As an IASA (International Association of Software Architect) Vice President of Women in Technology SIG and entrepreneurial leader with diversified experiences, Alecia has more than 15 years of experience in various strategic initiatives and engagements to help businesses in leveraging Information Technology. Her experiences include Strategic Enterprise Management, Business Values of IT, BPR, Knowledge Management, e-Business Initiatives & Strategic Consultancy for the industry sector of Education, manufacturing, Logistics & FSI.
Alecia specializes in helping clients to leverage on IT Architecture best practices through IT Architecture Training, Coaching, Mentoring and Consultancy services. With her strong passion in the technology and also contributing to the ICT community, Alecia is the president and co-founder of Gorgeous Geeks, which was founded in Jan 2008. Being a volunteer for a non-profit interest group, Alecia’s passion is to promote IT as a lifestyle for women, as well as, to provide a supporting network for women in technology and to inspire other women to join the ICT industry.
Alecia is a frequent public speakers in IT & business conferences across region. She regularly shares her views on women and technology in media outlets, including television, newspapers, magazines and radio. She has been recognized for her “Outstanding Career Achievements and Contribution to Society in the Technology Sector” by The Malaysian Women’s Weekly Great Women of Our Time Award 2008.
Alecia holds a Master of Technology from the National University of Singapore, Postgraduate Degree in Information System from Curtin University, Australia and a Bachelor of Computer and Mathematical Sciences from the University of Western Australia double majors in Business and IT. In addition, she also holds professional certifications i.e. NCA, NCE, MCSE, MCP and MCT.
Ms Carol Fung has a total of 10 years of experience in E-Commerce Trading and Consultancy. She started her business from a mere hobby and now she manages her online business single handed.
She co-founded Chiica Consultation with her business partner, Ms Chris Chan. Together they work in partnership with eBay and PayPal in organising Exhibitions, Roadshows, Seminars, Conferences, Workshops and Trainings to create an awareness program to the Malaysian Community since 2006.
Currently, she is the Project Manager for MDEX (Malaysian Digital Enterprise Exchange, www.mdex.my) which was launched in July 2010. MDEX is a MSC Malaysia, a Government Initiative Project and it is developed by Multimedia Prospect Sdn Bhd. She has been working closely with Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) and SMECorp Malaysia in helping Malaysia SMIs and SMEs to make them understand how important the internet is in growing their businesses globally.
She travels extensively throughout the Malaysia conduct trainings and seminars for various association such as DPMM (Dewan Perniagaan Melayu Malaysia) and government agencies such as JPA (Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam), MDeC, SMECorp & etc.
Ms Carol Fung holds an Advanced Certificate in Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM, UK).
She is also a Certified Trainer by eBay SEA which allows her to teach and provide trainings to individuals or companies in using eBay as a platform to trade online. She has taught over 2,500 people in Malaysia and Singapore about ‘How to start their business in eBay’.
She has also completed ‘Train The Trainer’ Program in 2011 introduced by PSMB (Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad).
Ching Yee co-founded Senedi Sdn. Bhd. in 2008, a software development company based in Kuala Lumpur. Senedi developed web portals for clients ranging from a multi-operator bus ticketing system to enterprise collaborative portals and various online platforms for startups.
4 years and 10 employees later, the company was acquired by Tricor Malaysia and renamed Tricor Senedi Sdn. Bhd. She continues to serve as the CEO of Tricor Senedi today.
Ching Yee started her career as a software developer, developing solutions for various sectors including hospitality, financial services and manufacturing. Notable projects included the first online stock trading system in Malaysia, a golf tournament system and Point-of-Sales solutions. She then moved on to work for the top semiconductor company in the world, Intel.
Shortly after joining Intel, she took on the position of team manager of the Global Procurement group’s Asian development team, where she built the team from a couple of new programmers to a credible team of software experts for Intel’s Procurement and Supply Chain solutions. During this time, she obtained her MBA from Nottingham University and received many awards while with Intel, including being the finalist in Intel’s Software Quality Award for her team’s performance, several divisional recognition awards and an Invention Disclosure filed.
