TOUR 2018


April 26 | Singapore
Anneliese Schulz

Thank you for attending
Innovation Tour, Asia 2018!

Valued Customers and Partners,

Innovation Tour in 2017 which was organized in 27 stops globally was a huge success. We were excited to bring you an even better Innovation Tour 2018 which is jam-packed with smarter and simpler ways for you to deliver digital transformation.

IDC predicts that by 2021, at least 60% of Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) GDP will be digitalized, with growth in every industry driven by digitally-enhanced offerings, operations and relationships. The reality today is that almost two-thirds (62%) of Asia/Pacific enterprises are digitally stuck. Furthermore, IDC forecasts that by this year, 70% of siloed digital transformation initiatives in APAC will fail. In order to maintain a successful position, organizations must be able to scale their operations and innovate at a pace faster than traditional businesses. 2018 marks the acceleration phase in the digital transformation economy, as Asia-Pacific enterprises seek to become digital native enterprises (DNE).

We discussed the recent IDC study in more detail and learned from Software AG’s customers, partners and experts on how you can effectively address the key challenges, accelerate your digital transformation, and make digital disruption your strongest competitive weapon.

Learned how to:

  • Connect everything
  • Analyse everything
  • Experience everything

Thank you for attending the event!

Anneliese Schulz
Vice President, Asia


Grand Residence 1
08:30 – 09:00 Registration & Coffee
webMethods Innovation Hub LIVE
IoT Showcase
09:00 – 09:10


Master of Ceremony
09:10 – 09:40

Software AG Keynote : Experience Everything

Anneliese Schulz, Vice President, Asia, Software AG
09:40 – 10:10

Customer Presentation: Digital Transformation at Pacific Textiles

Hubert Tsang, Chief Information Officer, Pacific Textiles Holdings Limited
10:10 – 10:30 Coffee Break and Networking
10:30 – 11:15

Fjord Trends 2018

Ted Killian, Group Director, Fjord Singapore
11:15 – 11:45

Customer Presentation : Dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s – The blossoming of IoT

Thomas Jakob, Regional President Asia Pacific, Bosch Software Innovations
11:45 – 12:30

Panel Discussion: Discussing IDC APAC Research “Rearchitecting for Scale:
Accelerating Digital Transformation” with Spotlight on Singapore and the rest of Asia

Panelists :
Anneliese Schulz, Vice President, Asia, Software AG

  • Hubert Tsang, Chief Information Officer, Pacific Textiles Holdings Limited
  • Rama Gatiganti, Head of Engineering Excellence & Standards, Technology Strategy, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Samuel Chong, Group CTO, Fullerton Healthcare Corporation
  • Ervin Jocson, Partner, Risk Assurance (Digital Trust), Singapore, PwC
12:30 – 13:30 Networking Lunch
webMethods Innovation Hub LIVE
IoT Showcase

Grand Residence 1

Residence 6

Hybrid Integration & API

Business & IT Transformation

13:30 – 14:15

Innovations and Roadmap

Jigar Bhansali, Vice President, Solutions Architect, Asia & Japan, Software AG
Suryanarayanan Nagarjan, Senior Solutions Architect, Asia, Software AG

Innovations and Roadmap

Michiel Jorna, Director, Solution Director (SD) BITT, Asia Pacific Japan, Software AG
Chong Wai Leng, Solutions Architect,
Asia, Software AG
14:15 – 15:00

Overview : API, DevOps, Microservices

Suryanarayanan Nagarjan, Senior
Solutions Architect, Software AG

“Cognizant DiscoverProcess”
Transforming business processes through automated process discovery, monitoring, benchmarking & analysis

Prodyot Biswas, Associate Director, Cognizant Technology Solutions
15:00 – 15:30

API, DevOps and Microservices in Action

Driving Innovation through Enterprise Architecture
Aaron Tan Dani , Chairman of EA-SIG, Singapore Computer Society, Chairman of Iasa Asia Pacific & Chief Architect of ATD Solution

Grand Residence 1
Internet of Things
15:30 – 16:00

The 7 Habits of Successful IoT Implementations

Bart Schouw, Global VP Technology and Digital Alliances, Software AG
16:00 – 16:30

IoT and Streaming Analytics

James Tsao, Solutions Architect, Asia, Software AG
16:30 – 18:00

Coffee Break / Networking Drinks


Hubert Tsang

Hubert Tsang

Chief Information Officer
Pacific Textiles Holdings Limited

Hubert Tsang is currently the Chief Information Officer at Pacific Textiles. He joined the company as part of a transformation initiative to change Pacific Textiles from an owner manager company to a professionally managed company. Prior joining Pacific Textiles, Hubert worked in the US in various capacities and industries; from providing change management advice during M&A transactions to leading high performing teams at Internet startups and financial services firms. Hubert has over 20 years of IT experience.

