Mr. Ridwan Othman
Senior Director AVR Solutions , EON Reality Pte Ltd
Ridwan is currently the Senior Director of AVR Solutions at EON Reality Pte Ltd, a 20-year market leader in the design, development and implementation of end-to-end Augmented and Virtual (AVR) solutions in the world. His key role is to articulate the affordances of EON Reality’s solution and help enhance any institution and organisation goals, especially in the areas of transformative capability development and educational approaches. Ridwan also works with organisations to design strategies that will help these organisations and institutions respond to the 4th Industrial Revolution by equipping both students and knowledge workers, the ability to acquire the Digital Skills via the integrated use of AVR, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and IOT. Just recently, Ridwan garnered a prestigious award from the World HRD Congress as one of ‘Asia’s Top Training and Development Leaders’ in the areas of Digital Learning, Learning Design and Training and Development. He is also in the Higher Education Educause Horizon Report 2019 expert panel.
With more than 20 years in the education, training and the learning technology industry, Ridwan is both an educator and learning/educational technologist at heart. Recently, Ridwan was the Vice President of the Advanced Global Institute of Learning Excellence (AGILE) at the Taylors Education Group (TEG) which comprises of more than 13 different educational institutions (K12 to University) in Malaysia and Singapore. Before that, Ridwan was Deputy Director and Head of the Learning Solutions and Applications Division at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, one of the top global universities.
In AGILE, besides heading the Institute and its slew of more than 80 professional development programmes annually for educators and professionals Malaysia and Asia, Ridwan also spearheaded various strategic initiatives in areas of pedagogy, teaching competencies and learning technology innovations. These innovations focused on disruptive learning and training technologies such as learning analytics, augmented reality, online and blended learning, collaborative and wireless next-generation learning spaces. In NTU, he led the design and development of more than a 100 different online and blended learning courses, totalling more than 1000 hours of learning content, that included leveraging on immersive technologies such as virtual reality. In addition, he led a number of different strategic learning technology/innovation initiatives to enhance learning and teaching in the University. These initiatives were both sustainable and scalable, resulting in effective and campus-wide adoption of various technologies such as the learner response systems in NTU.
Ridwan has been invited to share in many International Conferences and events that focuses on educational and learning transformations, especially in the areas of Learning Design and Technology, Analytics and Learning Space design. He has also shared in many technology transformation round tables and panel sessions to elucidate on future trends in the industry. He has also taught for more than 11 years at the tertiary and secondary level, in addition to more than 10 years of delivering and designing effective professional development and training programmes for professionals. He appreciates and understand the pedagogical, technological and logistical challenges to engage and motivate the learners and knowledge workers of today. His balanced experience as both a client and also as a technology vendor, allow him to design strategies and approaches that are coherent and practical, but also ensuring maximum outcomes for his clients.