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  Mr. Miguel Angel Ferrer
VP & Chief Information Officer
Volvo Construction Equipment (China) Company

Based in Shanghai, Mr Ferrer is not only leading the CIO Office for Volvo Construction Equipment in China, but he is in charge of the Program Management Office of the Integration Office for Lingong, one of the top manufacturers of heavy construction equipment in China.

Working with Lingong (SDLG) since 2006, Mr Ferrer has lead and supported important developments in the industrial structure, international distribution and product development for this very well known Chinese company, including managing the SDLG Excavator Project that delivered a series of mid-range SDLG excavators in record time for the industry, in worldwide terms.

Also in China, Mr Ferrer has been focused on supporting the improvement of the business processes of Lingong, which also has lead to the record implementation of SAP, targeting to secure world class industrial processes and systems for this very important Sino-Swedish Join Venture.

His experience on different industries (Oil, Telecommunications & Manufacturing), as well as in successful Mergers and Acquisitions, has made him a frequent guest speaker in events of technology industry leaders and analysts.

This knowledge along with a very bold style and quick decision making ability has built him a reputation of credibility, versatility and effectiveness in planning and executing business and technology strategies.

  Mr. Tony Chew
Director - Specialist Advisor
Monetary Authority of Singapore

On 1 May 2011, Tony was appointed into a newly created role as Director - Specialist Advisor for information technology security and risk management in MAS.

Tony joined MAS in 1999 to head up the Technology Risk Supervision Division. His responsibilities included the development of strategies, programs and guidelines for the purpose of regulating and supervising financial institutions in respect of technology risk management standards and information security processes. He managed and led a team of technology risk specialists who conducted onsite inspections and offsite reviews to monitor the technology risk management capabilities and the effectiveness of information systems security practices prevailing in the financial sector.

Tony began his professional career as a Chartered Accountant, specializing in financial accounting, computer auditing and information systems consulting for over 12 years. He had also held senior management positions in the banking industry.

In addition to accountancy and audit qualifications, Tony has a bachelor's degree in commerce from the University of New South Wales as well as a graduate diploma in data processing and a master's degree in business applied finance from the University of Technology, Sydney.

  Mr. Andrew Milroy
Vice President, ICT, Asia Pacific
Frost & Sullivan

Andrew Milroy is Vice President for ICT Research at Frost & Sullivan, Asia Pacific and joined the firm in 2006. He is responsible for Frost & Sullivan's research and advisory services across the region.

Andrew has spent more than17 years in the ICT industry. He has held senior management roles at IDC and co-founded, NelsonHall, a successful outsourcing advisory firm in the United States. Andrew's recent roles have been focused upon the development of research and consulting activities in Europe, Australia and the AsiaPacific region. His research focus has been ICT services, in particular BPO. He has developed new BPO research and consulting capabilities at Frost & Sullivan He has also led research and consulting projects in cloud computing and sustainable IT.

Andrew frequently delivers presentations to a variety of audiences. He has been quoted widely in the press including 'The Financial Times', The Wall Street Journal and 'Business Week'. He has also appeared on broadcast media globally including CNN, BBC World, Sky and CNBC.

Andrew holds a BSc, an MA in Communication in Computing and an MBA from MGSM. He also holds a diploma in Marketing from UK-based Chartered Institute of Marketing.

  Mr. Nitin Mahajan
Co-leader, ICT Practice
Monitor Group

Nitin Mahajan is a co-leader of Monitor's ICT practice based in the Singapore. He has advised numerous technology and telecom solutions providers on a range of strategic issues including: 5-year corporate strategies, go-to-market strategies, technology roadmap evolution, etc.

Nitin is originally from India, have lived and worked in over 25 countries. His recent client engagements include: Developed 5-year ICT and Media sector partnership strategy for a leading Malaysian operator, Developed technology roadmap and marketing strategy for a large S.E Asian roadmap, Evaluated emerging technologies / adjacencies (such as cloud computing solutions, etc) as part of growth strategies for multiple Asian telecom operators and many more.

