ATxInspire with IBM

Date21 Mar

Time10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

VenueInfocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore Office, Level 4 Communal Cafe

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ATxInspire with IBM on putting sustainability plans into action

From the boardroom to the operations centres, all stakeholders want a role in making a positive difference for our world - regulators have developed corporate disclosure requirements around environmental impact, customers want to buy from sustainable businesses, people want to work for these companies and invest in them.

In a survey with global CEO, conducted by the IBM Institute of Business Value, nearly 60% of the CEOs saw significant demand from investors for greater transparency on sustainability. In addition, 80% of the CEOs believe investments in sustainability will improve their business results within five years.

While 86% of the companies already have a sustainability strategy in place, only 23% have implemented the sustainability strategies across their organisation, due to the complex nature of implementing sustainable practices.

Becoming more sustainable is an opportunity to innovate, make a difference and grow. Join us on 21 March to explore how you can turn sustainability strategies into results.

Key takeaways

  1. How organisations can create a sound business case to gain actionable support for sustainable initiatives across brand, operations, products, and services.
  2. Measures that organisations can do in managing smart buildings and facilities.
  3. Ways to turn green IT ambition into action in 2023

Hear from industry experts

Amrita Khadilkar

Amrita Khadilkar, Senior Director, Accelerated Digitalisation and Environmental Sustainability, DHL Supply Chain APAC

Amrita has over 20 years of experience in supply chain and logistics. She currently heads Environmental Sustainability (GoGreen) and decarbonisation efforts for DHL Supply Chain APAC. She also heads the deployment of digital technologies under the Accelerated Digitalisation programme for the region. She holds an MBA from INSEAD.

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Ar. Benjamin Towell, Executive Director, Global Wholesale Banking Sustainability Office, OCBC Bank

Benjamin is a Registered Architect, a Chartered Surveyor, (FRICS), and a Chartered Environmentalist. He is the Executive Director for the Global Wholesale Banking Sustainability Office and subject matter expert at OCBC, facilitating the bank and its customers transition to a low carbon, regenerative economy, with a keen focus on the Built Environment, and SMEs.

Kew Yuan Chun

Kew Yuan Chun, Vice President, Head of Sustainability & Safety, Developments & Projects, Frasers Property

Kew is the Head of Projects, Sustainability & Safety with Frasers Property Singapore (FPS). With a background in projects development, consultancy, construction and sustainability, he is responsible for formulating and integrating the environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy of the business and its operations.

Kew holds a Bachelor in Civil and Structural Engineering and a Master in International Construction Management from Nanyang Technological University.

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Eric Lim, Chief Sustainability Officer, UOB

Eric is the Managing Director and the Chief Sustainability Officer at United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB). His role is to drive UOB’s sustainability strategy and objectives of helping businesses and individuals transition to a sustainable future and fostering social and environmental well-being among colleagues and communities.

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Francis Goh, Vice President, IBM zSystems and LinuxONE, IBM Technology, Asia Pacific

Francis is responsible for the IBM zSystems and LinuxONE business across both hardware and software in Asia Pacific. He leads both sales and technical teams in the region to help clients adopt AI, hybrid cloud and security technologies in IBM zSystems and LinuxONE.

Francis and his team work with clients to help them modernize their infrastructure and applications with IBM zSystems to achieve improved sustainability, differentiated business outcomes, lower transaction costs and highest systems availability. Francis has 25 years of experience in the technology and financial services sectors.

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Lim HanBin, APAC Regional Environmental Manager, GlobalFoundries

HanBin has extensive experience developing practical solutions for sustainability in the semiconductor industry. He currently drives GlobalFoundries’ Journey to Zero Carbon initiative to decarbonize its wafer fabrication plants and also leads the SEMI Global Circularity Work Group create an industry-wide circular economy.

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Krishna K Nagarajan, Distinguished Engineer, Sustainability, IBM Consulting

Krishnakumar (KK) is the Chief Technology Officer for the Sustainability and Resources Industry (ASEAN) at IBM. His focus is in helping clients achieve the net zero goals with pragmatic solution approaches. He also leads relationship with alliance partners.

A keen follower of Energy Transition, New Energy & Sustainability leading to differentiated points of view and innovative offerings to clients. KK has over 29 years’ extensive experience in steering end to end digital transformation, first-of-its-kind digital rollouts as well as Greenfield initiatives towards positioning organization to embrace Industry 4.0 revolution.

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Ng Lai Yee, Managing Partner & Country Leader, IBM Consulting

Lai Yee oversees the practice including sales and delivery to local and multi-national clients in Business Transformation Services, Hybrid Cloud Services, and leveraging on IBM Garage. She brings more than 20 years of business and technology consulting with industry expertise in helping clients with their digital transformation journeys. She has extensive experience in large scale delivery program management, business transformation and change management.

