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.

Vo Van Thang

Technical Sales Manager | ECOZEN Int’l Co Ltd

Vo Van Thang is the Technical Sales Manager in IIoT and Digital Transformation at ECOZEN Int’l Co Ltd. He holds vast experience as consultant and designer of the technology industry with academic background in Economics and Information Technology.

Trinh Phuong Son

Director of Business Development | ECOZEN Int’l Co Ltd

Trinh is the Director of Business Development and formerly Sales Engineer for ECOZEN Int’l Co Ltd since 2010. He graduated in Electric-Electronic at Ho Chi Minh City Technology Education of University and Business Administration at the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City.

Tran Song Hai

Consultant | DP Consulting

Qualification:

  • MBA – National University Singapore
  • Bachelor of Engineering – Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts, English Culture – Ho Chi Minh City University

Achievement:

  • DP Consulting – World Quality Commitment Award in Paris, 2015 by B.I.D Business Initiative Direction
  • DP Consulting – International Quality Crown Award in London, 2013 by B.I.D Business Initiative Direction
  • DP Consulting – Rating 188, 204, 443 in top 500 fastest company growing in Vietnam 2011, 2012, 2013, FAST 500 by VNR (Vietnam Report)
  • DP Consulting – Top ten Designer & Project Managementby BCI ASIA 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017
  • DP Consulting – Long Term Partner Ship & Top Performance in Asia Pacific 2017, 2018 by Rolls-Royce AG
  • Special Defend Award from the President of Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Luong Huu Tuan

Senior Cloud and Platform Specialist | Red Hat

Tuan Luong is co-founder of Vietstack, former technical staff of Nokia. Now Tuan is working for Redhat as a cloud infrastructure senior specialist solution architect.

Nguyen Duy Hai

Director of NDS Information | Telecom System Co., Ltd

Along with 15+ years of data center experience, He has profound knowledge of diverse fields, especially Network Security, Network Administration and Cloud.

Hieu Le

OpenStack devops - Python developer | Viettel Group

A competent and highly energetic DevOps/Technical Leader, with over 6 years experience in building and managing large-scale IT infrastructure. Very capable with a proven ability to ensure the smooth running of ICT systems and to provide IT services that will improve the efficiency and performance of a company. Extensive practical knowledge of complex systems builds, hardware and software designing.

Nitipong Boon-Long

Commercial Director | SUPERNAP Thailand

He is in charge of overall Sales and Marketing activities to drive growth in Thailand and APAC as well as managing the relationships with clients to help achieving the most effective digital transformation journey.

Prior to joining SUPERNAP Thailand, Nitipong has held various leadership positions from Product Development to International Sales and Marketing in APAC with leading Mobile Operators and International Carriers. With over 20 years of extensive experiences, he has helped provided excellent Data services ranging from wholesale to enterprise solutions including Cloud, IOT, Big Data, and Network solutions.

Nitipong has a Doctorate Degree in Industrial Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology in United States and Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering from Kasetsart University in Thailand.

Datuk Eric Ku

Executive Director | iTrain Asia Education Group, Singapore

Eric Ku has been in the business of revolutionizing talent development in the Asian region for over two decades. A serial entrepreneur with several flagship businesses under his belt, Eric is the co-founder of iTrain Asia (www.iTrainAsia.com), a regional Digital Tech Certification Body that is currently rolling out its industry-validated certification trainings to individuals, corporates and academic institutions throughout 16 countries in Asia.

Recent years, Eric Ku is working with many organizations with workforce up to 40,000 staffs in creating the culture of Digital Transformation to enhance the digital quotient in all job roles and, to build an agile, innovative and tech-savvy workforce. Eric Ku is also the judge for the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA Awards) for the last 3 years.

He also co-founded Asia Developer Academy (ADA) (www.AsiaDev.Academy), which aims to harness the finest coding talent in Asia to serve the ongoing digital revolution. ADA adopted extreme employability concept that ensure all its graduates get high value job via its train-and-place model.

