Founder and CEO, LeadWomen
B.A. in Mathematics from Essex University, UK
Higher National Diploma of Computer Studies from Plymouth Polytechnic, United Kingdom.
Anne Abraham currently serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Media Prima Berhad and Metrod Holdings Berhad. She is also Chairperson for Board of Media Prima Digital Sdn. Bhd., the digital subsidiary of Media Prima Berhad and an Independent Non- Executive director of NSTP Berhad, also a Media Prima Berhad subsidiary.
Her current role as Chair of LeadWomen, an MSC status consultancy company she founded in late 2011, is focused on developing and advancing women leaders, in line with the Malaysian government’s aspirational target of 30% women on boards. In this capacity she sets the strategy, direction, framework and content for women leadership development. Anne is recognized as a thought leader in gender diversity and inclusion, both locally and regionally. Her objective of getting more women into the boardrooms is to encourage diversity of thought and perspectives which has proven by research to improve innovation, sustainability and governance of organizations, thus building a stronger corporate Malaysia. Anne is a frequent guest speaker, facilitator and moderator in Women leadership conferences, workshops and summits. (http://www.lead-women.com). She is also the Co - Founder of the Malaysian Chapter of the 30% Club, a global business campaign lobbying for increased women representation on the boards of Malaysian PLCs.
In the course of her corporate career, Anne has garnered over 20 years of experience in several leadership positions in the fields of sales, marketing, alliances and operations in global technology companies. Prior to setting up LeadWomen, she was the Country Manager of SAP Malaysia and then appointed as Managing Director Cisco Malaysia, two of the largest global technology companies in their own specialisation.
In a non-business capacity, Anne is a board director for Protect & Save the Children, a non- profit organization focused on Child Protection and this year 2019, been appointed as a board trustee for the Tun Fatimah Hashim Women in Leadership UKM.
Gina Wong is SVP & Head of Sales and Customer Success at ST Telemedia-LEAP since April 2018. In this role, she leads high performing Sales & Customer Success teams to drive transformational customer outcomes.
One of few women leaders with deep cloud and innovation expertise, Gina has been instrumental in helping large enterprises adopt emerging technologies, such as spearheading the cloud journey for the world's #1 digital bank. Gina continues to inspire and transform people and businesses through reinvention and outthinking. Prior to ST Telemedia, Gina has held senior leadership positions at IBM, Amazon Web Services, Cisco and Avaya. Her flair and experience in both IT and Business roles, coupled with knowledge across a broad portfolio of technology products, solutions and services enable her to be a pivotal Trusted Advisor to many CXOs.
Gina is born in Singapore with a Bachelor of Arts & Social Science degree from National University of Singapore. She also serves as a Director on the Board of Cloud Comrade, a rising Cloud system integrator and managed services company in ASEAN.LinkedIn Profile
Ng Sue Lynn
Ng Sue Lynn
Executive Director & Head of Indirect Tax Practice
KPMG Tax Services Sdn Bhd
Fellow, the Association of
Chartered Certified Accountants,
United Kingdom (FCCA)
Associate, Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia
Education, Licenses & Certifications
BA (Honours) Accounting, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Sue Lynn joined KPMG in 2005 and has experience in both Corporate Income Tax and Indirect Tax. She advises on Malaysian tax issues and has assisted numerous leading overseas and locally headquartered multinationals. She has also undertaken a secondment in KPMG ASPAC in Singapore.
For Corporate Income Tax, her experience includes Malaysian tax advisory and tax planning work in mergers and acquisitions and cross-border transactions (inbound and outbound).
For Indirect Tax, Sue Lynn’s experience includes assisting her clients on the Sales Tax and Service Tax (SST) as well as Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation, advisory, compliance and health check projects. Sue Lynn is also experienced in advising clients on the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering requirements.
Her clients come from a diverse range of industries such as service providers, information technology providers, retail, financial services, advertising, manufacturing, property and construction. She also advised overseas clients intending to invest in Malaysia.
She is an approved HRDF Certified Trainer and a regular speaker at Indirect Tax seminars and workshops both locally and internationally.
