20 & 21 November 2019

see who spoke in 2018

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Shariq Saifuddin
Regional Director, Infrastructure Services

Over 20 years in IM leadership roles in the Chemicals and Manufacturing industry sectors. I am currently working as Regional Director Infrastructure Services, for AkzoNobel, a leading global Paints and Coatings company.  In my career I have been associated as Steering member or leader of major business and IM transformation programs, related to organizational restructuring, ERP implementations and large infrastructure initiatives. I enjoy being a mentor and coach to a large group of talented young IM leaders. I have an MBA and Bachelor of Computer Science qualification.


Jobayer Almahmud Hossain
Chairman & CEO

One of the Co-Founder of Banglanet Technologies Limited, and is playing a key roles in technology Operation and overall IT operations of the company. He secured very high level RedHat Linux expertise certifications include the highest certification RHCA –L3, along with RHCDS, RHCSS, RHCVA, RHCE and SCSA. He has total 14 years of solid experience in IT Infrastructure development and management for large organization. He also almost 3 years’ experience in IT support operation and Management for ISP and renewed NGO. On his last 14 years he have demonstrated and key role in IT Infrastructure for the largest NGO BRAC. On the time of his regular working period with BRAC he guided and coordinate to implement the Data Center for BRAC and also lead some critical project for BRAC includes Email Platform Implementation and migration with 1000+ users where now the email account of BRAC is 14000+. He was the key Architect of BRAC Virtualization Platform using O-Virt where more than 250 VM server are running in the production.

In Banglanet Technologies Ltd., He is focusing on business improvement by providing the latest technological solution consultancy and Technological knowledge Advancement by designing different IT training for the corporate office and university students. Provide service solution and constancy on Cloud Computing is the key area of business growth. 

He is also having expertise in Datacenter Design for Enterprise and managing DC and DR for enterprise including proper data backup policy. He has solid expertise design and implementation of Core Network and nationwide Data Network implementation for large NGO. He is also working with BRAC (Largest NGO in the world) as a contractual Head of Infrastructure.  

He worked with some very well know organization in Bangladesh includes Grameen Solutions, Akij Online and Akij Computer. Jobayer is the Co-founder of Bangladesh System Administrator Forum name BDSAF.


Adrian Teo
VP, Global Connectivity Transport Product Manager

Adrian has over 12 years of experience in enterprise network architecture and implementation and is currently the Product Manager for Transport at Barclays.  He is responsible for the product life cycle, road map, risk profile and remediation strategy of all data connectivity technologies and services that the bank consumes globally.

Adrian started off in Network solutions at Barclays where he was heavily involved in planning, design and implementation of Barclays Next Generation WAN and many other global network transformation initiatives. Prior to joining Barclays, Adrian helped design and build many complex networks for Singapore Government agencies and Institutes of higher learning while working for NCS, a leading APAC ICT services provider wholly-owned subsidiary of Singtel Group.

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Daryl Yeo
Senior Network Technology Advisor

Daryl is an experienced IT professional with more than 20 years in infrastructure and business relationship management.  Based in Singapore, he is currently responsible for global WAN architecture in Cargill Inc., His work includes driving roadmap, strategy and projects to deliver new WAN capabilities for Cargill globally.  With both technical and business background, Daryl has been instrumental in driving change in Cargill’s enterprise network during past few years.  In championing this change, Daryl led global RFP initiatives, involving various global and regional telecoms providers.  Continuing the journey, Daryl is next looking at developing SD WAN solutions for global adoption in Cargill.


Joel Tian
Engineering Director, South Asia & ANZ

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Ricky Chau
Vice President, Enterprise, Asia Pacific Region

Ricky is the Vice President of the Enterprise Group at CenturyLink Asia Pacific based in Hong Kong. In his role, he is responsible for the enterprise go-to-market strategy and customer experience in Asia Pacific. Ricky is also overseeing sales, sales engineering and client support to drive profitable revenue growth in the region. 

With over 20 years in the industry, Ricky has extensive knowledge in the enterprise and service provider markets in the region. Ricky has most recently served as Vice President of Asia Pacific Sales for Level 3 Communications. Prior to joining Level 3, Ricky was Vice President of carrier services and General Manager of Global Crossing in Asia Pacific. Over the course of his professional career, he has been instrumental in driving growth and cultivating extensive business acumen throughout the region.

