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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 1650 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 2877 views

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Adeline Hales

Adeline Hales

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. 

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02/04/19 | Who should Singapore's luxury brands be targeting in 2019 and beyond? 553 views

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Albert Kuo

Albert Kuo

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.

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25/03/19 | Strengthening cybersecurity through digital defence 487 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 389 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? 2256 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? 1036 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 465 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 2525 views

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Bastiaan Toeset

Bastiaan Toeset

Bastiaan Toeset is the Global Small Medium Business (SMB) Lead at Cisco.

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28/03/19 | 3 things SMEs in Singapore need to know 275 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 746 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 1129 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.

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06/08/18 | When will Singapore recognise individual sporting talent benefits the economy? 575 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 888 views

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Derren Joseph

Derren Joseph

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.

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03/04/19 | Impact of US tax reform on Singapore business 215 views

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Elis Tan Siok Ping

Elis Tan Siok Ping

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.

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15/05/19 | Taxing times for SMEs 263 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 268 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 1919 views

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Hagen Rooke

Hagen Rooke

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.

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07/05/19 | The steady rise of e-payments in Singapore 436 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 510 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 1574 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 549 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 1195 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.

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11/02/19 | Evolving customer lifestyles to shape Singapore hotel business in 2019 634 views

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Kamal Karmakar

Kamal Karmakar

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.

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05/04/19 | How can Singaporean retailers navigate today's omnichannel landscape 409 views

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Kevin Fitzgerald

Kevin Fitzgerald

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.

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26/04/19 | Connecting the dots between working capital and cash flow management 176 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? 988 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 321 views

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Lishi Fong

Lishi Fong

Lishi is a Partner in Harneys Banking and Finance practice group, and Head of the Transactional Team in Singapore.

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06/05/19 | Are CLOs a good alternative investment for Singapore Family Offices? 246 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 332 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 326 views

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Marc Leong

Marc Leong

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.

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30/04/19 | Budget 2019: SMEs' First Step in a Journey of a Thousand Miles 134 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 207 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.

Latest Post:
12/02/19 | Women at the top – the great talent gap 206 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 295 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.

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29/10/18 | Email: Boon or Bane for Singapore? 299 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 557 views

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Piruze Sabuncu

Piruze Sabuncu

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

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10/12/18 | Developers: Singapore retailers' secret weapon for the holiday season 435 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 687 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 588 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.

Latest Post:
08/01/19 | Navigating Crypto: Singapore Tackles ICO Concerns with Tighter Regulation 608 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.

Latest Post:
19/07/18 | Epicentre of the East: How Singapore is transforming trade with blockchain 637 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.

Latest Post:
22/02/19 | The top trends set to shape grocery in Singapore in 2019 2213 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.

Latest Post:
05/09/18 | Why intellectual property rights are key for Singapore's economic future 581 views

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Suganthi Shivkumar

Suganthi Shivkumar

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).

Latest Post:
24/04/19 | All companies in Singapore must look to data to compete or risk becoming obsolete 242 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 1320 views

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Terry Smagh

Terry Smagh

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.

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22/04/19 | Should Singapore's executives trust their financial data? 281 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 448 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 917 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? 177 views

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Tom Luke

Tom Luke

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.

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04/04/19 | Are MNVOs a positive disruption to Singapore's telecoms industry? 392 views

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Tze Hsien (T.H.) Lim

Tze Hsien (T.H.) Lim

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.

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24/04/19 | How new technology will shape Singapore's logistics landscape 345 views

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