Meet our advisory team
Andy is an accomplished telecoms executive with over 30 years experience in management and operations within the telecommunications, IT and electronics industries. Andy was the SVP and Head of Group Marketing at Axiata, one of Asia’s leading regional telecommunications group serving over 260 million subscribers. Prior to joining Axiata, he was formerly the CEO of Sampoerna Telecoms, an Indonesian-based telecoms operator, following his tenure as CEO of T-Systems Asia Pacific, (a member of the Deutsche Telekom Group), based in Singapore.
Andy has a B.Eng in Electronic & Computer Systems and an MBA in General Management,, both from Monash University and attended Executive Management programs at London Business School and the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT at Berlin).
Timothy EadesCHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, vArmour
With over 20 years of leadership experience in sales, marketing, and executive management at the CEO level, Tim has deep expertise in driving high growth for computing, security and enterprise software companies. Tim joined vArmour as CEO in October, 2013. Prior to that, he was the CEO at Silver Tail Systems from March, 2010 until the company was acquired by RSA, the security division of EMC in late 2012. Prior to leading Silver Tail Systems, Tim was CEO of Everyone.net, an SMB focused SaaS company that was acquired by Proofpoint. Tim has also held sales and marketing executive leadership positions at BEA Systems, Sana Security, Phoenix Technologies and IBM. Tim holds advanced degrees in business, international marketing, and financial analysis, primarily from Solent University in England.
Meng-Chow KangPhD, CISSP, CCSP Director, Information Security, Cisco Systems
Meng-Chow has been a practicing information security professional for more than 25 years with field experience spanning from technical to management in the various information security and risk management roles, including the Singapore government, major multi-nationals financial institutions, and global security and technology providers. His research and part of his experience in the field have been published in his book, “Responsive Security – Be ready to be secure”, by CRC Press in Oct 2013. His contributions to the information security industry and community have also been marked by numerous industry awards.
As Director of Information Security in Cisco Systems, Meng-Chow is responsible for managing Cisco’s information security risks in the Asia Pacific region, including Greater China and Japan. He currently co-leads the Cisco’s global data security, and policy and compliance strategies and related operational services. He is also responsible for the development and implementation of Cisco’s global Extranet security strategy, and the Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) for strategic businesses and operations to provide the required security assurance certification under the ISO/IEC 27001 standard framework.
Meng-Chow has been active in the information security community, and was elected as a Director of the (ISC)2 Board effective Jan 2015, and recipient of the, (ISC)2 James Wade Service Award in 2014.
Meng-Chow has also been contributing to both local and international security standardization efforts since 1998, in which he has held several committee and working group chair and editorial positions in the Singapore national standards body, ITU-T SG17, and ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 27. Meng-Chow is also co-Chair of the Asia Regional Information Security Exchange (RAISE) Forum, which he co-founded with a group of security experts in 2004. In his spare time, Meng-Chow continues to conduct research and teach information security as an Associate Professor (Adjunct) with the School of Computer Engineering at Nanyang Technology University, Singapore.
Meng-Chow received his MSc degree in Information Security from the Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London, and completed his PhD in Information Security Risk Management at the Southern Cross University, Australia. He has also been a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) since 1998, and Certified Cloud Security Professional since 2015.
Dennis Kung, 46, has over 20 years of experience in the software & internet industries. Currently, he is an angel investor / philanthropist with various startups, with a focus around mobile online education in China. He was a founding partner with O2 Learning (www.yangcong345.com), which is the leading online math and science learning center for Chinese middle school students. In his philanthropic efforts, he is a senior advisor with Sunshine Library in Beijing, whose mission is to help village children in China better learn math and science despite their resource constraints at their rural villages
Prior to his current endeavors, Dennis was the CEO of Accenture (Beijing) Mobile Technology Co. Ltd., a wholly owned unit of Accenture that is focused on delivering mobile solutions to clients inside and outside of China. Dennis has over 20 years of experience in the mobile, telecom, and internet industry as a mobile industry entrepreneur (Chairman and CEO of Mogenesis 1 & 2) and corporate executive (Managing Director of Symbian China, Director of R&D in Nokia China, and General Manager roles in both sales and consulting with Microsoft in the Greater China region). Dennis has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research from University of California, Berkeley.
Dennis has been very successful in the past in both large multinational executive roles as well as an entrepreneur, where he has built two companies that have been acquired by respected multinationals (Symbian, Accenture).
Alvin Kwock is an entrepreneur, currently working on a start-up in the space of Augmented Reality.
