Adam Riley, Sales Director – South Asia & ANZ

AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Adam Riley is the Sales Director for South Asia & ANZ for Akamai Technologies. He is responsible for sales management for Akamai’s key growth markets.

Adam joined Akamai in 2007, and was responsible for business development as a solution engineer before moving into a leadership role in 2014.

With more than 15 years of experience in the online and internet space having worked for vendors, consultancies and on the client side with the media, commerce, financial and travel verticals, Adam is passionate about understanding how companies can innovate and disrupt traditional models and maintain a high growth.

Adam has a Master of Science in Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Manchester.

Pradeep Menon, Director of Big Data and AI Solution Architecture

ALIBABA CLOUD

Pradeep is a seasoned Big Data and AI professional. He has more than 15 years of experience inthis domain and has a proven track record of helping organizations to transform through the application of Big Data and AI technologies.

Currently, Pradeep leads the Big Data and AI Solutions at Alibaba Cloud across APAC. In this role, he consults clients to be more data- driven and realize the value of data by the practical application of Big Data and AI technologies.

Before joining Alibaba, Pradeep was Advanced Analytics and AI Architect with Microsoft where he spearheaded the creation of Advanced Analytics and AI strategy for focus customers.

Pradeep holds a Masters Degree in Analytics from NYU Stern and an MBA from Strathclyde Business School. He is an also a distinguished speaker and has given various talks on the topics on Big Data and AI.

Kamal Kassim, Senior Enterprise Architect

AN ASSOCIATION FOR ALL IT ARCHITECTS (IASA)

Kamal holds Master in Computer Science (Software Engineering) with over 13 years of experience in the field of Software Development, System of Systems Integration, Solutions Architect, IT strategic planning, Business Process Outsourcing, Strong communication, Leadership, and consultation. Working with end users and solutions integrator from various industries such as government sector, telecommunication, government Link Company and private sector, Sean Kamal brings the values to customers by providing effective and strategic technologies follow the best practices in the world.

He believe the opportunity presented and his strong technical experience and education will make him a very competitive Architect for share among the industries. He successfully designed developed and supported live use applications in the various industry, strive for continued excellence and provide exceptional contributions to customer service for all customers.

Based on his previous experiences taking the roles of Solutions Architect and actively working on pre sales which allow to understand customer requirements, gather an information, and proposed Best of the Breed technologies to customer to align with customers need. An expecting to provide excellent Customer Experience and support in the efficient and timely manner, living Company brand of Honorable, Professional, Agile, Resilient and Resourceful.

Sean Kamal is also an IASA Foundation Certified, IASA CITA-Associate Certified and Business Requirement Architecture (BRA) Certified, which are based on IASA’s ITABoK (IT Architecture Body of Knowledge) as well as ITIL Foundation and CompTIA convergence Certified. His also involved as a speaker for first Malaysia-Indonesia private universities conference in 2009 and second world conference of international entrepreneur and family business association 2009.

Edwin Sugianto, Chief Operating Officer

ASURANSI AXA INDONESIA, PT

With more than 18 years of successful experience across different industries, including HSBC, Commonwealth Bank, and Cigna Insurance, the vision of Edwin Sugianto is to accelerate business growth through reliable technology, operational excellence and customer-centric innovation. Today he is the Chief Operating Officer of AXA General Insurance in Indonesia, leading the company transformation in operations, IT, and digital.

Dr Gregorius Bimantoro, Founder & CEO
ATOMA MEDICAL

12 years experience in Digital Health. I am called to be Medical Doctor and my passion is in sustainable innovation to improve quality of life. Chairman of Indonesia HealthTech Association (healthtech.id) 2018-2020

Founder & CEO of Atoma Medical, a healthcare innovation company based in Jakarta,Indonesia. Our vision is “Driving Innovation, Improving Your Life”. Leading ProSehat to be South East Asia’s #1 Health Assistant App with B2B2C marketplace model. ProSehat is a virtual health assistant App that help modern family easily get trusted home health care and product at their place with online doctor consult and nurse chatbot. Last year we grew 10x in GMV compared to 2016 for all product, this year we have provide almost 2k home Vaccination service.

Started my digital health journey as co-founder of TanyaDokterAnda (now TanyaDok.com) while at medical school. Experienced in developing digital health solution especially working on partnership with global NGO, medical association and healthcare industry. As the growing of Health Tech globally today. Glad to share more for meaningful changes.

