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 2018/2019



 

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.


 

1ST VICE-CHAIRMAN
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 his third term in SGTech (formerly Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF)), as Honorary Secretary in the Executive Committee, having taken positions as Councillors and Honorary Treasurer 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.


2ND VICE-CHAIRMAN
Andy Sim 
Senior Director and Head of Networking Business, APJ
Dell EMC

Andy brings with him over 20 years of industry expertise with global companies including Dell, Cisco Systems, Silicon Graphics and Hewlett Packard to name a few. At Samsung, Andy leads the New Business Development division - one of the strategic growth engines for the consumer electronics giant. His mandate is to build a solid foundation for the enterprise business given Samsung’s success in the consumer sphere. His vision lies in driving innovative Samsung technologies to transform new business experiences for enterprise customers. He has completed the Samsung/Harvard Leadership Program.

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 scoped roles spanning Sales, Channel, and Commercial Business at Cisco Systems.

An industry veteran, Andy is an active member of SGTech (formerly Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF)). He lives in Singapore with his family. He holds a 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 with fervor for challenges within a volatile and dynamic technology landscape.


 

HONORARY SECRETARY
Jeremy Tan 
Chief Executive Officer
Liquid Group Pte Ltd

Jeremy is 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. He is also the Chairman of Korvac holdings where he has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the payments industry, having launched, co-invested, built and divested multiple technology companies in the past decade.

Jeremy currently serves as Honorary Secretary where he is also the Chairman of the Singapore Enterprise Chapter that caters to the holistic development of Singapore SMEs and start-ups. From 2009 to 2017, Jeremy was on the board of Infocomm Investment Pte Ltd (now SGInnovate), supporting the rapid development of Singapore's start-up ecosystem centred around BASH, Singapore’s first and largest integrated start-up space. 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.  


HONORARY TREASURER
Tammie Tham
Executive Vice President (Enterprise and Services)
Ensign InfoSecurity

Tammie Tham is EVP (Enterprise and Services) for Ensign InfoSecurity, one of Asia’s largest pure-play cyber security firms, headquartered in Singapore with offices in Malaysia and Hong Kong.

She manages the Enterprise business portfolio at Ensign InfoSecurity, which provides bespoke cyber security services that include professional services, designing and building enterprise wide cybersecurity solutions, and managed security services. Prior to this role, Tammie was the CEO and founder of Accel Systems & Technologies (Accel), a cybersecurity systems integrator. Tammie has more than 18 years of experience in Cyber Security and has held management positions at large global and regional IT Services companies. She has extensive experience in the ASEAN region across
various CII sectors.

Before founding Accel, Tammie led the APAC Cyber Security Business Unit at BT Frontline, a subsidiary of BT Global Services. She was responsible for expanding its cyber business in ASEAN and building a footprint in Asia-Pacific. Prior to this, she led the ASEAN ITS Security Practice at IBM. She has also held sales management and leadership roles at Frontline Solutions and Netrust.

Outside of Ensign InfoSecurity, Tammie is an Ex-Co Member of SGTech (formerly known as SiTF), Singapore’s premiere infocomm industry association. She’s also the immediate past chairman of its Cyber Security Chapter. Tammie is on the Board of Trustees of Singapore Institute of Technology. She’s also a member of the Cyber Security Agency’s Cyber Security Awareness Alliance, which was formed to build a positive culture of cyber security in Singapore, and promote and enhance awareness and adoption of essential cyber security practices.


 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER
Craig Gledhill 
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 (formerly Singapore IT Federation), Board member of DBS banks Innovation board and was a board member of the American Chamber of Commerce for five years.


 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER
Michael Yap
Managing Partner
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”.  
 




COUNCILLOR
Benjamin Mah
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.



 

 
COUNCILLOR
Chong Yoke Sin 
Chief, Enterprise Business Group
Starhub Limited

Yoke Sin leads the enterprise business group at StarHub, and is responsible for driving the next growth phase of the business and deepening the engagement with the enterprise community.

