5 People to Meet at CommunicAsia2017

5 People to Meet at CommunicAsia2017
CommunicAsia2017 - Asia’s largest ICT event is just around the corner! From 23rd May to 25th May, Marina Bay Sands Expo, Singapore will play host to industry titans, emerging disruptors, and new innovators who are redefining the world of technology. Connect with more than 1,100 exhibitors from around the world and engage with some of the region’s most influential leaders on cybersecurity, data analytics, and IoT, to enterprise mobility, smart cities and much more. Here are five industry leaders you don’t want to miss at CommunicAsia2017!

John Berns, Senior Vice President – Head of Data Science, Lazada Group
At the heart of Lazada’s data science team, John Berns, Senior Vice President and Head of Data Science, will tell you that customer insights are more important than ever for online businesses. Since joining Lazada Group, John has been instrumental in the formation and growth of the data science team, data engineering team and data infrastructure, which has spurred Lazada’s growth as Southeast Asia’s largest e-commerce company. Big data is key to Lazada’s operation in the e-commerce arena and grants actionable insights, allowing the team to improve the shopping experience for its customers. He will be speaking more on harnessing the power of big data and analytics to drive additional value and revenue streams for businesses in his session.

 Richard Koh, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft
As Chief Technology Officer, Richard Koh guides technology policies, standards, legal and regulatory matters, as well as security, privacy and compliance decisions for Microsoft Singapore. Previously based in Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington, he was part of the founding product team for Microsoft’s flagship productivity suite – Office 365. Richard also helps drives Singapore’s Smart Nation initiatives by bringing on board Microsoft’s products and services. He will be part of a panel that will discuss boosting the capabilities of data centers and integrating new technologies such as big data analytics and IoT. 

Wing Lee, CEO, YTL Communications Sdn Bhd
Wing Lee is the CEO of YTL Communications, one of the key telco providers in Malaysia. He led the company in the creation of Yes 4G network, the world's first nationwide converged 4G network and the largest 4G network in South East Asia. An inventor at heart with a passion for networking systems, Wing holds 12 US patents on wireless and networking systems and has over 20 others pending. He was also recognized as the Asian American Engineer of the Year at the 51st National Engineers Week. Wing will be part of a panel that will discuss how businesses can develop their digital roadmap and redevelop the customer experience through the use of data analytics and business intelligence.

Bernie Trudel
, Chairman and ExCo Member, Asia Cloud Computing Association
Bernie is the co-founder and Chairman of the Asia Cloud Computing Association, a non-profit organization aimed at accelerating the adoption of cloud computing in the region. With over 30 years of experience in the ICT industry and in 20 yearsof experience in Cisco technology alone, Bernie’s in-depth knowledge of network security and network application services makes him an invaluable advisor to customers on building sustainable data center and network architectures for hosting and delivering cloud services. Bernie also holds two patents to his name, relating to telephone systems and programming modules, which improve both operation and multi-functions. He will be part of a panel discussing transforming traditional IT infrastructures and modernizing the data center for speed, connectivity and capabilities such as big data analytics and IoT.
Andrew Milroy, Senior Vice President, Information & Communication Technologies, Frost & Sullivan
As lead of the ICT Practice at Frost & Sullivan, Andrew Milroy has more than 20 years of experience in the ICT industry, having lived and worked across the United States, Europe, and Asia Pacific. He has held senior management roles at Frost & Sullivan and IDC, and co-founded NelsonHall, an outsourcing advisory firm in the United States. Andrew is a renowned expert in his field and will be speaking on the potential of IoT and how companies realize full business value in his session.
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