Owais Zahid, Software Engineering Manager
AUTODESK

Owais Zahid works @ Autodesk as a Software Development Manager. He is a certified Scrum Professional and focuses on the team’s technical direction and agile transformation.

He has over 14 years of software development experience into the areas of web/mobile development, server-side programming, Agile/Scrum, and Project Management. He holds an MS in Computer Science with majors in Project Management from National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences.

Outside of his day job, Owais is a frequent contributor to various open source projects and engineering blogs. He spends his free time programming in the genre of 3D game programming and AR. He is also an active member of Singapore Tech community and has presented at various conferences on programming and agile topics.

Vishal Tulsian, Managing Director
BANK AMAR INDONESIA

Driven by Growth: Removing obstacles & making things happen!

My enthusiasm & commitment is to find unique solutions to unlock businesses potential, develop and position its growth to the next level. As an executive I focus turning risk volatility into opportunity.

VALUES: I work hard, deliver superior results on a timely, effective, and efficient basis, and maintain the highest standards of professional integrity. I foster an enjoyable working environment, based on open communication and mutual respect, and encourage initiative, innovation, teamwork, and loyalty. I value GROWTH & FUN.

BACKGROUND ACTIVITY: With over eighteen years of career as a financial expert and intrapreuner, I worked in several executive functions in large Corporations, within a strong multinational environment: 6 years in India, 9 years in Estonia, and 2 years in Singapore, currently 2+ in Indonesia. In addition, work related experience in Africa.

SPECIALTIES
– Spotting Business Opportunities
– Execution of Plan
– Business Strategy development
– Strategic, Finance & Marketing Planning
– Team Building
– Sales & Operations Management

KEY ATTRIBUTES: Sort through clutter and find the best way, See patterns where others see complexity, Continuous Learner, Relator – values relationship, Spotter and Nurturer of talent, Maximizer – Excellence, not average, is my measure, and Comfortable in failing

LEADERSHIP STYLE: Strong ability to listen, Know what ‘not to do’ , Matching job with right person and alignment of goals with behaviors, Work hard towards creating an aligned culture, Embrace technology & process, Devotion to Customer Satisfaction & Retention, Action oriented with Bias for Results

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Technologies & mediums of communications will always change but people will always be people.

Meiditomo Sutyarjoko, SVP Satellite Regulatory & Spectrum Management

BANK RAKYAT INDONESIA

I am Meiditomo Sutyarjoko who is currently working at Satellite and Infrastructure Network Division, PT. Bank Rakyat Indonesia. I am in charged as Executive Vice President since 2016. I studied in the University of Southern California, graduated as Master of Science in Electrical Engineering after i acquired my Bachelor Degree of Science, in Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia. In 2010 i finished my study in University of Indonesia for my doctoral program and therefore graduated as Doctor of Philosophy in Strategic Management. I have been actively involved in the satellite field since 1989, as Satellite Systems Engineer at Hughes Space & Communication. In 1997 i moved back to Indonesia, was in charged as Deputy Vice President Astronautic Division at Nusantara Aircraft Industry. I continued my work as Chief Technology Officer, S2M Group, in Dubai and worked as Senior VP, Engineering and Operation at PT. BBSI, Indonesia and ABS, Hong Kong in 2011. My written was published in 2011 titled The Process of Spectrum Diversity of Satellite Link Using Single Antenna and Router, (U.S.A. and International Patent, Under ABS, Co-Author with Thomas Kyo Choi).

Sudhir Syal, CEO and Co-founder

BOOKMYSHOW INDONESIA

Sudhir is the CEO and Co-founder of BookMyShow Indonesia; Indonesia leading entertainment – Cinema and event ticketing platform. Over the last 3 years, he has led BookMyShow in Indonesia to become a market leader in entertainment with it carrying out ticketing for some of the largest shows including Guns N Roses, Katy Perry, Mamma Mia and The Script. It also sells tickets for over 500 Cinema screens in 40 different screens. Sudhir holds a MBA from INSEAD and likes to play golf and write in his downtime; mostly humor.

Ario Bagus Widyatmiko, Director / Chief Content Officer

DENS.TV

Director / Chief Content Officer at PT. Digdaya Duta Digital, full time in managing role.

Dens.TV is a new service and synergies with technology adapted, delivered/streaming linear TV and Video Contents for IPTV and OTT.  

Developed, managed and handled in Marketing ideas and Media, TV Production, TV Content Acquisition and Product Planning & Development and go-to-market strategy including the advertising revenues.

