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Aditi Kohli

Aditi Kohli

Aditi is responsible for scaling Near’s business in the region with key partnerships and strategic deals. She is also responsible for driving adoption of Near’s products amongst brands and enterprises for their data-driven decisions.

Aditi comes with extensive digital experience covering various entrepreneurial and leadership roles in technology, media & entertainment industry in APAC. She has a proven track record in transforming and nurturing business from scratch to multi mil$ revenue. Prior to Near, Aditi worked with The Walt Disney company focusing on building quality interactive products, delivering high value partnerships and enhancing digital engagement & growth.
 

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03/10/17 | Harnessing data to unlock new customer segments in the telecom sector 255 views

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    Adrian Tan

    Adrian Tan

    Adrian Tan is CEO of The Resource Group, a boutique HR Consultancy that focuses on helping SMEs. Before this, he was the MD of RecruitPlus which he co-founded in 2004 and led to two HR Vendor of the Year award. He was named the HR Entrepreneur of the Year by SHRI in 2013.

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    05/12/16 | What firms need to know to maximise returns of PIC investments 469 views

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    Alain Esseiva

    Alain Esseiva

    Alain Esseiva is Co-Founder and CEO of Alpadis Group, bringing with him over 30 years of combined experience in wealth planning and fiduciary services. Alain heads the Singapore and Hong Kong offices of Alpadis Group, where he provides multi-jurisdictional corporate and bespoke wealth preservation services across the region.

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    18/10/17 | Law of attraction – five benefits of Singapore allowing for inward domiciliation 191 views

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    Alex Campbell

    Alex Campbell

    Alex is the managing director for Asia, leading Xero’s growth into Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines and Malaysia and across the Asia region. Alex brings together a background in technology with a passion for helping small businesses grow and thrive. Prior to joining Xero, Alex was executive director, Asia at ASX-listed STW Group, responsible for corporate strategy, M&A and business development for Asia markets. 

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    07/09/17 | Why Singapore's accountants need to embrace the cloud before they can take advantage of AI 433 views

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    Alex Frino

    Alex Frino

    Professor Alex Frino is the Deputy Vice- Chancellor (Global Strategy) and a Professor of Economy at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He is a distinguished economist who fosters the interaction of business with academe. Professor Frino is an alumnus of UOW and Cambridge University, and is also a former Fulbright Scholar.

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    24/10/16 | Do you have what it takes to be a CEO in Singapore? 731 views

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      Alex Taverner

      Alex Taverner

      Alex Taverner is Head of Cyber, Commercial Solutions - JAPAC at BAE Systems. He has over 20 years' experience, working across the UK, Australia, and Southeast Asia as a security expert and Chief Information Officer. Alex sits on a number of governance panels and is an advisor for cybersecurity matters to several Chambers of Commerce across the region.

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      18/11/16 | Winning the innovation arms race with business defence for FinTech 248 views

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      Alex Teoh

      Alex Teoh

      Alex Teoh is co-founder and chief executive officer at Mint Payments Limited. He has over 15 years' experience in the IT, Telecommunications, and Financial Services sector and previously consulted for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Capgemini Consulting.

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      08/01/17 | Why omni-channel payments need to be the new norm in retail 366 views

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      Alexander Knight

      Alexander Knight

      Alexander Knight is a Singapore-based property commentator.

      Latest Post:
      11/10/17 | How crowd funding is revolutionising overseas property ​for Singaporeans 389 views

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      Amos Tay

      Amos Tay

      Amos is a professional recruiter and career management keynote speaker with over 10 years of experience as an HR professional before joining as external HR consultant for talent agency Job Hatch. With unique insight of the supply chain & human resource industry, he won the Silver Award for Best Recruitment Consultant at the Human Resources Asia-Pacific Recruitment Awards 2016.

      Latest Post:
      24/10/16 | Everything you need to know about being a leader in Singapore 659 views

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      Andrea Ng

      Andrea Ng

      Andrea Ng is a Cultural Trends and Insights Consultant with Join the Dots, a consumer insights agency. As a cultural inquirer, she observes and analyses sociocultural changes across Asia, and identifies synergies between cultural values, practices, and beliefs with market and brand needs. Andrea holds a Masters of Arts in Asia-Pacific Studies from the Australian National University, and is also an alumna of the National University of Singapore.

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      21/11/16 | Behind Singapore's food narrative 622 views

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      Andrew Calvert

      Andrew Calvert

      Andrew Calvert is Managing Director, Asia Pacific at AchieveForum.

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      06/02/17 | Paying heed to Singapore's productivity challenge 528 views

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      Andrew Chung

      Andrew Chung

      Andrew Chung is the Chief Executive Officer of serviced office provider Compass Offices. His career starting point was as a Chartered Accountant in London. In 1997 he founded his own recruitment company, Wall Street Associates, and in 2005 sold Wall Street Associates Hong Kong to Talent2. As a veteran property investor, Andrew has amassed a property portfolio of over 120 properties.

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      07/11/16 | Why flexibility can't be ignored by successful companies 323 views

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        Antonio Acunzo

        Antonio Acunzo

        Antonio Acunzo is the Chief Executive Officer at MTW Group-Marketing that Works!, a market-entry strategy and brand marketing advisory firm founded in Florida, and with Asia-Pacific office in Singapore. He brings with him over 15 years of experience in international business in the US and Asian markets focused on the Luxury and THL industries, and is a regular speaker at marketing and international business events.

        Latest Post:
        06/07/17 | Singapore and the Philippines: More than just trading partners 948 views

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        Ben Chew

        Ben Chew

        Ben Chew is a serial entrepreneur with 15 years of experience in the HR/Recruitment space. He currently has several HR tech projects, including a successful boutique recruitment business – TBC HR Consulting which is based in Singapore. He is also the Managing Director of Strategia Ventures. Ben is also involved in many community initiatives in the local startup ecosystem, including Startup Jobs Asia.

