Singapore VMUG Virtual VMware Office of CTO : Sustainability Initiative

When:  Oct 23, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (SG)
Associated with  Singapore VMUG

VMware Office of CTO : Sustainability Initiative


Take a leap of faith into our Sustainability initiative! We will show you the why, and how VMware uses technology to empower our customers to drive sustainability outcomes. It will also include a sneak peek into the inventions VMware has created to reach our goal to achieve carbon neutral emission. Do join us for this exciting event!



  • Able to deliver the business values of sustainability
  • Understanding VMware’s sustainability offering
  • VMware technology demonstration for sustainability



1:00 – 1:05

VMware Sustainability – Welcome Speech

Santoso Suwignyo

1:05 – 1:15

VMUG Singapore Introduction and Speakers Introduction

Zhou Siying

1:15 – 1:45

Panel Discussion

Hoonie Lim

Prashant Pandey

Tas Tareq 

Santoso Suwignyo

1:45 – 1:50



1:50 – 2:05

VMware’s Office of CTO Sustainability Initiative 

Tas Tareq

2:05 – 2:25

Technology Demonstration

Varghese Philipose

2:25 - 2:30


Zhou Siying


Speaker’s Bio:



Speaker: Hoonie Lim, EcoVillage Founder, Environmental Awareness Speaker and Advocate


Nature is our best teacher, and healer because we come from nature. Hoonie Lim, a nature lover, feels most at home in nature. After a recent life reset, she started to be a green influencer and created GreenieHoonie. She uses social media to spread the idea of sustainability and living green, and walking the talk. Speaking at events, and winning an eco public speaking contest. Now based in Cambodia, she is spreading the message through education and creating her EcoVillage, starting ecobusiness. She likes to challenge systems, a wave maker, speaks on environmental awareness, mental wellness, women empowerment, youth entrepreneurship.



Speaker: Varghese Philipose, Staff Technical Account Manager, VMware, Dubai

Varghese Philipose is currently working as Staff Technical Account Manager in METNA region based in Dubai, part of the team since 2012. He is Co-lead for Sustainability Datasheets and Enablement initiative within Sustainability Workstream under Office of CTO. He is Member of vROps Ambassador Program 2020 and also vExpert Cloud management 2020. Have been a speaker at VMworld Europe 2018 and 2019. His Certifications include VCP on Datacenter Virtualization, Network Virtualization, Cloud Management & Desktop Virtualization, vExpert (2019 & 2020 ), vRealize Operations Specialist 2019 & Cloud Services Provider Specialist 2019. He is very passionate about working on vRealize Operations and leads a internal program to drive adoption and value-realization with vRealize Operations among TAM customers in EMEA. Being recognized as a specialist on vRealize operations, he has delivered several workshops and sessions for customers in APJ & EMEA along with Product Management team. 




Speaker: Tas Tareq, Senior Technical Account Manager, VMware, ANZ 

Tas Tareq is currently a Senior Technical Account Manager and member of the 2020 VMware CTO Ambassadors group based out of VMware Australia/ANZ since 2015. Also a Co-Lead for VMware’s Sustainability Datasheets and Enablement initiative under the Office of the CTO, he has been a VMUG leader in Brisbane, Australia since 2011, a vExpert for 8 years holding VCP’s (DTM, DCV, NSX) along with specialist certifications in vRealize Operations and VMC Cloud Management. Additional programs he is involved with include developing field tools with VMware Professional Services engineering team and as a vRealize Automation ambassador participating closely with Cloud Management engineering to help improve the solutions with feedback from the field and customers.




Speaker: Santoso Suwignyo, Senior Director, Technical Services, VMware, South East Asia and Korea 

Santoso is an IT veteran with over 20 years of experience. He leads a team of high performing and customer focused solution consultants as well as supervises Professional services organization in the region. He also actively drives go-to-market strategy across the region. 

Prior to joining VMware, Santoso was a Systems Engineering Director of Asia at Citrix Systems, and held various technical leadership and other technical roles with Dimension Data, Siemens and MCSB. 

Santoso holds a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Ohio State University, USA. During his free time, he enjoys reading and has growing interest in photography. He is also an avid fan of NBA basketball and soccer. 




Speaker: Prashant Pandey, Lead Architect - EUC for Asia Pacific and Japan & CTO Ambassador, VMware

Prashant Pandey is known as Aki-san in Japan. He helps clients adopt the digital workspace to help increase employee their productivity, security and employee experience. Researching and applying emerging technologies to solve client’s business problem is his top priority. He has filed three patents. His urge to understand customer use cases is driver for his organic growth from Developer to Systems Engineer to Lead Architect.




Facilitator: Zhou Siying, Solution Engineer, VMware

Siying  supports VMware Clients working with the Inside Sales team for VMware. She works with customers across South-East Asia and Korea. To name a few countries, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Korea, Indonesia and Philippines.

Besides working with technology, Siying also enjoys playing sports and going on adventures. Like Mark Twain once said “Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

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