About plano

Our vision: To keep all eyes healthy in our digitised world.

Mission: Through education, intervention and science-based technology,
Plano offers an ecosystem that empowers people to achieve their best vision

About plano

Our vision is to keep all eyes healthy in our digitized world.

Our mission is to empower people to achieve their best vision and eyes health through education and science-driven technological solutions.

About us

Founded in 2017 and with the support by Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore Eye Research Institute and National Health Innovation Centre, Plano launched the world’s first science-based parental control application, planoApp, with a vision to “Keep all eyes healthy in our digitised world”.

With more than 1.5 billion people suffering from myopia, also known as short-sightedness, the number is expected to rise to 5 billion by 2050. Plano aims to tackle this epidemic that could see 1 billion people (by 2050) developing high myopia, which can lead to blindness. Studies have shown that excessive smart device use is a key contributing factor.

While we support the advances and uptake of technology, we believe in building safe and healthy relationships with devices. At Plano, we offer innovative solutions that better manage smart device use to improve eye health. As an official partner of the National Myopia Prevention Program in Singapore, Plano continues to innovate and participate in driving this initiative.

Today, Plano has an ecosystem comprising planoApp, planoEyecheck, planoShop and planoKids, that offers a wide range of eye health wellness solutions for all kids, parents and adults.

plano, more than 20.20

plano exists for a clear purpose
Save sight and Empower lives.

1.5 billion people suffer from myopia, also known as short-sightedness. This number
will rise to 5 billion by 2050, and 1 billion will develop high myopia, which can lead to
blindness. Studies have shown that excessive smart device use is a key contributing
factor.

While we support the advances and uptake of technology, we believe in building safe
and healthy relationships with devices. At plano(eye health app), we provide
Innovative solutions to better manage smart device use and eye health worldwide.

Our Team

Meet the people taking up the fight against myopia

Our Founder

Associate Professor Mo Dirani completed his PhD at the University of Melbourne, his MBA at the Australian Institute of Business (AIB) and is a graduate from the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). He is an adjunct Associate Professor at Duke-NUS and also holds an honorary Principal Investigator position at the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI), Singapore.

Advisory & Board of Directors

Dr. Mo Dirani, MD

Associate Professor Mo Dirani completed his PhD at the University of Melbourne, his MBA at the Australian Institute of Business (AIB) and is a graduate from the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). He currently also holds an honorary Principal Investigator position at the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI), Singapore.

Kuni Furuyama

Kuni Furuyama is the Head of Vision Social Innovation at Santen Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd . He has more than 25 years of experience in Corporate Strategy, Corporate Finance and M & A that spans across the healthcare, telecom, energy, real estate and electronics industries. He completed his Sloan Fellowship MSc in Management at London Business School.

Daniel Tan

Daniel is an English and Singapore qualified solicitor with over 15 years' experience in cross-border and domestic corporate and banking law. The areas of his experience span from syndicated loans, structured finance to note issuances and regulatory matters.

Professor
Jonathan Crowston

Professor Crowston is a clinician-scientist and Professor of Ophthalmology at the Duke-NUS Medical School. He was the former Managing Director of the Centre for Eye Research Australia, Melbourne, Australia. He is a practising Ophthalmologist and leads world class translational research in glaucoma.

Chan Lay Hoon

Lay Hoon is the Chairman of RSP Holdings Pte Ltd, a leading architectural and engineering practices in Singapore and the region. She also sits on the board of McLaren Group Limited and the Singapore Olympic Foundation. She was the Executive Chairman of Thomson Medical group from 2010-2014 and Chairman and Executive President of Valencia Club de Futbol S.A.D. from 2015-2017.

Executive Team @ Plano

Dr. Mo Dirani, MD

Managing Director

Associate Professor Mo Dirani completed his PhD at the University of Melbourne, his MBA at the Australian Institute of Business (AIB) and is a graduate from the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). He currently also holds an honorary Principal Investigator position at the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI), Singapore.

Cliff Chai, CFO

Chief Finance Officer

Cliff Chai is a CFA charterholder who graduated from the National University of Singapore with a honours degree in Civil Engineering. He has more than 18 years of industry experience spanning the Healthcare, Construction and Finance sectors. Prior to joining plano, he was a senior partner at a boutique corporate advisory outfit.

Kevin Tay, COO

Chief Operating Officer

Kevin is an MBA graduate from the Nanyang Business School, with a double degree in Strategy and International Management from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Kevin read his undergraduate studies in Chemical Engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Kelvin Li, CTO

Chief Technology Officer

Over the last 15 years, Kelvin has done excellent work in scaling up the IT capabilities of both corporates and start-ups to be the best in their class. Prior to plano, Kelvin held various leadership positions and played an integral role in a start-up eventually listed on the mainboard of SGX.

Science & Innovation Advisory

Professor Wong Tien Yin

Chairman - Science & Innovation Advisory

Deputy Group CEO (Research & Education), SingHealth | Vice Dean, Academic & Clinical Development, Duke-NUS Medical School | Provost’s Chair Professor, National University of Singapore | Medical Director & Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist, Singapore National Eye Centre | Chair, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Programme | Chairman, Board of Directors, Singapore Eye Research Institute | Elected member of the National Academy of Medicine in the United States

Professor Wong is a retinal specialist with a clinical practice focusing on major retinal diseases, and leads nation-wide research studies. He has published >1,000 peer-reviewed papers, given >300 invited plenary, symposium and named lectures globally.

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