Ben Chua is the Chief Executive Officer at Cyber Youth Singapore, a youth led non-profit organisation in Singapore. Cyber Youth Singapore was founded by Ben in 2019 to provide youth in Singapore a safe platform and environment to explore their cybersecurity interests. Cyber Youth Singapore works closely with the Cybersecurity Agency of Singapore and National Youth Council, among several other organisations.
To date, CYS has around 400 youth members and hopes to reach 10,000 youths by the end of 2021.
CEO | Tsukaeru Group
Jason Frisch is the founder of Tsukaeru, a group of cloud service companies headquarted in Japan.
Jason attended high school in Japan and went on to found Tsukaeru.net in 1999. Celebrating its 20th anniversary last year, Tsukaeru Group now operates four major brands: Tsukaeru.net, Cloudmatika (Indonesia), Ozhosting.com (Australia) and Rushfiles (Denmark).
Jason usually spends his time split between Nagano, Japan and Jakarta. But he is currently in Nagano enjoying the cherry blossoms while working from home.
Tsukaeru was recently appointed Master Distributor for cyber protection company Acronis and cloud storage platform Rushfiles.
Jason has extensive experience leading diverse teams across many regions and culture. He see COVID-19 as another opportunity to invest in long term strategies as he has done until now.
Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer | Princeton Digital Group
PDG is a leading investor, operator and developer of data centres in Asia. Headquartered in Singapore, PDG is backed by Warburg Pincus, one of the world’s largest private equity firms.
Varoon has lived and worked in the US, UK and Asia and has more than 14 years of experience in the internet infrastructure industry. Before founding PDG, he was at Tata Communications, where he held leadership positions in sales and product management, engineering, operations and corporate M&A, delivering value creation in growth, start-up and turnaround situations.
Editor | W.Media
Experienced in delivering high-quality campaigns and growth for national and global organisations, Stuart is responsible for producing insightful news content and digital marketing initiatives for W.Media.
Before joining W.Media, he found success in social media marketing for a global RegTech providing compliance solutions using artificial intelligence and machine learning. Previous to that, Stuart developed a career by strategising digital campaigns for conferences attended by global visitors through email, content and social media marketing as well as search engine optimisation and paid ads.
Stuart built his skills for producing high-quality content by achieving first-class Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the UK’s top university for Journalism and English Language.
Chris has over 20 years experience in the internet infrastructure space. Most recently, he was with STT GDC where he held leadership roles in Operations and Marketing/Business Development during their high-growth phase of launching the Singapore market and rapid worldwide expansion.
Previous experience includes acquiring and building technical infrastructure for Amazon.com and roles in product management, engineering and business development for Equinix, Switch and Data, AT&T and CERFnet.
Kok Chye Ong
Head of Global Strategy and Investments | Keppel Data Centres
Kok Chye is the Head of Global Strategy and Investments for Keppel Data Centers, a regional data center owner and operator with over 20 data centers spread across APAC and EMEA region. He has over 20 years of international experience in telecoms, data center and submarine cable development projects.
Kok Chye joined Keppel in 2011 as senior finance manager and went on to assume the data center investment role in 2014. Since then, he has helped to grow the company’s data center presence in APAC and EMEA as well as expanding into new markets such as Netherlands, Germany and Indonesia. Before that, Kok Chye spent more than 10 years in a number of finance and management roles at SingTel, one of Asia’s leading telecommunications company.
Kok Chye holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore and graduated from the Sloan Fellows program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business with a Master of Science in Management.
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.
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.