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Tony Fernandes

Tony Fernandes

Group CEO, AirAsia

Anthony Francis Fernandes is a Malaysian entrepreneur. He is the founder of Tune Air Sdn. Bhd., who introduced the first budget no-frills airline, AirAsia, to Malaysians with the tagline "Now everyone can fly". Fernandes managed to turn AirAsia, a failing government-linked commercial airline, into a highly successful budget airline public-listed company. He has since founded the Tune Group of companies. He is also the majority shareholder of Queens Park Rangers Football Club.

Vikas Agarwal

Vikas Agarwal

Chief Technology Officer, Head of Engineering, Grab Financial

Vikas Agrawal is the Chief Technology Officer and Head of Engineering at Grab Financial. Based in Grab’s Bengaluru R&D Center, he leads the GrabPay engineering teams across three of Grab’s six R&D centers (Bengaluru, Jakarta and Singapore) to build a safe, seamless, secure, and universally accepted mobile payment solution for both online and offline spend.

Vikas has deep payments expertise, having spent over two decades of experience in senior engineering positions in India’s premier startups in the payments, financial services, e-commerce, and enterprise software space. He has a strong track record of leading multiple startups to grow into successful mid to large organisations through building strong product engineering teams.

Most recently, Vikas was Head of Engineering for Payments and Financial services at Paytm, India’s largest mobile payment and commerce platform.

Vikas is passionate about making financial inclusion a reality to more people in Southeast Asia. He joined Grab with the goal of uplifting 640 million lives through building up the GrabPay mobile wallet, which is a leading payments platform in the region.

Feon Ang

Feon Ang

Vice President, Talent Solutions and Learning Solutions, Asia Pacific and China
LinkedIn

Feon is the Vice President of LinkedIn’s Talent Solutions and Learning Solutions, based in Singapore. In this role, she oversees the business and performance for both lines of businesses in Asia Pacific and China.

An accomplished, and award-winning business executive, Feon is responsible for the strategic architecting, acceleration and expansion of business across the region. Having been with Linkedin for over six years, Feon has delivered consistent results, with a keen focus on driving great performance and revenue goals through strategy, sales and cross functional collaboration.

Feon has a demonstrable track record of more than 25 years in formulating business strategy, driving organizational transformation, process improvement, team building and profit/loss enhancement. Well known for her strong leadership skills, Feon is equally passionate about nurturing talent and takes an active interest in building and empowering high-performance teams to deliver outstanding results.

Prior to LinkedIn, Feon spent more than 13 years at Gartner in various leadership roles. Her last role was Regional Vice-President, where she oversaw relationships with strategic client accounts across the Asia Pacific region. She was also instrumental in setting up offices in the region, including the Southeast Asia emerging markets and China.

Feon holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

To view Feon’s detailed profile, click on: https://sg.linkedin.com/in/feonang

Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell

Futurist

Chris Riddell is one of Australia’s most sought after futurists, and award-winning industry recognised keynote speaker on digital. He is also a renowned strategist and global emerging trend spotter for businesses and leaders in today’s disrupted world.

Chris Riddell is a senior advisor to businesses across industry verticals, with consulting expertise across the technology, transportation, manufacturing, healthcare, finance and communications sectors. He is a current board member of the Museum for Australian Democracy at Eureka, and writes columns for online digital agencies and corporations, providing deep insights into the world of digital, disruption and future change.

Nicklas Bergman

Nicklas Bergman

Futurist, Tech Investor

With over 20 major tech investments under his belt, Nicklas Bergman is one of the most sought-out advisers and speakers on emerging technologies and their business implications. Bergman spends extensive time with early-stage start-ups and keeping global businesses on par with the latest innovations so they can make the best decisions for their companies. He has extensive knowledge of AI, nanotechnology, new materials, genetics, web services, and computing.

Bergman is the Scandinavian adviser to the TechCast Technology Think Tank in Washington DC, where he focuses on how technology transforms society. In 2016 Bergman published a book on how to deal with new technologies from a business perspective: Surviving the Tech Storm - Strategy in Times of Technological Uncertainty.

