16th – 17th July 2020
1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Why? Due to the unprecedented crisis, having access to sustainable innovation to drive the business forward is becoming very crucial. IBM Cloud enables organizations to be far more agile while reducing IT costs and operational expenses. In addition, cloud solutions enable organizations to embrace the digital transformation necessary to remain competitive in the future.
11:30 AM SGT
1:30 PM AEST
General Manager IBM Asia Pacific
I am responsible for financial business results and our clients’ success in the highly dynamic Asia Pacific region, with a focus on ensuring clients are able to benefit from IBM solutions, services and talent to accelerate their digital transformation journeys and solve the world’s biggest challenges.
My passions are working with enterprise and government clients, partners and IBMers to drive business outcomes and competitive advantage from innovative technologies including Cloud, Cognitive, Data, Blockchain, Quantum, Mobility and Security.
By helping teams apply design thinking approaches to business and technology transformations, we help ensure that they have the skills required for future success. As a life-long advocate of continual learning, I am also committed to building inclusive and diverse teams, including supporting women looking to pursue a career in STEM and future leadership roles.
Over the last three decades since joining IBM as a Memory Component Engineer while still studying, I have worked across the depth and breadth of the IBM business globally. I have leadership experience in bridging technical, enterprise applications, services delivery, business process transformation and consulting, organizational leadership, and strategic operations and governance.
Memberships in the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Girls Who Code, Eta Kappa Nu, IEEE Engineering Society, and the IBM Executive Women Leadership Council and twice by Fortune magazine: ‘Next Gen Most Powerful Women’ and ‘Most Powerful International Women’ give me opportunities to learn and collaborate to be a better leader.
Director of IBM Research
Dr. Darío Gil is the Director of IBM Research, one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs. He is the 12th Director in its 75-year history.
IBM Research is composed of over 3,000 researchers at 19 locations on six continents advancing the future of computing. Dr. Gil leads innovation efforts at IBM, directing research strategies in areas including AI, cloud, quantum computing, and exploratory science. Under his leadership IBM was the first company in the world to build programmable quantum computers and make them universally available through the cloud.
An advocate of collaborative research models, Dr. Gil co-chairs the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, which advances fundamental AI research to the broad benefit of industry and society. He also co-chairs the COVID-19 High-Performance Computing Consortium, which provides access to the world’s most powerful high-performance computing resources in support of COVID-19 research.
Dr. Gil is a Trustee of the New York Hall of Science, is a member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and is a nominee to the National Science Board (NSB), the governing body of the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Dr. Gil received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.
CIO, Group Head T&O at DBS Bank
• A seasoned banker with 28 years of regional and global experience in both wholesale banking and consumer banking businesses with DBS, RBS, ABN Amro Bank and JPMorgan.
• Relevant experience including technology, audit, risk management, middle office, product control, derivatives operations, consumer banking operations and consultancy/advisory.
• Able to think strategically and act tactically at same time.
• A self-starter, action-oriented and possess strong people and communications skills.
• Possess the ability to get things done and influence people at a distance, with a high degree of sensitivity and awareness of cultural issues.
• Have a sound knowledge and understanding of the financial market products especially in rates derivatives.
• Versatile and adaptable, have been particularly successful in business transformation, change management, operations migration, integration of processes/functions and setups of new businesses.
• Extensive experience in consultancy and advisory services with good track record of deal origination and revenue generation.
* Guest trainer for the Derivative Operations module for the SMU FICS Certification.
GM, IBM Cloud Integration
As organizations transition to the Cloud, we see evolution from private data centers to public cloud services for a variety of technical and commercial reasons such as offloading an application or big data management. The reality is that almost every cloud environment has a connection back to the data center. This is resulting in more hybrid cloud services being developed and many large enterprises already have hybrid cloud deployments.
I have a strong interest in technology and innovation based on experience garnered to date in Security, Networking, Telecommunications, Storage and Systems. Throughout my career, I have witnessed and experienced many disruptions and innovations that have created and killed whole industries. Those experiences are core to my drive to constantly drive change and innovation in the teams I lead.
Asia Pacific CTO – IBM Cloud Platform
Gajun Ganendran is the Asia Pacific CTO and Presales leader for the IBM Cloud Platform business. Prior to this role, Gajun was responsible for leading the IBM Watson and Cloud ISV and partner ecosystem. Having had over 15 years of experience in leveraging technology to help drive business outcomes for organizations, Gajun currently leads the Technical Sales team and drives the strategy direction for IBM Cloud platform solutions in Asia Pacific.
Gajun began his career as a consultant in Business Process Management and Workflow technologies at Fuji Xerox Global Services and later focused his career as a Senior Solutions Architect in Enterprise Content Management and Cloud infrastructure solutions starting at Vignette and later at Hitachi. Gajun brings a diverse range of technology perspectives as well as a strong track record in delivering on business outcomes for both customers and partners alike.