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Channel Asia unveils record-breaking number of finalists for new-look Women in ICT Awards

Channel Asia unveils record-breaking number of finalists for new-look Women in ICT Awards

Representing the entire ASEAN ecosystem, 160 finalists make the shortlist from a pool of more than 65 organisations and over 220 nominations, spanning partner, vendor and distributor businesses #WIICTA

Credit: Channel Asia / WIICTA

TECHNICAL

This award recognises excellence in the form of technical and engineering expertise, honouring deep domain knowledge in relation to technology products, solutions and services. This candidate has provided business value through specialised skills and competence, spanning technical, pre-sales and support roles.

  • Meiriza Loebis - Abyor International
  • Alejandra Artíguez - Amazon Web Services
  • Jina Park - Cisco (Singapore)
  • Sarah Quinto - Cisco (Philippines)
  • Ee Laine Koh - Commvault
  • Min Fang - Google Cloud 
  • Nawiya Innoom - ISS Consulting
  • Pratthana Suppradith - Palo Alto Networks
  • Linette Mananghaya - Sophos
  • Arpaporn Skunkittiyut - Microsoft
  • Weiman Kow - VMware

ENTREPRENEUR

This award recognises an enterprising candidate with a risk-taking mentality, honouring excellence in launching new ventures, products or services. This individual has a proven background in building innovation from the ground up, evident through converting market-leading ideas into viable business offerings.

Country:

  • Enki Rahmawati - Abyor International (Indonesia)
  • Maria Eva Kalaw - Cisco (Philippines)
  • Atitaya Surapunthu - Cisco (Thailand)
  • Nadia Alatas - Cybertrend Data Academy (Indonesia)
  • Elisa Indriasari - Digimaster Inovasi Cemerlang (Indonesia)
  • Seema Mishra - Pinkstripes (Singapore)
  • Anissa Sharmanti - Crayon (Indonesia)
  • Cherilyn Tan - Tessaract Technologies (Singapore)
  • Khwanta Sudsaeng -  The Prodigy (Thailand)
  • Jenny Diamzon Santos - Westcon Group (Philippines)

Regional:

  • Bhavika Thakkar - AspireNXT
  • Fidi Putri - Cisco Meraki
  • Deborah Wong - Cisco
  • Camy Ooi - Citrix
  • Rachel Ler - Commvault
  • E-Vonne Loh - HP
  • Joey Lim - Lark
  • Kerry Islin - ServiceNow
  • Lily Chia - Zscaler

GRADUATE

This award recognises a standout graduate candidate who has leveraged apprenticeship programs to start a career within the ICT industry. Open to all roles and responsibilities, this individual has made an immediate and positive impact on the business through providing a fresh perspective and high levels of professionalism. This award is open to candidates involved in a graduate program between 2018-2021.

  • Michelle Teo - Cisco
  • Violet Lim - Delaware Consulting
  • Ragini Verma - Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Sophia Yap - HP
  • Xu Ying - Microsoft
  • Kimli Ng - Telstra
  • Yoomi Oh - VMware

RISING STAR

This award recognises a standout candidate rising up through the ranks within the ICT industry, acknowledging significant advancement during the early stages of her technology career. This individual is growing in stature and importance through demonstrating outstanding business acumen, deep market expertise and high levels of professional integrity. This award is open to candidates with eight years or less experience within the ICT industry.

Country:

  • Agatha Armadhea Vashti - Abyor International (Indonesia)
  • Preety Vatvani - Cloudera (Singapore)
  • Danica Pai - Logicalis (Vietnam)
  • Sarah-Ann Yong - Microsoft (Malaysia)
  • Kana Mizuoka - New Relic (Singapore)
  • Dr Fairoza Amira Binti Hamzah - STMicroelectronics (Malaysia)
  • Michelle Bautista - Tata Consultancy Services (Philippines)
  • Eileen Chong - Westcon Group (Singapore)
  • Araline Lee - World Wide Technology (Singapore)
  • Kek Hwee Bian - VMware (Singapore)

Regional:

  • Anna Green - Amazon Web Services
  • Lynette Lim - Cisco
  • Natsuki Hamakawa - CrowdStrike
  • Claudia Seah - Rackspace Technology
  • Opal Piyaporn Kijtikhun - Senna Labs (Thailand)
  • Maggie Chan - ServiceNow

SHINING STAR

This award recognises an established candidate with a strong record of achievement, acknowledging excellence in spearheading company initiatives and driving strategic change. This individual is a consistent high performer who regularly achieves standout business results and continues to assume increased levels of seniority within the organisation. This award is open to candidates with eight years or more experience within the ICT industry.

