Anthony Lim

Regional Principal Consultant | Fortinet

Anthony Lim is a pioneer and veteran in the Asia Pacific cloud and cyber-security and governance space, with over 20 years’ professional experience and in a variety of domains.  He is a consultant, advocate, instructor, auditor and business leader.  He has held inaugural regional business director positions at IBM, CA and Check Point.

Anthony is a long-time well-known speaker, instructor and content-provider for many regional and local industry, business, government and academic conferences, workshops, trainings, committees, executive roundtables and media (print, broadcast, internet) and is interviewed often on TV news,, on matters of cyber-security and governance.

He was on the team which built an acclaimed international professional technical certification for cloud computing, is a fellow of a Singapore university, and a life alumni member of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Mauro Sauco

Director, Office of the CTO | Google Cloud Platform

 

Fredrik Johansson

Consultant | Balder Investment

Over 18 years, Fredrik has advised leading institutional investors, family offices, and strategic operators on real estate investments, developments, and operations across APAC, Europe, and the Americas.  Previously, Fredrik was the fund manager of the Securus Data Property Fund and was responsible for the +1 billion SGD IPO of the fund as the Keppel DC REIT.  Recently, as a consultant to Bridge Data Centres, Fredrik partnered with the firm’s leadership team in establishing their investment platform and launching the firm’s Malaysian based operations through the acquisition of CSF CX.

Fredrik received a MSc in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics and a BA Economics and History from Middlebury College.

Micah Tan

Micah has more than 20 years’ international experience in disaster recovery, business continuity and crisis management spanning across the consulting, training, banking, securities, and public services sectors

He has provided BCM consulting, training, facilitated Crisis Management Teams’ exercises and IT DR Exercises for the financial industry, government agencies, marine industry, law and conveyancing industry, welfare and children’s homes

Micah is an internationally certified trainer of the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII) and have regularly conducted DRII’s courses in Singapore. He is also a senior trainer for the Certification in IT Business Continuity Management (CITBCM) Course administered by the Singapore Computer Society

He was previously the Asia-Pacific Regional Lead in JPMorgan Chase Bank, being responsible for the development and implementation of its resiliency risk management programme across thirteen countries

Micah was also with the Specialist Risk Supervision Department of the Monetary Authority of Singapore where he co-authored the MAS BCM Guidelines. His experience also includes being the Asia-Pacific Business Continuity Manager for ABN AMRO Bank N.V. Micah started his BCM career as a pioneering BCM team member of Overseas Union Bank (OUB) in 1997

At the national level, Micah was involved in the planning and execution of the three inaugural Singapore’s Industry Wide BCM Exercises organised jointly by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and The Association of Banks in Singapore, having received a letter of commendation for his contributions

Micah is an active member of the Singapore Computer Society’s Business Continuity Chapter (BCC) and currently serves as its President.

Glen Duncan

Associate Research Director | IDC Asia Pacific

Dr. Glen Duncan is an Associate Research Director with IDC’s Asia/Pacific Domain research group. He provides advisory and consulting services to technology buyers and vendors across two areas: datacenter (DC) and enterprise infrastructure. Glen leads the regional DC research program that includes analyzing emerging market trends, the competitive landscape and market maturity, as well as end-user adoption trends. In addition, he focuses on analyzing the impact of emerging technologies such as hyperconverged infrastructure, datacenter infrastructure management (DCIM) software, software-defined datacenter (SDDC), containerized DCs and internet of things (IOT) gateway appliances. Glen also holds a Ph.D. in management and organizations and has lectured and published extensively on the relationship between technology and organizational innovation.

Grant Yabsley

Senior Vice President | DCI Data Centers

With a profession career in commercial real estate investment, cross border real estate transactions and property funds management spanning 20 years in Asia, Grant joined DCI Data Centers in 2016 following pan-Asian roles at Tata Communications and Digital Realty.

Grant hold a Bachelor of Commerce (Land Economics) from University of Western Sydney and a Masters in Applied Finance from Macquarie University. Grant has particular interest government regulation of data sovereignty and data localisation as it applies to data centres, and the impact of innovation in the FinTech and RegTech space.

