Cecil Su, Director Grant Thornton LLP, Singapore
Cecil Su is a Director of Grant Thornton LLP in Singapore. As head of the Technology Advisory unit, he leads various engagement teams on diversified projects across vertical industries. His area of focus is in IT Assurance, IT Security Advisory and Digital Forensics. Aside from being the elected global committee member for the OWASP Education board, Cecil is also the current Chapter Lead for the Singapore Honeynet Project, ExCo member for the Association of Information Security Professionals (AISP), and a member of the security Controls and Security Services Working Group (Singapore representative body for ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27/WG 4). He currently holds the CISSP, OPST, CISA, CISM and OCP DBA certifications.
Frank Feldmann , Director - Business & Technology Solution, Red Hat APAC
Frank Feldmann is the Director of Business and Technology Solutions for Asia Pacific / Japan. He is instrumental in developing business strategies in Cloud Computing and Virtualization and Middleware. Frank has over 14 years of experience in the field of open standards and open source. In 2008, Frank started off his career with Red Hat as the Senior Product Manager for Asia Pacific and was responsible for the Red Hat Infrastructure solutions such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. Prior to Red Hat, Frank worked at Novell Asia Pacific in the role of Technical Alliance Manager. He was responsible for technical relationships with IBM, Hewlett Packard and Dell. Prior to relocating to Asia, Frank co-owned and managed a Java services company in the Netherlands specializing in Open Source JBoss Middleware technology. Before that, Frank worked as a Product Manager for SilverStream Software EMEA, an innovative J2EE middleware software vendor that was acquired by Novell Inc. mid 2002.
Paul Kangro, Chief Technology Officer Novell Inc, APAC
He is responsible for providing technicalleadership with regard to Novell’s products and solutions to the market-place andworking closely with product development to ensure market needs are meet. Paul alsoprovides direction to major companies on strategic choices of data centre technology,including consolidation, DR and orchestration. During Paul's eight years with Novell hehas been instrumental in the introduction of Novell's Linux product portfolio into theAsia Pacific Market and is a regular presenter at industry and tradeshows.Prior to joining Novell in 2000, Paul spent 16 years in technical, sales, marketing andmanagement assignments. The majority of his time was at IBM, Paul has also workedfor Cable & Wireless Optus and Nortel Networks in technical, marketing and projectmanagement roles.Paul studied Electrical Engineering at the University and New South Wales and holds aPost Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management and a Masters of Management fromthe Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney.
Gary Sweeting, Enterprise Technology Strategist Microsoft Corporation, APAC
Gary is the Enterprise Technology Strategist for Software + Services within the Worldwide Customer Advocacy & Technology Management (CATM) team. Based in Hong Kong, his primary focus is to work closely with each of the APAC countries to champion Microsoft’s Cloud platform initiatives to the company’s customers and partners. His responsibilities in this position require regular interaction with the various members of the business groups across the region, to help guide their marketing and strategy initiatives. Gary’s role also encompasses helping drive Microsoft’s Interoperability efforts in Asia-Pacific, particularly in the areas of Open Source and Standards. Over the past 15 years, Gary has worked in various technical, consulting, sales & marketing roles for Internet start-ups and solution providers. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2006 he was the Technology Advocate for Workplace, Portal & Collaboration at IBM Asia Pacific.
Pang Vern Chia, Solutions Architect Red Hat, ASEAN
As a Solutions Architect for ASEAN, Pang acts as a technical front for the sales team, responsible for pre-sales support to the channels and Account Managers in the region. In addition to designing Linux-based solutions for enterprise customers, Pang delivers sales and technical training for partners in Linux and has represented Red Hat in various speaking engagements in the region. Prior to Red Hat, he was the lead Systems Consultant in various sizable deals across Malaysia. He is equipped with strong expertise in server and storage technology. Vern Chia holds various awards from Dell such as 'Top Techical Sales Representative of APJ ASG for FY07'. Pang holds a BSc. (Hons) Business Information Technology from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK.
Suhas Desai, Security Analyst Tech Mahindra, India
Suhas Desai is a distinguished Security analyst working with Tech Mahindra. He is developing capabilities in Mobile Application security services. Suhas is a contributing writer for” Linux for You”, “Linux+ DVD” and “Linux Journal” magazines. He has co-authored a book “Security in computing” for Pearson Education (Publication Year - 2010). He is Feature writer for www.linuxsecurity.com. His research papers on Security , RFID and Image Processing are published in various reputed proceedings and journals like –ISA EXPO 2004, TX, USA.; “InTech” Journal, Global Automation Magazine, TX, USA ; WIA'05,11th IEEE real time & Embedded Systems Symposium, CA, USA.; E-SMART 2005, France. Suhas has delivered noted sessions at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia; OSSPAC’09 (Open source Singapore Pacific Asia Conference), Singapore; INTEROP 2009, MUMBAI and at ClubHack 2009, Pune. He is a frequent speaker at prominent industry and customer forums, conferences which are important to IT executives and academics. He is a Member of Board of Advisors for Open Source Software Pacific Asia Conference and Expo (OSSPAC) 2010, Sydney, Australia.
Kam Han Wen, Product & Technology Manager Novell Inc, APAC
With over 10 years of experience in the enterprise software infocommindustry, Han hasprovided consulting services to a wide spectrum of clients from both private and publicsectors in Asia Pacific. Han is capable of bridging technology and the desired value tobusinesses, particularly in the area of IT optimization through a combination oftraditional private source and open source solutions.Han has also been very successful in the field of Linux on IBM System z (akaMainframe) with customers from both the finance and government sectors. He isexperienced in infrastructure review and design for the purpose of yielding the desiredTCO and IT efficiency for customers since 2004.Han is a Novell Certified Linux Professional since Feb 2007. He is also a coauthorofthe IBM Redbook “WebSphere and .NET Coexistence” published in Feb/Mar 2004.
