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June 20, 2017 | Singapore

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Virtually every company in every industry is in the midst of digital transformation. Businesses need to innovate rapidly and respond quickly to maintain competitive advantage and protect themselves in an increasingly complex and challenging threat landscape. Applications are a critical engine for this transformation – both in how companies operate and how they connect with and engage their customers. But, as organizations deliver more and more sensitive data through applications, they’re introducing ever increasing risk given today’s users are everywhere, frequently outside the corporate network, and the apps they rely on can be anywhere—from private datacenters to the public cloud. The outcome is less visibility and control for the organization, and cybercriminals are taking advantage of this, targeting the identities and apps themselves.

At ANTICIPATE 2017, we bring together leading security technology partners, CISOs, and their teams across ASEAN to rethink security architectures and look at new approaches to keep up with the digital transformation. ANTICIPATE 2017 will address pressing cybersecurity issues in today digital world.

ANTICIPATE is a vendor-neutral conference, its features presentation by knowledge and presenting partners. This conference is hosted by F5 Networks and supported by industry analyst and cyber security practitioners.

Join this conference to learn more about protecting your business from cyber security threats and be a part of securing the future today.

Important notes:

  • ANTICIPATE is an exclusive by invitation only event.
  • Registration for this event is complimentary and limited to qualified target audience.
  • Registration is required for participation, upon the organizer’s acceptance of your registration, a Confirmation e-mail will be sent to you. 
  • ANTICIPATE is intended to be a learning opportunity for invited audience from non-vendor organizations. The organizer reserves the right to decline registration deemed inappropriate both online/on-site. We thank you for your understanding as we maintain the relevance of the audience and event. 


ANTICIPATE 2017 is designed for industry technology/security leader (CTO/CISO), security professionals, operational business leaders, those tasked with driving digital transformation and creating privacy or applications solutions within enterprises such as:

Technology, Engineering & Operations

Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Information Officer
Chief Data Officer
Chief Security Officer
Heads of Operations
Head of IT
Head of Security Services
Head of Security Operations
Head of Infrastructure Security
Head of Engineering
Head of Networks

Risk Management & Finance

Chief Risk Officer
Head of Compliance/GRC
Head of Incidence Response
Head of Fraud/Risk Management

Line of Business/Corporate Strategy

Head of Channels Management
Head of E-Business
Head of Strategy
Head of Business Continuity Planning
Head of Innovation/Digital Transformation

To justify your trip/attendance, download our letter template to justify your trip.

Important notes:

  • ANTICIPATE is an exclusive by invitation only event. 
  • Registration for this event is complimentary and limited to qualified target audience.
  • Prior registration is required for participation because of limited seating capacity and strict no walk-in policy. Upon the organizer’s acceptance of your registration, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you.
  • ANTICIPATE is intended to be a learning opportunity for invited audience from non-vendor organizations. The organizer reserves the right to decline registration deemed inappropriate both online/on-site. We thank you for your understanding as we maintain the relevance of the audience and event.





08:15 - 09:00

Registration & Networking Morning Snacks


09:00 - 09:20

Application Security for the Digital Economy

Vishal Singh
Regional Vice President, ASEAN, F5 Networks

09:20 - 09:50

Industry Keynote: The Digital Transformation Journey

Cyrus Daruwala
Managing Director - Financial Services & FinTech
IDC Financial Insights

09:50 - 10:20

A Fresh Perspective on IT Security

Brent Simon
Vice President of Global Security, F5 Networks

10:20 - 10:50

Identity in the Internet-of-Things (IoT): New Challenges and Opportunities

Prof Lam Kwok Yan
Professor of Computer Science School of Computer Science and Engineering
Nanyang Technological University Singapore

10:50 - 11:20

Networking Break and Showcase

11:20 - 11:50

From A CISO Perspective: Building a CyberSecurity Strategic Roadmap - Challenges and Best Practices

Henry Rhoel R. Aguda
Senior Executive Vice President | Chief Technology and Operations Officer | Chief Transformation Officer, UnionBank of the Philippines

11:50 - 12:30

Panel Discussion #1: Cyber Resilience Plan to Protect the Digital Economy

12:30 - 13:45

Networking Lunch and Showcase

13:45 - 14:15

Application Threat Intelligence: What's Next?

David Holmes
Worldwide Security Evangelist, F5 Networks

14:15 - 14:45

State of the Union - CyberSecurity and Intelligence

Bryce Boland
Vice President/CTO, Asia Pacific FireEye, Inc.