Ricky 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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Tim Sullivan

Tim has 25 years’ experience in global network services, spanning the UK, Europe, USA, Asia & ANZ.

Tim co-founded Coevolve in 2014 to help enterprise adopt next-generation network technologies and access new levels of agility and end user experience. Coevolve were one of the earliest adopters of SD-WAN and have pioneered a modular, co-managed service delivering step-change commercial gains for clients at each stage of the network life cycle. Coevolve have now delivered SD-WAN services in over 50 counties on six continents.   

Tim’s primary background is in business development, leading multi-disciplinary teams in client engagement, solution development, contracting, delivery and ongoing optimization of long-term outsourcing contracts for large global enterprises.

Prior to founding Coevolve, Tim held the position of Managing Director APAC for Reliance Globalcom. Before that he had roles as Senior VP Americas at Vanco and Strategic Bids Director for Vanco Europe.

Tim is based in Sydney, Australia.

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David Stork
Major Projects and Training Manager

David is currently the Major Projects and Training Manager for the global Detmold group. Previously within Detmold as Global Infrastructure Manager he was responsible for the initiative to implement a global software designed networking infrastructure. His team successfully standardised Detmold’s server infrastructure globally to their now VMWare technology. He drove their VoIP project, so the business could take advantage of savings in their telecommunications costs globally in five differing regions. Prior to joining Detmold David was responsible for the infrastructure at one of Adelaide’s leading web service providers namely Hostworks. David has over 25 years’ experience in supporting a wide range of businesses that include manufacturing (Detmold, Lion Nathan International and Faulding Pharmaceuticals) along with financial, web and education services. He has held both technical and business roles throughout his career. Most recently in partnership with Coevolve and Velocloud his team won the CIO Award for 2017 in the following category.

Next Generation WAN Transformation. A global SD-WAN deployment to improve the end user experience to a consistent level regardless of region.” in the category of “Growth” (Effective planning, investment and deployment of resources to meet expansionary objectives such as a growing workforce, new offices, or increasing customer base.)

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Michael Becerra
Head of Network Architecture & Product Management

Michael Becerra is an IT Professional with 17+ years of experience working in the Information Technology field and has been with DHL since 2005.  He is currently the Head of Network Architecture & Product Management based out of Singapore and is responsible for developing architecture, standards, roadmaps, risk mitigation and service introduction across Data Networks and Network Security for DHL globally.

He is a key contributor to group-wide Telecoms governance bodies with the mission to provide technical guidance and leadership in order to maintain cost effective, cohesive and sustainable service offerings.    Additionally, he acts as technical lead for telecoms optimization sourcing initiatives drafting technical requirements, evaluating suppliers and participating in negotiations.

Currently his focus is the architecture and introduction of Hybrid WAN, Network Access Control and Segmentation services.

Over his career he has spent time based in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific regions while working in the Petroleum, Education and Logistics industries. He also holds a B.S. in Mathematical Sciences from New Mexico State University.


Sander Barens
VP Commercial Development

After joining Expereo 10 years ago and setting up its first international office in Singapore back in 2008, Sander now works out of the Global Head Quarters in Amsterdam as the VP Commercial Development. His team is spread out globally across 5 offices and combined manage about 2,500 local partners that make up all the portfolio and buying options of Expereo. Before joining Expereo Sander worked out of Australia for BT Global Services and Infonet Services Corp. His Telecom career started in 2006 with Unisource Business Services in Europe. Nice to know fact: before Sander went into telecom he was a helicopter pilot.

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Cliff Neo
Global Enterprise Architect

Cliff Neo is an experienced IT leader with specific focus on transforming IT in enabling digital transformation as well as achieve a true business partnership model.

Cliff is currently the Global Enterprise Architect at Fugro and is primarily responsible for driving an architecture framework that would enable the organization to move towards a digital journey. He had also derived and applied unique transformation models to enable global teams and programs that had yielded enterprising outcomes.

With the ever prevalent approach of business IT, Cliff provides a view where IT is not just a technological enabler for the business.

Prior to joining Fugro, Cliff was the APAC Infrastructure Director for Stanley Black & Decker Inc.


