Executive Education Fellows
Adj Prof Kwong Yuk Wah
Adj Prof Kwong Yuk Wah has a deep passion in teaching. She has been sharing her experience and practical knowledge through her adjunct teaching at the National University of Singapore since 2008 and is currently an Adjunct Professor, Department of Information Systems and Analytics, School of Computing, National University of Singapore.
She has worked in Singapore public sector for over 25 years and has held various management positions. She has played a significant role in major IT initiatives, starting with the Singapore Government’s Civil Service Computerisation Programme (CSCP) and the various Singapore e-Government initiatives. She has established e-Government Leadership Centre (eGL) in Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore and was the founding director in 2006. She has worked as Geographic Information System Consultant and Land Information System/Land Record Automation Expert for United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (UNCHS).
She was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) from 2008 to 2019. Under her leadership, NTUC is a winner of National Infocomm Awards (NIA) 2014 for the Most Innovative Use of Infocomm Technology in the private sector category which is Singapore’s highest accolade for infocomm innovation. She was also the Chief Data Protection Officer from 2013 to 2019, and Chief Infocomm Security Officer (CISO) from 2016 to 2019 of NTUC and its affiliated unions as well as Ong Teng Cheong Labour Leadership Institute. During her tenure in NTUC, she concurrently assumed CIO role of NTUC First Campus from 2008 to 2012 and NTUC Club from 2016 to 2019.
She is a Fellow Member of Singapore Computer Society (SCS). She holds the titles of Certified IT Project Manager (Senior), Certified IT Outsourcing Manager (Senior), and Certified AI Ethics and Governance Professional (Senior) of Singapore Computer Society. She served on SCS Executive Council from 2011 to 2022, and held a Vice President role from 2020 to 2021, this is in addition to being a member of AI Ethics and Governance Advisory Committee which is a joint initiative of IMDA and SCS launched in October 2019. At SCS, she helmed the strategic AI ethics and governance initiative and chaired the AI Ethics and Governance Body of Knowledge (BoK) and Certification Committee from 2019 to 2021.
She serves on the Board of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA). She was awarded an ASEAN CIO Award 2015 by IDG ASEAN; and is among the “ASEAN’s Top 50 Technology and Digital Chiefs 2019” which is the inaugural CIO50 in ASEAN by IDC, recognising the top 50 senior technology executives driving innovation and influencing rapid change. She is in the inaugural Singapore 100 Women In Tech list (2020) compiled by IMDA and SCS.
She received her Doctor of Business Administration degree (2008) from University of Newcastle, Australia. Her dissertation is Singapore e-Government strategy.
Dr Andreas Raharso
Dr Andreas Raharso is primarily interested in moving from best practice to “NEXT Practice”, an unconventional business playbook for industry 4.0. to realize the business potential of digital realm. He has collaborated with McKinsey, PwC, Accenture, GE, Google, Bosch, Airbnb, Microsoft, IBM and Amazon, and ASEAN Decacorn such as Go-Jek to apply his “NEXT Practice” solution.
He was a Senior Research Fellow at Nanyang Business School where he wrote case study for HBR about tech companies and was an Adjunct Professor at INSEAD where he established a new course in digital practice called Organizational Analytics (Org2.0).
Andreas is founder and CEO of Organizational Analytics Limited, a consulting firm with focus on people and technology to turn his clients into leaders of digital transformation and innovation and was the Director of Hay Group Global R&D Centre for People and Strategy Execution based in Singapore. At the helm of Hay Group’s global research arm with regional centres located in Paris, Sao Paulo, Frankfurt, Boston and London. He led the generation of thought leadership in human capital progress and policy implementation faced by corporate and government bodies.
Andreas holds a BA in Economics, MBA in Corporate Finance and Management Science, and PhD in Management. He also completed the Strategy Implementation Programme at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He was invited to share his thought leadership in both Bank Indonesia’s SESPIBI36 & SESTABI4 programmes in 2020, as well as SESTABI5 and SESTABI6 programmes 2021. He is also the Programme Director, Faculty and Project Coach for Toyota Senior Management Programme. His new book ESCAPEFROMSYSTEM1 has been published by Marshall Cavendish in Jan 2022.Dr Andreas Raharso was the former Dean of Hay Group Global Research Centre, an affiliation of Harvard University and funded by the Singapore Government. A thought-leader in disruptive innovation, he created the original 1st People Analytic module at INSEAD Business School, and two postgraduate modules, Next Practice and People Strategy, at the National University of Singapore Business School. Both schools rank among the top business schools globally. Andreas has also collaborated with leading businesses such as Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Alibaba, Airbnb, GE, P&G and decacorn Gojek. He holds degrees in Economics, Finance and Data Science, and a Ph.D in Management.
His book, Escape from System 1: Unlocking the Science Behind the New Way of Innovation, was published in Jan, 2022.
Dr Charles Phua Chao Rong
Dr Charles Chao Rong Phua is an academic-practitioner of trisector strategy-innovation-entrepreneurship. With 22 years in government and corporate doing various domains (corporate, geopolitical, policy and military) and phases (design, implementation, monitoring/adjustment) of strategy work, he now runs Solaris Strategies Singapore and chairs Solaris Consortium of Management Consultancies with full suite of consulting capabilities. Besides (local and overseas) government and nonprofit consulting, his corporate consulting ranged from strategy development for then $916b tech MNC to $1M start-up to sector/industry transformation to organisational development for 12 organisations. He teaches trisector strategy practicums in 4 Singapore and 1 Swiss universities, and is success coach/program leader for Chief Strategy Officer program with Emeritus and National University of Singapore Business School.