Ray Davies, Engineer IBM Corporation, UK
Ray Davies has worked with IBM hardware and software for the last 23 years and has installed and configured IBM Mainframes, IBM Midrange systems and IBM distributed systems. Ray has worked with most operating systems and has specific expertise in IBM's OS/2 and SNA protocols. Ray has seen the transformation of pure Unix systems to vendor specific Unix derivatives and the slow but steady rise of Linux. Ray has been an aficionado of Linux since working with the SUSE team in the UK and has promoted the use of Open Source as a viable alternative and real choice ever since. What is well know and appreciated by the industry is IBM's support for Linux on server platforms supporting business critical applications but less well known is IBM's commitment to the desktop environment. IBM's continued commitment to the Linux Desktop environment provides customers with real choice as all IBM mission critical applications work natively on Linux. Ray has been part of the IBM Linux on the desktop drive in IBM and regularly run Move2Linux events for IBMers where the standard desktop is replaced with a high performance Linux desktop. Ray has very close ties to Canonical in the UK and has spoken at a number of shared events talking about IBM's Open Collaboration Client Solution.
Walter Heck, Founder Olindata, Australia
"Walter Heck is founder of OlinData and Tribily.com, working on Systems Monitoring, MySQL Database Administration and all related systems administration. With over 10 years of experience in IT, partly working in a corporate environment and partly working as an entrepreneur, parlty working as a developer, partly working as a DBA and partly working as a SysAdmin, partly working in Closed Source and parlty working in Open Source, he understands all angles of the game.Currently he's running OlinData in the most environmentally friendly way possible, while working location independently. He's an expert on MySQL, Zabbix, Linux systems administration and many other topics."
Dr. Jeh Shyan Wong, CEO CommerceNet, Singapore
Dr. Jeh Shyan WONG is the CEO of CommerceNet Singapore. He had played an active and key role in the formation of nine of the most aggressive southern China private equities internationally. The organisation that he heads, CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) is a not-for-profit organisation, part of the global CommerceNet consortium of business partners that organises resources from the industry, plans and executes key strategies. They seek to sustain market initiatives that promote security, innovations and develop human, intellectual, financial and cultural capitals within the self-sustaining enterprise ecosystems. CNSG has been involved actively in initiatives that pioneer and advance tomorrow's technology, today. CNSG has keep up a strategic role as a key influencer, encouraging innovation and driving progress.
Sam Moffatt, Joomla Organization, Australia
Sam Moffatt is has for the last half a decade worked on the Joomla! project to build up a content management system which now powers around 1% of the internet. His present role with Joomla! is as a development co-ordinator. Outside of Joomla!, Sam works for the University of Southern Queensland as a Systems Co-ordinator developing and deploying open source web systems like ePrints and VuFind in addition to working on Library mobile services. Sam is also completing a master of computing studying computer security in systems as varied as Windows to MULTICS.
Dr. Shinji Kobayashi, Bioregulatory Medicine Ehime University, Japan
He is a representative of medical open source software council in Japan. He is a clinical hematologist/oncologist and a developer of open source software in medicine with more than 15 years experience. Japan medical association (JMA) has developed their e-health system as open source software from 10 years ago. He has cooperatively promoted open source software benefit in medical field with JMA and other developers in Japan. He also leads the Ruby implementation of the openEHR project, which develop a semantic interoperability standard in medicine.
Krich Nasingkun, Acting Director, Open Source Software Lab, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand
He is also Co-Head of Linux TLE project (Thai Language Extension) distribution and Linux SIS project (Simple Internet Server) distribution and also Team member of OfficeTLE (Localization version of OpenOffice.org)
Frans Van der Star, Founder Van Der Star, Netherland
Frans van der Star (59 years) joined after his Baccalaureate the Royal Dutch Navy. After his six years' military service he had worked for several Departments in the Public Sector for two decades. In the meantime he got three College degrees in Business Science. After his career as a Civil Servant he has worked as a IT-related consultant since fifteen years. He has done big implementation-projects within ERP-discipline for huge Dutch companies. Also he has done smaller general business-projects in the SMB-sector. Frans van der Star will show in his vivid presentation the tremendous and innovative possibilities of the new trend regarding the budget-friendly Open Source Enterprise Resource Planning Software for the “new” generation of Small and Medium Businesses. In his talk he will provide the audience an overview look into the comprehensive ERP-Open-Source Application SQL-Ledger. All this with the intention to deliver refreshing approaches towards profit and non-profit sector and the Institutions of Higher Learning in Malaysia. In his address he will visualize the audience with the aid of examples by slides of this software and its profitable substantial benefits. Frans van der Star was plenary speaker during MYGOSSCON 2009.
Aung Khant, Founder YGN Ethical Hacker, Myanmar
Aung Khant is a penetration tester, security researcher, and web application security enthusiast from Myanmar. He is a founder of YGN Ethical Hacker Group (YEHG), a well-known Burmese hacker community.He is a contributor to the w3af (Web Application Audit and Attack Framework) and OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project). He has developed security tools including JHijack(Session Hijacking Tool), Greasemonkey Fuzzers, PHP Attack Detector, OWASP Joomla! Vulnerability Scanner that gets hundreds of download hits weekly at sourceforge. He is also known for his comprehensive walk-through series of OWASP WebGoat and WebScarab tutorial movies. He has uncovered and disclosed security vulnerabilities in a number of applications such as phpMyAdmin, CodeIgnitor, DOMPDF, TinyBrowser, and Joomla! Components. Whatever he does about security stuffs can be found at YEHG lab, http://yehg.net/lab/. He managed to attain the BSc in Computing and Information Systems from London Metropolitan University while devoting his life to security stuffs. Currently he is working for Grant Thornton LLP where he performs penetration tests on dozens of various systems and applications each month.
