Why eOpenHouse

We are living in unprecedented times and many businesses are grappling with transformational challenges.

  • How do companies tackle the New Normal with innovative business approaches and leverage technology to transform?
  • Does digital transformation have to be complex, costly and time-consuming?
  • What can we learn from companies in Singapore who have already made the leap?

Join us on 28 July 2020 where industry advisors such as SGTech and ASME (Association of Small & Medium Enterprises) share insights on how Singapore businesses are poised to bounce back stronger and more agile with the help of government and industry partners' initiatives. In addition, a panel of subject matter experts will deep dive into specific 'How-To's and jumpstart technology innovation by starting small and scaling fast through used cases.

Here is a downloadable overview of the topics and the timings to help you navigate through the sessions and maximise your time at the IBM eOpenHouse.


Agenda @ A Glance

  Time Topic Speakers

9:30 AM Onwards

Technology Showcase

IBM Ecosystem of Business Partners

10:00 AM – 10:40 AM SGT

Keynote 1: Taking on the Future with New Business Capabilities

Ang Yuit, Vice President, ASME (Association of Small & Medium Enterprises)   

Martin Chee, Managing Director, IBM Singapore

10:00 AM – 10:40 AM SGT Keynote 2: Leveraging Technology to Transform - Start Small, Scale Fast

Sharon Teo, SGTech Councillor & Singapore Enterprise Chapter Chairman

Raymond Wong, General Manager, IBM Singapore Partner Ecosystem

Breakout Tracks

10:40 AM Onwards

Track 1: Scaling Business Operations. Conditioned for Growth

  • Smarter Way of Invoicing - e-invoicing
  • Analytics Modelling for Sustainable Operations
  • AI & Chatbot for Customer Care
  • Cloud Native Business Automation
Subject Matter Experts from IBM and Business Partners
10:40 AM Onwards

Track 2: Optimize Working in the New Normal

  • Work-From-Home Security. Simplified
  • Enhance Operational Resilience with Cost-Effective and Scalable Cloud Storage
  • Managing Big Data Movement Challenges
  • ​​​​​​​Return to Workplace Playbook
Subject Matter Experts from IBM and Business Partners

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM SGT

Fireside Chats

  • Return to Workplace Playbook
  • AI & Chatbot for Customer Care
  • Journey to the Cloud with IBM Cloud Paks
  • Som Tiwari IoT Practice Leader, IBM Services, ASEAN
  • Arun Lakshminarayanan Technical Sales Leader, Cloud & Cognitive Software, IBM Singapore
  • Yugan Chithiraputhiran Cognitive & Analytics Practice Lead IBM Services, ASEAN
  • Kalyan Madala Chief Architect, Cloud & Cognitive Software, IBM, Asia Pacific

Keynotes Speakers

Ang Yuit

Vice President (Strategies, Development & Digitalisation)
ASME (Association of Small & Medium Enterprises)


Mr Ang Yuit joined the Executive Council as a Council Member in 2009. Currently serving as Vice President (Strategies, Development & Digitalisation), Mr Ang spearheads a number of initiatives and activities, chiefly focused on the Association’s Strategies, Development & Digitalisation, as well as representing ASME at various events and meetings.

Mr Ang spearheaded ASME’S shared services digitalization initiative, SMECEN – an initiative that offers a range of functional processes. Ranging from accounting to human resource administration and payroll, the initiative will benefit SMEs in streamlining their work processes, from initiation for 2 years.

Ang Yuit

Sharon Teo

Councillor & Singapore Enterprise Chapter Chairman, SGTech

Chief Executive Officer, Inspire-Tech Pte Ltd

Sharon Teo co-founded Inspire-Tech in 2000 after starting out from the financial industry. Passionate about IT and driven to disrupt status quos, Sharon goes from strength to strength to build enterprise solutions, cultivate a dynamic culture and develop sustainable relationships with partners and customers. She has led Inspire-Tech from a humble start-up to an international organisation. Sharon is appointed as the CEO from January 2018 and plays a critical role in the strategic direction, business development and operations for the company.
In addition to her role at Inspire-Tech, Sharon is serving as the Chairman of the Singapore Enterprise Chapter of SGTech. She is an active contributor in SGTech’s Talent Committee to advocate talent interests for Singapore enterprises.
Sharon graduated from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) with a business degree. She is married with three children and has a passion for reading and traveling.

Sharon Teo

Martin Chee

Managing Director, IBM Singapore

Martin Chee was appointed as the Managing Director for IBM Singapore in April 2020.  In his new role, Martin brings deep industry experience to spearhead IBM's digital transformation initiatives in Singapore.  He is responsible for driving IBM’s growth and strengthening IBM’s partnership with clients as they acquire cloud and cognitive capabilities to drive the digital transformation of their businesses.

Prior to this role, Martin was Vice President for IBM Analytics in the Asia Pacific region with responsibility for helping clients leverage emerging technology 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 Group 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 (LLB) from the National University of Singapore and started his career as an Intellectual Property lawyer before switching to the IT industry.

Raymond Wong

Country General Manager IBM Partner Ecosystem
IBM Singapore

Raymond currently leads the IBM Partner Ecosystem for IBM Singapore. He has responsibility for all the core facets of IBM portfolio marketed and delivered by the Ecosystem of IBM business partners in Singapore, with solutions ranging from Cloud & Cognitive, Security, Cloud Platform and IBM's hardware portfolio.

Raymond has more than 18 years' experience in the IT industry spanning across managed services, networking and software, with more than 12 years spent in management roles at IBM. His prior experiences include leading IBM’s Mobile business for ASEAN working in tandem with Apple Inc, leading ASEAN Software services sales, Regional (ASEAN) Head for Software Strategy and Operations amongst some.

Raymond has served as part of IBM ASEAN Leadership Group, IBM Senior Management Council in Singapore, and IBM Cloud Council.

Prior to his move into IT, Raymond started his career in marine, city and defense related services. Raymond holds a BEng in Marine Engineering from Newcastle University and MBA from Durham University Business School.

Raymond Wong

Speakers for breakout tracks

Tan Guo Jun
Data Analytics & AI Consultant/Architect
ST Engineering Electronics

Juliet Tan

Brent Lello
Business Unit Executive
IBM Sterling Supply Chain Solutions, AP

Dr. Arun Kumar
Lead Consultant, Data & AI, IBM Services, ASEAN

Peter Sasi
Founder & CEO, Multipass Asia

Edwin Lee
Group Head, Corporate Technology, ViewQwest

Aaron Tan
Business Development Manager, Inspire-Tech

Loh Chee Kien
Senior Client Manager Solutions, NTT Singapore Solutions

Som Tiwari
IoT Practice Leader, IBM Services, ASEAN

Industry Advisors





Fireside Chat

Som Tiwari

Som Tiwari
IoT Practice Leader, IBM Services, ASEAN

Arun Lakshminarayanan

Arun Lakshminarayanan
Technical Sales Leader, Cloud & Cognitive Software, IBM Singapore

Yugan Chithiraputhiran
Cognitive & Analytics Practice Lead
IBM Services, ASEAN

Kalyan Madala

Kalyan Madala
Chief Architect, Cloud & Cognitive Software, IBM, Asia Pacific


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