Virat Patel is the Managing Director of Pioneer Consulting Asia, a management consultancy specialising in telecoms, media and digital in Asia. He is based in Singapore. He has extensive experience in strategy, business planning, and in performance improvement and has worked in Asia, Europe and North America. His recent work has covered Pay-TV, OTT, IOT, smart cities, fibre networks, 5G as well as enterprise services. He has first-hand industry experience with telcos, and he is a Chartered Engineer with a BSC in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from University of Birmingham, UK and holds MBA from London Business School.
Head of Investments Mandiri Capital Indonesia
Aldi is the Head of Investments at Mandiri Capital Indonesia (MCI), a US$40 M Corporate Venture Capital initiatives by Bank Mandiri Group focusing on SEA early-stage tech startups predominantly in pre-series A to Series A.
He is assigned to lead and accelerate venture deals across the region while facilitates enterprise partnerships between portfolio startups and Bank Mandiri Group network in assist them to be the next global players. He worked alongside entrepreneurs in go to market strategy, enterprise partnership, product development, international expansion, and fundraising.
Prior to MCI, he was responsible to set up, lead, execute, and manage investments of a Silicon Valley based Venture Capital firm for SEA region. He has invested and supported more than 50+ startups across SEA, Japan, and Silicon Valley in various sector such as Consumer Internet, Mobile, SaaS, Fin Tech, and Health IT.
If you are a SEA based tech startups that looking for a highly strategic and agile partner in Indonesia especially related to financial service industry, please reach us out – [email protected]
M. TESAR SANDIKAPURA
Founder & CEO liteBIG
• Extensive experience in managing enterprise IT/Telecommunication project life cycle through all phases.
• In-depth knowledge and experience in ensure new release deployment on time.
• Experienced in IT project budget analysis, outsourcing strategies.
• Strong technical background in systems architecture, database design, and network administration, Telco Billing System.
• Proven ability to deliver high quality IT/Telco products and services on schedule.
• Excellent interpersonal skills in communications, client relations, and negotiation.
Co-Founder & CEO i-Grow
Passionate in Start Up, Digital Stuffs, and Leadership. Loving all things creative. CEO and co-founder iGrow Resources Indonesia Inc, CEO, and co-founder Badr Interactive Inc.
I am a fast learner, very interested in all kinds of knowledge resources: read books, heard audible books, watch inspirational movies, or attended many conferences/insightful talks.
I have a dream to make our world a better place by making a great impactful product yet sustainable. That’s why I am in tech startup world now, the fastest and scalable area in giving impact to our society.
Chief Representative SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation
SKY Perfect JSAT is a leading satellite operator in the Asia-Pacific region providing high-quality satellite communications to its customers. With a fleet of 17 satellites, including 4 satellites covering Indonesia, it offers a wide range of services including video distribution, SNG, data communications and disaster-recovery solutions in Asia, Oceania, Russia, and North America. It also operates the largest Direct-to-Home satellite broadcasting platform, SKY PerfecTV!, in Japan which provides over 350 channels to around 3 million households.
In 1991, Ikeno joined to a former Japanese satellite operator, Space Communications Corporation (merged with SKY Perfect JSAT in 2008). During his career, he had been in charge of a wide range of the company’s activities, including sales, marketing, product development of fully-managed telecommunication services to Japan’s domestic customers, satellite capacity wholesale to customers outside of Japan, as well as strategic partnerships with various satellite operators. Since 2015, he has been assigned as the Chief Representative at Jakarta Office, serving the customers in Indonesia, the market where the company puts its primary focus on.
Regional Vice President ME & APAC SES Networks
Imran Malik, heads up the SES Networks regional sales team which is responsible for business development across the Asia-Pacific regions.
Imran Malik has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Satellite Communications. Prior to joining SES Networks Imran served as the CEO of Supernet Ltd., the leading data communications service provider in Pakistan, for six years. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of PAKSAT International which operates the PAKSAT-1R satellite. A pinnacle of Imran’s career includes his time as a board member at Telecard Limited, a telecommunications service provider listed on the Karachi stock exchange in Pakistan. In early 1999 Imran joined Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications (LMGT), a wholly owned subsidiary of the aerospace giant Lockheed Martin. Prior to this Imran was posted to Singapore as a key member of a joint venture with General Electric (GE) called Americom Asia-Pacific (AAP) for the launch and operation of two communications satellites covering the Asia-Pacific region. All this followed his initial career start with Hughes Network Systems back in 1990.