Raymond is the Founder and CEO of Daythree Business Services, an award-winning business process management company specialising in optimising CX through cutting-edge technology. He specializes in providing strategic management direction, particularly in the field of digital transformation strategy and management. Amongst his many key achievements, Raymond managed one of the largest healthcare informatics implementations in Malaysia and played key role in realizing the IT Outsourcing agenda of a major state government in Malaysia.
Having originated from a corporate finance background, Raymond has strong working and practical knowledge in finance and accounting. He holds a Master of Business Administration majoring in Strategy & Planning and is the author of several articles/research papers. He was selected by peers in the industry as ‘Best Thought Leader 2017’ – an award reserved for recognising leadership aimed at external positioning of the individual’s competencies in delivering value. Raymond is the President of Contact Centre Association Malaysia, and also serves as Treasurer for Outsourcing Malaysia.
Best-Selling Author & Motivational Speaker
Multi-Awarded Global Learning Leader
EduTech Entrepreneur & Angel Investor
ROGER COLLANTES is a best-selling motivational author and keynote speaker, multi-awarded talent developer and executive coach, award-winning edutech founder and entrepreneur, with 30 years of experience as Learning Innovator and Transformational Leadership Expert.
Roger was formerly the Asia-Pacific Learning and Development Director for Citibank, covering more than 30,000 staff across 13 countries. He founded Citibank's training consultancy business, the Institute for Learning Excellence and Accelerated Development (ILEAD), based in Shanghai, China.
Roger founded and manages three pioneering startups as Founder & CEO of Global Learning Solutions (Singapore & Hong Kong), Master Franchisee & CEO of MindChamps International Preschools (Philippines), and Co-Founder & CEO of Smarter Robotics (Philippines & Malaysia).
Smarter Robotics was awarded by the prestigious tech magazine, CIO Advisor Asia Pacific, as one of the “10 Hottest APAC Artificial Intelligence Consulting Services Companies in 2019”. Roger was appointed as Senator of the Grand Assembly by the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), the largest angel investments network in the world, in 2019.
Roger is an industry icon and thought leader who won several prestigious awards during his professional career, including the “Leading HR Professional Award” from the Singapore Human Resources Institute (2007); the “Learning Leader Award for Excellence in Organizational Management” from Bersin Associates USA (2008); the "Most Outstanding Contribution to HR Industry Award” from HRM Singapore (2011); and the “Most Outstanding Learning Leader Extraordinaire Award" from the Philippine Society for Training & Development (2013).
Roger conducts the high energy Thrivers Leadership Program, based on his best-selling book Beyond Survival, where he teaches people how to "thrive, not just survive" in the midst of accelerated change and to be a “disrupter, not a disgruntled” in the age of technology disruptions.
DAVID LAI is an Executive Director at BDO Tax Services Sdn Bhd and is the Head of BDO’s Tax Advisory function. He has over 28 years of work experience in professional practice and was CFO of a multi-national commercial group. He is a Council Member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM) and Chairman of the Institute's Indirect Tax Technical Committee. He is also a fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA). David expertise is in tax advisory work for local and multi-national companies in various sectors, including financial, property, leisure, trading, and manufacturing sectors. David has extensive tax experience in cross border transactions, corporate restructuring, international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and group financing.
Aurobindo has over 20 years of experience in tax consulting, research, training and documentation. He has worked extensively with tax authorities in the Asia-Pacific region and corporate organisations on various issues involving tax treaties, permanent establishments, financial instruments, cross border transactions, hybrid structures and anti-abuse provisions.
His focus is primarily be on consulting assignments in the Government and MNC space, where he actively engages the various ministries and regulators to bring ideas to them on how tax can help achieve their intended outcomes.
Aurobindo was previously head of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (Asia-Pacific). He is a member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia as well as an Executive Committee member of the International Fiscal Association's Malaysian branch. He is also a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences.
Rina Neoh has more than 20 years of experience in both the corporate and entrepreneurial world. With a solid foundation in B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Science and a keen business sense acquired through an overseas MBA (International Business), Rina has delivered multi-million dollar returns from small business enterprises, which she has incubated, coached, invested in or promoted. Rina is also instrumental in two IPOs in Australian Stock Exchange and have executed complex cross border mergers and acquisitions. A seasoned executive with an operations and systems perspective, Rina is well known for setting up and developing companies across Asia Pacific, including brick-and-mortar and technology-enabled enterprises.
