Ms. Chong has over 27 years of experience in the Information Technology industry and has held senior leadership roles that cut across multiple disciplines of technical, sales, business and strategy development. She has led diverse teams to successfully drive IBM’s business in multiple markets across 15 countries in Asia Pacific. She is the Managing Director of IBM Malaysia and holds the distinction of being the first woman to helm the company in its 55-year history in Malaysia. In her previous role as ASEAN Director of Intellectual Property Business, she was responsible for bringing IBM’s Intellectual Assets from IBM Laboratories around the world to clients in ASEAN and for developing Joint Research and Collaboration with the Industry, Government and Academia. She leads with the conviction that changing ahead of the curve and challenging status quo is necessary for both business and talent growth. In 2016, she was named TalentCorp’s Life@Work CEO Champion for advocating diversity and inclusion at the workplace. Chye Neo graduated from Universiti Sains Malaysia, where she majored in Computer Science and started her career in a manufacturing plant as a Software Development Engineer. She also attended executive programs at Harvard Business School, Boston on Marketing Strategies and Business Development. She is married with 2 children, who are both undergraduates in Scotland. In between work, she refines her culinary skills, reads voraciously and practices the art of mindful living.