Beyond developing professional digital talents, Eric Ku believes in the longer-term vision of building digital literacy skills from young; having set up a coding tech playground for kids called iTrain Kids (www.itrainkids.com) which teaches students ages 7 to 16 the basics of programming and how to bring their creative ideas to life. Over 3,000 children have learnt to become coders and makers of various apps, games, websites and more since the establishment of iTrain Kids.

Eric Ku continues encouraging and accelerating the development of other entrepreneurs like himself as co-founding partner of 1337 Ventures (www.1337.ventures), an accelerator and early-stage venture capital firm in South-East-Asia focused on scaling startups from idea to being valued as a multi-million-dollar company in less than 10 months.

Eric Ku began his career with a Singapore-based bank and subsequently worked as the Head of IT with a public listed company, where he supervised teams located in 8 branches across 6 cities. Another notable achievement early on in his career includes being awarded as Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional for his contribution to Microsoft Technologies by Microsoft Corporation USA for 9 consecutive years and has been invited by Microsoft to speak at the regional annual TechEd conference.

His extensive experience in IT, Digital Transformation, Business Analysis and Digital Tech Talent Development has enabled him to play a leading role in advancing the region’s core economic wheel: human capital development.

Dr. Dinh Viet Sang

Deep Learning Expert | School of Information and Communication Technology (SoICT), Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), Vietnam

Dr. Dinh Viet Sang received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Dorodnitsyn Computing Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences (CCRAS) in 2013. He is currently working at Computer Science Department, School of Information and Communication Technology (SoICT), Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), Vietnam. His research interests include computer vision, machine learning and deep learning.

Pham Tien

Senior Systems Engineer | Nutanix

Tien is a Senior Systems Engineer with more than 10 years of experience in virtualization, infrastructure design and deployment, providing technical expertise and consultation to Nutanix customers in Vietnam. Prior to Nutanix, he was at FPT Information System specializing in implementation of large-scale virtualization/cloud systems and taught at the Hanoi University of Science & Technology.

Son Nguyen

Director – Cloud Solutions Center | Viettel IDC

Mr. Nguyen Bac Son is the Director of Viettel IDC’s Cloud Solution Center where he consults customers in building next generation datacenter and cloud environment to support business agility with financial efficiency. He has been in IT areas more than 15 years and involves in major datacenter and cloud projects in service providers and enterprises as an engineer, project manager and technology consultant.

 

 

Le Anh Vu

Director of Value Added Service Center | CMC Telecom

Le Anh Vu has 15 years of experience in the ICT – Telecommunications industry. He has been the Director of Value Added Center of CMC Telecom since 2014 and been leading a team of experts to research and develop AI, Big Data application services on Cloud and Multicloud platform for Finance/Education/Software/Insurance/Payment,… segments. CMC Cloud researched by Value Added Service Center is currently the leading Cloud product in Vietnam.

Dr. Dao Dinh Kha

Director General | Department of Information and Technology (Ministry of Information and Communications)

Mr. Dao Dinh Kha received an outstanding Bachelor’s degree of Applied Mathematics at Kisinhop National University (Former Soviet Union) in 1987. From 1987 to 1998, Mr. Kha worked at the Institute of Computational Science and Control, the Institute of Information and Techonology (Vietnam Academy of Science), then the National Program on IT Vietnam (IT2000). He received Master and Techonology Doctor’s degree of Information Science at Nara Academy Institute of Science and Techonology (NAIST, Japan) in 2001 and 2004. From April 2004 to March 2005, he worked at the IT Center of Nagoya University as a Post-Doctoral researcher in a project under the COE Program for smart integration of multimedia information for social information infrastructure.

In August 2005, Mr. Dao Dinh Kha joined the IT Application Department, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (now the Ministry of Information and Communications) as Deputy Head of Information Resource Development Division. From June 2008 to June 2015, he was the Director of the National Digital Signature Certification Center and then the National Electronic Authentication Center. During this time, the public electronic authentication system uses digital signatures, with the National Root CA managed by the Ministry of Information and Communications, which has been formed and developed to provide wide digital signature authentication services to people and enterprises, contributing to reform administrative procedures as well as promoting e-commerce. From June 2015, Mr. Kha held the position of Director General of IT Department, a unit of the Ministry of Information and Communications, in charge of IT development policies in general and IT industry.

