Chang Cho

Board Member | Korea Data Center Council

Chang is the founder of Onion Software, a leading BMS(Building Management System) and DCIM(Data Center Infrastructure Management) solution provider in Korea over a decade. Onion Software, founded in 2000, is well known in the Korean data center industry as a unified BMS & DCIM player for most major large scale data centers including Korea Telecom, SK Telecom, LG U+, Samsung, Lotte and POSCO.

Along with 18+ years of data center experience, Chang has profound knowledge of data center construction and operation. He is a co-founder and a board member of KDCC (Korea Data Center Council), non-profit independent organization representing Korea data center industry with over 50 member companies.

He is, also, a technical board member of Green Data Center Certificate which is an organization authorized by the Korean government to bestow awards upon energy efficient data centers in the country. He has been investigated PUE and architecture almost every big data center in Korea as a judge for certificate award.

Chang has also been leading many Korea government R&D projects for innovative and disruptive data center technologies. In 2017, he got an award for the most successful R&D accomplishment from ‘Ministry of Science and ICT’.

Chang started his career in 1991 as a software engineer after graduating from Seoul National University with a master degree of computer science. After nearly 10 years’ experience as a software engineer, he moved to HP Korea as a senior consultant in 1999. He jumped on the bandwagon of the IT startup rush in Korea with a monitoring software for IT devices that conducted health checks. It was transformed and evolved into BMS and DCIM after several years as requirements for M&E infra monitoring has risen up.

In August 2017, he established Onion Technology Pte Ltd in Singapore to expand business into Singapore and the SE Asia market. He is CEO of both Korea and Singapore companies, staying both Asia’s top-tier cities half and half.

Bruce Moore

Asia Pacific Region Manager | StarLine

Bruce Moore is the Asia Pacific Region Manager for StarLine flexible power distribution solutions designed and manufactured by Universal Electric Corporation.

Bruce is responsible for leading the strategic growth of the StarLine business across the Asia Pacific region, leveraging global successes and recruiting, coaching and retaining a highly effective customer focused team and engaged partner community to support StarLine’s growing customer base and mission of innovation, creating value and delivering outstanding customer service.

Bruce has more than 25 years experience in physical layer infrastructure solutions traversing electrical automation, process control, broadband, voice and data applications deployed on copper, fiber and wireless media platforms and is a staunch advocate and practitioner of leveraging global standards / best practices, yet recognizing the significance of local environments and unique solution delivery elements.

Bruce volunteers his knowledge, time and expertise to The Green Grid Singapore Steering Committee and the Harvard Business Review advisory council.

Lee Seng Wee

Director | i3 Solutions Group Pte Ltd

“Seng Wee is responsible for the day to day running of i3 APAC business, focusing on delivery of quality data centre facility and technology consultancy services. i3 works extensively with clients for whom any operational downtime could result in regulatory compliance issues, loss of revenue and reputational damage. Seng Wee has over 21 years of industry experience in consulting, operations, contracting and business continuity. He is a registered Professional Engineer (Electrical) in Singapore and a 22kV Licensed Electrical Engineer registered with Energy Market Authority, Singapore. He was in the Technical Committee on Mains Failure Standby Generating System, which was responsible for Singapore Standard SS 535 : 2007 Code of Practice for Standby Generators (formerly  CP31 : 1996).”

Ian Goh

Director, Group Business Development
 |  ERS INDUSTRIES PTE LTD

Ian has more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry and was involved in various roles including business development, marketing, sales and account management. He is currently the Group Business Development Director at ERS Industries, a Singapore headquarters data center solutions company. Before joining ERS, Ian has led his own business consultancy, and has worked for large IT organisations including Compaq and Microsoft. Ian holds several engineering qualifications and a post graduate diploma in technology management. He is a personable and witty speaker who is always happy to share about new innovations and best practices that data center professionals can adopt.

David Nagrosst

Vice President Business Development | California Data Science

David Nagrosst is an international leader with over 20 years of experience in business, sales and providing IT Security, Cloud, and Datacenter Solutions to Organizations from Start-up to Fortune 150. He has provided strategic, operational, business (PNL) and sales leadership to high-performing teams in business development, sales, pre-sales solutions, consulting, engagement and bid management, leading senior teams in the United States and across Asia in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, India, Japan & Australia.

