Day 0: Sunday – 5 Aug
Day 1: Monday – 6 Aug
Day 2: Tuesday – 7 Aug
Day 3: Wednesday – 8 Aug
Chief Technology Officer, Hybrid IT, APAC HPE
Device Sales Lead,
Microsoft Consumer and Device Sales Asia,
CCG Distribution Sales Director, Intel
DCG Distribution Sales Director, Intel
Director, SIs and ISVs, Asia Pacific, Intel
SEA Sales Development Director, Intel
NSG Distribution Sales Director, Intel
Tan Lai Teng
Inside Sales Manager, Intel
Joe Han Loh
Inside Sales Manager, Intel
NSI Account Executive, Intel
APJ Partner Solutions Sales Director, Intel
Regional Sales Director,
IoT APJ, Cisco
Commercial Business and Partners, APJ
Sharat Sinha leads the Commercial and Partner Business at VMware, for the Asia-Pacific and Japan region. He oversees an organization of regional field resources working with thousands of active partners to bring VMware products to the market.
Prior to joining VMware, Sinha was the Theater Vice-President and General Manager for the Asia-Pacific region at Palo Alto Networks where he accelerated sales and business growth through marketing, channel, pre-sales and other support functions. Sharat has also held positons at Tellabs and worked at Cisco for over 11 years in sales & marketing leadership roles in Asia Pacific.
Sharat holds a doctorate degree in business management from the University of South Australia and has a Bachelors degree in Electronics Engineering. He also holds a Postgraduate degree in Industrial and Management engineering from the Indian institute of Technology (IIT).
Muninder Singh Sambi
Vice President Enterprise Switching and SMB
Muninder Singh Sambi leads product management for all Catalyst switches with focus on delivering intent based networking innovations including Policy based automation (Software defined access) and Assurance. Muninder also leads product management for the SBTG portfolio with focus on delivering full stack networking solutions targeting SMB customers. Muninder previously led the market Strategy team for the Enterprise Networking portfolio across switching, routing, and wireless. In 17+ years at Cisco, Muninder has held leadership positions in Product Management, Engineering. Muninder is a CCIE, holds 5+ patents and has co-authored the “IPv6 for Enterprise networks” by Cisco Press. Muninder is an engineering graduate and has an MBA from SCU.
Vice President, WW Distribution
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
George Hope is Vice President, Worldwide Distribution since November 1, 2017. In this role, he is fully accountable for defining the overall HPE WW Distribution strategy and driving profitable growth with distributors across the HPE portfolio.
Prior to that he served as Vice President Worldwide Small & Medium Business (SMB), responsible for global strategy development and execution that drive sales and business results for HPE’s SMB business, leveraging the Indirect Channel and HPE regional sales, product and GTM organizations.
He brings to HPE over 20 years of technology experience, joining HPE as part of the SimpliVity acquisition, where he was VP, Global Channels. He was named one of the 50 most influential channel chiefs by CRN in 2015 and 2016. George is a customer focused leader with a track record of leading high-performing channel and sales organizations that deliver increased revenue and customer satisfaction to the business. He brings to HPE expertise in solutions development, GTM strategies, business development, sales and channel management.
In his role at SimpliVity as VP, Global Channels, George was responsible for developing and executing a channel strategy that enabled SimpliVity to extend its market reach by leveraging an ecosystem of empowered, self-sufficient partners. Under his leadership, he developed SimpliVity’s channel program and GTM team and oversaw the rapid expansion of SimpliVity’s channel to over 60 countries, with the channel contributing 100 percent of revenue.
Prior to SimpliVity, George spent 17 years at EMC. He was Sr. Director of Global Channels for EMC’s Isilon Division, where he tripled the partner business in 3 years. George also led the US Field Channel team for all product lines from EMC, and has held other Sales, Sales Strategy and Channel Management positions. George holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Bobby Mon Raother
Senior Director -Channel Services Sales
Bobby Mon leads Channel Services Sales for Asia-Pacific & Japan (APJ) Region. A seasoned IT executive with over 22 years of experience in the IT industry, Bobby has assumed leadership roles in various organizations in his career including CMS IT systems, Ingram Micro and Dell India.
He has been with Dell for 10 years, in various Sales and leadership roles. Four months back, he has given a task of leading Channel services sales team across APJ and actively working towards growing Dell’s presence in the Datacenter Solutions & Services. He has a very positive aura around him and his lateral thinking makes his team perform and deliver great results.
Bobby is an Electronics Engineer & Post Graduate in Management Studies from Welingkar university, Mumbai. When he isn’t working, he loves to take his bike out and go for a long off-road ride with his friends. On personal front, he is married to Priya and has a son & daughter – Rehaan and Samaira.
As services become key focus for Dell Channel business, Bobby has given a task of growing this business to a leadership position across the APJ markets.
Kylie has a proven management track record with more than 20 years’ experience in guiding technology and media companies through rapid and continuous growth.
Previously the Managing Director of AAP’s Agency Enterprise businesses for 11 years, and National Sales Manager at Fairfax Digital. She has served as Chairperson of All Together Now, is currently on the Advisory Working Committee for Squash Australia and is a Telstra Women in Business Awards judge. She holds an MBA from UTS Business School and is a graduate of AICD.
