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  • Keynote Speaker

    Patty McCord

    Former Chief Talent Officer,

    Netflix | Author,

    <span>Patty coaches and advises a small group of companies and entrepreneurs on culture and leadership as the Principal of Patty McCord Consulting.<br><br>She has many years of working with business leaders and aspiring management to help people realize and practice leadership. She is an innovative businessperson who is willing to push the boundaries of thinking about the way we work.<br><br>Patty served as Chief Talent Officer of Netflix for 12 years. Along with input from the Netflix management team, she helpe...
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    Speaker Bio

    Patty McCord

    Netflix | Author,

    Former Chief Talent Officer,

    Patty coaches and advises a small group of companies and entrepreneurs on culture and leadership as the Principal of Patty McCord Consulting.

    She has many years of working with business leaders and aspiring management to help people realize and practice leadership. She is an innovative businessperson who is willing to push the boundaries of thinking about the way we work.

    Patty served as Chief Talent Officer of Netflix for 12 years. Along with input from the Netflix management team, she helped to create the Netflix Culture Deck. When it was posted on the Web, this presentation took on a life of its own. Sheryl Sandberg has said it “may be the most important document ever to come out of Silicon Valley.” The presentation has been viewed more than five million times. 

    Patty was in charge of operationalizing those concepts. This involved creating or sometimes eliminating patterns, systems and structure so that the words and aspirations of the culture document became behaviors ad modes of operating. 

    Patty participated in the Initial Public Offering (IPO) with Netflix and before that with Pure Atria Software.  She has worked with small start-ups and very large companies. She is a veteran of Sun Microsystems, Borland and Seagate Technologies. Her background includes staffing, diversity, communications and international Human Resources positions.

  • Wendy Clark

    CEO

    DDB Worldwide

  • Speaker Bio

    Wendy Clark

    DDB Worldwide

    CEO

    Wendy Clark was named CEO for DDB Worldwide in January 2018, leading over 200 offices and 10,000 employees globally, after two years as CEO of DDB North America. In her first years at the agency, Wendy helped land significant new business wins, including the global Volkswagen business, U.S. Army, U.S. McDonald’s business; Jim Beam; Miller Lite; AT&T; VMware; and the consolidation of the State Farm business with Omnicom.  Using DDB Flex, the bespoke, customized, cross-agency model, Wendy has redefined the modern day advertising agency, launching We are Unlimited, Velocity and Voltage to serve global clients. Wendy also grew the agency’s core leadership team with the appointment of several important new hires, such as DDB/NA CCO Ari Weiss, CSO Eric Zuncic, and Chief People Officer Britt Hayes; and most recently, DDB Canada’s CEO & CCO Brent Choi. DDB has also won multiple accolades under her leadership as global CEO, including recognition at Cannes Lions as the #3 Network of the Year and adam&eveDDB’s win as Agency of the Year.  

    Prior to DDB, Clark was President, Sparkling Brands & Strategic Marketing for Coca-Cola North America, leading their Strategic Marketing organization including Brand Strategy and Innovation; Media Connections, Investments and Assets; and Content and Design. Before joining The Coca-Coca Company, Clark was Senior Vice President, Advertising for AT&T.  

    Advertising Age’s Executive of the Year in 2017, Clark has also earned the Matrix Award from New York Women in Communications, She Runs It’s Advertising Woman of the Year, and was named the Brand Refresher on Fast Company’s top ten list of innovative Business Disruptors. Clark’s was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Achievement in 2007.  

    Clark is an advisory board member for the Peabody Awards and IDEO.org and a board director for the Ad Council and American Advertising Federation. She also sits on the board for David Yurman.
     
  • Matt Biespiel

    Founder

    MB Consulting

  • Speaker Bio

    Matt Biespiel

    MB Consulting

    Founder

    Matt Biespiel grows businesses by differentiating brands through powerful marketing and experiences.  He started at two of the world’s most distinguished agencies: Ogilvy & Mather and Y&R.  For nearly a decade, Matt led advertising for Visa’s U.S. company, overseeing one of the most effective and enduring campaigns in American marketing history: “Visa. It’s everywhere you want to be”.   At the turn of the century, Matt pivoted to U.S. Olympic Committee heading into the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics to lead brand development. His work capped off with designing the best-selling line of merchandise in Olympic history.  Most recently, Matt looked after worldwide brand strategy and development for McDonald’s and stewarded the global “i’m lovin it” campaign across 120 countries.  His leadership resulted in a decade of growth. In garnering 200+ Effie Awards, McDonald’s the World’s Most Effective Advertised Brand for two consecutive years, and the Cannes Lions Marketer of the Year… where he’s credited with winning 88 Cannes Lions.  

    Matt founded MB Brand Consulting to give brands charisma to grow in the age of urgency.

    He’s a frequent global speaker on creativity, brand purpose, integrated marketing, design and leadership.

    Matt is based in Chicago, has two teenagers, is a passionate golfer, and a dedicated practitioner of yoga.
  • Pratik Thakar

    Director / Head of Integrated Marketing Communications, ASEAN Business Unit

    Coca-Cola

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    Pratik Thakar

    Coca-Cola

    Director / Head of Integrated Marketing Communications, ASEAN Business Unit

    Pratik leads integrated marketing communications (IMC) including Creative, Content & Design, Digital, Packaging, Shopper Marketing, Social Media, Social listening and publishing, Sponsorship Excellence across The Coca-Cola Company’s ASEAN 10+ markets, leads various Global charters and incubates innovative and creative marketing solutions for the entire brand portfolio of the company.

