APAC IoT Innovation Summit & IoT Expo @ Mobile 360 – Digital Societies
It has been widely recognised in the mobile industry that Asia-Pacific (APAC) is the world’s foremost growth region in IoT, representing 40% of the total global spend last year. 37 of the world’s 121 Mobile IoT, LTE-M & NB-IoT, networks are deployed in Asia-Pacific across 15 countries, and there remains plenty of room for growth. To that end, the APAC IoT Partnership Programme was launched in October 2018, to bring together operators and their partners in the wider ecosystem for the sharing of ideas, progress updates and common challenges.
Global cellular LPWA network connections are primarily driven by the APAC region that accounts for nearly 97% of all NB-IoT (ABI Research, 2019). These Mobile IoT technologies are being merged into the 5G standards that further empower low latency, massive IoT and large bandwidth.
- Learn the latest Mobile IoT development and deployment from mobile operators
- Understand how industries adopt the technologies and get the compelling benefits
- Get insights from the regional IoT innovators and ecosystem
- Receive first-hand information from the 5G pioneer
- Leverage the great opportunities on networking, collaboration and partnership
- Visit the IoT Expo – Connected APAC (IoT Demo Showcase)
APAC IoT Innovation Summit
|08:30 – 09:00||Networking Cafe|
|09:05 – 09:10||Opening Keynote||Julian Gorman, Head of Asia Pacific, GSMA|
09:05 – 09:10
|Session 1: Mobile IoT Latest Deveploments Opening Address||Graham Trickey, Head of IoT, GSMA|
|09:10 – 09:50||Session 1: Mobile IoT Latest Developments||Dr. Indika Samarakoon, Head of M2M/IOT Strategy Development & Partner Management, Dialog Axiata, Axiata Group
Nguyen Viet Anh, Chief IoT Architect, Viettel Network, Viettel Group
|09:50 – 10:30||Session 2: Panel on Supply Chain for Mobile Industry in IoT||Moderator: Mona Mustapha, Technical Specialist, GSMA
|10:30 – 10:55||Refreshment Break & IoT Expo – Connected APAC|
10:55 – 11:00
|Session 3: IoT Capability Beyond Connectivity Opening Address||Barbara Pareglio, Senior Director, IoT Technology, GSMA|
|11:00 – 12:30||Session 3: IoT Capability Beyond Connectivity – Agriculture, Smart City, Smart Community & Smart Utility||Smart City:
Azrin Aris, Director, Emerging Solutions & Innovation, TM ONE
Ir. Dr. Megat Zuhairy Megat Tajuddin, Head of Competency, Innovation and Performance Division at the Public Works Department Malaysia
Sharif Lukman Mahfoedz, Group Head Enterprise Product & Marketing, PT XL Axiata
Tommy Wattimena Widjaja, CEO, PT Sierad Produce
Syed Othman Bin Syed Salim, Head of Connected Retail & Public Infrastructure, Maxis
Richard Sebastian, AGM of Innovation and Technology Department, Gamuda Land
Ali Fahd Ahmad, Head of Marketing, Jazz
Dr. Gul Muhammad Khan, Company of Intelligent Systems and Network Research (CISNR)
|12:30 – 13:30||Networking Lunch & IoT Expo – Connected APAC|
|13:30 – 13:50||Session 3: IoT Capability Beyond Connectivity – Smart and Connected Lock||Chong Choon Jeng (CJ), Business Development and Partnerships Director, IoT, Singtel
John Lim, Director of Business Development, South-East Asia, igloohome
13:50 – 14:30
|Session 4: Panel on Fostering IoT Ecosystem||Moderator: Terence Wong, Market Development Director, APAC, GSMA
14:30 – 15:00
|Session 5: IoT Innovation and Ecosystem||Ong Jiin Joo, CTO, Garuda Robotics
Nguyen Vinh Loc, Founder & CEO, Daviteq
|15:00 – 15:30||Refreshment Break & IoT Expo – Connected APAC||15:30 – 16:00||Session 5: IoT Innovation and Ecosystem||Andri Yadi, CEO, DycodeX
Hudson Lee, President, Imeus
16:00 – 17:00
|Session 6: IoT Use Cases in 5G||Sohee Shin, Senior Vice President, Global Business Group, KT
Takehiro Nakamura, SVP and General Manager of the 5G Laboratories, NTT DoCoMo
Alvin Poo, Regional Sales Director, Quectel
|17:00 – 17:05||Closing Remark||David Turkington, Head of Technology, APAC, GSMA|
|17:05 – 17:30||Networking & IoT Expo – Connected APAC|
Ali Fahd Ahmad
Head of Marketing, Jazz
Ali Fahd Ahmad
Ali Fahd joined the marketing department of Business at Jazz in May 2018. He brings more than 15 years of C-LEVEL experience of steering vigorous business growth and long-term value in the Telecom, Media & Technology sectors. He was previously the Head of Enterprise Business at Jazz, before that he served as the Chief Executive Officer at Wi-Tribe and before that, he was the director of Ad Sales & Distribution at Ten Sports.
