Benedict Sulaiman

IT Governance, Risk and Security | PT Bank KEB Hana Indonesia

An Indonesian Citizen, with almost 20 years of experience in multi-national and international company with various business sectors, graduated from University of Bina Nusantara with a degree of Bachelor of Computer Science and a Magister Management in
Information System. A Microsoft Certified System Engineer, with vast experience in ICT operation, planning, hardware, network infrastructure, and Project Management. Joined Lippo Group in 2000 and worked with several companies within the group such as Lippo ENet, Lippo Bank, AIG Lippo, Star Pacific and Siloam Hospitals with the last position as VP.

Involved in various projects within the group. In 2017 joined KEB Hana Bank Indonesia as SVP IT Project Management, focusing on IT Project Management and lead the IT and other
stakeholders on various projects. Currently working on several important projects including Digital Banking Project. Obtained the license for CFP (Certified Financial
Planner) in 2017. A Member of Indonesian Chambers of Commerce (KADIN) and Indonesia CIO Community.

Rhys Cole

Chairman | PowerShield Limited, New Zealand

Rhys Cole is the General Manager, APAC region for PowerShield Ltd. He has more than 20 years of experience in the battery monitoring sector, across a range of sales, support and development roles. He is currently responsible for leading the PowerShield team and partners across the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa territories, handling projects in countries as diverse as Malaysia, Fiji, China, Egypt and Uganda. PowerShield has been supplying and maintaining battery monitoring systems to the data centre industry since 1998.

Vidit Arora

Chairman | IASA ASIA PACIFIC

Vidit is a seasoned cybersecurity professional with expertise in big data architecture, machine learning, cybersecurity, and cloud infrastructure. He has been with Securonix since its inception, and continues to lead its technology strategy. Vidit received his Master of Science degree in Cyber Security from Boston University, and currently runs the global technology and solution architecture for Securonix.

Sabarinathan Sampath

Senior Vice President and COO | ZNet Technologies

Sabarinathan Sampath, Senior Vice President and COO, ZNet Technologies Pvt. Ltd. is a proficient, seasoned senior executive with well over 2 decades of experience delivering large-scale, custom, integrated technology solutions for leading Telcos, Hosters and large enterprises. Expertise includes consulting and launching of web/e-commerce and cloud services delivery platform (offering array of SaaS/IaaS/PaaS services). He is an inspirational leader and a mentor who works effectively in building new global, cross-functional teams. He has held senior positions in Europe and in South East Asia in large Multi-national organizations and is a regular in various IT industry events.

He is now settled in India with his wife and 2 kids. He loves to get on long rides on his cycle as a part of his daily routine. For more details on his profile, you may look at: https://in.linkedin.com/in/sabarisampath.

Alvin Teoh

Chairman |  Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

Alvin has 23-years experience in Information Technology covering areas of Infrastructure, Cloud Platform, Identity Management, Enterprise Architecture, Business Intelligent, IT Project Management and IT Security. He received his Master’s degree in Information Technology in Business from University of Lincoln (UK). Certified on Managing Big Data with MySQL, Data Visuization and Communication with Tableau and other certification (Coursera). He is currently the Manager of Cybersecurity at the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) for CyberSecurity.

Mohamad Rejab Bin Sulaiman

GM Data Center (DC), Cloud & Internet | TM ONE

Rejab has been leading the product development and management for various product portfolios within TM ONE since 2019 that include Connectivity (Data, Voice and Internet for both Fixed & Mobility), Data Centre, Cloud and Managed Security Services. His focus in 2020 is now on Data Centre, Cloud and Internet. He is holding the position of General Manager (GM) Data Centre, Cloud and Internet, Product & Solution TM ONE.

Rejab has 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry which includes engineering, operations, network strategy, network development, project management, marketing strategy, market planning, product development and product management in both fixed and mobile business.
He has led several successful mega projects in TM namely streamyx expansion nationwide between 2005- 2008, HSBB Planning and Go-To-Market between 2008–2010, PSTN migration and several legacy network migration and transformation to HSBB/ NGN/ IP network between 2010–2012, LTE network rollout between 2013–2018. The population coverage of about 70% for Unifi mobile was achieved within 2 years, which at the peak of rollout about 2,000 sites were ready for service within one year.

Rejab was born in Perak, studied in University College London, with a degree in Electronic & Electrical Engineering and Master in Applied Statistics.

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.

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!

JS Wong

Chief Executive Officer | TalariaX Pte Ltd

Jeat Shyan (JS Wong) is the founder and CEO of TalariaX Pte Ltd.  He guided TalariaX to be the pioneer in SMS appliance gateway and is one of the key SMS and mobile messaging player in Singapore, Malaysia and the region. Today, sendQuick is widely used as a Notification Management Platform for IT alerts, Data Centre alerts and many others. sendQuick is used by more than 2000 companies worldwide in more than 40 countries.

Sina Manavi

Group Information Security Governance |  Group AIA

Sina is a Senior Security Manager with over a decade of experience in the Financial and Banking sector, government agencies and SME, practicing IT Security Risk and Governance, Security Posture Assessment, , Cyber Threat and Vulnerability Management, Threat Intelligence, Penetration Testing, and Training and User Awareness.

