05 - 07 March, 2019
Sheraton Towers Singapore
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Big Idea Speakers
Founder, Group CEO and Chairman
Chatri Sityodtong is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, Asia’s largest global sports media property in history with a broadcast to over 1.7 billion potential viewers across 136 countries around the world.
Sityodtong is a self-made entrepreneur and lifelong martial artist from Thailand. His rags-to-riches life story has inspired millions around the world on BBC, CNN, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Channel NewsAsia, and other major media. Most recently, Forbes selected Sityodtong as one of Asia’s next generation tycoons. Sityodtong was also named “Asia’s King of Martial Arts” by Financial Times, and the “3rd Most Powerful Person In Sports in Asia” by FOX Sports.
With over 30 years of martial arts experience as a student, a fighter, a teacher, and a coach, Sityodtong is a certified senior Muay Thai instructor under the legendary Kru Yodtong Senanan of the world-renowned Sityodtong Gym in Thailand. He also holds a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Master Renzo Gracie.
Chatri Sityodtong holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Tufts University.
The Author of Amazon Bestseller
TEDx Speaker, Ex-CEO, iflix & Air Asia X
As someone who has built, and continues to build, ‘attacker’ businesses and lead teams from start-up to IPO, Azran Osman Rani passionately believes that organisations and corporations can deploy similar structures, focus and creativity that single-minded entrepreneurs have used to create break-through business models and innovative products and services.
Azran has delivered hundreds of presentations, sharing his experiences of being the founding CEO of AirAsia X at the age of 36 and growing the start-up “disruptive innovator” airline to corporations, institutional investors, government agencies, and educational institutions around the world. Listen to Azran shares how to harness the energy and ambition to turn motivation into a legitimate, thriving business.
Confirmed Brick & Mortar Speakers
Dr Wolfgang Baier brings with him over 15 years of experience in business transformation strategy and execution. As Group Chief Executive Officer of The Luxasia Group (Luxasia), he oversees the company’s transformational growth with a focus on building industry-leading omni-channel competencies that will reinforce its position as Asia’s leading beauty market maker.
Prior to joining Luxasia, Dr Baier served as the Group Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) from 2011 to 2016, where he was responsible transforming the Local Postal Operator into an International Ecommerce Logistics Provider. He oversaw the acceleration of SingPost’s regional expansion in non-mail businesses such as logistics, retail and e-commerce. During his five years there, Dr Baier was involved in several significant initiatives such as on-boarding Alibaba as a major shareholder. In his time at SingPost he served on many boards across Asia, US and Europe.
Founder & CEO
Being a foodie, I thought the microwave oven was the coolest invention of this century, until I discovered and dated the Internet circa 1980s. I fell in love with her fully in 1994 when I worked for a SoftBank company. Since then, I truly believe it has and will continue to change the way we live, work and play.
I'd helmed executive management positions in the digital media & technology space: SoftBANK Forums, Ziff-Davis, ZDNet and CNet Networks. My specialty is in Asian market entry strategies, enabled by a global network of influential peers who share my passion for innovation.
I also love the entrepreneur arena: co-founder of e-Cop, a world-first 24x7 internet security surveillance company; was a Board Member and seed investor of Brandtology, a leading social media intelligence provider; co-founder & Chairman of ViSenze - an intelligent visual recognition technology provider; and co-founder of 6Estates, a digital ethnography startup
Founder & CEO
Michael Yin is Founder and CEO of Deja a Fashion App that uses big Data and Artificial Intelligence to connect fashion brands with consumer at individual level online and offline, and drive revenue growth through ultimate personalised recommendation and targeted communication. Since its launch in 2016 the App has attracted near 180k Singapore girls, almost 25% of the nation’s female population between 18-25. Michael has over 14 years of experiences in building one of Singapore leading mobile company with 150 people from zero. He got his PhD degree in Machine Learning from the National University of Singapore, His research interest is graph theory that Deja is built upon.
President, Asia Pacific
Roberto Longo’s career spans 40 years across different continents with Bata Shoe Organisation. Longo joined the firm in 1976 at Bata Italy and has been successful across many diverse areas, including Retail, Merchandising, Supply Chain, Products, Logistics, Imports, and Marketing.
He worked with the late CEO Mr T.J. Bata in Toronto Canada, as Vice President Retail developing many worldwide common initiatives, corporate campaigns, merchandising and operation training courses, and global sales incentives. He was subsequently tasked with the overall responsibility of SEA countries as a Group Managing Director of Bata International Group East. Longo was made European President in 2005, and President of Latin America in 2008. Longo was reappointed as the European President in 2010, introducing new store concepts and creating synergies among the European operations. Previously, as the President of Customer Service, based in Lausanne, he spearheaded the new Bata Club, enhanced the Merchandising & Store operations processes, and initiated Global Sales Incentives. In 2016, Longo was made the President of Asia Pacific business, overseeing the entire business operations of Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, China, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand. Recently, Longo has expanded his portfolio which includes Pakistan.
Chief Commercial Officer
Currently the Chief Commercial Officer at Love, Bonito, Dione is responsible for driving the growth and strategy of our global expansion, fundraising and overseeing the brand's performance and innovation. She manages their Marketing, Operations, Merchandising, Design, Business Development, IR and Tech teams.
Prior to this, she spent a year at Sephora Digital heading up the Australia & New Zealand and the Digital Marketing for the region. And before that, she was the Managing Director of ZALORA Singapore, the largest online fashion retailer in Southeast Asia. Apart from leading the team and being responsible for the day-to-day, she spearheaded several notable projects including ZALORA's first foray into click-and-mortar retail stores.
Chief Brand Experience Officer
Johnson & Johnson
Consumer-centric, digital innovator with proven operational skills acquired at world’s leading financial and consumer healthcare brands. Digital advisory Board member at Fortune 100 companies, Cannes Winner, International Keynote speaker, Judge at leading Industry awards and a TEDx speaker. Deep experience in evolving traditional business practices into digital models and orchestrating organizational change.
Dynamic management career with strong leadership, problem solving, change management, and execution expertise demonstrated in local, regional and global roles. Proven ability to recruit, lead, develop, mentor, motivate and retain diverse teams across Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Led and worked with teams in over 30 countries across Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Middle East.
