Micky Lo joined BNY Mellon in July 2013 as Chief Technology Risk Officer APAC. He is leading the regional team with the mission to enable business solutions while proactively
protecting BNY Mellon from information risks in a balanced control environment. He oversees and govern the implementation of the bank wide information risk roadmap in
the region with particular focus on IT regulatory compliance He has over 30 years of IT experience in Financial Service Industry that spans across a diversified IT management
disciplines including regional and location management, IT and security architecture, distributed computing engineering, technology infrastructure operation, outsourcing/in-sourcing management, IT risk management and technology audit. Before joining BNY Mellon, Micky was the Head of IT Security APAC and Head of Technology Greater China for Deutsche
Bank. Micky has held various management positions in IT management, IT Security/Risk management and Audit with JPMorgan and Citibank.
IT Leader with track record of 23 years plus of experience having extensive knowledge on developing and implementing strategic plans and addressing company needs and promotion of growth. Creation of strategic IT annual and long term roadmap with focus towards generating new revenue streams through innovation.
Sam is an experienced Leader and Driver in eCommerce, Geospatial, Mobility and Innovation across utilities, logistics, telecommunications, tolling and Government sectors. He is a recipient of APICTA in Malaysia and iAwards in Australia, with reputation as a Business Project Leader, Keynote Presenter, Innovation Driver and Entrepreneurship across a diverse landscape of technology. He is the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for PLUS Malaysia and Chief Executive Officer of TERAS Teknologi responsible over technologies across highway concessionaires in Malaysia and Indonesia.
Andre Shori is the first and only person in Singapore to hold a Master of Science in Information Security Management from SANS. As the CISO (APAC) for a €26Billion company, Andre faces a fast paced, complex environment that includes both IT and OT challenges. When not striving to improve Schneider Electric’s Cybersecurity posture, Andre actively volunteers to helping build a vibrant and thriving Cybersecurity ecosystem in Singapore and throughout the Region.
Nilesh is a cyber-security expert with over 19 years of extensive experience in setting-up enterprise-wide Information Security Governance, Risk & compliance framework and program across different Industries at global level. A Cyber Security champion in designing & setting-up Cyber defense center for Bank and Large scale global IT/ITES organization and have successfully executing programs that meet objectives of excellence in a dynamic environment.Currently as a Global CISO, he is responsible for the overall information and cyber security strategy and its implementation across Bekaert Group – global giant in steel wire transformation and coatings. Prior to joining Bekaert, he has performed various leadership roles in Cybersecurity and Information Technology in NSDL, Adventity KPO/BPO, LTI_ Larsen & Toubro Infotech and Aditya Birla Idea Payments Bank.Nilesh has extensive management and domain experience in driving the Cybersecurity program in all key aspects i.e. Policy, Standards, Procedures, Awareness, Identity & Access Management, IT-GRC, Network Security, Incident Response, Security Monitoring, Malware protection, Cyber fraud management, Security configuration, Compliance, On-line Banking and ecommerce, Cryptography, Data Protection, Third Party Management, Business Continuity Planning, Cyber Security and Fusion Centres etc.
Elango is an established technology expert with over 18 years of experience in building high performance engineering projects for tech and financial services business across geographies including India, Singapore, Hong Kong & USA.
He has an extensive background in Capital Markets Technology and championed incremental software delivery in key initiatives. As a part of the Technology team in Goldman Sachs and WeLab, he handled end to ownership for projects. In the past, Elango had also worked on hybrid mobile apps and big-data technologies. He holds a Bachelors in Computer Science from Madras University and Masters in Software Systems from BITS, Pilani.
Mr. Patrick Chan is the Vice President for Uptime Institute, South Asia and is responsible for all commercial, business development and service delivery activities in ASEAN, Australia, New Zealand, Oceania and the Fiji Islands.
