SCS Executive Council
Howie Lau, FSCS
Chief Marketing Officer
Howie is the Chief Marketing Officer of StarHub, responsible for the company's brand and marketing strategies across all marketing functions and ensuring overall marketing synergy and brand consistency. Customer value management also falls under his purview. In addition, he oversees StarHub's Mobility, Pay TV and Broadband businesses as well as its Content and Local Production teams
Howie was the Vice President, Corporate Development of Lenovo's Worldwide Finance Organisation, where he oversaw Lenovo's end-to-end Post Merger Management and related Merger & Acquisition matters. Previously, he was Lenovo's Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Emerging Markets Group, and was responsible for the strategy and execution of marketing and communications in the China, Eastern Europe, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Latin America, Middle East, Russia, Taiwan and ASEAN markets.
Howie was conferred the prestigious NUS Eminent Business Alumni Award and the NUS Outstanding Young Alumni Award for his achievement and contribution to the industry.
Dr Chong Yoke Sin, FSCS. CITPM (Senior)
Chief, Enterprise Business Group
As Chief of Enterprise Business Group, StarHub, Dr Chong is responsible for driving the next growth of the enterprise business and deepening the engagement with the business community. Dr Chong was the former CEO of Integrated Health Information Systems, a subsidiary of Singapore's Ministry of Health Holdings. IHIS architects, manages and operates highly integrated systems across Singapore's public healthcare sector, supporting over 40,000 users at all public hospitals, national specialty centres, polyclinics and community hospitals.
Dr Chong is also chair of the HIMSS Asia Governing Council for practising healthcare IT professionals in Asia, Australia and New Zealand. She is also a Board member of the Republic Polytechnic, SG Enable and NKF. Dr Chong has over 30 years' experience in the IT industry.
Ong Whee Teck, SMSCS
Chief Executive Officer
Whee Teck is the CEO of Trusted Source. He has over 20 years of global IT experience in various roles including consultant for bank mergers and core banking transformations, and was serving as Group Head for Wholesale IT in a regional bank.
He has been an Adjunct Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore's School of Computing since 2013 where he teaches IT Leadership and Software and Enterprise Architecture. In 2012, Whee Teck took time off to learn how to draw and paint as an adult learner, and has since held 2 exhibitions and sold over 80 pieces of his own work. Out of this experience, he published a book describing his process of continuous adult learning titled "Adult Learning Architecture".
Yap Chee Yuen, FSCS. CITPM (Senior)
Executive Vice-President, Resort Shared Services
Resorts World Sentosa
Chee Yuen is the Executive Vice-President of Resort Shared Services of Resorts World Sentosa (RWS).
He is the appointed Chairman for the National Information Technology Standards Council (ITSC). He sits in the NUS School of Computing Industry Advisory Committee. He is also a member of SMU Board of Advisors of the School of Information Systems as well as RP School of Infocomm Advisory Committee.
Tan Teng Cheong, FSCS
Teng Cheong was former VP, Asia Pacific at Digital Intelligence Systems (DISYS) an IT Staffing & Services firm. In this role, he is responsible for managing and growing DISYS's business in Asia Pacific. Teng Cheong brings with him more than 20 years of Enterprise IT experience where he worked in sales & general management roles with various Enterprise IT MNCs across Asia. He was most recently the Country Manager of Savvis for Singapore & Hong Kong.
Dr Timothy Chan, FSCS
Director, Academic and Student Life
Singapore Institute of Management
Timothy is the Director (Academic) of Singapore Institute of Management Pte Ltd. He leads the academic team in course development and assessment. He was previously the Director of Singapore Polytechnic Business School, and the School of Digital Media and IT. He has 30 years of teaching experience at institutes of higher learning in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Kingdom.