Presently, David is serving as business and technical adviser to several startups wishing to do business or expand their business in Asia.  Previously, he held senior positions in Consulting, Software, Telecom, and Startup companies with expertise in Financial Services and knowledge and experience in many other industries such as E-commerce, Education, Construction, Retail, Internet Advertising and Publishing.

David is also an international keynote & workshop speaker, a member of AmCham Singapore and ISC2 Singapore Chapter, and a contributor to several international publications including the Singapore Business Review.

Johnson Tan

Director | APAC Head of Building Operations | Barclays Bank

Johnson is the APAC Head of Building Operations. He is responsible for Real Estate, Projects, Engineering, Facilities, Health and Safety and Environment for Barclays Bank.

Johnson has more than 18 years of professional experience in critical engineering design and operations which include Tier 3 Data Centers, Trading floors and Smart Offices. He has previously worked for Deutsche Bank AG, Jones Lang LaSalle and Hewlett Packard.

Johnson was a Speaker at the Data Center World Conference 2014 in Hong Kong, Data Center Dynamics 2015 in Singapore, and Judging Panel for the Data Center Dynamics Data Center Award Judging Panel in 2014 and 2016.

Johnson obtained a B.Eng. (First Class honors) degree in Electrical Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University, and an M.Sc.(Environmental Management) degree from the National University of Singapore. He is a Professional Engineer, and is also a Green Mark Manager accredited by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore, and a Licensed Electrical Worker by the Energy Market Authority of Singapore. Johnson is also the  Sword of Merit recipient from the Singapore Armed Forces.

Fong Kam Chee

Senior Project Manager | Newtech Technology Company Limited

Mr. Fong has extensive working experience of over 20 years of experience in Infrastructure and Plant Design and Project Management in Singapore and overseas prior to joining Newtech in 2015.

Prior to joining Newtech Technology South Asia Pte Ltd, Mr. Fong worked for UES Holdings Pte Ltd and involved in energy and waste treatment projects. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from The University of Western Australia, a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from UMIST, UK and Master in Business Administration Degree from Lancaster University, UK and is a registered Chartered Engineer (UK).

John Lim

Data Center Advisor | W.Media

  • 25 years in delivering Total Facility Solutions for Mission Critical Facilities across the APAC region.  Engineering Design, Facilities Management, and Project Construction Management.
  • Experienced on data centers, semi-conductor cleanroom plants; banking; hospital; A-grade offices; and, tertiary institutions.  Technical Due-diligence studies for sovereign fund and audit on key institutions.
  • A Chartered Engineer registered with UK, CIBSE and IMechE.
  • Head, Facility Management; Project Manager; and, Design & Construction Engineer; Space Management Engineer on fast track projects, M+W Zander
  • Vice President, APAC Strategic Technical, RBS
  • Regional Project Controls (Financial) Manager, Intel
  • Operation Director, Kingsland Data Center
  • Head, Real Estate and Facilities, Quintiles

G. Segar

Director of Engineering & Solutions – South Asia | Jones Lang LaSalle

Segar is the Head of Engineering & Operations Solution for South Asia hub in Jones Lang LaSalle. He specializes in Operation Management, Engineering Excellence  and Quality Control and is experienced in handling Data Centre related Facilities Equipment in terms reliability, equipment uptime and Process Control.

His DC/ CEM experiences include:

  • 9 years in Data Centre mgmt. – ranging from Tier 2 to Tier 4, driving Best Practices, Reliability, Efficiency, Standardisation & Risk Management
  • Water Treatment system for 9 years – driving quality, uptime and cost efficiency (by using new technology and improvement to existing Control systems).
  • Factory Automation system – 11 years in Building Automation. Developed a strong team with strong emphasis to innovate current process on cycle time, uptime, efficiency
  • 9 years in Facilities Management which includes all building equipment, likes of Electrical system, HVAC, Class 100 cleanroom, Fire Protection & Alarm systems

Segar holds a Bachelor in Engineering Management from University of Western Australia and Advanced Diploma in Engineering from Temasek Polytechnic, Diploma in Facilities and Asset Management

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.

Liak K Goh

Innovation Lead & Associate | Aurecon

Liak is an experienced engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the design industry. He is proficient with physical infrastructure, local area network and mission critical data centers environment. Liak is knowledgeable with the design, project management and services delivery of data centers. He also has a specialisation in information and communication technology and is experienced in the design and implementation of commercial projects.

