SiTF’s Council is made up of representatives of our members with each member being an industry leader in his or her own right.
Together, they provide the leadership to chart SiTF's course, identify and address key industry issues and develop initiatives for
Singapore's infocomm industry.


The Council 2017/2018


 

CHAIRMAN 
Saw Ken Wye 
Chief Executive Officer
CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd   

Saw Ken Wye, CEO of CrimsonLogic, focuses on managing and sustaining growth and business viability for the company. He is also responsible for leading the business teams in growing customer relationships and driving sales in regions such as Asia, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Carribean, as well as developing new market opportunities in the rest of the world.

Prior to joining CrimsonLogic in 2013, Ken Wye was Microsoft’s Vice President for Public Sector (Asia), responsible for the company’s business with Government and Government organizations across Asia. Ken Wye worked in Microsoft for nearly 16 years and started his IT career with the National Computer Board (NCB) in 1983.

 

 



 

1ST VICE CHAIRMAN
Wong Wai Meng
Chief Executive Officer
Keppel Data Centres Holding Pte Ltd

Wong Wai Meng is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Keppel Data Centres Holding Pte Ltd (KDCH), a joint venture between Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd (Keppel T&T) and Keppel Land Limited. As CEO of the data centre division, Mr Wong spearheads the company's thrust towards being one of the leading data centre developers and solution provider in Europe and Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining Keppel, he was Vice President of BT Advise, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Turkey (AMEA), which is the professional services, presales and solutions selling organisation for BT across AMEA. He was also concurrently appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of BT Frontline Pte Ltd, a regional leading provider of end to end IT Services, now fully integrated into BT Global Services as BT Advise.

Being active in contributing back to the industry, he is now serving his third term in the Singapore IT Federation (SiTF) as Honorary Secretary in the Executive Committee, having taken positions as Councillors and Honorary Treasurer in the past. He is also a Senior Member of the Singapore Computer Society and sits on the Technology Strategy Committee of Mount Alvernia Hospital.

 

 



 

2ND VICE CHAIRMAN
Andy Sim 
Senior Director and Head of Networking Business, APJ
Dell EMC

Andy brings with him over 20 years of industry expertise with global companies including Dell, Cisco Systems, Silicon Graphics and Hewlett Packard to name a few. At Samsung, Andy leads the New Business Development division - one of the strategic growth engines for the consumer electronics giant. His mandate is to build a solid foundation for the enterprise business given Samsung’s success in the consumer sphere. His vision lies in driving innovative Samsung technologies to transform new business experiences for enterprise customers. He has completed the Samsung/Harvard Leadership Program.

Prior to Samsung, Andy held senior leadership appointments at Dell Enterprise – first covering the South Asia and Korea business, and subsequently with an expanded portfolio to Asia Pacific and Japan. Before that, he spent almost 10 years in Asia-Pacific scoped roles spanning Sales, Channel, and Commercial Business at Cisco Systems.

An industry veteran, Andy is an active member of the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF). He lives in Singapore with his family. He holds a MBA awarded with high honours from Oklahoma City University and sits on the Dean’s list inBachelor of Computer Science from Purdue University. His unmistakable passion coupled with experience across a wide span of Asia pacific roles has put him in a unique position to drive business with fervor for challenges within a volatile and dynamic technology landscape.


 

 



 

HONORARY SECRETARY &
SINGAPORE ENTERPRISE CHAPTER CHAIRMAN
Jeremy Tan 
Chairman
Korvac Holdings Pte Ltd   

Jeremy Tan is the founder and Chairman of Korvac Holdings Pte Ltd, an investment holdings that builds, invests and creates fintech businesses. Liquid Pay, a mobile platform for payments and consumer financial services, is one of the companies under Korvac Holdings. 

Jeremy is currently a Board member of Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd. Between 2009 and 2013, he was on the Board of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), where he also served on the Investment Committee. He also actively involved in the Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) where he is also the honorary treasurer and Singapore Enterprise Chapter Chairman. 

 

 



 

HONORARY TREASURER
Craig Gledhill 
Regional Executive Director
ACA Pacific Technology(S) Pte Ltd
 
Craig is currently leading a privately owned regional IT distributor and he has over 28 years of expertise, experience and passion for the ICT industry (Enterprise 24 + Consumer 4 years).   Previously, he had worked for four global leaders (Fortune 100 and 500) – Samsung Electronics, CISCO, Southmark (Fujitsu) and Harris Lanier.