Rina is the Founder/Investor of EduTech Asia Group of Companies that focuses on bringing thousands of educators from across Asia to evaluate and plan for the future of learning. She currently sits on the Board of MATRADE and also the Senator Representing Malaysia for the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), an international organisation aiming to ease access to finance for businesses from start to scale up.
Rina co-founded Mercatus Capital Pte Ltd, a homegrown incubator based in Singapore and a venture accelerator since 2006. Through its angel networks, Mercatus Group provided seed capital to promising new small ventures, with more than 60 startups seeded and incubated in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, India, China and Hong Kong. Rina holds strategic management roles, directorships and equities in Mercatus Capital, Synapse Global, Unlimited Brands, MindChamps International PreSchool Philippines, Ficus Venture Capital & Fintech Lab.
In addition to managing various companies as director or investor, Rina finds time to serve as business coach and adviser to several business advisory boards, NGOs & Universities. Rina spends most of her free time advocating "greenfield” businesses, promoting social entrepreneurship, women empowerment and volunteerism work.
Chairman and President, Ciena India
Rajesh Nambiar serves as Chairman and President of Ciena India. In this role, he is responsible for driving Ciena’s continued success and growth in the country. Rajesh helps guide local customers and partners on their network transformation journey, gives Ciena a voice within government and industry associations, and leads Ciena India’s growing employee base.
Previously, Rajesh was the General Manager and Global Leader of IBM’s $8 billion Application Services Business which built and managed software applications for clients worldwide. While based in Singapore, he was Managing Partner for Global Business Services at IBM for Southeast Asia where he led the consulting and application services business across six countries. He also served on the board of IBM India for more than 12 years.
Prior to joining IBM, Rajesh was with Tata Group for eighteen years and developed the company’s business for the Eastern region of the United States. He was a member of the Corporate Think Tank for Tata Consulting Services and established the company’s relationship with several Fortune 500 clients. He also served on the board of AP-Online, one of Tata’s joint ventures. Rajesh has been a member of NASSCOM Executive Council (Board) for several years, a premier trade body and chamber of commerce of the IT-BPO industries in India and currently serves ASOCIO as Vice Chairman.
Rajesh holds a master’s degree in statistics from the Indian Statistical Institute and an Advanced Management degree from Harvard Business School.
Founder and CEO of LEADERONOMICS
Roshan Thiran is the Founder and CEO of Leaderonomics, a social enterprise dedicated to providing access to leadership development to everyone of all ages in developing nations across Asia Pacific. Leaderonomics has grown into one of the largest social enterprises and has built numerous impactful ‘social’ initiatives including DoGoodVolunteer.com, DIODE, Dropzone, Leaderonomics’ Club, LeaderonomicsTV and other social work.
Roshan began his career with Exxon-Mobil in an operational role. He later moved to General Electric (GE) and began his GE career at GE Investments in Stamford, CT, USA leading the start-up efforts of a mutual fund as an Investment Analyst. He was later drafted into GE Capital’s Financial Management Program (FMP) and had a number of Finance assignments with various GE Capital businesses, GE International in Shelton CT and also leading an integration effort at GE Global Compression Services in Dallas, TX.
Roshan then joined National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) at its Rockefeller Center, New York City hub as News &Sports Analyst responsible for 6 news programs, The Today Show, Dateline, and Sunrise and lead the MSNBC cable network start-up efforts. He was part of numerous media initiatives at NBC Universal helping drive growth.
Roshan then moved to London, UK, to take on a cross-functional pan-Europe role for GE Capital Europe focusing on acquisition and integration of operations and processes across Europe and the US. Roshan returned to the US in 1998 to join GE Corporate Initiatives Group (CIG), GE’s think-tank, and later took on the role as project manager of global Y2K efforts.
In April 1999, Roshan moved to Malaysia as CFO & Executive Director of GE Engines Services Malaysia (GEESM). Roshan helped grow GEESM 5 times in 2 years and helped in its successful turnaround, including enabling it to be “best-in-the world” in a number of areas. In 2001 Roshan took on a leadership development role with GE Crotonville as a Learning Leader, spearheading the training and leadership development efforts in Asia Pacific and Australia.
