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Judging Panel

Led by Chief Judge Glen Francis, Chief Technology Officer of Singapore Press Holdings, the judging panel comprises 33 Singapore-based C-suite technology leaders from top end-user companies across multiple industries.

Glen Francis

Glen Francis

CTO
SPH

Glen Francis

Glen Francis

Chief Technology Officer
Singapore Press Holdings

Describing himself as “digital, connected and enjoying creativity and innovation”, Glen is the Chief Technology Officer of SPH. Well-respected by his peers in the industry, he founded CIO Academy Asia and IDeationEdgeAsia, served as the President of both for 4 and 5 years respectively. He is currently the ICT Programme Advisory Chairman for the Singapore University of Social Sciences, and also serves as a member of the President’s Technology Award Committee and as a Mentor at the Center of Technology Management for Columbia University (NYC). Glen is a director on the Board of Fastco Pte Ltd and Straits Digital Pte Ltd.

Adhunik Chug

Adhunik Chug

MD
UOB

Adhunik Chug

Adhunik Chug

MD
United Overseas Bank

Adhunik is Managing Director for Technology Infrastructure at United Overseas Bank (UOB) where he plays a key role in ramping up the bank’s cloud capabilities. With over 20 years of IT experience, Adhunik has worked for some of the largest technology and financial services companies, managing diverse portfolios across Product Engineering, IT Infrastructure, large-scale online services as well as cloud services.

Alvin Ong

Alvin Ong

CIO
NTU

Alvin Ong

Alvin Ong

Chief Information Officer
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Alvin is responsible for driving the IT agenda across NTU, which is ranked 11th globally in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings in 2019. Working closely with the NTU senior management team, his team provides systems and technology solutions to drive and support university-wide initiatives across the academic, research and administrative domains.

Alvin has 20 years’ experience in healthcare IT, spanning major healthcare organisations such as SingHealth and National Healthcare Group, developing new healthcare facilities such as Changi General Hospital and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, and serving as CIO for Alexandra Health System. Active in professional associations and voluntary work, he has served as President of IT Management Association (ITMA) and is currently the IT Committee chairperson of HCA Hospice Care, Singapore’s largest home hospice care provider. In 2018, he was elected as a fellow of the Singapore Computer Society.

Arvind Mathur

Arvind Mathur

CIO
Prudential

Arvind Mathur

Arvind Mathur

Chief Information Officer
Prudential Assurance Company Singapore Limited

One of Lattice80’s “Top 100 Fintech Southeast Asia Influencers 2019”, Arvind is on a mission to create future-ready businesses for a digital world. As CIO at Prudential Assurance Company Singapore Limited, Arvind has delivered transformative change in end-to-end customer experiences through cross-functional, collaborative teams, supported by robust technology delivery organisations. Prior to this, Arvind held several regional and global digital and technology leadership roles at Procter & Gamble Company, including Global CIO for Baby Care and Personal Health Care, and Global Cyber Security Leader for Manufacturing and R&D.

Bala S.B. Nesan

Bala S.B. Nesan

CIO
Kuok Singapore

Bala S.B. Nesan

Bala S.B. Nesan

Chief Information Officer
Kuok Singapore Limited

Bala is a strong advocate of technology as an enabler of business, and pursues innovation as a passion. As Chief Information Officer of Kuok Singapore Limited (KSL), he oversees the IT digital transformation for the group. He has more than 20 years of global IT experience, having worked in the USA, UAE, UK, India, Malaysia and Singapore, with a primary focus on shipping.

Boris Hajduk

Boris Hajduk

Global CISO
Global Fashion Group

Boris Hajduk

Boris Hajduk

Global CISO
Global Fashion Group

With 20 years in cybersecurity, Boris has led cybersecurity practices for firms large and small, ranging from banks to e-commerce businesses and social networks. Most recently, as Global CISO for 9,000 employees at Global Fashion Group, he built a global security team across South-east Asia, Russia, Latin America, Middle East and Australia. He also wears proudly the battle scars of 15 years of paragliding competition.

Caleb Ying

Caleb Ying

Head, Technology Infrastructure
Singtel

Caleb Ying

Caleb Ying

Head, Technology Infrastructure
Singtel

As Singtel’s Head, Technology Infrastructure, Caleb looks after the Group Technology Infrastructure, including automation like AIOPs, DevOps, CI/CD and Cloud across both Singtel and Optus to support the various digital transformation and agile tribes and swats.