VP & GM Global eCommerce & Digital Transformation
Data driven, results oriented Global Executive with a track record of driving significant and successful digital and business transformation using technology in multiple industries.
Presently responsible for driving lenovo's global online strategy (eCommerce Sales P/L, Marketing, Infrastructure, UX/UI, Product Management and Social Commerce strategy for B2B and B2C customers). Over the last 12 years led a team of 300+ people that has helped craft and drive lenovo's Global online sales from 5 countries to 32 countries and lenovo.com's footprint into 90+ countries. During this period revenues and units have grown by over 4X and profits by over 8X in B2C. B2B revenues have increased substantially through custom portals for Global and international customers.
Interests include sharing best practices through industry keynotes and speaking in classrooms on a wide range of topics from BIG Data, Predictive Analytics, Customer Segmentation and Targeting, User Experience, Customer Journey and Customer Satisfaction, Social/Data Driven Engagement Marketing to developing organizational skills and capabilities needed to drive a highly effective and agile global web organization.
Christian, a digital marketer at heart entered the FMCG industry 13 years ago with a focus on HR Marketing. Soon realizing that product and brand development are his real passion; he completed various tasks within Henkel & Schwarzkopf’s consumer division. Returning home from a 4 year assignment in Australia he moved into the B2B sector at L’Oréal’s Professional Products Division now heading the digital and eCommerce team in Germany supporting the hairdressing industry in the digital transformation. Key focus areas for him are omni-channel as well as on-line to off-line solutions in a service oriented environment.
Digital Marketing Director, APAC
At Kimberly-Clark I have the exciting and challenging role of launching, accelerating and runningour digital agenda in Asia Pacific. I drive the digital marketing, ecommerce and analytics function,including the rollout and optimisation of our programmatic media buying, CRM, and datamanagement platform. A key part of my role is to look at the various ways to connect withconsumers and to determine the most effective channels and partners.
Director of Retail Marketing
Amit Mangwani, Director of Retail Marketing, Intel Technolgy Asia Pte Ltd,
Amit Mangwani is the Director of Retail Marketing for Intel, directly responsible for Intel's APJ Retail Marketing strategy with all formats of retail - online & brick & mortar, with focus on driving innovative marketing, adopting latest technologies to drive consumer experiences & driving preference for Intel’s brand & visibility through retail partners across APJ.
Amit brings extensive sales knowledge with him as well. He has managed OEMs, distributors & technology sales in country before moving to regional marketing role at Intel.
A keen technophile, Amit regularly participates in conferences and online forums where he shares his views on retail strategy and the place of technology in shaping the future of retail. You can also find his view on his personal website amitmangwani.com
Head Loyalty, Payments Programs & Digital Services
I’m an accomplished Marketing professional with years of experience providing increasing levels of leadership in marketing, public relations, communication, brand, events and product management. I'm adept at working with multiple brands, products and consumer segments. Skilled in strategic planning and implementation, able to prioritize effectively multi-tasks and achieve objectives within time and budget. I’m a clear and dynamic communicator, able to present marketing programs to diverse audiences and negotiate agreements with vendors. I’m known as well for building strong relationships with internal and external partners.
eCommerce Director, SEA & ANZ
Lorenzo Peracchione is a digital enthusiast with several years of experience in successfully launching and scaling e-commerce businesses. He is currently Regional E-Commerce Director for SEA & ANZ at Sephora (the world's leading beauty and cosmetics retailer owned by French luxury leader LVMH), where he led the launch of native mobile apps and the transition to a mobile-first digital business over the past 3 years. Prior to this, he worked for the beauty e-commerce startup Luxola since 2014, setting their Thai business up from scratch and scaling it up until the acquisition by LVMH-Sephora and the subsequent rebranding. Before Luxola, he helped building Lazada (the largest e-commerce marketplace in SEA, now part of Alibaba Group) in Indonesia, first as Head of Business Intelligence and subsequently as Director of Buying Operations. He holds a MSc in International Management from Bocconi University and a Postgraduate Degree from CEMS (Global Alliance in Management Education).
Managing Director, Brand Accelerator
Fung Retailing Group
Dustin Jones is a Managing Director with the Fung Retailing Group. He leads the Company’s new Brand Accelerator platform which focuses on Smart Retail and O2O services for international brands entering China through all consumer channels. He joined the Group in November 2018.
Prior to Fung Retailing, Dustin worked at Macy’s Inc. for over 14 years and gained meaningful experience across most of Macy’s major business functions including Sourcing and Product Development, Stores, Merchandising and Buying, e-Commerce and Operations. During his tenure at Macy’s the company’s market share grew from US$9B and 150 stores to US$28B and 880 stores and had #1 online market share in fashion.
Throughout his time at Macy’s, Dustin developed a strong reputation for understanding consumer trends, building, growing, and profitably leading great brands, and finding sustainable partnerships and business models to drive success.
At Macy’s, Dustin was widely known as an early adopter of digital and omnichannel retail and was an instrumental leader in growing Macys.com to its current size of US$7B+ becoming the fourth largest retail website in the US.
In 2016, Dustin became the Managing Director of Macy’s China. He led his team to successfully launch Macy’s in China and grew its brand awareness from 12% to 36% through building a strong partnership with Alibaba Group and highly innovative supply chain and technology solutions that enabled the Company to sell over 50,000 product types from 400 brands in the market.
Dustin has held several senior positions at Macy’s including the General Merchandise Manager of Ready to Wear, Senior Vice President of Licensed Business, New Business Development, Global Forecasting, and Vendor Collaboration. He also oversaw the development of the activewear and wellness market across Macy’s Inc. Throughout his tenure as a senior leader, Macy’s market share in these categories grew by over US$700 million.
Dustin’s career in the fashion industry started at age 17 after receiving a business fashion scholarship from major US apparel manufacturer, Tropical Sportswear International (now known as Perry Ellis International). Then, after a few years in Europe, Dustin returned to the US to start his first business focusing on the new era of e-Commerce. Besides running his own men’s retail store, Dustin opened two online businesses in 2003. In 2005, he sold his companies and joined Macy’s, Inc.