Senior Systems Engineer, SE Asia and Korea
Charles Chow is the vSAN Specialist Consultant for VMware’s business in Southeast Asia and Korea region and is based in Singapore. He has over 15 years of experience in the enterprise covering a range of technologies and services. At VMware, his main charter is to drive vSAN / HCI adoption across the region, while at the same time provide enablement, consultancy and evangelising VMware solutions around the storage and availability portfolio.
Through his career, he has held roles as an end-user, in professional services, presales engineering, business development, sales, technical management and as a do-it-all in a startup . Some of the notable organisations that he has worked for includes Walt Disney Animation, Brocade, Hitachi Data Systems, Siemens Enterprise Communications (Unify) and Rubrik.
He holds a Bachelor in Computer Science & Technology from the University of Sydney, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Cisco Internetworking from the University of Technology, Sydney
Solutions, Architectures & Engineering,
Global Partner Organization
Nirav Sheth is the Solutions, Architectures, & Engineering leader for the Global Partner Organization at Cisco. With a team of hundreds of channel leaders working with thousands of partners, Nirav’s organization leads partner enablement, capacity, technology strategy, and expanding routes to market. They also help partners build practice capabilities to bring Cisco solutions to market, and thus supports more than 90% of Cisco revenue. Nirav has participated in the World Economic Forum, and is a regular speaker at many industry events. Follow Nirav on Twitter @nsheth_ahimsa.
Head of DJI Business Development &
Ng Tian Beng
Senior Vice President & General Manager
Channels, Asia Pacific Japan
As Dell’s Senior Vice President and General Manager for Asia Pacific Japan, Tian Beng is tasked with overseeing the company’s overall channel business in the region. He has responsibility for Dell EMC’s business across the end to end portfolio with all channel partners. These partners include distributors, resellers, system integrators, service providers, etc.
Tian Beng joined Dell in 1998 and has held several senior management roles since that time. He most recently held the role of Senior Vice President & Managing Director, South Asia and Korea, where he was responsible for Dell’s business for both commercial and consumer customers in the region.
His past roles include being the General Manager for Singapore and Brunei, and also as the Director of Dell’s Global Accounts business with responsibility for Dell’s largest global customers throughout Asia-Pacific and Japan. He has also served as Enterprise Director for South Asia where he was responsible for Dell’s server, storage and networking lines of business.
He joined Dell after having worked for Sony Electronics Devices where he was responsible for sales of computer peripherals to OEMs and distribution channels in Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
Tian Beng is concurrently the site leader for the Dell Singapore operations since 2012. In this capacity, he leads overall site activities across all Singapore based functions for the company which includes worldwide procurement, global supply chain, design center, etc.
He plays an active leadership role in the Singapore IT community and has served in various leadership roles with the Singapore Infocomm Federation (SiTF) since 2007. He is currently the 1st Vice-Chairman at SiTF.
Tian Beng has a degree in Marketing from Santa Clara University in the United States and an MBA from University of Western Australia.
Koh Su Hock
Head of Channels, Dropbox South Asia
Su Hock leads the Dropbox Partner business for Asia region. In his current capacity, he assists partners and resellers in enablement and go-to-market activities for their customers in order to deliver the value of Dropbox’s best-in-class, highly secure collaboration platform to keep teams in sync and help to unleash the organisation’s creative energy. Prior to Dropbox, Su Hock has held various roles in Symantec and Intel over a two-decade period. His motivation is ensuring teams stay super productive and relevant in a highly dynamic globally connected economy.
Director-IoT and Embedded Solutions, APJC
Shashi’s Professional journey in Information Technology spans over two decades across varied Industries & verticals. In his current role, Shashi is driving IoT & Embedded Solutions business for Dell Technologies in APJC region. He has been leading the overall IoT strategy in close collaboration with Alliance Partners, ISV’s, Channels and System Integrators. His team’s approach on Edge-Core-Cloud framework and leveraging all the brands under Dell Technologies makes them unique and distinct in addressing the IT Infrastructure ecosystem involved in IoT & Embedded business.
Prior to this role, Shashi has been instrumental in leading OEM business and executed the growth plan of a niche portfolio for Dell Technologies in India and South Asia. OEM team’s core expertise is to address Business Objectives of Customers and enable them to expedite their GTM plan.
Before Joining Dell Technologies, Shashi has worked with Sun Microsystems, Novell, IBM, Wipro Infotech and NIS Sparta largely managing Public sector accounts across India in Regional and National Sales roles.
Shashi is an Arts Graduate from Delhi University and has a Post Graduate Diploma in International Business from Management Development Institute, Gurugram. He likes to travel with his wife and three kids and has specific interests in Aero-Modelling, Cooking and Outdoor Sports.
Global Senior Director, Cloud Service Provider, Citrix
Mr. Blanco is a seasoned business executive and entrepreneur, with over 30 years of domestic and international experience. During his career, Mr. Blanco held executive technical and channel sales and marketing positions at DCA, Micro Tempus, Verint, Ingram Micro, Eastern Airlines, Citicorp and FPL.
