CC Submarine Summit - Singapore 14th & 15th March

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The demand for more connectivity is increasing around the globe and the subsea cable industry is evolving facing new challenges and opportunities.  CC organized successfully its second annual CC – Submarine Summit in Singapore on 14th and 15th March 2019 at the Intercontinental Hotel  to enable the industry players to meet and network in one place with peers. 

More than 450+ executives representing submarine cable operators, content providers, data-capacity operators, datacenters, cloud companies and other related segments attended, met and networked while exploring business opportunities, discussing latest market trends and show casing their latest solutions. All Subsea registered guests attended also the 8th annual Asia 2019 GCCM in Singapore, organized in a different ballroom. Please click here to view more details about this GCCM event.

REASONS TO ATTEND CC Submarine Summit - Singapore
  1. An exclusive event to meet the players in the submarine segment
  2. Meet the peers in a relaxed and exclusive environment
  3. Present and showcase latest product solution
  4. Discuss latest market trends and topics in the executive round table panel discussion session
  5. Enjoy networking discussion over drinks
AGENDA
Wednesday, March 13
11:00 - 19:00 Telco and Telco Eco Partner Golf Cup (To register please visit the Golf page)
Thursday, March 14
08:30 - 09:30 Official registration and Breakfast Networking Session
09:05 - 09:15 Welcome Speech by Wida Schmidt, CEO at Carrier Community

09:15 - 09:35 Key note Presentation by Special Guest Speaker: Howie Lau, Chief Industry Development Officer and Group Head of Industry Development Group (IDG) at IMDA

09:40 - 09:50 Welcome Speech by Diamond Sponsor: Mr. Lim Kian Soon, Head, Carrier Sales at Singtel

10:00 - 10:30 Presentation and welcome speech by the Host of CDO Breakfast Summit: NG Hwee Ming, Principal Technologist for Telecom at Red Hat Asia Pacific Office of Technology

10:30 - 11:00

Key-note Presentation by Juniper Networks.

Topic: Open Programmable Line System

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break Networking Session
11:30 - 12:30

Executive Panel Round Table Discussion Session

Topic: Leveraging Data for Competitive Advantage. Seeking New Opportunities – Identifying business models through Data

12:30 - 13:30 Networking Session and Lunch Break
13:30 - 17:00 Member one to one meetings
14:00 - 14:45

Executive Round Table Panel Discussion Session

Topic: Wholesale Industry in the Digital Age – Challenges and opportunities emerging from data hungry products and services

15:00 - 15:40

Executive Round Table Panel Discussion Session

Topic: Business Plans and New Submarine Investment Strategies

16:00 - 16:40

Executive Round Table Panel Discussion Session

Topic: Building New Networks with SDN & NFV

17:00 - 17:30 Official First Day Closure
19:30 - 22:00 Official Networking Cocktail Reception with drinks and canapés, co-hosted by China Unicom and Singtel at The Private Kitchen, Singapore

Friday, March 15
09:30 - 10:30 Registration-Morning Coffee Networking Reception
09:30 - 12:30 Member one to one meetings
10:00 - 10:40

Executive Round Table – Women Panel Discussion Session

Topic: How AI transform the wholesale Industry

10:55 - 11:40

Executive Round Table Panel Discussion Session

Topic: New Business Models to meet cables future digital demand and future consumption trends of bandwidth hungry consumers

11:55 - 12:40 Executive Round Table Panel Discussion Session

Topic: The role of Datacenters in the region to meet future demand

12:30 - 13:30 Networking Session and Lunch Break
13:30 - 17:30 Member one to one meetings
14:00 - 14:45

Executive Round Table Panel Discussion Session. Co-hosted by SG TECH

Topic: Building a Sustainable Data Center Ecosystem in Singapore

16:00 - 16:30 Official Closure
17:00 - 19:00 Official Cocktail Reception with drinks and Canapes co-hosted by Xicomm, SP Telecom, Juniper and RedHat

VENUE
The InterContinental Singapore
80 Middle Rd, Singapore 188966
+65 6338 7600

A 5-minute walk from Bugis subway station, this upscale hotel is also a 10-minute walk from the Singapore Art Museum. Rooms with colonial and Asian influences offer flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Dining options include Japanese and Cantonese restaurants, plus a pub and a lobby lounge offers afternoon tea.

