An experienced technologist, Azrin’s current focus is to propel TM towards 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.
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. 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 as a contributor to the Strategy & Technical Group. He works closely with MDEC and MCMC for TM’s LoRa IOT LPWA initiative. Won several awards in ITEX & APICTA. Also involved with SIRIM and MTFSB to draft some portions of the Malaysian Telecommunication Standards. He has also successfully filed 4 PCT patents and several local patents with 1 already granted from USPTO and a couple more in filing stage.
All these are a 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 Product Division of TM ONE, to develop telecommunication, ICT and IOT products for TM’s Government and Medium / Large Enterprise customers.
Azrin has an M.Sc. in Business Leadership from the 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.