Currently, Mr. Blanco serves as the Global Senior Director for the Cloud Service Provider business at Citrix Systems (www.citrix.com). In this capacity, Mr. Blanco has senior management and P&L responsibility for the service provider business worldwide, which represents $150 million in revenue and growing at just over 30% annually.
In 2000, with the backing of private equity, Mr. Blanco founded Next Level, providing sales, marketing and analytics services to multi-national technology companies in the US, Canada, EMEA and Latin America. Next Level was sold to an international media conglomerate in May 2008.
Post Next Level, Mr. Blanco launched three new ventures: The Big Kaboom (www.thebigkabcoom.com), Pigs on the Roof (www.pigsontheroof.com) and ER Texting (www.ertexting.com).
Active in his community, Mr. Blanco is a supporter and volunteer at Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement, The Chapman Partnership, Casimiro Global Foundation and Children’s Home Society; also serving on the St. Brendan High School Board of Trustees. Active in the South Florida start-up community, Mr. Blanco provides business mentoring at StartUp FIU (www.startup.fiu.edu), Service Corp of Retired Executives (www.score.org) and Founders Institute (www.fi.co).
With a degree in Computer Science from Florida International University, Mr. Blanco is a frequent speaker at industry and business events, contributor to various publications and an active blogger on the topics of technology, routes to market and entrepreneurship.
Chief Executive Officer, Roambee
Sanjay Sharma is a strategic thought leader with an impressive 17+ years of entrepreneurial experience building technology startups from the ground up. As CEO of Roambee, he is responsible for leading the company’s vision, driving its worldwide business growth, and increasing Roambee’s value.
Sanjay has successfully co-founded and led two successful Silicon Valley technology startups – KeyTone Technologies, which was acquired by Global Asset Tracking Ltd and Plexus Technologies, which became an ICICI Ventures portfolio company. He has also been a part of the engineering teams at EMC, Schlumberger, and NASA.
Sanjay has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Bombay, and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from South Dakota State University.
APAC Corporate Sales, LogMeIn
Robert joined LogMeIn in April 2017, and leads the Corporate, Mid-Market and Channel business for Australia and New Zealand. He has spent 15 years working in technology sales, and leadership positions. He spent 2 years working with Hewlett Packard running their channel business for aaS, and 3 years at Staples where he ran Inside sales, Services, Operations and Licensing for their technology solutions division for Australia and New Zealand. Rob also spent 8 years with Dell in senior sales management roles, in Toronto and Ottawa Canada, Casablanca Morocco, and Sydney Australia, managing teams in all of the above, along with India and Malaysia.
Director – Distribution Business
Asia-Pacific, Qlik Singapore
Lakshmikanth Sundararajan is a senior business professional who has 23+ years of overall working experience primarily in the IT Industry, out of which the last 11+ years has been focused around the BI, EPM & Analytics software solution space. He is credited with having worked with some really large & medium enterprises to help them adopt analytics as a competitive edge for their businesses, having worked for organizations like HP, Gartner & SAP in the past prior to Qlik. He has considerable experience in devising & executing the sales strategy (both direct & indirect) for these organizations for the India market previously, and presently executing the Distribution strategy for Qlik in the APAC market. Lakshmikanth is presently based out of Singapore and thoroughly enjoys his free time trying to meet his 3-year old princess’ cute demands!
Consulting Systems Enginneer
APAC Cloud Data Services, NetApp
Jason Nai has significant professional experience in the IT industry with a focus on Data Centre and Data Management for the past 25+ years. He has technical expertise in Disaster Recovery Planning and Implementation, Backup & Recovery Strategy design, and Server and Storage consolidation and IT operations management.
International Channel Director
Gerald has been working for over twenty years in the IT industry, starting in GE’s insurance arm as their country manager. After working for GE for five years, his appetite for technology drew him to Dell, where he spent the next 12 years working across sales and marketing roles for the channel and direct customers. Over the last 4 years, he has been part of the huge success of LogMeIn, working with the business to develop a channel program that we builds on the outstanding product portfolio they have.
Dr. Joe Lin
GCR Lead, IoT Solution Architect
Products Devices and Solutions, Microsoft
Dr. Lin leads a team of talented IoT and cloud solution architects in Greater China region. He accelerates developing of repeatable vertical IoT and cloud solutions with IoT Device and OEM partners. The team focuses on verticals including manufacture, retails, building, energy, healthcare, and surveillance security. His expertise includes large cloud architecture, IoT, data mining, AI modelling, and media streaming. Prior Microsoft, Dr. Lin was in various technical and management leader roles for global and startup companies including Quanta Computer, Streaming21, and Apple. Dr. Lin received his doctor degree of computer engineering from University of Minnesota.
Teik Guan has many years of experience in designing and implementing security solutions for the Banking, Government and Enterprise market. He is well versed in the area of cryptographic and authentication security, and no stranger to business modelling, and venture building.
Prior to joining OneSpan, Teik Guan was the CEO and CTO of DS3 before it was acquired by Gemalto in 2012 and also serves a Venture Partner with EntrepreneurFirst.