Yoke Sin is a veteran in the IT industry with more than 30 years of experience, she is known to many in the industry as an informal and hands-on leader. She was the CEO of Integrated Health Information Systems Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of MOH Holdings Pte Ltd. She also led the healthcare IT industry as Chair of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Asia Pacific Governing Council and was the first Asian Vice Chair on the HIMSS Board of Managers. HIMSS is the largest Healthcare Informatics society in the US and sets the benchmark for Hospital IT certification. In her prior roles, Yoke Sin was CEO of NCS Pte Ltd, moving up the ranks from Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of Business Development.

In addition, Yoke Sin is Vice President of the Singapore Computer Society (SCS). She is also a Fellow of SCS and a Certified IT Project Manager (Senior). She currently sits on the Boards of the Singapore Land Authority, SG Enable, Republic Polytechnic and the National Kidney Foundation.

Yoke Sin holds a PhD in Chemistry from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and attended the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard University. She was conferred the Outstanding Alumni Award from NUS and the Hall of Fame from HIMSS for her contributions to the advancement of healthcare IT programmes in Asia Pacific.

 

COUNCILLOR
David Tan
Managing Director
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. 


COUNCILLOR
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.



 

 
COUNCILLOR
Kevin Wo
Managing Director
Microsoft Singapore

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 and building on the company’s 26-year presence here.

Wo joins Microsoft Singapore 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 taking on his new role at Microsoft, Wo spent close to seven years with Avanade, a leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences. In this role, he led a team of over 200 employees and successfully drove the growth of its regional business. Avanade was named Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award for Singapore in 2015 and 2016 (joint award with Accenture). Wo joined Avanade in January 2010 as its vice president and country manager for Singapore. He has previously held leadership roles at several leading IT and business consulting firms.

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.


 

COUNCILLOR &
SMART NATION CHAPTER CHAIRMAN
Lau Shih Hor 
Chief Executive Officer
Elixir Technology Pte Ltd

Shih Hor is the CEO and co-founder of Elixir Technology. Under his leadership, Elixir's award-winning Business Intelligence and Analytics solution has garnered customers in over 60 countries including many government agencies, financial institutions, telcos, and healthcare organisations. More recently, Elixir has rolled out BizInsights, an online Data-as-a-Service solution built on Elixir's analytics platform to provide instant business insights based on government data with plan for mash-ups of public and private data.

Elixir is also actively involved in several Smart Nation/Cities/Home projects in anticipation of the IoT wave of innovations and demands.


 

COUNCILLOR
Low Jin Phang
Executive Vice President / General Manager
ST Electronics (Info-Software Systems) Pte Ltd

Mr Low Jin Phang was appointed Executive Vice President / General Manager, ST Electronics (Info-Software Systems) on 1 September 2017, to drive the company’s growth for mission critical Command, Control, Communications, Computers & Intelligence (C4I) systems in defence, public safety, and smart city domains, for both local and international markets.

Prior to this, he held the appointment of Vice President, Communications & Security, ST Electronics (Info-Comm Systems) since 1 September 2016, responsible for namely three divisions - Integrated Communications, Network Solutions, and Public Safety and Security. Under his leadership, he oversaw the development of innovative solutions for several national projects across public safety, security, and healthcare sectors, in contribution to Singapore’s Smart Nation initiatives.

Mr Low started his career with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in 1991 and was awarded The Public Administration Medal (Bronze) (Military) in 2007. In his last appointment in the SAF, he served as the Chief Signal Officer. Prior to this, he held a classified appointment in the Ministry of Defence. His previous apointments in the SAF include Commander Signal Institute.
He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) (First Class Honours) from the National University of Singapore in 1990. He was awarded the SAF Post Graduate Award and in 1996, he graduated with Master of Science in Defense Technology & Systems from the Cranfield University.

He is married with two children and is an avid runner who advocates healthy living.




