Global Speakers

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ANDREW MULLIGAN

Head of DevOps and Application Management

UOB

Topic: DevOps’ Lessons: Dos And Don’ts For Successful Adoption Of DevOps Principles At Your Organization

Andrew Mulligan heads DevOps and Application Management at United Overseas Banking Group Limited (UOB), a leading bank in Asia with a global network of more than 500 branches and offices in 19 countries. Headquartered in Singapore with banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, UOB provides a wide range of financial services internationally through its core business segments and subsidiaries.

Andrew has over 20 years financial technology experience gained in the United States, Europe and Asia. While working at Lehman Brothers, Nomura and UBS, Andrew directed cross-functional IT strategies and organizational transformation worldwide across all asset classes.

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ION MUNDREAC

Director Digital Banking

Standard Chartered Bank

Topic: Integration Case Study: How Collaborative and Continuous DevOps Integration Can Reduce Integration Issues and Conflicts Compared to Traditional Waterfall Development

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Ion is DevOps Lead in Standard Chartered Bank, Head of Development in EDM. He has 20+ years IT experience with 10+ years experience in Banking. He previously worked in Japan as a Project Manager for Daiwa Securities and Merrill Lynch and eventually moved to Merrill Lynch Singapore to lead Asia Pac Wealth Management support team. Prior joining SCB, he was with Commerzbank and held various team lead roles for eFX Connectivity global team, eFX and FX Option Global support team and Murex Cash/Murex Currency Asia Pacific team. He is a practitioner of agile and lean development, Scrum, XP and Kanban, with experience in DevOps Continuous Delivery and Continuous Integration.

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G JOHN OKORO

Head of Agile Practice & Adjunct Professor - Lecturer (Enterprise Agile)

Orbium & National University of Singapore

Topic: Panel Discussion: Building the Talent Pipeline DevOps – Developing New Mindset and Perspective

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John is the founder / creator of Auspicious Agile, based in Singapore. John is the Head of Agile Practice for Orbium, a Swiss Business & Technology Consultancy. John has also founded Agile services practices for Rally Software in Asia and for Point B, a mid-sized US management consultancy. John is a contributor to InfoQ on Agile & DevOps, and an author of the ebook “ A Guide to Distributed Agile Framework”.

John has two decades of leadership and process improvement knowledge in technology related projects, and over ten years of experience with Agile methods and coaching. John has led corporate Agile training, executive education, & Agile certification sessions publicly and privately in the US & Asia.

John is a frequent speaker at Agile and industry conferences. He has also taught several university courses in the business and technology space (including Enterprise Agile Scaling at National University of Singapore, and for the Singapore Skills Future government initiative). John has proven success in numerous roles as an Agile leader. He has worked in the telecommunications, entertainment, real estate, information services, financial services and professional services industries with numerous Fortune 500 & Global 1000 companies including Disney, JP Morgan, Allianz, Toyota, and Accenture. John has experience with start-up and entrepreneurial ventures and working with government clients.

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PHILIPPE TOUATI

Partner

Belmond Capital

Topic: AIOps – What, Why and How of AI disruptions in DevOps

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Philippe currently focused on building and financing AI ventures enabling digital transformation. Previously, he financed corporate, financial institutions and commercial clients as head of Institutional banking at ANZ or at co-head of Wholesale Bank at Standard chartered. Before banking, he was in telecoms and tech where he designed VLSI chip, launched Wharf T&T Telco in HK or TT&C operations for F2 satellite….he has Masters of Science from Ecole Polytechnique, Telecom ParisTech & Columbia University. Focused on building great team to grow top line (5 fold growth to $1 Billion as co-head of Wholesale Bank), transforming or restructuring businesses winning with clients ( #1-Greenwich survey at ANZ) and with people (Top100 UK best place to work at CapitalOne).

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RITESH MEHROTRA

Assistant Vice President

Credit Suisse AG

Topic: Delivering Value with Behavior-Driven Development
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Ritesh Mehrotra serves as Assistant Vice President with Credit Suisse AG in Equity Derivatives Trade Capture space. He is a Certified Scrum Master and Developer with over 12 yrs of experience in Application development and delivery management. Most recently, he has been helping and mentoring development teams/business in their endeavor for Agile adoptions. Primarily a developer, he is actively involved in developing Web based low touch/automated solutions to serve Equity Derivatives Front Office business. His core competencies include: Agile and DevOps transformation, Cross platform Application development, with most recent working knowledge on web development using ReactJS, NodeJS, etc.