Patrick has over 30 years’ leadership experience both in ICT and Data Center Services which includes ICT Security, Business Continuity, Managed Services, Data Center Solutions encompassing Financials, Manufacturing, Co-location and Telecommunication Industries.
Patrick has experience working throughout Europe, Asia and Australia with client engagements in both strategic and business developments, ICT strategic planning and operation on business continuity in the data centre for manufacturing, oil and gas, telecommunications, and financial services industries.
Patrick joined Uptime Institute in 2013. Prior to joining Uptime Institute, Patrick was with Emerson Network Power, IBM Malaysia, and Hewlett Packard. Patrick holds an MBA from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.
Leonard has over 19 years of experience in Information, Cyber and Corporate Security gained in telecommunication, enterprise, banking, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.
He is the Group Chief Information Security Officer for Fullerton Health, a leading vertically integrated healthcare platform in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to this, he led Governance, Risk Management, Compliance (GRC) service for Asia Pacific region in MSD International (also known as Merck & Co., Inc.). In his earlier career, He was with Barclays Capital as the Head of Global Information Security Risk & Operation, Asia pacific.
Leonard has been volunteering in a number of security associations since 2003. His longest service
is with ISACA Singapore Chapter where he has been elected as Chapter President for two consecutive terms. Leonard has also served ASIS International Chapter as Honorary Chairman for 3 years. He is still serving in various councils and committees at global level.
Leading information security associations, such as (ISC) 2 and ASIS International, have recognized his
efforts. He was awarded Information Security Leadership Achievement (ISLA) in Senior Information
Security Professional category in 2011 and Professional Certification Board (PCB) Regional Award in
2014. Previously, National Infocomm Competency Centre (NICC) has awarded Leonard with 'IT
Specialist of the Year' in 2005. He was instrumental in achieving K. Wayne Snipes 2013 award for
ISACA Singapore Chapter being the best very large chapter in Asia.
International Data Group (IDG) and CEO|CIO Club recognized Leonard with Chief Security Officer (CSO) ASEAN Honoree award in Hanoi, Vietnam on 16 th September 2015. Following that, in 2016, He was presented with ISACA’s Paul Williams Award for Inspirational Leadership.
Leonard holds Master of Computing from National University of Singapore (NUS) and Bachelor of
Engineering, Industrial Engineering from Universitas Trisakti.
Leonard regularly delivers presentations in the region and beyond.
Rakesh specialises in commercial dispute resolution and litigation, in particular shareholders’ and directors’ disputes, economic torts, employment disputes, disputes concerning breaches of confidentiality and disputes concerning technology and electronic evidence. He also advises on cyber and digital business issues including cloud computing contracts as well as compliance with technology regulations and cybersecurity.
In particular, he has substantial experience in dealing with issues concerning technology and electronic evidence and extensive skills and knowledge in the information technology field. With his legal and technical knowledge, Rakesh manages the interface between legal and technical issues for clients and simplifies these issues for judges and arbitrators alike.Some of the cases Rakesh has worked on include:
1.Lead counsel in a 2017 ICC arbitration in London in a claim by a Chinese state-owned entity against an African counterparty for dispute over a seismic data acquisition contract.
2.Represented a group of investment companies in an arbitration brought by its information technologies contractor over the failed deployment of its IT systems in a failed joint venture project.
3.Advised an acted for a company listed on the Singapore Exchange on a dispute with its technology service provider concerning migration issues to a new platform.
Asish Karunakaran is hands-on technology leader and business partner who specializes in technology enabled business transformation. He possesses diversified experience in Healthcare Technologies, Health Insurance, Investment Banking and Commercial Banking. In his current role as the CIO of Vidal Health Group, he provides technology leadership to Vidal Health Group and drive multiple Digital Transformation programs which provided tangible business results in short span of time. In his previous role Asish was heading Technology for SBI Capital Markets, the investment Banking Subsidiary of State Bank of India. Asish holds a Postgraduation in Management from Indian Institute of Management Indore and a Graduate in Electronics Engineering.
