Hashtaqs Team

Hashtaqs Team

Renee Tan

Founder of Hashtaqs (H.E.R® Entrepreneur)
Areas of Expertise
  • Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) issued by Workforce Singapore (WSG)

  • Assigned to provide training for aspiring entrepreneurs by the People’s Association.

  • Some of her courses are also SkillsFuture accredited.

Professional Experience

Renee Tan is an entrepreneur, trainer and management consultant specialising in brand transformation, internationalisation, business development, service excellence, marketing and seminar production, as the Founder and Managing Director of Hashtaqs Pte Ltd.

She also consulted for companies in IT, tech, shipping, education, retail, exhibition, and many others. She once consulted for a tech start-up to help them commercialise their products. She was involved in investor relations, business operations and development and marketing to merchants and mall operators. 

Her clients include institutions and corporate organisations, such as Oracle, GrabforBusiness, Zoho Corporation, Moolahsense, UOB, Great Eastern, AIA, Tokio Maring, Evo Lines, Singtel, SIA, Lend Lease, MEA Technologies, Keppel Logistics, DHL, PUB, NBC Universal, Informatics, Aviva, TNS Ocean Lines, ACOM Asian Resources, and many others.

She’s also the Founder of H.E.R Entrepreneur, an inclusive and diverse regional omni-channel media platform which inspires, educates, empowers and also connects the ecosystem of entrepreneurs, leaders, government and investors across Asia through online content, monthly LearnXNetwork sessions and the yearly summit that was held in Singapore and Malaysia. Her yearly conference gathers C-suites and Founders to discuss, connect and forge potential partnerships.

Her business and herself was featured in several media platforms such as 938FM, Astro Radio, e27, The Economist, CNA, News5, Marketing in Asia, etc.


She used to attain the highest sales figure of more than $1 million for the entire APAC office in a year as the Project Manager, before becoming the General Manager in a global B2B media company where she trained Sales Managers in the APAC office and managed her own team.  She was connected with MNCs, government agencies, investors, and institutions in various industry sectors such as Life Sciences, Healthcare, Mining, Energy, Supply Chain and Logistics, Hedge Funds, and Private Banking  since 2010. 


Dr James Ong

Strategy & Technology Transformation Specialist
Areas of Expertise
  • Corporate enterprise digital transformation and innovation strategy

  • Startup incubation and acceleration

  • Enterprise Software, AI, Blockchain, Web 3.0, Virtual World, Metaverse

  • RetailTech, EdTech, FinTech and HealthTech

Professional Experience

James has more than 35 years of enterprise software experience on digital transformation and innovation in Asia, US and Europe across multiple industry verticals across multiple generations of technology evolution including Enterprise Software and CRM, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining. Distributed Systems and Databases, Blockchain and Web 3.0, Virtual World and Metaverse, Mobile Internet, Cloud Computing.

His industry sector experience covers Consumer Retail, FMCG, Education, Healthcare, Financial Services, Government, Automotive, High Tech and Telecom and some Global 2000 companies he has advised for adoption of emerging technologies includes Huawei, Nokia, Motorola, Intel, Olympus, Pepsi, Ab-Inbev, Bacardi, Wilmar, Nielsen, CitySuper, BMW, Double Fortune, DBS, OCBC, Sompo, Metro Education, IBM, HP, NCR, Xerox, Lucent, Nortel, Fujitsu, Ford, Renault.

Dr. James Ong is an entrepreneur and community builder where he is actively involved in the AI and tech ecosystem in China and ASEAN. James is now the founder and CEO of Origami that provides strategy, technology and investment advisory services for venturing towards Autonomous Enterprise where he served as advisor for various technology startups, unicorns and listed companies in Singapore and China.

He also founded Artificial Intelligence International Institute (AIII), a think tank advocating Sustainable AI for Humanity with research interests on next generation AI 3.0, AI governance, ethics and risk management, Trustworthy and Responsible AI. He is also adjunct professor at SUTD and serves as mentor at NUS, SUTD and NTU acceleration program.

James started his career as an AI scientist at leading US MCC research lab on advanced AI Fifth Generation Computer research from 1986-1995 and then as pioneer team at Trilogy, an AI technology pioneer and enterprise software startup from 1995-2002. In 2007, he co-founded a virtual digital marketing agency for Second Life in 2007 that was acquired by Hakuhodo, the world’s seven largest advertising agency in 2017.

He received his PhD in Management Information System specializing on AI for Business Process Automation and MA & BA in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin. He has published over 25 business, industry and technical papers and reports at major journals, books and conferences.


Daryl Lee J.Y

Senior Marketing Executive

Daryl Lee Jin Yao is the Senior Marketing Executive of Hashtaqs Pte Ltd, specialising in uplifting businesses in brand transformation and marketing advisory/implementation online and offline and internationalisation. He has a background in Graphic Design and has studied at Nottingham Trent University and University of Derby, UK, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design & MA in Visual Communication.

He is knowledgeable and able to use various Adobe design and Microsoft programs, has a basic knowledge of Front End Web Development and is language proficient in both English and Malay.

