SGNOG10 Speakers


Zen Chuan

Senior Internet Resource Analyst


Zen Ng is a Senior Internet Resource Analyst in APNIC’s Services Team. With his specialized knowledge of APNIC policies and Internet resource management, Zen plays an important role in advising and assisting APNIC Members with their membership and Internet number resource queries. Zen also represents the Services Team at many community events to liaise with the Asia Pacific Internet community.


IPv6 Insights in South East Asia

Taking a look at the IPv6 stats in SEA region, and how we can increase IPv6 uptake in Singapore.

Shaowen Ma

Senior Product Manager


Shaowen Ma is a Google Cloud Group Product Manager. where he works with major APAC customers, for cloud onboarding, Inter-connect, Peering and hybrid cloud infra for Edge computing. Recently he focused on High Performance Cloud network and Smartnic Cloud SDN Offload.


Cloud SDN: BGP Peering and RPKI

Cloud SDN: BGP Peering and RPKI in this session, we talk about how Cloud peering with their customers. 1. analysis the BGP hijack and leak outage 2. provide Cloud BGP route filter and tools. 3. we analysis the limitation of RPKI origin validation, also with peering lock. 4. BGP Monitor, alert, visibility and debug tools.

Aditya Kaul

Solution Architect, Professional Services, APAC

Juniper Networks

Aditya is a technology evangelist, innovator and a seasoned telecommunications specialist with background in Planning, Design, Implementation and Operations of NexGen IP Architectures. Aditya holds in depth understanding of Services Business and has been a key contributor in Planning and Designing Future State Architectures. Aditya is working at Juniper Networks as Professional Services Solution Architect for APAC.


SRv6: Beyond the hype

In the recent years there has been a lot of industry interest and hype around Segment Routing for IPv6 (SRv6). In this session, Aditya will attempt to separate the hype from reality and focus on the ground realities of implementing an SRv6 based network and present a case study. The session will cover the following topics:

  • SRv6: Industry outlook
  • SRv6 implementation experience & challenges
  • XL Axiata SRv6 Deployment

Yajuvendra Rawat

Account Solution Architect

Red Hat

Yajuvendra currently works as Solution Architect at Red Hat Singapore is a dynamic and results-driven Solution Architect with over 20 years of experience driving digital transformation for Telco, Media, and Entertainment industries. With a proven track record of success in implementing cloud-native platforms and automation, Yajuvendra has played a key role in accelerating the digital transformation journeys of multiple operators worldwide in Devices/Core/OSS/BSS


As an accomplished software developer, tester, and architect in Telecommunication and Aerospace software, Yajuvendra possesses a deep understanding of the complexities of these industries. He has also worked as a Network Architect for 4G and 5G networks in multiple operators across the world, providing him with a holistic view of the telecommunications landscape.

Yajuvendra graduated from Jamia Millia Islamia in India with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Post Graduate Diploma in Embedded System and Design from CDAC Mohali, and has leveraged his educational background to provide innovative solutions that drive business value. His ability to deliver results in complex, fast-paced environments has earned him a reputation as a trusted advisor and expert in his field.


AI and Automation

In today’s fast-paced business environment, organisations are constantly seeking ways to improve efficiency and productivity. One promising approach is to leverage the power of artificial intelligence and automation tools.

Christopher Lek

Exco Member


Christopher Lek leads the cyber security team for Nanyang Technological University. He has over 20 years of professional experience spanning across the telecommunication, financial sector as well as global conglomerates. He held different roles from governance, risk management, security architecture to cyber defense. He was recognised as one of the top 30 Cyber Security executives for driving business value, leadership and influencing change in the inaugural CSO30 ASEAN awards 2021.


Being a member of the senior leadership team within the IT organization, Christopher has transformed the cyber security landscape for NTU over the last few years. He has forged close partnership with various entities in the organization to address the rapidly changing security threats to the university.

Christopher is an adjunct lecturer in a local tertiary institution and an authorized instructor with (ISC)². He is certified in CCISO, CISSP, PMP, CIPM, CDPSE and ITIL. In addition, he held technical certifications in digital forensic and incident response, malware analysis, and industrial control security.

Christopher also served as Senior Advisor for the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace + International Studies(CSCIS) and Executive Committee member for Singapore Advanced Research and Education Network (SingAREN).


High Performance computing Network security

In this session, Christopher discuss the importance of High performance computing (HPC) network security and describes some of the vulnerabilities and challenges faced by HPC environments. He will further outlines the factors to take into account when protecting HPC networks and suggests the suggest the need for collaboration to build a resilient security ecosystem. He will also share how SINGAREN safeguard the high-speed network infrastructure that enables high-speed network transfer between research and educational institutions.

Sachidananda Karkala

Entreprise Architect

Akamai Technologies

Sachidananda is an Enterprise Architect with Advanced Solutions & Consulting at Akamai Singapore with 23+ years in designing IT solutions. He has worked extensively with customers in EMEA & Asia. He has worked across the spectrum of Service Enablement for Telecom operators, End to End media transformation for large MSOs and migration to cloud. He has lead teams across the geographies in presales & solution architecture. He is a Google certificated Professional Cloud Architect and Kubernetes enthusiast.


