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Abhijit Ghosh and Zubin J Daruwalla

Abhijit Ghosh and Zubin J Daruwalla

Abhijit is Singapore Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Leader and Tax Partner at PwC Singapore.

Zubin is the Southeast Asia Healthcare Consulting Director at PwC. 

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14/02/19 | Budget 2019 – Making healthcare more affordable and accessible 866 views

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Abhijit Shanbhag

Abhijit Shanbhag

Abhijit is the CEO of real-time multimedia analytics firm Graymatics. He previously cofounded Scintera, a fabless semiconductor company in 2001. A BS from IIT-Bombay and a PhD from University of Southern California, he has previously held key technical and management roles at Qualcomm, Ericsson, and Morphics. 

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18/06/18 | How Singapore can truly become a smart nation 2569 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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05/04/18 | Singapore Budget 2018 puts Singapore further ahead in asset management and Reit listing 483 views

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Andrew Hu

Andrew Hu

Andrew Hu is the General Manager at ZomWork and aims to make it the ideal home for freelancers in Southeast Asia. Andrew has over 13 years of APAC leadership and strategy experience with his recent focus on deep tech including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Virtual Reality (VR). He graduated from Oxford University with a MA in Jurisprudence.

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09/01/19 | How the gig economy is fueling business expansion 344 views

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Anthony Thompson

Anthony Thompson

Anthony moved from South Australia to commence his Michael Page career in Hong Kong in 2001. He managed and established several disciplines and brands in Hong Kong and China and was appointed Managing Director, Hong Kong and Southern China in 2006. In 2012, he was appointed Regional Managing Director for Greater China with several offices established across China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. In 2015, Anthony moved to Singapore with additional responsibility for PageGroup in South East Asia which now encompasses offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. In 2016 he also became responsible for India. Anthony is currently responsible for PageGroup's operations in Greater China, South East Asia and India.

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25/09/18 | People powered future: Why we all need to champion tomorrow's talent 276 views

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Antonio Acunzo

Antonio Acunzo

Antonio Acunzo is the CEO at MTW GROUP | Foreign Market Entry Advisors, 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.

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26/06/18 | What did Singapore get apart from US$15m bill from the Trump-Kim summit? 2241 views

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Arthur Kiong

Arthur Kiong

Arthur Kiong is the Chief Executive Officer of Far East Hospitality, which is part of Far East Orchard Limited, a listed company under Far East Organization.

Having joined Far East in July 2012, Mr Kiong has provided key leadership in growing the organisation’s hospitality property development and management business through joint-ventures and acquisitions. Over the last 6 years, Far East Hospitality's portfolio grew from 18 properties in Singapore to over 90 properties across Australia, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, New Zealand and Singapore.

Over the last 30 years of his career, Mr Kiong has worked internationally for some of the most prominent brands in the hotel industry including Westin, Hyatt, Mandarin Oriental and The Ritz-Carlton. He brings deep and broad experience across all aspects of the hospitality business from operations to marketing and business development.

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11/06/18 | Are smart technologies the future employees for customer experience? 1005 views

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Arturo Bris

Arturo Bris

Professor Arturo Bris is the Director of IMD World Competitiveness Center. At IMD he directed the Advanced Strategic Management program from 2009-2014. He has directed programs for senior executives in several industries and continents.

Prior to joining IMD, Professor Bris was the Robert B & Candice J. Haas Associate Professor of Corporate Finance at the Yale School of Management (USA). A Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute, and a member of the Yale International Institute for Corporate Governance, he has worked extensively on issues of Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation, and International Valuation.

Professor Bris taught Corporate Finance and Investment Banking at Yale from 1998 to 2005, where he received the Best Teacher Award twice. His consulting experience includes companies in both the US and Europe.

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22/11/18 | The global war for talent can be won with good policies 436 views

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Arvind Sankaran

Arvind Sankaran

As a venture partner at Jungle Ventures, Arvind helps the firm source, evaluate and manage portfolio companies in the fintech space focused on the ASEAN/India geographies. Arvind leverages deep subject-matter expertise in global financial services to serve founders, investors and institutions.

Prior experiences in ASEAN and EMEA over two decades at Citi, Barclays and HSBC include startup of credit card and branch networks; transformation of local and cross-border wealth value propositions; and pioneering deployment of analytics in risk and CRM. Arvind works closely with founders at big data, AI/machine learning applied to regulatory compliance, and alt-lending startups.

