Ahmad Fauzi Ali

Co-Founder and CTO at Singularity Ventures

He began employment as a Management Consultant with Arthur Andersen (Accenture). As a serial entrepreneur since 1984, he has been involved in the founding of about 10 technology companies including Sapura Advanced Systems (SAS in 1991). SAS was also the developer of the leading Malaysian management Decision Support System software (EIS) at the time and the lead integrator for the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. In 2001, he founded FirstFloor Capital, Malaysia's first entrepreneur funded venture capital (VC) company. He subsequently sold FirstFloor to Khazanah Malaysia, the Malaysian sovereign fund. He left FirstFloor in 2007 to establish Singularity Ventures (Malaysia), as a privately owned and funded VC. The companies he has invested in and co-founded are in the businesses of neural software algorithms, genomic sequencing software & analytics, internet, learning management systems, drug development, semiconductors and the Internet of Things. Through Singularity Technologies, the operating company of SV, he is now in active collaboration with companies in the UK in building healthcare solutions for Assisted Living. Singularity Technologies is also a partner to Mimos, Malaysia's semiconductor R&D company in an effort to commercialize research in the country. Fauzi loves music and science fiction, and is a student of Systems Dynamics & Organizational Change.

10.00AM - 11.00AM- Panel Session 1

Tuesday 26th Jan, 2021

Quadruple Helix Discussion - Digital Transformation & Innovation

Today, involving the public in research, development, and innovation is the dominant paradigm both in international STI-policy and in innovation research. Academia, government and industry — the other three of the four subsystems of the quadruple helix—have already collaboration with “society” as trans- disciplinary (academic & research), open science and deliberate democracy (govt), and user-centered innovation (industry), respectively. But these discourses only take place at an academic level or within the individual subsystems, while there have been “few attempts to engage the public in dialogue”.

The goal of this discussion is to identify desirable and productive forms of interaction between the scientific community and the public. How do we make science-technology- innovation as an everyday topic of the layperson? How do the 4 “actors” in the quadruple-helix setup channels and standards for public interaction? How do we develop talent in STI?