Currently he is the owner of B2B Solutions, IoT/M2M, Could, VAS, creating new value propositions, digitalization (DX) and packaging technology into user-friendly services. He has extensive experience in product design and development, partnerships, consumer and enterprise/B2B segment strategy, business planning and management. He brings in approximately 85 Million USD annual revenue under Jazz Business Marketing domain.
Dr. Alistair Ewan Douglas
Founder & Partner, Eachmile Technologies
Dr. Alistair Ewan Douglas
Alistair Douglas has been at the intersection of research, trade, technology and innovation within seafood supply chains for 20 years. After completing his research in the qualities of sashimi grade tuna, he established companies in Japan, the United Kingdom and Singapore to import/export, process, store, auction and sell more than 500 products of frozen, chilled and live seafood from over 15 countries.
Through his studies as a marine scientist, Alistair is also passionate about sustainability and how technology can transform the industry from the fisher and fish farmer through to the consumer. His company Eachmile Technologies is behind the Fishcoin initiative that is implementing distributed ledger technologies, the Internet of Things, and tokenisation to incentivise the collection and sharing of data to improve the sustainability and profitability of seafood supply chains.
Regional Sales Director, South-East Asia, Quectel
Alvin Poo is the Regional Sales Director and responsible for Quectel in South East Asia. Alvin has spent the last 20 years in the electronics market ranging from Semiconductor, Embedded System, Managed Service to System Integrator roles.
Prior to joining Quectel in 2019, Alvin has been managing the APAC business for Digi International focusing on M2M market since 2010. Before joining Digi International, Alvin works in a Singtel subsidiary company and have been involved in managed services business. Alvin started his career in the semiconductor industry since 1999 and was responsible for IC design service, IP licensing and Embedded system business till 2008.
Alvin graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Mechatronics Degree and hold an MBA from University of Bradford.
Co-founder, CEO, and Hardware Lead Architect of DycodeX – an AIoT enabler in Indonesia. 12 years of Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) of Microsoft Azure. Code for food & passion for 20 years. Break & make electronic stuffs for 22 years. Trying to change the world through entrepreneurship, 15 years now. 200+ public speaking since 17 years ago.
Director, Emerging Solutions & Innovation, TM One, Telekom Malaysia
Azrin heads the team that develops IoT solutions for TM ONE, with key solutions such as TM’s IoT Platform that connects multiple city
services, the smart traffic light system, smart street lights and many others.
Within the tech industry, Azrin is widely recognised as a scholar and goto expert, publishing numerous papers during his 16-years tenure with
TM R&D, and as CTO of VADS Lyfe Sdn Bhd from 2014-2017. In the field of IoT, he is a member of the LoraWan Alliance as part of the Strategy &
Technical Group, and works closely with various government agencies on various expert panels. His commercialised research output has
contributed more than RM 10 million to TMR&D’s revenue. He has also successfully filed 4 PCT patents and several local patents with 1 already
granted from USPTO and a few more in the filing stage.
His technical prowess is proven in conventional and emerging ICT and telecommunication technologies, winning several awards in ITEX & APICTA.
