Transforming Lives through AI & Cloud
The pandemic-driven intense disruption during the last two years has brought to the front the critical need for business continuity and growth, a prime concern for CXOs across the world. As businesses look forward to recovery, they face greater challenges in the new digital world
The new normal, however, also presents an incredible opportunity if organisations are able to focus on social and technological disruptions driving the market and changes in user needs. And though the new social, economic, environmental and ethical issues are more challenging and complex than ever, digital technologies can help confront them and improve lives. It can protect business interests and futureproof operational models against any future disruption.
The pandemic, business disruption, and the revivals that followed offer valuable lessons to be learned. As a premier business and industry summit, the Future IT Summit (FITS) Asia 2022 brings together tech innovators and pioneers from across industries, business leaders, researchers, and policymakers to create a unique peer-to-peer learning platform.
FITS Asia 2022 features enterprise use-cases, inspirational keynotes, panel discussions, tech-talks, AI fireside chats, and awards with agenda enlisted key industry leaders to bring forth stories of successes, failures and to reveal the insights one needs to embrace the impactful ongoing technological changes.
While countries in Asia have made considerable improvements in terms of development and economic growth, they need to cover a lot of ground when it comes to meeting the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) objectives.
With growing awareness among, both consumers and investors, about buying from and investing in conscious companies, the ability of businesses to raise capital may also be impacted by their responsiveness towards meeting the ESG goals. As of now, Asia’s share of ESG-linked or green funding accounts for only about 1% of all professionally managed assets globally.
The Asia ESG Summit will focus on the ESG opportunities, significance, and risks for businesses in Asia, the business case for ESG, and how companies including SMEs can benefit from it.
Industry’s most coveted title and favourite awards ceremony is all set to recognize and honour the trailblazers in the industry who have been uplifting the brand and reputation of their respective organizations in these difficult times with various cutting-edge initiatives, platforms and market-penetration and truly acting as ‘CATALYSTS’ in the ever-changing market landscape.
The Top Ten Best IT Companies to Work for in 2022” is a one of its kind recognition in the region for the IT Fraternity that would celebrate the ‘Exuberance’ of the people working in an organization. This special recognition felicitates and recognizes both fast-growing & established companies in UAE that offer tremendous career advancement opportunities together with leading-edge employee perks and benefits and most importantly valuable employee engagement.
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Head IT Projects and Transformation Management Office, Aditya Birla Group (Hindalco Industries Limited)
Group Managing Director, DNeX
Dato’ Sri Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir is Group Managing Director for Dagang NeXchange Berhad and its group of companies with effect from 1 October 2020. He was previously appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Dagang NeXchange Berhad on 1 July 2020.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from University of Maryland, United States of America.
Prior to this appointment, he was a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Petronas Dagangan Bhd, a position he retired from on 10 June 2020.
Dato’ Sri Syed Zainal began his career as a Project Engineer with Petronas Gas Sdn Bhd in 1987, before joining Petroliam Nasional Berhad in 1992 as the Senior Executive of the company’s Corporate Planning & International Business Development unit. He then left to join HICOM Holdings Berhad in 1995, where he assumed various senior positions in the company. Dato’ Sri Syed Zainal lent his expertise to PERODUA when he was appointed Senior General Manager in 1999. Subsequently, he was appointed Executive Director of PERODUA Auto Corporation Sdn. Bhd. in 2002, and later promoted to Deputy Managing Director of PERODUA in October 2005. In July 2018, he was appointed as the Chairman of Universiti Teknology MARA until January 2021.
Thereafter, Dato’ Sri Syed Zainal also held various key positions in established corporation including Proton Holdings Berhad as Group Managing Director, RHB Bank Berhad and RHB Islamic Bank Berhad as Independent Non-Executive Director and Petronas Dagangan Bhd as Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director to name a few. He is currently the Chairman of Dagang Net Technologies Sdn. Bhd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dagang NeXchange Berhad. Dato' Sri Syed Zainal is also presently the Chairman of Pan Asian E-Commerce Alliance, the first regional e-Commerce alliance in Asia that aims to promote and provide secure and value-adding IT infrastructure and facilities for efficient global trade and logistics
EVP Logistics, Lazada
Jamil Khan is EVP Logistics , Lazada. He brings almost 30 years of Operational & Supply Chain experience, having lived in 6 and worked in 11 countries across Europe & Asia. He is driver of a culture that is Customer centric and focussed on quality. Jamil believes in finding talent, building capability through coaching and training to create extraordinary teams at all levels. Jamil has built operational capacity and resilience and has scaled massively in a cost effective way. Before joining Lazada at Singapore, Jamil has worked with Dairy Farm International (Indonesia), Metro AG (Asia), TESCO Stores (UK & Central Europe).
