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Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference in Malaysia 2023: Keynote Session Announcement

Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference in Malaysia 2023: Keynote Session Announcement

Join us at the Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference in Malaysia 2023 on February 18th, 2023 at HIVE 5, MRANTI Park, Kuala Lumpur, hosted by Leave a Nest Malaysia. We are proud to present the panelists for the first session, titled “Food Security: Feeding the Future Malaysia” and powered by Aerodyne Group.

One of the highlights of the keynote session will be a presentation by Mr. Roshidi bin Mat Moor, Division Secretary of Agricultural Modernization Division from Malaysian Ministry of Agriculture & Food Security (MAFS).

Mr. Roshidi bin Mat Moor
Undersecretary, Agricultural Modernization Division
Ministry of Agriculture & Food Security (MAFS)

Following the Keynote address is a panel discussion by respective panelists to comment on the current strategy to improve food security in Malaysia. Here are the line of panelists for the panel discussion session:

Mr. Kamarul A. Muhamed
Founder & Group CEO
Aerodyne Group

Kamarul A Muhamed is the Founder and Group CEO of Aerodyne Group, a Malaysian-founded drone solutions provider ranked 1st in the world by Drone Industry Insights of Germany. He led Aerodyne from a 3-person start-up in 2014 to a global company with a presence in 35 countries in just 6 years. Kamarul is the “EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2020” and “Technode Global’s Startup Leader of the Year 2021”, as well as a member of the Economic Action Council, the Digital Economy and 4IR Policy Council, the Bumiputera Prosperity Council, the Board of Directors of Bank Negara Malaysia and Forbes Councils. He is also an adjunct professor of UPM and KUIS.


Prof. Dr. Jennifer Ann Harikrishna
Director of Centre for Research in Biotechnology for Agriculture
University of Malaya

Prof. Jennifer Ann Harikrishna completed her BSc in Microbiology at the University of Surrey then her PhD in Molecular Genetics at Cranfield University, before moving to USA for a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California in San Francisco. In Malaysia, she has held positions at TropBio Research Sdn. Bhd., University Putra Malaysia and Malaysia University of Science and Technology. Prof. Jenni is currently a Professor of Genetics and the Director of CEBAR at the Universiti Malaya. Prof. Jenni is also an Honorary Visiting Fellow in the Department of Genetics and Genome Biology at the University of Leicester, UK.


Dato’ Wong Yew Kai
CEO, Strategy & Business Curation
Jetpro Technology

A technopreneur, Dato’ Wong innovates and makes the best use of technology to reengineer business models in F&B and Agribusiness (staple foods). His expertise includes Supply Chain Optimisation, IP Commercialisation, Strategic Planning and Implementation. With 49 years in F&B experience, he has created and is managing 3 F&B brands, Atmosphere 360° @ KL Tower (since 2011), Satay Putera Kajang / Satay Prince (since 2017) and Mamiria @ National Zoo. He holds an MBA in Agribusiness, and his firm was appointed as the anchor company in national projects of pineapple plantation (1,500 acres) and Marine Fish Hatchery. His earlier 28 years of experience in the construction industry gives him an edge in Business Curation and Market Validation good practices.

The Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference in Malaysia 2023 promises to be a valuable opportunity for experts to share their knowledge and insights on the latest advancements in food security and agriculture. Don't miss this chance to learn about the latest innovations and their impact on feeding the future of Malaysia.

The Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference (HIC) is an initiative of the Leave a Nest Group to bring together experts across disciplines and walks of life, with the aspiration that a good level of diversity is the key to successful innovation. This 2023 edition of HIC in Malaysia will highlight the theme of

“Unlocking Frontier Agricultural Technology towards Food Security and Sustainability”

Conference Details and Timeline

  • Date: 18th February 2023
  • Time: 09:00~17:30 (Malaysia Time)
  • Venue: HIVE 5 (Enterprise 4), MRANTI Park, Kuala Lumpur


09:00 – 10:00 Registration 
10:00 – 10:15 Opening ceremony Welcoming Remarks by Dr. Suzianti Iskandar Vijaya, Project Leader of Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference in Malaysia 2023

Partner Remarks by ROHTO Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. 

10:15 – 10:30 Keynote Address Mr. Roshidi bin Mat Moor
Undersecretary, Agricultural Modernization Division
Ministry of Agriculture & Food Security (MAFS)
10:30 – 11:10 Keynote Session  [Panel Session]

Topic: Food Security: Feeding the Future Malaysia.

11:10 – 11:25


11:25 – 12:15 Research Splash
12:15 – 13:15 Poster Session
13:15 – 14:15

Lunch Break

14:15 – 15:05 Session 1 [Panel Discussion] 

Topic: Mechanisation and Automation in Modern Farming.

15:05 – 15:55 Startup Tech Splash Topic: Breakthrough of Agri-biotechnology in Malaysia.
15:55 – 16:05


16:05 – 17:00 Session 2 [Panel Discussion] 

Topic: Cultivating Sustainable Energy from Bioresources.

17:00 – 17:30 Closing Ceremony Poster Awards Winner Announcement  

Closing Remarks by Mr. Abdul Hakim Sahidi, Managing Director Leave a Nest Malaysia


For those who are interested to join the conference, click the link below to register. Please note that this requires a Leave a Nest ID account, so please make sure to sign up first before proceeding.

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Please take note that the conference is free for all students, faculty, and staff affiliated with academic institutions. For those affiliated with corporate or industry entities, please do not hesitate to email us.

To know more updates about the conference and panelists, watch out for future announcements on the website.

For more details, kindly visit our Official HIC website

For inquiries, drop us an email at [email protected]