Lincoln Jack Lincoln
Vice President, APJ
CloudBlue, an Ingram Micro Business
Lincoln Lincoln is CloudBlue’s Vice President for Asia Pacific & Japan; a post he has held since November 2017. In this role, Lincoln is responsible for CloudBlue’s strategic direction, business operations, sales, support & professional services across the APJ theatre – driving accelerated and sustained mutual growth with CloudBlue’s regional partners, as well as forming new partnerships across the ISV and Provider ecosystem.
Before joining CloudBlue, Lincoln was AppDirect’s Regional Director, Asia Pacific & Japan, responsible for their business and operations across the APJ geography. He built and led AppDirect’s fastest growing and highest performing region globally within 3yrs, forming new multi-million dollar partnerships with some of the region’s largest organisations.
Before joining AppDirect, Lincoln was EMC’s Practice Manager, Cloud Service Providers, Emerging Markets APJ, working with the leading Service Providers to maximise their Cloud Business success. Lincoln joined EMC in 2007, and has over 17 years’ experience in the IT industry. Prior to EMC, he was in range of sales and channel positions at Symantec and VERITAS in Australian and the UK.
Lincoln has an Honours degree in Business Administration from Kingston University in the United Kingdom.
General Manager IoT Device Experience Sales, APAC Region
Shirley Strachan is the General Manager of the APAC IoT Devices Sales and Marketing team. In this role, Shirley is responsible for building intelligent systems and solutions capability and driving sales and go to market execution with eco-system partners across the APAC region. Her team drives execution of digital business transformation with partners enabling them to develop solutions leveraging Azure cloud services to collect and analyze data, provide insights and drive intelligent actions that deliver value to their customers business.
In her 9+ years with Microsoft Shirley has held several leadership positions including, GM of the Acer Alliance, GM Toshiba Alliance, Sr. Director, Wipro Alliance. Immediately prior to Microsoft, Shirley was co-founder of Reflexis Systems, a successful retail solutions start-up and spent 6 years as VP WW Sales & Business Development. Additionally, Shirley had an 18-year career with Fujitsu where she held various positions including: Sales Director Local Government, driving sales and business strategy for Government solutions in the UK; VP GIS Pan-Caribbean, leading the Geographical Information Solutions for utilities network management and government land management projects and VP Sales for Retail Solutions Division across the Americas.
Her career spans 30+ years in sales, business development and strategy development leadership roles in the Technology Industry across multiple geographies.
Group Vice President
Sandra Ng is the Group Vice President heading IDC’s Asia/Pacific Practice Group. Based in Singapore, she is responsible for thought leadership and deep-dive insights and advisory content on IDC’s 3rd Platform disruptive pillars of Cloud, Mobility, Big Data Analytics, and Social along with C-suite (CIO, CMO, CEO, COO, CFO and CxO) research and tech buyer engagements as well as the Service Provider industry. In her role, she advises both tech buyers (CIO and LoB) and IT suppliers/enablers across the ICT marketplace.
As IT becomes the epi-center of our economy, IDC sees the intersection of Digital Transformation (DX) and the 3rd Platform’s Innovation Stage. Here is where we see governments, industries and consumers consuming the four technology pillars as well as increasingly the six innovation accelerators (Internet of Things or IoT, Cognitive Computing, 3D Printing, Robotics, Next-gen Security and Virtual/Augmented Reality). To this end, IDC created a portfolio of tech buyer/end-user research and methodology frameworks, the IDC DecisionScapes, to provide targeted advice in an increasingly complex and fast-paced marketplace.
Sandra leads a team of IDC’s senior analysts with collective expertise across the ICT industry. This team leverages the core research created by IDC’s Asia/Pacific Domain Research Group, through contextualizing the content and increasing its relevance for clients and their businesses. This value creation process enhances the proposition IDC brings to strategy, planning and market intelligence stakeholders. This unique delivery of research content also brings with it IDC’s thought leadership analysis and business executive insights for marketing, product management, sales and strategic leadership teams within the client’s organization.
Don Ri Yuen
Channel Financing Director
Don is the Channel Financing Director at Dell EMC in Singapore. He has a great passion in channel. Some of his channel deliverables across Asia Pacific & Japan include driving strategy, profitability growth & end to end Channel Financing EcoSystem for Dell PCaaS and Working Capital Solutions.
Sr. Director of Systems Engineering
DELL EMC Channel Presales, Asia Pacific and Japan
In the current role as leader for Presales team within DELL EMC Channel Business, Abhijit is responsible for Asia Pacific and Japan markets. Leading the dedicated team of technologist and portfolio architects for Channel Business, Abhijit is driving the adoption of DELL Technologies by customers through large community of Channel Partners. Abhijit’s presales team is responsible for driving key functions like Technical Enablement and Customer Facing activities for focus partners.
Prior to current role, Abhijit was the Director of Systems Engineering for DELL EMC India Enterprise division. He has rich IT industry experience of over 25 years, spanning the entire gamut of security, IT infrastructure management, storage technology to business continuity. He specializes in consulting and solution architecting skills. Prior to this, he held senior technical roles in NetApp and CA.