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ASHWIN CHANDRASEKARAN

Head of Software Engineering & DevOps

DFS

Topic: How Continuous Feedback Allow DevOps to Bring IT Organizations Closer to Their Customers and Users 

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Ashwin is an IT professional with over 15 years of experience in Software Engineering and Product Development. He is passionate about using technology for the advantage of business and organization as a whole. Currently, he is a Senior Manager with DFS Group in Singapore, leading the Software Engineering, DevOps and Open Platform initiatives. His most recent interests are in the areas of Machine Learning, Serverless Architectures, Microservices and Containers. He is also a blogger at https://breatheagile.net.

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MIRCO HERING

APAC DevOps & Agile Practice Lead & Managing Director

Accenture Australia

Topic: Eliminating the Dev Versus Ops Mentality – Developing Teams in a Cross Functional Technology Environment

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Mirco is a Managing Director who leads Accenture’s Agile & DevOps practice in the APAC region with a focus on Agile & DevOps transformations.

For over 12 years he has worked on accelerating software delivery through innovative approaches (what is now called DevOps) and 10 years ago started experimenting with Agile methods. He supports major public and private sector companies in Australia and overseas in their search for efficient IT delivery.

Mirco also blogs about IT delivery at http://notafactoryanymore.com and speaks globally at conferences about Agile, DevOps and organisational psychology. He is the author of “DevOps for the Modern Enterprise”, a book helping companies adopt Agile & DevOps and push through the transformation barriers caused by legacy technology and legacy thinking.

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SATHIYASEELAN MURUGAIAYH

Global DevOps Lead, Wealth Management

Deutsche Bank

Topic: BankOps: How Financial Institutions are Moving towards DevOps and Their Success Stories

Sathiyaseelan is currently the Global DevOps Lead – Wealth Management for Deutsche Bank. He is a PMP, ITIL & Agile certified prominent DevOps Lead with more than 14 years of savvy experience in managing various projects like Agile Transformation, DevOps Tools roll-out, DevOps Service Delivery, DevOps Change Management, Standardisation, Decommission, Migration, Integration, Reports Automation, SSO Implementation and Seamless build/release Automation in DevOps space for global user base in a distributed environment consisting local datacenter servers, in house cloud and AWS. Prior to his current role, he has worked with organizations like Barclays, J.P. Mogan and Wipro Technologies.

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HATEM BEN AICHA

Director, Engineering Chapter Lead

ANZ

Topic: Continuous Testing Case Study: DevOps Transformation with Continuous Testing

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Hatem is a result driven Technology manager, with proven Front Office experience from both business and technology perspective. Hatem acquired a broad knowledge of derivative products and a deep understanding of software development life cycle through the roles he has taken on. He demonstrated strong ability to facilitate end to end delivery of large and complex trading platforms between Development, QA and project teams and provided leadership throughout build and test to implementation.

He has lived and worked in several countries around the world which has given him the opportunity to experience the diversity of different ways of working, cultures and people.

Coming from a software development background, Hatem developed a strong interest in the latest technology trends, DevOps methodologies and cloud computing. He is always eager to adopt tech innovations and leverage on automation to solve business challenges and provide high value to the organisation.

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RAVINDRA PRASAD

Director – Global Product Technology

ADP

Topic: Shift Left in Reliability and Resiliency: Use App Hierarchy of Needs to Build Reliable and Resilient IT Systems 

Ravindra has deep expertise and years of experience in delivery of large IT Applications in Services industry and Captive Center in retail and banking. He has worked with Europe, North America, South America and Australia businesses. Ravindra also played a key role in different business initiatives and projects of a Swiss Bank, American Express, Citi Bank, DHL and Tesco. He has earlier worked as head of Software Development at Tesco Bengaluru for delivering commercial applications. During his 12.5 years stint in Tesco he gained broad range of expertise in retail related to Loyalty Program, Data Warehousing, Forecasting, Nonfood, Market Place and buyer & supplier applications and collaboration platforms. He has 19 years of experience in IT with previous experience in Logistics and Banking with Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services. His stint at international locations Australia, Brazil, UK and USA has helped him gaining knowledge on how Technology is used in various cultures. He is passionate about new technologies and has hands-on experience in Cloud Computing, Machine Learning. He did his M.Tech in Production Engineering and completed Retail Certification from IIM-B and Tesco. He did his Senior Management Program from IIM C in 2014. He received the inaugural Next100 award, a national event, which aims at recognising India based IT managers that have potential to become CIOs and Technology leaders.

