Abhijit is Singapore Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Leader and Tax Partner at PwC Singapore.
Zubin is the Southeast Asia Healthcare Consulting Director at PwC.
14/02/19 | Budget 2019 – Making healthcare more affordable and accessible 2017 views
Adeline Hales is the Director and Head of Branding at iconic global marketing and communications agency, Young & Rubicam. Adeline is a
corporate consulting professional with extensive industry experience covering corporate branding, marketing, digital, and management consulting. In her current positive, Adeline is responsible for strategic brand consulting for the agency’s leading regional clients.
Before joining Y&R, Adeline held senior positions at top management consulting and technology firms consultancies, Oliver Wyman, Roland Berger, and IBM. Adeline’s current topics of interest – integrated branding, startup branding, and smart city development.
02/04/19 | Who should Singapore's luxury brands be targeting in 2019 and beyond? 731 views
Aditya is the Security Director– Security Solutions for the Asia Pacific Region at International SOS and Control Risks. Based currently in Singapore, Aditya leads client engagements around Asia and Australasia, developing bespoke solutions in support of organisations and managing their travel risk mitigation strategies, policies and procedures.
Aditya has overseen the team’s development of actionable intelligence to incident management teams and clients on the ground during crises and emergencies, notably during the elections and ensuing violence in Papua New Guinea (2017), the Resorts World Manila attack (2017), the Islamic State-inspired attacks in Dhaka and Jakarta (2016), in the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal (2015) and Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines (2013) and during the political turmoil in Bangladesh and Thailand (2013-14).
Aditya has a Juris Doctorate from The George Washington University Law School, where his research focused on militancy in Pakistan’s tribal belt. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the University of California, Irvine.
10/06/19 | Can business travellers play a part in the fight against cyber threats? 295 views
Adrian is the Regional Leader - Client Solutioning APAC at PeopleStrong, an India-based Enterprise HR SaaS platform. With over 15 years of HR entrepreneurial experience, he had won two HR Vendors of the Year award and is the recipient to SHRI HR Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013. He is the creator of Singapore HR Tech Market Map and is a jobs commentator on ChannelNewsAsia.
17/07/19 | Why Singapore businesses need to start embracing data for intelligent insights 38 views
As the Vice President of Asia Pacific for ExtraHop, Albert is responsible for the company’s growth strategy and driving customer and partner engagement in the region. His experience in APAC has spanned more than 20 years, leading teams at ArcSight, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Security, Blue Coat, and SailPoint. Earlier in his career, Albert worked on Wall Street as a derivatives sales/trader. Albert graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science, and earned an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Columbia Business School.
23/05/19 | These are 4 questions you need to consider after a data breach 200 views
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.
09/01/19 | How the gig economy is fueling business expansion 423 views
As the Managing Director of JOS Singapore, Andrew Tan spearheads JOS business and operations in Singapore, leading the company’s transformation and growth. He took up this position in 2016, bringing with him more than two decades of business experience in the technology field, blending his technology expertise with his strong business acumen.
Prior to JOS, Mr. Tan held several Senior Sales and Business Management roles in multi-national companies including NEC, IBM and Cisco. He has a proven record of bringing excellent results and values to businesses through innovation and strategic alliance. Andrew has also been successful in leading teams through organisational change initiatives.
Mr. Tan holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Computer Science with Management from The Open University in the UK.
22/05/19 | Preparing for a digital future 394 views
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.
25/09/18 | People powered future: Why we all need to champion tomorrow's talent 289 views
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.
22/11/18 | The global war for talent can be won with good policies 489 views
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.
26/06/19 | Regulating Facebook protects Facebook 104 views
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.
15/11/18 | How Singapore enterprises can rise to the digitalisation challenge 1303 views
Cecilia Marinier leads RSA Conference’s Innovation and Education efforts. She is the Creator and Steward of the RSAC Security Scholars program and RSAC College Day. In addition, she also heads up the RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest, RSAC Early Stage Expo and RSAC Sandbox to expose attendees to cutting-edge technologies and best hands-on practices for the field. Prior to working at RSAC, she spent seven years with Monitor 360, a boutique firm that develops new approaches to the vexing problems facing the US Government Intelligence Community. She also served on the Commonwealth Club’s Inforum Board and currently serves on the US Customs Museum Board. She holds a master in public affairs from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.
