2016 Speakers

Rajat Arora

Global Lead for Converged Infrastructure Services — Diebold Nixdorf

Rajat serves Diebold Nixdorf as the Global Lead for Converged Infrastructure Services. A seasoned IT leader with 14+ years of rich and diverse experience in Global IT Infrastructure Delivery, Network Consulting & Architecture, Bringing Digital transformation to enterprises, and maintaining highly complex Networks at the world's most preferred companies including Microsoft, Telstra (Australia) and Cisco. 

An MBA from IMT, Ghaziabad in International Business, Certified as CCIE#21679 (R&S/DC), CCDP, ITILv3, and TOGAF. He has contributed in varied roles ranging from Global Network Lead, Pre-sales Lead, Technology Domain Expert to Leading Network Engineering Service Operations. In his current role, he is managing and Leading global teams comprising IT Network and Server Architects/SMEs spread across equidistant Geographies, running Network Operations and Managed Services Business for Diebold Nixdorf.

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Stephan Beckert

Vice President, StrategyTeleGeography


Stephan Beckert is VP of Strategy at TeleGeography. Stephan oversees all of TeleGeography’s marketing efforts and remains deeply involved in the company's research activities, including directing TeleGeography’s international voice research. He has been actively involved in producing or shaping most of TeleGeography’s research services.

Stephan also serves on the Board of Governors of the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC), and co-chaired the annual PTC Conference from 2008 to 2012. He is a frequent speaker at public and private events, including PTC, ITW, Capacity, and Carriers World, and oversees TeleGeography’s participation in more than 30 conferences annually.

Stephan has more than 15 years of telecom market research and consulting experience. Prior to joining TeleGeography, he directed the Wireless Data practice at The Strategis Group, a telecom research and consulting firm. He holds a B.A. from Trinity University and an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University.

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Shishir Belbase

Head of the Communication and Networks Unit — Asian Development Bank

Shishir Belbase is Head of the Communication and Networks Unit for the Asian Development Bank where he is responsible for the architecture, planning and deployment of ADB’s internal worldwide voice, video, data networks, and Cloud infrastructure.

In addition to managing ADB’s internal communication infrastructure, he has also been involved in various ICT for Development projects (eGov, Smartcities, National ID, connectivity) in the Asia Pacific. Prior to his position at the ADB, Shishir has held various engineering, managerial, and consulting roles at FTP Software, GTE Internetworking, iBasis, and Incode.

Shishir’s academic work includes serving as an adjunct faculty at Boston University Metropolitan College in the Computer Science Department.  He is currently the Vice Chair for the PTC Special Interest Group on ICT for Development.  He is a frequent speaker at PTC forums and has also contributed to various research work on ICT for Development and broadband studies for Fiji, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Philippines.

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Mark Bennett

Head of Global Fixed Connectivity Products — Vodafone Group Enterprise

Mark Bennett joined Vodafone in 2012 and is accountable for a portfolio of fixed connectivity products which are sold through Vodafone Global Enterprise and local market operating companies. Over the last few years, he has produced ExCo business cases to accelerate growth in fixed WAN products and has led their successful execution.

Prior to joining Vodafone, Mark held senior product management roles in Cable and Wireless Worldwide, where he was responsible for IP-VPN MPLS WAN products as well as customer access strategy.  Also, at THUS the mid-market division of Cable and Wireless in the UK, where he headed up the Data Products Portfolio. Mark has an MBA from Henley Management College.

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Martin Bishop 

Head of Network Applications and Services (NAS) — Telstra

Martin Bishop is the Head of Network Applications and Services (NAS) for Telstra Global based in Singapore. He is responsible for TG's global product portfolio including cloud, managed network services, unified communications, security, enterprise mobility, global data centres and VoIP. 

Martin has filled a number of senior roles across Telstra Global since joining the company in 2008, most recently as the Head of Hosting & cloud portfolio. Prior to this he was Director of Business Development and also held the role of Head of Portfolio EMEA for a period of two years. 

Before joining Telstra, Martin worked for BT Global Services for ten years, including as Head of BT's global MPLS portfolio. Martin holds a Masters Degree in Telecommunications Science from University College London (UK) and a Masters Degree in Engineering, Design and Management from Cardiff University (UK).

