Mr Mark Yong
Chief Executive Officer
Mark Yong is CEO and co-founder at Garuda Robotics. His background in technology spans over 20 years working on ground and aerial robots for domains including Urban Search and Rescue, STEM education, smart cities and commercial agriculture. Within the Singapore Standards Council, Mark is Co-Convener, Working Group on Drones for Chemical Industry and member of the UAS Manufacturing and UAS Building Facade Inspection Working Groups.
Mark previously spent 8 years as an award-winning lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University. He received an MS, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and BS, ECE and Economics from Carnegie Mellon University; and an MS, Computer Science from the University of Michigan.
Topic: Drones as a Force Multiplier
Singapore’s thriving local drone industry today is the result of years of ecosystem development. Public-private partnerships played a key part in growing this new industry from scratch, and Garuda Robotics has been leading from the front since 2014.
Using Periodic Facade Inspections with drones and AI as a case study, we show how outcomes from public-private R&D programs can be successfully harnessed: Beginning with project milestones and ending with technology products and services that are deployed globally with customers to boost productivity and safety.