Cyberview, Cyberjaya, Malaysia



Cyberview, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
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Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Block 3750 Persiaran APEC,
Cyber 8, 63000 Cyberjaya,
Selangor, Malaysia
30 June 2016
Keynote session – Mr Peter Truckel & Ms Katie Hill
Keynote session – Mr Matt Desmier
Event programme
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We are delighted to welcome you to our first ever Festival of
Learning in Malaysia, which presents an exciting opportunity to
showcase the expertise of both our organisations and regions.
Over the course of the next couple of days, we hope you will
enjoy and engage with the diverse and interesting range of
interactive sessions that will be co-delivered by staff and students
of Bournemouth University, Cyberview and representatives from
Malaysian and UK companies. We have developed an engaging
and varied programme that will create and inspire unique
opportunities for learning and collaboration that we can share
here in Malaysia, back in Bournemouth and across the globe.
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Interactive workshop
General audience
University academic
staff and students
All events will take place at Meet Up Hall,
Level 4, Cyberview Sdn Bhd, Cyberjaya
By taking Bournemouth University’s
established Festival of Learning global,
here in Malaysia, we are creating
opportunities to further enhance and
develop the partnerships between our
organisations through education, research
and the local, national and global
communities and practice networks to
which they are connected.
As a collaborative Global Tech Hub
enabler, Cyberview passionately services
the community through 3 key services:
Professor John Vinney
Vice-Chancellor, Bournemouth University
Investor Relations Services, Industry
Development Initiatives and Tech
Hub Development and Management
Services. It is therefore the perfect
setting for BU – a top 500 international
university – to launch the Festival of
Learning in Malaysia.
We hope you have a truly enjoyable time
across the two days and we look forward
to meeting as many of you as we can
in that time.
Mr Faris Yahaya
Managing Director, Cyberview, Cyberjaya
Keynote speaker –
Mr Peter Truckel
Keynote speaker –
Ms Katie Hill
Peter started his career
as a cameraman, filming
animation and visual
effects sequences for
movies such as Blade
Runner and Aliens. After
4 years of supervising
VFX and running the motion control rig at
The Moving Picture Company he began to
direct commercials.
Katie is Research
Assistant at the
VFX Hub in the
Faculty of Media
& Communication
at Bournemouth
University. She is a
CG generalist with a particular passion
for digital environment creation, and is
a graduate of Bournemouth University’s
BA (Hons) Computer Visualisaton &
Animation. Katie is currently working with
BU’s Institute for Studies in Landscape
and Human Evolution to create a series of
short animated films which will promote
and explain the work of the Institute.
In a career spanning nearly 30 years he’s
directed more than 300 commercials - the
majority of which have been complex,
mixed media productions. He has worked
all over the world, creating films and
campaigns for dozens of major brands,
such as Panasonic, Disney, Sky, McDonald’s,
BT, Renault, Kellogg’s and Cadbury. His
work has won many awards, including
The New York Festivals, Clio, D&AD,
BTAA, Monitor, Creative Circle and a
Cannes Silver Lion.
Since January 2012 Peter has been
working at Bournemouth University
as the Director of The VFX Hub, he is
the co-creator of BFX, Bournemouth’s
internationally recognised festival and
competition of VFX and animation.
Keynote speaker –
Mr Matt Desmier
A graduate of
University’s acclaimed
programme, Matt
Desmier is a director
of Think Create Do,
a strategic consultancy working with
brands and organisations helping inform
their next big decision, and the founder
of Silicon Beach, one of the UK’s most
successful digital innovation conferences.
Recently named as one of the 2016
BIMA 100, Matt was also recognised
by both the national Digital Leaders
network and Maserati and the Centre for
Entrepreneurs as one of the UK’s top 100
digital champions.
08.30 Registration
08.55 Introduction
MC, Dr Sonal Minocha, Pro Vice-Chancellor
(Global Engagement), Bournemouth University, UK
Thursday 30 June
Thursday 30 June
09.00 Welcome remarks
by Mr Faris Yahaya, Managing Director of Cyberview
09.10 Welcome remarks
by Professor John Vinney, Vice-Chancellor of
Bournemouth University, UK
09.20 Keynote
10.05 Festival sessions
10.25 Networking and refreshments
12.10 Keynote
13.00 Closing remarks
13.10 Networking and lunch
Lego images provided by Warner Bros.
Pictures in association with Village
Roadshow Pictures and LEGO System A/S
Mr Peter Truckel, Faculty of Media &
Communication, Bournemouth University,
UK & Ms Katie Hill, Research Assistant,
Faculty of Media & Communication,
Bournemouth University UK
If you love movies, VFX and animation
and want to find out about the BFX
Competition this session is for you! Find
out how this unique student competition
has evolved over the years and the way
the world’s top studios support it. Learn
how the competition films are now being
made for national charities and are
helping to change lives. Several awardwinning films from the last 3-years will
screened during the session.
