ADVISORY COUNCIL

TAHNOON PASHA, CHARIMAN

Tahnoon has close to 30 years of experience in the investment management industry.  He is currently a Consultant in Spencer Stuart’s Singapore office and is a member of the firm’s Financial Services Practice.  Prior to setting up Cynopsis Solutions, Tahnoon served Aviva Investors as the CEO of the Singapore office as well as the CEO for its Equity and Fixed Income businesses across Asia Pacific.  His key achievements in Aviva Investors include overseeing asset under management of several billions of dollar in Asian mandates, setting up strategic offices in Asia in particular, hubbing key businesses in Singapore and developing successful growth strategies which involved building high performing investment teams in the region.

PROF. MASSIMO DI PIERRO, ADVISOR

Massimo Di Pierro earned a PhD in Physics from the University of Southampton in UK. He is Associate Professor at the School of Computer Science at DePaul University in Chicago and responsible for the MS in Computational Finance. Massimo teaches classes in Monte Carlo Simulations, Numerical Analysis, and Web Development. He authored many papers in the fields of Physics, Computer Science, and Finance. He is the inventor and lead developer of web2py, a popular framework for rapid development of complex database driven web applications.

PROF. OOI BENG CHIN, ADVISOR

Beng Chin is a distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He obtained his BSc (1st Class Honors) and PhD from Monash University, Australia in 1985 and 1989 respectively. His research interests include database system architectures, performance issues, indexing techniques and query processing, in the context of multimedia, spatio-temporal, distributed parallel, in-memory, P2P, and Cloud database systems and applications.

MATHEW YAP, ADVISOR

Mathew has over 20 years of working experience in a variety of roles particularly in software engineering, support, testing product management and business development.  He is currently the CTO of Sakae FinTech.  Mathew has managed a number of software development teams and has been instrumental in delivery and being heavily involved in crystallizing innovative projects in the emerging technologies.  Mathew has gained over 10 years hands-on experience in Silicon Valley or US companies such as Equinix, Savi, ATG and Creative.  At the same time, he is also founding member of various startups in Singapore. Currently pursuing a couple of new ventures. Mathew graduated from National University of Singapore with MSc in Computing and a BSc in Computer Engineering from Nanyang Technological University.  He is also a Certified SCRUM Master and Project Manager and Certificate in Higher Education issued by Singapore Polytechnic.

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