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SGTech’s Council is made up of representatives of our members with each member being an industry leader in his or her own right. Together, they provide the leadership to chart SGTech's course, identify and address key industry issues and develop initiatives for Singapore's technology industry.
The Council 2019/2020
Wong Wai Meng
Chief Executive Officer
Keppel Data Centres Holding Pte Ltd
Wong Wai Meng is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Keppel Data Centres Holding Pte Ltd (KDCH), a joint venture between Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd (Keppel T&T) and Keppel Land Limited. As CEO of the data centre division, Mr Wong spearheads the company's thrust towards being one of the leading data centre developers and solution provider in Europe and Asia Pacific.
Prior to joining Keppel, he was Vice President of BT Advise, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Turkey (AMEA), which is the professional services, presales and solutions selling organisation for BT across AMEA. He was also concurrently appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of BT Frontline Pte Ltd, a regional leading provider of end to end IT Services, now fully integrated into BT Global Services as BT Advise.
Being active in contributing back to the industry, he is now serving as Chairman in the Executive Committee, having taken positions as Councillor, Honorary Treasurer and Honorary Secretary in the past. He is also a Senior Member of the Singapore Computer Society and sits on the Technology Strategy Committee of Mount Alvernia Hospital.
Managing Director, Public Sector & Commercial
Andy brings with him over 29 years of industry expertise with global companies including DellEMC, Samsung, Dell, Cisco Systems, Silicon Graphics, 3M and Hewlett Packard.
Currently at DellEMC, Andy is the Managing Director of Public, Commercial Segment in Singapore. He has been instrumental in integrating the Dell and EMC merger, transforming the team to achieve #1 market share in the server/storage/workstations business, close engagement with the public agencies on their Smart Nation initiatives, and working with the medium enterprises on their Digital Transformation journey.
Previously, he headed the Networking Business across APJ. His key focus was to drive significant growth across all regions leading with DellEMC’s Open Networking technology which is considered by Gartner to be the most innovative and disruptive technology in the networking business.
While at Samsung, Andy led the Enterprise Division - one of the strategic growth engines for the consumer electronics giant. His mandate was to build a solid foundation for the Enterprise business given Samsung’s success in the consumer sphere; championed innovative Samsung technologies to transform new business experiences for Enterprise customers. He launched Samsung Pay in 2016, and he led a team which won the Singapore Smart Home Project jointly organized by IDA and HDB.
Prior to Samsung, Andy held senior leadership appointments at Dell Enterprise – first covering the South Asia and Korea business, and subsequently with an expanded portfolio to Asia Pacific and Japan. Before that, he spent almost 10 years in Asia-Pacific roles spanning Sales, Channel, and Commercial Business at Cisco Systems.
An industry veteran, Andy is an active member of the SGTech. Since he joined the federation in 2013, he is currently the 1st Vice Chairman. SGTech’s charter is to represent the industry in policies, manpower requirement, and provide technology trend to the government. He is also the council advisor to the Smart Nation Chapter. Apart from this, he plays an active role in both the Fintech and Talent Development projects.
He lives in Singapore with his family. He holds a certificate from Samsung / Harvard University Executive Program, an MBA awarded with high honours from Oklahoma City University and sits on the Dean’s list in Bachelor of Computer Science from Purdue University. His unmistakable passion coupled with experience across a wide span of Asia Pacific roles has put him in a unique position to drive business for challenges within a volatile and dynamic technology landscape.
As managing director for Microsoft Singapore, Kevin Wo is responsible for developing and driving growth strategies for all of Microsoft’s product, service and support offerings in Singapore. He also builds on the company’s over 29-year presence here by creating local opportunities, growth and lasting impact through the application of digital technologies.
In addition to his role at Microsoft, Wo serves as a Board Member at Info-Communications Media Development Authority of Singapore, and other chambers and associations including the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (Board of Governor), Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (Board Member) and SGTech (2nd Vice Chairman).
Wo joins Microsoft Singapore in November 2016 with a 23-year track-record in the IT industry, having held leadership roles in sales management, technology consulting and large-scale system integration. Prior to joining Microsoft, Wo spent close to seven years with Avanade, a leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences. He first joined Avanade in January 2010 as its vice president and country manager for Singapore and was subsequently its senior vice president and managing director for ASEAN. Wo previously held leadership roles at several leading IT and business consulting firms including Oracle, IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers and National Computer Board.
