Global Speakers

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SHASHANK SINGH

Digital Lead

Prudential Financial

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VENKATESH SUBBARAMAN

Regional Chief Operating Officer

ANZ

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JAISHANKAR SRINIVASAN

Chief Operations Officer

Deutsche Bank Singapore

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LOUISE MCCARTHY

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.

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PRAVEEN LALA

Regional Director

GE Digital

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PRAJIT DATTA

STA, Chief Data Scientist Organization

Bank

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.

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YU CHIEN SIANG

Chief Innovation & Trust Officer

Amaris AI

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.

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HUA XING CHEN

Head of Data and Analysis, Group Whole Sale

UOB

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VINCE KASTEN

Head of Workflow Automation

Prudential Corporation Asia

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ANANJAN SANTRA

Program Manager, Transformation Office

AXA

Ananjan is a Senior Manager, Business Transformation with AXA Insurance in Singapore focusing on designing and leading enterprise wide multi-million dollar transformation initiatives across Operational Efficiency, Customer Experience and Distribution Transformation leveraging digital tools and automation solutions. With over 12 years of experience in ‘Lean and Technology enabled Business Transformation‘, Ananjan has the unique experience of boiler room to board room having worked across top tier consulting firms and industries in role spanning across strategy, operations improvement, technology architecture and digital program execution. Combining his core experience in Lean, Six Sigma and Process Reengineering with Agile and Digital tools, he is passionate in delivering transformation initiatives that are measurable, tangible and sustainable.

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DANIEL PELED

General Manager APAC

Kryon Systems

Daniel has been integral in driving adoption of AI powered Robotic Process Automation in Asia.  As GM APAC for Kryon, he has spearheaded RPA projects in the region with leading insurance, financial and telco enterprises delivering operational performance and successful digital transformation.  Daniel brings over 15 years of Sales Management expertise from a variety of enterprise software and hardware companies, and an extensive history of building successful sales organizations.

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NARSINGH CHAUDHARY

Senior VP, Head of Strategy & Business Excellence

Siemens Pte Ltd

Narsingh is currently the Senior Vice President, Head of Strategy & Business Excellence (SEA) at Siemens. He has more than 25yrs of International Business Experience with Siemens in diverse roles handling various functions in General Management, Strategy, Sales, Projects & Bid Management and Sustainability. Before Siemens, Narsingh had also held multiple Global and Regional position with Oil & Gas Business.

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STEVE NG

VP, Digital Operation

Mediacorp

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RICHARD FRENCH

Chief Revenue Officer

Kryon Systems

Richard French is a veteran business executive with over 20 years of experience in driving worldwide growth and new business opportunities. A former COO of Automation Anywhere, he comes to Kryon with vast knowledge of the RPA landscape, as well as a passion for providing intuitive solutions for business users. Over the course of his career, he has served in a variety of leadership roles in tech companies, including as Head of New Businesses for Services at Nokia and VP of Enterprise Platforms at Oracle.

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DAVID ASHTON

APAC Intelligent Automation Lead

EY Singapore

David is a Director in EY‘s Advisory practice who specializes in Digital Operations and Robotic Process Automation (RPA). He leads EY’s Intelligent Automation Centre of Excellence in Asia Pacific, overseeing the development of EY’s own robotics capability and leading automation projects for key clients across the region.

With over ten years of experience leading global transformation programs, David has advised clients from a range of industries including Power & Utilities, Manufacturing, Automotive, Food and Beverage, Telecom, FMCG, Financial Services and Industrial Products. Originally from the UK, he has been based in Asia-Pacific for the last eight years, primarily in Mumbai, Shanghai, Manila and Hong Kong. He is a Chartered Management Accountant (CGMA) and holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the University of London.

David is a regular speaker at international conferences on the topics of RPA, Digital Transformation and Intelligent Automation. This year he has been a guest speaker at several high-profile events including ‘Singapore Robotic Process Automation Asia 2017’, ‘CGMA North Asia Accounting Leaders’ Summit’, ‘2017 Hong Kong CFO Innovation’, ‘Asia-Global Dialogue 2017’ and the latest Economist Network Event in Shanghai on ‘AI, Automation and the Impact on Society’.

