In this episode, Laurence Liew - The AI Readiness Index - Singapore, Lauren Hawker Zafer is joined by Laurence Liew.
This conversation is a gateway into the vitals on AI literacy and how it has become increasingly recognized as a vital skillset worldwide, especially in Singapore.
Find out what the mind driving the adoption of Al in the Singapore ecosystem through the 100 Experiments, Al Apprenticeship Programmes and the Generational Al Talent Development initiative, has to say!
Who is Laurence Liew?
Laurence Liew is the Director for Al Innovation at Al Singapore.
He is driving the adoption of Al by the Singapore ecosystem through the 100 Experiments, Al Apprenticeship Programmes and the Generational Al Talent Development initiative.
A visionary and serial technopreneur, Laurence:
- was appointed the first RED HAT partner and authorised training centre in the Asia Pacific in 1999
- built A-STAR's IHPC first High-Performance Computing (HPC) cluster in 2001 (initial HPC clusters in NUS, NTU, and SMU were mostly built by Laurence and his team)
- built and operated Singapore's first Grid (pre-cloud) platform for IDA's National Grid Pilot Platform in 2003
- architected the Cloud business and technology for then Singapore Computer Systems' Alatum Cloud (now owned by Singtel/NCS) in 2007
- led Platform Computing Inc. business in South Asia and R&D team in Singapore; IBM acquired Platform Computing in 2009
- led Revolution Analytics Inc. business in Asia and R&D team in Singapore. Microsoft acquired Revolution Analytics in 2015
- joined Al Singapore in June 2017 as the first employee
The Singapore government has appointed Laurence to represent Singapore at the Global Partnership in Al (GPAl), an OECD initiative. He is the current Co-Chair of the Innovations and Commercialisation working group and Co-Chair of the "Broad Adoption of Al by SME" committee.