(Kuala Lumpur, 16 October 2017) A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was exchanged today between IPEC Bureau and Gas Discharge Visualization (GDV) development company Osaühing Bio-Well-KTI from Russia during the National Innovation and Creative Economy Expo 2017 (NICE 2017). The ceremony was witnessed by Malaysia’s Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, YB Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau.

IPEC Bureau was represented by Chief Executive Officer Dr Juliana Lim, – who was recently appointed as an Ambassador for the NICE Expo 2017 while Bio-Well was led by its Innovative Technologist Professor Dr Konstantin Korotkov at Technology Park Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.

The event was also graced by Mr. Kua Abun, the Deputy Secretary General in Planning & Commercializatio, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) and the Director General of Department of Standards Malaysia, Datuk Fadilah Baharin. The MoU signifies a strategic technology transfer collaboration between IPEC Bureau and Bio-Well’s state-of-the-art technology, and marks an important milestone for the NICE Expo 2017, and Malaysia.

Bio-Well is committed to knowledge and technology transfer to IPEC. In turn, IPEC will utilise their patterned know-how to work towards innovating the myIPEC project, a radical people transformation hybrid solution to form a ground-breaking social innovation chain.

The project will be developed with the GDV to provide crucial foresight for a hybrid solution for IPEC’s global certification of persons mobility with various fabrications of biological factors such as psychometrics, bio-energies, competencies metrology, well-being and cross broader security.

The Project will be based on validated and accredited data, and other technologies to empower the futuristic human capital revolution. It’s important to note that this solution will ultimately provide crucial foresight to effectively engineer the futuristic hybrid social development.

“Unconventional social innovation concepts are essential to prepare the Gen Z, Y, X, and “Baby Boomers”, also known as the WOW generation, to face current and future MEGA-TREND challenges, specially with the rise of the 4th Industry Revolution for Digital Transformation and Robotics,” said YB Datuk Seri Madius Tangau.

A local university will be selected as the base and partner for research and development.

“This project will be the cornerstone to build a Smart Community in Malaysia to drive productivity and boost the economic value chain for sustainable global competitiveness and today’s ceremony is a big step forward towards technological innovation in Malaysia with the introduction of a revolutionary means of measuring human biological factors,” said Dr Juliana.

“We live in the time of technologies. The 21st century is an informational century. We have transformed from material wealth to information wealth. Today technological devices are no longer merely devices. They have become means of transforming people’s lives,” said Prof. Dr. Korotkov.

This integrated technology concept will cover the Penta-Helix approach on cross-sector integration to spur national human capital development to stimulate the macro-societal economy, bring Quality Life, Quality Income, and Quality Opportunities through Science, Technology and Innovation.


National Innovation Creative Economy NICE 2017

Wanna be some place NICE from 12 to 16 October 2017? Come on over to Technology Park Malaysia, National Science Centre and National Planetarium to check out the National Innovation & Creative Economy (NICE) 2017 Expo.

A preview of what the futuristic human capital revolution will look like and how to prepare yourselves for the rise of global Megatrends, is just nine days away!

Interested in FREE counselling on your career path for the future? Look up our CEO and TN50 Ambassador Dr Juliana Lim at the expo.

IPEC Bureau will play a crucial role in NICE 2017 as the bridge between the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, human resource marketplace and the WOW Generation.


The 40th ISO General Assembly (ISO GA) was held in Berlin, Germany from 18 to 22 September 2017. It was hosted by DIN, the German Institute for Standardisation and featured the participation of 550 delegates and accompanying individuals from ISO’s 525 members consisting 133 countries. Malaysia was represented by a 9-man delegation – which includes IPEC Bureau’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Juliana Lim – headed by the Director General of Standards Malaysia, Datuk Fadilah Baharin.
This assembly is an essential platform to secure the future of our international standardisation system, which was reflected on the theme of the ISO GA in Germany: “Open-minded. Open for change.” Several important sessions such as a key note address on digital transformation, a panel discussion on how to cooperate with other organisations and consortia, various break-outs on how to attract young experts, improving standards quickly and work in virtual teams, took place during the assembly.


