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Senior CX Strategy Partner, Starhub
Andy is currently in StarHub, managing customer experience and satisfaction for broadband and TV products. In 2019, he was with Circles Life as Country Product lead managing the overall growth and revenue of the telco and partnership business.
Prior to this, he had a 9-year stint with Singtel spanning across product management, product marketing, growth, digital and partnerships. With mobile, he have led the launch of 4G with new subscription price plans in Singapore while this skill set brought me to Optus Australia to do the same. In 2015, he have led the broadband and home solutions business, turning it around to positive revenue growth by developing the hardware sales business. In 2018, he brought Netflix to Singtel and led the growth of the OTT Video business through CAST and many other partners like VIU, HOOQ, Amazon Prime.
Business Development & Established Products, Asia Pacific, Johnson & Johnson
Charlotte is a seasoned Marketing & Business Management professional with over 20 years of regional experience in consumer products. Developing marketing strategies, branding, product segmentation, developing omni channel marketing campaigns and understanding the customer journey experience are some key result areas. She has successfully developed and launched multiple products in various Asia Pacific markets through a well-executed go-to-market strategy.
Marketing Manager, Singapore University of Technology and Design
David is currently an Academy Fellow and Marketing Manager at SUTD Academy and has over 8 years of experience in the Education industry having worked in NUS and James Cook University in the marketing capacity. He believes in building brands through storytelling and enjoys helping small businesses on getting started on their online branding and he is also a speaker on topics such as digital marketing.
He graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Master of Science (Marketing & Consumer Insight) and have a Bachelor in Business (Marketing) from RMIT University. He is keen to help mentees who are interested in taking up roles of Marketing, Digital Marketing, and how they can get there.
NICHOLAS DOMINIC LIM
Assistant Manager, Video and Sound Marketing Division, Sony Electronics SG Pte. Ltd (SEA HQ)
With keen interest to lead teams in business turnarounds, Nicholas passionately leads regional audio product marketing at Sony, a Japanese multi-national conglomerate. Nicholas' globetrotter experience has brought him to places as far as Sri Lanka, when he was assigned to develop the potential in emerging markets, as well as an expatriate stint in Malaysia.
He taps on data analytics and financial management as part of modern marketing techniques. Well-versed with personality tools like Gallup CliftonStrengths, he enjoys doing career mentoring in his free time.
Senior Digital Product Owner, Yara
Sally has always been passionate about improving the quality of life of an individual with products through storytelling. She is a relentless digital strategist who has run her own Start-up (e-commerce and digital consultancy), She has also lead Product Innovation and Growth Hacking projects in the Digital Transformation Office of various industries (Telco, Retail, Insurance and Digital Farming).
Being a strong advocate of Design Thinking, Agile, Content and Performance Marketing, she has implemented numerous marketing campaigns with the 'cross-pollination' approach. These successful outcomes give her tremendous joy and fuel her motivation to keep running in the ever-changing digital world.
marketing. advertising. comms. pr
Assistant Director, Youth Engagement, National Youth Council
David Tay is an assistant director in the National Youth Council (Singapore). He leads a team that leverages digital engagement platforms to enable youths to play an active role in society by lending their voice and be empowered to take ground-up action.
Prior to joining the National Youth Council, David worked with Singapore Press Holdings specialising in digital product development, and with the Ministry of Education as an educator focusing on education technology. Beyond work, David has also volunteered with the National Trades Union Congress as a Union leader.
Assistant Director, National Environment Agency
Desmond is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in the semiconductor and government sectors (e.g. Micron, SPRING, MCI, NEA). He is skilled in Project Management, Strategic Planning, Quantitative Analysis and Team Leadership.
He is a strong consulting professional with a Master of Science (M.Sc.) focused in Electrical Engineering from NUS.
Development Partner (Startup Development), Enterprise Singapore
Marcus Wong is currently with the Startup Development Division in Enterprise Singapore, seeking to grow the Singapore startup ecosystem. He is also part of the Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE), and serves in EDGE. Finally, he's a Startup Scout with Amazon Web Services to support early-stage tech startups.
Before that, he was in the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, looking at industry development for the aviation sector and drones industry. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, he joined Alpha to Omega, an education startup, as employee number one. While in university, he co-founded The Basement Cafe with four friends.
