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Building Knowledge Societies
Knowledge and information are significant influencer on people's lives. The sharing of knowledge and information, particularly through Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has the power to transform economies and societies.
A knowledge society generates, shares and makes available to all members of the society knowledge for long term improvement. Much like the aspirations of Prestariang that aims to build betters lives in a sustainable way through training and education.
In keeping with its business philosophy of "Transforming lives", Prestariang believes that a valuable Corporate Social Responsibility effort would be to devote its time and resources to giving back knowledge and empowerment.
CEO @ Faculty Programme, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), Terengganu
CEO Faculty Programme ("CFP") is an initiative by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE). CFP brings together top local and international CEOs and industry players into Malaysia's universities to share their knowledge and experiences with students and the university community.
The CEOs, appointed as 'Adjunct Professors', have committed up to 30 hours a year of their time to provide mentorship to university students and lecturers, and even guide universities on matters such as curriculum development to ensure industry relevance. This CFP programme runs for two years with Semester 1 Session 2015-2016 and Semester 2 Session 2016-2017.
Dr. Abu Hasan Bin Ismail session entitled "Developing Big Ideas and Entrepreneurship in ICT" has received an overwhelming response and achieves the objectives of the programme.
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The Board Inspires Students
Board of Governors of University Malaysia of Computer Science and Engineering (UNIMY) took time out to mingle with UNIMY students and provide them with inspiration on how to make it in the digital economy. Dato' Ramli Abbas, Dato' Maznah, Dr. Abu Hasan and Dato' Arif were among the board who spent an evening with close to 50 students in May 2017.
This is such a refreshing perspective for students as the Board conveyed their knowledge a very relaxed approach allowing more engagement and interactivity. Prestariang through UNIMY finds this approach impactful and will continue to devote time and resources to giving back knowledge and empowerment.
Trailblazing Events – Powered by UNIMY Students.
"Trailblazing the World through Digital Economy" is a student of University Malaysia of Computer Science and Engineering UNIMY) initiative and hosted by the UNIMY Student Representative Council.
Event which was held in May 2017 featured top executives such as Ramanathan Sathiamutty, Chief Transformation Officer of Celcom Axiata, Adam Brimo, CEO of OpenLearning.com, Australia and Dr Abu Hasan Ismail, President/ Group Chief Executive Officer of Prestariang Berhad who shared their stories of highs and lows of their path in the constantly evolving IT industry particularly in the fast changing industry which involves cyber security, big data and coding.
The event was a success and it continued for another Trailblazing the World through Digital Economy 2.0: Career4future Career Fair.
Art & Design CEO Talk Series - Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
On 20 July 2016, the Art & Design CEO Talk Series which is jointly organised by the National Design Centre, CESTUR, UiTM Print and UiTM Photo Centre featured Dr. Abu Hasan as the event's first invited guest speaker.
The CEO was invited to share knowledge on Prestariang's strategic partnership with global IT players including Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Adobe as well as global education institutions such as the University of Melbourne Australia-School of Engineering and the Imperial College of London.
His presentation entitled "Keeping Up with the Digital Natives, Educators must Act Now!" clearly showcased Dr. Abu Hasan's pioneering work to bridge the gap between academia and industry.
Teach for Malaysia, SMK Bandar Seri Alam, Masai, Johor
Teach for Malaysia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that enlists Malaysia's most promising future leaders in its mission to end education inequality. As part of the program to work with leaders in various fields in expanding the mindsets of children in Malaysia, Dr. Abu Hasan was invited to co-teach a class of secondary school students in September 2016
Transformation Action Talk to Celcom Axiata
On 14 April 2017, Dr Abu Hasan, President/ Group CEO of Prestariang Berhad was invited by Celcom Axiata Berhad to share his knowledge and experience with its staff.
The Transformation Talk highlighted the transformation of the global internet platform that has reshaped the industry and market. Dr Abu Hasan motivated the staff by sharing his experience, his journey in taking Prestariang to where it is now.