itSMF Singapore Newsletter
January 2016

Greetings from  itSMF Singapore Chapter.

In this Newsletter:
  • Happy Chinese New Year
  • Upcoming Annual Conference: "Innovation and Transformation - Technology Conference " 22 April 2016
  • Upcoming Partner Event "5th Enterprise Innovation CXO Forum 2016"

Upcoming Annual Conference | 
Friday 22nd April 2016
"Innovation and Transformation - Technology Conference" 

Gold Sponsor

Have you signed up for itSMF Singapore Chapter's most prestigious event in 2016?
You can still enjoy the Early Bird rate if you book in now. And if you sign up as a member, you will have a much better savings.

The focus this year will be on encouraging adoption of smarter, more innovative ways in delivering IT Services and Management.

Find out how can the IT community in Singapore can help to play a contributing role in the IDA Smart Nation vision.
We are pleased to have ISS / UXC as the Gold Sponsor

Confirmed Speakers:

Manoj Vasudevan 
CEO | Thoughts Expression 

Management consultant with 20 years experience in Strategy consulting, Management consulting and Technology. Manoj has led teams in various projects for many major MNC clients in Asia, Australia, US and Europe. In-depth knowledge and experience in all aspects of organisation, planning, project management, people management, systems design and deployment.

Manoj is a World Class Speaker, Speech Coach, Author, Master Storyteller and Humor Guru.
- 2015 World Champion of Public Speaking, Runners up
- Keynote speaker at various events and conferences
- Co-author of Amazon #1 Bestseller
- Champion of PA Humorous Speech Competition, Singapore
- Among Top 25 Stand-up Comedians at the International Comedy Festival, Hong Kong
- Internationally sought-after keynote speaker and transformational coach

Presentation Topic: 
Routine Innovation  

Sometimes routine processes, procedures and policies makes it difficult for organisations to uncover operational inefficiencies and redundancies that drain productive resources. In this thought-provoking talk, Manoj will share with you the process for Routine Innovation that provides a structure for continual improvement, focussing on customer needs, while improving employee interest, engagement and productivity.

Anthony Lim 
Director | Cloud Security Alliance

Anthony (MBA UIUC, CISSP, CSSLP, CCSP, FCITIL, ISO27000LA) is a 20-year cyber security professional, pioneer, advocate, consultant, practitioner, instructor and business leader in the Asia Pacific region. He has held inaugural regional security business development and management roles at IBM, CA (Computer Associates), Check Point, Digi WhiteHat and a few other American companies.
He has presented and contributed content at many industry, business, government conferences and media (broadcast, print, internet), has taught at several universities, and sat on several government committees regarding cybersecurity and governance matters in AP. Anthony is application security council, and was on the inaugural committee for its application and cloud professional certifications. He is also Senior Cybersecurity Advisor, Asia Pacific, for leading consulting business and industry research firm Frost & Sullivan.

Presentation Topic: 
Smart Cities, Safe Cities - Perspectives

Today we hear smart cities, safe cities and even smart nation as buzzwords, and governments including Singapore's are advocating it strongly.  There are wonderful quality-of-life benefits one can envision from these initiatives but at the same time there are several underlying players that make up and provide the various building blocks to make this whole thing happen.  We take a quick look at different player's view of the smart cities mantra (policy-maker, technology-provider, service-provider, government-agency, private commercial enterprise), how they fit in and some IT service management perspectives therein as well.

Watch this space for more sponsors / speakers update. 

Above all else we are looking for delegates, Members and non-Members alike, we welcome you to come and have the unique opportunity to learn, network, and interact with experienced IT professionals and leaders in the ITSM community. 


Upcoming Partner Event | 13 - 14 April 2016
5th Enterprise Innovation CXO Forum 2016 : The Transformed Enterprise: Agile, Digital and Innovative"


Day 1:  8:30 am - 4.30pm 
Day 2: 8:30am 
- 5.00pm

Themed  "The Transformed Enterprise: Agile, Digital and Innovative" , the 5th Enterprise Innovation CXO Forum 2016  will feature insights from forward-thinking disruptors, including IT and business leaders of innovative companies in the region who will share their practical strategies and success stories in spearheading organizational change, harnessing the latest technologies and fostering innovation from top down to sustain business in today's disrupted world.

Taking place in Singapore on 13-14 April 2016, t his event will gather over 250 senior business and technology leaders from across industry sectors for two days of insightful sharing of case studies, best practices and incisive panel discussions. For more information, please visit