    Pratik held leadership roles in many global ad agencies prior to joining Coke. His 18 years of industry experience covers stints in India, South East Asia and Greater China for Grey Group, McCann Worldgroup, Saatchi & Saatchi, DDB and Lowe.

    A strong advocate of creative technology & collaborative innovation, he founded Grey Innovation lab as Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer for GREY GROUP Greater China. Prior to joining Grey, he was the Chief Strategy & Innovation Catalyst at McCann Worldgroup, Greater China where he was highly regarded for his integrated creative strategies and disruptive ideas in design, branded content and digital technology led innovation on brands like Puma, L'Oréal Group, MasterCard, Nestle, Intel and Coca-Cola.

    Before moving to China in 2007, Thakar was Deputy Managing Director and Chief Strategy Officer at McCann Worldgroup Malaysia (South East Asia).

    Thakar is a recipient of multiple global awards such as H.K. McCann Global Award for Strategic Leadership, Cannes Lion, One Show, D&AD, AME, EFFIE and CLIO. He has also been on the jury panel for the prestigious red-dot Product Design Awards, Jay Chait Awards for Strategic Excellence, (American Association of Advertising Agencies), Global EFFIE, AME and New York Festivals.

  • Lisa Gokongwei-Cheng

    President

    Summit Media

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    Lisa Gokongwei-Cheng

    Summit Media

    President

    Lisa is the President of Summit Media, a company she founded in 1995 which eventually became the country’s leading magazine publisher. After over two decades in the print business, Summit closed its magazine business last year and transitioned its brands to digital. Today, its portfolio attracts 26 million monthly unique users and 37 million social media followers, making it the country’s leading digital lifestyle network.

    She is also the head of the Digital Transformation Office at JG Summit, where she is responsible for creating centers of excellence for digital marketing, user experience, data, and technology.

    Concurrently, she also serves as General Manager of Gokongwei Brothers Foundation Inc. and President of i-Tech Global Business Solutions, Inc.

    She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ateneo de Manila University, and obtained her Master’s degree in Journalism at Columbia University.

  • Tanya Wilson

    Founder

    The Unusual Network

  • Speaker Bio

    Tanya Wilson

    The Unusual Network

    Founder

    Tanya has 20 years experience curating content creation and managing large-scale collaborations between a global network of creatives and the likes of Netflix, Facebook, Nike, Coca-Cola & Heineken.

    Originally from UK, Tanya started her career in PR and events. She was headhunted to Singapore to launch a global brand campaign for Tiger Beer. Today, 14 years later, Tanya pioneers ‘artvertising’ and is inspired on a daily basis by commissioning artists to create stunning work that infiltrates culture and builds communities

    . An avid observer of people and behaviours, Tanya has ran experiential activations across the world, ranging from music concerts in Phnom Penh, to art exhibitions for children in Singapore and Shanghai. She has also developed her own branded properties such as ‘Gif Fest’, an annual celebration of creativity and motion graphic.

    Tanya’s latest project is a multi-faceted edutainment brand that extends into publishing, education, fashion and retail. Eyeyah! bridges her love for education with her knowledge of visual communication, to deliver cutting-edge creativity to school children around the world.

  • Dexter Ong

    Head of Asia, Wattpad Studios

    Wattpad

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    Dexter Ong

    Wattpad

    Head of Asia, Wattpad Studios

    Dexter Ong is Head of Asia for Wattpad Studios. He oversees Wattpad Studio’s expansion in Asian markets, working with local entertainment studios, producers and writers to turn Wattpad stories into film, television, print and digital projects.

    Wattpad is the largest social storytelling platform in nearly every market on the planet, with a global community of more than 65 million users, including more than 17 million people in Southeast Asia who spend billions of minutes on the platform every month. The company has previously partnered with the TV5 Network in the Philippines to co-produce the Wattpad Presents anthology series. The show produced 250 episodes based on Wattpad stories.

    Previously, Ong was the Director of Corporate Development for 21st Century Fox Asia, where he developed corporate strategies for production and digital video products.

     Prior to 21st Century Fox, Ong was with CA Media, the Asia arm of The Chernin Group, where he led content development for NET TV.

    Based in Hong Kong, Dexter received his undergraduate degree from the University of Cambridge.
  • Yeo Siang Tiong

    General Manager - SEA

    Kaspersky Lab

  • Speaker Bio

    Yeo Siang Tiong

    Kaspersky Lab

    General Manager - SEA

    Yeo Siang Tiong was appointed as General Manager for Kaspersky Lab Southeast Asia (SEA) in February 2018. In this role he is responsible for further implementing the company’s strategic business vision for the region’s SMB and enterprise markets and accelerating the growth of Kaspersky Lab’s industrial cybersecurity solutions and services across various sectors in six SEA countries.

    Yeo is a veteran sales and channel professional with over 20 years of experience across the information & communication technology sector in Southeast Asia and the APAC market. Prior to joining Kaspersky Lab, Yeo was the SMB and Channel Sales Director of Hewlett Packard Enterprise into the mid-market and SMB enterprise market segment in Singapore. He was responsible for building the channel ecosystems and growing sales.

    He has an MBA in Finance from Manchester University, and a degree in Electronics Engineering from the National University of Singapore.





  • Matt Sutton

    CEO - Asia

    Whalar

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    Matt Sutton

    Whalar

    CEO - Asia

    This London School of Economics graduate has spent the last 15 years happily lost in Asia building, managing, selling and integrating digital businesses in over 20 markets that have been regional and global in scale.  

