Vivian Chua, HP
Vivian wins this award in recognition of rising through the ranks to lead HP in Singapore and Malaysia, drawing on more than 20 years of experience to drive local market growth. In addition to management excellence, Vivian has also used her influence to create a regional standard for diversity and inclusion at HP, with women representing 45% of the workforce – out of more than 3000 employees – in Singapore, of which 35% hold leadership positions.
Highly commended: Catherine Lian, IBM
Kathy Chen, Citrix
Kathy wins this award in recognition of a channel-centric career built on consistently delivering strategic excellence and innovation, following successful management roles at Microsoft, Cisco and now Citrix. Since starting out with a focus on distribution during the late 1990s, Kathy has built a reputation for over-achievement through a commitment to aligning complex vendor portfolios to evolving customer and partner priorities across Asia Pacific and Japan.
At Dell Technologies, Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is a business imperative that delivers business and social value that is arguably as important to our continued market leadership as its technology strategy and execution. A diverse and inclusive environment ensures that Dell is a place where people want to work, and team members feel they belong, and our values reflect those of our customers and partners.
Our expertise in technology and innovation combined with our Culture Code helps fuel a high-performing company that wins with integrity, accelerates transformation and drives human progress. Dell’s Diversity and Inclusion strategy encourages positive change, empowering team members to be their true self, creating a culture where all team members belong and encouraging innovation in new ways.
We are glad to be part of Channel Asia Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) and celebrate the achievements of top female talents in the tech industry.
Pamela Lim Senior Director, APJ Channel Strategy & Programs, Dell Technologies
Tran Thi Phuong Hong, TechX
Ms Hong wins this award in recognition of building an AWS managed services business from the ground up in Vietnam, scaling from 0-50 employees within the space of four months, 39 of which now carry deep cloud specialisation expertise. Drawing on almost 20 years of engineering and management experience, Ms Hong has deep expertise within the Vietnamese enterprise market, recognised for delivering exceptional leadership both at corporate and entrepreneur levels.
Highly commended: Mary Kristine Morales, Check Point Software Solutions
Rachel Barger, SAP
Rachel wins this award in recognition of her work combining customer, partner and ecosystem development with female mentorship and coaching at SAP. In addition to driving digital transformation adoption across Southeast Asia, Rachel continues to mentor female rising stars across the industry, whether youths, colleagues or women with technical or non-technical backgrounds.
Highly commended: Louise Co, NTT Ltd.
I am personally thrilled to see IDG investing in Asia and specifically in recognising Women within the Channel. This is a step towards setting up a cohort of women that will elevate the contribution that so many women have done in our industry over the past few decades and will pave the way ahead to create a brighter and more inclusive future for all of us. To all the amazing women of the Channel in Asia, if you don’t have a sponsor or a mentor, go ask someone and for the more experienced women, if you have some time, please sponsor or mentor someone – even outside of your own business and let us all Pay it forward!
Vicki Batka Vice President, Partner Organization, Asia Pacific, Japan & Greater China, Cisco
Ivy Young, Cloud Seeders
Ivy wins this award in recognition of launching Cloud Seeders in Singapore, created with the aim of becoming the world’s most member-centric learning community for women within the context of cloud computing. Designed to providing a safe and effective learning environment, Cloud Seeders has recruited more than 170 female members within the space of six months, delivering seven technical workshops plus social networking and mentoring events in the process.
Nadia Alatas, Cybertrend Intrabuana
Nadia wins this award in recognition of leading the data science charge in Indonesia, evident through the creation and deployment of two industry-leading products leveraging artificial intelligence, machine learning, automation and advanced analytics. In addition to serving major banks, health corporations and telecommunications operators, Nadia is also working to up-skill the nation through Cybertrend Data Academy, joining forces with local universities to develop data science talent across the country through an ‘industry-ready’ academic curriculum.
Highly commended: Cheryl Cheng, VMware
Fatin Fatihah Zahari, Microsoft
Fatin wins this award in recognition of her unwavering commitment to self-improvement and enhancement, evident through her approach of completing at least one new certification each month at Microsoft. And such an approach to up-skilling is paying dividends, with Fatin winning two worldwide strategic development awards and two local sub-awards for outstanding work in a recent cyber security project with a leading oil and gas organisation in Malaysia, delivering during her first 15 months of employment at Microsoft.
Tiffany Choong, Google Cloud
Tiffany wins this award in recognition of her success in switching industries from management consulting to technology three years ago, and excelling at a regional level across Southeast Asia with Google Cloud. Motivated by a desire to become an industry leading Chief Operations Officer, Tiffany spearheads multiple large-scale and complex engagements in addition to creating a robust Sales Excellence Program to coach employees on strategic selling, boardroom pitches and customer problem solving.
Sala Muthukrishnan, DXC Technology
Sala wins this award in recognition of pioneering technical work within the field of business intelligence, progressing from a developer background into a leading analytics strategist across Asia. Sala is widely credited with helping build a data model specific to telecommunications in the form of ‘One View’, alongside the creation of sector specific analytics solutions for customers in healthcare, retail and insurance among others.
Highly commended: Ravita Fasawang, VMware