Matthias is the CEO of Fund Technologies, a subsidiary of Fund Asia Ventures, a parent company of regulated entities across Asia Pacific. Fund Technologies specializes in the development of financial technologies to empower businesses across Asia-Pacific, the technological arm of Fund Asia Ventures to seize the opportunity to build scalable and adaptive technology useful for disrupting businesses to keep them 21st century ready.
05/07/19 | Can Singapore become the latest and greatest regional cybersecurity hub? 598 views
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.
06/08/18 | When will Singapore recognise individual sporting talent benefits the economy? 653 views
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.
14/11/18 | S-VACC: A milestone for fund management in Singapore 1128 views
Derren is a Partner in Hayden T Joseph & Co (DBA "Advanced American Tax). He is a member of the International Tax team at Moores Rowland Asia Pacific, with over 30 offices in 11 countries.
He is an Enrolled Agent who is admitted to practice before the IRS, is an associate member of the American Institute of CPAs, holds 2 Masters degrees in Economics, a Certified Diploma from ACCA, done Executive Education at Columbia Business School, and has completed Advanced Tax Coursework at both New York University and the University of London.
03/04/19 | Impact of US tax reform on Singapore business 287 views
Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar is the CEO of RIF Labs.
A pioneer of web development in Argentina and Latin America since 1995, Diego was also one of the first persons to foster and develop Bitcoin and blockchain technology in Latin America. In addition to RIF Labs and RSK Labs, he also co-founded Koibanx, a blockchain company that is aiming to transform the potential of Bitcoin and blockchain technologies into real use cases, which serve as a driver for social and economic change.
Diego is also co-founder of Bitcoin Argentina with over 5,000 registered members on the meetups and 30,000 members on its online community and the first Bitcoin Centre in Latam. He is also president and co-founder of the Latam Bitcoin NGOs, where he helped create a network of Bitcoin communities with presence in 9 countries of the region.
06/06/19 | Paper to programming: how digital currencies are globalising our economy 245 views
Elis is the Executive Director of Transfer Pricing at BDO Tax Advisory Pte Ltd, part of the world's 5th largest accounting network. Elis has extensive experience with Big 4 firms, as the Head of Transfer Pricing, Asia-Pacific region for one of the largest multinational insurance groups based in the United States, as well as a stint with the tax policy division at the Singapore Ministry of Finance.
She handles all aspects of transfer pricing including documentation compliance, planning and controversy management work. Her unique combination of professional experiences helps her consider transfer pricing issues from multiple perspectives, offering practical and flexible solutions to her clients in both Singapore, as well as the Asia-Pacific region.
15/05/19 | Taxing times for SMEs 574 views
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.
01/03/19 | Innovation at the heart of the next-generation utility business 321 views
Frederic Gomer (MSc) is the managing partner & co-founder of B2G Consulting, an international supply chain management consulting firm engaged in supporting international clients in emerging and growing markets.
With his background as a global end to end supply chain management and transformation specialist, Frederic has extensive experience working in a range of industries including manufacturing, aerospace, retail, pharmaceutical, heavy industries & oil & gas. His areas of expertise include providing companies with guidance in improvement of their global supply chain operations and strategy.
Frederic started his career in engineering and has more than 17 years in consulting experience, he is a regular contributor to supply chain publications and a speaker at regional and global seminars & conferences. He obtained his Master degree (MSc) in Material Science & Process Engineering from INPG – Grenoble Institute of Technology (Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble) in France.
09/07/19 | Giving wings to Aviation MRO in Singapore 450 views
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.
07/03/19 | Retailer's exit from Singapore's electricity market: No need for warning bells 3131 views
Hagen is a financial regulatory counsel at Reed Smith in Singapore. He has extensive experience advising on financial regulatory matters in a range of areas, including licensing and regulatory approvals, conduct of business and governance, FinTech and contentious regulatory matters.
With deep knowledge of Singapore regulation and experience of engaging with the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Hagen advises financial institutions on all aspects of their activities in Singapore. He is qualified as a lawyer in Singapore and England & Wales and, with experience practicing in both jurisdictions, has a unique understanding of the international issues and synergies that affect his clients.
07/05/19 | The steady rise of e-payments in Singapore 1086 views
Ho Chye Soon is the Country Manager for Nutanix Singapore. With more than 25 years of IT&T industry, Sales, Channel and Management experience, he is responsible for driving Nutanix’s growth and ambitions in the country. Prior to Nutanix, Chye Soon was the Asia Pacific Channel Sales Director for HP Enterprise, HPE, and was responsible for increasing the channel business mix and expanding the channel footprint.