Throughout her consulting career, Lai Yee has worked with clients across industries from FMCG, Logistics, Financial Services to Telco and most extensively with government and public sector agencies in Singapore and overseas.

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Praveen Hariharan, Partner, Sustainability Practice and Industrial Sector, IBM Consulting

Praveen leads IBM’s Sustainability practice for the ASEAN region and works in mission critical global sustainability projects. He is recognised as a thought leader in Sustainability and engages with corporates, multilateral agencies, academia and government bodies to create enabling platforms to accelerate the Sustainability journey across the ecosystem.

Praveen also heads the services business for IBM’s Industrial sector clients across ASEAN. He is a member of the IBM Industry Academy -a vibrant community of IBM's preeminent industry leaders working within and across industry with the end goal of shaping solutions that are future proof.

Rajendra Prasad

Rajendra Prasad (RP), Global Head Partnerships, Clari5

With a rich experience spanning 30+ years in the IT industry, that includes 25+ years in banking technology solutions, Rajendra Prasad (RP) spearheads Clari5’s global alliances and partnerships function.

In one of his earlier roles, he pioneered alliances and analyst relations that helped drive global adoption of a leading universal banking solution platform. An active participant in several global waves of banking technology adoption, RP is also an experienced solution specialist in ISRM and Payments and has contributed significant value to software product business globalisation.

RP has a rich global experience across business-critical IT solutions, sales and marketing, business engagement management, solution management and team leadership. He strives to constantly learn new areas, mentor teams, and create win-win environments for stakeholders.

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Vincent Low, Co-Founder and Vice President, G-Energy

Vincent is the Founder and Vice President of G – Energy Holdings Pte. Ltd. (Singapore). He is also a Qualified Energy Services Specialists (QuESS) accredited by National Environment Agency & Building and Construction Authority and Certified Green Mark Advanced Accredited Professional (Cert. GM AAP) accredited by Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore.

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Koh Wan Taow, Partner, ASEAN Hybrid Cloud Transformation Service Line Leader, IBM Consulting

Wan Taow is responsible for driving the Cloud Strategy, Architecture, Migration and Modernisation offerings, competency, sales and delivery, Wan Taow also resides on the advisory board with clients for consulting projects providing guidance and advice to the team on cloud architecture and complex project management best practices. A highly motivated individual with a passion for technology and keen to adapt technology to innovate new business models to overcome business and technical challenges.


Time Topic Speaker
9.30 –  10.00 Guests’ arrival / Registration
10.00 –  10.05 Welcome Address


  • Terence Chia, IMDA
10.05 –  10.30

Panel: Creating the Business Case for Sustainability

How can organisations drive value and demonstrate efficient ROI in sustainability initiatives – from products and services, to operations, to risk management, to brand?


Praveen Hariharan, IBM


  • Eric Lim, UOB
  • Amrita Khadilkar, DHL Supply Chain APAC
10.30 –  10.55

Fireside Chat: Driving Financial Value and Carbon Footprint Reductions

Perspectives from leading organisations who have embarked, or are embarking on sustainability initiatives, meeting the criteria for obtaining green and sustainable investments. How technology helps in measuring & sustaining performance.


Krishna K Nagarajan, IBM


  • Vincent Low, Founder, G-Energy
  • Ar. Benjamin Towell, OCBC
  • Lim HanBin, GlobalFoundries
  • Kew Yuan Chun, Frasers Property
10.55 –  11.10

Keynote: Greening the IT Landscape

Green computing (also known as green IT or sustainable IT) is the design, manufacture, use and disposal of computers, chips, other technology components and peripherals in a way that limits the harmful impact on the environment. The potential for Green IT to have a positive impact on the environment is considerable How IBM’s Green IT framework and solutions can help with the reduction of GHG emissions and decarbonisation of IT platforms.


Koh Wan Taow, IBM

11.10 –  11.25

Fireside Chat: Turning Your Green IT Ambition into Action

How Clari5 pursues sustainability driven innovation by leveraging IBM’s technology. Clari5’s Enterprise Fraud Management Solution (EFM) on IBM LinuxONE and Linux on zSystems offers a real-time, enterprise-wide approach to combat sophisticated fraud. It is designed to meet the fraud detection, investigation, prevention, monitoring compliance and audit needs of banks.


Francis Goh, IBM


Rajendra Prasad (RP), Clari5

11.25 –  11.30 Closing Remarks


Ng Lai Yee, IBM

11.30 –  12.30 Networking Lunch

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Last updated on: 21 Mar 2023