eTail Asia 2020

03 - 05 March, 2020

Equarius Hotel - Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore

Contact Us: 65 6722 9455

Speakers

Past Speakers (2019)

Azran Osman-Rani
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.


Hari Vijayarajan
Chief Commercial Officer
ONE Championship

Hari Vijayarajan is the Group Chief Commercial Officer at ONE Championship, Asia's largest and fastest growing Sports Media property. At ONE, Hari is responsible for driving sponsorships, e-Commerce and other new and strategic monetisation initiatives with brands and agencies across South East Asia.  Prior to joining ONE, Hari was EVP & Chief Business officer at Lazada Group, where he was responsible for enhancing the presence of brands and retailers on Lazada. Prior to Lazada, Hari was DMM of PC Tablet Accessories/Input Devices and managed key OEM partnerships in Amazon’s PC and Accessories business. Hari also spent ~3 years in Management Consulting in the US and 5 years at Microsoft in South East Asia. Hari graduated with MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and London Business School, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Finance from the London School of Economics & Political Science, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. 

Dr. Wolfgang Baier
Group CEO
Luxasia

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.


Henky Prihatna
Country Head, Next Billion Users (NBU) – Indonesia
Google

Henky Prihatna is the Indonesia’s senior-most Googler- having been with the team from the start, and now leading the country sales team as Country Industry Head – Performance. He is a new media leader with a successful night-year track record in web and digital industries. Henky founded and owned BabaFlash.com, the largest animation and design community in Indonesia. He has also authored “The Webmastering Handbook”, a best-selling computer book in Indonesia (2006). Beyond Google, he has worked on top global and Asian brands across diverse industries including Ritz Carlton, Ogilvy, Yahoo! Southeast Asia, American Express, AIG, Toyota Indonesia, Exxon Mobil, Bank International Indonesia (BII), HP, Chanel, British Council, Coca Cola, MTV, Standard Chartered Bank. Henky holds an MBA from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore, specializing in technology and strategic management.

Roger Yuen
Founder & CEO
Clozette

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


Michael Yin
Founder & CEO
Deja Fashion

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.

Christian Skaar
Director Digital
L'Oréal

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.     

Juliana Chu
Digital Marketing Director, APAC
Kimberly Clark

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.

Dustin Jones
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. 


Suzan Chen
Commercial Director eCommerce
Under Armour
Vincenzo Carrieri
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.


Ben Flintoff
General Manager
Baskin-Robbins Australia

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. 

Enrico Baldo
Retail Director APAC
Crocs
Jasper Knoben
E-Commerce & New Business Development Lead, APAC
Philips

Responsible for: 

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 Thard
eCommerce Leader SEA, Stanley
Black & Decker

Amit has over 18 years of experience in marketing, public relations and ecommerce. 


Luc Wong Lun Hing
Head of E-commerce
Royal Friesland Campina
Komsan Kwunchaithunya
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.

Rakesh Sharma
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

Dong Hyun Kim
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.

Amit Mangwani
Director of Retail Marketing
Intel

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

Mason Choo
eCommerce Development Manager APAC
Philips

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
CEO
Commune Lifestyle

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.

Conrad Mendoza
Regional Marketing & Business Development Lead
HP

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.


Isabella Yuxue Zhou
Head of Marketing
Love Bonito
Wook Kwon
Regional Head of eCommerce User Experience
Levi Strauss & Co.

Wook has lots of success experiences in eCommerce, specially in various roles includes product management, marketing, CRM, UI/UX, mobile/digital transform, operation, strategy, business development and more.

In seeking for tangible outcome, many times revenue growth, he had performed as an all-rounder player in few startups like Qoo10 Singapore where he delivered results in many areas especially in mobile transform, marketing and operation.

He is a hands on leader with lots experiences includes adwords and facebook marketing optimization. From all the wins and a lot more failures, he believes simple and agile execution delivers.

