October Meeting – Dr Clarence N W Tan
Dr Clarence N W Tan is currently the Australian and Malaysian Ambassador for Singularity University, a think tank based in NASA Ames Research Park in Silicon Valley. He is also the founder of Bond Wireless, an Australian-based award-winning wireless software applications and services company.
He received the Queensland government’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence Fellowship for 2010. He is an Adjunct Professor at Bond University and Griffith University on the Gold Coast, Australia and a founding member of the Gold Coast Angel Investors Group which has funded a number of innovative companies.
Dr Tan is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society (FACS) and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (F Fin). He has a number of academic publications including a book, book chapters and peer-reviewed papers in the area of soft computing and mobile applications. In addition Dr Tan holds a number of patents in mobility technology globally. He has been an invited keynote speaker in a number of events including the London Business School Alumni Event at Eden Hall in Singapore, the Awesomemest Fest in Bali, the Global Investment Panel for Singularity University at NASA Ames Research Park and the World Computer Congress in Brisbane.
Dr Tan will speak at the Gold Coast Writers’ Association meeting on 19 October. The title of Dr Tan’s talk is Exponential technologies and the impact on society.
Date: Saturday 19 October 2013
Time: 2:00-4:00 pm (1:30 pm for a 2:00 pm start)
Venue: Fradgley Hall (above the Burleigh Heads Library), Park Avenue (off Connor Street), Burleigh Heads QLD
Cost: Members $4.00 | Non-members $7.00
Afternoon Tea is provided
Parking: Free parking is available in the car park next to the Burleigh Heads Library with access from Connor Street.