Solutions-oriented IT Executive who brings a distinguished 20+ year career in the ICT industry developing and managing complex IT infrastructures and technical solutions for large organisations. Program management and assisting businesses with strategic planning that fosters organic growth.

Experience

  • Vice President

    at Qashback Pte Ltd

    October 2018 - at Present

    Singapore

    Identifying and auditing technology businesses for Merger & Acquisitions. Develop company directions in blockchain technology and the execution of Go-To-Market strategy. Leading a global team that comprises of R&D and software engineers in the architecting of blockchain products from pilots to production-ready applications, platform interoperability, and integration of client existing technology into blockchain technology. Establishing framework for standards and governance for blockchain solutions. • Advisory and technology auditing for M&A in 8i Enterprises Pte Ltd. • Managing global relationship with investors, co-development with partners • Leading the technology team in performing technology evaluation and acquisition of multi-national fintech or technology companies with valuation over USD 200 million. • Advisory to one of the largest supermarket chains in China for deploying our blockchain-based solution and integrating with their existing system for over 1000+ stores.

  • CTO & Board Member

    at REQ Technology Consulting Pte. Ltd.

    October 2016 - July 2018

    Singapore

    Develop corporate plans to drive tactical and strategic direction for a company specialising in database architecture for organisations to meet the evolution of big data technologies. Drive regional business development through potential partnership, building an organisation structure that inculcate lean and agile approach, and establishing operating metrics for the measurement of the business performance. Develop and implement new Go-To-Market programs, leveraging relationships with partners and alliances, to build corporate branding and awareness. • Established a development team to build new business initiatives with an agency in the Singapore Legal Industry to build blockchain technology to serve legal industry. • Led business collaboration with one of the largest Indonesia System Integrator and a European Telecom, and winning a healthcare project in Jakarta.

  • CTO & Board Member

    at Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) Global Solutions Singapore Pte. Ltd.

    October 2008 - September 2016

    Singapore

    Worked directly with the Chief Executive Officer to define, develop, and execute local services strategy in alignment to IIJ worldwide directions. Directed the planning and execution of business transformation from a traditional System Integrator to Cloud Service Provider (CSP), including business process integration, mentoring the sales teams and solution managers on Account-Based Engagement (ABE), development of skill competency program, and tracking and ensuring that activities were aligned to the transformation. Executed Go-To-Market strategies, including team formation, development of customer advocacy business model, and building of cloud services offering relevant to the regional markets. Evaluated regional market segment trends, industry issues, and competitive intelligence, to develop business strategies in hybrid and private cloud architecture to maximise growth and achieve targeted results.

  • Director of Technical Services

    at NBS Technology Pte Ltd

    May 2002 - September 2008

    Singapore

    Developed and drove the company vision into the provisioning of technology business consultation in assisting clients to improve their operational efficiency, streamlining business processes, and reducing operating expenses. Analysed the regional market for new business opportunity and competitive landscape. Managed operational efficiency and set up framework for effectiveness measurement. Modified and enhanced company policies in staff skill development, career opportunities, rewards system, etc. Designed and executed programs targeted toward continuous improvement in engineering capabilities and competencies. • Leading a team which comprises of solution architects and presales engineers to support business activities in APAC. • Responsible for technical operations which includes technology advancement, solutioning, Proof-of-Concept, helpdesk setup and management, and vendor management. • Technology business unit was acquired by a Japanese ICT firm in 2008.

Education

  • PMI-ACP Certified Practitioner

    at PMI

    2018 - at Present (2 years) Singapore

  • ITILv3

    at Axelos

    2018 - at Present (2 years) Singapore

  • Certified Blockchain Professional

    at EC-Council

    2018 - at Present (2 years) Singapore

  • Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme

    at University of Oxford

    2018 - at Present (2 years) Singapore

  • Certified Enterprise Architecture Practitioner

    at NUS-ISS

    2018 - at Present (2 years) Singapore

  • ISO 27001:2013 Lead Auditor

    at Maximus

    2016 - at Present (4 years) Singapore

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

    at New Horizons

    2016 - at Present (4 years) Singapore

  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

    at ISACA

    2018 - 2018 (1 year) Singapore

  • MSc Marketing

    at University College Dublin

    2014 - 2016 (2 years)

Languages

  • English Native

  • Chinese Negotiation

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