THE JUDGING PANEL
Christine Amour-Levar, Founder & CEO - HER Planet Earth
Christine Amour-Levar is a French-Swiss-Filipina Philanthropist, Adventurer, Entrepreneur and Author. She grew up between Manila, Paris and Tokyo and is currently based in Singapore, where she lives with her husband and four children. A passionate advocate of women’s leadership and empowerment, Christine set up ‘Women on a Mission'(WOAM) and ‘HER Planet Earth’ – two award-winning non-profit organisations she co-founded and founded in 2012 and 2017 respectively – to take all-female teams on pioneering expeditions to off the beaten track locations around the world as a way to support worthy causes. HER Planet Earth’s primary objective is to raise awareness and funds for underprivileged women affected by climate change, while WOAM aims to support and empower women who have been subjected to violence and abuse.
Janet Ang, Chairman, Institute of System Science (NUS)
Janet Ang is the Chairman of the Institute of Systems Science (ISS) at the National University of Singapore
(NUS), a role she has been appointed to since 2016 and has been a member of the ISS Board since 2012. She is
also an independent director of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and the Chairman of Caritas Trustees, Caritas
being the social services arm of the Catholic Church in Singapore. Janet has been appointed to the Council of
Board Diversity and also serves on the NUS Alumni Advisory Board and the Advisory Board of Honour Singapore.
Janet also serves as Council Member of the Singapore Business Federation and is its Chairman of the
She is the Immediate Past President of the International Women’s Forum (Singapore), immediate Past Chairman
of Caritas Singapore and Immediate Past Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Public Utilities Board (PUB).
She has stepped down from the PUB Board after completing three terms on the Board, and had also served on
the boards of infoComm Development Authority and subsequently, the InfoComm Media Development Authority.
On March 1 st , 2019, Janet retired from IBM, the company which she joined since graduating from NUS Business
School in 1982. She was most recently, IBM Vice-President responsible for leading IBM’s industry value creation
for Asia Pacific clients across the key industries and led the charge for helping cities become smarter cognitive
cities. In her 33 years as an IBMer, Janet has held various executive positions. She was previously the Managing
Director (MD) of IBM Singapore from July 2011 to May 2015, and earlier from May 2001 to Dec 2003. She had
been on international assignments in Tokyo for 3 years with IBM Asia Pacific, and in Beijing for eight years four of
which was with IBM Greater China and the other four with Lenovo Group, the Chinese enterprise which acquired
IBM’s Personal Computer Division in 2005.
In 2014, Janet was awarded the NUS Business School Eminent Alumni Award and in 2015, she received the
NUS Distinguished Alumni Service Award. In March 2018 Janet was conferred the Singapore Computer Society
IT Leaders Award 2018 – Hall of Fame award. Janet had a long and rewarding career with IBM having being
recognized with numerous awards over the years including the Lou Gerstner’s IBM Global Teaming Award in
1997 and being inducted into the illustrious IBM Industry Academy.
Janet graduated with a Business Administration (Honors) degree from the National University of Singapore. She
is a Fellow of the Singapore Computer Society and a member of BusinessChina; and is happily married with four
daughters aged between 18 and 28 years old.
Andrew Au, CEO & Co-Founder - AGDelta
He has 20+ years experience in investment banking and Financial Services and Technology industry, having worked for top-tier global banks including Bankers Trust, Macquarie and Deutsche Bank and Global Financial Technology providers like SunGard, before he founded AGDelta.
Andrew is a frequent speaker at Wealth Management industry thought-leadership forums and an active leader and industry participant in helping define and promote new open standards , AI/Data , RegTech and digital channel technologies to make wealth investment products much more accessible, safer and relevant for end customers. For his contributions to the Financial services technology industry, he has been honoured by Enterprise Asia with the Asia Pacific Entrepreneur Award.
Dr. Yoke Sin Chong, Chief (Enterprise Business Group) - StarHub
Yoke Sin leads the Enterprise Business Group and is responsible for driving the next growth phase of the business and deepening the engagement with the enterprise community.
Prior to joining StarHub, Yoke Sin was the Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Health Information Systems Pte Ltd. She was also Chair of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Asia Pacific Governing Council and Vice Chair on the HIMSS Board of Managers. Before that, Yoke Sin was CEO of NCS Pte Ltd.
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. She was conferred the Outstanding Alumni Award from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Hall of Fame from HIMSS. Yoke Sin holds a PhD in Chemistry from NUS and attended the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard University.
Audrey Kuah, Managing Director - Dentsu Aegis Network Global Data Innovation Centre
Audrey is a digital, marketing, advertising and business leader with more than two decades of experience in these fields and across many industries and geographies. the founder of a business and marketing consulting company, Litmus Asia Pacific.