Liak has deep knowledge with data center infrastructure, electrical, mechanical and ICT systems. He is active in the data center industry and had been invited to speak at industry gatherings and data center conferences. His achievements have been recognised by the industry and he was also invited to participate in standard bodies and contributed to the publication of SS 564 – Singapore Standard for Green Data Centers.

Liak holds an Honors Degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of New England in Australia. He is a Registered Communication Distribution Designer (RCDD) and Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng).

Jacqueline Chan

Joint Managing Director | DSCO Group

Jacqueline is the Joint Managing Director of DSCO Group. She is a Registered Professional Engineer with the Singapore PE Board, an ATD with The Uptime Institute and a Green Mark Manager. Besides managing DSCO’s business, she is actively contributing to the engineering industry as a board member with the Professional Engineers Board of Singapore and Engineering Accreditation Board.

Ashton Soh

Vice President | Mapletree Industrial Trust

As the Vice President of Investment in Mapletree Industrial Trust. Ashton is in the investment team in charge of executing MIT’s investment across Asia Pacific. His main role is to grow MIT’s asset under management including data centers. As the VP of Investment, he is also in charge of the development and evaluation of potential business opportunities for industrial properties. His work includes formulating market entry/exit strategies to ensure higher returns upon disposition and complete deep-dive analytic reviews across operators and properties to seek new opportunities that could increase profitability and flow through.  In his previous role as the Associate Director of Managed Hosting in Singtel where he was responsible for the vision and direction of Singtel’s Data Centers across Asia. His main role was planning and product management to see to the success of Singtel’s Data Centers. His previous experience in International Data Networks allows him to conceptualize the Data Center Core Strategy coupled with Singtel’s network supremacy to provide for a complete solution.

Ashton also co-chair the DC Committee in SGTech (representing the industry for key developments in Data Centers). Ashton has around 17 years of experience in the ICT industry. He has been involved in startup firms growing and sharing his experience with the SMEs holding various positions in Sales, Marketing, Network and Product Management.

Mr. Soh holds a Bachelor of Computing with National University of Singapore.

Alvin Siagian

Vice President/Director | NTT Indonesia Nexcenter

Alvin has 20+ years of Information Technology experience and 13 years in key management positions. His key strengths are Strategic Planning, leadership & motivation, problem solving, negotiation, collaboration & consensus building. He is experienced in Project Management in complex, pressure intensive environment, and posesses excellent interpersonal, verbal & written communication skills at all levels.

William Hung

Professional Speaker

William Hung was best known for his failed audition on American Idol back in 2004 from his unique rendition of Ricky Martin’s hit song “She Bangs”. Today, William is an award-winning influential motivational speaker helping professionals overcome their fears so they can advance their careers. He has been working as a middle manager for software projects in Los Angeles for the last 5 years. He wants to help you achieve your dreams by taking your life’s next step.

Thyaga Rajan

Chairman | Malaysian Data Centre Alliance (MDCA)

Rajan has more than 25 years of experience in consultancy for mechanical, electrical and facilities management of data centers. He is the CEO, Infrastructure/Data Centre, for Basis Bay and is data centers building and construction division. Rajan is also the current Chairman of the Malaysian Data Centre Alliance (MDCA). As the lead project manager in the construction of Asia’s first ‘Green’ data centers, he brings a wealth of experience in planning sustainable purpose-built data centers.

Jeffrey Stuart Allan

Director | AWP Pte Ltd

As a Director of AWP Architects (AWP Pte Ltd – Singapore/ Asia Pacific) his principal roles are that of design & technical director and green mark professional for disciplines of Architecture, Urban Design, Planning and Environmental Sustainable Design.

Jeffrey is a multiple award winning and published Architect for design, technical innovation and construction with over 25 years of experience through projects in Asia, Middle East and UK. In addition to a diversity of regional commercial, institutional, residential and master planning commissions, Jeffrey is a specialist in the sector of Industrial, Science and Technology projects and leading figure in the feasibility study, design and construction of Data Centres with clients that include: Air Trunk, Citi Bank, Credit Suisse, Digital Reality, Equinix, Global Switch, IMDA, IO, Iron Mountain, Keppel, JTC, Microsoft, OCBC, Savvis, STT, Tata, Telin and Telstra.

