Andrew Sheedy is the director of operational technology (OT) solutions at Fortinet Australia and New Zealand. His focus is on helping clients build a robust cybersecurity posture to protect OT and critical infrastructure.
Andrew has more than 20 years of experience in the technology sector, including cybersecurity roles at Speedcast Managed Services, Context Information Security, Splunk, and Security Infrastructure Solutions. He spent 10 years as director of Data Management Australia and 12 years as managing director at Glen Eldon wines. Andrew also spent 13 years in the Australian defence force where he rose to the rank of captain at 5/6 RVR and trained officer cadets.
In his role at Glen Eldon wines, Andrew built an industrial control system from scratch, which piqued his interest in securing OT systems.
Andrew holds ISO/IEC 27001 certification as a lead auditor with documentation, policy, and procedure writing expertise. He also holds a graduate certificate and a graduate diploma in business administration from Swinburne University of Technology.
Security Strategist, FortiGuard Labs, Fortinet
Jonas is a passionate cybersecurity professional with more than eight years of expertise in networking and security. Jonas loves technology and lives in Asia's technology capital, Singapore. He is a digital native who is interested in offensive security and cyber. In his role at Fortinet, he works in a strategic engagement team. They combine data science with security strategy and facilitate tactics to support security portfolio planning. Jonas specializes in industry threat expertise with in-depth knowledge in threat intelligence, exploits, penetration testing, artificial intelligence, and advanced malware concepts. He understands the other side of the Internet, the dark side that most people don't talk about.
As a cybersecurity expert, Jonas advises and engages clients and executive leaders on solution strategies in several industry segments. He works closely with FortiGuard Labs and Fortinet System Engineering to respond to advanced threats as they break – and proactively plans to stay ahead of the curve. He invests his time into hacking, fitness, poker, and enjoying delicious food in his spare time.
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Manager System Engineer, Fortinet
Kurniawan has enjoyed more than 13 years in the technology industry, working for major industry players like IBM, F5, and now holds the position of Systems Engineer Manager at Fortinet.
Kurniawan has a passion in cyber security space and focus deeply on some security solutions, such as Application Security, Advanced Threat Prevention (ATP), Cloud and Networking Security. He has enabled numerous large enterprises to transform their IT infrastructures and future-proof their technology. Throughout his career, he has several professional IT certifications from technology providers, such as Fortinet, Cisco, F5, Juniper, IBM, Brocade, and AWS.
Kurniawan holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB). Whilst happily working from home, he misses the travel aspect of his life which enabled him to meet and learn with different people all over the world.
Poh Chang Chew
Consulting Systems Engineer, Fortinet
Poh Chang has over 22 years IT experience with 15 years Info Security and 6 years in Virtualization & Cloud. He has been working in a regional role within Asia Pacific for the last 11 years. Poh Chang is currently with Fortinet as a Principal Consultant for Industrial Cyber Security/Critical Infrastructure & Global Alliances APAC. Poh Chang’s previous experience includes Cyber Security Management, ISO 27001, PCI and BC/DR. As an avid evangelist he shares best practices, governance and compliance with Critical Infrastructure industries and in regional conferences organized by IDC APAC and Information Technology Management Association. Prior to Fortinet he was with RSA, Cisco Systems, IBM and e-Cop. He had worked in Security and Virtualization roles covering Pre-Sales, Product Management and Professional Services. He was the key architect in the security centralization and building of a security monitoring facility for a Government agency in Asia and also a national authentication framework for Education.
Regional Cybersecurity Lead (AI-Driven SecOps/OT), SEAHK, Fortinet
Based in Hong Kong. Simonis the Regional Cybersecurity Lead (AI-Driven SecOps/OT) for Fortinet South East Asia and Hong Kong region. He has more than 14 years consulting experience in the cybersecurity industry.
Simonhas a passion in cyber security space and focus deeply on some security solutions, such as EDR/XDR, SIEM and SOAR and OT/SCADA. He holds a Master of Science in Telecommunications from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and numerous certifications such as certified for CISSP-ISSAP and CEH.
Manager, System Engineering, Fortinet
Being a SE Manager, Wesley Lim oversees the country’s solution development efforts in the cybersecurity space. He is responsible for spear-heading and executing Fortinet’s vision and initiatives in developing strategy, piloting the concept and building a long term sustainable solution model for adoption by clients across different market verticals. Wesley works directly with in-country sales force and technical team to address business challenges, technical strategies and investments that addresses industry-wide scenarios.
Wesley Lim holds a Higher Diploma in Computer Studies and has been in the IT industry in for the last 18 years.
VP Cybersecurity, Industry Automation Product Security Officer, Schneider Electric
Andy has over three decades of software development experience, having worked in multiple industries. He has worked in the R&D organization of Schneider Electric since 2001. Currently, Andy leads the Industry Automation business unit in cybersecurity. At Schneider Electric, Andy has managed many process control engineering teams. As a result of this experience, Andy has ushered the Schneider Electric Development organization to comply with ISA/IEC 62443 standards at the process, product, and system levels, achieving several world firsts along the way.
His expansive knowledge has attracted audiences with multiple high-level government security agencies worldwide. He has provided security briefings to the White House National Security Council and the State Department. Holder of multiple patents and sought-after speaker on Process Automation and Cybersecurity, Andy has remained at the forefront of his field, with the level of expertise to see and impact big picture challenges in both world-class corporate and government sectors.