Kabir Gossain
GM Retail & Omnichannel
Hindustan Unilever
Kabir Gossain is currently General Manager – Retail and Omnichannel, Modern Trade with Hindustan Unilever where he has been working since 2005. He has worked across leadership positions in Account Management, Modern Trade and Distributive Trade. He also worked out of Singapore for a global strategic role visiting various countries around the globe gaining experience and exposure. He is a management post graduate alumnus of the Indian Institute Of Management Lucknow and an engineering graduate from BIT Ranchi, India. He is an avid traveller and technology geeks and likes to follow the recent online and digital trends and their application to businesses.
Andrew Yeoh
Regional Head of Marketing, SEA & MY
IKEA

Andrew currently oversees all the shopping centre marketing strategies and initiatives for IKEA Southeast Asia.

He has more than 15 years’ experience across both the client and agency spectrum, handling brands as diverse as IBM, Pantene, KFC, Uniqlo, SK-II, BMW, Microsoft and Disney both locally and regionally in Malaysia and Australia. 

His passion lies in the area of brand, marketing communications and digital strategy. Prior to IKEA, his previous experience includes marketing and strategy leadership roles at IBM, P&G, Interbrand, Isobar and DDB.

He holds an MBA from the Melbourne Business School. In his spare time, he's kept busy by his young son and daughter.

Dheeraj Arora
VP eCommerce, Modern Trade & Institutional Business
Hindustan Unilever

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.

Charmaine Chua
Head of Product
Love Bonito
Nissan Joseph
VP & GM Asia
Crocs

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.


Andrea Mantovani
Head of ECommerce APAC
Moleskine

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.

Anne Jivananta
Senior Manager, SEA eCommerce
Adidas Group

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.

Jane Leong
Head of Data
Love, Bonito
Ravi Thakran
Chairman & Managing Partner L Catterton Asia & Group Chairman South Asia, SEA, AU & ME, LVMH
L Catterton Asia \ LVMH

Ravi Thakran is Chairman and Managing Partner of L Catterton Asia, the Asian franchise of the world’s leading consumer growth investor. In 2016 L Catterton was formed through a merger between Catterton and L Capital, the private equity arm of LVMH, and Groupe Arnault. 

Since launching L Capital Asia in 2009, Mr Thakran successfully raised and deployed over USD $2 Billion (including co-investment) across the first two funds. These investments focused on consumer lifestyle brands such as Charles & Keith, Fabindia, and Trendy International Group (China) among others. The financial and operational supports provided by L Catterton have enabled these businesses to achieve significantly greater scale and profitability, providing strong returns to fund investors. 

Mr Thakran concurrently serves as Group Chairman, LVMH South and Southeast Asia, Australia and Middle East. Prior to his time at LVMH, Mr Thakran held senior management positions at Swatch Group, Nike, and the Tata Group. He received an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.


Nandini Joshi
General Manager
Holland & Barrett

Nandini Joshi is a passionate and experienced digital & retail professional who loves working across geographies. She has a proven track record in adapting to new cultures and roles to deliver results. Experience includes Strategy, Business Development, Brand management and People management.

Wendy Liu
Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer, Ezbuy Holding Co. & Chief Executive Officer, Ezbuy Singapore
ezbuy

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.

Shanru Lai
Co-Founder
ShopBack

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.


David Chmelar
Co-founder & CEO
iPrice group

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.

More examples of iPrice Group’s interactive stories and shoppable content viewable here: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, and Hong Kong.

Miguel Pereira
CEO
Zoomoov

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 Segarra
CEO
HappyFresh

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. 

Pawoot Pongvitayapanu
CEO and Founder
TARAD.com

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.


Thanawat Malabuppha
CEO and Co-Founder
Priceza

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.

Aik Phong Ng
Managing Director
Fave
Leading CEO Award winner @ The 13th Singapore HR Awards 2018 Specialties: General Management,Master Salesperson, Sales Management, Market Launcher, Partnerships, Team Development, Ideation,Problem Solving, Growth Planning and Hacking, Execution, Honey Badger
Candice Ong
Chief Commercial Officer
ShopBack

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.


Amartya Guha
Associate Director, Pan India Distribution & Last Mile Fulfilment
Flipkart

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 Tan Thiam Kee
Head CRM
ShopBack

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.

Avis Easteal
Regional Head Of Consumer
Luxasia

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. 