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SURESH BABU

DevOps Manager & Big Data Specialist

Knowesis

Topic: Big Data Analytics: How Big Data & Analytics Will Empower the Future of DevOps

Suresh Babu has 18+ years of IT experience. He is currently working on AI and BigData and with special focus on applying voice enabled devices in the contextual marketing space. He has also published skills for Alexa and google assistant. Suresh also has deep skills in DevOps and container based deployment strategies. He is currently working on building a zero downtown operations strategy for knowesis. You can checkout his blogs on Voicebots and Docker at https://community.siftdev.com/author/suresh. Earlier Suresh has worked with Starhub, Tech Mahindra, Mansion, China.com Corp, Sun Microsystem to mention few.

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LIM SHIEN MIN JIM

Global Senior Director – Group Chief Transformation Office

Huawei Technologies

Topic: Panel Discussion: Building the Talent Pipeline DevOps – Developing New Mindset and Perspective

Jim is currently Global Senior Director in Group Chief Transformation Office in Huawei Technologies; and senior lecturer cum course leader for Huawei University. Jim also maintained his initial responsibility as Regional Chief Technology Officer for selected strategic projects in APAC. These multiple roles focus on transformation (including Digitalization initiatives) cross industries (e.g. Smart Nation/City, Retail, Healthcare, Logistics, Agriculture, Financial Services), domains (e.g. Cloud, IoT, Big Data, AI, Mobile Money, Connectivity) and aspects (e.g. Business Modelling, Customer Journey, Org. Change etc). Jim sits in Competency & Qualification (C&Q) committee for internal HR transformation initiatives. Prior to joining Huawei, in 20 years of experience, Jim held various senior positions in Amdocs, Accenture and Tech Mahindra. Key responsibilities in P&L management, Customer Relationship Management, Delivery Management, Business Strategy, Market Development and Team Leadership. Jim was involved in large-scale business transformation programs in SingTel-Optus, Maxis Malaysia, Telekom Malaysia, Starhub Singapore, NetLinkTrust Singapore, Korea Telecom, spanning across wireline, wireless, and national broadband carriers. Jim was also involved in strategic business initiatives with FarEastern Group Taiwan and PLDT Group Philippines on their group-level digitalization program. Jim holds a MBA (Distinction) from Manchester Business School (UK), and a B.Eng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). Jim is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), an industry mentor in Singapore and a seasoned company spokesman for media, analysts and industry forums.

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RAJNISH PRASAD

Vice President & Head of Engineering - APJ & Greater China

SAP Innovative Business Solutions

Topic: Embracing DevOps to drive Innovation in your Digital Transformation

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Rajnish is the Vice President and Head of Engineering, SAP Innovative Business Solutions – Asia Pacific Japan and Greater China with 27 years of experience, enabling customers in their Digital Transformation Journey through delivering business innovations on cutting edge technologies. He is responsible for managing the transformation of enterprises from On-Premise world to cloud leveraging concepts like Cloud Engineering, DevOps, Agile lifecycle, etc.

He started his career in SAP India Consulting, managing the SAP implementation for organisations like Reliance (Petrochemical & Infocomm), ONGC, and was in the PMO for multiple projects like BPCL, Oil India, IOC, GAIL, NTPC, Adani Power etc. As the Delivery Head of SAP India, he was responsible for deliveries across CPG (ITC & Dabur), Retail (Pantaloon, Reliance, ITC and RPG), Professional Services like Wipro and multiple other customers.

