Log in / register to attend Channel Asia State of Innovation on January 21 HERE.


14:00 (SGT) 


14:08 (SGT) 

Customer Insights


ASEAN Research 

Findings will uncover what makes end-users tick in the months ahead, assessing how customers define success in the modern market and the role of partners in adding new levels of value post-pandemic.


CIO Chat: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia

Expert insights from Ivan Ng as CTO of City Developments Limited (Singapore), Saiful Bakhtiar Osman as Head of ICT at Malaysian Aviation Commission (Malaysia) and Herman Widjaja as Senior Vice President of Engineering at Tokopedia (Indonesia).


Partner Value Awards 

Recognise partner excellence in delivering outstanding work through customer value and innovation at SMB, Mid-Market and Enterprise levels.


CIO Chat: Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

Expert insights from Dennis Omila as CIO of UnionBank (Philippines), K. Ruangroj Poonpol as President of Technology at Kasikorn Bank (Thailand) and Tran Nhat Minh as CIO of Vietnam International Bank (Vietnam).


Emerging Technology Awards 

Recognise partner excellence in delivering customer innovation through emerging technologies, spanning Digital Transformation, Smart Technology, Cloud and Security solutions.



16:24 (SGT)  

Partner Actions


Vendor Awards 

Recognise vendor excellence in delivering customer innovation through via the channel ecosystem, spanning Cloud, Security, Software, Hardware, Specialist and Telecommunications market segments.


ASEAN Research: Partner Actions

Findings will deep-dive into partner priorities in the months ahead, highlighting what customers truly think of solution providers from a pros and cons perspective, offering critical advice from an engagement and selling standpoint


ASEAN Research: Mark Iles (Tech Research Asia) 

Mark Iles - Executive Analyst of Tech Research Asia - will assess the health of the ecosystem across Southeast Asia, probing the channel’s handling of Covid-19, alongside its ability to respond and recover in the months ahead.


Distributor Value Awards 

Recognise distributor excellence in providing partner and vendor value across the supply chain with a focus on Cloud, Software, Hardware and Specialist technologies


Channel Choice Awards 

An online-only people’s choice awards, Channel Choice provides readers the opportunity to select their favourite vendor, distributor and partner across ASEAN. Winners are those organisations with the most votes following Channel Asia’s online poll.



17:50 (SGT) 

Executive Coaching  


Executive Coaching: Jay McBain (Forrester) 

Jay McBain - Principal Analyst of Channels at Forrester - is one of the most visible thought leaders in the global technology channel. Jay has spent his 25-year career in various executive channel sales, marketing, and strategy roles within IBM, Lenovo, Autotask and ChannelEyes, offering guidance on future channel trends and market patterns.


Personal Innovation Awards

Recognise individuals who contribute to company success and growth through demonstrating excellence in Sales, Marketing, Technical, Management and Channel


Executive Coaching: Hall of Fame Insights

This session will provide guidance specific to career development, leadership and personal growth, outlined by an executive Hall of Fame panel of Tian Beng Ng (Dell Technologies), Francis Choo (Ingram Micro) and Elson Chia (Fujitsu).


Hall of Fame Inductees   

Hall of Fame recognises individuals who have contributed to the success of the ASEAN tech industry, spanning partner, vendor and distributor organisations. Three individuals will be inducted in 2020, celebrating those who have demonstrated a long-term commitment to the local channel

Please note: Timings are subject to change