Roger is the Chairman & Co-founder of ViSenze, a company that powers visual commerce at scale for retailers and publishers. The company delivers intelligent image recognition solutions that shorten the path to action as consumers search and discover on the visual web. Retailers like Rakuten and ASOS use ViSenze to convert images into immediate product search opportunities, improving conversion rates. Media companies use ViSenze to turn any image or video into an engagement opportunity, driving incremental revenue.
A spin-off from NExT, a research center jointly established between National University of Singapore (NUS) and Tsinghua University of China, Visenze is venture-backed by Rakuten and WI Harper, and built by web specialists and computer scientists with deep machine learning and computer vision experience. ViSenze has offices in US, UK, India, China and Singapore.
Roger is also the CEO & Founder of Clozette, a digital ecosystem where content, community and commerce converge to enable brands to engage creatively with millennial consumers and tastemakers; and the Chief Strategist & Co-founder of 6Estates, an AI-driven big data insights company solving real-world challenges presented by the explosion of data on different digital platforms with state-of-the-art tools to deliver real-time, deep intelligence to businesses to enable smarter decision making, also a spin-off from NExT research center
Roger’s passion for online, interactive media and mobile businesses has been a cornerstone of his 3 decades of experience in the TMT industry. His past ventures spanned e-Cop, an Internet security surveillance company that was acquired by a Temasek company; Brandtology, a social media intelligence company that merged with an Australian company that then listed on ASX; and as head of the Asia Pacific businesses of SoftBank Forums, ZDNet and CNet Networks.
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