Future in Tech
Future in Tech


2:00PM - 4:00PM


Tech trends have continued to emerge and become more mainstream, resulting in a tech-savvy generation who are constantly recreating the future. But which tech skills are most sought after? And which jobs are in high demand right now?

Petrosains is collaborating with us, FutureLab and Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) to bring together a group of experienced innovators across industries and companies, to share their insights on 'The Future in Tech'. Admission is FREE but seats are limited. You are also welcomed to join us virtually via a live webinar.

Session Details:

2pm - 3pm, Career in ICT by Dr. Shanton Chang, University of Melbourne
According to a recent report by US Department of Labour, 65% of today’s students will be employed in future jobs that do not yet exist! How do we then prepare our students and children for the 21st century? This session will highlight the key skills and knowledge to be equipped for an ever evolving technology driven future.

About Dr. Shanton Chang:

He is an associate professor in the Department of Computing and Information systems at the University of Melbourne. Dr Chang is also the recipient of numerous teaching awards at the university and an Australian National Citation for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in 2011. His research interests include young people’s online behaviour and its impact on education, health informatics and information systems security.
3pm – 4pm, Industry Panel by FutureLab. This session will be featuring 3 experienced panel members across industries.

1. Lisa Chan, General Manager, Operational Excellence Business Function, PETRONAS ICT
In PETRONAS ICT, Lisa oversees a portfolio that includes applications intended for oil & gas practitioners covering disciplines such as Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), asset management & integrity, plant data historians and visualisation tools. She also looks into productivity tools for the office and plant. Lisa is formerly a management consultant with Accenture with 10 years of experience in operational excellence and talent & organizational management.

2. Aditya Tuli, Executive Director, Technology & Innovations at MaGIC
Aditya is a systems thinker with deep experience in building software development teams and improving engineering functions. The past 17 years saw him working as part of business innovation teams, with efforts that led to the development of the first electronic gateway for message exchange in the London Insurance Market, and building the big data analytics product portfolio for a Global Systems Integrator. Currently at MaGIC, he is going all-out for the government as a platform, starting with building a digital platform for small business and startup related services.

3. Elton Lee, Analytics Manager at Think Big Digital
Elton Lee is a Data Science practitioner with over 3 years of experience as an analytics consultant, primarily focusing in the telecommunication industry. He helped his clients realise value from the wealth of data they have on their subscribers. He heads the analytics department for AirAsia BIG loyalty program, primarily responsible for meeting all data-related needs for the organisation.

For further enquiries, please contact:
Joanne Tay: 03-23313437 ([email protected])
Nensirati Supahan : 03-2331 1808 ([email protected])

This session is a joint collaboration between Petrosains, FutureLab, Austrade and University of Melbourne. For youths and adults, 16 years old and above ONLY. Refreshments will be provided.

This event is leading up to Startup Weekend KL EduTech Edition that will be held from 4th to 6th August 2017 at Petrosains.

Hosted by:

Petrosains, The Discovery Centre is a gateway to inspire the learning of STEM and ignite the passion for life long knowledge attainment in society. Established by PETRONAS, Petrosains has reached millions across the nation, giving back to the community in the informal learning of science and helping to produce scientifically literate citizens and critical thinkers in the nation.

In Collaboration with:

FutureLab was built to help students and ambitious young professionals network with a wide range of industry experts and provide a platform where they can learn and ask questions to help them figure out what they want to do for their future careers and how to take it to the next level.

The Australian Trade and Commission (Austrade) is the Australian Government's trade, investment and education promotion agency.

The University of Melbourne has an outstanding reputation with consistent world ranking as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 – 2016 and Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015.


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