23/05/19 | Customer service is giving way to customer experience 238 views
Ira Winkler, CISSP, is President of Secure Mentem and Author of “Advanced Persistent Security”. He is considered one of the world’s most influential security professionals and was named “The Awareness Crusader” by CSO magazine in receiving their CSO COMPASS Award. Ira has designed, implemented and supported security awareness programs at organizations of all sizes, in all industries, around the world. He is an established speaker at major industry events, having addressed “30+ Years of Security Awareness Efforts: What Have We Learned?” and “Holistically Mitigating Human Vulnerabilities and Attacks” at RSA Conferences in San Francisco and Singapore.
Etay Maor is an Executive Security Advisor at IBM Security, where he leads security and fraud fighting awareness and research. Previously, Etay was the Head of Cyberthreat Research at RSA Labs where he managed malware research and intelligence teams and was part of cutting-edge security research. He is an established speaker at major industry events like RSA Conference in Singapore, leading key discussions like “White Hats' and Cybercriminals’ New Tool: Artificial Intelligence” and “Facing Financial Fraud Head On: Cybersecurity Best Practices”.
12/07/19 | Singapore companies victims of social engineering: whose fault is it? 123 views
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.
11/02/19 | Why data governance is not an option 661 views
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.
11/02/19 | Evolving customer lifestyles to shape Singapore hotel business in 2019 920 views
Kamal is the founder and promoter of CitiXsys. He has been responsible for the company’s evolution to be a specialist provider of software products in Retail segment. Kamal’s responsibilities include Business Strategy, Global Sales, Product Innovation and Growth.
Under his leadership, CitiXsys grew to become the market leader in Retail Technology domain and known as an innovator in Retail sector. He has also guided the organization to receive several prestigious awards in tech industry.
Beyond his work in CitiXsys, Kamal has considerable experience at counseling executives at high growth companies on strategy formulation, business model transformation, and implementation of balanced scorecard in their enterprise. He has worked with many companies in a counseling capacity with an exceptional track record of helping management teams achieve better strategy & bottom-line improvements.
A graduate of Harvard Business School, Kamal is well recognized in the industry and is on board of various companies globally including being a member of SAP Advisory Council for Business One in Germany.
05/04/19 | How can Singaporean retailers navigate today's omnichannel landscape 604 views
Kevin Fitzgerald is the Regional Director, Asia at Xero, where he leads the growth and performance of the Asian business, spending his time between the Singapore and Hong Kong offices. Kevin and his team help small businesses and their advisors across Asia embrace cloud technology to run productive, more profitable businesses.
26/04/19 | Connecting the dots between working capital and cash flow management 226 views
Kyle Hegarty is the Managing Director for TSL Marketing Singapore. A seasoned sales, leadership and communications trainer and coach, Kyle focuses on building sales pipelines for his clients and working with executive teams to develop localized leadership strategies across APAC and the globe. He researches and writes about the realities of business globalization in a post-globalization world.
A frequent speaker at worldwide business and management conferences, Kyle's work has been covered in The Straits Times, MSNBC, CNN, Dispatches Europe and Fortune.
Kyle is currently using his communications skills to persuade his family to allow him to train for his 5th IronMan distance triathlon. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bowdoin College where he majored in International Relations and Economics.
26/06/19 | The future of Singapore's globalisation story is… human 239 views
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.
21/01/19 | How can Singapore address the cyber security skills gap? 1063 views
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.
18/10/18 | The rise of cryptocurrency malware and ways to reduce risks 333 views
Leon O’Reilly is the general manager for Marketing at the Regional Solution Centre, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific who led the keynote presentation at the Innovation Re:Mix Forum organized by Fuji Xerox Singapore.
He is responsible for driving solutions growth across 14 countries, ensuring relevant market insights are mapped onto the region’s solution roadmap and development, ensuring customers’ requirements are met, and Sales, Consulting and delivery skill sets are aligned. Additionally, Leon heads the region’s
Design Thinking Practice. He is an expert at strategically delivering, designing, managing and implementing services for software sales organisations.
16/07/19 | Harnessing human, machine and digital intelligence to keep innovation centres on the cutting edge 45 views
Leslie Ong is the Country Manager of Southeast Asia (SEA) for Tableau Software. He oversees Tableau’s business and operations for SEA, including the go-to-market strategy, channel ecosystem management and talent management. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Leslie is also responsible for driving customer success and expanding the company’s presence in SEA.
