Joonho Kim

Country DIrector, | Commtech Asia Korea

Joonho, offering 20 years of project experiences in various construction sectors – commercial buildings, logistics centres, retail development, data centres, building services etc., is currently the country director of Commtech Asia Korea. Well versed in various project delivery structures and programmes, he drives projects to their final destinations with solid confidence and strong leadership. He is a good communicator and well leads collaborative team works, especially when the project is complicated with many stakeholders involved. He possesses in-depth understanding and hands-on experiences in programming and delivering project tasks for various projects in different sectors. His proactive and strategic mind-set enables him to clearly assess the issues and establish the measures for resolutions. Commtech Asia, established in 2000, has the longest track record of successful projects in Asia of any independent commissioning specialist and provides independent commissioning management and associated services to all industries reliant on mechanical and electrical building services systems for business operations. Since its establishment, Commtech Asia has successfully delivered over 1000MW Data Centre projects.

Hock Yap

Managing Director | DPR Asia Co., Ltd.

After working on projects in the US for 12 years, Hock Yap crossed the Pacific in 2012 to help launch DPR’s consulting practice in South Korea. Focused mainly on international customers, he is currently expanding DPR’s network to provide project management/construction services and consulting on various types of project delivery methods, lean practices and construction technologies. Hock’s experience in construction has focused on technical projects for biopharmaceutical, healthcare and advanced technologies (mission critical) clients.

Joonhwa Song

Chief Research Officer | Korea Data Center Association (KDCC)

Joon Hwa Song is a Chief Research Officer at the Korea Data Center Association (KDCC) and actively supports data center operators in Korea with his long years of research experience in the data center and Telecommunication industries.

The KDCC was established in 2018 as a representative association of the Korean data center industry and provides information on the current status and prospects of the data center market insights, improvement on data center regulations,  data center standards developments, and networking activities within data center operators.

Ko Moo O

Site Manager of Sangam Data Center Project | Daelim Industrial Co., Ltd.

Moo O has been with Daelim since 1995. He has contributed to scores of overseas projects in exciting markets such as The Philippines, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Iran, and so on.

He has also had a hand in the conception and execution of projects in his native South Korea such as the Sejong Government Office Building, Power plants, and modern skyscrapers of considerable height.

Moo O is also an Architectural Construction Technician and a Design Review Advisor/Chairman of the public procurement service.

 

Gaetan Devolder

Business Development Manager - Japan and South Korea | Legrand

Gaetan Devolder is a RCDD professional with over 15 years international experience in the field of telecommunication and Data center industry. Originally from France, Gaetan is now living in Japan after working many years from Dubai.

Gaetan currently is Business Development Manager for Japan and Korea market. he also is a product expert on many of Legrand’s Datacenter solutions including fiber, copper, wire trays, racks, sensors, and busway.

Jabez Tan

Head of Research |  Structure Research

Jabez Tan is the Head of Research at Structure Research, an independent research and consulting firm devoted to the cloud and data centre infrastructure services markets with a specialization in the hyperscale value chain.

Mr. Tan is based in Los Angeles, California, and his coverage focuses on the data centre infrastructure market – primarily retail and hyperscale colocation providers but also modular data centre, managed hosting and cloud infrastructure companies. Mr. Tan leads coverage of the Asia-Pacific region and building of Structure Research’s proprietary market share data.

Prior to joining Structure Research, Mr. Tan was a Research Analyst for the quantitative services team at Tier1 Research and later parent company 451 Research. In this role, he assisted in the development and maintenance of the company’s market sizing and other quantitative services deliverables with an emphasis on the Internet infrastructure sectors, including colocation, managed hosting and cloud infrastructure. Other areas of coverage included data centre technology vendors and modular data centres.

Mr. Tan is a regular speaker at industry events and has been quoted in publications such as The Straights Times Singapore, The Business Times Singapore, South China Morning Post, Channel News Asia, Data Economy, Data Center Knowledge, Data Centre Dynamics, The Deal, Nikkei Asian Review and Singapore Business Review.

Mr. Tan holds a BSc in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. He was also a platoon sergeant in the Singapore Armed Forces and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Eric Greenberg

Country Director of Japan and Korea | Raritan

Eric Greenberg is a 22-year veteran of the technology industry in Asia, having moved to the region in 1999 after roles at Autodesk and KPMG. In 2003 Eric first came to Korea to support partners and to deliver complex remote networking as well as Saas solutions to early adapters. A steady visitor to Korea, Eric has solution expertise on multiple levels of the Open Systems Interconnection Model (OSI) and contacts at various Korean businesses of varying sizes. At Raritan, Eric is focused on providing Datacenter Rack Intelligence, Power, Situational Awareness, and Local and Remote Access via Raritan products and solutions.

Sumin Park

Editor | W.Media

As an active speaker equipped with fluent language abilities in Korean, English, and Japanese, Sumin is responsible for nurturing relationships with existing and potential clients based in Korea and Japan to assist in building W.Media’s extensive global network.

Sumin has built her knowledge of the data center and cloud industries by writing a number of insightful articles and market reports on the current and future outlook of the technology landscape in Korea and Japan.

Sumin has sharp understanding of the comprehensive geopolitical and market movements by achieving a Bachelor’s Degree of Honors from Japan’s top university in the Global Liberal Arts Program.

Get in touch with Sumin to explore the IT industry in Korea and Japan!

Jay Weon Khym

Country Manager, Korea | Digital Realty

I have been appointed as Country Manager – Korea of Digital Realty since August, 2019 in the middle of engagement in network/connectivity consulting services from Dec-2018. We are building our own Digital Seoul 1 (ICN10) located within Sangam Digital Media City (DMC) which supports up to 12MWs of critical IT capacity with a robust, diversified and truly carrier neutral connectivity platform with the build completion in January 2022. Before joining, I had run my own start-up consulting firm of Khym & Jay Global which provided telecom consulting practices, marketing/sales support, account management and new market development in East Asia – mainly Japan and Korea for about 4 years.  I left AT&T Wholesale Asia Pacific in Mar-2015 after 23 year services. The last position at AT&T was regional managing director of Asia Pacific Wholesale Voice Business, following managing director of APAC Data Sales and other various executive positions in APAC.  I worked at international affairs as well as international telecom business group of DACOM Corp. for about 5 years.

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.