Dedi Iskandar

Head of Datacenter Sales – International Markets | PCCW

Dedi Iskandar is a Practice Leader focused on developing GTM and product strategy for DC business of PCCW Solutions, a Hong Kong based Service Provider. He is also in charge to expand the current product portfolio to reach broader audience and introducing new innovation to increase market value of the business.

Prior to PCCW Solutions, Dedi was Sales director of Telefonica, a Spanish Carrier with major DC footprint in Latin America, DC Manager for Tata Communications, and a Senior Telecom Architect at SingTel. In the past 15-years, he has provided solutions for design, build, and operate DC services to providers & multinationals companies worldwide.

Heng Wai Mun

Executive Director | OneAsia Network Limited

Mr. Heng Wai Mun is the Executive Director of OneAsia Network Limited which offers advanced IT solutions including end-to-end cloud computing, data center solutions, and connectivity to the business of all sizes. After graduating from Stanford University, Wai Mun brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in IT industry focusing in data center and cloud where he has performed his role in business development, product management, sales and technical pre-sales.

Andrew Martin

Group Publisher & Director | AOPG

Andrew has a background and his journey has been very different from many of his media peers.

Andrew’s IT career just like most things in his professional life has been far from typical. He worked in the UK for a storage specialist distribution company moving to sales roles in companies like Cheyenne now CA, Veritas, Digital now part of HP and Overland Data as European Solutions Sales Director.
In 2005, Andrew became founder and CEO of Otium Software”, raising venture finance, building the product from the ground up and establishing sales channels across the world. Otium was all about data, assessing quality of data, and tiering data according to its usefulness. Ultimately Andrew sold Otium Software to Canadian Listed company BakBone Software Inc and as part of that transaction he was hired to become their Vice President and General Manager for APAC. Up until late 2012 Andrew served as Vice President and General Manager for APJ and Middle East at Tandberg Data. More recently he served as Vice President for Asia Pacific for Zerto Software until late 2018.
With a firm grasp of how IT vendors need to leverage online specialist content Andrew was instrumental in helping to get AOPG off the ground providing expert advice and guidance to assist AOPG to launch and run the region’s leading portals Data&StorageAsean, Big Community and CyberSecurityAsean. Andrew has lived his career at the sharp end, he is not just a commentator in the industry, he continues to live in the industry and has a deep rooted understanding of the IT market in a way most of his publishing peers have never experienced.
Andrew is fiercely competitive, highly driven and deeply informed about data driven technology & IT transformation.
As group publisher, Andrew oversees strategic direction for our publications and remains hands on working on articles and features along-side the editorial team. Given his background Andrew brings huge knowledge features and articles covering data protection and security, but in recent years he has also covered Big Data, AI, Blockchain and numerous other emerging technologies.

Billy Lee Kok Chi

Entrepreneur | Public Speaker | Venture Capitalist

Billy Lee Kok Chi has more than 20 years of experience in growing and managing IT businesses, he has in-depth knowledge in the Internet, Telecommunication, Cloud, Data Center and IT Outsourcing industry in the Asia Pacific region.

Billy had served multiple leadership roles in Hitachi overseeing its businesses in ASEAN as EVP of Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn Bhd, CEO and Director of Hitachi Sunway Data Center Services Sdn Bhd and Managing Director of Hitachi Sunway Information Systems (Thailand).

He founded few companies since 1996 including Cyberpage a web design company, Call2SIP a voice over IP company, Surf City an internet café chain (acquired by Malaysian entrepreneur), Hostpro2u a leading cloud hosting company (acquired by Eglobal), FREENET a multi award-winning data center and IT outsourcing company (acquired by Hitachi).

Billy stands at the forefront of the data center, cloud and IT industry trend.  And he is a frequent and sought after speaker at industry events.  He was the founding & 2 terms chairman of the Malaysian Data Center Alliance (MDCA) in Malaysia; committee member of Outsourcing Malaysia (OM), he also held various board positions at Internet Alliance Malaysia (IA) and served as panelist for Kuala Lumpur Regional Center for Arbitration (KLRCA).

Billy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Management Information System from the Washington State University.