His experience in Strategy planning, Governance, Threat Intelligence as well as defense and offence area helped him to carry extensive experience in cybersecurity. He has been a regular speaker in many conferences and workshops including but not limited OWASP, IEEE, Microsoft SQL Saturday and many more. In MYCDC 2020 conference, he brings the “Pivot to Cloud and the Central Importance of Cybersecurity & Risk Assessment”

Aaron Tan Dani

Chairman | IASA ASIA PACIFIC

Aaron Tan Dani has a strong passion for the IT Architecture and IT Architecture related fields. He firmly believes that only with the proper practice of this IT discipline that maximum value can be realized by the business. With this keen passion and selfless contribution, he has been actively involved as the Founder and the Chairman of International Association of Software Architects (IASA) Asia Pacific since 2004 and was actively involved in setting up and leading IASA Chapters across the Asia Pacific countries.

Aaron close connection with the industry leaders and government bodies in the respective APAC countries gives him
the edge in the latest technology landscape. Aaron is an Accredited Trainer for TOGAF 9.1 and ArchiMate 3.0 and he is also an IASA Accredited Trainer in the field of IT Architecture and is the Co-Author of the IASA IT Architecture Body of Knowledge (ITABoK). He was part of the core team to define the world’s first 256 IT Architect’s skill set in 2004 in the Seattle, WA, USA. Aaron is also the co-author of 2 popular training courses which are part of the IASA Official Curriculum i.e. 2-Days on Business Requirement Architecture and 3-days on Architecting Software with Object Oriented Analysis and Design. In addition, Aaron is also the Co-author of IASA IT Architect Certification training courses i.e. the 3-Days IT Architecture Bootcamp and the 5-Days IT Architecture Core that both courses lead to the global professional certifications for IT Architects. Since December 2009, Aaron has been actively delivering these courses in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan and Indonesia, with roadmap to deliver this program across the rest of the Asia Pacific region. As an industry thought leader in the IT Architecture arena, Aaron is a frequent public speaker and he speaks with passion and charisma and has been consistently ranked in the top 10% in speaker ratings in most of the international IT events. He has been public speaking frequently since 2004 in Malaysia,
Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietnam, United Arab of Emirates, USA, Korea, Japan and Indonesia, presenting various IT & Business related topics across Asia Pacific region. His charismatic, passionate and entertaining presentation style has been well received.

In April 2013, Aaron has been officially appointed as an expert in the Community of Practice Enterprise Architecture (COP EA) for Malaysian public sector by MAMPU (Malaysia Administrative Modernization & Management Planning Unit under Prime Minister Office to assist in the formation of National Enterprise Architecture Frameworks and Practices.

Yew Jin Kang

Group Chief Technology Officer | Star Media Group Berhad

Yew Jin oversees the Star Media Group’s overall strategies and initiatives related to technology and focuses on digital transformation across the Group. His innovation initiatives have led IDG to name him in ASEAN’s Top 50 CIOs.

In a previous employment, Yew Jin was the Chief Information Technology Officer for Hong Leong Bank where he uplifted the bank’s technology capabilities and won the bank many awards for their innovations, such as the Best Internet Bank Malaysia 2015 from Global Banking and Finance Review and The Asian Banker Technology Innovation Award 2016 for Best Cloud based Project. Yew Jin joined Hong Leong Bank from OCBC Bank where he was responsible for the regional technology operations for OCBC’s subsidiaries. Prior to OCBC, he worked at AmBank as Chief Architect where he was responsible for the bank’s technology transformations.

Before all these, Yew Jin has had consulting stints at Accenture and at IBM where he ran international technology projects for Metropolitan Life which gave him experience working on projects in India, Hong Kong, Korea, Australia and Mexico.

Peter Leong

Technology Program Director | Financial Sector

Peter Leong has over 30+ years of working experience, started his career in Banking &; Finance, mainly in Shared Services, Financial Services, Oil & Gas and Manufacturing in a Regional/Global IT role, inclusive of Business Processes (BPI) & Continuous Improvements (CI), Digitisation, Cybersecurity, Risk/Governance, FinTech and Blockchain.

He has been in Senior Management team since 2010 engaging with Gartner, Pikom &; CIO World for Technology solutions and managing senior stakeholders. Leading Digitalization, IoTs, Data Analytics, Blockchain, FinTech & Transformation initiatives.

He’s a regular panel speaker, Roundtable for IDC, MediaCorp CIO Conferences in Digitalization, IoTs, Security, WAN Summit & Columnist of APAC CIO Outlook. Some of his main Achievements include Data Center Relocation/Migration/Consolidation at Citibank, Scope/SCB & iPerintis/Petronas-ICT, Y2K Compliance, Operating Systems Upgrade, Application ownership from Hong Kong into Kuala Lumpur, Transformation Program, and Regional/Global Program ie: Regional Rewards, Global Voice Program, Office365, Office New set- up/Relocations, Video Conferences Optimization, SAP Odoo ERP & S/4 Hana, and FinTech/Blockchain startup.

