Cliff has more than 22 years of diverse industry experience in urbanization, infrastructure, architecture, engineering, construction, consulting, high-tech electronics, telecommunications, IT/OT/ICT, and engineering plastics. He spearheads the SJ Corporate R&D and is responsible for collaborating with venture capitals, angel investors, startups, accelerators/incubators, technology companies, academia, government and research agencies to identify, evaluate and test-bed technologies to enable a pipeline of promising, enduring, disruptive and transformational innovations for commercialization. He also leads a SGD 61-million R&D laboratory with Nanyang Technology University. Cliff currently serves as one of National Research Foundation’s Central Gap Fund Technical Advisors and holds a BEng (EEE) degree from National University of Singapore and MBA from Nanyang Technological University. He is a qualified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (GE) and certified in Project Management Professional (PMP), Business Process Management (BPM) Master, ScrumMaster, ITIL, machine learning and deep learning.