        Latest Post:
        23/01/17 | Impact of AI on talent acquisition and recruitment in the future 2389 views

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        Benjamin Chiang

        Benjamin Chiang

        Benjamin Chiang is an enthusiast of good advertising, deep thinking and labour issues. He is also a private student of law with the University of London.

        Latest Post:
        27/09/17 | China-Singapore mediation initiative - what's in it for businesses? 243 views

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        Bill Lewis

        Bill Lewis

        Bill Lewis is a co-founder of Temasys Communications. He is also a writer, speaker, entrepreneur, mentor, and motivator, who helps transform businesses and people. Bill is an experienced corporate executive, non exec director, and a serial entrepreneur. He is an author for the best-selling books Midas and 1000 Cows, and 100 Mistakes of a Start Up CEO. He is rated as an outstanding leader and a seasoned high-level performer. He has served on the boards of five companies, including the global board of a major system integrator. He has also led major businesses in Fortune 200 companies, and was the CIO at one of the world's largest aircraft maintenance organizations. He is a consummate influencer and decision-maker at board level.

        Bill is very passionate in the digital future. He takes so much interest on how technology is changing our lives not only today but also tomorrow. Bill cares for technologies’ impacts in the business world. The other area he is passionate on is entrepreneurship, as in how to succeed in business.

        Latest Post:
        11/08/17 | Employment shift: who will "go" with Amazon Go? 692 views

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        Carl Freer

        Carl Freer

        Carl Freer is a Swedish technology entrepreneur. Carl has created and invested in multiple ventures including American company Tiger Telematics which created the handheld game console Gizmondo. Carl was also founder of Singapore-based medical-device company, Aluminaid, which makes patented metal-based bandages to relieve pain from first- and second-degree burns. Carl is also holder of several patents on various technologies.

        He is currently working on an Artificial Intelligence platform, developing neural networks for a variety of industries including FINTECH and O&G.

        During his tenure at Tiger, Freer broke ground for Augmented Reality on handheld devices by creating several AR games. He also co-created games that went on to become major franchises. Freer also founded a crowd sourcing network for filmmakers, financiers and actors called FilmFunds.

        He is the Chairman of the Family Tree Foundation.

        Latest Post:
        03/10/17 | Blockchain: The buzzword in Singapore Fintech 858 views

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        Centre for Management Practice

        Centre for Management Practice

        The Centre for Management Practice is a leading university think-tank at Singapore Management University. The Centre identifies, captures, and disseminates new knowledge based on emerging trends, best practices, and cutting-edge business models operating in Asia's fast-changing and dynamic markets. This is accomplished through academic consulting; as well as the development and publication of case studies, journal articles, and other periodical content.

        Latest Post:
        15/09/17 | DBS Bank: Transformation through strategy implementation 525 views

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        Chai Wai Fook

        Chai Wai Fook

        Chai Wai Fook is Partner and Emerging and Private Enterprise Tax Leader, Tax Services at Ernst & Young Solutions LLP.

        Latest Post:
        31/01/17 | Driving innovation in SMEs: Hopes for Budget 2017 924 views

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        Chai Wai Fook & Chia Seng Chye

        Chai Wai Fook & Chia Seng Chye

        Chai Wai Fook and Chia Seng Chye are Partners, Tax Services at Ernst & Young Solutions LLP.

        Latest Post:
        16/02/17 | Hopes for more support for Singapore enterprises 196 views

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          Chris Reed

          Chris Reed

          Chris Reed has 25 years of senior marketing experience on both the client and agency side in the UK and now in Asia Pacific. He is the CEO and founder of Black Marketing.

          Latest Post:
          28/02/17 | Singapore's digital problems can't be solved with $ alone 696 views

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          Clarence Goh

          Clarence Goh

          Clarence is visiting assistant professor of accounting (practice) and director, professional development at the School of Accountancy, Singapore Management University.

          Prior to joining SMU, Clarence led the Asia-Pacific Corporate Research team at Jones Lang LaSalle (corporate solutions). He has also held various accounting, finance, and research appointments with ISCA, Barclays Capital, and Deutsche Bank.

          Clarence holds a PhD in Accounting and Bachelor of Accountancy (First Class Honours) from Nanyang Technological University, and is also a fellow of CPA Australia and a Chartered Accountant of Singapore.

          Latest Post:
          27/09/17 | How Singapore investors can profit from unstructured data 325 views

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          Collin Seow

          Collin Seow

          Collin Seow is a qualified Chartered Portfolio Manager (CPM) who holds a Certified Financial Technician (CFTe) qualification.

          He has been awarded the Top 10 Achievers in PhillipCFD for many consecutive years and he is also a reputable trainer with long standing-record.

          Collin is the proud inventor of a stock trading algorithm/software known as “TradersGPS”. Given his vast experience in trading, he is often sought after to speak at numerous prestigious conference such as Shares Investment Conference, Shareinvestor Carnival, Phillip IFest, Investor Wealth Summit and the MetaStock Conference.

          Recently, he has authored his own book titled “The Systematic Trader”, that details his journey and methods on turning a $250,000 debt into profits through stock trading.

          Latest Post:
          21/08/17 | Why is Singapore the technical analysis capital of the world? 705 views

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          Danny Liao

          Danny Liao

          Danny was appointed as Lite-On Group New Business CEO in 2013. He has also held multiple posts that include being the Plant Director, Senior VP of Procurement Dept. and Sales & Marketing Dept., Head of Optical Storage Business Unit since 2009. From 2002 to 2013, Danny served as President, CEO, and CSO of the Lite-On IT Corporation. From 2011 to 2013, he was also the CEO of LeoTek Electronics.

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          21/10/16 | The race to commercialise biomedical technologies in Singapore 401 views

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            David Nagrosst

            David Nagrosst

            David Nagrosst is an Exceptional International Leader and CISSP Qualified IT Security Expert with 20 years+ demonstrable experience in business, sales and providing IT Security, Cloud, and Datacenter Solutions to Organizations from Start-up to Fortune 150. He provides outstanding strategic, operational, business (PNL) and sales leadership to high-performing teams in sales, pre-sales solutions, consulting, engagement and bid management, leading senior teams in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, India, Japan & Australia.