A Singaporean, Wo graduated from the National University of Singapore with a degree in Computer and Information Services. He also holds an MBA from the Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK.
Wo is married with two children. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading and learning to cook.
Chief Executive Officer
Tammie Tham is the Chief Executive Officer at Ensign InfoSecurity, one of Asia Pacific’s largest pure-play cybersecurity firms.
Tammie is an industry veteran with 19 years of experience in the cybersecurity field. Prior to Ensign, she was the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Accel Systems & Technologies, a cybersecurity systems integrator. Tammie has extensive experience running cyber businesses across the ASEAN region. She previously led the APAC Cyber Security Business Unit at BT Frontline, a subsidiary of BT Global Services, where she was responsible for expanding its cyber business in ASEAN and building a footprint in Asia Pacific. Before that, Tammie was leading the ASEAN Security Practice at IBM.
Tammie also sits on the Board of Trustees of the Singapore Institute of Technology. She is a member of the Cyber Security Agency’s Cyber Security Awareness Alliance, which aims to enhance awareness and promote adoption of essential cybersecurity practices.
Honorary Treasurer &
Smart Nation Chapter Chairman
Lau Shih Hor
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Elixir Technology Pte Ltd
Lau Shih Hor is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Elixir Technology, a progressive and leading tools and platform provider of next-generation Smart Nation Solutions. Shih Hor plays a critical role in overseeing the strategic direction, planning, operations and business development for the company.
Under Shih Hor’s agile and dynamic leadership, Elixir has helped many enterprises across industry verticals transform their business digitally via smart nation solutions incorporating big data analytics and visualisation, video analytics, IoT integration among others.
A frequent speaker at events across the world, Shih Hor has successfully led the company into the global scene with Elixir’s suite of Business Intelligence products to more than 600 customers in over 80 countries. Shih Hor is a recipient of the SCS Fellowship, an honour conferred upon individuals with significant contributions to the IT industry in Singapore.
Executive Committee Member
Head of Infrastructure Engagement, APAC
Gavin Chua leads government, industry, and NGO engagements to develop Facebook’s internet infra investment interests in the APAC region. He is part of the HQ investment team for expansion planning, to support billions of people using Facebook’s family of apps. His responsibilities include supporting Facebook’s first data center in Singapore, and building Smart City partnerships in APAC economies.
Gavin’s prior roles at Facebook HQ involved reviewing deployment plans globally, for data centers, submarine cables, Edge/caching nodes and connectivity solutions. He also developed policy strategies for Facebook to respond to internet/telecom regulations in APAC.
Prior to Facebook, Gavin was a partner at Control Risks advising multinationals on investment due diligence in emerging markets in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Before Control Risks he was with the Singapore Prime Minister's Office, covering a national security and strategic planning portfolio.
Early in Gavin’s career, he had experience running an angel investor-led technology startup, teaching as a university adjunct faculty, and conducting APAC-focused research at a think tank (Singapore Institute of International Affairs).
Executive Committee Member
TNB Ventures Pte Ltd
Michael Yap is the founder of TNB Ventures, a next generation venture capital and accelerator firm. He is also a Professor (Adjunct) at National University of Singapore.
He was the CEO/Deputy CEO at various Singapore technology and media agencies. He was at Media Development Authority (MDA) of Singapore where he had oversight of all regulatory, licensing and policy matters related to media. Concurrently, he headed the national Interactive Digital Media (IDM) Program Office chartered to develop the new interactive sector in Singapore. He managed a $500 million development fund to help ignite and develop this new sector.
Michael was the CEO of National Computer Board (NCB), the national authority responsible for Singapore’s overall IT policies and implementations, and a pre-cursor to the present-day Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (iMDA). At the NCB, Michael spearheaded various national programs to establish Singapore as an icon for info-communications adoption and innovation in the region.
Michael was the Managing Director of the world’s leading enterprise software company. He was responsible for the company’s activities in Singapore and business development across the Asia Pacific region.