Director, Global Video, Expert Reviews & Search operations
Digital marketing operations leader with over 15 years experience in all areas of brand and technology marketing. Known for building scalable, high-ROI global programs.
• Global Online Commerce: SEO, video, social media, web development, translation, analytics
• Strategic Planning: Brand positioning, product lifecycle management, pricing, category objectives
• Project Management: Cross-functional team coordination, contract negotiation, budgeting
• Cross-regional Team Management: Global employee staffing, development, retention
• New Product Introduction: Marketing requirements, forecasting, customer pilot, sales training
Asia Pacific Regional Director
CANALI Far East
Vincenzo Carrieri is a seasoned executive with a strong managerial background and extensive APAC cross sector exposure. He has held several directorship positions in various MNC’s. He has a proven track record of achievement and delivery across multiple sectors Asia wide, and in particular Greater China. Prior to this he spent seventeen years in the French holding company, Kering, serving the group in different capacities. He held the position of General Manager (2013-2015) at Brioni, a menswear couture house. He has also served as Procurement Director (2005-2010) and Category Manager (2003-2005) at Kering. Mr. Carrieri's areas of Interest and expertise are Business Strategy in Asia, Brand management and Portfolio management, Retail strategy in luxury goods and Consumer behaviours.
Vincenzo holds an MBA from HKUST–Northwestern University and an MSc in Financial Analysis from HKUST.
Senior Director Regional eCommerce
Levi Strauss & Co.
Award winning eCommerce, Omnichannel Marketing, CRM & Sales leader
Performance oriented marketing & sales leader with demonstrable results from strategy to execution. Well versed in global, regional & country roles in an execution oriented matrix MNC organization. Built award winning marketing campaigns that have delivered revenue & share growth. Proficient in marketing performance measurement including building multi-channel attribution models. Experienced in building high performance teams & known for being a good coach to the team. Speaker at Industry conferences on marketing & e-commerce.
Ben’s career started in small business lending with a major Australian bank, then proceeded to achieving Certified Financial Planner status in the advice industry. A period with a private bank in London laid the analytical foundation before true passion in food and guest satisfaction was discovered. A holiday resort company in Canada, a restaurant and winery in Queensland and a café and catering business in Brisbane CBD were all part of the journey leading to Ben’s current role as National Operations Manager for Baskin-Robbins Australia where he works on creating unforgettable memories for ice cream lovers Australia wide.
E-Commerce & New Business Development Lead, APAC
1) definition and implementation of the multi-channel e-commerce strategy of Philips PersonalHealth (the consumer business) in ASEAN Pacific, working with partners and cross functional teamslocally and globally while building the required capabilities in the region.
2) driving profitable growth by developing new businesses and channels in the region.
Amit has over 18 years of experience in marketing, public relations and ecommerce.
he launched the ecommerce program for Lenovo Singapore and Malaysia and achieved an average of 25% quarter on quarter growth for 12 straight quarters.
He now leads the End-to-End Ecommerce Program for Lenovo Singapore and Malaysia. This entails strategy, managing the P&L for the business, forecasting, marketing and logistics.
Prior to Lenovo, he was the Regional Digital Marketing Manager for Philips Lighting. In that capacity, he launched and led the ecommerce program for Philips Lighting.
He also conceptualised and designed the Philips LED savings calculator, which is now being used in 15 markets across three continents. (www.philips.com/SwitchToLED) and was responsible for all APAC digital campaigns, from concept creation and agency management to measuring campaign performance across various social media platforms.
Regional Head of eCommerce
Ajay has over 15 years + experience in eCommerce management & strategic roles. Currently working for Essilor, a global leader in eyewear as the regional head of eCommerce for Asia, Middle-East, Russia & Africa region responsible for the organic growth, mergers & acquisitions & various digital transformation initiatives in the organization. He has accumulated extensive expertise and insights on running several eCommerce & Omni-channel initiatives across the Asia-pacific region.
Prior to Essilor, he has managed eCommerce businesses & online strategies for brands like 3M & Dell across the Asia Pacific region. He also has a consulting background.
eCommerce & Customer Care Lead
Nestle Nespresso Singapore
A Commercial role focused on ensuring optimal sales performance & customer experience from our internal, (nespresso.com) & external, (eTrade), sales channels. Accountable for the full digital customer journey including Performance Marketing. Managing a team and in close collaboration with all stakeholders, (Marketing, Supply Chain etc).
Group GM & SVP
The Mall Group & Thai Retailers
Komsan Kwunchaithunya is the Group General Manager of Store Operation team at The Mall Group, where he responsible for all commercial part of The Mall Group (Brick & Mortar), consisted of (7 Department Stores, 3 Luxury Stores (Siam Paragon, EmPorium and EmQuartier), 1 Tourist Store (Blu’ Port), 1 Duty Free store (Duty Free) and 3 standalone stores format. His work was forming corporate strategy and monitor & review the performances and strategy of business units, support units, and the corporate via selected tool such as KPIs. Furthermore, he was also facilitate and advise the cross-functional strategic projects, and providing strategic advices to top executives in improving business and operation performances to ensure that strategic goals are successfully achieved at the corporate level.
Business Head for Stores and Omnichannel
METRO Cash & Carry India
18 years of leadership experience in Business leadership with expertise in PnL leadership, Operations management, Sales team leadership, e-commerce, Digital, Omni-channel & fulfillment operations in customer facing industry
eAPAC eBusiness Leader
Procter & Gamble
Don Kim (Dong Hyun Kim) is APAC eCommerce Leader for Procter & Gamble acclerating sales and brand building of all P&G brands in eCommerce channel for 7 countries. In his current role, he has been building up and leading both local country team and regional hub team inc. Sales, Marketing, IT, Data/ Analyst, Logistic mirroring to eCommerce partners. His focus is on developing/ implementing the eCom fundamentals inc. contents, right assortment, search, review, promotion and traffic generation. He is also leading eBusiness innovation in Data, E2E partnership and Media/ Creative. Don has over 17 years of experience in P&G with 8+ years in Brand Management and +9 years in eBusiness for Korea and leading P&G Asia.
eCommerce Development Manager APAC
Mason started his eCommerce journey as a Management Trainee in Reckitt Benckiser Singapore, where he developed and executed the local eCommerce Go-To-Market Strategy and established key relationships with Redmart, Qoo10 and Lazada. He also found and managed the online distributor for marketplace and e-retailer sales, then added Malaysia to his portfolio in 2016.