World Wide Head of Print Supply Chain, HP
Vinay Awasthi is World Wide Head of Print Supply Chain, HP His recent previous roles have been: SVP and MD of India, SL and Bangladesh VP, Personal Systems Asia Pacific & Japan
He has been with HP for 17 years and has done various roles in Product development, product marketing, region management and now Supply Chain.
Vinay joined HP in their California office and has handled responsibilities in US, India and Singapore. Before HP, he worked for Motorola and LG in consumer electronics, cellphones and turnaround management roles in US and Korea.
Vinay has a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Ahmedabad.
Chairman of RosettaNet Singapore (GS1 digital commerce Standards)
Recipient of Digital transformation leadership legendary award Top 5 in Singapore and global CIO200 in December 2019
Senior IT Executive with over 20 years’ experience in leading multidisciplinary teams to deliver innovative technological solutions that align with globalstrategies and roadmaps across diverse world-class organizations globally.
As a former CIO of APAC for Ingram micro I did championed the digital commerce roadmap, achieving 250% year-on-year growth across B2B and 150% across B2C over 3 consecutive years based defining the digital customer journey using agile methodology. As a spin off from the Stanford Executive Program, appointed in a 5-member global IoT team to define and make recommendations to establish IoT business unit across startup, ISV, telco and high tech MNC with recommendations for next 3 years for Ingram micro.
On Mergers & Acquisition front, streamlined product lines, standardizing business processes and consolidation of IT systems which includes Digital to Compaq, Compaq to HP and Stats to Stats ChipPAC and acquisitions in Ingram Micro.
As Chairman of RosettaNet Singapore on voluntary industry best practice digital commerce roles I represent Singapore in promoting RosettaNet as best practice for GS1 digital commerce standard across industry, government, SME’s and educational institutions globally for over 15 years.
My passion is to share industry best practice experiences and help industry to adopt Smart technology.
Ex-CIO Levis Strauss
Digital transformation Leader. Sadiq delivers high impact Enterprise scale applications and technology solutions to transform and scale businesses. He comes with 20+ years of proven
experience in FMCG, Retail & Healthcare industries having lived and worked in global settings across Asia, Middle East, SEA & N.America. Seasoned Panel and podium speaker with regional leadership experience at Levi Strauss, Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble.
Head of Logistics Services, APAC, SWAROVSKI
A result-driven and solutions-oriented leader with a University of Manchester MBA, a take-charge personality and +16-years of experience in a broad range of roles in business management across three continents, Nicole enjoys striving to deliver a delightful experience to her customers. Having spent the last 12 years living and working in Asia, she also knows what it means to be a consumer in this region.
General Manager IT Innovation, Tata Starbucks Pvt Ltd
I am an IT professional with 18 plus years of experience across Information Technology and Retail organizations. Currently moved as Head IT at Lulu Group India . In my pervious capacity as General Manager - IT innovation at Tata Starbucks & Head –IT, Trent Hypermarket Pvt. Ltd. I have worked extensively on the company’s digital transformational projects, Cloud & Mobility Platforms, Retail Analytics, Enterprise systems and Security & Information management systems.
Prior to Trent Hypermarket, I have worked with Cybage Software as a Solution Architect in the retail CoE focusing on digital and e-commerce solutions. Having worked with companies such as Future Group, Wadhwan Retail and Zensar Technologies has also given me vast techno-functional experience. In my career as a technology consultant, I feel extremely passionate about using the latest in technology to provide business solutions to accelerate growth.
The areas that challenge my interests are Artificial Intelligence, ML, Blockchain and robotics and I am always keen to enhance processes to up the customer experience in my organizations.
