Leong Mun Yuen
Chief Technology Officer, Infocomm Development Authority (Singapore)
Mun Yuen is the Chief Technology Officer & Director of the Technology and Planning Group at the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore. He is responsible for providing technology leadership and technology planning at IDA as well as IDA’s vision for Infocomm directions.
Before joining IDA, Mr Leong was the Global Chief Technology Officer at Avaya Inc. At Avaya, he was responsible for Avaya’s technology strategy, architecture, standards and R&D investments. Mr Leong was also the Vice-President and General Manager of the Communications Appliances Division of Avaya. Prior to Avaya, Mr Leong held senior positions at Lucent Technologies, AT&T, and Hewlett Packard.
Mock Pak Lum
Chief Technology Officer, StarHub
Pak Lum oversees the Network Engineering and Information Services Divisions. He is responsible for establishing the company’s technical vision and leading all aspects of technology development. He also looks into the strategy for technology platforms and external partnerships.
Pak Lum started his career in Hewlett Packard from 1984, supporting its research and development efforts which led to the setting up of the reliability laboratory in Singapore. In 1989, he joined Pico Art International and introduced computerisation in Pico’s graphic design, thus achieving cost efficiency in graphic panel production.
After eight years in Pico Art and GT Communications, Pak Lum moved on to head 1-Net Singapore in May 1997 to operate the backbone network for new broadband internet services in Singapore. One of his key achievements was the winning of a $92 million contract to host the Singapore Government Data Centre for 15 years.
He was also appointed the CEO of the technology arm of MediaCorp in July 2002 where he oversaw the IT, engineering and transmission support functions. Having spent 13 years with MediaCorp Technologies and 1-Net, he left the company to set up an IT software company in August 2010 that developed middleware for cloud computing.
Aw Peng Soon
Peng Soon is the co-founder of the Advanced Network Technology Laboratory, ANTLABS, a pioneer in wireless networking. Its technology is currently powering most of the wireless hotspots in Singapore, i.e. Wireless@SG, as well as five-star hotels worldwide.
Aw graduated from the Singapore Nanyang Technology University with an Engineering degree. He has worked in IBM and Sun Microsystem (Oracle) before venturing out as an entrepreneur. Aw is currently an EXCO member in a SITF chapter. He participates actively in helping to develop the Singapore Wi-Fi industry to build a wireless eco-system for mobile services and apps.
Mobile cloud platform providers
Head of Mobile, Southeast Asia, Google
As Head of Mobile for Google in the SEA region, Christian is responsible for the development and evangelizing of the company’s efforts in the SEA market. Christian joined Google through the acquisition of AdMob in May 2010. Prior to joining AdMob in 2009, Christian was the Country Sales Manager for Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam at Microsoft’s MSN and Windows Live business, where he was responsible for building the sales team and managing agency relationships.
Lead for Internet Explorer, Asia-Pacific, Microsoft
Jonathan has over 11 years of experience in the IT industry, and has experienced the web since its infancy in the mid-90s to the world of mobile and social web where we are today.
In his current role as the Internet Explorer Lead for Microsoft Asia Pacific, Jonathan is responsible for driving Internet Explorer adoption among the hundreds of millions of Internet users in Asia. As part of the bigger Windows team, Jonathan is also deeply involved in planning the upcoming Windows 8 launch in Asia, and getting developers on board to build apps for the Windows 8 platform.
Cloud Program Director, HP Singapore
Jason Tan is Director of the Cloud Program Office for HP Singapore and Director of Operations for HP Labs Singapore. In both roles since November 1, 2010, Jason is focused on building HP’s cloud computing business in Singapore and in charge of the
general operations of HP Labs Singapore.
Jason has been in HP for over 12 years, and has been taken on a number of account management, sales and business development responsibilities. He was also instrumental in the establishment of HP Labs Singapore. His successes over the past
seven years included strengthening global research partnerships and setting up various virtual labs.
Specific to cloud computing, Jason had built up HP’s leadership position in Singapore. He spearheaded two significant cloud computing projects in Singapore – Alatum, a Singapore’s first public cloud services brand HP developed together with SingTel, and OpenCirrus, a joint HP-Intel-Yahoo! cloud research project. In addition, he led the sealing of strategic partnerships with key service providers in the country.
Mobile content creation and delivery
Colin J G Miles
Chairman, MEF Asia & VP, InternetQ PLC.
