Devan Arumugam Pillai

Publisher | W.Media

Gifted business strategist with a reputation for devising and implementing transformative turnaround strategies.
Leverage a positive and engaging leadership style with a strong track record of aligning cross-functional teams with ambitious business development goals.

James Rix

Associate Director | Arcadis UK

James has been involved in the data centre industry since 2007 in Singapore. Since that time he has worked across the whole data centre stack as a project manager and director. He has run projects in 14 different countries around the world which have included due diligence on existing facilities, construction advice on new builds, IT migrations and ‘cradle to grave’ on a variety of facilities. The projects have varied across collocation facilities, hyper-scale and financial service clients.
Currently James has been working on various multi-million dollar hyper-scale campus in northern Europe which has been a distinct change to working in the tropical environment of South East Asia!

Tamás Balogh

Director | H1 Systems

Mr Tamas Balogh principal consultant and director of H1 Systems Singapore.

Data center infrastructure expert and consultant with several dozens of data center facility projects from scratch, business planning, design till construction and operation. Tamas has a strong R&D interests and experience in data center energy efficiency innovation projects.

Presenter led DC projects like the primary site for the Swiss CERN, strategic governmental and mission critical private and colocation facilities. He is a passionate, open minded innovator with restless curiosity for new technologies and solutions.

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.

Clinton Marshall

Dy. Director - Solutions & Channel Development | Legrand Data Center Solutions - ASIA Pacific

With over 16 years’ experience at Raritan working with ASX200, Fortune 500 Enterprises and Government Agencies across Australia and New Zealand and as of 2016 Across Asia Pacific in designing, consulting and implementing industry best-practice approach to Data Center Capacity Management, Operational, Change, Energy and Infrastructure Management.
Through various Engineering roles at Raritan, Clinton has gathered significant ‘real world’ customer insight and experience in developing best practice approaches to resolving challenges and reducing the complexity of day-to-day Data Center operations.

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.