Welcome to kentlai.com, where I share my ideas and thoughts about technology, and will include book recommendations and favourite internet readings in the future!
My name is Kent Lai, and I am currently works as a Solution Architect in GovTech, and is experienced in planning, designing, delivering, and managing large-scale enterprise solutions in the South-East Asia region since 2007.
I hold a Master Degree in Technology major Software Engineering (NUS 2013), and is also a certified SCEA5 (2009), PMP (2013), TOGAFv9.1 Certified (2013), CISSP (2015), and AWS Certified Solution Architect - Associate (2017).
I firmly believe that an architect is not limited to managing the technical solution delivery.
Above all, I strive to use technology to enable business and disrupt the world.
There is still too many things that I do not know. Hence I am constantly pursuing new knowledge in a wide range of topics: psychology, sociology, politics, technology, enterprise architecture, business administration, product design, and much more. The awareness of wide range of domains will surely allow cross pollination of ideas, innovative solutions, and a much more comprehensive solution that the Business really need (and not what they want)
Some of my favourite books are “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity”, “The Design of Everyday Things”, “Thinking, Fast and Slow” and strongly recommends anyone to read them.
I am currently looking into the emerging DevOps and Continuous Integration / Delivery / Deployment culture, API as a Strategy, Blockchain, building Business Platforms, synthetic monitoring and automated recovery, and is really looking forward to having Chaos Army certified solution platforms.
My next aim is IT4IT Foundation, after which would be a long overdue CISSP - Information Systems Security Architecture Professional, AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, and finally Certified Cloud Security Professional.
To make the world a better place through the use of technology. Seriously!
This website is far from done, though I wished it was! Some features in the pipeline are:
Here’s how to contact me.