Barry Lewington

Principal Consultant and Head of Data Centres Practice | PTS Consulting

A Chartered IT professional (CITP) with extensive experience in assisting organisations in setting and agreeing their Digital Transformation Strategies covering the delivery of IT, Data Centre and Cloud Services.

With global expertise in the successful delivery of advisory and programmes/projects across 40 countries, managing critical services and systems for multi-national corporate organisations, Internet Service Providers, Data Centre Colocation Providers, and Managed Services Providers, before moving into an advisory role that enables Barry to assist organisations transition and transform their IT, Data Centre and Cloud Services into the next phase of their business evolution.

With a standard motto of – Keep it Simple, communicate at the level of the recipient and provide a Trusted Advisory service, Barry can bring complexity to a level of understanding for all, and is a regular presenter at industry conferences and seminars.

Keven Chua

Managing Director | BlomTEQ Solutions

Keven Chua is the Managing Director for BlomTEQ Solutions Pte Ltd. He has more than 25 years of experience in the battery industry and more than 15 years in dealing with battery monitoring system. He is currently the Master Distributor for PowerShield Battery Monitoring System for South East Asia Region. He has been supplying and maintaining battery and battery monitoring system to the data centre industry since 1996.

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Daryl Dunbar

Consultant

Daryl Dunbar is an expert in all facets of the data centre market, having built and operated numerous properties across 4 continents over the last 20 years. He is currently consulting with several organisations on investment and market entry strategies in the data centre and real estate markets. Most recently, he was Managing Director for Asia Pacific at Digital Realty (DLR). Prior to joining Digital Realty, Daryl served as EVP of IT Services at Colt Technology Services, where he created and oversaw a business worth €80 million.

Daryl has worked extensively with organisations ranging from start-ups to large multinational and not-for-profit corporations. He is the lecturer in Strategy for International Management Education (IME) in Singapore and a regular guest speaker at MIT Sloan on innovation and on gaining competitive advantage from environmental sustainability.

Zhong Jing Hua

Chairman | China Data Center Committee

The Senior Engineer of Researcher Level, the Leader of CDCC, the Vice-chairmen of Professional Information Communication Commission of CECS and the Chairman of Experts Technical Committee of CDCC, who has completed the following major projects, including ten national designs of large and medium-sized industrial and civil buildings of Shaanxi Xianyang Display Device Co., Ltd., CHIP Center of Ping An Insurance Company, Beijing Data Center of Centrin Data Systems, Data Center of Postal Service Bank of China, Intel R&D Center and Beijing Yintai Center, etc. He is the editor-in-chief of such national standards as “Code for Design of Electronic Information System Room”, “Clean Environment Electrical Equipment Installation”, “Design and Construction of the Electronic Information System Room Engineering” and “Standard for Testing of Electronic Information System Room Environment”.

Danny Cheng

Vice Director / Chairman | China Internet Society / Banyano Data Center Consulting, Inc

Danny Cheng is currently Chairman of Banyano Data Center Consulting, Inc, a leading professional service and consultation provider focusing on data center field in China.

He is the lead author of 《Data Center Site Infrastructure Operation and Maintenance Management Standard》-2015 and one of the most popular book in the industry- 《From Rookie to Expert, Data Center Operation Guide》with over 10000 copies sold.

He also serve as the Vice Director of Data Center Operation and Management Work Group under China Internet Society. Before founding Banyano, Danny was responsible for design, build, and operate 21vianet’s data centers cross the country.

Joel Norton

Managing Director | ZeroStack Asia Pacific

Joel Norton eads ZeroStack’s Asia Pacific team and business operations from Singapore.
He has 20+ years Asia Pacific experience with industry leaders (Data General, Sequent,
HDS, Sun, IBM, Panasas) and regional start-up and market entry initiatives (DDN, Infinidat,
3Par, EqualLogic). Joel’s career has been in early & mid-term business development and
management spanning a broad spectrum of IT solutions & services, with a specialisation in
HPC data storage and cloud IaaS/PaaS software in the UK, New Zealand, Australia and
Singapore. Joel has been in roles ranging from Sales Executive to VP and Managing
Director and he has a Master of Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business
Information from Massey University, New Zealand.