COUNCILLOR
Mark Shmulevich
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).


 

COUNCILLOR
Paul Lim
Chairman
Rentalworks SG Pte Ltd

Mr Paul Lim is the founder and CEO of Secura Group Limited up till 10 Oct 2017. He spent 19 years in the Singapore Police Force in various senior positions before starting his private sector career in 2010 as a one-man start up in the security industry. From there, he grew his security businesses and subsequently listed them on Singapore Exchange Catalist board as Secura Group Limited, the only listed company providing integrated security solutions including cyber security, mobile forensics, security technology, security guarding and security printing.

Paul is an active contributor to the business ecosystem and serves on various committees or sub-committees in the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI), Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF), Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE), 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 companies involved in Mechanical and Engineering, Disruptive Technology, Social Enterprise, Ecommerce and HR Tech. He is chairman and director of several private and public companies in Singapore and Hong Kong, 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 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.


 

 
COUNCILLOR
Tay Bee Kheng 
Managing Director, Singapore & Brunei
Cisco Systems USA

Ms Tay Bee Kheng was a former Vice President and General Manager for HP Software Asia Pacific and Japan, responsible for driving revenue success and aligning countries and multi-disciplined teams to overall worldwide and region strategy.

A 20 year veteran of the IT industry, Ms Tay has had a sales focused career with experience across Asia-Pacific and Japan. Prior to this promotion, she was the Director of Field Sales and Business Operations HP Software APJ and also served as the Director and Country general manager of HP Software South-East Asia.

Ms Tay has an extensive, multi-faceted and proven leadership background in sales, partners and alliances, sales operations, enablement, manufacturing industry vertical, finance and marketing.

In HP’s 2012 Make It Better (MIB) global initiative, Ms Tay was a key team driver in meeting and exceeding APJ commitments to worldwide saving guidance.



 

CO-OPTED COUNCILLOR
Gavin Chua
Head of Infrastructure Engagement, APAC
Facebook
 
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).


 

CO-OPTED COUNCILLOR
Ivan Chang Weilong
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman
Wonderlabs.io

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
Raymond Wong
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
Serene Sia
Vice President of Sales, Cloud Platform (Singapore & Brunei) & Country Managing Director, Singapore
Oracle

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.


 

CO-OPTED COUNCILLOR
Steve Goh
Vice President Sales, APJ
Acronis

Steve is a proven leader with strong crosscultural skills and 21 years of successful business and market development experience across Asia. He is proficient in leading strongperforming teams, building new businesses and driving business transformation leveraging on his experience across the many key positions he held in Direct and Indirect Sales, Channel Partners, SI and Strategic Alliances Management, Mergers & Acquisitions.

Prior to joining Acronis, Steve worked for Microsoft in Asia for 13 years, managing various portfolios in Enterprise, SMB and OEM segments in Singapore and China. While in China, Steve was responsible for driving Partner’s loyalty, setting up sales strategies and processes to drive Partner Led Solution Selling incremental revenue. Steve consistently exceeded his
sales targets and KPIs, and has been recognized with several achievement awards.

Steve came to Acronis in 2015 and on his position as Vice President for APAC & Japan, he is driving growth, setting up channels and sales infrastructures in the region, while coordinating the penetration into the market and the development of the Partner ecosystem and investments in Asia. Steve graduated from National University of Singapore majoring in engineering.

 

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN
Shirley Wong 
Managing Partner
TNF Ventures Pte Ltd   

Ms Shirley Wong is an entrepreneur and has more than 20 years of experience in the IT & Technology industry. She is the Managing Partner of TNF Ventures Pte Ltd, an incubator under National Research Foundation’s Technology Incubator Scheme.

Prior to the current role, she oversaw the management and operations of the BT Frontline group in Asia Pacific, driving the professional services business for IT Security, Healthcare and Applications Development.

 

LEGAL COUNSEL
P. Balachandran
Senior Consultant
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.