MBA from Nottingham Trent University (NTU-UK), ISO/IEC27001 ISMS, Yellow Belt, COBIT5 & AD ManageEngine Manager certified, attended KPI, CMMi, ITIL & PMP; pursuing his DBA@myBrain15 program after Viva stage at a Global University.

Ong Chin Seong

Secretary | PIKOM (The National ICT Association of Malaysia)

CS Ong is the Managing Director of Powerware Systems, the leading provider of Consultancy, Design and Build Services for Data Centres.  Powerware Systems is the first Company in Malaysia to achieve and obtained Uptime Institute Tier IV Design Certification for Saudi Telecom Corporation (STC) in 2009. It was also a recipient of the SME 100 Award as a Fast Growing Company in 2010. Powerware Systems has also designed; built and obtained the first Tier III Uptime Institute Design Certified Data Centre in 2012 in Malaysia for HDC Data Centre and subsequently, designed and built several Tier III Data Centre for some of the world’s largest outsourcing companies, Malaysia’s largest financial institution and government agencies. As a global player, the Powerware System footprint is found across the globe from Saudi Arabia, Spain, Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Myanmar.

In addition to building Data Centres, CS Ong also owns two data centres, one of them is an Uptime Institute Tier III Design Certified world class Data Centre and a Cloud Computing Services company.

He is a visionary DC industry leader and has been recognised by his peers. He serves the industry through PIKOM as the current Treasurer.

Tan Tze Meng

Head of Data Cloud Department, Enabling Ecosystem Division | Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

Tze Meng graduated with a BSc(Eng) in Computer Engineering from Queen Mary College, University of London in 1986 and has been in the ICT industry for more than 30 years.

In 1988 he started a career with Telekom Malaysia’s IT Division and in 1994 had a key role in the launch of TMnet in 1996. In 2000 he left his role of managing TMnet’s international networks and was involved with two startups in data centre design, cybersecurity and Apple enterprise support.

In 2007 he joined MDEC and today he heads the Data Cloud Department which is responsible for the ecosystem development in the digital economy. He has also been a member of the Malaysia’s mirror committee for ISO/IEC Information Security Standards development and the ISO mirror committee for Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology standards.

Wan Murdani Mohamad

Director of Enabling Ecosystem Division | Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

Wan Murdani Mohamad started a career with Time dotCom in 1995 as a Telecommunication Engineer, primarily involved in the network planning, design, business development and project management for metropolitan area network, as well as national and international telecommunication network.

He then joined Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation in 2001, first attached to Regulations Department. He is currently part of the Senior Leadership Team of MDEC, as a Director of Enabling Ecosystem Division since 2013, primarily overseeing formulation, recommendation and implementation of divisional business strategies and initiatives to support MDEC’s strategic thrusts in championing digital economy. His responsibility includes driving, advocating and facilitating the progression of digital enablers and catalytic investments in the identified focus areas that includes data centre, cloud, cybersecurity and digital government eco-systems and developing competitive broadband eco-system for MSC Malaysia.

Wan Murdani was nominated and elected by the country members of Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT), a joint initiative by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), to represent the Government of Malaysia, under the then Ministry of Energy, Communications and Multimedia, as a Chairman of Study Group for two terms from 2002 to 2007, where he successfully led the multi-countries dialogues and deliberations on ICT users adoption.

He graduated with Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Missouri-Rolla, USA in 1994 and also holds Master of Business Administration (Management). He is a registered Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia.

Fong Choong Fook

CEO | LE Global Services Sdn Bhd (LGMS)

Born in 1976. Fong is a 20-year veteran in the specialized and highly-demanding arena of information security.

  • 1 st Malaysian certified by International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) as ISO 27001:2005 Provisional Auditor
  • 1 st batch of Malaysian who obtained CISSP international certifications
  • Appointed by ISC 2 to administer and proctor the CISSP/SSCP examinations in Malaysian and other Southeast Asian countries since 2004
  • Co-Founder of ISC 2 Malaysia Chapter
  • Board Member of CREST Malaysia Chapter
  • Member of Vistage Malaysia

When it comes to the topics about Cyber Security, Fong is sought-after international speaker known for the enthusiasm, humor, dedication and passion with experience, and coverage in national television programs, magazines, radio broadcasts, conferences and webinars.

Fong has also consulted with, and trained multiple government and multinational clients in the Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe and Africa regions on information system security, enterprise risk matrix design, policy review, policy implementation assurance, penetration testing, technical configuration evaluation, security procedures and disaster recovery/business continuity planning.

Fong has strong working relationships with various law enforcement agencies worldwide, as a trusted figure in the information security arena; he is also the distinguished guest speaker for The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) INFRAGARD event, Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) Info Security trainings and various industry associations, governments and law enforcement agencies on Cyber Security Topics.

Fong is the author of the “ Certified Lead Forensic Examiner ” (CLFE) courseware for Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB www.pecb.org, USA). The CLFE course is currently distributed worldwide by PECB in training information technology professionals in conducting computer crime investigations and digital forensic. Fong also has had experience to be called as an Expert Witness to study, assess, evaluate and testify in the court of law.