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Bertrand Boittiaux

SVP, Head of Telecom Sourcing Category, APAC — Citi

Bertrand Boittiaux is the Head of the Telecom Sourcing team in Asia Pacific Enterprise Supply Chain (ESC).

With more than 15 years of experience in Strategic Sourcing in IT & Telecom, Bertrand is the first French executive recruited by the Japanese leader in International Telecommunication in 1997. He then supported the startup of their business and operations in Paris, France, developing the first Voice wholesale trading platform for this group.

In 2001, he moved to Tokyo, to join a leading US Global Telecom carrier as the Network Trader for Japan. Starting 2003, he served for 6 years at French Telecom carrier at several sourcing management positions in Tokyo, Japan and Reston, USA where he was finally running Mobile and Voice services strategic sourcing for their enterprise global business unit.

In 2009, Bertrand joined a German global bank in Singapore to lead the IT & Telecom Sourcing Asia platform. He later took the global accountability of Telecom sourcing category. Since September 2013, he is with Citi in Singapore heading the Telecom Sourcing team in APAC.

Bertrand holds a HND degree Electrical Engineering for the Lille University and he majored in Business Administration at Douai Business School. Bertrand speaks fluently French, English, Spanish, and he manages daily conversation in Japanese.

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Bryce Boland

Chief Technology Officer for Asia Pacific — FireEye

As Chief Technology Officer at FireEye, Bryce plays an integral role in setting the company's strategic direction in the region and aligning its future offerings with the needs of Asia Pacific organizations. He counsels governments, militaries, companies and corporate boards in their approach to address cyber security challenges.

Bryce's passion for hacking technology began at age six, soldering memory into his Sinclair ZX81. He has worked as an information security professional for over 17 years. Prior to joining FireEye, he was the Security CTO for UBS, responsible for security strategy and architecture, and driving security requirements into all technology development. He also built and ran UBS's application security program, the security testing/penetration testing program, and the security consulting team. In previous roles at UBS, he was responsible for IT risk management in the Asia Pacific region, the architecture of the security operations centre, and the architecture of the entitlements management systems. Prior to UBS, Bryce worked for ABN AMRO as a technology risk management consultant. 

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Brianna Boudreau

Senior AnalystTeleGeography


Senior Analyst Brianna Boudreau joined TeleGeography in 2008 and has focused primarily on market and pricing analysis of international private line, IP transit, and enterprise services. Brianna has helped to develop and launch several new research services, including TeleGeography’s Ethernet Pricing and Global Enterprise Networks research services.

Brianna works with European, African, and global service providers, and has a thorough knowledge of industry participants and trends. She is a regular presenter and moderator at industry conferences, including PTC, Capacity Asia, and Capacity Africa. Brianna completed her B.A. in International Studies and M.A. in International Communication at American University in Washington, DC.

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Greg Bryan

Senior AnalystTeleGeography


Senior Analyst Greg Bryan joined TeleGeography in 2006 and has specialized in pricing and market analysis for the wholesale and enterprise long haul and network markets. While at TeleGeography, he has worked on designing, creating, and launching several new data products including the Enterprise Networks Pricing Service, IP Transit Pricing Database, Ethernet Pricing Service and Global Enterprise Networks. Most recently he has helped TeleGeography’s pricing practice move beyond the long haul network with the creation of the Local Access Pricing Service.

Mr. Bryan’s primary focus is on networks and pricing for the Americas, however, he tracks and is familiar with global markets. He is a frequent presenter on the geography and pricing of submarine cables and enterprise networks, particularly at telecom conferences with a focus on the Americas.

Mr. Bryan earned a B.A. in Political Science from American University, an M.A. in Geography from the University of Maryland, and a J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He previously taught Geography as an Adjunct Professor at Marymount University in Virginia.

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Anup Changaroth

Director of Portfolio Marketing Asia Pacific — Ciena

Anup Changaroth is Director of Portfolio Marketing Asia Pacific, and responsible for marketing Ciena's range of next-generation Converged Packet Optical, Packet Networking, and Software solutions, as well as leading the marketing communications function for the company across the region.