Michael was the founder and CEO of a software product company. Michael started and built up a presence in more than 30 countries in Asia. He led its successful divestment to public listed companies in India and Singapore.
He has been involved with the venture capital industry as a Venture Partner at one of Singapore’s most established VC firms. He was also Chairman of a mid-size government-backed VC fund.
Michael has been on the board of directors of various public listed and private companies in Singapore and Malaysia. He had served as a board member of various public organizations including Singapore Science Center, Media Development Authority, National Computer Board, and member of the Board of Trustees, Singapore Institute of Technology.
He has been recognized for his contributions including the World Economic Forum as one of the “Top 100 Future Global Leaders” and BusinessWeek as one of “50 Stars of Asia”.
Director, Digital Transformation
Oracle NEXT Asia Pacific
Benjamin Mah combines both business and technology innovation via building eco-systems across multi and inter disciplinary industry specialising in financial, cyber and physical security, healthcare, telecommunication and e-Commerce.
Over 22 years of technology software business and managed cloud services, Benjamin pioneered digital transformation and cybersecurity technology innovation ranging from hardware processors, operating system, middleware, network, applications and mobile. A technopreneur who also held senior management positions in multi-national companies including Oracle, IBM, and CA in key regional leadership roles, driving a large part of the core security software business and established new business units. A trusted Singapore government national research foundation technology advisor, manpower development and digital economy advisor.
Chief Executive Officer
ACA Pacific Technology(S) Pte Ltd
Craig is currently leading a privately owned regional IT distributor and he has over 28 years of expertise, experience and passion for the ICT industry (Enterprise 24 + Consumer 4 years). Previously, he had worked for four global leaders (Fortune 100 and 500) – Samsung Electronics, CISCO, Southmark (Fujitsu) and Harris Lanier.
Craig is a driven business leader who takes pride in achieving outstanding results and building world class organizations. In his current role, he is responsible for leading ACA Pacific, a privately owned Regional IT Distributor which has been in operation for over 28 years. His focus is to transform the current business to be a leading regional distributor with strong capabilities to deliver new business consumption models and leverage the new digital marketing arena.
At Samsung (2011 -2014), he was the Vice President for Samsung's Enterprise, Small & Medium Business and New Growth Engines for South East Asia and ANZ. At Cisco (1998 to 2011), he took on various roles (MD of Singapore & Brunei and VP for the APAC Consumer Div) and had an excellent track record for achieving results.
As part of his own professional development, he was a councillor for 10 years and a Vice Chairman of SGTech, board member of DBS Innovation Board and was a board member of the American Chamber of Commerce for five years.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
David Tan took on the role of Managing Director of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Singapore in November 2017 and has been with the company for 25 years. Prior to stepping up as Singapore Managing Director, David served for eight years as the Asia Pacific and Japan Director of Sales for Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s consulting and technology services divisions, HPE Pointnext and HPE Technology Services.
A 30 year veteran of the IT industry, David also ran the company’s Philippines business as HP’s Philippines Managing Director from 2007-2009, where he implemented strategies to turn the business around, improve customer and sales team engagement, and boost employee culture and performance.
Throughout his long career, David has always kept a sharp focus on delivering value for his customers, adhering to a “Customers First, Customer Last” approach that has ultimately led to a list of career successes, such as growing the customer base, improving margin growth, deepening and expanding customer engagement across industries and improving the company’s performance for customers by implementing stronger performance metrics and resourcing.
David holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore, with a specialization in Production Engineering and Industrial Management. He is married with three children and has a passion for history, movies and travelling.
Ho Seong Kim
Client Services Group (CSG) Lead
Accenture ASEAN Communications, Media and High Tech (CMT) Practice
Seong Kim is the Client Services Group (CSG) Lead for the Accenture ASEAN Communications, Media and High Tech (CMT) practice. He has been with Accenture for 20 years working with CMT clients in ASEAN on various projects and initiatives. Seong Kim specialises in the Communications industry focusing on large scale transformative work. He is currently based out of the Accenture Singapore office.