Arun Kumar
Head Of Digital Marketing
Carousell

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.


Alin Dobrea
Regional Head of Brand Partnerships
Zalora

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

Mahip Dwivedi
Head of Mobile Marketing
Flipkart

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.


Shreyansh Modi
Head of Affiliate Marketing & Alliances
Flipkart

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. 


Amartya Guha
Associate Director Supply chain
Flipkart

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.


Christine Pamela Chandrakasan
CEO & Founder
Mestrae
Sree Menon
SVP, Strategy & Global Operations
Tophatter

Sree is helping to bring the joy back to shopping by leading a diverse team at Tophatter, the discovery shopping experience. The app connects over 20M users worldwide to 90 second auctions, where shoppers compete to snag deals up to 80% off jewelry, electronics, and more. Sree was previously General Manager at eBay Motors, E-Commerce & Online Director for Dell, and Operations Manager for GE Capital. Originally from India, Sree started her career as a sales manager for JL Morrison.

Mazen Kurdy
Founder & CEO
Stylemyle

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.

Cheong Chia Chou
CEO
11street.my
Alia Alsagoff
Head of Business Development & Marketing
Dropee

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.


Jean Thomas
Marketing Director
Redmart

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.

Michael Ryan Chan
Chief Content Officer
ShopJJ

Michael was a former intellectual property lawyer and independent journalist with Channel NewsAsia. He strongly believes in the power of the story and how it can breathe character and soul to brands and products. With ShopJJ, he takes special care in listening to and understanding the goals of every Thai designer, and sharing them on ShopJJ through great stories, features and exposés.

Fui-Yu Choong
CEO & Co-Founder
Kaodim

Fui is the CEO and co-founder of the Kaodim Group of companies. Before Kaodim, he spent 6 years as a corporate and commercial litigation lawyer. He began his entrepreneurial journey by launching Kaodim in 2014 with the desire to revolutionise the local services industry in SEA.

Today, Kaodim is the leading local services platform in theregion and continues to grow rapidly, connecting thousands of consumers with the best cleaners, plumbers, beauticians and many others every day. At all times, Kaodim continues to champion its dual purpose of creating opportunities for service providers to grow their business and improve their lives; as well as making services faster, better and cheaper for consumers.

Clare Chan
Co-founder & MD
Her Velvet Vase

Clare is one of the co-founder’s of Her Velvet Vase, a fashion e-commerce company. 

She started the business when she was 19 and still in university, with her sister Mag Chan, and is in charge of business development and customer retention and acquisition. 

Since then, they have grown to team of 15, designing in-house and producing designs in ethical and carefully sourced boutique factories in China. In 2012, Her Velvet Vase was the first online store to introduce a fashion subscription model. In 2015, the brand expanded to New York and in 2017, the first Her Velvet Vase brick and mortar store was introduced. 

The Her Velvet Vase brand is embodied by 3H’s – humble, human and humorous and their products are crafted for women that are always on the go – modern, classic, tailored and comfortable without comprising on quality, affordability and practicality.

Lui Tong
COO China & BD Director
StrawberryNET Cosmetics

Ms. Tong is the Top 50 Innovative Retail Leaders in Hong Kong honoree and the COO China, Business Development Director of Strawberrynet. She leads the business development for the world’s leading beauty online store where over 800 brands and 30,000 products are shipped to 190 countries around the globe every day. 

Before joining Strawberrynet, Ms. Tong help launched one of the earliest influential ‘dotcoms’ in greater China, renren.com, and went on to build up PCCW’s [HKSE:0008] integrated media arm, AdSociety developing NOW.com profile, forming partnerships with international technology companies before she found a successful online business selling luxury lingerie globally, established one of the earliest omni-channel retail businesses in 2006, and launched the first commercialized AI mirror in brick & mortar store in 2013. In 2005, she was nominated for the Veuve Clicquot Woman of the Year, and the Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur Awards.

Joey Bian
Head Of Digital Innovation & Business Growth
JD.com

Joey Bian is Head of Ads Innovation, Business Growth at JD.com. In this role, he manages the direction and strategic vision for the development of innovative marketing tech solutions. He is also CEO of Blackdragon Infor Tech, a tech startup company under JD.com. He joined JD.com in July 2015.