Colin has been Chair of industry association MEF Asia since June 2011 and as such, serves on the Board of MEF; the global community for content and commerce – which is headquartered in London.
His role is to advance the cause of the industry on many levels and at various events around the region. Colin is a well-known figure in the mobile media industry in Asia and (following a successful M&A) is now an executive for leading mobile marketing company, InternetQ [AIM:INTQ] helping develop its business and promote its fast-growing Social Entertainment products like Akazoo.com. He was also a judge for the GSMA Global Mobile Awards 2012
Senior Product Marketing Manager, Samsung Asia
Since he graduated from NUS in 1995, Winston has enjoyed a varied career that has had the benefit of a varied career in different functions relating to consumer technology. This experience and insight has helped Winston drive Samsung Mobile’s market share in Singapore to almost twice the level it was before. As product marketing manager, Winston’s role is to manage the various complexities inherent in the business, integrate the multiple functional roles and ultimately drive the business to meet its key matrices.
Director, Product Marketing and Portfolio, Motorola
Danny Adamopoulos is director of product marketing and portfolio at Motorola Mobility for international retail distribution markets. In this role, Danny leads the product marketing team in the region and is responsible to drive the integration of the Motorola Mobility mobile devices product portfolio in five sub-regions including Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, India, Middle East and Africa. Danny joined Motorola in 2000 from Telstra Mobile Express in Australia. He is currently based in Singapore.
Machine-to-machine platform providers
Dr Tan Guan Hong
President, Singapore Industrial Automation Association
In 1994, Dr Tan founded SysEng (S) Pte Ltd to develop the automatic measurement systems business. In 1998, he expanded the Real Time Machine to Machine (M2M) Business into the Construction Industry and has presented in many Civil Engineering conference papers to share his experiences in Mission Critical Real Time Monitoring Systems.
In this vertical sector, he had developed two pioneering M2M solutions , the Real Time Tunnel & Deep Excavation Strut Monitoring solutions, which are used in many Singapore Land Transport Authority Projects such as Circle Line, Downtown lines 1 & 2 and Marina Coastal Expressway. The system was used in the Three Marina Bay Sands Towers.
In 2007, the Real Time Water Quality & Quantity Monitoring business was developed and are used in Singapore catchment reservoirs and rivers to help the authority in water security.
Network equipment makers
Vice-president & general manager, Tellabs Asia-Pacific
Sharat has over 17 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, most recently at Cisco Systems where he worked for over 11 years in multiple sales, business development, marketing and product management roles. Prior to that he had worked with Ericsson and Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd (VSNL). Sharat has a bachelor’s in electronics engineering and a master’s in industrial & management engineering from Indian institute of technology (IIT).
Vice president of engagement practices for Singapore and Brunei, Ericsson
Kok Liang has over 17 years of experience in the telecom industry, covering mobile and IP technologies, OSS/BSS systems like Prepaid and application related systems like Service Delivery Platforms. He was appointed Head of Engagement Practices for Singapore and Brunei as of 1st January, 2012. In that capacity, he is responsible for all presales and customer engagement activities for customers in these two countries.
The Engagement Practices covers the Ericsson portfolio of Mobile Broadband, OSS/BSS solutions and Services. Previously, Kok Liang has held positions as the Senior Sales Manager and Technical Director in the SingTel Account in Singapore since 2004. Prior to this, he has worked in Taiwan and Malaysia taking on various roles in Sales, Business Development and Strategic Planning.
Independent software developer
Dr Ngair Teow Hin
CEO, SecureAge Security Solutions
Dr Ngair spent 13 years as a researcher in Kent Ridge Digital Labs (KRDL, now known as I2R) in Singapore. As a Senior Member of Research Staff, he was engaged in R&D works and innovative commercial product development on information security, multi-lingual computing and Artificial Intelligence. He founded SecureAge Technology in 2003 to focus on creating and commercializing innovative data security solutions. Under his enterprising leadership, SecureAge Security Solutions are now successfully deployed by various government and large enterprises in the Asia Pacific region.
Dr Ngair is currently Chairman of Security & Governance Chapter (SGC) chapter of Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF). He has been invited to be the speakers of various renowned regional and international seminars, conferences and exhibitions. He holds a PhD in Computer Science (University of Pennsylvania, USA), MSc in Computer Science (National University of Singapore), and BA in Mathematics (Cambridge, UK).