Richard Owens | CEO, Global Customer Solutions, DHL Asia Pacific
Richard Owens is responsible for leading and driving the growth of DHL's Global Customer Solutions (GCS) Asia Pacific organisation which was established in 2004 to serve DHL's largest customers for their combined express and logistics needs.
Richard has over 25 years of experience in the logistics industry where he has resided 23 years in Asia, assuming a number of leadership positions in the Asia Pacific region. He served as Senior Vice President for DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific, overseeing its Marketing and Sales function. This included managing the MNC customer program, tradelane development and general sales.
Prior to this, he was Head of Integration for DHL's Logistics division in Asia Pacific where he was instrumental in integrating the merger between Exel and DHL Danzas Air and Ocean. Before joining DHL, Richard worked in Exel where he served as Commercial Director in Asia Pacific
Ispran Kandasamy | Vice President Sales, Enterprise Asia Pacific, CommScope Enterprise Solutions Division
In his role, Dr Ispran Kandasamy has been responsible for driving sales within the enterprise arena within the Asia Pacific region since 2001.
Over the past 20 years, Dr Kandasamy has built up a proven track record in research and development, manufacturing, and sales and marketing within the telecommunications and general communication's industry. In previous roles, he worked for Avaya's Connectivity Solution's business as Managing Director for Asia Pacific and for Lucent Technologies as Director (Channel Distribution), based in London, for the Business Partner organisation within the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. In the latter role Dr Kandasamy had pan-European responsibility for supporting key global accounts, building pan-European communication infrastructures as well as driving business development within the UK.
Prior to joining Lucent's BusinessPartner organisation in 1998, Dr Kandasamy worked for Pirelli Cables & Systems in a variety of roles, including engineering, manufacturing and sales, over a six-year period focusing on the design and manufacture of optical systems.
Steven Miller | Dean, School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University and Professor of Information Systems (Practice)
Steven Miller is founding Dean of the School of Information Systems (SIS) at Singapore Management University, and also serves as Professor of Information Systems Practice.
Prior to joining SMU, Steven served as Chief Architect Executive for the Business Consulting Services unit of IBM Global Services in Asia Pacific. He held prior senior industry appointments in the United States with Fujitsu Network Systems (Director of Manufacturing Engineering), and with RWD Technologies (Chief Scientist for Process Improvement).
Steven started his professional career as an Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, doing research and teaching on impacts of Computer-Integrated Manufacturing and Industrial Robotic applications.
Steven has been involved with Singapore's national initiatives to promote the usage of grid and cloud computing since 2004. He currently serves on Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore's (IDA) National Grid Advisory Council.
Jayesh Easwaramony | Vice President, ICT Practice, Asia Pacific, Frost & Sullivan
Jayesh Easwaramony drives business development for the company's consulting business and spearheads the telecom research team in Asia Pacific. His expertise lies in developing business strategies for new services in the telecom, media and technology sectors, as well as preparing investment and implementation plans for new launches.
Some of the noteworthy projects on which Jayesh has worked on include creation of IPTV strategy for a leading Malaysian telecom company, formulation of competitive strategy for a leading Indonesian mobile operator, designing investment plan for a Malaysian wireless broadband operator, developing the go-to-market, content acquisition and business plan for the launch of DTH services in India etc.
Jayesh has spoken widely at various international forums and is often featured in leading regional media, such as BBC and CNBC, for his views on the telecom and new media industry.
Lee Kee Siang | Director, InfoComm Division, National Library Board
Lee Kee Siang manages the InfoComm Division of the National Library Board. He has extensive experiences in overseeing IT Governance and managing IT Departments in both local government and multinational companies. He is actively involved in the planning of IT initiatives and overseeing their implementation and subsequent maintenance. His portfolios require him to manage a team of IT professionals to work closely with user departments and outsourced vendors to provide smooth and cost effective IT services and solutions.
Victor Keong | Executive Director, Performance & Technology, KPMG Singapore
Victor Keong leads KPMG's emerging technology advisory practice and efforts in cloud computing security consulting services. Victor's wide spectrum of Information Security experiences include, among others - directing several large scale enterprise-wide deployment of secure IT infrastructure, addressing management, high availability as well as secure perimeter defenses; leading several Governance and Security Risk Framework engagements for large Public and Private Sector entities; leading KPMG's PCI-DSS service offering, and led several engagements to address clients' compliance to PCI-DSS in varying degrees of complexity.
Prior to joining KPMG, Victor spent 18 years in North America with Deloitte, where he was the Global Leader for Vulnerability Management Services. He was appointed to the Americas Advisory Board of International Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2 in 2004, and is currently an advisory board member for SCIPP International.
Steve Lee | CIO and Director, Technology, Changi Airport Group
Steve Lee is the CIO and Director, Technology at Changi Airport Group. Prior to joining CAG, Steve was the CIO at Kuok (Singapore) Ltd, a company with businesses in trading, shipping, logistics and other businesses across the region. He spent his earlier years in the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) where he held the post of Deputy Director, MINDEF CIO Office before leaving to join the private sector.
