Speakers

  • Ivan Ng

    CTO, City Developments Limited

    Ivan Ng joined Singapore-based CDL as CTO in 2016, with responsibility for the group’s Technology Strategy and Operations, drawing on more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry with a track record in both business and IT management.

    Prior to joining CDL, Ivan held senior leadership positions in multi-nationals such as HP, Dell and ServiceNow, where he led regional IT solutions and services business. Ivan was also CTO of Pactera – a global IT services leader listed on NASDAQ – where he managed Group IT, Quality and Security operations worldwide.

    Recognised during the inaugural CIO50 ASEAN in 2019, Ivan has a deep appreciation of the Asia Pacific market, having worked in countries such as China, Japan, Indonesia and Singapore.

  • Dennis Omila

    EVP & CIO, UnionBank of the Philippines

    Dennis Omila holds the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Information and Operations Officer of UnionBank of the Philippines, and also sits as a board director of UBX, the organisation’s Technology division. This is in addition to performing the role of Executive Advisor of the Digital Integration Committee – the Technical Governance and Oversight committee for all of UnionBank’s subsidiaries.

    Before joining UnionBank, Dennis was the Senior Vice President of the Infrastructure Engineering and Service Operations of Globe Telecom. Prior to that, he was an entrepreneur and is the President and COO of NetX Technology Solutions.

  • K. Ruangroj Poonpol

    President of Technology, Kasikorn Bank

    Krating Poonpol serves as President of Technology at Kasikorn Bank, one of the top five commercial banks in Thailand. Recognised during the inaugural CIO50 ASEAN 2019, Krating oversees a technology division housing more than 2300 employees, managing an annual technology budget in excess of US$300 million.

    Krating has also spent years building Thailand's technology start-up ecosystem from scratch. Selected as Thailand's Business Man of the Year in 2016, he started the first start-up education program in the country during 2012, which graduated over 1000 start-up founders alongside introducing a start-up accelerator in ASEAN as well as a start-up venture capital firm.

    Krating was honoured during the inaugural CIO50 ASEAN in 2019.

  • Herman Widjaja

    Senior Vice President of Engineering, Tokopedia

    Operating as one of an exclusive group of Indonesian unicorns, Tokopedia is continuously embracing new technologies to keep pace with evolving consumer demands. As Senior Vice President of Engineering, Herman Widjaja is spearheading such innovation efforts.

    Honoured during the inaugural CIO50 ASEAN in 2019, the industry executive has held U.S.-based technical roles at Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft during an established global career.

    During his tenure at Microsoft, Herman learned about operating systems and how technology developed, understanding that an engineer must have the ability to lead and sell ideas for 10 years. After managing Kindle Book and indulging in cross-platform development at Amazon, he was invited to develop Facebook's Oculus VR, before moving on to Google to learn the mechanics of AR and eventually joining Tokopedia in May 2018.

  • Saiful Bakhtiar Osman

    Head of ICT, Malaysian Aviation Commission

    Honoured during the inaugural CIO50 ASEAN in 2019, Saiful Bakhtiar Osman offers more than 20 years of experience in diverse industries such as fund management, oil and gas, finance and regulatory bodies.

    Saiful currently serves as the Head of ICT for Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM), the economic regulator for the aviation industry in Malaysia. Registered as a Professional Technologist (Ts.) under the Malaysian Act 768 - which is governed by the Malaysian Board of Technologists – Saiful has broad IT experience in strategy, security, digital transformation, project management and infrastructure operations.

  • Rahul Shinde

    CIO, Coca-Cola Vietnam

    As CIO of Cola-Cola Beverages in Vietnam, Rahul Shinde is tasked with managing and maintaining all digital initiatives with a focus on innovation and value realisation. Rahul brings more than 18 years of diverse international leadership experiences following country, regional and global leadership roles in the USA, India and Vietnam. Rahul also strategised and led multiple digital transformation initiatives around growth and margin improvement with a focus on re-envisioning customer experience, operational processes and business models with key enablers of emerging technologies such as big data, analytics, cloud computing, collaboration and mobile.

  • Mark Iles

    Executive Analyst, Tech Research Asia

    Mark Iles is Executive Analyst with advisory and consulting organisation Tech Research Asia, having spent more than 25 years in the software, IT and telecommunications industries. Mark focuses on emerging technology trends and the impact on traditional vendor-partner-customer relationships, in addition to how companies can evolve go-to-market strategies

  • Jay McBain

    Principal Analyst of Channels, Forrester

    Jay McBain is one of the most visible thought leaders in the global technology channel. Named to the Top 40 Under Forty by the Business Review as well as numerous channel magazines top influencer lists, he is often sought out for industry guidance and trends.

    Jay has spent his 25-year career in various executive channel sales, marketing, and strategy roles within IBM, Lenovo, Autotask and ChannelEyes, currently holding the position of Principal Analyst of Channels at Forrester.

  • Tian Beng Ng (Hall of Fame)

    Senior Vice President and General Manager of Channels across Asia Pacific and Japan, Dell Technologies

    Tian Beng Ng is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Channels across Asia Pacific and Japan at Dell Technologies. Based in Singapore, Tian Beng is responsible for sales efforts

    across all enterprise and commercial channel partners, including distributors, resellers and system integrators.

    Tian Beng is a Dell Technologies veteran having joined the business in 1998 as sales manager for large corporate accounts before holding multiple senior management roles at local and regional levels. Most recently, Tian Beng was Vice President and Managing Director of South Asia and Korea, holding responsibility for Dell’s overall business across both commercial and consumer customers in the region.

    Tian Beng was inducted into the Channel Asia Hall of Fame in 2019.

  • Francis Choo (Hall of Fame)

    Vice President and Chief Country Executive, Ingram Micro

    Francis Choo spearheads the expansion of Ingram Micro’s new Advanced Solutions and Global Partner Engagement team in Asia Pacific, while continuing to serve as the Vice President and Chief Country Executive of the ASEAN and Hong Kong region.

    With Singapore as the homeland where new strategies are piloted and established, Francis propels the success of industry-recognised value-added solutions approach from the city-state to the other countries in Asia Pacific as one of the key differentiators in the distributor landscape. With his foresight and strong domain of technology in the transformative world, Francis continue to lead his team in bringing a new level of service and support around cyber security, hybrid technologies, cloud solutions as well as emerging technology, driving more business outcomes for the channel partners in APAC.

    With more than 30 years of vast experiences in logistic and IT industries, Francis manages various portfolios and entities in Singapore and across the ASEAN countries. Prior to joining Ingram Micro in 1988, Francis began his IT career with IBM, followed by Dow Jones Telerate as its Country Manager and later, Group Deputy General Manager of Thakral Brothers.

    Francis was inducted into the Channel Asia Hall of Fame in 2019.

  • Elson Chia (Hall of Fame)

    Country Vice President and Head of Delivery, Fujitsu Singapore

    Elson Chia was appointed as Country Vice President and Head of Delivery for Fujitsu Singapore in 2019, having held the position of Country Head of Infrastructure Services and Solutions (ISS) since 2010. In his role, Elson is responsible for driving business growth and profitability, in addition to overseeing delivery as well as growing the provider’s portfolio across all lines of the organisation.

    With more than 25 years of experience mainly in the IT industry, Elson has extensive experience ranging from business and alliance management to IT service management, enterprise architecture and web-based technology. Prior to joining Fujitsu, Elson had led IT projects in the financial services and manufacturing industries.

    Elson was inducted into the Channel Asia Hall of Fame in 2019.