He has been involved in the communications field for over 25 years, since designing and building his own V.23 modem in the late '80s as a student. 

Prior to Ciena's acquisition of Nortel's Metro Ethernet Networks division, Mr. Changaroth held various positions at Nortel, including leading the Product Marketing functions for Asia Pacific from 2003 till 2009, and the Solutions Marketing team for Nortel's Local Internet division between 1997 to 2000, during which he was responsible for IP optimized "last mile" solutions to Service Providers, as well as spearheading Nortel's Optical Ethernet marketing strategy across Asia Pacific between 2000-2001. 

Mr. Changaroth holds and Honours Degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the City University, London; Marketing Management Diploma from Columbia University, USA; as well as a Diploma in Electronic Engineering from the Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore. 

Ricky Chau

Vice President, Asia Pacific Region  — Level 3 Communications

Dr. Chau is vice president of Asia Pacific region at level 3 Communications and is based in Hong Kong. In this capacity, he is responsible for sales, business operations and business development in the Asia Pacific region. He has been instrumental to drive sales and market expansion for Level 3 in Asia Pacific. 

Dr. Chau has more than 18 years of ICT business leadership experience and extensive expertise in the enterprise and service provider markets in Asia Pacific. This experience has helped him cultivate extensive business acumen throughout the region. 

Prior to joining Level 3, Dr. Chau served as vice president of carrier services and general manager of Global Crossing's Asia business. He also held various leadership positions at New World Telecom (Hong Kong Broadband), Equant (Orange Business Service), Asia Global Crossing (Telstra) and Cable & Wireless (Vodafone). 

Dr. Chau earned his doctoral degree in business administration at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and holds an EMBA degree from the University of Ottawa Canada. He also attended the executive development program at the Daniels College of business at the University of Denver. 

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Dave Chen 

Product Marketing Manager  — Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company

Dave Chen is a Product Marketing Manager at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, a leading provider of next-generation network solutions for the digital enterprise. Dave specializes in enterprise branch and remote solutions to secure #GenMobile, a type of tech-savvy employee who relies on their mobile devices for work and personal use. Over the course of his career, Dave has held a variety of positions encompassing product, sales, and enablement at Hewlett-Packard and Aruba Networks. He graduated the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Political Science. 

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Richard Chew

Partner  — Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Richard Chew is a senior lawyer that specialises in domestic and offshore outsourcing, IT and telecommunications transactions, strategic procurement and sourcing, general commercial contracts, the Internet and negotiated company and business mergers and acquisitions.

He assists clients in Australia and the Asia Pacific region (including assisting with transactions in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, India and China) and has particular expertise in the telecommunications, technology, commercial and consumer retail, financial services and government sectors.

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Lester Chua

Technical Solution Consultant  — AT&T ASEAN Region

Lester is Technical Solution Consultant, managing a team of consultants in the design and development of technical solutions. He brings more than 15 years of IT and networking expertise to lead his team to provide pre-sales technical support and enhance customer relationships.

In AT&T, he is a specialist in customized solutions designs for complex customer requirements, including Wide Area Network, IoT, Cloud, Unified Communications and Security solutions.

Prior to joining AT&T in Oct 2008, he led a team responsible for IT operations and support for major MNCs. Lester holds a Bachelor of Engineering, Computer System from University of Queensland, Australia and is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP).

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Joseph Chung 

Regional Vice President Sales & Business Development — Velocloud

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Toshal Dudhwala

Product Management & Business Development Lead  — Nuage Networks, from Nokia

Toshal Dudhwala is currently responsible for leading Product Management and Go-to-market strategy for Nuage Networks. With over 5 years of experience in Software Defined Networking (SDN) space, he is focused on Software Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN) for Nuage Networks. In this role, he participates in many world-class SDN events as well as actively engages with Enterprises and Service Providers’ customer to solve problems through new and innovative WAN services based on Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Network (VNS) solution.  

Prior to joining Nuage, Toshal was leading Product Management effort for NEC’s ProgrammableFlow SDN solution. Before that he was responsible for product management at Ixia’s Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Data Center test solutions. Before moving to US in 2010, Toshal was a Solution Architect at Agilent Technologies serving Australasia and India region.