His first PhD was in public policy (strategic pragmatism as strategy) and EdD (soon) on teaching strategy with postgraduate/degrees (including in progress) in international relations, education, security management, accounting, organisational psychology, systems thinking, law, HRM, marketing, economics/finance, strategy and innovation, amongst others. He learnt strategy-innovation-entrepreneurship, marketing and sustainability from top B schools: Harvard strategy, leadership and management, entrepreneurship and innovation, MIT systems thinking, Stanford design, Wharton strategy and entrepreneurship, INSEAD advanced strategy, Babson entrepreneurship, Kellogg marketing, Berkeley open innovation, LBS and Cambridge sustainability, Oxford strategy and scenarios, and fused them in his consulting and teaching/coaching practice. He has won scholarships from NUS (PhD), NTU (EdD), Goldman Sachs (twice), Oxford and Cambridge (partial) and completed fellowships at Brookings Institution, Columbia, Johns Hopkins. He is a Singapore Skillsfuture fellowship awardee and Routledge series editor for strategy, wisdom and skills.
He is amongst 100 global professor/author grade Certified Management Consultant-Academic Fellow (International Council of Management Consulting Institutes); previous winners included heads of business schools and programs. He is author of four and two (forthcoming) books covering geopolitical, policy, and corporate strategy. His 3rd and 4th published books are under consideration for two PhDs in military/security and corporate strategy, by publication. His 5th book seeks to integrate strategy in military, corporate, geopolitical and policy domains; his 6th book on teaching strategy from his EdD thesis; both manuscripts under production. He is currently writing his 7th book on corporate sustainability strategy and 8th book on trisector strategy-innovation-entrepreneurship.
Dr Dennis Khoo
Dr Dennis Khoo is an accomplished digital business leader, author and speaker in innovation and leadership. Armed with dual experience in Information Technology and Banking, he has a unique advantage in developing and executing strategies for the transformation of businesses in a digital world.
Dennis is author of the bestselling book Driving Digital Transformation in which he describes his experience leading complex digital transformations and the playbook he created (“TaP”) to significantly raise the probability of success of complex digital transformations.
Dennis was a senior banker who had previously run billion dollar businesses as head of consumer banking for Standard Chartered Bank and UOB in Singapore. He was responsible for many of the innovations in the consumer banking industry in Singapore, such as e$aver, XtraSaver (Winner of Asian Banker Best Deposit Linked account in 2007), Retail Bonds, Step-up time deposit, Pay-Any-Card (Winner of Asian Banker Best Payment Product in 2011), 15% Dining Cashback everywhere, 2-day Mortgage Service Guarantee, UOB Income Builder, One Account and UOB Mighty App. Dennis has hands-on experience in every product area in consumer banking and was previously CEO-Designate in one of the consortiums bidding for the digital bank wholesale license in Singapore.
A digital bank pioneer in ASEAN, Dennis was global head of TMRW Digital Group (UOB’s Millennial digital bank), where he was responsible for the strategy, growth and delivery of the TMRW Digital Bank. The first TMRW Digital Bank went live in Thailand in 2019, and the second in Indonesia in 2020. TMRW won Global Finance Most Innovative Digital Bank in Asia Pacific in 2019. Dennis also led the joint venture initiatives into FinTech like Avatec.ai and VUI Pte Ltd as part of the ecosystem to support the growth of TMRW.
Dennis is a WABC (Worldwide Association of Business Coaches) Registered Corporate Coach, a certified Gallup Strengths coach, and accredited in Harrison Assessment Employee Development. Dennis has mentored and coached many successful executives in his long career.
Dennis received his Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronics Engineering) and MBA from the National University of Singapore. He also has a Master in Business Research and PhD from the University of Western Australia. He has attended the Digital Business Leaders Program (DBLP) in Columbia University, New York.
Dr Guo Charng Rang
Dr Guo Charng Rang served as the founding Programme Director of the National Cybersecurity R&D Lab (NCL) from 2015 – 2021, and an Associate Professor at the School of Computing at the National University of Singapore from 2017 – 2021. NCL is a national lab funded by the National Research Foundation hosted in NUS School of Computing. The objective is to support the Singapore cybersecurity community in R&D and education. To this end, NCL runs a computing cluster and provides cloud services and other higher level services to the community. In particular, NCL develops simulated enterprise network with vulnerabilities that has a wide range of applications, such as usage by education institutes to conduct cybersecurity lessons. The lab was officially launched in Feb 2017 and has received multiple rounds of funding. It has supported a large number of projects from academia, industries and government agencies and achieved full utilization for a number of years. Almost all the universities and a number of polytechnics in Singapore are involved in the NCL initiatives, conducting lessons, performing research, or collaborating in other projects. Dr Guo oversees the development and operation of NCL, while the other two faculty members in NUS SoC, A/Prof Chang Ee-Chien and A/Prof Liang Zhenkai, oversee the research aspects of the lab.