 

Special Rate: EUR 220 per night, Single Occupancy. Including tax, breakfast and WIFI.

Rooms on special rate are limited and subject to availability.

To book your room please click here  and complete the form.

SPEAKERS & PANELLISTS
Moderator
Erik van Stokkom
Director at VSC
Biography

Based at Lago di Como in Italy, VSC provides strategic advisory services in M&A, Business Development & Media for the telecommunication industry. Over the last 25 years, Erik developed extensive expertise and deep domain knowledge working at major telecom companies. His international career includes senior & executive level positions. Over the years, Erik has been a regular speaker & moderator at major international telecom conferences.

Panellist, Welcome Speech
Lim Kian Soon
Head, Carrier Sales & Voice Support at Singapore Telecommunications Ltd
Biography

Lim Kian Soon is Singtel Head of Carrier Sales & Voice Support, responsible for all domestic and international data sales business to all carrier customers.  He is also responsible for supporting the carrier voice team in international accounting and settlement.  Kian Soon assumed this position in April 2017.

Prior to this appointment, as Head of Singtel Satellite, he was responsible for the fixed and mobile satellite business and infrastructure in SingTel, as well as ICT and cyber security innovation over satellite for the maritime, broadcast and land mobile segments.

He was the Regional Head in SingTel Global Office from 2005 to 2012, responsible for leading SingTel’s growth in North Asia markets – delivering telecommunications, managed services and cloud solutions to enterprise customers in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan to support their IT operations in Asia Pacific region.  He was the Country Director of Singapore Telecom Japan Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (SingTel) in Japan, from 1999 to 2005.

He joined SingTel on 1 September 1997 as the Deputy Director (Internet Business Development) in the multimedia business.  He subsequently assumed the post of the Deputy Director (Marketing) in SingNet, a wholly owned subsidiary of SingTel.

Before joining SingTel, Kian Soon worked for the Defense Technology Group of the Ministry of Defense in Singapore from 1990 to 1997.

Kian Soon graduated with a Bachelor of Information Engineering from the University of Tsukuba, Japan in 1989.  He obtained his Master of Business Administration in 1999 from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

Moderator
Nimisha Tailor
Competition and Regulation Specialist
Biography

Nimisha has international expertise in the field of competition and regulation and has worked in consultancy firms and competition regulators in UK, New Zealand and Singapore.

She has led high-profile and complex merger investigations, drafted merger control guidelines and advised government agencies on competition matters involving regulation, policy and public procurement. She conducted economics research, supervised market studies and led a regulatory review at the Singapore Tourism Board.

At the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore, as Deputy Director, Nimisha supervised a seminar on e-commerce and gained in-depth industry knowledge on credit cards, taxis, car parts, liner shipping and cruiseports. In 2015, Nimisha was seconded to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

As an expert, Nimisha has presented to business associations, business schools, universities, workshops for ASEAN government agencies, as well as at the International Competition Network Conference.

She is a former member of the UK Government Economic Service and worked at the Office of Fair Trading and the Radiocommunications Agency, providing economic advice on radio spectrum matters.

Nimisha has a MSc degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She also has a BSc (Hons) degree in Economics from University College London.

Keynote Speaker
Howie Lau
Chief Industry Development Officer and Group Head of Industry Development Group (IDG) at IMDA
Biography

Prior to joining IMDA in September 2018, Howie was the Chief Marketing Officer of Starhub and he was responsible for the company's brand and marketing strategies across the company. He was also responsible for StarHub's consumer business and oversees StarHub's Mobility, Pay TV and Broadband businesses including the Content and Local Production teams.

Howie was the Vice-President, Corporate Development of Lenovo's Worldwide Finance Organisation, where he oversaw Lenovo's end-to-end Post Merger Management and related Merger & Acquisition matters. Previously, he was Lenovo's Vice- President of Marketing and Communications for Emerging Markets Group, and was responsible for the strategy and execution of marketing and communications in the China, Eastern Europe, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Latin America, Middle East, Russia, Taiwan and ASEAN markets.