Alvin was J.P. Morgan’s Asia-Pacific Head of Emerging Technology/ Technology Hardware and Taiwan Head of Research. His work has been recognized by both investors and corporate – under Alvin’s leadership, J.P. Morgan’s Asia Tech Hardware team has been consistently rated top 3 in the Institutional Investors Poll in 2010-12, and Alvin also earned individual accolades in Financial Times/ Starmine and Asiamoney. He drove the Asia tech team to position for emerging tech trends (such as Tech in Eco Cars). He co-founded and captained research effort for the inaugural JPM Global TMT Conference in Asia in Nov 2013, the first large scale sell-side Global TMT conference located in Asia. He has also been invited to present in a number of advisory boards including ARM Asia Pacific (global IP powerhouse of smartphone/ tablet), venture capitals, etc, and as a guest lecturer at National Taiwan University.
Alvin holds a MA degree in Social Science and a BA degree in Economics, both from the University of Chicago.
Mar 1975 - Graduated in bachelor of Faculty of Economics, Kieo University, Japan
April 1975 - Joined Nippon Steel Corporation
April 1995 - Joined IDO Corporation
July 2000 - Director Corporate Strategy Planing Office, IDO Corporation
Oct 2000 - Executive Director, "au" Product Planning and Management Department, au" Service and Product Planning Division, KDDI Corporation
April 2002 - Executive Director, Corporate Strategy Planning Department , Corporate Management Division
April 2003 - Vice President, General Manager, Corporate Purchasing Division
April 2004 - Executive Vice President, KDDI Telemarketing Inc (later to KDDI Evolva Inc)
April 2006 - Vice President, General Manager, Corporate communications Division, KDDi Corporation
June 2007 - Vice President, General Manager,Corporate Strategy Planning Office
Jan 2009 - Vice President, General Manager,Corporate Strategy Planning Office and General Manager, Global Strategy Department
Mar 2010 - Director, Jupiter Telecommunications Co., Ltd
April 2010 - Vice President, General Manager,Corporate Strategy Planning Division and General Manager, Global Strategy Department, KDDi Corporation
Oct 2010 - Vice President, General Manager,Corporate Strategy Planning Division and General Manager, CATV Business Strategy Planning Division
Mar 2011 - Representative Director, Executive Vice President, Business Strategy Unit, Jupiter Telecommunications Co., Ltd
Mar 2013 - Audit and Supervision Board Member
Nov 2015 - Advisory Board Member, Kii Corporation
Nuno Gonçalves Pedro
Nuno Gonçalves Pedro is the Partner co-leading Delta Partners’ digital practice in San Francisco, specifically in Delta's Investment and Corporate Finance units. At the same time, Nuno serves as a board member for various mobile players, including social networks, gaming studios and productivity tool developers.
Prior to that, Nuno was the managing partner and CEO of Strive Capital, a quantitative early-stage venture capital fund focused on early-stage consumer mobile. He is still responsible for managing Strive Capital's current fund.
Before Strive Capital, Nuno was the Senior Expert and member of the APAC TMT leadership team for McKinsey and Co, focused on the entire mobile value-chain. Prior to McKinsey and Co, he was Strategy Director for GSM Association leading amongst others to the creation of the Group’s first ever equity venture.
During his career of over 20 years, Nuno has worked across 35 countries. From Asia-Pacific to North America, Nuno has led corporate investments in TMT, taken responsibility for product management, marketing and data analytics, business and corporate development of companies from very small early-stage start-ups to the leading tech and telecom players of the world.
Nuno is also a frequent speaker at key industry gatherings such as the Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Congress/Expo. He has been a member of the Jury for the Global Mobile Awards since 2007 and in 2006 he was recognised as one of the “top 26 Portuguese executives abroad”.
He holds post-graduate diplomas from Wharton School at UPenn, London Business School and the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford GSB. He is also qualified as a Computer Engineer by IST at the Technical University of Lisbon.
Philipp Schloter is President & CEO of Abukai, Inc., a supplier of business productivity solutions. ABUKAI has users at over 40% of Global 500 corporations. ABUKAI Expenses was named one of the Top 20 Cloud Services by PC Magazine, and one of the top 5 finance applications by NASDAQ. ABUKAI Expenses has been ranked the #1 grossing app for finance by Apple.
Before ABUKAI, Philipp held the position of General Manager at Nokia, leading a growth business unit. He led teams in the US, UK, Finland and Singapore, and also established a new San Francisco office. He led the acquired business from gaining momentum and traction with consumers in over 150 countries to the integration into the core business as a key strategic cornerstone for Nokia's service push. Awards included a Wall Street Journal Innovation Award, a Stevie Award for "Marketing Campaign of the Year," and a Digital Emmy Nomination.
Before Nokia, Philipp was Chief Executive Officer of PIXTO, which Nokia acquired.
Previously, Philipp served as Head of Product and Service Innovation, at the Silicon Valley office of Deutsche Telekom's management consulting arm. Philipp also acted as a strategic adviser to Microsoft's corporate strategy group and earlier served as a Worldwide Product Manager for Windows Server at Microsoft.
Philipp attended Stanford University, where he earned a BA in Economics, BS in Computer Science and MS in Electrical Engineering. He also completed an executive program for marketing & leadership at the Kellogg School of Management.