Agenda

 

Raymond Wong

General Manager, Cloud & Software Solutions
IBM Singapore Pte Ltd

Raymond leads the Cloud and Software Solutions business for IBM Singapore. He has responsibility for all the core facets of IBM Cloud offerings and Software offerings (including SaaS), with solutions ranging from Middleware, Big Data & Analytics, Security, IOT, Blockchain IBM Watson portfolio and IBM’s Cloud Platform. Raymond has more than 18 years' experience in the IT industry spanning across managed services, networking and software, with more than 12 years spent in management roles at IBM. His prior experiences include leading IBM’s Mobile business for ASEAN working in tandem with Apple Inc, leading ASEAN Software services sales, Regional (ASEAN) Head for Software Strategy and Operations amongst some. Raymond has served as part of IBM ASEAN Leadership Group, IBM Senior Management Council in Singapore, and IBM Cloud Council. He is currently also a co-opted council member of SGTech. Prior to his move into IT, Raymond started his career in marine, city and defense related services. Raymond holds a BEng in Marine Engineering from Newcastle University and MBA from Durham University Business School.

Ben Hanna

Director of Business Development
Soul Machines

Ben is an expert in growing high tech companies. Starting his career in high tech 18 years ago Ben has launched start-ups & new innovative products in NZ, Australia and the USA. Recently Ben’s lead enterprise development teams at global companies such as Dell EMC and been responsible for delivering rapid enterprise growth for big data company Domo in the Australian and NZ markets. Ben currently leads growth and business development for Soul Machines, a ground-breaking high tech company of AI researchers, neuroscientists, psychologists, artists and innovative thinkers who are re-imagining how we connect with machines.

Achim Granzen

Principal Analyst
Forrester

Achim is a principal analyst based in Singapore, serving CIOs across the Asia Pacific region. His research focuses on analytics and data-driven transformation, the interplay of technology capabilities and business capabilities, and organizational change and governance. He writes about business applications of Analytics, AI, machine learning and cloud technologies across industries, with a focus on analytics-driven Customer Experience and Insights, analytics-enabled IoT and Industry 4.0, and the organizational and technological aspects of operationalizing analytics successfully across organizations. Achim holds a master’s degree in physics from Mercator University Duisburg, Germany.

Kalyan Madala

Chief Technology Officer, Cloud, ASEAN
IBM

Kalyan Madala is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for IBM Singapore and CTO for IBM Software &Solutions for ASEAN. Kalyan thrives on building and leading high-performance teams focused on applying disruptive technologies that bring innovation to organizations. He currently leads a team of IBM technical professionals, consisting of senior architects and technical specialists, who help clients across ASEAN to conceive, design, develop and deploy cognitive systems that amplify human and machine cognition using open standards. Kalyan has worked with clients ranging from start-ups in the payment space in Singapore to global rollouts for MNCs across 6 continents! He has amassed extensive experience and honed deep skills in building open technology enabled capabilities that transform businesses and organizations. Kalyan is a seasoned Solution designer specializing in Integration, Analytics and Digital Channels, he has been recognized as a certified Thought Leader in the Architect Profession at IBM and is an Open Group certified Distinguished IT Architect.

Kitman Cheung

Chief Technology Officer, Analytics, Asia Pacific
IBM

Kitman Cheung is the Analytics CTO for IBM Asia Pacific. Throughout his 17 year career with IBM, Kitmanhas focused his attention on analytics related technologies, and has served in many technical roles within development, product management, partner ecosystem and technical pre-sales organizations. In his current role, his responsibilities include workingwith key IBM customers in various industry segments to transform their information infrastructure for the Big Data and Analytics era.

Dharanibalan Gurunathan

Hybrid Cloud Services Leader
IBM Asia Pacific

Arun Biswas

Managing Partner, Global Business Services
IBM Singapore

Arun specializes in Digital Reinvention and acts as a trusted advisor to the C-suite, helping them define and implement their digital transformation journeys. Over the last two decades, he has led multiple large scale and complex IT-enabled transformation programs from strategy through execution. Arun is currently responsible for the consulting, systems integration and application services business of IBM in Singapore. Prior to his current role, he has performed multiple leadership roles in IBM –including stints as IBM’s Banking & Financial Services leader in ASEAN and IBM’s Business Analytics & Strategy Leader in ASEAN.