Group Captain Verachon
Senior Instructor Pilot, Flying Training Wing, RTAF Flying Training School,
Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)
Group Captain Verachon Pensri is scholar and professional in military, Air Power, Strategy and International Security, Commander and Leadership.
He attained his Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical at the Royal Thai Air Force Academy, Master of Arts in Strategy and International Security at the University of Hull UK and has additional qualifications from the Air Command and Staff College of the Royal Thai Air Force and Australian Command and Staffs Course.
Prior to becoming the Group Captain Simulation Officer at Training Simulation Division, Directorate of Operations, he was a staff officer at the directorate of operations, directing staff at the Royal Thai Air Force’s Command and Staff College and Head of Basic Flight Training Sector of Department of Military Sciences and Training of the Royal Thai Air Force Academy.
In addition, he provides lecturers for many military educational institutions.
Group Captain Chamnan Kumsap
Defence Technology Institute (DTI) Thailand
Dr Lee Kar Heng
TBSS Center for Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Director and Founder of TBSS Center for Electrical and Electronics Engineering, TBSS-Truong Thuong Vietnam Trading and Services and TBSS Radar Technology and Surveillance Company Limited (Vietnam).
Administering, Controlling and Coordinating project management activities of TBSS Companies in Singapore and Vietnam.
Technical-in-charge of Engineering, Technology and Project and System Management activities.
Captain Alexis Walker
Commodore, Destroyer Squadron 7 (COMDESRON SEVEN),
A native New Yorker, Captain Lex Walker began his naval service in 1989 by entering the Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training (BOOST) Program. Upon completing BOOST he attended The Jacksonville University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Communications. Captain Walker was commissioned on December 16, 1994.
Captain Walker has served at sea as Communications Officer and First Lieutenant in USS ROBERT G. BRADLEY (FFG 49), Main Propulsion Assistant and Training Officer in USS HAYLER (DD 997), Engineer Officer in USS COLE (DDG 67) and USS LEYTE GULF (CG 55), Executive Officer in USS BULKELEY (DDG 84), and as Commanding Officer of USS STOCKDALE (DDG 106). Captain Walker assumed duties as Commodore in June 2017, after serving as deputy since October 2015.
Captain Walker has served ashore as a DD/CG Gas Turbine Instructor at Surface Warfare Officer School in Newport, RI; as a Navy Washington, DC Intern (earning Master of Arts degrees in Organizational Management from The George Washington University and National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College Distance Seminar Program); as a post-Department Head Detailer (PERS-411C) at Navy Personnel Command in Millington, TN; and as the Deputy for Congressional Affairs at U.S. European Command.
Captain Walker has been awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, six Navy Commendation Medals, and various unit and service awards.
Lieutenant Commander Florian Zimmer
Rheinmetall Electronics GmbH
Dr Tim Pokorny
Dr. Tim Pokorny is the CTO of Calytrix Technologies, responsible for the oversight, management and delivery of all Calytrix products. He also acts as a Technical Fellow at TitanIM where he is responsible for helping to direct and deliver the Titan Vanguard synthetic training environment. Dr. Pokorny has over 15 years’ experience in distributed simulation technologies with a strong focus on systems integration for simulation supported training. Dr Pokorny a PhD in Distributed Simulation from the University of Ballarat and has worked as an active member of simulation industry groups both nationally and internationally via participation with the Simulation Australasia and the Simulation Interoperability and Standards Organisation (SISO), previously as an appointed member on the SISO Standards Activity Committee (SAC).
Dr Roman Sperl
Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH
Dr Sperl is the CEO of Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH, formerly known as Reiser Systemtechnik GmbH. Prior to becoming the CEO, he was Managing Director at Reiser. Dr Sperl attained his Doctor’s Degree Aerospace in 2006.
Dr Sperl is also the founder member and owner of the museum of Aerospace Olmutz, a member of the Assiociation of Friends of the German Air Force and part of the Federation of German Security and Defence Industries Association.
Dr Anita Abbott
Director of Global Partnership and Development Ltd; ,
Adjunct Professor at Charisma University
Anita Abbott is the director of Global Partnership and Development Ltd. She is also Provost, and Adjunct Professor at Charisma University. She regularly contributes to publications and is invited nationally and internationally. Her research areas include sovereignty, transnationalism, cyber weapons and great power diplomacy, middle power diplomacy, cyber terrorism, and international agreements.
Senior analyst of military studies programme,
RSIS; Instructor at SAFTI Military Institute
Captain Didong Rio Duta
Commanding Officer of Escort Squadron, Western Fleet Command,
Consulting Director, Defence & Security,
Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific
Janesh Janardhanan is the Consulting Director specializing in Defense & Security at Frost & Sullivan, Asia Pacific. He has over 13 years of consulting expertise, working closely with large MNCs, Government Agencies, technology houses and Startups in the areas of growth strategy, competitive positioning, international expansion, government regulations, etc.
