Invited Speaker 2

Dr. Umar Zakir Abdul Hamid

Lead of Strategic Planning, CEVT AB, Sweden.


Biography: Umar Zakir Abdul Hamid (PhD) has been working in the future mobility (connected and autonomous vehicle) field since 2014 with various teams in different countries (Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Finland, Sweden). Collectively, Umar has led, managed and worked in more than 30 driverless technology, robotics and automotive projects. Previously, he led a team of 12 engineers (of 10 different nationalities) working in the Autonomous Vehicle Software Product Development with Sensible 4, Finland. Umar is one of the recipients of the Finnish Engineering Award 2020 for his contributions to the development of all-weather autonomous driving solutions with the said firm. He is an aspiring automotive thought leader and is often invited as a guest and keynote speaker to industrial and technical events. With more than 30 scientific publications as author and editor under his belt, Umar actively participates in global automotive standardization efforts where he is a Secretary for a Society Automotive Engineers (SAE) Committee. Since the end of Summer 2021, Umar has been working as the Lead of Strategic Planning for CEVT AB in Sweden.