Craig is a driven business leader who takes pride in achieving outstanding results and building world class organizations. In his current role, he is responsible for leading ACA Pacific, a privately owned Regional IT Distributor which has been in operation for over 28 years.  His focus is to transform the current business to be a leading regional distributor with strong capabilities to deliver new business consumption models and leverage the new digital marketing arena.  

At Samsung (2011 -2014), he was the Vice President for Samsung's Enterprise, Small & Medium Business and New Growth Engines for South East Asia and ANZ.  At Cisco (1998 to 2011), he took on various roles (MD of Singapore & Brunei and VP for the APAC Consumer Div) and had an excellent track record for achieving results.              
As part of his own professional development, he was a councillor for 10 years and a Vice Chairman of the Singapore IT Federation, Board member of DBS banks Innovation board and was a board member of the American Chamber of Commerce for five years.
     



 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER &
CYBER SECURITY CHAPTER CHAIRMAN
Tammie Tham
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Accel Systems & Technologies Pte Ltd

Tammie Tham is the CEO and founder of Accel Systems & Technologies Pte Ltd (Accel).

She has more than 15 years of experience in the IT Security Industry and has held management positions at large global and regional IT Services companies. She has extensive industry experience in the ASEAN region across various sectors - government, health care, financial services, telecommunications, transport and utilities.

Before founding Accel, Tammie was leading the APAC Security Business Unit at BT Frontine, a subsidiary of BT Global Services. She was responsible for expanding its security business in ASEAN and building a footprint in the APAC region. Prior to this, she was leading the ASEAN IT Security Practice at IBM. She has also held Sale Director role at Frontline Solutions and Netrust.

Besides being Chairman of the Security and Governance Chapter at SiTF, Tammie is also a member of the Cyber Security Awareness Alliance, which was formed to build a positive culture of cyber security in Singapore, and promote and enhance awareness and adoption of essential cyber security practices. 

 

 

 



 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER
Michael Yap
Managing Partner
TNB Ventures Pte Ltd

Michael Yap is founder and Chairman of Skyvest Ltd, a venture investment company, the Founder of The Co-Foundry and the Managing Partner of TNB Ventures.  He is also Advisor to the President’s Office of NTU, and the Provost’s Office of NUS.

Prior, he was the Deputy CEO at Media Development Authority (MDA) where he had oversight of all regulatory, licensing and policy matters related to media. Concurrently, he was the Executive Director of the national Interactive Digital Media (IDM) Program Office chartered to develop the new media sector in Singapore. He managed a $500 million development fund to help ignite and develop this new sector. 

Before MDA, he was the Managing Director of the world’s leading enterprise software company. He was responsible for the company’s activities in Singapore and business development across the Asia Pacific region.

 

 




 

 
COUNCILLOR
Tay Bee Kheng 
Managing Director, Singapore & Brunei
Cisco Systems USA


Ms Tay Bee Kheng was a former Vice President and General Manager for HP Software Asia Pacific and Japan, responsible for driving revenue success and aligning countries and multi-disciplined teams to overall worldwide and region strategy.

A 20 year veteran of the IT industry, Ms Tay has had a sales focused career with experience across Asia-Pacific and Japan. Prior to this promotion, she was the Director of Field Sales and Business Operations HP Software APJ and also served as the Director and Country general manager of HP Software South-East Asia.

Ms Tay has an extensive, multi-faceted and proven leadership background in sales, partners and alliances, sales operations, enablement, manufacturing industry vertical, finance and marketing.

In HP’s 2012 Make It Better (MIB) global initiative, Ms Tay was a key team driver in meeting and exceeding APJ commitments to worldwide saving guidance.

 


 
     



 

COUNCILLOR
Benjamin Mah
Advisor
WhiteOak Digital Pte Ltd

Benjamin Mah is a Digital Security Pioneer, Technopreneur, Venture Capitalist and Future Manpower Development who has built a distinguished career in both e-Cop (acquired by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings) and Encentuate (Acquired by IBM). Benjamin also held senior management position in corporate companies including Oracle, IBM and CA.

