Overview

The pandemic has accelerated digital transformation (DX) across all industries. About 70% of businesses already had a digital transformation strategy in place or were working on one before the crisis hit. However, most companies were not really that far along in their initiatives. Now, due to the crisis, digital adoption has taken a quantum leap with technologies such as AI, automation, cloud and blockchain finding greater traction and becoming more pervasive.

How can you accelerate your digital transformation to emerge stronger in the new normal?

Join us at the IBM Digital Transformation Summit 2021 on 18-19 March 2021, a unique, by-invitation-only hybrid event that combines both digital + face-to-face formats, and explore the latest trends and best practices to accelerate company-wide transformation with AI and Cloud.

Highlights

Join our line up of thought leaders, industry experts and star power.

Parry Singh

 

Parminder Singh

Parminder is passionate about driving and creating business models at the intersection of technology, content & media.

He currently holds the dual portfolio of Chief Commercial and Chief Digital Officer with Singapore’s public broadcaster Mediacorp. He is responsible for driving Mediacorp’s businesses across TV, Radio, Digital and Outdoor, besides leading its digital transformation initiatives.

Martin Chee

 

Martin Chee

Martin Chee is IBM ASEAN’s General Manager. He has direct responsibility for leading IBM in Singapore while also spearheading IBM’s growth in the ASEAN region.

Martin brings deep industry experience to lead IBM’s engagement and collaboration with clients and partners in their digital transformation efforts, through the adoption of IBM’s Open Hybrid Cloud and AI capabilities

 

Nikki Muller

Gear up for some pre-show fun with our stellar host and an amazing broadcast band to keep our sessions insightful and fun!

Featuring actor, and lifestyle and sports host Nikki Muller joining us live at the digital summit.

Nikki Muller

 

SongDivision

We are excited to have The SongDivision music team led by Christo Alexander on board for the DX Summit 2021. SongDivision’s motto is simple. "We live to bring companies together using music"

For our event, Christo Alexander and his band of renowned musicians will transform our themes and moments into an original song that captures the spirit and energy of the DX Summit.

Agenda

What to expect?

  Time Topic What to Expect

Thursday, March 18

9:30 AM – 12:40 PM

Digital Live Streaming of Main Tent

IBM and industry thought leaders share learnings, demos, Digital Transformation use cases and best practices from around the world.

Thursday, March 18

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Face-to-Face Workshop
Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa Convention Centre

AI Forum: Modernise & Secure your Data, Scale AI Transformation

Friday, March 19

09:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Digital Masterclass – 1

Join this masterclass to explore practical and real-world applications of AIOps in improving IT’s value to the business.

  • Unlock the power of AI to automate your IT operations, including shortening incident resolution times and ensuring consistent governance and compliance across the IT environment
  • Improve real-time visibility into costs and asset utilisation
  • Prevent costly outages through proactive monitoring and pre-emptive problem solving

Friday, March 19

02:30 PM – 04:00 PM

Digital Masterclass – 2

Join this session on 19 March 2021 and start your journey towards a modern, prescriptive approach to securing the enterprise, with practical building blocks for a successful Zero Trust implementation.

  • The right Zero Trust framework
  • Integrating Zero Trust into a digital enterprise’s DNA
  • Use cases and live hacking session

Agenda - Digital Live Stream

Time Maintent Speaker
09:30 AM – 09:33 AM Emcee Opening Remarks Nikki Muller
09:33 AM – 09:43 AM Opening Act SongDivision
09:43 AM – 09:45 AM Emcee open the business session / main tent Nikki Muller
09:45 AM – 10:00 AM Opening Keynote: Emerging Stronger in the New Normal with AI and Cloud Martin Chee – General Manager, IBM ASEAN
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM What’s New: Accelerate your DX Journey with a Distributed Cloud Jason Jameson – Vice-President, IBM Public Cloud APAC
10:15 AM – 10:35 AM In Conversation: Realizing the Promise of DX – Drivers, Pitfalls and Key Technologies

Moderator: Martin Chee – General Manager, IBM ASEAN
Expert: Parminder Singh – Chief Digital and Chief Commercial Officer, MediaCorp

10:35 AM – 10:50 AM Keynote #2: Supercharge Transformation Initiatives with Application Integration Kalyan Madala – Chief Technology Officer, IBM ASEAN
10:50 AM – 11:05 AM Stories from the Field: A Client Perspective Kevin Tay – Group Chief Information Officer, Singhealth
11:05 AM – 11:20 AM Coffee Break with Entertainment