AICA is Ready for NICE 2017

Prof. Dr. Ng Wee Kiong, the President of Association of International Certified Aesthetician (AICA), also our Head of Beauty Science Industry Scheme Committee, lead the AICA team at the Wellness Cluster this coming at the NICE Expo 2017. AICA is also the smart partner of Standards Malaysia together with IPEC.
Catch up with him at NICE EXPO as he shares his experience that spans 30 years in the beauty industry and the revolution of aesthetic technology advancement through the years. Also, be sure to get some tips on how to become a Certified Professional Aesthetician!



Joint Press Release

Berlin, 18 September 2017 – The ISO General Assembly (ISO GA) 2017 is currently taking place in Berlin, Germany until 22 September 2017, and Malaysia is represented by a nine-man delegation, headed by the Director General of Standards Malaysia, YBhg. Datuk Fadilah Baharin.

Today, the Malaysian delegation hosted an interactive National Transformation 2050 (TN50) dinner session at Hasir Restaurant with representatives from the Malaysian Embassy, students, and youths in Berlin. Also present was YBhg. Dato Dr. Jalaluddin Harun, Director General of Malaysia Timber Industry Board (MTIB).

The session encouraged Malaysians living abroad to share their thoughts and aspirations on attracting the younger generation to engage with the world’s agenda on “Standards and Quality”.  It turned out to be a great platform of opinions and ideas on how to raise the quality of human capital and enhance the productivity of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), which makes up around 97% of total business establishments in Malaysia.

With the advent of the TN50 initiative, Malaysia is adopting unconventional ways of formulating futuristic standards for SMEs, with emphasise on the younger generation to lead the way. This is a testament to the Government’s resolve in ensuring that the country continues to remain relevant in the face of changes at national and global levels.

The TN50 initiative is helmed by Malaysia’s Youth and Sports Minister, Khairy Jamaludin, who appointed Dr Juliana Lim, the Chief Executive Officer of IPEC Bureau, as one of the TN50 ambassadors.

Dr Juliana – who is also a member of the Malaysian Delegation in Berlin –  is tasked with the responsibility of driving Malaysia’s WOW Generation – essentially made up of Gen X, Y, Z, and “Baby Boomers” – towards the Futuristic Human Capital revolution.

With changes taking place in the global technology, business and economic landscape at breakneck speed, it is critical for the WOW Generation to be fully prepared to face current and future megatrends challenges, particularly with the rise of the 4th Industrial Revolution for Digital Transformation and Robotics.

During the session, three student leaders were appointed to collate thoughts and aspirations on the future of Malaysia, from Malaysians residing in Germany. This initiative – which begins immediately right through October – will help contribute to the drafting of the Vision documents.


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By Dr. Juliana Alut Lim,
TN50 and NICE Expo Ambassador

We are fast approaching 2020, which means we are that much closer to the year of our country’s vision of becoming a high-income nation. What happens then? We keep developing and moving forward of course but to do so effectively, it is essential to embrace the changing times and take advantage of new opportunities that will arise in all industries as changes come in thick and fast.

Today, the key driver of growth and development in the world is Science, Technology & Innovation (STI).  In Malaysia, STI is recognised as the defining factor for the nation’s progress over a period of 30 years, from beyond 2020. Hence, the launch of the new 30-year transformation plan by Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in October 2016 –  Transformasi Nasional 2050 or TN50.

The objective of TN50 is to transform our beloved nation into one with great calibre and a futuristic mindset. While one may assume this is more relevant to the younger generation, I would like to stress that STI is an unconventional social innovation concept that should be embraced by all generations, a category currently known as the WOW Generation which encompasses X, Y, Z and Baby Boomers.