With advent of changes in industry caused by social, mobility, cloud and big data analytics, Abhijit is playing a key role in driving transformation projects within customer IT environments through key channel partners. He brings with him vital experience for various verticals like finance, telecom, manufacturing, rich media, government, education & research.
Asia Pacific Channel Leader for IBM Watson and Cloud Platform
Gajun Ganendran is the Asia Pacific Channel Leader for the IBM Watson and Cloud Platform business. Prior to this role, Gajun was the Asia Pacific Ecosystem Leader for IBM’s Cloud Object Storage business. Having had over 15 years of experience in leveraging technology to help drive business outcomes for organizations, Gajun currently leads the development of partners and the ISV ecosystem for IBM Watson and Cloud solution offerings.
Gajun began his career as a solutions consultant in Business Process Management technologies and later focused his career in Enterprise Content Management and Cloud infrastructure solutions, Gajun brings a diverse range of technology perspectives as well as a strong track record in delivering on business outcomes for both customers and partner alike.
CTO & New Routes Lead
IBM Asia-Pacific, Global Business Partners
Anton Lee is CTO and Head of New Routes to Market at IBM Asia-Pacific, Global Business Partners organization. He leads a team that’s focused on working with the ecosystem of New Business Partners that include Service Providers, ISVs and Embedded Partnerships that are engaged in a transformation journey building disruptive business solutions. His focus is to ensure their growth and scale by enabling access to IBMs cloud and cognitive solutions, accelerating partners’ time to market and enhancing their capabilities. His charter also includes managing the engagement and growth of hardware and software partners by helping them expand their ‘As a Service’ offerings in a new digital-centric landscape.
Anton is a recognized thought leader, an evangelist on progressive technology solutions and a transformative business coach. His experience in sales, marketing, channel management and professional services in both hardware and software across Asia, Australia, Europe and the USA adds to the diversity and perspective that’s essential to win in today’s changing technology landscape.
Senior Vice President & General Manager,
Asia Pacific & Japan,
Duncan Hewett is the Senior Vice President and General Manager for VMware’s business in Asia Pacific & Japan. In this role, Duncan is responsible for VMware’s sales, business strategy and services across the region. Duncan is adept in executing GTM strategy across a multi-product and multi-cloud platform supporting digital transformation of enterprises and believes that a customer centric behavior is critical for an organization’s growth.
Prior to this, Duncan was leading IBM’s Software business for Asia Pacific region. In his 29 year long career, Duncan has held several senior leadership roles across IBM’s business units, including Enterprise Sales, Acquisition Integration, Subscription & Support and Sales Operations. Duncan joined IBM’s software business through the acquisition of Lotus where he was the General Manager responsible for all sales, marketing and services in ANZ.
Duncan is passionate about diversity and inclusion in the workforce and drives the culture within the organization. Duncan graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. Duncan has three children and is based in Singapore.
Vice President, Cisco Architectures, APJ
Vish Iyer leads the Architectures Business in Asia-Pacific and Japan, which includes all the sales, solutions and engineering teams that are part of Cisco’s business units – Enterprise Networks & Software, Data Center, Collaboration and Security.
Vish is a 24-year veteran of the ICT sector and a networking expert. He has been with Cisco for 18 years, where he has successfully performed multiple engineering and sales roles across various geographies, including SE, CSE and RM, through to senior leadership positions.
In his previous role at Cisco as the Managing Director of Network Transformation Architecture for APJ Global Service Provider (GSP), Vish was responsible for driving the Core SP infrastructure business, with a charter to transform Mobile Broadband and Fixed Broadband deployments in both developed and emerging markets. Vish and his team have co-created a number of innovations in Mobile Backhaul, Network Automation and SDN/NFV use cases for SP customers that have met global market share gains and profitable growth.
Vish is passionate about building high performing teams and preparing the next generation of leaders. To this end, Vish collaborates extensively with INSEAD School of Business in Singapore, where he’s a frequent speaker in the Emerging Leaders Program. He has developed innovative case studies that are used in different programs in Singapore, as well as in other INSEAD schools across the world, such as in the United States, France and India.
Prior to joining Cisco in 1998, Vish worked at HCL Comnet for 5 years, where he was the regional lead for the system integration business in West/South of India.
Vish holds a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University.
Based in Singapore, Vish is passionate about reading, running, gastronomy and sports in his free time.
Sales Director, Intel Corporation’s Partner, Asia-Pacific and Japan
Josephine Lim is Intel Corporation’s Partner Sales Director in the Asia-Pacific and Japan region. She runs the 30,000+ strong Intel Partner Programs – Intel Technology Provider Program & Intel Solutions Alliance – to support the company’s compute and embedded solutions systems businesses in the channel, across the region. Josephine’s career at Intel also highlights a background in establishing and running Global channel programs for new businesses, managing the company’s APJ distribution strategies and engagement to grow its compute businesses, as well as delivering the company’s marketing initiatives to grow its diverse consumers in South-east Asia for Intel-based products.
