Tairo Moriyama

Christopher YeoCEO, Sentient.io

Mr. Christopher Yeo started his career as an officer in the Republic of Singapore Airforce. Graduating with first class honours degree in computer science and mathematics, Mr. Yeo subsequently worked in the Chief Defence Scientist Office of the Ministry of Defence, before embarking on a three-year scholarship to do his PhD in Decision Sciences. Before completing his PhD, Mr. Yeo started his first start-up which developed one of the first internet-based supply chain software. Mr Yeo also did a stint as the CTO for rednano.sg, Singapore’s local search and directory engine under the umbrella of Singapore Press Holdings, and was part of transformative management focused on commercialising AI and other software technologies in NUS Enterprise and Exploit Technologies, the technology commercialisation arm of A*STAR. Mr. Yeo was also a co-founder of media analytics start- up 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 enables software developers to very quickly AI-enable software applications by consuming AI algorithms via APIs. He is also working with A*Star, which has taken an equity stake in Sentient.io, to create a wide breath of AI algorithms that will be taken into the global market. His passion for AI, mathematics, , and search technologies keeps him busy designing and coding software up till this day. Mr. Yeo is also on the panel of advisors of Credence Partners, a private equity firm founded by Mr. Koh Boon Hwee, as well as a board member on Cap Vista, the investment arm of the Defence Science and Technology Agency.