    He started his marketing career in 2005 in China as Commercial Director for CBS before relocating to Singapore to help set up an ad network.  He subsequently sold that business before going on to help acquire and integrate several digital businesses over a 10 year period that generated revenues of over 1 billion dollars.  With the help of his amazing teams he entered 10 new markets, set up a social media agency, launched Twitter in Asia and set up multiple strategic partnerships in the technology and media space, most notably with Facebook and Google.  This social media agency was sold to Asia’s largest tel-co holding group Axiata in 2015 and for 3 years he ran their integrated digital marketing business and their JV with leading Facebook Marketing Partner AdParlor as CEO.

    He is part the global leadership team at Whalar and CEO for Asia.  Whalar are liberating the creative voice using technology and digital native creators.  They are an official Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat partner, have Sir John Hegarty as chairman and now operate in more than 50 markets servicing over 200 brands partners.  


  • Hans Lopez Vito

    Chief Operating Officer - Greater China

    BBDO

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    Hans Lopez Vito

    BBDO

    Chief Operating Officer - Greater China

    Hans’ foray into the marketing field began when he was casted for a TV ad in the Philippines.

    Twenty-four years and a few digital disruptions later, Hans now works ‘behind the scenes’ as Chief Operating Officer at BBDO Greater China - one of the few in the industry with a background in Account Planning, a field which he continues to lead at the agency.

    Under his leadership, BBDO’s China campaigns have won over 40 local as well as regional strategy/effectiveness awards including multiple golds at the WARC Prize for Asian Strategy as well as a WARC Prize Grand Prix for Social Strategy. He was also Campaign’s Greater China Planner of the Year in 2013.

    Prior to joining BBDO, Hans was Vice President and Head of Planning at McCann Worldgroup in Manila where he helped establish the agency’s best-in-class strategic planning capability. He also drove pan-Asian strategy for Unilever’s Take-Home Ice Cream business & Coca-Cola’s ‘Coke-with-Food’ campaigns. In 2006, Hans was cross-posted to McCann Worldgroup offices in Toronto and New York.

    Hans began his marketing career in market research – first at The Coca-Cola Company, and then at TNS (both in the Philippines).
  • Myki Slonim

    President of Digital - APAC

    VICE Media

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    Myki Slonim

    VICE Media

    President of Digital - APAC

    Myki’s crystal ball was working well in 2003, when he launched Canadian-born VICE Magazine into the Australian market.

    Operating in only three countries at the time, the underground magazine has since expanded into the world’s leading youth media brand, with a global footprint in 30+ countries across mobile, digital and linear platforms.

    Myki then served as Managing Director for VICE Australia, overseeing the company’s expansion into the country’s most influential youth media company and Media Brand of the Year at the 2017 B&T Awards. He orchestrated a defining partnership with SBS to convert free-to-air TV channel SBS2 into SBS VICELAND in November 2016, now featuring VICE’s award-winning programming. He has also developed VICE into Australia’s most awarded in-house branded content studio, working with preeminent brands such as Google, Ebay, Schweppes, BMW and Air New Zealand.
  • Roger Yuen

    CEO and Founder

    Clozette

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    Roger Yuen

    Clozette

    CEO and Founder

    Roger is the CEO & Founder of Clozette, an ecosystem that provides a full suite of transformative digital solutions for brands to engage with contemporary women, centered on content marketing.

    He is also the Chairman & Co-founder of Visenze, an Artificial Intelligence company that develops advanced visual search and image recognition solutions to help businesses in e-commerce, retail and content publishing; and the Chief Strategist & Co-founder of 6Estates, an AI-driven company solving real-world challenges presented by the explosion of data on different digital platforms with state-of-the-art tools to deliver real-time intelligence to businesses to enable smarter decision making. Both companies are spin-offs from NExT, a research center jointly established between National University of Singapore (NUS) and Tsinghua University of China.

    Roger’s passion for online, interactive media and mobile businesses has been a cornerstone of his 3 decades of experience in the TMT industry. His entrepreneur ventures spanned e-Cop, an Internet security surveillance company that was acquired by a Temasek company; Brandtology, a social media intelligence company that merged with an Australian company that then listed on ASX; and as head of the Asia Pacific businesses of SoftBank Forums, ZDNet and CNet Networks.



  • Hazel Savage

    Founder/CEO

    Musiio

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    Hazel Savage

    Musiio

    Founder/CEO

    A 12-year music technology veteran, Hazel was previously part of the pioneering team of Shazam in London, Pandora and Universal Music in Sydney. She now heads Musiio, which recently pulled a $1 million funding for revolutionizing music discovery through AI.
  • Stephanie Sy

    CEO / Lead Data Scientist

    Thinking Machines

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    Stephanie Sy

    Thinking Machines

    CEO / Lead Data Scientist

    Stephanie Sy is the CEO and founder of Thinking Machines, a data science startupbuilding AI and data tools to help organizations make good decisions. Her team’s workcombines algorithmic thinking and data storytelling to drive effective action in organizations and communities. They are part of the UNICEF Innovation Fund’s 2018 cohort and a Waze Research partner.

    Stephanie is a jury member for the GEN Data Journalism Awards, and was recognized on Forbes Asia’s 30 Under 30 2018 list for her work on enterprise technology, and the Gen T 2019 list for technology innovation. She has an undergraduate degree in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University.

  • Kristine Romano

    Managing Partner - Philippines

    McKinsey

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    Kristine Romano

    McKinsey

    Managing Partner - Philippines

    Kristine is the managing partner of our Philippines office.
    She is the first Filipina to be elected partner in the firm.

    Kristine advises clients on a range of issues, from market entry and growth to performance transformation. Her extensive experience in the design and implementation of large-scale transformation programs informs her work on building successful, sustainable organizations in the private and public sectors of the Philippines. She also helps clients develop and implement digital strategies. She works across key sectors, including financial services, healthcare, education, infrastructure, transportation, consumer goods, and the public sector.

