ICT Annual Panel - Cybersecurity: Why You Are Not Immune

Paul Chong, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Certis Group; Raymond Liau, Account Director, Industrial Cybersecurity, GE Digital; David McLinton, Head of Asia Pacific, Operations Cyber Security, Singtel; and Moderator Lim Kang Song, Managing Director, Oracle Corporation Singapore Pte Ltd

Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre)

Date : September 13, 2016

Time : 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Price : $15.00

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Global business continues to evolve to meet the demands of the digital world, and technology plays a critical role as both support and catalyst for that change. Complexity grows in such environments and breeds risks. The Internet of Things (IoT), the rise of cloud services and the insatiable demand for data contribute to this complexity, making safeguarding intellectual property, financial information, and your company’s reputation a crucial component of business strategy. With numerous high-profile breaches both in the public and private sectors, cybersecurity has become a never-ending, mission-critical topic that all organisations must contend with.

About the Speakers:

Paul Chong
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Certis Group

Paul Chong attended Cambridge University (UK) in 1982 on a
Singapore Armed Forces Overseas Scholarship. He graduated with Honors in Economics and Operations Research, and returned to serve in the Singapore Armed Forces in 1985.

In 1990, he became the youngest serving Battalion Commander in the Armed Forces at the tender age of 27. At the age of 30, he was appointed to the top Armed Forces job for
Communications and Electronics, responsible for all communications and IT in the Singapore Armed Forces.

Paul Chong joined SingTel in 1995 as Vice President for Consumer Sales.
  During his 5-year tenure at Singtel, he was credited for turning around then loss-making Globe Telecom to become the No. 1 mobile telecom operator in the Philippines. Paul was also the key person responsible for the rollout of the world’s first nationwide broadband network in Singapore.

Paul Chong left Singtel in 2000 to start his own broadband/multimedia company. In 2004, he was headhunted as CEO to lead the privatisation of the former Ministry of Home Affairs’ statutory board, the Commercial and Industrial Security Corporation (CISCO). In 2005, CISCO became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings. In 2007, CISCO was renamed Certis CISCO to reflect its global aspirations. 
Today, the Certis Group has expanded beyond Singapore to Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Abu Dhabi & Dubai (UAE), Doha (Qatar), Sri Lanka and Bangladesh with 34, 000 employees.

From a single provider of Auxiliary Police services with yearly revenue of some $200 million in 2004, the Certis Group turns over some $850 million, offering a complete spectrum of solutions by harnessing the power of technology to meet both physical and cyber security needs.

Raymond Liau
Account Director, Industrial Cybersecurity
GE Digital

Raymond Liau is the account director in GE’s industrial cyber security team Wurldtech for Asia Pacific region. 
Wurldtech is a world leader in cyber security solutions, providing security products, testing and certification to customers in the oil & gas, manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, and utilities sectors.  In his current role, he is responsible for driving the business strategy for products and certifications, which in turn helps customers protect critical infrastructure and the Industrial Internet.  Cyber security is a key pillar of GE’s digital industrial vision to enable greater asset reliability, lower operating costs, reduce risks and accelerating performance with the Digital solutions.

Raymond is a veteran in IT and IoT arena, with 18 years of experience in various regional lead roles in Asia Pacific, both as business development/sales, and technical/solution advisory.
  Prior to joining GE, Raymond was the Global Account Manager in EMC, where he focused on transformational strategy such as data protection strategy, software defined strategy, and cloud vision in Asia Pacific region.  Prior to EMC, Raymond was formerly the Territory Manager for Intel Security – McAfee, where he was responsible for overall corporate security advisory, he led his team to assist clients to improve their security postures and elevate corporate cyber security awareness.

Raymond received his BSc Business Management degree with MIS concentration from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

David McLinton
Head of Asia Pacific, Operations Cyber Security

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About the Moderator

Lim Kang Song
Managing Director
Oracle Corporation Singapore Pte Ltd

Kang Song is appointed on 1 November 2014 as the Vice President and Country Managing Director for Oracle Singapore.   In this role, he is in charge of the overall business in Singapore.

Prior to this appointment, Kang Song was Vice President, Strategic Alliances for Oracle Asia Pacific where he was responsible for both strategies and execution for the business with global partners and strategic alliances.

Kang Song joined Oracle through the Hyperion acquisition. In the 5 years he was with Hyperion, he ran the Japan and Korea business and was the head of sales, operations and partnering across Asia Pacific and Japan.

Prior to Hyperion, Kang Song was the CEO of 3rd Frontier, a financial services software company and the head of brand sales and sales operations for IBM’s financial services business, Asia Pacific (including Japan).

Kang Song is a council member of the Singapore IT Federation, member of the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) sub-committee and a council member of the TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) and co-chair of the ICT Sector Committee within TeSA.

He is happily married with 5 children and has a degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA specializing in Banking & Finance.

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