About the Summit
Special Guests & Speakers
Partner, COO at Artesian
Deputy Head, Tokyo Stock Exchange (SG)
She runs as CEO of a technological firm, SC Beauty Network Pte Ltd that scaled across 17 countries globally. She's authored several books, and appeared in multiple media newspapers & books. She often spoke at global conferences, universities and in 2014, lead an empowering women campaign with Singapore Committee of UN Women, as well as becoming the face to Shiseido in the same year. She was a marketing ambassador to a SSA Consulting Group. She is a sought after speaking having spoken about entrepreneurship, investment & trade equity financing, networking, evolution of retail e-commerce etc at global & international conferences. Leza was a judge at NUS Symposium in 2014 and involved in numerous round table panel discussion in polytechnics and ITEs. In 2014, she (then 28) was acknowledged as Singapore Youngest Business Guru and her story told in a publication ``The Lady Boss`` available in book stores. She is an active angel investor, having incubate, invested and exited in over twenty companies from various industries over the last 6 years.
On a personal note, Leza is a mother of three children (homeschooled) and writes parenting blog as well to inspire the love of motherhood and entrepreneurship among mothers. A philanthropist, her charity organization conducts charity drives monthly. She loves Yoga, swims twice a day and a pescatarian.
CEO, Spendless Group
Hizam started his career in consultancy at Ogilvy Worldwide in 1998 as the Senior Associate Consultant. He was with the Intel Group for a period of 12 years, starting with his role as the group communication manager for Intel South East Asia and left Intel in 2014 with his last post as the Sales Director for Intel Malaysia. Hizam was also in Microsoft Malaysia as Partner Marketing Lead in 2010 before re-joining Intel Indonesia as Marketing Director.
Norhizam Abdul Kadir
VP of Growth Ecosystem Development, MDEC
Founding GP at Haitao Capital, the 1st China macro VC fund investing across Social Commerce, Fintech and Insurance, Infrastructure and Deep Learning in North America and China. Also an active angel and advisor, Geoffrey’s portfolio includes awesome teams like Palantir, Autonomous.ai, IMRSV (acq’d Kairos) Booktrack, eZeeCube (acq’d Loopin), Addepar, TheCareVoice and China’s 247Media.
Geoffrey works closely with SOSV – $300m “Accelerator VC” and 2nd Most Active Seed Fund in the world – as EiR @Chinaccelerator and Advisor at MOX. He is also a Founding Limited Partner and advisor to New York-based, mobile-centric, Eniac Ventures and Advisor @Nest.vc.
An early mobile visionary and published thought leader, Geoffrey’s energy, divergent thinking and down to earth style make him a sought after speaker and judge at leading events including GSMA, Mobile World Congress, Ad:Tech, CES and the Cannes Festival.
Past Global Board Director and Secretary of the Mobile Marketing Association, he is also a Founding Director of the MMA’s Asia Pacific Chapter.
Geoffrey has helped craft award-winning global mobile strategies for the likes of P&G, Gome, Samsung, Unliever, Coca-Cola, Johnson &Johnson, Toyota, L’Oreal and Nike, and is a proud recipient himself of a few Lions@Cannes, Webbys, MMA & GSMA Awards.
Entrepreneur.com’s Brightest 2010 list, Gartner’s Mobile Ones to Watch, and Most Intriguing People in NYC Media 2011 / 2012, Geoffrey was also named as one of the Mobile Internet’s Most Influential in 2011 by W3C industry body DotMobi
General Partner, Haitao Capital
She is the Founder and CEO of Jujumello Fashion Brands with its anchoring brand,
Jujumello Intimates, scaled throughout multiple countries in Southeast Asia. At just 25 years of age, she has built up her own company in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to provide high-end lingerie collections that not only strengthens a woman’s sensuality, but also empowers them with confidence to be the person they aspire to be.
Mel’s vision is to be a leading voice for the current millennial entrepreneurial breakthrough. Her vast experience in business and marketing is showcased in her ability to penetrate the ever-growing online shopping markets. She is a dreamer of epic proportions and also a devoted Christian who serves each week.
Mr. George GODA obtained his Masters degree in Science and Engineering and MBA. He began his career in the heavy-electrics arm of Toshiba. He was responsible for the product planning of goods of offshore productions in China, Thailand and Europe.
He then joined Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd., which was the leading global device technology business of Motorola. He was involved in building the corporate strategy for their telecommunications arm as Corporate Marketing. He continued his career path by joining Nobot as the company's Marketing Director, focusing on smartphone advertisements and overseas expansion. During the buyout of Nobot by KDDI group, he assisted with the M&A, and developed an overseas expansion plan of KDDI group and their subsidiaries until March 2012.
At present, he is the co-founder of 01Booster, a seed accelerator, which focuses on the Asian market. They collaborate with large to middle-sized Japanese companies with a goal to support Startups. They also support Japanese Rural area and international businesses.
