IT Leader Awards 2019
IT Leader of the Year
Mr Sopnendu Mohanty
Sopnendu is the Chief FinTech Officer of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). He has guided MAS in initiating a wide range of policies and infrastructure set-up to support the innovation and adoption of smart technology by the Singapore's financial sector. His leadership has propelled Singapore to be the leading global FinTech hub, and the go-to destination for innovation in financial services.
Hall Of Fame
Mr Chak Kong Soon
Chak is the Managing Partner of StreamGlobal which invests and partners with entrepreneurs to help them realise their full potential. He has been in the tech industry for over 30 years and is passionate about developing the skills and professionalism of the tech industry in Singapore and served as Board Member in the Institute of System Science of the National University of Singapore and Employment and Employability Institute.
Professional of the Year
Mr Tan Choon Boon
Choon Boon is the Managing Director in DBS' Group Technology and Operations. He has been with DBS for 19 years and was instrumental in leading the bank's technology transformation journey. His team designed and deployed DBS first internal cloud platform, supporting more than 84% of the bank applications. Choon Boon is a passionate technologist and he is grooming the next generation of technologists in the organisation and his community.
Entrepreneur of the Year
Mr Jeffrey Tiong
Jeffrey founded PatSnap in 2007 from a start-up grant and has since grown the company to a headcount of over 800 employees serving over 8,000 organisations in more than 40 countries. He won the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 in Singapore and was named the leading smart technology entrepreneur in the Yicai Brilliant 20 in 2017 and was also honoured by The Peak Magazine in its Peak Power List 2017.
Mr Loi Liang Yang
Loi was inspired by the enormous benefits that technology could bring to society after his visits to the top technology companies in Silicon Valley. He championed the importance of technology and cyber-security through sharing his knowledge via YouTube which has more than 350,000 views and 4,000 subscribers. He also actively shares his experiences through workshops to inspire the next generation of technology leaders.
Mr Ritchie Ng
Ritchie is leading artificial intelligence at ensemblecap.ai, an AI hedge fund based in Singapore comprising quants and traders from J.P. Morgan. He is also an NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute (DLI) instructor leading all deep learning workshops in the National University of Singapore (NUS) and conducts workshops across Southeast Asia. His passion for enabling anyone to leverage on deep learning has led to the creation of Deep Learning Wizard where he taught and still continue to teach more than 3,000 students in over 100 countries around the world.