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Ir.Aziz Ismail

At the beginning, Ir.Aziz Ismail was an electronic engineer  working in the government company. He then worked for multinational companies and later on became a Technopreneur. He was working for TNB in 1984, then moved to Honeywell (US Company) and later on moved up the corporate ladder to become the CEO of Foxboro (US company) in Malaysia. Then he decided to join the roller coaster life of  entrepreneur by setting up his own company Authentic Venture Sdn Bhd  in 2002.

At company level he developed many interesting solutions that is based on Microsoft platform. Among the products include TenderAsia ( a comprehensive Portal of Tenders and Quotations across Asia), eTrax ( monitoring what employees do on their computers), AssetCentral ( on-line system to manage PC’s and managing assets) , Assetrax (Tracking laptops) and OfficeCentral (integrated SME enterprise management system using the cloud – accounting, payroll, HR, CRM and POS ). His company is a MSC Status company,a Microsoft Silver Partner, SME Corp 1Innocert (AA) certified, MSC SCORE+ (4.0) and CMMI certified.  The company is also MyCC ( Common Criteria certified) and ISO9001 certified.

He is also very involved in the ICT community in Malaysia in terms of policy and various activities and events. He is currently the (Past) President of TeAM, an association for ICT, Biotech and Green technology  technopreneurs. He is also the Vice President II of NEF, an association of Bumiputera ICT entrepreneurs as well as Council Member for National Innovation Council (NIC) chaired by YAB Prime Minister and SME Innovation Council chaired by Y.Bhg Dato’ Hafsah CEO of SME Corp. Ir Aziz also active in national economic association as a Director and  Economic Cluster leader for  Majlis Tindakan Ekonomi Melayu (MTEM). He was involved in the creation of the NEF-Awani ICT award that was launched by the YAB Prime Minister in March 2011. He is also the Advisory panel member for MSC Malaysia and the chairman for Domestic Direct Investment. He is also the Chairman for Go Global initiative under TeAM, MDEC , MATRADE and NEF.

At community level he is one of the MDEC Pre-seed Grant evaluation committee, MDEC MGS Grant Committee, Cradle Grant approval committee, University Technology Petronas  industry advisory panel, judge in Malaysian IHL ICT competition, judge in Microsoft Imagine cup competition and APICTA award.

He is a speaker in many ICT events under MDEC, TeAM, NEF, MPC, MATRADE and many NGOs and universities. He is frequently invited in Astro Awani to talk on issues related to ICT sector. He is also the ICT cluster leader for the Majlis Perundingan Melayu, an NGO caucus for bumiputera.

His passion is in developing strategy and various actions for helping Malaysian ICT companies to go to global market. He is the leader for the initiative Go Global, the initiative  to help companies to expand to regional market. He hope that in the near future many ICT companies can compete and win in many overseas  countries. At local level he is actively involved with SMEs in Malaysia in initiative to help them grow by using ICT under the initiative ICT for Growth.