Leslie joined Tableau in March 2018 with a strong track record in helping businesses adopt technology to help them drive towards success in this digital economy. Prior to joining Tableau, Leslie held several leadership roles in VMware, Oracle and Hewlett Packard (HP).
In his most recent organisation, he held the position as Regional Director for SEA and Korea at VMware, where he was responsible for driving growth in the software-defined data centre solutions business and later in strategic partnerships.
14/06/19 | Three lessons for ASEAN's Smart Cities Network 407 views
Lishi is a Partner in Harneys Banking and Finance practice group, and Head of the Transactional Team in Singapore.
06/05/19 | Are CLOs a good alternative investment for Singapore Family Offices? 416 views
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.
13/03/19 | Keeping up with healthcare: How Singapore can remain an attractive expat destination 346 views
Luke McNeal is the Head of Workplace at Facebook for Asia Pacific & Japan, a SaaS platform bringing Facebook's consumer technology into the Enterprise and transforming the way companies work. He leads Workplace’s teams across the APAC region, scaling customer adoption across industries and countries.
Prior to Facebook, Luke was the Head of Emerging Markets at Amazon Web Services (AWS), supporting customers across Southeast Asia to transform their businesses through cloud technologies. He launched Amazon’s initial field teams in several countries. Luke also held multiple leadership roles around the world at ServiceSource, a leader in driving recurring revenue for leading IT companies.
Luke holds MBAs from both the UCLA Anderson School of Management and the National University of Singapore. He is also a graduate of the University of Oregon with degrees in both Business Administration and International Studies.
08/07/19 | Look to leadership to slay the spectre of overwork 80 views
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.
08/11/18 | Travel expenses, the new frontier for compliance 390 views
Manish Shah is the Vice President for Southeast Asia Customer Engagement Solutions at Verint Systems. He is a highly regarded and respected senior business leader in the Asia Pacific region with more than 30 years of business technology, customer engagement, and management experience.
Since joining Verint 18 years ago as the first employee in the APAC region, Manish has been instrumental in expanding Verint’s multi-fold growth by winning enterprise customers in Telco, BFSI and BPO verticals in ASEAN and South Asian countries. Under his leadership, Verint Southeast Asia has established itself as an absolute leader in the region’s Customer Engagement Optimisation and now has more than 70 staff across the region.
Manish is passionate about digital transformation, analytics, and automation and is often invited to speak on BPO, Shared Services, Customer Experience and Customer Engagement. His expertise and insights is sought after by clients, IT and technology professionals, the media and other industry influencers.
30/05/19 | Singapore's digital future is bright but how do companies survive and thrive? 276 views
Marc Leong is the Head of SME Banking at Maybank Singapore where he is responsible for retail SME lending business, including products, promotions and partnerships. Marc Leong is a career banker, having spent the last 20 years in various business segments and disciplines. Prior to his current role in SME Banking, Marc was involved in branch management, wealth and consumer finance product sales, deposit acquisition, account management, commercial banking, cash management etc. He has a business degree with National University of Singapore and an MBA from University of Manchester.
30/04/19 | Budget 2019: SMEs' First Step in a Journey of a Thousand Miles 172 views
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.
28/08/18 | Singapore Summit burnishes friendship brand the world can count on 213 views
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.
12/02/19 | Women at the top – the great talent gap 250 views
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.
25/02/19 | Bad data could cost Singapore businesses millions 317 views
Mohit is CEO of Tuzo, a company that helps retailers leverage technology to increase sales and conversions. Tuzo platform uses the self-learning power of Artificial Intelligence to enable retailers provide a personalised experience for their online and walk-in shoppers. He is leading the sales and marketing efforts to expand the company in South East Asia.
Mohit has vast experience in Strategy, Go-to-Market (GTM) & Marketing and has worked with PwC, Accenture, Microsoft and Nokia in the past before embarking on the entrepreneurial journey at Tuzo . He has worked across geographies and has lead teams at the global, regional and country level.
14/06/19 | Hyperpersonalisation— the holy grail of retail 269 views
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.
29/10/18 | Email: Boon or Bane for Singapore? 303 views
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.
05/03/19 | Singapore's perfect storm for Smart Wearables and IoT innovation 758 views
Peter Hamilton is the Vice President & Regional Director for APAC at Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting Group. He is a respected thought leader for the human capital industry. He is passionate about the future of work and understands that the way talent wants to work, and the way organisations are engaging talent has fundamentally changed. With 20 years of experience as a practitioner in the field, Peter is equipped with practical, applicable, and real-world knowledge that enables him to advise clients on how to align their talent strategy with their business strategy.