Dr. Manish Tiwari(Retd) has 29 years of work experience including 25 years in the Indian Navy where he set up the Information Security & incident Response organization. His responsibilities included the formulation of Policy Frameworks, conduct of Security Audits & Product Testing, Implementation of Solutions, Cyber Forensics and IT Risk Management. As Director CERT-Navy. He was also responsible for managing, motivating, guiding and mentoring teams, in the course of building up the Information Security organization of the Indian Navy.
He is a qualified CISA, CISP, Lead Auditor, CEH, E|CSA, C|HFI and LPT. In the last held government appointment, he represented the Indian Navy at all National level Government forums, on issues related to IT security, for the protection of the National Critical Information Infrastructure.
After leaving the Armed Forces, he served in an IT Risk Management Firm handling the implementation, overall governance and Service Delivery of security services in the UID Aadhaar project (Largest biometric project in the world) and also a major telecom. In Oct 2014 he took over as the Chief Information Security Officer India for Microsoft Corporation. In his current role Manish has been working with all segments of the industry, including the BFSI sector, in helping them devise a Secure Digital Transformation Strategy. He is a co-author of the prescriptive Cyber Security Checklist promulgated for the banking sector by RBI/IDRBT, that was released by the RBI governor on 18th July 2016.
Under his watch, Microsoft India set up a Cyber Security Engagement Center, the seventh such facility in the world, in central Delhi in Oct 2016. In Dec 2017, he has taken over as Senior VP & Global CISO for Bharti Airtel.
Prashant is a senior executive at IBM with experience spanning IBM Research, IBM Global Services and IBM Global Markets, across multiple geographies. He currently runs technology for IBM's Asia Pacific region, comprising the five IBM markets of India-South Asia, Australia-New Zealand, Singapore, ASEAN and Korea. Prashant joined IBM in 2001 as a Research Scientist at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York, after completing his PhD in Computer Science from State University of New York, Stony Brook. He has nanodegrees in Deep Learning, Autonomous Driving and BioInformatics. Prashant served in multiple roles in IBM India including large deals, Watson and Cloud. In August 2018, Prashant took on the role of CTO for IBM's Asia Pacific region.
More then 18 years of IT professional experience: more then 17 years of hand-on system development and solution architecture(distributed system specialist); and more than 15 years of product development and business development at senior management level. Highly experienced in all aspects of design, implementation and operation of distributed large scale storage service, IPTV, Content Delivery Network(CDN), Infrastructure as a Service(IaaS) and Platform as a Service(PaaS), Industrial IOT(IIOT) which have been commercially deployed in major ISPs and Telcos in many Asian countries for their own branded services.
Mohammed Younes is the Group Chief Information Officer at the United Al Saqer Group ( UASG) which is based in Abu Dhabi – the United Arab Emirates.The Group is one of the largest private equity and joint venture groups in the region with a diversified portfolio of companies operating in multiple sectors locally as well as internationally: Automotive, Heavy Equipment, Transportation, Construction, Property Management, Hospitality and Financial Services.
Pascal is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Western Europe where he drives the Fujitsu portfolio , competences, innovations and thought leadership. He also facilitates our Financial Services Industry approach as CTO FS EMEIA. He defines digital business innovation and digital business transformation together with our customers. Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 140,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers.
Shelton Xie, Chief Technology Officer of Asia Pacific Exchange (APEX), an Approved Exchange and Clearing House under the regulation of MAS. Shelton had years of experience in building and operating exchange side technologies in China prior to 2017, and led the set-up of APEX technologies since 2017 in Singapore where the company successfully acquired licenses from MAS and launched its business in 2018. Shelton is also very enthusiastic about innovative FinTechs in which he believes that technology is not just a partner of business, it’s already part of the business. Shelton has a master and bachelor degrees in Software Engineering and Electronic Engineering respectively.