Jeremy Malcom, Project Coordinator Consumers International, Australia
Jeremy Malcolm is Project Coordinator for Intellectual Property and Communications at Consumers International's regional office for Asia-Pacific and the Middle East based in Kuala Lumpur. He manages a global project on Access to Knowledge, which includes advocacy for the benefits of free and open source software. He is an avid FOSS user, and a registered Debian GNU/Linux developer since 2002. He has previously spoken at the 2009 FOSS.my conference, and three Linux.conf.au conferences. He completed his PhD in Internet governance in 2009 and is admitted to practice law in Australia and New York.
Kerstin Pittl, Lead Architect & Developer DMSBT, Australia
Kerstin is the Lead Architect & Developer for DMSBT – a Google Enterprise Partner in Sydney, Australia. Kerstin is a passionate advocate of open source technology and is widely renowned as one of the industry’s foremost experts on the Google Enterprise suite – most specifically Google Maps. In her career, Kerstin has worked with clients from all walks of life – from unfunded start-ups to central banks and from not-for-profit charities to intelligence and military agencies.
Vito Chin, Software Engineer Ibuilding, UK
Patrick Beaucamp, Founder BPM-Conseil, France
Patrick Beaucamp is founder and Ceo of Bpm-conseil, a french company first dedicated to BI and BPM platform integration. With almost 20 years of experience in BI area, with participation in early 90s to Cognos PowerPlay & Impromptu launch in West Europe, Patrick has founded in 2007 the Vanilla Open Source BPI Project, rewarded by independant analysts as one of the Top 10 successfull French Open Source Project (April 09) and as major competitor of SAP Business Object, IBM Cognos and Microstrategy platform (November 09).
Mark Rees, Chief Technology Officer Century Software, Australia
Mark is the CTO of Century Software (M) Sdn Bhd which uses Open Source software to help develop their products. Mark has been a user and developer of Open Source software since 1995 when he installed Linux for the first time. He has spoken at 4 OSDC conferences, and last years MOSC. He was a member the organising team for OSDC 2008 and PyCon Australia 2010. Over the last 30+ years, Mark has programmed in many languages, but has the most fun programming in Python which he has been using since 1997. He is the creator of the isapi_wsgi adaptor, and a number of Informix Database adaptors for Python Web Frameworks. He is the past convenor but still active member of SyPy, the Sydney Python Users Group. Mark splits his time between Sydney and Kuala Lumpur.
Seyed Mohammad Motahar, Developer OpenERP, Iran
Winner of swiss international inventino competition in the filed of IT. In 2003 in Iran in the field of applied science and technology, He became one of the best student of the country just for a research project Which was developing a Software framework and making a telerobot completely controlled from the Internet with a dedicated programming language. Seyed Mohammad Motahar is one of the Iranian ICT inventors,His last invention won a silver medal of Swiss international invention fair. But almost all the codes and frameworks was closed and patented, Simultaneously he is Product development manager of a company which is based in the Netherlands, He is in charge of developing and extending functionality of the OpenERP specially for B2B and E-Commerce solutions.Now he starts making his next idea open source and it is noting but the next generation of open source ERPs.
Victor Yap, Consultant Renderfun, Singapore
As a consultant, Victor Yap helps companies develop cost-efficient production workflow and massively parallel High-Performance Computing for 3D animation. Current projects involves assisting creative studios migrate to open source solutions to streamline their workflow, with programs like Blender to a constantly evolving 3D animation environment. Blender is a strong open source contender to mainstream programs such as Maya and Softimage. Armed with a double degree in Electronic Arts & Computer Science and a Master's Degree in Instructional Media Technology that was earned through his skills and experience in a practical learning environment, he brings all his experiences to his commitment to promote Open Source Software (OSS). Deeply involved with OSS usage and deployment since 1996, he presently dedicates himself to using open source as a tool for digital content creation. True to the spirit of OSS, he wants to share his experiences, insights and knowledge with everyone. Working closely with Blender Foundation, he secured approval to initiate Blender Talk in SIGGPRAPH ASIA 2008 in Singapore. He is currently the Lead Organizer of Blender User Group of Singapore. As a speaker, he has been engaged to speak on various occassions such as with the SIGGRAPH Singapore Chapter sponsored by Hewlett Packard, and on Software Freedom Day organized by the Free and Open Source Alliance (FOSA) Singapore in partnership with the National Library Board of Singapore. Victor Yap has been sharing his expertise in the benefits and production knowledge with the masses.
Anson Uy, Founder, Tech Solution Philippines
Anson Uy is the founder of Touch Solutions Incoporated, a 9 year old company specializing in Open Source business. Anson has introduced the usage of linux in the enterprise and is considered a resource speaker for open source in the country. Anson is a board member of the Commission on Information Technology eGovernance Center of Excellence in the Philippines. Currently, Touch Solutions is a distributor of Novell Suse Linux and MySQL products in the Philippines.