He is currently pursuing his MSc (Economics) in Singapore Management University (SMU) and MBA in Quantic School of Business & Technology. He graduated with a BSc (Economics) from SMU.
Assistant Head, Sector Workforce Development, Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS)
Currently working in the area of policy development at the statutory board MUIS, Rabi'ah has gone through three career transitions in her 14-yr career. She started out with MOE, serving out her bond as a teacher and the curriculum planner. She then moved on to become an environmental educator at international NGO Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), including a 1-yr stint in the Malaysia office, where she worked with schools to enhance their environmental education efforts. She rejoined the public sector and started work at Muis in 2014, where she is currently leading efforts to upskill and professionalise the Muslim religious sector. Based on her own experiences and struggles, she is passionate about helping youth to chart their career journeys.
RONNIE ANG YAO LONG
Assistant Director, Enforcement, Monetary Authority of Singapore
Ronnie has legal experience in both the private and public sectors. Before his current role in MAS, he was a commercial litigation lawyer in private practice. Now, he works in MAS’ enforcement department, going after those who flout financial regulations.
Vice President, HR for Digital & Tech, NTUC Enterprise
Andy is currently working as Vice President, HR for Digital & Tech at NTUC Enterprise where they are driving the digital transformation cross the NTUC Social Enterprises. Before joining NTUC Enterpriese, Andy was working with Shopee, the leading E-commerce startup in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, as its Technical Program Manager and he managed product development in Shopee's HQ. Prior to Shopee, Andy spent a few years building Enterprise Security products with IBM BigFix, the global leading endpoint management solution. And before joining BigFix, he was building and managing Online Travel Agency (OTA) products with Forecepts. Andy is married and has two young kids. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from NTU and a Master of Technology in Knowledge Engineering from NUS. Andy would like to share with you about opportunities in product management, product development, and digital and tech field.
Technical Services Consultant (Infocomm Security), GovTech
Jonathan works to better protect and secure systems, networks and infrastructure for the Public Service. He works to build awareness around good cyber hygiene practices and protect the organization against new threats in this evolving digital world.
Jonathan gained his experiences prior in organizations such as Microsoft, Dimension Data, BMW and RWS and is fortunate to have lived and worked in places like USA, Vietnam and Thailand. He enjoys discussing ideas and volunteering for social causes around the areas of Education and Social Empowerment.
Ultimately, he believes everyone can succeed in life, and his goal is to help people find their distinctive definition of success and support them in their journey to achieve it.
Head of Singapore, Snapask
Kelly is a mother, a manager, and a dreamer. She is passionate and advocates “everyone can move the world forward" through collaboration and innovation. She loves to be the catalyst for business and create value to companies and customers.
With more than 17 years of experience in engineering, product management, marketing and business, she was an engineer in the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturer, travelled to more than 18 countries before turning 30. She was Best Employee at the global top mobile phone company, in charge of more than US$100 million revenue. She was also an IBMer, leading the Smarter Finance project for the largest Taiwanese commercial bank. She hustled between startups and corporates, a product owner of one of the largest social entertaining platforms in ASEAN, fundraised more than $20 million and digitised and managed the largest loyalty platform in Singapore, with more than 90% household penetration rate.
Kelly is now Head of Singapore at Snapask, an EdTech company to make education more effective, personalised and accessible to everyone.
LIANG SOR LING
Code Mentor, Computhink KIDS SG
Sor Ling is a code mentor and she teaches kids coding. She have worked in the IT industry for over 20 years, most of the time spent on software development projects. She graduated from Ngee Ann Polytechnic with a Computer Studies Diploma. Then she went to NUS and got her Computer Science Degree. She spent 13 years with one of ST Engineering company. In ST, she started as a software developer, and over the years she took on more responsibilities. She was a Technical Consultant when she left ST. She have worked in "dot com" companies (in year 2000), SMEs and large corporation like ST Engineering. She have worked in both private (SMEs or SGX listed company) and public (Government job) sectors.
"How many jobs have she had?", you must be wondering. "Talk to her, and she will tell you." She loves coding, and she knows about 25 programming languages (and counting).
Technical Pre-Sales Consultant, Automation Anywhere
Shermin has 6 years of experience in the digital transformation industry, specialising in Robotic Process Automation, SaaS Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Digital Asset Management. She is a currently a Technical Pre-Sales Consultant with Automation Anywhere where she evangelizes the use of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to help organisations reduce costs/risks and increase speed, accuracy & compliance.