Rob Sloan

Rob Sloan

Cybersecurity Research Director, Wall Street Journal Pro, Dow Jones

Rob Sloan researches and publishes a wide range of papers & articles, and hosts seminars, conferences, and briefings aimed at educating executives on cyber risk. Rob also writes a weekly column in the Wall Street Journal's popular, member-only, WSJ Pro Cybersecurity newsletter and is the author of Dow Jones’s training support tool for SMEs, “Response Readiness Training”. Previously, Rob worked as Response Director for a specialist IT security consultancy in London and built a team focused on detecting, investigating, and protecting against cyber intrusions and responding to incidents, especially state-sponsored attacks. Rob started his cybersecurity career working for the UK government and spent almost a decade working in the areas of defense and foreign affairs.

Ronald Prasad

Ronald Prasad

Chief Operating Officer, Vodafone Fiji

Ronald is the Chief Operating Officer for Vodafone Fiji and is responsible for Operations, Customer Service, Marketing and Sales for Consumer and Enterprise segments. He is also in charge for strategy, growth and profitability of Vodafone’s Cloud & Security business, which includes services and capabilities designed to help customers benefit from effective, reliable and secure services.

Steven Chang

Steven Chang

Chief Information Officer, Kingold Group

Chief Information Officer of Kingold Group, believer and practitioner of digital transformation, winner of 2018 Oracle Cloud Architect of the Year Award, responsible for Kingold’s business excellence, digital innovation and transformation. Steven goes beyond the vision of traditional CIOs to define IT as Innovation and Transformation, instead of Information Technology.

Under the leadership of Steven, Kingold forged strategic partnership with Oracle with the vision of digitally, architecturally and disruptively transforming Kingold’s business capabilities and operation backbone. Kingold won the IDC China Digital Transformation Awards 2018 - Full Capability Leader Award.

An acclaimed speaker, Steven has been keynote speaker and panelist at technology forums and conferences in San Francisco, Bangkok, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and other major cities, with over 10,000 audience in attendance and over 3 million combined online view counts.

Shirin Hamid

Shirin Hamid

Principal Director (Chief Information Officer), Asian Development Bank

Shirin Hamid has more than 20 years of executive leadership in digital transformation and innovative use of information management and technologies for complex, large multinational and multi-dimensional organizations at an international scale.

As CIO of the ADB, Shirin is responsible for the Bank's digital strategies and transformation, and its IT infrastructure, operations and talents spanning across more than 30 countries.

Prior to the ADB, Shirin was the Chief Technology Officer of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in New York from 2005 to 2016. Before that, she was the General Manager of IS/IT in Singapore's Keppel Offshore and Marine and concurrently, of its parent company, Keppel Corporation. Shirin started her professional career in as a consultant at Andersen Consulting/Accenture in Singapore and subsequently at Deloitte Consulting in Boston, USA. She holds a Master's degree in Business Systems Analysis and Design from City University, UK and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Coventry University, UK. She currently lives in Manila in the Philippines with her husband and two kids.

In 2014, Shirin was honored as a Top 100 Premier Global IT Leader by ComputerWorld.

John Ho

John Ho

Head, Legal, Financial Markets, Standard Chartered Bank

John Ho is the Head of Legal, Financial Markets for Standard Chartered Bank (“SCB”), overseeing and providing legal advisory, transactional and documentation support for Financial Markets (FM) business globally for Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), its branches and affiliates. John Ho is the co-chair of the ISDA’s South East Asia Legal and Regulatory Committee.

Mr. Ho plays an active role in supporting digitisation and adoption of new or innovative technology initiatives such as blockchain, distributed ledger technology and smart contracts. He is an active participant in the industry’s Fintech and blockchain events and has shared insights on the legal and regulatory framework relating to development of Fintech in particular blockchain, distributed ledger technology, smart contracts, Regtech and Suptech.

Prior to joining SCB, Mr. Ho was the Managing Director Principal in the legal department of Bear Stearns (Japan), Ltd (“Bear Stearns”) where he supported the Asia franchise (including Tokyo, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea, India and South-east Asia) from January 2003 to August 2008 covering various structured products and derivatives including equity derivatives, credit derivatives, fixed income and commodities. Prior to joining Bear Stearns, Mr. Ho worked as Asia equity counsel for Lehman Brothers in Tokyo with experience dealing in convertibles, options, warrants, delta one products and other types of equity derivatives transactions, equity finance and equity capital markets.

He is qualified as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore since 1995 and he received his law degree from the National University of Singapore.

Fabio Fabiano

Fabio Fabiano

Head of Group Digital HR Processes, Generali

Fabio joined Assicurazioni Generali Group as Head of Group Digital Processes in December 2017, to coordinate implementations of HR tools with relevance for Group and strategic initiatives.

