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Learning Session with Industry Players: Education


Learning Session with Industry Players: Education

16 August 2017 9:00am
MaGIC (Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre) View map
Admission FREE
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Over the years, innovation in education follows the changes within the society, adapting to circumstances and needs of the current era. Profound shifts in the society lead to a more dramatic change within the education sector. The emergence of technology gives access to a customized education – one that has flexible and efficient mechanisms. Entrepreneurs who capitalize on the universal access to education will make it possible to meet the needs of students and revolutionize the role of education in the world.

This event will feature a line-up of key players in the industry who will discuss emerging trends and challenges facing startups within the industry, as well as equip startups with strategies to capture opportunities in the field.

Register today to book your seats!

Key Takeaways

  • Understand current trends within the industry
  • Diagnose the issues and challenges within each industry
  • How startups can leverage on industries to scale

Who Should Attend?

  • Startups / Corporates / Investors / Anyone who is keen to understand the trends and opportunities in the industry.


Date: 16th August 2017, 9.00am – 5.00pm
Venue: Maker Lab, MaGIC Cyberjaya


9:00AM – 10:00AM Registration
10:00AM – 11:30AM Trends in the Malaysia / ASEAN Education Industry

Speaker:  Daniel Tan, Group Chief Learning Officer of Taylor’s Education Group

11:30AM – 12:30PM Future Trends in the Education Industry / How Could EduTech Startups Improve Or disrupt The Industry?

Speaker:  TBC 

12:30PM – 2:00PM Lunch Break
2:00PM – 3:30PM Challenges Within The Education Industry / Challenges Faced By The Education Industry

Speaker: Andrew Yong,  Co-Founder of EdSpace

3:30PM – 5:00PM Panel Session: Challenges Faced By EduTech Startups And Strategies Used To Overcome The IssuesSpeakers:

  • TBC 

Moderator: Tanuja Rajah, MaGIC

Program Fee

FREE (Lunch is not provided)

Cancellation and Refund

For a full refund, participants are allowed to cancel their registrations no later than 48 hours prior to the program.
No refunds will be given for any cancellations received in less than 48 hours before the event date.

Our Speakers

Andrew Yong
Co-Founder, EdSpace Projects

Andrew is the co-founder of EdSpace Projects, whose signature initiative is the 100% Project. 100% Project is a social enterprise and was part of the first cohort of the Malaysia Global Innovation Centre (MaGIC) Accelerator Programme for Social Enterprises. The team is made up of three co-founders, Amelia Tan, Andrew Yong and Karthik Karunanithy, who are part of the Teach For Malaysia movement, a non-profit organisation with a mission to end education inequity.

Under the 100% Project platform, public school teachers can raise funds for projects that help boost conducive learning and introduce innovative teaching in classrooms, and promote exposure and exploration beyond it. The 100% Project team is committed to building a community of education advocates to collectively empower teachers in Malaysia.

Dr. Daniel Tan
Group Chief Learning Officer, Taylor's Education Group

Dr Daniel Tan is currently the Group Chief Learning Officer at the Taylor’s Education Group, Malaysia. He has obtained his PhD from the University of Manchester’s Institute of Science and Technology, and a post-graduate Diploma in Teaching in Higher Education from the National Institute of Education, Singapore. His technical interests cover educational technology and infrastructure design, learning science, Internet and ICT security, cloud technologies, human factors design and usability.

Dr Tan has nearly 30 years of experience in teaching, eLearning architecture and infrastructure, learning space design and policy making. He also has a strong understanding and substantial hands-on experience at the integration and synergy of education technology and course content for practical outcomes. Prior to joining Taylor’s, Dr Tan has held senior academic leadership roles in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

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