Prior to joining NUS, Dr Guo works in DSO National Laboratories and Defence Science and Technology Agency for more than 20 years, specializing in cybersecurity, in particular, in cryptography and trusted system.
Dr Guo has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mathematics from the National University of Singapore and PhD in Mathematics from the University of Oxford.
Dr Guo Lei
Dr Guo Lei is an active educator and researcher in data science, behavioural study and design thinking, with extensive experience in delivering practice-based learning programmes and applied research projects with successful results.
Starting her career in Singapore as a marketing practitioner, Dr Guo worked across manufacturing, entertainment and education industries. She was the Chief Representative in China for a Singapore listed company. She was also responsible for setting up Shanghai Office and promoting executive education programmes for NUS Business School in Greater China market.
With the aspiration of bridging the gap between research and practice, Dr Guo pursued her PhD in the UK, where she worked on large-scale research projects with Cambridge University Service Alliance, BAE Systems and China Mobile.
Dr Guo returned to Singapore and joined NUS as a faculty member in 2011. She has particular experience in tackling complex challenges through applied research and education. She was the Principal Investigator for a series of research projects to inform better public transport policy decisions. She consults corporate clients on data analytics, user experience design and service innovation. Dr Guo teaches executive programmes of Data Analytics and Design Thinking at NUS. She has a passion for engaging and inspiring working professionals at all levels by applying the theory to real world business applications.
Dr Guo holds a PhD in Marketing from University of Exeter, an MBA from University of Adelaide University and a BA in Literature from Beijing Normal University.
Dr Michael Gorriz
Dr Michael Gorriz is an industry acclaimed technology leader who believes that a Digital Transformation must be based on a solid foundation which embraces a capable workforce, a clear structure and a sustainable architecture. This requires the full dedication of the entire organisation and is a multi-year endeavour. Done successfully you can appreciate a seamless end-to-end customer service with low cost-to-serve.
Starting his career as a physicist in the aerospace industry Michael discovered his passion for information technology when he joined the IT department of the car manufacturer DaimlerChrysler in 2000. One of his first duties was the post-merger integration of the finance and procurement systems of the German-American manufacturer. Later he became the CIO of the Mercedes-Benz Car Group and assumed the role of Daimler’s Global Chief Information Officer in 2008. Under his watch the free-floating car-sharing system Car2Go (ShareNow) and the connected car solution Mercedes me connect was created.
In 2015 he moved to Singapore and became the Global Chief Information Officer of Standard Chartered Bank. Michael was responsible for the systems development and technology infrastructure and the definition and implementation of the Bank’s digital and innovation agenda. With technology at the heart of the Bank’s growth strategy, Michael’s capabilities, and experience to drive innovation and change in technology was the key of becoming a digital Bank with a human touch.
He has won numerous awards – including the Global CIO award of the Indian NASSCOM – and is one of the 40 most important people in IT in the last 40 years in Germany. He is a passionate leader who loves to engage with ambitious engineers to help them to develop their full potential.
Dr Gorriz is a physicist and engineer by background and obtained a PhD in Laser Engineering. He is based in Singapore, holds various Board seats and consults companies on their growth path.
Dr Yong Hsin Ning
Dr Yong Hsin Ning is an adventurer.
In her 25 years of career, she has experienced the joy (and woes) of being a tax accountant, a management consultant, adult student, an entrepreneur and an educator.
She is currently the co-founder of Change Voyage Consulting, a consulting firm dedicated to help companies manage organisational change through change capability building. She has recently started a second venture, The Biz Lab, which is a consulting firm focused on preparing early-stage startups to grow and scale sustainably.
Hsin Ning is also an Adjunct faculty at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business in the Singapore Management University (SMU). She teaches a variety of business courses to undergraduate students, entrepreneurs and matured SME business owners seeking their next S curve.
Hsin Ning has been recognised for her passion in teaching through multiple awards including the SMU School of Business Top Adjunct Faculty Award (2018-2021). She has recently been nominated for the SMU-X Excellent Teacher Award (2021).
Hsin Ning graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Accountancy. She subsequently pursued her interest in the field of Organisational Behaviour at the University of New South Wales, where she obtained a Masters in Commerce specialising in Organisation and Management Studies. She continued her lifelong learning journey by pursuing a Ph.D. in General Management at SMU where she studied the decision-making anomaly of part-time knowledge workers voluntarily working overtime.
Mr Brandon Phuan
Mr Brandon Phuan is currently serving as Chief Information Officer, overseeing ASM International’s Global IT function. He brings silo-ed business functions together, influences them to collaborate in a coherent manner to transform the digital workplace using cost effective technologies, secures the organisation’s data, protect customers and employees data and transform business processes through an integrated set of business applications towards industry 4.0. He sits on SAP’s Global Industry Advisory Board for Industrial Machinery & Components and is also a founding Committee member of SAP Singapore User Group.
Before ASM, Brandon was global IT Director in Rolls-Royce Marine business, overall responsible for IT that supported 7000 Marine employees worldwide in 90+ locations. In addition to the business IT role, he assumed Group IT responsibility for Asia region, supporting another 1000+ employees of Aerospace and Energy business sector.