Imran has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Oklahoma and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering degree from Purdue University.
Chief Commercial Officer Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat)
Barrie Woolston is AsiaSat’s Chief Commercial Officer. Barrie is responsible for leading the global sales team, as well as driving marketing and commercial activities of the Company. Barrie has 30 years of experience in the Technology，Media，Telecom sectors, with a wealth of solid experience in managing sales teams and driving new business.
Prior to joining AsiaSat in February 2017, he was employed by Arqiva Limited between 2003 and 2016 as the Commercial Director of Satellite and Media. Before that, Woolston held various sales, marketing, product management and operations positions with leading brands globally.
Jacques-Samuel has over 20 years’ experience in senior telecommunications and IT roles. He is familiar with the challenges of scaling-up companies, building world-class operational teams and managing strategic partnerships on the global stage. Before joining Kacific he spent a decade working for language technology solutions company, Appen Butler Hill, helping take it from start-up to a global leadership position.
As Senior Vice President Operations, he led project teams in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. Prior to that he worked for Altran Europe, providing project management and infrastructure optimisation services to Philips, Solvay Group, BASE, Sud Presse and British Telecom.
He holds an eMBA from the AGSM and two masters degrees, including a telecommunications engineering degree from a French grande ecole, Telecom Sud Paris. Like other members of the Kacific team, Jacques-Samuel is strongly committed improving the economic wellbeing of Pacific nations.
Principal Analyst Northern Sky Research (NSR)
Mr Curcio joined NSR in 2012, following a position as project manager in Shenzhen, China, and is the lead author of NSR‘s Global Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand (GSCSD) report, Satellite Operator Financial Analysis (SOFA) report, and Satellite Capacity Pricing Index (SCPI) report. As head of NSR’s satellite finance practice, Mr Curcio’s areas of coverage include development of HTS, how macro industry trends impact operator finances, and global satellite supply. He regularly leads consulting projects related to asset valuation, business model validation, and contract analysis.
Mr Curcio has previously worked with SES in The Hague as a strategic marketing intern, where he helped develop a strategy to increase the company‘s share-of-wallet with key European customers. His prior consulting experience also includes a market-entry strategy project for SGS International, aiding the company’s entry into the Mainland Chinese market. Blaine speaks English, Chinese, and Italian. He obtained a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in International Business from Illinois State University, and is currently working towards a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology HKUST).
DR. MAZLAN ABBAS
CEO and Co-Founder FAVORIOT
Dr. Mazlan is the co-founder and CEO of Favoriot. He is ranked among 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders by World CSR Congress 2017, ranked Top 10 in IoT Top 100 Influencers by Postscapes 2017, ranked No. 20th Thought Leader in IOT by 2014 Onalytics Report – “The Internet of Things – Top 100 Thought Leaders” and ranked Top 100 in Smart Cities Top Experts by Agilience Authority Index May 2016. He is currently one of Global Vision Board Member. Before Favoriot, he spent 2.5 years as CEO of REDtone IOT and 8 years in MIMOS Berhad as Senior Director Wireless Communications Cluster. He also spent 13 years in CELCOM (mobile operator), handling many senior management positions. Prior to Celcom, he spent 10 years as an Assoc. Professor at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He was the Adjunct Professor for UTM from 2008 to 2013 and UTHM (2005-2005, 2013-2016). Dr.Mazlan is a frequent speaker in many major & established IOT, Smart Cities and telco conferences locally and globally. He has served as MOSTI’s Innofund, Technofund and Science Fund (ICT Cluster) Technical & Commercial Evaluation Committee and sits in Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) for several local universities. He graduated from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia with a BEE (1984), University of Essex (UK) with MSc. in Telematics (1986) and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia with a PhD in Telecommunications (1993).
