Arpaporn Skunkittiyut

Senior Cloud Solution Architect (Data & AI) | Microsoft

She is currently leading machine learning and artificial intelligence at Microsoft with a focus on a diverse mix of industries. She has deep knowledge of cloud data platform and works with customers and partners to assist in their cloud adoption journey to bring a unique perspective to customers. She has also been awarded Microsoft’s highest award for outstanding achievement, the Circle of Excellence Platinum Club. Previously, she was the Technology Consulting Manager at Accenture where she engaged with leaders from large enterprises to help them harness the power of big data analytics to enhance their competitive edge.


Dr. Derek Wang

General Manager | Alibaba Cloud Singapore

Dr. Derek Wang is the General Manager of Alibaba Cloud Singapore, leading teams across marketing, sales, pre-sales and technical support, to deliver success for Singapore customers in Cloud Computing and Data Intelligence.

Prior to this, he was the Chief Cloud Architect of Alibaba Cloud international, and led the global technical team distributed in several regions, including US, Europe, ASEAN, ANZ, MENA, North Asia and India. His team is responsible for high quality solution design and service delivery in terms of cloud and big data, AI and IOT, to ensure the success of all customers in building applications on top of the Alibaba Cloud platform, has several big data related patents. He also led the middle office teams of international IDC planning, strategic projects management, consulting services, product requirements management, training and certification, key projects delivery.

Edward Tay

Chief Executive Officer | Sistema Asia Capital

Edward Tay is the Chief Executive Officer for Sistema Asia Capital, a registered Fund Management Company with MAS. Prior to his current role, he has served senior appointments in technology giants and corporations, i.e, IBM, Inspur, British Telecom, Keppel T&T. He is an avid angel investor, and presently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the School of economics, Beijing University and is also a project mentor at the International Trading Institute, Singapore Management University. As part of giving back to the society, Edward dedicates time to speak at local and regional conferences and speaks avidly across domains such as Data Centres, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Smart Cities, Media, Tourism, Healthcare, Investment and Real Estate. He graduated with Honours in Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering in National University of Singapore.


Kasem Nincharoen

Executive Director | Acumen Consulting

Kasem Nincharoen is an EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR and Technical Director of Acumen Consulting Bangkok, Thailand. He has over over 23 years’ experience in feasibility studies, full design documents, project management and construction management of mission critical infrastructure systems both in Thailand and Overseas. Kasem has extensive experience with technical complex projects such as data center, critical facilities infrastructure, clean room, electronic semi-conductor, industrial, department store, hotel, residential high-rise buildings, master plan, feasibility study, and commercial fitout projects. 

Kasem is an Accredited Tier Designer and Accredited Tier Specialist from the Uptime Institute and registered APEC Electrical Engineer. He has just completed the design of the NSTDA Thailand Supercomputer Center (HPC Data Center) Tier 3, Genesis Data Center. Uptime Certified TCCD,TCCF Tier III, True IDC Data Center Bangna. Uptime Certified TCCD, TCCF Tier III, U Data Center, Tier 3 Certificated – Energy Conservation Building Award in 2019, Green Mark Platinum Rating, Mahidol University International college (MUIC) Data Center, Tier 3, S-Thailand Data Center, Uptime Certified TCCD Tier IV, PTT New Data Center, TIER IV facilities, the Faxlite Data Center in Thailand, Tier 3 facilities and the SEC Data Center in Thailand Tier 3. 

The current project is working on Thailand New Data Center, Total area 30,000 m2, Tier III facilities.


Surachai Chatchalermpun

Chief Information Security Officer | Krungthai Bank

Surachai Chatchalermpun

During my bachelors, I received first class honours in computer engineering from KMUTT (King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi). I have completed executive cybersecurity courses from MIT and Harvard university.

Listed top 10 CIO/CISO in ASEAN by IDC 2018. Is a global certified advisory application security engineer board on EC-Council 2019. More than 15 years experience in Cybersecuirty in leading companies in the energy and finanicial sector.

