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Michael Probst

Michael Probst
Director Business Development Utilities EMEA/AP, SAS

Michael Probst supports the Center of Excellence focusing on Energy companies, which serves customers in more than 40 countries. Probst operates as domain expert across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions. His main area of focus is how BigData Analytics is applied in the Energy industry.

Before joining SAS, Probst spent nearly five years working for Landis+Gyr as project lead for introducing and marketing specific smart metering and smart solutions. He effectively interacted with various utility customers in Sweden, Finland and Norway regarding their smart metering installations and developing further scenarios for usage of data. This included program management, the coordination of technology for smart metering and its deployment into the field. He was also proactive in engaging with various interest groups in smart metering including ESMIG and other industry organizations.

Benji Sandoval

Prof. Benjamin Sandoval
First Pacific Resource Speaker

Professor Benjamin Sandoval is a Professor of Strategy Management at the University of the Philippines College of Business Administration who specializes in the energy sector. Benjie is the Director of the Masteral Programs of the UP College of Business. He is also the Executive Director of the Development Center for Finance.

Benjie has conducted extensive strategic management workshops. He has worked for the European Union, the USAID, The ASEAN University Network, The Canadian Trade Commission, The Embassy of Finland, and the Royal Academy of Engineering in the UK.

Prof Sandoval is French-educated, with an MBA degree form the Ecole Europeenne des Affaires (ESCP-EAP Paris), one of the grand ecoles in France. He also has a Masters in Technology Management degree from the UP Technology Management Center.

David Lim

David Lim
Founder, Clibr8 Systems

David Honorio Lim III has been in the IT Industry for 20 years. Worked for several Multinational Companies such as Fujitsu, Novell, HP, Microsoft and Cisco. He founded Calibr8 Systems in 2013 and has been working with OSIsosft, Waterfall Security for OT solutions in the Philippines for the past 3 years. Calibr8 Systems focus’ is to push IT-OT Convergence and Real Time Data Infrastructure to provide Operational and Business Excellence.

Asif Lakdawala

Asif Lakdawala
Principal Business Solution Manager Oil&Gas EMEA/AP, SAS

Asif acts as a Senior Advisor both externally and internally and across industries, but with an initial focus on Energy and the MEA region. He is responsible for providing solution and industry expertise in co-operation with the local and regional sales teams.

Asif holds a degree in production engineering and a business administration degree, both from Mumbai University in India. He has ~13 years industrial work experience in refineries & power plants and project management in the energy industry. Prior to McKinsey – where he provided 5 years expert support for the Energy & Metals Sector with a specific focus on downstream industries – he has worked for downstream refining and petrochemicals companies leading initiatives for strategy/production planning, KPI based score card development and product management. Prior to McKinsey he has worked for Saudi Aramco, Reliance Industries, Hydrogas & Air products Inc.


May 13, 2015 (Wednesday)


08:00 AM to 11:30 AM


Mactan Ballroom,
Edsa Shangri-la Hotel,
Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City


Feel free to contact the following:

Jade Regaliza or Issa Patindol
Marketing Department


Tel. No.: (+632) 792-2200



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