Rajnish Prasad is a Project Management Professional with 27 years of project delivery experience. He got certified in PMP in 2004. With a Civil Engineering degree from IIT Kharagpur, he joined Tata Steel, where he was responsible for Project Managing some of the local infrastructure construction projects taken by Tata Steel. Later he completed his PGDBM from IIM, Bangalore, before joining SAP in 1998.

As a part of Leadership Development program in the region, he has also undergone a Leadership Development Course from Princeton, NJ & INSEAD, Singapore.

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STEVE NG

Vice President, Digital Operations and Platforms

Mediacorp Pte Ltd

Topic: Case Study: The Path to DevSecOps in a Highly Regulated Enterprise Environment

Steve Ng is leading Cyber security, Blockchain and Digital transformation business initiatives in his current role. He has worked for MNCs such as Dell EMC, Amazon Web Services, Avaya, HP, Hitachi Data Systems and Brocade. Currently, Steve is the Lead, Digital Operations and Platform at Mediacorp where he overseas infrastructure optimisation, DevOps, automation, cyber security and real-time dashboard.

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EDDY TAN

Solutions Architect

KEMP Technologies

Topic: Application Delivery in Web-Scale Ecosystems

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Eddy Tan, CCIE#4307 has been in the networking industry for more than 20 years. He is 2xCCIE specializing in routing and switching as well as Service Providers. His areas of specialization include advanced IP services, next-generation Internet architectures, MPLS applications, application delivery performance, next-generation data center technologies, SDN and cloud security.

Eddy is currently the Solutions Architect at KEMP Technologies, Asia where he provides application delivery performance solutions for KEMP’s enterprise and cloud service provider customers. He has authored/co-authored five books to date: “Private Cloud Computing: Consolidation, Virtualization, and Service-Oriented Infrastructure”, “MPLS for Metropolitan Area Networks”, “Building VPNs with IPSec and MPLS”, “Building Scalable Cisco Networks”; and “Configuring Cisco Routers for Bridging, DLSw+, and Desktop Protocols”.

Eddy holds a MSc degree in Communications Software Management from the University of Essex, UK, and an MBA from the University of Adelaide, Australia.

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DARRYL MCKINNON

Vice President & Managing Director - APJ

Puppet

Topic: Keynote:  Continuous Delivery for Infrastructure as Code and the Changing Role of IT Ops

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As VP and Managing Director of APJ, Darryl is responsible for delivering on Puppet’s global development plan within the region,and for leading teams across Asia, Pacific and Japan; including sales, software development, technical services, and go-to-market functions. Based in the Singapore Puppet office, Darryl comes to Puppet from Cisco and with nearly 25 years of tech industry experience – the majority of which has been in the APJ region.

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SREEKANTH NARAYANAN

Head of Product Security

Grab

Topic: Scaling DevSecOps – Towards Continuous Security

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Sreekanth Narayanan heads the product security organization at Grab. In his role he spearheads bringing a development centric approach to application security and runs the Secure Software Development Lifecycle program, the offensive security program and the bug bounty. He also manages the strategy and development of security related products for risk avoidance, privacy protection and abuse prevention on the Grab platform. Sreekanth has 18+ years of diverse experience building large scale web, mobile and data platforms and has spent close to 10 years focusing on security related product development at companies like Symantec, Oracle and Equinix, covering aspects like PKI and Cloud Native Key Management Systems. At Oracle, he led the Java Language development team with special focus on core security libraries of Java.

 

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AMIT THAKUR

Assistant Vice President

DBS Bank

Topic: Predictive Intelligence: How predictive analytics drive decisions in big ways

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YEO JAN CHEE

Technical Solutions Architect

NGINX

Topic: North/South to East/West – Reducing Complexity with API and Microservices Traffic Management and NGINX Plus

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Jan Chee carries more than 20 years of IT industry experience, specializing in development and performance monitoring, spanning the network and application stacks.  As a regional Technical Solutions Architect with NGINX, Jan Chee is actively involved in customer engagements, providing consultancy on digital transformation initiatives, and assisting customers in modernizing their monolithic web and application infrastructure to a microservices-based architecture.  Prior to NGINX, Jan Chee worked at Extrahop Networks, Riverbed Technology, and Quest Software, to name a few.