24/06/19 | A choicer way to work and live 149 views
Piruze Sabuncu is the Head of Southeast Asia and Hong Kong at Stripe.
10/12/18 | Developers: Singapore retailers' secret weapon for the holiday season 445 views
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.
05/12/18 | Belt and Road: Singapore's rise in dispute resolution 735 views
Rachel Woolley, Global AML Manager at Fenergo, has over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry, having worked primarily in the funds industry and retail banking. She has a strong background in regulatory compliance, particularly in the areas of anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CTF).
Rachel holds a BSc (Hons) Degree in Applied Accounting from the Oxford Brookes University and is an ACCA Affiliate. She currently holds three professional designations: Licentiate of the Association of Compliance: Officers in Ireland (LCOI), Certified Financial Crime Prevention Practitioner (CFCPP) and Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO).
02/07/19 | A further tightening of financial regulation in Singapore 644 views
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.
02/08/18 | What Singaporean businesses need to know about customer engagement in the age of Social Media 646 views
Riku Malkki, experienced e-recruitment professional and CEO at RecRight
Riku has over 12 years’ experience in HR Tech vertical. He’s a MSc in Information Systems Management and has helped more than 200 organisations in developing their recruitment process. He's a firm advocate of lean methodologies and listens carefully Voice of the Customer.
12/07/19 | Video interviewing is leading the way in Scandinavia, why not in Singapore? 93 views
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.
08/01/19 | Navigating Crypto: Singapore Tackles ICO Concerns with Tighter Regulation 650 views
Sakari Kuikka is the General Manager for SEA & Oceania at Universal Robots. With a region that can potentially be one of the fastest growing in the world for the company, Sakari aims to grow the company exponentially through a strong network of partners and influencers. With a wealth of experience in sales and management, he has established regional partnerships and grow market presence in Southeast Asia and Oceania.
As General Manager, he oversees company operations and is responsible for developing and executing the regional strategy with the local team, contributing towards UR global revenue targets.
Sakari holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from studies in Finland and Germany. He has over 20 years of extensive management experience in Asia and specialised in the packaging industry from 2006 to 2016.
24/06/19 | Building a stronger and globally competitive Singapore 323 views
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.
19/07/18 | Epicentre of the East: How Singapore is transforming trade with blockchain 644 views
Sean is a cybersecurity expert with over five years’ experience in the field specialising in malware analysis and threat hunting. As the Head of Threat Analysis at Darktrace, Sean oversees the cybersecurity analyst team in Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ). He also works with strategic customers to help them investigate and respond to threats.
Prior to his current role, Sean was with the Singapore’s national defense research agency - DSO National Laboratories - working on various cybersecurity projects. He holds a Bachelor of Computing (Information Systems) from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and taught Computer Science modules during his undergraduate studies.
02/07/19 | Top 5 cyber hygiene issues that lead to a breach 881 views
Shahid Nizami is the Managing Director for Asia Pacific at HubSpot. Based in the company’s APAC HQ in Singapore, Shahid is responsible for HubSpot’s performance across Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and India, and will be based in HubSpot’s Singapore office, working closely with the teams based in both Singapore and Sydney.
Before joining HubSpot, Shahid led the Account Management business for Google Cloud in APAC where he managed a team spread across six different locations, achieving unparalleled results. Before Google, he held several leadership positions at Oracle and has developed a remarkably deep understanding of the APAC market.
Shahid is particularly passionate about HubSpot’s culture. The company’s renowned Culture Code was a huge influence in his decision to join the company, and his personal mission as Managing Director in APAC is to make HubSpot the best place to work in the region.
23/05/19 | Singapore SMEs must focus on growing better instead of faster 149 views
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.
22/02/19 | The top trends set to shape grocery in Singapore in 2019 3501 views
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.
05/09/18 | Why intellectual property rights are key for Singapore's economic future 614 views
Suganthi Shivkumar is the Managing Director for Qlik ASEAN. Based in Singapore, Suganthi is responsible for driving Qlik’s business and leading teams throughout the ASEAN region, which includes Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
Prior to joining Qlik, Suganthi has held senior roles across Asia Pacific in software companies like Hyperion, Informatica, BackOffice Associates and JDA and was also an award winning regional trainer.
Suganthi holds a Bachelors degree in Accountancy from the National University of Singapore. She was the recipient of the 6th Annual Stevie Award for Best Asian Executive (Nov 2009) in New York as well as the iGroupWomen Leaders in India (Winner in the Overseas Women Category – Dec 2009).
