2021 Conference Speakers

"Transformative Leadership - Foundation for Building Trust in Business Transformation”

Rossana A. Fajardo is the Consulting Leader of SGV & Co., the country’s largest professional services firm. SGV is a member firm of Ernst and Young (EY) Global Limited. Rossana is concurrently the EY ASEAN Business Consulting Leader. She has served in multiple leadership roles over the years, including Philippine IT Risk Assurance Leader, Philippine Performance Improvement Leader, EY ASEAN Regional Advisory Quality Leader, and EY ASEAN Advisory Chief Operating Officer, and a member of the EY APAC Advisory Leadership Team.

She has over 25 years of experience helping clients transform in areas of finance, customer and IT. Her diverse industry experience covers companies in the technology, media & telecommunications, consumer products and retail, utilities, manufacturing, government and BPO/GSS sectors. Rossana holds an MBA degree from the Asian Institute of Management. She is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Information Systems Auditor, a Certified Information Security Manager, a Certified Fraud Examiner and is Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control.

"The Untold Story of UBP's Digital Transformation"

The presentation will cover what the speaker calls as the "not so sexy part" of the transformation or what's underneath the iceberg. This is an important element in any Digital Transformation - ensuring we enable RegTech - and not just what's visible to the clients (e.g. Digital TouchPoints). This will cover the digitization story of our Regulatory, Compliance, Audit and Risk. And how this is enabling the organization to thrive. This is a story about building a strong foundation of trust. It will show how Digital Transformation is not just about investing on technology... but is also about "imagineering" (imagine and re-engineering) processes and people/culture transformation.

Dennis D. Omila holds the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Information and Operations Officer of UnionBank of the Philippines (UBP). He also sits as a Board Director of UBX (UBP's Technology Company) and is the Executive Advisor of the Digital Integration Committee - the Technical Governance and Oversight committee for all of UBP's subsidiaries.

Before joining UBP, he was the Senior Vice President of the Infrastructure Engineering and Service Operations of Globe Telecom, Inc. Prior to that, he was an entrepreneur and is the President/COO of NetX Technology Solutions, Inc.

Mr. Omila is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Business Continuity Planner (CBCP), and a Certified CheckPoint Security Instructor (CCSI).

“Cybercrime – a Dangerous Game”

For the adversaries, cybercrime is a game with fortunes to be made. For those tasked with protecting enterprises throughout the globe though, it is a very different story. Our changing work demographics and shifts in technology requirements require us to not only address current security concerns and trends, but also to ‘think like a criminal’ in anticipating what might come next. This presentation will discuss active threats and how best to prepare for the worst as well as a look forward at some potential future threats.


Paul Jackson has worked in the APAC region since arriving as a member of the Hong Kong Police Force in 1988. With an engineering background, Paul moved into the technology Policing area in the mid-90s when the mobile telecommunications market first opened up. Since then he has pioneered cyber-investigations and digital forensics capabilities within the HK Police, and subsequently with Interpol and JPMorgan where he relocated for a few years to New York as global head of cyber investigations. Paul is now based back in Hong Kong, and shares his experience in a consulting role as leader of Kroll's Asia Pacific Cyber Risk Practice.

“The synergy of a CIO and IT auditor mindset to drive a scalable and robust Digital Transformation"

This session will provide the audience the right framework for making digital transformation scaleable using the lens of a CIO and an IT auditor. During this DX momentum, key watch outs and security threats have emerged that have to be consciously addressed to ensure maximum value creation to the Business.

Mr. Santos is the Group CIO and JG Summit Shared Services Leader. He Digitally Transformed the Corporate Information Technology group in all areas of Security, Network Infrastructure, Digital Workplace, Analytics and SAP. He delivered at least 5 Billion in Savings through Data Center Rationalization, Implementation of Best-in-Class Projects and Operational Capability and Strategic Partnerships.

Mr. Santos is a Thought Leader and Speaker in Regional Forums such as SAP, IDC, Microsoft, Infosys and Accenture and Resource speaker for the CISA and CIA Review Classes.

 He was recently named by the International Data Corporation (IDC) as the 2020 DX Leader for the Philippines at the 4th IDC Digital Transformation Awards Philippines.

"Enabling Operational Resilience"

Operational Resilience is a term that is trending. From linkedin feeds to regulatory expectations, the new normal is driving many to look at how they enable their organisations to be truly operationally resilient.

 But what does it mean and how can information security & assurance personnel support this shift? 

