Adapting Business Operations to IR 4.0 – Readiness and Challenges

Monday (13th August 2018), 15.00-15.40, Room 409



YBhg. Datuk Ir. (Dr.) Abdul Rahim Hj. Hashim,


University of Malaya.




YBhg. Datuk Ir. (Dr.) Abdul Rahim Hj. Hashim is currently the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Malaya (UM). Prior to this appointment, he was the Vice Chancellor of the Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS since 1 November 2012.
He graduated in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom in 1976 and later received an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from the same university in 2006.
He worked for PETRONAS for 32 years from September 1976 to December 2008 and held some important and key positions. These include MD/CEO of PETRONAS Penapisan Melaka and Malaysian Refining Company (1991-1998), Vice President of Human Resource Management (1998-2002), Vice President of Gas Business (2002-2006) and Vice President Research and Technology (2006-2008). He was also the Technical Manager (1982-1987) and Refinery Manager (1987-1988) for PETRONAS Penapisan (Terengganu) Sdn Bhd, the PETRONAS first refinery at Kerteh.
As a professional engineer, he sat on the Board of Engineers Malaysia and was the Chairman of the Engineering Accreditation Council of Malaysia (2007-2012). He is currently an Advisor of Institute of Materials Malaysia, a Fellow and a Council Member of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia, a member of the Board of Engineers National Monitoring Committee, a Chairman of National Precision Tooling Sdn. Bhd, a board member of Deleum Berhad, a public listed company and a Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau MyCEB’s Kesatria.
In October 2016, he was admitted as a William Pitt Fellow by the Pembroke College of Cambridge. He is the Past President of the International Gas Union (2009-2012), the Immediate Past President of the Malaysian Gas Association (2003-2015) and Past President of the Asia Pacific Natural Gas Vehicle Association (2003-2009). He has also attended the Harvard Advanced Management Program in 1997.



20120131_MIRA_Chris-Reeves_smallMr. Chris Reeves

Head of Connected Autonomous Vehicles Technologies



Mr. Chris Reeves is the Head of Connected Autonomous Vehicles Technologies at HORIBA MIRA Ltd. His focus is in the field of intelligent and connected vehicles and intelligent mobility and a recognised international ‘thought leader’ in CAV technologies. He has extensive experience in sensors, embedded electronics, communications and the test and validation of CAV and related technologies. His is a highly experienced technical manager with a proven record of developing and delivering high technology solutions to the automotive, defence, security and telecommunications sectors, working for HORIBA MIRA Ltd, QinetiQ Ltd and BT Group plc.


nevillejacksonProf. Neville Jackson

Chief Technology and Innovation Office





Prof. Neville Jackson has been with Ricardo for thirty-six years and was appointed as Chief Technology and Innovation Officer in 2009. He is responsible for the future vision for transport & energy technologies at Ricardo and the associated roadmaps and research agenda to deliver this vision. A visiting Professor at the University of Brighton since 2007, he also serves as Vice Chair of the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC) and a member of the Advisory Board for the European Green Vehicles Initiative (EGVI). He is also Chair of the UK Advanced Propulsion Centre Advisory Board and Deputy Chair of the UK Automotive Council Technology Group. He is a Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the US SAE and has produced over 140 technical papers, keynote presentations or invited lectures in the US, Europe and the Far East.