Professor Yunmook Nah

Board Member | Korea Data Center Council

Professor Yunmook Nah is a professor of Department of Applied Computer Engineering at Dankook University, a private research university located in South Korea.

Before devoting his full time work at Dankook University, Professor Yunmook has an educational background includes a PhD in Computer Engineering at Seoul National University.

In addition to being a professor, Professor Yunmook contributes his work by utilizing his knowledge at KDCC as a Board Member.

Professor Yunmook has a lengthy of credentials including the recent research – Performance Comparison of Distributed Processing of Large Volume of Data on top of Xen and Docker-based Virtual Clusters.

Daniel Michener

Chief Executive Officer | Burst Myanmar

Mr. Michener is the founder of Burst.  He moved to Myanmar in March 2013 to serve as the Interim-Chief Business Officer of Redlink Communications Co., Ltd. Where he worked with the Board of Directors to develop strategic partnerships for the SEA Games, developed operating policies & procedures and made recommendation on strategic planning and positioning. Mr. Michener later served as an advisor on operational and financial matters for Parami Energy. Prior to working with these firms in Myanmar, Mr. Michener served in various management positions of financial institutions in Singapore and the Silicon Valley for over 20 years where he managed credit and private equity investments in the high technology industry.

Mr. Michener holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics from Arizona State University and a Master Degree in International Finance from the Thunderbird School of International Management (Thunderbird).
Mr. Michener is an Accredited Tier Specialist as certified by Uptime Institute and a Certified Optics Installer as certified by ETA International.

Andreuw Th.A.F

Chief Executive Officer | Telin Singapore

Andreuw Th.A.F is the Chief Executive Officer of Telekomunikasi Indonesia International Pte Ltd (Telin Singapore), a wholly owned subsidiary of Telkom Group. He has proven executive management track record with over 20 years of operations and sales experiences in the Telco ICT Industry.

Prior to joining Telin Singapore, Andreuw was Chief of Business Data Centrr & Managed Service for Telkomsigma (Indonesia’s number one data centre provider), responsible for global sales and marketing activities. At Telkomsigma, he led business automation and analytic deployment while maintaining double digit year-on-year growth of the business. Before joining Telkomsigma, Andreuw held positions from Head of Network Integrated Planning and Deployment, Vice President of Network Operations to Executive Vice President of Sales (Sumatra) during his long and successful eighteen-year career at PT Telkomsel Indonesia.

Andreuw holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Indonesia. He was a member of the Board of Commissioners at PT Dayamitra Telekomunikasi (Mitratel), a leading communication tower & infrastructure provider in Indonesia.

Sachin Mittal

Senior Vice President | DBS Bank

18-year work experience in technology consulting and research. Thought leader and speaker on the impact of digital technologies on banking, retail and telecom sector. Ranked No.1 telecom analyst in Asia by Wall Street Journal in 2013, second WSJ award in a row. Change management and digital transformation are key areas of my interest. Eligible to work in Singapore, India and US.

Nishchal Khorana

Senior Director | Frost & Sullivan

Nishchal Khorana is a Senior Director with Frost & Sullivan. He has extensive experience in growth advisory and  is working closely with leadership teams of global technology companies, investors and industry bodies.

Nishchal is an industry thought leader and is frequently  quoted in leading media publications. He is a speaker, moderator and panellist at several prominent ICT industry conferences and summits across the region.

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.

Sam Lee

Managing Director | Global Switch

Sam joined Global Switch as the Managing Director of Singapore in 2017.

Sam has built up a wide range of experience over the past 19 years in corporate real estate and asset management.  He is hugely experienced within the Singapore market having been based there since 2004. Sam was previously the Director of Asset Management at a leading data center provider in Singapore, where he was directly responsible for growing their Asia-Pacific portfolio of data centers including developing business strategies on growth opportunities and coordinating long-term plans with global customers to facilitate expansion.

Sam holds both a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Sociology and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.

Currently, Sam is responsible for managing Global Switch Tai Seng, one of Asia-Pacific’s best connected buildings, and the only data center in the region with direct access to multiple major international cable systems.

