Gabriel Walter hails from Sarawak, Malaysia and is part of the ethnic minority group of Kelabit. He received his B.S, M.S, and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign (UIUC), Urbana, IL, in 1998, 2001, and 2003, respectively. He spent a total of 17 years in Illinois and Wisconsin, USA before permanently returning to Malaysia in 2013.
He is currently, the Group CEO, Adjunct Assistant Professor and major shareholder of Quantum Electro Opto Systems (QEOS) Sdn. Bhd., a Malaysian technology company which he co-founded in 2008 with Prof. Nick Holonyak Jr, the inventor of the Light Emitting Diode (LED) and Prof. Milton Feng.
QEOS is a technology company which he co-founded in 2008 with Prof. Nick Holonyak Jr, the inventor of the Light Emitting Diode (LED) and Prof. Milton Feng. QEOS developed a new innovative technology for the design and high-volume production of high-speed, low-cost, and energy-efficient optical solutions, wireless and wireline technology.
This is enabled by utilizing breakthrough QEOS Tilted Charge Dynamics™ (TCD) core technology for a new high-speed LED. In this revolutionary innovation the entire light emitting module is fully integrated in a single chip compared to current optical solutions, and the impact in design and production is substantial. The market need for lower power-per-gigabit increases as bandwidths get faster and data usage grows exponentially. QEOS technology will enable the digital ecosystem to keep pace.
Poh Lian, Lam is Chief Technology and Operating Officer of QEOS, a RM 50 million company that provides cutting edge connectivity technology solutions that includes more than 50 patents applied and awarded worldwide, connecting people, power and data connectivity technology.
Currently, Poh Lian is also President and CEO of QEOS LED, a subsidiary of QEOS that focusing the company strength as the next frontier of lighting technology with ultra-low energy consumption, extremely long lifespan and excellent photometric properties suited for broad range of application, from healthcare and hospitality industry to semiconductor and food industry.
Poh Lian is passionate about high fidelity connectivity technology and global rural electrification issues and has devoted more than 8 years to the field. She started her career as an R&D engineer, and progressed through engineering and project management roles in The Tilted Charge Dynamics™ technology. She holds several patents and publishes numerous papers on monolithic electronic-photonic integration, opto-electronic circuits and techniques.
Poh Lian earned her master's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from the University Putra Malaysia.
Mohd Ghazali Mahmood was a founding director of QEOS when it was incorporated in 2008, and is presently its Executive Director.
He received his B.Sc. Civil Engineering (Hons.) from the University of Southampton (UK) in 1975 and Diploma in Hydro Power from the Norweigian Institute of Technology (Trondheim, Norway) in 1981.
He started his career with the National Electicity Corporation where for nine years he was involved in the development of some of the major hydropower projects in Malaysia, namely the Temenggor and Kenyir Hydroelectric Power Plant Projects.
After leaving National Electricity Corporation he was involved in the civil construction industry, where for the next 20 years he was involved in the construction of buildings, roads and other infrastructure projects. Besides the normal civil construction projects, he is also experienced in the privatisation of projects involving roads, buildings, and university hostels. During this period he rose to become the CEO of one of the prominent construction company in the country.
Dato' Azril Mat Drus who is also the chief executive officer of Tickethotline International Sdn. Bhd and director of Two BD Events Sdn. Bhd started his career as an executive director in Taikar Group. He was also Amtech Solutions Sdn. Bhd's business development manager from the year 2000 - 2001. During his time as the director of EPSB Sports Sdn. Bhd, he has started up Indoor Football Center (IFC) in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur, organised futsall tournaments including the prestigious "Piala YB Dato Hishammuddin Tun Hussein" and worked on the center's successful advertising and promotional campaign.
Dato Azril has also served as a special officer to chairman for AsiaComm Project for National Elite Athletes from 2005 until 2006.
Ahmad Pishol Hj Ishak is extensively connected and respected in the local business environment in Langkawi. He has accomplished multiple projects in Langkawi such as Langkawi International Big Bike Fiesta 2013 and Udon Thani International Air & Bike Fest 2014. Currently he is also organizing Langkawi International Charity Ride which will be partcipated by bikers from Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia.
He is currently also the chief executive officer for Langkawi Signature. Furthermore he is also the secretary general for Pertubuhan Usahawan Bumiputra Langkawi and executive chairman for Dean Herbal Solutions (M)Sdn. Bhd. Besides that, he is also the secretary general for KOPULAU (Koperasi Anak Langkawi Berhad) and Immediate Past Chairman of Matta Kedah Chapter. He is the owner of Sala Travel & Tours Sdn. Bhd and at the same time he is also the Managing Director of the company. Sala Travel & Tours Sdn. Bhd. has been operating for 30 years and has been awarded The best Tour Operator 2011 by Langkawi Tourism Department.