Chief Operating Officer & Head of Sales Strategy & Operations Asia-Pacific & Japan, HPI
Rajiv Srivastava is Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Head of Sales Strategy & Operations for HP APJ. He leads all of HP’s end-to-end sales strategy, sales enablement, and key growth initiatives including SMB, Omnichannel, SI Alliances, as well as services and solutions in the region.
Prior to this role, Rajiv was Managing Director at HP India responsible for managing and growing HP’s computing, printing, solutions and services business. Under his leadership, HP delivered a well-rounded performance achieving leadership positions in every category across PC and Print – both commercial and consumer – in India. HP has been voted the Most Admired Technology Brand in the country by Brand Trust, the most preferred organisation to do business with by customers (Dataquest) and partners (VAR and DQ Channels).
Rajiv also demonstrated his vision for the future by spearheading our Digital India business unit and as a result secured and executed one of the world’s largest digital inclusion initiatives – distribution of laptop computers to 1.5 million students in the state of Uttar Pradesh. In a new outreach he has championed the cause of providing quality and affordable Healthcare and Education for the masses through a unique digital solution. HP India was recently recognised as Asia’s Greatest CSR Brand for 2016 by the Indo- Singapore Business and Social Forum 2017.
He first joined HP in 1997, and while he later moved to Microsoft for three and a half years, he returned to HP in 2010 as India’s Chief Operating Officer. In addition, Rajiv has held leadership positions at trade bodies such as Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Manufacturers Association of Information Technology (MAIT) and American Chamber of Commerce in India (AMCHAM).
Rajiv holds a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani and a Masters in Marketing from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi. He is based in Singapore.
Director of Global IoT,Ingram Micro
As the global head of IoT at Ingram Micro, Ben Xiang is responsible for the overall IoT strategy, solution development and execution across the company. Not only does he work with country leaders on local execution and go-to-market, he is also responsible for strategic initiatives with HNA Group, the parent company of Ingram Micro. Previously, Xiang was director of special projects for the office of the CEO, where he advised on key strategic initiatives and M&A. He was also part of the corporate development and strategy team that was involved in numerous key M&A transactions.
Head of Commercial Channel & SMB Business HP Asia Pacific and Japan
Jessie QUEK is the Head of Commercial Channel & SMB Business for HP in Asia Pacific and Japan. The vision of the Commercial Channel & SMB business segment is to position HP as a preferred vendor of choice to do business with in APJ. To achieve this vision, Jessie & her team will focus on delivering the best-in-class partners experience for profitable growth of our joint business. She will focus on four (4) key priorities, namely; partners enablement, enhancing partners engagement, creating excitement with partners and driving accelerated growth in the SMB segment.
Jessie has >25 years of experience in the IT industry, and has held various positions in general management with PnL responsibilities covering Worldwide, Asia Pacific region & country and, Go-To-Market initiatives, Channel Sales Management, End User sales & marketing.
Jessie recently returned to HPi after staying with HP for ~10 years. Prior to her current role, she was General Manager for Lenovo Singapore & her most recent role as Regional General Manager, Global Accounts at Lenovo, Central Asia Pacific region.
Jessie is a graduate from the University of London with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Upper Second Class Honours. She is a proud mother to her 25 year old daughter.
Director of Channels
Scott Morris, Vice President, Channels & Alliances, Inside Sales, Asia Pacific is responsible for developing strategic sales plans that will promote sales growth and customer satisfaction for the organization.
Tony Battaglia is an experienced channel professional with experience in a variety of technologies ranging from semiconductor and embedded solutions to full systems and wireless technologies. Mr. Battaglia has strong track record of building global channel programs and developing channel strategies that incentivize growth through partner support.
Vice President, Channels & Alliances, Inside Sales, Asia Pacific, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Scott holds a Bachelor Degree in Information and Computer Science from Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. With over 26 years of executive-level experience in the IT Industry, Scott is an accomplished sales leader who is adept at developing winning strategies that align to each individual Customer’s primary business drivers and challenges. This business value approach is underpinned through building and leading high performance sales, channels and marketing teams with sustained high customer satisfaction that drives consistent year-over-year revenue and partner growth across the Asia Pacific region.
Scott joins HPE from SimpliVity, where he had pioneered the growth of the SimpliVity business in APJ region. Prior to that, he has held sales leadership roles in NetApp, Dell, Compaq, and Silicon Graphics, specializing in business development through front line execution of both Direct and Channel led go-to-market selling models.
Scott’s background entails extensive experience in Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions incorporating Server, Networking, Virtualization technologies and Deep Storage Discipline including: Software Defined Storage, Converged & Hyper Converged Infrastructure, Managed Services, Capacity on Demand and Cloud / Hybrid Cloud models.
General Manager, Ansible at Red Hat
Justin is the GM, Ansible, Red Hat. He has spent a career helping organizations transform their IT environments by adopting new and making better use of existing technologies. Over his career, he has held both technical, sales, marketing and product leadership roles at a number of organizations, including Red Hat, where he ran a large services team. He resides in Raleigh, NC with his wife and children and tweets from @justnems.
