An experienced technologist, Azrin’s current focus is to propel TM towards going beyond a traditional TelCo, through User Design Thinking, SDN–NFV, IoT, smart cities, LoRa and other innovative ways for technology to improve our everyday lives. He has been with TM since 1997 in various capacities, including 16 years in research & development focusing on ICT industry, published numerous papers from 1996 to 2018 as well as successfully commercialized research outcomes that contributed more than RM10M to TMR&D revenue.
Within the telecommunication, ICT and IoT industry, Azrin is also widely recognized as a subject matter expert. He is a member of the LoraWan Alliance where he acts as a contributor in the Strategy & Technical Group. He works closely with MDEC and MCMC for TM’s LoRa IoT LPWA initiative. Azrin has won several awards in ITEX & APICTA, while also being involved with SIRIM and MTFSB to draft some portions of the Malaysian Telecommunication Standards. On top of that, he has successfully filed 4 PCT patents and several local patents with 1 already granted from USPTO and a couple more in its filing stage.
All these are testament to his technical prowess, both in conventional as well as avant garde ICT and telecommunication technologies. Capitalizing on this, TM in 2014 appointed Azrin as the CTO of VADS Lyfe Sdn Bhd that focused on smart cities and smart services. That 3-year stint prepped him for his subsequent role, which is to head the team entrusted to develop and manage TM’s smart services products. Azrin currently heads the team that develops IOT solutions for TM ONE, with notable success such as TM’s IoT Platform that connects multiple city services, including traffic lights, street lights and many others.
Azrin has an M.Sc. in Business Leadership from University of Northumbria at Newcastle, an M.Sc. in Electrical & Electronics (Computer Engineering) from Universiti Sains Malaysia and a B.Eng in Electrical & Electronics (Telecommunications) from Universiti Sains Malaysia.