Global Head - Cloud Infrastructure Services
Standard Chartered Bank
ASEAN Fintech Manager
Ernst & Young
Regional Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operations Officer
Deutsche Bank Singapore
Chief Operations Officer
Global Digital Transformation HSBC UK
Louise Mccarthy. Former COO- Global Digital IT transformation director at HSBC. Finalist for Women in IT 2017. Louise is an outstanding and dynamic inspirational CIO transformational and business change leader with over 35 years’ experience in some large private and public sector organisations. Also a highly respected in the technology, digital industry as a passionate, energized and transformational leader who achieves amazing results. She is valued at board level for design of complex technology and digital transformational visions, and strategy. The ability to take complex organisations with the need for transformation and align to business objectives. A background in finance and commercial giving the ability to see the wider picture and achieved commercial creativity. Louise is also a role model for females in technology.
Chief Digital Officer
Star Health and Allied Insurance Co. Ltd
STA, Chief Data Scientist Organization
Prajit Datta specializes on use of Artificial Intelligence, RPA and Blockchain Technology for strengthening security in different financial domains. He believes in using blockchain as a new tool to integrate different schools of thought in the field of business and technology to establish an efficient regulatory network where limitless innovation and stringent regulations can coexist.
In his keynote addresses, he has extensively spoken on the scope and potential of blockchain technology, artificial intelligence, and data science. His talks have been well-received at several national and international forums. He has blended his entrepreneurial drive and product design skills to mentor two growing startups from India. He also has authored two books – ’26 Jumpstraps’ on entrepreneurial bootstrapping and ‘Startup to Scaleup’ on startup scaling. Running marathons and practicing yoga gives him the required strength and focus on living life to the fullest.
YU CHIEN SIANG
Chief Innovation & Trust Officer
Prof Yu Chien Siang is the Chief Innovation & Trust Officer for Amaris AI, an AI startup that offers full stack AI as a service. He was the Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) of a department in the Ministry of Home Affairs and later of Certis Cisco. In this role, he pioneered and developed new AI systems, i.e. embedded AI for low power and low cost edge systems, led a Malware and IoT Security Lab, as well as a Robotics and Drones Lab. Prior to this, he was the most senior Computer Security Consultant at the Singapore government. He was awarded the Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft Scholarship to pursue his studies at a German university and graduated as a Data Systems Engineer. During his study, he received training at the Siemens Research Laboratory and IBM R&D Laboratory in Boblingen. He has been working in the Civil Service since 1981 and was awarded National Day Honours, the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 1993 and (Silver) Bar in 2004. He was also given the Cyber Security Hall of Fame in 2018, an inaugural professional category award from AISP and supported by the Cyber Security Agency.
He has been active in the fields of IT leadership, innovation development and its related cultural transformation and IT Security for more than 30 years. During this time, he led numerous national-level IT projects in information security such as the Electronic Road Pricing (ERP), Standard Operating Environment (SOE) etc., IoT security via the ANSES project and homeland security, developing workflow and people identification operational systems. He was instrumental in evolving many advanced systems architecture used in the public service and the fundamental mechanisms required for their large systems rollout. He invented unique low cost smart card readers, strong cryptographic systems, more efficient protocols and fault tolerant designs. He was also a pioneer in robotics cum drone and AI hacking and new ideas like adaptive security (Liquid Defence) and Security by Design.
In addition, he is teaching a series of AI courses, titled Eureka!AI for C-suite and modern cyber security for CISOs at NUS and the undergraduate course on “Introduction to Cyber Crime”, but now renamed as “Introduction to Cyber Security” in his capacity as Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Mathematics of the National University of Singapore. He was an ex-President of the Singapore Microcomputer Society, a pioneer in the exploitation of microcomputers and a regular speaker at government events, being the founder of the Governmentware show. He has also been one of the judges for the RSA Innovation Sandbox since 2014. He is currently a member of ITSC, worked on ISO security standards and was involved in the early days of the AISP.
Business Development Director
BT Global Services
HUA XING CHEN
Head of Data and Analysis, Group Whole Sale
Chief Technology Officer
Head of Workflow Automation
Prudential Corporation Asia
Program Manager, Transformation Office
DR. DANIEL NG
Beijing Tsinghua University D-Lab