Global Distribution Leader, Honeywell
Georgina Lamb leads the global distribution strategy at Honeywell and is committed to driving a rewarding and profitable value exchange for its partners. Understanding that markets and businesses are always evolving, Georgina seeks to apply over 20 years of experience in the industry to solve new challenges and capture new opportunities.
APAC Product Marketing Lead, Connected Enterprise Mobility Solutions, Honeywell
Freddy Fam is the APAC Product Marketing Lead for Honeywell’s Connected Enterprise Mobility Solutions. With 20 years in Industry, Freddy drives and manages the product portfolio from New Product Development and with breakthrough initiatives that increases market share and even creates new markets that leads to growth in sustainable revenue for the organization.
Dr Eng Lim Goh
Vice-President, Chief Technology Officer, High Performance Computing & Artificial Intelligence, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Dr. Eng Lim Goh joined SGI in 1989, becoming a chief engineer in 1998 and then chief technology officer in 2000. After acquisition, HPE appointed him vice president and chief technology officer for high performance computing and artificial intelligence. He oversees programs to develop the next generation computer architecture. His current research interest is in the progression from analytics, inductive machine learning, deductive reasoning and artificial specific to general intelligence. He continues his studies in human perception for user interfaces and virtual and augmented reality. In collaboration with NASA he is principal investigator of a year-long experiment, aboard the International Space Station, to operate high performance computers for long duration space travel – this won both the 2017 HPCwire Top Supercomputing Achievement and Hyperion Research Innovation Awards.
A Singapore Visionary Award recipient, Dr. Goh is a Scientific Advisory Board member of the National Research Foundation, Prime Minister’s Office. In 2005, InfoWorld named Dr. Goh one of the World’s 25 Most Influential CTOs. He was included twice in the HPCwire list of “People to Watch”; 2005 and 2015. In 2007, he was named “Champions 2.0” of the industry by BioIT World magazine, and received the HPC Community Recognition Award from HPCwire. Dr. Goh is a frequent industry speaker on innovations and their applications. His work for Stephen Hawking included an invitation, on his 70th birthday symposium, to introduce the work of the 2011 Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Professor Saul Perlmutter.
Before joining SGI, he worked for Intergraph Systems, Schlumberger Wireline and Shell Research. A Shell Cambridge University Scholar, Dr. Goh completed his PhD research and dissertation on parallel architectures and computer graphics, and holds a first-class honors degree in mechanical engineering from Birmingham University in the U.K. He has been granted six U.S. patents, with three others pending.
Business Development Director, Cloud, APAC, Red Hat
Anirban Mukherjee is Red Hat Asia Pacific’s Business Development Director for Cloud. In this role, he works with customers, partners and members of the Red Hat open source community to facilitate the adoption of Red Hat technologies such as Red Hat Open Stack platform, Red Hat Virtualization, Cloud Forms and Ansible in the region.
His work involves helping customers realise the potential of these technologies to develop practices that can help organization compete ef-fectively in an increasingly digital world, enable innovation for their businesses, drive agility and operational efficiencies. He works with Red Hat partners on training, enablement and market de-velopment. He acts as a conduit between clients, partners in the APAC region and global Product Management to influence the roadmap and commercial offerings that continuously exceed cus-tomer expectations. Anirban has over 15 years experience working in the IT industry, before joining Red Hat he was with AWS and HPE in various ANZ and Asia Pacific roles. He holds a Master of Engineering from the University of Technology, Sydney and pursuing MBA at the University of Cambridge, UK.
Thio Tse Gan
Executive Director, SEA Cyber Risk Leader, Deloitte SEA Risk Advisory
Tse Gan leads the Cyber Risk Services business in Singapore and Southeast Asia, and is responsible for managing consulting projects focusing in large scale events and the financial services industries. He is also the Lead Partner for delivery of consultancy services to the Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC) and the 28th SEA Games 2015 in Singapore. With almost 20 years of experience, Tse Gan also worked with big organisations on technology risks and cyber security risks.
Mr. Francis Choo
Vice President & Chief Country Executive, Ingram Micro, ASEAN & Hong Kong
Mr. Francis Choo serves as the Vice President and Chief Country Executive of Ingram Micro ASEAN & Hong Kong, and is responsible for the profit and loss of all countries in ASEAN and Hong Kong.
With more than 30 years of vast experiences in logistic and IT industries, Francis manages various portfolios and entities in Singapore and across the ASEAN countries. Prior to joining Ingram Micro in 1988, Francis began his IT career with IBM, followed by Dow Jones Telerate as its Country Manager and later, Group Deputy General Manager of Thakral Brothers.
Francis holds a First Class Honors in Bachelor of Science of Business Studies, a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a post- graduate Diploma in Materials Management. Francis also holds a degree in Master of Science, Education Management and a Master’s degree in Art Histories.
Chief Technology Officer, One Commercial Partner Group, Microsoft Corporation
Eduardo Kassner, is the Chief Technology Officer at the One Commercial Partner Group at Microsoft Corporation. His team is responsible to define the strategy and develop the programs to drive the technical capacity, practice development and profitability for the hundreds of thousands Microsoft partners worldwide. He has built up 27+ years of experience managing, architecting and designing complex IT environments, and connecting IT and Business Objectives in real life.
