Ms Chong Yoke Sim
Dr Winston Koh
Dr Ravi S. Sharma
Chong Yoke Sim is currently the Marketing Director (ASEAN) of Cisco Systems. Previously, she was the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Aretae Interactive Limited where she was responsible for driving Aretae's business in the Asia Pacific region, managing and growing the consulting services, e-business solution development, application and systems integration businesses. Prior to joining Aretae, Yoke Sim was the E-Business Manager at Intel Asia and Group Manager of the Internet and E-commerce group at Microsoft. At Intel, Yoke Sim was involved in the planning and implementation of e-business and web services for its channels and business partners throughout the Asia Pacific region. At Microsoft, Yoke Sim was responsible for developing Microsoft businesses on all e-commerce, broadband and Internet related technology in the South East Asia region. She had initiated and engaged in major projects for the planning and deployment of broadband services for Singapore together with strategic infrastructure providers like Singapore Telecom & Singapore CableVision; around the region, she had also driven major telecommunication and Internet projects in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand.
Dr Winston Koh is an Associate Professor at the School of Economics and Social Sciences, Singapore Management University ("SMU"). Prior to joining SMU, Winston was Senior Vice President and General Manager at the Bank of Singapore, and a Director of BOS Venture Management Pte Ltd and OCBC Capital Management Pte Ltd. Winston started his career in 1990 as an Assistant Professor at the NUS Business School, National University of Singapore ("NUS"), and was Director of the Productivity Research Centre in 1993. Winston joined J.P. Morgan in 1994. His portfolio of responsibilities at J.P. Morgan had included heading the Asian Emerging Markets Investment Strategy team, overseeing risk management for Asia ex-Japan, as well as participating in investment banking mandates. Winston holds a PhD in Economics from Princeton University (1988). He read Economics at University of Cambridge, graduating with Double First Class B.A. Honours in 1985, and was named Wrenbury Scholar in Political Economy. He was awarded a Princeton University Graduate Fellowship for 1985-1988. Winston had consulted for both Singapore corporations and international organizations and currently sits on the advisory boards of several companies. His current research interests include auction theory, Asian private equity markets and economic growth, and his publications have appeared in international journals such as Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Economics Letters and Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics.
Ravi S. Sharma is presently the Principal and Practice Leader of the Telecommunications, Media & Utilities of IBM Global Services, ASEAN/South Asia. Previously, he had held positions as Leader of the Communications Industry Practice for the ASEAN region at Deloitte Touche & Tohmatsu and as a Director of the Multimedia Competency Centre at Deutsche Telekom Asia. Since 1985, Ravi has been an academic in Canada as well as Singapore and remains Adjunct Associate Professor at the Nanyang Technological University involved with offering tele-conferenced courses and research in deploying emerging technologies. He received all his tertiary education in Canada including the PhD degree in industrial engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario. Prof. Dr. Sharma's current interests are in collaborative computing and multimedia teleservices. He has published about fifty technical papers in international journals and conferences and has served as consultant to several organizations in the areas of systems analysis and modeling of new services. He has been a Senior Member of the IEEE and a registered Chartered Engineer (UK) since 1994 and has been listed in the 30th edition of Marquis Who's Who in Finance and Industry. He is a regular invited contributor to professional summits, government bodies, and technology segments of the popular press.
Professor Lawrence Wong
Professor Lawrence Wong obtained the B.Sc. (Honours) and Ph.D. degrees in electronic and electrical engineering from Loughborough University, UK, in 1976 and 1980 respectively. He was a Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Crawford Hill Laboratory, Holmdel, New Jersey, USA, from 1980 to 1983. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, in 1983. He is currently a Professor in this department as well as Director of the Computer Centre, Advisor to the Centre for Instructional Technology, NUS, and Chairman of the Singapore Advance Research and Education Network (SingAREN) Management Committee. He was a visiting consultant to AT&T Bell Laboratories on numerous occasions between 1984 and 1992. His research interests are in mobile radio communication systems, dynamic resource allocation and handoff algorithms, and multimedia signal processing and compression. He was a co-winner of the IEE Marconi Premium Award in 1989. He has published over 120 papers in international journals and conferences.