He also serves as senior advisor at McKinsey & Company, working directly with financial services clients on digital transformation agenda. Arvind is a regular speaker on fintech and related topics, recent engagements being at the Hong Kong Fintech Week 2017 and Global Fintech Summit SG 2016. 

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30/05/18 | Singapore & the future of finance: global lighthouse on a little island 2187 views

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Bryan Cheang

Bryan Cheang

Bryan Cheang is the Director of the Adam Smith Center, an independent, non-profit organization based in Singapore dedicated to promoting the values of market competition, choice, free exchange and permissionless innovation in academia, public policy and wider society. Bryan is previously a graduate of the National University of Singapore and also holds an MA in Political Economy from King's College London, where he is completing his PhD research program. His research interests center around the political economy of development, and specifically state-market relations in the Asian context. 

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10/12/18 | Banning sugar products in Singapore may not be the best idea 668 views

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Calvin Chu Yee Ming

Calvin Chu Yee Ming

Calvin Chu Yee Ming is Managing Partner at social innovation firm Eden Strategy Institute. Calvin also serves as an Executive Advisor to NUS Enterprise's Social Venturing Programme, an iAdvisor with IE Singapore, and as an Associate Lecturer in Strategy and Organisation with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

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15/11/18 | How Singapore enterprises can rise to the digitalisation challenge 869 views

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Chen Yongchang

Chen Yongchang

Chen Yongchang is Head of Research and Consulting at the Institute of Service Excellence at Singapore Management University. 

Yongchang has worked for ISE since 2014, and has consistently contributed to ISE’s research arm with his passion for understanding and deriving strategic insights from research data across a wide range of industries. As Head of Research and Consulting, Yongchang provides leadership to the ISE Research and Consulting team through oversight on research design, insights and analytics of all ISE research projects and initiatives.

Yongchang holds a Masters of Science in Applied Economics from the School of Economics and a Bachelor of Business Management for the Lee Kong Chian School of Business from Singapore Management University. Prior to joining ISE, he worked in a research capacity across a range of industries including Banking and Healthcare. He specialises in customer advocacy metrics and predictive analysis for strategic decision-making.

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15/05/18 | The omni-channel customer 1053 views

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Chris Burton

Chris Burton

Chris Burton is the Managing Director of Singapore and Malaysia at Vistra Group. Vistra is one of the world’s top three independent corporate services providers. 

Born and educated in the UK, Chris started his career in financial services, in the prehistoric paper-based banking world of the 1980s. He eventually escaped retail banking for wealth management in the 1990s and spent 16 years in Coutts and Kleinwort Benson in London, Hong Kong and Jersey, before moving out of banking completely and joining Vistra Group in 2010. 

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11/04/18 | Sidestepping the perils of data breaches in Singapore 421 views

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Chris Keshian

Chris Keshian

Chris Keshian is CEO and managing partner of $APEX Token Fund, the world’s first tokenised crypto-focused fund of funds. He is a leading innovator in the blockchain ecosystem, acting as an advisor at BTC Media, Hashed Health and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, and was the co-founder and CEO of the first fiat gateway onto Ethereum. Chris is also managing partner at the blockchain asset hedge fund Neural Capital, which outperformed bitcoin by approximately 3,000% during the first half of 2017.

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08/05/18 | Changes must be made if Singapore is to stay ahead of the curve in cryptocurrencies 587 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:
06/08/18 | When will Singapore recognise individual sporting talent benefits the economy? 480 views

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Damayanti Shahani

Damayanti Shahani

Damayanti is the Founder and Managing Director of Principium Consulting, a regulatory compliance consulting firm. Principium provides compliance solutions to the financial services industry including asset management, corporate finance, broker dealers, Fintech, among others. Previously, she was a member of the core team that helped set up the Singapore compliance practice of a global consulting firm.

Before moving into compliance consulting, Damayanti practised law for several years at blue-chip international law firms in Singapore and New York. Damayanti began her legal career in the late 1990s in Mumbai. Her clients have included Fortune 500 companies, global and regional banks, private equity funds etc. She has advised clients on some ‘firsts’ in the capital markets transaction space, including relating to NYSE and SGX listings. She has also worked at the US SEC in the Division of Corporation Finance in Washington DC.

Damayanti is called to the bar in New York, England & Wales and India. She has a Masters in Law (Securities & Financial Regulation) on the Deans’ List and with Distinction, from Georgetown University. She obtained her B.A.LL.B.(Hons) qualification from India’s premier law school, the National Law School. 