Senior Director, IoT Technology, GSMA
Barbara has over 20 years of experience in the mobile industry. She has been part of the GSMA Internet of Things Programme since 2014, working on several aspects of the IoT such as the development of the Mobile IoT Technologies (LTE-M, NB-IoT), GSMA IoT Security Guidelines, GSMA Drone Interest Group and looking at a variety of emerging technologies, like machine learning/AI and edge computing, for helping the mobile industry to create trusted solutions for the IoT. Before joining the GSMA Barbara worked in R&D in several areas of telecommunications, including Intelligent Networks, IMS, Service Enabling and M2M/IoT. She also participate in and actively contributed to several standards.
The GSMA Internet of Things Programme help operators to fully realise the opportunity in the IoT, operators must deliver secure IoT networks as well as scalable value added data services for the world’s industry and machines beyond connectivity. This is to be achieved by industry collaboration, appropriate regulation, optimising networks as well as developing key enablers to support the growth of IoT.
Head of IoT Innovation & Enablement, PT XL Axiata
Boy is the co-founder of X-Camp, XL Axiata’s Mobile IoT Open Lab & Innovation Centre established in 2018 to help accelerate IoT adoption in Indonesia. His unique ~20-year background in telco exposed him to many facets of the industry, including: strategic planning, network deployment & engineering, finance and more recently to the growing world of Internet of Things. As a board member of Indonesia IoT Association, he has been actively involved in numerous IoT development initiatives within Indonesia IoT ecosystem together with government agencies, universities as well as industrial counterparts.
Boy obtained a Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunication degree from Telkom University in Bandung, Indonesia and an MBA from Kenan-Flagler Business School, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.
C K Vishwakarma
Founder, IoTSG, Singapore
C K Vishwakarma
Senior Business Strategy, and Digital Transformation leader with over 15 years of extensive international experience in solutions architecture, program management, and business process transformation. I work with organizations crafting their digital transformation strategy and implementation frameworks. I observe, analyze and forecast business and emerging technologies trends, and have spoken at 75 leadership forums, prestigious international conferences. I advise senior leaders on how advanced technologies can prime enterprises for the future. I design best practices on how the traditional methods of operational technologies can be integrated with the new connected and emerging technologies in the fields of IoT, AI, Robotics, Data Analytics to transform the businesses. I have successfully led and managed complex solutions and system integration projects, values ranging from 200K to 40 MIL USD, in complex industries and dynamic environments.
Chong Choon Jeng
Business Development and Partnerships Director, IoT, Singtel
Chong Choon Jeng
Choon Jeng is the director of business development and partnerships for IoT at Singtel. He has more than 20 years of experience in IoT, management and technology consultancy, digital transformation, supply chain management, system integration and program management. Prior to this, Choon Jeng was the global practice leader responsible for practice development and business IT consultancy delivery for IoT, smart cities and smart nation at Cisco and Huawei. His customers include major government agencies in Asia, large enterprises and global carriers – China Mobile, China Unicom, Vodafone, British Telecom, Orange, Etisalat, Telefonica and American Movil. Choon Jeng holds a master’s degree in mechanical and production engineering from Nanyang Technology University, Singapore.
Head of Technology, APAC, GSMA
David Turkington is the Head of Technology for the GSMA Asia Pacific. David is responsible for driving the technology direction of the GSMA across the APAC region and working with its membership to execute key technology initiatives. Prior to joining the GSMA, Davis held senior positions in companies including Pixel Networks, Ericsson, SmarTone, Nokia and British Telecom.
Head of IoT, GSMA
Graham Trickey is Head of the Internet of Things Programme at the GSMA. He works closely with network operators and the mobile ecosystem to help accelerate the delivery of compelling and secure IoT solutions. He oversees a number of industry focused initiatives designed to support the growth of the IoT.
Graham has worked at the GSMA for 14 years. He previously led the GSMA’s Future Networks Programme that aims to create global IP based services, such as VoLTE and RCS, and assist with the evaluation and adoption of interconnected operator IP services. Prior to that he led the GSMA’s Open Network Enabler API (OneAPI) project, that defines a commonly supported set of lightweight and Web friendly APIs, enabling mobile and other network operators to expose useful network information and capabilities to web application developers.
Before joining the GSMA in 2001, Graham worked at Motorola for eight years as Director of End-to-End Solutions. He has also worked for major names like Inmos, ST Microelectronics, Texas Instruments and Intel.