Prior to joining Monitor, he worked for A.T. Kearney (a management consulting firm) and leading technology consulting firms such as Hughes. He has a MBA from INSEAD and B.E in Electronics & Communication Engg. from Delhi College of Engg.

Apart from professional interests Nitin enjoys table tennis (ex-state level player), speaking at industry events on strategic / technology issues, and mentoring budding entrepreneurs on developing sustainable business-plan / strategy.

  Mr. Peter Morgan
Agency for Integrated Care

Peter Morgan is the CIO for the Agency for Integrated Care, the recently created agency responsible for referral and care coordination for Singaporians. He is also Program Director, Community and Integrated Care for MOH Holdings. MOH Holdings is an operating agency of the Ministry of Health, and is responsible for Singapore's national IT strategy.

Prior to coming to Singapore, Peter was Vice-President, Business Development for McKesson UK. McKesson is the largest healthcare IT services company in the world. Peter was responsible for developing new business using the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) project for the NHS. ESR is the world's largest HR/Payroll database. He also led the assessment of clinical and business intelligence systems' opportunities in the UK and Europe.

Other healthcare IT work includes co-writing a telehealth sustainability study for the Alaska Federal Health Care Access Network, having operational responsibility for telehealth networks in Canada, and being a consultant to Health Canada.

His other work experiences includes managing primary education projects, on behalf of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), with the Chinese Ministry of Education, in isolated parts of China, and working with North American telephone companies on internet telephony projects.

He has a BA in Political Science from McGill University and a B.Ed. from Queens University.

  Mr. Mark Vudrag
Senior Vice President, Global Head of Command Centers
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Mark is currently head of Global Command Center Operations for Bank of America. Mark's organization is responsible for all event monitoring, incident management, batch operations and scheduling for the bank's enterprise infrastructure across mainframe, midrange and distributed server environments. Over the past eighteen years, Mark has worked in a range of technology infrastructure roles at Merrill Lynch and Bank of America in Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore. These roles include head of Asia Pacific site support, head of Asia Pacific voice and data networks, and Infrastructure country management.

  Mr. Michael Lee
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resort

A Chartered Marketer & Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK, and a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute, USA, he has served as Deputy Marketing Director at the Shangri-la, Vice President Marketing for CDL Hotels International, Vice President Consumer Banking, UOB Bank and was former CEO of Raffles Marina prior to joining Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts where he is current serving as CIO.

  Dr. Sampath Dhamodaran
Regional Head - Enterprise Architecture

Dr. Sampath Dhamodaran has 11 years of experience at a Regional Banks in Singapore & Malaysia in the areas of Technology & Operations Strategy, Planning, Architecture and project and portfolio management, and 16 years of experience in consulting, advising, infrastructure management and research & development in the areas of computer science & IT in divers industries from educational Institutions, Statutory bodies, IT Industries and Government sectors in India.

  Mr. Sandeep Khera
IT COO, Asia Pacific
Credit Suisse

Sandeep joined Credit Suisse in 2006 and is responsible for managing the regional budget and providing the planning for Asia Pacific IT strategy. Additionally his role covers performance management, sourcing strategy, and governance for IT in the region. As the COO for IT APAC, Sandeep heads up portfolio management of IT related projects and internal and external communication for IT, as well as sourcing and vendor management. Notably, Sandeep was involved in setting up of the Centre of Excellence for Credit Suisse in Pune (India), which won the Forbes Applied Innovation Award for the work that he has contributed to the setting up of the Centre.

Sandeep has a Master's Degree in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology. And a work experience of over 20 years covering areas such as IT Management, Project and Program Management, Systems Implementation, Banking IT in Emerging Markets, IT Strategic Planning and Applications Architecture, Solutions development and roll out as well as Consulting.

Prior to joining Credit Suisse Sandeep worked at various firms and banks including ABN Amro, Oracle, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Wellington City Council and Standard Chartered Bank.