Prior to founding V-Key, Benjamin played a central role in growing Encentuate Inc, a leading provider of enterprise single sign-on software, until its acquisition by IBM Software. In 2000, Benjamin pioneered e-Cop and grew it into a leading Managed Security Service company until its acquisition. Benjamin held key regional leadership positions within Oracle and IBM where he drove a large part of the core security software business and played a key role in establishing new business units.

Concurrently, Benjamin holds the following appointments: a) Venture Partner, Venture Craft b) Co-Chairman, Tech Skills Accelerator Governing Council c) Co-Chairman, SiTF Manpower Committee d) Industry panel of Future Growth Industries and Markets (CFE), Singapore Government e) Chairman, Jumpstart Asia – Fintech f) Mentor, UOB Finlabs

 

 




 

 
COUNCILLOR
Chong Yoke Sin 
Chief, Enterprise Business Group
Starhub Limited



Yoke Sin leads the enterprise business group at StarHub, and is responsible for driving the next growth phase of the business and deepening the engagement with the enterprise community.

Yoke Sin is a veteran in the IT industry with more than 30 years of experience, she is known to many in the industry as an informal and hands-on leader. She was the CEO of Integrated Health Information Systems Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of MOH Holdings Pte Ltd. She also led the healthcare IT industry as Chair of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Asia Pacific Governing Council and was the first Asian Vice Chair on the HIMSS Board of Managers. HIMSS is the largest Healthcare Informatics society in the US and sets the benchmark for Hospital IT certification. In her prior roles, Yoke Sin was CEO of NCS Pte Ltd, moving up the ranks from Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of Business Development.

In addition, Yoke Sin is Vice President of the Singapore Computer Society (SCS). She is also a Fellow of SCS and a Certified IT Project Manager (Senior). She currently sits on the Boards of the Singapore Land Authority, SG Enable, Republic Polytechnic and the National Kidney Foundation.

Yoke Sin holds a PhD in Chemistry from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and attended the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard University. She was conferred the Outstanding Alumni Award from NUS and the Hall of Fame from HIMSS for her contributions to the advancement of healthcare IT programmes in Asia Pacific.
 

 

 


 

COUNCILLOR
Ho Seong Kim 
Client Services Group (CSG) Lead
Accenture ASEAN Communications, Media and High Tech (CMT) Practice   

Seong Kim is the Client Services Group (CSG) Lead for the Accenture ASEAN Communications, Media and High Tech (CMT) practice. He has been with Accenture for 20 years working with CMT clients in ASEAN on various projects and initiatives. Song Kim specialises in the Communications industry focusing on large scale transformative work. He is currently based out of the Accenture Singapore office.

 

 



 

COUNCILLOR
Kang Song Lim 
Managing Director
Oracle Corporation Singapore Pte Ltd

Kang Song was 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).

 

 

 




 

 
COUNCILLOR
Kevin Wo
Managing Director
Microsoft Singapore



As managing director for Microsoft Singapore, Kevin Wo is responsible for developing and driving growth strategies for all of Microsoft’s product, service and support offerings in Singapore and building on the company’s 26-year presence here.

Wo joins Microsoft Singapore with a 23-year track-record in the IT industry, having held leadership roles in sales management, technology consulting and large-scale system integration.
Prior to taking on his new role at Microsoft, Wo spent close to seven years with Avanade, a leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences. In this role, he led a team of over 200 employees and successfully drove the growth of its regional business. Avanade was named Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award for Singapore in 2015 and 2016 (joint award with Accenture). Wo joined Avanade in January 2010 as its vice president and country manager for Singapore. He has previously held leadership roles at several leading IT and business consulting firms.

A Singaporean, Wo graduated from the National University of Singapore with a degree in Computer and Information Services. He also holds an MBA from the Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK.

 

 


 

COUNCILLOR
Loh Khai Peng 
Regional Managing Director, HPE Singapore
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Loh Khai Peng is the Regional Managing Director of HPE Singapore. He is responsible for the Enterprise Group’s revenue and profitability, business operations and in driving HP’s leadership in this country.

A 22-year veteran in the IT industry, Loh brings great breadth and depth of enterprise experience to the role. He is no stranger to many of our partners, customers and staff in Singapore, having worked in HP previously in a variety of management, sales as well as partner and business development roles for close to a decade.

Loh rejoins HP from NCS Pte Ltd, where he was Group General Manager for its Global Business.

