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Laurence Liew

Director, AI Innovation - AI Singapore
Laurence is the Director for AI Innovation at AI Singapore where he drives the adoption of AI by the Singapore ecosystem through the 100 Experiments, Makerspace and AI Apprenticeship programmes.

A visionary and serial technopreneur, Laurence identified and introduced Singapore’s enterprises to:
  • Linux and open source in 1999, by being the first RED HAT partner and authorized training centre in Asia Pacific
  • High Performance Computing (HPC) Cluster in 2001, by building A-STAR’s IHPC first compute cluster (most of the initial HPC clusters in NUS, NTU, SMU were built by Laurence and his team)
  • Grid Computing in 2003, by building and operating Singapore’s first Grid platform - IDA’s National Grid Pilot Platform
  • Cloud Computing in2007, by architecting both the Cloud business and technology for then Singapore Computer System’s Alatum Cloud (now owned by Singtel)
  • Open source analytics with R in 2011 by building Revolution Analytics Inc business in Asia and R&D team in Singapore. Revolution Analytics was acquired by Microsoft in 2015

Pro-bono appointments:
2020 - Ministry of National Development Scientific Panel Member

2020 - Global Partnership of AI (GPAI) Committee Member

2019 - ITE Board of Governors

2019 - Chairman, AI Standards Technical Committee, ITSC, EnterpriseSG

2019 - Council member for the following schools (IT/Computing): Singapore Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Nanyang Polytechnic

2019 - Regional Director, Microsoft. Regional Directors act as industry advisory experts to the Microsoft leadership team. This is a 2-year pro-bono appointment by invitation only.

2018 - Advisor, SGTECH AI+HPC Chapter

2018 - Technical Workgroup for IMDA National ICM Technology Roadmap - Track T4 (AI and Data, and Blockchain)
2013 - 2015 - Working group Member, National Infocomm Media Masterplan 2025, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore

2014 - 2019 - Transactions on Computational Sciences, Springer Journal Editorial Board


#Techsauce Global Summit 2020: Special Edition
Techsauce Global Summit 2020: Special Edition
#Techsauce Global Summit 2020: Special Edition