Dr. Gul Muhammad Khan
Director, Company of Intelligent Systems and Networks research (CISNR)
Dr. Gul Muhammad Khan
Dr.Gul Muhammad Khan graduated from UET Peshawar, PhD in intelligent System design from University of York, UK, devised a brain inspired “learning to learn” system that has the capability of learning for itself at runtime.
Pioneer of Cartesian Genetic Programming evolved Developmental network (CGPDN) providing an indirect method of decoding for neural programs, Introduced a new concept for neuro-evolution, and presented new algorithms for Automatic generation of feed forward (CGPANN)/ feedback (CGPRNN), markovian and non-markovian non-linear systems.
Introduced the concept of plastic networks, and presented algorithms for both feed forward and feedback system, termed as Plastic CGPANN and Plastic RCGPANN.
Established a Research facility, Centre for Intelligent Systems and Networks Research (CISNR) at UET Peshawar, obtained research funding of more than 60 million, completed 10 research projects, with three in progress.
Dr. Hu Jun
Director of Southeast Asia IoT Business Department, Huawei
Dr. Hu Jun
Dr. Hu Jun is in charge of IoT business of Huawei Southeast Asia region, including marketing promotion, partner cooperation.
Dr Hu Jun has been serving Huawei for more than 13 years and concentrated on innovative services and products in telecommunication industry. He has ever worked in Germany, United Kingdom and China with rich and global experience.
Hudson serves as the chief executive officer / founder of IMEUS, the HealthTech group focusing on the delivery of a Connected Singularity platform for healthcare globally connecting the health consumer patient to healthcare providers and institutions; prioritizing patient safety, equitable healthcare and cost containment using the latest available connectivity methodologies and technologies in engaging the Health, Wealth and Longevity determination of the individual.
Hudson studied business administration with University of Hull, UK and have devoted many decades to the development and application of healthcare information solutions.
Dr. Indika Samarakoon
Head of M2M/IOT Strategy Development & Partner Management, Dialog Axiata, Axiata Group
Dr. Indika Samarakoon
Dr. Indika Samarakoon obtained his BSc in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from University of Moratuwa. Sri Lanka and his MSc. & PhD in Communications Engineering from Lancaster University UK. He has over 20 year experiences in R&D gained through Lancaster University UK, Southampton University UK, Atmel UK & Dialog Axiata PLC. He currently works at Dialog Axiata PLC as Head – M2M/IoT strategy Development and Partner Management, working on IOT platform strategy and solution development.
Chairman, Malaysia IoT Association (MyIoTA)
With 20 years of experience in Test & Measurement, software development / simulation / design tools, Industrial Automation & IoT (Internet of Things), James had conducted various technical training, workshops and appeared as a speaker at conferences such as TEDx & recently Mobile World Congress in Shanghai. He is the founder & principal consultant for IoT Labs – an IoT consultancy & integration services firm. James is also the current president of MyIoTA (Malaysia Internet-of-Things Association), that was established in 2016 to drive the growth of the IoT eco-system in the region, and to promote IoT applications to solve problems by both enterprises and public at large. MyIoTA is a permanent member of the National 5G Taskforce Working Group, contributor to the National Industry 4.0 Policy Framework, member of Industry4wrd Technical Working Group & member of the National eCommerce Roadmap Technology Adoption.
Jiin Joo Ong
Co-founder, Garuda Robotics
Jiin Joo Ong
Jiin Joo co-founded Garuda Robotics in 2014, a leading cloud robotics startup aimed at developing end-to-end drone platforms and drone data solutions for businesses in South East Asia.
Jiin Joo comes from a diverse background consisting of 18 years of software engineering, distributed systems design, technology scouting, business development, government service and telecommunications. As CTO, he leads the product management, software engineering, field computing, cloud operations, GIS and data analytics teams.
He is also currently serving as the Project Director for FutureFlight Consortium of companies that includes Singtel, to develop Singapore’s first Connected Urban Airspace Management ecosystem for Unmanned Aircrafts.
Director of Business Development, South East Asia, igloohome
John leads and manages the business development and distribution across B2C, B2B, B2B2C and B2G channels in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and other South East Asian markets.
Designed by igloohome for enterprises, iglooworks feature a web dashboard for business to manage access efficiently and effectively. Built with secure cryptography infrastructure for interoperability across software and hardware, iglooworks is a dedicated line for building management to infrastructure access and more.