            David is also an international keynote & workshop speaker and a member of AmCham Singapore. He is committed to developing, testing and continually creating new methods to drive efficiency, cost saving, growth and profit alongside innovative technical expertise. He is eager to support international security companies operate and develop in Asia.

            He has held senior positions in consulting, software, telecom, and startup companies with expertise in financial services and knowledge and experience in many other industries such as e-commerce, education, construction, retail, internet advertising and publishing.

            Latest Post:
            07/09/17 | Singapore business leaders migration to Hybrid IT 222 views

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            Deborah Heng

            Deborah Heng

            Deborah Heng is the Country Manager at Mastercard Singapore. She has more than two decades of experience across the finance and payments space, and currently leads all aspects of the Mastercard business in Singapore.

            Latest Post:
            16/01/17 | Why SMEs in Singapore must innovate to survive 766 views

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              Declan Ee

              Declan Ee

              Declan founded Castlery in 2013 with a strong passion for furniture, and the vision that every consumer should enjoy high quality furniture designs at a price-friendly tag, through a unique shopping experience.

              Declan is passionate about technology, entrepreneurship and music. He is a mentor for financial tech companies at StartupBootCamp, works with Universal Music Producer, Tat Tong and is involved in more than 10 original musicals.

              Prior to Castlery, Declan also has more than 10 years of experience in the finance industry with Lehman Brothers, Nomura and Jeffries in fixed income, equities and private equities. 

              Latest Post:
              27/09/17 | The retail saviour: “New Retail"---succeeding with Big Data and an omnichannel approach 641 views

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              Derren Joseph

              Derren Joseph

              Derren is an Enrolled Agent who is admitted to practice before the IRS; and is an associate member of the American Institute of CPAs. He manages the U.S. Tax Desk of a regional Accounting Network with over 25 offices in 10 Asian countries. Derren holds 2 Masters degrees in Economics and a Certified Diploma from ACCA.

              Latest Post:
              14/11/16 | What is the potential impact of President Trump? 13900 views

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              Dimitri Kouchnirenko

              Dimitri Kouchnirenko

              The co-founder and Director of Incomlend, Dimitri Kouchnirenko, has 17 years of commercial and banking experience. After graduating from Columbia Business School, Dimitri worked in EU, CEE and Asia for big names like L’Oreal, Capgemini and BNP Paribas.

              Throughout his executive career, Dimitri successfully introduced new brands to the market and created new business franchises that later transformed into multimillion dollar businesses.

              In 2016, Dimitri and his business partner launched Incomlend. His vision for the company is to digitalise global trade by automating and integrating document exchange, money flow and finance. 

              Latest Post:
              10/10/17 | Alternative Finance vs Bank Loan: What Singaporean businesses should choose 406 views

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              Dr Xia Zhi Qiang

              Dr Xia Zhi Qiang

              Dr Xia is currently the Director of Graduate Programs at Nanyang Technopreneurship Center, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), overseeing the Master of Science Technopreneurship and Innovation programs. He joined NTU in 2004 to serve in the China Strategy Group (President’s Office). Dr Xia also serves as President of International Council for Small Business (Singapore).

              Latest Post:
              23/01/17 | Do graduate programmes still matter? 1013 views

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              Effendy Ibrahim

              Effendy Ibrahim

              Effendy Ibrahim is Veeam Software vice president for Asia & Japan, responsible for P&L, revenue targets, regional growth, as well as all marketing programs and activities across both customers and channel partners, from small businesses to enterprises.

              Latest Post:
              11/08/17 | Digital transformation drives Singapore businesses in 2017 706 views

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              Erich Gerber

              Erich Gerber

              An experienced senior executive with over 25 years in the information technology industry, Erich Gerber is the TIBCO General Manager for Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ). With a mandate to accelerating the growth of the company and engaging deeply with customers, partners, and alliances in the region, Erich is the sales, strategic marketing, and business leader for TIBCO Software in APJ.

              Erich has a Bachelor’s degree in Management from BPIH, Switzerland and a Master’s degree in Marketing from the Swiss Federal Institute. He is married, a father of two, and is a sports enthusiast who engages in skiing, cycling, and jogging in his spare time.

              Latest Post:
              27/07/17 | Revolutionising Singapore's retail experience: physical stores are not doomed yet 990 views

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              Erik Rasmussen

              Erik Rasmussen

              Seasoned finance and operations executive with over 25 years of experience in Europe and Asia Pacific. A data-driven professional who has overseen significant growth for MNCs like Lego and Dangaard Telecom. As the CEO of Interfone, his vast knowledge will come in handy in realising its significant international growth potential to help travellers stay connected globally.

              Latest Post:
              07/11/16 | 5 things Singapore business travellers should know about their mobile and data plans 447 views

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              Eur. Ing. João Ponciano

              Eur. Ing. João Ponciano

              João Ponciano (CPE, M.Eng, MA, PhD, MIET, C.Eng, MBCS, CITP, SFHEA, MIEEE, DipHE Law, FInstLM) is Dean and Senior Vice President at PSB Academy. João holds the concurrent role of director of academic affairs at the Star Education Group, a holding company of Baring Private Equity Asia.

              Latest Post:
              23/12/16 | Envisioning the future academy 416 views

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              Foo Siew Chin

              Foo Siew Chin

              Foo Siew Chin is Director at ChapmanCG.

              Latest Post:
              13/02/17 | Bouncing back from retrenchment 1578 views

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              Gautam Jindal

              Gautam Jindal

              Gautam Jindal is a Research Associate at Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore. He holds a master’s degree in Carbon Management from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and bachelor's in Electrical & Electronics Engineering. Gautam has seven years’ experience in energy and low carbon policy research, corporate GHG measurement and management, and sustainability reporting. At ESI, Gautam’s research areas include renewable energy integration, climate change negotiations, and management of HFCs under the Montreal Protocol.