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14/11/18 | S-VACC: A milestone for fund management in Singapore 633 views

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Dr Wai Chiong Loke

Dr Wai Chiong Loke

Dr LOKE Wai Chiong is Deloitte Southeast Asia Health Care Sector Leader, and also leads the Future Health Care Centre of Excellence under the Deloitte Risk Innovation Centre. He brings with him over 2 decades of direct public and private healthcare experience, and consulting and advisory projects spanning the entire healthcare ecosystem and value chain. His suite of experience includes working with global investors, governments, NPOs, hospitals and life sciences companies; creating solutions for business model innovation, organization transformation, test-bedding and deployment of technology, market entry and growth strategy, clinical quality and strategic risk management, mergers and acquisitions.

Dr Loke describes himself as an innovator and clinician leader, industry developer and policymaker, operator and investor. With his diverse background, skills and network, he “connects the dots” constantly across the continuum; designs strategies to "move the big dots" for businesses and populations; and continually seeks the next disruption or model which will transform healthcare.

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18/04/18 | The future of healthcare for Singapore's ageing population 7782 views

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Francois Vazille

Francois Vazille

Francois is the Vice-President Oracle Utilities for Japan and the APAC region since 2015. He leads a team of utilities experts to provide mission critical solutions for utilities in electricity, gas and water.

Prior to working for Oracle, Francois was Vice-President for Schneider Electric in the Pacific. He completed his Bachelor of Commerce and Business Administration at the Institut Superieur of Commerce in Paris and holds a Bachelor of Marketing. 

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01/03/19 | Innovation at the heart of the next-generation utility business 144 views

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Fred Roeder

Fred Roeder

Fred Roeder has been working in the field of grassroots activism for over eight years. He is a Health Economist from Germany and has worked in healthcare reform and market access in North America, Europe, and several former Soviet Republics. One of his passions is to analyze how disruptive industries and technologies allow consumers more choice at a lower cost.

Fred is very interested in consumer choice and regulatory trends in the following industries: FMCG, Sharing Economy, Airlines. Among many op-eds and media appearances, he has been published in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Wirtschaftswoche, Die Welt, the BBC, SunTV, ABC Portland News, Montreal Gazette, Handelsblatt, Huffington Post Germany, CityAM. L’Agefi, and The Guardian.

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06/04/18 | The consumer case for brand freedom in Singapore 448 views

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Frederic Bertholon-Lampiris

Frederic Bertholon-Lampiris

Frederic is an Executive Director within Deloitte Southeast Asia’s Financial Services Industry practice, leading risk management and Basel advisory services and covering more than 40 banks in Singapore and Southeast Asia. He has over 17 years of multi-disciplinary experience in risk management, regulatory compliance and internal/external audit in the banking and asset management industry, essentially within international audit and consulting firms, as well as in risk management for a large bank with assets under management of more than USD 100 billion.

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13/04/18 | Embracing the opportunity and grasping the risk of new tech and Fintech: A Singapore case study 1110 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.

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07/03/19 | Retailer's exit from Singapore's electricity market: No need for warning bells 1015 views

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Jason Bissell

Jason Bissell

Jason Bissell joined Talend in 2016 as Senior Vice President of Sales and General Manager, Asia Pacific and Japan. He is currently responsible for leading the dynamic Talend APJ team, where he works with partners and customers to accelerate innovation and empower data-driven enterprises.

Prior to joining Talend, Jason was most recently at Datameer where he held the position of Vice President and Managing Director, APAC. Here, he was tasked with setting up the APAC business of Datameer, based in Singapore. Jason also previously held managerial positions at Birst, eBaoTech Corporation and QlickTech. 

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23/05/18 | The Internet of Things and the threat it poses to GDPR compliance 487 views

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Jason Hill

Jason Hill

Jason Hill is Ogilvy's Chief Strategy Officer in Singapore, a role that sees him leading the office's strategy group across a range of capabilities spanning brand planning, customer engagement, channel, data analytics and social strategy.

In his previous role as Ogilvy's Head of Consulting & Data Analytics in Singapore, he led teams of strategy and data specialists to combine customer insights and data analytics with creative interpretation to develop strategic solutions for some of the agency’s largest local and international clients.