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NORBERT KISS

Head of Asia Pacific

NGINX

Topic: Moving from Monolith to Microservices: The Growing Business Need to Provide Modern, Agile and Scalable Applications

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Norbert Kiss, Head of Asia Pacific, joined NGINX in 2017 and leads the business development in the region. Based in Singapore, Norbert has extensive experience throughout Asia Pacific, having worked and lived in this region since 1992, specializing in growing companies within the Asia Pacific region. Norbert has worked and held executive positions at companies such as Lexmark, Oracle, Geac, WatchGuard, Astaro GmbH (acquired by Sophos), and, most recently, KEMP Technologies. He has resided in Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia and successfully grown business in China, Japan, India and other parts of Asia.

Norbert’s career started in the IT industry in the early 1980’s as a programmer and system analyst. His focus then moved to sales and marketing where he progressed to executive levels within the Asia Pacific region. Norbert has extensive experience of initiating and sustaining growth for companies in the security and IT sector.

Norbert holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa, Canada with a focus on Asia and is a graduate of the Columbia Business School’s Senior Executive Development program.

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GU BING

R&D Section Manager of Project & Portfolio Management, Application Delivery Management Software

Micro Focus

Topic: A DevOps Journey to Collaborative & Continuous Software Delivery

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Bing’s team is responsible for the overall development of Project & Portfolio Management product in Micro Focus.

For the past 12 years, Bing has performed various roles covering Tech lead, Development Manager, QA Section Manager (include UX and DevOps team), and Innovation Coach. He is keen on Lean-Agile development, Coaching skills, DevOps practices and enable product innovation.

Bing developed strong coaching skills in areas such as DevOps, Agile and Continuous delivery. He is certificated as SAFe Program Consultant(SPC), CSM (certificated scrum master), Project Management Professional(PMP), DevOps phoenix project simulation TTT (Training the Trainer to Train), with ICF (Accredited coach certification) ACC certification in process.

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SUBHANKAR BANERJEE

Customer Success Manager, Application Delivery Management

Micro Focus

Topic: Application Modern Delivery – Key trends and challenges

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Subhankar works with strategic customers across Asia Pacific and Japan, to ensure the value realization of Micro Focus Application Delivery Management solutions that customers own. He meets regularly with customers, learning their business needs and challenges and working to maximize the full value to drive business outcomes with Micro Focus ADM and enterprise DevOps solutions. He works with customers on their Agile transformation, assisting them to adopt ADM tools, such as Octane as their central hub within the DevOps tool chain.

In a previous role in Professional Services organisation, he provided consultancy to several global enterprise customers on Testing Transformation, TCOE, Lifecycle Management and Agile adoption. Within Micro Focus he has also operated as a Technical Alliances Manager for major global alliances partners and was responsible for joint solutions, opportunity development, enablement and building technical relationships.

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JOSHUA BRUSSE

Chief Architect, Professional Services

Micro Focus

Topic: Application Modern Delivery – Key trends and challenges

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Joshua has over 35 years’ experience in all aspects of “Running the Business of IT”. He has worked with many organizations across the world to transform the IT into a High Performance Organization.
With IT Domain Expertise in Organizational Change Management, Service (Lifecycle) Management (IT4IT), Cloud and Hybrid Delivery, Joshua was the Co-Founder and first secretary of itSMF International and Co-Founder of a company in Organization Improvement. He has held various management positions, managed ISO certification programs and several other large programs focused, among other things, on Organizational Change. Joshua was founder of the HPE Business of IT Methods from which IT4IT has derived.

Joshua has assisted many organizations across industry verticals (Telecom, Finance, Manufacturing and Government) with transformations including designing, developing, deploying and internalizing new operating models, process architectures and competencies thus improving and simplifying the way they operate achieving sustainable business outcomes.

Joshua has a MBA Information Technology; several certificates and diplomas in regards to HRM, Organizational Change and Psychology and is a certified ITIL (v2 and v3) master. He is currently chairman of the Micro Focus Community of Practice for Managing of Organizational Change (MOC),leads the WW MOC practice for Software Services and leads the SIAM and IT4IT practice in APJ.

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RAJEEV DALAVI

Product Development & Big Data Specialist

Knowesis

Topic: Big Data Analytics: How Big Data & Analytics Will Empower the Future of DevOps

As part of the product development core team, Rajeev is responsible for designing solutions for challenging requirements from multiple customers, building new features and leading customer migrations to new versions and handling the backward compatibility for older versions.He also has deep expertise in Optimising performance of the product and for the different client environments and handling product installations at various customer environments.