Joey is responsible for exploring and building new digital marketing tech solutions that drive growth for brands and partners. He has extensive experience in building automated marketing engines for Fortune 500 companies across industries in the U.S., including retail, fashion, FMCG, insurance, gaming, tech, and healthcare.

Joey earned his master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University.


Rex Cheuk
Director Business Development, HK, Macau & SEA
Tmall Global - Alibaba Group
In 2008-2013, Rex worked in Alibaba.com as Senior Business Development Manager, responsible for online buyer services, supplier matching, and sourcing hub projects. He is expert in online sourcing and international trade. He is one of the key persons in B2B online buyer development in Alibaba. Since 2014, he is the Head of Tmall Global for HK, Macau & South-East Asia, and responsible for merchant recruitment, store promotions and operations, merchant consultancy and training in Tmall Global. He can speak fluent Mandarin, English, Cantonese and Japanese, which help him better understanding the culture differences among countries. Prior to joining Alibaba.com, Rex used to be a merchandiser for mainly household & kitchen products in Wal-Mart Global Procurement for 3+ years. He was fond of taking challenges, and also a founder of a health supplement distributor in China & Hong Kong. He is also a pioneer merchant to sell health food in Tmall Global. To keep abreast with fast-changing economy, Rex got a bachelor degree in Economics and a MBA both in The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is good with numbers and marketing promotion.
Ankiti Bose
Co-founder & CEO
Zilingo

Ankiti spent 3 years working in venture capital and management consulting at Sequoia Capital and McKinsey & Company prior to founding Zilingo. Ankiti Bose, in her vision to bring incredible customer experience to the e-commerce landscape, has created a sustainable business model with Zilingo that is now setting a new standard for retail businesses across the globe.

Reynold D'Silva
SVP & Head of Data Marketing Innovation
GO- JEK

Reynold is Senior Vice President of Data Marketing & Product Monetization at Go-Jek, which has combined smartphone-based technology with motorcycles to provide Southeast Asian consumers with traffic-beating rides, piping-hot food delivery, electronic payments online and offline, in-home massages and many other life-enhancing conveniences. Reynold leads the creation of new data-driven businesses, marketing and e-commerce solutions and partnerships. He has more than 20 years of experience in building digital businesses, developing global brands, marketing innovation and customer experience at enterprises such as Unilever and Facebook.

Jayme Tan
Head of Bags Vertical & Business Operations
Style Theory
Jayme is the head of bags vertical at Style Theory. Combining ten years of corporate banking experience and a passion in building new businesses she launched South East Asia's first ever designer bag subscription in 2018 with thousands on the waitlist. She now manages more than a thousand designer bags, hundreds of individual consignors and leads a team with a sole focus on making a dream designer bag collection accessible to all.
Saad Ahmed
Head of Partnerships
GrabFood

Saad Ahmed is Head of Partnerships for GrabFood. In his role, Saad is responsible for leading partnership strategy and building scalable partnership structures for Grab’s online food delivery business across Southeast Asia. Prior to joining Grab, Saad was the Head of Business Development for Uber in Southeast Asia, as well as India. As one of the first employees of Uber in the Asia Pacific region, Saad has led several strategic deals and projects to scale Uber's business in the region. 

Saad has over 13 years of experience across management consulting, corporate strategy, sales and business development. Organizations that he has been a part of include the Tata Group, Times of India group and Publicis (France). Saad holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Indian School of Business.