Prior to this, Caleb has served as VP and Head of Technology & Operations in NTUC Income, and spent 10 years with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA). In these capacities, he oversaw shared IT services, IT service management, enterprise architecture, IT security, cyber defense, investment IT, data warehouse, big data analytics, digitalisation projects, as well as implementation and operations of various civil service-wide shared IT services. He has also served as the Ministry CIO at Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Education.

Chim Chin Kiat

Chim Chin Kiat

Global CISO
Dyson

Chim Chin Kiat

Chim Chin Kiat

Global Chief Information Security Officer
Dyson

Currently the Global CISO at Dyson, Chin Kiat is responsible for securing Dyson’s Enterprise, Product Innovation and Manufacturing functions. Previously, he was the CISO at DHL Express, in charge of developing and delivering IT security and data protection strategies for the company’s operations across 220 countries and territories. He has over 20 years of IT experience spanning the technology, logistics, oil and gas, as well as finance industries, with a strong focus on information/cyber security, risk and compliance, data protection, business continuity, and transforming cyber security pragmatically for multinational organisations. He speaks regularly on cyber security best practices on the CXO level, and is passionate about promoting cyber security maturity and ecosystems within his professional network.

Danny Ong

Danny Ong

VP & CIO
JCET Group

Danny Ong

Danny Ong

VP & CIO
JCET Group

Danny is the VP and CIO for JCET Group. In this role, he oversees all aspects of information technology, security, factory automation and digital transformation for the group. He has over 23 years’ experience in the IT industry and has held various management positions before joining JCET Group. Additionally, Danny has been through several rounds of mergers and acquisitions as the Chief Information Integration Officer.  He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from Oxford Brookes University.

Deny Rahardjo

Deny Rahardjo

CIO
Asia Pulp and Paper

Deny Rahardjo

Deny Rahardjo

Chief Information Officer – Indonesia and Rest of the World
Asia Pulp and Paper

Deny leads Asia Pulp and Paper’s Corporate IT team for Indonesia and Rest of the world, covering headquarters/mills/regions and 27 international branch offices worldwide. He is also Head of Global IT Infrastructure and Security (CISO) and leads the Digital Transformation (Automation) department.

With 28 years’ experience as Head of IT or CIO for MNCs such as Lear Automotive, Microsoft, Polycom and Telstra, Deny is well-versed in all aspects of Information Technology Management. He was identified for the Microsoft ExPo (Extra Potential) program and voted as Gold Star Awards winner two years in a row while he was Head of IT for APAC and GCR with Microsoft Asia Pacific.

Derek Gooh

Derek Gooh

CISO
GovTech

Derek Gooh

Derek Gooh

Chief Information Security Officer
Government Technology Agency of Singapore

Derek Gooh is the Chief Information Security Officer at the Government Technology Agency of Singapore. Derek has over 19 years of experience in his career devoted to Information Security, and currently oversees the information security function of the cluster of agencies under the Prime Minister’s Office. Derek holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) from Nanyang Technological University and a Master of Business Administration from University of Manchester.

 

Jeremy Ong

Jeremy Ong

CCOO
AXA

Jeremy Ong

Jeremy Ong

Chief Customer & Operations Officer
AXA Singapore

Jeremy is the Chief Customer & Operations Officer of AXA Singapore. He plays a key role in organisational transformation by providing focused leadership in technology, digital, data, operations and marketing. Prior to AXA, he spent one year in NTUC Enterprise driving strategic projects and more than four years in NTUC Income leading digital innovations and technology risk management including cyber security. He also spent eight years in SCS and NCS managing large IT outsourcing projects for global and regional banks. Jeremy started his career in the civil service, where he held several management positions including CIO of the Ministry of the Environment and Chief Engineer of National Environment Agency.

Joseph Ang

Joseph Ang

CISO
Ministry of Transport

Joseph Ang

Joseph Ang

CISO
Ministry of Transport

Joseph is currently the CISO of the Ministry of Transport of Singapore. His current focus is leading the ministry and its agencies in establishing security policies and standards to elevate its cybersecurity position. Prior to joining the Public Service, he was in Group Internal Audit with Standard Chartered Bank and Risk & Controls with Citibank where he oversaw risk management of business lines and technology solutions across 13 countries for Cash, Trade and Equities.