Andy has a Master's degree in Software Engineering – Artificial Intelligence from Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. In addition, Andy is a participating Senior member of ISA, primarily contributing to the ISA/IEC 62443 cybersecurity standards and the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance.
Daniel Cheng is the APAC Industrial Cybersecurity Architect for Nexus Controls, a Baker Hughes business. He is responsible for leading the cybersecurity business initiatives across APAC and is focus on helping industrial clients build a robust cybersecurity posture to secure and protect their critical infrastructures with Nexus Controls suite of cybersecurity solutions. Daniel has over 12 years of experience in cybersecurity with extensive experience in risk assessment and threat management. He has held regional roles in APAC and has a strong understanding on the region's cybersecurity landscape and related regulations. Prior to Nexus Control, Daniel has been helping large enterprises in their digital transformation journey and securing their businesses with cyber-resilient solutions tailored to fit their environment.
Global Industrial Cybersecurity Architect, Nexus Controls
With more than 18 years’ cybersecurity experience, Ed provides strategic solutions and expert guidance grounded in a position of risk management and safety. His expertise lies in both strategic assessment and resolving real security challenges in oil & gas, power generation, mining, DOD, and homeland security. Ed has a talent for keeping the big picture available while structuring down to specific inter-dependencies between different threat actors, people, process, and technology.
Past accomplishments include former Deputy CISO where he designed and implemented a complete cyber security program ($36M investment), several NIST Cyber Security Framework (CSF) security assessments, commercializing new technologies, directing DHS ICE Security Operations Center / Computer Security Incident Response Center (SOC/CSIRC).
Ed is a Fellow of the Academy of Emergency Managers (FAcEM) after completing the master program with the Emergency Management Academy’s Disaster Science Fellowship of FEMA’s Body of Knowledge.
Ming Han Lim
Senior Manager, Communications Portfolio, Digital Industries, Siemens
Ming Han, is currently the Senior Manager of the Communications Portfolio, Digital Industries; Siemens Malaysia Sdn Bhd. He has 20 years of experiences in the field of Information Technology for Mobile Networks, Rail, Road and Automation networks. He brings a wealth of experience in Pre Sales, Engineering, as well as Project Management.
As an Engineer, he deployed large scale (national) Mobile Networks before contributing as Project Manager and Pre Sales Manager - His current role focusses on the Communications and CyberSecurity portfolio of Siemens, Industrial Information Technology included: to create new market penetration, manage daily operation of the business ensuring sustainability and profitability.
Ming Han holds a Bachelors of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics Engineering as well as a Masters in Science Communication Systems and Signal Processing (University of Bristol, UK). In addition, he holds a Cisco Sales Expert and ITIL accreditation to his Siemens Certified Professional Industrial Network certificate.
Director Cybersecurity, Honeywell Connected Enterprise, Honeywell Process Solutions
Phil has worked with Enterprises for over two decades covering domains such as Security, Networking, UCC, Data Centres, Cloud and Telecommunications across the APAC region. He was on the Juniper Network and Security APJ Partner Advisory board and Avaya Network Partner Advisory Council. Phil has helped more than 200 Operational Technology sites increase their Cyber Resiliency addressing standards such as IEC62443 and Australia’s Energy Market Operators Cyber Security Framework and Australia’s Critical National Infrastructure Act, for Oil & Gas, Energy, Mining, Manufacturing and Water Utility sectors. Phil manages the Cyber division for Honeywell in the Pacific region ranging from Honeywell Forge Cyber and the ecosystem of third party security vendors.
Head of Product Management and Industrial Cybersecurity, GE Steam Power Automation and Controls
Industrial Engineer with 12 years of experience in the Power Industry (Alstom & GE) with a distinctive background in Business Strategy, M&A and Product Management.
Building and growing the GE Steam Power Industrial Cybersecurity team from R&D till execution, serving the $4B GE Steam Power Business with OT Cyber solutions.
GE Steam Power is the leader in Steam & Nuclear technologies, with 30% of all Steam Turbines and 50% of all Nuclear Steam Turbines use GE technology in Industrial, Coal, Nuclear and Renewables Power Plants.
RVP, Solutions Engineering, APJ, Claroty
Vijay Vaidyanathan works predominantly on the front lines of customer cybersecurity risks and challenges for their plants, factories and industrial automation control systems.
He has extensive experience in helping industrial and critical infrastructure facilities understand their current status and gaps.
He provides guidance on how to protect productivity and availability considering the active cyber threat landscape around us.
APAC Sales Director, Nozomi Networks
Vincent has extensive experience in providing visionary leadership and innovation, while empowering the business strategy, balancing risk, privacy and compliance. For the past 18 years, Vincent has engaged numerous global and enterprise accounts to build and transform their IT/OT and cyber security programs, tailored to address the business requirements and changing threat landscape. His experience involves providing solutions and implementation of cutting-edge networking, cloud, and security technologies.
In his previous capacity at FireEye for the past 5 years, Vincent advised global and strategic customers on how to prepare for, prevent, and respond to cyber security incidents that can threaten vital assets. Equally important, Vincent devotes time and programs to help companies propagate change in security awareness and behaviors. His clients are engaged in diverse industries, such as critical infrastructure, financial services, government / statutory boards, managed services provider, and oil & gas