Topic : "Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVR) for Education and Learning: The Shift to Classroom 3.0".

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. In 2018, Ridwan garnered a prestigious award from the World HRD Congress as one of ‘Asia’s Top Training and Development Leaders’ in the areas ofDigital 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.Previously,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, Ridwan 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 a100 different online and blended learning courses, totalling more than 1000 hours of learning content, that includedleveraging on immersive technologies such as virtual reality.