In 2003, Roshan took over as Director of HR Asia Pacific, overseeing Finance organizations across Asia. In 2007. Roshan moved out of GE and took a role as the Director of Global Talent Management for Johnson & Johnson. He supported J & J’s global emerging leader programme design and implementation and the Global Succession Planning and Performance Management projects. He was also instrumental in driving talent management processes across Asia. roshanthiran
He has won numerous awards in business, HR and leadership development, including a Global HR award and the Malaysia HR Leader Award. Roshan currently hosts his own TV show and also writes a few newspaper columns and has his own weekly radio segment. He is a key thought leader in the field of leadership and business and frequently speaks at global conferences.
CEO & Managing Director of GAX MD
Mr. Ronnie Tan is currently the CEO & Managing Director of GAX MD. His role includes strengthening the digital investment management ecosystem, aside from creating a working culture that promotes customer centricity, creative innovation and collaborative intelligence. He brings with him more than 35 years of experience in the financial, investment and capital market industry.
Since 2001, Mr. Ronnie has been the Managing Director of Silverlake Capital Market Solution, where he spearheaded the Silverlake Group in developing innovative solutions for the funds management and investment banking industry. He is responsible for the overall business growth, technology innovation, fostering strategic collaborations and creating value for clients. He also leads the Silverlake Group’s Fintech Transformation strategy.
Prior to joining the Silverlake Group, Mr. Ronnie served as Group Head of IT and Operations for Hwang-DBS Investment Bank. Mr. Ronnie also served as the First Vice President, Chief Information Officer Group IT and Banking Operations for OCBC Bank. In both of these positions, he was primarily responsible for the bank’s strategic planning, digital innovation, operations and process re-engineering.
Mr. Ronnie received an Honours Degree in Computer Science and Accounting from Monash University, Australia in 1984.
He embraces new experiences and cultures during his travels and appreciates a good read every now and then.
Anthony Raja Devadoss
Managing Director & Business Head, PERSOLKELLY CONSULTING, ASIA PACIFIC
Board Member, Career Partners International
Deputy Chairman, OM – A GBS Initiative from PIKOM
Anthony Raja Devadoss is Managing Director & Business Head of PERSOLKELLY Consulting, part of PERSOLKELLY in Asia Pacific. Devadoss is responsible for the consulting business services operations in Asia Pacific, leading the growth of the company’s main business practices which includes Business Services, HR Certifications, Talent Management Technology, Career Transition Solutions, Executive Coaching & Leadership Development.
Having been with the PERSOLKELLY Group since 2001, Devadoss brings 20 years of experience in Business Services, Talent & Technology sector spanning across industries related to outsourcing and consulting. Devadoss was previously based both in India and Malaysia, serving in leadership roles.
Devadoss is the current Deputy Chairman of OM, a chapter of PIKOM, Committee Chair of GBS Asia Award Committee, and Awards / Academy Committee member of PIKOM. He is actively involved in the country's and region’s HR Services & Technology industry development and holds memberships in various local and international associations including the Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Devadoss is a Global Board Member of the Career Partners International, a leading Career Management organization worldwide.
Devadoss holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from MUM, US majoring in Marketing and Management Information Systems. Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences, Loyola College, India & Post Graduate Diploma in Computing from DMU, UK. He recently attended the Global Leadership Program by INSEAD Business School.
