Malaysia needs a pool of Generation-IoT to propel into the era of Internet of Things and turn the National IoT Strategic Framework into a reality. We need about 100K of IoT workforce which is more than the target as stated in the Framework because to support the whole value-chain of IoT. But how do we groom the workforce of the future?

FAVORIOT understand this problem very well. Malaysian-made IoT products and solutions can’t grow fast with the existing competencies. We can take an easy path of buying overseas products and roll-out in the country but we will not achieve our target as knowledge workers.

Even though FAVORIOT is a small and the latest startup in Malaysia, the co-founders of FAVORIOT comprised of industry veterans and experts in their own field. We have the vision to spur the IoT ecosystem and also offer a smart health solution focusing on Senior Care.

Recently, FAVORIOT partners with 10 Malaysian Universities to groom the new Generation-IoT. We expected another 5 including 1 overseas Universities to use FAVORIOT IoT Middleware as their tool to help students and lecturers to quickly build IoT solutions.

We hoped our efforts with the Universities will be able to groom the new pool of talents to support the whole industry. Let’s join us in a journey towards IoT in Malaysia.

About the Author

Dr. Mazlan Abbas is currently the Co-Founder and CEO of FAVORIOT Sdn Bhd. He is an IOT Evangelist and a Thought Leader. He received an award as 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders by World CSR 2017. He is ranked No. 20th Thought Leader in IOT by 2014 Onalytics Report – “The Internet of Things – Top 100 Thought Leaders”, ranked Top 10 in IoT Top 100 Influencers by Postscapes 2016/2017, ranked Top 100 in Smart Cities Top Experts by Agilience Authority Index May 2016. He is also a Global Vision Board Member. You can reach him on LinkedIn or Twitter. Check all his presentation slides HERE.

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