Channel Asia Evolve in association with Schneider Electric


Steven Cheng

Director for East Asia Ecommerce & Edge Computing, International Operations, Schneider Electric

Steven manages regional edge business & ecommerce in conjunction with countries’ sales & channel teams

Steven’s current role at Schneider Electric will draw on more than 8 years of IT experience in software, hardware, services and consulting helping customers to address their most demanding business challenges in and around the data center.

Steven has gained over 20+ years of experience in APJ, regions in Business Development, P&L Management, Enterprise and Channel Management.

James Henderson

Editorial Director of Asia Pacific and Middle East, IDG Communications

As Editorial Director of of Asia Pacific and Middle East at IDG Communications, James is responsible for developing the content, audience and partnership strategy of Channel Asia and CIO Asia across the region. James specialises in converting global technology trends into local insights, with a specific focus on ASEAN markets.

Mark Iles

Executive Consultant and Industry Analyst, Tech Research Asia

Iles is an Industry Analyst with the Advisory and Consulting organisation Tech Research Asia (TRA). Previously he spent 25 years in the Software, IT and Telecommunications industry. He focuses on emerging technology trends and their impact on the traditional vendor-partner-customer relationships and how to evolve their go-to-market strategies.

Venkatraman Swaminathan

Vice President – East Asia & Japan, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric

Venkatraman Swaminathan is the Vice President for East Asia & Japan in Secure Power Division of Schneider Electric’s Energy Management Business. In this position, Venkatraman is responsible to supporting partners and customers drive the all-digital data centers of the future, while ensuring operational efficiencies and always on digital transformation, particularly in the East Asia & Japan region.

Venkat is Passionate, Result Oriented, People Driven Management Executive with more than three decades of experience in handling various leadership roles in Business Management across multiple functions such as P&L Management & Business Leadership, Sales, Service and Marketing in Crtical Infratsructure Industry. Venkat has been with Schneider Electric for over 8 years and worked in critical roles in Managing Business Transformation through strategic acquisition of Uniflair India and President Systems (formerly APW President). In 2014 he taken up additional responsibilities to lead Enterporse Sales & Business Development of Secure Power Division and promoted to Vice President of the Secure Power India Business in 2017.

Prior to Schneider Electric Venkatraman has worked in leadership roles in organization like Uniflair, APW President, Emerson Electric Co. and Voltas. Venkatraman is an MBA in Marketing from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai and Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical from Bharatiyar University, Chennai.

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As customers digitally transform in Southeast Asia, how can partners capitalise?


Wednesday, 22nd Sep 2021 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. SGT


Live Virtual Event

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Who Should Attend

    *This event is designed for the benefit of Managed Service Providers and System Integrators from Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan and Korea.

    *IDG Communications reserves the right to limit attendance to those working in reseller business (C-level management, Sales Managers, Technical Managers, Channel Manager, BDMs) who meet the attendee criteria and refuse attendance by anyone from competing vendor, distributor or media organisations.