Founder & Ma...
TEDx Speaker | Co-founder & CTO at Open Fintech
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Engineering | Design | Impact Innovation | Research | Entrepreneurship
My quest is to leverage technology to solve problems and overcome challenges for humanity. I hope to bridge the gap between engineering-research, art-culture and entrepreneurship.
Over the past 4 years, I have built ocean trash collecting robot swarms in Indonesia, IOT-based farming systems in Burma, credit scoring AI software in Hong Kong, intelligent underwater cameras to photograph sharks in the Philippines, braille devices for the blind in Japan and online education portals in India, among others.
In the process, I have had the opportunity to speak at TED, publish 3 research papers, meet Bill Clinton as Hult Prize Finalist, break a Guinness world record (world’s fastest robotic fish), become a Mensa Member and build businesses that are backed by some of the most prestigious venture groups in Asia.
I’ve founded the Vayu Project, Open Ocean Camera, Open-Fintech and osrei.org.
I have presented papers at PAAMES/AMEC 2018, RCUK 2018 and at EI 2019 IRIACV.
My companies have been supported by Entrepreneur First, Hult Prize and Cyberport Hong Kong.
I’ve spoken at TEDxCityUHongKong, the [email protected] and at the Own Future Fair and studied at the University of Edinburgh, Peking University and Utrecht University through exchange programs.
I use and create technology to disruptively solve problems via a transdisciplinary, design thinking approach.
I believe creativity is driven by diversifying experiences. I’ve worked on Marxist Alienation, Coral Reef Bleaching, Flipped-Education and Neuroscience, Business Consulting (via Eureka Consulting Group, HKU), am a Trinity College of London certified Grade 7 Pianist and have traveled to over 25 countries, even North Korea in a quest to understand cultures and represent my own.