Spotlighting a Prestigious and Unprecedented Speaking Faculty

Kevin Martin
Vice President, Mobile & Global Access Policy
Kevin Martin is the Vice-President for Mobile and Global Access Policy at Facebook where he oversees, among others, Facebook's connectivity programs and communication regulatory issues. Previously, he served as Chairman (2005-2009) and Commissioner (2001-2005) of the Federal Communications Commission. During his tenure, the FCC adopted a non-binding policy statement on net neutrality which led to the 2010 Open Internet Order. After leaving the FCC he joined the Aspen Institute as a Senior Fellow at the think tank's Communications and Society Program, and later the law firm Squire Patton Boggs LLP as a Partner. He holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.P.P. from Duke University, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Professor Tyler Cowen
Professor of Economics, George Mason University; Author of the New York Times bestseller “The Great Stagnation”; & “America’s Hottest Economist” by Bloomberg Businessweek
Tyler Cowen is the Holbert C. Harris Professor of Econom¬ics at George Mason University. Foreign Policy named him one of 2011’s Top 100 Global Thinkers, and a survey by The Economist placed him among the most influen¬tial economists of the decade. He is a regular contribu¬tor to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and others. His blog, Marginal Revolution, was named the best economics blog on the web by The Wall Street Journal and is one of TIME’s 25 Best Bloggers, 2013 Edition. Tyler’s other books include Discover Your Inner Economist, a treatment of behavioral economics, and An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies.

“Most influential economist of the last decade” – The Economist
“America’s “Hottest Economist” —Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Tan Kok Yam
Smart Nation Programme Office
Mr Tan Kok Yam is the Head of the Smart Nation Programme Office in the Prime Minister’s Office. In this role, he coordinates the Singapore Government’s plans, and engagements with the public and private sectors to use information technology in a concerted, integrated manner to achieve maximum positive impact to citizens.

Prior to his current post, Mr Tan served in a number of other Ministries within the Singapore Public Service. As the Director of Manpower in the Ministry of Defence, he was in charge of both the human resource and national service policies of the Singapore Armed Forces. He also served previously in the Ministry of National Development and the Ministry of Education, dealing with public housing and higher education policies respectively.

Mr Tan is an engineer by training, having graduated from the University College London in 1997 with a Bachelor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a Master of Science in Telecommunications. He also completed the 1-year Sloan Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business as a Fulbright Scholar.

Alan Marcus
Head of ICT Agenda, Member of Management Committee
World Economic Forum
Alan has the global responsibility of shaping the agenda of the World Economic Forum’s ICT community and the Future of the Internet Initiative. In his role, he manages an exclusive list of top industry leaders, knowledge experts, civil society leaders, government and public figures in pursuit of improving the state of the world. He has broad responsibilities for developing programmatic work streams, improving the quality and diversity of the partnership and providing general leadership and P&L responsibilities for the Centre for Global Industries at the Forum. Prior to the World Economic Forum, Alan had senior management roles at both Symbol Technologies and Cisco Systems, where he held executive positions in Marketing, Market Development, Product Development, and Process Development in the United States, Asia Pacific and Europe.

Tim Greisinger
Vice President, Cognitive Solutions,
Tim is the Vice President, Cognitive Solutions, IBM ASEAN. Prior to this, he was the managing Director of IBM Singapore. He used to take on the role as Vice President of Systems of Engagement & Smarter Cities, Asia Pacific, covering Australia & New Zealand, India, ASEAN and Korea. Tim drove Smarter Cities initiatives and businesses across 150 growth market countries. He is a passionate leader with 25 years of global experience at IBM, dedicated to developing industry-specific solutions with Telecommunication, Utilities and Media industries.

Daniel Tang
CTO of Fixed Network,
Tang is the CTO of Huawei Fixed Network Product Line. He has been named to his current position since 2005.

The positions he previously held include the following: vice president for Global Key Account Marketing, director for BT 21CN solution marketing, director for solution marketing, R&D manager, and senior engineer. He has led various teams to work closely with key carriers in China and Europe to provide innovation solutions for these key customers.

Tang received an electrical engineering from the University of Southern California in 1998 and a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1993.

