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Kristy
Christie

Speaker & Entrepreneur

About

  • Kristy Christie
  • Speaker, Project Manager & Strategist
  • Director, The Malaysian DotCom Sdn Bhd

BIO

Kristy graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Software Development from the world-renowned institute NIIT, at the age of 14. Shortly after completion of her course, she was offered a position as the primary web developer for a groundbreaking Clinic Management Software by the government-funded NGO, PrimaCare. The software included the ability to record individual patient symptoms to produce a list of possible causes to assist with diagnosis. Her work on this software led to her being later invited to present its technical aspects at the Open Source Healthcare Alliance conference held in the University of California, Los Angeles.

Kristy would go on to join her family in starting TheMalaysian.com - a web development firm that specialises in website development, social media marketing and custom web systems. Her background in Software Development and Entrepreneurial Management has equipped her with both the practical experience and theoretical framework to advise organisations of all sizes - from one-man startups to public-listed companies and Government-linked corporations.

She focuses on using IT and Websites to both market their offerings as well as streamline the day-to-day operations of core departments. From setting up the Online Media Unit for Berjaya University College to developing custom "property application" systems for UDA Holdings Berhad, Kristy has the ability to identify the needs of a company and tailor-make solutions that would meet their requirements and exceed expectations.

Her wealth of experience and passion for teaching, combined with her MBA in Entrepreneurial Management (which she graduated with at the age of 21), has benefited both industry professionals as well as students in various local University Colleges where she has been invited as a guest speaker on the subjects of Social Media, Online Communications, IT and Entrepreneurship.

Highlights

ASSOCIATIONS

WORLD CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

Kristy is on the 2017 IABC World Conference Program Advisory Committee (PAC) where she assists with vetting speaker applications, topics and more, for the 2017 WC at Washington D.C.
ASSOCIATIONS

IABC/ MALAYSIA - PRESIDENT

Invited to speak, and subsequently, join the Board of the Malaysian chapter of the Intl Association of Business Communicators (started in the USA, with over 12,000 members in more than 80 countries). On the 18th AGM in April 2016, Kristy was nominated by then President Aisha Rashid, and elected by the Board, to take over the Presidency role of the association.
ASSOCIATIONS

IABC/ APAC - BOARD

Invited to speak at the IABC APAC Pre-Conference workshops in New Orleans and subsequently joined the IABC Asia Pacific Regional Board in October 2016.
SPEAKING

PRE-WORLD CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

Kristy was invited to speak at the Pre-Conference Workshops held by APAC at the 2016 IABC World Conference in New Orleans, USA.

She also joined in as a panel speaker to discuss and contrast cross-cultural communication. Her sessions were well reviewed by the IABC APAC Committee and attendees.
EDUCATION

AGE 14: GRAD WITH ADV DIPLOMA

Graduated from NIIT at age 14, a world-renowned institute for programmers, with an Advanced Diploma in Professional Network-Centred Computing.
EDUCATION

AGE 14: HIRED AS WEB DEVELOPER

Hired by a Malaysian government-funded NGO as the primary web developer to code their Patient System that suggested possible causes & diagnosis based on the patient's symptoms entered, using opensource technology
SPEAKING

AGE 16: INVITED TO UCLA

Invited and flown down to the University Of California, Los Angeles to present and field technical questions (on the software she developed) at the Open Source Healthcare Alliance (OSHCA) conference.
EDUCATION

AGE 21: MBA

Accepted at 19 to pursue an Australian government-accredited MBA in Entrepreneurial Management and she graduated at 21.
SPEAKING

INTERVIEWED CELEBRITIES

Kristy has interviewed TV personalities, celebrities and illustrious businesspersons including: Chef Laura Calder (Celebrity chef on AFC), Datuk Peter Brokenshire (GM of KLCC), Chef Florence Tan, Dato Mahadzir Dato' Lokman, Chef Nathalie Arbefeuille, Mr Ng Wai Kit (Prince Court Medical Centre) etc
BUSINESS

ENTREPRENEUR

Having started The Malaysian DotCom Sdn Bhd with her family, Kristy is able to advise entrepreneurs and companies on the requirements and processes needed to establish a successful online business

Areas of Expertise

DELIVERING REAL VALUE & MEASURABLE SUCCESS

Kristy's passion for teaching, her technical ability in programming and her effectiveness as a project manager has enabled her to succeed in areas that leverage on these skills. From startup consultancy to social media strategising, Kristy is able to harness her experience and abilities to provide maximum value to clients and conference attendees.

ROLES

Speaker & Trainer

Kristy has held lecturing roles where she taught on IT and Entrepreneurship subjects. Her professional experience and IT-savvy has also allowed her train professionals such as Medical Doctors, Academicians, PR & Communication professionals and senior management in various industries
ROLES

Social Media Strategist

In addition to setting up the Online Media Unit for Berjaya UCH, establishing Standard Operating Procedures, hiring and training staff, Kristy has has consulted on social media and website marketing strategies for other organisations via her firm, TheMalaysian.com
ROLES

Web Developer

Kristy's background in web programming languages such as PHP, HTML and databases such as MySQL etc enables her to design real-world solutions that meet the needs of businessses
ROLES

Project Manager

Her ability to develop softwares as well as to train and translate technical matters, in manner that senior management personnel and C-Suite executives are able to immediately see value, make her an invaluable business partner and project manager.
ROLES

STARTUP CONSULTANT

Kristy is able to advise entrepreneurs and companies on the requirements and processes needed to establish an online presence and market it on the Internet

Education

SUMMARY

Kristy's formal education includes software development, academic research and entrepreneurial management. This trifecta has allowed her to identify business and marketing opportunities online, research its viability, design the systems and procedures to execute the strategies and analyse the results - ensuring that organisations benefit from a holistic approach to their digital marketing campaigns.

Southern Cross University (NSW)

Research Methods

2010
The Graduate Diploma in Research Methods has provided Kristy with the necessary skills to conduct research studies at an academic level whilst using professional statistics software such as SPSS to analyse the data
EIA (Adelaide)

MBA - Entrepeneurial Mgmt

2007
Graduated at the age of 21 from Entrepreneurial Institute of Australia (EIA)
NIIT (Malaysia)

Software Development

2000
Graduated at the age of 14 with a Advanced Diploma in Professional-Network Centred Computing

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Contact

Kristy Christie (TheMalaysian.com)
Level 23 One Mont Kiara, No 1 Jln Kiara
Mont Kiara 50480 KL Malaysia

Phone
+03 7874 7005

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KRISTY CHRISTIE

speaker.
project manager.
web developer.
#socmed strategist.