He is a 4th generation serial entrepreneur-turned-VC with 20 years of experience in various industries of eCommerce and deep technologies.
Through TRIVE, he has invested in over 13 startups. A prior experience running a pro-bono incubator saw him helped 38 Singapore startups raise US$5.6m in angel funding. He has also provided over 1000 1-to-1 advisories to startup entrepreneurs.
He has been regarded as a thought leader in the startup community, writing over 100 articles on Tech in Asia, e27 and BEAM, interviewing various known personalities in the startup ecosystem.
He now adds entrepreneur training as his line of work, where he gave lectures at SUSS, SIT and NUS, and have trained Telkomsel management through their Digital-X bootcamp. He has also been on board judging panels for startup competitions as well as a guest examiner for business courses as SMU, INSEAD, NUS and NYP.
He envisions raising the next generation of Singapore millennial entrepreneurs and mentors over 30 such entrepreneurs as part of his pay-it-forward initiative.
Managing Partner, TRIVE
Hideki was director of Business Strategy at GREE, inc., one of the largest mobile social gaming companies. At the company he assumed a corporate management position and was involved in strategic investments within the mobile gaming field with a focus on the Japanese and Chinese markets.
Hideki had previously worked at JAFCO Co., Ltd. the largest venture capital firm in Japan. He was involved in providing support to promising entrepreneurs, growing them into successful investments, Most notably Full Speed Inc. (TSE:2159) and SMS Co Ltd (TSE 2175).
Founder, Segnel Ventures
After graduating from Columbia's School of Engineering and Applied Science, Tushar started his career working for Social Bicycles and Producteev before moving back to Asia and co-founding Voyagin.
Voyagin is an online travel and activity platform cofounded by Tushar Khandelwal in 2012 and acquired by Japan’s largest e-commerce site, Rakuten in 2015. It operates as a tool to help digital-savvy travellers have a better holiday experience by making activity suggestions, providing guest reviews and aid with booking. Voyagin has also partnered with 150 Michelin-starred restaurants in Japan and has collaborated with Japan Railways by delivering shinkansen tickets to hotels. Their online and mobile platforms are also localized with six languages and 19 currencies.
The company also engages in the construction of base transceiver station (BTS) towers; co-location work of BTS towers; site acquisition (SITAC); and maintenance and repair services. PT Prasetia Dwidharma was founded in 2008 and is based in Central Jakarta, Indonesia with branch offices in Palembang and Makassar.
Finance Director, PT Prasetia Dwidharma
A graduate in computer/electronic engineering and laws, Leroy is also a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, CPA Australia and The Hong Kong Institute of Directors. Leroy is an active speaker and is currently a visiting lecturer for the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and a course instructor for the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers.
CEO, Taiwan Startup Stadium
Four things about me:
1. I make things happen.
2. Laser focused on the stuff that matters.
3. I recognise talent when I see one.
4. I know talent when I hear one.
I like to move fast. I'm driven by a growth mindset and I'm always team first. I champion companies that pursues the same. I enjoy seeing ideas take flight and I embrace differences. I love making decisions backed by data and led by strategy. Recognizing potential and unlocking talent is my greatest gift. Authenticity, support and communication are extremely important to me. For the things worth doing, my 120% is driven by positivity, purpose and impact.
My daily motto: “Be the best that you are and act as if what you do makes a difference.”
My life's work revolves mainly around people, improving the human condition and growth initiatives. I connect with people to create smart meaningful synergies and I can be found in places where potential, growth and impact matters.
Head of People Operations, 99.co
Founder, OpenMinds Resources
Business Council Cambodia
CEO, Horangi Cyber Security
He uses his background in technology and data to help humanize and simplify the HR experience. He believes in focusing on people because they are the company’s biggest asset. They are the ones who power operations, represent the company’s ideals and drive the business forward.
Because of his fundamental belief that people always come first, he created Swingvy to champion people in their work through a world-class seamless automated HR software.
Tho Kit Hoong
Peter Hiep Nguyen
In recognition of her achievements, Khai Lin was conferred the Entrepreneur Award at the 2018 Women of the Future South East Asia Awards. In the same year, she was also presented with the Stellar at the Women Entrepreneur Awards 2018.
Khai Lin Sng
Co-Founder & CFO, Fundnel
Chief Growth Officer, RenoTalk
More Than Just A Conference
Unprecedented Networking Opportunities with an international community of global investors, established entrepreneurs, high networth individuals, and key industry leaders.
Meet corporate senior management and C-level executives.
Gain valuable cross-border market insights pertaining to market needs, localization, soft-landing, and more.
Meet and get introduced to investors across Asia Pacific in-person.
Embark on an insightful and inspiring journey of CrossBorder opportunities across 12 different countries/markets
Connect with governments to understand soft-landing support, compliance, taxation, and more.
Delegates From Over 12 Countries
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Established Biz Owners
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