Sam is also overseeing the development of Global Switch’s second data center in Singapore, a Tier III+ facility located in Woodlands, to the north of the island. The new data center, which is planned to launch in 2018, will span 25,000 sq. m and will provide multiple connectivity options to Tai Seng’s dense ecosystem.

Sunil Gupta

Executive Director and President | NTT Com - Netmagic

Sunil Gupta, known as the man who has built and run most data centers in India, is the Executive Director and President of NTT Com – Netmagic.

Sunil is responsible for charting the course for all services in the data center, cloud and IT managed services space with specific focus on the revenue growth, profitability and operational efficiency.

With unparalleled credentials in IT Infrastructure industry, Sunil is an expert to guide a data center business from a macro and micro perspective, having built and run over 15 data centers spread over more than 16,00,000 sq ft.

In a career spanning 23 years, Sunil had spent 10 years at Reliance Communications as Senior Vice President and Business Head of Data Center Business Unit. He has also held senior executive positions at GTL, Iris Software and Angel Solutions. He is an angel investor, a founder member of CIO angel network and is also NASSCOM western council member.

Sunil is a regular speaker and panelist at major industry seminars and trade shows, and has spoken at Gartner Infrastructure Operations and Data Center Summit, CIO Leadership Summit, INTEROP, Datacenter Dynamics, Banknet, among others. He is also the author of “Financial model for understanding data center investments”, an in-depth mathematical model aimed to help CIOs make data center investment decisions.

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.

Mohd Fuad Sharuji

Vice President, Operations Control Centre Crisis Director MH370 & MH17 | Malaysia Airlines

I started my career with Malaysia Airlines in 1976 as a Trainee Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, studied in Bedfordshire, England and graduated as an aircraft maintenance engineer in 1981. Since then, I have moved to various departments within the Engineering & Maintenance, and Operations Divisions. After pursuing Masters in Business Administration in 2001, I have further climbed up the ladder to the last position of Vice President, Operations Control Centre of Malaysia Airlines from July 2009 until 31 August 2015. Since then, I have been appointed as the Head of Post-Accident Office for Malaysia Airlines, based in Kuala Lumpur International Airport and have served Malaysia Airlines for the past 41 years.

Whilst I was the Vice President of Operations Control Centre, the most challenging spade of my career took place in 2014. This was when I was appointed as Crisis Director for both the MH370 and MH17 tragedies. More than 1,000 staff, including several of our management team were deployed in both these tragedies at various locations. Leading the crises of such magnitude was a humungous task, but I was privileged to undertake this role, testing our corporate emergency response plans to its full scale. Following these 2 tragedies, I have acquired a wealth of experience and knowledge which was applied to improve the corporate crisis management program, crisis leadership, family assistance plan and the corporate emergency response plans.

I was also privileged to be invited to speak at more than 40 local and International Conferences, Seminars and Forums in 17 different countries in Europe, USA, Asia, Middle East, Australia, and New Zealand from November 2014 to February 2018.

In addition, I had also conducted training programs for managerial leadership, crisis management and run drills and exercises with various government and airport agencies. As a former Associate Trainer for Steven Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective Leaders, I have conducted several programs for Malaysia Airlines. I have been invited to facilitate workshops and forums both locally in Malaysia and at AAPA and IATA Conferences abroad.

Karen Leong

Co-Founder | Influence Solutions

Karen Leong is a sought-after keynote speaker and Influence thought leader. A TEDx speaker, and the author of the book ‘Win People Over’, she was featured as one of the ten influential professional speakers in Singapore by the Singapore Business Review. Karen was also honoured with the Women Icons Award 2017 by the Business Excellence and Research group. A regular feature on television, radio and print, Karen is Channel News Asia’s panel as an Influence and Body Language expert, where she analysed the last US Presidential Debates “live” in the studio.

Karen is the co-founder of Influence Solutions, a leading learning and development organization, headquartered in Singapore with offices in USA, India and Sweden. She has been profiled on Channel U’s CEO series and in the media as one of the “10 Fearless Singaporean entrepreneurs who made it happen”. In leading organizational development projects, Karen builds upon her decade long corporate career specializing in audit, consulting and IPO projects with KPMG in Singapore, Hong Kong and China.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.