Toshal has over 12 years of experience in the data communication industry, specializing in emerging technology such as SDN/NFV. He holds a degree in Master in Telecommunication Engineering from Monash University Melbourne, Australia. 

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Rishi Gantan 

Legal Associate  — Ella Cheong LLC

Rishi Ganiswaran is a legal associate with Ella Cheong LLC. His work includes commercial and civil litigation and contractual and data protection compliance advisory matters, specialising in IP protection, portfolio and rights managements. He has extensive experience in preparation and review of IP documentation, handling IP disputes as well as managing the patents, trademarks and designs portfolio for clients worldwide. His clients include institutes of higher learning, government agencies, multinational corporations, global news and entertainment corporations.

Rishi holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the National University of Singapore as well as a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia. He is admitted as a lawyer in Australia as well as Singapore.

Boon Huat Goh

Vice President (Business Products) Group Enterprise  — SingTel

Boon Huat Goh is currently the Vice President of Business Products, Singtel Group Enterprise. He is responsible for the development, roll out and enhancement of a comprehensive suite of Data, Managed Services, Cloud, Data Centres, and Voice services, targeting at corporate customers to help them enable their businesses.

Boon Huat is extensively involved in formulating and implementing SingTel’s strategy on Software Defined Network (SDN), SD WAN, NFV, Managed WiFi, Analytics, Unified Communications and Data Centres.  He played a key role in developing and helping SingTel grow the Managed Services portfolio into a significant part of the business. He has led the team to attain and maintain the number one market position in IP VPN in the APEJ region.

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Lucas Goh

Group IT Infrastructure Manager  — Volex

Lucas Goh is a seasoned IT executive with 10+ years of experience in IT operations and infrastructure management at global manufacturing companies. Lucas currently is the Group IT Infrastructure Manager at Volex and is responsible for design, deployment, configuration and maintenance of the entire IT Infrastructure landscape and operations across the Volex group of companies.

With his experience and having a well certified IT technical background, Lucas provides unique insights and explanations of making business sense of IT investments and projects.

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Cedric Gouliardon

CTO and Head of Product  — MyRepublic Limited

Cedric is leading the teams that build the next generation networks supporting Myrepublic innovative product and service offerings to consumer, enterprise and carrier segments across MyRepublic regional footprint. He led the deployment of the network that enabled the launch in early 2014 by MyRepublic Singapore of the market shaping 1Gbps Internet access for S$49. He is now working with the MyRepublic team to drive further network and service innovation to regional markets. He’s the former COO of Pixelmetrix (Singapore), a leading digital TV monitoring vendor and has previously held senior role at Vodafone Group (UK), SFR (France) and Sagem (France). Cedric hold an MSc in Telecom Engineering from Telecom ParisTech and an MBA from INSEAD.

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Jobayer Hossain

Sr. Lead Systems Administrator  — BRAC

Jobayer Almahmud Hossain is heading the ICT infrastructure team that focuses on the design, procurement, implementation and manage the hole IT Infrastructure of BRAC. He is a senior System Architect with over 13 years of experience in IT Infrastructure design, development and management for large organization. He has designed, implemented and managing BRAC Datacenter including huge number of server and network infrastructure. He has very strong knowledge in Linux & UNIX systems, Enterprise Virtualization, different type of Storage system and different type of Network devices like Cisco, Juniper, Allot, Cisco ASA firewall etc.

He designed and implemented Enterprises Virtualization platform by using open source virtualization platform for BRAC, where more than 150 VMs are running on production. He has solid expertise on design and implementation of Core Network and nationwide Data Network implementation for large NGO like BRAC. He also has very strong expertise on system security and network security for enterprise network and datacenter. He is working with BRAC from last 6 years. Presently he is working for implementing hybrid cloud platform for BRAC. Jobayer secured high level RedHat Linux expertise certifications include RHCA (level III), RHCDS, RHCSS, RHCVA, RHCE, Redhat Certified System Administrator on Redhat Openstack, SCSA and lots of Redhat Expertise certification. In his professional career, he worked with some very well know organization in Bangladesh includes Grameen Solutions, Akij Online and Akij Computer. Jobayer is the founder of Bangladesh System Administrator Forum name BDSAF.

