia, in 2005. Wai Yie has been the National and International Academic Accreditation Panel for more than 20 universities.  She has over 10 years of research and industry experience in Australia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and Malaysia, with a special interest in biomedical signal & image processing, smart control, telecommunications, and wireless sensor networks.  She was also the 2013 Young Scientist (by the Academy of Sciences Malaysia) and has been elected as the Chair of the International Networking Group of Young Scientists Network-Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM). She has been representing women engineers at meetings and discussions at United Nations. 

Associate Professor Dr. Vikineswaran A Maniam 

Senior Lecturer
Management & Business Studies Department,

School of Management and Business, Manipal International University, Malaysia 

Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours in Marketing from National University of Malaysia in 1988, the abovementioned, known as Vik, was working in a fast moving consumer goods environment for about 5 years. In 1992 Vik embarked into the field of hospitality by first acquiring a one-year formal education at Domino Carlton Tivoli, Lucerne, Switzerland i.e. Post-graduate Diploma in Hotel Management. After several years of experience in managing F&B establishments, Vik began teaching hospitality subjects and was lecturer-in-charge of industrial training in the School of Hospitality & Tourism, Stamford College Kuala Lumpur, from Sept 1996 till Dec 1998; and thereafter continued his teaching and learning career at INTI International University (INTI IU) in Dec 1998. In 2011, Vik joined Westminster International College as its Principal and later joined Nilai University as the Head of Department for Management and Marketing. Vik returned to INTI IU in 2013 as the Director for the Centre of Languages and Liberal Arts. In 2017, after a 7-month senior lecturer stint at Limkokwing University, he joined Asia Metropolitan University (AMU) as the Director of the Centre for Postgraduate Studies and assumed the role of Dean of the Faculty of Business, Management and Information Technology till October 2019. Currently, Vik is a lecturer with the School of Management and Business at Manipal International University in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan Malaysia until todate. He is also a member of a research committee with Wawasan Open University. Post BBA degree, he attained MSc in Human Resource Development (HRD) at UPM in 1999, by completing a thesis on “Staff Turnover in Selected Malaysian Hotels”, whilst teaching marketing and management subjects in INTI IU. Not long after embarking into a doctorate programme in 2000, Vik completed the Access Certificate in English Language Teaching (ACELT), Pitman London in 2002. Since 2004 Vik was Head of Programme and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2006 at INTI IU. In 2008 Vik attained his PhD from UPM upon completing his thesis titled “Managerial Learning Behavior and Learning Opportunities within the Learning Organization”. Besides research methodology, management and HRD related subjects at post-graduate and undergraduate levels, Dr. Vik is an external examiner and supervisor for PhD and DBA candidates of foreign universities in Malaysia, India, UK and China, active in scholarly work, presenting in conferences and publishing numerous research based papers in journals/proceedings related to learning and development in various business contexts. He is a senior member of International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT) and an member of Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Manager (MIHRM). 

Associate Professor Dr.
Nor Azian Abdul Murad


Research Fellow
UKM Medical Molecular Biology Institute (UMBI), Malaysia 

Dr Nor Azian Abdul Murad graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) from UPM in 1999, MSc (Medical Sciences) from UKM in 2004 and a PhD (Clinical Medicine) from the University of Queensland, Australia, in 2011. Currently, she is the director of UMBI. Her research interests include non-communicable diseases (NCD) such as cancer, diabetes and hypercholesterolemia. She is also involved in rare and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s, in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine UKM. Currently, her work focuses on identifying mutations or variants involved in these diseases using whole exome sequencing, targeted sequencing and genotyping using mass spectrometry. In addition, she also studied the genetic-environmental association related to NCD. For cancer, her latest research focuses on community engagement through early screening for colorectal cancer via the IFOBT kit. She received several grants, namely FRGS, GGPM, and GUP from the MOSTI and UKM from 2011 – 2015, Newton-MRC and a HICoE grant from MOHE in 2022.

Associate Professor Dr. Nurhizam Safie Mohd Satar 

Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology

National University of Malaysia (UKM) 

Associate Professor Dr. Nurhizam Safie Mohd Satar has over 27 years of experience in both academia and industry. He currently serves as an Associate Professor at the Centre for Software Technology and Management (SOFTAM), Faculty of Information Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. In addition to his research work in e-learning, business process management, and agile project management, he also serves as the Faculty's Dean. Dr. Nurhizam is a Professional Technologist - Ts./P. Tech (IT) conferred by the Malaysian Board of Technologists (MBoT) in 2018. He has collaborated on various projects with the Malaysian Public Sector, including Enterprise Architecture, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain Technology, and Data Integration. Since 2010, Dr. Nurhizam has been involved in agile project management practices, and he enjoys teaching Project Management at the Master level using the agile approach or a combination of traditional methods. He also teaches the Business Process Management course at the undergraduate level, incorporating real industrial cases in case studies and assignments. As the Deputy Dean (Networking and Alumni), Dr. Nurhizam engages with MNCs, GLCs, SMEs, and alumni to collaborate with the faculty. He is passionate about sharing his expertise, skills, and experience with others.

Associate Professor Dr. Yow Yoon Yen

Sunway University, Malaysia 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yoon-Yen Yow is an algae biotechnologist and her research focuses on the discovery and development of new compounds from algae as nutraceutical candidates in the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases. Additionally, she is working on the beneficial effects of algae in cosmeceuticals and its anti-microbial and anti-cancer properties. She is also interested in the study of molecular phylogenetics and genetic diversity of algae, and invasive Pomacea apple snails. Her research findings have been published in internationally renowned journal publishers and produced several graduates. Also, she received various national and international research grants and multiple awards for her academic and research excellence.