Speakers | Bangkok, Thailand

Alvin Rodrigues
Chief Security Strategist, APAC
Fortinet, Asia Pacific

Alvin Rodrigues has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. At Fortinet, Alvin is responsible for sales and marketing strategy, program development, business messaging, and the deployment of the strategies through the different routes to market across Asia Pacific. He speaks at public forums and events on security, and engages with executives one-to-one or over roundtable discussions to understand their security challenges and propose solutions optimised to their business needs.

Eric Chan
Pre-Sales Consulting Director
Fortinet, Asia Pacific

Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Eric Chan has more than 15 years of experience in the network & cybersecurity industry. He currently manages the APAC regional system engineering and professional services team.

Since joining Fortinet in 2006, he has helped Fortinet grow into the top cybersecurity company in APAC and Worldwide. Prior to Fortinet, he was working with Dimension Data handling networking and OSS solutions.

Gavin Chow
Network Security Strategist
Fortinet, Asia Pacific

Gavin Chow has 15 years of experience in consulting and delivering cybersecurity projects for many industry verticals across the Asia Pacific region.

He is currently involved with strategizing Fortinet’s advanced security solutions to mitigate attacks in a modern threat landscape.

Lai Kuan Leong
Customer Support Director
Fortinet, Southeast Asia and Hong Kong

Lai Kuan is responsible for customer escalation management and support operation for Southeast Asia and Hong Kong (SEAHK) region.  Lai Kuan has over 17 years’ of combined technical support, customer services and strategic service account management experience in IT infrastructure software industry.

Prior to Fortinet, she was with Red Hat, the open source solutions company, managing the support relationship and mission critical escalation management for the global financial and enterprise accounts. Before Red Hat, Lai Kuan served multiple roles within the Novell global support services and training organization.

Matthew Kuan
Director, Solutions Marketing
Fortinet, Asia Pacific

Matthew Kuan is the Solutions Marketing Director for Fortinet in Asia Pacific based out of Singapore.  In this role, Matthew is responsible for marketing messaging and content, vertical solutions, strategic marketing plans and execution for Fortinet.

Prior to joining Fortinet, Matthew has worked with Motorola Solutions as a Leader for Vertical Solutions & Marketing in Asia Pacific & Middle East, he has also amassed a great wealth of experience in developing strategies and change management in the area of sales and marketing at Avaya and Nortel Networks in Asia Pacific.

Bachelor of Science (Hon) in Computing and Information System
University of London, UK

LLB (Hon), Law (Major – Company Law & Evidence)
University of London, UK

Michael Araneta
Associate Vice President
IDC Financial Insights

Michael Araneta is the Associate Vice President for IDC Financial Insights in the Asia/Pacific region. Michael leads the Asia/Pacific Financial Services Practice. Concurrently, Michael is the country manager for IDC Thailand.

Together with the elite team of IDC Financial Insight (FI) analysts across the region, Michael engages with key decision makers in Asia’s top financial services institutions. As lead for FI consulting content, he works closely with IDC’s research teams and global account managers on custom research and business intelligence assignments. Michael is also responsible for mapping the regional go-to-market strategies of both financial institutions and financial technology vendors.

Michael’s recent work has proven that he is a thought leader in a broad range of strategic and tactical issues in Asian banking. To date, Michael has consulted clients on mergers and acquisitions of banks in the region, digital transformation, Big Data, cloud in banking, product innovation strategies, customer centricity and CRM initiatives, vendor product portfolio positioning, and core banking systems strategies.

Michael regularly presents to senior-level financial services executives around the world and is quoted frequently in various international media.

For his country manager role, Michael oversees IDC’s business in Thailand. Michael is instrumental in strengthening IDC Thailand’s and IDC ASEAN’s research and sales divisions. With his extensive experience as an IDC analyst and a reputation for excellent client management, Michael is focused on boosting IDC’s prominence in the Thai and ASEAN markets.

Peerapong Jongvibool
Vice President, Southeast Asia and Hong Kong
Fortinet Inc.

Peerapong is Fortinet’s Vice President looking after Southeast Asia and Hong Kong region. His responsibilities include growing the overall of network security management business in these countries, managing the distribution channel, and leading the sales teams. Prior to Fortinet, he was the country manager for Allied Telesyn (Asia) International Pte Ltd and was responsible for strengthening its presence in the Thai market.

Dr. Sak Segkhoonthod
President and CEO
Electronic Government Agency

Sak Segkhoonthod received a Ph.D. in Electronic System Engineering from Essex University in 1997. Since then, he joined the National Electronic and Computer Technology Center as a researcher at the Network Technology Lab where he was responsible for projects such as the Information Super Highway Testbed and the Government Information Technology Services (GITS). At GITS, he was in charge of setting IT infrastructure for Government agencies such as the Government Information Network. Since 2011, He has been working at the Electronic Government Agency, an agency in charge of providing IT services such as GIN, the G-Cloud and other IT services to all government agencies.

Shikwang Jang
Technical Director APAC & Korea Sales Head

Shikwang Jang (SK) has been working in the IT industry for more than 16 years spanning roles from technical support, professional service and pre-sales engineer. And he has joined FireMon in 2014 to help build business in APAC.

He’s passionate about IT industry and has been exposed himself to many different roles and technologies so he can be an instrument to fill the gap among technology silos and even between technology and business. 

He worked for companies like Crossbeam systems, Intel Security (McAfee), Limelight Networks covering APAC region. 

B.A. & MBA

Wong Ching Ping
Snr Business Development Manager
Fortinet Southeast Asia and Hong Kong

C.P. is responsible for driving greater adoption of Fortinet’s Enhanced Tech solutions in the region. Prior to Fortinet C.P. spent more than 10 years in Product Development and Engineering in a leading Telco in Southeast Asia, bringing new technologies and solutions to the Telco market.

C.P. holds a Master of Engineering from National University of Singapore and Master of Business Administration from University of Manchester. He is also a certified ITIL and BCP professional.