Engagements

Teaching and Speaking Engagements:

Here is a summary of my past speaking and teaching engagements. You can always contact me if you are interested in engaging me to give a talk, be part of a discussion panel or formal interview on a personal basis.

Teaching Engagements

  • Lecturer, MPS-812, Entrepreneurship, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences: Jan and Sep 2010, Jan and Aug 2011, Jan and August 2012 (6 Semesters from 2010-2012).
  • Instructor, “Social Media for Government and Educational Institutions”, B2B Conferences, 28-29 June 2010.
  • EN101 “Entrepreneurship & Accounting for New Ventures”, Nanyang Technopreneurship Centre, NTU, 13-14 May 2010.
  • Instructor, “Social Media for Government and Educational Institutions”, B2B Conferences, 3-4 May 2010.
  • EN101 “Entrepreneurship & Accounting for New Ventures”, Nanyang Technopreneurship Centre, NTU, Dec 2009
  • EN102 “Marketing & Finance for New Ventures”, Nanyang Technopreneurship Centre, NTU, Dec 2009
  • MPS-812, “Entrepreneurship”, Nanyang Technopreneurship Centre, NTU, May 2008

Speaking Engagements

2014

  • Judge, BattleHack 2014 Singapore organized by Paypal and Braintree, 14 Sep 2014.
  • Speaker, “Living Digitally“, Who’s Looking? Surf & Turf Exhibition Panel Discussion “Connecting People in the Post-Internet World: How are technologies and networks changing social behaviour?”, 13 Sep 2014.

2013

2012

2011

  • Panellist, “Tech Strategies: How to Cross the Chasm”, The ideas.inc. Start-Up Conference, 15 Oct 2011.
  • Speaker, INSEAD Business Plan Class, 14 Sep 2011.
  • Speaker, “A Ring to Bind Them All?” (A Guide on searching for an engagement diamond ring) & “Building and Managing Tech Teams in Asia: The Tech Conundrum”, Barcamp Singapore 7, 10 Sep 2011.
  • Panelist, “Mobile Social Commerce & Location Based Services”, Social Media World Forum Asia, 2 Sep 2011, Singapore.
  • Speaker, Rotary Youth Social Entrepreneurship Challenge (RYSEC), 6 August 2011, Singapore.
  • Speaker, “The Future of Location-Based Advertising Technology”, Smart Mobility @ CommunicaAsia 2011, 23 June 2011, Singapore.
  • Panelist, How does new tech affect payments at brick and mortar businesses?, 17 June 2011, Echelon 2011, Singapore.
  • Speaker, Linkedin Media Lunch and Influencer Engagement Session, 31 May 2011, Singapore.
  • Speaker, The New Media Asia Conference 2011, 11-13 May 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Speaker, Start-up Weekend 2, Microsoft Auditorium, “3 Things about Product Development”, 30 April 2011.
  • Speaker, Rotary Club Tanglin Club, “Building a Mobile-Web startup: The 2011 Way”, 25 April 2011.
  • Speaker, Rotary Club Suntec City, “Why Mobile Matters & How to Take Advantage of It”, 21 Jan 2011.
  • Speaker, HDB ICT Seminar 2011, “Why Mobile Matters & How to Take Advantage of It”, 20 Jan 2011.
  • Panellist, BizAsia 2010/2011 Opening Ceremony, “Global Trends – Emerging Markets & Their relevance to Youth Entrepreneurship”, 19 Jan 2011.