Li Zhiliang
Head of CRM
ZALORA Group
Zhiliang believes that good CRM comes with meaningful application of data to the customer's experience. He is one of the key individuals that built up the success of CRM in ZALORA since 2012, ensuring that they always pushed the boundaries of the use of analytics, infrastructure and creativity to deliver relevant content to the customer. The multitude of environments the customer interacts with creates a huge challenge, and Zhiliang meets this by continually keeping the customer's experience on his mind.
Vadim Homenko
Partner & Supervisory Board Member
bi.ua
Vadim Homenko is a partner and board member of bi.ua, a leading Omni-channel toy retailer in Ukraine. Being a brick retailer bi.ua has gone through a massive transformation in recent years, to become #1 toy destination both online and offline. Today Company operates 60+ physical stores, and continues to leverage digital capabilities showing 20% LFL sales in 2018. As a board member, Vadim commits to strategy, innovation and organizational design. He was in the center of transformation serving as VP of Sales from 2014 to 2018. He was leading a wide spectrum of projects from store concept development to new order management system integration. Vadim believes that only those retailers who truly understand their customer value proposition can leverage Omni-channel opportunities and ultimately win the race.
Johan Antlov
CMO
HappyFresh

Johan Antlov is Chief Growth Officer of HappyFresh Group, Southeast Asia's leading online supermarket. Headquartered in Indonesia, Johan is responsible for the overall growth of HappyFresh, overseeing marketing & growth functions across three countries. 

Prior to joining HappyFresh in June 2015, he was Managing Director at Lazada Group, which is pioneering e-Commerce across Southeast Asia. Before that he was Global Operations Director at Rocket Internet GmbH, which is Europe’s largest incubator of innovative online companies.

Johan holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Warwick – Warwick Business School.

Jannis Dargel
Director of Operations
Zalora

Jannis has a bachelor’s in international business from the Lord Ashcroft Business School in Cambridge, England. He has been working in the fashion industry for the past 7 years. During the time Zalando has expanded, covering 15 European countries and Jannis specialised in competitive pricing engines and strategies to support country specific pricing. With his experience from Zalando, Jannis joined Lamoda, a Global Fashion Group (GFG) company in Russia to focus on Inventory Management and Merchandising.

In 2015 Jannis transferred to the Philippines Global Fashion Group company, ZALORA Philippines. He is responsible for Fulfilment Operations across the Philippines specialising in long term strategies for dynamically scalable operations to support the current and long-term e-commerce market CAGR.

David A Lee
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.


Mike Ghasemi
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.

Warren Hayashi
President Asia-Pacific
Adyen

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.

Manoj Aravindakshan
Director
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.

Sonja Prokopec
Associate Director Center of Excellence in Luxury
Arts & Culture APA, ESSEC Business School
Boice Lin
Regional VP & Head of Business Development
Appier

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.

Venkat Nott
Founder & CEO
Vinculum

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.

Terry Chan
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. 

Andrew Hong San Djie
Country Director
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.

Charles Ng
VP Enterprise Artificial Intelligence
Appier

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.

Clement Burghart
Country Manager SEA
Emarsys
AI enthusiast and a strong advocate in the field of B2C marketing automation, personalization and retargeting. Clement has more than 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 Emarsys in South East Asia region. 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.
Anindya Datta
CEO
Mobilewalla

Anindya Datta is regarded as a leading technologist and innovator, with core contributions in best-in-class large-scale data management solutions and internet technologies. Mobilewalla has pioneered audience measurement in mobile apps by applying groundbreaking data science techniques on the industry's largest volumetric database of mobile app data. Prior to Mobilewalla, Anindya founded and ran Chutney Technologies, acquired by Cisco Systems in 2005. Anindya has also been on the faculties of major research universities and institutes in the United States and abroad, including the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Arizona, the National University of Singapore, and Bell Laboratories. Anindya obtained his undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, and his MS and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Choo Dee Wei
Partner
Dee, Netto, Fatimah & Ng

Choo Dee Wei is a member of Lincoln's Inn in the United Kingdom, and was called to the Bar of England and Wales on the 13th of October 2005. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on the 6thof April 2007.

He practised for 2 years in Messrs Skrine before moving to Messrs Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill in 2009, where he practised for the next 5 years. Thereafter he joined Messrs CK Hau & Co in 2014 as partner and in April 2016, founded Messrs Dee, Netto, Fatimah & Ng with 3 other partners. 

Poonpat Wattanavinit
aCommerce Regional Director of Product
aCommerce

Poonpat is a technology product enthusiast who helps brands and retailers grows their online presence in ecommerce space.