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SANDEEP BHALEKAR

Technology Expert

Leading Financial Institute

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RONEN LAMDAN

Managing Director, APAC

WorkFusion

WorkFusion’s Intelligent Automation empowers enterprise operations to digitize operations. WorkFusion combines robotic process automation (RPA), AI-powered cognitive automation, workflow, intelligent conversational agents, crowdsourcing and analytics into enterprise-grade products purpose-built for operations professionals. These capabilities let enterprise leaders digitize their operation, exponentially increasing productivity and improving service delivery.
Ronen Lamdan leads WorkFusion in Asia/Pacific. In addition, Ronen is a thought leader in cognitive automation, artificial intelligence and process optimization across industries. He has extensive cross-industry experience in IoT, big data, analytics, machine learning and complex systems integration helping clients drive increasing value out of data through greater understanding. Ronen has worked closely with clients across Asia Pacific to help them transform their operations to drive enhanced outcomes leveraging emerging cognitive automation and robotic process automation capabilities.
Prior to WorkFusion, Ronen was with Microsoft where he worked with major banking, real estate, insurance, telco, oil & gas and mining companies across Asia accelerating customer digital transformation by leveraging Microsoft’s engineering expertise and cutting edge technologies to deliver valuable customer solutions such as Smart Buildings, Artificial Intelligence, Chat Bots, Analytics, Workplace Transformation, IoT and Cloud.
In previous roles, Ronen held a number of senior appointments as head of NetSuite in Asia, Channel lead at IBM and senior roles at Mercury.

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NURASLINA ZAINAL ABIDIN

Chief Executive Officer

Innovation Associates Consulting

Nuraslina is known for her strategic visionary and transformational leadership in business change, growth, and performance improvement. She brings with her 15 years of experience in successful transformation and optimization of business performance for major organizations and conglomerates alike.
Her penchant for strategic and analytic thinking allows her to navigate complex situations in identifying opportunities for major service recoveries and propel company-wide changes to improve their performances and turned them into top-notch industry players. A certified Six Sigma and Lean Sigma guru, she earned herself numerous quality provider certifications i.e. American Society for Quality (ASQ), and International Association of Six Sigma Certification (IASSC) respectively as well as a certified Lead Assessor for ISO 9001, 14001, and 1800; and HACC Implementer and Assessor from Australian Institute of Management.
She is also the Founder and Group Managing Director of Genaxis Sdn. Bhd, one of the leading transformation entities in the country.

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JEEVARATHINAM RAVIKUMAR (RAVI)

VP Technology and Innovation

Llyod's Register Singapore

Ravi has been significantly engaged in Digital Innovation throughout his career, advising and supporting executive board on digital strategies, digital business transformation, instilling digital knowledge across the organisation, defining digital platform architecture, conceptualising & executing breakthrough innovation ideation.

He now heads Lloyd’s Register’s Global Technology Centre in Singapore focusing on digital transformation and digital innovation. He leads digital engagements with clients across Asia.

Prior to joining Lloyd’s Register, Ravi held various digital technology and business management positions including EU Technology leader for Digital Transformation in Stanley Security Europe of Stanley Black and Decker, and as CTO or Regional Managing Director in major multinationals, including Marconi Wireless, Openwave and Tecnotree.

Ravi has MSc in Communications and Computer Networking from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is a senior member of IEEE and he actively supports the most renowned EU Professor Ramjee Prasad especially focused on application of 5G in different industry verticals.

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EDUARD SHLEPETSKYY

Principal RPA Consultant

Total eBiz Solutions

Eduard is a motivated entrepreneur and consultant with more than 5 years experience in RPA. He has worked with leading global organizations like Henkel, Accenture etc. and has been involved in building Center of Excellence (CoE) and automation practices for these organizations.
Eduard is a part of driving automation enablement across industries like BFSI, Energy and Utilities, Oil and Gas etc.
As the principal RPA Consultant at TeBS, Eduard is responsible for RPA implementations, consultancy and leading several projects for various customers across Singapore and the ASEAN region.