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SSIA Members' Meeting and Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2017 - Speakers' Profile

TomWills Tom Wills
Director
Ontrack Advisory    

Tom Wills is an executive advisor on platform-based business/ technology models in the critical infrastructure, e-commerce, payment systems and supply chain logistics sectors—specializing in the application of blockchains, digital identity, biometrics, artificial intelligence and cyber security.

 

Over 30 years' experience as a product developer, industry analyst, entrepreneur and security practitioner bring him unique insight into what works and what doesn't in building high-trust digital business platforms. Tom has guided organisations including the US Dept of Homeland Security, Hyundai, Visa, Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank, Unionbank of the Philippines, Verifone, Richemont—and numerous startups—to design, build, and secure their mission-critical platforms and ecosystems.

 

Tom currently leads the critical infrastructure, risk/security and fintech practices for Ontrack Advisory in Singapore. He serves on the advisory boards of startups TenX and Kashmi (Singapore), Deep Labs (USA), XRayTrade (South Korea), Kite Cash (India) and CherryPay (Taiwan). Tom is an active mentor for the Startupbootcamp venture accelerator in Singapore. He is a frequent public speaker on blockchain, digital identity and security issues—appearing at global industry events such as GSMA, RSA, CTIA and others. Tom holds both CISSP and CFE credentials. A resident of Singapore, Tom has also lived and worked in the US, UK, UAE, Philippines and Dominican Republic.

 

Malcom1 Malcolm Tan
C.E.O and General Counsel
Gravitas Holdings Pte Ltd

CEO of Gravitas Holdings Malcolm Tan is an established Singaporean lawyer-entrepreneur with extensive experience in the construction, telecommunications, engineering, retail, IT and financial industries. Trained as a lawyer, Malcolm is also skilled in litigation, corporate law, and mergers and acquisitions. He previously held legal counsel positions in both global and regional capacities across the Asia-Pacific region, MENA, and North America. In addition to owning and running a diverse suite of companies, including the BlueSky Group which owns back-office solution provider ActiveBM, Malcolm's keen interest in investment opportunities sees him play an active role in crowdfunding projects through his online platform FundedByMe.com.

 

Malcolm also has direct interests and/or companies in legal services, corporate services, corporate advisory, finance and wealth management and digital marketing, which directly contribute to the success factors required for new companies and businesses. He also has exposure and connections in multiple industries, including corporate advisory, technology and finance (venture capital, private equity) which are particularly pertinent for fintech and the crowdfunding space.

 

He has just published a book on "How to ICO/ITO – Legal and Regulatory Framework in Singapore" and has advised and is currently advising a few companies intending to ICO/ITO in Singapore. Gravitas Holdings will also be launching an ICO in November 2017 to fund an entrepreneurial community project, AEXON, unifying co-working spaces Our Space, business operations software ActivBM and telecommunications partnerships in a singular AEXON token and Smartcard solution.