Dr. Jarernsri Mitrpanont
Faculty of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Mahidol University, Thailand
- Senior Advisor and Program Chair, B.Sc. in ICT (International Program), Faculty of ICT, Mahidol University
- Advisor, The Association of Thai ICT Industry (ATCI Thailand)
- Advisor, Council of IT Deans of Thailand (CITT)
- Founding Dean, Faculty ICT, Mahidol University (2009–2018)
- Chairman, Council of IT Deans of Thailand (CITT) 2016-2017
- Audit Committee, Digital Government Agency (Public Organization)—DGA, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (2017-2019)
- Board Member, Electronic Government Agency (Public Organization)—EGA, Ministry of ICT (2014-2015)
- Director, Mahidol University Computing Center, Mahidol University (2003-2009)
- Board Member, First Electronic Transaction Commission, Ministry of Science, Technology, and Environment (2003-2006) Permanent Secretariat ASEAN side for ASEAN-China Network Engineering and Technology (ACNET-EngTech) Universities (2015-2018)
- Advisor to the Audit Subcommittee, EGA, Minister of ICT (2015-2017)
- Chair, Audit Subcommittee, EGA, Ministry of ICT (2014-2015)
- Grant Subcommittee and Venture Capital Subcommittee, Software Industry Promotion Agency (Public Organization)—SIPA, Ministry of ICT (2011-2015)
- Advisory Committee to Electronic Transaction Subcommittee for Standard, Ministry of ICT (2007-2009)
Mahidol University is a top ranked comprehensive leading research university in Thailand internationally recognized in Medical and Health Science area. Dr. Jarernsri Mitrpanont has been in Academic with Mahidol for more than forty years. She was the founding Dean of Faculty of ICT established in 2009. She led ICT Faculty strategically to be a well-recognized ICT human resource development institute nationally and internationally linking to several university partners and research institutes in Japan, Germany, Norway, UK, China, Korea, etc. She actively engages with many public organizations and IT industries. Under her direction, ICT Faculty won numerous awards including the 2017 ASOCIO ICT Education Excellence Award. Moreover, the B.Sc. (ICT) program was assessed and certified by the ASEAN University Network Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) for a successful quality assurance recommended for the ‘Example of Best Practice’ in 2019.
As the Director of Mahidol University Computing Center in 2003-2009, she engaged with many ICT industries to leverage the IT Academic and infrastructure development for Mahidol including the expansion of the all campus-wide Gigabit and wireless networks for the university. Besides her Ph.D. in Computer Science, M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics and B.Sc. in Physics; her research areas are such as Database, Data Warehouse, Data/Web Mining, Decision Support Systems and Business Intelligence, IT auditing, Data Analytics, Data Visualization, Machine Learning and Health Informatics. She has won numerous awards but recently on the 2017 National Invention Award from National Research Council of Thailand.
Munirah is an MBA graduate from UK, majoring in Human Resource Management. She is a member of International Who’s Who of Professionals and Life Member of International Business Leaders. She is also the Top Nominee for the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2018
She is the Founder/President & CEO of Brandt International, which specializes in the areas of Business Transformation/CX Consulting and Business Process Managed Services by leveraging on digital workforce (AI, ML, DL & RPA). She is an experienced Facilitator, Human Performance Strategist, Service Quality Management, Operational Management & Change Management practitioner for the past 30 years having conducted numerous training, coaching & mentoring and consulting assignments in Customer Experience and Organization Development & Digitalization assignments, both locally and overseas. She has worked extensively throughout Asia & US.
She has worked in partnership with individuals and teams to grow their careers and portfolios with a key focus on customers. During her working & consulting experience, she has coached and mentored many individuals from new joiners and management associates, all the way to high potential talents who were being groomed for career acceleration and Senior Leadership ‘C’ Level individuals.
In line with her extraordinaire contributions to the women’s agenda, she was conferred with the following awards:
- “Women Leadership Award” for Business Process Outsourcing Sector in 2018.
- “Top 30 Women Achievers & Leaders-Malaysia” 2017.
- The “Women Leadership Achievement Award” at the WWLCA-World Women Leadership Congress & Award 2015
- Inaugural “Malaysian Women of Excellence Award 2014”
Alex is the Head of Sales CC/BPO for ASEAN and Korea based in Singapore. He brings more than 15 years of experience to this role and has deep experience in a wide range of technology products and services. Prior to joining Automation Anywhere, for close to a decade he was Director Sales APAC at NICE. Alex is passionate about understanding organisational strategies of brands focused on delivering exceptional customer experience and helps recommend best practices for value realisation. With deep knowledge in disruptive technologies like intelligent automation, artificial intelligence, cognitive and machine learning he is one of the leading evangelist in the field of Robotic Process Automation.
Toshio Iwamoto serves as Principal Executive Advisor of NTT DATA Corporation, a leading global IT company with more than 120,000 employees across over 50 countries. Mr. Iwamoto served as President and Chief Executive Officer of NTT DATA Corporation between 2012 and 2018. In this role, he aggressively promoted business growth both domestically and internationally.