Rizatuddin Ramli, Director MDeC, Malaysia
Rizatuddin has been at Multimedia Development Corp since 1998, currently he is the General Global Profiling and Portfolio Management, in a role which involves developing MSC Malaysia global icons as a function of innovative companies, products and services and in alignment of business & technology goals of MSC Malaysia and Vision 2020.Touted as "a bulwark of MDeC since time immemorial. He's a critical asset to any company, namely the MSC. Ritz is creative, dynamic, insightful... he's a great guy and a pleasure to work with". Dynamic, results oriented technology executive with broad experience in general management, technology management and customer care. Hehas seen through success in implementing new concepts and methods to drive transformational change across the organization.
Dr Syed Mohamed Ajunid, Consultant UNU-IIGH, United Nation
Dr Syed Mohamed Aljunid a Professor of Health Economics and the first Malaysian to obtain PhD in Health Economics and Financing. Currently he is the Consultant in Public Health Medicine and Senior Research Fellow in United Nations University-International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) which was established in 2006. Prior to joining UNU-IIGH, he served for more than 20 years in Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, in various positions from lecturer, Professor and Head of Department. He obtained his MD from UKM in 1985, Master of Science in Public Health from National University of Singapore in 1989 and PhD in Health Economics and Financing Programme, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1995. He is a Fellow of Academy of Medicine Malaysia since 2000.His main interest is on the use of ICT to strengthen healthcare system especially the health financing mechanisms of developing countries. He has vast experience in supporting government of Indonesia, Mongolia, Philippine, Uruguay, Vietnam and Malaysia on the implementation of case-mix system to enhance efficiency and quality of healthcare services funded particularly by social health insurance scheme.He has been consulted by a number of international agencies including WHO (WPRO/SEARO/EMRO), UNICEFF, UNFPA, UNAIDS, Asian Development Bank and the World Bank on various projects in relation to delivery of healthcare services. Currently, he is the co-Chair of Morbidity Reference Group of ICD-11 Revision under WHO.
Mahmud Ab Rahman, Intrusion Analyst MyCert CyberSecurity, Malaysia
Mahmud Ab Rahman currently works as Information Security Specialist for Malaysia Computer Emergency and Response Team (MyCERT) under umbrella of CyberSecurity Malaysia. Prior to that, he worked as an Intrusion Analyst at MyCERT department. His education background comprises of Master Degree in Computer Science from National University of Malaysia in 2006. Prior to that, he obtained a Degree in Computer Science from the same university. Mahmud has been involved in the computer security field for over 5 years. His area of focus and interest is network security, honeynet, botnet monitoring, and malware analysis. He also engages in several penetration-testing exercises and to provide solutions for any vulnerability detected. Moreover, he is recognized for conducting numbers of training for organizations to talk on topics ranging from introduction to advanced security courses. He also presented at conferences such as FIRST TC and Infosec.MY. He is also main contributor for CyberSecurity Malaysia Honeynet Project’s blog
Hasan Ganny Hanif Francis, President IASA, Malaysia
Hasan Ganny bin Hanif Francis has been working in the IT industry since 1988, covering various functional areas of Enterprise and IT Architecture, IT Strategic Planning, Information Technology Consulting, Business Process Improvements, Systems Development and Systems Integration. He spent his entire career in the software development activities and since 2000, he focused mainly in the area of Enterprise and IT architecture where he has architected large and complex systems with one of Malaysian largest conglomerate group of companies.
YM Dato' Dr. Raja Malik Mohamed, Dean SIT CUCST, Malaysia
Dato' Dr. Raja Malik Mohamed is the Dean of School of Information Technology, City University College of Science and Technology (CUCST). Heis also the President of Malaysian National Computer Confederation (MNCC), the recognized body for ICT professionals in Malaysia as well as the former President of the South-East Asia Regional Computer Confederation or SEARCC. Dato' Dr. Raja Malik was formerly the Deputy Director-General of MAMPU and the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Public Sector. Prior to this, he has given distinguished service to INTAN, the Ministry of Educationand other relevant government agencies. He is currently the Chairman of NISA Advanced Solutions Sdn Bhd. and active in advocating the open sourcesolutions.
Alecia Heng, President Gergeous Geeks, Malaysia
Alecia is the President and Co-founder for Gorgeous Geeks (www.gorgeousgeeks.net) which was founded in Jan 2008. Being a volunteer for the non-profit interest group, Alecia's passion is to promote IT as a lifestyle for women, as well as, to provide supporting network for women in technology and to inspire other women to join the ICT industry. As an IASA (International Association of Software Architect) Vice President of Women in Technology SIG and entrepreneurial leader with diversified experiences, She has more than 14 years of experience in various strategic initiatives and engagements to help businesses in leveraging Information Technology. Her experiences include Strategic Enterprise Management, Business Values of IT, BPR, Knowledge Management, e-Business Initiatives & Strategic Consultancy for the industry sector of Education, manufacturing, Logistics & FSI. Alecia is frequent public speakers in the IT & Business conferences across region. She appears regularly in the media like television, news paper, magazine and radio station to share her view on women and technology. She has been recognized for her “Outstanding Career Achievements and Contribution to Society in the Technology Sector” by The Malaysian Women’s Weekly Great Women of Our Time Award 2008. Alecia holds a Master of Technology from the National University of Singapore, Postgraduate in Information System from Curtin University, Australia and a Bachelor of Computer and Mathematical Sciences from the University of Western Australia.
