InterConnect 2013. A new Era of Smart. Oct 9-11|Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Opening General Session: A New Era of Smart


Join IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty as she shares her insights into the emergence of an entirely different type of enterprise, one that is smarter, more authentic, more competitive and better able to lead in this new era. In the global economy of the 21st century, data is the new basis for competitive advantage in every industry. Big Data constitutes a vast new natural resource, which holds the potential to drive significant growth and progress. It is being generated by the instrumentation and interconnection of the planet and the confluence of mobile, social and cloud technologies. By applying advanced analytics to Big Data, enterprises are transforming:

You will also hear from global leaders, including special guests share their expertise and best practices in becoming a Smarter Enterprise.

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Speaker Details

  • Teo Chee Hean Teo Chee Hean

    Deputy Prime Minister,Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs, Republic of Singapore

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      Teo Chee Hean was appointed Deputy Prime Minister on 1 April 2009. He also serves, since 21 May 2011, as Coordinating Minister for National Security, Minister for Home Affairs, and Minister in charge of the Civil Service. He also oversees the National Population and Talent Division and the National Climate Change Secretariat.

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  • Ginni Rometty Ginni Rometty

    Chairman, President and CEO IBM

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      Ginni Rometty is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of IBM. Mrs. Rometty was appointed President and CEO effective January 1, 2012. She became Chairman of the Board of Directors on October 1, 2012

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  • Tan Chong Meng Tan Chong Meng

    Group CEO
    PSA International Pte. Ltd.

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      As Group CEO, Tan Chong Meng is responsible for the overall performance of the PSA Group. He leads in both strategy and execution towards achieving higher levels and greater success for the future.

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  • Cordelia Chung Cordelia Chung

    General Manager
    ASEAN IBM

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      Cordelia Chung was named General Manager, IBM ASEAN in January 2009. In this role she oversees regional operations that include sales and distribution, manufacturing, procurement as well as support functions across IBM’s business in ASEAN.

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General Session: Best Practices in Becoming a Smarter Enterprise


Every enterprise will need to become a Smarter Enterprise. Leaders are capitalizing on the latest innovations in Big Data and Analytics, mobile, social and cloud to be competitive and drive results. They are transforming their enterprise by infusing intelligence into their systems, processes and infrastructure to make better decisions, operate more efficiently and to create value in new and more individual ways. In this general session, you will learn from global leaders who will share their expertise and best practices in becoming a Smarter Enterprise

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  • Mike Rhodin Mike Rhodin

    Senior Vice President
    Software Solutions Group, IBM

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      Mike Rhodin is Senior Vice President, IBM Software Solutions Group (SSG), an organization that delivers outcome-based, industry-aligned solutions in high growth areas such as Business Analytics, Smarter Commerce, Smarter Cities and Social Business. In his current role, Mike is responsible for a solutions portfolio that represents one of the fastest growing and most acquisitive segments in IBM.

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  • Jon Iwata Jon Iwata

    Senior Vice President
    Marketing and Communications, IBM

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      Jon Iwata leads IBM's marketing, communications and citizenship organization. This global team is responsible for the marketing of IBM’s portfolio of products and services, market development and insights, communications and corporate affairs, and stewardship of the IBM brand, recognized as one of the most valuable in the world.

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  •  Inhi Cho Suh Inhi Cho Suh

    Vice President
    Big Data, Integration & Governance, IBM

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      Inhi Cho Suh responsible for the IBM Big Data and Information Management portfolio. She is a thought leader in the big data and analytics marketplace and spends significant time with clients to identify ways IBM can help them manage today's ever-growing explosion of information.

  • TVT Chari Chari TVT

    Chief Financial Officer,
    Celcom Axiata Berhad

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      Chari TVT is the Chief Financial Officer of the second largest mobile telecommunication operator in Malaysia. He has spent his career in sales and finance roles throughout the Asia Pacific region. Chari holds an MBA from State University of New York at Buffalo.

  • Kashif Haq Kashif Haq

    Chief Information Technology Officer,
    Celcom Axiata Berhad

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      Kashif Haq is Celcom's Chief Information Technology Officer. He focuses on strategic planning, delivering new business capabilities, planning and managing mega technology investments, and transforming business operations. Kashif holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering and Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science from NYU Polytechnic.

  • Dave Gledhill Dave Gledhill

    Managing Director and Head of Technology and Operations
    DBS Bank

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      David Gledhill manages over 5,000 staff across the region and is focused on strengthening the bank's technology and infrastructure platform to drive greater resilience, organisational flexibility and innovation. Executing against DBS' strategy to drive Asian service, insights and innovation, David spearheads several transformation initiatives including customer experience and process innovation.

