AWS Public Sector Summit ASEAN - Singapore
AWS Public Sector Summit Singapore
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre | 24-25 September 2019

Smart Nation Interactive Zone

Join us at the first ever Smart Nation Interactive Activity Zone!

See, touch and experience first-hand how cloud computing enables technology in your daily life. This 100sqm space houses four smart nation demonstrations including – Smart Lamp Post, Smart Carpark, Smart Education and Smart Agriculture.

Venue: Expo Hall, Level 3, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre

WePowerTech Networking Luncheon

Hear from inspirational leaders on their experiences and perspectives on why diversity and inclusion matter to your transformation journey. Teresa Carlson, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector from Amazon Web Services (AWS) will moderate the panel.

In this session, investigate the challenges for organizations across ASEAN facing diverse workplaces and cultures with regard to ethnicity, age, gender, and more. Hear from our panelists how we can embrace diversity to empower a more inclusive workplace, and the impact it has on organizations for a successful business transformation. We will also look at opportunities for leadership roles in the public sector and examine how to move forward with a diversity and inclusion strategy. Lunch will be served.

Time: 12:30PM – 1:30PM

Venue: Room 327, Level 3, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre


Teresa Carlson


Teresa Carlson is the Vice President of AWS Worldwide Public Sector, and she is one of the most accomplished and forward-thinking technology leaders in the world today. Through her charismatic leadership, Carlson has helped change mindsets of both individuals and organizations around the world, modernize policies at all levels of government, and cultivate a 21st century global workforce equipped with the skillset necessary to leverage the full potential of the cloud to drive innovation.

Carlson founded the AWS Worldwide Public Sector in 2010. Today, tens of thousands of government agencies, education institutions, and nonprofit organizations around the world use AWS. Additionally, Carlson advises Amazon Public Policy on global policy issues.

Prior to joining AWS, Carlson served as Vice President of Microsoft Federal Government, where she oversaw the company’s US Federal Government business.

Carlson earned her undergraduate and Masters of Science degrees in Communications and Speech and Language Pathology from Western Kentucky University.

Wu Choy Peng


Wu Choy Peng has served as CTO of GIC since 2017. Her role is to provide integrated oversight for technology and data analytics.

GIC formerly known as Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, is a sovereign wealth fund established by the Government of Singapore in 1981 to manage Singapore's foreign reserves.

Before joining GIC, she was Group CIO of Singtel (Singapore Telecommunications Limited) , Group CIO of Neptune Orient Lines Group. Prior to that, she held various senior appointments including the Singapore Government’s CIO, Deputy Chief Executive (Industry) of the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) and CIO of the Ministry of Education (MOE). She spent 10 years at the National Computer Board (NCB) upon graduation. Ms Wu is on the board and executive committee of the National University Health System (NUHS), and chairs its Board IT Committee. She is also on the board of Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA), and a member of its Board Risk and Audit Committee.

Cheryl Chung


Cheryl is the Co-Director of the Executive Education department at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. She also heads the School’s Strategic Planning department and together with a team, is building the futures research and teaching capabilities at the School with the “Future Ready Singapore” project. As part of her teaching responsibilities, she curates the Lee Kuan Yew School Course, a core module for new Masters students that asks the big questions of public policy, using Singapore as an illustrative case study. Her interests focus on the intersection of technology, economic and regulatory policy and on capability development in futures thinking for policy makers.

Before joining the School in 2015, Cheryl worked in the Singapore Government where she led futures projects across several ministry portfolios for 8 years. She entered the world of public policy futures as part of the pioneer team for the Ministry of Trade and Industry’s (MTI) Futures Group. There, she led projects exploring the industry development potential of trends such as big data, and 3D-printing. After MTI, she moved to the Strategic Policy Office, under the Prime Minister’s Office, where she co-led the Emerging Strategic Issues Project v2.0 and led research work on the Evolving Role of the State. She also designed, developed, and delivered their in-house training program, Futurecraft, focusing on foresight communication. Cheryl’s most recent ministry posting was to the Ministry of Transport where she helped to start the Ministry’s futures team and led the development of their policy framework for Autonomous Vehicles.

Emil Dardak


Emil Dardak became a Vice Governor of East Java Province since 13 February 2019. East Java is a province of Indonesia covers an area of 47,800 km2, According to the 2014 Census estimates, there were 41,529,481 people residing in the East Java, making it Indonesia's second-most-populous province. The province is inhabited by many different ethnic groups, such as the Javanese, Madurese and Chinese. Most of the people in East Java adheres to Islam, forming around 96% of the total population.

Emil Dardak studied at Singapore's Raffles Institution and later for his undergraduate degree at the University of New South Wales and he eventually completed his formal education after graduating with a doctorate from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University. In addition, Emil Dardak participated in the 2018 class of the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, being the only Indonesian between the 40 mayors involved.