Azril Azam Abdul Rahim, Team Leader IMPACT, Malaysia
Azril azam is currently works as the Global Response Center Development Team Leader with the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), an International Telecommunication Union (ITU) cybersecurity agenda agency. Previously, azril works as the senior researcher with MIMOS Berhad specialized in x86 system virtualization, trusted computing, and computer forensics. He is currently a GIAC certified forensics analyst and also the EC COUNCIL certified security instructor. He has wrote several papers pertain to system security, computer forensics and system virtualization. He also a firm believer in OSS where till this date has wrote several security software under the GNU license. His computer forensics software project called FIRST has won several international and demostic awards including gold award for invention at ITEX 2006 and best Malaysian open source software 2006. Currently at his sparetime, he is in the final stage in completing the next OSS project, his very own low overhead x86 virtualization system called MESINMAYA (sneak peak at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jeHeZ6nTEc)
Ahmad Azizan Idris, Intrusion Analyst MyCert CyberSecurity, Malaysia
Ahmad Azizan graduated from International Islamic University Malaysia with Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and is currently working as an Intrusion Analyst in Malaysia Computer Emergency Response Team (MyCERT) at CyberSecurity Malaysia. His works mainly concentrated in incident handling, malware analysis, security tools development and other security-related stuff. Currently he involves heavily in mitigating client-side attack specifically on Malicious PDF analysis.
Marshal Yung, Chief Software Architect Synapses System, Malaysia
With more than 10 years of industry experience in the business technology field, Marshal Yung had accumulated an in depth knowledge in business and technology integration. His passion remains true with software engineering and database developments. Since his "change-of-religion" from closed source developments to open source developments in he had been a true advocate to open source solutions and open technologies. He currently holds the position as the Chief Software Architect in Synapses Systems Sdn Bhd, a company providing SaaS and PaaS solutions which he also co-founded. Besides leading Synapses Systems' product engineering team, he also provides public trainings on PHP, MySQL and Software Engineering courses for the past 7 years to various public and private organizations. With the advent of cloud-computing, Marshal Yung has set his goal into creating a cloud operating system with true interoperability technology neutral, and platform independence.
Bikesh, Co-founder Itrain, Malaysia
Bikesh or better known as “Mike” is the co-founder of iTrain and has been in the IT industry for the past 13 years. Highly motivated and ambitious, Bikesh has vast experience in the developer’s world spaning various platforms of which he currently focuses on Mobile Technologies. Bikesh leads the development team of iTrain’s subsidiary iCode (M) Sdn Bhd which develops and consults on large scale custom and mobile solutions. He is regularly sought after as the leading developer trainer/consultant for new technologies in most major development houses and corporations in the SEA region..
Sam Choo, Joget Workflow Malaysia
Sam is an experienced technology and corporate leader with vast experience at different levels of the organisation. He has a multi-disciplined career of more than 13 years, spanning from Civil Engineering to Information Technology to Manufacturing. His academic qualifications include an MSc in Computing from the Imperial College, University of London and a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering (1st Class Honours) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Sam is a member of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia and a registered Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia.Involved on several technology start-ups in Malaysia, Sam provided vital market and technical expertise in the setting up and implementation of these projects. He has also worked on various Information Technology related projects, ranging from Project Management, Computer Aided Design, Mobile Solutions to Knowledge Management.
Assoc Prof Dr. Md Gapar Md Johar, Dean FISE MSU, Malaysia
A certified e-commerce consultant, he has over 30 years working experience in software and application development and has developed many applications such as Housing Loan Accounting System, Commercial Vehicle Licensing System, Human Resource Management System, Learning Content Management System and Campus Management System. His research interests include object-oriented analysis and design, software engineering, Java programming, digital image analysis, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and knowledge management. Currently he is involved in research and development of Jawi Word Processor and Converter in open system environment, image processing and character recognition, e-learning and digital content design. Md Gapar holds BSc (Hons) in Computer Science, MSc in Data Engineering and PhD in Computer Science.
Kim-Ee Yeoh, Atamo Technologies Malaysia
Kim-Ee Yeoh consults on the architecture and engineering of High-Assurance Software. He has developed solutions for diverse needs including Digital Rights Management (DRM), cloud-computing, real-time streaming video, and failsafe web-proxy infrastructures. Utilizing the Haskell platform, he specializes in all stages in the production of robust, highly-performant, enterprise-critical applications focusing on the seamless ramp-up of rapid prototypes to deployment-ready sign-offs.
Dr Daniel Ali Aman Krahenbuhl, CEO Intuit Innovation, Malaysia
Dr Daniel Ali Aman Krahenbuhl is an Entrepreneur and advocate for open source, he has successfully built businesses from 3 to 1000 employees and was the brain behind the larges online marketing platform in europe that sparks over a billion hits per month. Daniel has a PhD from MIT in Boston in Artificial Intelligence. Daniel is also the CEO of one of the fastest growing MSC company in malaysia with over 300% growth per Annum Daniel is Married to a Local and has 2 Kids.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Badlishah Ahmad, Dean School of Computer & Communication Engineerng (SCCE), Head of UniMAP Embedded Computing Research Cluster (ECRC), Malaysia
He obtained B.Eng in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Glasgow University in 1994. He continued his M.Sc study in Optical Electronic Engineering at University of Strathclyde and graduated in 1995. He then continue his study at PhD level at the same university and completed in 2000. His research interests are on computer and telecommunication network modelling using discrete event simulators, embedded system based on GNU/Linux for vision and electronic data acqusition system and optical networking. He has five (5) years teaching experience in Universiti Sains Malaysia and five (5) years in Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP). He is currently the Dean at the School of Computer and Communication Enginering and the pioneer in integrating courses using open source software in the engineering degree program. He is also the Head of Embedded Computing Research Cluster. He has been working with GNU/Linux since 2000, when he has to install an open source network simulator called OMNeT++ for his research activities. Since then he has been fascinated by the freely available source code for so many computer applications and embedded system based on GNU/Linux.