Janesh has delivered over 60 high-impact consulting projects with Defense & Homeland security clients across the world including developing the Safe City Opportunity Map in Asia Pacific. He is widely quoted & interviewed on leading international publications including the BBC, CNBC, Forbes, Books on Robotics published by John Wiley & Sons, etc.
Prior to joining Frost & Sullivan, Janesh was the Co-founder & CEO of India’s first mainstream robotics company, signed large-ticket deals with leading consumer electronics MNCs, and built multi-award winning robotics platforms.
Janesh completed his MBA from the National University of Singapore. He was a Singapore Ministry of Education Scholar for his B.Eng (Mechanical, Hons) at the National University of Singapore.
Co-Chief Executive Officer,
Bohemia Interactive Simulations Group
Pete began working for BISim in 2005 and became CEO in 2007. As Co-CEO, Pete focuses on the long-term road map of BISim’s product suite, keeping BISim’s organisational focus on end-users at all times. Pete is an evangelist for the use of game technologies and other COTS-type products and software in the simulation & training industry, and believes that VBS and our other products are at the forefront of this movement.
Before BISim, Pete studied Computer Science and Management at the Australian Defence Force Academy and graduated with first class honours in 2001. Pete had previously graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon, into the Royal Australian Signals Corp. Pete served as a Signals Corp Officer for several years, specialising in military simulation, and his final posting was to the Australian Defence Simulation Office (ADSO) as a Project Officer. Pete transferred to the Army Reserves in 2005 and joined Bohemia Interactive Australia as the Lead Developer of Virtual Battlespace 2, a position he held until he became CEO in 2007.
Chief Technical Officer and Co-Owner,
project: syntropy GmbH
Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Bode holds a degree in technical cybernetics and automation at the Magdeburg University. From 1994 to 1997 he worked at the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF/Magdeburg as Technical Director of several complex R&D projects in Automation, Robotics and Visualization. He invented the use of 3D animation and VR for visualization of complex workflows in his projects. In 1997 he founded his own company e/media, which in 2000 became e/mergent media AG, where Mr. Bode worked as Chief Technical Officer. Mr. Bode is CTO and co-owner of project: syntropy GmbH, which was founded in 2002, where he is responsible for New Business and Systems Design. The company is a system integrator of projection systems for simulation, training and entertainment and is operating world-wide. In 2014 he co-founded domeprojection.com GmbH as a software "spin-off" of project: syntropy, specializing in auto-calibration solutions for projection systems.
Director Singapore and Advocate Asia Pacific,
Cloud Security Alliance
Anthony is pioneer in cyber-security & governance in Asia Pacific, with over 20 years of professional experience. He is a business leader, consultant, instructor, lead auditor and advocate in the space, and has held inaugural key regional business leadership roles at IBM, CA and Check Point, among some other security vendors. Anthony is a long-time well-known speaker and content provider for many business, industry, academic and government conferences, workshops, trainings and committees, executive roundtables and media (print, internet, broadcast). He is interviewed often on TV news, a university fellow, and has co-authored a cloud security international technical professional certification.
Captain Kercchai Vajanaporn
Deputy Director General, Office of Administrative System Development,
Royal Thai Navy
Managing Director of Scienexus and Adrian Sutcliffe,
Principal Consultant and Director of Infinite Security Solutions
Jason is the Managing Director of Scienexus, a company that specializes in Cyber Security risk management and through QCC Global Technical Surveillance and Counter Measures (TSCM) and Digital Forensics.
His 30 years of experience spans public and private sector and includes leading the: Global team for Business Risk Management within HSBC Financial Crime & Regulatory Compliance and the Operational Risk team assuring the management of technology and information risk in ANZ Technology, Operations and Shared Services. Other leadership roles have included Global Operational Risk COO, Corporate Security in the Middle East, UK military attaché in Damascus, Syria or as the Head of the Overseas Intelligence Desk for British special forces.
Having a honours degree in IT, qualified as a CISSP and holding post graduate diplomas in Security & Risk Management and Anti Money Laundering Jason has extensive technical experience and risk management expertise.
Associate Professor, School of Information Systems,
Singapore Management University
Debin Gao is an Associate Professor from School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University. Having obtained his PhD degree from Carnegie Mellon University, Debin focuses his research on software and systems security. In recent years, Debin also actively participates in research of mobile security, cloud security, and human factors in security. He's the recipient of the Lee Kong Chian Fellowship in year 2017.