Hubert Tsang holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and MBA, both from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Ted Killian

Ted Killian

Group Director
Fjord Singapore

Ted leads Fjord for ASEAN in Singapore. With more than 20 years of experience in qualitative research, customer experience and service strategy, usability and UX design, Ted combines curious observation, playful ideation and conceptual structure to craft experiences that bring brand and customer stories together in unique and compelling experiences.

ed has executed award-winning projects for clients across many industries including FS, travel, telco and education. He is also a facilitator and speaker in the areas of customer experience, service design, design thinking, and innovation culture. Ted has driven research, experience strategy and stakeholder engagement in projects for numerous Asian financial services clients across retail, commercial and wealth. He has lived in Asia (Hong Kong and Singapore) for over 9 years.

Prodyot Biswas

Prodyot Biswas

Associate Director
Cognizant Technology Solutions

A BPM & CRM evangelist with 18+ years of experience at global consulting organizations advising clients across the world in large-scale enterprise-level business process transformation and process optimization initiatives across indus­tries such as insurance, healthcare, consumer packaged goods and manufacturing. Possesses extensive experience in guiding large enterprises in BPM/ CRM strategy and roadmap formulation, establishing BPM/CRM centers of excellence, BPM/CRM implementation, business analysis etc. Currently responsible for BPM consulting within Cognizant’s Enter­prise Applications Services’ Integrated Process Management (IPM) Consulting Practice. A graduate in Computer Engineering from National Insti­tute of Technology, Kurukshetra (India) and an M.B.A. from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (India).

Thomas Jakob

Thomas Jakob

Regional President Asia Pacific, Bosch Software Innovations

Thomas Jakob is Regional President Asia Pacific of Bosch Software Innovations, the software division of the Bosch Group. He has been leading the company’s regional team since 2012 delivering Internet-of-Things (IoT) solutions to various sectors including home and building, smart cities, transportation, agriculture and others.

Thomas holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Dieburg, Germany, and an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.>

Anneliese Schulz

Anneliese Schulz

Vice President, Asia
Software AG

As the Vice President for Software AG in Asia, Anneliese spearheads Software AG’s business operations in Asia, with a focus on growth of revenues across the region based out Singapore. Under her leadership , Software AG Asia has experienced unprecedented growth and won her Region of the Year for Software AG in 2017. She brings to her role more than 10 years of sales and management experience in the ICT sector, having held senior leadership roles across Europe, Asia Pacific and Japan.

Joining Software AG in 2011, Ms. Schulz has held several leadership roles within the firm, including most recently as VP Partner Sales for Software AG Asia Pacific & Japan. Prior to this, she has worked with large multi-national companies such as SAP and Siemens.

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Bart Schouw

Vice President, Technology and Digital Alliances
Software AG

Bart Schouw is responsible for the development and enrichment of the IoT strategy and for supporting the Salesforce in engaging with the Energy and Utilities Industry. Bart started his career in IT after graduating in Business Administration and has 25+ years of experience in the field. Bart is the driving force behind many innovative projects and is currently involved in a number of strategic projects in Europe, US Middle East and Australia that relate to IoT in general and cases like predictive maintenance and customer experience management, specifically.

Jigar Bhansali

Jigar Bhansali

Vice President, Solutions Architect, Asia
Software AG

Jigar has substantial experience in helping customers with solutions to drive better operational efficiencies using middleware, process analysis and automation, in-memory and streaming analytics solutions. With 18 years of IT experience gained in providing business solution predominantly in Banking and Financial Services. Other verticals covered - Manufacturing and Government. Prior to Software AG, worked at Logica (now CGI) in solutions consulting capacity providing business solutions in Banking Space based on Enterprise Applications. Solution areas covered: Payments, Anti Money Laundering, Branch Automation and CRM, Multi-channel Automation.

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Michiel Jorna

Director Global BPE Unit for GRC & BPA, Netherlands
Software AG

Michiel Jorna is responsible for the developments and deepening of Software AG's Business Process Analysis (BPA) and Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) Solutions. Michiel holds a master degree in Business Administration from Radboud University Nijmegen and is an expert in the area of business process management, (enterprise) risk management and internal control with experience in a broad range of industries, including Financial Services, Capital Goods/Manufacturing and Consumer Goods. Michiel has led many very innovative and successful implementation projects in international settings providing him credible background to support Software AG's sales effort and thought leadership.

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James Tsao

Senior Solutions Architect
Software AG

James is a senior member of the Asia, Pacific and Japan pre-sales team, with a special focus on applying Real-time Analytics, Big Data and IOT solutions to drive digital transformation across the enterprise. James is an experienced technologist and is based out of Hong Kong.

Jigar Bhansali

Chong Wai Leng

Solutions Architect
Software AG

Wai Leng is a senior member of the Asia, Pacific and Japan pre-sales team, with a more than six years of experience in applying Alfabet and ARIS to drive digital transformation across the enterprise. Wai Leng is an experienced evangelist and is based out of Singapore.

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