Rajeev has good exposure to the telecom domain and plays major role in hardware designing and sizing and taking the product to the next level. He has worked with clients from Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, etc.

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ALBERTA BOSCO

Senior Product Marketing Manager

Puppet

Topic: Workshop A – Your DevOps Journey with Puppet: from Infrastructure Management to Application Delivery

Alberta Bosco joined Puppet as senior product marketing manager from Experian where she led identity and fraud initiatives with customers from financial services to retail across EMEA. Alberta brings with her more than 10 years of experience in digital marketing, client management and product development in the technology sector.

As a senior product marketing manager at Puppet, Alberta develops Puppet’s message around DevOps, security, cloud and networking automation. Alberta is using her communications background to help customers be more constructive by learning to work together efficiently.

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CHU CHEE HUAN

Senior Professional Service Engineer

Puppet

Topic: Workshop A – Your DevOps Journey with Puppet: from Infrastructure Management to Application Delivery

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MAJID BHATTI

Program Director & Agile Coach

DBS

Topic: Agile to Agility

Majid Bhatti is a Programme Director & Agile Coach and he has extensive experience in Information Technology and Business Integration Management including Project / Program Management of Infrastructure & Artificial Intelligence Applications, Agile Implementation, large-scale outsourcing deals pursuit, Transition & Transformation of IT services with track record of successful launching and managing of complex initiatives.

Majid worked in large organizations’ where he was responsible to review each Transition & Transformation Program in AP region and provide consultancy & expert advice during the engagement by adopting the Repeatable Model methodology. He oversees & worked with all regions (Asia Pacific, Japan, EMEA and the United States).

In addition, Majid is also a Principal Advisor to Agility Exchange which is a social platform to share knowledge with the agile-community to transform them and to be ready for the future.

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ADAM BURKE

Former Director, Electronic Trading Technology

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Topic:  Acceleration With A Steering Wheel: Machine Learning, Technical Debt, and DevOps

Adam Burke has held a variety of individual and managerial software roles at banks, exchanges, government regulators and consultancies in Singapore, Australia and the UK. He was most recently Director, Electronic Trading Technology, at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In his twelve years there he worked across their technology stack, on order managers, reference data, smart order routers, algorithmic trading, low latency market connectivity, analytics and big data systems. In his Architect and Head of QA role for Asia electronic trading, he owned DevOps and continuous delivery tools, and helped coach agile processes across regional teams.

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PRIYANKA AGRAWAL

Agile Coach

Schroders

Forum Chairperson

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Priyanka firmly believes in leveraging the change enabling practices from Agile and DevOps to create lasting change in people and organizations to thrive in the VUCA world. Through her 16+ years of experience in a variety of roles, industries and countries, she has learned that the most daunting challenge today is to determine and layout the next three bricks of the bridge between current state and target state of fully agile and responsive organizations.

Priyanka thoroughly enjoys and finds fulfillment in making lasting changes in individuals, teams and organizations. An engineer and MBA by education, she has spent the last decade helping organizations embark-continue-and-thrive on their Agile and DevOps journeys. She is currently with Schroders as their Agile Coach.

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KINGSHUK GHOSH

Senior Technologist, Professional Services

Micro Focus

Topic: Workshop B – Transformation Experience Workshop for DevOps

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Kingshuk Ghosh is a Micro Focus Master Technologist who brings 25+ years of experience in Enterprise Architecture, Application Development, Solution Architecture, Program & Project Management, Industry Consulting and Technical Leadership. He has been with Micro Focus (previously HPE Software) since 1997.

Kingshuk currently plays the role of the Asia Pacific and Japan Solutions and Pursuit Leader while evangelizing on various areas of DevOps from IT Portfolio Management, Application quality assurance, Hybrid Cloud Management to IT Service Management, Configuration, Asset and Operations Management.