Prior to joining Automation Anywhere, she was with Veeva Systems where she served a trusted advisor for her pharmaceuticals clients, leading stakeholders in global/regional transformation projects and the rapid implementation of cloud solutions to enable their multichannel sales & marketing strategy. Prior to joining Veeva, she worked for Accenture where she rolled-out a multi-million social service case management project. In her personal capacity, Shermin is a lifelong learner with passion for people development and public speaking. She is a trained Career Consultant who volunteers her time as an Alumni Mentor at Singapore Management University, and serves as the President of her Toastmasters Club.
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CHUA SZE SIONG
School Counsellor, Ministry of Education
Sze Siong is in the line of work that makes a difference in people's lives. He works with children aged 6 to 12, colleagues from 25 to 65 and parents to grandparents. Thus, he is very experienced in working with people from all age group. Most importantly, he works in a system where he is not alone and teamwork is utmost importance in his line of work.
He has experience in teaching and learning, and now he specialised in counselling. He looks forward to share and journey aside with you for your career.
Senior Career & Guidance Counsellor / Hwa Chong Institution
Sarrah started a career in the Hotel line where she feels gave her a very strong foundation in handling difficult people. Keen in making a more impact with the younger crowd, she took a leap of faith and moved to the Education Industry where she guides young adults to making sound decisions for their future, be it local, overseas education or into the workforce. She felt that the soft skills she has learnt and developed in the hotel line were so versatile that it made the switch easy for her, and believes that everybody too has that opportunity. She started running her own site at theeducation-pro.com to give information access to those who need it the most. Having helped over hundreds of students since her switch to Education, she aspires to make an even greater impact by sharing her knowledge and life experiences to adolescents looking for directions.
Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF)
Andrew's personal mission is to empower individuals to fulfill their career aspirations. Currently living his mission as a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), he brings 8 years of professional experience in career coaching and training. He is an Award-Winning Career Coach and has worked with over 2,000 youths and individuals, supporting them in their journey to achieve their career goals.
Andrew has successfully designed and delivered career programmes for Young NTUC Youth Career Network. He has also facilitated Career Interest, Job Search, Resume and LinkedIn workshop for more than 6 public and private universities.
Business Management Support, Singapore COO Office, DBS Bank
Bryan has 12 years of experience in Banking and Finance. He started his career as a Graduate Talent and spent 4 years in Wealth Management Operations. Subsequently, he decided to make a career switch in 2012 to pursue his passion in the Learning & Development domain. In Oct 2019, he moved to the Singapore COO Office, to support the strategy and planning of the DBS SG franchise. For most of his career (7 years), he was a Learning & Development professional with DBS Bank. He had multiple roles in the L&D team, which includes being a Business Learning Partner, Design and Development Specialist and Curriculum and Training lead for all Graduate programmes. His roles enabled him to implement organization wide learning initiatives, including leading the digital curriculum within the organization. His career mantra is “always keep an open mind, to continually grow and consistently seek new challenges”.
Assistant Manager, HR Business Partner – Industrial Relations, Inchcape Singapore
Eugene holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Plymouth, having studied Maritime Business and Maritime Law. Eugene has spent over nine years working across various sectors of the maritime ecosystem and has accumulated experiences in both the public and private sectors. Eugene started his career with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). During his four-year stint with MPA, Eugene championed the development of a competency and training framework, a progressive training and career advancement model for Vessel Traffic Officers. He was also secretariat to the Port’s Welfare Committee for Seafarers, and Tripartite Maritime Manpower Taskforce for Seafarers, given his organisational skills.
Following his stint in the public sector, Eugene joined the Singapore Organisation of Seamen, a trade union promoting and advancing the rights of seafarers, as their Manager of External & Industrial Relations. He is involved with negotiation on employment conditions of seafarers through Collective Bargaining Agreements and represents seafarers in voicing their concerns at local and international tripartite meetings at the International Labour Organization.
Eugene is currently working as a Human Resource Business Partner, specialising in industrial relations, for a European MNC in the automotive trade. However, his passion for the maritime world and connections he had built over the last nine years has kept him well connected and informed of the industry.