Dennis Ang, SMSCS
Director, School of Information Technology
Dennis is the Director of School of Information Technology at Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP). An engineer by training, he has been in the education industry for more than 20 years. Dennis is passionate in grooming and developing young adults. Besides his academic role at NYP, he serves in a couple of committees in the IT industry. Dennis received the Pubic Administration Medal (Bronze) award in 2011.
Adrian Chye, SMSCS
Adrian is the General Manager of the Mediafreaks Group of companies, an award-winning tech new media entertainment Group focusing on interactive digital media and animation products and services.
Khoong Hock Yun, FSCS
Chief Digital Evangelist
Mr Khoong holds leadership responsibility for IMDA's industry development thrust, with specific focus on ICM talent, nurturing of ICT local enterprises/startups, guiding national cross-sectoral programmes and ICM communications infrastructure development. He has led various nation-wide transformational initiatives, such as the Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (NGNBN) and Wireless@SG, the world's largest authenticated, federated and nation-wide free WiFi service. He is a member of the Engineering Accreditation Board, a member of the Industry Advisory Boards of Nanyang Technology University's School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, National University of Singapore's Institute of Systems Science, and the Financial IT Academy (FITA) at the Singapore Management University. He is also the Co-Chair of the Technology Skills Accelerator's ICT committee.
Philip Kwa, SMSCS. CITPM
AVP, Deputy Head, Professional Security Services
Quann Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Philip Kwa is the AVP, Deputy Head, Professional Security Services in Quann. Previously, he was the Director of Sales and Marketing at ST Electronics (Info-Security Pte Ltd). He brings more than 20 years of proven experience in track record of direct as well as channel sales in a highly competitive IT Security Industry. He has extensive experience working in China, ASEAN, Japan and Korea and with different industries such as High Tech, Automotive, Consumer Products, Logistics and Retail.
Dr Kwong Yuk Wah, FSCS. CITPM (Senior). COMIT (Senior)
Chief Information Officer
National Trades Union Congress
Yuk Wah is the CIO of National Trades Union Congress. She is also an Adjunct Professor, Department of Information Systems, School of Computing, National University of Singapore. Prior to her current roles, she had held various management positions in IDA and had also been Vice President, Business Management, Planning Division in Singapore Airlines.
Lau Shih Hor, SMSCS
Chief Executive Officer
Shih Hor is the CEO and co-founder of Elixir Technology. Under his leadership, Elixir's award-winning Business Intelligence and Analytics solution has garnered customers in over 60 countries including many government agencies, financial institutions, telcos, and healthcare organisations. More recently, Elixir has rolled out BizInsights, an online Data-as-a-Service solution built on Elixir's analytics platform to provide instant business insights based on government data with plan for mash-ups of public and private data. Elixir is also actively involved in several Smart Nation/Cities/Home projects in anticipation of the IoT wave of innovations and demands.
Lum Seow Khun, SMSCS
Director, Sales & Transformation
Seow Khun is currently Director, Sales & Transformation in IBM. Prior to her current role, Seow Khun had opportunities to lead different business units in IBM such as ASEAN leader for Academic Initiatives and ISV development and Director for Public Sector across ASEAN.
Lawrence Ng, SMSCS
Head, Infocomm Technology
Lawrence leads the Infocomm Technology (ICT) Division of Singapore Terminals (ST) in PSA Group. As the Head of ICT Division, he is responsible for the overall development, provisioning and smooth execution of all ICT systems and functions in support of the various business units within Singapore Terminals. Bringing with him 20 years of proven experience and track record in management of large scale enterprise IT, he also serves as a mentor in PSA unboXed, the corporate venture capital arm of PSA International that seeks to invest in start-ups in innovations that bring strategic value to PSA. Lawrence also serves as a Director in CrimsonLogic's board.
Ng Peng Khim, MSCS
Managing Director, Institutional Banking Group Technology (Technology & Operations)
Peng Khim is Managing Director, Head of Institutional Banking Group Technology, Digital Innovation & Data Management at DBS Bank. He has over 20 years of experience in delivering business strategies and technology architectural expertise in the financial services sector.