    Across Southeast Asia, Kristine counsels government entities on how to accelerate economic development and strengthen public finances. She is deeply committed to the region, particularly the Philippines. When super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit the Philippines in November 2013, Kristine led McKinsey’s work to support government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and private firms in their disaster-relief and - recovery activities. She continues to work with a private-sector-led consortium to institutionalize a coordinated response from the business community in times of disaster.

    Examples of Kristine’s recent client work include the following:
    • developing a ten-year blueprint to transform the Ministry of Finance in a large Asian country
     helping shape the long-term strategy for an Asian infrastructure fund
    • supporting a Southeast Asian government in shaping an economic-stimulus package
    • advising a leading financial-services firm in the Philippines on its retail- and commercial-growth strategies
    • developing a Philippines market-entry strategy for a multinational consumergoods company
    • assisting a global pharmaceutical firm with its Philippines growth strategy, which included assessing the healthcare preferences of the country’s fast-growing middle class McKinsey & Company
    • working with the Ministry of Education in an Asian country to design and deliver high-priority initiatives to transform the education system, which included a coaching program for underperforming teachers

    Kristine holds an MPA in International Development from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a BS degree in Business Administration and Accountancy from the University of the Philippines



      
  • Marita Abraham

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Zilingo

  • Speaker Bio

    Marita Abraham

    Zilingo

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Marita Abraham is the Chief Marketing Officer of Zilingo and is one of the founding team members of the company. In her role, she leads the growth and retention strategy across Zilingo’s businesses, both B2C & B2B.

    Marita lives and breathes Zilingo and adopts a “get things done” approach to life; constantly thinking about what’s next for the company and strategizing on growth and brand across Zilingo’s businesses. She is also an advocate of young leadership and makes it a point to mentor teams and new leaders as a part of her day-to-day. Marita hopes to see Zilingo evolve into a single, all-encompassing platform for retail, touching customers and businesses globally across the entire supply chain.

    A well-known fact about her: she loves food and cocktails (read: bar hopping). Lesser known fact: she writes poetry and travelogues in her free time.

    Before Zilingo, Marita worked at Zomato, building up her expertise in sales and marketing in various managerial roles. She has experience managing a diverse portfolio across marketing, PR, branding, content production, analytics, and more. Marita holds a B.A. Honours in Economics from St. Stephen’s College.





  • Benjie Yap

    Chairman and CEO - Philippines

    Unilever

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    Benjie Yap

    Unilever

    Chairman and CEO - Philippines

    Benjie G. Yap is the Chairman of Unilever Philippines—the first homegrown talent at the helm of the leading consumer packaged goods company in over 30 years.Driven by the ambition to uplift the quality of life of the Filipinos they serve, his leadership is anchored on Winning with Purpose as he leads the transformation of well-loved products to brands with deeper social purpose.

    Benjie’s Unilever career has spanned more than 20 years in various roles across Supply Chain, Marketing and Customer Development.

    He joined the company as a Technical Management Trainee in 1994 with initial stints in Manufacturing, Engineering, R&D and Packaging Development. He shifted careers and joined Marketing as a Marketing Director of Home Care in 2001. He later joined the National Board of Directors as the Foods Managing Director, VP for Home Care and Foods, and VP for Customer Development.  

    Benjie also took on international roles as Product Development Manager in Port Sunlight UK in 1999 and as VP for Home Care of Unilever Thailand in 2009.

    He currently sits as Co-Chairperson of Grow Asia – Philippines Partnership for Sustainable Agriculture, alongside the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, and a member of the Board of Advisors of De La Salle University’s College of Engineering.

    He was awarded the IABC CEO Excel Award in 2007 and the AGORA Outstanding Achievement Award for Marketing Management in 2015.

    Recognized as one of its top alumni, Benjie graduated from the De La Salle University with a degree in BS Industrial Engineering with a minor in Mechanical Engineering.

    He is married to Karen and is a proud father to Martina and Dylan.

  • Steve Walls

    Disruption Master

    TBWA\Asia

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    Steve Walls

    TBWA\Asia

    Disruption Master

    Steve currently holds the ridiculous title of 'Disruption Master' at TBWA.

    His job is to hold the agency's feet to the fire when it comes to delivering on the promise of "ideas that disrupt & reshape category's in our client's favour."

    In practice that means that he spends most of his time trying to create the conditions for bravery and the rest on planes on his way to do exactly that.

    A firm believer in change being the only norm he's lived and worked on every habitable continent.

    He's really looking forward to talking with you.
  • Jacqueline Thng

    Partner

    Prophet

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    Jacqueline Thng

    Prophet

    Partner

    Jacqueline is a Partner of Prophet in Hong Kong. She was recently bestowed as one of the World's Most Influential Marketing Leaders by World Marketing Congress. For over 20 years, Jacqueline combines in-depth analytics and strategic thinking in growth hacking, digital & brand development, identifying and activating strategic opportunities for clients across diverse industries.

    Leveraging on her experience, she helps clients on brand identity & positioning, innovate products and services, sharpen value proposition, develop clear customer segmentation via qual and quant research, optimize brand portfolio & architecture, enhance customer experience, develop in-market scenario planning & sales optimization, define innovation culture and capabilities and transform the business model in the new digital economy.