Product brand: Dens.TV (www.dens.tv)

Subsidary CBN (Cyberindo Aditama) Group.

Andre Kolodyuk, Founder of DIVAN.TV 

Managing Partner, A VENTURES CAPITAL

He started his entrepreneurial career in New York in 1992 and eventually has founded and built over 10 companies in IT, telecom, internet and media with $1 Billion total revenues.

In 2008 he exited from previous companies and started a new one Divan.TV – one of the pioneers of TV streaming OTT service for ethnic groups available in 200 countries worldwide.

In 2012 the new fund was launched — AVentures Capital, focused on early stage IT and web-related projects with the focus on global market with technology teams based in Ukraine and CEE.

AVentures Capital portfolio consists of such companies as Petcube, Augmented Pixels, nuPSYS, VoX, CheckiO, StarWind Software. VC fund coinvests with ABRT, Almaz Capital, Vegas fund, TA Venture, the Hive and other permanent investors

In August 2014 Andrey has initiated a foundation of UVCA (Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association) and in November, 2014 was selected as Chairman of it.

In November 2015 he became Board Member in Ciklum

Andrey was elected as Young Global Leader (from Ukraine) of the World Economic Forum in 2008.

Alex S. Cheung, Associate Partner

ERNST & YOUNG INDONESIA

Alex has over 15 years’ experience in Cybersecurity, Technology and Operations risk management within the consumer, healthcare, financial and technology sector. He currently serves as the Indonesian Cybersecurity Leader for EY. Before this, he was based in Singapore as the AsPAC Regional Information Security officer (RISO) for Johnson & Johnson focused on the consumer and visioncare markets. Prior to that, Alex was the Regional VP: Global Technology & Operations: Chief Operating Office – Business Controls, Monitoring and Readiness and with ANZ Bank as their Regional Regulatory and Compliance.

Syed Kafeel Ahmed, Associate Partner

ERNST & YOUNG INDONESIA

Kafeel leads the Digital and Emerging Technologies practice in EY Indonesia as Associate Partner.

He has over 18 years of experience in the consulting, design and implementation of the enterprise products and cloud scale applications.

He has advised and served crown jewel customers in the US, Europe, India, Asia Pacific and Australia to adapt Digital and IT Strategy, and Enterprise Architecture from the Financial Services, Retail, Telco, Healthcare, Manufacturing, B2B and B2C industry.

In Indonesia, he has engaged top notch clients on the Digital and Emerging Technologies. Some of the selected few clients are: The Ministry of Finance, The Central Bank, The Largest Media and Communication Player, The National Statistics Office, The ASEAN Secretariat

Before joining EY, he has served as

  1. Advisor in the Digital & Emerging Technologies Consulting practice, PwC India & Indonesia
  2. Head of the Engineering for the leading Healthcare Platform & Products Company.
  3. Senior Product Lead for the Cloud Service Broker Platform & Professional Services, Jamracker India & US
  4. Lead the Professional Services, Wipro Technologies, India, US & UK
  5. Design Analyst – Investment Banking & Treasury Systems Products & Professional Services, SunGard (Acquired by FIS), India & US

The Cloud Service Broker (CSB) Platform that he designed and implemented was nominated for the international telephony and SoftwareCEO awards.

Hartman Harris Christian, Co-Founder

EVOS ESPORTS

Dua tahun yang lalu, bisnis dan ekosistem eSports di Indonesia masih belum tampak. Standar tim eSports yang ada pun juga masih belum profesional. Berangkat dari fakta ini, setelah tiga musim liga kami buat, kami putuskan mengubah pola pikir dan cara kerja kami. Alih-alih melanjutkan membuat liga, kami mulai menjadi sponsor suatu tim, mengakuisisi para juara dalam suatu season, dan kemudian menaikan standar kualitas dari tim yang kami bentuk tersebut. Bila kualitas tim bagus, maka kualitas liga dan ekosistem eSports yang ada pun akan meningkat. Berangkat dari satu tim, kini kami telah memiliki sejumlah tim yang tersebar di beberapa negara ASEAN.

Tom C. Varghese, Manager, Access and Connectivity Policy

FACEBOOK

Tom works with Connectivity and Access Policy at Facebook, based in Singapore he covers the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining Facebook he was a Director of Public and Regulatory Affairs for the telecommunications company Telenor Group. He has previously also been a consultant to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a Research Associate at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Ongki Kurniawan, Executive Director

GRAB INDONESIA

Ongki Kurniawan is the Executive Director for Grab Indonesia. He leads Strategic Partnerships, Business Development, and Public Affairs teams in Indonesia.