Leslie Ong, SMSCS
Regional Sales Director, SEA & Korea
Leslie Ong is Regional Sales Director, SEA & Korea for VMware. He is responsible for the strategic direction and market development for VMware's Software-Defined Data Centre portfolio.
With over 25 years of experience in the IT industry, Leslie has held different leadership roles in HP and Oracle. Before joining VMware, he was the Managing Director of Oracle Singapore. Prior to that, he was with HP for 23 years where he held various senior positions including sales management, product management, marketing channels and alliance management.
Joshua Soh, SMSCS
Joshua is advisor at Ohanae Inc. He is passionate about developing future leaders in the Infocomm community and has been actively involved with the Singapore Computer Society since 2004 where he served as chairman of the Young Professionals' Chapter. Josh currently serves on the Ministry of Education Applied Study in Polytechnics and ITE Review (ASPIRE) Steering Committee, the Infocomm Development Authority ICT & Media Master Plan 2015-2025 Working Committee. He also serves on the Executive Council of Employer Alliance as well as the Advisory Committee for Nanyang Polytechnic's School of Information Technology.
Yeo Teck Guan, SMSCS
Teck Guan is the current Group CIO of Singapore Pools responsible for Tote Board IT Strategy and Operations (Tote Board, Singapore Pools and Singapore Turf Club). Being a business mindset oriented IT professional, he has displayed a passion for bringing innovation to businesses and developing business/ IT alignment initiatives.
The former IT Director (Asia Pacific) of Goodyear Orient Company was recognised by CIO Asia Magazine among the Top CIO 100 Honouree from 2005-2007,2010 and 2012.
Chak Kong Soon, FSCS
Chak has been in the ICT industry for more than three decades. His passion in building and nurturing organisations led him to collaborate with several prominent individuals to start Stream Global with the objective to invest, partner and assist ICT entrepreneurs in realising their potentials.
His entrepreneurial spirit has earned him the Young Professional of the Year in 1999. Chak also received the SCS President's Award in 2007 and was conferred the SCS Honorary Fellow in 2016 for his outstanding commitment and contributions to SCS.
Jason Chen, MSCS
ASEAN Sales Leader
Jason has been in IBM over the past 10 years. He is currently the ASEAN Sales Leader responsible for the strategic direction and market development of independent software vendors and Cloud service providers.
He is passionate about mentoring the start-up community as well as engaging the IT Youths in his capacity as the President of the IT Youth Council.
Chong Chee Wah, SMSCS
CEO & Founder
Chee Wah is the CEO and Founder of TreeBox Solutions, a leading secure mobile communications solution provider in Asia Pacific. He has more than 15 years of Information Security professional experience. His domain expertise includes communications security, cryptography and IoT security. He is a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about building future leaders in the Infocomm community.
Kwok Quek Sin, MSCS
Director, Product Management & Government Digital Services
Government Technology Agency (GovTech)
Quek Sin oversees the Product Management Division of GovTech, focusing on strategic national and whole-of-government digital products ranging from Identity and Authentication, Data and Payment platforms. These products are part of the critical foundations and building blocks for Singapore's vision of a Smart Nation.
Prior to joining the Public Service in 2009, Quek Sin served in multiple consulting and management roles across various MNCs, including Accenture, Deloitte Consulting and HP.
Bruce Liang, SMSCS
Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Health Information Systems
Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Health
Bruce is the Chief Executive Officer of IHiS and concurrently the Chief Information Officer of Ministry of Health. Between these 2 roles, he is overall responsible for Technology to realise Singapore's vision of quality, accessible, cost effective and sustainable health care. Prior to his current role, Bruce was a Managing Director in Accenture.
Andrew Lim, SMSCS
Managing Director, Business Group
Group Enterprise, Singtel
Andrew Lim is Managing Director of Business Group in Singtel's Group Enterprise. The group is focused on SME/Enterprises solution and sales, Communication Services solution for Public Sector, Safe and Smart City network infrastructure, Satellite solution and Customer Services and Support.
