Dr Tan joined GovTech as Senior Director (Smart Nation Systems & Solutions) in 2016. He has over 36 years’ cross-domain work experience – from an MNC (Philips Electronics) & tech start-up (SysEng) to a listed company (Tritech Group). He was President of the Singapore Industrial Automation Association (2006 -2012) & Director for Technology at A*STAR I2R prior to Govtech
He founded SysEng as a test engineering start-up & developed real-time monitoring M2M/IoT systems for application in deep excavations, tunnels, bridges & high-rise buildings, & expanded into the real-time water quality & quantity M2M/IoT monitoring business. SysEng was later acquired by Tritech Group & expanded to China & India. He was Conference Chair of IoT Asia in 2016 & while at I2R, was responsible for Technology Development & Productivity Programmes to help SMEs improve productivity using. He was also Cluster Head of the Robotics & Autonomous Vehicle Programmes.