Steve is also the Treasurer of the IT Management Association (ITMA), Singapore and on the Advisory Committee of the Temasek Polytechnic, Informatics & IT School.
Steve completed the Stanford-NUS Executive Programme in International Management; as well as the Advanced Management Programme at the National Defence University, USA. As an undergraduate, he was trained as a mechanical engineer at NUS and his postgraduate education was in operational analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School, California, USA.
David Blumanis | Vice President, Regional Data Centre Solutions, Asia Pacific and Japan, APC by Schneider Electric
David Blumanis brings with him extensive management, consulting, and technology experience, with over 30 years of real-world experience in Asia Pacific and Australasia.
His primary responsibility includes being the lead speaker and developer of Business Value Propositions for the development of turnkey data centres and trusted consultant to CIOs and senior IT executives in designing data centre architecture. His experience and knowledge has built credibility for APC and opened doors on deals across Asia Pacific.
David is equipped with the experience and knowledge in designing, building, managing and operating next generation data centres helping customers make the most of their energy.
Eddie Chia | Director, Enterprise Business Development, CITIC Telecom International CPC (Singapore)
Eddie Chia was appointed Director of Enterprise Business Development for CITIC Telecom CPC (Singapore) on 1 November 2009. In his current capacity, Eddie is responsible for planning, developing and managing the company's drive for expansion in Singapore and the SEA region. His key responsibilities include developing and identifying key market segments, shaping strategies and tactics to deliver revenue targets.
Prior to joining CITIC Telecom CPC, Eddie was the VP, Sales & Marketing of MediaRing Limited, a listed company on the main board of Singapore Stock Exchange. He also held management positions in Fuji Xerox, NCR, Vanco and Reliance Communications, with core focus in sales management and business development.
Eddie holds a Bachelor of Business Commence (Marketing & Management), from University of Auckland and a Diploma in Business, from the Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore.
Danny Tan | Director, Professional Services, ICT Solutions Business, Hitachi Asia
Danny Tan is the Director of Professional Services at Hitachi Asia Ltd with responsibility for ICT consulting in Asia. He has more than 20 years of experience in the ICT industry performing both global and regional roles. Prior to joining Hitachi, Danny held various key management positions in Hewlett Packard including Global Strategy & Planning, APJ Consulting/PMO and APJ Business Operations. He has a MBA from University of Hull and Bachelor of applied Science, Computing from Queensland University of Technology
Michael Puckridge | Solution Specialist, Intelledox
Michael Puckridge has recently joined Intelledox and has over 15 years' experience in the identity and authentication arena. Michael has contributed to some of the largest PKI deployments in the Asia Pacific Region ranging from Singapore's National Certification Authority, to delivery of the authentication solution for the Australian Government's Standard Business Reporting project (a project to reduce the reporting burden of businesses to 13 Australian Government Agencies).
Michael was recently APAC Sales Manager for idOnDemand. He has been Product Manager for the ActivIdentity SecureLogin Single Sign-On solution which was licenced to over 2 Million end users includes customers like the world's largest insurance company. Michael has managed and run training programs across the globe in Cryptography, PKI, smart card technologies, sales and other security applications for Baltimore Technologies, Protocom, ActivIdentity, MSN, Telstra Multimedia, Monster.com and others. Michael spent 7 years working for Amnesty International expanding their work in Australia and taking their campaigning online
Marcelo De Santis | Director, Information Systems Asia Pacific, Kraft Foods
Marcelo De Santis provides leadership for the strategic use of information technology resources in support of the company goals. He partners with business units and functional leaders in formulating initiatives that deliver business value and enable the growth agenda of Kraft Foods Asia Pacific.
Marcelo joined Kraft Foods in 1997 and has held a variety of leadership positions within Information Systems managing service and solution delivery organizations in Latin America, North America and Europe. Prior to joining Kraft Foods, he worked for PWC (Consulting), Banco Santander (Financial Services) and Warner Lambert (CPG).
Waleed Hanafi | Senior Vice President - Chief Information Officer, Global Blue
Waleed Hanafi is the Group CIO for Global Blue ľa financial services company that works with over 270,000 of the world's retailers, shopping brands and hotels in over 40 countries and serves in excess of 38,000 travellers each and every day. Waleed is responsible for the Group's information technology strategy and operations. Prior to this, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Behringer Holdings, a designer and manufacturer of professional audio equipment, where he was responsible for manufacturing, logistics, Information Technology, Internet Communications and Business Intelligence.
Wai Mun Heng | Director, Asia Pacific, Savvis
Wai Mun Heng has over 15 years experience in the technology sector and has been a Director at Savvis since 2007. Based in Savvis' Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore, Wai Mun is responsible for Savvis' product and service offering and also sets the direction for Savvis' alliance programme across the Asia Pacific region. Prior to this position, Wai Mun spent several years in business development and product management roles with Seagate and Motorola. He also worked in various commercial roles at StarHub. Wai Mun began his career in engineering with ST Electronics and received a BS/MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1996. Wai Mun was awarded an MBA from INSEAD in 2002.