Senior HR Executive, Hitachi Chemical (Singapore)
Ezra’s past work experiences include working as a Photographer and Education & Career Counsellor with MOE. Currently, he is serving as a HR practitioner in policy drafting. Ezra’s passion is in helping people around him to find a career that serves their life goals and he is deeply interested in youth unemployment issues in particular.
Regional Manager, HR Learning and Development, APAC
Jason has over 12 years of L&D experience, specialising in workforce leadership, capability and competency development in the Engineering, Shipbuilding, Logistics & Supply Chain, Construction and Manufacturing sectors. His passion for quality, excellence and personnel development, provided him numerous opportunities to design and deliver structured workforce training and competency development, manage and execute various people engagement, culture and mindset development initiatives and delivering various leadership development programs to support organisational training, learning and talent development initiatives.
Career Coach (CAP, SDCC, DACE), e2i
Joyce Lim is a certified career coach (e2i) with more than 10 years of working experience in Human Resource Management across public, education and healthcare sectors as a HR Generalist and HRBP. She assists many individuals to advance / shape their career journey, and provide job search to PMET and RnF job seekers.
Education and Career Guidance, Ministry of Education
Matthew Soon has more than 2 decades of Human Resource Development experiences with both the private and public organisations in sectors such as maritime, land transport, social service and education. His expertise in HRD, both as a practitioner and in managerial roles covers the learning and development, organisational capability development, talent management and performance management. His passion is to be the enabler, one can rely upon on matters of personal development, professional growth or even to construct one’s personal meaning in life.
Head of Talent Management, Learning and Development Asia Pacific, Puma Energy Asia Pacific
Lillian is an experienced Development Lead in Talent Management, Career Development, HR Consulting, Coaching, Leadership Development and Talent Acquisition. She is familiar with start up operations and is a seasoned learning practitioner with a solid and proven track record in organizational design and consulting, project and change management. Passionate about people development, she coaches and mentors leaders within organizations. Throughout her career journey, Lillian has worked in industries such as Retail, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Telecommunication, Information Technology, Logistics, Oil and Energy. She believes that life's too short not to be authentic and have fun.
Technology Recruiter, DBS Bank
Norvan works in the HR function of the banking industry, particularly looking after recruitment in the technology division. Thus uniquely placed to advise and share on possible career options, emerging trends, and tips from the employer perspective on one of the most dynamic and exciting sectors that is facing disruption and on the cusp of digital transformation.
Senior Client Partner, Lee Hecht Harrison
Rachel started her HR career when she was just 17 years old. An ENFJ Millennial. 10 + years in Human Resources both externally & internally. She is currently a Senior Client Partner at Lee Hecht Harrison where she acts as a HR advisor to her clients who are normally CHROs/ HR Directors from SMEs - MNCs to transform an entire workforce, improve the effectiveness of leaders or teams, or simply help one person succeed or transition in their careers. She is passionate about helping people , mentoring especially the youth and is a dog lover.
Manager, Human Capital Development, Certis Cisco
Ronnie Low experienced the working life in both public and private sectors, specialising in community engagement, events management and training. Recently, he made a slight career switch to Human Resource, under the Learning and Development umbrella. Through his career switch, he specialises in L&D, currently doing Talent Management in his current company.
Senior HR Business Partner, Applied Materials
Samir is commercially focused senior HR leader with strong international HR experiences in HR Business Partnering, Staffing, Compensation & Benefits, HR Analytics, Contingent Workforce Management and Mergers & Acquisitions. Samir has been working internationally (India, USA, China, UAE, South East Asia) in different roles within top-notch multinational companies (Bayer, Honeywell, Dyson, General Electric Aviation) who are market leaders in their sectors viz. Pharmaceuticals, Specialty-Chemicals (Material Science) Automation & Control, Aerospace & Aviation, R&D, Consumer Durables and currently with Fortune 500 Semiconductor Material Engineering Company Applied Materials.
TAN YEE SIN
Head of HR, Edenred
Yee Sin brings with her more than 10 years of HR experience, with key expertise in Talent Acquisition, Compensation & Benefits and Talent Management. In her current role as Head of HR, she leads and delivers the people agenda – creating strategy and an execution plan for all people related topics, as well as partnering with business leaders to ensure the people strategy meets the business requirements.
Her previous experiences include being actively involved in campus engagement and management of young talent programs where she coached young talents to discover their potential, successfully improved employer branding and built up a strong talent pipeline for the organizations she has worked for.