With over two decades of strategic marketing experience, Hill brings substantial expertise in areas such as Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Value Proposition Development, Strategic Business Planning, and Data-led Communications Strategies.

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25/06/18 | Setting up a bustling e-commerce marketplace shop in Singapore 1475 views

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Jean-Michel Franco

Jean-Michel Franco

Jean-Michel Franco is Director of Product Marketing for Talend. He has dedicated his career to developing and broadening the adoption of innovative technologies in companies. Prior to joining Talend, he started out at EDS (now HP) by creating and developing a business intelligence (BI) practice, joined SAP EMEA as Director of Marketing Solutions in France and North Africa, and then lately Business & Decision as Innovation Director. He authored 4 books and regularly publishes articles, presents at events and tradeshows.

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11/02/19 | Why data governance is not an option 474 views

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Jigar Bhansali

Jigar Bhansali

Jigar is the Vice President, Solution Architecture for Asia & China of Software AG. He is a seasoned technology professional with substantial experience in helping customers to drive better operational efficiencies using middleware, process analysis and automation, in-memory and streaming analytics solutions.

He has around 18 years of IT experience gained in providing business solution predominantly in Banking and Financial Services. Apart from that, he also covers Manufacturing and Government. In recent years, he has played key role in pre-sales capacity for securing new business in application middleware and process automation space.

Prior to Software AG, he worked at Logica (now CGI) in solutions consulting capacity providing business solutions in Banking Space based on Enterprise Applications.

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21/05/18 | Creating a digital workforce for a smart nation with Robotic Process Automation 957 views

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Joon Aun Ooi

Joon Aun Ooi

Joon Aun was appointed President and Managing Director for South East Asia and Pacific Rim for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts in April 2018. He joined Wyndham in 2013 as Vice President, Openings and Operations for Wyndham Hotel Group Greater China where he successfully introduced four new brands to the market and played a pivotal role in growing the combined franchise and management portfolio to over 1,400 hotels.

Before joining the hospitality industry in 2002, Mr Ooi spent more than 7 years at The Boston Consulting Group where he was a Principal. He made his first foray into the hospitality industry as Vice President Strategy at InterContinental Hotels Group before moving to China in 2005 to take on the role of Vice President, Hotel Openings (Greater China). In 2009, he was appointed Vice President Strategy and Hotel Openings (Asia Pacific) at Hilton Worldwide where he oversaw the successful growth of the Hilton portfolio in China.

Joon Aun holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University.

Latest Post:
11/02/19 | Evolving customer lifestyles to shape Singapore hotel business in 2019 416 views

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Joshua Yim

Joshua Yim

Joshua Yim is the founder and CEO of Achieve Group, an HR consultancy providing human capital solutions for national conglomerates and MNCs in the Asia Pacific region since 1990. The veteran HR professional has received several business awards over his career, including the Spirit of Enterprise Awards 2011, the Outstanding Entrepreneur Award at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award 2010 (APEA), and the Entrepreneur of The Year Award 2009.

His company, headquartered in Singapore with an office in Malaysia, has also garnered a number of prestigious awards including the 2011 Singapore Enterprise 50 Award, ASEAN Business Award in 2011 and 2010, and Singapore Prestige Brand Award 2010.

A prominent figure in Singapore’s HR community, Joshua is often invited as a speaker for HR and business events. He has appeared in interviews on national TV, radio, magazines and newspapers, and also actively contributes his industry insights to the various media both local and internationally.

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10/05/18 | Saving PMET jobs from machines 488 views

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Kamal Brar

Kamal Brar

Kamal Brar is the Vice President & GM for Hortonworks Asia Pacific/Middle East. He joined Hortonworks in 2016 to lead the expansion in one of the growing regions for the company. Kamal is an entrepreneurial leader, having successfully led some of most successful disruptive technology companies in the world. His experience extends from managing large US$125M+ businesses with broad range of high-value deals, complex solution selling to leading the inception of cutting-edge technology based start-ups across the Asia Pacific region.

Kamal has held various leadership positions in Oracle, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, MySQL, MongoDB and most recently SVP at Talend. His strong passion for software and emerging technologies has enabled him to lead industry change specifically focused on data management solutions. Kamal holds a Bachelor of Computing & Information Systems from Macquarie University, Sydney and is a member of the Australian Computer Society, and Co-Chair for Telecom TiE Singapore.