Vu The Binh

General Secretary, Vietnam Internet Association & CEO | Vietnam Internet Association (VIA)

Binh has been working for NetNam, one of the first ISP in Vietnam, since 1996. He was a networking engineer at NetNam and IoIT (Institute of IT, Vietnam Academy of Science & Technology) till 2000, then changed to the business side in NetNam Company, a state-owned company established in 1998. He took the job as deputy of that company from 2007 until its equitizsation on 2010, when he was assigned as NetNam CEO.

Binh spent lots of time attending internet development projects for IoIT/NetNam and Vietnam, with the support from IDRC, InWent, ASEAN foundation and other global organizations.

Since 2016, he was assigned to be the General Secretary of Vietnam Internet Association (VIA), an organization having mission to develop Internet in Vietnam, as well as to be the bridge between internet industry/community and Vietnam government.

Binh also has interest in Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) development and take part in VFOSSA (Vietnam Free & Open Source Software Association) board as a VP, to promote FOSS within Vietnam.

Binh graduated Hanoi University of Technology as electronic & IT engineer, and has MBA degree, and spending a year studying in Germany (2002-2003) on open source, cyber security & e-business subjects.

Quan Phuong

Senior Solutions Architect | VNG Cloud

Good at System Administrator, especially infrastructure on cloud. Familiar with Cloud Computing(AWS, DigitalOcean, Openstack), build and operate the system base on Cloud resources. Familiar with architectures design: microservices, distributed system.

Familiar with Docker and containerization, cloud native applications, 12-factor applications. Skilled in Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Python, Golang, PHP…. Experience with Agile, TDD, DDD and other design principles.

Trinh Minh Son

Area Manager | Kohler Power Systems

Trinh Minh Son is an Area Manager with Kohler Power Systems, where he is an integral member of the Southeast Asia commercial team managing the Vietnam market. With over 8 years of experience in the power solutions industry, Son is instrumental in providing power system design and solutions to meet customer needs. He also plays a pivotal role in handling projects of varying levels of complexities for different market segments such as data centers, hospitality, manufacturing, as well as the government sector.

Prior to joining Kohler, Son was a trained engineer with hands-on technical expertise where he supported distributors and dealers across MNCs and local companies.

Son holds a Master’s Degree in Mechatronics and a Degree in Engineering from Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam.

Nguyen Minh Thao

CEO | Founder | Umbala Network

A camera-economy visionary, and a passionate serial entrepreneur with 15+ years in online mobile social platform including 8+ years camera-based online platform: TimShot – Instagram-for-Vietnamese which got series A funding @CyberAgent Ventures (2011), TimBox – a mobile social chatting platform(2012), uBox – a mobile social interest-based platform which reached nearly 500,000 users in the first 2-month (2013), and recently Umbala.Tv – a music live-streaming platform which got 200,000 users & $260,000 deal on Shark Tank Vietnam Season 1. From 2006, Don had founded an offshoring & outsourcing firm CNC Software and contributed 50+ online social community applications worldwide for United States & Japan market which got nearly $1,000,000 revenue.

Awards:

  • Receive funding 260,000$ funding from Shark Tank Vietnam 2017
  • Winner @Forbes Startups Contest 2015
  • Winner @The Israel Startups Competition 2015
  • Top 10 SingTel Accelerator Challenge 2014.
  • Top 20 Intel DST Asia Pacific Challenge 2011.
  • Top 2 Samsung Challenge 2011.
  • Top 3 Vietnamese ICT Talented Awards 2010

Van Dinh Phuc

Cloud Solution Architect | FPT Software

My scientific and research interest includes diverse fields, especially Network Security, Network Administration , Cloud and Virtualization Solutions, Container Technology. I have been researched in these area since being college student and attracted by change and its importance in many aspects.

Bui Tuan Viet

Data Center | M.E. Designer | Viettel Network Corporation

Viet is the expert designer of Viettel’s data center/telco center for more than 7 years. In this role, he is responsible in designing new and large data/telco centers in Vietnam and other markets which Viettel has invested in the world, such as Myanmar, Laos and Peru. This includes creating conceptual design for data center building. His latest achievement includes designing and building a data center in Vietnam that is certified Tier 3 by Uptime Institute.