Howie was conferred the prestigious NUS Eminent Business Alumni Award and the NUS Outstanding Young Alumni Award for his achievement and contribution to the industry.

Panellist
Monica Tsai
Head of APAC Telco partnership at Google
Biography

Monica is Google’s APAC Head of Telco Partnerships, based in Singapore.  She brings more than 15 years of experience in telco, media, and financial services having assumed senior roles in M&A, Strategy and Venture Capital.

Before joining Google, Monica spent 10 years at Singtel and Singtel Innov8, Singtel’s corporate venture capital arm where she worked in multi-billion M&A (mergers and acquisition) deals as well as investments in start-ups.

In her current role, Monica wants to partner Telcos with the best of Google in aligned priorities and accelerate growth through strategic win-win collaborations.

Moderator
Prof. Lim Swee Cheang
Senior Advisor at ThoughtWorks
Biography

From 2018, I should have more time to rest and take my sweet time to chart my 'future career'....

Named as one of the key individuals who have made an impact to the infocomm landscape in Singapore. A special feature brought to you by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore.

Moderator
Christopher Street
Co-Chair, Data Center Committee at SGTech & Group Chief Marketing Officer at ST Telemedia Global Data Centers
Biography

Christopher (Chris) Street is Group Chief Marketing Officer of ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC). He oversees the company’s global marketing initiatives and strategic account management across the company’s portfolio. He was previously Group General Manager of STT GDC, overseeing the company’s data centre portfolio in Singapore, and was responsible for building services and programmes to support customers’ needs across the STT GDC group.

Chris has been in the internet infrastructure industry for over 20 years, and has built and scale businesses in service provider and end-user environments. Prior to STT GDC, he was at Amazon where he was responsible for the acquisition of strategic technical infrastructure such as network and data centre services across the company’s global footprint. Prior to Amazon, Chris held various positions in the Sales, Marketing and Technical Operations functions at companies such as Switch & Data, AT&T, Equinix and CERFnet.

Chris graduated from Baruch College, NYC, with a Master’s in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University Bloomington, USA.

Moderator, Keynote Speaker, Welcome Speech
Ng Hwee Ming
Principal Technologist for Telecom at Red Hat Asia Pacific Office of Technology
Biography

Hwee Ming is a Principal Technologist with Red Hat covering the telecommunications domain. She is based in Singapore and supports the APJ region focusing on emerging Red Hat technologies. She has been working with service providers, adopting these technologies for Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and has worked on multiple NFV proof-of-concept across the regions.

Before Red Hat, Hwee Ming worked with Hewlett Packard and she has over 15 years experience in the industry working on OSS, next generation Intelligent networks, converged networks, NOC consolidattion and regulatory compliance. She has also work with customer in other sectors focusing on IT transformation and data center consolidation based on ITIL processes.

Hwee Ming graduated in Bachelors of Electrical Engineering (Hons) and Masters of Technology (Software Engineering) from Nattional University of Singapore. She is ITIL V2 Manager certified since 2005 and ITIL V3 Expert certified since 2008. She is also certified in Red Hat Openstack and other Red Hat products

Panellist
Joshua Au
Head of data centre at A*STAR
Biography

Joshua is Head of data centre for A*STAR and manages its corporate data centre. Prior to joining A*STAR, Joshua was with IDA, where he was involved in delivering a resilient and secure hosting environment for the public sector.

Panellist
Chris Hampartsoumian
Regional Director - South East Asia at Accedo Singapore Pte Ltd.
Biography

Chris Hampartsoumian has been living and breathing Internet, web and OTT video technology for the past 20 years.  With a career that started in his home city of London, working for a mixture of Media and Technology companies including News International and Sun Microsystems, his experience with OTT Video services took him to Australia in 2010 to work onsite at FOXTEL and then to Singapore where he’s been based for the past six years. Formerly the ASEAN Technology Evangelist for Amazon Web Services, in 2015, Chris set out and opened the Singapore office for the Swedish OTT Video Products and Services company Accedo. “The web was exciting in 1996 and it’s still just as exciting today. The transformation is sweeping and seems to be the new normal! Working on the disruptive edge of OTT keeps you moving fast all the time"

Panellist
Bertrand Guiot
Head Of Infrastructure Sector at Natixis APAC
Biography

coming soon...

