BeyondX is where experts from various fields come together to share and discuss their insights and knowledge on the latest developments.
Technology is rapidly changing the world that we live in and if we do not embrace these changes and quickly adapt, we would definitely be left behind. No industry is spared from the technology shift, and it has impacted the way we live, work, play, study, and communicate amongst others.
In these digital driven times, there needs to be collaborative efforts to ensure progress and growth is across the board – and this is the catalyst behind BeyondX. An annual event, BeyondX is where experts from various fields come together to share and discuss their insights and knowledge on the latest developments. This event resonates with those who seek to uncover new ideas.
Together, let’s chart fresh possibilities, go beyond the physical and enter the digital universe. It’s all about embracing the opportunities of the digital realm.
BeyondX 2022 is co-organised by ONG&ONG and Architecture and Sustainable Design, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).
CREATIVE in ideation
To explore possibilities and go beyond today. Let’s embark on the design creation process, leveraging the power of digitalisation with AI-driven algorithms and machine learning. Take a deep dive into form-finding exploration derived from data-driven analysis, and become more productive by automating iterative design processes through generative design. It’s all about embracing new opportunities in the realm of digital design.
INNOVATIVE in realisation
We’re pushing the boundaries with emerging technologies in line with the rise of big data and machines to support the construction processes. It’s time to reinvent project delivery with decentralisation through blockchain technology. Digitally capture and reconstruct the past to build and manage future assets. It’s a technology transformation journey for a more sustainable tomorrow.
IMMERSIVE in operation
Together, we can go beyond the physical and enter the digital universe. The real world will become an extension of the virtual world. Uncover the importance of an immersive user interface and user experience for digital design, construction and management. Become a part of a creative and innovative phygital environment that understands user preferences and behaviour.
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
Immanuel Koh is an Assistant Professor in both the pillars of Architecture & Sustainable Design (ASD) and Design & Artificial Intelligence (DAI) at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Directing Artificial-Architecture – an interdisciplinary research laboratory that focuses on the design and development of deep learning models for artificial creativity, generative architecture, and predictive urbanism, Immanuel is also the author of the book Artificial & Architectural Intelligence in Design (2020).
An Architectural Engineer experienced in BIM Technologist, Sagar Thorat has over 12 years’ experience in the AEC Industry. Specializing in material fabrication technologies, marine, and bespoke building envelopes to large scale mixed-use building projects across APAC, EU and USA, Sagar’s repertoire includes his involvement as part of the Design and BIM teams for key Projects like Northpoint City, Paya Lebar Quartier, Jewel Changi Airport, and Pavilions Bukit Jalil Kuala Lumpur, Aspen Vision Penang in Malaysia.
Wanyu He is the founder and CEO of XKool Technology and a former senior project architect at OMA. Graduating from the Berlage Institute at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands with a MSc in Architecture and Urban Design, she is currently a PhD candidate focusing on AI and Architecture at the Florida International University in Miami.
To be leading an India Heritage Project that was a collaboration among the country’s top-notch educational institutions, while still in college, is a huge accomplishment and one that had put Altaf Ganihar in a different league. Today, he is the Founder and CEO of Snaptrude Technologies Pvt Ltd. Snaptrude software accomplishes in seconds what conventional architects take 15-20 days to do. The software is fast gaining acceptability in the market and is partly being seen as a competitor to AutoCAD.
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Dr Justin Yeoh is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS). He graduated with a B.Eng (Civil Engineering) and obtained his PhD and subsequently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Carnegie Mellon University. He has also worked as a project management consultant, identifying good site practices for construction, as well as implementing BIM and digital technologies in construction companies.
Frustrated by constant “it cannot be done” pushbacks, Gabriel Yee and his research team found themselves walking into the precipice of disappearing into academic drudgery, but they chose not to. Instead, they seized the opportunity to look for bigger problems to solve and grander achievements to work towards. That gamble paid off and today they work with their partners to achieve game-breaking outcomes through unorthodox innovation. MyrLabs creates tech to enable next-gen robots.
Visahl Samson David Selvam
Samson is the current Chief Technology Officer of the NodesPay. He is a trained information security consultant with a diverse background in Cyber-AI product development and DevSecOps project management in a variety of industries including security, IT, construction, and manufacturing. Samson used his product integration experience to design and architect a security system that includes data analytics and automation.
Peter Storey is a Research Engineer in the Manufacturing Industry Futures team in Brimingham, UK. Joining Autodesk in 2015 as a Graduate Applications Engineer, he is a Chartered Engineer with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering and has a background in advanced manufacturing, particularly using 6-axis industrial robots. In his current role, he focuses on the opportunities of Large-scale Additive Manufacturing and the future of manufacturing with industrial robots.
Anticad Pte ltd
Elijah has founded multiple start-ups, from architectural acoustics, and parametric design, to machine learning and blockchain. He is also an angel investor to start-ups in emerging technologies such as hybrid propulsion rockets for space travel. In his free time, Elijah enjoys reading about medical technologies preventing cellular senescence.
Vincent Lau is the CEO of Allocate Space, a PropTech start-up with a platform of the same name. It uses a combination of Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain technologies to convert conventional building infrastructure into a real-time monitored, digitally controllable and responsive infrastructure. As an IoT enthusiast and his role as the Vice-President of the IoT Chapter in the Singapore Computer Society (SCS), he actively promotes the technology.
Alvin Ng is the Vice President of Digital Solutions, APAC, Johnson Controls. In this position, he is responsible for driving the digital and sustainability growth strategy for the APAC region, which includes driving and executing initiatives that increase market penetration, providing relevant digital solutions in the building sector, with focus on digital business revenue growth, partner offerings, and ecosystem representation.
Dr. Ettikan Kandasamy Karuppiah, Chief Technologist at NVIDIA APAC South Region works with innovators, researchers, and techno-entrepreneurs to accelerate AI & GPU adaptation for their translational R&D and software solutioning needs. He is fervent and has experience in accelerated computing, embedded software, autonomous systems, machine learning, solution design and development covering end-to-end needs in various industry verticals.
University College London
Provides Ng was who trained as an architect/researcher studies the emergence of digital tools, their impacts, and applications within urban contexts. A lecturer at the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL) B-pro programs, and the Managing Editor (MATL cover) of the Bartlett Prospectives Journal, she is currently pursuing her PhD at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her Ph.D research ‘Collaborative Intelligence: Rethinking Blockchain’ received the ‘Best Presentation Award’ by SIGraDi 2021.
An industrial technologist for the built environment, Kyle believes that virtualizing the physicality of construction sites will enable more evidential & effective communications. His spent the last 5 years implementing A.I. & 3D virtualisation technologies (e.g. lidar, photogrammetry) for the built environment across Singapore, the Netherlands and United Kingdom.
Kean Walmsley is a Software Architect working on projects that integrate IoT data with BIM (sometimes called Digital Twins) via the Forge platform. He is also working on Generative Design in the AEC space. During his stint at Autodesk, he worked in various countries holding roles which include building and managing teams of software developers in Europe, the Americas and APAC.
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
Visahl Samson David Selvam
It is now more apparent than ever that the adoption of technology and digitalisation within the AEC industry is inevitable. How and when you take that first step towards this future is what will determine if you and your organisation become an industry leader or a late adopter of technology.