Previously, he held leadership positions at companies like Honeywell and Mercury Interactive (acquired by HP). He also worked at companies like Siebel Systems, Arthur Andersen Business Consulting, Parkway Group Healthcare.
He is currently serving as co-op executive committee member of Tech Talent Assembly (TTAB), a non-for-profit association nurturing tech talents in Singapore, leading the Industries 4.0 chapter and previously he has served on the academic advisory committee of ITE, Singapore.
Brandon holds a Bachelor Degree (Honours) in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Queensland, Australia.
Mr Chia Wai Kong
Mr Chia Wai Kong is the Director and Principal Consultant for Jakkolab Pte Ltd, a business consulting company that specialises in technology training and business process optimisation consulting. Wai Kong has 30+ years of experience in technology and business consulting, and system integration and project management with infocomms technology (ICT) multinational companies such as HP, Agilent, Ericsson, Lithium Technologies and Huawei. He has taken up various roles in these companies as Project Director, Chief Architect, Principal Solution Consultant, Practice Principal and Senior Business Consultant.
He has a truly global consulting experience, having managed project deliveries and done consulting projects on every continent except Antarctica. This included whole of Asia, Australasia, UK, Ireland, Germany, East Africa and South America, with delivery teams coming from SE Asia, China, Japan, Korea, France, Germany, Switzerland and USA.
Key projects include Digital Transformation of Hong Kong Telecoms Enterprise Business, launching Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) for Indonesian operator, Business Case development for fibre-to-the-home launch in Kenya, Business case for enterprise fibre project for Vodafone Germany, Smart Kingdom for Bahrain, Telecom Transformation for Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Project Director of multi-team consulting projects for Smart Communications and a Greenfield service provider in the Philippines, and Project Director for all-India subscriber registry rollout.
As part of HP and Ericsson, Wai Kong was responsible to enforce Consultant Skills Inventory and to build the Global Solution Repositories.
While in Huawei, he has conducted training and workshops in various telecom business processes and technologies related to the above projects. He was also a trainer of the Business Model Canvas (BMC) at Huawei University.
Wai Kong founded Jakkolab with the intent of transferring his extensive international consulting and project management experience to local and regional companies. He has delivered 5G and IOT training to corporations and undergraduates. He has also delivered Digital Transformation training to Myanmar Imperial University MBA class and coached a Myanmar team of undergraduates for the ICAEW Business Challenge 2019. He is an Associate Trainer for a Malaysia-based premium technology provider where he has three 5G courses listed. He is also providing consulting in Business Process Improvement to drive Digital Transformation for SMEs in Singapore and Myanmar.
Wai Kong is a Singapore Certified Management Consultant (SCMC) under Singapore Government’s Consultant Quality Initiative (CQI), under Singapore standards TR 43:2015 using guidelines from international standard ISO 20700.
He also has a Certificate in Digital Marketing from AVADO (jointly developed with Google) and is a Lithium-certified Online Community Manager, and also a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Nanyang Technological Institute/National University of Singapore in 1987.
Mr Choi Jungkiu
Mr Choi Jungkiu is the Manager Director and Partner of the Boston Consulting Group. He is a member of the Financial Institutions practice at BCG specialising in strategy, transformation, business development/M&A/PMI, sales force productivity, and operations improvements. He leads marketing for the firm in Southeast Asia. Recently, Jungkiu has been focusing on digital banking/challenger bank build, coalition loyalty, bank tech/digital transformation, corporate governance/conglomerate strategy, and executive coaching/development.
He has built a number of digital banking channels and digital challenger banks as well as coalition loyalty programs in Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, and Southeast Asia; and has led numerous bank tech/digital transformations, and built conglomerate digital ecosystems across Greater China and Southeast Asia.
Prior to joining BCG, Jungkiu worked as Director of Corporate Strategy and Management Development at NURI Management; Head of Financial Institutions Practice Asia Pacific at Kearney; and Group Head of Strategy/Business Development/Reengineering at Standard Chartered Bank.
Jungkiu has a Bachelor of Arts in International Economics from Seoul National University and MBA in Finance from University of California, Berkeley, Walter A. Haas School of Business.
Ms Claudia Marcusson
Claudia has over 20 years of financial industry expertise in investment management, insurance and banking having worked in the U.S., U.K., Germany, The Netherlands and Singapore. She worked in various leadership roles at Standard Chartered Bank, ING, NN Group, ABN AMRO, and State Street Bank to name a few.
Since August 2022, Claudia is CEO of Germany’s very first crowdfunding platform issuing crypto securities of renewable energy projects. Claudia has been living in Singapore for 7 years where she joined Standard Chartered Bank in 2019 as Strategy & Innovation Lead building out the corporate venture arm and running entrepreneurship & innovation programs for the bank, partners and regulators. In 2021, she became Global Head of Client Experience Center where she led innovative co-creation programs with corporate clients worldwide. Claudia is a licensed instructor and expert in Human-Centred Design & Design Thinking, Lean Start-up, agile methods and a certified SCRUM Master.
Since 2018, Claudia is an Adjunct Lecturer on emerging technologies, corporate innovation & entrepreneurship, digital transformation and sustainability at the National University of Singapore, and gives training to corporates and C-suite executives. She is also a guest lecturer at Singapore Management University and Singapore Academy of Law.
