This award recognises a standout candidate rising 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 10 years or less experience within the ICT industry.
- Angela Arlina - Cisco (Indonesia)
- Lynette Lim Hui Ying - Cisco (Singapore)
- Calista Lee - Cloud Comrade (Singapore)
- Germaine Tan Shu Ting - Darktrace (Singapore)
- Raela Wang - Databricks (Singapore)
- Clare Lim Min - DocuSign (Singapore)
- Doreen Goh Puay Ngn - HPE (Singapore)
- Amanda Lau Si Qi - Okta (Singapore)
- Liz Drysdale - SentinelOne (Singapore)
- Aurelie Doye - Supernap (Thailand)
- Alexandra Skerritt - Veeam Software (Singapore)
Winner: Aurelie Doye - Supernap (Thailand)
Aurelie wins this award for her creative marketing strategies that has helped SUPERNAP to establish a strong brand presence and attract new clients. She is responsible for developing and implementing the short and long-term marketing strategy at SUPERNAP in Thailand and leads her team in the strategic direction for all PR and marketing activities.
- Chng Hui Ying - AsiaPac Technology (Singapore)
- Ruvie Roca - Nueva Solutions (Philippines)
- Debora Anatasia Antoneta - R17 Group (Indonesia)
- Marilyn Lee - Rackspace (Singapore)
- Maya Sofhiana Zaini - Sourced Group (Singapore)
- Ana Robillard Centurion - Telstra (Singapore)
- Regine Ooi - World Wide Technology (Singapore)
Highly Commended: Marilyn Lee - Rackspace Technology
Winner: Ana Robillard Centurion - Telstra (Singapore)
Ana wins this award for her innovative spirit in her approach to stakeholder management at Telstra. She has added value to customers by applying logical thinking and working effectively to implement Telstra’s solutions for optimal results. She has also helped to build a relationship anchored in trust with customers and their key stakeholders.
- Bee Suan Ng - Crayon (Malaysia)
- Mei Fong Tay - Crayon (Singapore)
- Riza Nur Sholilah - Exclusive Networks (Indonesia)
- Amanda Toh - Exclusive Networks (Singapore)
Winner: Riza Nur Sholilah - Exclusive Networks (Indonesia)
Riza wins this award for leading the company’s growth in the Indonesia market. As the youngest manager in the Indonesia branch, Riza developed her team to create additional value for the company above their assigned scope and explored demand generation for their partners. Riza is also focused on building continued trust with key partners, recognising the critical role they play in the company’s success in the Indonesia market.
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 between 11 to 20 years’ experience within the ICT industry.
- Sridarti Herryanto - Cisco (Singapore)
- Alicia Joseph - Commvault (Malaysia)
- Vivien Chia - Commvault (Singapore)
- Jamie Lim - Dell Technologies (Singapore)
- Shanti Octavia - HPE (Indonesia)
- Eleonore Alesi - Proofpoint (Singapore)
- Kathambari Ravichandran - Salesforce (Singapore)
- Pauline Wong - Trellix (Singapore)
Winner: Pauline Wong - Trellix (Singapore)
Pauline wins this award for her leadership in building up the newly-formed Trellix business in Singapore. She has worked with internal stakeholders and built a local support team to provide 24/7 on-site support to all key customers, partners and projects. With a passion for cybersecurity, Pauline hopes to elevate her team further to address industry pain points and is setting her sights on developing an internship program where she can lend her support in training up new talent pools.
- Bianca Isaacson – Accenture
- Rachel Lam - Rackspace Technology (Singapore)
- Yolanda Sari - R17 Group (Indonesia)
- Sherly Nyolanda - Searce (Indonesia)
- Araline Lee - World Wide Technology (Singapore)
Winner: Araline Lee - World Wide Technology (Singapore)
Araline wins this award for her role as a Senior Program Manager leading programs and gaining the trust of top banking and pharmaceutical customers that enabled the increase in revenue and profit for World Wide Technology. She is a member of the company’s Employee Engagement Program (ERG) which aims to foster an inclusive and engaging environment focused on the growth and development of World Wide Technology’s female employees in Asia as well as empower and amplify their voices.
