MOSC 2013 SPEAKERS DETAILS
No 1. Profile Details Mark John Rees CTO, Century Software Over his 30+ years as a programmer, Mark has programmed in many languages, but has the most fun programming in Python which he has been using since 1997 aka Python 1.4. He is a contributor to a number of Python Open Source. He is currently Chief Technology Officer for Century Software (M) Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian software solutions company that uses Python & Open Source software in many of itʼs offerings. He has spoken at a number of Open Source conferences including OSDC.au, MOSDC, PyCon AU & Pycon APAC. 2. Ryusuke Kajiyama MySQL Sales Consulting Manager, Asia Pacific & Japan
Kajiyama-san is responsible for pre-sales activities, covering all Asia including GC, HK and India. He also work as certified MySQL instructor, delivering trainings in those regions. Prior to joining Sun (MySQL), he worked as Systems Consultant at Nomura Research Institute, Japan’s largest consulting firm, working on systems design of mission critical enterprise systems utilizing open source software. Major customers are Nomura Securities, E*Trade Japan, Seven-Eleven, Japan Post, and Nikkei Inc. He is well-versed in both business and technology of open source software.
Harish Pillay Chief Technology Architect, Red Hat Asia Pacific Mr. Harish Pillay has been Chief Technology Architect, South Asia of Red Hat Inc., since September 29, 2003. Mr. Pillay is responsible for revenue growth in South Asia through the expansion of Red Hat resources and enterprise customer support in the region. He joined Red 1
Details Hat from Maringo Tree Technologies, an open source consultancy and services company he co-founded in 2002. A leading advocate of open source software, Mr. Pillay co-founded the Linux Users'' Group Singapore in 1993. He is a senior member of the Singapore Computer Society and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
Sammy Fung Linux User Group Hong Kong
He is a software developer living in Hong Kong who like rock & roll, sports and photography. He was the co-founder and founding chairman of Hong Kong Linux User Group which is established in 1997. He also act as advisor of Opensource Application Knowledge Association since 2006, and built opensource.hk web site to keep promoting open source. He wrote Linux articles for PC Weekly in 1999, and contributes Linux articles for a couple of years since 2001.
Ong Tee Kok Country Head, Novell Malaysia As Country Head, Tee Kok (TK) is responsible for promoting NetIQ, Novell and SUSE's innovative products and solutions combining the best of open source technologies and open standards based commercial software. Tee Kok brings over 18 years of industry experience in ASEAN to his role and is focused on delivering innovative solutions, quality products, and exceptional service to customers in a manner that supports both their tactical and strategic business requirements; the purpose of which has an overarching goal of customer success and long term loyalty.
Founder / CEO BPM-Conseil, France Patrick Beaucamp is founder and Ceo of Bpm-conseil, a french company first dedicated to business intelligence (BI) and BPM platform integration. With almost 20 years of experience in BI area, with participation in early 90s to Cognos PowerPlay & Impromptu launch in West Europe, Patrick has founded in 2007 the Vanilla Open Source BPI Project, rewarded by independent analysts as one of the Top 10 successful French Open Source Project (April 09) and as major competitor of SAP Business Object, IBM Cognos and Microstrategy platform (November 09).
Mei Wong, Developer Tool Solution Specialist, Microsoft
Chris Ong Chin Kai Novell Malaysia Chris Ong started his 11 years working experience as application engineer, Linux Administrator and Solutions Architect. One of the biggest achievements throughout this period is to get involved with Air Asia in expanding their web and booking engine infrastructure. He got his first involvement with Novell as a Novell Technical Service Engineer (NTS), covering Novell Premium Customer in Malaysia and Singapore. After the short disembarking from Novell, he returned to Novell as Technical Sales Specialist (TSS), carrying out pre-sales and partner enablement activity focusing on PlateSpin product family, Privileged User Management, Open Enterprise Server, GroupWise and Vibe Collaboration solutions. 3
Details Also familiar with ZENworks Endpoint Management. Errazudin Ishak Errazudin holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science (Sofware Engineering) and works as a Solutions Architect at Bell Digital Media (Australia), based in Kuala Lumpur. While his night job might vary from part time security guard, chef and drifter, his day job focuses on web application architecture, deployment, security, performance and stability. He has spoken at several meet-ups and conferences and has worked with various back-end and web technologies. In his free time he loves to emulate Rafael Nadal’s swerving forehand on court, or trying to be nice to his 2 male cats.
Sam Moffatt Sam Moffatt is a long term web applications developer with a broad range of experience from the government and university sector in Australia to eBay in the US as well as long contributions to the Joomla! Project. Sam is presently working on real time analytics systems for Sears Holdings in San Jose, California. Sam's work at Sears takes him from system administration with Puppet to building scalable systems using Storm.
