The New Paradigm for Data in Motion

9th March 2022, Singapore

Private Event Series

Hosted By

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Date: Wednesday, 9th March 2022

Time: 8:30 – 10:30am SGT


Westin Hotel, Singapore

12 Marina View Asia Square Tower, 2,
Singapore 018961

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Synopsis and overview of the session

Unlocking the power of data in motion to accelerate innovation, reduce operational costs, fast track to the cloud for next-generation business.

Businesses are in constant motion — products made, services delivered, stocks traded, accounts charged.  Today’s pace of industry demands it’s all working in concert and happening in real time. But as businesses are on the move, databases continue to be siloed.  Leaving no time to adapt until it’s too late. This requires a new type of data infrastructure –  one that flows in real-time, allowing individual actions to trigger instant  responses, across apps, systems and  organizations –  to enable companies to connect their data streams into a unifying central nervous system.Confluent is building the foundational platform for data in motion. Our cloud-native offering is designed to be the intelligent connective tissue enabling real-time data, from multiple sources, to constantly stream across the organization. With Confluent, organizations can create a central nervous system to innovate and win in a digital-first world.


  • What’s Data in Motion?
  • How to deliver rich, world-class customer experiences
  • How to accelerate the transition to real-time & automated backend operations
  • And we’ll answer your top-of-mind questions along the way.

You are cordially invited to this invite-only event co-organised by Confluent and Focus Network. Join Larry Shurtz, Chief Revenue Officer of Confluent, Damien Wong, VP, APAC of Confluent and an exclusive group of forward-thinking peers for an insightful in-person discussion as we deep-dive into understanding and applying the value of data in motion for the next generation of business.



Larry Shurtz, Chief Revenue Officer, Confluent

Larry joins Confluent from Salesforce, and has more than 25 years of experience in the technology and enterprise software industry leading both enterprise and commercial GTM organizations. Most recently he led the largest enterprise business in the company at $2.1B in revenues and 1,300 team members as EVP, Enterprise North America.

His most recent role, Larry led Salesforce’s Financial Services and Healthcare & Life Sciences businesses across the Enterprise and Commercial segments in North America. Under Larry’s industry leadership, the Financial Services team launched the first purpose-built vertical solution, Financial Services Cloud, which soon became the fastest growing cloud in Salesforce history.  Larry pioneered Salesforce’s Industry GTM framework – play strategy, asset creation, market segmentation – which is now leveraged across the company globally.  He served as the lead for strategic system integrator relationships at Deloitte, PWC, and Accenture, and a sponsor for Salesforce’s Equality Mentorship Program.

Prior to Salesforce, Larry was an Area Vice President at Oracle where he led national teams in both the Consumer Packaged Goods and Aerospace industries and a Western Area Vice President for Hyperion Software.

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Damien Wong, VP, APAC, Confluent

Damien Wong is Vice President for APAC at Confluent, the company that is creating the foundational platform for data-in-motion. With Confluent, organizations can harness the full power of continuously flowing data to innovate and win in the modern digital world.

In his role, Damien is responsible for driving the overall development and growth of Confluent’s business across the Asia-Pacific and Japan region.

Prior to Confluent, Damien was Vice President and General Manager for Red Hat across the GEMs region, which included ASEAN, Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan markets. Before his tenure at Red Hat, Damien was the General Manager for HP Software across Southeast Asia. Damien has also held technology and business management roles in companies such as META Group and Accenture.

Over his 25-year career in the technology industry, Damien has won numerous awards, including being named Executive of the Year (Computer Software category) in the Singapore Business Review’s Management Excellence Awards for 2018. He graduated from the Imperial College London with a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), and a Master of Science for Computing Science. Damien also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Western Australia.

About Confluent

Confluent is pioneering a fundamentally new category of data infrastructure focused on data in motion. Our cloud-native offering is the foundational platform for data in motion — designed to be the intelligent connective tissue enabling real-time data, from multiple sources, to constantly stream across the organization. With Confluent, our customers can meet the new business imperative of delivering rich, digital customer experiences and real-time business operations. Our mission is to help every organization harness data in motion so they can compete and thrive in the modern world.



Andrew Milroy

Andrew Milroy, Founder, Veqtor8

Andrew Milroy is the founder of Veqtor8, a digital risk advisory firm, based in Singapore. His work involves empowering organisations to manage risk more effectively.

He is a well-known technology thought leader and speaker in the APAC region. Since moving to Singapore in 2011, he has held regional leadership roles with Frost & Sullivan, IDC, Nelson-Hall and Ovum (now Omdia). These roles have also given him the opportunity to live and work in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.

He has been providing advisory services relating to cybersecurity for over 20 years. In his 10 years at Frost & Sullivan, Andrew grew the technology business into one of APAC’s leading sources of cybersecurity research and consulting services. Andrew works closely with leading buyers and vendors of cybersecurity products and services. Andrew is frequently invited to speak, chair and moderate at major technology events. He is also widely quoted in the press and often appears on broadcast media, including BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg and Channel News Asia.

Agenda at a glance

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Registration & networking

4.00 pm – 4.05pm – Welcome address

4.05 pm – 5.15pm – 3 course lunch served4.05 pm – 4.45pm – Embracing disruption in the financial services industry: A Privacy versus Security conundrum – Amanda Chan, BlackBerry

4.45 pm – 5.15pm – Demo

5.15pm – 5.45pm – Discussion

5.45 pm – 6pm – Closing remarks

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