Conversations with Paul Piong

Paul Piong has been serving as Staff Firmware Engineer at Tesla for the past seven years, and currently works on the firmware for the Battery Management Systems of the Model 3 and Model Y vehicles. Before that, he worked as a Software Engineer at Garmin International, specialising in low-level code and device drivers for several GPS-enabled fitness products. His career focus so far has been on software development with various hardware platforms, computer architecture and real-time embedded computing systems. Paul graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Computer Engineering) from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Science (Computer Engineering) from the University of Kansas…

Insights on Human Capital

On 5 May 2020, Advisory organised a Discovery+ online panel on Human Capital. We had the privilege to host Brandon Lee, Group Director, Transformation Support Group, Workforce Singapore; Bianca Stringuini, Head of Inclusion, Community and Wellbeing (APAC), Visa; and Rahul Daswani, Head, People and Culture, Open Government Products, Govtech. The session was moderated by Anastasia Shamgunova, HR Director (APAC), Kaspersky Lab…

Insights on Banking & Finance

The Discover+ online panel on Banking and Finance, held on 26 May 2020, featured four professionals in the sector: Edmund Twohill (Moderator), Vice-President, Consumer Banking Group (CBG) Digital and Customer Experience at DBS Bank; Bryan Low, Senior Client Advisor at Credit Suisse AG; Jacinda Loh, Director of Leverage Finance at Maybank Kim Eng; and Vicki Wong, Assistant Vice President (APAC Intelligence Analyst) at Bank of America…

Conversations with Shermin Ho

Shermin is a Pre-Sales Consultant at Automation Anywhere, where she leverages Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to help organisations increase cost efficiency, speed, accuracy and compliance. Prior to this, she worked as a technology consultant at Veeva Systems. In this article, Shermin shares how she landed in the technological field, why she made her job switch and valuable advice for those interested in pursuing a career in this field…

Conversations with Genie Gan

Genie Gan is the Head of Public Affairs & Government Relations (APAC), Kaspersky. Genie’s story is one of diverse professional experiences, which brought her to become an entrepreneur and also work in professional services (in accounting and law), showbiz, the public sector, non-profit, and now government relations and public affairs in the private sector…

Insights on Consulting

On 28 April 2020, Advisory organised our third Discovery+ online panel: Discover+: Consulting. On our panel, we were privileged to have with us Lee Jee Soo, Associate from the Boston Consulting Group; Jonathan Ang, Associate from Ernst & Young; Melanie Tan, Innovation Consultant from Deloitte; and Regine Chan, Business Analyst from McKinney & Company…

Insights on Venture Capital

On 21 April 2020, Advisory organised its second Discovery+ online panel: Discovery+: Venture Capital. On our panel, we are privileged to have Lim Ee Ling (moderator), Country Head, Innovation & Partnerships Team, 500 Startups, Rina Neoh, Co-founder of Ficus Venture Capital, Christian Cadeo, Managing Partner (Asia) from Big Idea Ventures and Ian Sikora, Director of Openspace Ventures. Our registered participants comprised students from various education levels and institutions with a common curiosity in the prospects of the Venture Capital space, and what they can do to better position themselves to enter…