- Myles Velazco - Crayon (Philippines)
- Mindy Tan - Exclusive Networks (Singapore)
- Wanrattika Ditcharoen - Exclusive Networks (Thailand)
- June Chua - Tech Data (Singapore)
Highly Commended: Wanrattika Ditcharoen - Exclusive Networks
Winner: Mindy Tan - Exclusive Networks (Singapore)
Mindy wins this award for her growth, resilience, and adaptability in the IT field and in her current role as Head of Professional Services for Asia Pacific at Exclusive Networks. She has shared her expertise and insights with her team to help them close deals more effectively, navigate competition, and work with channel partners to secure buy-in from customers. Mindy's accomplishments extend across ten countries, where she has managed and grown renewal processes, driving results for the company regionally.
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 21 years or more experience within the ICT industry.
- Jacqueline Chay - AsiaPac Technology (Singapore)
- Mireille Giraud - Sourced Group (Singapore)
- Gracia Cham - Telstra (Singapore)
- Jalyn Kang - World Wide Technology (Singapore)
Highly Commended: Mireille Giraud - Zühlke Group (formerly Sourced Group)
Winner: Jacqueline Chay - AsiaPac Technology (Singapore)
Jacqueline wins this award for leading the go-to-market strategy for AsiaPac to deliver innovative solutions and business values to organisations in their transformation programs to thrive in a digital economy. She has contributed to the wider success of the ICT industry through community facing initiatives in mentoring and training programs. In 2021, she advocated the setup of the Center of Excellence (COE) in AsiaPac to train, groom and attract new talent.
- Angela Choo - AvePoint (Singapore)
- Kerri Lampard - Cisco Systems (Singapore)
- Valerie Yap - Crayon (Singapore)
- Diana Britt - Databricks (Singapore)
- Pamela Lim - Dell Technologies (Singapore)
- Joanne Pei Lee Wong - LogRhythm (Singapore)
- Jenny Diamzon - Nextgen Group (Philippines)
- Julie Minamiura - Salesforce (Singapore)
- Afifa Balagamwala - ServiceNow (Singapore)
- Prachi Shah - Syncron (Singapore)
- Annie Wong - Veeam Software (Singapore)
Winner: Kerri Lampard - Cisco Systems (Singapore)
Kerri wins this award for being a driving force at Cisco for over two decades, taking on challenging projects and navigating the company through difficult times to achieve success for partners, customers, and Cisco alike. She led the regional team in building a go-to-market plan from partner identification to services opportunities and investments.
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).
- NTT Data
Avanade wins this award for creating a culture of inclusion and diverse environment in countries that they operate in. The Avanade Women’s Circle is a network established for women at Avanade Southeast Asia to connect regularly, exchange ideas and perspectives, as well as share their experiences.
Avanade believes that the collective sharing of perspectives and experiences is critical for women to build personal effectiveness and confidence for professional development. Inclusion and diversity programs are also led by employees at every level of the business, where events and initiatives are created and driven to support different pillars of diversity and inclusion, promote employee well-being and deliver exceptional employee experiences.
- New Relic
- Tech Data
IBM wins this award for fostering a culture of conscious inclusion and active allyship where employees can make positive impact in the society while bringing their authentic selves to work. To ensure inclusive hiring based on skills and not on a person’s identity, IBM has incorporated artificial intelligence (AI) in their screening process to give equal chance to all applicants.
Extensive policies have also been implemented in IBM that extend across women, persons with disabilities and LGBT+. Under IBM’s D&I organisational framework, local D&I leaders are appointed to work directly with the country HR and leaders to drive a more inclusive environment.
D&I CHAMPION – Individual
This award recognises an influential individual who actively drives diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives 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).
- Shehara Viswanathan - Cisco (Singapore)
- Rich An Cruz - IBM (Philippines)
- Tracy Quah - Informatica (Singapore)
- Jean Chua Siew Bin - NTT Data (Singapore)
- Juliana Cen - Microsoft (Indonesia)
- Cara Radford - ServiceNow (Singapore)
- Cyl Lin - Tech Data (Singapore)
- Leah Carlose - Telstra (Singapore)
- Belinda Pervan - Veeam Software (Singapore)
Winner: Tracy Quah - Informatica
Tracy wins this award for her continuous effort and perseverance to drive real change and progress in gender diversity. She launched Women in Data Leadership (WIDL), a community aimed at recognising female leaders and data champions. She also drove the first WIDL programme for Informatica, targeting female CIOs and CDOs from Fortune 500 and Global 2000 accounts in the region. Tracy is also an advocate for safeguarding and empowering female rights. She hopes to inspire more women to continuously upskill themselves, and to highlight the need for children to receive the necessary education to succeed in the future.