Speakers | Singapore

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.

Edison Yu
Director, ICT Practice
Frost & Sullivan APAC.

Edison currently heads the Enterprise ICT practice, which covers a diverse range of technology segments, including, Information and Cyber Security, Networking, Collaboration, Contact Centers, Internet of Things and Data Analytics. Edison specializes in tracking and analyzing market trends and developments in a diverse array of technology/services segments across 14 markets in Asia Pacific. 

These include a multitude of security and networking technologies, be it network/content security, data security, mobile security, virtualization security, cyber security, professional/managed services, application networking or application performance management, as well as cloud enablement technologies, cloud services, datacenter transformation trends, BYOD/mobility trends. Edison also leads the firm’s initiatives in the area of Decision Science and Statistical Analysis. He provides expertise in the area of statistical modeling, having led numerous consulting engagements involving benchmarking and creation of indices in areas such as business performance, customer satisfaction and perceptual-to-behavioral analyses. 

As an analyst, Edison provides thought leadership in establishing the latest market and technology trends, be it through speaking engagements, media interviews or whitepapers. He is particularly keen to operationalize the impact of technology on end-users and is focused on forging greater understanding between the demand and supply perspectives. 

Edison earned his Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Psychology from the National University of Singapore, with specialization in the field of psychometrics.

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.

Gabriel Au Yong
Customer Support Manager
Fortinet, Southeast Asia and Hong Kong

Gabriel is responsible for customer escalation management and support operation for Southeast Asia and Hong Kong (SEAHK) region. Gabriel has over 17 years of combined technical support & pre-sales experience in the network security industry.

Prior to Fortinet, Gabriel has worked with Netmarks Malaysia as Technical Sales Engineer.

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.

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

Nicky Fang PMP, CISSP
Business Development, App & Sec

Nicky has been a Security Solution Architect for Asia Pacific region, based in Singapore while he was with Cenzic Inc. since 2013 until it was acquired by Trustwave in 2014, and subsequently by Singtel in 2015.

He has more than 10 years of regional IT career experience spanning from infrastructure, systems and applications, with focus on application security and testing for the last 3 years. He has extensive knowledge in consulting and managed security services, particularly in enterprise and aerospace industries. He has also travelled extensively in APAC regions from designing to delivery to training and enablement for partners and customers.

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

Shobhit Dubey
Vice President, Technology & Digital Solutions, Asia Pacific
McKinsey & Company

Shobhit is Vice President with McKinsey & Company, where he leads Technology & Digital Solutions (Horizon360, Digital Resilience/Cybersecurity, Digital Quotient/Competency) for Asia Pacific & Middle East regions, based in Singapore. These solutions are part of McKinsey Solutions and Digital McKinsey Groups

Shobhit has more than 20 years of experience in IT Services and Technology industry and has served major industries including FS, TMT, GEM, etc. in the Asia Pacific region

Thiantara Kruathorn
Country Manager
Fortinet, Singapore

He is an industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience in account management, channel sales, business development and sales management.

Prior to joining Fortinet in 2016, Thiantara was the APJ Regional Director with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Cloud division. During his 10 years tenure at HP, he had also held several regional sales leadership roles in HP Storage and Converged Infrastructure Division.

Before HP, Thiantara had worked for multiple leading IT companies such as  Novell, 3COM, WatchGuard & Sybase, where he held various sales leadership positions.

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.