              Latest Post:
              13/02/17 | Singapore looking to develop policy framework for energy storage 512 views

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              Getty Goh

              Getty Goh

              Mr Getty Goh has a Masters in Real Estate from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and he is the CEO of crowdfunding website CoAssets.com. Mr Goh was also a director with real estate research consultancy Ascendant Assets Pte Ltd.

              Latest Post:
              06/02/17 | Crowdfunding: Protecting businesses and funders 480 views

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              Gregory Cornelius

              Gregory Cornelius

              Gregory Cornelius is the founder of Singapore's Modn Media.

              Latest Post:
              03/10/17 | Why Singapore should pilot an algorithmic Data Exchange 314 views

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              Isaac Zhang

              Isaac Zhang

              After catching a whiff of the startup scene from his college days in Ireland, Isaac caught the entrepreneurship bug. Having spent some time with startups and a social enterprise, he is currently part of Chef At Work, which specialises in helping new and existing food businesses succeed in the marketplace with industry best practices. Isaac's passions lie in digital marketing, startups, tech, F&B, and things that make the world a better place.

              Latest Post:
              19/10/17 | Small​ ​&​ ​lean:​ ​a​ ​Singaporean​ ​approach​ ​to​ ​F&B 65 views

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              Jayanth Narasimha & Prashant Saxena

              Jayanth Narasimha & Prashant Saxena

              Jayanth has nearly 10 years of experience in consumer research, largely in Qualitative. He heads Singapore Business for Brandscapes Worldwide Consultancy. Prashant is a Business Director at Brandscapes Worldwide Consultancy. He has been selected by the European Association of Consumer Research as one of their top 30 marketing researchers.

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              07/11/16 | Savvy and hard-to-please Singaporean consumers – mapping their omni-channel journeys is simply not enough 529 views

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              Jeffrey Kok

              Jeffrey Kok

              Jeffrey Kok is Senior Director of Presales, Asia Pacific and Japan at CyberArk.

              Latest Post:
              13/02/17 | Is technology threatening Singapore's healthcare system? 1721 views

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                Jeremy Han

                Jeremy Han

                Jeremy Han is the Director of Corporate Strategy for the Adam Khoo Learning Technologies Group, as well as a certified Gazelles International Business Strategy Coach. He is also the author of the book Winning the 21st Century Game, and is a frequent speaker on career resilience issues at trade associations, government organisations, and other public events.

                Latest Post:
                11/07/17 | How digitalisation can backfire on Singapore businesses (and how to make sure it won't) 340 views

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                Jerzy Szlosarek

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                  Joe Duncan

                  Joe Duncan

                  Joe Duncan is a FinTech entrepreneur, with a strong background in Cryptocurrency and Artificial Intelligence. He is a derivatives pioneer, with over fifteen years of banking experience at various financial institutions such as Citibank and Morgan Stanley.

                  Joe also encompasses a global background in corporate funding and development - from angel investing in Asia to multi-billion dollar underwritings and restructurings on Wall Street.

                  In addition, Joe is an active keynote speaker at several events. He is Co-Chair and emcee of the American Club of Singapore’s FinTech Forum, organised by the American Club quarterly.

                  Joe divides his time between Singapore and New York City.

                  Latest Post:
                  19/09/17 | Are ICOs the High Yield Bond of the 21st Century? 503 views

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                  Joe Seunghyun Cho

                  Joe Seunghyun Cho

                  Mr Joe Seunghyun Cho is the CEO at LATTICE80 & Co-founder and Chairman of Marvelstone Group. LATTICE80 is the World's Largest Fintech Hub located in Singapore and Marvelstone Group​ ​is a private investment group that develops and invests in growing businesses. With finance as its core strength, it also makes diversified investments in technology, real estate, infrastructure, energy and media. Headquartered in Singapore, the Marvelstone Group believes in the growth of Asia and seeks to be a cornerstone investor to bring forth positive development and social impact to local communities.

                  Mr Cho also sits on the committee for Singapore FinTech Association, a cross-industry non-profit platform to facilitate and support collaboration between all FinTech ecosystem participants and stakeholders. The Association plans to become an effective platform for members to engage with multiple stakeholders to find solutions to issues.

                  In his long investment career, Mr Cho has held various leadership positions from CEO of Yozma Ventures (including Managing Partner / Head of Private Equity of Yozma Group Asia) based out of Korea, to co-founding a hedge fund and asset management company.

                  Latest Post:
                  14/09/17 | Surely Singapore will be Southeast Asia's first cashless society 926 views

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                  Joel Ko Hyun Sik

                  Joel Ko Hyun Sik

                  Joel aims to invest and incubate 10,000 ideas across emerging countries and cities in order to bring sustainable and smart development to communities, including via the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. As the President of Marvelstone Group, with specialty in PE/VC investments, cross-border business development and M&A, he develops various businesses and accelerates portfolio companies with a focus on AI, Fintech, and Smart City innovations. Concurrently, he is the CEO at Marvelstone Ventures and Founding Partner at LATTICE80.

                  Previously, Joel was the CEO/Head of Venture Capital of Yozma Group Asia. He was in charge of leading investments across the Asian markets and building relationships with LPs. Prior to this, Joel was the Co-Founder/Managing Director at One Asia Investment Partners headquartered in Singapore and made investments in the infrastructure and finance sectors. He was also the Founder/CEO of MVG Group, a management consulting firm which advised companies on strategies.

                  Joel holds an MBA from National University of Singapore Business School. 

                  Latest Post:
                  15/09/17 | Let's move the AI discussion away from how it's going to steal all our jobs 445 views

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                  Johannes Boroh

                  Johannes Boroh

                  Johannes has more than 23 years of experience in the airline industry on both full-service airlines and low-fare airlines in Asia and the Middle East. He is currently undertaking a doctoral study (DBA) in airline industry with the Alliance Manchester Business School.