Her HR experience spans across various industries from consumer goods, IT, real estate to market research.
Career Coach and Development Specialist, Ingeus Singapore
Passionate about shaping lives’ to shape a positive society, have vast experiences in the local and overseas educational institutions, social services and organization development work. Receiving first training in the field of engineering, and later to read applied positive psychology, is a forward thinker with a keen sense of curiosity and love for learning, Theresa constantly breaks the dimensions in the subjects she engaged at work and life.
Strategy & Distribution Consultant, Insurance Consulting & Technology, Willis Towers Watson
Juliana started her corporate career in the banking and insurance industry, working with local banks and MNCs. With over 15 years of industry experience, she has taken on various roles across different business functions, revolving around training and leadership development, sales and project management, customer service, digital implementations, and financial advisory. In her current consulting role with WTW, she works with clients across the region of Asia Pacific.
PAY LEON KHEE
Multi-Asset Product Executive, Schroder Investment Management
Leon Khee is an Asset Management professional with 5 years of experience in various functions in Technology, Distribution, Digital Transformation, and Product. He is a CFA charterholder and graduated Cum Laude from Singapore Management University with a degree in Business Management, majoring in Finance. He has travelled to 26 countries, and lived / worked in Netherlands and London. This fall, he will head back to school to do an MBA at NYU Stern School of Business.
Leon Khee also writes articles about personal finance and investing at itpaystoinvest.com
Audit Manager, Deloitte Singapore's Audit and Assurance Department
Ruixian was a Manager with Deloitte Singapore's Audit and Assurance department. He graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelors of Accountancy (Honours) under a scholarship by Deloitte. In the course of his work, Ruixian has performed and led audits of listed companies, large private conglomerates, as well as an initial public offering.
Ruixian was recently accepted into INSEAD's MBA programme, due to start in August 2020. He keeps himself busy in the interim with a pre-MBA role in a local boutique management consulting firm.
Country Manager, Wantedly Singapore
Andrew is passionate about building ecosystems to help people help others. Before joining Wantedly, Andrew co-founded a Social Enterprise, The Shiok Collective, served as Head of Southeast Asia at BeMyGuest, and was Investment Director at One Belt One Road Venture Capital. Having accumulated international experience in his entrepreneurial journey, Andrew gives back by mentoring startups and speaks at conferences in the region.
Andrew is also the Immediate Past President of the University At Buffalo (UB) Alumni Singapore Chapter and now sits on the Board of Directors for UB Alumni Association which has over 200,000 members globally.
As a lifelong die-hard Liverpool FC (LFC) fan, Andrew harbours a secret ambition to be the Manager of LFC one day, on top of his aspiration to be a Social VC / Impact Investor to further his passion of helping people by building ecosystems.
ASEAN Chemical Business Manager, ExxonMobil
Timothy has 8 years of industrial experience in oil and gas, and automation and instrumentation system. He has been in the chemical industry with different job functions such as process optimization engineer, business and product manager, and specialise in IOT, digital marketing, customer and data analytics, and simulation and techno-commercial tender negotiation. Timothy graduated with an honours degree in chemical engineering, and went on to pursue an MBA in Cardiff Metropolitan University.
CHRISTOEFEL CHAMP CHAYADI
Lead, Digital Strategy & Transformation, Circles.life HQ
Christoefel believes that our educational background does not determine your success and ability to make an impact. He is an award-winning digital strategy and transformation experts, trusted by industry leaders such as TOP 25 CTO in the world (Venmo), Mckinsey and BCG. His craft is focusing on strategizing organization digital expansion and transformation, international expansion (APAC), disrupting regulated industry, and empowering SME through technology. Prior to that, he was Strategy & Planning in Alibaba-owned shopping platform Lazada where he optimized the logistics supply chain and integrate with Alibaba-owned Order Management System. Early in his career as Development Associate in Garena Online, Southeast Asia's Largest Internet and Mobile Platform (Forbes, 2016) was the engine behind 20,000+ cyber cafes acquired in Indonesia and the smooth customer experience in Shopee Mobile early-stage. Altho biotech lab and dating with bacteria isn't his expectant future, he won a research award from the Ministry of Education and Culture back in 2012.