Shahzad is Strategic information technology leader leveraging technology to enable the business in achieving its goals.
He is responsible for IT & Digital Strategy in alignment with corporate strategic objectives which includes ERP systems, Enterprise IT strategic planning, IT operations, Innovation & Business Transformation, Business Intelligence, IoT, AI and Cloud computing across industries including Real Estate, Construction, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Engineering, Government and Financial services etc.
He was also honored with DXInspire award for Inspiring Digital Transformation by Global CIO Forum at The World CIO 200 Summit.
Honored with Catalysts Awards 2018 & 2019 by GEC Media Group under the patronage of The Ministry of Economy, UAE.
Enterprise Transformation Awards 2018- Transformation Maestro by Business Media International. CIO100 Awards 2016, 2018 & 2019 for outstanding Enterprise-wide Innovations by Computer News Middle East(CNME) CPI Media Group.
Middle East CXO 50 Awards by CXO Insight Middle East.
Speaker at Cloud MENA, WAN Summit (UK), DCD Middle East, Digital Construction (UAE), Enterprise Transformation Summit, Middle East etc.
Neetan Chopra is the Group Chief Technology Officer of Dubai Holding, where he is responsible for driving digital, analytics and technology outcomes for the overall Group and co-creating new digital business models.
Neetan is a digital leader with long-standing experience in technology implementation,
impacting the core of companies’ business models, including customer experience, operational excellence and operating culture.
Prior to joining Dubai Holding, Neetan was the Senior Vice President at Emirates Group, where he was responsible for the Group’s technology and innovation strategy. Neetan was instrumental in developing the digital vision of Emirates, steering the global Innovation ecosystem, creating a world-class enterprise architecture function and establishing a real-time, cognitive customer hub.
Neetan began his career at Accenture, where he delivered several IT strategy, technology and restructuring assignments as a Senior Consultant.
Neetan holds several board and advisory positions with technology companies and start-ups. Neetan is part of the coveted ExO global organization helping enterprises and their leadership make the mindset shift from scarcity to abundance and develop internal innovation capabilities. Neetan is a TEDx speaker and frequently speaks on topics such as digital transformation, emerging business models and change management.
Neetan holds a Master’s in Computer Applications (MCA) from the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli, India, Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Bradford, UK and a Bachelor’s in Physics (Honors) from Delhi University, India.
Experienced Enterprise Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the retail industry. Skilled in Business Planning, Operations Management, Sales, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Account Management. Strong information technology professional having over 27 years of industry experience with a Degree in Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering and Masters in Business Management focused in Operations Research & Management.
Maria is the Chief Client Experience & Digital Officer at Sun Life in Hong Kong since 2016 where she is shaping and delivering the digital transformation agenda of the organization that firmly anchors on putting clients in the centre.
Maria has over 20 years of corporate and consulting experience in digital transformation
and marketing management. She is passionate about creating human-centered digital
services and culture for businesses where client experience is a strategic core priority.
She spent 10 years at HeathWallace, a leading international digital design and marketing
firm, where she founded in 2006 their user experience design business for Asia Pacific.
She worked with a number of financial services firms across Asia and Australia to help
them deliver on their brand promise and pursue sustainable growth through market-
leading digital engagement platforms. Prior to joining HeathWallace, Maria spent six
years at AXA Investment Managers in London, Paris and Hong Kong where she was
responsible for developing the asset manager's global online strategy and marketing
capabilities as their Head of Change Management for Global Marketing & eBusiness.
Maria began her career developing client acquisition and retention programs for global
consumer banks such as Chase Manhattan Bank and Citi in Hong Kong.