His ambition is to enable Group HR processes simplification leveraging cutting-edge platforms and activate data driven HR analytics and group processes based on Group taxonomy and master data harmonization.

Previously he spent 2 years in Allianz Technology in Munich, focusing on process optimization, PMO for strategic projects and cross-functions initiatives, 7 years in Accenture Strategy with focus on HR, Talent and Change Management topics mainly for financial services institutions.

Susan Prayana

Susan Prayana

HRIS Lead, AXA

Susan serves as HRIS Lead focusing for AXA in Asia. In her current role, she is responsible for projects and change activities related to the implementation and ongoing evolution & adoption of global HRIS programme here in Asia. Before joining AXA, she has worked in both consulting and in-house projects in Singapore, North Asia, UK and Middle East. She is currently based in Hong Kong.

May Chew

May Chew

Chief Information Officer, APL Logistics

May Chew is the Chief Information Officer at APL Logistics. Currently based in Scottsdale, Arizona, she leads the company’s Technology organization, oversees the IT Strategy, Infrastructure and Applications Development as well as the Service Delivery team to ensure development of Logistics Solutions for all supply chain services globally. She is responsible for APL Logistics’ enterprise-wide service quality program aimed at delivering effective and reliable supply chain services to our customers through technology and has been with APL Logistics since 1999.

May has more than 20 years of experience in the freight and logistics industry.



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Agenda at a Glance

 

*Agenda subject to change

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Steve Miranda

Steve Miranda

Executive Vice President, Oracle Applications Product Development

Steve Miranda is executive vice president of Oracle Applications product development. He is responsible for leading all aspects of product strategy, product development, and product delivery for the entire portfolio of Oracle Applications and related services. Miranda's primary focus is on delivering the industry's most complete, proven, and innovative set of cloud solutions encompassing enterprise resource planning; supply chain, human capital, and enterprise performance management; customer experience; and Oracle Data Cloud applications.

Miranda joined Oracle in 1992 and has held a variety of leadership positions within the development organization. In 2007 he was asked to lead the engineering of Oracle's next-generation suite of software applications, Oracle Fusion Applications. Under his leadership, Oracle has delivered on its promise to help applications customers innovate and remain competitive while leveraging their existing IT investments and increasing the value of those investments with new Oracle products and services.

Prior to Oracle, Miranda worked at GE Aerospace. He holds degrees in mathematics and computational sciences from Stanford University.

Andrew Sutherland

Andrew Sutherland

Senior Vice President,Technology and Systems, Oracle Europe, Middle East, and Africa

Andrew Sutherland is Senior Vice President of Systems & Technology for Oracle Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) & Asia Pacific (APAC). He is responsible for growing Oracle’s EMEA market share in these key business areas. In this role he develops business strategies and manages competence in Oracle’s technology and systems offerings across the region. He is also responsible for the interaction with Oracle’s product development teams.Sutherland joined Oracle in 1995, and has more than 30 years’ experience in emerging technologies and their application to business challenges. His specific expertise is in the design of solutions incorporating mobile and internet technology.

Immediately prior to joining Oracle, Sutherland established a high tech company that developed technological solutions to the problems of the sensory-impaired. The company received prestigious innovation awards from the Department of Trade and Industry.

Before this he was deputy director of the Centre for Speech Technology Research, a research and development consultancy attached to the University of Edinburgh. During his time there, Sutherland helped win and subsequently oversaw the development of projects in commerce, industry, and the public sector.

In 1988, Sutherland designed the UK’s first parallel-processing speech-recognition system. Based on parallel processors, it operated in real time. Under his management, this technology was successfully applied to problems encountered in aviation, medical reporting, and police reporting.

Sutherland has contributed more than 15 technical publications on multimedia and business issues, including entries in a major encyclopedia. He holds a first-class BSc in electrical and electronic engineering from Edinburgh University, a PhD in digital-signal processing, and an MBA in workflow analysis. Sutherland is also a chartered engineer.

Steve Daheb

Steve Daheb

Senior Vice President, Oracle Cloud

Steve Daheb is senior vice president for Oracle Cloud; he joined the company in 2015. He brings to Oracle a strong record of building businesses, creating new categories, and driving integrated sales and marketing execution to achieve revenue growth.

Daheb is responsible for driving the global transformation and growth of key Oracle Cloud portfolio offerings including all PaaS and IaaS. His responsibilities include full go-to-market strategy and execution to achieve top-line growth of Oracle's cloud business.

