Alpha7 Connect Forum

Fairmont Singapore
Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560, Ampang, WP Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Join us for “Alpha7 Connect Forum” on Friday, 2 October 2015, 8am to 12noon. Alpha7 Connect Forum is a thought-leadership platform established for businesses and professionals to find out how they can leverage technology to help them excel and take their business to the next level.

Singapore businesses – enterprises, SMEs and startups – need to move faster, fight harder – to remain competitive, with technology and innovation as the answer. In keeping with this idea, the theme of Alpha7 Connect Forum is: “Keeping Singapore’s Competitive Advantage with Disruptive Technologies.” The event will showcase discussions with distinguished guests about the disruptive powers of technology, and the value it brings to a company's people and processes.

Alpha7 Connect Forum will feature tech-business leaders, including:
• James Kang, Board Member of Alpha7
• James Sundram, ex-MD International at PropertyGuru
• Cameron Priest, CEO at TradeGecko
• Glen Francis, President of CIO Academy Asia.

Join our panel of experts as they share insights on how you can stay competitive in the marketplace, and how to make your business more competitive in the cloud era!

Event details:
Date and Time: Friday, 2 October 2015, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Venue: Fairmont Ballroom (Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560)
Registration Fee: Free (RSVP required)
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Organizer: Alpha7

James Kang, Board Member of Alpha7
James was ex-Assistant Chief Executive at IDA. He oversaw strategic initiatives to harness infocomm technology to plan, develop, and implement the next generation of government. James started his career in 1984 at the then National Computer Board. He then spent 9 years in various director positions at Singapore Network Services, where he led the successful implementation of TradeNet, the world’s first nation-wide integrated network linking 20 government agencies and over 20,000 companies. James was also the Regional Managing Director for Asia in Trustmarque and Sterling Commerce. In 2002, he became Chief Information Officer and Senior VP of Customer & Technology Divisions at NTUC Income Insurance where he transformed the organisation’s IT operations into the world’s first totally paperless system with redesigned business processes, enhanced efficiency and winning numerous awards.

James Sundram, ex-MD International at PropertyGuru
James is the former Managing Director of International for PropertyGuru Group, Asia's leading online property portal group used by more than 11 million property buyers, viewing over 104 million property pages and generating over 500,000 enquiries for real estate developer and agent advertisers - every month - across Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. Prior to PropertyGuru, James started and worked in a variety of companies. His specialization include strategy, sales and market development for SMEs and MNCs.
Between 2006 and 2011, he was the founder and CEO of The Right Company, a Singapore-based Marketing and Advertising firm. James also worked as the Head of Asia at Lonely Planet, Group General Manager of SPH Magazines, and also Managing Director (Circulation & Marketing Director) at Dow Jones Publishing Company Asia.

Cameron Priest, CEO of TradeGecko
Cameron grew up on a kiwifruit orchard in New Zealand. When he wasn’t feeding calves, he was building cars. Claiming from the age of 9 that he’d one day be the CEO of his own enterprise, Cameron set up several small scale businesses before establishing TradeGecko; born out of a friend’s battle to efficiently manage their supply chain.
Even though TradeGecko has scaled super quickly, Cameron remains highly involved in nurturing and growing every part of the Gecko family. When he’s not trying his hand at new adventure/water sports, he can be seen wandering from team to team in the TradeGecko office sporting a pair of loafers and an impressive beard.

Glen Francis, President of CIO Academy Asia
Glen Francis has over 20 years of technology experience and has served on a number of executive boards and forums. Glen enjoys creativity and innovation, and is well respected by his peers in the industry. He is the current Vice President for IT Management Association, President for IDeationEdgeAsia and President for CIO Academy Asia. He serves on two institutes of higher learning as their technology board adviser and he mentors several startup companies.

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