Head of Technology – Asia Pacific Solace Corporation
Phil Scanlon, Head of Technology, Asia Pacific, Solace Corporation
Phil Scanlon is Solace’s Head of Technology, heading up Systems Engineering team in APJ. He joined Solace in 2016. Based in Singapore he is responsible for the development and management of the APAC organisation, aligning Solace technology and solutions with customer requirements.
Phil has over 15 years solid experience in the enterprise software market. He has worked in roles across the globe, his career taking him through UK / Europe, USA, Australia and Asia.
Phil is experienced in identifying and developing solutions with our customers, and has a strong personal focus on customer satisfaction. Phil has successfully introduced new technologies into existing and new accounts and has worked across Delivery, Engineering and Sales.
CTO PT Smartfren Telecom
+25 years in the Wireless industry with start-up and mature Wireless Operators, driving the development of advanced communication networks in Canada, China, Brazil, U.K., Algeria, Hong Kong and Indonesia. Strenght is to build high performance and winning engineering teams is highly competitive markets.
Specialties: Network Planning, Engineering and Operations,developing Capital Budget, Business Plannning, Strategic Planning, Spectrum Auctions.
IVAN C PERMANA
VP Next Generation Network PT Telkomsel
Experienced Vice President Of Technology with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry. Skilled in 3G, Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA), LTE, Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP), and Network Security. Strong engineering professional graduated from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB).
DR. ALFONSO CARRERA
Key Account Manager – Telecom Fraunhofer II
Vice President, Product Management Appier Inc
Magic Tu a vice president of product management of Appier, a technology company that makes it easy for businesses to use artificial intelligence to grow and succeeds in a cross-screen world. His expertise is to streamline the process of product development, from product ideation to product launch collaborating with various teams including R&D, product management, marketing, and business development. Working with departments throughout the company, Tu leads his team to drive the launch of Appier’s AI-powered audience analysis and prediction platform.
Prior to joining Appier, Tu was the director of software product management in HTC, a smartphone & virtual reality device company, leading the overall software experience planning, HTC Sense, on smartphone and accessories. He also led the program management team that took care of the third party vendors and partners including Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and Nokia for cross-company projects. Before HTC, Tu was the lead developer in Springsoft (now Synopsys), a leading company in electronic design automation field based in Taiwan.
For more information Appier, please visit www.appier.com .
CTO – Asia Pacific and Japan Pure Storage
Michael Cornwell is the Chief Technology Officer at Pure Storage, overseeing technology leadership and market development in Asia Pacific and Japan. Michael was one of the founding engineers of Pure Storage who established the company’s operations across Japan, Korea, Australia and New Zealand and ASEAN following the office opening in October 2014.
Michael joined the company from Sun Microsystems where he served as Lead Technologist for Flash Memory. He was responsible for the development of NAND flash memory technology for Server and Enterprise applications including the first NAND designed for enterprise applications in partnership with Samsung Semiconductor. Michael led the creation of the world’s fastest storage system, Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array, utilising all-flash design and core building block in TPC record-breaking transactional database machine developed by Sun/Oracle. Previously, he was the Manager of Storage Engineering for the iPod division of Apple, Inc. In this role, Michael was instrumental in the adoption of NAND flash in Apple products including iPod and iPhone.
Prior to joining Apple, Inc., Michael worked at Quantum Corporation as a Storage Architect focused on storage telemetry, virtual tape and disk-based backup technologies. Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He has 36 U.S. patents awarded in flash and other storage technologies.
Founder and CEO Modalku
Reynold is the co-founder of Modalku and Funding Societies, pioneer peer-to-peer lending platforms for SMEs loans in Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia. His ultimate dream is to build a better Indonesia through business impacts. He started both companies while he was completing his MBA at Harvard Business School. Prior to starting Funding Societies, Reynold was an executive at United Family Food, one of the largest confectioneries in Indonesia, leading operations, engineering team, and co-leading all plant managers. With more than 4,000 employees under his management, he led all expansion and efficiency projects and generated millions of dollars of savings through standardization of procedures, automation, and continuous production line. Reynold holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School and he graduated Summa Cum Laude from The University of Michigan with a Master and Bachelor degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering. His passion in business and operations led him to do internships in various plants and companies during his college years, where he gained hands-on experience on leading operations. Reynold is the co-founder of Let’s Go to School in Indonesia, a non-profit organization committed to help financially-challenged children resume education. Outside of work, Reynold enjoys spending time with his beloved family, networking (social chair of Asia Business Club while in Harvard Business School), travelling, and sports, where he played varsity level soccer.