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04/04/18 | The implications of big data in manufacturing: How to super charge real-time connected supply chains 335 views

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Lai Ki Cheng

Lai Ki Cheng

Cheng Lai Ki is a Cyber Operations Consultant in Horangi’s headquarters in Singapore. Equipped with advanced degrees in Criminology, Intelligence, and International Security, he brings with him over eight years working and researching in the security field. He was a former military officer from the armed forces, where he was an instructor specialising in strategy and operational tactics. Professionally and academically published within the field of cyber security in Europe and Asia, Cheng Lai Ki brings a unique cross-industry and interdisciplinary perspective towards cyber security. He is actively involved in Horangi’s intelligence, security management and incident response operations with clients in the APAC region.

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21/01/19 | How can Singapore address the cyber security skills gap? 894 views

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Laurence Pitt

Laurence Pitt

Laurence Pitt is the Global Security Director for Juniper Networks. He joined the firm in 2016 and is the security subject matter expert for the corporate marketing team. He has over twenty years of cyber security experience, having started out in systems design and moved through product management in areas from endpoint security to managed networks.

In his role at Juniper, Laurence articulates security clearly to business and across the business, creating and having conversations to provoke careful thought about process, policy and solutions. 

Prior to joining Juniper, Laurence was director of Global Solutions Marketing at Symantec. Previously he was product management director of Managed Security at NTT and Endpoint Computing at Novell.

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18/10/18 | The rise of cryptocurrency malware and ways to reduce risks 316 views

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Lim Tze Hsien

Lim Tze Hsien

Lim Tze Hsien is the Managing Director of UPS Singapore and is responsible for all UPS express delivery and logistics operations in Singapore. The UPS veteran joined the organisation in 1990 and has broad experience working in various UPS business units including operations, engineering and strategic planning.

Prior to his current appointment, Lim served as the Managing Director of UPS Malaysia. Lim joined UPS in 1990 and has since held various positions, including Vice President of Industrial Engineering for UPS Asia Pacific Region and General Manager for UPS Southern China. 

Lim holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Oklahoma State University, the United States. He is fluent in English, Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin and Cantonese.

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10/05/18 | Is America still open to do business with Singapore SMEs? 302 views

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Lori Stetz, Stella George, Mitesh Patel

Lori Stetz, Stella George, Mitesh Patel

As Senior Medical Director for Aetna International, Dr. Lori Stetz provides guidance, support, and medical leadership for all care management activities around the globe. 

Dr. George is the Head of Care Management (Americas) and is responsible for the delivery of all of our care management programs through her team’s global clinical operations. 

As Medical Director for Aetna International, Dr. Patel provides guidance, support, and medical leadership for care management activities in Europe. 

Latest Post:
13/03/19 | Keeping up with healthcare: How Singapore can remain an attractive expat destination 198 views

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Madanjit Singh

Madanjit Singh

Madanjit Singh is the Managing Director for South East Asia at SAP Concur where he has general management responsibilities for accelerating business growth, driving sales, building partner ecosystem, and managing client experiences across South East Asian countries.

A veteran of the IT industry, Madanjit has over 25 years of experience. Prior to joining Concur, Madanjit had regional P&L experience throughout Asia Pacific & Japan, across diverse business of Cloud services, Enterprise software sales and support, and IT equipment leasing to the financial services sector with Teradata (Big Data Analytics), Citigroup equity ventures (Polaris FT), ING Bank Group, India, and long innings with Hewlett-Packard Company.

Madanjit holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from St. Stephen's College, India and an Executive MBA, General Management from University Of South Australia.

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08/11/18 | Travel expenses, the new frontier for compliance 281 views

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Marcus Loh

Marcus Loh

Marcus Loh is Director, Asia Pacific Communication for global visual analytics firm Tableau Software. He was named a Linkedin Power Profile and was listed in Singapore Business Review’s top 10 “Notable Chief Marketing Officers under 40”. Marcus holds an M.S from Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and won a scholarship for his second master’s degree from the Singapore Management University and Università della Svizzera italiana. He serves on various advisory capacities for academia and industry including, the Institute of Public Relations of Singapore, CMO Council, UOB-SMU Asian Enterprise Institute, Asia Enterprise Brand Awards, to name a few.
 