Chief Executive Officer
Liquid Group Pte Ltd
Jeremy is a veteran in the financial technology industry, having launched, co-invested, built and divested multiple successful technology companies in the past decade. His latest venture being the founder and CEO of Liquid Group Pte Ltd, a mobile payment platform company headquartered in Singapore, with presence in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Hong Kong.
Jeremy served as Honorary Secretary in SGTech from 2018 to 2019. From 2009 to 2017, Jeremy was on the board of Infocomm Investment Pte Ltd (now SGInnovate) and prior to this, he sat on the Board of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) between 2009 and 2013, where he also served on the Investment Committee.
Jeremy holds a Master of Science (Comparative Politics) from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Engineering from King’s College London.
Chief Operations Officer
Taiger Singapore Pte Ltd
Mark Shmulevich is group Chief Operations Officer at Taiger, AI solution provider for Knowledge Work Automation.
Born in Moscow, Mark is a permanent resident of Singapore now.
He graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology with honours, where he earned his B.A., MSc and PhD degrees in applied mathematics, focusing on data mining. Mark then led the business development division of the largest Russian space technology corporation and has supervised establishment of the first US-Russia joint venture in satellite navigation. He also launched an international research centre in quantum physics in Russia and brought the centre’s research focus to steady state as Chief Development Officer.
From 2012 to 2014, Mark served as Russia’s Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Technologies of Russia. He elaborated a nationwide IT industry support strategy, introduced a 50% tax benefit for small IT businesses and increased the number of free slots for students to get higher education in IT. During his term, Mark was also
overseeing the interaction between the government and IT associations and Expert councils on IT in Russia.
From 2014 to 2018, Mark was group Chief Strategy and Operations Officer at Acronis, a data protection company with international HQ in Singapore.
Mark is certified as an Independent Director by INSEAD Business School and has delivered lectures on innovation strategy and technology commercialisation in various organisations. He was recognized as Global Shaper by World Economic Forum (WEF).
Chief Executive Officer
EZ-Link Pte Ltd
Nicholas Lee has been the Chief Executive Officer of EZ-Link Pte Ltd since October 2011 where he oversees the company’s strategic direction and growth. He drives the adoption, transactions and applications of EZ-Link, the leading contactless smart card that serves millions of commuters and consumers in Singapore daily.
A prime mover of Singapore’s e-payment industry transformation over the past 20 years, Nicholas led the implementation of Singapore’s public transport contactless multi-purpose stored value card system and the development of the ez-link card business model. In recent years, Nicholas has broken new ground in e-payments with innovations including the world’s first Near Field Communication (NFC) mobile application for contactless card top-ups, the first NFC payment service for Singapore’s public transit and EZ-Pay, Singapore’s first free card-less electronic toll payment service.
Chief Executive Officer
Huawei International Pte Ltd
Nicholas is the Chief Executive Officer of Huawei International since Dec 2018.
He has held various positions at Huawei in different regions throughout his tenure with the company. He has 15 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to his current role, he was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Huawei Philippines from 2014 to 2018 (Nov).
From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Ma was the Vice President of Global Wireless Marketing & Solutions Sales Department in Huawei Headquarters in Shenzhen. From 2008 to 2011, he was the Head for Wireless Marketing & Solution Sales Dept. of Huawei India Region Office. Meanwhile he has attended and organized the important ICT projects in over 40 countries from 2005 to 2008.
Mr Paul Lim is the Executive Chairman of investment and consultancy company Fidelium Group. Fidelium Group is headquartered in Singapore with offices in Thailand, Laos and Hong Kong. Prior to Fidelium Group, Paul was the CEO of Secura Group Limited, a company which he founded in 2010 and listed on the Singapore Exchange Catalist Board in 2016. Before entering the private sector, Paul served 19 years in the Singapore Police Force in various senior positions.
Paul is an active contributor to the business ecosystem and has served on various committees or sub-committees in the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI), SGTech, Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE), Association of Small and Medium Entreprises (ASME), ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN), Hong Kong-ASEAN Economic Co-operation Foundation (HKAECF) and the Security Industry Transformation Map (ITM) Tripartite Committee. Paul has investments in both new technology and traditional businesses, and mentors several start-ups.
