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By Grace Chng & Lena Soh-Ng
The CurIOus Podcast with Grace Chng and Lena Soh-Ng. Hear the secrets of successful women in Science and Tech in Asia.
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Ep14: Gentiane Venture, Roboticist


Ep 24: Tan Shui Min, Chief Information Technology Officer, National University Singapore
Grace and Lena cap off Season 3 by unpacking the journey of Chief Info Tech Officer -Tan Shui Min.  She's led the digital transformation at one of the top universities in the world, NUS.  An interesting highlight is  the UniVus 2.0 app and its state-of-the-art campus interface.
April 03, 2022
Ep 23:Jenny Lau, Head of Digital Asset Custody, Huobi Tech Holdings
Jenny Lau of listed company Huobi Tech opens up about  the world of digital asset management . As the bridge between traditional finance and the digital assets, there are new challenges not just  just in technology innovation but also keeping it all safe.   She offers insights into new areas of compliance, trust licences, virtual asset trading platforms,  custodian services and more. 
March 27, 2022
Ep 22: Aurore Duhamel , Digital innovation (projects) at Singapore Airlines
Aurore Duhamel is just in her 20's and she's already a trailblazer, having built  the world’s first and largest global blockchain alliance in aviation which serves different sectors such as supply chain, maintenance, repair, operations  and flight operations.
March 20, 2022
Ep 21: Wynthia Goh, Senior Partner at NCS NEXT Digital
Grace and Lena get insights from Fulbright scholar, Wynthia Goh, who leads the digital business of NCS NEXT  which is one of the leading systems integrators in Singapore.  Hear her interesting  views on Metaverse: is it utopia or dystopia, Web 3 and Cultivating the culture of self-learning for growth. 
March 13, 2022
Ep 20: Manju Jalali, Head of global IT and manufacturing
IT stalwart Manju Jalali has over 20years of work experience at leading semiconductor firms-Texas Instruments, Chartered Semiconductor and Global Foundries. As the world commemorates International Women's Day #breakthebias, Manju gives her take on the steps that can be taken to manage biases, whether conscious or not, and how organisations can create safe spaces .  
March 08, 2022
Ep 19 Dr Carolyn Lam, Award winning Cardiologist and Co-Founder of
Dr Carolyn Lam is  globally recognised for her work  in heart failure. She also started the first Women's Heart Health Clinic in Singapore.  Today she's  changing medical practice in the battle against heart disease, through the use of AI .
February 27, 2022
Ep 18 Naomi Rajendran, Head of Salesforce ASEAN at Accenture
Naomi Rajendran ,  SG top 100 Women in Tech 2021 talks about Martech.  This science uses data  to drive results through   real time engagement with customers and employees.  Naomi also shares how she sparked  Accenture's global Disability Inclusion program.   Catch this interesting episode hosted by Grace Chng and Geraldine Kan. 
February 20, 2022
Ep 17 Dr Sandhya Sriram, Co-founder of Shiok Meats
Grace and Lena unpack the journey of Dr Sandhya Siriam co-founder of Shiok Meats.  The company is  Asia's first cell based meats start-up.
February 14, 2022
Ep 16: LiuFei, Chief Researcher of 6G security at Huawei
Grace Chng and Joanne Wong of LogRhythm discuss next level cellular technology with LiuFei, Chief Researcher on 6G at Huawei covering the challenges posed by Artificial Intelligence, network reliability and security.  Her tips on career development and what women can do better are most invaluable.  
January 24, 2022
Ep 15: Jamie Neo, Director of Engineeering at HP
This episode features  Jamie Neo, who founded  the Society of Women Engineers and is Director of Engineering at HP.  She talks about the intelligent factory and the impact of the fourth industrial revolution on printing.  Have a listen  to her  invaluable advice on a career in this industry.
January 17, 2022
Ep14: Gentiane Venture, Roboticist
Hosts Grace Chng and Geraldine Kan chat with Gentiane Venture, Roboticist and Professor at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. She studies ways to humanise robots, and is widely published with over 1700citations in this interesting field of science.
January 07, 2022
Ep 13: Marjet Andriesse, VP and GM at Red Hat APAC
Marjet Andriesse is an SG Top 100 Women in Tech, and also GM at  Red Hat, a company that revolutionised the operating system with open source.  Although she's not an engineer in a tech company,  she has successfully delivered growth turnaround. Hear her views on how women can lead in the workplace, the need for international experience and why   leaders must integrate business with tech.  Hosted by Grace Chng and special guest host Joanne Wong of LogRhythm.
