CDO BREAKFAST SUMMIT 2019 - Singapore 14th March


Carrier Community (CC) organized its newly launched CDO Breakfast Summit on 14th March 2019 in Singapore during its 8th annual Asia GCCM . The summit provides a meeting point for Chief Technical Officers, Chief Data Officers, Chief Analytics Officers, Chief Data Scientists, Chief Information Officers, Chief Digital Officers, Chief AI Officers, and other C-suite and VP-Level data leaders to learn, develop, and network. The CDO Breakfast Summit addresses the challenges and opportunities arising from big data, the cloud, digital disruption, and social and mobile media. Our Breakfast Summit included the key telco industry players and took place in an exclusive, intimate, collegial, and supportive environments designed to encourage networking, learning, and knowledge-sharing. Our summit is designed with the aim of improving capabilities, strengthen professional networks, openly share insights and strategies, and collaboratively identify the tools essential to CTO/ CIO/ CDOs succeed in navigating today’s rapidly evolving, highly competitive and complex digital environment.

 CDO BREAKFAST SUMMIT 2019 - Statistics
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 Lunch Break Session
13:30 - 14:00 Official Closure
To view full Asia 2019 GCCM Agenda, please click here.
The InterContinental Singapore
80 Middle Rd, Singapore 188966
+65 6338 7600
Telecom Event CDO BREAKFAST SUMMIT 2019 - Speaker
Nimisha Tailor
Competition and Regulation Specialist

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.

Telecom Event CDO BREAKFAST SUMMIT 2019 - Speaker
Panellist, Welcome Speech
Lim Kian Soon
Head, Carrier Sales & Voice Support at Singapore Telecommunications Ltd

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.

Telecom Event CDO BREAKFAST SUMMIT 2019 - Speaker
Keynote Speaker
Howie Lau
Chief Industry Development Officer and Group Head of Industry Development Group (IDG) at IMDA

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.

Telecom Event CDO BREAKFAST SUMMIT 2019 - Speaker
Moderator, Keynote Speaker, Welcome Speech
Ng Hwee Ming
Principal Technologist for Telecom at Red Hat Asia Pacific Office of Technology

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

Telecom Event CDO BREAKFAST SUMMIT 2019 - Speaker
Keynote Speaker
Eric Tan
Senior Manager, Solution Sales at Juniper Networks

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.

Telecom Event CDO BREAKFAST SUMMIT 2019 - Speaker
Welcome Speech
Wida Schmidt
CEO at Carrier Community

Wida Schmidt has spent over 18 professional years in the telecommunications industry holding various management positions within the industry. She is a graduated MBA from Bradford University.
Since 2008, she is co-Founder and CEO of the Carrier Community – a global branding and networking telco club for the wholesale service providers and telco eco partners.

Telecom Event CDO BREAKFAST SUMMIT 2019 - Speaker
Pramod Misra
Product Manager-Mobile Analytics at Vodafone Idea Limited

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 ( and

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.

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Twitter handle : @pramodmisra

Telecom Event CDO BREAKFAST SUMMIT 2019 - Speaker
Filippo Giachi
Managing Director for Asia Pacific at DOCOMO Digital

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.

Telecom Event CDO BREAKFAST SUMMIT 2019 - Speaker
Keynote Speaker, Panellist
Shahar Steiff
AVP New Technologies at PCCW Global

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.

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

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.


China Telecom Global Limited (“CTG”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation Limited. Headquartered in Hong Kong, CTG connects the Asia Pacific region and the world, and extended its presence in emerging markets such as Africa and the Middle East. CTG provides customized and cost-effective integrated communications solutions and diversified telecom services to cater to customers' needs. Its services include internet direct access, internet transit, data services, broadband, unified communications, internet data center, cloud computing, ICT services, fixed and mobile voice and value added services, professional services and industry solutions, telecom operation consultancy and service outsourcing.
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