CEO and Founder Kata.ai
Enhanced with a strong technical background and his set of diverse skills in entrepreneurship, Irzan Raditya is a man of concept and cutting-edge ideas. Upon his graduation from University of Applied Sciences for Engineering and Economics in Berlin (HTW Berlin) in 2012, Irzan had worked at some notable startup players in Europe startup scene, such as Rocket Internet’s Zalando and takeaway.com. Irzan believes in “a tap for a help”, meaning that technology exists to ease people with daily life, therefore everything he does with technology must be valuable to the people who use them. Align with “a tap for a help” concept, he co-founded Kata.ai, the first AI-conversational platform with the focus on Natural Language Processing for Southeast Asian languages, connecting brands with millions of their audience through the commonly-used messaging channels.
ALVIN AULIA AKBAR
Head of Partnerships and Communications Mataharimall
Alvin is a commerce expert. A natural business leader with high tech entrepreneurial mind-set, and a life-long learner with passion for technology.
Co-Founder and CEO Pomona
Born in Indonesia, Benz is a young entrepreneur with passion in the big data field. Graduated from University of Southern California with a Business Degree, he was also exposed to the Silicon Valley’s startup ecosystem early on during his time in the US. Hugely motivated by his surroundings, Benz went on to take his own entrepreneurial journey in Indonesia by building Pomona in the early 2016 after a short tenure in Citibank & OCBC. Pomona itself was built as a hyperlocal app which focuses on understanding Online to Offline consumer behavior by rewarding every activities related to spendings.
In the process, Pomona provides an omni-channel marketing solution that empowers retailers/ brands to relevantly communicate with consumers by providing a digital layer in the physical world. These early premise encouraged seasoned entrepreneurs in the field in Handi Irawan of Frontier Capital & Arya Setiadharma of Prasetia to invest in the company and further strengthen the overall promise of the solution. As of today, Pomona amasses over 100,000+ of users in Indonesia, driving more than 1,000,000+ of foot traffic & offline product engagement to notable local & global multi-chain retailers/ brands such as Gramedia, McDonalds, Central, Ranch Market, Kapal Api to name a few.
Chairman Fintech Association of Indonesia
Izak Jenie is the CEO of JAS Kapital in Indonesia. He is the founder, as well serving on the board, of PT Digital Artha Media (operator of Mandiri e-cash, e-wallet). He also serves on the board of m-saku (Fintech mobile credit-card payment) and Indonesia Fintech Association. He is currently focused on 3 main industries: Payment (credit card, cash and e-wallet), Mobile (mobile technology platform, carrier billing integration and mobile value added services) and Retail (omni-channel convergence between digital goods and retail outlets).
He is the founder of Jatis Group, a leading IT Company, and has served on the board for 11 years. He is also the coordinator for the Social Communication team at Santa Theresia Catholic Church in Jakarta. Izak was named as Entrepreneur of the Year in 2001 by Ernst & Young Indonesia.
He received his bachelor degree in electrical engineering from Trisakti University.
Hasbi is a CTO of Octagon Studio that has been around since 2014 and has been spread the love of AR products to more than 65 countries all over the world. Loves to play with cutting edge technology, play music instruments, loves UI UX design, do photography, sometime spend all night learn new things. Can’t stop thinking about everything on how to make everything simpler yet smarter. Currently he is building a platform that let people to create AR creations and put the creation in the real world!
Director <brStream Intelligence Indonesia</br
Mustafa is Co-founder and Director at Stream Intelligence, a data analytics consultancy that partners with mainly corporate clients to bring clarity from the complexity of their big data, to drive data-driven business transformation. Stream has clients in the UK, Middle East and Indonesia, and is currently growing its hub of data scientists in Jakarta.
Mustafa has expertise in corporate strategy, data and customer analytics and business transformation. Previously he was a Strategy Consultant at PwC in London, and a Data Insight Manager at Wunderman (a WPP company), the world’s largest CRM agency. He has extensive experience across mainly retail, telco and financial services (banking, insurance and wealth management).