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Entrepreneur-Scientist at the Knowledge


Dr Clarence Tan has over 25 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur, business advisor, and angel investor, co-founding and leading several technology-related companies in Asia with multi-million-dollar revenues and successful exits.

Additionally, he serves as an an entrepreneur-scientist at Knowledge Engineering Consulting Limited, a consultancy firm that provides data science solutions for various domains, such as biomedical, environmental, and social sciences. Presently, he holds the position of Founder & Chief AI Officer at HyperbrainQ, a Generative AI startup that is part of the GLB Group of Companies.

He earned his Ph.D. from Auckland University under the guidance of the esteemed Professor Nikola Kasabov ( His research in AI-Brain-inspired neurocomputation has garnered remarkable achievements, including a nomination for the best doctoral student award and the publication of novel research papers in top academic journals. Recognizing his expertise, he was appointed as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) at the research institute.


Academic and Research Appointments:

  • Entrepreneur-Scientist, Knowledge Engineering Consulting LTD

  • Associate member, The Knowledge Engineering and Discovery Research Institute (KEDRI), Auckland University of Technology.


Senior Corporate Appointments:

  • Chief Executive Officer, GLB Group of Companies | Eco Smart Global Ltd

  • Co-founder and Chief AI Officer,

  • Senior Advisor and investor, Smartlife Labs Ltd | Eco Smart IOT Holdings Ltd | Eco Logical Automation Ltd  (New Zealand, Singapore)

  • Senior Advisor and investor, Wemine Ltd (HK/China)

  • Senior Member, Business Angel Network, SEA (BANSEA)


  • Auckland University of Technology

      Doctor of Philosophy – Ph.D., Artificial Intelligence,

      Supervised by prof. Nikola Kasabov

  • Imperial College, London UK

      Master of Business Administration (MBA), International Finance

  • University of Adelaide

      Master’s degree, Accounting, and Finance

  • University of Essex

      Master of Science Computer Science in Artificial Intelligence



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