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Wilfred Kwan 

Chief Operating Officer  — Reliance Communications (Enterprise) and Global Cloud Xchange

With more than 25 years of senior management experience in telecoms operation, software development, integrated circuit design, product development and network planning, Mr. Kwan joins the company from Pacnet where he served as Chief Technology Officer for more than ten years. A seasoned engineering and operations professional, Mr. Kwan successfully led key strategic projects ranging from implementing network expansion to launching new products and managing post merger integrations of various entities.

Prior to Pacnet, Mr. Kwan served as Director of Operations for WorldCom Asia Pacific, responsible for overall operational efficiencies such as MTTR, on-time delivery and operations cost. He has also held various management positions with Global One, Lucent Technologies, Motorola and Nortel.

Mr. Kwan has an MS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, where he also received his undergraduate degree in the same discipline. Additionally, he has an MS in Financial Management from the University of London.

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Peter Leong

Head, Regional IT - Asia  — Petronas Lubricants International

Peter Leong, with 27+ years of knowledge in IT at FSI, Shared Services, O&G and Manufacturing in a Regional/Global IT Management role.

With strong people management and leadership skills in Senior Management team, linking up Gartner & CIO World for Technology solutions: include Data Center/Enterprise Operations, Infrastructure & Applications, DR/BCP, Business Process/Continuous Improvement (BCI/CI), Projects/Program Management, IT Roadmap & Strategy.

Main Achievements include DC Relocation/Migration/Consolidation, Y2K Compliance, OS Upgrade, Applications Migration/Transition, Transformation Program, Global Voice Program, Office365, Facilities/Sites set-up & Video Conferencing/Collaboration Systems.

Graduated with MBA from Nottingham Trent University (NTU) UK, ISO/IEC27001 ISMS, Yellow Belt & COBITS certified. 

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Diarmid Massey

VP Sales, APAC  — Equinix

Diarmid Massey joined Equinix in 2014 as the Vice President of Sales for Asia-Pacific, where he oversees the sales strategy, execution and further growth of the region. Previously, he was Head of Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific for Vodafone Carrier Services (VCS) where he was responsible for the integration of Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW) and the Vodafone regional businesses. 

Prior to his role at Vodafone, Mr. Massey was in charge of Cable and Wireless Worldwide’s global wholesale and global carrier business units. During his five-year tenure, Mr. Massey enhanced the network integration of the business through vendor & partner acquisition, growing it to $1B in revenue. With management roles across best of breed companies in the technology segment, Mr. Massey’s 30 years of experience spans sales and leadership experience across Asia-Pacific, and globally.
He is a recognized thought leader and keynote speaker.

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Laurent Perrin

Director, International Product Management  — Orange Business Services

Laurent Perrin is Marketing Director, International Product Management, in the Connectivity Business Unit of Orange Business Services. In this position he leads a team of senior product managers in charge of a 900 M€ revenue product portfolio focused on multi-national companies. His focus it to support Orange customers in the transformation of their network to adapt with new Cloud and Internet usage, leveraging SDN-NFV technologies.

He brings his 20+ year experience in the B2B telecommunication market, with a strong marketing focus in innovative areas (Internet, M2M, hybrid networks) and the ability to work in international and multicultural environments.

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Harsha Ram

AVP and Head of Product  — Sify

Harsha Ram is AVP and Head of Product for Sify's Data and Network Managed Services. He holds responsibility for overall strategy and product management across the data, managed network services and network security lines of business for Sify. Over the last few years, he has overseen the transformation of Sify into a mature managed services provider. Some of the key initiative that are led by him are: 

  • Building SMACnet - Sify's next generation network capabilities to enable enterprises in their digital strategy
  • WAN Transformation of the enterprise network led by the adoption of cloud and mobility
  • Market Development for Solutions that cater to Global OTT/Cloud providers

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Chris Rezentes 

Senior Manager for Partner & Product Strategy — Verizon

Chris Rezentes is Senior Manager of Partner and Product Strategy for Verizon in Asia Pacific. In his role, he leads the regional product strategy, P&L, and roadmap for key Verizon network products including IP, Ethernet, SDN, NFV, and Secure Cloud Interconnect products. He is also leading the Carrier Interconnect and Cloud Partner team in Asia supporting carrier and cloud partnership and products.