John actively develops strategic partnerships in sectors of IoT, NB-IoT, property technology (PropTech), innovation, hospitality: short-term rental/Airbnb, coliving, serviced apartments, construction, telcos, insurance, infrastructure, logistics, etc.
Director of Community Empowerment Department , Malaysia Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)
John Tay is the Director, Community Empowerment department in Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). John has been with the Commission for the past 16 years. He has more than 30 years of experience in the ICT industry and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Oklahoma State University, USA and MBA from Federation University Australia. John has exposure in Banking, Aerospace, Healthcare, Oil and Gas, IT Services and Telecommunications industries. John has also worked overseas for many years in various industries. In MCMC, John is responsible for promoting and facilitating Internet of Things, myMaker Initiative, smart city collaboration with government agencies, states, industries and communities. John oversees the Digital Lifestyle Malaysia, myMaker and Smart City initiative to get the nation ready for 4 th Industrial Revolution and Internet of Things.
Head of Asia Pacific, GSMA
Julian is the Head of Asia Pacific for the GSMA, leading a highly experienced cross functional team in
the execution of GSMA programs across the regions. He is a global telecommunications executive with over 20 years of commercial and marketing experience across Wholesale, Business, Regulatory, Policy and Digital Transformation. He has pioneered new digital partnerships and business units in mature and emerging markets across Africa, Europe, Australia and Asia with industry leaders including Vodafone, MTN and Ooredoo. As advisor to management executive teams and Boards he has extensive insight and relationships to support collaboration and delivery of industry alignment.
He has been recognised for his leadership in digital innovation, digital women, health and agriculture
services with industry awards and grants.
Julian has degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Law from Australia.
Business Development Director, WING - APJ, Greater China & India, Nokia
Keerthi Dashnamurthy leads Nokia WING Business Development in APAC region, focusing on establishing business partnerships with the mobile operators in APAC region while creating the IoT ecosystem of cross-industry alliances and partnerships. Counting on 18 years of experience from various roles, Keerthi has successfully executed Sales and GTM strategies for number of new emerging technology products and services in APAC region empowering the CSPs to be at forefront of the innovation. Prior to Nokia, he was heading the IoT Services Sales for APAC region at Ericsson and in Bridge Alliance, a mobile operator alliance, designed and launched the regional IoT strategy for service providers across multiple markets covering Asia, Middle East and Europe .
Dr. Megat Zuhairy Megat Tajuddin
Head of Competency, Innovation and Performance Division , Public Works Department Malaysia
Dr. Megat Zuhairy Megat Tajuddin
Ir. Dr. Megat Zuhairy is the Head of Competency, Innovation and Performance Division at the Public Works Department Malaysia (PWD). His roles required him to strategize and implement performance advancement initiatives through innovation and competency development. He is also the Chairman of Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0) Task Force; responsible in establishing strategies for the organization in facing the challenges and opportunities of IR4.0 particularly in the construction industry. Internet of Things and Big Data are the two key areas that the Tasks Force is focusing on. These roles demand active collaboration with industry players, academic institution and international bodies. He has 19 years’ experience as a Project Manager and has been involved in more than RM2 billion projects and successfully managed several complex projects such as the RM500 million Total Hospital Information System (THIS), RM25 million e-Parliament System and RM20 million Renewable Energy Rural Schools Electrification. In 2017, he was appointed as the Expert (Government Fellow) at United Nations University – Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance, Portugal. During his 3 months tenure in the organization, he was responsible in conducting policy relevant researches in ICT, Telecommunications and Smart Cities fields and translating the findings into relevant policy instruments. He has published articles in United Nations University online journal, Malaysia’s New Straits Times newspapers, and academic journals mostly on topics of innovation and technology in construction industry. Recently, he has been appointed as an external speaker in Management of Technology for a Master’s program at Universiti Teknologi MARA. He is an ASEAN Certified Professional Engineer, a Certified Knowledge Manager (Knowledge Management Institute, USA), IT Committee Member of the Board of Engineers Malaysia and the Working Group Member of ICT Malaysian Technical Standards Forum.
