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SCSE Alumni Talk Series – Business Opportunities in Artificial Intelligence & Data Science @ NTU Alumni House @ one-north

Published on: 17-May-2018

The SCSE alumni and their guests gathered together on 17 March 2018 for 2nd in the series of SCSE Alumni Talk Series – Business Opportunities in Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Data Science held at NTU Alumni House @ One-North.



SCSE Asst Chair (Alumni), Assoc Prof Cong Gao, attended and graced the event. The event was aimed at strengthening the bond and network amongst the alumni and for them to learn more about the trends in AI and data science and the business opportunities in this field. It drew over 80 strong participant attendance.

The speakers were:
- Mr Yap Jia Qing
Member, Singapore Computer Society – IT Youth Council
Founder & CEO, Nurture.AI

- Mr Abhishek Basu
Co-founder & CEO, drootoo

- Dr Kelvin Sim (CE, Class of 2005; PhD, Class of 2012)
Vice President, Internal Audit Department, GIC)

- Mr Dave Lim
Deputy Director, NTUitive

The moderator was an SCSE Alumnus:  
- Mr Chye Choon Hoong, Adrian (CE, Class of 2004)
General Manager, Mediafreaks Pte Ltd

Mr Yap highlighted the recent research advances in AI and its industrial implications. Mr Abhishek shared the phases of creating AI platform, the challenges faced by AI industries and the possible partnerships with industries such as transport, manufacturing and healthcare. Dr Kelvin shared his perspectives on the key factors for a successful data scientist. Lastly, Mr Dave pointed out NTUitive services and the grants that SCSE Alumni can tap on.

The SCSE Alumni and their guests fully enjoyed the sharing session and posed several questions to the speakers. Many of them stayed on to chat and continue to learn from the speakers. SCSE Asst Chair (Alumni ), Assoc Prof Cong Gao, and SCSE Alumni Association (AA) Vice President, Mr Zhang Mingqian, Francois (CS, Class of 2014), presented tokens of appreciation to the distinguished speakers and moderator of the session to end off the session.


From Left: SCSE AA Vice President, Mr Zhang Mingqian, Francois (CS, Class of 2014), SCSE Asst Chair (Alumni), Assoc Prof Cong Gao, Mr Chye Choon Hoong, Adrian (CE, Class of 2004), Dr Kelvin Sim (CE, Class of 2005; PhD, Class of 2012), Member, Singapore Computer Society – IT Youth Council, Mr Yap Jia Qing, Co-founder & CEO, drootoo, Mr Abhishek Basu and Deputy Director, NTUitive, Mr Dave Lim

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