Dr. Nik Mohamed Nizan , Founder Mashmap, Malaysia
Noah is an amateur mapper since 2005. Everything he learnt about mapping was either self-taught or by group knowledge-herding with other amateur mappers at masmap.org, malsingmaps.com and around the world. He formed masmap.org because he strongly believes that a map can only be as accurate as the mapper that resides in his area. The maps are free and open source so as to provide the opportunity for the community to shape their own map content relevant to their domain. The recognition of this community mapping project finally came in 2009 when Garmin started compiling these maps for their portable navigation device.
Lai Hoong Fai, Web Strategy Lead Microsoft Corporation, Malaysia
Fai is the Web Strategy Lead in Microsoft Malaysia. The vision is to ensure developers, IT Pros, customers and partners can get everything they need on the Microsoft Web Platform to build great web applications and websites easily. To support this vision, his goal is to work with web developers, designers, web development and hosting partners to develop a thriving web applications and modules ecosystem based on the Microsoft Web Platform and Microsoft cloud offering known as Windows Azure. Prior to this role, he was the Senior Technology Advisor, who worked with Independent Software Vendor (ISV) partners to help them strategically align with Microsoft product roadmap and collaborate to produce software that works best for our customers. He has worked in Malaysia, Singapore and Australia in the areas of academic teaching, software architecture, R&D, project development, and consultation.
Syahrul Sazli Shaharir Co-Director Sands Consulting, Malaysia
Sazli currently leads the technical team in Sands Consulting Sdn Bhd (http://www.my-sands.com ), a company offering IT solutions based on open source tools. Prior to this, he has been system administrator in MIMOS (1997-2002) and JARING (2002-2004). For the past 13 years, he has been involved in a few medium to large scale infrastructure and systems, using open source software wherever feasible. He feels immensely indebted to the generous knowledge sharers of the Internet, for without them, he might not survive in his career until today. He hopes to give his share of experiences in the conference.
I C Chen, SITA Group, Malaysia
Graduated at Reading Univertsity, UK5 years with R & D team at CASE PLC developed Statisticall multiplexers switches and X.25 packet switching, CASE PLC founded Vodafone.11 years with NCR and subsequently AT & T poineering in installation of IT and network in Banking sectors in Malaysia and APA as their SE,Manager and Consultant.Involved in TM CASS infrastructure development from SNA and subsequently to Router based network.Initiated Asterisk awareness in Malaysia ans ASEAN countries and working very closely with Asterisk community worldwide.Working closely with Open Source community to bring Open Source technologies including Asterisk to all the Asian countries for business applications.
Md Zahar Othman, Senior Lecturer UPSI, Malaysia
A senior lecture in Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris. Teaches network securityand Internet Programming. A committee member for OIPDC (Open Source IPTAand Polytechnic Development Committee). The objectives of OIPDC is to monitorand to ensure a strong adoption of OSS in term of research and development inthe universities and the polytechnics.Currently doing a research about python running a robot as a first programminglanguage in primary and secondary school. Got stuck to python and trying applythis language to solve problem in natural language processing, physics and webbasedsystem and whatever in between. Love to tinker with a microcontrollersystem so that python can talk with the microcontroller running in C.
Ibrahim Yusof, Lecturer MMU Melaka, Malaysia
Ibrahim Yusuf (NLCP, NCLA, DCATS, LTS) is a lecturer, trainer and consultant in ICT, Linux/OSS, computer security and computer forensics. He has been in the ICT field for the past 15 years and attached in various university, private colleges, government agency, retail, marketing, forwarding and manufacturing company. Among of his industry involvements are as trainer and consultant for various MNCs, SMIs/SMEs, and government agency in implementing Linux and open source solutions. He also invited as ICT advisory panel for Melaka state government and Pusat Khidmat Kontraktor (PKK), Malaysia. He is a hold many profesional cert and appointed instructor for Linux Academy for Novell SUSE Linux. He currently teaching in FIST at MMU for 6 years. Beside his profesional certifications, Ibrahim hold master of Science on IT, Advance Dip in Business Study (Marketing), Dip in Plantation Management and currently pursuing his PhD in Digital Forensics. He also a member for Internet Society (ISOC) Malaysia Chapter, Malaysian National Computer Confederation (MNCC) and Malaysia Amateur Radio Emergency Services (MARES).
Amzari Abu Bakar, Lecturer UITM, Malaysia
Amzari Abu Bakar is a degree holder, BSc Information Studies (Information Systems and Management) and MSc Information Management, both from Universiti Teknologi MARA. He has started his career as systems librarian at Kolej Universiti Teknikal Kebangsaan Malaysia (now known as Universiti Teknikal Malaysia, Melaka. After has been successfully implement library system and RFID circulation system at UTEM library, he pursue his academic career with Centre for Foundation Studies, IIUM teaching C programming and IT subjects for five years. Currently he is a Lecturer at Faculty of Information Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA teaching Web Programming, Library Automation and IT in Libraries subjects since Aug 2008. He has promoted KOHA, Open Source Integrated Library System in Malaysia since 2004. Only in the year 2008, few libraries has started open up to Open Source ILS. Untill now, he has successfully implemented Koha ILS at several academic, public and special libraries to name a few; Asia e University, Advance Medical and Dental Institute USM, Faculty Resource Centre UPM, MARDI and Kelantan State Public Library. He also has consulted the Implementation of Koha as part of Sistem Pengurusan Sekolah project under Ministry of Education, which is currently being implement at 88 smart school across Malaysia.
