Head, APAC CFO Program Services (Credit Suisse)
Michael has over 25 years of Management Consulting and Program Management experience across several industries in 3 continents. At Credit Suisse Michael leads a team in APAC that provides in-house consulting and program services to a large part of the bank. CFO Program Services is focused on the Bank’s strategic programs, particularly the global ones that go across organization units.
Prior to joining Credit Suisse, he worked at a large global and a boutique regional consulting organization. Michael also mentors selected technology start-ups.
He has Master’s degrees in both Computing and Business, and was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Auckland.
Oscar M. Carrillo
Head of IT and Business Change (Zurich Life Singapore)
Oscar brings more than 15 years of experience in IT, leading strategic IT initiatives and managing business transformation. Worked in various industry primarily in Financial Services and Legal Sector.
He is currently the Head of IT and Business Change and Zurich Life Singapore. Zurich Life is a multi-line insurance provider with global network of subsidiaries and offices, with over 60,000 employees worldwide and presence in over 170 countries in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific. It is ranked 123rd among the Fortune Global 500 Companies.
CIO Employee Health & Benefits APAC at Mercer
Ofir Shalev is an entrepreneurial executive bringing over 20 years of international experience in both start-up and Fortune 250 organizations, spanning across multiple geographies, product lines and functions. In his current role as Mercer’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), Employee Health & Benefits (EH&B) Asia, Ofir is responsible for the technology to support the EH&B Asia suite of products and services. Previously, as Vice President (VP) Strategic Accounts, Ofir worked in Singapore heading the Banking Solutions division, over achieving targets by implementing regional and global enterprise solutions, transformed regional accounts to global accounts aligning sales, pre-sales, service delivery and support teams. Previously, as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Ofir built and led the regional (Singapore, China and Hong Kong) operation including product development, pre-sales, service delivery and quality assurance.
Ofir has a Master’s degree (Hon) in Computer Science with a focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the IT Management Association (ITMA) Singapore and a PRINCE2 Practitioner.
Managing Director and Founding Member U3 Infotech
Umesh Ursekar is the Managing Director and founding member of U3 Infotech Pte. Ltd. Umesh has a wide variety of responsibilities including the business expansion and operation at U3 Infotech. He also responsible for Project Management Consulting and Outsoucing Services for the Asia Pacific Region. Prior U3 Infotech, Umesh has worked with Infineon TYechnologies, AXA Insurance, and Hewlett Packard, in Singapore, in various capacities. Umesh received his Master of Management Science and Bachelor Degree in Science from Pune University, India. Umesh is the President of PMI Singapore Chapter. umesh has been assisting new entrepreneurs in evaluation and finalization of business and implementation plans, on volunteer basis.
7 March 2014 | Panel Discussion event
The Fuzzy Economy: How Project Managers can Survive and Thrive?
Is US coming out of the economic crisis? What is the future of Euro and European Union? Is Chinese economy heading for a soft-landing or hard-landing? How Singapore businesses can manage rising costs and challenges? Are we into a V-shaped recovery or U-shaped recovery? Or is it going to be W-shaped?
This is mind-boggling! Isn’t it? But these are not just the newspaper headlines and stories. Each of us is impacted in one way or another by these fuzzy economic changes. The reason is simple – we are operating in a global environment where local economies are interconnected and heavily dependent on each other. How do the business leaders view these changes? What are the challenges and opportunities they can see for the business in next 3-5 years? and what do they expect from their project teams and managers in achieving business objectives?
SPMI organizes this panel discussion together with three C-level executives and the SPMI president. Join this interactive discussion session, listen from the leaders, share your ideas and learn HOW YOU CAN SURVIVE AND THRIVE in this FUZZY ECONOMY!
Date: 7 March 2014, Friday
Time: 7.00pm to 9.30pm, Registration and Buffet Dinner (Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian Halal) starts from 6.30pm
Location: Microsoft Singapore, 1 Marina Boulevard, Level 21 Auditorium
SPMI Member: SGD 40.00
Non-Member: SGD 60.00
Early-Bird SGD 15.00 discount (valid till 28 Feb 2014)
SPMI members please log-in to avail members' rate
SPMI sincerely thanks Microsoft Singapore for sponsoring the event