Keynotes, Plenary, Conference Presentations

Plenary Speaker, 2021 World Engineers Summit “Engineering Towards a Post-Pandemic Sustainable World”, Institute of Engineers Singapore, Singapore, Topic: Digital Twin and Augmented Reality in Manufacturing, 10-12 November 2021

Keynote Speaker, The 2nd International Conference on Advanced Surface Enhancement (INCASE 2021), Keynote: Augmented Reality in the Manufacturing, Singapore, 7-8 September 2021

Invited Speaker and Panelist, Institute of Engineers Singapore (IES), Technical Seminar on “Energy Efficiency, Productivity and Digital Transformation in the Manufacturing Sector” (webinar), 4 February 2021

Invited Speaker, International Collaboration Activity Week on Digital and Intelligent Manufacturing, NUAA, Nanjing, China, Title: Augmented Reality in the Manufacturing, 28/10/2019 – 2/11/2019

Invited Conference Speaker, The 4th International Conference on Robotics, Control and Automation (ICRCA 2019), 26-28 July 2019, Guangzhou, China, Title: Improving Maintenance Efficiency with an Adaptive AR-assisted Maintenance System

Invited Speaker, Aditya Birla Group Study Tour 2019, Singapore, organized by People Matters and NUS Enterprise, Theme: Augmented Reality in Workplace, 10 May 2019

Invited International Judge, Hilti IT Competition 2019 event themed The Future of Construction in a Digital World, KL, Malaysia, 8-10 April 2019

Invited Speaker, TechHR Conference 2019, Singapore, Invited Talk, Theme: Augmented Reality in Manufacturing and Engineering, 9 January 2019

Keynote Speaker, The 5th International Conference on Innovative Design and Manufacturing, Invited Keynote
Topic: State-of-the-Art of Augmented Reality Ubiquitous Manufacturing Research, 23-25 November 2018

Invited Speaker, 36th Conference of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations (CAFEO36) Women Summit, Invited Presentation, Topic: Female in Engineering – Education & Career Developments, 13 November 2018

Invited Speaker, Singapore International Robo Expo (SIRE) 2018, Symposium 6: Be Extraordinary – The Power of Women in Robotics, Invited Presentation, Theme: Power in numbers – Female in Engineering & STEM, 1-2 November 2018

Keynote Speaker, International Judge, Grand Challenge Scholar Program, Theme: VR and AR for Healthcare, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 1-3 June 2018 (fully sponsored by UNSW), 1-3 June 2018

Jury Member, Jury member for 4th Winsemius Awards, Singapore Dutch Chamber of Commerce, 17 May 2018

Panel Speaker, TechSummit 2018, Theme: Exploring the Real Life Applications of Augmented Reality, 3 May 2018, Singapore,, 3 May 2018

Invited Panel Speaker, International Women’s Day Panel Discussion on “Gender Parity in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics); the Cause, Consequence and Affecting Change”. Organized by Michael Page (Page Group) is a UK listed recruitment firm., * March 2018

Invited Speaker, Topic: State-of-the-art of ubiquitous manufacturing research, 17th International Manufacturing Conference in China, 23-26 November 2017, Invited Presentation, Shenzhen, China

Invited Speaker for Women in Science, Engineering and Research (WiSER) Summit, IES, Title: Professional Development for Women Leaders in Industry, 20 July 2017

Keynote Speaker, NTUC Inaugural U Women’s Network Progressive Forum on Women in Science and Engineering, 25 April, 2017

Invited Speaker for Women in Science, Engineering and Research (WiSER) Summit, IES, Title: Women Leadership in Industry & Gender Diversity, 23 October 2015

Invited Guest Speaker for Harvard College in Asia Program, 14-22 March 2015, Singapore Management University
Title of talk: Gender Diversity in Technology, 19 March 2015

Invited Speaker for Infineon Singapore – International Women’s Day Celebration on Women in Technical Career, 6 March 2015

Guest of Honour and Panelist for NUS Centre for Future Ready Graduates Panel Discussion – In Conversation with Female Engineers, 16 October 2014

Speaker for Workshop on Innovative Leadership: Taking Charge of Solutions, as part of 6th PL-National Youth Council Student Leadership Conference 2014, 13 August 2014, Title: Engineering and Leadership

Invited Speaker for Session “Women in Engineering”, National Engineers Day organized by Institute of Engineers Singapore, Title: Why are you not an Engineer?, 19 July 2014

Invited Speaker for Workshop on AR in Maintenance Activities, Cranfield University, UK, Title of talk: A novel AR-assisted maintenance system for equipment serviceability improvement, 23 June 2014

Invited Panel Speaker for International Federation of University Women (IFUW) Policy Seminar Asia, 30 June 2014, Title of talk: Increasing Access to Education for Girls & Women in Asia: Solutions for Success, 30 June 2014

Invited Panel Speaker for UN Women SG Committee Seminar – Pioneers of Today, The Female Leaders in STEM, A Panel Discussion on Navigating Opportunities and Challenges, Title of talk: Female Leaders in STEM: Challenges and Opportunities, Relevance to Businesses, 27 May 2014

Invited Panel Speaker for Singapore MasterCard Townhall Session on “Women in Technology”, Title of talk: Women in Technology, 28 April 2014

Invited Panel Speaker for UN Women Singapore Committee – Public Launch of Women in STEM Programme, Title of talk: Women in STEM, 17 April 2014

Invited Panel Speaker for UN Women Singapore Committee – Private Launch of Women in STEM Programme, Title of talk: Women in STEM, 18 March 2014

Speaker, NUS CDTL TEG Seminar, Title: Achieving interactive and participative teaching and learning with Augmented Reality (AR) technology, 19 November 2013

Invited Workshop Speaker, Singapore Youth Award – SYA-McDonald’s Be Inspired Conference 2013, Title: Why are you not a scientist? , 9 November 2013

Plenary Keynote Speaker, 2nd International Conference on Research and Use of VR/AR Technologies, Chemnitz, Germany, 31 Jan – 1 Feb, 2013, Title: Use of augmented reality in design and manufacturing

Invited Speaker, JSPS-DST Asian Academic Seminar, Theme: Manufacturing, Design and Innovation, Mumbai, India, 2-8 December 2012, Title: Innovative Design and Manufacturing with Augmented Reality

Invited Speaker, 2011 Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing: Augmented Reality and E-Learning Applications, Changhua, Taiwan, 29 May 2011, Title of Talk: Augmented Reality in Assistive Technology and Rehabilitation Engineering

Invited Speaker, Asia-Pacific Conference on Ageing (APCA), Singapore, 24-26 March 2011, Title of Talk: Augmented Reality in Assistive Technology and Rehabilitation Engineering

Invited Keynote Speaker, Inaugural Living Business Seminar on Corporate Social Responsibility organized by HSBC Bank, Title of Seminar: CSR for SMEs – Building Sustainable Businesses, Title of Talk: Trends and Practices in Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing

Session Keynote: A Systematic Approach for Evaluating the Manufacturability of Machined Parts and Their Set-ups Plans, CIRP International Seminar on Intelligent Computation in Manufacturing Engineering, 1-3 July 1998, Capri, Naples, Italy.



Updated March 2022, Prof S K Ong