Head of IoT Connectivity Solutions, Maxis
As the Head of IoT Connectivity Solutions, Ming Ching is responsible for delivering best in class IoT Managed Connectivity and Solutions to Enterprises in Malaysia. She is a senior telecom profressional specializing the IoT Solution delivery and market engagement with over 10 years of technical expertise in radio technologies and network capacity planning. She is also a Certified PMP project manager with various telecoms project rollout.
Technical Specialist, GSMA
Mona is a technical specialist within the GSMA’s IoT Programme, and a key member of the Mobile IoT Initiative and IoT security projects. As part of her activities, Mona is actively promoting the GSMA’s message through the GSMA IoT Security Guidelines and Assessment. Mona is also currently working on IoT aspects related to roaming, device certification, critical communications and public safety.
Prior to joining the GSMA, Mona worked with mobile network operators and global enterprise customers to develop their IoT solutions. Mona was also an active contributor in standardisation bodies such as ETSI and 3GPP, where she chaired the Service Requirements group (3GPP SA1) for 3 years. During her time in standards, Mona covered a diverse range of topics including M2M and public safety mission critical communications.
Nguyen Viet Anh
Chief IoT Architect, Viettel Network, Viettel Group
Nguyen Viet Anh
Nguyen Viet Anh – New Technology and Services Department, Viettel Network, Viettel Group
Viet Anh is currently managing the work in New Technology and Services Department, Network Strategy and Innovation Center of Viettel Network, Viettel Group. He manages the new technology projects such as NB-IoT network Roll-out and LTE-M trial, he also works on eSIM, RCS, Telco Cloud, Network Function Virtualization and IoT Platform projects. In addition, he works with partner to co-create and develop the IoT community in Vietnam.
Nguyen Viet Anh has more than 15 years of experience in mobile industry with focusing on new technology and innovation for mobile operators. Previously, he has taken part in the launching of several mobile networks in Vietnam from IMT to IMT Advanced and leading the launching of eSIM, NB-IoT, LTE-M at the beginning. At international level, he leads the preparation of Viettel for ITU World Radiocommunication Conferences 2015 and also an observer member of Spectrum Strategy Management Group of GSMA.
Nguyen Vinh Loc
Founder & CEO, Daviteq
Nguyen Vinh Loc
Mr. Nguyen Vinh Loc is Founder, CEO & Inventor of Daviteq company, who have had nearly 20 years experiences in Process Instrumentation & Controls. He used to work for some companies in Vietnam which were represented of Emerson, Yokogawa…in Vietnam. He found Daviteq Company since 2004 with goal to develop and manufacture the innovative process instrumentation and controls equipment. He is also an inventor, with many famous products invented by him through recent years like smart capacitance fuel level sensor, flow computer, smart IIoT gateway, IIoT Platform (named Globiots), Sub-Ghz wireless sensors, wireless I/O…
AGM, Innovation and Technology Department , Gamuda Land
Richard Sebastian is an AGM within the Innovation and Technology department of Gamuda Land. This department was newly formed in January 2019 and he leads the overall smart cities and business & technology transformation needs of the company. He brings with him over 15 years of technology and business experience having built a career in consumer electronics manufacturing, IT services and management consulting organization. He is currently working on enabling all new Gamuda Land townships to be smart and sustainable cities leveraging on innovative smart solutions backed by global best practices. Under his previous positions including as a Principal Consultant with Frost & Sullivan, he has led various smart city and digital transformation projects across Asia including in Malaysia, Japan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Richard holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree and a Master of Science in Management of IT. He also has a Distinction in Strategy in the Age of Digital Disruption executive program from INSEAD.
Sharif Lukman Mahfoedz
Group Head Enterprise Product & Marketing, PT XL Axiata
Sharif Lukman Mahfoedz
Sharif is an experienced marketing professional who is passionate about innovation and technology with 15 years of experience in the Industry. Currently he is heading enterprise unit of XL Axiata helping companies improve their businesses with an array of digital communication and collaboration tools. Prior to this, Sharif held several senior management positions in tier-1 operator in Indonesia, Indosat Ooredoo, delivering a complete go-to-market in 3G/4G, Device Management and Digital core proposition role. Before joining XL Axiata and Indosat Ooredoo, sharif have held Product & Marketing position in an fast growing telecommunications vendor as in Huawei Technologies Indonesia. Having a unique experience both in vendor & operator environment, sharif now completes his portfolio to have worked in both Consumer & Enterprise market in telecom business.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology & Commerce from Curtin University of Technology (Western Australia).