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28/08/18 | Singapore Summit burnishes friendship brand the world can count on 200 views

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Matthew Kay

Matthew Kay

Matthew is the Director of Vario and has overall global responsibility for the strategic direction, management and growth of Vario. Since joining Pinsent Masons in 2015, Matthew has led Vario on a rapid programme of development, more than doubling in size and expanding the business into new jurisdictions across Asia Pacific. Under Matthew’s leadership, Vario has become the leading law firm led provider of flexible legal solutions. Vario now represents almost 500 lawyers across numerous jurisdictions. Matthew is passionate about how the Vario approach solves real business problems for some of the world’s leading organisations, and offers alternative working patterns to talented legal professionals.

Prior to joining Pinsent Masons, Matthew worked internationally for a global management consulting organisation, specialising in major business process outsourcing (BPO) projects.

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12/02/19 | Women at the top – the great talent gap 188 views

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Mike Davie

Mike Davie

Mike Davie is the CEO and Founder of Quadrant, which meets demand for mapping and authenticating data through technology. Formerly DataStreamX until it rebranded in 2018, Quadrant is an online marketplace for real-time, high-value data sets across industries and borders. Quadrant, which uses blockchain technology to transact data, currently processes over 20 billion records a month between organisations.

Latest Post:
25/02/19 | Bad data could cost Singapore businesses millions 248 views

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Murali Jetti

Murali Jetti

Murali is the Vice President of the Customer Success Group (CSG) in Asia Pacific based in Singapore. The Customer Success Group are a team of trusted advisors, consultants, and experts crucial to the success of Salesforce customers. In his role as VP of CSG, Murali leads a dynamic team of success managers, consultants and architects who help customers unleash the full power of Salesforce and drive business growth for the APAC region.

With 18 years of business, management and technology experience under his belt, Murali’s expertise lies in building and managing businesses, their optimization and establishing strategic business partnerships. Murali joined Salesforce in 2005 from Hewlett-Packard.

Murali holds a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the University of New South Wales, and has an Executive Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

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19/04/18 | Why it's vital to regularly spring clean your customer relationships 237 views

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Nick Evered

Nick Evered

Nick serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager, for Concur across Asia Pacific. Responsible for revenue and margin growth, he leads the sales and operations team in delivering innovative software technology solutions to meet customers’ needs. Since joining Concur in 2014, Nick played an instrumental role in architecting and expanding Concur’s business presence within APAC.

Prior to Concur, Nick was Regional Vice President, Asia responsible for applications performance management, with Compuware. Earlier in his career, Nick held various senior executive roles at Oracle, Fujitsu, and KPMG.

Concur, a SAP company, is the global leader in travel and expense management. By connecting data, applications and people, Concur delivers an effortless experience for organizations providing total transparency into discretionary spend.

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30/04/18 | A new digital model for the rising millennial business traveller 640 views

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Oliver Prevrhal

Oliver Prevrhal

Oliver Prevrhal serves as Managing Director for Retarus Asia. Prior to his appointment, he was the Country Manager for Austria & CEE of Retarus for more than seven years. He joined Retarus in 2008

Oliver studied economics in Vienna and spent several months in Latin America and Asia before serving as key account manager at various high technology companies such as Compaq/HP, Xerox and Getty Images.

Latest Post:
29/10/18 | Email: Boon or Bane for Singapore? 293 views

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Pawan Gandhi

Pawan Gandhi

Pawan Gandhi is the founder and CEO of KaHa Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based end-to-end IoT platform company for Smart Wearables, with offices in China, India and Switzerland.

Pawan has over 15 years of global experience in leadership position at Nokia and WorldSpace. Has been responsible for P&L at Nokia, managed consumer services and sales and a member of the team responsible for WorldSpace IPO in 2005.

Under Pawan’s leadership, KaHa has one of the most robust Global IoT platform, with over a million users and growing at a rapid rate. In addition to smart watches, fitness bands and smart accessories, KaHa has taken the lead in creating smart apparels with capability of monitoring ECG, fatigue level and other health parameters and will further drive the healthcare industry in Singapore through cutting edge devices, mobile applications and ecosystem creation.  

Latest Post:
05/03/19 | Singapore's perfect storm for Smart Wearables and IoT innovation 288 views

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Phil Pomford

Phil Pomford

Phil is the General Manager, Global Enterprise eCommerce, Asia Pacific at Worldpay. He leads Worldpay’s Global eCom team across Asia Pacific which operates from three offices in Singapore, Japan and China, as General Manager. Phil has over 12 years of experience in financial services in payments, acquiring and credit card issuing with companies including Citi, Diners Club, American Express and Worldpay. He has a degree in Accounting and Law and is currently completing an MBA with Manchester Business School.