Now at Philips ASEAN Pacific, his focus is to accelerate online sales in the region on Philips’ own online shops, marketplaces and online retailers through CRM, Ratings & Reviews and partnerships.
Joshua Koh is the CEO at Commune Lifestyle Pte Ltd (Commune), a local Singapore furniture retail company with close to 50 stores worldwide. Commune is a furniture company focused on the design and production of functional and stylish furniture using sustainable and safe materials, for use in urban apartments. Commune is the subsidiary of Koda Ltd, a Singapore listed furniture manufacturer and retailer with an annual turnover of more than US$50m, exporting to more than 150 customers across 50 countries. In 2013, Commune was the recipient of the “New Entry of the Year” award bestowed by the Singapore Furniture Industries Council and also won the Gold Award at the Singapore Furniture Industry Awards.
Mr Koh began his career at Koda Ltd in 2008, serving as Deputy Managing Director of the company’s Vietnam operations from 2009 – 2010. He oversaw the group’s largest manufacturing facility with over 1,000 employees, driving a 20 per cent increase in annual turnover to US$27m during his tenure. In 2012, he became the group’s Financial Controller and co-founded the Group’s first retail brand in Singapore, Commune. He was promoted to Group Chief Financial Officer in 2014 where he further grew the Commune network to over 20 shops across Asia and oversaw the retail brand’s supply chain process and procurement decisions for the brand’s regional requirements.
Regional Marketing & Business Development Lead
A well-rounded marketing and business development leader with more than 15 years of regional experience in B2B C-level consultative sales, channel program management, data-driven marketing that includes lead generation to new business acquisition.
Manages the eco-system development of customer communities in the tech industry.
Worked with global CPG brands to co-create innovative ideas for their next campaign activation using HP's digitally printed packaging. Initiates ideas that create business value for customers.
Lead sales trainer for customer organizations of HP's Graphic Solutions business.
Betty is a seasoned professional in e-commerce and digital marketing for brick-and-mortar businesses in Hong Kong, China and Asia Pacific region. Currently, she is the Vice President, E-Travel Retail for DFS Group and has hands-on solid experience in building and managing online businesses and their marketing strategies and implementations, both large and small scale. Prior to the DFS Group, Betty was in senior positions at various leading global and regional retailers, including Fossil Group, Walmart China and Sasa.com, starting up and developing their e-commerce business.
GM Retail & Omnichannel
VP eCommerce, Modern Trade & Institutional Business
As Vice President in Customer Development in Hindustan Unilever Limited, Dheeraj currently heads the Modern Trade business, Institutional Business as well as e-Commerce in India. In current role, his focus has been on delivering profitable, market beating growths in the fast emerging organised trade channel in India for HUL and at the same time building world class working partnerships with all leading retailers. Prior to this, he was General Manager for Central India handling the biggest unit (branch) for Unilever India spread across 5 states with a population of 460 Mn, having a distribution network of 1K distributors and directly servicing 0.4 Mn + outlets. Dheeraj has been with Unilever for over 13 years. He has worked across General Trade, Modern Trade, Customer Marketing, CD Operations and CD-IT across India and in Global Team. He was the Director RTM for S Asia, Africa and NAMET-Rub and CD-IT prior to taking over his current role as GM – Central India. Dheeraj holds a Mechanical Engineering degree and a Business Management degree, and has worked with Britannia Industries Limited prior to Unilever.
VP & GM Asia
Nissan Joseph is an experienced global leader with a track record of delivering results in international markets with emphasis in Asia. In his current role as VP of Crocs Asia, Nissan has delivered significant growth over the last 5 years especially in the SE Asia, S Korea and India markets.
His experience over 20 years includes Senior Management roles in wholesale and retail operations of footwear and accessories in international markets.
Prior to his current role he has held leadership positions with Accessory Exchange in New York. Hibbett Sports, Hickory Brands and Payless Shoes in Australia.
Through his life he has traveled extensively and worked with businesses in Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa. He has also been a featured speaker at various venues across the globe.
Nissan was born in India, attended the University of New Delhi and has an MBA from the Sydney Graduate School of Management, Australia.
Head of ECommerce APAC
Andrea is heading online business for Moleskine in Asia Pacific.
10+ years’ experience in ecommerce and digital industry.
He envisions digital experience and new technologies as the way to enrich customer journey and improve conversion online and offline.
In China, he developed online business and digital presence for Moleskine, bridging ecommerce into a seamless integration with retail channel. Then, he leveraged China’s successful model, to expand online business in rest of Asia Pacific through direct website and marketplaces.
Previously in Italy, he worked in Moleskine HQ for 2 years and was digital consultant in fashion, telco and banking industry for about 5 years.
His design & engineering academic studies in Milan were strengthened by research & development at UNSW, in Sydney.
Senior Manager, SEA eCommerce
She is responsible for defining and driving expansion strategies & growth plans for adidas eCommerce in SEA to become the premium shopping destination by implementing an Omnichannel & Consumer centric approach. In this role, she is managing this channel end to end from site operations, merchandising, marketing, fulfillment, customer service and vendor management. Defining the SEA eCom go-to market plans, targets and key KPIs is one of my various responsibilities. Some of her key achievements include successfully changed the business model for all 5 SEA countries within the target timeline which allows more flexibility to manage the merchandising and inventory level, and translate into a higher and faster growth rate for the business; Set a new business process across internal key functions from Retail operations, Merchandising, Finance, Warehouse management and logistics to facilitate the success of B2C eCom concept; Lead the launch of first Omnichannel concept for SEA market – the only region to meet the target timeline and Streamline and automate the content sourcing and management system (CMS) utilizing API which result in resource saving and higher operation efficiency.