Before his current role as Regional Director of Product, Poonpat has been one of the longest-serving members of aCommerce as Head of Business Intelligence and Product Manager. After a successful career assisting aCommerce to establish data intelligence and marketing technology units, Ponnpat is now part of the product strategy team that aims to centralize and build product ecosystem to advance the company one of the top technology firms in Southeast Asia.

Jose Kantola
General Manager, Asia Pacific
Smartly.io

Jose is a seasoned marketing expert who has helped advertisers in Asia Pacific, EMEA and Latin America adopt innovative technologies to make their online advertising more relevant, personal and automated.

He built Smartly.io APAC from nothing to having partnerships with more than 80 advertisers within three years, catering to market demands for world-class digital advertising services. Lazada, Uber and Klook are just some of the leading advertisers from the region that are included as their customers.

With extensive experience on optimisation, attribution, automation, creative and omni-channel strategies, Jose looks forward to help more companies step up their customer interactions and overcome their digital advertising challenges.

Eric Kansky
Director of Business Development, APAC
Riskified

Eric Kansky is the APAC Director of Business Development, at Riskified, a leading eCommerce fraud prevention company, turning shoppers into customers by improving conversion at all stages of the path to purchase.
Riskified helps eCommerce merchants like Ctrip, Wish.com, Samsung and many others to approve more online transactions. Prior to this, Eric played lacrosse for the Israeli national team and coached youth players. Eric graduated from The University of Florida with a degree in Business and Economics.

Ori Lavie
VP APAC
Dynamic Yield

Ori manages all aspects of direct customer acquisitions ensuring consistent growth in revenue and client reach. He is a seasoned sales executive with a deep understanding of customer acquisition and retention, and development of strategic partnerships. Before joining Dynamic Yield, Ori held numerous senior management roles in leading mobile and Internet companies. Most recently, Ori was VP of Sales at Comigo, and prior to that he was VP of Mobile Strategy at Conduit. Ori holds a BA in Computer Science from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzilya, Israel.

Sumit Ramchandani
Chief Client Officer, Head of Markets
Lion & Lion

Sumit has over 15 years of experience in the eCommerce/ digital marketing space on both,the client side & agency/ consulting side. His primary responsibility has been to define and execute omnichannel/ digital marketing strategy for brands such as such as Macy’s, eBay, Coca-cola and others.

Darryl Dickens
Senior Director
thinfilm Electronics

“There is a new category emerging for the marketing budget, driven by NFC Mobile Engagement”, is Darryl’s fundamental belief.   With a career running across marketing for four major enterprises, either at regional or global CMO/NYSE listed company level, he brings a deep perspective on marketing.  

It was that perspective that drove his belief that NFC Mobile Engagement is now primed as an innovative, disruptive, and highly measurable marketing opportunity.   NFC enables “intelligence everywhere, across brands and all marketing assets, and will bridge the gap for offline to online for retail and eCommerce.”

His background includes CMO of SucceesFactors (acquired by SAP); Asia Pacific Marketing + Global Field Marketing Leader for BlueCoat (acquired by Symantec).  Head of APAC Marketing for Mercury Interactive, acquired by HP and then into Head of APAC Marketing for HP Software.  


Kyriakos Zannikos
CEO & Founder
ECHO Commerce & Digital Commerce Intelligence

KZ (Kyriakos Zannikos) is the Founder & CEO of ECHO Commerce, a boutique Digital Commerce Consultancy based in SG and he has most recently founded DCI, an AI Digital Commerce Data Intelligence platform that provides commercial performance data for Brands.  

He has over 12y of experience driving Digital Commerce Performance for some of the world’s biggest brands in Europe, Middle East and South East Asia.

An enthusiast of BlockChain and it’s application in Retail & Digital Commerce, he’s also frequently talking and blogging on this topic. 


Anandamoy Roychowdhary
Director Technology
Sequoia Capital

Roy supports Portfolio CTOs and CPOs with technology, product and engineering organization expertise and helps build high-performance engineering teams and technology event platforms. He also helps Sequoia evaluate Deep Tech Investments.