She has worked in leading global marketing communications companies such as J. Walter Thompson, Mindshare, MAXUS and Mediacom. and she was a client-side marketer in the travel, hospitality and financial services industries.
Audrey joined the Dentsu Aegis Network firstly as CEO, Singapore, Aegis Media Singapore in October 2011, before moving to a role as Chief Client Officer, Southeast Asia and then assumed the role to head up the Group’s first-ever global R&D Centre, headquartered in Singapore from June 1, 2016.
The Dentsu Aegis Network Global Data Innovation Centre is the network’s first-ever global R&D centre of its kind. Supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), the Singapore-based centre will research on how new technologies and methods can be combined with our deep marketing and advertising expertise to develop proprietary and large-scale marketing products and platforms fit for the digital economy. Since then, the Centre has released a global digital marketing effectiveness platform and is on track to release a world-leading A.I. marketing knowledge and insights platform and a global automated trader in the programmatic advertising.
Audrey was awarded an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2007 and graduated with a B.A. from National University of Singapore in 1992.
Howie Lau, Chief Industry Development Officer - IMDA
Howie Lau is the Chief Industry Development Officer at Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). The Industry Development Group comprises Enterprise Growth Acceleration, Human Capital Development, TeSA Programme Office, Digital Industry Singapore, Internationalisation Platforms & Partnerships, Innovation & Ecosystem Development, Strategic Media Partnership, Media & Ecosystem Development and Singapore Commission.
Prior to his appointment, Howie was the CMO and head of Consumer business at StarHub where he was responsible for charting StarHub’s brand and marketing as well as leading the Mobility, Pay TV and Broadband businesses.
Before that, he was the Vice President corporate development of Lenovo where he led Lenovo’s global end-to-end post-merger management and related merger and acquisition matters.
He has more than 25 years of experience managing P&L, corporate development and marketing across many territories in Lenovo and IBM. He serves as the Immediate Past President of Singapore Computer Society and the Governing Council for Singapore Institute of Directors. Howie sits on the board for NUS Institute of Systems Science and Singapore Science Center.
Howie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore and has received the Philip Kotler marketing excellence award and NUS outstanding alumni award.
Jacqueline Poh, Deputy Secretary - Prime Minister's Office Strategy Group
Jacqueline is Deputy Secretary in Prime Minister’s Office Strategy Group, which leads and organises the Public Service to develop and implement the strategic priorities of the Government.
She was previously founding Chief Executive of the Government Technology Agency of Singapore, with key competencies in infocomm technology and engineering. As the Chief Executive of GovTech from October 2016 to May 2018, Jacqueline set the strategic direction for GovTech as the key implementing agency of Singapore’s Smart Nation. Under her leadership, GovTech has made good progress pushing digital transformation in the government and economy. This included building key digital infrastructure, such as the Next Generation National Broadband Network, National Digital Identity and Smart Nation Sensor Platform. Jacqueline ensured that the development of such projects took a citizen-centric approach, and used user experience design to create a higher quality of public service delivery.
Jacqueline was instrumental in rebuilding the Government’s engineering capabilities in ICT and smart systems, data science and artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, application design and development, and the Internet of Things. She also led GovTech to strengthen the Singapore Government’s cybersecurity posture and resiliency.
Jacqueline was previously Managing Director of the Infocommunications Development Authority, GovTech’s predecessor organisation, and has held key positions in the Ministry of Manpower, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry
Professor Lim Sun Sun, Head of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
Professor Lim Sun Sun is Professor of Communication and Technology and Head of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. She has researched extensively on the social implications of technology domestication, authoring more than 70, articles, book chapters and books. Her latest books include Mobile Communication and the Family – Asian Experiences in Technology Domestication (Springer, 2016) and Asian Perspectives on Digital Culture: Emerging Phenomena, Enduring Concepts (Routledge, 2016). She serves on the editorial boards of ten journals and has contributed actively to public bodies including the Media Literacy Council and the National Internet Advisory Committee. She offers her expert opinion in opinion-editorials and interviews across a wide spectrum of print, broadcast and online media. She is currently serving as a Nominated Member of Parliament of the 13th Parliament of Singapore. For more information, see www.sunsunlim.com.
Lim Khiang Tong, Head Group Operations & Technology - OCBC Bank
Mr Lim Khiang Tong joined OCBC Bank in September 2000 and took on the role of Head of IT Management in January 2002.
He was appointed Executive Vice President and Head of Group Information Technology in December 2007. In May 2010, he assumed the role of Head of Group Operations and Technology. He has more than 27 years of management experience in strategic technology development, information technology and banking operations. This includes driving regional processing operations, strategic technology initiatives and project management. Since August 2016, he has also assumed oversight of the bank’s Quality & Service Excellence and Group Property Management divisions. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science & Economics) from the National University of Singapore.