He has experience and worked in different industries, ranging from Digital Marketing, Health & Wellness, Advertising and Mobile app companies.

During his spare time, he enjoys listening to music, going on social media, watching movies/TV series, gaming, drawing and socializing with close friends.

Randy Sng

Areas of Expertise
  • Business Excellence

  • Human Capital Development

  • Intellectual Property

  • Enhancing Business Processes for Productivity

  • Business Solutions (ERP, CRM, SCM, MES)

Professional Experience

Randy Sng spent 20 years in the manufacturing industry with positions in senior management and leadership role. Functional coverage – manufacturing engineering, materials and purchasing, production and operation, supply chain management and information technology (IT). Experience working in SMEs and MNCs.

He spent another 17 years in the IT industry with extensive experience in business development, advisory, consultancy and project management. His regional role included Asia Pacific and Asean, providing IT business infrastructure and application solutions in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Business Analytics. 

A practitioner and strong leader with proven management track record and Profit & Loss responsibility.

Randy was awarded the Expert Singapore Certified Management Consultant (ESCMC) by TUV SUD PSB in May 2017, under the Spring recognized scheme of approved certification organizations.

Training Experience

Randy is passionate in helping organizations to grow their businesses and improve business processes in achieving bottom line results. His substantive practitioner experience with leading MNCs and SMEs will benefit organizations in engaging his service in the areas of consulting and training.

He was trained and appointed as Maestro in IBM (2010), an internal champion for training, coaching and mentoring of key IBM initiatives to regional sales units. He was an Advanced Toastmaster and Competent Leader, has trained and mentored toastmasters in effective presentation and communication.

He was the Immediate Past President of Serangoon Gardens Country Club from 2014 to 2018. Was Chairman of Service Excellence, Tender and Project, Facility Maintenance and Safety, Human Resource sub-committee. Conducted training needs analysis and facilitate Personal Effectiveness training for managers and leaders. Implemented Treasury and Safeguard Framework and Balanced Budget for operations management. Achieved good results for past fiscal years in operating surplus and increasing financial reserve.

Successfully advised 5 small medium enterprise (SME) projects under the Business Advisors Program (BAP) – SIM-Spring program to help SME grow businesses and improve business processes.

Currently active in consulting project for SME as Certified Management Consultant. Project focus on business process improvement for warehouse management, in collaboration with solution provider as resident management consultant.

Worked on Leadership and People Management (Manage Self and Cultivate Workplace Relationship) curriculum improvement for Training Vision. An Adult Educator, Randy facilitates, trains and assesses adult learners in Leadership and People Management, and Service Excellence. He was appointed as trainer for Skills Future Digital Workplace (SFDW) for corporate accounts.

Paul Tham

Paul Tham is a seasoned professional in managing partnerships for large multi-national companies. With the experience and knowledge, Paul is an experienced consultant & facilitator with more than 30 years in the IT industry holding various senior positions, from sales and marketing, customer service, business management to partnership management with leading IT multi-national companies. Overall, Paul’s extensive business management in Asia Pacific including Japan, Australia and People’s Republic of China working in large US multi- national companies including HP, Compaq, Digital Computer Corporation, Sun Microsystems Inc, Polycom and Oracle Corporation.

Paul is a commercially focused and seasoned professional in developing business and managing partnerships for large multi-national companies with extensive experience in IT and Education sectors.

Being a senior management, Paul is a mentor and coach to his team of executives. Paul has successfully mentored and coached senior level staff to groom good executives be better in their roles. Essentially, Paul focus to make them an effective leader. Being a senior management staff, Paul has also received executive coaching to develop his leadership qualities. In recent years, Paul has provided HR consultation to a number of SMEs in Singapore.

As a strategic results and people oriented business manager, Paul’s extensive experience range from general business management, leading people to managing partners as well as customers. His track record includes leading the APAC services partner operations that span more than US$100M costs of goods sold using project management skills, building of indirect business from 10% to 50% between 2004 and 2009 through channel strategic business development in new market opportunities, implementing partner enabling ecosystems that facilitate partners to resell / co-deliver services and directing the outsourcing of service delivery to subcontractors by setting target date without operational risk exposures.

Paul’s specialisation is in a spectrum of partnership management that included suppliers, subcontractors, vendors, distributors, resell channels, teaming partners and joint ventures with a focus on elevated levels in service delivery to customers. His interest spans across the domain of partner management and related behavioural studies. Paul is a faculty of NUS School of Computing Strategic Technology Management Institute.

Michael Chua

Michael is a digital banking expert with a background in information security, risk, Cybercrime and fraud management, serving leading financial institutions in Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa for over 30 years.

He is one of the rare professionals that has handled a real-time Cyberattack and brought the organisation back to business-as-usual.

He has started two businesses and is very familiar with what drives and motivates businesses. With his proven experience, he can articulate precise blueprints and roadmaps towards technology changes and distil complex issues into business lingo to persuade and influence C-level executives and stakeholders.

Currently, he is a consultant that transforms companies into data driven businesses in the digital ecosystem.

Besides work, Michael is also an award winning film actor-producer, tropical fruit wine maker and fitness enthusiast.

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