     
    She has served as the lead strategic advisor on a variety of engagements in Asia and globally, instrumental in driving significant value creation with clients such as SAP, Fox Networks, AXA, BNP Paribas Cardif, DBS Bank, Fullerton Financial, Temasek Holdings, CapitaLand, Bank Mandiri, Credit Suisse, Standard Chartered Bank, China Airlines, Shangri-la Hotel, Coke, P&G, Bandai Japan, PSA, Vodafone, Philips, Telkom, Celcom, UEM, Airtel, United Family Health, TCL and Sara Lee.

     In the Philippines, she led the strategic growth and branding projects for Goldilocks, Belo, Metrobank, Bench, amongst others.
     

    Prior to Prophet, she was Managing Director of Brand Union (WPP) and CEO of Lexis Branding. She is a prominent speaker at conferences and contributes regularly to regional media.

    Jacqueline was one of the top graduates on the Dean List of National University of Singapore with a Degree in Business Administration majoring in corporate finance, marketing and business policy.
     
  • Henry Motte-Munoz

    Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

    Edukasyon

  • Speaker Bio

    Henry Motte-Munoz

    Edukasyon

    Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

    Henry holds a BSc in Economics and Economic History from the London School of Economics and an MBA (with distinction) from the Harvard Business School. He has worked previously for Bain Capital, a private equity fund, and for Goldman Sach’s Investment Banking Division, which were both based in London, United Kingdom. He co-founded good governance NGO Bantay.ph.

    As CEO of Edukasyon, h
    e has been recognized by Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Social Entrepreneurs, and the 2017 ASEAN Social Entrepreneurship Award. 

    Founded in 2015, Edukasyon.ph is the number one EdTech platform in the Philippines for higher education.



  • Sea Yen Ong

    Regional Head of Sales - SEA, HK & TW

    Spotify

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    Sea Yen Ong

    Spotify

    Regional Head of Sales - SEA, HK & TW

    Sea Yen Ong, Regional Head of Sales for Spotify, leads custom partnerships and brand initiatives for Spotify. In his role, Sea Yen is responsible for driving Spotify’s advertising strategy across a network of global agency groups and direct advertisers.

      Sea Yen is a veteran in the industry with 18 years’ experience in mainstream advertising and digital sales across the spectrum covering display, mobile, search, social and programmatic advertising.

      His previous stint with CtrlShift saw him successfully delivering multimillion dollar advertising revenue deals with over 150 global and local brands across Southeast Asia.

  • Raiford Cockfield

    CEO

    Bitrep.me

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    Raiford Cockfield

    Bitrep.me

    CEO

    Rai is currently the CEO of BITREP.me, a new community-focused digital talent platform continuing his work around building and professionalizing the content creator ecosystem in Asia-Pacific. Previous to BITREP.me, he served as Director - Asia Pacific at Twitch, the largest live streaming platform in the world.

  • Andreas Krasser

    CEO - Hong Kong

    DDB

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    Andreas Krasser

    DDB

    CEO - Hong Kong

    Half Korean, half Austrian, and a strategist turned CEO.   Andreas’s work has regularly been recognized at local, regional, and international awards including Cannes Lions, Effies, the AMEs (Tangrams), and the WARC Prize for Asian Strategy.

     In 2013, he was named Campaign Asia’s Planner of the Year for North Asia, and in 2017 he won Brand and Strategic Planner of the Year for Greater China. In the same year, Andreas was also listed among Creativepool’s Global Top 100 Influencers.
     

    He is a published author in the field of cross-cultural consumer research, an avid writer for industry publications, and frequently lends his views on stage at international marketing conventions.
      Andreas is fluent in German, English, Korean, and claims to know how to get himself into trouble in Russian.  

    In his free time, Andreas likes to illustrate comics, try not to injure himself during CrossFit, and continuously find new ways to keep his little daughter entertained.
  • Derek Tan

    Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer

    Viddsee

  • Speaker Bio

    Derek Tan

    Viddsee

    Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer

    Derek Tan is the co-founder and chief commercial officer of Viddsee, an online video platform for short premium content that aims to empower filmmakers by leveraging on technology to tell their stories, and amplifying values in stories at scale. 

    Derek is an engineer with a filmmaking background, bringing to Viddsee his experience as a product lead for Internet TV at local telco StarHub, and partnership head for Silicon Valley-based mobile start-up Cooliris (acquired by Yahoo) in charting the commercial plans of Viddsee as it builds towards a sustainable ecosystem for storytellers in the region.

  • Bhavna Suresh

    CEO - Philippines

    Lamudi

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    Bhavna Suresh

    Lamudi

    CEO - Philippines

    Bhavna Suresh officially took on the role of Chief Executive Officer of Lamudi Philippines in 2016. She is currently helming the country’s top real estate platform with a 100-strong team to change the real estate landscape.

    Ms. Suresh brings almost 10 years of professional experience across five countries as she held several key positions in entrepreneurship, operations, business strategy and development, digital marketing, and management.

    While completing her Mechanical Engineering degree at Visvesvaraya Technological University, Ms. Suresh worked with various NGOs in Bangalore as part of the development team at AIESEC from 2007 to 2008. She then started her professional career as an Assistant Manager for the After Sales Division at Mahindra Rise from 2010 to 2012 where she was the first woman after-sales manager to be part of the 132-member national team. She was also recognized as the manager with the fastest turn around time to set up a fully operational market by the company.

    As Lamudi’s CEO, Ms. Suresh spearheaded The Outlook by Lamudi, the first Philippines Buyers’ Choice Property Awards, an annual coming together of the country’s top property developers and real estate professionals for a night of felicitation.

     Ms. Suresh, together with her team, are changing the landscape of the real estate industry by bringing together stakeholders from both public and private institutions for the benefit of the property seeker.