Joshua Woon

Joshua Woon

CTO
Challenger

Joshua Woon

Joshua Woon

Chief Technology Officer
Challenger Technologies Limited Group

Joshua oversees the IT Infrastructure and software systems at Challenger Technologies Limited Group. With over 30 years of experience in IT systems, he is instrumental in the development of the group’s Enterprise Resource Planning and Point of Sales systems as well as the online marketplace, Hachi.tech. His team has migrated the group’s infrastructure and systems to the cloud since 2015 and continues to explore cutting-edge technologies to be deployed for offline-online shopping.

Kee Yaw Yee

Kee Yaw Yee

CIO
StarHub

Kee Yaw Yee

Kee Yaw Yee

Chief Information Officer
StarHub

Yaw Yee is responsible for the IT strategy, IT infrastructure, systems and applications required to support StarHub’s business growth and customer goals. Prior to joining StarHub, Yaw Yee has held leadership roles in multinational companies like Accenture, Hewlett-Packard and AsiaInfo. With over 24 years of experience in IT and consulting, he has consistently delivered large-scale transformational programmes for local and regional clients, using different methodologies and technology solutions.

Ken Yeo

Ken Yeo

CIO
Leading Luxury Company

Ken Yeo

Ken Yeo

CIO, Asia Pacific
Leading Luxury Company

Ken has extensive experience in technology strategy and digital transformation which spans most major cities in the Asia Pacific. He has held key appointments in various business sectors such as pharmaceuticals, consulting practices, global online procurement, as well as in retail and distribution, where he is currently part of the company’s strategic leadership committee. Ken is passionate about advocating sustainable development goals, and actively engages with social enterprises.

Lim Shih Hsien

Lim Shih Hsien

Chief Security Officer
SP Group

Lim Shih Hsien

Lim Shih Hsien

Chief Security Officer
SP Group

Shih Hsien is currently responsible for managing the cyber and physical security risks for the SP Group, which owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia. Prior to joining SP, Shih Hsien headed the information security and data privacy functions for The Hong Kong Jockey Club. He was also a member of the MOH Holdings Pte Ltd management team that was responsible for establishing the security technical architecture and policies for Singapore’s National Electronic Health Record (NEHR).  Shih Hsien has also previously held senior positions in Singapore Airlines and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore.

Linus Tham

Linus Tham

Group CIO
Parkway Pantai

Linus Tham

Linus Tham

Group Chief Information Officer
Parkway Pantai Limited

Linus is the Group Chief Information Officer of Parkway Pantai Limited, a fully owned subsidiary of IHH Healthcare Berhad – one of the largest healthcare groups in the world. Beyond overseeing the group’s IT operations, Linus plays a key role in the strategic development of its IT projects and infrastructure, readying the organisation for the digital revolution in the healthcare sector. He is particularly keen in seeking out innovative new digital technologies or ways to transform healthcare and how it is delivered via these technologies.

Oon Jin Gee

Oon Jin Gee

Chief Digital Officer
SMRT Corporation

Oon Jin Gee

Oon Jin Gee

Chief Digital Officer
SMRT Corporation

Jin Gee leads SMRT’s digital efforts in support of the organisation’s mission of reliability, sustainability and continuous improvement. The Digital Office focuses on transformation by deriving company-wide efficiency and efficacy gains through organisational design, infocommunications technology enablement, process improvement and change management, while ensuring the organisation remains cyber-safe. A two-time Olympian, Jin Gee extends his passion of service by volunteering in the local sports scene, his alma mater and church.

Peter Quek

Peter Quek

CIO
LTA

Peter Quek

Peter Quek

Chief Information Officer
Land Transport Authority

Peter is the Chief Information Officer and Group Director, Information Technology, Cybersecurity and Digital Services, of Land Transport Authority. He oversees the organisation’s digital transformation, including digitalisation of business processes, big data analytics, critical information infrastructure cybersecurity, implementation and operation of mission-critical ICT/OT systems, and technology exploitation. Peter has over 20 years of industry experience in strategic planning, digital transformation, governance, cybersecurity, and critical ICT operations.