DANNI JAY LUKE DANIS
Danni Jay Luke Danis is a Management Consultant who’s a Chartered Accountant (ACMA, CGMA, CPA) and Project Management Professional (PMP ®️) by training. He started his career in the Big4 and subsequently ventured out into the Management Consulting space. His experience covers a wide variety of areas such as Analytics, Business Process Improvement, Corporate Governance, Digital & Technology, Risk Management and Project/Program/Portfolio management.
Head of Strategy, Eezee
Shawn's wields a unique blend of corporate experiences in Strategy, Regional Marketing, Client Services, and Business Development. As the Head of Strategy at Eezee, Shawn's key focus is to be a strategic thinking partner with clients, driving client organisational strategy through the marriage of traditional and digital approaches to better meet market demands. Internally, Shawn’s main goal is to ensure Eezee is positioned at the forefront by building business frameworks and talent strategies to support global growth and expansion plans.
Division Sales Director Asia, Jacobi Carbons AG Singapore Branch
Jason graduated from USM, Penang Malaysia in Industrial Technology (Major Food Tech), and currently reside in Singapore. He started his career in an engineering firm (Konzen) as Sales Engineer in 2006, then promoted to Senior Sales Engineer in 2008. In 2009, he joined Veolia Water Group (JB) and transferred to Singapore in 2011 as Regional Sales Manager SEA in PICA- subsidiary of Veolia Water. Jason is currently holding Sales Director Asia RESINEX position in Jacobi Group, under Osaka Gas.
NURA MOHD NOOR
Practice Leader, EUI, Lincoln Talent Pte Ltd
Nura is a dynamic and result-oriented seasoned recruiter with over 13 years of technical & commercial recruiting experience, focusing on Senior Level & Professional positions. She is dedicated and specialized in the Energy & Infrastructure Industry space, consulting predominantly in Southeast Asia. As a recruiter, she takes pride in ensuring that placements are a strong matches for all parties. She prefers in finding a suitable job for the job seeker in the industry rather than floating their CV across to the hiring manager without having the understanding of his/her suitability for the role. She is truly a believer of finding the right person not only fits for the company and the hiring manager but also for the team that they will be working with.
energy & chemicals
CHIA CHEE YONG
Vice President, Ecosystem Partnerships & Portfolio Management, UOB
Chee Yong collaborates with digital ecosystem partners (e.g. Ecommerce, FinTech) and internal stakeholders to reimagine banking and create new business value for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through innovative banking initiatives. He also devises customer portfolio strategies, conducts customer analytics and manages portfolio to seize opportunities for growth and retention.
Outside work, Chee Yong serves as a career mentor for undergraduates in the NUS University Scholar Program, Manchester Business School and NTUC Youth Career Network and as a business mentor for start-up entrepreneurs at Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE).
Investment Manager, ST Telemedia
Tomithy is a strategic investor of growth-stage technology companies in the Cybersecurity, IOT, Big Data and Software Defined Infrastructure space. In his personal capacity, he also acts as a business strategy mentor to start-ups and social enterprises. Tomithy believes in supporting socially conscious and impactful organisations for the betterment of society.
LEE KENG LEONG
Deputy Director, Outreach Operations, Agency for Integrated Care
As Deputy Director, Keng Leong is part of the team at Silver Generation Office to serve our Merdeka and Pioneer generation seniors. Previously with Fairprice Online, his areas of responsibilities include Omni-channel deployment and business strategy. Through his entrepreneurial experiences with Bumbox Logistics, he is able to be a change agent to plan and execute green field projects. Keng Leong has accumulated commercial experience in shipbuilding, finance, and logistics for the marine sector. He has also succeeded in maintaining a good business network in Asia. Keng Leong has been a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) since 2012.
NG WEI BENG
Senior Regulatory Affairs Executive, Biosensors Interventional Pte Ltd
Wei Beng is an experienced researcher-turned regulatory affairs specialist in medical devices. He has a strong research professional experience of over 10 years working in a MNC focusing on product and measurement/instrumentation development and new business creation. Originally trained in electronic and chemical/materials engineering, he later made a mid career switch to biomedical sciences. He currently enjoys working at the intersection of biomedical science and engineering. Wei Beng is also skilled in Research and Development (R&D), Engineering Management, and Cross-functional Team Leadership.