Keynote Speaker
Eric Tan
Senior Manager, Solution Sales at Juniper Networks
Biography

Eric Tan is Senior Manager, Solution Sales at Juniper Networks. He is responsible for business and solutions development of Packet Optical Technology offerings for penetration of new and existing market segments. He is also involved in regional Pre-Sales role, where he leads the Southeast Asia team in high-value projects working closely with both regional and local partners to ensure quality solutions and drive customer satisfaction.  

Eric Tan holds a Bachelor of Information Technology and industry experience of 15 years in telecommunications, pre-sales, bid management, project management, business development and technologies of IP, Optical (C/DWDM), SDH, FTTx, xDSL & Security across the APAC region.

Panellist
Prasanna Caliaperoumal
Global Senior Product Manager at Epsilon Telecommunications
Biography

Prasanna is a Product Management Specialist with over 8 years of experience in the telecom industry. He specialises in the management of technical and strategic product portfolios and possesses deep knowledge in network services such as such as Ethernet, Cloud Connect, API, on-demand platform, IP and Private Line Services.

As Epsilon’s Global Senior Product Manager, Prasanna is responsible for leading the development and management of overall WAN & Colocation portfolio which include Data Centre Interconnect, Cloud Connect and Internet Exchange (IX) Connect. He plays a pivotal role in growing Epsilon’s Global Interconnect Fabric by working with leading industry experts to develop next generation cloud-centric networks and transform traditional telecom Products onto innovative on-demand platform.

Prasanna graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Master of Science in Communication Engineering.

Keynote Speaker, Panellist
Ka Vin Wong
Managing Director at DC1st
Biography

Ka Vin brings with him over 30 years of Executive Management and leadership roles in the ICT industry. He is the Founder and Managing Director of DC1st Pte Ltd, a Singapore company established in 2017.

Prior to establishing DC1st, Ka Vin served as the MD of 1-Net where he led a major rebranding process, continued to grow its revenue by expanding their customer base and built SEA’s 1st Uptime Tier III DCCF DC in Singapore.

Previously, Ka Vin was the MD for CSF Asia where he was responsible for extending CSF Group DC business into Indonesia through the formation of a JV between PT Cyber CSF with KGN Group. He was responsible for constructing Jakarta’s largest and newest Data Center which was designed for the Telecom and Banking Industry. This is now the NTT Nexcenter DC in Jakarta.

Ka Vin spent 11 years in Singapore Technologies Telemedia where he held key management positions.  He was involved in the early days of ST Telemedia’s growth in the industry, working on M&A and tenders for Telco licences both in Singapore and the region. He headed the team that developed the successful proposal for Starhub Mobile. Ka Vin went on to be one of the 2 prime founders of i-STT Data Centre which subsequently became Equinix, the world’s largest data center operator today. At Equinix, Ka Vin was the VP Business Development for Asia and he provided the leadership which ensured all 4 Asia sites delivered a positive EBITDA creating a US$80 million annual recurring revenue contribution from Equinix Asia’s operations by FY 2008.

Ka Vin holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from Sheffield Hallam University.

Panellist
Harry Toolseram
Consulting Systems Engineer, ASEAN at Juniper Networks
Biography

Harry Toolseram, described as a thorough-bred Gemini, has been with Juniper since end 2005. He is a Consulting Engineer attached with the Center of Excellence APAC team. Started off his career as a software developer, military officer, instructor, lecturer, network security, authentication systems architect and currently focusing on helping partners and customers understand and drive business value from Cloud Services and Solutions as a means to ensure continued business sustainability and profitability. In his free time, Harry enjoys scuba diving, watching movies, listening to music and plays the drums for stress management.

Focus Areas:

  • Network automation
  • Cloud Solutions
  • Event driven automation
  • SDN/NFV technologies and solutions
Panellist
Wouter van Renterghem
Global Business Development Manager & Regional Director APAC at DE-CIX
Biography

Wouter joined DE-CIX in January 2018 and is part of the Global Business Development team responsible for expansion, evangelization and growing the global business by developing new strategic initiatives.