Ditesh Gathani, OSS Contributor and Evangelist, Malaysia
Ditesh has been contributing to open source software for the past 10 years, and has played a pivotal role in the development and adoption of open standards in Malaysia. He was the winner of the Malaysian Open Source Award in 2005, and is a member of the FreeBSD contributor team. With over 15 years of experience developing on the web, he strongly feels we're still in the infancy of what the web can offer and that exciting times are ahead of us. He writes at http://ditesh.gathani.org and shares his thoughts through http://twitter.com/ditesh
Nasrul Amri Samsudin, CEO Xadira, Malaysia
Nasrul is author for Facebook Marketing book at Malaysia. He also a Facebook Application Development trainer before he started Xadira™. Nasrul is an International speaker and he talk mostly about Facebook platform either Business/Marketing or Development. Nasrul holds a Bachelor’s in Business Information System from the Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia.
Uwe Dippel, Senior Lecturer UNITEN, Malaysia
Uwe Dippel is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Systems and Networking at Uniten, Universiti Tenaga Nasional. He has been using Free and Open Source Software almost exclusively during the last 10 years, and given a number of talks at various conferences and on invitation on different topics, including Free and Open Source
Colin Charles, Managing Director Grok, Malaysia
Colin Charles works at Monty Program Ab, on MariaDB, and Open Ocean Investments on Web of Trust, and MoSync. He lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and had worked at MySQL since 2005. Before joining MySQL, he worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. He's spoken at many conferences - linux.conf.au, The MySQL Conference & Expo, foss.in, to name a few. He's also the Managing Director of Grok Sdn Bhd.
Errazudin Ishak, Software Engineer MIMOS, Malaysia
Graduated from University Technology Malaysia in Bachelor’s Degree before pursuing Master’s Degree in Computer Science (Software Engineering) at University of Technology MARA, Malaysia. He works as Senior Engineer at Software Dev. Lab, MIMOS Bhd, Malaysia. a government research arm in ICT and frontier technology. Currently he involve in a team of ‘eating, drinking and sleeping’ with PHP in developing web based solutions. Involved in speaking at conferences/meet-ups on a variety of subjects, at FOSS.my 2009, MyGOSSCON 2009, Entpr. PHP TechTalk 2010 and BarCamp KL 2010.
Amir Haris Ahmad, CTO Localhost, Malaysia
Amir Haris Ahmad is a visionary in information technology and computer security fields, with particular interest in DNS technology and IPv6. Prior joining Localhost SDN BHD as Chief Research Officer, He was a Senior Researcher at .my DOMAIN REGISTRY, doing research on DNS Security Extension (DNSSEC). Amir's extensive technical background includes DNS, UNIX operating systems, IPv6, and software development in C/C++, ruby, perl, python and web technology. He plans to continue his study in PHD focusing on cryptography this year.
Muhammad Najmi Ahmad Zabidi, Lecturer IIUM, Malaysia
Muhammad Najmi Ahmad Zabidi is currently working with International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) since 2005. He was conferred with a degree from IIUM on 2004 and later, Master of Science (Computer Science) from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) on 2007. Currently he is in the first year of his PhD at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Skudai.
Yap Wen Jiun, Lecturer MMU, Malaysia
Yap Wen Jiun, graduated from Universiti Putra Malaysia with a Master of Science (Aerospace Engineering) and is currently lecturing in Multimedia University while pursuing his PhD. He started his Android development since the day of Android 0.9 SDK beta by supervising final year projects and eventually submitted the application “3D Geometry Visualization” to Android Developer Challenge 2. He is one of the core member of CodeAndroid Malaysia and has giving talks related to Android in events such as BarCamp.
Mohd Rahshidi Zakaria, CEO WorkZone, Malaysia
Mohd Rahshidi started a company called Nice IT Centre Sdn Bhd was established on July 7, 2003. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Science (Networks) from UTeM ( Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka ) . One of the first entrepreneurial achievements is getting Grant from MSC Malaysia Technopreneur Pre-seed MDeC. He is now CEO for My Workzone Sdn Bhd. The company develop Safety Simulation Games. The collaboration with National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) help to develop the right content for safety. Developing security simulation is his passion now and will share in this conference about how to teach your kids online safety. He is also a writer for book called “ Bersenang-lenang bersama Google” intentionally to create a hype among Malaysian to adopt a good business culture from this giant company. MelakaOpenSource.org is open source community that sharing a knowledge benefit of opens source application specifically for Melaka people. He is a co-founder of this community that started on 9 July 2009. Being in content industries, he also is initiator and the founder of new community call Contentpreneur.com.
Ahmad Najib Habeb, Director Xweb, Malaysia
Najib is one of the founder of Drupal.my, Malaysia Drupal Community and Director of local web development house, Success Idea Enterprise (http://www.xweb.my). Been involve in Drupal web development for many years already. Several projects include Malaysian government agencies and multi-national companies.
Thow Siew Wei, Research Asistant UPSI, Malaysia
Siew Wei was Research Asistant at Physics Education, Microcomputer-Based Laboratory (MBL) and also Open Source Software Project at UPSI. He has many academic awards Book Prize of Faculty of Science & Technology, Scholarship of Execellent Student and many more. He have B.Sc.Ed (Science Education in Physic) & M.Ed (Physic Education). He also particpated many conference and workshop like Cracking The Code (CTC), Programming and Application (Python) and many more.