HEALTHCARE & E-commerce
Patent Agent, Marks & Clerk Singapore LLP
Before stepping into the IP industry, Anni had worked in research and in scientific equipment sales. Anni works as a trainee patent agent in Intellectual Property (IP). IP is a blend of technology, business and law. She recommends those who are interested in this areas to consider a career in IP. Anni's main job is helping clients apply for patents. Patent agents start by writing the patent specification, describing the invention in detail, and what the clients want to protect. We need to communicate daily, with inventors, clients, examiners and foreign agents. Sometimes we are also involved in design or trademark registration. Besides patent agents, there are many other roles in the IP industry to suit people of all backgrounds and skills, e.g. patent examination, IP valuation, IP portfolio management.
SOBHITH K HARIHARAN
Team Leader - Engineering Systems | Gas Technology, Lloyd’s Register
Sobhith currently leads the Engineering Systems team in South Asia Technical Support Office, based in Singapore. He is also Lloyd's Register’s (LR) regional lead for gas technology aspects in South Asia as part of the South Asia & Middle East Marine and Offshore team. He leads service delivery of clean energy projects on LNG/LPG maritime transportation, Novel Fuel Technologies (LNG, LPG, Ammonia, Hydrogen), LNG bunkering facilities and Floating Storage & Regasification Units (FSRU).
Sobhith has been working with Lloyd’s Register for 14 years and has held various positions with the organization. He has worked in LR offices in Korea, Singapore and London with involvement in first FLNG (Prelude) project as well as first series of ice class LNG carriers. Since 2015, he has been heading the engineering systems team in South Asia and has dealt with a variety of new building projects including offshore supply ships, gas fuelled vessels, LNG/LPG tankers, naval vessels and offshore installations. Sobhith received his degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Glasgow, U.K. He also holds an MBA from Singapore Management University, Singapore.
Senior Security Analyst, An Security Pte Ltd
Junhao is currently a Senior Security Analyst at AN Security. He evaluates the correctness and effectiveness of security functions of IT products such as firewall, VPN, disk/file encryptors, secure email, etc, as well as the security of their corresponding product development life-cycle. The purpose of security evaluation is to offer assurance to consumers that the security functions of IT products are sound. Junhao began his career in the Navy in 2002. Seven years later, he transited to the engineering industry to pursue his childhood passion in engineering. Since 2009, he endeavoured in the area of embedded system security development/evaluation while working at Infineon, Intel, Singapore Technologies, UL, PCS Security and AN Security. He was fortunate to discover his passion in engineering at a young age, therefore, he hopes, through the mentoring process, he can help others to discover their own passion too.
Staff Engineer, Seagate
Aravind has about 13 years of experience in the storage sector and making designs successful through the use of computer aided engineering. He started his career with an internship and progressed with design roles, culminating in his current role as a lead engineer.
Co-Founder & Director of Operations, Innowave Tech Pte. Ltd.
Michelle has over 22 years experience in semiconductor industry, working on CIM and Fab information integration and upgrade, automation, productivity and cycle time improvement. As Head of the manufacturing department, she successfully led her department to achieve 9% productivity improvement through automation. One of her success story was to lead integration and upgrading of fab systems, to retire 80 legacy systems and converge to one unified and high efficient platform.
She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Materials Engineering from Nanyang Technological University.
LEE WEE TECK
Analytics – Associate Director, Publicis Media
Wee Teck leads the SEA regional analytics team at Publicis Media and delivers projects for clients in different industries and domains. He is deeply passionate about solving business problems with data analytics and strongly believes that data analytics is more about deriving actionable insights for the business than purely creating models or algorithms. Having spent the earlier part of his career in roles spanning operations, business and process management, Wee Teck traverses easily between technical and non-technical domains and often acts as a bridge between business and data teams.
Principal Analyst, Changi General Hospital
Srinath works as a principal data scientist at Changi General Hospital (CGH) and leads data analytics efforts at health services research, CGH. He is keen on solving business problems, preferably in the healthcare domain, with data analytics. Having involved in a full cycle of data science projects enables him to talk to clients in business terms to understand their requirements and having rich experience in areas like data mining, computational modelling, multivariate statistics, etc. helps in translating business needs to technical terms to his team.
He is also deeply passionate about mentoring students and staff and has over 10 years of experience in mentorship of students of various levels (Secondary school, JC, Poly and University).
KIA JIE HUI
Principal Sustainability Strategist, Forum for the Future