He has over fifteen years of experience in Global Peering Strategies and Business Development at various Internet and Network Service Providers in EMEA, APAC, the United States and Russia.

 

Keynote Speaker, Panellist
John Sullivan
Head of Global Voice and Mobility at Telstra
Biography

John Sullivan is Telstra’s Head of Global Voice and Mobility. Based in Singapore, John is responsible for driving Telstra’s worldwide voice strategy as the market transitions from traditional calling to OTT and cloud based services

Prior to this, John was the Regional Head of Asia for Telstra’s voice business leading growth in the Asia region for both voice and mobility services.

John has 20 years’ experience in the Telco industry with past roles in operations, sales, marketing and business development spanning both the Voice and Data segments. He was MD & Country Manager of Telecom NZ in Singapore before joining Telstra.

Panellist
Xia Jie Jessie
Managing director - Southeast Asia at Thoughtworks
Biography

Jessie is the Managing Director of ThoughtWorks Southeast Asia. In this role, she is responsible for the operational results, business strategy, software delivery excellence, and new capability development of ThoughtWorks Thailand & Singapore. She also works closely with clients to innovate with emerging technologies, and solve complex tech problems to unlock their growth potential

Jessie joined ThoughtWorks China in 2005 and has held a number of consulting and operational roles during her tenure. She moved to Singapore in 2016 to lead the ThoughtWorks Southeast Asia business. After 13 years with the company, Jessie still believes there is something new to learn everyday!

Panellist
Shehara Viswanathan
Technology Evangelist and Leader at Cisco
Biography

Proven Technology Executive and Leader with over 18 years’ experience in Global Cloud, Technology and Applications industries. Shehara is driven to deliver customer centric strategic solutions that produce significant revenue growth in new markets across MNC, Enterprise, Government, SMB and Retail sectors. 

Shehara has a track record of driving change in medium and large companies to build capability across multiple business units to take new technology portfolios to market from inception. She has experience in driving change within businesses to adopt Agile and Rapid Delivery frameworks.

She is also a frequent speaker and panel member at Cloud and Digital Thought Leadership events.

Panellist
Filippo Giachi
Managing Director for Asia Pacific at DOCOMO Digital
Biography

Filippo is Managing Director for Asia Pacific at DOCOMO Digital, the international payments division of NTT DOCOMO of Japan.
During the last few years, Filippo has been leading DOCOMO Digital's tremendous growth in the JAPAC region, and forging enduring relationships with key corporate clients and partners - especially in telecoms, payments and app stores.
Previously, as Business Development Manager for Asia Pacific in RCS, a European media company, Filippo led the launch of OTTs and content partnerships - focusing on music majors, video streaming providers (SVOD), gaming companies and handsets manufacturers (OEM).
Filippo received an MBA degree from SDA Bocconi School of Management, Italy, with a major in Marketing of Media and Entertainment from NYU’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York.

Panellist
Andreas Hipp
Founder & CEO at Cataleya
Biography

Andreas was the Founder and Group CEO of Epsilon Global Communications, which includes Epsilon service provider and Cataleya technology businesses. He is now continuing to supporting the industry’s evolution through his start-up and investment facilitator (Incipio) and his position on the board of Cirrus Core Networks. During his 18 years in the global telecoms community he has contributed to the evolution of the international markets and technologies, creating innovative businesses, and disruptive business models.

Panellist
Chee Kiat Tee
Telco Technologist (APAC) at Red Hat Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Biography

-Public speaker at international marketing events

-Design open-source based solution for telco clients

-AWS Certified Solution Architect (Associate)

-IBM Certified Infrastructure Architect

-Extensive experience in practicing enterprise methodology such as  ITIL, IBM Team Solution Design Methodology (TeamSD), and HP IT Strategy & Architecture Method (ITSA)

-Familiar with Red Hat open source technologies and extensive experience with various IBM/HP technologies/solutions as well as Huawei NFVi and Huawei MANO solutions

-A MBA degree and a First-Class Honours degree in Computer Science

Panellist
Andy Ng
General Manager at Socomec
Biography

Objective-result focused. Work toward business sustainability by balancing working capital to grow EBIT/DA within a calculated time frame. Business shall capitalize on current stronghold in DataCentre, Infrastructure and Government market segments and endeavour to grow new business segments for FSI and TUMI. Advocate a systematic business approach, supported by a committed Socomec business and operations team to enable success and sustainability. Responsibility, Openness and Commitment are the business core values that form the fundamental building blocks of Socomec's business in the last 95 years.

