Sivakumaren A Narayanan

Managing Director at Malaysia Expatriate Services Centre (MYXpats) Talentcorp

Siva has been working closely with industry, government agencies, universities, chambers and international bodies to address Malaysia’s talent gaps. He is passionate about creating networks for Malaysia’s talent and optimising them for the current and future workforce and facilitating global talent. He also works on female empowerment and on bringing back women to the workforce.

Siva has been at the forefront of immigration research and development, engaging various stakeholders towards developing policy recommendations to deliver a more facilitative framework for highly-skilled expatriates in Malaysia.

As the Managing Director of the Malaysia Expatriate Services Centre (MYXpats), Siva was responsible for setting up the Centre, which is a collaboration between TalentCorp Malaysia and the Immigration Department, and overseen by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Expatriates Services Division (ESD) of the Immigration Department of Malaysia.

Siva is an MBA holder and software engineer by training.

10.00AM - 11.00AM- Panel Session 1

Tuesday 26th Jan, 2021

Quadruple Helix Discussion - Digital Transformation & Innovation

Today, involving the public in research, development, and innovation is the dominant paradigm both in international STI-policy and in innovation research. Academia, government and industry — the other three of the four subsystems of the quadruple helix—have already collaboration with “society” as trans- disciplinary (academic & research), open science and deliberate democracy (govt), and user-centered innovation (industry), respectively. But these discourses only take place at an academic level or within the individual subsystems, while there have been “few attempts to engage the public in dialogue”.

The goal of this discussion is to identify desirable and productive forms of interaction between the scientific community and the public. How do we make science-technology- innovation as an everyday topic of the layperson? How do the 4 “actors” in the quadruple-helix setup channels and standards for public interaction? How do we develop talent in STI?