Mohammed M I Awad, Researcher UUM, Malaysia
holds a BSc in Computer Engineering from The Islamic University of Gaza - Palestine, and MSc (Information Technology) from Universiti Utara Malaysia. Currently, he is a PhD candidate at Universiti Utara Malaysia, supervised by Dr. Mohd Syazwan Abdullah in the area of Data Warehouse. His works mainly concentrate on: Business Intelligence, Data Warehouse and Web Engineering for large scale projects. His current research is concentrating on developing an open source framework for interoperable Distributed ETL components using service oriented architecture. In addition, Mohammed Awad has 7 years experience as a J2EE consultant, Architect, Analyst and Developer. He has been involved in many J2EE projects including banking systems, warehouse projects, and others. One sample of his projects is a pension system for SEB Swedish bank through Vedel IT Danish company
Simon Lim, Founder WP Design Studio, Malaysia
Simon Lim is a self taught WordPress evangelist which build WordPress powered sites for the past 3 years. His expertise includes WordPress Site Optimization, WordPress Security and Scaling... Founder of WP Design Studio which is a WordPress-centric start-up since 2009. Simon organized the very first WordCamp Malaysia and WordPress Meetup in Kuala Lumpur. Loves to travels around Asia for WordCamps, Barcamps and other tech events. Simon is currently based in Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta.
Mohd Suhaizal Md Kamari, Software Engineer Jaringan Data, Malaysia
Accidentally became a Java programmer when he was working as a researcher in MIMOS Bhd, he later finds that Java is a very interesting platform to play (work!) with. However, the complexity of development in Java has always been a challenge for him. Finding his way in the Java development world, he stumbled on Grails, a web application framework similar to Rails but leveraging on the vastly available Java assets. He is currently working with Jaringan Data Sdn Bhd as a Software Engineer and would love to finish the books he had bought but yet to be read.
Azrul Hasni MADISA,Software Architect Experian, Malaysia
Azrul Hasni MADISA graduated with a diplôme d'ingenieur (MSc. equivalent) from one of France's top Engineering Schools (INSA) in 2002. Soon after, he joined TMNet and was assigned to TMNet's billing team as an IT engineer. His passion for teaching, led him to resign from TMNet and joined Multimedia University (MMU) as a lecturer. He won several commendation award from the President of MMU for his teaching skills.In 2004 he joined JTrend, a Sun Microsystems, MMU and MDeC collaboration project to help Malaysian technopreneurs. Under his guidance, several companies in JTrend managed to penetrate markets as far as the UK. Some even manage to won the Asian APICTA award.In 2007, he joined Billadam, a UK company specializing in mobile content, as the Chief Technology Officer.In 2010, he joined Experian R&D, a UK based financial analytics company, as a software architect. He currently leads a team specializing in ETL, asynchronous processing and datawarehousing.He is also a blackbelt in Aikido and teaches Aikido to kids. In his free time he likes to read - that is, if he manages to put his 5 year old son and his 1 year old daughter to bed first.
Mardhani Riasetiawan, Researcher UTP, Malaysia
Currently, I am researcher in Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia. I am work in next generation digital data project with data grid technology. I have several experienced in open source technology development. I am former of the Head of Information Department in Computer and Information Technology Center Gadjah Mada University, and Head of Open Source Development and Implementation in Indonesia. I am involving in SQL-Ledger project, an ERP based open source accounting information system, member of International Association of Engineer, and member of Indonesia International Scientist Association.I am finishing my degree in Master of Information Technology Program Gadjah Mada University in 2007 and Bachelor degree in Accounting at same university in 2003.
Mohammed Firdaus Mohammed AB Halim, Software Developer, Malaysia
Mohammed Firdaus is a software developer at a soon to be launched web service. Before that he was a software engineer at SCAN Associates Berhad for 9 years where he specialized in developing security libraries in C and Java. He has since seen the light and converted to Python which he constantly preaches to anyone who will listen.
Sazliman Ismail, Lecturer UPSI, Malaysia
Sazliman Ismail is physics teacher for almost 13 years. Graduated with Bachelor Science Education from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia(UTM). Currently he is in final semester of his Master in Physics Education at Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris(UPSI) supervised by Prof Dr. Rosly Jaafar and Tuan Haji Shaharudin Ali in the area of Development of Microcomputer Based Laboratory (MBL) apparatus in tertiary physics education. His current research is concentrating on developing a MBL system for Linear Motion Experiment Using Python Programming and Rotary Motion Sensor in Tertiary Physics Education.
Teo Choong Ping Software Architect FavoriteMedium, Malaysia
Azhar Mohd Zakaria, Founder Rizer, Malaysia
Azhar Bin Mohd Zakaria, works in the private sector as electrical technician for sometime.Already sold hundreds of Linux Desktop for home use in the Northern states. Previously was MISC Berhad Staff and already sail around 17 country. Recently setup up my own company. Rizer Enterprise with main concentration in selling linux softwares to public.
Aziman Noor, System Engineer SYS Net, Malaysia
Actively join and interest in open source since early 2003 while working at Mimos Berhad as Technical Support. Explode nation-wide after joining DRB-Hicom Information Technology Sdn Bhd as System Administrator/ Enginner. Now being System Engineer at OSYS Net. Active on think2cloud community to spread the information about thin client to become cloud.
Sharifah Ummu Kulthum Syed Abdul Rahman, IIU Malaysia
Sharifah Ummu Kulthum bt Syed Abdul Rahman bt Syed Abdul Rahman A final year student of Bachelor of Computer Science from International Islamic University Malaysia. She has started using open source OS since 2007 and has been using it ever since (mostly Ubuntu). She likes to make her hands dirty with configuring hardwares. She started with repairing her old radio at home and has fallen in love with hardware ever since. She likes the idea of exposing herself with all the knowledge that she can get her hands on. She would like to explore the possibility that OSS has in technological innovations.
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