Thomas Lee

Thomas Lee

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Senior Director, Asia Pacific & Japan Sales | Oracle Linux & Virtualization

Thomas Lee has been leading the Oracle Linux & Virtualization business in the JAPAC region since 2017. He is based in Singapore, and reports to HQ in the US.

His goal is to help customers in their journey to Digital transformation & Automation, Hybrid IT, DevOps and multi-cloud strategies, with our Oracle Open cloud infrastructure portfolio.

Thomas Lee is a seasoned and international professional, with 20 years+ of experience across the IT Industry (Software, Hardware, Services), from start-up companies to large Corporations.
For the past nine years, he held multiple Executive roles both at HP and ORACLE, in the APAC region. Prior to that, he worked for 15 years in the EMEA region.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business, from a French Business School. He also graduated from an Executive Management program at INSEAD school.

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Resul Altinkilic

Resul Altinkilic

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Project Manager Global Key Accounts IT | Rittal - Germany

Project Management Global Key Accounts IT, working on High Performance Computing / Cooling and also on Edge Solutions in the IT hyperscale area.

Involved in the OCP Community since 2017 (Open Compute Project).
Former Project Management for the Automotive and automation industry.

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Robert Davidson

Robert Davidson

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Head of Network Strategy | Digital Realty Asia Pacific

Robert Davidson joined Digital Realty in 2019, and currently serves as Head of Network Strategy, APAC. Based in Hong Kong, he has over 25 years of international leadership experience deploying and operating global networks across Europe, The Americas and Asia Pacific in industries such as Telecommunications and Engineering.

Prior to joining Digital Realty, Robert has held various Engineering and Operations leadership roles and most recently, Robert was with CenturyLink Communications where he was responsible for building their global telecommunications infrastructure outside of the continental US. Additionally, under his leadership, Robert has proven his expertise by turning around a negative cash flow business unit under 5 years, and ultimately contributing to the reorganization of CenturyLink’s International operations. Robert was also responsible for the deployment of the Iridium Data Services offering where he previously served as a Senior Engineer. Robert started his telecommunications career at BellCore in New Jersey, rising to the tole of Senior Engineer before leaving to join Iridium.

Globally, Robert is a well-established leader who is equipped with broad technical and operations abilities. He has extensive hands-on experience in pre-sales, service delivery and assurance for complex international solutions, and continues to lead the regional network strategy today in Digital Realty. Robert graduated from Rutgers University-New Brunswick, USA with a Bachelor degree in Philosophy.

Expertise: Network Strategy, Leadership, Planning Engineering, Operations Management, Business Development, Regional Network Expansion

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Mark Smith

Mark Smith

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Managing Director for Asia Pacific | Digital Realty

Mark Smith joined Digital Realty in December 2018 as the Asia Pacific Managing Director. His key role is to lead the company’s overall operational and business growth in the Asia Pacific Region. Mr Smith comes to Digital Realty with more than two decades of experience in APAC, most recently as Managing Director, APAC for Zettagrid Asia.  A Mandarin and Japanese language speaker, Mr Smith also has senior leadership experience with companies including Thomson Reuters Japan Ltd., where he served as President, and, CenturyLink (formerly Savvis Inc.), where he was Managing Director-Asia Pacific. Mr Smith has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration. Minor Degree in Mandarin Chinese from University of Puget Sound, Washington.

 

 

 

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Darren Hawkins

Darren Hawkins

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CEO and Founder | SpaceDC

Darren is CEO and founder of SpaceDC, the first company in Southeast Asia that GIC has chosen to invest in and develop data centers with. With funding secured, Darren was able to develop an innovative green data center in Jakarta, Indonesia. This project will introduce a step change in the provision of data center quality in the industry. With a low PUE and reduced carbon footprint, it will be one of the greenest data center in Asia that can not only provide global customers with a quality and scalable facility, it can also meet the modern demands of large data center consumers like cloud companies and OTT providers. SpaceDC also has plans to develop data centers across Asia. Expansion throughout the region, delivering world class facilities that enable SpaceDCcustomers to realise their vision. Prior to this, Darren has had decades of experience representing both the client and solution providers in leading and managing projects within various sectors that ranges in value of up to AUD 2.5billion.

One of Darren’s technological breakthroughs will be constructing a gas driven data center that utilises the waste heat from gas generators to create cooling. This Tri-Generation project will provide a 30% reduction in carbon emissions when compared to a traditional data center. The facility will also generate a PUE of 1.2, a number rarely seen in very humid climates like Asia. Darren’s other achievements include utilising a new cooling approach to develop a world class data center platform for ANZ that has a PUE of 1.2. The work process included clarifying which parts of the building required or do not required cooling, designing the facility in consideration of maximising climate conditions and then deploying both active and passive techniques for cooling, including the utilisation of the dual skin roof to assist with the creation of a plant plenum. Darren has also worked on Global Switch data center to implement the first Iso Parallel Bus data center in Australia.

Darren has also worked on projects with teams of up to 10,000 workers (Heathrow Terminal 5). The largest team he has personally managed for was approximately 200 staff. This number consisted of designers, engineers, quantity surveyors, project managers, construction managers, and contractors.

Darren has spoken at many data center events and is recognised as an expert in this field of development. Recently recognized by Data Economy as the Top 50 data centres and cloud influencers from across Asia Pacific, Darren has not only led the creation of the SpaceDC brand, but also played an instrumental role in its development and market innovation by working closely with the team to realise a completely new identity that includes all aspect of the company from building form, uniforms, website, graphics, signage, wayfinding and promotions.

Passionate in keeping up to date on industry best practices, Darren believes in the value of innovative design and prefers to focus his attention on business outcomes. By challenging principles first, empowering the team next and finally embracing change, he is constantly driven to provide the most efficient and effective technology to his customers.

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Sumin Park

Sumin Park

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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!

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Jay Weon Khym

Jay Weon Khym

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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.

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Michael Rascoe

Michael Rascoe

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Head of Solutions | DCConnect Global

Michael is the Head of Solutions from DCConect. A solutions-driven IT professional with extensive experience in project management and designing/ implementing technical solutions for Telecommunication companies. He is also a customer-focused, highly organized self-starter with effective customer-service skills and demonstrated ability to manage technical aspects and pre-sales projects.

 

 

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Jonathan Leung

Jonathan Leung

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Head of R&D | DCConnect

Jonathan is the Head of R&D at DCConnect Global, which is a pioneer in innovating on-demand global cloud connectivity. With a passion for NetOps and DevOps he leads a team of talented developers that has developed DCConnect’s orchestration platform, multi-vendor control plane automation and BSS/OSS user portal, enabling other Telcos to be free from vendor lock-in and allow their networks to migrate to an OCP-based infrastructure.

 

 

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