Confirmed Online Pure play Speakers
Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer, Ezbuy Holding Co. & Chief Executive Officer, Ezbuy Singapore
Wendy is the co-founder and chief marketing officer of Ezbuy Holding Co., Ltd. Her core duties include overseeing the marketing and global marketplace departments. Based in Singapore, Wendy is also leading the Singapore team as the chief executive officer of ezbuy in Singapore.
Wendy’s journey with e-commerce started since her university days. While her peers stuck to the minimum core curriculum, she elected to take on additional business and e-commerce related modules out of sheer curiosity and interest. It was through these modules that she understood and appreciated the concept behind the convenience and savings consumers enjoyed from online shopping. She saw the potential of harnessing technology to reduce the reliance on heavy upfront investments and the flexibility to operate anywhere and at any time.
Wendy holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the National University of Singapore and is a first-class honour graduate in Electrical & Electronics Engineering with a minor in Business from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore.
Well-versed in country expansion and various aspects of marketing, Lai Shanru, Co-Founder of ShopBack, brought home the Championship title for ShopBack at the Global Mobile Challenge (GMC) in Barcelona, Spain in 2017. Held alongside the Mobile World Congress, this is the first time that a start-up in Asia has been awarded the top position at GMC.
Selected for the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018 list, Shanru has been travelling extensively and living in different places for work, namely the Philippines and Malaysia. As a Co-Founder, she has led teams in merchant development, campaign management and more.
Co-founder & CEO
Co-Founder and CEO of iPrice Management consultant and banker in his past life, David made a radical change and decided to build iPrice Group, leading retail shopping metasearch engine in Southeast Asia. With his Co-founder Heinrich Wendel they aim high - to bring transparency, convenience and trust to whole SEA market and move local consumers to online shopping. Excitement he gained on the journey so far generates only more excitement from realizing how much more can be achieved on this market.
Experienced Chief Executive Officer skilled in, Digital Strategy, Integrated Marketing, Advertising, and E-commerce. Strong business development professional with a MBA focused in Media from Steinbeis-Hochschule-Berlin.
CEO of ZOOMOOV Pte Ltd, Im a global citizen who has lived in 6 different countries including China and Maldives.
As an entrepreneur, I’m always searching for creative and innovative business approaches, which has helped ZOOMOOV standout from its competitors.
In 2014, joined ZOOMOOV when it opened its first outlet. Over 3 years, led ZOOMOOV to become a household name in the kids entertainment industry and expanding into 5 countries with over 40 outlets. We have acquired international license agreements with companies such as Nickelodeon, be featured as a success story by Salesforce and awarded by MSF Minister for our support to charity causes.
Prior to ZOOMOOV, started my career in the hospitality industry and had work in leading luxury brands like Hyatt, Four Season and Singapore Airlines.
Guillem is the CEO of HappyFresh. Coming from Lazada, where he was Marketplace Operations Manager and Head of 3PL Management in Indonesia and Hong Kong, he started out as Vice President Operations of HappyFresh Group in March 2015 and took over the helm as CEO in November 2016. He is passionate about people – customers and the ones working in HappyFresh – and solving problems as well as providing solutions that make our life easier. Before joining Lazada he was a Technical Consultant for Vodafone Global Enterprise (part of the Vodafone Group), dedicated to simplifying the management of global communications for the world’s largest multinational companies.
CEO and Founder
Mr.Pawoot Pongvitayapanu (Pom), an online entrepreneur, E-Commerce and Online media business leader, He graduated from 2 master degree in Internet & E-Commerce at ABAC University and Executive MBA from SASIN Business School with Kellogg School of Management USA. He has accumulated his professional experience since 1998 and delivers consulting and lecturing services to public, private, government organisations and institutions all over country and oversea.
Prior to holding CEO and Founder at TARAD.com Co., Ltd. which includes ThaiSecondhand.com and TARAD.com the Biggest E-Commerce Service in Thailand. TARAD.com join with Rakuten Group No.1 E-Commerce Site in Japan by Year 2009 and buy back from Rakuten in March 2016.
He founded efrastructure group in year 2013. In this group company consist of many businesses that he founded with more than 250 people in the group.
CEO and Co-Founder
Thanawat Malabuppha is the CEO and Co-founder of Priceza, the leading shopping search engine and comparison platform in Southeast Asia (Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam). He is passionate about E-commerce, Digital Marketing and Technology. His mission is to help millions of shoppers across Southeast Asia with a one-stop portal of information to make smart shopping decision, and thousands of merchants to connect with online shoppers.
Co-Founder & MD
He has more than 12 years of experience from the fashion retail industry, and after majoring in international politics Martin took on fashion e-commerce in Thailand in 2011. With the WearYouWant-concept he has built a unique position in the market with a fast growing preference within the Thai population. Since the beginning, Martin has established large partnership campaigns with among others Line, Samsung, K-bank and Dtac, and has also been responsible for acquiring both local and International brands from the major fashion retailers.. He is best suited to join the Thailand country clinic.
Global Business Development and Key Account Operation Director
Qian Yi is global business development and Key Account operation director for Tmall Global. In his current position, he works with various global brands to open flagship stores on Tmall Global and also working with brands and distributors to source high quality foreign products. Qian joined Alibaba in early 2015. Led B2B global marketing and BD team to work with global strategic partners to create ecosystem that provides products and services to help SMBs to participate in global trade.
Prior to joining Alibaba, Qian was the Product Marketing Director in Samsung Electronics Canada, responsible for product marketing, marketing communication and supply chain team for its home appliance division.
Managing Director India
Himanshu is a technology executive and entrepreneur with experience of building and leading businesses in US and India. Currently Himanshu is the Managing Director for Etsy in India. Etsy is a global marketplace for unique and creative goods. It is home to a universe of special and extraordinary items with a vibrant community of 2 million creative makers and 34.7 million buyers from more than 80 countries. At Etsy, we believe in keeping commerce human - real people connect over special goods. We empower sellers to do what they love, at their own terms and help buyers find what they love.
Himanshu has also been an entrepreneur based in Mountain View where he founded MentMo - a peer to peer mentorship and admission consulting platform. In his previous roles Himanshu was head of operations at Craftsvilla in Mumbai, sales strategy and operations lead at HP based in Palo Alto and a consultant with McKinsey in their US and India offices. At McKinsey, Himanshu advised Private Equity, Technology and Financial services clients on wide range of topics.
