Manish Shangari

Executive Director | AECOM

An IIT alumnus, Manish is a keen Technical Architect and Strategic Business Leader with global reach having 20+ years of rich experience in Design, Consulting, Engineering and Program/Project Management of Digital, Critical Infrastructure and Smart Sustainable Build Environments.

His experience covers sectors like Hi-Tech, Data Center, Power & Energy, Logistics; Integrated Transit based Commerical Developments , Future ready Corporate offices, Life sciences, Research Facilities, Smart Hospitality and Advance Manufacturing Faciliites.

He has worked across Europe, USA, Middle East, Asia Pacific and India, leading complex and cross functional global Integrated teams/services to win and deliver stakeholders expectations around accommodative humane ecosystem.

With balanced skills around CAPEX/OPEX optimization, stakeholder management and corporate strategy blended to hands on technical knowledge , he has been able to build and manage 500+ people teams. He has managed successful turnarounds and transitions both in linear and matrix structure organisations.

He is always looking at practical application of blending human capital, technology and lean process like Digital, BIM, IOT, Artificial Intelligence, performance led Generative Design, Manufacturing for Buildings, Digital Project Engineering & Construction Management, Smart Asset Control on projects for improved productivity in sustainable environment respecting ROI.

He has been champion of Design led Digital Integrated Delivery and DFMA ( Design for Manufacturing and Assembly) to build and manage smartly.

Prior to joining AECOM, Manish has learnt from and shared his insights with global mindset organizations like Siemens AG, Laing O’ Rourke and EY (Ernst and Young).

He was founding partner and CEO of a Successful Digital Engineering Startup prior to joining AECOM.

Caroline Woods

Conference Producer | W. Media

Caroline (Callie) Woods is the Conference Producer for W. Media, coordinating speakers, marketing, and engagement for upcoming digital and in-person events. Originally from the US, Callie graduated from The University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Communications and soon relocated to Singapore. For the past 4 years, she has worked in marketing for start-ups and even started her own company. She is well versed in SEA’s growing digital economy and is committed to connecting Cloud, Datacenter, and Cybersecurity professionals across Asia.

Paul Anthony Tyrer

Vice President – Cloud and Service Provider Segment, APAC | Schneider Electric

Paul Tyrer is Vice President for the Cloud & Service Provider Segment for APAC, based out of Singapore. He oversees the overall business strategy of the region and together with his team that are dispersed geographically across the zone, ensures that the business remains focused on its clients and partners, adding value and establishing long term relationships.

Paul Tyrer has over 25 years experience in the industry commencing with APC which was subsequently acquired by Schneider Electric in February 2007 and has now become the Secure Power Business Unit for Schneider Electric.

Paul has held several senior positions across EMEA and APJ including, Vice President of Strategy and Marketing for the International Region, Vice President for Australia & New Zealand, Vice President for UK, Ireland & Nordics, EMEA Director of Channels, Strategic Partners and OEM, and EMEA Director of Consumer Business. In these roles Paul has been responsible for managing and growing the Schneider Electric business, whilst designing and implementing strategies and initiatives to support its clients and ecosystem partners.

Paul, his wife and two sons live in Singapore. In his free time he likes to spend time with his family, train and compete in IronMan events, is a volunteer kids rugby coach and is passionate about travel.

Valerie Choy

Regional Sales Manager, Energy and Sustainability Services, Singapore | Schneider Electric

Valerie Choy leads business development efforts for Schneider Electric’s Supply, Sustainability and Cleantech services in Southeast Asia. Prior to joining Schneider Electric in December 2019, Valerie led the Energy Markets team at DNV GL in Singapore, where she advised major tech companies on their power and renewable energy procurement options as they rapidly expanded their data center footprint across Asia. She also led the commercial workstream including PPA design when consulting for the Public Utilities Board on their 60 MW floating solar PV plant in Singapore. She is well versed in PPA best practice requirements, having reviewed numerous PPAs for projects in Singapore, Malaysia and China.

Valerie has a master’s degree in Business Administration from INSEAD and a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the National University of Singapore.

Joshua Au

Singapore Chapter Leader | Infrastructure Masons

Joshua held many functions throughout his career, ranging from system architect, technical project manager, trainer, and operation manager.

He launched and maintained offshore projects for mobile carriers in the Asia-Pacific region, and currently involved in delivering a resilient and secure hosting environment for the scientific community and leader of the iMasons Singapore Chapter.

Omer Wilson

Vice President, Marketing APAC | Digital Realty

A regular Keynote Speaker at Industry Events across the globe, focusing on Technology, Data Infrastructure, Marketing Trends and Futurist themes. Omer has held a number of Marketing Leadership and Product Development roles within the IT, Consulting, Real Estate & Media industries. Trained originally as a Marketing Specialist by IBM Corporation via their Global Graduate Scheme with subsequent industry experience gained in global brand development, product/venture company launches and Marketing/PR strategy and execution. Mr. Wilson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury and a Diploma in Marketing Management from Duke University’s Corporate curriculum. He is also an affiliate member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the United Kingdom. Omer is the Head of Marketing for the Asia Pacific region at Digital Realty (NYSE:$DLR), a leading global provider of Data Centre, Colocation and Interconnection Solutions. Omer has been voted as DataCloud ‘Data Centre Marketer of the Year’ at their #2015 Awards Ceremony in Monaco – He was chosen by LinkedIn as one of the Top 10 Most Engaged Marketers in Singapore for the Year #2015 and voted as One of The Top 50 #Marketers in Asia for #2016 by the World Brand Congress at their 7th CMO Asia Awards in Singapore – he was also voted as DataCloud ‘Asia Marketer of the Year’ at the #2018 Awards Ceremony, held at The Capella Hotel in #Singapore. Most recently, Omer was voted as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Global Marketing Leaders at the 2018 5th World Marketing Congress Awards, held at the Taj Lands End in Mumbai, India.