Country Head for Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Emerging Markets for Google Marketing Solutions
Gilberto Gaeta is responsible for Google’s advertising business with advertisers and agencies, and for extending Google’s solutions to new advertisers through partnerships. In his previous role at Google, he focused on supporting large advertisers across APAC in brand building through digital marketing solutions. He has been based in Singapore since 2006.
Syafiq Yussoff, a school dropout, is the young visionary CEO who founded home-grown logistics firm, Riverwood. His success story was recently highlighted by Prime Minister Lee at the 2017 National Day Rally. Syafiq is passionate about building people and businesses.
Head, Treasury Research & Strategy
Selena Ling is responsible for Treasury market research, forecasts and trading recommendations for OCBC Bank, covering fixed income, interest rates, corporate credit, foreign exchange and macroeconomic commentary. She is a member of the OCBC Wealth Panel and the Economic Society of Singapore, and was conferred the IBF Fellow Award in Financial Markets in 2017.
Co-founder and CEO
Rita Zahara is a woman who wears many hats. She was a former Channel NewsAsia journalist and newscaster at ESPN Star Sports, and an entrepreneur and two-time cookbook author. With a penchant for digital transformation, Rita is now co-founder and CEO of food-tech company, AMGD Global, and is also founder and chairman of media-tech agency, Reta Transmedia. She is currently furthering her interest and studying the evolution of e-commerce at the Ali Baba Business School. She was recently honoured at the Women Entrepreneur Awards 2017.
Low Boon Seong
Low Boon Seong is a certified Practising Management Consultant and appointed ASEAN Mentor with over 15 years of experience implementing people strategy and change management programmes. He is a recognised thought leader and practitioner of future-focused HR in Singapore and the region. He has been featured in Channel NewsAsia, International Well-Being Symposium and many HR conferences for SMEs. He founded Align Group, the brain behind Singapore’s National Workplace Happiness Survey.
Apollo Aquaculture Group Pte Ltd
Eric Ng founded Apollo Aquaculture Group. Under his leadership, the company introduced the concept of multi-tier land-based recirculating aquaculture system for food fish farming. He firmly believes that the implementation of modern aquaculture engineering for intensive culture and automation is the key to improve yield and quality in food fish farming. In this regard, Apollo Aquaculture has developed a technological platform suitable to farm other economically important aquatic species in a controlled environment with enhanced biosecurity features.
Yum Shoen Yih
Deputy Director, Government Cybersecurity Consultancy
Cyber Security Agency (CSA) of Singapore
Yum Shoen Yih has more than 30 years of experience in National Security and Cybersecurity practices from MINDEF. His risk-based security practice has always focused on the threats, so that the security posture is constantly keeping up with current, emerging and new threats. Shoen Yih endeavours to formulate security solutions that are an optimal balance of “cost”, “efficiency/usability” and “security”. He has also presented at the inaugural Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW) 2016 and other cybersecurity conferences, to educate various industry sectors on how to better defend themselves against cyber threats.
Deputy Director, Technology & Adoption
Liang Qiao devises strategies and initiatives to help local enterprises enhance productivity, and develop strong products and services. He expects the usage of technologies to become more pervasive across industries. To achieve this vision, he has forged partnerships with institutes and private solution providers, to develop an ecosystem of technology partners. Before his current appointment, Liang Qiao held positions in Enterprise Singapore’s Manufacturing & Engineering cluster, looking at areas such as robotics, precision engineering, and marine and offshore.
Assistant Director, SMEs Go Digital
Info-communications Media Development Authority
Shaik Umar leads a team that promotes and drives the adoption of digital technology solutions at IMDA, helping SMEs build their digital capabilities. Over the past 20 years with IMDA and its predecessors, he has led various teams in Sector Transformation, International Operations and Accreditation@IMDA. He took a short three-year stint in the private sector as the Regional Business Development Director for the Middle East with CrimsonLogic.
Integral Solutions (Asia) Pte Ltd
Irene Boey has more than 23 years of experience in enabling businesses to benefit from Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Mining and Big Data. She trains business users on how to use data to derive insights to achieve higher sales and marketing ROI. Irene has a wealth of experience in researching and implementing numerous successful Big Data projects across various industries. She is also the Vice President of Strategies & Development at the Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (ASME).
IQuartz Pte Ltd
Tony Chia is a thought leader in the space of technology-driven fabrication solutions. An old school businessman with a renaissance mindset, he takes on an eclectic approach in learning to grow his business. Tony has successfully led his company in its digital transformation from a traditional business to a technology-driven enterprise with regional operations in Malaysia and Indonesia.
Alan Chang has more than 18 years of external and internal audit experience with international audit firms in Singapore and Malaysia, which covers auditing and advising MNCs and SMEs. He has supported many companies in their initial public listing on Singapore and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges, and these spread across industries such as mining, manufacturing, property development, retail and logistics. Alan has also conducted business management courses at various local and overseas events. He is a practising Chartered Accountant (Singapore and Malaysia), an ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountant, and a member of IACVA and CPA Australia.
Wong Tiong Kiat
Head, Business Analytics, Global Commercial Banking
Wong Tiong Kiat is responsible for developing customer insights relating to SME lifecycle journey and creating propensity models through advanced analytical techniques. He has more than 18 years of diverse banking experience with international and regional banks, where he held senior positions in risk management, portfolio analytics and internal audit.
Dr Michael Teng
Assistant Secretary General
Singapore Manufacturing Federation
Dr Michael Teng has more than 30 years of experience in leading corporate and business model transformation in the Asia-Pacific region. For more than 20 years, he has served as CEOs in multi-national and publicly-listed companies, and has advised several boards of directors of publicly-listed companies. He has also authored several management books such as the best-selling book, “Corporate Turnaround: Nursing A Sick Company Back to Health”.
Dr Subhasis Banerji
Founder & Managing Director
SynPhNe Pte Ltd
Dr Subhasis Banerji has over 20 years of diverse experience in developing cutting-edge technology, practicing therapy, clinical research and medtech. His extensive background led him to invent the world’s first fully wearable and connected brain plasticity training tool that trains the brain and body as one system, suitable for rehabilitation applications in stroke, brain injury, dementia, cerebral palsy and learning disability. Over the past four years, Dr Banerji has helped to grow SynPhNe into a platform that is now patented in 14 countries and ready for commercial launch in Singapore and India.
S. Sreeganesh (Ganesh)
Manager, Partners and Operations
Workforce Singapore (WSG) supports businesses in the areas of developing talent pipeline, matching the right people to the right jobs, and enabling manpower-lean approaches, so that quality jobs are created and businesses stay competitive. WSG oversees the transformation of the local workforce and industry to meet ongoing economic challenges.