She enjoys working closely with startups & scale-ups focused on FinTech and Sustainability as a Non-Executive Director, board advisor and mentor. She is an investment advisor to Venture Capital funds in Europe and Singapore and a mentor & advisor to several Accelerators in Singapore, Germany, Korea and India.
Claudia holds an LL.M. degree in Chinese Business Law as well as an M.Sc. in Economics and Operations Research.
Ms Diana Leng
Ms Diana Leng has extensive experience in the development and implementation of business strategies, corporate planning, banking and finance. Prior to becoming the CFO of an international offshore Drilling company she was the Director of Treasury of a singapore listed company. Before joining the Group, Ms Leng held various banking positions with ING Group internationally. She holds a Master of Science International Business from Maastricht University. She enjoys reading, photography and travelling and mentoring.
Mr Jim Lim Shien Min
Mr Jim Lim Shien Min is the founder of 59stVentures, a socio-techno network focusing in leveraging expertise, experiences and connections of senior executives globally to contribute back to the society. He is currently also the healthcare sector lead for NCS tasked to build digital healthcare ecosystem and to expand NCS footprint regionally. Jim also sits in the board of startup companies in China, Taiwan, Singapore and India. Prior to this, he was CEO for Good Doctor Technology, a Joint-Venture between PingAn Good Doctor from China and Grab. He joined the company as first employee to setup the entire business in Indonesia and Singapore. Jim is currently also adjunct lecturer for NUS, SUSS, Huawei University and FinTech Academy.
Before Good Doctor, Jim was the Global Senior Director in Group Chief Transformation Office in Huawei Technologies and its Regional Chief Technology Officer for strategic digital transformation projects in APAC, focussing on digital transformation cross industries (e.g. Telco, Smart Nation/City, Retail, Healthcare, Logistics, Agriculture), domains (e.g. Cloud, IoT, Big Data, Mobile Money, Connectivity) and aspects (e.g. Business Modelling, Customer Journey, Design Thinking, Org. Change)
Prior to joining Huawei, Jim was the CBE (Client Business Executive) in Amdocs with full P&L responsibilities from sales, delivery and operations. Jim was with Amdocs for 9 years and was previously the Senior Director, Business Strategy and Sales Engineering in APAC, whom setup the regional delivery team; responsible for all accounts presales and strategic business development activities within Amdocs APAC. Jim was Techmahindra Presales and Delivery Group Head for APAC who set up its regional delivery centers and presales teams. Jim also established partnership with other vendors such as Huawei and Oracle while serving as Country Manager for Greater China. Prior to this role, Jim was Project and JV Manager and Senior Consultant in Accenture, with solid experiences in large-scale business transformation programs in SingTel, Telekom Malaysia and Starhub
With 20+ years of high tech and ICT industry experiences in Business, Customer & Project Management, Jim has proven track records in exceeding client/partners expectations and strong in providing business and strategic advice to complement the technicality of the initiatives and programs
Jim holds a MBA (Distinctions) from Manchester Business School (UK) and B. Eng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). Jim is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a seasoned company spokesman for media and analysts. Jim is currently the Vice President for Cloud Security Alliance Singapore Chapter, a global mentor for PingAn Technology Innovation Center, an industry mentor for ICT with Young NTUC, a Senior Fellow appointed by Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) and an Executive Education Fellow appointed by National University of Singapore (NUS).
Ms Joelle Choo
Ms Joelle Choo brings with her 24 years of international advisory and leadership experience, spanning across Audit, Finance, Systems and Process Design. A LEAN Six Sigma advocate, she is passionate about helping her clients select and implement the right solutions using a practical and cost effective approach.
She started her career as an Auditor with a Big 4 accounting firm, and held various finance and consulting roles in software, manufacturing and banking companies in different locations across Asia, US and Europe. Her primary focus was ERP implementation, process re-engineering, global program management and execution.
She spent 11 years with an American multinational conglomerate, residing in USA, Europe and Asia, driving various global ERP and transformation projects. She also led a team of Black Belts in process re-engineering and optimization, and supported various acquisitions integrate using the Agile methodology while applying LEAN Quality principles.
She was the IT leader for Acquisitions during her 5 years tenure at an American multinational technology conglomerate headquartered in San Jose, CA USA. In her role, Joelle was charged with integrating various acquisitions to ensure a unified user and customer experience. She led the Global Supply Chain Transformation initiative, drove engagements across business and IT, defined an executable IT and Business Transformation roadmap, strategy and approach.
She relocated back to Singapore in 2014, working as an advisor to the Chairman of an Indonesian Conglomerate, driving IT transformation for the food Division, addressing specifically the SAP platform. Joelle recently served as CTO for a food manufacturing and port operation company operating in SE Asia, besides rolling out the SAP S4Hana system, she drove centralization of the IT organization, defined required skills, assessment and training across the various system users in different locations, to drive system usage integrity and compliance. She established a data platform and initiated the cloud migration to ensure low cost of ownership with optimal output and IT usage.
Joelle is currently a NUS Fellow, continuing her passion to help clients achieve impactful business outcomes, using cost-effective solutions through Human Capital Transformation via education and Digital/Technology Transformation advisory.
