Dr Karl is the Director of Innovation Capital Division at Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC). He has been leading MDeC’s efforts in strengthening the Innovation Ecosystem within MSC Malaysia and Digital Malaysia. His responsibilities include Entrepreneurship, Research & Development, Commercialization and Funding. He has contributed towards the growth of the industry by advocating and implementing various policies and initiatives including IP valuation to help entrepreneurs gain funding, new innovation, market share and international recognition. He is currently leading the national Big Data Analytics initiative (BDA) which aims to proliferate usage of BDA in all sectors. Dr Karl has 17 years of experience in the manufacturing and ICT industries, and has gained capability in industry development, policy development, business strategy and research and development. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Birmingham (UK), an MBA with distinction and a Doctor of Business Administration degree from Charles Sturt University, Australia. Professionally, he is also a Chartered Professional Engineer and a Project Management Professional. Dr Karl also sits in Public Sector Committees. He currently serves as industry advisors panels in local universities including University of Malaya Research Advisory Committee and INTI University Industry Advisory Board. He has also presented in international conferences. He has served as a Judge in Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Malaysia Award since 2011.