17 years experience in Data Centre industry, with 12 years of experience in Sales and Business Development, starting off with 5 years of experience in Project Management. Initial 5 years involved managing projects for ICT and M&E with Century Technology, then DataSphere. Started the Sales portfolio with Emerson Network Power and managing the Enterprise Sales Team for Singapore. Strategic business planning and execution were key to business enablement for the role of Head of Sales, Enterprise. Business segments included BFSI, IDC, Gov and Manufacturing.

Responsibilities in Socomec include nurturing and developing business developer talents for business growth, streamlining operations for efficiency, up-skilling of employees to develop a competent workforce that creates a competitive advantage for Socomec in the market. Coupled with appropriate controls on indirect costs, the company sets to achieve healthier balance sheet YoY. A company with 95 years of engineering expertise, Socomec offers power solutions and technologies for Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), Static Switch, Auto Transfer Switch (ATS) and Power Quality Monitoring System (PQMS) that support critical infrastructures and facilities that are downtime-averse, globally.

Panellist
Stree Naidu
Vice President, Asia Pacific & Japan at Cato Networks
Biography

Stree manages Cato’s overall business operations in the APJ region. In his previous role at Imperva, Stree’s technical knowledge and experience developing and growing software businesses were key to providing solutions that helped customers protect against data security threats. With more than 21 years of experience in the Asia Pacific IT industry, he has earned his reputation as a leading authority in IT, channels and data security for both the public and private sectors. 

Stree holds an M.B.A from Deakin University.

Panellist
Pramod Misra
Product Manager-Mobile Analytics at Vodafone Idea Limited
Biography

Pramod Misra is a well-known speaker on the topic of data monetisation & customer data enrichment. He is working as product manager with Vodafone Idea Limited. His major developing the roadmap for external data monetization for VIL. He has anchored the development of digital engagement platform and location analytics (https://www.vodafone.in/business/large-corporates/enterprise-mobility/vodafone-analytics and www.pinsight.ai)

He has more than 15 years of full time work experience and worked with companies like Novartis, Procter & Gamble and Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited. He is actively engaged with most of the major Banks, Fintech start-ups & customer intelligence companies on developing new capabilities using mobile analytics. Pramod’s equally important job is being a good husband to his wife Neha and father to his son Prarabdh. Together with them, he stays in Mumbai, India.

LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pramodmisra/

Twitter handle : @pramodmisra

Keynote Speaker, Panellist
Shahar Steiff
AVP New Technologies at PCCW Global
Biography

Shahar has joined PCCW Global in 2001 and has served in various sales, pre-sales product development, and Technology roles. In his current assignment Shahar explores the applicability of new technologies to PCCW Global’s current and future product portfolio. Shahar represents PCCW Global in numerous Standard bodies such as MEF, ITU-T, ETSI, NGMN, TMF, i3Forum and others with focus on inter-carrier operation standardization. Shahar has been involved in the international telecoms arena for over 20 years and his main focus nowadays is the applicability of new technologies, such as Blockchain as enablers of federated orchestration across multiple operator domains.

Panellist
Adrian Martin
Head of Sales, Asia at Superloop Asia
Biography

Adrian Martin is the Head of Sales for Superloop Asia, based in Hong Kong.  He has spent a twenty five year career being a part of, building and leading high performance teams across functional groups and geographic regions. He has been responsible for setting business objectives, developing and executing growth strategies, building and maintaining C-Level relationships, and negotiating strategic commercial deals.  Adrian has cultivated a strong reputation in the Global Telecommunications industry as an executive who consistently delivers outstanding repeatable results. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business from his native Ireland and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management (UNSW) in Sydney. 