Join us for this session to explore some of the core audit & assurance practices that enable operational resilience. While this may seem like a new term, the good news is that you are likely already following many of the core disciplines, and we hope to share some ideas on how you can develop and mature your approach.

Over the last 20 years, Sam has been helping organisations meet and exceed their Risk & Compliance goals. Sam began his career as a risk practitioner, before moving into consulting and then on to risk technology. For the last 11 years, Sam has worked with RSA & Archer, supporting their customers and partners around Asia-Pac, and driving business growth - working across major industries such as FSI, Government, Manufacturing and Telco. Sam now leads the Archer Integrated Risk Management business as Asia-Pac Vice President and takes pride in the role that Archer's solutions play in solving some of today’s biggest risk challenges. 

“Enterprise IT Governance on the Cloud”

This talk will introduce solutions and best practices designed to ease the transition of enterprises to the cloud.
This can help enterprises of different sizes to maximize the benefits of their cloud adoption journey.
The session will cover areas such as account management, resource management, network design, security and
compliance and cost management.

Clarence Pascua is a Solutions Architect of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence.
Clarence plays a vital role in the customers' cloud adoption journey and is a witness as to how technology,
culture and mindset all play important parts towards the digital transformation.

“Compliance with limited resources”

What does it really mean to comply?  
How to use existing available technology and methods to measure compliance? 
How to present a continual value based reporting to the higher management?

Mr. Lokos is an accomplished professional with local and international track record in ICT. With over 30 years of experience in ICT (IS&T). With strong business acumen, He can provide many insights that can help organizations better understand and manage the many challenges they face today and those into the future.  From providing Whole of IT Outsourcing (remember those big mainframes and the green screens) to basic PC advice.  He has experienced the many new concepts introduced over the many years.

“Overcoming Customer (and Employee) Identity Challenges Without Compromising the User Experience”

Join us as we share executive insights and ideas on how organizations are dramatically improving their risk profiles and reducing their exposure to risk, whilst encouraging employees and customers alike to adopt innovative technologies.

A veteran in the software industry, Karun has been working on application security and identity access management since 2002 and have worked in a range of capacities from application development to domain consultancy. His previous roles were with ForgeRock as Principal Solutions Architect Wipro and Oracle. He has covered geographies ranging from Middle East to Australia during his career and has worked in product principal companies and system integration companies in the IDM space. He has spoken and participated in numerous security events and presented identity management to both business audience and technical communities. His current responsibility at OKTA is to grow the Asia business, as a Senior Sales Engineer to delight the customers with our Workforce and Customer Identity solutions Karun lives in Singapore with his wife, and 2 daughters, and he loves traveling and listening to all kind of music from Buddy Guy to AR Rahman to
Dr Dre.

"Three Lines of Defense in Cybersecurity"

Jallain graduated cum laude with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the Philippine School of Business Administration – Quezon City and is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Information Systems Auditor and has been Certified in Risk & Information Systems Control.


With 14 years of extensive, professional experience in the field of IT audit, SOC or attestation, cybersecurity, data privacy, ERP implementation, robotics process automation, data & analytics and IT project management, Jallain has been an active resource speaker on various technology topics for industry conferences and seminars for organizations such as the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX), Actuarial Society of the Philippines (ASP), Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, University of the Philippines – Diliman Technology Management Center (UPD-TMC), Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), Microsoft Philippines, and ISACA, to name a few.

“At the Crossroad of Third-Party Risk Management and Privacy”

Working with third parties and vendors are an inherent part of an organization’s business - they provide tremendous value and opportunity. And yet vendors also present significant risks. These risks are of growing concern, particularly when it comes to privacy. The Philippines’ Data Privacy Law, International and U.S. privacy laws and regulations such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), etc. have specific provisions that address vendors and extend companies’ data privacy obligations throughout their supply chains.  To be able to move forward, businesses may need to balance the benefits and value of its third parties as well as ensuring that the privacy risks from them are assessed, mitigated and monitored.

Mr. Alcala has 30+ years combined professional experience in Internal Audit, Risk Management, and Compliance; 10 years in an Audit leadership role. Work experience coverage includes Enterprise Risk, CorpGov Assessment, BPO Operations, IT Governance, Data Privacy, Power Plant Operations, BPO Operations. He is a Reviewer for CISA and CIA; He is also an  ICD Teaching Fellow on Corporate Governance, Audit, IT Strategic Governance and Data Privacy; GRI Accredited Trainor on Sustainability Development Reporting, PECB-Accredited Trainor on ISO31000 and ISO27001.

“Audit transformation through innovation & technology”