DR JAMES ONG

Managing Director
Artificial Intelligence International Institute

Dr James Ong is an entrepreneur and community builder who has incubated, invested and mentored various technology start-ups. He is actively involved in the AI and tech ecosystem in China and ASEAN. He is the founder and CEO of Origami that provides strategy, technology and investment advisory services for venturing towards Autonomous Enterprise. He has more than 35 years of experience of digital transformation in Asia, US and Europe across multiple industry verticals.

James founded AIII, a think tank advocating Sustainable AI for Humanity. He is also adjunct professor at SUTD and serves as mentor at NUS, SUTD and NTU. He started his career as an AI scientist at leading US MCC research lab on advanced AI Fifth Generation Computer research and received his PhD in Management Information System specialising in AI for Business Process Automation, and his Masters and Bachelors in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin.

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