Partner:

  • Indrani Chandrasegaran - Accenture
  • Zoe Shang - AvePoint
  • Netra Prabhu - Capgemini
  • Jutharat Jirasathienporn - ISS Consulting
  • Herryanti Herman - Mitra Integrasi Informatika
  • Wynthia Goh - NCS
  • Annie On - NTT Data
  • Sunita Bottse - SuperNap
  • Geraldine Kor - Telstra 
  • Jayalakshmi Rao - Virtusa
  • Ang Sze Pheng - World Wide Technology

Distributor:

  • Marrian Lontoc - Crayon
  • Rachel Velasquez - Rhipe
  • June Chua - Tech Data
  • Jesse Yeoh - Westcon Group (Malaysia)
  • Lilian Ong - Westcon Group (Singapore)

Vendor (Country):

  • Patricia Tan - BitTitan (Singapore)
  • Angeline Ong - Cisco (Singapore)
  • Fanly Tanto - Cloudera (Indonesia)
  • Alicia Joseph - Commvault (Malaysia)
  • Doreen Goh - Hewlett Packard Enterprise (Singapore)
  • Mee Mee Hong - HP (Malaysia)
  • Juliana Cen - Microsoft (Indonesia)
  • Millie Yong - Microsoft (Malaysia)
  • Karine Lim - Microsoft (Singapore)
  • Chanikarn Pronanun - Microsoft (Thailand)
  • Emily Ng - Oracle (Singapore)
  • Rebecca Gan - ServiceNow (Singapore)
  • Jett Ching - Sophos (Philippines)
  • Sasivimon Wasuwanich - Veeam Software (Thailand)

Vendor (ASEAN):

  • Siew Khim Ong - Aruba Networks
  • Farah Darlina - Cisco
  • Angie Ong - Citrix
  • Aileen Tang - Commvault
  • Kaylee Fung - Google Cloud
  • Dr. Jasmine Begum - Microsoft (Malaysia)
  • Sona Jain - Microsoft (Singapore)
  • Supaporn Vacharanarumol - Palo Alto Networks
  • Verena Siow - SAP
  • Kristine Adeline Dacanay - Schneider Electric
  • Prachi Shah - Software AG
  • Katrina Tirante-Uy - Vertiv

Vendor (Asia Pacific):

  • Pamela Ong - ESET
  • Seet Yan Lin - Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Joanne Pei Lee Wong - LogRhythm
  • Sojung Lee - SolarWinds
  • Ji Hye Choi - VMware
  • Emy Lun - Zscaler

ACHIEVEMENT

This award recognises a standout candidate who has delivered an unrivalled contribution to the ICT industry, evident through outstanding professional and personal achievements. This individual has earned a reputation as an esteemed thought leader following a distinguished career as both a business leader and role model for aspiring executives. This award is open to candidates with 25 years or more experience within the ICT industry.

  • Vicki Batka - Cisco
  • Siew Foong Wong - Cloud4C Services
  • Sucheta Baxi - Dell Technologies
  • Yee May Leong - Equinix
  • Chu Thi Thanh Ha - FPT Software
  • Megawaty Khie - Google Cloud 
  • May Lee - Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Fiona Lee - HP
  • Joan Yeo - IBM
  • Tracy Quah - Informatica
  • Chankaew Chantima - ISS Consulting
  • Mary Rose dela Cruz - Stratpoint Technologies
  • Vijaya Pandya - Tata Consultancy Services
  • Belinda Jurisic - Veeam Software

D&I CHAMPION – Company

This award recognises the standout company in driving diversity and inclusion (D&I) across all aspects of the business, spanning employees, customers and key stakeholders. This organisation has gone beyond a surface-level commitment through the introduction of policies and programs to meet D&I goals, evident through targeted initiatives, strong leadership and clearly defined deliverables. This award is open to all aspects of diversity and inclusion (gender, race, age, disability, sexual orientation etc).

  • Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise 
  • Cisco
  • Cloudera
  • Equinix
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • HP
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • NTT Data (Singapore)
  • World Wide Technology

D&I CHAMPION – Individual

This award recognises an influential individual who actively drives diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives beyond their current job responsibilities through mentoring and thought leadership across the ICT industry. This candidate acts as a role model for aspiring executives, cultivating diverse teams to drive change both internally and externally. This award is open to all aspects of diversity and inclusion (gender, race, age, disability, sexual orientation etc).

Country:

  • Leong Jia Hui - BitTitan (Singapore)
  • Huong Nguyen - Cisco (Vietnam)
  • Ean Na Teoh - Dell Technologies (Malaysia)
  • Christine Yoong - Google Cloud (Singapore)
  • Carine Ng - Microsoft (Singapore)
  • Jean Chua - NTT Data (Singapore)

Regional:

  • Ulrike Agostin - Cisco
  • Leanne Taylor - Citrix
  • Tejaswini Tilak - Equinix
  • Heng Huey Lih - Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Sowjanya Reddy - HP
  • Sirikanlaya Nakprasit - NTT
  • Ashwini Krishnamurthy - Palo Alto Networks
  • Anila Fredericks - Telstra

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