Mr Christopher YEO
Mr Christopher Yeo started his career in IT industry after graduating with first class honours degree in computer science and mathematics. Chris was a CTO for rednano.sg, Singapore’s local search and directory engine under the umbrella of Singapore Press Holdings and was part of transformative management focussed on commercialising AI and other software technologies in NUS Enterprise and Exploit Technologies, the technology commercialisation arm of A*STAR. Chris was also a co-founder of media analytics startup aSpecial Media which uses AI to profile consumer interests based on the content that they read.
He is most recently known for his enterprising inception, sentient.io, an AI and Data Platform company, which has built Vivien, a virtual digital assistant that is able to learn and acquire knowledge by reading documents and internet articles. Users can tap on Vivien’s knowledge by interacting with her through chatbots or voice enabled applications. He is also working with A*Star, which has taken an equity stake in Sentient.io, to improve Vivien’s understanding of local and colloquial knowledge and accents. His passion for AI, mathematics, cloud computing, and search technologies keeps him busy designing and coding software up till this day. Chris is also on the Advisory Panel of Credence Partners, a private equity fund and managing partner of Redshift Capital Singapore, a US-bound series A fund.