2010

  • Judge, 21st INSEAD Business Venture Competition Finals, 8 Dec 2010.
  • Delegate, Asia 21 Summit, “Unity in Diversity: Responsible Leadership in the Asia Pacific”, 3-5 Dec 2010.
  • Panellist, “Ensuring the Future of the Internet”, INET Singapore 2010: The Internet – Past, Present & Future, 18 Nov 2010.
  • Panellist, “Digital Marketing: Ad Networks”, Accelerate Conference, 22-23 Sep 2010
  • Speaker, BlinkBl-nk, “A Universe Less Ordinary”, 15 Sep 2010
  • Speaker, GeekCamp 2010, “A Poor Man’s Guide to Biocomputing”, 4 Sep 2010.
  • Speaker, Ascendas Lunch Time Talk Series: Emerging Trends of the Mobile Ecosystem, Ascendas Singapore, 24 August 2010.
  • Speaker, Open Web Asia – Southeast Asia, Kuala Lumpur, 13-14 July 2010.
  • Chair, International Communication Association (ICA) Conference 2010, Singapore, “States of Play: Social Media & Interpersonal Communication in Southeast Asia”, 26 June 2010.
  • Panelist, “Mobile Applications: The State of Play”, Echelon 2010, 1-2 June 2010.
  • Panelist, “Can ASEAN be the next Silicon Valley?”, ASEANpreneurs Day 2010, 26 May 2010
  • Panelist, “Location Based Services, Face Recognition and Augmented Reality”, Samsung Bada Developer Event, 21 May 2010.
  • Speaker, “A Brave New World” on web/tech innovations, Republic Polytechnic, 20 May 2010
  • Speaker, “Up-and-Coming New Infocomm Innovations”, in Parenting in New Infocomm Age seminar, organized by IDA, NTUC, NLB and Tampines Community Club, 20 March 2010.
  • Guest on FM938 Live “The Living Room” with Pamela Ho on “Latest Trends in Social Media”, 15 March 2010
  • Panellist on FM938 Live “Campus” on Social Networking Trends, 12 March 2010
  • Panellist, “Considerations for Applying Social Media Marketing in Asia”, Social Media Marketing Conference by Pacific Conferences, 2 Feb 2010.
  • Guest Speaker, “Three Tales for Social Networks”, #comm215 class “Digital Media Across Asia” by Professor Netzley, 27 Jan 2010.

2009

  • “Building Online Communities for Non-Profit Organizations: Kiva and Oxfam”, Barcamp Singapore 4, 21 Nov 2009
  • Speaker on “The Chronicles of a Mobile-Web Economy” and Panellist, 16th Infocomm and Media Horizons Conference, Institute of Infocomm Research, A-STAR, 7 Oct 2009
  • Panelist, Social Networking Forum Asia, Panellist on “Monetising and developing the strategic relationship with operator and publisher”, 22-23 Sep 2009.
  • Speaker, Executive Summary Workshop, NTU Ideas Inc Business Competition, Sep – Nov 2009
  • Lecturer, “Building Online Communities: Marketing, Business Strategies and Trends” (in Chinese), NTU Nanyang University for MSc TIP (Chinese) Programme, 4 Sep.
  • Speaker, “Thoughts on Social Networking from Offline to Online”, TEDx Sentosa, 11 July.
  • Moderator on Panel “Budgeting for Innovation/Experimental Marketing”, Ad-Tech Singapore, 9-10 June.
  • Invited by Nokia to attend Nokia N97 and Ovi Store Launch, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Speaker, “Self-Organization, Economics and Football Managers”, TEDx Kuala Lumpur, 3 June.
  • “Much Ado about Social Networks in Asia”, a talk and breakout session in Unconference 2009, Biopolis, Singapore.
  • Invited by Nokia to attend Nokia Developer Summit 2009 in Monte Carlo.
  • “The Importance of Being Social – a talk about social networks”, Barcamp Kuala Lumpur 2009, Inti College, Subang Jaya 3-5 April.
  • “The Undercover Technologist – new ideas in social networks and voice recognition”, Barcamp Singapore, 28 Feb.

2008

  • Guest Lecture for CS4260: E-Commerce Business Models, NUS School of Computing 19 Feb 2008, “From the Lab to the Web: Web 2.0, Online Social Networks and Virtual Worlds”.
  • Challenges & Opportunities in Interactive & Digital Media Investments, organized by Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association, April 2008.
  • Singapore Facebook Developers’ Garage: Marketing and Monetization of FB Apps: Hype or Gold Mine?, Microsoft Singapore, March 2008.