Previously, Chris played a major role in the technology planning and launch of new Verizon products across the Asia Pacific region including Ethernet transformation and converged packet access solutions. His team was integral to Verizon expanding the geographical coverage for all products across South East Asia. Chris has a strong focus ensuring Verizon maintains a solid global position, growing the company's South East Asia network to meet burgeoning market demands.

Chris moved to Singapore in 2008 to take responsibility for Verizon Network Planning, spanning the South East Asian countries. During this time, Chris was instrumental in the planning and implementation of new MPLS/IP hubs in Indonesia, Pakistan, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka. He also led the strategy and expansion of the Verizon fiber network in Singapore, which doubled in size since his arrival. 

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Ciaran Roche

Co-Founder and CTO — Coevolve

Ciaran Roche is the co-founder and CTO of Coevolve. Ciaran has worked in a range of technology strategy roles in Europe and the US, and has established Coevolve as a leader in driving enterprise adoption of next-generation technologies such as SD-WAN.

Ciaran has over 16 years of experience in enterprise network architecture and management, with a specific focus on the use of Internet technologies in enterprise WANs. He led a number of teams at Vanco (later Reliance Globalcom / Global Cloud Xchange), responsible for technical solutions for its largest clients including a 1,200 site network for Avis Europe, a global VPN solution for British Airways and complex solutions for Siemens, SGS, Ernst & Young (now EY) and Pfizer.

Ciaran also spent several years working in the enterprise networking practice of Pace Harmon, a boutique management consulting firm specializing in IT strategy and transformation projects for major global businesses. There he led the delivery of a number of significant projects for large clients including Molson Coors, Capital One Bank, CSC and several of the largest technology and media companies in the world.

As the CTO of Coevolve, Ciaran leverages this experience that spans many technologies and geographies, to help enterprises drive new levels of efficiency in their environments. Ciaran has presented to, and worked with major enterprise CIOs, CFOs and CEOs around the world to deliver effective, high quality networking and cloud-based solutions. Ciaran is based in Chicago, Illinois.

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Robert Schult

Research DirectorTeleGeography


Robert Schult is a Research Director at TeleGeography. He manages the company’s wholesale and enterprise pricing research groups, focusing primarily on pricing and service benchmarks for international private line, IP transit, IP VPN and Ethernet services.

Over the past 12 years Rob has led global research and consulting efforts, establishing relationships with 100+ international service providers. He has spoken and moderated panels at a wide range of conferences, including PTC, ITW, Carriers World, Capacity China, and the Metro Ethernet Forum.

Prior to joining TeleGeography, Robert served as a Nuclear Submarine Officer in the U.S. Navy, learning firsthand the limitations of satellite communications to a moving platform. Robert holds an MBA from London Business School, a M.S. in Engineering Management from The George Washington University, and a Bachelors of Science from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

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Tim Sullivan

Co-Founder and CEO  — Coevolve

Tim leads Coevolve having co-founded the business in 2014 with Ciaran Roche to help drive more agile and cloud oriented enterprise network services. Coevolve was established across multiple continents from the outset and has been a key force in the introduction of SD-WAN across APAC and beyond.

Tim has over 20 years’ experience in international telecoms and IT with roles spanning the UK, Europe, USA, Asia & ANZ. Tim’s background is in business development, leading multi-disciplinary teams, solution development, delivery and ongoing optimization of long-term outsourcing contracts for large global enterprises across a broad range of industry sectors.

Prior to co-founding Coevolve, Tim held the position of Managing Director APAC for virtual network operator Vanco. Tim’s team repositioned the company’s managed services in the APAC market from a local to a global proposition, scaling the geographic coverage and driving a competitive advantage in emerging markets. Before that Tim held roles as Senior VP Americas and roles in Europe at Vanco.

Tim is based in Sydney, Australia.

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Tanya Tang

Partner (Chief Economic and Policy Advisor ) Competition & Antitrust & Trade Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) — Rajah & Tann

Tanya joined Rajah & Tann’s Competition and TMT practice as its Chief Economic and Policy Advisor, giving the practice the unique capability of providing fully integrated legal and economic advice to clients.  