Paul was a recipient of the prestigious Singapore Police Force overseas scholarship in 1990 and graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in 1993 and a Master of Arts in 1997. In 2002, he obtained a Master in Public Management (Lee Kuan Yew Fellowship Programme) from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore under a Singapore Police Force postgraduate scholarship, which included half a semester at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Singapore Enterprise Chapter Chairman
Chief Executive Officer
Inspire-Tech Pte Ltd
Sharon Teo co-founded Inspire-Tech in 2000 after starting out from the financial industry. Passionate about IT and driven to disrupt status quos, Sharon goes from strength to strength to build enterprise solutions, cultivate a dynamic culture and develop sustainable relationships with partners and customers. She has led Inspire-Tech from a humble start-up to an international organisation. Sharon is appointed as the CEO from January 2018 and plays a critical role in the strategic direction, business development and operations for the company.
In addition to her role at Inspire-Tech, Sharon is serving as the Chairman of the Singapore Enterprise Chapter of SGTech. She is an active contributor in SGTech’s Talent Committee to advocate talent interests for Singapore enterprises.
Sharon graduated from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) with a business degree. She is married with three children and has a passion for reading and travelling.
Head, Enterprise Business Group
Arthur is responsible for driving the next growth phase of StarHub enterprise business and deepening the engagement with the business community.
Prior to joining StarHub, he worked for IBM and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. His most recent stint was with Hewlett Packard Enterprise as Director and General Manager of Commercial and Public Sector for Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Arthur holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and Communications Engineering (First Class Honours) from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He has attended INSEAD – StarHub Leadership Development Programme.
Co-Opted Councillor &
Digital Transformation Chapter Chairman
Geosystems Division Asia President
Hexagon Geosystems Asia
Chris Lee serves as President of Hexagon Geosystems Asia. In his role he is responsible for driving the development, planning and implementation of the company’s strategic direction for all brands including Leica Geosystems across Asia, including Japan and South Korea.
Prior to his current role, Lee has served in various leadership positions for large multinational firms including Autodesk Asia where he led the company’s Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), Media and Entertainment (M&E), and Manufacturing division across the ASEAN region.
Lee holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Production Engineering from the National University of Singapore and a Master of International Business from RMIT Graduate of Business.
Co-Opted Councillor &
Cybersecurity Chapter Chairman
Goh Eng Choon
Deputy President, Cybersecurity Systems Group, Electronics & Executive VP/General Manager, Info-Security, Electronics,
Mr Goh Eng Choon is the Deputy President Cybersecurity Systems Group for ST Engineering’s Electronics sector and EVP/GM of Info-Security, ST Engineering Electronics, a leading cybersecurity company that provides comprehensive suite of future ready solutions for commercial enterprises, government agencies and critical infrastructures.
He has lead the company to deliver full spectrum cybersecurity solutions both in Singapore and abroad. These projects included the build, operations and maintenance of the National Authentication Framework System providing Two Factor Authentication services at the national level for all e-government services and some financial institutions. The design, build and operation of over 10 Security Operations Centre (SOC) within Singapore and overseas. Abroad, Eng Choon has lead and won the contract to design Sri Lanka’s first National SOC for the government of Sri Lanka which was completed in 2017. The Advanced Cybersecurity Operations solution detect and respond to cyber-attacks at both Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) networks. It is equipped with cognitive capabilities driven by Threat Intelligence to enhance cyber threat detection with speed and accuracy.
Under his leadership, in June 2014, the company launched the first cybersecurity training centre in Singapore under the name DigiSAFE Cyber Security Centre which later rebranded to ST Engineering Cybersecurity Academy (STECA). STECA offers IT, OT and Leadership Executive cybersecurity training courses. Till date, STECA has trained more than 100 organisations in local and overseas.
Mr Goh Eng Choon was awarded a training award by the SAF to attain a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from National University Singapore. He was also awarded a SAF Postgraduate Scholarship in 2001 to attain a Master of Science in Information Studies from Nanyang Technological University. He has also completed the Stanford Executive Programme in Stanford University in 2016.
Vice President of Sales - Asia Pacific
Haresh Khoobchandani is the VP of Sales at Autodesk in Asia Pacific. He brings more than 25 years of experience, having spent 19 years of which at Microsoft, where he held various senior leadership roles both in Sales and Marketing, covering the Asia Pacific market.
