Senior Software Manager
Eng Seng joined Archisen as a senior crop scientist after spending more than 9 years in plant research. In his preceding positions at Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL), a leading academic institution in Singapore, he focused on the effects of environmental changes on plant growth and the molecular mechanisms underlying such responses. A plant developmental biologist by training, Eng Seng earned his PhD from the National University of Singapore in 2015 and did his post-doctoral work at TLL. In the course of his research work, he published 10 journal articles and reviews, and holds a patent on controlling the flowering of plant via regulating heat-sensitive epigenetic factors. He believes that smart-farming involving automation, IoT and data analytics, is the way to go to feed the world, and hopes to tap on his expertise to contribute to these fields.
Sven Yeo is a serial entrepreneur who previously founded/co-founded the companies In Vitro, BioVocate and BioMachines. Previously, he served as the CEO of BioMachines, an Internet-of-Things startup that developed a platform technology specialising in applications for Agriculture and Smart Cities. Under his leadership, the company became profitable and generated revenues exceeding a million within the 2nd year and has grown the team from 4 to above 10 during his tenure. Their clients included research institutes, government agencies and MNCs in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the US. Sven graduated from NTU with a Bachelor of Biological Sciences and is passionate about entrepreneurship, design and technology.
Prior to starting Archisen, Vincent Wei co-founded BioMachines, a startup that developed a platform technology specialising in applications for Agriculture and Smart Cities. As the COO of BioMachines developed and managed projects that involve sensor instrumentation, sensor integration, wireless communications, pervasive networks, cloud computing, and environmental monitoring. As the CFO, he helped the company generate $2.5M in revenue from 2012 to 2015. Vincent holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from National University of Singapore. Throughout his career, Vincent has developed a wealth of experience in various IOT projects, including the areas of Agriculture, Urban Microclimate, Geotechnical Monitoring, Remote Surveillance, Wireless Sensor Networks, Urban Greenery, Environmental Monitoring and Tree Growth Analysis.
Gan Eng Seng
Senior Crop Scientist
Yongliang graduated with a Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2011 and a Masters of Information Systems 2017; both degrees were obtained from Nanyang Technological University. Prior to Archisen, he joined companies in the aviation industry where he performed integration and tests on aircraft avionics systems. He also co-developed with a team of four a minimum viable product that was showcased in Singapore Airshow 2014. He made a drastic career switch from aviation to agriculture as he believed that there's a huge untapped area of development and exploration in high-tech agriculture. He hopes to improve food security with customised system optimisation with the help of technology, especially for a land-scarce city like Singapore.
Derrick Poh obtained his B.Sc. in Information System. He comes with seventeen years of software development experience and has worked on major projects for companies such as Citibank, Abacus, MARS and Rakuten. He manages the software team and all aspects of software development in Archisen. Prior to joining Archisen, he has worked in Clozette and Whois.com as a Technical Manager, and BioMachines as a Senior Software Manager.
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