Patrick Giusti
Senior VP
Vue.ai

Patrick heads Sales and Customer Success for Vue.ai. He has over 20 years of experience as a technology leader specializing in collaboration with leading companies and providing business solutions that positively impacted revenue, market share, and profitability.  As a thought leader in technology and go to market strategy Patrick has led teams for companies like Oracle and SAP and is currently focused on leading-edge AI technology for the retail industry.

Dickson Tang
Keynote speaker, author, Future of work
DicksonLeader.com

Dickson Tang is a speaker, author and trainer who will speak on the topic of: “The future of work.” His book, “Leadership for future of work: 9 ways to build career edge over robots with human creativity”, was featured in media such as Forbes, Irish Tech News and Money FM 89.3.

He runs Ideaschap, a training and consulting firm based in Singapore, working with professionals from Cartier, CITIC Telecom, Exterran, JVCKenwood, Kongsberg Maritime, Mannheim Business School, Menicon, Montblanc, Wirtgen and many more.

He delivers in English and Mandarin, covering the future of work, leadership and creativity. He holds an MBA from ESSEC Graduate School of Management in France and a bachelor of social science from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Rizwi Wun
Partner & Head of Consumer Brands Industry Group
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP

Rizwi Wun is one of the founding members of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing. He has been in practice for about 20 years and is a Partner of the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice and heads the Consumer Brands Industry Group.

In the area of intellectual property, his main areas of legal practice include the creation, protection, commercialisation and enforcement of intellectual property in Singapore, and within the region. With regard to technology matters, Rizwi’s focus covers mainly data privacy issues, personal data protection and cyber security issues. The other main regulatory aspects of his practice include telecommunications and competition law.

Rizwi contributes regularly on topics including competition law, data privacy and protection, and has been featured in local and regional media, including Channel News Asia, the Singapore Business Times and Bloomberg Asia, on issues relating to cyber security and data protection.

Rizwi is a recognized leading lawyer and has received recognitions for his work over the years. His recent accolades include being ranked as a leading lawyer in “Patents by Who’s Who Legal” in 2016 and recognized in the “World Trademark Review 1000” – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals for 2017, 2018 and 2019. Most recently in January 2019, he was appointed as a member of the Asia Advisory Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). 

David Bochsler
Managing Director
Leanplum
Thomas Mathew
Senior Director & Client Partner
Cognizant

For almost two decades, Thomas has partnered with organisations across Southeast Asia, Germany, and India, to envision and develop new experiences and business models to drive sustainable growth. At Cognizant, Thomas works with multinational companies across diverse industry segments to discover and execute on the possibilities that digitalisation brings. 

Espousing the power of human-centric design thinking, Thomas has been able to help clients differentiate themselves from competitors to seize unique opportunities and increase revenue streams. Together with client organisations, Thomas is refining the promise of digital to deliver successful solutions built on agile, intelligent, and digitally enabled processes. 

Before he joined Cognizant in 2014, Thomas served as a Regional Partner Manager for Windows at Microsoft. Prior to that, he also had sales and business development roles at HCL Technologies, Caritor (now Keane, an NTT Data Company), and TCS Germany. Thomas has a PGDM from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a Bachelor of Technology, Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering, Trivandrum.

Jon Hoel
Managing Director
Innovator SG

Jon helps people in organisations, both large and small, align internally and improve processes using facilitative methodologies such as Design Thinking, Soft Systems Methodology, Rapid Consensus, and Agile Scoping.

Based in Singapore’s heartlands since 2010, Jon has lived in Asia for 11 years. He has conducted numerous workshops and training for a variety of organizations ranging from Government Agencies to Airlines. 

Jon has consulting experience with technology companies such as Intel and HP Enterprise Business, as well as science-driven organisations like Dow Corning, Parkway Health and J&J. He also has experience working client-side with SAP and experience with Singaporegovernment clients suchas NCCS, EMA, and NEA and the National Climate Change Secretariat. 

William Tseng
Regional Director of Sales Engineering
Lucidworks

William drives solutions architecture and future vision for his customers to ensure immediate and long-term success. He is a passionate advocate for search and AI as a transformational technology for customers in e-commerce and focuses on educating and guiding them through challenges in multitudes of industries, use cases, and verticals. Prior to Lucidworks, William began his journey in the search and discovery space as a developer and consultant at PointBridge.