A post-graduate with an MBA with Distinction from the University of Stirling & a graduate in Leading Change and Organizational Renewal at the Harvard Business School, Haresh is passionate about Business and Culture Transformation in the digital age. He has led many teams through the transition to digital throughout his career, and is an Adjunct Professor at various business schools teaching on topics related to Transformation, Culture, Diversity and Leadership. Passionate advocate about technology as a transformational enabler, Haresh also coaches other senior executives.
Haresh sits on the boards of several organizations and was awarded the Global Brand Leadership Award at the World Brand Congress for his thought leadership in marketing.
Ivan Chang Weilong
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman
Ivan Chang serves as the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Wonderlabs.io. Through its seven campuses in Indonesia, Vietnam and Singapore, Wonderlabs.io helps companies build and manage offshore software development teams. As the Executive Chairman, Ivan also oversees investor relations and helped the firm acquire more than S$500,000 in start-up capital in 2015 from SPH Media Fund and Click Ventures. Wonderlabs.io has successfully serviced a wide range of clients, among them the National University of Singapore and MyRepublic Group.
A firm believer in giving back to the enterprise community, Ivan also spearheaded SMUpreneurs, the Singapore Management University (SMU)’s largest alumni interest group. Founded in 2015 to promote entrepreneurship amongst alumni, the group boasts a membership of more than 300 businesses founded or run by an SMU alumnus. Its events and programmes have also engaged more than 750 alumni.
Being an SMU alumni has reminded Ivan of the importance of a holistic education for the next generation. In this vein, Wonderlabs Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm, has gifted the university with an endowment fund. Valued at S$200,000, the fund aims to help less-privileged students attend overseas exposure programme.
Ivan also volunteers extensively with Make-A-Wish Foundation Singapore and has granted more than 100 wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses. Having contributed to the cause for more than 10 years, Ivan was appointed as a director on the board of Make-A- Wish Foundation Singapore in 2018. His efforts to nurture and uplift Singapore’s youth were also recognised by the National Youth Council, which made Ivan a Board Member of the Youth Corps Singapore.
A serial entrepreneur, Ivan began his start-up journey at the age of 14. His first company, an apparel printing and corporate gifts firm, was set up with just S$72 and sold five years later. His journey reached a new high 2011, when he co-founded his first start-up with Keith Tan. That social enterprise was acquired in 2015 by a Singapore-based company, in an acquisition valued at S$530,000.
Ivan graduated from SMU in 2014 a Bachelor of Business Management. Besides a Bachelors in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, he also holds various professional qualifications, among them Chartered Accountant (non-practising) and Certified Financial Analyst. In his spare time, Ivan is an adventurous traveller, with a freefall parachuting and skydiving licence.
Co-Opted Councillor &
Cloud & Data Chapter Chairman
Lim Soon Tein
Vice President - InfoSoftware Systems
Mr Lim started his career with Republic of Singapore Navy and was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Military) in 2003. His last appointment was Dy Commander, Naval Logistics Command. Currently, he is the Vice President, Technology in ST Electronics (InfoSoftware Systems).
Prior to this appointment, he was Head of IT for ST Electronics as well as Head of IT Service Delivery for ST Engineering Group. Before he moved into his IT role, he was a Business Unit Head in InfoSoftware for 7 years.
Country General Manager - Cloud & Software Solutions
IBM Singapore Pte Ltd
Raymond leads the Cloud and Software Solutions business for IBM Singapore. He has responsibility for all the core facets of IBM Cloud offerings and Software offerings (including SaaS), with solutions ranging from Middleware, Big Data & Analytics, Security, IOT, Blockchain IBM Watson portfolio and IBM’s Cloud Platform.
Raymond has more than 18 years' experience in the IT industry spanning across managed services, networking and software, with more than 12 years spent in management roles at IBM. His prior experiences include leading IBM’s Mobile business for ASEAN working in tandem with Apple Inc, leading ASEAN Software services sales, Regional (ASEAN) Head for Software
Strategy and Operations amongst some.
Raymond has served as part of IBM ASEAN Leadership Group, IBM Senior Management Council in Singapore, and IBM Cloud Council.
