Founded Simulation Training Consultancy in 2003, Kah Howe's passion for simulation, education and training had transformed Simulation Training Consultancy into a premier corporate and tertiary training company in Singapore and regional countries.
Kah Howe's passion for simulation started during his undergraduate days in the University of Western Australia where he earned a Bachelor in Commerce (Accounting and Finance) in 1997, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Information Management in 1998, with special emphasis in simulation and systems thinking. His expertise was quickly recognized and he advised an Australian company and another Malaysian company on their manufacturing processes in his post-graduate days. In 2002, he pursued and obtained another Postgraduate Diploma in Technopreneurship and Innovation Programme, a joint innovation course from NTU, Nanyang Technological University, and University of Washington, Seattle.
Prior to starting his first company in 2000, he held executive positions in a construction company covering business development, marketing and information data across two departments, where he was appointed to spearhead the refinement and marketing of a proprietary industrial product.
A serial entrepreneur, Kah Howe leads a local IT company, Milatig Technologies Pte. Ltd., which he co-founded with other partners specialising in software development, hardware trading and product co-investment with other companies. Simulation Training Consultancy is one of the invested companies orchestrated by Kah Howe. In his own capacity, he also provides financial consultancy to a few local startups and preliminary technology consultancy to a local consultancy firm, which went ahead for fund-raising effort in Seattle and Silicon Valley, USA.
Since Simulation Training Consultancy's inception, Kah Howe, as Chief Trainer, has coached and facilitated hundreds of classes with total participants in the thousands in the area of strategic management, general management, accounting, corporate finance, marketing and entrepreneurship.
Key programmes include:
Under his leadership, Simulation Training Consultancy has entered into partnerships in China, Thailand and Vietnam.
In his spare time, he advises student teams who are planning or starting their businesses.
Having diverse interests, he likes snooker, pool, computers and likes to reading in the field of business, management, religion and spiritual thinking.
Dr Tan Oon-Seng is the Head and Associate Professor of Psychological Studies at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He is the President of the Educational Research Association of Singapore. He is also the Vice-President (Asia Pacific Rim) for the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology. His previous appointments include the Director of the Singapore Centre for Teaching Thinking, and Director of the Temasek Centre for Problem-based Learning in which he won The Enterprise Challenge (TEC) Innovator Award from the Prime Minister’s Office (Singapore) for co-pioneering a project on Educational Innovation for the Knowledge-based Economy. Prof Tan’s areas of research include cognitive psychology, psychology of emotions and problem-based learning. He is the main co-author of Educational Psychology: A Researcher-Practitioner Approach (Asian Edition), a worldwide university textbook and reference.
He is the author of Problem-based Learning Innovation: Using problems to power learning in the 21st century. Both books published by Thomson Learning are now being translated into Chinese by the Shanghai People’s Publishing House (上海人民出版社).
Prof Tan's latest publication is entitled Problem-Based Learning in e-Learning Breakthroughs. Dr Tan has been the board member and reviewer of many international journals based in UK, USA, Australia and Asia. He was also the Guest Editor of the journal Innovations in Education and Teaching International for the special issue on problem-based learning.
Prof Tan was also a Visiting Professor to the University of Delaware (USA) and University of Hong Kong.
He recently chaired an International Academic Validation Committee for reviewing several university courses in Hong Kong. He was also a scientific advisor and consultant to many multinationals and corporations. Dr Tan has been a consultant to Singapore Airlines, Asian Development Bank, Datacraft Asia, Philips DAP, the Swiss Corporation for Microelectronics and Watchmaking Industries, Kodak, SNP, Precicon Automation, Japan International Corporation Agency, Colombo Plan Staff College, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation, and Singapore General Hospital Postgraduate Medical Institute. He was also a consultant to various government establishments in the region including Brunei, China, and Malaysia.