EDITORIAL

Tan Ee Sze

Tan Ee Sze
Managing Editor

Ee Sze began her career as a journalist with The Straits Times in the late 1980s, covering the tourism and aviation beat. After a brief foray into IT at the then-National Computer Board, she returned to journalism and was involved in the launch of CIO Asia. She also spearheaded the makeover of SME IT Guide (IDG Communications) and led it on a successful run as its editor. She went on to helm Computerworld Singapore from the early to mid-2000s, and had the benefit of working with a fantastic group of people to transform it into one of the leading IT trade publications of the time. Extended members of the team are now back together at ConvergenceAsia, to do what we enjoy doing best.


Kenneth Liew

Kenneth Liew
Founding Editor & Chief Analyst

Kenneth has been a market analyst in the ICT industry for more than eight years, focusing mainly on telecommunications in his time at research firm IDC and regional service provider SingTel. He has been quoted in numerous publications and has appeared in various news channels across the region to share his insights into telecommunication developments and trends. Kenneth started his career as an IT manager in the public sector. He went on to join Computerworld Singapore as a technology writer and also contributed to Computerworld Malaysia and CIO Asia. As Founding Editor of ConvergenceAsia, he continues to share his expertise and analytical insights, especially in the areas of cloud services and communications.


Roland Lim

Roland Lim
Contributor

Roland adds to ConvergenceAsia's regional coverage with his contributed articles and columns on trends pertinent to the Asia Pacific data community. Based in Hong Kong since 2008, he is a seasoned scribe with over 15 years of experience in this field. He has written extensively about the industry as a correspondent with Singapore’s leading business broadsheet The Business Times, and with the various regional publications of tech trade publisher IDG Singapore. He has also covered the tech industry as an analyst with research firm IDC. Roland also has industry experience in telecommunications and networking from his previous stints at regional telco Pacnet, Juniper Networks, and is currently with Intel. Find him at @roland_twtr.


Eileen Yu

Eileen Yu
Biz tech blogger

A media veteran in the business technology industry, Eileen has over 16 years of experience at various IT publications including ZDNet, Singapore Press Holdings, and Computerworld Singapore. She is currently an independent blogger and content specialist, providing analysis of key market developments across the Asia-Pacific region. With her extensive media background, Eileen is familiar with a range of technology segments including enterprise security, legal tech and data privacy. She has interviewed top executives from leading Asian and global companies and moderated high-level panel discussions and roundtables. She has also shared her insights at digital/online media conferences as an invited speaker, and was an industry advisor for the National University of Singapore's Communications and New Media department.


PRODUCTION


Chan Wai Peng

Chan Wai Peng
Special Correspondent

Wai Peng loves expressing ideas through motion video, photographs and the written word. She started as a photographer, capturing images that celebrate life, and later developed a love for moving pictures and sound. Since 2004, she has been producing commercial images, executive portraits and high-energy videos for companies, and government agencies. She won the First Prize in the 2004 WOMAD video creation contest organised by the British Council, with an entry titled “Signs” - a video installation fusing photographs with words. Prior to this, Wai Peng was employed in a government statutory board where she single-handedly handled a national campaign to promote construction careers to schools.


Esther Lee

Esther Lee
Photographer

Esther is a key member of the ConvergenceAsia team, helping our readers to put faces to names and images to events. A veteran photographer, she has a knack for drawing people out, making them feel at ease and capturing the personality behind the person. While she covers a wide range of other assignments from weddings and community activities to formal corporate events, ConvergenceAsia knows her best as the go-to photographer for all things related to the IT industry. She has captured IT leaders such as Michael Dell and Marc Benioff, covered flagship events such as the Infocomm Media Business Exchange as well as various industry roundtables and dialogues.


Mohd Yasin

Mohd Yasin
Graphics & Design

Mohd Yasin has more than 20 years’ experience in coming up with compelling designs and graphics for advertisements, magazines, books and web sites. His more recent projects include the commemorative book “Inspiring, Exploring and Transforming Learning with Technology” (Ministry of Education, Microsoft and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore); the NCS publication SURF; and “The Power of Dreams”, a publication about Crescent Girls’ journey towards personalised learning (Microsoft), amongst many others. A versatile designer with in-depth knowledge of production processes, he has also worked with event organisers to produce collaterals such as stage backdrops, posters, brochures and programmes.


CLIENT ENGAGEMENT

Joanne Ng

Joanne Ng
Account Director

As Account Director for ConvergenceAsia, Joanne brings to her role a solid track record in driving successful marketing campaigns for her clients. She was previously Account Director at IDG Communications, where she helped ensure her clients met their marketing objectives by tailoring appropriate campaigns leveraging on IDG’s Computerworld Singapore and CIO Asia platforms. She also helped clients to develop creative new marketing ideas and spearheaded integrated advertising campaigns for key accounts such as Cisco Systems and Hitachi Data Systems. These campaigns included the integration of all components of advertising – print advertisements, events, online promotions and special customised supplements.



CONVERGENCEASIA PIONEERS SERIES 

Prof Gordon Bell on "exascale nirvana" and other supercomputing trends

Gordon Bell of supercomputing's Gordon Bell Prize talks to ConvergenceAsia about the "scaling up" and "scaling out" of HPC and its new applications in analytics and data science. Bell was in Singapore recently for Supercomputing Frontiers 2017, where he delivered a keynote on "Three Decades: Motivating and Measuring HPC Progress". 

  • Video by Chan Wai Peng