                  Latest Post:
                  08/01/17 | Disruptive innovations: The case of the airline industry 3136 views

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                  Joris Angevaare

                  Joris Angevaare

                  Joris has undertaken assignments in many countries of the world, acquiring knowledge, cultural insight, and awareness through a huge variety of project types. Possessing a keen eye for operational efficiencies, people flow, and ergonomic comfort, Joris blends his unorthodox and inventive design style to create combinations that are fresh and intelligent. Noteworthy projects to his name include: Novotel Clarke Quay Singapore, NTUC Foodfare Sports Hub, Robinsons Orchard, Zafferano, Toby’s Estate, and Goldman Sachs. Joris comes with a background in the world-renowned design school of Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam, where he shone as an exemplary student and a sports enthusiast.

                  Latest Post:
                  30/07/17 | How good interior design helps elevate the hotel experience 1381 views

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                  June Ho

                  June Ho

                  June Ho is a Director of Wikborg Rein. She works for a wide range of shipping and offshore clients, mainly in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and banking and finance.

                  Latest Post:
                  06/07/17 | The four reasons Singapore will ride out the shipping storm 1195 views

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                  JY Pook

                  JY Pook

                  JY is Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific, Tableau Software. He has close to 25 years of IT leadership experienceJY has a bachelor's degree in Science from the National University of Singapore and post graduate degrees in Marketing and Finance from Singapore Institute of Management.

                  Latest Post:
                  14/11/16 | Training: Secret to business success? 470 views

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                  Karen Cariss

                  Karen Cariss

                  Karen Cariss is the CEO and Co-founder of global talent management Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company, PageUp, and Co-author of the book: Cliffhanger: HR on the Precipice in the Future of Work.

                  She remains the driving force behind the success of PageUp since its humble beginnings in 1997, and is based in Singapore. Karen is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the company as well as ensuring alignment across all divisions.

                  Her extreme passion for the company is evident in her work and entrepreneurial attitude, which has been publicly acknowledged by several publications and awards. Karen was named one of BRW’s Top 50 Female Entrepreneurs in June 2006, and won the Ernst and Young ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award' in 2008, as well as the 'Victorian Telstra Women's Business Award' in 2009.

                  Karen has also used her experience in business to assist the judging of the 2006 Telstra Business Awards and 2005 AIMIA iAwards and is formally qualified with a Bachelor of Applied Science and Honours in Science and is currently a member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).

                  Latest Post:
                  21/08/17 | Why learning is going viral in the digital age 521 views

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                  Karthik Venkatakrishnan

                  Karthik Venkatakrishnan

                  Karthik Venkatakrishnan is the Regional Director of GfK Asia. Having consulted numerous Fortune Global 500 companies as a researcher for over 17 years, his skill set leverages a very strong business sense with analytical strength and deep knowledge of developments in the digital space. Venkatakrishnan has also spent over 4 years working in Jakarta and hence has first-hand knowledge of the market.

                  Latest Post:
                  12/07/17 | Closing the gap between virtual and reality in Singapore 542 views

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                  Kim Iskyan

                  Kim Iskyan

                  Kim Iskyan is the publisher of Stansberry Churchouse Research, a Hong Kong and Singapore-based independent investment research company, and the editor of Asia Wealth Investment Daily, a free daily e-letter with actionable insight about Asian investment, finance, and economics. He has nearly 25 years of experience as a stock analyst, hedge fund manager, political risk consultant, and financial commentator in emerging and frontier markets.

                  Latest Post:
                  16/07/17 | Here's why you should stay in the Singapore market—even if you're afraid of a correction 715 views

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                  Kristy Castleton

                  Kristy Castleton

                  Kristy Castleton is the founder and MD of Rebel & Soul, a socially conscious business who produce highly memorable events for global brands across Asia Pacific. Kristy is both the rebel and the soul, an extrovert and a geek. Her passion for neuroscience and technology teamed with a love for parties and new experiences, drove her to set up an agency that does things a little differently to all the rest.

                  Rebel and Soul work with brands like Heineken, HSBC, Chanel and MINI and agencies such as Dentsu and Saatchi & Saatchi to create events that pack a punch. Think wearables, gamification, holograms and virtual reality mixed with awesome music and a free flow bar. Rebel & Soul’s vision is to drive event technology to be the new frontier of marketing in Asia. Kristy spent years working on weird and wonderful events and campaigns in Europe at festivals, F1’s and the Olympics and wanted to bring a snippet of the event marketing fun out east.

                  Kristy was nominated Campaign Asia to be on their Women to Watch list. Team Rebel also provide pro bono event consultancy for local charities, not for profits and initiatives including Billion Bricks, the Thomson Reuters Trust Forum, 100 Resilient Cities initiative by the Rockefeller Foundation and their global giving partner Buy1Give1.

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                  03/10/17 | Singapore: Smart Nation and smarter events 370 views

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                  Lee Quane

                  Lee Quane

                  Lee Quane is Regional Director, Asia at ECA International.

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                  31/01/17 | What firms need to know about mobility management 252 views

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                  Lee Tiong Heng & Eugene Penafort

                  Lee Tiong Heng & Eugene Penafort

                  Tiong Heng is a Tax Partner and Eugene a Tax Manager at Deloitte Singapore.

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                  27/12/16 | Incentivising R&D: How have our R&D tax measures performed and what's next? 351 views

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                    Lynne Roeder

                    Lynne Roeder

                    Lynne Roeder is Managing Director of Hays in Singapore. She has over 17 years of experience within the recruitment industry across the UK, Australia, and Asia. Prior to relocating to Singapore, Lynne was Regional Director of Hays in Australia, where she managed teams across the country in many specialisms.

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                    08/01/17 | MAS regulatory changes create new job opportunities in audit, risk & compliance 951 views

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                    Mao Gen Foo

                    Mao Gen Foo

                    With 20 years of experience in the IT industry, Mao Gen Foo has worked with many clients across industries in Asia to help solve business challenges leveraging IT solutions.