Prior to joining Oracle, Daheb was chief marketing officer at Citrix. There he had global responsibilities for all corporate, solutions, product, and partner marketing. Prior to joining Citrix, Daheb served as the chief marketing officer at Blue Coat, a leading provider of web security and WAN optimization solutions. He helped lead the $1.3B sale of Blue Coat to a private equity firm. Previous to Blue Coat, he was chief marketing officer and senior vice president of business development at Emulex Corporation. Before that, Daheb held marketing, sales, and business development leadership roles at BlueArc Corporation (acquired by Hitachi Data Systems), Tasman Networks (acquired by Nortel), Brocade, and Lucent.

In 2010, Daheb was named a top 10 CMO by the CMO Institute and the American Business Awards named him one of the top 10 Marketing Executives in the United States. In 2012, the American Business Awards named Daheb as one of the Top Technology Executives of the Year.

Daheb holds a JD from the Santa Clara University School of Law and a BA from the University of California at Davis.

Emily He

Emily He

Senior Vice President, Human Capital Management Cloud Business Group, Oracle

Emily He is Oracle’s senior vice president of the human capital management cloud business group. Prior to joining Oracle, she was chief marketing officer of DoubleDutch, a leader in digital marketing solutions for events, conferences, and trade shows. Ms. He has 18 years of experience in various enterprise software roles, including marketing, corporate strategy, and business development at companies such as Siebel Systems, E2Open, and Saba Software. Ms. She is known for supporting business growth with highly differentiated corporate branding and product positioning, as well as innovative digital marketing, demand generation, and customer experience programs. She is a recognised thought leader on digital transformation, engagement marketing, talent management, and authentic leadership. Her perspectives have appeared in a broad spectrum of business publications including the Economist, Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, and the Huffington Post.

Sandra Ng

Sandra Ng

Group Vice President, IDC's Asia/Pacific Practice Group

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 DataAnalytics, 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.Sandra leads a team of IDC's senior analysts that leverages the core research created by IDC and contextualizing the content and increasing its relevance for clients and their businesses. This unique delivery of research content 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.

Nicklas Bergman

Nicklas Bergman

Futurist, Tech Investor

With over 20 major tech investments under his belt, Nicklas Bergman is one of the most sought-out advisers and speakers on emerging technologies and their business implications. Bergman spends extensive time with early-stage start-ups and keeping global businesses on par with the latest innovations so they can make the best decisions for their companies. He has extensive knowledge of AI, nanotechnology, new materials, genetics, web services, and computing.

Bergman is the Scandinavian adviser to the TechCast Technology Think Tank in Washington DC, where he focuses on how technology transforms society. In 2016 Bergman published a book on how to deal with new technologies from a business perspective: Surviving the Tech Storm - Strategy in Times of Technological Uncertainty.

Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell

Futurist

Chris Riddell is one of Australia’s most sought after futurists, and award-winning industry recognised keynote speaker on digital. He is also a renowned strategist and global emerging trend spotter for businesses and leaders in today’s disrupted world.

Chris Riddell is a senior advisor to businesses across industry verticals, with consulting expertise across the technology, transportation, manufacturing, healthcare, finance and communications sectors. He is a current board member of the Museum for Australian Democracy at Eureka, and writes columns for online digital agencies and corporations, providing deep insights into the world of digital, disruption and future change.

Datuk Yasmin Mahmood

Datuk Yasmin Mahmood

Managing Director, FutureReady Consulting Sdn Bhd

Datuk Yasmin Mahmood, the Managing Director of FutureReady Consulting Sdn Bhd, is a much sought after global thought leader in Digital Economy Transformation, Consultancy and Implementation throughout the ASEAN region.

Throughout her illustrious career spanning three decades, Yasmin had served both the Public and Private Sectors, which places her in a credible position on overseeing Public-Private Partnerships to realise ‘Win-Win’ situations and sustainable growth.

She started her career as an analyst programmer with a local bank after graduating with a double-major in Computer Science and Mathematics. She subsequently worked her way up to become General Manager of Hewlett Packard Malaysia’s Commercial Channels Organisation. She then took on the dual-role of General Manager and Regional Corporate Director of Dell Malaysia.

Yasmin moved on to become Microsoft Malaysia’s Managing Director in 2006 and became known for her “Malaysianising Microsoft” mantra and for aligning the strengths of what was then the world’s most powerful software company with Malaysia’s national and development agenda.

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