She is also active in the local tech, social and entrepreneur community, having served as the Treasurer for the Technopreneurs Association of Malaysia and currently a Trustee at myHarapan, Youth Trust Foundation. She is also an Advisor in the Youth segment of local community organization, Gorgeous Geeks, which aims to encourage and support women in tech.
Christy Lee Su Wei gets a thrill from growing successful companies and helping people achieve the same. With a background in venture capital, journalism, marketing and technology, Christy offers a unique combination of investment experience, industry knowledge and media skills.
Christy may appear to wear different hats in her professional development, though these roles share in common her passion for understanding how people and businesses work. She began exploring her passion with the opportunity to interview hundreds of entrepreneurs and business leaders while she was a journalist at The Star newspaper. Several years of writing and three media awards later, Christy went on to explore businesses from a finance and investment angle. She joined Malaysia Venture Capital Management Bhd as an investment manager, and honed her skills in sourcing, evaluating and managing prospective deals.
Christy is currently the Managing Director of Techmaki Sdn Bhd (www.techmaki.com), serving to drive its mission in helping companies increase their sales and brand value using a strategic system combining marketing, creativity and technology. She is also a committee member of Gorgeous Geeks, a non-profit organisation dedicated to empowering women using technology.
Crystal Fong Performance Coach In overcoming depression in 2010, Crystal begin her journey in pursuit of happiness through personal transformation, performance excellence and leadership development. Since then, based on her personal experiences, in depth study and association with some of the world’s leading teachers of self development and healing modalities, Crystal has used Law of Attraction and Dynamic Goal Setting to transform her personal life and career. Through this program, she has rediscover her passion and decided to quit her IBM Sales Job in pursuit of her passion, happiness and Ideal Career. Crystal is personally certified by Micheal Losier (author of international bestselling book “Law of Attraction”)’s Certification Program in Kuala Lumpur in 2011. As a Certified Law of Attraction Facilitator, Crystal’s focus is now in helping individuals, businesses and organizations improve their performance and achievements using effective tools & techniques. Her first success as a coach came from leading her sales team in over-achieving their quota 2011. Her Team was rank Number 1 in the World Series of Sales Team Award in year 2011. With a wealth of experience in the corporate with her personal healing experience in overcoming depression, Crystal is able to provide participants of her programmes unique and in-depth perspectives in the areas of Law of Attraction, Communication Skills, Leadership, Personal Development, Health and Well-Being.
Eliza Noordin Founder of Nashata Eliza Noordin is the founder of Nashata, an apparel company that designs and produces modest active wear for women. She is an angel investor focusing on startups and a mentor at 1337 accelerator, a program that funds mobile app and game entrepreneurs. Prior to that, Eliza has worked at a few IT corporations before becoming a venture capitalist at Teak Capital.
Jowynne Khor is now handling projects for a special interest group under IASA called Gorgeous Geeks (a platform for women).
She was previously the Program Director for IASA (professional body for the IT architects) for Asia Pacific for the past 8 years. Projects which she involves in includes setting up chapter in the region, marketing campaign and creating awareness on IT Architecture related subject matters.
Her background involves in programs structuring, events coordination and strategies alliances with corporate customer in IT industry.
Lilian Thien is a graduate of the Malaysian Institute of Art in Graphic Design. As a designer, Lilian has prepared a variety of promotional items to enhance and expand a company’s brand. She is a life-long learner who continues to seek knowledge and experience in the area of Graphic and Web Designs, the scalability of web systems, and project management. Lilian’s creativity and business savvy has enabled her to excel in the business world, and as a start-up entrepreneur. She thrives on collaborative opportunities, and is committed to assisting companies in learning to maintain their own websites amidst rapid technological advancements during these lean economic times. Lilian is excited about the flexibility and possibilities of computers in shaping our future, connecting, and communicating globally.