About Me

EDUCATION HISTORY

My early childhood education was all in Singapore at the Anglo Chinese Primary School and later to the Anglo Chinese Secondary School (ACS) and then to the National Junior College (NJC). I later obtained my Bachelor of Computer (Computer Science) degree from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and later in life, I obtained my Master of Science (MSc) in Information Systems from Pace University in New York, USA.

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PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

I am an advocate for lifelong learning and thus spend a considerable amount of time getting relevant certifications. Some of the recent certification I am getting is the Advanced Certificate in Learning & Performance (ACLP) and attending a course on Future Ready Leadership at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School.

“Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.” — Peter Drucker

26 YEARS OF
EXPERIENCE

I have spent the last 26 years working on both side of the fence at both technology vendors and with end-user environments. I have also spent time in multiple industries spanning public sector to manufacturing and financial services. Here are some of the major jobs I have held.

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Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at NE Digital, the digital arm of NTUC Enterprise.
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Director, Government Cybersecurity Operations at Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech)
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Director, Enterprise Architecture & Integration at Essilor AMERA Pte Ltd.
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Multiple roles from Social Business Evangelist to Lead for the ASEAN Security Business at IBM

Education Journey

Early Education

Completed my early childhood education at Anglo Chinese School (Primary & Secondary) and later my A-Levels at National Junior College in Singapore.
till 1986

Bachelor of Computing (Computer Science)

Obtained my Bachelor of Computing degree from Monash University in Victoria, Australia. I majored in computer science with a minor in Business Management. In 1995, I create a neural network program to be trained to read yet from a broken printer.
2005

Masters of Science (Information Systems)

I obtain my Masters of Science in Information Systems from Pace University in New York. During this time, I developed a method to perform transaction over Web services before standards were developed.
2004

CISSP

Obtained my 1st security certification when I got my CISSP while working in the financial sector in New York City.
2006

Certified SOA Solutions Designer

When I was part of the pioneer SOA team in IBM, I took this certification to showcase skills around Service Oriented Architecture.
2008

1st Published Patent

1st published patent on Method and Apparatus to Automatically Update Calendar Events based on Real-time Tele-Conference (IP.COM disclosure number: IPCOM000183540D)


2009

Certificate in Cloud Security Knowledge

As one of the pioneer in the cloud security industry, I obtained my CCSK v2 in 2010.
2010

1st USPTO Patent

Got my 1st USPTO patent on Goverance Topology for SOA Goverance. (Patent #: US 8244548)
2012

AWS Certifications

Attained 4 AWS certification in 2 months - AWS Solutions Architect (Associate & Professional), AWS Security Speciality & AWS Developer Associate.
2018

FinOps Certified Practitioner

Attained my FinOps Certified Practitioner from the FinOps Foundation
2020

MITRE ATT&CK Defender

Attained both the Cyber Threat Intelligence and Security Operation Center Assessment certification from MITRE Engenuity.
2021
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