In this role, Andrew leads the team to achieve leadership position in SingTel's Telecommunication and Network infrastructure services in SME/Enterprises and Public Sector, and providing innovative ICT solutions to Enterprises in the areas of cyber security, cloud computing and managed services, and growing the satellite business globally.
Prof Miao Chun Yan, SMSCS
Nanyang Technological University
Dr Chunyan Miao is a founding Director of Joint NTU-UBC Research Centre of Excellence in Active Living for Elderly (LILY) and a Professor in Artificial Intelligence in the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University. Over the last two decades, she has successfully led variously national R&D projects in AI for interactive digital media, ageless ageing, smart health, future learning, data analytics, human factor design & technologies from both government agencies and industry.
Ong Chin Ann, SMSCS, CITPM
Chief Information Officer/ Director (Information Technology)
Public Service Division
Prime Minister's Office
Chin Ann joined the Government Technology Agency (GovTech) on 1 Nov 2017, and serves as the Chief Information Officer and Director of Information Technology of the Public Service Division
Before that, he worked for 20 years in the defence eco-system and led IT projects in the areas of human resource management, enterprise logistics and finance. He was the MINDEF Chief Information Officer from 2012 to 2016.
Harish Pillay, FSCS
Global Head, Community Architecture and Leadership
Red Hat Asia Pacific
Harish is the Global Head, Community Architecture and Leadership at Red Hat Asia Pacific. He is actively involved with the IT Standards Committee and is instrumental in the programming competition called code::XtremeApps held annually, since 2007, in Singapore. He continues to be an active advocate of FOSS in Singapore and Asia.
In 2005, he was inducted into the Council of Outstanding Early Career Engineers, College of Engineering, Oregon State University. He is a member of the Engineering Accreditation Board of the Institution of Engineers, Singapore and a Senior Member of the IEEE. In January 2017, he was inducted as the Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Singapore. In addition to these, in 2016, he was also elected to Board of Trustees of the Internet Society, headquartered in the United States. This appointment is for a period of three years from 2016.
Tony Tay, SMSCS
Managing Director - Health & Public Services
Tony is a Managing Director with Accenture Singapore, Healthcare and Public Services. With 20 years of ICT experience, Tony held many leadership roles within Accenture, led and successfully delivered multiple large scale, highly complex business transformation ICT programmes for the Public Sector, Financial and Product Industries in this region.
Prior to this, Tony was the Consulting Group Director with IDA International where he provided strategic IT consultancy and evangelized Singapore ICT to overseas government agencies. In addition, Tony was the Chief Information Officer for Kim Eng Securities, a regional financial organization.
Honorary Legal Advisor (Corporate Affairs & Professional Development)
Dr Toh See Kiat, FSCS
Goodwins Law Corporation
Dr Toh is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, a Solicitor of England and Wales and Fellow of Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). Dr Toh practices and conducts seminars on information technology, intellectual property, commercial and corporate law. He is also the Honorary Legal Advisor of the Information Technology Management Association and the Association of Information Security Professionals.
Honorary Legal Advisor (Programmes & Special Projects)
Gilbert Leong, MSCS
Partner, Intellectual Property & Technology
Rodyk & Davidson LLP
Gilbert is a partner in Rodyk & Davidson LLP's Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group. He has extensive experience in negotiating and drafting commercial agreements in relation to distribution of goods/services, procurement and tenders, manufacturing arrangements, acquisition of hardware, software development, licensing, maintenance, acquisition of intellectual property such as trademark and patents, computer turnkey projects, consultancy services, IP structuring, Internet related transactions and employee handbooks.
He was recognised as the Asialaw Leading Lawyer for IT, Telecommunications & Media since 2008, and was recognised by Chambers Asia as the Leading Individual for Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT) since 2011.