    Under her leadership, Lamudi is working tirelessly to provide a seamless property seeking experience for the benefit of both local industry stakeholders and property seekers.



  • Sebastien Caudron

    President

    mContent AP (Group M)

  • Speaker Bio

    Sebastien Caudron

    mContent AP (Group M)

    President

    A digital entrepreneur who shaped GroupM global content marketing solution, recently rebranded as Inca. He’s the brainchild behind the tech & data platform Incatech, the backbone of Inca solution. Sebastien is currently Global Lead for IncaTech which operates in APAC, LatAm, Europe and Canada. Prior to joining GroupM, he founded Netbooster Asia in 2008, a leading digital agency based in Indonesia and Philippines, which was acquired by GroupM in 2012.

  • Anthony Thomas

    President and CEO

    Mynt

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    Anthony Thomas

    Mynt

    President and CEO

    Anthony is the President and CEO of Mynt. He joined the company as COO in 2015 as part of the founding leadership team, and was directly responsible for the financial services vertical. Prior to Mynt, Anthony was with Citibank’s Global Consumer Group for 17 years across Asia, Latin America, and the US. His experience spans from Consumer Lending to Cards and Wealth Management.

    In recognition of the company’s efforts and initiatives, Mynt have received various prestigious awards, such as the Asia Bankers’ Awards Mobile Payment Product of the Year (2017), Makati City Government’s Outstanding Corporate Partner for Makatizen (2018) and the Asian Banker Innovation Leadership Award for the Philippines (2018)
  • Carlo Katigbak

    President and CEO

    ABS-CBN

  • Speaker Bio

    Carlo Katigbak

    ABS-CBN

    President and CEO

    Carlo Katigbak is the President and Chief Executive Officer of ABS-CBN Corporation, the Philippines’ leading information and entertainment multimedia conglomerate. He brings with him over 20 years of experience in business, spanning financial management, business operations, corporate planning and general management.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of Skycable Corporation and Play Innovations, Inc., Mr. Katigbak is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Knowledge Channel Foundation and Board of Advisors of ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation,. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering from the Ateneo de Manila University, and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2009.  
  • Karl Mak

    CEO and Co-Founder

    Hepmil Media Group (SGAG and PGAG)

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    Karl Mak

    Hepmil Media Group (SGAG and PGAG)

    CEO and Co-Founder

    Karl is the CEO and Co-Founder of Hepmil Media Group. Hepmil Media Group runs the popular digital content platforms such as SGAG (Singapore), MGAG (Malaysia) & PGAG (Philippines). Their original content is seen by over 10 million millennials across the region weekly. His work at Hepmil Media Group has led him to establish strong partnerships with the largest brand partners in the region to co-produce some of the most viral and award winning content. Karl was named as a Forbes 30 Under 30 in Asia class of 2017.

  • Roland Ros

    Founder

    Kumu

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    Roland Ros

    Kumu

    Founder

    Roland Ros is the Founder of Kumu Inc, a live commerce and social gaming app for Filipinos.  The app has generated over half a million users who visit the app more than 8 million times monthly.  Kumu's user base is 82% Millennial and GenZ Filipinos in over 55 countries around the world.Prior to Kumu, Roland was an entrepreneur generating millions of customers through advertising technology in the United States. Roland studied as an Executive Scholar from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and graduated with a BA in Asian American Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

  • Shahid Nizami

    Managing Director - APAC

    Hubspot

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    Shahid Nizami

    Hubspot

    Managing Director - APAC

    Shahid Nizami is the Managing Director for Asia Pacific at HubSpot. He is responsible for HubSpot’s performance across Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, and is based in HubSpot’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore.

    Shahid has two decades of experience in the technology sector. Before joining HubSpot, he held leadership positions at Google Cloud, Oracle, and Xerox and has developed a remarkably deep understanding of the APAC market.

    Shahid is particularly passionate about HubSpot’s culture. The company’s renowned Culture Code was a huge influence in his decision to join the team, and his personal mission as Managing Director in APAC is to make HubSpot the best place to work in the region.

  • Antoine Bouchacourt

    Vice President - Asia

    Shootsta

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    Antoine Bouchacourt

    Shootsta

    Vice President - Asia

    Antoine is Vice President, Asia at Shootsta, a video technology company that educates and inspires brands to create high-quality, cost-effective video content at scale. He oversees business development and manages the company’s rapid expansion in Asia.

    Antoine was the first Shootsta Asia employee, when he joined in May 2017 as Business Development Director. Since launching in Asia, Antoine has expanded it into a diverse team of 19 (and counting) across offices in Singapore and Hong Kong.

    With over 12 years of experience, he has held several senior management positions in business development and sales in the tech space in Asia, including Brightcove and Gameloft.

    About Shootsta

    Shootsta is the only subscription-based scalable video solution in the world, educating and inspiring brands to make high-quality, cost-effective videos in just 24 hours.

    Shootsta has disrupted the video production industry with its video-at-scale subscription model. Shootsta's hybrid product – a purpose-built Shootsta Kit, creative training, cloud-based Shootsta Hub, and professional editing – enables businesses everywhere to shoot, upload, and share their 'always-on' video content.

    With a global team in London, Sydney, Singapore, San Diego and Hong Kong, Shootsta’s goal is to be the change they want to see in the world, where creating engaging videos is something that’s accessible to everyone (while continuing to be the leaders in an industry they created).



    Antoine is a regular speaker at reputable industry events including Transperfect Global Content Forum, Digital Brand Masterclass and Content 360.
  • Philip Cheang

    Co-Founder / Product lead

    Sakay.PH

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    Philip Cheang

    Sakay.PH

    Co-Founder / Product lead

    Philip Cheang is a designer, coder, and educator. He is a co-founder of By Implication, an award-winning software development firm that has served clients like Globe, Smart, the World Bank, the Philippine government, and various social enterprises and Fortune 500 companies. 