14:45 - 15:15

Networking Afternoon Break and Showcase

15:15 - 15:45

From A TELCO Perspective: Cyber Threats & Challenges Facing Singapore

Mock Pak Lum
Chief Business Development Officer, Starhub

15:45 - 16:15

Data Security & Privacy in Public Cloud – Building Trust & Resilience

Keshav S Dhakad
Assistant General Counsel & Regional Director - Digital Crimes Unit (DCU)
Microsoft Asia

16:15 - 17:25

Panel Discussion #2: New Threat Vectors - Building the Right Rules of Engagement for a Resilient Digital Ecosystem

17:25 - 17:45

Closing Note

Karthik Ramarao
Director of Systems Engineering, ASEAN F5 Networks


The End of Anticipate 2017 Security Conference

Note: Please be advised this agenda may be subject to change. We will endeavor to keep the final agenda and time schedule as close as possible to the above.


Event Host

Vishal Singh
Regional Vice President, ASEAN
F5 Networks

Based in Singapore, Vishal is the Regional Vice President for ASEAN, where he is responsible for driving the overall sales, charting revenue growth and execution of strategies across the region.
Vishal comes with 20 years of experience in the industry and had held senior sales roles at technology industry players like Oracle and Microsoft. Most recently, he was the Vice President, Sales (Network & Software) in ASEAN and ANZ for Oracle Communications Global Business Unit, where he was responsible for Telecom specific Software Sales for North Asia and ASEAN. Before that he was the Regional Vice President of Asia Pacific Japan for Consulting Business for CSPs.
Vishal spent 4 years in Microsoft, prior to joining Oracle and leads Microsoft's Communications and Media Sector business for ASEAN. Prior to Microsoft, Vishal was in Lucent and CSG selling BSS/OSS Products across Asia Pacific. He started his career with HCL in India and spent 4 years, selling Hardware as well as SI Programs to Telcos.
He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra.

Key Industry Speakers & Panelists

Cyrus Daruwala
Managing Director – Financial Services & FinTech
IDC Financial Insights

Cyrus is the Managing Director for IDC Financial Insights. Cyrus and his teams focus on all aspects of run-the-firm or change-the-firm. His research and advisory practices cover Banking, Insurance and Capital Markets and topics such as Legacy Modernization and Transformation, Hybrid Cloud, Big Data & Analytics, Customer Lifecycle Management, Digital Experience (DX), e-Commerce eco-systems, IoT, Cognitive, Blockchain and Fintech. For the past 20 years, Cyrus has been working with financial institutions to help them assess their business and operational and technical challenges, select the right vendors/partners, better understand their IT TCO, and grow their customer base.

Before joining Financial Insights, Cyrus was Managing Partner with a regional research and publication firm. He was instrumental in growing their proprietary as well as subscription-based research business along with their publishing businesses. Cyrus worked with Wells Fargo for nearly four years in their FX & Bullion trading operations division. Before Wells, Cyrus spent 10 years with HSBC in Asia. Cyrus has lived and worked in the UK, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia and Australia for nearly 12 years before he moved back to Singapore in 2000.

His understanding of a range business, market, regulatory, and investment related issues enable him to work closely with financial institutions, consultants, vendors, and government agencies on various multi-disciplinary initiatives.

His education and industry accomplishments include:

  • Cyrus has a Master’s Degree in Business Finance, Economics and Business Law from Sydenham College of Commerce & Economics 
  • A Commerce Graduate with Accounts, Political Sciences, and Business Planning as specialist subjects. 
  • A two-year, on-the-job training program in leveraged foreign exchange and bullion trading with further coursework at the International Monetary Market on fund displacement, investment strategies, and trust planning.

Prof. Lam Kwok Yan
Nanyang Technological University, School of Computer Science and Engineering

Professor Lam is a Professor of Computer Science at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He has been a Professor of the Tsinghua University, PR China (2002-2010) and a faculty member of the National University of Singapore and the University of London since 1990. He was a visiting scientist at the Isaac Newton Institute of the Cambridge University and a visiting professor at the European Institute for Systems Security. In 1997, he founded PrivyLink International Ltd, a spin-off company of the National University of Singapore, specializing in e-security technologies for homeland security and financial systems. In 2012, he co-founded Soda Pte Ltd which won the Most Innovative Start Up Award at the RSA 2015 Conference. In 1998, he received the Singapore Foundation Award from the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in recognition of his R&D achievement in Information Security in Singapore. Prof Lam received his B.Sc. (First Class Honours) from the University of London in 1987 and his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 1990. His research interests include Distributed Systems, IoT Security Infrastructure, Distributed Authentication, Biometric Cryptography, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity.