Spencer Denyer

Chief Editor | W.Media

A veteran of nearly 30 years in Information Technology mostly at senior management level involved in Sys Admin, Project Manager/Direction, Change Management and Data Centre / IS Operations Management. He has also performed a number of data centre specifications, refits, designs and major builds. Spencer hase has also performed a number of guest keynote presentations at industry events across APAC. Past Director of ACEATA (Aust Comp Edu and Training Ass) and previously part of the AS2834 computer accommodation standard review committee.

Spencer was also engaged as Group Director & Editor-In-Chief – Consulting for an intelligent media company specialising in producing conferences, print/online media, online channels and research products focused on specific Data Centre, IT & Technology niche markets. Also fulfilling the role of conference Chairperson, moderator, technology advisor and head of content.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Lee

Founder and CEO | Founder and Managing Director | OneAsia | Newtech Technology

Mr. Charles Lee has over 30 years of experience in the development and provision of infrastructure solutions for a critical environment. His world-class clientele ranges from international banks and financial institutions, system automation companies to telecommunications giants.

Charles is the Founder & Managing Director of Newtech Technology Company Limited founded in 1992. He has since been at the helm of the group, providing turnkey solutions and facility management services to multi-national corporations to meet the most stringent Data Center requirements.

Charles is also the Founder and CEO of OneAsia Network Limited founded in 2010. OneAsia provides all-rounded data center services, connectivity, and advanced IT solutions including end-to-end cloud computing, IT outsource, big data & IoT solutions to business of all sizes.

The Company has more than 500 employees across Asia Pacific with headquarter in Hong Kong as well as offices in mainland China, Macau, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, and Thailand.

Nelson Tan

Director of InfoComm Infrastructure | Nanyang Technological University

Nelson Tan is the Director of InfoComm Infrastructure at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He had headed various functions over the span of his career, such as Infrastructure, End User Technology, Application Offshore Development, Service Management, Security, and driving application adoption of cloud technologies towards IaaS, PaaS and SaaS. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with First Class Honours in Bachelor of Science (Computer and Information Sciences), and Master of Business Administration.

At NTU, Nelson is responsible for university wide IT infrastructure, High-Performance Computing facilities and the management of IT teams responsible for Line of Business applications development and support.

Prior to joining NTU, Nelson headed the Core Infrastructure and Operations team in GIC. Nelson was responsible for driving the cloud strategy, providing thought and technical leadership in Cloud to both infrastructure as well as application teams in the development of cloud ready and cloud native systems, and engaging business owners on the cost-benefit of Cloud adoption.

In PSA, Nelson was heading various functions, such as Security, Project and Service Management, Application Offshore Development, Systems, Network, Database, where he was responsible for technology modernization to support massive automated terminal operations, and new port terminals as part of business capacity growth. With the backdrop of tighter cybersecurity protection of Singapore’s Critical Infrastructure, Nelson was also responsible for the IT Security of the firm, where he formalized and championed a 2-year Security Master Plan that significantly improved the cybersecurity detection, prevention and recovery capabilities.

 

Wong Ka Vin

Managing Director | DC1st

Ka Vin brings with him over 30 years of Executive Management and leadership roles in the ICT industry. He is the Founder and Managing Director of DC1st Pte Ltd, a Singapore company established in 2017.

Prior to establishing DC1st, Ka Vin served as the MD of 1-Net where he led a major rebranding process, continued to grow its revenue by expanding their customer base and built SEA’s 1st Uptime Tier III DCCF DC in Singapore.

Previously, Ka Vin was the MD for CSF Asia where he was responsible for extending CSF Group DC business into Indonesia through the formation of a JV between PT Cyber CSF with KGN Group. He was responsible for constructing Jakarta’s largest and newest Data Center which was designed for the Telecom and Banking Industry. This is now the NTT Nexcenter DC in Jakarta.

Ka Vin spent 11 years in Singapore Technologies Telemedia where he held key management positions.  He was involved in the early days of ST Telemedia’s growth in the industry, working on M&A and tenders for Telco licences both in Singapore and the region. He headed the team that developed the successful proposal for Starhub Mobile. Ka Vin went on to be one of the 2 prime founders of i-STT Data Centre which subsequently became Equinix, the world’s largest data center operator today. At Equinix, Ka Vin was the VP Business Development for Asia and he provided the leadership which ensured all 4 Asia sites delivered a positive EBITDA creating a US$80 million annual recurring revenue contribution from Equinix Asia’s operations by FY 2008.

Ka Vin holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from Sheffield Hallam University.