Latest Post:
18/05/18 | Smart travel in Singapore: Bring on the bots? 246 views

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Piruze Sabuncu

Piruze Sabuncu

Piruze Sabuncu is the Head of Southeast Asia and Hong Kong at Stripe.

Latest Post:
10/12/18 | Developers: Singapore retailers' secret weapon for the holiday season 416 views

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Quentin Pak

Quentin Pak

Quentin Pak is a Director responsible for running Burford’s office in Singapore and expanding Burford’s presence in Asia and Australia.

He joins Burford with 20 years of experience in finance and law, most recently as Head of Commodities (Asia) at Commonwealth Bank of Australia in Singapore. His previous experience includes senior positions at major global financial institutions including Barclays, Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank. Before going into banking, he practised law for a number of years with Allen & Overy in both London and Singapore.

Quentin graduated from the University of Bristol and College of Law in the UK.

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05/12/18 | Belt and Road: Singapore's rise in dispute resolution 635 views

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Raen Lim

Raen Lim

Raen Lim is the Head of Apps at Oracle Singapore. Prior to assuming this role, she was the General Manager responsible for bringing innovation and success to customers in the ASEAN region through leveraging Oracle’s social and mobile suite of Customer Experience solutions. Raen is a passionate cloud evangelist and has more than 15 years of industry experience in technology sales, market and business development, as well as channel recruitment and enablement. Prior to joining Oracle, she had spent 6 years with Salesforce growing the ASEAN business. She was also with Symantec Corporation in various enterprise sales positions before she joined Salesforce.

Raen holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Studies, majored in Marketing, from Nanyang Technological University. She also holds a Master of Business Administration degree with Distinction, from University of Manchester.

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02/08/18 | What Singaporean businesses need to know about customer engagement in the age of Social Media 528 views

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Roger Lim

Roger Lim

Roger Lim is a Founding Partner at NEO Global Capital (NGC).

An experienced angel and blockchain investor, Roger serves as an advisor to many successful ICO projects including Bluzelle, Qlink, CoinFi, Selfkey, Tomocoin, nOS, and Open Platform, helping them to raise over $400M in funding. A successful entrepreneur, Roger founded Webvisions, one of Asia’s largest managed hosting companies, in 1996.

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08/01/19 | Navigating Crypto: Singapore Tackles ICO Concerns with Tighter Regulation 534 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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13/04/18 | Why change-hungry young generations are the key to unlocking growth 513 views

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Scott Nelson

Scott Nelson

Scott Nelson is the CEO of Sweetbridge, a global alliance that is leveraging blockchain to accelerate trade-financing and offer low-interest loans. Prior to Sweetbridge, Scott founded and led Trax Technologies as CEO as it evolved from a small logistics consulting and software firm over 22 years into a global SaaS and services company operating on four continents.

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19/07/18 | Epicentre of the East: How Singapore is transforming trade with blockchain 625 views

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Shaun McLagan

Shaun McLagan

Shaun McLagan, Veeam Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan, is responsible for leading Veeam’s growth across all markets in the Asia Pacific and Japan region. Shaun is a veteran of the industry with more than 20 years of experience across sales, pre-sales and consulting roles. He is a global leader who has held positions with leading IT companies, including EMC, Oracle and HP in Singapore, Australia and Canada. Most recently, he served as Dell EMC Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan for Data Protection Solutions. Shaun is an EMC veteran of 10+ years and previously led RSA in Australia and New Zealand. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Western Ontario — King’s University College.

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06/04/18 | Critical Infrastructure: Downtime is simply not an option 475 views

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Shirley Zhu

Shirley Zhu

Shirley Zhu leads IGD Asia’s research team in Singapore. She has extensive research experience in the FMCG industry and has helped many multinational and local clients achieve their strategic objectives. Her role with IGD involves strategic planning, expanding research coverage in Asia and supporting our members in the region.

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22/02/19 | The top trends set to shape grocery in Singapore in 2019 753 views

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Sinclair Davidson

Sinclair Davidson

Sinclair Davidson is Professor of Institutional Economics in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia; and a honorary Senior Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. His research interests include public policy, taxation and property rights.

He is a regular contributor to public debate with opinion pieces having appeared in The Age, The Australian, Australian Financial Review, The Conversation, Daily Telegraph, The Drum, Sydney Morning Herald, and Wall Street Journal Asia. He is also a regular commentator on both radio and television.