Mr. Henry Rhoel R. Aguda
Senior Executive Vice President | Chief Technology and Operations Officer | Chief Transformation Officer, UnionBank of the Philippines

Mr. Henry Rhoel R. Aguda has been Chief Technology & Operations Officer, Chief Transformation Officer and Senior Executive Vice President at UnionBank of the Philippines since August 1, 2016. Previously Mr. Aguda served as the Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Information Systems Group at Globe Telecom Inc, Group Chief Information Technology Officer of Digitel Telecommunications Philippines, Vice President, Asia-Pacific of Nextel Communications Philippines and also held several key executive positions in Fujitsu Philippines, Bayantel, and Computer Information Systems Inc.

His notable list of publications include:

  • Main Author of the Book "Data Privacy and Cybercrime Prevention in the Philippine Digital Age”
  • Articles in “The Philippine Claim Over the Spratly Group of Islands: An Application of Article 76 of UNCLOS” 
  • History of Court of Tax Appeals
  • Articles in “When to Break The Silence: An Analysis of the Supreme Court's Appreciation of the Timing of the Filing of Sexual Harassment Complaints”  

His education and accomplishments include:

  • BS Mathematics, University of the Philippines 1989
  • Juris Doctor of Law, University of the Philippines 2008 Masters degree in Applied Business Economics, University of Asia and the Pacific
  • Participant in Strategic Alliance Program of Wharton School of Business in University of Pennsylvania
  • Awarded ASEAN CIO of the Year back in 2010 in the Government Sector by International Data Group
  • Graduated Cum Laude and Class Valedictorian at University of the Philippines

Mock Pak Lum
Chief Business Development Officer
Starhub Ltd

Pak Lum is responsible for discovering new business opportunities for the company and ensuring strategic investments are synergistic with its core businesses. In addition, he provides strategic direction for StarHub’s cyber security and big data analytics solutions. Pak Lum was the Chief Technology Officer of StarHub before taking on the current role.
Pak Lum started his career in Hewlett Packard from 1984, supporting its research and development efforts which led to the setting up of the reliability laboratory in Singapore. In 1989, he joined Pico Art International and introduced computerisation in Pico's graphic design, thus achieving cost efficiency in graphic panel production. With the advent of multimedia technology, he set up a joint venture company with Pico - GT Communications, to offer computer animation and interactive kiosks services in many large-scale public events such as Health Fair 1992 and Singapore 2000 Exhibition.
After eight years in Pico Art and GT Communications, Pak Lum moved on to head 1-Net Singapore in May 1997 to operate the backbone network for new broadband internet services in Singapore. One of his key achievements was the winning of a $92 million contract to host the Singapore Government Data Centre for 15 years. He was also appointed the CEO of the technology arm of MediaCorp in July 2002 where he oversaw the IT, engineering and transmission support functions. Having spent 13 years with MediaCorp Technologies and 1-Net, he left the company to set up an IT software company in August 2010 that developed middleware for cloud computing.
Pak Lum holds a Bachelor of Electrical / Electronic Engineering from the National University of Singapore and a Master in Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is married with three children.

Key F5 Speakers & Panelists

Brent Simon
Vice President of Global Security
F5 Networks

Simon joined F5 in 2015 as Vice President of Global Security. He is responsible for ensuring F5’s innovative security solutions are effectively taken to market, leading to loyal security customers and partners and to high security revenue growth as a result of that loyalty.
Prior to joining F5, Brent spent the last 14 years at Symantec where he held various direct sales and partner sales leadership roles, including VP of US West Sales and a global role as VP of Global Systems Integrators. He also co-led Symantec’s global GTM Strategy Transformation with the goal of more effectively selling its broad security and storage solutions. He started his career at IBM.
Brent received his MBA and BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

David Holmes
Worldwide Security Evangelist
F5 Networks

David Holmes is an evangelist for F5 Networks' security solutions, with an emphasis on distributed denial of service attacks, cryptography and firewall technology. He has spoken at conferences such as RSA, InfoSec and Gartner Data Center.
Holmes has authored white papers on security topics from the modern DDoS threat spectrum to new paradigms of firewall management. He has a regular column at SecurityWeek Magazine and also contributes to the industry publications DarkReading, Wired Online, SCMagazine, and Network World.
Since joining F5 in 2001, Holmes has helped design system and core security features of F5's Traffic Management Operating System (TMOS) with four patents pending. Prior to joining F5, Holmes served as Vice President of Engineering at Dvorak Development. Holmes has over 25 years of experience in security and product engineering and has contributed to security-related open source software projects such as OpenSSL and ssldump. Follow David Holmes on twitter @dholmesf5.

Prakash Sadagopan
Director of Solutions Architecture, Systems Engineering, APAC
F5 Networks

Based in Singapore, Prakash is the Director of Solutions Architecture for F5 in Asia Pacific, where he is responsible for strategic business transformation and evangelizing solutions across the regional markets.
Prior to F5, Prakash was at Tech Mahindra, where he was responsible for strategic solutions, portfolio management and driving partnerships globally.
He comes with more than 23 years of IT experience across multiple vertical markets, including telecommunications, insurance and manufacturing.
Prakash holds a master’s degree from the Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences in Pilani, India.

Karthik Ramarao
Director Field Systems Engineering - ASEAN
F5 Networks

Based in Singapore, Karthik is the Director of Field Systems Engineering for F5 in ASEAN, where he leads the team of Solution Architects, assists the local customer engagements and drives strategic customer workshops across the regions.
Prior to F5, Karthik was with NetApp Asia Pacific as CTO and Director of Strategy and Technology. In this role, he was responsible for evangelizing NetApp’s technology and advocating solutions to customers and partners.
Before Netapp, Karthik was the CTO for Dimension Data IDC and Cloud Services, where he led teams to deliver exceptional value to the overall business.
Coming with 27 years of experience in the IT Industry, Karthik held various roles in research and development, product marketing, technology consultancy and presales in Hewlett Packard and Sun Microsystems (APAC).
Karthik holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communications.

Key Technology Speakers

Keshav S Dhakad
Assistant General Counsel & Regional Director - Digital Crimes Unit (DCU)
Microsoft Asia

Keshav Dhakad serves as the Assistant General Counsel & Regional Director of Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit (DCU), Asia region, as part of Corporate, External & Legal Affairs (CELA), based out of Singapore. In his regional role, Keshav supervises the initiatives, programs and strategies related to preventing & disrupting cyber & digital crimes, cybersecurity capacity building & awareness in Industry, government outreach on cybercrime law & policies, cybercrime disruption through public-private partnership, cyber-threat intelligence collaboration, trusted public cloud advocacy, intellectual property policy & enforcement, big-data analytics & digital intelligence, law enforcement relations, etc.
Keshav joined Microsoft in 2007 in India, where he was a Director & Senior Attorney for its intellectual property and license compliance department based out of New Delhi. Prior to Microsoft, Keshav was a partner at the premier intellectual property law firm of Anand & Anand Advocates, New Delhi, handling the firm’s IT & E-Commerce related litigation & advisory matters.
Besides India, Keshav is also a licensed attorney for the State of New York, USA and has an extensive speaking experience on the topics of IT governance, cybercrime, cybersecurity, trusted cloud, IP crimes and related subject matters across the Asia region.

Bryce Boland
Vice President/CTO, Asia Pacific
FireEye, Inc.

Bryce Boland joins FireEye as CTO, Asia Pacific. Bryce has worked as an information security professional for over 16 years. Prior to joining FireEye, he was the Security CTO for UBS, responsible for groupwide security strategy, architecture, and driving security requirements into all technology development. He also built and ran UBS's application security programme, the security testing/penetration testing programme, and the security consulting team. In previous roles at UBS he was responsible for IT Risk Management in the APAC region, the architecture of the Security Operations Centre, and the architecture of the entitlements management systems.
Previously, Bryce worked for ABN AMRO as a technology risk management consultant, where he built vulnerability management solutions, conducted penetration tests, and consulted on security for major infrastructure and application programmes. He was also a member of the ABN AMRO GCIRT and Enterprise Network Steering Committee. He has a Master's degree in Computer Science with a thesis in Cryptographic protocols.
Bryce has lived and worked in New Zealand, Australia, UK, Switzerland, and now Singapore. His passion for hacking technology began at the age of 6 soldering memory into his ZX-81 on the kitchen sink.


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