He used to be an internal PM in charge of moving core network between all data/telco center in Vietnam and PM at Ericsson in charge of core network design for 25 mobile core soft switches for Viettel.

He holds a telecom engineering degree from HCMC Technology University and ATD certificate from Uptime institute.

Clement Goh

CEO, Southeast Asia | ST Telemedia Global Data Centres

Clement is Chief Executive Officer for Southeast Asia for ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC). In this role, he is responsible for our Southeast Asia data centre operations which includes both Singapore and Thailand.
Clement most recently served as Managing Director for Equinix South Asia where he was responsible for the overall performance of the Singapore IBX centre and the partnership in Indonesia. He was also instrumental in setting up the sales office in India. Prior to Equinix, Clement was Senior Sales & Marketing Director, APAC, for Datastream. Additionally, he has held numerous leading positions in global multi-national technology companies including McDATA, EMC Singapore, Oracle Systems Singapore and Agilent.
Clement holds dual Master’s degrees from University of California, Los Angeles’ Anderson School of Management and National University of Singapore’s Business School, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical with Honours from the National University of Singapore.

Manik N. Saha

CIO – Asia Pacific and Japan | SAP

Manik Narayan Saha is the CIO for SAP Asia Pacific and Japan. Based in Singapore, Saha leads a global multinational and multicultural IT organization. As part of  the senior leadership team in APJ, he is responsible for SAP’s internal IT services to 30,000+ staff in the region.

As companies rapidly move to the era of the artificial intelligence, Saha works closely with the leadership team in APJ to execute on enabling SAP as an Intelligent Enterprise. Committed to successful business transformation, his experience includes IT strategy and transformation, IT operations, emerging technology, vendor management and building successful business-IT partnerships. Since November 2017, he has overseen several successful initiatives using machine learning in the region.

With around 20 years of diverse experience in technology, Saha has led several strategic projects for SAP and discussions with cloud hyperscalers in the APJ region, noteably in China and India. He  serves as an executive sponsor on technology strategy to several large clients of SAP in the region and is a prominent speaker at events. On a regular basis, he provides thought leadership on a wide range of topics ranging from IT Strategy, artificial Intelligence, cloud and hyperscaler strategy, process excellence and enterprise innovation.

Saha is a member of the INSEAD Alumni Network and was until recently a Regional Ambassador of the INSEAD Directors Network (IDN) for Singapore, where he works closely with the INSEAD Corporate Governance Center at Insead regularly organizing talks on corporate governance for non-executive directors and CXOs. At Insead, he is also a regular coach for the course “Strategy in the Age of Digital Disruption” since 2018.

Passionate about giving back, Saha was the founding fellow and is currently a Vice-President for Ideation Edge Asia, a non-profit organization. With this setup – he is actively engaged in the start-up community in Singapore, regularly organizing events and meetings with startups, incubators and investors.

Prior to joining SAP in 2005, Saha worked at in the shipping and logistics industry for 6 years, and was responsible for container operations technology, for Singapore and overseas ports.

In 1999, under a full scholarship from the Ministry of Education Singapore, Saha received his degree in Computer Engineering from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). He has a Masters in Applied Finance from the Singapore Management University in 2008, and a Certificate in Corporate Governance from INSEAD in 2016.

Shane Sigler

VP, Infrastructure Engineering | Salesforce

 

Ng Kim Yong

Sales Manager, South East Asia | Universal Electric Corporation (Starline)

Kim Yong based in UEC’s Asia Pacific regional office in Singapore, and is responsible for increasing sales of the STARLINE brand across Southeast Asia. His main role is to contribute toward one of the company’s overall goals of further establishing its international presence and continuously strengthening its level of service across all parts of the world.
Kim Yong has an extensive range of relevant industry experience including nearly 10 years of successfully driving solution sales and performing the role of configuration team engineer in both Eaton and APC Schneider respectively.
Kim Yong holds a Bachelor of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Degree from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore where he graduated with 2nd Upper Class Honors.