Sharmila Santharasagaran
 Managing Director, Vice President Delivery Region Asia Pacific
T-Systems Malaysia Sdn. Bhd
Sharmila Santharasagaran is currently the Managing Director of T-Systems Malaysia and Vice President of Delivery in the Asia Pacific region for T-Systems. With over 20 years of experience, Sharmila holds several regional leadership positions spanning the manufacturing and IT industry. Furthermore, she has vast experience in managing large global teams and delivering programs across a spectrum of industries. In her previous roles, she set up and managed the regional financial activities, and has also played a major role in the strategic and tactical shifts across the company.

Sharmila has extensive experience in designing and implementing scalable growth strategies, including strategic planning, setting up global operation model, account management of complex IT infrastructure delivery services globally and regionally, leading organizations to deliver operational delivery excellence, Financial and People Management. In T-Systems Malaysia, Sharmila is directing large technical and service delivery teams of over 1,200 employees.

During her tenure with T-Systems, Sharmila has contributed significantly to strengthening the cross-functional and international culture and collaboration in T-Systems and Deutsche Telekom Group. These success has fast tracked her career in T-Systems into holding the portfolios of the Board of Directors for Malaysia, Singapore and China.

Andrew Milroy
Senior Vice President, Digital Transformation Practice, APAC
Frost & Sullivan
Andrew Milroy leads Frost & Sullivan’s APAC ICT practice and is based in Singapore. Andrew has spent more than 20 years in the ICT industry, and has lived and worked in the United States, Europe, and Australia. He has held senior management roles at IDC and co-founded, NelsonHall, a successful outsourcing advisory firm, in the United States. Since joining Frost & Sullivan in 2006, Andrew has led numerous projects with multinational companies and government agencies across the Asia Pacific region. He has become one of the region’s most sought after public speakers and thought leaders.

Andrew has been quoted widely in the press including The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and Business Week. He has also appeared on broadcast media globally including CNN, BBC, Sky, Bloomberg, Channel News Asia and CNBC.

Niall Dunne
Chief Sustainability Officer
Niall works with the company’s Chief Executive, Chairman and executive management team to advance BT’s leadership as a responsible and sustainable business.

Before joining BT, Niall spent a decade leading sustainability practices in Saatchi & Saatchi and Accenture, and also founded Bluvolution Ltd, a sustainability consultancy focused on the consumer foods and agricultural industries.

Niall was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader (YGL) in March 2012. This honour is bestowed each year to recognize the most distinguished young leaders from around the world. Past YGLs include David Cameron and Google co-founder, Larry Page.

Niall also sits on WEF's Sustainable Consumption Global Agenda Council. The council is responsible for identifying breakthrough ideas and new pathways to advance critical issues and ensure progress is made on sustainable consumption globally.

From Glenageary in Dublin, Niall was one of Ireland’s top 800 metre runners. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College in New York. Niall can be found on Facebook ( and followed on Twitter (@bluNiall).

Tony Poulos
Managing Editor, DisruptiveViews and Columnist,
Telecom Asia
Tony Poulos has a background in software development and systems integration in travel and telecommunications. He has worked in the areas of BSS, ICT, revenue assurance, billing, payments, mobile internet access, mobile email and content delivery.

In June 2011, Tony was recognized as one of the 25 most influential people in the telecom software industry. The rankings, determined by an independent panel of editors at the publication Billing and OSS World, highlight the industry leaders and visionaries that have had a significant effect on the direction and development of business and operations support systems (BSS/OSS). In addition to being a regular speaker, moderator and chairman at telco and finance conferences worldwide, he has been a Contributing Analyst for IDC, writes freelance for a number of industry publications and is Video Anchor & Columnist at TelecomAsia. Tony headed up the Revenue Management Initiative of the TM Forum until 2010, then as Market Strategist and Editor of online content including Inform portal and newsletters. He now acts as an Ambassador for the organization.

Director - Jakarta Smart City Project
Jakarta Provincial Government
Mr. Setiaji current position is Head of Jakarta Smart City Management Unit of Communications, Information and Public Relations Division Jakarta Capital City Government. His unit has accountability to provide update information about Jakarta and he is managing information through officially website and and succeeded to build and develop Command Center. He was starting his career on 1998 as part of Board of Regional Development Planning Jakarta Capital City Government. Prior to be Unit Head of Jakarta Smart City management, he has some experience to manage some project related to Board of Regional Development Planning and information technology. He also succeeded to develop application m-Gov, m-Poverty and m-Musrenbang to support citizen of Jakarta.
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