Mr Jon Scheele
Mr Jon Scheele provides IT strategy, data analytics, security, interoperability and industry specific consulting and training to management and workgroups at leading companies in the financial services and telecommunications industries. Jon also trains, coaches and mentors to develop high performing teams and identifies how to apply emerging technologies to meet evolving customer needs. A special focus is helping companies build their ability to partner within and beyond their industry using Open APIs (Application Programming Interfaces). Jon has provided several clients’ projects to define an API strategy and roadmap to support their business strategy, build multi-disciplinary teams to identify customer needs, create, publish and govern APIs, and foster developer communities to extend the firm’s core offering to its customers. Amongst others, Jon has implemented initiatives for ANZ Banking Group, Singtel, Telecom Italia, Telefonica Germany and Telstra. Jon holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration, a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering, and Graduate Diplomas in Applied Finance and Digital Communications.
Mr Lim Kuo Siong
Mr Lim Kuo Siong is the Senior Advisor of Singapore Consultancy, Director-Digitalisation of Yellow Pages Singapore, founding VP and General Secretary of Tech Talent Assembly (NTUC), chairman of the thought leadership series, advisor to digital startups, and partner of an angel investment company.
Kuo Siong served as regional and C-suite leadership positions in area of technology, digitalization, marketing, business operations and transformation, managed tech projects portfolio more than US$50 millions and business portfolio more than US$10 billions, for leading institutions – Standard Chartered Bank, Union Bank of Switzerland, Maybank, United Overseas Bank, covering high networth, retail, SME and corporate clients segments, and was based in Asia and Europe region. Kuo Siong was recognized as a Leading Practitioner (Tech & Innovation) by The Asian Banker, MIS Asia CIO 100, and has completed INSEAD (France) advanced management program and masters degree from University of Adelaide (Australia). Kuo Siong is a chartered member of British Computer Society.
Mr Ng Tiong Gee
Mr Ng Tiong Gee was the Senior Vice President for Technology, of Resorts World Sentosa, which he joined in 2013. He also runs the Engineering and Estate Management divisions of RWS at one point. He was the Chief Information Officer as well as the Chief Human Resource Officer of United Test and Assembly Center Ltd from 2008 to 2013 before he joined Resorts World Sentosa. Prior to that, Tiong Gee was with STATS ChipPAC in 2001 and was its Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Information Officer until 2008. Between 1988 and 1992, he held various key engineering positions at Digital Equipment Singapore, now part of Hewlett-Packard. He then went on to work at Siemens Microelectronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (now known as Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific) for over six years where he last served as Director of Information Systems and Services. From 1999 to 2001, he was the Chief Information Officer of Gateway Incorporated, heading the company’s IT activities in Asia Pacific.
Tiong Gee is the lead independent director of Pacific Radiance Ltd and is the Chairman of its Nomination Committee and a member of its Remuneration Committee. He is an independent director in GYP Properties since August 2007 where he is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee and Audit Committee. He also sits on the board of Y Ventures as an independent director where is the Chairman of Nominations committee and member of Remuneration and Audit committees.
He is currently the Chairman of Yellow Pages Pte Ltd where he is leading the digital transformation of a 50 years old business.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours from the National University of Singapore and holds a Master of Business Administration from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. He has also attended the Advanced Management Program in Harvard Business School.
He lectures in NUS Advanced Computing for Executives and Strategic Technology Management Institute and is also currently an adjunct CIO of IDC. He is the founding President of Tech Talent Assembly formed together with NTUC to address keeping tech talent relevant and employed. At the same time, he is a director of Ren Ci Hospital and its Chairman of their IT steering committee.
Mr Phil A. Woods
Mr Phil A. Woods is the Founder and CEO of the Abele Group, a Singapore based fintech firm focused on delivering advanced technological solutions in financial services. He teaches courses on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology use cases through the NUS Fintech Lab. Prior to the Abele Group, Phil spent 15 years working in financial services at UBS Investment Bank and Citigroup in Markets businesses. Phil is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point where he studied History and Civil Engineering. Phil served as a US Army Aviation Officer prior to embarking upon a corporate career.
Mr Raju Chellam
Mr Raju Chellam is a Fellow of Advanced Computing for Executives (ACE) at the NUS School of Computing. He is the Chief Editor of the AI E&G BoK (AI Ethics & Governance Body of Knowledge), an initiative by the SCS (Singapore Computer Society) & IMDA (Infocomm Media Development Authority).
He is Hon Chair of Cloud & Data Standards at IT Standards Committee (IMDA/ESG). He is also on the APEC DARE (Data Analytics Raising Employment) International Advisory Panel, and on the Credence DTRS (Data Trust Rating System) Expert Panel. He was conferred as an SCS Fellow in March 2018.
Raju is Hon Vice President of the SCS Cloud Chapter, and former Vice Chair of SGTech’s Cloud & Data Chapter. He is Vice President (New Technologies) at Fusionex Group, a leading software company that specializes in ABC (AI, Big Data Analytics, & Cloud ). Raju has been in the IT industry for 40 years. He was previously Head of Big Data & Cloud Practice – as well as Healthcare & Government solutions – at Dell EMC South Asia (covering Asean, IndoChina, Mongolia & all South Asian countries except India).