                    Mao Gen is currently the Head of Southeast Asia for Qualtrics, who is the leader in experience management software, allowing organisations to measure, prioritise, and optimise the experiences organisations provide across the four foundations of business: customer, product, employee and brand experiences. Mao Gen is based in Singapore, which is the Qualtrics head quarters for the Southeast Asia region. Mao Gen's responsibility is to establish and grow Qualtrics across this region.  

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                    20/10/17 | Practice radical transparency to keep employee stress at bay 16 views

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                    Marcus Loh

                    Marcus Loh

                    Marcus Loh is Vice President for Marketing and Corporate Communication at PSB Academy, Singapore’s leading private education institution. This year, he was named a Linkedin Power Profile and was listed in Singapore Business Review’s top 10 “Notable Chief Marketing Officers under 40”.

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                    21/08/17 | From USPs to universe: a necessary evolution for Singapore brands 196 views

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                    Mark Kidd

                    Mark Kidd

                    Mark is the Research Director of Ipsos. He has 17 years of research experience. He started his career in an agency in London, where he honed his skills on conjoint analyses and customer satisfaction studies, working primarily for public service organisations. He has spent 11 years working in Asia.

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                    24/11/16 | The business of relationships: Is the financial impact of getting married a deterrent for people in Singapore? 524 views

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                      Michael Cluzel

                      Michael Cluzel

                      Born in Germany in 1973, Michael has enjoyed a multinational career as a business leader across 4 continents and 4 industries.

                      After graduating from the oldest university in Germany (Heidelberg University) with a Master of Arts in Economics in 1999, Michael went on a journey that took him to Switzerland, Germany, Thailand, China, Paraguay, Lao PDR, Vietnam, the Caribbean and back to Thailand.

                      After accumulating a wealth of experience working for Global Fortune 500 companies, like Coca-Cola (Food & Beverages), Henkel (Cosmetics) and Vimpelcom (Telecommunications), Michael became a CEO at just 33 years of age. He quickly carved out a reputation for himself as a creative, charismatic and highly successful business leader running businesses that had yearly turnovers of up to 700M USD.

                      Michael is currently the co-founder and CEO of Eatigo, the leading online reservation platform for restaurants in Thailand and Singapore. Eatigo connects empty stomachs with empty tables via time-based discounts and with the help of yield management algorithms. A relentless visionary in business, Michael unwinds by playing golf, running Marathons and spending time with his wife, Aimee, and his two children, MJ and Aiana.

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                      13/10/17 | Why F&B businesses in Singapore should turn to yield management technology 385 views

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                      Minhaj Zia

                      Minhaj Zia

                      Minhaj is responsible for leading Polycom's growth and revenue share in the region, and driving new opportunities in the company's key South Asian markets. Minhaj also took on the role in 2016 to lead growth and expansion plans as Vice President for Polycom in South East Asia. Based in Singapore, he will focus on accelerating growth for the SEA region.

                      Latest Post:
                      23/12/16 | Why Southeast Asian businesses should foster a collaborative workplace 262 views

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                      Neil Brennan

                      Neil Brennan

                      Neil Brennan is responsible for developing and executing growth strategy for Meltwater's Japan and South East Asia region. Both an Aussie and an Englishman, Neil was educated at Nottingham Trent studying business economics. He currently calls Asia home, and works from Meltwater’s Singapore office.

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                      23/01/17 | Digital disruption's impact on crisis communications 270 views

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                      Oliver Tian

                      Oliver Tian

                      Oliver Tian is the President of Singapore Industrial Automation Association, and the CEO and Director of HutCabb Services.

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                      12/12/16 | Cobotisation – the solution to Industry 4.0 in Singapore 554 views

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                      Ong Kai Kiat

                      Ong Kai Kiat

                      Ong Kai Kiat is the founder of TextInAsia, a Singapore-based independent source of insights in the fields of finance and technology. He had years of experience in contributing articles to various reputable websites. TipRanks had ranked him internationally as a four-star blogger for his work in finance.

                      Latest Post:
                      03/10/17 | Forget the past as Singapore escapes the economic trough in 2017 705 views

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                      Patrick Young

                      Patrick Young

                      Patrick Young is Insight Director of Kadence Singapore. He has over nine years' of international research experience across Europe, Australia, and Singapore.

                      Latest Post:
                      12/12/16 | 2016 Singapore Luxury Brand Index: What defines luxury for Singapore? 2234 views

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                      Peter Loh

                      Peter Loh

                      Peter Loh is a Market, Business & Competitive Intelligence Professional. More than 20 years experience in marketing/business/competitive intelligence, business planning and supply chain functions, across electronics, automotive, telecommunication and oil & gas industries, with regional and global coverage.

                      Latest Post:
                      12/07/17 | How would you define your career path in the future? 371 views

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                      Phil Pomford

                      Phil Pomford

                      Phil Pomford is the general manger, Global eCom, APAC at Worldpay.

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                      08/09/17 | The future of payments in Singapore's Smart Nation 654 views

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                      Raghunath Subramanian

                      Raghunath Subramanian

                      Raghunath Subramanian is President & CEO (India & APAC) of UiPath.

                      Latest Post:
                      23/01/17 | How Robotics Process Automation can make education pay, and increase Singapore's productivity 1065 views

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                        Rakesh Bhatia

                        Rakesh Bhatia

                        Rakesh Bhatia is an experienced banker with over 26 years of experience with HSBC - across Asia, UK and Middle East - followed by a stint as the CEO of an independent Private Bank in India. Having done a variety of global, regional and country roles, his knowledge of the financial services industry ranges from Commercial & Corporate Banking, Trade & Receivables Finance, Investment banking and FinTech in recent years.

                        With his background as an International Manager at one of the most global organisations in the world, he has understood and assimilated different cultures.

                        For the past three years, Rakesh has travelled extensively across Silicon Valley, New York, London, Hong Kong, and Barcelona to interact, learn and gain insights into the trends and growth of FinTech, on its new business models, delivery modes, analytics, data usage and customer engagement merger and evolution.