In addition to the current role at NTT DATA, he has taken multiple positions in various industry organizations, one of which is Vice-Chairman of the Japan Information Technologies Services Industry Association (JISA), the largest association in the Japanese Information Technologies Services industry. Mr. Iwamoto was also appointed as Vice-Chair of ASOCIO in August 2019.
Mr. Iwamoto’s involvement in business extends beyond the IT sector into manufacturing, banking and other business areas. Furthermore, he participates on governmental councils and committees as an advisor, providing his perspective on a wide range of topics from cutting-edge technologies, ICT society, to bilateral and multilateral international collaborations.
Woon Tai Hai
Woon Tai Hai
Collectively, Woon has over 35 years related experience in the Information Technology industry including fifteen years in systems development and integrations in the Banking and finance industry in Australia and Malaysia. He spent another twenty years with KPMG and BDO Consulting as Partner and Executive Director in Management Consulting and Risk Management wherein he also held the positions of Chief Information Officer and Chief Knowledge Officer during his tenure in KPMG. He retired from both organisations in 2013 and 2017 respectively.
Woon has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA), a Post Graduate Degree in Accounting and Finance from University of Technology, Sydney, Australia and a Bachelor of Science ( BSC) from University New South Wales, Australia In early 2019. Woon is appointed Secretary General for the Asian Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation (ASOCIO), a regional federation of ICT associations of 24 member economies in the region.
He is also appointed to the Board of Director as Independent Non Executive Director (INED) in Takaful Ikhlas General Berhad and Takaful Ikhlas Family Berhad in October and September 2019 respectively. He is also nominated on to the audit, investment and risk management committees.
Woon was elected chairman of the National Tech Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) for two terms in 2011 to 2013, and thereafter appointed Advisor to the association till now. In 2018, he was also appointed a member of the working group of the Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) in the Professional Services Nexus. In 2018 and 2019 he was appointed to the Malaysia Australia Business Council (MABC) as Executive Officio to the council and also currently the Ambassador and Mentor to the Asia Cybersecurity Exchange.
CHIAM Hsing Ren
CHIAM Hsing Ren
Hsing Ren is currently the Commercial Director at the Asian operations for SEEK, the world’s leading online job marketplace. Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, SEEK’s strategy is to match more candidates to opportunities than anyone else through using its platform scale and to build a radically more efficient and effective marketplace. In Asia, SEEK operates the JobStreet.com and JobsDB.com portals.
In his role as Commercial Director, Hsing Ren oversees commercial execution of the region’s plans and strategies including go-to-market and new value services. Prior to this Hsing Ren was the Director of Strategy for SEEK Asia, responsible for envisaging the long-term strategy for Asian product and operations. Over this time, he has built deep sector knowledge of the trends in online human capital marketplaces in South East Asia and globally.
Before moving to South East Asia, Hsing Ren worked in strategy and operations for nearly 15 years in the telecoms, digital media and technology space in London, UK. This experience included managing strategy for the global commercial arm of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), as well as a consultant for PwC Strategy (now Strategy&) where he advised the world’s largest telecoms and media players.
Hsing Ren holds a masters and bachelor’s degree from the University of Cambridge.
Dr. Makoto Yokozawa
- Visiting Professor, the Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
- Visiting Professor, Research Institute for Science & Technology, Tokyo University of Science
- Fellow, Technology Strategy Center, New Energy and Industry Technology Development Organization
- Co-Chair, Committee for Digital Economy Policy, BIAC (Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD)
- Chair, Global Strategy Working Group, Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)
- Chair, Public Policy Committee, JISA (Japan IT Services Industry Association)
- Senior Consultant, Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.
Dr. Yokozawa is the head professor of the Market and Organisation Informatics Systems Laboratory at the Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University. which is a Joint Research Unit with a private IT services company, Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.
He has been leading in many study groups for regulatory and policy issues in Japanese government and private sector associations, including broadband policy, spectrum management, Internet governance, personal data protection, digital trade, innovation and Information Society and Economy policies. He has been leading multilateral discussions for digital socio-economy policies, including those in OECD, APEC, UNCTAD, ITU and WTO, as well as bilateral dialogues with US, EU, Korea, Taiwan, India and China.
Tim Conway is a consultant specialising in digital public policy, with over 30 years ’ experience in ICT policy development. He was a founder and Director, Asia-Pacific for the Global Digital Foundation , a not-for-profit platform for multi-disciplinary dialogue between policymakers, stakeholders and scholars in support of evidence-based policy for the digital society.