Samir Desai
Director of Product Management

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Nantha Kumar Krishnan
ICT Infrastructure Manager APAC

I am the Regional ICT Operations & Infrastructure Manager for Kerry Asia Pacific & MEA (Division of the Kerry Group), in charge of IT Operations & Infrastructure for 45 sites in 17 countries across APMEA, with 5000 users. Managing a department of 20 people, & reporting to VP of Global Operations & Infrastructure based in the UK.

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Michael Davies
Director Emerging Technology

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Aurelien Heiny-Robert
Infrastructure Manager – Middle East, Asia Pacific and Hosting

Aurelien is an IT professional with over 10 years of international experience across multiple sectors.

Based in Singapore, he has been leading Mott MacDonald's infrastructure space for the Middle East and the Asia Pacific region for the past 3 years.

His main responsibilities are operations and solutions for all cloud, network, hosting and security, spanning over 30 offices and 3 data centres.

Recent projects include data centre consolidation, opening an infrastructure operation centre and moving to SD-WAN.


Tony Phung
Manager, Presales and NPI

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Laurent Perrin
Marketing Director, Application Driven Networks

Laurent Perrin is Marketing Director, Application Driven Networks, in the Connectivity Business Unit of Orange Business Services. In this position he leads a team of senior product managers covering the B2B French market and the Multinational Companies worldwide.

His mission is to support Orange Business Services customers in their transformation of the network. His team focusses on developing innovating products and solutions that adapt with new Cloud and Internet usage, leveraging SDN-NFV technologies and enabling an outstanding end user experience. Key focus areas are SD-WAN, WAN optimization, Application Performance Management, LAN and WLAN.

Laurent Perrin has more than 20 year of experience in the B2B telecommunication market, with a strong marketing focus in innovative areas (Internet, M2M, hybrid networks) and long experience working in international and multicultural environment.

Laurent is a graduate from Telecom ParisTech.

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James Soo
SDx Solution Expert Connectivity Asia Pacific

James SOO is Business Development Manager for Asia Pacific, at Orange Business Services, a global business service provider headquartered in Singapore for the APAC region. He is currently leading the SD-WAN / SDN NFV / Application Monitoring portfolios to help enterprises understand their data better as part of business transformation using software-defined.

James has over 17 years of global experience across China, Singapore, India and UK especially in the Financial, Consulting and Telco industry. He is extremely passionate about how disruptive technology such as SD-WAN, IoT, and Edge Computing could help us create a boundaryless world; with focus on strategic transformation changes in organizational culture and values.


Justin Lee

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Jon Milford
SDWAN & Cloud Business Development Director, APJ

Jon is responsible for Riverbed’s Xirrus WiFi & SteelConnect APJ strategy development and execution, which includes channel, service provider and alliance go-to-market (GTM) motions. As part of his role, he is also leading on developing GTM strategy for Digital Experience Management, including Application Performance and End-User Experience Management solutions.

Prior to joining Riverbed, Jon led Business Development for Multiple Architectures & Verticals (Enterprise Networking, Collaboration, Data Center, Security, Commercial, Meraki) in various Regions (APJ, EMEAR and Global) at Cisco. Jon has also worked with HP as BDM / Product Manager for HP’s Volume Server Business, managing both the volume server portfolio and HP go-to-market acceleration, including Channel Competitive Acquisition Programs.

Jon graduated with a BA Hons in Business Information Systems. He is based in Singapore.


John Ellis
Head of Network Security Services

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Brianna Boudreau
Senior Analyst

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Erik Kreifeldt
Principal Analyst

Senior Analyst Erik Kreifeldt tracks the global market for enterprise and wholesale network services. Erik Kreifeldt manages product development and forecasting for TeleGeography’s bandwidth pricing research, specializing in European and Middle Eastern markets. Before joining TeleGeography in 2006, Erik Kreifeldt was an optical networking industry analyst with RHK. Prior to that, Erik Kreifeldt held editorial roles at Fiber Optics Online, Fiber Optics News, and the Optical Society of America—where he covered the first commercial DWDM systems. Erik Kreifeldt holds an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a B.A. from Penn State.

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Greg Bryan
Senior Manager, Enterprise Research

Senior Manager 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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Paul Brodsky
Senior Analyst


Brett Waddington
ANZ Sales and Channel

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Lucas Goh
IT Director Infrastrucure & Operations


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