Panellist
Dave Ng
Managing Director at 1-Net Pte Ltd
Biography

Mr. Dave Ng had over 35 years of knowledge and experiences panning both the IT and data centre industries. Dave Ng is currently the Managing Director of 1-Net Singapore Pte Ltd. Prior to joining 1-Net, Dave Ng was the Principal Advisor of TAC Advisory Services Pte Ltd focusing on driving transparency, accountability and continuity in critical facilities and data centre infrastructure and operations with the implementation of DCIM and DCSM. He was the Director of the Uptime Institute Network–Asia Pacific and Technical Director of Uptime Institute, Professional Services. Together with late-Ken Brill, the founder of Uptime Institute, extended its certification and professional services to Asia-pacific. Dave Ng was the CEO of Keppel Digihub Ltd for over 10 years, and had delivered on profitability and zero downtime for its datacenter operations during his tenure.

 

Dave Ng holds a Master Degree in Business Administration and had tertiary education in IT, Electronics and Communications Engineering. His other credentials include:

  • Contributed to the infocomm sector as the Chairman of the Best Sourcing Chapter of Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (now known as SGTech)
  • Attained Uptime Institute Accredited Tier Design (ATD)
  • Trained by Uptime Institute and delivered Accredited Tier Specialist (ATS) courses
  • Trained by Uptime Institute to deliver Tier certification for data centre designs
  • Trained by Uptime Institute and certified data centre facilities for Tier certifications
  • Trained by Uptime Institute to deliver on Management & Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval.
  • Delivered Datacenter Dynamics accredited courses:
    • Critical Operations Professionals (COP)
    • Energy Costs Managements (ECM)
    • Energy Efficiency Best Practices (EEBP)
  • Trained in USA to install DCIM applications and monitoring devices

Installed DCIM applications and monitoring devices for Financial Institution for Singapore and Hong Kong

Panellist
Ma Yanfeng
Vice President at Huawei Marine Networks
Biography

CURRENT RESPONSIBILITIES

Mr. Ma Yanfeng is the Vice President of Huawei Marine Networks (HMN) and also the head of the Sales and Marketing Department, mainly responsible for the business development and strategy of the company.

CAREER SUMMARY

Mr. Ma has devoted himself to the fiber optical transmission and communication industry for 21 years.

From 1998 to 2009,Mr. Ma served as Senior Executive and was in charge of Optical Transmission Technical Sales Division in Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. He got fully involved in the technical evolution and customer requirement variation, and worked in the Middle East and European region for over 6 years.

Since 2009, Mr. Ma has served as the Vice President of HMN, contributing himself to the management of the company and the coordination of the main sales regions.

Panellist
Billy Fung
CTO at DC Connect Global
Biography

Based in Hong Kong, Billy Fung is CTO of DCConnect Global (DCC), he is leading teams of 20 covering R&D, Product, and Network Operation.

DCConnect Global is a software house based in Hong Kong since 2016. DCConnect can provide nationwide EVPN services in China thru DCConnect China.

DCC had been awarded for the China Institutional of Communications (CIC) and Global Settlement Carrier Group (GSC) Best Innovative Product and Best Practice Award in 2018. DCConnect had been a Member of China Cross-border Data Telecommunications Industry (CDTIA) granted by The China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (MII/CAICT).

In June 2018, DCC was the First SDN Service Provider in China to provide Two-ways Inter-carrier Orchestration Carrier Ethernet. With the rapid growth of DCC business, DCC was lucky to be the first service provider to interconnect with Alibaba Cloud and Tencent Cloud thru API integrations. By its unique Orchestration System, DCC can provide automatic CE-to-Cloud and Cloud-to-Cloud configuration. In January 2019, DCC had been appointed by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MIIT) as the SDN/SDWAN Policy and Standard Committee Advisor. DCC is the only advisor that have Software Development Technology Capability that can make real influence to the committee.

Prior to joining DCConnect, Billy gained his 4-years Telco experience during his position in WTT (AS9381). He was involved in the sub-marine cable management, Int’l facilities, Interconnection and Product Management of Int’l Data & IP. His visions made him success in continuous improvement in Internet quality by matching eye-ball and content players around the world. He also gained his solid IPVPN & EVPN background, Data Center management and carrier-grade CS experience during his former position in DYXnet in early 2007.