Ralph Ostertag

Ralph Ostertag

Director - Transformation & Technology
HEINEKEN

Ralph Ostertag

Ralph Ostertag

Director - Transformation & Technology, Asia Pacific
The HEINEKEN Company

As a passionate transformational leader at HEINEKEN with an agile and customer-centric mindset, Ralph creates business value by focussing on innovation and growth additional to efficiency and effectiveness. He drives digital transformation in Asia Pacific end-to-end across the entire value chain, based on a highly integrated approach of transformation, digital and technology. Before joining HEINEKEN in 2019, Ralph spent 18 years in the automotive industry as senior leader at Daimler/Mercedes-Benz where he also built up a state-of-the-art Digital Solution Centre in Singapore.

Rao Baskara

Rao Baskara

Deputy CEO & COO
Infosys Compaz

Rao Baskara

Rao Baskara

Deputy CEO & COO
Infosys Compaz Pte Ltd

Rao is Deputy Chief Executive Officer & COO at Infosys Compaz Pte Ltd, appointed to further the mandate of the Temasek Holdings and Infosys Corporation joint venture in marketing and delivering next-generation digital services to regional clients. Prior to this, Rao has also served as Global Chief Information Officer (GCIO) at Neptune Orient Liner (NOL) Pte Ltd, Executive Vice President of Global Operations at Stone Apple, Global Chief Information Officer (GCIO) at GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Global Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Chartered Semiconductors, as well as undertaken a series of roles at Philips Group of Companies in Malaysia, India and Asia Pacific.

Riccardo Boido

Riccardo Boido

Asia CIO
JCDecaux

Riccardo Boido

Riccardo Boido

Asia CIO
JCDecaux

Riccardo is currently the Asia CIO of JCDecaux, the world’s largest out-of-home advertising company. Previously, he was a partner in a startup, which he helped expand across Europe to become the most important distributor and service provider of a leading ERP solution on the continent. Subsequently, he took regional leadership roles in Asia for American and European companies, including that of CIO of a top sporting equipment provider.

Rowena Yeo

Rowena Yeo

CTO
J&J

Rowena Yeo

Rowena Yeo

Chief Technology Officer
Johnson & Johnson

Rowena Yeo serves as Chief Technology Officer & Vice President, Technology Services for Johnson & Johnson globally, responsible for delivering new levels of innovation and operational excellence to the enterprise. Rowena is a firm believer that technology is an enabler for growth, agility and improving healthcare outcomes. Rowena is a member of J&J’s Technology Leadership Team, serves on J&J Global Data Science council and co-sponsors J&J Intelligent Automation Council.

Prior to J&J, Rowena has served as Global CIO for the Agricultural Procession & Trading Enterprise of Cargill, Inc and concurrently as CIO, Asia Pacific Region. She is a passionate advocate for sustainable corporate practices, enhanced diversity and inclusion, as well as business value for local communities and the environment. Rowena currently serves as a board member for National Centre for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and is a strong champion for women in STEM and women’s leadership and inclusion.

Sam Wai Keong

Sam Wai Keong

Head of IT
Hyflux Ltd

Sam Wai Keong

Sam Wai Keong

Head of Information Technology
Hyflux Ltd

Sam is the Head of Information Technology for Hyflux Ltd, providing strategic leadership in the planning, development and maintenance of the group’s IT infrastructure, applications and cybersecurity. With more than 20 years of varied IT leadership and regional experience, he has worked in both the vendor space as well as end-user environment across multiple industries including manufacturing, distribution and retail. Sam is also a member of IT Management Association (ITMA).

Saw Choo Tatt

Saw Choo Tatt

CIO
INSEAD

Saw Choo Tatt

Saw Choo Tatt

Global Chief Information Officer
INSEAD

As Global CIO, Choo Tatt drives INSEAD’s overall IT strategy. This includes implementing a Digital Transformation 2023 roadmap, which aims to transform business education by applying technology in agile, pragmatic and innovative ways. INSEAD, the Business School for the World, is one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools. With campuses in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, INSEAD’s business education and research spans three continents. Choo Tatt was previously Senior Vice President in Technology Group at GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund for over 20 years, overseeing areas including enterprise applications, IT infrastructure and business partnership. He successfully led GIC’s digital transformation program from 2015 to 2018.