Prior to his move into IT, Raymond started his career in marine, city and defense related services. Raymond holds a BEng in Marine Engineering from Newcastle University and MBA from Durham University Business School.
Co-Opted Councillor &
Artificial Intelligence + High-Performance Computing Chapter Chairman
Chief Technology Officer
Richard Koh is the chief technology officer of Microsoft Singapore. In this role, he is responsible for engaging with key executive leaders across government, industry and academia; bringing in the macro technology landscape; and helping customers leverage technology innovations for their digital transformation. His focus areas include guiding technology policies, standards, legal and regulatory matters, as well as security, privacy and compliance decisions.
Always passionate about the promises that the Internet and cloud computing can bring, and with a keen eye on business strategies, product development and marketing, Richard’s professional experience spans the Asia and North America regions, as well as multiple functional areas including research & development, IT, product management, marketing, business development and sales operations.
Richard graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science & Information Systems. Richard is a proud father of two children. He loves to work with passionate people who wants to change the world for the better, and enjoys running, skiing/snowboarding, reading, indie movies and tinkering with tech gadgets.
Vice President of Sales, Cloud Platform (Singapore & Brunei) & Country Managing Director, Singapore
Serene Sia is the Vice President of Cloud Platform Sales for Singapore & Brunei, and also the Country Managing Director (MD) for Oracle Corporation in Singapore. At Oracle, Serene is responsible for charting sustainable growth strategies in the organisation as a country MD and advocating customer digital transformation through Oracle Cloud, driving sales for the Cloud Platform.
Serene joined Oracle in 2018, as Vice President. As a leading female leader in the technology sector, Serene is taking on a double role at Oracle and is also regularly invited to speak and champion women leadership activities within the organisation such as the OWL program (Oracle Women Leadership).
Prior to her tenure at Oracle, from April 2014 to Jan 2018, she was the Managing Director at Presence of IT Asia, where she was responsible for overall operations and business leadership across all business functions and business groups of the Asia region.
From November 2012 to March 2014, she held the position of Area VP, Enterprise Strategic Sales, APAC, at Salesforce. She was responsible for strategy and execution of Top & Strategic Accounts in the region.
From April 2011 to June 2012, she was also Managing Director of SAP, Malaysia & Brunei, where she provided country leadership across all business functions and business groups, Enterprise and SME software and services business. Responsible for overseeing the company's operations, full revenue (P&L) responsibility for the Malaysia & Brunei markets. Serene managed a team of over 130 dedicated sales, business development and solution professionals.
Serene holds a Bachelor of Science (Management), Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services, 2nd Upper Class Honours from University of London.
Immediate Past Chairman
Saw Ken Wye
Chief Executive Officer
CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd
Saw Ken Wye, CEO of CrimsonLogic, focuses on managing and sustaining growth and business viability for the company. He is also responsible for leading the business teams in growing customer relationships and driving sales in regions such as Asia, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Caribean, as well as developing new market opportunities in the rest of the world.
Prior to joining CrimsonLogic in 2013, Ken Wye was Microsoft’s Vice President for Public Sector (Asia), responsible for the company’s business with Government and Government organizations across Asia. Ken Wye worked in Microsoft for nearly 16 years and started his IT career with the National Computer Board (NCB) in 1983.
RHT Law Taylor Wessing LLP
P Balachandran has been with the firm for more than 25 years and is currently a Senior Consultant.
Bala began professional practice as a litigator in 1978 mainly in company, banking, construction and engineering disputes. He broadened his experience by working for an English magic circle firm in London and Hong Kong.
Bala provides advisory services to mainly foreign clients for matters in Singapore, South East Asia countries, China, Taiwan, Japan and Australia. For some clients he performs in-house counsel’s functions. He has experience with large infrastructure projects particularly commercial developments, land reclamation and marine works, train systems, topside fabrication and oil and gas processing plants.
Additionally, Bala has been appointed arbitrator by both the Singapore Institute of Arbitration Centre and the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris.
Bala’s specialised portfolio includes matters relating to construction and engineering, infocomm technology and commercial transactions including mergers and acquisitions and negotiating and drafting diverse commercial agreements.