Channel Asia Women in ICT Awards 2020: and the winners are…

Channel Asia Women in ICT Awards 2020: and the winners are…

More than 160 individuals tune in for the inaugural virtual awards ceremony, honouring female leaders from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and Myanmar #WIICTA

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The Technical award recognises the candidate who has excelled in the technical and engineering segment of the industry, demonstrating a proven depth of knowledge and abilities. This candidate has demonstrated excellence in problem-solving and decision-making skills, backed by an exemplary level of accomplishment in job performance.


  • Sala Muthukrishnan - DXC Technology (Singapore)
  • Imelda Muti - IBM (Indonesia)
  • Nawiya Innoom - ISS Consulting (Thailand)
  • Suriati Othman -  NTT Data (Malaysia)
  • Swati Sannidhi - Palo IT (Singapore)
  • Ravita Fasawang - VMware (Thailand)

Winner: Sala Muthukrishnan - DXC Technology (Singapore)

Sala wins this award in recognition of pioneering technical work within the field of business intelligence, progressing from a developer background into a leading analytics strategist across Asia. Sala is widely credited with helping build a data model specific to telecommunications in the form of ‘One View’, alongside the creation of sector specific analytics solutions for customers in healthcare, retail and insurance among others.


The Achievement award recognises the candidate showing outstanding commitment to the industry through continuous career development and professional achievements. This candidate has risen to a senior role, earned a reputation as an esteemed thought-leader and is recognised as a figurehead within the industry, and may also act as a role model/mentor to other aspiring female managers.

Presented by Pamela Lim - Senior Director of Channel Strategy & Programs APJ, Dell Technologies



  • Angeline Ong - Cisco (Singapore)
  • Pei Lin Yeo - Delaware (Singapore)
  • Tammie Tham - Ensign InfoSecurity (Singapore)
  • Vivian Chua - HP (Singapore)
  • Patama Chantaruck - IBM (Thailand)
  • Marie Christine Llanto-Ravelo - IBM (Philippines)
  • Rosette Carrao - Delaware (Philippines)
  • Chankaew Chantima - ISS Consulting (Thailand)
  • Azah Aziz - NTT Data (Malaysia)
  • Catherine Lian - IBM (Malaysia)
  • Caroline Gondokusumo - Dutakom Wibawa Putra (Indonesia)
  • Kanitha Soratjathamakul - Schneider Electric (Thailand)

Highly Commended: Catherine Lian - IBM (Malaysia)

Winner: Vivian Chua - HP (Singapore)

Vivian wins this award in recognition of rising through the ranks to lead HP in Singapore and Malaysia, drawing on more than 20 years of experience to drive local market growth. In addition to management excellence, Vivian has also used her influence to create a regional standard for diversity and inclusion at HP, with women representing 45 per cent of the workforce - more than 3000 employees - in Singapore, of which 35 per cent hold leadership positions.



  • Bhavika Thakkar - AspireNXT (Singapore)
  • Kathy Chen - Citrix (Singapore)
  • Jamie Lim - Dell Technologies (Singapore)
  • Yee May Leong - Equinix (Singapore)
  • Verena Siow - SAP (Thailand)
  • Sophie Ben Sadia - Schneider Electric (Singapore)
  • Marion Ryan - ServiceNow (Singapore)
  • May Lee - Hewlett Packard Enterprise (Singapore)
  • Radha Raman - IBM (Singapore)
  • Sandra Lee - Kaspersky (Singapore)
  • Suganthi Shivkumar - Qlik (Singapore)

Winner: Kathy Chen - Citrix

Kathy wins this award in recognition of a channel-centric career built on consistently delivering strategic excellence and innovation, following successful management roles at Microsoft, Cisco and now Citrix. Since starting out with a focus on distribution during the late 1990s, Kathy has built a reputation for over-achievement through a commitment to aligning complex vendor portfolios to customer and partner priorities across Asia Pacific and Japan.


The Innovation award recognises the candidate who is a stand-out in delivering ‘big picture’ ideas and vision within the industry, thereby responding to change and discovering unique and exciting business opportunities. This candidate has highlighted a proven track record of finding new and better ways of doing business, through continually pushing the envelope.


  • Citra Nudiasari - Abyor (Indonesia)
  • Serene Keng - Automation Anywhere (Singapore)
  • Kay Lenz Rumaguera-Zapanta - Cisco (Philippines)
  • Nadia Alatas - Cybertrend Intrabuana (Indonesia)
  • E-Vonne Loh - HP (Singapore)
  • Kerri Lampard - Cisco (Singapore)
  • Cheryl Cheng - VMware (Singapore)
  • Deborah Wong - Cisco (Singapore)
  • Ween Sze Teoh - World Wide Technology (Singapore)
  • Fransiska Devita - Cisco (Indonesia)

Highly Commended: Cheryl Cheng - VMware (Singapore)

Winner: Nadia Alatas - Cybertrend Intrabuana (Indonesia)

Nadia wins this award in recognition of leading the data science charge in Indonesia, evident through the creation and deployment of two industry-leading products leveraging artificial intelligence, machine learning, automation and advanced analytics. In addition to serving major banks, health corporations and telecommunications operators, Nadia is also working to up-skill the nation through Cybertrend Data Academy, joining forces with local universities to develop data science talent across the country through an ‘industry-ready’ academic curriculum.


The Community award recognises the candidate with exemplary service within the industry, through initiatives and efforts to foster positive diversity outcomes. This candidate is actively making a difference by working towards the advancement of gender and general diversity within technology, going above and beyond to give back to the community.


  • Joanna Yc Lee - Avanade (Singapore)
  • Vicki Batka - Cisco (Singapore)
  • Ivy Young - Cloud Seeders (Singapore)
  • Ishani Bose - Hewlett Packard Enterprise (Singapore)
  • Angela Lim - HP (Singapore)
  • Olivia B. Araneta - IBM (Philippines)
  • Jacqui Miranda - Microsoft (Singapore)
  • Lynsey McCulloch - NTT Data (Malaysia)
  • Ella Dujali-Mangubat - SAP (Philippines)
  • Anneliese Schulz - Software AG (Singapore)
  • Clarissa Segismundo - Microsoft (Philippines)
  • Adeline Tan - Sophos (Singapore)
  • Michelle Pearce - World Wide Technology (Singapore)

Winner: Ivy Young - Cloud Seeders

Ivy wins this award in recognition of launching Cloud Seeders in Singapore, created with the aim of becoming the world’s most member-centric learning community for women within the context of cloud computing. Designed to providing a safe and effective learning environment for women, Cloud Seeders has recruited more than 170 members within the space of six months, delivering seven technical workshops plus social networking and mentoring events in the process. Ivy combines this work with her role as Head of Security Professional Services across ASEAN at Amazon Web Services.

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