  Mr. Pervez Kazmi
Head of Enterprise Architecture, Global Banking
Deutsche Bank

Pervez is responsible for IT architecture for the Global Transaction Banking business of Deutsche Bank and has regional responsibility for IT architecture across APAC. He is part of the group that defines technology standards for use across the Bank's IT organisation. Pervez has a passion for applying architecture-based approaches to achieve well-aligned and optimal IT solutions, supported by governance and management processes.

Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Pervez served in government IT organisations in Singapore for eight years, taught IT at the National University of Singapore for 10 years, and worked in private sector organisations in Singapore, USA and Australia for 10 years. Pervez has a BSc in Computer Systems Engineering from Loughborough University and an MSc in Computation from University of Oxford. He has the following professional certification: Distinguished Certified IT Architect and TOGAF Certified from The Open Group, Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java, Certified SOA Solution Designer from IBM, Certified IT Architect Professional from IASA and Project Management Professional from PMI.

  Ms. Sue Bartlett
DHL Supply Chain - Asia Pacific

With over 25 years in the IT industry, Sue Bartlett, CIO DHL Supply Chain Asia Pacific, understands IT innovation and its importance in the modern business environment. In her time at DHL Sue has been responsible for the development and implementation of the IT Strategy for Asia Pacific, leveraging regional organizational and technological resources to deliver an improved solution set, which meets customer and business demands for improved functionality but greater ease of use, better service levels and achieves significant cost reductions. Responsible for continuous innovation across numerous platforms and dealing with multiple vendors, Sue has encouraged her team to focus not only on the immediate operational needs of customers but on exercising governance of the architecture to ensure robust, supportable and scalable solutions.

Prior to joining DHL, Sue spent over 20 years with Unilever in Europe, Japan and South East Asia before becoming a director of the CIO Executive Council of Australia where set up a Senior Advisory Committee for the IT Industry to define a blueprint for a CIO. The matrix of skills and competencies for a "professional" CIO they developed was used by three major Australian Universities to develop post-graduate executive programs.

  Mr. KC Chong
Director, Asia Pacific & EMEA Regions, Honeywell IT Services
Honeywell Inc

KC Chong is currently based at Singapore and responsible for the Honeywell IT infrastructure operations covering the Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and Middle East Regions for its 60000 end users across the 50+ countries. For this role, KC leads a team of Honeywell staffs and partners in various countries delivering key IT infrastructure services. These services include the planning, implementation and operations covering Connectivity, Telecommunication, Mobility, Data Center & Application Hosting, Messaging, Service Desk, File & Print, Onsite Dispatch, and Security & Compliance. The key focus has been enabling business growth and driving customer satisfaction by adopting the relevant new technology and driving various productivity initiatives with an annual budget in excess of $100M.

In addition, KC is also the leader for the Global ITSM operations which manage the global Service Desk and respective service operations such as Change, Problem, Configuration, Knowledge management utilizing the ITIL framework.

KC joins Honeywell in 2003 as its AsiaPac IT Infrastructure Director and has also held the position of Global Architecture from 2007-2009; he also co-lead the effort to start a captive IT Infrastructure global support team in India which has grown in excess of 70 personnel supporting all regions, its success has spawn another center at Brno, Czech Repulic.

Prior to joining Honeywell, KC spent 11 years with Motorola growing its Asia IT operations. He also spent 4 years with the Republic of Singapore Navy as a Technical Officer and now holds a Major rank in its reserve unit. KC is married with 2 daughters. His hobby includes jogging, photography and travel.

  Mr. Kuo Siong Lim
SEVP and Head, IT & EBusiness

Mr Lim is currently with Maybank Singapore, overseeing both e-Business and IT. Before that, he had worked for a major local bank and two international European banks.

Over the last 20+ years, he had covered back-office and systems operations related to consumer banking, corporate banking, B2B/B2C commerce, payment, securities & custody operations, private banking and treasury businesses.

Mr Lim has IT and business operations experiences in Asia, Europe and US, with exposure to different works and companies cultures, covering joint-venture company and regional partner offices.

