Exponential Technologies Event by Clarence Tan


Dr Clarence Tan at It ForumWe were very pleased with our recent event presented by Dr. Clarence Tan. We had 80+ people in attendance and enjoyed insightful and informative information by Clarence Tan.

Did you know…                      

  • E-estonia enables you to set up your own company.
  • Lowes (America’s Bunnings) has robots that take you to the aisle of the item you’re searching.
  • Robot chef cooks 2000 recipes for you…and places dishes in the dishwasher.
  • Telehealth networks helps indigenous Australian communities.
  • Gamification assists research of world issues, such as or
  • 3D printing improves what we design, such as aesthetic prosthetics.

Just a few of insights shared by Clarence Tan on the night. Clarence was born in Klang and attended LaSalle School there, where he was one of the top students and was a Selangor state swimmer. He studied electrical engineering at the University of Southern California specialising in computing and completed a dual masters, namely an MBA in Finance and a Masters of Science in Industrial and System Engineering in Robotics.

IT Forum event at Q1

Then he joined Citibank in New York and was among 14 people selected to join its North American Investment Banking Associate Programme. Then was award a full scholarship at Bond University to do a PhD in artificial neural network applications in finance and was chair of the Australian Computer Society (ACS), Gold Coast Chapter for some years and was made a fellow.

Clarence passion is exponential technologies that are happening now and how they can be used to impact society and industries. Technologies that are accelerating at an exponential rate such as 3D Printing, synthesis biology, artificial intelligence, internet of things, etc.

He received the Queensland government’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence Fellowship for 2010 and has been inducted into the Queensland Science and Innovation Champion Hall of Fame in 2014 as a Queensland Innovation Champion. He runs a private equity fund and is an Adjunct Professor at Bond University and Griffith University on the Gold Coast of Australia.

Resources and links shared by Dr Clarence Tan on the night;

Software Resources Educational/Programming

3D Modelling

Educational Resources

Download – Dr Clarence Tan’s Presentation Here

A special thank to Q1 and their staff for all the assistance for a wonderful event.


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