I have 10 well-known professional information security certificates in management and technical aspects such as CISSP, CDPSE, CISA, CISM, CSSLP, CEH, ECSA, SSCP and ISO27001. I have a regional security role to take care of the 5 countries of APAC in Maybank Kimeng.

All my roles have consisted of direct reporting to the C-Level. As a result, I have gained ample business and technical perspectives. I received many token awards from ISLA (InfoSec Leadership Award) by ISC2 and the best employee by PTT group (Listed in Fortune 500).

I am secretariat of ISACA Thailand chapter, an honorary advisor of TISA, Thailand Information Security Association, and an assistant professor with many cyber security research papers and conferences.

I have Lectured many classes  at the masters and bachelors level in the university of Thailand. The topic of my lectures ranged from risk assessment, Ethical hacking & Security assessment framework, and Secure Software development lifecycles to security awareness classes.


Vunnaporn Devahastin

Secretary General | Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES)

Mrs. Vunnaporn Devahastin was born on January 14, 1961, in Bangkok, Thailand. She received Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from Chulalongkorn University in 1983 and Master’s Degree in Business Administration (International Relations) from Azusa Pacific University, USA, in 1985. 

In 2013, the Office of the Public Sector Development Commission employed her under the Senior Consultant position for Bureaucratic development. She served in the role of Inspector General, Secretary-General, and Deputy Permanent Secretary, respectively, under the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES) from 2016 to 2019. Currently, she is the Secretary-General for Office of the National Digital Economy and Society Commission (ONDE), MDES. 

Additionally, she is a Committee of the Board for Thailand Post; she is also Chairman of the Board for Thailand Post Distribution. Other committee positions including HRH Princess Chulabhorn College of Medical Science and Foundation for The Blind in Thailand under the Royal Patronage of HM the Queen. 

Apart from Devahastin’s managerial positions, she has also continued her passion for learning through several executive courses. Devahastin took part in the Executive Development Program at Northwestern University, USA, in 2005. Her executive highlight includes the Advance Management Program at Harvard Business School (HBS), USA, in 2010. Later in 2017, she returned to HBS to complete another course in Driving Digital Strategy. 

She serves as the first Secretary-General of ONDE established under the Digital Economy and Society Act 2017. 

Vunnaporn has efficiently managed technical and non-technical work through collaborating with experts and specialists in each field. She is incredibly proud of managing the Geostationary Satellite Orbit (GSO) and policies for international satellites operating above Thailand.  Additionally, Vunnaporn oversaw the testing and introduction of 5G technology in Thailand. She established the Government Cloud in parallel with implementing the National Data Policy and Cloud Strategy. All these efforts have led to the increase in IMD’s International Index for Digital Ranking, in which Thailand has moved up one position to 39th in 2020.


Tanapong Ittisakulchai

Chief Enterprise Business Officer (CEBO) | Advanced Info Service PLC

Proven track record in leading diverse business and organisations, with strong expertise in general management, business management, sales and marketing. Held multiple senior leadership positions over 29 years in Global companies in the Information Technology industry and Energy & Sustainability services.

Now in AIS, as Chief Enterprise Business Officer (CEBO), he is driving strategies and leading commercial business, from SMEs up to large enterprises, to serve solutions i.e. Enterprise Mobility, Business Network, Business Cloud, IoT/ M2M, ICT, Cybersecurity, including digital services like Digital Marketing, Digital Payment. Together with AIS 5G infrastructure and solutions. Collaborate with clients and business partners through digital transformation in various corporate industries to create and accelerate disruptive  business approaches by leveraging the latest innovation and technology in the 4th era of change – Industry 4.0.