Prior to Dell, he was Managing Director of TechTrenders Asia, an advisory that helped companies migrate legacy apps to the cloud. He has previously worked in Hewlett-Packard (APJ Director of Comms), AMI Partners Inc (APAC Vice President) and as the BizIT Editor of The Business Times, Singapore, for a decade.
Mr Sarat Mohanty
Mr Sarat Mohanty is a senior global digital business leader lived and worked out of Australia, Singapore, UK, Germany, Dubai & Hong Kong assuming Global, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa & Middle East responsibilities. Sarat is responsible up to 1 bn USD revenue realization & managed 150+ staff globally. Sarat’s core competency includes technology consulting, Delivering & Monetizing Banking technology solution, Digital Transformation in Banking, Banking as a Service (BaaS), Fintech Platform Integration, Business Process Re-engineering, Blockchain & Cloud Application Engineering, ERP Rollout & Fintech advisory. A rare competency (Business & Technology, Banking & Corporate) for someone to have in the digital global leadership role. Domain expertise includes, Banking Pre-Sales, Working Capital Management, Cash & Treasury Management, Supply Chain Management & Trade & Supply Chain Finance Management & Sustainable Financing (ESG).
Sarat holds Digital Transformation Specialization from MIT-USA, MBA degree in Strategic Management (UK), Postgraduate in IT(India), Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. Sarat is an adjunct professor at NUS – AIDF (1st Fintech University in Asia) of Digital Transformation In Banking Industry & at SP Jain Global Management (Singapore) of Supply Chain Sustainability (ESG), Supply Chain Management & Financial Management In Supply Chain. Sarat is also a certified Six Sigma process expert & certified Project Management Professional.
Sarat is an active keynote speaker in reputed industry events, forums, specializing in Digital Disruption, & Blockchain. Sarat is recipient of various industry (BFSI) awards & accolades.
Mr Soh Kin Wei
Mr Soh Kin Wei has over 28 years of senior IT leadership experience in global industry-leading companies such as Pfizer, Cargill and Air Liquide. He is now VP, Digital and IT of Air Liquide, a world leader in gases, technologies and services for industry and health. In Air Liquide Kin Wei is responsible for creating value through digital technology that run, protect and change the business. Prior to Air Liquide he was the Chief Technology Officer of Jaungle, and Chief Information Officer APAC for Cargill, where he directed the organization’s overall IT strategy and provide vision and leadership in all technology operation. Throughout his career, Kin Wei has re-energized century-old businesses through digitally enabled transformations, led enterprise-wide cloud, data and ERP programs, and remodelled global finance and IT shared services operations that aligned to business aspirations. Well-travelled to over 25 countries for work, he is also personally a startup evangelist.
Kin Wei received his MBA with honours from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma. He has a BS degree with distinction in Computer and Information Science from the University of Singapore.
He is passionate in paying it forward by sharing his experience with aspiring ICT professionals.
Ms Stacey Huang
Ms Stacey Huang is the Co-founder and Director of Change Voyage Consulting, a consulting firm which provides tailored solutions in the areas of organisational and individual change. She specializes in organizational psychology and applies her specialization to support organisations undergoing business and digital transformations. She has 11 years of experience managing large scale change and culture programs in industries such as Defence, FMCG, Healthcare, Insurance and Energy. Stacey is also the Executive Director for PARIMA, a not-for-profit association for risk managers across Asia Pacific focusing on risk, crisis and emergency response.
Stacey has a double degree in Bachelor of Psychology and Bachelor of Business Management from the Singapore Management University (SMU). She has attained 3 years consecutive Dean’s list (2005, 2006, 2007) and graduated with Magna Cum Laude. Stacey also has a Msc. Industrial and Organisational Psychology/ Business Psychology from the University College London (UCL), London.
Ms Tan Poh Choo
Ms Tan Poh Choo is a senior executive who is deeply involved in business development and is known to be and operations excellence leader and talent developer. She has nearly three decades of working experience with market leaders in the business advisory and data analytics domain. Poh Choo was instrumental in helping organizations to innovate and differentiate themselves in a rapidly evolving technology landscape continuously. She pioneered and championed innovative initiatives to help companies gain a competitive edge, build sustainable revenue streams and growth. Over the years, she has forged extensive and robust network across industry sectors, ready to be tapped on to explore new possibilities. Building high performing teams and nurturing talent has been Poh Choo’s passion. She has directly and indirectly mentored and coached individuals to bring out the best in them and to chart out progressive career paths.
Poh Choo is currently the General Treasurer and Executive Committee member of Tech Talent Assembly, an NTUC Association that aspires to nurture tech talents via a platform for future-ready skills, lifelong learning and sharing. She is also an Adjunct Faculty with the Singapore Management University School of Information Systems. She has recently volunteered as a Workforce Singapore Career Advisor. Poh Choo holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (2nd Upper-Class Honours) from Nanyang Technological University.
Mr Teo Chin Seng
Mr Teo Chin Seng is an experience Senior Technology Executive with more than 33 years of experience, working in the Asia Pacific (Singapore), China, Middle East and USA (LA).
Chin Seng last appointment was the Senior VP of Global IT in DP World. He was leading the digitalization of DP World through the implementation of a Global Digital platform that serves our 78 terminals in 40 countries.