Rune Sølvsteen
Senior Partner Commerce Asia
Ogilvy

Highly experienced eCommerce and Omni-Channel Retail executive with 13+ years experience in defining, establishing, growing and managing online & omni-channel businesses for retail & FMCG brands across Europe as well as sales, marketing & digital departments of large banks & FinTech companies in the payment space. Co-founder of Defacto Partners Ltd.

Proven track record in outlining strong executable strategies, interim management off online / Omni-channel business units requiring rapid growth and turn-around of loss making operations. 

5+ years experience from Nike and Google in effective online marketing, contents, strong brand building and rapid business growth. Including working with advertising agencies, sales marketing & communication planning.

Satya Tammareddy
Head of New Business Sales, SEA & HK
Stripe
Satya currently leads the New Business Sales team for Stripe across Southeast Asia and Hong Kong. She works closely with companies—from new startups to the region's largest public companies—to help them run sophisticated financial operations, reach global customers, reduce fraud rates, and improve conversion rates. Prior to Stripe, Satya worked at Dropbox, where she was the company's first hire in Asia-Pacific. She previously co-founded an online travel company, Travspire.com, and worked in investment banking earlier in her career. Satya holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a Bachelor of Economics/Law from the University of Sydney.
Kevin Dechamps
Experience Commerce Specialist
Sitecore

Kevin Dechamps has been designing, implementing and managing eCommerce solutions for companies like P&G / Pandora / Diageo / Olympus  & Amer Sports.  Helping them deliver full end-to-end eCommerce services (logistics, front-end, back-end, customer care, payments, …) to their customers. 

Kevin is now assisting Sitecore's prospects and customers defining their commerce vision, strategy and help them leverage the power of Sitecore Experience Commerce.

Sanjay Raturi
Regional Head, APAC
Wingify
Sanjay has over 8 of experience working in India & UK in various conversion optimisation consulting roles. He is a CRO enthusiast and practitioner with focus on building/scaling high performing digital touch-points to fuel the growth of various eCommerce businesses. In his current role at VWO, he heads the APAC business and has worked with over 100 eCommerce companies across the region to help them implement an efficient CRO program. He loves to keep up to speed with the ever evolving marketing tech industry and continues to stay on top of the latest trends/tools and how these can be leveraged to get the highest Return on Marketing Investments. Sanjay holds a Master’s in International Business from Delhi School of Economics.
Amit Bivas
VP Marketing
Optimove
Amit Bivas, Optimove's Vice President of Global Marketing, is a seasoned marketing executive with vast experience in planning, developing and executing B2B and B2C marketing strategies from the ground up. His sharp business skills, creativity and keen eye for detail, alongside with a strong background in data analytics and statistics, place Amit as a unique combination between the art and science of marketing. Amit holds a BSc in Process and Information Systems Engineering.
Jonathan Nyst
Head of Marketing
BigPay
Jonathan works at BigPay - one of ASEAN's fastest growing FinTech companies. With experiences in marketing and digital banking, he believes financial services have the potential to profoundly impact people's lives for the better - if they're built and delivered in a fair, transparent and ethical way.
Prashant Kumar
CTO & Co-Founder
Unbxd

As the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Prashant drives the technology roadmap and product innovation for UNBXD – a site search and product recommendation solution for e-commerce companies that was founded in 2010. Before Unbxd, Prashant worked with Huawei and Tavant Technologies. Prashant holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from SJCE Mysore.

 

Graham Brown
Podcast Host
Asia Tech Podcast

Graham Brown is an entrepreneur, radio show host and investor. He is a published author on the subject of consumer technology and investment, works including “The Mobile Youth: Voices of the Connected Generation” and “The Asia Matters Report”. He is also the main show host on Asia Tech Podcast – Asia’s largest podcast network covering the latest tech and investment trends. His work has been featured in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and has helped shaped the technology marketing strategy of clients such as UNICEF, MTV, Disney and Monster Energy Drinks.

Justin Paul
Director, Enterprise Account Development
Unbxd

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