For TN50 to be a success, everyone needs to transform their mindset in line with STI. This is critical now, as we are confronted with MEGA-TREND challenges particularly the 4th Industry Revolution for Digital Transformation and Robotics. As the head of IPEC Bureau and one of the ambassadors of TN50 tasked with the responsibility of driving the Futuristic Human Capital revolution, I cannot stress enough the importance of building a smart community through STI.

This will enable us to trigger industrial revolution intervention, human capital empowerment, and promote the 3Qs (Quality Opportunity, Quality Income & Quality Life), factors that will have a highly positive impact on the national happiness index. From IPEC’s perspective, we have always championed the development of Futuristic Human Capital revolution with the adoption of ISO/IEC17024 Certification of Persons framework.

These targets are well within reach and can be achieved through constant engagements on the ground. We must encourage students, youths, and educators to share their thoughts and aspirations about the futuristic human capital landscape for jobs and career opportunities and entrepreneurship by the year 2050. To quote our Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) Minister Datuk Seri Madius Tangau in an interview with Sunday Star in 2016:

“The new economy will be science and technology-driven, moving away from resource-based industries. We must also realise that knowledge is the currency of the new economy. So, in order to be competitive, we have no choice but to enhance our capacity, capabilities and talent pool in STI.

It’s hard to predict what the future holds for jobs or career opportunities over the next 20 to 30 years. But numerous experts have analysed macro and micro trends that could potentially shape job markets of the future. As strange as this may sound, we could possibly see vacancies or positions such as Tele-Surgeons, Robot Counsellors, Transitionists, Expansionists, Inflectionists, and more.

Let’s take the teaching profession as an example. I agree that it is a profession that can never be replaced by robots or machines simply because the job relies heavily on human touch and emotions. However, numerous advancements are being made to further enhance the profession. The human-technology combo will give rise to new methods to help teachers effectively assess and develop students better than there ever was.

An interesting article I came across stated that a job titled Avatar Relationship Manager could be something that will be in demand as one of the highest paid jobs in future that deals with balancing the radical metamorphosis of automated avatars and humans. Effectively, today’s Relationship Manager could be tomorrow’s Avatar Relationship Manager.

While all this may sound rather scary, there’s really nothing to be afraid of when it comes to the future. You just have to ensure that you develop along with the technology and master new skill sets that will drive forward through changing times.

A great platform for STI is on the horizon. From 12 to 16 October 2017, MOSTI will be conducting the National Innovation And Creative Economy Expo 2017 (NICE 2017). This will be the largest STI showcase in the country and will present great opportunities for researchers and educators to showcase to the public all work and efforts relating to STI.

NICE 2017 will also set the stage for the creation of the talent pool in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) that will drive innovation capacity, increase productivity, and promote sustainability and competitiveness.

As one of the MOSTI NICE 2017 ambassadors, and I would like to take this opportunity to encourage the WOW Generation to join us at this expo and get a first-hand look at how the future is STI. Global mega trends are rising and the WOW Generation needs prepare to face the challenges and pounce on the opportunities that will arise. Technology is giving us super human attributions and capabilities beyond our wildest dreams.


All Set For ISO – GA 2017 In Berlin

The ISO General Assembly (ISO – GA) will take place at the InterContinental Hotel in Berlin, Germany from 18 to 22 September 2017. The ISO – GA is constituted by a meeting of officers and delegates nominated by member bodies. The agenda will primarily focus on inter alia, actions related to the ISO annual report, ISO multi-year strategic plan and the Treasurer’s annual financial status report.

Malaysia will be represented by a ten-man delegation – which includes IPEC Bureau’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Juliana Lim – led by the Director General of Standards Malaysia, Datuk Fadilah Baharin. In conjunction with the ISO – GA, a meeting spearheaded by Datuk Fadilah was recently held at Standards Malaysia to discuss our participation in this assembly. A briefing on the International Organisation for Standardisation Developing Countries Committee (ISO DEVCO) also took place during the meeting.

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