Prior to his NCS stint, he was the Managing Director of HP Indonesia from 2008 to 2011. Before that, he served as the chief operating officer for SUN’s Philippines business, where he doubled the firm’s revenue in that market.

In Singapore, Loh’s previous HP appointments include Storage Sales Director for Asia Pacific and Japan, Business Director for Products and Channels in Singapore and Senior District Manager for the financial services vertical.

Loh started his IT career with IBM in 1992, rising through the ranks to become a product manager. He then joined SUN where he gained his experience in regional channel sales, before joining HP.



 

 





 

COUNCILLOR
Mark Shmulevich
Chief Strategy and Operations Officer 
Acronis Asia Pte Ltd

Mark Shmulevich is Chief Strategy and Operations Officer at Acronis, a global software and services company headquartered in Singapore. Born in Moscow, Mark is a resident of Singapore now. He was a World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Shaper 2012. Mark graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, where he earned his B.A., MSc and PhD degrees in applied mathematics, focusing on data mining. Mark led the business development division of the largest Russian space technology corporation and has supervised establishment of the first US-Russia joint venture in satellite navigation. He also launched an international research centre in quantum physics in Russia and brought the centre’s research focus to steady state as Chief Development Officer.

From 2012 to 2014, Mark served as Russia’s Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Technologies of Russia, where he elaborated a nationwide IT industry support strategy and managed its approval by Prime Minister, introduced a 50% tax benefit for small IT businesses, increased the number of free slots for students to get higher education in IT and introduced an expedited procedure for IT companies to employ highly qualified expats. During his term, Mark was also overseeing the interaction between the government and IT associations and Expert councils on IT in Russia. Mark is certified as an Independent Director by INSEAD Business School and has delivered lectures on innovation strategy and technology commercialisation in various organisations.
 

 

 



 

COUNCILLOR
Lau Shih Hor 
Chief Executive Officer
Elixir Technology Pte Ltd

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.


 

 



 

COUNCILLOR
Paul Lim

Mr Paul Lim Choon Wui was appointed to Secura Group's Board of Directors on 14 August 2015. He was re-elected on 28 April 2016. Mr Lim joined Secura Group in February 2010. Since then, he has expanded the group's service offerings from security consultancy services to a comprehensive range of security products, services and solutions, including cybersecurity solutions, mobile forensics, homeland security products and services, security guarding, security systems, executive protection, events security and private investigation. 

Prior to joining our Group, Mr Lim held various positions in the Singapore Police Force between 1990 and 2010, including key appointments such as commander of Tanglin Police Division and Deputy Director of various departments at the Police Headquarters. 

Mr Lim was awarded the Singapore Police Force overseas scholarship in 1990 and graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in 1993. He also obtained a Master of Arts from the University of Cambridge in 1997. In 2002, he obtained a Master in Public Management from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore under a Singapore Police Force postgraduate scholarship.





 

 



 

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN 
Shirley Wong 
Managing Partner
TNF Ventures Pte Ltd   

Ms Shirley Wong is an entrepreneur and has more than 20 years of experience in the IT & Technology industry. She is the Managing Partner of TNF Ventures Pte Ltd, an incubator under National Research Foundation’s Technology Incubator Scheme.

Prior to the current role, she oversaw the management and operations of the BT Frontline group in Asia Pacific, driving the professional services business for IT Security, Healthcare and Applications Development.

 

 



 

LEGAL COUNSEL
P. Balachandran
Senior Consultant
RHT Law Taylor Wessing LLP

P Balachandran has been with the Firm for more than 25 years and is currently a Senior Consultant.
 
Bala began professional practice as a litigator in 1978 mainly in company, banking, construction and engineering disputes. He broadened his experience by working for an English magic circle firm in London and Hong Kong.
 
Bala provides advisory services to mainly foreign clients for matters in Singapore, South East Asia countries, China, Taiwan, Japan and Australia. For some clients he performs in-house counsel’s functions. He has experience with large infrastructure projects particularly commercial developments, land reclamation and marine works, train systems, topside fabrication and oil and gas processing plants.
 
Additionally, Bala has been appointed arbitrator by both the Singapore Institute of Arbitration Centre and the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris. 

Bala’s specialised portfolio includes matters relating to construction and engineering, infocomm technology and commercial transactions including mergers and acquisitions and negotiating and drafting diverse commercial agreements.