Kingshuk has consulted various customers across the region in the Financial Services, Telecommunications, Utilities and Manufacturing industries. He consults customers as a DevOps evangelist conducting workshops to bring different IT teams into the same discussion. Since he has previous roles in both the development & testing side as well as on the operations processes, he is able to facilitate conversations across these teams thereby fostering better collaboration and optimization across these IT teams. He has previously consulted on IT application architecture, strategy and roadmap planning for some of the large customers in the Asia Pacific region.

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RAJALAKSHMI SRINIVASAN

Product Manager

Site24x7

Topic: AI for IT Operations and Service Management

Rajalakshmi Srinivasan, or Raji as she’s fondly called, has been with Zoho for 19 years. The wealth of experience that she has earned working on various high-tech products in the company has given her rich knowledge in the field of software product management. Her expertise covers a huge range, from database scaling and network monitoring to application performance tracking and end-user-experience analysis.

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GIRIDHAR SHANKAR

Director - Products

Nutanix

Topic: Nutanix as an Optimal Platform for DevOps Teams

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A Product Management executive with 20+ years of building enterprise and consumer products. With a blend of technology, market & business analysis, cloud technologies, software engineering, and thought leadership skills, Giridhar has driven product strategies across hyper-converged infrastructure, networking & security, healthcare and enterprise collaboration domains successfully across organisations like Hewlett-Packard, Cisco Systems, Aruba Networks, Red Seal Networks and now with Nutanix.  He has also had an entrepreneurial experience as a co-founder at Intelleza Technologies, a healthcare start-up that focused on women health and better collaboration with Gynaecologists.

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CHENG JANG THYE

Chief Architect and Head, Digital eXperience Center

Fujitsu Singapore

Topic: DevOps Infrastructure Automation

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Jang Thye joined Fujitsu Singapore in June 2015 as Chief Architect. In his current role, he is responsible for driving strategic technology initiatives and oversees all aspects of solution and architecture design with various delivery teams to deliver a robust ICT portfolio to customers.

With over 20 years of professional experience in the industry, Jang Thye has held numerous positions including Systems Engineer, IT Architect, Senior Business Development Manager, and Systems Architect. Prior to Fujitsu, Jang Thye was Chief Architect at CA Technologies where he led the Asia Pacific/Japan (APJ) Solution Architect team in engaging major accounts in the APJ market. His key focus was driving Mobile Application Technologies, particularly in areas such as security, social networking, and application development in the market.

Jang Thye holds a Master of Science (Computer Science and Information Systems) and a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) (Computer Science and Information Systems), both from the National University of Singapore.

Jang Thye is married and has 2 boys. Outside of work, Jang Thye has multiple interests, such as tennis, badminton, swimming, cycling, violin, harmonica, and Go (WeiQi).

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CHUA HOCK LENG

Managing Director - Singapore and Globals

Pure Storage

Topic: DevOps Infrastructure Automation

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Chua Hock Leng is the Managing Director of Pure Storage, Singapore and Globals. Together with a talented team and a strong partner ecosystem, Hock Leng is responsible for managing and sustaining the growth of the Pure Storage business across the diverse region. He is passionate about mentoring and talent management – motivating his team to help organizations accelerate their businesses on Pure Storage’s all-flash data platform as they make the necessary transition from legacy disk infrastructure. Since joining Pure Storage in 2014, Hock Leng has been growing the business by setting up new offices, recruiting staff as well as partners, and leading Pure Storage to rapid and sustained growth across ASEAN and Taiwan.
A veteran in the IT industry with close to 18 years of experience, Hock Leng has held leadership positions at EMC in Asia Pacific and Japan as well as IBM prior to joining Pure Storage. In these roles, he had experience managing multinational accounts across diverse industries such as high-tech manufacturing, telecommunications, and media and cloud services.
Hock Leng graduated with an Honours Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

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LIONEL LAM

Systems Engineer

Pure Storage

Topic: DevOps Infrastructure Automation

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Lionel is a technologist at heart with a wealth of experience in the fields of data center infrastructure, servers, storage, virtualization, containers and DevOps.

He is passionate with helping customers embark on digital transformation, advising them on solutions for IT to achieve agility through automation and orchestration of processes.

He has helped customers set up Platform-as-a-Service, automation and orchestration solutions in their DevOps journey.

In Pure Storage, he is the go-to person for DevOps, Containers and VMware integration with the all-flash data platform.