Tan Yong Seng

Tan Yong Seng

CISO
NTUC Enterprise

Tan Yong Seng

Tan Yong Seng

Chief Information Security Officer
NTUC Enterprise
Co-operative Limited

With more than 20 years of experience in Information Security within the financial services industry under his belt, Yong Seng is currently the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for FairPrice, FoodFare, Kopitiam & Link. Prior to this, Yong Seng concurrently held the roles of Head, Ministry Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) as well as Ministry CISO, Prime Minister Office Cluster. He also maintains several professional security certifications, including CISSP, CISM and CSSLP, and enjoys reading and catching up with the latest tech trends.

Tiow Bee Leng

Tiow Bee Leng

CISO
MCCY

Tiow Bee Leng

Tiow Bee Leng

Chief Information Security Officer
Ministry of Culture, Community & Youth

Bee Leng is the Ministry Chief Information Security Officer for the Ministry of Culture, Community, and Youth overseeing security governance of the Ministry and its statutory boards. Bee Leng has more than 10 years of experience in various security domains, including security policy development, security management and governance, security risk assessment, security consultancy and critical infocomm infrastructures (CII). Prior to her role as CISO, Bee Leng oversaw key security initiatives for agencies and was involved in developing security policies for the government.

Tommy Hor

Tommy Hor

Chief IT Officer
NUS

Tommy Hor

Tommy Hor

Chief IT Officer
National University of Singapore

In his capacity as Chief IT Officer of the National University of Singapore, Tommy spearheads the IT development and digital transformation for education, research and administration. On top of a Teaching Excellence Award from NUS for the use of IT in teaching, he was also honoured with the CIO Asia Award in 2008. More recently, he was conferred the National Day Award 2017, the Public Administration Medal (Silver), and has been instrumental in transforming the IT landscape of the University. His current work includes IT governance, infrastructure, cybersecurity, data analytics and applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Tinku Gupta

Tinku Gupta

CTO
SGX

Tinku Gupta

Tinku Gupta

Chief Technology Officer
SGX

Ms Tinku Gupta is the Chief Technology Officer and a member of the SGX Executive Management Committee. She is responsible for the overall planning, development and implementation of the company’s technology-related strategies and initiatives, as well as the operations of the SGX Technology environment. In her time at SGX, she has successfully led technology, business integration and programme management functions, and implemented trading and clearing platforms while driving operational resilience and innovation programmes. She also headed SGX’s market data and connectivity business, establishing new co-location and index business lines.

Venkatesh Subramaniam

Venkatesh Subramaniam

Global CISO
Olam

Venkatesh Subramaniam

Venkatesh Subramaniam

Global CISO
Olam International

Venkatesh is the Global CISO of Olam International, where he is responsible for all aspects of the security program – Plan, Build and Operate covering more than 250 locations across 70 countries. With over 25 years of experience in information security and management, he has worked in Fortune 50 companies globally, in critical sectors including finance and telecommunications. He has also undertaken roles such as Global CISO and Business Continuity Head of a leading US based mortgage servicer and CISO of a major telecommunications company, also heading its Business Continuity and Privacy offices. He has been a speaker at many security events globally and received several awards for information security.

Vinod Sukhija

Vinod Sukhija

IT Head
Banyan Tree

Vinod Sukhija

Vinod Sukhija

Head, Information Technology
Banyan Tree Holdings Limited

In his role at at Banyan Tree Holdings Limited, Vinod brings with him four and a half years of digital growth and expansion in business environments with in-place IT governance and cyber security controls. This adds to more than 20 years of senior management and hands-on experience in the technology field for hospitality and travel industry. As a tech leader, he focuses on enabling operations and environments with enterprise systems to adopt cloud, mobile and cyber security governance to foster new technologies.

Yeo Teck Guan

Yeo Teck Guan

Chief Business Technology Officer
Singapore Pools

Yeo Teck Guan

Yeo Teck Guan

Chief Business Technology Officer
Singapore Pools

Teck Guan is a conscious leader and digital evangelist, whose experience lies in driving the organisation’s digital acumen to transform the business landscape and drive revenue. His illustrious resume includes being Chairman of the SPD Fund Raising Committee, alongside positions on numerous councils and boards including Singapore Computer Society, SPD Board, NVPC Digital Innovation, Oracle Support Council, Huawei Advisory Board, FireEye APAC Customer Advisory Board, Certis-Cisco Advisory Council, iShineCloud Technology Advisory Panel and Information Technology Management Association (ITMA).

Glen Francis

CTO
SPH