  Mr. Yap Chee Yeun
Senior VP and Head, Innovation & Technology, and Operation Services
Resorts World

Chee Yuen is currently the Senior Vice President and Head, Innovation & Technology, and Operation Services Department of Resorts World at Sentosa Pte Ltd. In this position, he manages a team who provides and support a comprehensive range of IT services (including IT system design and development, project consultancy, IT services management) related to the gaming and resort industries.

Under his leadership, Resorts World Sentosa has won the category for Most Innovative Use of Infocomm Technology for the CMS (Customer, Membership & Services System for the Integrated Resort) Project under the Private Sector category for the National Infocomm Awards on 7th October 2010. Most recently on 22 September 2010, Chee Yuen was recognized as one of the Most Outstanding Chief Information Officers (CIOs) in the ASEAN region by the CIO Awards in Hanoi, one of ASEAN's most prestigious IT awards.

Chee Yuen has over 28 years of experience in managing end user IT organizations and has actively initiated the web-enablement journey for organizations he served. Prior to Resorts World, he had served in the CIO position for JTC Corporation, JIT Electronics Ltd and Acer Computer International Ltd. He had over 12 years of IS management experience with IBM Singapore.

Chee Yuen graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a First Class Honors Bachelor Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He obtained a Masters in Business Administration from NUS and was recognized for his academic excellence with award of the Tan Kah Kee scholarship during his university education. He has also completed the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD in France and the e-Government program at Harvard.

  Mr. Raul Paolo Miranda
CIO Advisor
Resources Global Professionals

Paolo is a seasoned CIO and Technology Adviser who has contributed 20+ years of strong strategic and leadership mastery enabling enterprise innovation with recognition in CIO Asia's CIO 100 Awards and acknowledged in MIS Asia's IT Excellence Awards.

He brings in-depth expertise and hands-on experience in enterprise business solutions for top-tier organizations such as: REHAU Polymers, Accenture, SIA, Olympus, Asia Pulp & Paper, Micropac Technology and PCI Bank (BDO), among several others.

  Mr. Gary Teo
Director (IT)
SIM University

Gary Teo is currently the Director (IT) of the Campus IT Services Department at SIM University (UniSIM), Singapore. He manages large-scale network, systems and application development projects and oversees the technology operations that facilitate both the e-Learning initiatives as well as the University's administrative system. He charts the strategic IT direction and sets the functional role of the department in alignment with the University's vision. Before joining UniSIM in 2006, he was an Asst Director with the Centre for IT Services, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

Gary graduated from the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) with a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering (Hons). He obtained two Masters degrees: Master of Science in Medical Physics from the University of Aberdeen with research interest involving Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Nuclear Medicine; and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Imperial College (London) specializing in International Business and Finance.

Gary has managed several multi-million dollar projects involving network infrastructure, IT security, SDLC, business continuity, etc. He has set up and managed mission critical data centres that have more than 200 high-end servers and networking equipment. He is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified IT Project Manager (CITPM), Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC).

  Mr. Jason Chin
Director, Information Technology

Jason Chin is the Director of Information Technology in SMRT Corp, providing executive leadership as Group Head of IT. He is responsible for the strategic IT planning, IT Service management, IT Innovation deployment, IT Quality & IT Security management and Business Process & Support Management in SMRT group as an integral component of the business plan. He is a veteran practitioner in the IT arena, and his cumulative responsibilities include a wide spectrum of management and strategic portfolios with a proven track record of creating a business-driven IT portfolio.

He had accomplished to transform the IT to become a strategic business partner and enabler.

SMRT IT has won the 2009 MIS Asia Best Bottom Line IT Excellence Award, 2010 SHRI (Singapore HR Institute), Leading HR practice in eHRM Award, 2011 RFID World Asia for Best Innovative RFID Solution Award and as well as being a CIO 100 honouree for the past 2 years.

Jason has over 15 years of IT management experience extending to a variety of industries such as financial services, retail, agricultural, chemical and education.

