Malaysian-born Dr Ong spent most of his academic and professional life in the UK conducting strategic R&D for Rolls-Royce plc with focus on Aero, Marine, Power and Defence sectors which included projects for Airbus, BAE and the MoD. He gained his Bachelor of Engineering degree (with Honours in Control and Computer Systems) at the University of Sheffields Department of Automatic Control & Systems Engineering, in the UK. During his time with Rolls-Royce he completed a PhD Doctorate and became a certified PRINCE2 Project Management Professional. Dr Ong is an accredited member of the London-based Institution of Engineering & Technology, the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers in the USA and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. During his time in Australia to date he has been certified by Norways Kongsberg Maritime group as an autonomous drone pilot and maintenance engineer. Some of his technological innovations have been instrumented onto unmanned maritime drones by Liquid Robotics, a successful Silicon Valley based naval contractor. Before joining Murray Engineering he worked as CTO of a specialist data and satellite communications company in Perth where he had significant exposure to the mining industry in Australia. Dr Ong now works on developing and implementing state of the art mining innovations for Murray Engineering, and is based out of the Pinjarra Headquarters innovation lab.