Glenn is currently the CIO for J Trust Royal Bank in Cambodia and has been working as a technologist in Banking, Payments and Telecommunications for almost 30 years. Glenn has been based in Cambodia for over 10 years working for 5 different companies while there. Prior to relocating to Cambodia Glenn worked in a variety of roles across 20 years at ANZ Bank Australia and the Asia Pacific regions. Current challenges in the realm of Cambodia FinTech include deploying modern yet simple solutions on top of a complex legacy application architecture environment with multiple system vendors that often have a reluctance to cooperate with each other while in a country such as Cambodia there is a largely un-banked population and a banking sector that lacks modern or sophisticated cross-connectivity.
Armik Ayoubdel is based in Singapore and currently serves as CIO & Head of Electronic / Hybrid Markets in the Asia Pacific region for BGC Partners. He is responsible for IT in the region and Heads the Electronic and Hybrid offerings which include the product and sales functions.
Mr. Ayoubdel has over 20 years’ experience in the Financial Services Industry working in Exchanges, Banks and Brokerage houses all throughout the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining BGC, he was Global Head of Infrastructure and CIO - APAC for ICAP.
Mr. Ayoubdel is a strong supporter of cloud as he is for simplification, consolidation and digitization.
Sarabjit is the Regional Chief Information Officer (CIO), Singapore and ASEAN & South Asia
(ASA) of Standard Chartered Bank. He leads teams across the Bank to enhance the Technology Service framework. He has led many digital banking initiatives for Singapore market, and equally involved in global innovation projects.
Sarabjit has a deep understanding of regulatory frameworks and development across multiple markets, having worked closely with regulators in Singapore and Hong Kong. Sarabjit is instrumental in the development and implementation of the Bank’s digital and technology strategy for Singapore.
Mike Eksteen is Vice President of Digital for Chubb in Asia Pacific. He is responsible for growing the business with a focus to building digitized insurance services, acquiring new distribution channels and enabling partner ecosystems in both developed and emerging markets across Asia.
Since joining Chubb in May 2016, Mr. Eksteen has built Chubb Digital, an integrated digital unit in Asia Pacific tasked to transform insurance from a product focussed to a customer-first approach. This included development of the digitalization vision, business strategy and core team for the region. He played a key role in designing the Chubb API and cloud infrastructure, developing digital products and onboarding new digital economy partners.
Prior to joining Chubb, Mr. Eksteen co-founded and successfully exited a number of diverse ventures including The Bakery Ideas Company, a digital solutions driven consultancy & venture studio operating in South Africa that specialised in digital business solutions and product development.
He started his career in the mobile technology field focussed on mobile solutions for the advertising/media industry and airtime distribution for emerging market segments in partnership with Vodacom South Africa (Vodafone).
Mr. Eksteen is an entrepreneur at heart and believes that the mix of creative thinking, experience design, technology and the ability to simplify play a crucial role in building future solutions, challenge business models and drive change.
Dr. Anand R. Prasad is a global executive for information and cyber security who has delivered security for 5G, 4G, network function virtualization, WiFi and mobile devices for secure connectivity towards a safer society. Anand has globally propagated the concept of security as the business driver with security being holistic as well as inherent to a system while considering business and architectural implications.
Anand is Founder and CEO of wenovator, an innovations, services and consulting company in cybersecurity while he heads Rakuten Mobile’s network and enterprise security. Prior to wenovator, Anand was still heading network and enterprise security for Rakuten Mobile as its Chief Information Security Officer. Anand has over 20 years of experience in the mobile and wireless networking industry with key roles in NEC Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, Genista Corporation, Lucent Technologies and Uniden Corporation. Anand is an innovator with over 50 patents, a recognized keynote speaker (RSA, Global Wireless Summit (GWS), MWC, ICT etc.) and a prolific writer with 6 books & over 50 peer reviewed publications.