                        As a traditional banker, he is aware of the magnitude of disruption caused by new technologies, and understands the significance of a merger between traditional and new businesses to build a powerful hybrid of a future financial company.

                        His current focus is to help companies - young and established - to navigate, bridge and emerge in the new world of Financial Technology.

                        He is a co-founder of a startup Hektor SG, a Singapore based financial intelligence app aimed at millennials to empower them with financial liberty to achieve their goals. He also holds C-level executive positions at B2B & B2B2C FinTech companies across SME Online Lending, Insurtech, SME Global Platform and a Co-working cum incubator in India.

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                        20/10/17 | Propelling Singaporean SMEs to greater heights with fintech 20 views

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                        Raymond Lo

                        Raymond Lo

                        Raymond Lo is an insights professional with 15 years of experience consulting to companies in the telecommunication, banking, hospitality, and airport space. His experience spans across the APAC region with a particular emphasis on customer experience and engagement.

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                        21/11/16 | The formula for delighting guests in Singapore's luxury hotels 608 views

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                        Rhonda Wong

                        Rhonda Wong

                        Ms. Rhonda Wong is the co-founder of Ohmyhome and serves as the Chief Executive Officer since its founding in 2015. Responsible for the overall management of Ohmyhome, Singapore’s leading DIY HDB platform, Rhonda takes charge of one and everything, from making business decisions, managing the company and leading it to new heights. Rhonda’s experiences and know-how in the real estate sector has equipped her with the aptitude to develop new options for home owners and home searchers to be in control of their housing decisions. In March 2017, Rhonda was recognized as Women Icon at the Inaugural Women Icons Summit & Awards.

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                        15/09/17 | Singapore Proptech: challenging the status quo 812 views

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                        Ricky Ho

                        Ricky Ho

                        Ricky Ho is the vice president of SSH Communications Security (SSH) for Asia Pacific Region. Prior to SSH, he was regional director at McAfee for Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau. Before joining McAfee, Ricky served as the managing director in companies such as TippingPoint and Fortinet. He has also served as the Country Manager of NetApp.

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                        16/12/16 | What firms need to know about securing their cloud migration 177 views

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                          Robert Bourque

                          Robert Bourque

                          Robert Bourque, President of CROWN Asia Pacific is responsible for the operations of 32 plants with beverage, food can, aerosol and general line packaging production lines across China and Southeast Asia, supporting both global and local customers.

                          Prior to assuming his current position in 2016, Robert was Senior Vice President for Crown Beverage Packaging, China and Hong Kong.

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                          09/10/17 | Building brands with smart packaging 248 views

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                          Roger Chen

                          Roger Chen

                          Roger is Vice President of GoDaddy Asia. Prior to GoDaddy, he spent six years at Yahoo where he last served as the VP of Product Management. Roger has over 20 years of professional experience in Asia and the US, focussed on internet product development, marketing, consumer hardware, and network.

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                          22/11/16 | Defying disruption and embracing change in Singapore 373 views

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                          Roger Crook

                          Roger Crook

                          Roger Crook, an independent Senior Advisor, is CEO at Capital Springboard. He was formerly a Member of the Board of Management, Deutsche Post AG (DeutschePost DHL) and Global Chief Executive Officer, DHL Global Forwarding, Freight Division from 2011 until 2015. Roger has more than two decades of operational responsibilities in the logistics industry.

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                          18/10/17 | Options aplenty for SME financing in Singapore 132 views

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                            Roy Walker

                            Roy Walker

                            Roy Walker is Associate Director and Principal Consultant at IPP Financial Advisers Pte Ltd (Expat Advisory Group). Originally a telecommunications engineer, Roy took his MBA in Finance at Imperial College London in 1992. After many years in the corporate world, Roy moved into working one-to-one with private clients. Roy sees himself as a ‘financial engineer’ and believes in paying attention to first principles and the fundamentals of financial planning.

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                            21/11/16 | Here's why I think Singapore CPF Life is awesome 5206 views

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                            Sabby Gill

                            Sabby Gill

                            Sabby Gill has over 20 years of international sales, operations and enterprise software experience to Epicor. In the role of executive vice president, International, Gill leads the sales and professional services organizations in EMEA and APAC with a focus on channel expansion and accelerating growth. Prior to Epicor, Gill was senior vice president of International Sales for IGT, a gaming technology company.

                            He has also held executive management roles with leading technology companies including HP, CA Technologies, Oracle, PeopleSoft (acquired by Oracle), and DEC.

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                            11/08/17 | Top challenges faced by SEA manufacturers today 350 views

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                            Sam Choon-Yin

                            Sam Choon-Yin

                            Dr Sam Choon Yin is the Dean at PSB Academy. He is also the Head of School of Business and Management.

                            Dr Sam graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) from National University of Singapore (NUS), Masters of Business in Finance from University of Technology, Sydney, Masters of Social Sciences from NUS and PhD in International Business and Management from University of South Australia (UNISA).

                            He has taught subjects in Economics, Finance and Statistics. His current research interests are in the field of international political economy and higher education policy. Aside from his responsibilities in teaching and research, Dr Sam contributes as a member of the Examination Board and Academic Board at PSB Academy.

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                            11/10/17 | Revving up Singapore's startup nation 257 views

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                              Sanjay Aurora

                              Sanjay Aurora

                              Sanjay is Managing Director, Asia Pacific at Darktrace. He has over 25 years of experience in the enterprise software industry specialising in the Asia Pacific region, where he has held a number of senior roles at leading software companies including Interwoven, Oracle, Autonomy, and OpenText. Sanjay has a degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.

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                              12/12/16 | Why a secure IoT environment matters 260 views

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                              Satish Bakhda

                              Satish Bakhda

                              Satish Bakhda is the Chief Operating Officer at Rikvin. He brings with him over 15 years of experience in the corporate services industry and is a regular speaker at marketing events around the world. He is also a consultant on matters relating to incorporation, relocation, accounting and taxation in Singapore.