He has lead teams that actively helped international corporations and governments with these challenges in a direct and no-nonsense approach, combining structured frameworks with hard earned experience, linking discussions from technical all the way to business value with the ability to link the Microsoft technology stack to the way it can land and provide value in an enterprise or government environment. He recently co-wrote and published the Enterprise Cloud Strategy and Designed to Disrupt eBooks, both published by MS Press which have been downloaded over 300,00 times form the Azure.com web site. Eduardo has lead the teams that designed, hired and managed the Microsoft Cloud Architecture role and worldwide community, Cloud Adoption Frameworks, Operations Management, Automation, and Architecture Patterns.
He commonly speaks in conferences worldwide on the topics of: digital transformation, cloud adoption and strategy, cloud architecture best practices, public / hybrid / private cloud, operational efficiency, IT return on investment and total cost of ownership, and the overall Microsoft Platform.
Business Development Manager – Edge Computing & Racks Systems ( International – APJ, MEA & SAM), APC by Schneider Electric
Kiran Babu manages Business Development of Schneider Electric’s Rack systems & Edge computing in conjunction with Countries Sales & Solutions, design teams and works closely with customers in an advisory role, offering strategic counsel to help them successfully implement the right technical solutions for their IT Infrastructure. As a Business Development Manager, he provides subject matter expertise for Edge Computing – Converged Critical Infrastructure, Data Centre Infrastructure which includes Power, Cooling, Racks, Software & Services.
Kiran has gained over 18+ years of experience in Asia, MEA & SAM in Business Development, Enterprise and Channel Management.
CTO, IBM Watson Solutions, Asia Pacific
IBM Global Markets – Cognitive Solutions Unit Industry Platforms
As CTO for IBM Watson Solutions in Asia Pacifc, Dev lead the core AI platform technical team across the AP region for IBM. As a trusted technology expert, he specialises in emerging and innovative technologies with a strong focus on sustainable business value from them. Dev has nearly two decades of experience in architecting client solutions and is known for building diverse high performing technical teams across the Asia Pacific region. Dev is also a regular keynote presenter and panelist in conferences who also engage with analysts and the media on regular basis.
Executive Vice President, Global Cloud, Ingram Micro
Nimesh Dave serves as executive vice president, global cloud of Ingram Micro Inc., the world’s largest technology distributor and supply-chain services provider based in Irvine, Calif.
As a member of the Ingram Micro worldwide executive team, Nimesh is responsible for the overall strategic direction, sales growth and business development of the company’s global cloud business unit.
In addition to his cloud responsibilities, from September 2012 to August 2014 Nimesh had oversight for designing and implementing harmonized global business practices throughout the organization and architecting world-class solutions to meet Ingram Micro’s diverse customer needs. He also held interim responsibility and oversight of the company’s worldwide information and business systems from January to November 2013. He joined Ingram Micro in September 2012.
Before joining Ingram Micro, Nimesh served most recently as senior vice president, commercial operations, strategy and supply chain solutions and senior vice president Volume and Process for Tech Data Europe. While in this role, he led several major transformation initiatives and spearheaded the formation of a supply chain services division.
Prior to taking on the operations and strategy role, Nimesh held senior executive roles in Information Technology in the America’s and Europe, where he led major ERP, infrastructure and commerce application deployments.
Nimesh earned his Bachelor of Arts from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.
Executive Vice President and Group President of Asia Pacific, Ingram Micro
Mike Zilis serves as Ingram Micro Inc. Executive Vice President and Group President of Asia Pacific. In this role he’s responsible for driving the strategy and execution of Ingram Micro’s operations in the Asia Pacific market. He was named to this position in August 2016 and is based in Irvine, Calif. Since the beginning of 2018, Mike also oversees Ingram Micro’s “Internet of Things” global business and go-to-market strategy.
Prior to this role, Mike served as EVP and group president from July 2015 through July 2016, where he oversaw Ingram Micro’s US mobility business as well as Ingram Micro’s full operations in Latin American, Eastern European, ASEAN and Hong Kong markets. Mike served as EVP and president of Ingram Micro’s Latin America Technology Solutions business from January 2014 through June 2015, where he resided over all aspects of Ingram Micro’s core distribution business across the Latin American markets.
Before this, Mike was executive vice president of Asia Pacific, since August 2012. In this role, Mike was accountable for the region’s operations while also leading special regional projects, including the company’s recovery program in Australia and assisting with the integration of the company’s Middle East acquisition of Aptec.
Mike joined Ingram Micro in 2006 as senior vice president and corporate controller. In this capacity, he was accountable for the company’s financial planning and analysis, external and internal financial reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance efforts, long-term strategic planning, debt and finance structuring, financial due diligence and merger and acquisition work.
Prior to joining Ingram Micro, Mike was vice president and corporate controller for Avnet, Inc. for three years, where he was instrumental in leading the company’s cost-saving initiatives and efforts to streamline and add efficiency to ongoing processes. Mike began his career with 10 years in the commercial audit practice of Arthur Andersen LLP. He received his bachelor’s of science degree from Boston College.