Load balancing and Service in Kubernetes

Kubernetes is the currently the premier orchestration platform. This talk aims to demystify from a network point of view what happens when you start a service in kubernetes and how it balance between the pods. A must know for any networking professional getting into kubernetes. It will also come with a demo and highlight some use cases for the industry.

Thomas Corre

IP Regional Product Line Manager and Consulting Engineer


Thomas is a regional Product Line Manager and Consulting Engineer at Nokia with 13+ years of experience in IP/MPLS architecture engineering and presales. Throughout his career, he has focused on EMEA and APAC customers, gaining extensive knowledge in Cloud computing, IP Routing technologies, and 5G Anyhaul. As a regular speaker at Telecom SudParis for “Advanced Network Architecture” specialization, he has solid experience in providing customer workshops/technical training courses and understanding their networking needs.


Containerlab: Unleashing the power of containerization for network testing and development

With the growing number of containerized Network Operating Systems grows the demand to easily run them in the user-defined, versatile lab topologies. Unfortunately, container orchestration tools like docker-compose are not a good fit for that purpose, as they do not allow a user to easily create connections between the containers which define a topology. Containerlab provides a CLI for orchestrating and managing container-based networking labs. It starts the containers, builds a virtual wiring between them to create lab topologies of users choice and manages labs lifecycle.

Hanchen Zheng

System Engineer

Arista Networks

Hanchen Zheng joined Arista Networks in 2018. He have been providing long-term services to telco providers and OTT companies, assisting them in building Core/Backbone networks and data center networks.


AI Networking RoCE Design & UEC

Discussion on RoCE and InfiniBand Networks, and Discussion on AI Cluster Design.

Lawrence Leng

Lead Technology Advisor


Lawrence is Lead Technology Advisor from Anritsu Singapore. He has more than 30 years of experience in the telecom industry. Prior to his career with Anritsu, he was involved in radio frequency research & development work with Mindef in Singapore.


Since joining Anritsu more than 25 years ago, Lawrence has been part of the Field Marketing team that provide technical advice and support to customers and channel partners in the South Asia region with special focus on 5G Mobile Fronthaul, transport technology like 800/400G Ethernet, ECPRI, OTN, etc. During his work, he travels around South Asia countries regularly to present the latest test and measurement solutions relating to telecommunication technologies.


Data Center Evolution 1.6T Ethernet Electrical and Optical Test Challenges

The cloud-based digital services that we all use daily are managed by data-center networks.
Examples include online telework, conferencing, learning, and entertainment services.
Cloud services are now an important social infrastructure such as AI, machine learning, 5G, IoT, and so on.
Data centers support these cloud services.
Communications equipment and technologies, such as optical modules, used by these data centers are continually evolving to cut power consumption and speed-up cloud services for users.

Vincent Boon

Sales Engineer


Vincent Boon has over 30 years of experience in the IT and networking industry, working with enterprise and data center customers within APJC. For the past 18 years, his focus has been in DCIM, Infrastructure Access and Power Solutions working with clients such as Smart Nation, HCL, FPT Telecom, Equinix and many more. Technology has always been a keen interest of Vincent’s and his previous roles within technology companies have involved him working closely with engineering teams in providing productive solutions to customers. He joined Opengear at the beginning of 2018 and brings his expertise to assist customers on next generation Out-of-Band solutions and Network Automation for managing critical IT and communications infrastructure.


Networks needs Smart Out of Band with Automation. First Day, Everyday and Worst Day

IT infrastructure is the backbone of an enterprise, providing the necessary foundation to achieve organizational goals. Whether it’s traditional, hyperconverged or in the cloud, network engineers require always-on access to all of these applications and components to ensure business continuity. That’s why organizations are continuing to understand the importance of investing in an overall solution that enables network resilience. So how does Smart Out of Band solution and Automation helps more than 75% of Fortune 500 organizations on the First Day, Worst Day and Every Day approach?

Erwin Filmer

Director, Systems Engineering


Erwin Filmer is Infinera’s Director Systems Engineering, supporting partners and customers in APAC to realize the full benefits of Infinera’s solutions in their networks.


He has more than 20 years of Sales Engineering experience in the APAC market, since moving to the region in 1997.
Prior to joining Infinera in 2014, Erwin was with ECI Telecom and Lucent Technologies, covering telecommunications and optical networking technologies in various roles ranging from Technical Consultant, and Solutions Director, to Sales Engineering Director.

Erwin has a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Universiteit Twente, the Netherlands.


Packet/Optical Convergence – Deliver Packet Services more Efficiently using Advancements in Optics

New capabilities in optics increase the reach of packet services. This session covers the various approaches for building converged packet/optical networks in aggregation/metro and how such deployments can be optimized for capacity, footprint and power consumption