Understanding the Malaysian creative
industry landscape
Rollin’ on rough terrain with RIMBA Racer
Mr Hasnul Hadi, Director of
Creative Content & Technologies
Division, MDeC (MDeC)
Mr Tariq Mohd Noh - Managing Director of Glue Studios
MDEC was given the mandate to expand
the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) and
to drive the nation’s digital economy in a
more holistic manner. Digital Malaysia is
a national agenda that is fully developed
with a sustainable digital economy built
upon a vibrant ICT industry, transformative
use of digital solutions by government,
businesses and citizens, as well as a robust
enabling ecosystem.
Networking, with refreshments for
non-Muslim delegates
Levelling up from a local hero to a special “agent”
Mr Usamah Zaid – Managing Director,
Wau Animation Sdn Bhd
The studio has recently produced
Rimba Racer, an action-packed CG
animation series.
Thursday 30 June
BFX – a unique competition for
students of VFX and animation
Glue Studios was formed in 2010 and
promotes quality animation. It first
produced Tales Of The Ages, a folklore
produced programme covering Malaysian,
Indonesian and Cambodian folklore. A
safe driving public service announcement
with Astro followed in 2011. Glue has
won many awards — Best Character
Design Anugerah Karyawan Animasi
Malaysia 2011, MSC Kreatif Awards 2010
Most Promising Start-Up Animation
Studio, Astro NextGen Contentpreneur
Awards 2010 Incomparable Animation
Winner, and Malaysian Film Festival 2010
Best Animated Film.
Besides working on the actual show
itself, the studio has also produced
merchandise and accompanying media,
including a comic book explaining the
premise of the show.
Wau Animation is a CG animation studio
formed on 18th March 2013 by a group of
creative talents possessing up to 7 years
of experience in producing multiple award
winning animated series and feature films.
Ms Kay Stonham –
Bournemouth University, UK
Have you ever wondered how writers
get their ideas, or if there is a way that
you could be a writer? The truth is, ideas
are only part of the story, once you have
a great idea it needs to be developed
properly to make sure it reaches its
full potential, and this is where many
writers go wrong, relying on inspiration
and forgetting the importance of
perspiration. Creative writing exercises
and brainstorming techniques developed
by Edward de Bono, Linda Aronson and
Craig Batty are discussed in this session
and used to help you begin to see how
you could reliably generate and develop
creative ideas of your own.
The Giggle Story
Mr Zeno Gabing – Giggle Garage
Zeno Gabing is the co-founder of
Giggle Garage and also the Executive
Director of the company; implementing
strategic direction as well as providing
leadership and business management.
Zeno is responsible for structuring
international co-production projects and
investment activities.
Zeno has structured several Giggle
Garage’s co-production projects such as
BOING The Play Ranger (with Korean
producers and broadcasters such as EBS,
SK Broadband) which is now broadcasting
in key territories worldwide, including
more than 60 countries, Cam & Leon
project with Astro Malaysia – one of
the main media and broadcasting
companies in the region; Katuri project
co-production with Korean producer and
state government in Korea, and the recent
hybrid 2D/CGI animation called Kazoops
– a co-production with Australia and UK
producers. Kazoops is also commissioned
by key broadcasters: ABC Australia,
CBeebies UK and also a Netflix Originals
that will be available in the USA and
Netflix worldwide territories.
Perceptions can be deceiving. What
turned a Victorian tourist resort into
the UK’s fastest growing digital hub?
Mr Matt Desmier, Director of Think Create
Do, Bournemouth, UK
The quaint seaside resort of Bournemouth
was recently named by TechCityUK, the UK
Government-sanctioned body representing
the growing digital economy, as the
UK’s fastest-growing digital hub. This
took an awful lot of people by surprise,
but perhaps it shouldn’t have. In this
enlightening talk, Matt Desmier will share
what he believes are the three critical
components that have helped rewrite the
narrative associated with the town and
which could, with careful consideration,
be applied elsewhere to generate
similar results.
Roundtable discussion – Creative talent for our regions
Facilitated by Dr Alastair Morrison,
International Partnership Development
Manager, Bournemouth University, UK
Brief introduction by Mr Adzhar Ahmad @
Salleh, Specialist at Creative Multimedia
Department, Multimedia University (MMU)
Mr Matt Desmier – Think Create
Do, Bournemouth
Mr Hasnul Hadi, Director of
Creative Content & Technologies
Division, MDeC (MDeC)
To be confirmed - BU Student
Ms Katie Hill - BU Alumni
Thursday 30 June
Thursday 30 June
Creative concepts – Generation and development strategies for scriptwriters
Closing remarks
by Dr Sonal Minocha, Pro ViceChancellor (Global Engagement),
Bournemouth University &
Mr Mahadhir Aziz, Head of Technology Hub
Development Division, Cyberview
Networking, with lunch for non Muslim delegates
13.10 – 14.00