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                              12/07/17 | Company regulations you need to watch out for in 2017 (Part II) 521 views

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                              Shashank ND

                              Shashank ND

                              Shashank is CEO at Practo. He founded Practo in 2008 when he discovered that there was a profound need to transform the healthcare industry and centre it around the patient. Shashank has a B.Tech from NIT, Surathkal and is a founder circle member of iSPIRT, a think tank for the Indian software industry. He was featured in the '30 under 30' list of young influential people to watch by Forbes in 2015.

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                              22/12/16 | Pulse check: 4 predictions for Singapore's healthcare in 2017 1572 views

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                                Sumit Narayanan & Vanessa Lou

                                Sumit Narayanan & Vanessa Lou

                                Sumit has over 15 years of experience in insurance and actuarial advisory in Asia. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries. Vanessa has close to ten years of experience in actuarial consulting and actuarial valuation. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.

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                                02/11/16 | Singapore: The next big step towards RBC2 1416 views

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                                Tan Jian Xiang

                                Tan Jian Xiang

                                Jian Xiang is a trainee solicitor in one of the Big Four law firms' Intellectual Property, Media and Technology (IPMT) practice in Singapore. He has assisted with matters relating to software and intellectual property licensing.

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                                16/12/16 | What can digital services learn from Singtel's latest outage? 486 views

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                                Ted Chong

                                Ted Chong

                                Ted is a marketer for SMEs, advocate of content, and experimenter in digital strategies.

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                                16/01/17 | Top 5 digital marketing trends in Singapore for 2017 7943 views

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                                Tyler Greer

                                Tyler Greer

                                Tyler Greer is Head of Strategy APAC at Exponential Interactive.

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                                11/11/16 | What Singapore marketers need to know about making data count 329 views

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                                Victor Cheng

                                Victor Cheng

                                Victor has more than 30 years of experience in pan-regional leadership roles with companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, and Veritas. A graduate from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Science, he now manages the daily operations of Veritas in the Asia South Region.

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                                12/12/16 | Data hoarding in Singapore: Why it matters to businesses 276 views

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                                  Vincent Low

                                  Vincent Low

                                  Vincent Low is the Director and General Manager leading sales and driving growth in market development for Canon's Business Imaging Solutions in Singapore. He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree and joined Fuji Xerox as Key Accounts Manager, managing sales of digital colour copiers and providing training and consultancy to end users.

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                                  02/11/16 | Building a sustainable enterprise in Singapore 438 views

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                                  Viva Sinniah

                                  Viva Sinniah

                                  Viva Sinniah is Executive Chairman of PSB Academy and Managing Director of the Star Education Group, a holding company of Baring Private Equity Asia. He has more than 20 years of experience at senior levels in several domains such as the public sector, hospitality, education, and healthcare. An accomplished leader, he has transformed organizations, helping them bring about solid and sustainable growth.

                                  He has an excellent track record of producing change, attracting and nurturing talent, and developing highly driven and focused teams. In his current appointment in the healthcare sector, he has brought about transformation in the organization resulting in the increase of the organization’s capacity and capability.

                                  He obtained his BA (Hons) from the National University of Singapore and his Master's degree from the University of Sydney. He has attended post graduate executive education programmes at Harvard Business School and was invited to attend the International Visitor Leadership Programme in the United States in 2000.

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                                  17/07/17 | Singapore graduates facing creativity gap 818 views

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                                  Vivek Kumar

                                  Vivek Kumar

                                  Vivek is Director of U Associate & U Future Leaders programmes, National Trades Union Congress. He is the Honorary Chairman of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council in Asia-Pacific and keynote speaker at industry conferences around the region.

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                                  06/02/17 | Here's why these hot new startup ideas won 726 views

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                                  Weiyi Tan

                                  Weiyi Tan

                                  Weiyi is a Principal in Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow’s dispute resolution and intellectual property practice. Weiyi regularly advises on compliance infringements, cross-border investigations, regulatory enquiries, and enforcement actions, particularly in the areas of anti-corruption, data privacy, tax and financial regulatory compliance.

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                                  16/12/16 | Navigating the complexities of cross-border investigations 366 views

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                                  Wendy Tan

                                  Wendy Tan

                                  Wendy Tan is the author of Wholeness in a Disruptive World: Pearls of Wisdom from East and West. A speaker, consultant and founding partner of Flame Centre, she works with organisations to develop, engage and retain their talents.

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                                  06/07/17 | Wholeness to adapt in a disruptive world 198 views

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                                  Wong Su-Yen

                                  Wong Su-Yen

                                  Su-Yen Wong is Chief Executive Officer of the Human Capital Leadership Institute, which was established by the Ministry of Manpower, the Singapore Economic Development Board and the Singapore Management University to develop global leaders with a strong understanding of leading in Asia, as well as to build Asian leaders with the ability to lead on the global stage.

                                  She is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Nera Telecommunications, a global telecom and IT solutions provider that operates in Asia, Middle East, Europe and Africa listed on the Singapore Exchange Mainboard.

                                  Concurrently, she is an Independent Director at MediaCorp, Singapore’s leading media company; at NTUC First Campus which is the largest provider of childcare services in Singapore; and at Yoma Strategic Holdings.

                                  Previously she was Chairman (Singapore) for Marsh & McLennan Companies, and Managing Director, Southeast Asia at Mercer. Prior to that she was Asia Managing Partner for the Communications, Information & Entertainment practice at Oliver Wyman.

                                  She brings over twenty years' experience in business strategy, organization transformation, human capital and leadership development. She has been based in various cities across Asia since 1997, and has worked with leading organizations across North America and Asia in a broad range of industries including high-tech, financial services, oil and gas, retail, consumer goods, and the public sector.

                                  Su-Yen is an active member of the Singapore Institute of Directors, Women Corporate Directors, and the Young Presidents' Organization. She holds a B.A. (summa cum laude) in music and computer science from Linfield College and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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                                  27/09/17 | Singapore's competitive advantage 640 views

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