  Mr. Manas Mati
Director of Media Technology Applications
Walt Disney

As Director of Media Technology and Applications, Manas Mati is responsible for information technology, business applications and media technology functions for Disney Channel and Disney Media Distribution businesses in Asia Pacific and Japan. Manas is a technology leader known for crafting the requisite strategic vision to achieve business goals and offers a unique blend of executive acumen, business consulting, team-building and IT solutions development credited with strong ROI and operational improvement. Since joining Disney in 2002, Manas has built a responsive organization that consistently delivers results by aligning technology initiatives with business goals, with substantial improvement to service delivery, standardization, systems consolidations and business/systems performance.

Manas has led the Walt Disney's Asia pacific and Japan businesses into a new era of leveraging information technology to transform operational processes, increase productivity, improve TV ratings, enhance ad-sales/subs revenue, take advantage of cloud/SAAS services opportunities, distribute digital contents, and deliver values to customers. He has successfully led broadcast IT engagements for new channel launches, migrating enterprise level legacy business applications, implementing digital asset management and file based broadcast workflows, setting up post production systems, introducing CRM/sales systems etc.

Prior to joining Disney, Manas was holding various leadership positions at digital business consulting company "IconMedialab", eBanking solution provider "SolutionNET" and Acciunting/HR software company "Fact Software". He has led consulting and solution implementations for a number of companies in various industries in Asia Pacific region.

Manas started his international management career with as a management trainee at the Neptune Orient Lines (now operating in the brand name of the American President Lines - APL) where he rose through various positions to work on global marketing, logistics and systems areas over 6.5 years.

Manas holds a Bachelor of Technology (honors) degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur in India; a Master of Business Administration degree from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He serves on executive management committee of a few non-profit organizations.

  Mr. Andrew Namboka
Enterprise Security Technologist
Check Point Software Technologies

Andrew is the security consultant for Check Point's key customers in Singapore. He is a well-known security advocate and industry speaker. He has more than 10 years of IT industry experience, helping government, telecommunications and commercial companies with their networks.

Prior to joining Check Point, Andrew worked as Chief Technologist for Nokia Enterprise Solutions in Singapore, supervising sales engineers and managing technical support for customers and channel partners around the Asia/Pacific region, across 14 countries including China and Japan.

Andrew brings with him over 20 years of experience in the data communications and security industry. He started his career on the field as a lead engineer with IBM UK where he was responsible for building secure banking infrastructure. He then worked with MCI WorldCom as a VPN/PKI implementation specialist in EMEA. In 2000, Andrew joined Nokia UK as a European senior technical consultant before taking on the role of technology manager and subsequently engineering manager for EMEA.

Andrew holds an Engineering Honors Degree in mechanical engineering with specialization in robotics and artificial intelligence.

  Mr. Steve East
Global Storage Architect
Hitachi Data Systems

Steve East is an advisor to Hitachi Data Systems' largest global customers on business-driven storage architectures, best practices and innovations in technology, and IT operations that can improve the consumption, management and exploitation of SAN, NAS, and other storage infrastructure technologies. He has held various leadership roles at Hitachi Data Systems, including Vice President of Solution Development and Director of Performance Management. He recently acted as the chief architect of a 2-year global storage project for a major customer in the energy sector.

Prior to joining Hitachi Data Systems in 1998, East spent 16 years with Amdahl Corporation, where he held technical roles in support, sales, and R&D and management roles in system test, technical marketing, and technology research. Since joining Hitachi Data Systems, he has worked to develop open standards for storage management and to drive a customer-oriented solution delivery approach, leveraging technology with partners to solve complex customer problems. He conceived and drove the development of HiCommand Device Manager, bringing Hitachi Data Systems' first storage management product to market in 2001.

  Mr. Noam Berda
Business Development Manager

Noam Berda, Business Development manager at SAP Business Analytics and Technology group APJ. Noam is taking care of the business development and solution support for the SAP Business Objects BI portfolio and In-memory technologies. As part of his role Noam is working to develop the SAP BI market in APJ, introducing new products, supporting existing customers and showcasing the success. Noam is been working for SAP in the last 7 years, previously he was working in the technology team, introducing new SAP solutions such as MDM (Master Data Management) and SOA (Services Oriented Architecture) and the SAP Portal.

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