Panellist
Heng Kwee Tong
Head of Engineering and Customer Solutions at SP Telecom
Biography

He specialise in telecommunications and IP Networks and has over 20 years of experience in the industry handling key functions such as research, engineering design, implementation of fibre TV and FTTH services. Prior to joining SP Telecom, he was responsible for leading key initiatives in 5G transport and Software Defined Network (SDN) at a major telco.

 

Panellist
Sendang Praptomo
COO at Telekomunikasi Indonesia International, Pte.Ltd (TELIN)
Biography

He has more than 21 years’ experience in the telecom industry where he was involved in building Telkom’s domestic & international submarine networks. He was also involved in several international consortium submarine project as an engineering expert leader, including Assignment Routing and Restoration (AR&R) and Operation expert.

Beside submarine network, he also developed Internet Exchange, Data Centre Interconnect, Metro-Ethernet and Cloud Infrastructure.

He was awarded the MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP) of the Year award in 2014 by Metro Ethernet Forum. The award is given to the MEF-CECP who has shown leadership in the expansion of Carrier Ethernet around the world or has provided the most outstanding technical contribution to the Carrier Ethernet Technical Community.

Graduated with a Bachelor in Telecommunication from the Telkom University and is also a certified Data Centre Professional and IPv6 Forum Certified Engineer.

Keynote Speaker, Panellist
Simeon Coney
Chief Strategy Officer at AdaptiveMobile Security
Biography

Simeon is Chief Strategy Officer at AdaptiveMobile Security and has over 25 years’ experience within the mobile fixed line and IT infrastructure markets. With a career spanning Marketing, Product Management, Business Development and Operations roles, Simeon has worked for Telecom Infrastructure providers and solution providers with 9 out of the top 10 largest carrier groups.

Simeon has worked with AdaptiveMobile since the foundation of the business, assisting Service Providers on the protection of their subscribers and network through a range of senior management roles, and is currently responsible for the development and execution of the Company’s strategic initiatives.

Panellist
Pieter Knikkink
Distinguished MTS, Head of DC Business Development APAC at Nokia,
Biography

Pieter Knikkink has more than 18 years of experience in the Telecommunications industry, and is currently leading the Nokia Cloud Collaboration Hub centre for the APAC region. These centres facilitate operators to visualize, develop and execute the specific NFV & SDN use cases based on their cloud strategies, though innovative tooling and automation, as well as DevOps based cloud development and delivery. Prior to this role he held various product development and marketing roles covering virtualization, network probing and VAS Services.

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Tom Duncan
Executive Director, Data Center Advisory Group at CBRE
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With over 9 years of experience in all commercial aspects of the data center asset class, Tom specialises in strategic management of global data center portfolios and the transaction management of complex acquisitions in global markets with a particular focus on the Asia Pacific region.

Responsible for managing and leading Data Center Solutions account and transaction teams, Tom has brokered over 150 acquisitions across more than 40 countries globally. He specialises in the acquisition and disposal of international data center assets and complex TCO financial modelling including the comparision of colocation vs self-perform vs cloud, sale and leaseback analysis, site sourcing, managing RFP/RFI processes and HOTs & SLA negotiations.

As CBRE’s subject matter expert on data center solutions, Tom is a strategic advisor and retained account manager to world leading carrier, technology and financial companies on data center consulting and global colocation data center markets across the Asia Pacific region. He is a leading expert in structuring high value, complex data center transactions in alignment to business-critical milestones.

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Evelyn Ooi
Manager, Policy, Tech & Trustmark at Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC)
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Evelyn is an experienced public policy specialist in technology, economics and education. She is currently a Manager at the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) of Singapore. She has close to a decade’s experience in working with and in governments in Asia Pacific to enable businesses and consumers to thrive in the digital economy. Her current focus includes AI ethics and governance, data protection and data innovation.

Prior to joining PDPC, she was the Director of Programmes at the Asia Cloud Computing Association. She had also worked with the Penang government’s think tank, Penang Institute on economic policies and research. She holds a Master’s in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor of Science (Economics) from Singapore Management University.

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