The Future of Mobility Conference

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Wednesday, November 14th @ Sasana Kijang, Bank Negara 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Organizing Partners: Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation, Society Of Automotive Engineers Malaysia & Ningbo Supply Chain Innovation Institute China


Conference Overview

The twentieth century was the century of the automobile; the twenty-first will see mobility dramatically re-envisioned. Automobiles altered cityscapes, boosted economies, and made personal mobility efficient and convenient for many. We had a century-long love affair with the car. But today, people are more attached to their smartphones than their cars. Cars are not always the quickest mode of travel in cities; and emissions from the rapidly growing number of cars threaten the planet. This is likely to change in near future for automobile industry.

This paradigm change poses several questions:
• How Would This Transformation Affect Urban Planning?
• How Technology Plays a Role in Transformation of Mobility?
• How Transformation of Mobility Affects the Auto Industry?

Questions abound but the answers are not clear. This conference brings together a group of distinguished practitioners with deep experience in the automotive sector to shed light on these and related questions.


Key Takeaways

  • A rapid shift from the paradigm of autos to the paradigm of mobility may be expected.
  • Future mobility will be heterogeneous, connected, intelligent and personalized.
  • The important in orchestrating for regulators and policy makers this new mobility architecture, with numerous stake-holders, to serve society in the most effective manner.
  • Essential actions for auto companies to succeed in the future.


Featured Speakers

Ybhg. Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Nadzmi Mohd Salleh

Group Executive Chairman
NADICORP Holdings Sdn Bhd

Ybhg. Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Nadzmi Mohd Salleh is a Group Executive Chairman at NADICORP Holdings Sdn Bhd. It is an investment holding company with a stable of 23 operating subsidiaries engaged in various activities and has grown to become one of the largest private Bumiputra conglomerates today. Nadicorp has 5 main business units : Transportation, Manufacturing, Property & Plantation, Defence and Other support services.
Dr. V. Sumantran

Celeris Technologies

Venkat Sumantran is Chairman of Celeris Technologies, previous positions he held include Executive Director of Passenger Car Business and Engineering Research Centre at Tata Motors Limited, Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Hinduja Automotive Limited and member of Science Advisory Council of the Prime Minister of India. He is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and holds a Doctorate Degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Master’s degree in Management of Technology.
Prof. Dr. Momin Zafar Abdulmajid

Former Managing Director L.E.K Consulting, Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Zafar Momin is a former Senior Partner and Managing Director at L.E.K. Consulting, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and A.T. Kearney with over 25 years of global leadership experience in strategy consulting, and in industry as the EVP/COO at a multi-billion-dollar conglomerate, and in various management roles at United Technologies Corporation and General Motors Corporation.
Prof. Dr. Charles Fine

President & Dean
Asia School of Business

Charles Fine is the President & Dean of Asia School of Business, KL. He is also the Chrysler Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management, a Professor of Operations Management and Engineering Systems, and the Co-Director of the International Motor Vehicle Program at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Prof. Dr. David Gonsalvez

CEO & Rector
Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation

David Gonsalvez is the CEO & Rector at MIT Global SCALE Network’s Malaysian Institute for Supply Chain Innovation. Prior to this he was Director of Global Supply Chain Strategy at General Motor
Mr. Tim Armstrong

Vice President, Planning Solutions
IHS Automotive

Mr.Tim Armstrong is Vice President of Planning Solutions at IHS Automotive. He is responsible for the group’s syndicated automotive research and analysis worldwide. The team comprises 200 automotive analysts located in 25 offices who provide solutions to the planning functions within OEMs, suppliers and other automotive stakeholders.



More industry speakers forthcoming


Conference Agenda

09:00 Registration, Refreshments
09:30 Opening remarks
10:00 Urban Planning

  • 10:00-10:20: (Keynote address by Dr. V. Sumantran)
  • 10:30-10:50: (Keynote address)
  • 11:00-11:20: (Keynote address)
  • 11:30-12:00: Panel discussion:

12:10 Lunch
13:10 Technology

  • 13:10-13:30: (Keynote address by Prof. Dr. Charles Fine)
  • 13:40-14:00: (Keynote address)
  • 14:10-14:30: (Keynote address)
  • 14:40-15:10: Panel discussion:

15:15 Refreshments
13:10 Auto Industry

  • 15:40-16:00: (Keynote address by Prof. Dr. David Gonsalvez)
  • 16:10-16:30: (Keynote address)
  • 16:40-17:10: Panel discussion:

17:15 Concluding remarks
18:00 Refreshments and adjourn


Who should attend?

  • Automotive service providers: CEOs and owners, middle and senior executives of strategy, operations, and logistics
  • Automotive companies: middle and senior executives in strategy, operations and logistics
  • Urban planners, city administrators, transportation policy makers
  • Entrepreneurs interested in mobility
  • IT service providers and consultants with focus on mobility / automotive operations
  • Executives and planners from government agencies supporting mobility, SMEs, technology
  • Academics with research interests in mobility



Conference fees (per attendee)

Lower “early-bird” rates are available for registration by October 17th.

  • Regular registration: RM 800 (Early bird: RM 600)
  • Group registration: RM 600 (3 or more from same organization) (Early bird: RM 500)
  • Members of MISI Partner Companies: RM 600 (Early bird: RM 500)



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Sasana Kijang, 2, Jalan Dato Onn, Kuala Lumpur, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur