Speaker’s Profile

Unmesh Deshmukh

Unmesh Deshmukh is director, Endpoint Security Sales, Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) at Symantec, responsible for spearheading the sales growth and development efforts of Symantec’s Endpoint Security and Endpoint Management businesses across Asia South region and Compliance business across APJ geography.

Unmesh has been with Symantec for over six years and played a significant role in the acquisition of several large and strategic contracts with Indian customers where he was heading Enterprise Sales for Symantec India. He is now based in Singapore and was responsible for leading Symantec’s Security Management and Network Access Control businesses for the APJ region prior to taking on this current role.

Yap Chern Nam

Yap Chern Nam received his Bachelor of Science (Hon) from the University of London and Masters of Science (by research) and PhD from the University of Sheffield. He started working with Ednovation Pte ltd (Singapore) – as a system engineer and subsequently with Predictive System (Germany) – as a technical consultant. He later joined Temasek Polytechnic Informatics & IT School as a lecturer. His fundamental research and publications are in the area of optimizing mobile data networks.

Currently he holds the post of the Secretary for IEEE Singapore Computer Chapter and has organised numeral technical and non-technical programmes. Besides his involvement with the IEEE, he has also worked with various standardization bodies such as ITU-T, IETF and Open Group.

In 2004, he held a visiting research position at Intel Research Lab (USA) and in 2006; he was the principal investigator in the ‘next generation wireless network’ sponsored by Singapore Tote Board. He is also a Full Member for IEEE and British Computer Society.

Michelle Lee

Ms Michelle Lee is the Head of SITSA’s IT Security consultancy arm. She has been with the Ministry of Home Affairs for over 8 years and has been in the IT industry for over 14 years. She is involved in many of the Government’s strategic projects in various capacities.

Leonard Sim

Leonard Sim joined MessageLabs, now known as Symantec Hosted Services, in September 2008. In the position of Client Services Manager for the Asia South Region, he is involved in consultancy and solution design for customers as well as technical account management, ensuring the seamless delivery of the Symantec Hosted Services’ managed security offerings. He is also responsible for channel technical enablement, providing training and development for all partners.

Wee Keng Tong

Wee Keng Tong is a System Engineer for Aruba South East Asia. Having a decade of experience in networking, he joined Aruba in 2005 and is responsible for WLAN design and solution for Aruba in South East Asia Region. He is also an Aruba Certified Mobility Expert & Aruba Certified Design Expert.

Julian Ho

Co-founder of ThinkSECURE Pte Ltd (www.securitystartshere.org), Julian has extensive security experience in telecommunication and IT consultancy in the United States and Asia Pacific. He has also been featured in the Straits Times and on Newsradio 93.8 as well as various IT-security conferences, such as Hack-In-The-Box, Netprotex and Bellua Cyber Security Asia, discussing various security-related issues. He was responsible for the security management of the public data network infrastructure at StarHub, a Singapore-based telco with a multi-platform environment consisting of numerous routers, switches, servers and core telco devices. His experience in this field includes security policy planning & implementation, network/systems auditing & lockdown, development & consolidation of security overlay network design, incident response and threat research & prioritization.

Eugene Teo

Eugene Teo is a senior member of the Red Hat Security Response Team. He leads the security efforts in the Linux kernel across all Red Hat products. He enjoys finding security issues. He has been an active member of the Linux and open source community in Singapore for over a decade, having held different portfolios within the Linux Users’ Group (Singapore). Eugene has spoken at numerous conferences, including Red Hat Summit, SyScan, GNOME.Asia, and Linux Conference Australia.

Lim Eyung

Lim Eyung served as the senior officer of Biometrics Enabled Mobile Commerce (BEAM) Consortium from 2001 to 2002. He represented Singapore in Biometrics Consortium Meeting in Japan (2002 & 2009), ISO SC 37 meeting in France (2004), New Zealand(2007), Germany(2007), Korea(2008), USA(2009) and Singapore(2010). He was also appointed as the secretary of Biometrics Technical Committee (BTC) of Singapore. On top that that, he is serving the International Standards Organization (ISO) as a project co-editor.  He is the author of 7 international conference research papers and industry journals in the area of biometrics.