Sharif is an open-minded and curious person. He enjoys traveling, sports and photography.
Senior Vice President, Global Business Group, KT
With extensive career experiences in Telecommunication industry, Ms. Sohee Shin is currently serving as Senior Vice President of Global Business Group at KT(Korea Telecom)
Professional work experiences include various ICT related G2B/B2B overseas projects covering fixed and wireless network infrastructure, network/business consulting, submarine cable, and ICT convergence areas such as smart energy, IoT and etc.
She holds Bachelor’s degree from Ehwa Womans University in Korea and MBA from Duke University in US
Director Overseas Markets, Integrated Solutions and 5G Applications, ZTE
Stanley Chen has been in ICT industry for more than 36 years and has worked for ZTE for more than 9 years and at present acting as Director of Oversea Market, Integrated Solutions and 5G Applications.
Before ZTE he has been named a couple of key roles for Cisco, Alcatel. Nortel and other big companies, such as country manager, business development manager, regional CTOs, working closely with clients for both service providers and enterprises to develop new innovative solution and strategies, enabling quick adoption of industrial transformation, and exploring new services dimensions.
Stanley Chen completed his first degree of E.E. from Zhejiang University in 1982, following by computer graduate study and a MBA from Macquaire University in 1997.
In ZTE, he has made significant contribution in ZTE 5G solution development in Core Network, FTTx, Integrated service gateway & intelligent traffic operation platform development and contributed to the breakthrough and success of ZTE oversea market.
Senior Sales Director, Korea, Telit
Steven is Senior Director of Sales and responsible for Telit’s operation in Korea including sales and customer support for Telit’s multi-technology products and solutions. Steven joined Telit in 2015 and prior to Telit he held a position of Head in HMNS Service Design at Hyundai Motors Group where he served service designing for car infotainment. Before joining Hyundai Motors Group he was Marketing Senior Director at Huawei responsible for Korea Sales and Marketing for LTE&WiMAX. He also worked for Motorola where he led product marketing for CDMA devices for Korea and China. Prior to Samsung Electronics he was instrumental in the marketing strategy of the KT, which led the company to launch Bigi, a teenager dedicated wireless communication service. Steven started his career at Samsung Electronics and was responsible for CDMA Engineering. During his tenure the company supplied CDMA system to China Unicom and China Telecom.
Steven holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics engineering from Kyungpook National University and has master degree in Wireless Communication from the Hanyang Graduate school.
Syed Othman Syed Salim
Head of Connected Retail and Public Infrastructure, Maxis
Syed Othman Syed Salim
Syed is currently Head of Connected Retail and Public Infrastructure at Maxi Enterprise. With more than 19 years of experience in telecommunications industry, he has hand-held many Corporate ad SME companies in adopting innovative digital solutions – to drive better performance, productivity and profitability.
SVP and General Manager of the 5G Laboratories, NTT DOCOMO
Market Development Director, APAC, GSMA
Terence serves as the Market Development Director at APAC Technology team in GSMA. He drives the GSMA IoT and Mobile Connect programmes in the APAC region.. The key focus is on IoT, bigdata, eSIM, security and Mobile Connect. He actively engages the operators, innovators, and ecosystem player in order to accelerate the rollout of the Mobile IoT leveraging cellular technology across various vertical such as Smart Agriculture, Smarty City Smart Building, Smart home, environment protection, logistics and asset tracking and other consumer market, etc. Recently, he works with 18 MNOs across 11 Asia Pacific countries to setup the APAC IoT Partnership programme that aims to accelerate the Mobile IoT ecosystem development in the APAC region.
Worked for IT/Telco industry over twenty years, Terence has strong and board experiences on telecom industries experiences on infrastructure, product development and management, consultancy, sales and marketing. He has worked for multinational companies such as Fujitsu, Nokia, and served as the architect, consultant, product lead and pre-sales head of BSS/OSS in the Asia region.
Terence has Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic Engineering) in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Master of Business Administration (Information Technology Management) in Hong Kong Polytechnics University, previously certified as Project Management Professional (Project Management Institute).
