Advisory board

Dr Soon Thor Lim (Ken)

Programme Manager & Scientist, A-Star

Dr. Soon Thor Lim graduated with a Ph.d from the University of Surrey under the Agilent Technologies, Singapore Scholarship in 2005 and a First Class Honors in electronic and electrical Engineering in 2001. He has more than 12 years experiences in photonics related research. and is currently holding the position of programme manager and scientist with the Institute of High Performance Computing, Agency for Science, Technology and Research in Singapore. He has contributed greatly to the understanding of silicon nano-photonics and involved strongly in knowledge transfer to industry. He has won numerous awards, including most recently, the IET Innovation Award 2011 - Software and Design Category (Highly Commended) in the United Kingdom for his work in modeling and simulation of high speed optical devices. He holds several patents and published over numerous scientific journal and conferences.

Aaron Kong

Partner and Director, SG Story-

Aaron is currently Partner and Director at an independent public relations agency-SG Story- and works with brands, across multiple sectors including consumer electronics, F&B, property and enterprise technology. Aaron began practicing marketing when he started an events company in 2001. In 2004, he profitably closed the events company and joined a public relations agency–Text 100–and worked on brands including Adobe, Avaya, Cisco, Dell, Intel, Lenovo, Phillips, Nokia and Yahoo! SEA.Aaron’s career has provided him with international exposure through projects such as the Consumer Electronics Show, Nokia Connection and CommunicAsia and various events in Beijing and Tokyo.  

Barrie Ooi

Senior Business & Strategy Lead, Microsoft

A veteran at Microsoft having worked there for about 14 years, Barrie has an incredible knowledge of technology along with analytical and strategic capability to turn his insights into actions which move the business forwards. He is a high performer with over 12 years of industry experience specializing in cloud and consumer marketing. Passionate about technology and brand marketing, proven track record of delivering results. Self-starter and problem-solver, who thrives on challenging projects and entrepreneurial opportunities.Most recently he has been working on the launch of Windows 8 and Windows Intune in Asia Pacific. Barrie's specialities include Product Marketing, Competitive Analysis, Product Management and Project Management, Cloud. 

Terence Ng

Senior Business Development Manager, Lenovo

Terence has substantial experience in the Online Internet Space. He is conversant with online space services development in Music, Navigation, Gaming, Email, and Imaging. His experience includes bringing these services into the Mobile Telecommunications industry with major manfucturers. He is particularly interested in internet software and services on mobile devices and bringing new consumer experiences to life. His past work experience has been with Nokia as their head of services and solutions, sales and marketing manager at Acivate Group and marketing manager at Navtaq. Educationally, Terence holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Studies, Marketing and Hospitality.

Deny Rahardjo

Global CIO (VP of IT), PacNet

Deny is experienced in all aspects of Information Technology Management over 20 years, with 19 years in management with MNCs such as Nokia, Lear Automotive and recently with Microsoft and Polycom Asia Pacific. He is currently working for Pacnet as its Global CIO based in Singapore. He provided leadership around IT strategies, operations, service management and project management with ultimate goal to achieve business strategies. Well covered many aspects of IT including managing few full cycle ERP/CRM/BI (using SAP R/3) implementations with significant experiences in LAN/WAN infrastructure, technical support and web services related projects. He possesses unique business driven IT management knowledge, is result and team oriented, a self-motivated, team player, with excellent interpersonal and presentation skills.