Ken Soh, Maritime cybersecurity expert, Group CIO and CEO, Athena Dynamics

Ken Soh

Ken Soh is the group CIO and CEO for Athena Dynamics and the SGTech Cyber Security Chapter Chair (FY22-23).

Ken holds concurrent appointments as Group CIO of BH Global since 3 March 2014 and as the founding CEO of the Athena Dynamics since 15 July 2014. He has more than 30 years of working experience in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) industry.

Prior to joining BH Global, Ken held various C-level positions in public and private sectors with operational and business leadership responsibilities in ICT Master Planning and P&L responsibilities.

In BH Global, he spearheaded various digital transformation initiatives including data visualization and strengthening of the Group’s ERP platform. 

Alongside that, Ken also initiated and driven the transformation of BH Global’s Group IT department from a cost center to a profit center, spinning it off as a subsidiary company, Athena Dynamics. The company has since been awarded more than 160 projects in cyber protection of classified and critical info-infrastructures (CIIs) in both the governmental and commercial sectors.

In recognition of Ken’s leadership in enterprise business and digital transformation, he has been awarded Transformative CIO Award 2022 by Economic Times SEA, ASEAN CIO 50 Award (for 2019 and 2020), ASEAN CIO 75 Award (for 2021) and ASEAN CIO 100 Award (for 2022) by the International Data Group (IDG).

Additionally, Athena Dynamics also bagged the Business Eminence Award 2022 by Dun & Bradstreet, the Best CISO 2022 Award by AVAR, Start-up Innovation Award 2022 by IDG Foundry, and Rising Star Award 2022 by Cybersec Asia.

In Oct 2022, Ken was elected by SGTech to chair its Cyber Security Chapter. SGTech is a 40-year-old tech trade association in Singapore with more than 1,200 enterprise members.

Ken has been an avid industry thought leadership speaker and writer. Since the inception of Athena Dynamics in mid-2014, he has contributed more than 250 thought leadership speaking engagements and papers in industry conferences, press and media.

He holds a Master of Science in Computer Studies (AI) with distinction award from the University of Essex (UK); and a Master of Business Administration (eMBA) from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore (NTU), a joint program between Nanyang Business School of NTU and University of California, Berkeley.

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