Mark Wightman, Partner APAC Wealth & Asset Mgmt Advisory Leader - EY
Mark leads EY’s ASEAN Wealth & Asset Management & APAC WAM Advisory teams. He joined in 2014 after spending over 20 years in
industry with operations, technology & strategy roles. He started his career in financial technology spinning a business out of the London Business School in ‘94 and later raising VC and exiting.
He has worked across the breadth of the buyside including projects on strategy, operating model, products, distribution, alternatives, derivatives & risk.
Clients helped by Mark include asset managers, asset servicing firms, wealth managers, private banks, hedge funds, PE funds, SWFs and family offices.
Mark has been a Singapore Permanent Resident for over a decade and focused on APAC market for over two decades.
Mark has a BA & MA from Oxford University
Choy Peng Wu, Chief Technology Officer, GIC
Ms Wu Choy Peng was appointed GIC’s Chief Technology Officer on 14 August 2017 to provide integrated oversight for technology and data analytics. Before joining GIC, she was Group Chief Information Officer of Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel). From 2006 to 2012, she was Group Chief Information Officer of Neptune Orient Lines Group. Prior to that, she held various senior appointments including the Singapore Government’s Chief Information Officer, Deputy Chief Executive (Industry) of the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) and Chief Information Officer of the Ministry of Education (MOE). She spent 10 years at the National Computer Board (NCB) upon graduation.
Ms Wu holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Computer/Communication Science/Mathematics and a Master of Science in Computer Science/Engineering, both from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Jessie Jie Xia, Managing Director (South East Asia) - ThoughtWorks
Jessie is the Managing Director of ThoughtWorks Southeast Asia. In this role, she is responsible for the operational results, business strategy, software delivery excellence, and new capability development of ThoughtWorks Thailand & Singapore. She also works closely with clients to innovate with emerging technologies, and solve complex tech problems to unlock their growth potential
Jessie joined ThoughtWorks China in 2005 and has held a number of consulting and operational roles during her tenure. She moved to Singapore in 2016 to lead the ThoughtWorks Southeast Asia business. After 13 years with the company, Jessie still believes there is something new to learn everyday!
Patricia Yim, General Manager - IBM ASEAN
Patricia (Pat) Yim was named General Manager, IBM ASEAN, in March 2018. In this role, she oversees IBM’s regional operations which include sales and distribution, manufacturing, procurement, global delivery, and support functions covering the ASEAN markets.
As organisations strive to out-think challenges, competitors and limits, Pat and her team focus on helping clients, partners, developers and start-ups transform by applying IBM’s leading AI/cognitive solutions, cloud platform, and industry capabilities.
Prior to this appointment, Pat was ASEANPac General Manager for Philips Lighting from 2015-2018. Pat’s Information Technology career started and progressed in IBM since she first joined the company in 1985.
Previous leadership roles at IBM include General Manager, Global Technology Services, IBM Greater China Group; Vice President, Coverage & Geo Expansion, IBM Greater China Group; and Vice President of General Business.
These regional roles honed Pat’s skills in managing multicultural teams to deliver multibillion-dollar revenue.
Pat served as Country General Manager of IBM Singapore from 2004-2006. In that role, she helped establish IBM as an employer of choice and was appointed the Chairperson for the Worklife Balance Committee.
In her earlier years, Pat was assigned to run an IBM subsidiary, International Application Solution Pte Ltd. and held various positions in sales and marketing. Pat holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from National University of Singapore. She is a mother of four who loves cooking in her spare time.
Peter Yuan, Head of Technology (ASEAN) - Accenture
Peter is a Managing Director at Accenture leading Accenture’s ASEAN Technology business and responsible for all Systems Integration and Application Managed Services engagements across ASEAN.
Peter joined Accenture in 1999 in the Accenture Melbourne, Australia office. He worked on multiple opportunities across Australia with close to a decade in SAP and Oracle (Retail). He spent the majority of his career working with Products (Consumer Goods and Services) and Resources (Mining, Chemicals and Metals clients. In 2008, Peter joined a Global Mining Transformational Program in Singapore where he then spent the next 7 years working on the account on various opportunities. He was involved with their large complex delivery program across multiple releases. He was the Solution Delivery Lead, managing a sizeable workforce in Singapore and India.
Positions held whilst in Singapore also include, Resources Quality & Risk Lead and Resources Technology Consulting Lead (2016). More recently he led the Delivery Unit (2018) for the Resources Industry Group. Peter is also a champion of workplace diversity and inclusion helping to champion initiatives within the ASEAN Technology group to establish a high diverse workforce across all levels of the company.