  • Karen Ngui Karen Ngui

    Managing Director and Head Group Strategic Marketing and Communications, DBS Bank

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      Karen Ngui is responsible for corporate communications, brand management, corporate advertising, strategic marketing, internal communications, sponsorships and corporate social responsibility. She leads media and issues management efforts across the DBS Group and is responsible for managing and enhancing the bank's brand positioning and establishing a consistent brand identity across all businesses and markets, including Singapore, Greater China, South and Southeast Asia.

  • Rosina Howe-Teo Rosina Howe-Teo

    Chief Innovation Officer and Group Director,
    Innovation & Infocomm Technology for the
    Land Transport Authority (LGA) of Singapore

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      Mrs Rosina Howe responsible for charting strategic organisational directions through value innovation, service orientation and technology breakthroughs to meet LTA's vision of providing a 'world-class transport system'. Under her leadership, LTA's e-services and customer service initiatives have made signification contributions in transforming both the organisation and industry partners in the way businesses are conducted and service-offerings are delivered.

General Session Keynote: Cloud as a Growth Engine for a Smarter Enterprise


Through the IBM Institute for Business Value study, IBM has learned for the second year in a row that CEOs have identified ‘technology’ as the most important external force impacting their organizations. In fact, those that are effectively applying disruptive technologies like cloud computing, are outmaneuvering their competitors, delivering new products and services to market more quickly, driving new economics, and transforming entire industries and business models in the process. Determining the correct strategy and mix of cloud delivery models has become a strategic imperative. IBM has helped thousands of clients realize the transformational benefits of cloud, providing the expertise, cloud technologies and choice of delivery models, including NEW SaaS and IaaS technologies with SoftLayer, needed to effectively design, deliver, and consume cloud services that produce better business outcomes. Join this general session to understand how IBM can help you Think it. Build it. Tap into it.

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  • Robert LeBlanc Robert LeBlanc

    Senior Vice President
    Software Middleware Group, IBM

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      Robert LeBlanc has global responsibility for the strategy and management of IBM’s industry-leading middleware portfolio. This includes Application and Integration Middleware, Information Management, Rational, Tivoli, and the newly-formed IBM Security Systems Division. Mr. LeBlanc also chairs IBM’s Technology Team, a senior executive team responsible for setting IBM’s technology agenda.

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  •  Tom Rosamilia Tom Rosamilia

    Senior Vice President,
    Systems & Technology Group and IBM Integrated Supply Chain, IBM

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      Tom Rosamilia is Senior Vice President of IBM Systems & Technology Group and IBM Integrated Supply Chain. He has global responsibility for all aspects of IBM's semiconductor, servers, storage, and the system software businesses; all of IBM's supply chain; and the company's Global Business Partners organization.

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  •  Jamie Thomas Jamie Thomas

    General Manager
    Software Defined Systems, IBM

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      Jamie Thomas is the General Manager for Software Defined Systems in the IBM Systems and Technology Group. Jamie owns software delivery and strategy for traditional and next generation data center environments with a focus on IBM’s software defined environment strategy. Jamie leads a worldwide team responsible for delivering solutions that will be central to the STG Strategy.

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  •  George Karidis George Karidis

    Chief Strategy Officer
    SoftLayer, an IBM Company

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      George Karidis is directly responsible managing and overseeing the company's strategic growth including datacenter operations, international expansion efforts, customer service and support as well as the Catalyst program.

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  • Natali Ardianto Natali Ardianto

    Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Tiket.com

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      Natali Ardianto is ‎Co-Founder & CTO of Tiket.com, an award-winning online travel and entertainment system based in Indonesia. He is a recognized leader in Indonesian startups, including Urbanesiacom (later acquired by Kompas Digital) and a startup community called #StartupLokal. Natali has an affinity for optimization and efficiency, and extensive technological knowledge including strong MySQL skills, from file configuration to DDL & DML.

  • Bryan Guenther Bryan Guenther

    SVIS System Manager
    RightShip

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      Captain Bryan Guenther is currently in charge of leading the transformation of RightShip's Ship Vetting Information System (SVIS), the backbone of the modern vetting business. Prior to joining RightShip Captain Guenther was VP of Business Development at Heidenreich Innovations where he was in charge of sales and support of existing business, IT deployments, and identifying new areas of business. While at Heidenreich Innovations, he was the company's representative on the OCIMF North American Sire Working group and the point of contact for Oil Company vetting teams.

  • Douglas P White Douglas P White

    Senior Vice President
    Cloud Infrastructure Services, NTT Data

  • Shigeyoshi Shimotsuji Shigeyoshi Shimotsuji

    Corporate Vice President
    General Manager, Toshiba Corporation

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