Tommy Wattimena Widjaja
CEO, PT Sierad Produce
Tommy Wattimena Widjaja
Tommy skills are the rarity in the Asia Pacific region. He was the first and youngest Indonesian VP in Unilever Asia who assumed Vice President Brand Development in Unilever Asia Pacific Region.
Having been living in 4 different countries, and traveled extensively around the world , he has built an acute consumer understanding with real market know-how experiences in building brand accross different cultures and markets. His key talkable landmark was successfully delivered Ice Cream category into second largest Unilever Asia portfolio
Following digital revolution he then joined PT XL AXIATA tbk, one of the best AsianTelecos company to successfully take the XL brand from old telecos operator into no 2 data operator, and in the process his marketing skills and capabilities have been enhanced to be truly a leading edge in big data analytic and digital/ mobile marketing e-co system. He then applied and transformed PT Sinarmas Cakrawala Persada, a Consumer and Distribution company to become a pioneer in Consumer tech , when he was the CEO.
Optimist by nature, he is a natural leader who combines strategic thinking and executional drives and creativity. Tommy passions are driven to challenge the status quo and establishments. He is not a right person in the business as usual environment with lots of processes and bureaucratics red tape.
Tommy is also highly entreprenuer as he is used to be a restauranteur and currently own interests in some digital /start up companies run by his close friends
He is now is the President Director of PT Sierad Produce Tbk, a public listed Poultry integrated corporate
IoT Expo – Connected APAC
This IoT Expo will last throughout the 3-day Mobile 360 – Digital Societies event from 24 to 26 September 2019.
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The IoT’s increasingly rapid growth has opened up vast new opportunities for operators to look beyond their traditional commercial horizons as providers of connectivity – as countless services, devices and objects come online for the first time. While provision of ...
Thursday 5 September, 2019 | News
Asia Pacific (APAC) has a key role to play in the expansion of operator roles beyond connectivity. This region is by far the most connected region on earth: with 120 Mobile IoT networks now deployed worldwide, more than a quarter at 37 are in APAC, which accounts for a ...
Tuesday 30 July, 2019 | Mobile IoT (LPWA)
Following launch of LTE-M in October 2018, NTT DoCoMo achieved population coverage of 99.8% across Japan by spring of 2019. The carrier, which is Japan’s largest, now plans to work on rolling out NB-IoT over the coming year. NTT DoCoMo has formed alliances with partner ...
Thursday 20 June, 2019 | News
Mobile network operators are increasingly looking beyond their traditional commercial horizons, as IoT growth positions them to provide end-to-end services and platforms directly, rather than simply the connectivity to enable them. Until relatively recently the vast bulk of ...
Thursday 25 April, 2019 | News
It’s now widely recognised in the mobile industry that Asia Pacific (APAC) is the world’s foremost growth region in IoT, representing 40% of the total global spend last year. 37 of the world’s 110 Mobile IoT networks are deployed in Asia Pacific across 12 countries, and ...
Wednesday 24 October, 2018 | News
Mobile IoT has turned a corner: one that makes connection of even the remotest areas, such as those in rural Australia, all the more feasible. Last month a partnership between Ericsson and Telstra successfully tested a deployment of NB-IoT fully 100km away from the nearest ...
Monday 8 October, 2018 | News
Asia Pacific is now the world’s foremost growth region for IoT, representing 40% of the world’s total spend in 2018: mass installation of sensors, cameras and other connected devices will bring investment above $291 billion this year, up 12% from $260 billion in 2017. ...
Wednesday 4 July, 2018 | News
The Internet of Things is well on the way to transforming our lives – connecting devices across vast areas at low cost to make our working lives more productive, our cities smarter, and our travel safer and more efficient. Much of the growth in IoT – particularly in ...
Asia-Pacific’s Ongoing Proliferation of Mobile IoT Deployments Cements its Status as World’s Most Connected Region
Wednesday 21 March, 2018 | News
Mobile IoT’s growth across Asia-Pacific continues apace, in line with predictions made by PwC and the GSMA that, by 2020, the continent will become the world’s most connected region. GSMA Intelligence shows that Asia-Pacific continues to prove the world’s fastest-growing ...