Mr Ling Keok Tong

Director (Infocomm Cluster), Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC)
Covering Programme Director, A*STAR Artificial Intelligence Initiative (A*AI)

Mr Ling oversees A*STAR’s tech capabilities development in the infocomm and digital technology space. The portfolio includes initiatives on AI, IOT, Cybersecurity and Digital Trust technologies. Mr Ling was the A*STAR lead for its Future of Manufacturing (FoM) Initiative. In this role, he engaged with key stakeholders and partners to push out digitalisation programmes (Model Factories, Tech Access) for the manufacturing sector to stay relevant and increase its competitiveness.

Prior to joining A*STAR in 2014, he was with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and its predecessor organisation, the then Telecommunications Authority of Singapore (TAS). In his career with both organisations, he had undertaken lead roles in standards, type approval, spectrum management, infrastructure development, strategic planning and technology development.