January 02, 2022
Ep 12: Amit Midha, President of Dell Technologies for Asia Pacific and Japan
In this special episode, Grace and Lena are joined by Mr Amit Midha, President of Dell Technologies for Asia Pacific and Japan. The company has committed to increasing women  in their workfoce to 50%. Hear Amit's valuable insights on culture bias, the importance of being an advocate  and the change that's needed for women to find their path.
December 13, 2021
Ep 11: Lynette Tan, CEO, Singapore Space & Technology
A space industry in Singapore? What could Singapore with little space (pun intended) do ? Lynette Tan defied odds to start Singapore Space & Technology and now there are new innovative space technologies.  Also hear about the  global space convention in Singapore, which  attracted the global movers  and visionaries to Singapore, on The Curious Podcast  with Grace Chng and Geri Kan. 
December 06, 2021
Ep 10: Joanne Wong, VP International Markets , LogRhythm
Grace and Lena explore Cybersecurity with Joanne Wong of LogRhythm. It's a hot field with the increasing number of data attacks.   According to MIT Technology Review,   there will be a 350% growth in cybersecurity jobs adding up to 3.5million this year.    Find out  why and how: the threats today, patterns of attack and careers in this industry. 
November 29, 2021
Ep 9, Dr Sierin Lim, BioEngineer at NTU Inst of Health Technologies
Assoc Prof Sierin Lim  is a BioEngineer  at the  NTU institute of Health Technologies, and Lecturer. Bioengineering is a  broad field  which includes Genetic engineering, Design of medical devices,  Tissue engineering for organs , Biopharma, Ecological engineering  and other areas that improve the living standards of societies.   Grace and Lena explore Prof Sierin's insights into  BioEngineering for  healthcare, water desalination and food.
November 22, 2021
Episode 8: Carolyn Chin Parry, Digital Innov Leader at PwC
Carolyn Chin Parry is  IT Woman of the Year for Asia .  Grace and Lena find out how she looks  at the value creation in digital transformation,  not just generating revenue ; and  the roles  for humans in a world where machines can work more efficiently. 
November 07, 2021
Episode 7: Rika Lim, Lead Level designer for Assassin's Creed
Rika Lim,  is one of the pioneer game designers in the world. She's in a US$87billion industry growing at over 25% a year.  In game design, she's had to make the storytelling immersive, explore  different spectrums of game play and  develop a design team across Asia. Hear what she has to say about this exciting industry .
November 01, 2021
Episode 6: Nurul Jihadah Hussain, Founder of non-profit The Codette Project
Nurul Jihadah Hussain is one of the top 100 Women in Tech 2020.  By starting The Codette Project,  a non-profit, she  opened job and entrepreneur opportunities for minority and Muslim women with UX, Python coding and workshops with sponsorships from Facebook, Google and Zendesk.  Hear Nurul's story on The Curious Podcast.
October 25, 2021
Episode 5: Dr Erika Legara, Data Scientist , Assoc Prof Asian Inst of Mgt
Dr Erika Legara was awarded   Outstanding Young Scientist  by the Philippines National Academy of Science and Technology. She's used data science analyses to look at COVID 19spread, pollution in cities and transport networks and is working on city planning with the Mayor of Manila.  Her insights will be in a book on the use of data science in Nation building, based on her research and work with governments and organisations in the Philippines and Singapore.
October 18, 2021
Episode 4: Dr Teo Soo Hwang, Cancer Research Malaysia
Dr Teo Soo Hwang, Chief Scientific Officer of Cancer Research Malaysia was awarded an OBE from Queen Elizabeth for  groundbreaking research. She mapped the largest genomic database of breast cancers amongst Asians. Unpack her story on The Curious Podcast with Grace Chng and Lena Soh Ng. 
October 11, 2021
Episode 3: Debbie Lee, Founder of Techstorm TV
Debbie Lee, Founder of Techstorm TV is a media futurist. In just two years, the company's content is on 96million handsets. She unpacks the success of this region's fastest growing brand in e-sports and gaming entertainment.
October 04, 2021
Episode 2: Dr Yvonne Gao, Quantum Computing Specialist & Asst Prof at NUS
When IBM beat Russian chess champion Kasparov , it examined 200million possible moves per second.  A quantum machine can calculate one trillion moves per sec.  Amazing! Hear what Quantum Computing is, and where it's headed as Grace and Lena  speak to  Dr Yvonne Gao of NUS.
August 30, 2021
Episode 1: Dr. Rosemary Tan, CEO of Veridus Labs
Dr Rosemary Lee steered Veredus Labs to become one of the first in the world to produce PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test kits for COVID.  Check out her journey with Grace Chng and Lena Soh Ng on the Curious Podcast .
July 19, 2021