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Creating sites is not just about designing, programming or coding complex algorithms. It's about understanding various systems and making best use of the system with the best visual appeal in the user interface for best user experience.

Bridging the gap between Business and Development with the use of clever and intuitive interfaces.

EXPERIENCES


DBS Bank
Consumer Banking Group
Vice President, Head of PWEB & Content Strategy Regional
Aug 2015 - Now

Manage a team of webmasters that carry out content updates on a day to day basis. Strategise with departments across countries, products, technology, design and user experience to improve user engagement across DBS public websites.


Accenture
Digital - Delivery - Mobility
UX Team Lead - Manager
May 2015 - Aug 2015

Crafting products and solutions for diversity of industries within the ASEAN region. Managing and mentoring teams of junior UX Designers to create innovative and usable products from requirement gathering, conceptualisation, prototyping and to market.


PayPal
Regional Solutions Engineering
UI/UX Architect
Jun 2012 - Apr 2015

Manage a team responsible for User Interface and Usability aspect of Web and Mobile Applications within PayPal. Gather requirements from Stakeholders and advise on design, usability and technical limitations. Translating high level requirements to technical specifications with security, risk management, usability and design in mind.

Drive innovation projects within the payment space. Product management of these projects from conceptualization to delivery. Ultimately working across Stakeholders, Business Units and Development Teams to deliver solutions of International Standards.


Barclays Capital
Client Facing Technology - Web Portal Services
Assistant Vice President - User Experience
Sep 2006 - Jun 2012

Here I developed Rich Web Applications and Mobile Web Applications within Barclays Capital to achieve consistent design and layout for best user experience and usability. I also design Internal Organisation Posters for Product Launches and Corporate Events.


TEAMworks Clinical Solutions Pte Ltd
User Interface Architect
Jun 2006 - Aug 2006

I am fully responsible for the new Portal Development and System Design. I work closely with the Senior Software Architect in the team as a senior resource to implement Rich Web Experience.


Litespeed Education Pte Ltd
Educational Portal Development
Senior System Analyst
Oct 2005 - Apr 2006

I am in charge of the Portal Development, System Design and System Architecture to implement business logic into the portal. Supervise and advise on development concepts as a mentor to the Development Engineers. I also take charge of the GUI/Visual Design of the portal to give a better flow and experience to the users.


Standard Chartered Bank
Senior System Analyst
Sep 2004 - Sep 2005

As the project leader in Standard Chartered Bank, I meet with in house product owners dealing with Transaction and Payments. I would decide base on the requirements from Senior Managers and design with the B2B System in mind with the System Design and Visual Design that is best suited for the project. I work on the core design and logic, which will then be hand over to my developers for production.


REUTERS
Senior Software Engineer / Executive Producer
Feb 2000 - Sep 2004

As a Executive Producer in Bridge Information Systems, I lead a team of professional Producers, Programmers and Developers on financial websites using our in house Bridge Feeds to generate dynamic Financial content. I also spear head the Research Development with another group of Programmer to create cutting edge and complex internet solutions/products. I create from web-base server administration tools to Palm Financial websites using AvantGo to generate dynamic financial contents.

Due to the acquisition of Reuters. I still perform the same role as I was in eBridge to lead a team of Producers, Programmers and Developers. Acquiring even more experience with Reuters Technology.


Activemedia Pte Ltd
Executive Producer / Project Manager
Jan 1998 - Jan 1999

As a Executive Producer, I manage a team of designers and developers in planning, designing and programming. I also double as a System Administrator planning clients hardware requirement and specifications. Internally I manage the entire office's network domain and train Technical Engineers on system setup and backup procedures. I also developed an custom portal server engine for our subsidiary(www.hotspots.com) which gets content from providers automatically and it only requires an Administrator to manage the contents remotely from writers all over the world using the customized web base modules.


The Edge Consultant
Senior Site Builder
Jul 1997 - Dec 1998

Here is where I started as an HTML Developer to a Senior Site Builder. I've gain great amount of knowledge on the internet during my stay. My greatest achievement here is the understanding of browser behaviors. I know exactly what is possible in Internet Explorer and Netscape on various versions. I supervise developers and designers on projects to meet dead lines. I also provide consultancy to designers on design limitations and work around for web implementations.


Siemens Components
Shift Leader
Aug 1996 - Jun 1997

Responsible for the production floor for surge arrestors in the night shifts. I also manage and train the operators and technicians.


Matsushita Technology
Die & Mount Section
CNC Programmer
Jan 1994 - Jul 1996

Using CATIA 3D modeling software to produce highly accurate tools for mass production or machine parts. Converting the 3D model surfaces into machine paths where it is then transferred to robotic arms to automatically manufacture the product.

Education


ITC in Mechanical Engineering - Computer Numerical Control
STI - Singapore Technical Institute
1989 - 1991


GCE 'O' Level
St. Thomas Secondary School
1984 - 1988


PSLE
Telok Blangah Rise Primary School
1978 - 1983

Courses


Steps Towards the Discipline of Cognitive Engineering
Barclays Capital Internal Training
21 Feb 2012 - 25 Feb 2012


C# Advance Programming + Conversion of Visual C#.NET
Avantus Training Pte Ltd
04 Feb 2010 - 05 Feb 2010


C# Advance Programming + Conversion of Visual C#.NET
Avantus Training Pte Ltd
29 Aug 2007 - 31 Aug 2007


Introduction to MS Visual C# Programming for the MS .NET Platform
Microsoft Certified Technical Education Center
20 Jan 2003 - 24 Jan 2003


Introduction to XML & the Microsoft .NET Platform
Microsoft Certified Technical Education Center
8 Jan 2003 - 9 Jan 2003


Developing MS ASP .NET Web Application Using Visual Studio
Microsoft Certified Technical Education Center
16 Dec 2002 - 20 Dec 2002


Programming with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET
Microsoft Certified Technical Education Center
25 Nov 2002 - 29 Nov 2002


Introduction to Visual Basic .NET Programming with Microsoft .NET
Microsoft Certified Technical Education Center
11 Nov 2002 - 15 Nov 2002


Certificate of Participation for Introduction To Multimedia Development and Web Site Production
LASALLE.SIA - Macromedia
2 Mar 1998 - 6 Mar 1998

Skillset


User Experience, Information Architect
jQuery Mobile, jQTouch, Sencha Touch
Web Design, UI Design, Mobile UI Design
Microsoft .NET Development (ASP.NET, C#.NET & VB.NET)
PHP, ASP (JScript & VBScript), JSP, PERL, Coldfusion
JavaScript, AJAX, JSON, jQuery, Sencha (EXTJS)
HTML5, CSS3
XML, XSLT
MS SQL, MySQL, Oracle
Microsoft SharePoint, Vignette CMS
Google Analytics, Omniture Web Analytics, ClickMap
Visual Basic, RealBasic, Basic
Flash, ActionScript