Han Boon is Senior Vice President and Head of the Digital Technologies at Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd (ETPL), the commercialisation arm of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). He leads a team that works with industry partners to adopt and productise technologies developed at A*STAR research institutes in the fields of artificial intelligence, data analytics, autonomous systems, cyber security, the Internet of things, augmented and virtual reality, and wireless communications, for applications in a wide variety of industry verticals ranging from manufacturing and logistics, retail and commerce, to financial services and urban mobility. Han Boon and his team also work with entrepreneurial A*STAR scientists and external partners to create spin-off companies that leverage A*STAR technologies for the creation and deployment of products and services. Over the years, he has also served on grant award panels of SPRING’s Technology Enterprise Commercialisation Scheme (now known as “Startup SG Tech”) and judging panels for the National Infocomm Awards and SiTF Awards.
Prior to joining Exploit Technologies, Han Boon has served in various research, product development and industry development capacities at SIMTech in a variety of technology areas relating to additive manufacturing, computer aided design and manufacturing, injection moulding software design, inter-enterprise integration, Web/Cloud services and service-oriented architectures. He has also participated in standardisation activities as a member of the OASIS Framework for Web Services Implementation Technical Committee, and the International Alliance for Interoperability (now known as “buildingSMART”, the standardisation body for construction and facilities management).