Vice President, Global eTrade Services (GeTS)
CK brings with him more than 20 years of sales experience in the enterprise technology industry. Currently, he heads up the Global Sales & Business Development for Global eTrade Services (GeTS) and is part of the Senior Management Committee. Leading the sales and business development functions, he works with cross-departmental to formulate the GTM strategy and is responsible to achieve corporate revenue goal, profitability and market share. He is also tasked to drive business transformation by enabling customers and partners collaboration.
CK has held leadership portfolios that cover the Asia Pacific region during his career in IBM, Atos, Progress Software and INTTRA. One of the career highlights include achieving 30% YoY growth on both revenue and transaction through the expansion of ocean booking platform through technology partnership at INTTRA
Chief Information Officer, Dubai Investments
Venkatesh Mahadevan has over two decades years of progressive work experience in leadership positions with top Fortune 100 companies such as Motorola, Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble. He has led Digital Transformation programs at global corporations and been a part of the Transformation leadership team. His background includes extensive exposure in managing Strategic initiatives, Planning, Establishing, Directing technology programs and leading IT functions spanning multiple geographies.
During his professional career across several industries, including FMCG, Telecom & Retail, he has held several leadership positions and been a member of the Executive Committee, serving on Leadership Boards. Prior to joining Dubai Investments, Venkatesh was in a Technology leadership position @ Motorola where he was instrumental in implementing key strategic technology initiatives across the APAC Region and a Key member of the Global Supplier Management Leadership Team, accountable for driving Strategic Relationships with Global / Strategic
vendors/Partners out of India. An MBA & a Research Scholar, he is the recipient of ‘CXO 50’ and several CIO leadership awards. He is also a recipient of the “Peter Drucker Award” for Outstanding achievements in the field of Management. He is an accomplished “ENERGY & Peak Performance” Speaker, and a “Premier Skills Coach”.
In addition to holding several prestigious certifications from accomplished international organizations, Venkatesh is also a Mentor at the “Columbia University” New York - Centre for Technology and Management. He is an Internationally Qualified Counsellor & a distinguished Guest Faculty at leading Management institutes, where he mentors Engineering and Management students.
Head Enterprise Sales, C2FO APAC
Saket heads APAC for C2FO to drive the successful expansion of C2FO’s footprint in this region, where partnerships and product offerings must be augmented in innovative ways. He stands at the forefront of the company’s current efforts in India, Taiwan, China and Australia, as well as focus on new opportunities in the APAC region that are vital to global trade and corporate
Banking and IT industry expert with over 25 years of successful experience in leading Business Development, Corporate Sales, Trade Finance across Africa, Middle East, Russia, ASEAN and
Southeast Asia. In every company, he has achieved outstanding results along with his team members through mentorship, talent development and as a playing coach.
During his most recent tenure as a Managing Director at Standard Chartered Bank where he led the Trade Business regionally for ASEAN and South Asia working closely with corporates,
regulators and third-party platform providers.
Saket is an IIM- A alumni and holds a B.E degree. He grew up in India and is settled in Singapore with his wife and two children for the last 13 years. He loves outdoor adventures. When he is not attending sports and office commitments, he carves out time for sketching and reading his copy of The Economist.
VP Group Cargo Solutions & Platform Development, PSA International
Mr. Eddie Ng is currently VP Group Cargo Solutions & Platform Development in PSA International. He has the overall responsibility and accountability of PSA Group’s platform development and
partnership. He works closely with customers, partners and government agencies to support the platform development.
Prior to his current position, he was Head Strategic Liner Management of APL where he led the Asia, US & Europe Regional Cargo Flow Teams as well Yield Management Team in Singapore. He was a member of APL Innovation Committee and led proof-of-concept initiatives in the application of blockchain technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI). He also collaborated with local Universities in research ranging from booking velocity to short-term projection of vessel utilization.
Eddie has more than 20 years of international experience in container shipping and logistics industry. He has held management positions in NOL/ APL/ APLL across Asia, Europe and Americas and has served a variety of roles of increasing responsibility covering marketing, pricing, alliance & network planning, group corporate planning, eCommerce, logistics product management and yield & cost management. He has initiated and implemented enterprise-wide transformational project covering demand forecasting, network optimization and end-to-end shipment & inventory visibility. He also pioneered customer profitability at individual box level and auto-pricing for shipping through machine learning.
Eddie holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor Science (Hons) (Computer & Information Science) from the National University of Singapore.