SongDivision
Nikki Muller

11:20 AM – 11:35 AM

Keynote #3: Act Don’t React: How AI will Change the Way you Work

Kevin Redmond – Director Data, IBM AI & Automation
11:35 AM – 11:50 AM What’s New: Bringing the Power of AI to IT

Richard Wilkins – Distinguished Engineer, IBM Cloud & Cognitive Software

11:50 AM – 12:05 PM Keynote #4: Securing your DX Initiatives – Winning the Cyber War with the Right Zero Trust Strategy Shaibal Saha – APAC Digital Trust Leader, IBM
12:05 PM – 12:20 PM Closing Comments Colin Tan – General Manager, IBM Cloud & Cognitive Software
12:20 PM – 12:35 PM Closing Encore Entertainment SongDivision
12:35 PM – 12:40 PM Closing Remarks by Emcee Nikki Muller

 

Event Agenda | F2F Workshop | 18 March @ RWS

Time Data & AI Forum: Modernise and Secure your Data, Scale AI Transformation Speakers
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Keynote: Unleash Data to Accelerate your Journey to AI  
3:15 PM – 3:35 PM Session 1: DataOps – Delivering Agile Data
Addressing Key Challenges, Tech Showcase and Design Thinking
 
3:35 PM – 3:55 PM Session 2: ModelOps – Supercharging Machine Learning
Addressing Key Challenges, Tech Showcase and Design Thinking

 

3:55 PM – 4:10 PM Coffee Break  
4:10 PM – 4:30 PM Session 3: Natural Language Understanding – Leveraging Unstructured Data
Addressing Key Challenges, Tech Showcase and Design Thinking
 
4:30 PM – 4:45 PM Opening house with the attendees  
4:45 PM – 5:00 PM Getting Started  

 

Speakers

Colin Tan
General Manager for IBM Technology Sales, Singapore

Colin Tan was appointed as the General Manager for IBM Technology Sales, Singapore in Jan 2021. In his new role, Colin brings deep industry experience, leading the teams to drive integrated solutions that deliver client values and help clients to become a cognitive enterprise.

Prior to this role, Colin was the General Manager for IBM Cloud & Cognitive Software, Singapore in May 2020. Colin spent a number of years as Business Unit Executive for IBM Data & AI in the ASEAN region with responsibility for helping clients leverage emerging technology to modernise and unlock the value of their data assets and infuse AI into the enterprise.

Colin is credited with 25 years of diversified information technology and management consulting experiences with successful track record in sales management and Profit and Loss (P/L) management. Over the years, he has built trust and developed a strong relationship with key clients and business partners across the region.

Colin Tan

Jason Jameson
Vice President of IBM Public Cloud for Asia Pacific

Jason Jameson is the Vice President of IBM Public Cloud for Asia Pacific, responsible for IBM’s overall public cloud business, spanning Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS). As organisations embrace cloud-based solutions for their digital transformation, Jason’s team is at the forefront of bringing the best of IBM’s hybrid cloud capabilities to clients, underpinned by IBM’s open, secure and enterprise-grade public cloud.

Jason started his IT career over 25 years ago and has held a variety of international executive and business leadership positions throughout Asia. Jason is based in Singapore, where he has lived for the past 5 years.

Jason Jameson

Kalyan Madala
Chief Technology Officer, IBM ASEAN

Based in Singapore, Kalyan Madala is currently the CTO of IBM Technology for Asean where he leads the technical organization that help clients across the region to explore and co-create enterprise solutions. A key focus of his organization is to scale the broad adoption of strategic technology capabilities like Cloud Native, Hybrid Cloud, Data Science, AI, Blockchain and Security to accelerate digital transformation. Previously, Kalyan held key leadership positions in areas of development, consulting with IBM across Asean and Asia Pacific. His international career has enabled a broad and diverse set of skills and experience in building and applying technology enabled capabilities with organizations globally across myriads of industries.

Kalyan holds a Bachelors in Engineering and a Master of Business Administration. He is also an Open Group Certified Distinguished Architect.