Tim has degrees in commerce and law, and completed post graduate courses in resource economics, quality management and business re-engineering. A former government advisor, and resource sector economist, Tim has focused on the role of technology, with roles in the Australian, UK, European and global ICT sector.
Founder & CEO, AMIYA Corporation
- Founder and ex-COO of KAGA SOLUTION NETWORK Co., Ltd.
- Board Member / Vice Chairman of International Committee, Japan Information Technology and Service Industry Association (JISA)
- Board Member, High Technology Software Development Conjunction Organization (HISCO)
- Board Member, Japan IT Software Company Pension Fund (JISCPF)
- Organizer, CODE BALI (Security Conference)
John Choi got a Ph.D., University of South Carolina in 1988. Appointed as a dirsctor, AI lab, at KIST(Korea Institute of Science and Technology) in 1988. Then, moved to Sangmyung University, Seoul to teach computer courses in 1991 until spring 2015. He founded a startup company, MarkAny and has run the company as a CEO until now.
Yao See Kiat
Yao See Kiat
Executive Director, SGTECH
See Kiat is an experienced executive with broad experience in the software and telecommunications industry, with in-depth knowledge of Internet, telecoms (fixed & wireless) and data centres of more than 25 years. Last major project was building up the first member-driven Internet exchange in Singapore, SGIX (www.sgix.sg).
With the experience and knowledge of the industry, See Kiat offers a different perspective in the areas of data privacy and protection, constantly engaging members as well as regulators such as PDPC in Singapore. SGTech, being an active and responsible advocate of the technology industry in Singapore, needs to ensure members keep up with the evolving technology landscape, not just in technically, but also in areas of policies and practices. SGTech strives to create an ecosystem to anticipate changing trends and develop sustainable initiatives that can further strengthen the community and help the industry grow.
Tanti Didi Zam Binti Zainal Abidin
Tanti Didi Zam Binti Zainal Abidin
Head of Group Information & Communication Technology S P Setia Berhad
She is currently heading the Information Technology division in a property industry. Prior to this, she was involved in corporate sales for close to 20 years where her main role is to help her client succeed with relevant technology and services. She started her career as an Information Technologist in 1996, which she provided services internally in the manufacturing industry.
While pursuing her Corporate Sales career, in 2012 she acquired a Post-Graduate in Accounting and currently, with usher perseverance to complete her Masters in Corporate Governance. Her first degree was in Computer Science. Besides studies, she was an avid sportswoman who was an athlete and a swimmer, enjoys art and theater, love the outdoor – hiking, camping, and gardening.
Ganesh Kumar Bangah
Ganesh Kumar Bangah
Ganesh Kumar Bangah (“Ganesh”) is prominent leader in the Malaysian Tech industry. He is currently the Chairman of the National Tech Association of Malaysia (“PIKOM”). Ganesh is also an award winning serial entrepreneur and startup investor. He has received many awards and accolades being recognized by Top 10 of Malaysia as among the 10 most inspiring Malaysian technology entrepreneurs and by Society Magazine as one of the 100 people you must know in Asia.
Ganesh is the Chair of E-Commerce Malaysia, a Chapter of PIKOM. As Chair of Ecommerce Malaysia, he has operated #MYCYBERSALE, a public private partnership between PIKOM and Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (“MDEC”). Through his leadership he grew the sales of #MYCYBERSALE 2019 to more than RM390m, representing an increase of more than 80% over a span of two years while reducing government cost for the initiative by 60%. Ganesh is also the Champion of the ICT Nexus under the Malaysian Productivity Blueprint and in that capacity is a member of the Malaysian Productivity Council.
Ganesh founded his first internet business, MOL Global Inc. (“MOL”) in the year 2000 at the tender age of 20. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of MOL for 15 years since its inception. Ganesh was certified by the Malaysia Book of Records as the youngest Chief Executive Officer of a Malaysian public listed company when MOL was originally listed on the Malaysian Stock Exchange in 2003. Through a series of acquisitions all over the world, he built MOL to become South East Asia’s leading online payment gateway and South East Asia’s first internet company to be listed on the NASDAQ in 2014. He was also the Founder and Director of MOL Ventures, an investment holding company which made successful private investments in global social media and mobile internet companies such as Facebook, Friendster and Kakao.
