SINGAPORE, August 29, 2011 – Eng Tat KHOO, R&D Director at EON Reality Pte Ltd, has been selected as one of the Dragon 100 Young Chinese Leaders. This year’s forum was held from 24 July to 1 August 2011 in Hong Kong and Taiwan. The theme is “Caring about the Poor – Today and Tomorrow.”
Dragon 100 is an annual event where 100 ethnic Chinese leaders of tomorrow come together to discuss pertinent global issues and explore the social affair, economic development, Chinese history, culture and tradition. The young leaders must have demonstrated leadership skills, academic prowess and a commitment to the community. The selection process has been competitive, with nominations from universities, organizations and corporations from 18 geographical locations around the world.
“I am honored to be selected. There is a diverse group of delegates with very impressive background and professional practice. We exchanged views and perspectives on various social issues, while at the same time engaged in rich cultural exchange,” said Eng Tat. There were students from top universities like Cambridge, Oxford, Stanford and Yale, and professionals like doctors, lawyers, engineers and architects. The delegates also participated in a community service work and joined the World Vision Taiwan 30 hour famine program, in response to humanitarian crisis around the world.
According to Eng Tat, “Personally, the highlight of the forum was performing the dragon dance during the World Vision 30 hour famine program in Taipei. As a team, we spent two days putting together a 210 meters long dragon, yes it is huge, and practice the dance under the guidance of a dragon master from Hong Kong. It was a magical experience bringing the dragon to life in a hall with over 20,000 in the audience. Furthermore, that was my first time performing a dragon dance!”
Dragon dance is a form of traditional performance in Chinese culture. Many Chinese people often use the term “Descendants of the Dragon” as a sign of ethnic identity.
Eng Tat did his PhD (Electrical and Computer Engineering) in Mixed Reality Lab, National University of Singapore. His research contribution in serious games has won the ACM SIGGRAPH Sandbox 2008 2nd Best Paper Award (First Author). His research has been showcased in top conferences like ACM SIGGRAPH and SIGCHI.
He is also actively involved with academic institutions as an educator and program developer. He is currently an Associate Faculty of SIM University, teaching computer graphics courses. He has developed two complete academic programs: Professional Certificate in Technology Design for Interactive Arts and Diploma in Interactive Media Design for PSB Academy.
In the capacity of R&D Director in EON Reality Pte Ltd, Eng Tat is responsible for new product development, identifying and integrating relevant technology into EON solution. In the presale phase, he provides technical consultation for the clients, and translates their requirements into product specifications. A few of the exciting projects that Eng Tat is involved in is the AR/VR design and deployment for industrial applications.
About Dragon 100 organizer
The Dragon Foundation, which was initiated jointly by the Home Affairs Bureau and Home Affairs Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, was inaugurated and officiated by The Hon. TUNG Chee-hwa, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on 12 February, 2000.
About EON Reality
EON Reality, Inc. is the world’s leading interactive 3D visual content management and virtual reality software provider. Industry leaders, including Atlas Copco, Bechtel, Boeing, Bombardier, Hon, Intel, Lexus, Lufthansa -Teknik, Peterbilt, Samsung, Siemens Medical, Suzuki, Toyota and Whirlpool, use EON solutions to enhance the interactive user experience to effectively increase sales, better communicate product functionality and decrease the cost of service, training and technical support. For further information, visit www.eonreality.com.