    Philip also co-created Sakay.ph, a popular mobile app that makes sense of commuting in Metro Manila. Under By Implication, Sakay has grown to help tens of thousands of commuters everyday, and has served more than ten million searches in the last two years.

     Philip graduated in 2010 from the Ateneo de Manila University, where he was also an instructor for four years, teaching Web Design and Information Architecture.

  • Vincent Lau

    Co-Founder and CEO

    Maria Health

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    Vincent Lau

    Maria Health

    Co-Founder and CEO

    Born and raised in Oakland, USA, Vincent Lau is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of tech startup Maria Health—the first an online insurance aggregator which aims to make healthcare more accessible and affordable for SEA emerging markets, starting with the Philippines.

     Prior to setting Maria Health, Lau had vast experience from consulting for Fortune 500 companies @ Accenture and Cisco to product management roles in VC backed Silicon Valley startups.  Most recent startup was funded by Jim Clark (founder of Netscape) and also currently advising Kalibrr..

     After a decade in Silicon Valley, Lau decided to follow the footsteps of his Filipino friends and fellow University of California-Berkeley alumni Paul Rivera, who left Silicon Valley to set up a technology recruitment company, Kalibrr in the Philippines.

    Inspired to address real-world issues and to create lasting social impact, Lau saw an opportunity in the health insurance industry of the Philippines, after seeing that only 5% of the 100 million-strong population have access to health coverage.   

    Lau credits his success to the creativity, hard work and grit he developed coming from the experiences of his Chinese-immigrant parents. He strongly believes in empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs by tapping the creative and talented minds of the Filipino youth he proudly works with. 
  • Amanda Chua

    Principal Digital Acceleration Strategist

    Singapore Airlines

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    Amanda Chua

    Singapore Airlines

    Principal Digital Acceleration Strategist

    Amanda is an experienced international design thinking practitioner with an unwavering focus on delivering the best possible customer experience. She constantly challenges the boundaries of innovation to help companies future-proof their businesses.

    Amanda started her consulting career in Chicago at Enova, a Fintech startup before relocating back to Singapore to join LinkedIn as the youngest employee in the APAC headquarter then. She was recognised as a LinkedIn Power Profile in Singapore 2016.

    In the last three years, Amanda was part of Accenture Interactive ASEAN practice where she worked with many of Accenture’s Fortune 500 clients to implement their digital transformation strategies.

    2019 is proving to be an equally exciting year for Amanda as she recently joins Singapore Airlines in its newly created digital accelerator unit. As the Principal Digital Acceleration Strategist, she has set her sight on making SIA the world's leading digital airline.
  • Dominic "Doc" Ligot

    Founding Board Member

    Analytics Association of the Philippines

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    Dominic "Doc" Ligot

    Analytics Association of the Philippines

    Founding Board Member

    Data and analytics consultant, entrepreneur and technologist. Doc is a founding Board Member of the Analytics Association of the Philippines (AAP) where he champions the development of Smart Cities through Data Science and Analytics driven R&D projects. He is the founder of CirroLytix, a data analytics company focused on data management solutions for small and medium enterprises. Doc previously worked at Teradata Corporation as Asia-Pacific Partner for Data Science and Advanced Analytics and also held executive roles at ANZ Bank and HSBC. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines and Professional Certificates in Data-driven Marketing and Advanced Marketing Research from Cornell University.
  • Sherry Segovia

    Founder

    Wildleaf

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    Sherry Segovia

    Wildleaf

    Founder

    Wildleaf is one of the fastest growing skincare brand in the Philippines. 
    Wildleaf began its journey of helping people optimize their health and beauty by investigating safe and natural skin care options. We made it our goal to provide a complete line of truly natural high-quality products that are toxic-free and USA manufactured. Wildleaf is also a proud  partner of Tiwala Kids and Communities a licensed Non-Profit NGO and Social Welfare Agency committed to building strong foundations in the lives of underprivileged children and families in Legazpi City.
  • Rohit Gulati

    Partner

    Boston Consulting Group

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    Rohit Gulati

    Boston Consulting Group

    Partner

    Rohit is a Partner with over 15 years of working experience in Asia Pacific. He is a senior member of BCG's Consumer Goods & Retail practice with expertise in growth, transformation, go-to-market, digital and data.

    Rohit has implemented large scale transformation plans for clients across multiple sectors, including retail, consumer goods, telecommunications and transportation. His experience also includes extensive go to market strategy implementation across the region for several large scale players in the retail industry in the region.

    Prior to joining BCG, Rohit worked at Procter and Gamble where he held various operational and leadership positions. Rohit received his MBA in Finance & Strategy from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and Bachelors of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. 




  • Jacqueline Yuengtian-Gutierrez

    CEO and Founder

    Happy Skin Cosmetics, BLK, and Seoul White

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    Jacqueline Yuengtian-Gutierrez

    Happy Skin Cosmetics, BLK, and Seoul White

    CEO and Founder

    Jacqe Y. Gutierrez is the CEO and co-founder of Happy Skin Cosmetics, BLK Cosmetics, and Seoul White Korea—three original and homegrown brands that were launched in the span of six years and are currently growing at rapid speed in their own respective categories.