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05/09/18 | Why intellectual property rights are key for Singapore's economic future 549 views

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Siyong Liu

Siyong Liu

Siyong is the Founder and General Manager of CFB Bots Pte Ltd. CFB Bots is a boutique firm focusing on the A 3 technologies – Automation, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence. The company’s mission is to help clients leverage technology successfully to achieve the “triple-win” for its shareholders, employees and customers.

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26/03/18 | How Singapore companies can accelerate their digital transformation through a robotisation programme 948 views

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Sudhir Agarwal

Sudhir Agarwal

Sudhir Agarwal is the Chief Executive Officer of Singapore-based Everise, a joint venture between private equity and real estate investment firm, Everstone and Sunrise, a company he also founded and leads as CEO. At Everise, Sudhir is responsible for leading and expanding the business operations throughout Singapore and across Asia and realising its vision to create a USD 500 million Experience Company in the BPO Industry. Based in Singapore, Everise operates eight operating centres across the U.S., the Philippines and Latin America, with over 8,000 employees providing multilingual support to clients ranging from major global multinational companies to local firms.

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13/04/18 | Overcoming Singapore's expansion challenges 1314 views

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Susan Bell

Susan Bell

Susan Bell is the Global Vice President and General Manager of Sealed Air’s Temperature Assurance business, which provides end to end supply chain solutions and insulative materials to solve customers’ complex fulfillment challenges as part of the Product Care Division. She is responsible for leading the global Temperature Assurance business team which is charged with creating the Temperature Assurance strategy, driving operational excellence to meet customer needs, catalyzing and executing mergers and acquisitions and developing new business to ensure Temperature Assurance drives value in the global supply chain.

Susan joined Sealed Air in 2016 as the Global Vice President of Strategy, Business Development and M&A for Product Care responsible for leading the global team to create the divisional strategy, executing mergers and acquisitions, developing new business, generating customer and market intelligence to ensure the division outperforms the market.

Susan has more than 20 years of global marketing and sales experience in strategy, business development, and global account leadership across consumer and industrial markets. Prior to joining Sealed Air Susan has worked for leading companies such as Sonoco, Stanley-Black & Decker, Ingersoll Rand and Newell-Rubbermaid.

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21/12/18 | Last-Mile Challenges in Singapore's Food E-Commerce Industry 1065 views

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Thorsten Neumann

Thorsten Neumann

Thorsten Neumann is currently the Chief Technical Office & Co-founder of SmartPesa - a Singapore-based specialised payments and agency banking technology solutions provider.

With almost 20 years of experience in the information and communications technology domain, Thorsten has always been passionate about building practical applications to technology. He is based in Singapore and has particular expertise in solution architecture, systems design and integration with a focus on financial institutions, APIs, ISO8583 switches, Core Banking Systems and 3rd party service providers.

Since coming to Asia in 2014, Thorsten has successfully worked on agency banking in Philippines, and payments solutions in Malaysia, Indonesia, Nigeria and Colombia.

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30/01/19 | Singapore's new payments rules aim to put consumers first 407 views

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Timothy Gan and Prashant Saxena

Timothy Gan and Prashant Saxena

Timothy is a Senior Insights Manager at Isentia. He has over 5 years of experience in media intelligence and insights, with client experience spanning the entire public sector and commercial verticals. Tim was twice nominated for ‘Young Professional of the Year’ award by international industry measurement and evaluation body AMEC. 

Prashant Saxena is a senior insights leader with more than a decade of experience with top Fortune 100 brands. At Isentia, he is heads insights in the S.E Asia region. An alumni of ASEAN Leadership Programme, he frequently shares his thoughts as a speaker at PR, market research and marketing analytics conferences in Asia.

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02/11/18 | The Instagram shake-up: What businesses need to know 781 views

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Tina Chee

Tina Chee

Tina is the Director of Marketing for A10 Networks, Asia Pacific where she is responsible for the organization’s marketing strategy and execution, including go-to-market campaigns, events, digital marketing and public relations. She works in close collaboration with regional executives and sales teams to build awareness for the brand, as well as support lead generation efforts.
 
Tina has over a decade of experience in the B2B technology industry. Prior to A10 Networks, Tina worked at multinational companies such as SanDisk, Fusion IO and F5 Networks.

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30/01/19 | What's the newest element to a proactive DDoS defense strategy? 162 views

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