Tanya has extensive competition and regulatory experience, having worked in the policy and competition team at the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), as well as the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS). At IDA, Tanya’s key responsibilities included implementing the Telecom and Postal Competition Codes, such as assessing M&A applications and investigating alleged anti-competitive practices.  She also led key policy and regulatory reviews, such as reviews of the Telecom Competition Code and guidelines, as well as the Quality of Service frameworks for telecom services.  At CCS, Tanya was responsible for conducting economic analysis for investigation of competition cases. Her experience includes assessing complex mergers (including conducting two Phase 2 merger reviews) and leading cases involving abuse of dominance. Tanya has also participated in dawn raids to gather information for CCS’ investigations.

Tanya’s experience in Rajah & Tann includes assisting the telecoms/media regulator in Brunei in formulating Brunei’s licensing regime and their Competition Code, assisting a major telecommunications provider in Malaysia in its submission to the sectoral regulator on its proposed guidelines and market assessment, as well as assisting a major telecommunications provider in Cambodia in preparing its submission to the Government on the draft Cambodia telecommunications law.

Tanya has been recognised as a leading competition economist in the international Who's Who Legal: Competition 2016, and is one of only three competition economists in Singapore to receive this recognition.

Raoul Tecala 

Group Networking Practice Director: WAN  — Dimension Data

Raoul Tecala is the Dimension Data Group Networking Practice Director: WAN. In this role, Raoul is responsible for setting Dimension Data’s enterprise routing strategy including solution and services development, vendor partnerships and go to market initiatives. Raoul works closely with Dimension Data’s regions to execute the Group’s enterprise routing strategy at a local level. Raoul has been with Dimension Data for over 14 years starting in alliances where he managed several global relationships including Cisco. Prior to owning the strategy for enterprise routing, he was responsible for the Group’s access switching and wireless LAN strategy. Raoul is based in Reston, Virginia, USA.

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Idris Vasi 

Managing Director, Asia-Pac — Viptela

Idris brings more than 25 years of experience in key leadership positions in both start-ups and MNCs. Prior to joining Viptela in 2015, he was the VP/GM APAC for Mavenir/Mitel, and CEO of DST, Brunei's leading 3G/4G mobile and pay-TV operator. Earlier he was SVP of Sales and Alliances at Ordyn Technologies, and was with Cisco for 11 years where he held a number of senior management roles in both the US and Singapore. Prior to Cisco, he was with a New Jersey-based start-up, Dagaz, and with Siemens in various technical, product management, sales and marketing roles.

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Sander Veraar  

Solution Lead, Application Aware Networking  — Tata Communications

Sander is a strategic product management and marketing professional with 16 years of overall experience in the ICT services industry. He lead the Network and Application Services product team at Tata Communications. He previously held key positions within enterprise product management at Verizon, a multinational telecommunications service provider. He also served in product marketing, pricing and finance.


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Simon Waller

VP, Carrier Sales, EMEA and APAC — GTT

Simon Waller is GTT’s VP of carrier sales for EMEA and APAC. He is responsible for facilitating the growth of GTT’s revenue and global market presence through strategic acquisitions and the development of existing client relationships. Simon has more than 20 years of sales experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining GTT, he served as head of sales for EMEA for NTT Communications’ Global IP Network business unit, where he was instrumental in securing funding for the establishment of new PoPs in the EMEA region. He also held sales leadership positions for TalkTalk Business, PSINet, and Claranet. Simon is based in GTT’s London office.

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Feroz Zaveri

Director, Customer Acquisition and Success, APAC — Aryaka Networks

Feroz is Director, Customer Acquisition and Success, APAC, at Aryaka Networks, and is responsible for the implementation of software-defined network architectures for global enterprises and service providers headquartered in the Asia-Pacific region. He actively contributes to sales, strategic alliances, product management, and product marketing in Aryaka.

Feroz has a very strong and diverse background in networking technologies. He is an SDN technology evangelist, and often participates in webinars on the impact of SDN and its usage in the enterprise WAN space.

In his spare time, Feroz loves to run marathons, and holds several records in his name.

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