Chief Commercial Officer
As the Chief Commercial Officer, Candice Ong plays a critical role within the core business management team. Apart from leading country teams across the region, she also helms regional marketing to accelerate ShopBack’s growing presence.
Prior to this role, Candice was the Managing Director of ZALORA Southeast Asia. She was instrumental in the fashion conglomerate’s rapid growth during her four-year tenure, spanning roles in Marketing and Procurement.
In her personal capacity, she was invited to be a member of the
sub-committee on Future Corporate Capabilities and Innovation in 2016 and chaired the Retail Panel for Asean Business Club Forum in 2015.
She has also been invited as a keynote speaker in many industry events, including a panelist role for the World Chinese Economic Summit 2015, Young Women’s Leadership Connection 2015 and Ministry of Trade & Industry 8 th Economic Dialogue 2016 among others.
Chief Technology Officer
Ernest is Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Grain, an online restaurant with a mission to make great food sustainable and accessible for everyone. Grain's delicious meals are available just a few taps away via their website or app, available on both iOS and Android. Ernest currently heads up the Technology team at Grain and oversees the entire customer experience. Ernest ensures Grain evolves with data to succeed - from a tech-enabled distribution network to demand forecasting to reduce food wastage.
A Founder Institute graduate, Ernest picked up web development while running his earlier startups. He earlier set up a software consultancy firm with Sung, another Co-founder and current CEO of Grain. Ernest has worked with clients including Samsung, Ministry of Education, National Youth Council and Ritual Gym
Director, eCommerce, Asia Pacific
A digital leader with extensive experience working with some of the world’s most iconic brands, building and strengthening their digital and e-commerce presence. Proven track record in conceptualizing and rolling out digital and e-commerce strategy roadmap and delivering against business plans and budgets. Passionate about people, building, growing and mentoring high performance teams.
Associate Director, Pan India Distribution & Last Mile Fulfilment
Amartya comes with a rich experience across various industries. He is a strategic planner and implementer with proven abilities in supporting organisational growth through effective supply chain strategy. Amartya is a dynamic and result-oriented supply chain professional with 10 years of experience in the areas of procurement, logistics and demand planning. In addition, he brings to the table operational leadership, strategic planning, lean techniques and value stream mapping.
Scott heads up regional CRM at ShopBack, developing content strategy and building customer lifecycle campaigns to serve 7 million users across 7 countries. He is excited to leverage technology to solve information asymmetry and develop innovative solutions to enable smarter shopping communities. Scott previously ran consumer analytics, CRM as well as partnerships at ZALORA.
Regional Head Of Consumer
An experienced transformation leader with more than 20 years success in turnaround, mature & growth businesses. Customer Experience, Marketing and Productivity specialist. Can balance high levels of client satisfaction, with excellent financial performance. Able to thrive in new market sectors, changing organisations & diverse cultures. Proven technology, process & data background, combined with creative & engagement skills enables holistic thinking and detailed execution.
Managing Director Philippines
Constantin is Managing Director of Zalora in the Philippines. Zalora is Asia's leading online fashion destination with localized Ecommerce sites across South-East Asia, and part of Global Fashion Group. Prior to Zalora, Constantin worked for Rocket Internet with stints at Zalando in Berlin and Lamoda in Moscow. He graduated in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.
Start-up powerhouse with a Masters in Marketing and Finance. Jean has been leading marketing teams of successful global eCommerce start-ups present in 36 markets (Vinomofo.com, SmartBuyGlasses.com) and more recently RedMart. Well versed in eCommerce & marketing, Jean is a strong digital leader that worked across Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Melbourne & Sydney.
Head Of Digital Marketing
Arun joined Carousell as the Head of Digital Marketing in 2015, and has been overseeing Carousell’s User Acquisition and Retention efforts.
Before joining Carousell, Arun was at Zalora, where he spent 3.5 years gaining experience managing the Social and Mobile Marketing teams. He is passionate about data and finding new ways of using it to solve problems.
Regional Head of Advertising Platform
Alin Dobrea currently leads trade marketing and brand communications across Southeast Asia for Zalora (Asia's #1 online fashion destination). He is also responsible for Zalora Advertising Platform, where he helps leading brands orchestrate multi-channel campaigns to drive performance and connect with relevant audiences. Prior to joining Zalora, Alin spent most of his career at Marks and Spencer in London, managing brand and marketing campaigns across UK & International markets. Alin graduated from the University of Birmingham and is also a Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum
Head of Mobile Marketing
Mahip is a digital marketing strategist with over 10+ years combined online and mobile marketing experience, with an extensive focus on performance marketing, mobile app marketing, new user acquisition, revenue generation and strategic alliances.
A self-starter with the ability to translate corporate goals into reality, motivated and sincerely enjoys developing and maintaining excellent relations. He believes in planning realistically and accurate execution of the plans.
Mahip currently heads mobile marketing for Flipkart.com and manage their new user acquisition and engagement for paid and organic sources on mobile. Prior to this he was working with bigbasket.com for 2.2 years with core focus on generating revenue and managing retention on Mobile App.
Prior to bigbasket.com, Mahip was associated with Commonfloor.com for 2.2 years and manages the Performance Marketing and Strategic Alliances. He was also part of the team who has launched the Mobile App for bigbasket and contributed to reach the app around 1 million in less than 6 months though various marketing efforts. Mahip has also worked with Brands like Kotak, Yahoo, Knight Frank India & HDFC Realty in past with core focus on HNI Sales, Account Management & Offline Marketing.
Head of Affiliate Marketing & Alliances
Shreyansh has over 8 years of work experience in Digital Marketing. Over all these years he has learned about both sides of digital landscape, vanity and performance and have been lucky enough to be associated with some of the buzziest brands and that has given him an exposure to handle large scale digital mandates.
Content Marketing Manager, APAC
Dawn is a marketing professional whose career spans from Silicon Valley to Southeast Asia, large organizations to start-ups at their infancies, as well as brands and media owners to television networks and agencies.