Kalyan Madala

Kevin Redmond
Director Data, IBM AI & Automation

Kevin Redmond is Director for IBM’s Data, AI & Automation business in Asia Pacific & China. This is central to IBMs Hybrid Cloud and AI strategy providing solutions across multi-clouds and on-premise and delivering insight, automation and AI capabilities to our clients across all industries and markets. Previously he ran IBMs WW Telco Analytics business which focused on translating network data into real time insights for network, security, finance and marketing teams in a single unified platform. Prior to that he was based in IBM HQ working as Chief of Staff to the General Manager of Analytics, engaged in all aspects of IBMs development, engineering, finance and operation for a 10bn business.

Previously he has run various businesses across IBM, from IBMs Business Partner, Telesales, Analytics and Information Management units across Europe, Middle East and Africa. He has lived extensively around the world (London, NY, Hong Kong, Vienna, Prague..) over the last 25yrs and brings a wealth of experience from clients globally. He is currently based in Singapore and pre-covid spent over 2/3rds of his time in the markets with clients. He is a keen wine enthusiast and follower of rugby and cricket.

Kevin Redmond

Kevin Tay Chong Keg
Group Chief Information Officer

Kevin Tay currently holds the appointment of SingHealth Group Chief Information Officer (GCIO) since July 2019.   In his current role, he is responsible for providing leadership on IT Strategy as well as driving system implementation projects and IT operational improvement solutions to meet business objectives.

Prior to joining SingHealth, Kevin worked in IBM for more than 25 years with his last appointment as Healthcare Partner.    During his time at IBM, he was also the IBM Delivery Project Executive for DBS where he led a team of a few hundred staff located both onsite as well as offshore.

Martin Chee
General Manager, IBM ASEAN

Martin Chee is IBM ASEAN’s General Manager. He has direct responsibility for leading IBM in Singapore while also spearheading IBM’s growth in the ASEAN region.

Martin brings deep industry experience to lead IBM’s engagement and collaboration with clients and partners in their digital transformation efforts, through the adoption of IBM’s Open Hybrid Cloud and AI capabilities

Prior to this role, Martin was Vice President for IBM Analytics in the Asia Pacific region with responsibility for helping clients leverage emerging technologies to modernise and unlock the value of their data assets.

A senior leader with two decades of regional experience, Martin started his career with IBM Singapore in the software division in 2001. Throughout his career with IBM, Martin has held various leadership positions in services, software and enterprise sales in the Asia Pacific region.

Martin holds a Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore and started his career as an Intellectual Property lawyer before his transition to the IT industry.

Richard Wilkins
Distinguished Engineer, IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software

Richard Wilkins has 30 years of experience with IBM and was appointed as an IBM Distinguished Engineer during 2015 in recognition of his extensive track record in leading technical challenging, first of a kind, IT Service Management projects.

He joined IBM in 1989 as an Associate Customer Service Representative for End User Systems, and has held various positions throughout his career, including founding member and leader architect of the Tivoli Asia Pacific Centre Of Excellence, and now as Distinguished Engineer with in IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software.  

He is also a recognised Thought Leader for the CSMO practic within the Garage Solution Engineering team, and specialises in assisting customers adopt cloud ready principles and practices. He has lead the defination and establishment of both Cloud Services Management and Operations, and Site Reliability Engineering practices for several large corporations around the world.

Richard is also a member of the CTO office for IBM Cloud Architecture and Solution Engineering, teams. He’s provides provide leadership and mentoring by developing and then delivering IBM Cloud strategies across the globe. He is also be responsible for developing and fostering technical vitality across Asia Pacific Geography


Richard is

  • A Distinguished Engineer for IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software
  • A Member of the IBM Academy of Technology.
  • Technical Specialist Professions Leader for ASEAN.
Richard

Shaibal Saha
Digital Trust Leader, IBM Asia Pacific

Shaibal Saha is IBM Asia Pacific Digital Trust Leader. Shaibal comes with 20+ years of experience in enterprise security with specialization in Application Security, Identity & Access management, Data Security, Digital (SMACi) Security and API management. Shaibal has worked with customers all around JAPAC in various industries and lead numerous security projects through the full lifecycle (vision, strategy, roadmap, business case, design, build and run), working on a wide array of products.

Prior to joining IBM, Shaibal was leading the ASEAN Cybersecurity practice with PwC and worked with various IAM vendors. Prior to that Shaibal was responsible for running product management for Oracle, Cloud Security services (PAAS/IAAS) and Oracle IAM for Asia Pacific and Japan.

Shaibal holds a management degree from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.

Shaibal Saha

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