Our Mentors

Ang Swee Kiat
Director, AP Shared Service Center, Becton Dickinson (BD)

Swee Kiat heads the Asia Pacific Shared Service Center at Becton Dickinson (BD). Prior to this, he held various roles in quality, manufacturing and operations across business segments in BD, including that as a Plant Manager in Suzhou, China. His emphasis is on process innovation, improvement and stabilization with alignment to customer focus and establishing people capabilities and structures for long term growth.

Tan Pek Yew
General Manager, Panasonic R&D Center Singapore

Pek Yew serves as Assistant Director supporting System Technology group in creating system and communication solutions for automotive, consumer electronic and industrial market segment. His group at Panasonic R&D Center Singapore has been helping his corporate customers in delivering unprecedented productivity and performance gains by applying machine intelligence & signal processing techniques.


Anselm Tan
Head of Corporate Venturing, Philips ASEAN Pacific

Anselm heads corporate venturing at Philips ASEAN Pacific, where he makes investments in HealthTech startups and collaborates with healthcare partners to speed up the cycles of innovation. He is also a mentor to startups through accelerators and mentoring programs. Prior to Philips, Anselm was Director at Standard Chartered Private Equity.

Anselm is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore, Fellow and Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA), and Stanford Certified Project Manager. He has studied, worked and volunteered in more than 15 countries.

Christophe Lamy
Executive Consultant, ETN Innovation

Christophe has an 30+ years extensive international experience in TV-Audio-Video-Displays products R&D and System-on-Chip applications. He has managed multiple R&D projects in Europe and Asia-Pacific regions for top MNCs like Thomson, Technicolor, TCL and STMicroelectronics, using technical resources from various world-wide locations (US, Europe , Taiwan , India , China , Korea, Japan) until mass production ramp-up completion.

Ramprasad Srinivasan
Founder, Logistar

Ramprasad is a Supply chain operations and Logistics technology professional with over 20 years of experience in this domain. His career focus has been in helping cos through periods of change and transformation. He has helped companies such as Hewlett Packard, Nike, Hyundai and TVS with addressing supply chain challenges, reengineering and transforming operations and implementing best in class solutions in engineering and technology. He has recently started Logistar (logistar.co) to focus on helping startups and SME’s with operations and technology consulting and solutions.

Peter Browne
Founder & CEO, Intangible Communications

Peter is a communication professional with a background in the entertainment and corporate communications industries. Since 2012 he has worked with startup organizations in Singapore and Indonesia, and has conducted coaching sessions and presentation skills training for CEOs and corporate clients. He demystifies the art and skills to develop and deliver your story with passion and integrity, whether at a chance meeting or an investor pitch.

Chua Aik Boon
Founder, DewTouch Innovations Pte Ltd

Aik Boon is the Founder, Director of DewTouch Innovations Pte Ltd. He has been involved in building companies and digitalizing business processes. His domain expertise includes automotive fleet management, food catering, intellectual property and insurance.

Raymond Choong
Investor | Entrepreneur

Raymond Choong is an investor, entrepreneur, and helper of technology startups, with over 26 years of experience in investment, finance, operational, Telco-OTT, E-commerce and Internet based starts-up fields.

Laurent Fabry
Managing Director, DGCT

Laurent Fabry founded DiGital Content Technologies (DGCT) in 2002, DGCT is currently supporting several small size technology companies and managing their distribution and marketing for the Asia Pacific region.

Samir Rath
Angel Investor | Author

Angel investor and author with a background in capital markets and monetary policy. Based on experience with 100+ startups around the world, Samir has created systematic decision-making frameworks that help entrepreneurs navigate early stage technology company building. Graduated from IE Brown MBA, 12+ years in Capital Markets.

Harish Taori

Managing Partner | Principal | Strategic Advisor
Entrepreneur, Investor, startup mentor and TMT Industry expert – IoT and emerging technologies. Founder of Angel investment fund, Thinkuvate and Digital advisory services firm, Zen Insights. Harish Taori graduated from Chicago Booth with 18+ years of TMT industry experience and 10+ years of consulting and advisory services at IDC, Current Analysis & Zen Insights.


Takashi Sano


Takashi is Venture Partner and Regional Manager at Global Brain (GB). He has invested PatSnap, intellectual property analytics platform for enterprise and Arcstone, IoT and big data platform for manufacturing. Prior to joining GB, Takashi was managing smartphone peripheral business at Sony. He looked after whole supply chain, sales and marketing and P&L in APAC, Middle East and Africa. Takashi also worked for Sony as the role of technology investment and M&A, formulating joint venture and spin off venture.

Tony Yu
Partner, Mesh Ventures

Having worked in industries of embedded software, IC design, telecommunications, and consumer electronics, Tony brings 20 years of management experiences in R&D and worldwide business development. At Mesh, an IoT-centric VC firm, he and his partners have identified the key formula crucial to success of any early-stage IoT companies.

Tony holds dual M.S. (Electrical Engineering and Engineering Management) from Stanford University and B.S. Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University. He has been a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2002.



C K Vishwakarma

Founder of ATCAlliance and IoTSG

CK is an experienced program manager and strategy leader in solutions design, integration and end-to-end program management of large complex projects. He conducts research and speaks on how technologies can prime enterprises for the future. He brings over 14 years’ experience in IIoT, M2M, Industrial Robotics and Broadcast Technologies. He founded both IoTSG and ATCAlliance, where IoTSG is the largest and most active IoT community in SouthEast Asia focused on enabling the development of collaborative IoT Ecosystem in the region, while ATCAlliance is a professional services organization focused on helping organizations accelerate their journey in IoT development.

Conny Lim
Managing Partner, MitchelLake ASEAN

Conny is the Managing Partner for MitchelLake ASEAN business based in Singapore where she specialises in recruitment and executive search for innovative, start-ups and high-growth businesses, as well as enterprises going through digital transformation. Some of these areas include fintech, cyber security, IoT and marketplaces. Having searched for talents across markets such as China, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and The Middle East. She develops inmate understanding of local talent, breadth of cultures across Asia.