    The entrepreneurial journey of Jacqe began with Happy Skin’s launch in October 2013. Using her extensive knowledge of the beauty industry, honed through nine years of experience in Unilever Philippines and Southeast Asia, she developed Happy Skin’s entire market entry strategy after recognizing that there was a widely untapped market for a “masstige” local makeup brand that could offer premium, covetable products with a budget-friendly price tag. 

    Five years after Happy Skin’s launch, Jacqe remains hands-on with the brand’s day-to-day operations, which includes product development, marketing, sales, operations, finance, and human resources. This level of management has enabled Happy Skin to compete and adapt in the fast-paced cosmetic industry and to grow even faster than its category growth. In 2017, Jacqe brought her leadership and expertise to launch two more homegrown brands—BLK Cosmetics, which she created with celebrity Anne Curtis, who serves as the brand’s creative director; and Seoul White Korea, an industry pioneer that’s the first locally conceptualized brand in the K-beauty segment.

    With Jacqe’s strategy, BLK focused on reaching a wider audience in the cosmetics category. It entered as a player in the mass premium segment, where 80% of the market is currently at. To date, it is among the top brands in retail giant Watsons, winning awards for Most Successful New Brand and Most Promising New Cosmetic Brand on the year of its launch. Seoul White Korea, on the other hand, is a new entry in the personal care category—the largest and most competitive segment of fast-moving consumer goods. Currently, Happy Skin, BLK, and Seoul White Korea are all enjoying growth in sales, as well as increased loyalty from the online community.

    Through these three brands, Jacqe has built sustainable, fast-growing businesses that continuously gives jobs to Filipinos. Having won the Asia CEO Awards Circle of Excellence Young Leader of the Year in 2018, the 12th Mansmith Young Market Masters Award for Entrepreneurial Marketing in 2017, and the ASEAN Women Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017, she continues to pave the way for local brands and entrepreneurs to have a voice in the beauty industry, giving them a platform where once only international players could thrive in.

  • Henry Shelley

    General Manager - SEA

    The Trade Desk

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    Henry Shelley

    The Trade Desk

    General Manager - SEA

    Henry joined The Trade Desk in 2018 as the General Manager of South East Asia. In his role, Henry is responsible for leading TTDs growth strategy in the region, leading key client and partner relationships and championing TTDs unique culture and values across the business. 

    In 2012, Henry was appointed Managing Director of Amnet ANZ, and grew the team to more than 60 employees across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland.

    In 2016 Henry was appointed VP Global, Product Innovation, where he was tasked with accelerating Amnet’s product ambitions across TV and OOH.

    Henry began his career in 2006 in London working for digital agency Latitude before heading down under in 2009 to join Mitchells Communication Group’s search engine marketing division, Columbus Search in Sydney.
  • Paolo Bugayong

    Co-Founder and CEO

    AIDE

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    Paolo Bugayong

    AIDE

    Co-Founder and CEO

    Paolo is a graduate of a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University and was awarded the prestigious Gerry Roxas Leadership Award of his graduating batch. Thereafter, he took his graduate studies in finance in the University of California – Berkeley. Having worked in different organizations, Paolo was able to build his expertise in corporate finance, mergers and acquisition, and business development. He left the corporate life to pursue his dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Today, he is the Chief Executive Officer of AIDE, a healthtech start-up which brought us the first home medical platform in the Philippines.He now leads the company towards the vision of redefining home healthcare for Filipinos with the medical services provided in the AIDE App while providing more employment opportunities for our country’s medical professionals. 

  • Anthony Baker

    Executive Technology Director

    R/GA

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    Anthony Baker

    R/GA

    Executive Technology Director

    Anthony is a seasoned technologist with 15+ years of experience, leadingdigital transformation and technology strategy for Fortune 500 companiesaround the world.

    He’s one of the founding members of R/GA Tokyo, helping to establish andgrow business in Japan, from 5 core team members to 30+ in 12 months.As founding member of R/GA Tokyo and as Executive Director ofTechnology, he leads the technology vision, strategy and execution forclients in Japan, and oversees technology for the rest of R/GA offices in AsiaPacific.

    Anthony joined the Tokyo office from R/GA London, where he was behindinternationally celebrated work spanning world-wide digital platforms andecosystems, mobile, web, conversational and voice interfaces, and machinelearning and artificial intelligence.

    Some of Anthony’s projects include “Nike on Demand” chat service(Eurobest GrandPrix), “Apple Watch Nike+” experience concepting, Google’s“Searching for Syria”, “NikeID” Interactive Mirror, “Google Outside” DOOHPlatform, “#ShowYourColour” for Beats by Dre and RayBan Ambermatic.

    Anthony is often speaking at international conferences, and has authoredseveral articles in publications like The Guardian, Contagious and Campaign.

  • Marcus Yong

    Head of Marketing - SEA

    Klook

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    Marcus Yong

    Klook

    Head of Marketing - SEA

    As Klook’s Marketing Head for Southeast Asia, Marcus drives the travel activities booking platform’s customer acquisition and marketing efforts across the region. He is responsible for growing the brand’s presence and bookings amongst the rapidly growing FIT (Free & Independent Travellers) segment across six markets - Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia.

    Prior to joining Klook in 2016, he was Digital Marketing Lead for SCOOT where he charted the airline’s global digital acquisition efforts and management of their (notoriously quirky) social media presence across 7 markets in the region.

    Marcus started his career at the Singapore Economic Development Board, focusing on digital brand and channel management for North America.

     A born and bred Singaporean, Marcus subscribes to the 80-20 mantra of 80% pure unadulterated hard work and 20% thinking of "the next big thing". Despite being a digital native, he enjoys reading good old paperbacks about growth hacking and disruption. Marcus lives to learn and spends his spare time exploring museums and onsen towns in Japan.