KUALA LUMPUR | March 24, 2017 – Dr. Mazlan Abbas will officially step down as CEO of REDtone IOT on March 31, 2017. Together with several passionate individuals, he co-founded FAVORIOT Sdn Bhd, the latest IOT Startup in the Malaysian scene to continue his IoT journey focusing on developing IoT solutions in the areas of Smart Health and Smart Cities. Details of FAVORIOT will be announced on April 1, 2017.
Dr. Mazlan started his career at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia as a lecturer in 1984, going all the way up to the role of Associate Professor before he left in 1994 to take on his first role in Celcom as an R&D manager. Later, he moved to MIMOS in 2006 as Senior Director of Wireless Technology.
In 2014, he left MIMOS, with his technology background and seeing his interest in Internet
of Things, Dato’ Wei Chuan (then the Managing Director) and Lau Bik Soon (Group CEO) of REDtone International agreed to co-found a new subsidiary called REDtone IOT Sdn Bhd that became one of the digital services pillars of REDtone.
He also plays an active role in various Universities as Industrial Advisory Panel and Adjunct Professor. Since 2014, he has brought many accolades to REDtone IOT such as Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Innovative Smart City Solution Provider of the Year 2016 and Merit Best of e-Government & Public Sector Year 2016. With his contributions in Smart City initiatives, the World CSR 2017 recently awarded him as 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders.