Agenda

 

Catherine Lian

Managing Director
IBM Malaysia

Craig Fulton

Cloud Leader
IBM Asia Pacific

Craig is a technology and thought leader within the industry with over a decade of experience in software engineering and consulting ranging from large corporations to start-up environments. Craig joined IBM after a leadership position as Chief Technology Officer at Aconex the #1 SaaS cloud collaboration platform for digital project delivery in the construction industry where he was responsible for all corporate technology & product engineering. Prior to Aconex Craig was Director of Infrastructure and Cloud Solutions at Telstra leading the “Cloud First” and “Multi-Cloud” strategies to move Telstra and its customers to Cloud. Craig has also held leadership positions at Australia Post, ANZ, PwC, RBS, Standard Life and BSkyB.

Craig now serves as the Asia Pacific Cloud Leader specialising in Advisory Consulting in Hybrid Multi-Cloud Strategy & Architecture (IaaS, PaaS & SaaS), Cloud Operating Models, Enterprise Cloud Application Migration & Modernisation, Software Engineering (Cloud Native Development, API, Micro-Services, Containerisation), Technology Strategy & Business Case creation, Product Engineering, Cloud Cyber Security, Design Thinking, Develops, Agile and Project, Portfolio and Program Management across a number of Industries.

Craig served 9 years with the Royal Air Force and holds a Masters in Strategic Information Systems form the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow as well as post-graduate certifications in Management and Executive Management and Development.

Lee Hong Tan

Talent Management
IBM

Lee Hong partners with leaders in IBM GBS Asia Pacific in developing and driving talent agenda for growth. With IBM's and GBS' own transformation journey, talent is a strategic imperative and as a HR professional it's an exciting time to be in the HR space now. She is passionate about upskilling and reskilling, leadership and employee engagement. She truly believes in combining AI and Cognitive into Talent Management to elevate HR not only a strategic partner to the business but also as the custodian of employee and manager experience. With 20+ years of experience, she has lived and walked the talent transformation journey through her work in helping clients in their HRMS modernization, HCM consulting, HR business development and providing strategic HR partnership.

Richard Wilkins

Distinguished Engineer
IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software

Richard Wilkins has 30years of experience with IBM and was appointed as an IBM Distinguished Engineer during 2015 in recognition of his extensive track record in leading technical challenging, first of a kind, IT Service Management projects.

He joined IBM in 1989 as an Associate Customer Service Representative for End User Systems, and has held various positions throughout his career, including being a founding member and leader architect of the Tivoli Asia Pacific Centre Of Excellence, and now as Distinguished Engineer within IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software.

He is a recognised Thought Leader for the “Cloud Services Management and Operations"practice within the Garage Solution Engineering team, and specialises in assisting customers adopt cloud ready principles and practices. He has lead the defination and establishment of both Cloud Services Management and Operations, and Site Reliability Engineering practices for several large corporations around the world.

Richard is also a member of the CTO office for IBM Cloud Architecture and Solution Engineering, teams. He’s provides provide leadership and mentoring by developing and then delivering IBM Cloud strategies across the globe. He is also be responsible for developing and fostering technical vitality across Asia Pacific Geography.

Richard is
-A Distinguished Engineer for IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software
-A Member of the IBM Academy of Technology.
-Technical Specialist Professions Leader for ASEAN.

Freddy Lee

Chief Technology Officer
IBM Malaysia

Freddy is the CTO of IBM Malaysia.

He graduated from Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia, with a degree in Computer Technology and a post-grad diploma in Computer Science. He joined IBM in 1992.

Freddy is IBM Malaysia’s AI & Blockchain Evangelist and regular speaker at technical conferences.

He currently leads a team of IT Architects across the ASEAN region who designs Blockchain and AI solutions for clients. Freddy, himself is a Design Thinking practitioner and believes in creating delightful customer experiences.

Freddy is a Thought Leader in the IT Specialist Profession. He obtained this certification in March 2014 and is still the only person in IBM Malaysia to have achieved this distinction.

For leisure, he composes music, plays tennis, and dabbles in photography.

Dr. Prashant Pradhan

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
IBM Asia Pacific

Prashant is a senior executive at IBM with experience spanning IBM Research, IBM Global Services and IBM Global Markets, across multiple geographies. He currently runs technology for IBM's Asia Pacific region, comprising the five IBM markets of India-South Asia, Australia-New Zealand, Singapore, ASEAN and Korea. Prashant joined IBM in 2001 as a Research Scientist at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York, after completing his PhD in Computer Science from State University of New York, Stony Brook. He has nanodegrees in Deep Learning, Autonomous Driving and BioInformatics. Prashant served in multiple roles in IBM India including large deals, Watson and Cloud. In August 2018, Prashant took on the role of CTO for IBM's Asia Pacific region.

Damien Wong

Vice President and General Manager, Asian Growth & Emerging Markets (GEMs)
Red Hat

Damien Wong is the Vice President and General Manager, Asian Growth & Emerging Markets (GEMs) at Red Hat. In this current role, he is responsible for the overall business management of the Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea region.With a career spanning over 22 years, Damien has held leadership roles in companies like Hewlett-Packard, Accenture and META Group. Before joining Red Hat, Damien was the General Manager of Southeast Asia at HP Software. He was also the Director for Service Portfolio Management in HP Software for Asia Pacific & Japan. Before Mercury's acquisition by HP, Damien was the Director for Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) Software Sales at Mercury across Southeast Asia. He was responsible for establishing the fledgling PPM Software business unit, personally driving key PPM projects in major customer accounts in the region. Prior to HP, Damien was Senior Vice President for Strategic Management at MediaCorp. In addition, he headed research firm META Group in Singapore as Vice President and General Manager before Gartner acquired the company. His extensive I.T. industry experience also includes technical and management positions for various organizations, such as Institute for Infocomm Research (Singapore), Firium Solutions, and Accenture.