He has been in senior management roles for the last 22 years, leading and transforming organizations through technology. He is a thought leader in the use of technology to transform companies towards greater efficiencies and transforming new business models. His experience spans across Healthcare Industry, Manufacturing, FMCG, distribution Logistics, Free Trade Zones, Customs, Regulatory controls and Maritime Logistics.
In the age of digitalization of Business, it is about transforming to deliver business value:
Business Digitalization, Business Transformation, and Process Re-engineering
The product, Process and Service innovation, and
Achieving business values, improving operations’ efficiencies and creating greater delights in customers’ processes.
Future and Smart City Research and Development. Research and Development of Technology Solutions of Intelligent Cities through different Social-Psychology Profiles, People Behaviors, Person lifecycle and changing needs and social acceptance of solutions.
As a successful practitioner, a thought leader and a technology/ business evangelist, Chin Seng have successful lead and delivers the use of new developments in technology and businesses, to present value, relevance and instills a strong sense of confidence for businesses to execute and implement.
Mr Tommy Hor
Mr Tommy Hor is a seasoned executive with diverse experience in IT. He graduated with a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Hong Kong in 1985. He had served the National University of Singapore community as the Director of IT and Chief IT Officer for 18 years before stepping down in 2020 to pursue his own professional interests. Throughout his career in NUS, Tommy had led the organic growth of IT for teaching & learning, cutting-edge research and university administrations. He had played a vital role in digital transformation and business innovations in supporting the faculty, staff and students. His expertise in enterprise architecture, high-speed networking, virtualization, Cloud computing, cybersecurity, identity management and data analytics have enabled him to be an effective coach for staff development and troubleshooting in mission critical operations.
For the professionals, Tommy sees strong connection between his past work and teaching. He believes that teaching shall go beyond content delivery or learning facts from the textbooks and classes. The learning environment should foster critical thinking and problem-solving skill as an individual or a team that he had experienced in many real-life scenarios. He sees himself and his work in classes equipping the students with the practical skills as the last mile connector or right on the spot to the current IT workforce. At the executive level, classes shall focus on the high-level understanding of technology, its risks, limitations, options available and priorities. The future leaders need to be digitally fluent and be able to critique a digital proposal and make consequential investment decisions. Tommy’s professional interests are IT governance, leadership development, infrastructure, virtualization, cybersecurity and machine learning.
Mr Uli Hitzel
Mr Uli Hitzel has been working with data engineering, automation, and distributed systems since the early days of the internet. Previously with companies including Microsoft, Red Hat, Yahoo! and IBM, he is now focusing on technology innovation at Dyson. In recent years, he has worked on building a digital healthcare platform in times of a pandemic, as well as leading a platform engineering team for an e-commerce unicorn expanding into Asia-Pacific.
As the founder of Electric Minds, Uli is looking to combine machine intelligence with human ingenuity to inspire new ways of thinking and help solve some of the most challenging problems we face as a global society today. He has been teaching at National University of Singapore since 2020.
Mr Zaid Bin Hamzah
Mr Zaid Bin Hamzah is a data and AI practitioner. He is currently Managing Partner behind the brand FutureLaw.ai, a platform that builds capabilities of legal & business professionals in Legal AI/Analytics and Legal Data Science. A technology lawyer with deep transactional experience, Zaid has over 35 years of professional experience in the field of law, technology and intellectual property. He has previously served as (i) Microsoft’s Director for intellectual property and commercial software; (ii) Senior Legal Advisor to Singtel’s JV with Warner Bros and Sony Pictures (iii) Chief Regulatory Legal & Compliance Officer at listed Telekom Malaysia; (iv) Associate, Khattar Wong & Partners (Singapore law firm) and (iv) Singapore Government service. Zaid is an Executive Education Fellow of NUS School of Computing teaching AI Innovation Management, Intellectual Property Rights in AI Innovation, and Commercialisation of AI Innovation. Author of 9 books covering IP/IT law, technology commercialisation, intellectual property and financing, Zaid has in-depth Asian experience and all-round corporate/commercial exposure in Singapore & SE Asia. Zaid is also a Board Member of NIE International which is wholly owned by Nanyang Technological University and he currently serves as an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University.
Ms Tan Shui-Min
Ms Tan Shui-Min was appointed Chief Information Technology Officer on 1 November 2020.
Ms Tan joined NUS IT as Director (Applications) in 2016, and was promoted to Deputy Chief Information Technology Officer (CITO) in 2020. During this time, she oversaw the creation, delivery, and support of applications from all business domains, including Education, Research and Administration. She also played a vital role in strategic planning, guiding daily operations and implementing campus-wide IT policies. She has transformed the IT team to adopt Agile methodology and strengthened the enterprise architecture to achieve evolutionary development and dexterity. Ms Tan believes in the innovative deployment of cutting-edge technology to enable the business and advance NUS’ foray into the digital future.
Prior to joining NUS, Ms Tan held IT management positions in Integrated Health Information Systems and Neptune Orient Lines, where she was instrumental in crafting and delivering strategic technology plans that new capabilities to the business and lowered operational costs. She excels in managing multimillion-dollar mega projects, both at the local and global level.
Ms Tan obtained her Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) and Master of Science (Management of Technology) from NUS. She graduated as the top student in her Master’s programme, and was accorded Best Graduate 2003 from NUS Business School.