After leaving MOL in 2016, Ganesh founded ecosystem builder Commerce.Asia. Commerce.Asia is venture builder that invests, mentors and accelerates commerce technology enablers across South East Asia. Through Commerce.Asia, Ganesh has invested in leading e-commerce platform, Sitegiant; Malaysia’s largest dropshipping platform, Kumoten; and Malaysia’s largest direct-to-garment merchandise creation platform, Famsy. Commerce.Asia is also the first licensee of the Silicon Valley based GrowthX Accelerator and Academy outside of the United States.
Ganesh has received many awards including the Ernst & Young Technology Entrepreneur of the Year Malaysia 2012 Award, Overall Top Award Winner for the Prestige Top 40 Under 40 2012 Awards, Winner of the JCI Creative Young Entrepreneur Award 2009, Winner of the Technopreneur Excellence Award at the PIKOM ICT Leadership Awards in 2009 and Winner of the Young Indian Entrepreneur Award in 2009.
David Wong is the Founder and Executive Chairman of SnT Global .SnT is a premier Omnichannel Fulfillment service provider in South East Asia. David has 35 years of diverse experience in ICT , ecommerce and logistics sectors .He is currently Chairman of ASOCIO and Advisor of Pikom.
Jonas lives for technology; a digital native, Jonas, is actively interested in offensive security and cyber. In his role at Fortinet, he works in a strategic engagement team. They combine data science with security strategy and facilitate tactics to support security portfolio planning. Jonas is specialized in industry threat expertise with in-depth knowledge in threat intelligence, exploits, penetration testing, artificial intelligence, and advanced malware concepts. Before relocating to Singapore Jonas worked for more than 5 years in Switzerland supporting the local regions.
Managing Director, New Technologies
As Fusionex’s Managing Director for New Technologies, Jacob has more than a decade's experience in enterprise software project implementations.
He has overseen and been involved in Big Data, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Trade Facilitation as well as IR 4.0 projects in various industries, encompassing large volumes of business data and diverse data sources to provide in depth analysis of data and trends.
Jacob has a strong technical background coupled with a wide domain knowledge across manufacturing, market research, finance and asset management. This has led him to successfully execute and spearhead projects for large corporations as well as Small and Medium Enterprises in the US, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Holland, France, Hong Kong and the UK.
Solutions Director | GTM Practice
- 20 years in tech industry. Currently serving as Solutions Director in NTT, her charter is to drive business innovations and strategic solution sales that is aligned to digital disruptions.
- With background of systems analysts, project management, product manager, channel management to enterprise account manager, Sandy is an avid believer in continuous learning and co-creation of value in eco system.
- Loves hiking, marathon, music, travelling
- Education background – BSc (Hons) Economics University of London, MBA (eCommerce) Charles Sturt University.
Hasnul Nadzrin Shah
Hasnul Nadzrin Shah
Director – Government and Regulatory Affairs IBM MALAYSIA
Hasnul is the Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs for IBM Malaysia. His responsibilities include strategic stakeholder engagement, the provision of policy input to government stakeholders, supporting the business objectives of IBM in Malaysia and is part of the IBM Malaysia senior leadership team.
He has over 18 years of experience in working in various leadership roles in startups and the Multimedia Development Corporation ( MDeC ). His extensive experience in handling management, technical and strategy roles has served to strengthen his contribution to the various organizations he has served in. He has been involved in the Economic Transformation Labs at the national ( ETP 2010 ) and regional level ( IRDA ). He has represented IBM as a speaker on a wide range of technology and policy issues at various forums as the ASLI Digital Economy Conference, ASLI Malaysia Education Summit, the Edge SME Summit and other industry events.
He currently chairs the Government Relations Committee of the American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the US Asean Business Council. He is an avid reader of economic theory, business strategy, biographies and Tom Clancy novels. In his spare time he enjoys trekking, military simulation paintball and strategy themed computer games. His current policy interest areas are national economic development theory, the impact of technology on society and economy ( blockchain, artificial intelligence, social media ) and Malaysia’s political and societal transition post Malaysia’s 14 th General Election ) in 2018.