She began her content and marketing journey while studying broadcast journalism in San Francisco, where she interned with the U.S. Department of State and joined ABC 7 News to work on the investigative reporting news programme ‘7 On Your Side’. She then moved into public relations, working for consumer tech and software start-ups within Silicon Valley.
Later on, she found herself in the entertainment world in Malaysia, launching fresh international and local content to mass audiences on free-to-air TV for the country's biggest media conglomerate, Media Prima. She was among the pioneer team who launched and grew Life Inspired, Asia’s first HD lifestyle TV channel on 14 cable networks across 5 countries in Asia.
Associate Director Supply chain
Amaartya Kumaar Guha working as Associate Director -Supply chain for Flipkart.
He have over 9 years of Supply chain and Logistics experience in retail, agro-chemical and FMCG industry. He has worked across diverse roles in Distribution management, planning ,sourcing and market expansion. In his last assignment he was heading logistics, planning & sourcing for non food items at Burger king India.
Apart from his core specialization in Logistics & Supply Chain Management, he also bring to the table Operational Leadership; Strategic Planning; Lean Techniques; Value Stream Mapping.
Founder & CEO
Mazen is the founder and CEO of Stylemyle.com, an online platform based on discovery that allows you to shop from a highly select group of premium, contemporary luxury boutiques and emerging designers from around the globe.
Prior to founding StyleMyle in 2017, Mazen spent his post-MBA career building a strong EMEA network, taking on key roles with European MNC’s based out of their Dubai offices, most recently with Compass Group as Head of Strategy and Marketing as well as in a business development role with Hilti. Mazen holds a Masters in Political Science from the University of Central Florida as well as an EMBA from the prestigious ESSEC/Mannheim Business Schools.
Head of Business Development & Marketing
Sharifah Alia Alsagoff is the Head of Business Development & Marketing of Dropee.com, a fast-growing Malaysian B2B eProcurement solution provider that facilitates convenient, transparent, and cost-efficient purchase experiences across organisations of any size.
Alia is currently responsible for establishing win-win synergies within the supply chain ecosystem to further drive down costs and boost the growth potential of businesses within the Southeast Asian region.
Prior to Dropee, Alia spent 4 years at Maxis establishing relevant business models and industry partnerships to spearhead the telecommunication giant’s mass rollout of digital retail solutions for their Enterprise customers. Her product portfolio included mobile payment terminals and cloud point-of-sale systems, alongside other notable projects involving distribution management and sales channel transformation.
Start-up powerhouse with a Masters in Marketing and Finance. Jean has been leading marketing teams of successful global eCommerce start-ups present in 36 markets (Vinomofo.com, SmartBuyGlasses.com) and more recently RedMart. Well versed in eCommerce & marketing, Jean is a strong digital leader that worked across Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Melbourne & Sydney.
Product Team Lead, Smart Supply Chain
Mr. HAN Yuguang is Product Team Lead of Smart Supply Chain Business Unit in JD.com. He joined JD in July 2016. Han is responsible for smart supply chain management innovations, leading to develop software and solutions based on cutting-edged technologies, such as AI, big data and block-chain.
Since joining JD.com, Han has been working on innovative and applicable smart supply chain products, such as the Block-chain Anti-counterfeiting and Tracing Platform, the Operation Research and Optimization Platform, and the Simulation Enlightener Platform. Further, he has initiated and led several innovative traceability projects based on block-chain technology.
Han received his undergraduate degree from Ohio State University. He is an APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM).
Industry Expert Speakers/ Technology Vendors
Head of Digital Commerce and National eCommerce Standard Working Committee
SIRS Singapore Institute of Retail Studies (NYP)
David is the Head of Digital Commerce for Singapore Institute of Retail Studies. He is also in the National eCommerce Committee. He is responsible for digital transformation in the retail industry with strategic partners Alibaba, Amazon Web Services, Amazon, ebay, Lazada, Qoo10 and ZomWork (Gig knowledge workers freelance eMarketplace). He has transformed the retailers as well as manufacturers on the mindset which resulted in these companies 100% of sales exponential growth, building digital commerce team from 3 to 80 and started new digital service provider businesses.
Prior joining SIRS, he was the Head of Electrolux-Asia Pacific as well as Dell-Asia Pacific for eCommerce. He also held senior positions with Hewlett Packard Asia Pacific, General Manager position with BenQ South East Asia.
Founder & Chief Analyst
Mike Ghasemi Research
Mike Ghasemi is the founder and chief analyst of Mike Ghasemi Research Pte Ltd. He is one of APAC’s most respected retail and hospitality industry futurists, analyzing trends and the use of emerging technologies to digitally transform organizations. His intellectual work and thinking have covered topics as broad as omnichannel strategy, cross-border e-commerce, supply chain management, customer engagement and in-store technologies, and influenced many of the region’s best-known retail organizations. Mike Ghasemi’s mission is to stimulate the understanding of digital transformation in the industry.
Founder& Managing Partner
Golden Gate Ventures
I’m a Founding Partner at Golden Gate Ventures, an early-stage Venture Capital fund focused on the growing consumer internet and mobile trends in Southeast Asia. Since 2011, the firm has invested in over 30 companies across more than 7 countries in Asia, and over US$100M AUM.
Prior to setting up Golden Gate Ventures, I built two startups in Silicon Valley: Meetro, a location-based chat service which was dissolved with many lessons learned in 2007; and Lefora, a forum hosting platform which grew to over 100,000 communities and was acquired by CrowdGather in 2010. I also founded the Silicon Valley NewTech meetup, featuring hundreds of startups to a monthly audience w/ more than 10,000 members.
Earlier in my career, I spent four years within IBM, helping to shape how they were approaching social software for the enterprise.
Warren Hayashi joined Adyen in 2015 and spearheads the company's continued expansion in Asia-Pacific. With over 20 years of experience in the payments and technology industry, Warren has a deep understanding of the needs of fast growing global businesses in the complex Asian payments landscape.