Sabarinathan Sampath

Chief Strategy Officer | Drive19

Sabarinathan Sampath, Chief Strategy Officer, Drive19 (a venture of ZNet Technologies) is a proficient and seasoned senior executive with over 23 years of experience in delivering large-scale, custom, integrated technology solutions for leading telcos, hosters and large enterprises. His expertise includes consulting and launching of cloud services delivery platform (offering array of SaaS/IaaS/PaaS services). He is an inspirational leader who works effectively in building new global, cross-functional teams focusing on sustainable results with a process oriented approach. He has held senior positions in Europe and in South East Asia in large multi-national organizations. He is a regular speaker/moderator/panellist in various events centred around emerging technologies, cloud, digital transformation, and datacenter and hosting industry.

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:

Caroline Woods

Head of Production | W. Media

Caroline (Callie) Woods is the Head of Marketing & Production for W. Media, coordinating speakers, digital content and engagement for upcoming 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 5 years, she has worked in Singapore’s dynamic startup ecosystem as a digital marketer and startup co-founder. She is well versed in SEA’s growing digital economy and is committed to connecting Cloud, Datacenter, and Cybersecurity professionals across Asia.

Damien Scalzo

CIO, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Australia | Mercedes-Benz

Damien is the CIO of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Australia/New Zealand.

For over 15 years, Damien has combined his business and technology experience as a CIO, Management Consultant, Systems Integrator and Chartered Accountant to help organisations use technology to add value to their core and new business processes across industries include Financial Services, Manufacturing, Utilities and Public.

Damien is passionate about technology and also spends time mentoring startups to grow and scale.

Sean Bergin

Co-Founder & President | APTelecom

Sean has been instrumental in building APTelecom into a globally recognized leader in telecom and fiber consulting, elevating from a start-up business to an award-winning global organization which has generated over US $250 million in sales for clients.
Bergin has significant management experience at both national and international levels at Telstra, BT and Hutchison. Sean has covered, lived, and resided in a multitude of primary and emerging markets across Asia. Along with APTelecom Co-Founder and
CEO Eric Handa, Sean has generated over half a billion dollars in sales for clients throughout his career.
Sean is also the Vice Chair of the Board of Governors for the Pacific Telecommunications Council.

Supparat Sivapetchranat Singhara Na Ayutthaya

CEO | ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (Thailand)

Mr. Supparat is Chief Executive Officer of ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC) in Thailand, a joint venture between Frasers Property Thailand and STT GDC. In his role, he is responsible for the data centre operations and growth of STT GDC in Thailand, including our flagship hyperscale data centre in Bangkok to launch in 2021, where he brings along strong expertise in leading business growth transformation enabled by both technology and new business models to support the Thailand 4.0 vision.

Mr. Supparat has over 20 years of experience in the data centre and technology sectors, where he most recently served as a Chairman for BBIX (Thailand), a subsidiary of SoftBank Group, and Chief Executive Officer for True Internet Data Center, where he was instrumental in driving the revenue growth of the businesses in Thailand and Myanmar, and had also held positions of Chief Product and Chief Technology Officer. Prior to that, he has spent over 12 years with Thomson Reuters, holding numerous leading positions.

Mr. Supparat holds a Bachelor of Computer Science, Information Technology from Mahawithayalai Thammasat.

Tanat Sangkasem

Chief Technology Officer | True Internet Data Center

Tanat is currently Chief Technology Officer and Cloud Business Unit Head at True Internet Data Center (True IDC), facilitating company activity in leading cloud strategy. Since joining True IDC, Tanat uses his expertise to pioneer best-in-class enterprise hybrid cloud solution and develop landing zone for multi-cloud and containerized cloud solution.

Tanat has proven experiences in all aspects of information-technology business leadership. He has the uniquely deep understanding of how to lead in cloud market, gleaned from twelve year experiences in working with number of global companies like Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, BNP Paribas, and HSBC.

With his deep passion to lead IT transformation, he has contributed immensely to help solve the most complex business problems for clients across industries.

Anthony Lim

Regional Principal Consultant | Fortinet

Anthony Lim is a pioneer and veteran in the Asia Pacific cyber-security, governance and cloud space, with nearly 25 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.