Anand was the Chairman of 3GPP SA3 — the mobile communications security and privacy group — where, among others, he decided all aspects of 5G security. He was governing council member of TSDSI, is governing body member of GISFI, Fellow of IET, Fellow of IETE and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
After finishing his undergraduate education at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Dickie began his career as a Database Administrator in California before returning to Indonesia to become Regional Content Manager at Lycos Asia.He became Head of the e-Channels Portal at AstraWorld responsible for managing automotive customer web content and operations for the entire Astra Group, and then went on to help build a premium SMS system for Telkomsel. Aside from working hand-on in operations, Dickie also became a Technical Advisor to several large companies, including Purple Analytics Asia Pte. Ltd. as Head of Business Development (formerly SPSS Indonesia).
Working in the IT world for the last 15 years has pushed Dickie towards embracing new challenges: finding and determining technological positions in running businesses. Relying on his expertise in maximizing the role of the Internet in creating markets, Dickie joined Investree to help add sophistication to financing activities in Indonesia to conversely make them simpler and easier to engage.
Nirupam has more than 15 years of insurance industry experience including roles in technology, business transformation and claims operations. He is currently the Chief Information Officer for the P&C business in Singapore and Hong Kong. Prior to Liberty, Nirupam was a senior business consultant with Ernst & Young.. He has a degree in computer science engineering and an MBA in Finance & Marketing.Nirupam is currently developing a digital workforce with technologies which includes RPA, narrow AI and traditional BPM to drive up the company’s productivity and reduce costs. In addition, Nirupam is also driving a digital transformation using agile principles on cloud first, API first strategy.
Bhavesh Kumar is a leading Security evangelist with global 16+ years of rich, versatile experience in Information & Cyber Security and Data Privacy. Currently working with Hero Fincorp Ltd. as Chief Information Security Officer. Hero Fincorp Ltd, is an Indian Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC). The company is currently engaged in consumer finance businesses and commercial lending.As CISO he led the Information & Cyber Security and Privacy Protection programs and sustained initiatives to improve the security posture of Hero Fincorp. Earlier he worked in IT, Pharma, Telecom and Consulting firm on different positions and successfully driven initiatives across Information & cyber security, risk management, and disaster recovery planning.
Quinny Lei is an illustrious senior executive with 18 years expertise in international IT management and roles ranging from Regional to Global Head of IT and is currently the Vice President of Group IT at AMOS Group Limited.
Quinny has a successful track record in managing large scale IT contracts and projects for international businesses including BP, Lafarge, Fraser & Neave, RS Components, Donaldson Filtration and IMI Precision Engineering.
Modernizing a diverse range of IT technologies and services management within challenging multinational arena, Quinny spearheaded Global IT Operations and Business Application roadmaps, steer Global strategic mission and vision. With proven track record in leading, mentoring, inspiring and motivating individuals to maximize level of efficiency, while crafting cohesive team’s environment and talent pool.
Quinny is one of the top 50 senior technology executives driving business innovation, leadership and influencing rapid change awarded by the inaugural CIO50 2019 in ASEAN.
As VP IT, Jesslyn Wong improved business efficiency by “digitising and optimising” traditional business processes through deployment of an organisational-wide robotics processing automation (RPA) program. Having served across multiple industries such as deep space, avionics, Government, Financial and Banking, education and e-commerce, Jesslyn is a strong advocate for disruptive technologies that will bring change to traditional industries via digitization.
Richard Stein was named CTO of CompareAsia Group the leading consumer financial product comparison platform in South East Asia in 2018. He founded their R&D hub in Singapore where he drives strategy and innovation across the business while running their architecture, devops and engineering functions to develop world class platforms.
Richard continues to drive innovation in South East Asia as an advisor in Fin-tech, Insure-tech, Edu-tech, payments and video games. Advising companies that are global institutions to companies in their seed stage as portfolio companies of some of the leading regional venture funds.
With over a decade of experience as a distributed systems architect and technical leader in capital markets, Richard is well respected for solving complex business problems through technical innovation. Previously he has worked for tier 1 financial institutions including Macquarie, as a Global Head of Trading Technology, Daiwa and Merrill Lynch.