In his role, Warren works with customers across Asia-Pacific to build payment solutions that truly reflect the changing demographics and uniqueness of the Asia-Pacific markets. Under Warren’s leadership, Adyen has grown rapidly in the region adding customers like Cathay Pacific to the growing list of online retail, travel and financial services companies which use Adyen to exceed customer expectations for frictionless payments. Warren was previously at PayPal as Head of Core Payments, Asia-Pacific. Prior to PayPal, Warren worked for Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and Deloitte & Touche.
Warren graduated from Kellogg Graduate School of Management with a MBA, and from Stanford with a dual degree.
Results oriented payments executive with 18 years of leading teams to solve real life business problems. Proven on the ground experience in both United States and Asia-Pacific. Language and cultural fluency across Asia.
On Target Media & Marketing Services
He runs digital marketing agencies in Singapore & Mumbai, specialising in search and content marketing.
His 20 years of collective experience in the realm of media & marketing spans technical/ trade publishing (both print and online media), web content, web-based product management and online marketing, specifically search engine marketing.
Himself and his team have helped clients across diverse industries grow their business with effective digital marketing. These include software businesses, educational institutions in specialised niches, healthcare organisations, B2B publishers and online retailers. We have served clients from Europe, North America, Australia and Asia.
He is also the producer/curator of the Search Dynamics (SDx) search marketing conference.
Associate Director Center of Excellence in Luxury
Arts & Culture APA, ESSEC Business School
Regional VP & Head of Business Development
Boice Lin is the senior vice president of global sales for Appier, a leading AI company. In this role, Boice is responsible for developing growth strategies, maintaining robust sales processes and continuously encouraging an environment of innovation and experimentation worldwide.
During his time at Appier, he has established and grown the enterprise sales team. He has increased the sales momentum of Appier’s newest products and platforms, leading to significant business growth across Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.
Boice has many years of experience supporting the growth of young companies. Prior to Appier, Boice was deputy general manager at TutorABC, one of Taiwan’s ‘unicorn’ companies. There, Boice oversaw the Taiwan market strategy and increased revenue growth by twelvefold per month into USD multi-millions in just two years, while simultaneously growing the sales team from 50 to 500 people. Before that, he was with IBM for five years where he managed and led the largest client relationship in Taiwan.
Boice has a master’s degree in Technology Management from Taiwan’s National Tsing Hua University, and an undergraduate degree in Information Management from National Central University, Taiwan.
Founder & CEO
Venkat Nott is experienced in creating startups & building them into successful global companies. He is passionate about creating high power teams & disruptive SaaS products. Through Vinculum, Venkat aims to help 10000 brands to sell online globally across 30+ countries in the next 3 years.
Venkat was recently bestowed with the Retail Leadership Award by Asia Africa GCC Retail Congress.
A sports buff, Venkat has lived in many countries including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore besides India. He communicates in English and 6 Indian languages, holds a degree in Engineering from NIT Calicut (formerly REC Calicut) and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
Founder and Chairman
Hong Kong eCommerce Supply Chain Association
Mr. Terry Chan has over 20 years of e-Commerce/New Retail Supply Chain experience in marketplace and 3PL, e-commerce supply chain entrepreneur, postal expert, columnist, advisor, consultant, mentor, judge, University Lecturer and keynote speakers over 70+ conferences across Asia Pacific, Europe and Australia.
He is the founder and Chairman of Hong Kong eCommerce Supply Chain Association (HKeCSC) – The first & only one in Hong Kong which tailor for the leaders & senior management who are working in the eCommerce/New Retail industries and focus on the Supply Chain Management. He is the founder & CEO of eC-Post Worldwide Co Ltd – an eCommerce Supply Chain Accelerator, helps eCommerce merchants to be succeeded in South East Asia and China, former GM, 3PL of Lazada – the leading B2C eCommerce Marketplace in South East Asia (Alibaba Group of Companies), and he held senior management positions in multinational companies such as, FedEx, DHL eCommerce, Swedish & Danish Post, S.F. Express, Yamato…etc.
Schnellmedia Asia & Committee Thai e-commerce Association
Andrew has worked in the e-commerce industry for more than one decade and has experienced its rise in Europe, Australia and Asia. Additionally he has accrued his unique knowledge and insights in the industry through dealing with e-commerce companies, as well as traditional bricks and mortar stores alike. Based on this experience, he is being frequently consulted by his local and international clients and customers who are interested in cross-border trade or business development both in the improvement of current markets and the growth of new markets.
Andrew is currently the Country Director of Schnellmedia Asia Co., Ltd. Additionally, he supports Thailand’s e-commerce industry by co-leading the sub-committee for cross-border commerce and provides his unique knowledge as the only foreigner in the board of directors of the Thai e-commerce Association.
VP Enterprise Artificial Intelligence
Charles Ng is Vice President of Enterprise Artificial Intelligence at Appier, where he leads a team of AI scientists and engineers that are developing the next generation of Enterprise AI solutions.
An experienced data science leader with a successful track record of building solutions based on forecasting, optimization, and machine learning techniques to tackle complex real-world problems, Charles was previously the Chief Data Scientist of Coupang, Korea’s leading e-commerce company.
Charles has close to 15 years experience in his data science career working in companies such as IBM, DemandTec and Vivecon.
Charles has a PhD in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Actuarial Science and Mathematics from Purdue University.
Country Manager SEA
AI enthusiast and a strong advocate in the field of B2C marketing automation, personalization and retargeting. Clement has 8 years of experience working for various entities from MNC to Asian Start-ups across the software industry. He is now responsible for the development of the Channel Practice at Emarsys across APAC. He has created an ecosystem of companies around Emarsys to help brands achieving digital transformation and leveraging on data to unlock the full potential of their marketing capability.
Former Digital Director & Co-Founder Sage and Chief Growth Officer
The Coca-Cola Company & Talenta Group
Eleanor is the Chief Growth Officer at Talenta Group, a blockchain & ICO consulting firm. She is also co-founder of Symphony, a next-generation blockchain platform to empower a data-driven economy. Previously, Eleanor served as Director of Digital Leadership for The Coca-Cola Company, supporting the company’s digital transformation. Previously, she held a variety of roles at Coca-Cola in Strategy & Planning and Customer leadership, both across Asia Pacific and ASEAN. Eleanor holds an MBA from Emory University and a BA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.