PUJA President attended 9th WIEF Global Discourse

Categories: Council
Author: PASB
November 13, 2019

The President of Pertubuhan Ukur, Jurutera dan Arkitek (PUJA) Brunei, Yang Berhormat FDr. Ar. Dayang Siti Rozaimeriyanty binti Dato Seri Laila Jasa Haji Abdul Rahman, once again had the privilege of representing Brunei on an international platform as a panel speaker at the 9th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) Global Discourse on  “4IR: Seizing Possibilities for the Future”

Organised as a collaboration between the WIEF Foundation and the South East Asian Co-operation (SEACO) Foundation, the event took place on 30th October, 2019 at the Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden Hotel in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

With the arrival of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) — and the new, innovative technologies that came along with it (such as artificial intelligence, automation, robotics and the Internet of Things, among others) — existing business models, institutions and assumptions about the way the world works are now facing the challenges of these digital, physical and biological advancements. This fast-paced revolution has resulted in the creation of new jobs, and new skills is imperative to support the phenomenon in order to take on some of the most pressing issues of the 21st century, including health, education, energy, economic inclusion and the environment.

In realising this change, the Global Discourse was, therefore, an attempt at identifying the important social, economic, political and environmental trends that will shape the Fourth Industrial Revolution, as well as to facilitate networking, information exchange and the sharing of viewpoints between academicians, entrepreneurs, industry leaders and experts in relevant fields in bringing about solutions to the current and future challenges.

The event began with welcoming remarks presented by Prof. Dr. M. Anwar Hossain, a member of the Board of Governors of SEACO Foundation and the First Vice Chancellor of the Islamic University of Technology (IUT); followed by introductory remarks from a Former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister, Tun Musa Hitam, who attended the discourse in his capacity as the Chairman of WIEF Foundation

Aside from the PUJA President, the panel of speakers consisted of Prof. Dr. M. Shamsher Ali (Professor Emeritus at Southeast University and Founder Vice Chancellor of Bangladesh Open University); Dr. Hasan Shafi (Partner at global management counseling firm, A.T. Kearney Inc. Kuala Lumpur); Datuk Dr. Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman (President and Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology, MIGHT); and Mahtab Uddin Ahmed (the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Robi Axiata Limited, Bangladesh).

Also present as the Chief Guest was International Affairs Advisor to the Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Prof. Dr. Gowher Rizvi.


The President of Pertubuhan Ukur, Jurutera dan Arkitek (PUJA) Brunei (2nd Left), Yang Berhormat Dayang Siti Rozaimeriyanty binti Dato Seri Laila Jasa Haji Abdul Rahman, sitting alongside other members of the panel at the9th WIEF Global Discourse on "4IR: Seizing Possibilities for the Future"