05 - 07 March, 2019
Sheraton Towers Singapore
Contact Us: 65 6722 9455
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.
Royal Sporting House Singapore
David Westhead is the CEO of RSH Ltd Al-Futtaim group of companies for Sports, Fashion and Lifestyle for the APAC region.
David was born in Warwickshire, United Kingdom, he started his career in sales and has held many senior management positions having worked for a number of leading International companies notably Nestle, VF Corporation, Ben Sherman, Lee Cooper, PVH Corporation, Pacific Brands and Al-Futtaim /RSH.
Having lived in Europe and Asia and well travelled throughout EMEA and APAC, David has achieved a great understanding of both the culture, way of life and style of doing business in these regions.
With a love for building brands internationally, he has a proven success of delivering his goals and objectives. Experienced in international development of new and existing brands with extensive experience in building and leading multi-disciplined global teams David has built up a successful reputation of being honest, trustworthy and reliable with an extensive network of both personal and business connections worldwide.
As a seasoned presenter David is involved in many retail and leadership programs and has the ability to inspire audiences and bring innovative idea's into the retail industry, David also facilitates executive seminars on leadership development focusing on leadership transformation and stakeholder engagement.
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).
Executive Vice President, Managing Director
Dustin has worked for Macy’s for 12 years. His career in Fashion started at age 17 with a scholarship from a major US apparel manufacturer, Tropical Sportswear International, now Perry Ellis International. From that experience, Dustin spent several years in Europe and returned to the US to become a small business owner. He took over a small Men’s Store called The Kater Shop in 2002 and opened his first two online businesses in 2003. In 2005 Dustin realized he wanted to have more of an impact in the apparel industry and wanted Fortune 500 experience. At this time he sold his company and joined Macy’s, Inc.
Since joining Macy’s, Dustin has had 11 different positions. He has had experience across most of Macy’s major business functions, from Sourcing and Product Development to Stores, Merchandising & Buying, E-commerce, and Operations.
Dustin’s leadership impact at Macy’s has been felt in various capacities. He was one of the early adopters to Omnichannel and left the Macy’s Buying Office in 2009 to become the VP of Men’s at Macys.com. He was an instrumental leader in growing Macys.com to its current size of +$5.0B US Dollars and the 4th largest retail website in the USA.
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
Head of Digital Transformation and Revenues
As Head of Digital Transformation and Revenues, Alex Misseri is the lead digital support of Bluebell local business units across Asia. He develops the digital ecosystem of the Group to accelerate the growth of Bluebell Brand Partners, increasing their online presence and sales.
Alex has been devoted to building digital businesses and experiences for the past 12 years. First in Shanghai where he founded an eCommerce startup, before moving on to become Senior eCommerce Manager for Etam. He then moved to SapientRazorfish (Publicis Group) as SVP of Retail & Commerce for 4.5 years.
Featured on Campaign Asia’s Digital China A-List for 3 years in a row, Alex is also a digital advisor and investor for several startups in Silicon Valley and China
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.
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.
Digital Marketing and eCommerce Director
Alec is currently the Digital Marketing and eCommerce Director for the Asia Pacific region at PANDORA. Dedicated to driving excellent experiences and brand relationships throughout the entire customer journey, Alec leads a cross-functional media, content, social media, loyalty and eCommerce team to enable change and drive cross-channel commercial performance across 14 markets including China, Australia, Japan and Southeast Asia.
Before this, he was head of digital marketing and e-commerce for PANDORA in Australia and New Zealand where he built the brand’s digital presence in market and launched the company’s first end-to-end insourced eCommerce business.
Before PANDORA, he held digital roles both client and agency side, working across a number of industries from retail and fashion to tourism and entertainment.
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.
Confirmed Online Pure play Speakers
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
Over 10 years of regional business development experience and 4 years in a market research Consultancy firm before joining Deal.com.sg (eventually known as ENSOGO) during their initial startup phase in 2010.
• In Deal.com.sg in 2010, he was involved in the business development role and help initiated one of the new category (Travel) that saw the rapid rise of Deal.com.sg from there.
• Seeing the rising trend of ecommerce and the potential of the e-marketplace business model, he joined Qoo10 Pte Ltd (www.Qoo10.sg) in MAY 2011.
• From the early days of Qoo10 Singapore (then known as GMarket Singapore), he was able to witness the evolution of ecommerce in Singapore (of both Buyers and Sellers) and aspects that is unique to its locality and context.
• Today, Qoo10 SG is the Singapore’s number 1 online marketplace with annual GMV (Gross Merchandise Value) of more than S$500 million and growing.
• With more than 7 years in Qoo10, he is now the Division Leader (General Manager) and heading a team of Account Managers handling clients from MNCs to SMEs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Industry Expert Speakers/ Technology Vendors
Former CEO and Executive Director
Senior International Executive with 35 years experience working and living in Asia, specializing in Retail and Consumer Goods business.
Experience includes CEO and Exec Director of 7-Eleven Malaysia overseeing the IPO in 2014 and the network expansion of 50%. Previously Senior Vice President Asia Pacific and Africa Sara Lee Corporation and various roles at Dairy Farm International (Jardine Matheson).
Currently self-employed providing advisory/consulting services to the Retail and FMCG industries in Asia.
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.
Global Macro and Crypto Strategist
KVP has a deep passion for all things global macro, markets, investing + trading, crypto, learning, human chess (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu), HIIT, keto, I.F., peak performance & running
He has a decade plus of experience in the financial markets primarily as a trader & analyst in finding opportunities under global macro, long/short, fundamental value, as well as event-driven and special situation strategies - all under an asset & product agnostic approach.
In addition to his sell-side experience from working in investment banking, Kay’s background spans multiple asset classes, products and business areas within finance, from initial starting in Macro & Strategy Research (Fixed Income, Currencies & Derivatives) to trading desks across different assets & products. As well as working on the other side of the wall in ECM & CF/M&A roles.
Prior to joining Saxo Bank, KVP was a Director in the proprietary division of BTG Pactual Asia where he was primarily responsible for setting up the Asian Equities platform; sourcing, analysis and running of investment ideas; overseeing USD 200m of the bank's Asian exposure; as well as monitoring key macro and political situations in the region.