24/04/19 | All companies in Singapore must look to data to compete or risk becoming obsolete 298 views
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.
21/12/18 | Last-Mile Challenges in Singapore's Food E-Commerce Industry 1518 views
Tan May Lin heads Epson Singapore and is responsible for managing its sales, marketing & customer service operations in the country. With more than 20 years of experience, twelve of which was spent in a senior management position, May Lin’s strengths lie in business development, sales, marketing and business management.
Since joining Epson 9 years ago, May Lin has revamped the sales and marketing team and increased sales contribution from the corporate segment. In addition, May Lin hasestablished Epson from Number 3 to Number 1 in Singapore for projector market share.
Prior to this role, May Lin was part of Samsung Asia Pte Ltd where she was responsible for developing and implementing key GTM and marketing strategies to drive growth for IT business units in the Southeast Asian and Oceanic region. May Lin also previously hold the position of Senior Manager of Office Systems Solutions at Canon Singapore Pte Ltd where she headed the company’s print solutions business.
May Lin graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Master of Science (Management of Technology), Bachelor of Social Science and an Honors degree in Political Science (Bachelor of Arts), majoring in Economics and Political Science.
06/06/19 | From pen to mobile devices: will there ever be a paperless school? 246 views
Terry Smagh has been Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific and Japan at BlackLine, Inc. since March 2018. He is responsible for spearheading the company’s ongoing regional growth strategy including working with partners to accelerate customer acquisition.
Smagh comes to BlackLine with nearly 20 years of experience in financial software, business intelligence and data analytics having held senior APAC positions with leading organizations including Hyperion, IBM, Informatica and Qlik.
Most recently, Smagh was executive leader for IBM Asia-Pacific’s cloud and analytics business where he was responsible for supporting partner development and overall enterprise sales momentum in hybrid cloud software, cloud services and analytics solutions.
22/04/19 | Should Singapore's executives trust their financial data? 334 views
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.
30/01/19 | Singapore's new payments rules aim to put consumers first 486 views
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.
02/11/18 | The Instagram shake-up: What businesses need to know 987 views
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.
30/01/19 | What's the newest element to a proactive DDoS defense strategy? 196 views
Tom Luke, VP at Tutela, is responsible for sales, marketing and partnerships at the company. He has previously held roles at Hewlett Packard and Cisco. He holds a BSc in Computer Science and E-Business from Loughborough University in the UK.
04/04/19 | Are MNVOs a positive disruption to Singapore's telecoms industry? 513 views
As the Managing Director of UPS Singapore and Malaysia, T.H. is responsible for driving growth of the company’s small package operations in both markets. In his role, he oversees strategic business units that include Operations, Marketing, Business Development and Finance & Accounting.
During his term as Vice President of Strategic Planning and Development for the Asia Pacific Region, T.H. spearheaded several projects including the relocation of the UPS Asia Pacific Air Hub from Clark, Philippines to Shenzhen, China in 2010.
An advocate for inclusive growth, he spoken extensively on the advantages of internationalization and exports for SMEs at industry events and capacity-building workshops jointly organized by UPS. A Malaysian native, T.H. holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Oklahoma State University.
24/04/19 | How new technology will shape Singapore's logistics landscape 590 views
William Gilchrist, CEO and Founder of Konsyg, began his career within the corporate sector of Shanghai as a Media Relations Manager for Wai White Dragon, a publication for Shanghai's elite.
William then returned to the United States to work in school administration as Director of Admissions and College Planning at Hales Franciscan High School in Chicago Illinois. He was hired to rebuild the admissions department by devising a plan to increase enrollment numbers amongst a unique demographic within the Chicago-land area.
After his time at Hales Franciscan, William decided to re-align his initial aspirations of Asia by working in Business Development in Singapore for TSL Marketing, a lead generation marketing firm. At TSL, WIlliam ran multiple lead generation campaigns in both English and Mandarin for top- tier tech firms throughout J-APAC.
He then moved to a position as Regional New Business Sales Manager for Google, Asia-Pacific. William has also founded and facilitated internal sales training courses for multiple departments. William transitioned to the APAC Knowledge Manager role where he focused on training and quality systems management for regional and global projects.
William then ventured outside of Google to build and direct the Outbound Sales Team for TradeGecko, a Singapore-based startup. At TradeGecko, William built and managed a team of highly skilled sales representatives in both Singapore and Philippines covering a global clientele.
28/05/19 | Five things Singapore sales warrior should consider 430 views