Tim Chandler GeoMash Sdn Bhd Tim has in excess of 10 years experience in technology and is a well know figure in open source and PHP communities in Australia. Tim joined DMSBT as a senior developer and was quickly promoted to lead developer. In 2011, 4
Details Tim joined Praxis BT as employee number two and CTO. Tim has been the organizer of the Sydney PHP Users Group since 2005, which today enjoys a membership of close to 400 and is a co-founder of the South East Asia Technology Syndicate.
Azani Arshad, LPI, Master Affiliate for ASEAN Azani has tremendous experience in the IT and Telecom industry for the last 20 years. He started his career in the hospitality industry and then moved to financial and banking industry in developing the financial trade system. Upon joining LPI, Azani has been heading numerous important technical projects, including one where he designed and built a state--‐of--‐the--‐art 24/7 contact center in Malaysia. He has also been working with a company called Panapto, a US--‐based company which specialized in providing software solution for video lecture capture in Education and Enterprise market. Currently, he is driving the business development for LPI in ASEAN region in Education and Enterprise markets.
Frans Van Der Star Founder Star Consulting, Netherlands
In 1992, Frans van der Star at the time he was 42 years of age he came across with Open Source Phenomena during workshop of the Ministry in the Netherlands and started using Ubuntu. Through interaction with international Open Source Communities he started his exploration and research into accountancy and ERP-software due to
his core activities as accountant in Holland. Until now he has been actively involved into LedgerSMB, Idempiere (fork of Adempiere) and Open Taps. Although his residence is now Teluk Intan, where he has been teaching since 2011 Open Source Software training and English at SUWA Independant Chinese Secondary school and supply consultancy to various companies he is able to participate within the national and world-wide communities. He is a regular guest-speaker at various Malaysian Open Source conferences. He has successfully completed his studies: accountancy, law and human resource at an academic level. He is father of two daughters and a son and grandfather of six grandsons who are currently living in the Netherlands.
Matthew Khaw, Technology Advisor, Microsoft
Goh Choon Ming Senior Consultant & Trainer, OlinData Choon Ming hails from Malaysia where he currently resides. By profession, he is a system administrator; but by interest, he dwells into security and is an avid food traveler. Hates traditional 9 to 5 jobs and prefers to work whenever his mood permits it. He mainly focuses on cloud technologies, CDN and Puppet configuration management of late. When not working on anything tech-related, he prefers to explore new places for food and read books in a quiet and serene atmosphere or listen to oldies music.
Profile Sanjay Willie Astiostech Sdn Bhd
Sanjay Willie has a little over 10 years of experience in working with several open source products and has a keen passion & gathered specific skills in IS security. He co-founded four startups in Malaysia since 2008 and is currently a director and co-owner of Astiostech Sdn Bhd, OrenCloud Sdn Bhd and a tripartite consortium, Ada Technologies Sdn Bhd. His drive and passion is to continuously simplify technology for easy consumption while building solutions to hopefully solve problems and/or create new opportunities. He is also a regular speaker at Microsoft conferences and is a Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Enterprise Security. 17. Suhas Desai leads mobile security services at Aujas with extensive experience in the mobile payments, enterprise and B2C mobile apps security. Desai is a frequent speaker at prominent industry and customer forums. He has delivered noted sessions at OSSPAC'09, Singapore; INTEROP 2009 & 2012, Mumbai; 'MOSC 2010', KL; 'Mobile VAS in Growth Markets summit', 2010, Dubai; '4th Mobile Commerce Summit ASIA', 2011, KL, 'CommunicAsia 2012',Singapore and at ‘RSA Conference Asia Pacific 2013’, Singapore. 18. Prof Dr Zaharin Yusoff is currently a professor in computational linguistics at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) since May 2011, and a fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia since March 1999. He began his career in 1980 at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), where he served for 25 years, 7
Profile including being
Details Coordinator of the Computer-Aided Translation Unit [1989-98], the founding Dean of the School of Computer Sciences [1991-2003], and later the Dean of Research (ICT Platform) [2003-05]. He was also the Task Force Leader of the Multimedia Super Corridor Telemedicine Flagship Application [March – July 1997]. At USM, he was appointed Associate Professor in July 1988 and a full Professor in April 1995. In August 2005, he went on secondment to MIMOS, where he served as Senior Director of the Productisation Unit [2005-06], and then of the Artificial Intelligence Centre as well as of the Knowledge Technology Centre from September 2006 to May 2007. In the rest of 2007, he was the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies at UNITEN, before moving on to be the President of Multimedia University (MMU) from January 2008 to December 2010, during which period he was the Alternate Chairman to the National ICT Human Resource Task Force, and the Lead for the e–Health EPP (Entry Point Project) under the national NKEA programme. He was also a Senior Consultant at Gagasan Wibawa Sdn. Bhd. [March 2011 – September 2012] within the Andaman Group Malaysia, leading a team to plan and establish a boutique university for ICT, as part of a national initiative.