Prior to Grab, he was the Managing Director of LINE Indonesia, leading strategy and execution in the country. In the past he has assumed senior roles such as Director/Chief Digital and Director/CTO/CIO for XL Axiata, Principal for BCG, and AVP for Citi Corporate Banking Group. He also spent his time as member of the Board of Director for Adknowledge Asia and Elevenia. Ongki also co-founded iCIO Community Indonesia and now sits in the Supervisory Board.

Ongki graduated from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) with a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering and from Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley with an MBA degree in Finance and Accounting. He has also completed all levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program from The CFA Institute.

Anwesh Bose, CEO

HAVAS GROUP INDONESIA

Anwesh has two decades of learning & practice in the advertising and marketing industry. Bose moved to Indonesia in 2014 after being based in India for 16 years.

He is currently the CEO of Havas Group Indonesia (part of Vivendi Group), responsible for managing all the group brands in Indonesia. Anwesh was previously the Group CEO of Havas Media Group Indonesia.

Under his leadership Havas Group has grown in scale and profile recording impressive new business momentum and winning many accolades.

The agency’s current portfolio includes Indofood, Danone, LG Electronics, Indosat Ooredoo, Wuling Motors, Garuda Airlines, Philips, RB, Godrej, & Honda among others.

Prior to moving to Indonesia, Anwesh was the Senior Vice President & Business Head at DDB India, where he was responsible for their media and digital business. He has also previously worked as a Chief Growth Officer for Dentsu Media in India. In the course of his career, Anwesh has managed leading brands such as Canon, Honda, Yamaha, Panasonic and FedEx.

Anwesh has been acknowledged as a Future Leader by Impact Magazine and as a NextGen Media Magnate by exchange4media.com. He is actively involved in industry events and has judged multiple award shows including Festival of Media and Ad Stars.

He confesses to being a “wannabe Millennial” & surrounds himself in the company of Millennials to stay relevant. On top of working hard to deliver on the promises made to his bosses and clients, Bose counts reading, singing and cricket as his favourite past times.

Dr. Guntur S. Siboro, Country Head 

HOOQ INDONESIA

Guntur led HOOQ, the first premium video-on-demand OTT services available across Asian region, to launch its service in Indonesia on April 2016. HOOQ is now considered the largest premium video-on-demand service in Indonesia; a promising digital business transformation driven by strategic partnership with Telkomsel, Telkom, Bolt, FirstMedia and Smarfren. Guntur himself is a true witness of transformation of a digital migrant, coming from traditional telco into pay tv industry and now into a OTT digital startup.

Guntur is also Senior Lecturer of International MM and PhD programs at Universitas Pelita Harapan and was previously CMO of Indosat (2007-2010) and CEO of Aora TV (2010-2015). Guntur has a PhD in Marketing from Universitas Indonesia (2015), MBA from Monash University, Australia (1991), Master of Engineering from Cornell University, USA (1987) and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California, USA (1986). Guntur was a Visiting Fellow at Center for Strategy and Change at Warwick University, UK (1995-96) and attended Harvard Business School Senior Executive Course (2007) and INSEAD Executive Course (2008). Guntur also was a recipient of Satya Lencana Pembangunan RI (2008).

Stanley Tjia, Head Referee to Technical Delegate

INDONESIA ESPORTS ASSOCIATION (IeSPA)

Firstly I’m a gamers and really spent quite much time to play games such as FPS, MOBA and Fighting games. I’m have been working in the game publishers industries for the past 8 years.

Activity:

2010 – Present : Part time Esports Event Organizer

2016 – Present : IESF Referee Committee

2017 – Present : Indonesian Esports Technical Delegates

2018 – Present : Esports Team Official Indonesia

Prashant Choudhary, Head of Sales InMobi, Asia Pacific 

INMOBI

In his current role, Prashant leads revenue for InMobi across SEA. He joined InMobi in 2010, as lead sales for India, based in India, before taking on revenue responsibilities for SEA markets.

Prashant brings to InMobi, and the region, deep knowledge of the digital media industry specializing in mobile advertising, having worked in India & SEA markets. In Indonesia Prashant was instrumental in building a reputation for InMobi that quickly delivered the market leadership position, which continues to this day. After taking on Indonesia in 2012 and transforming company’s go-to-market strategy for emerging markets in SEA he moved into a newly created role of head of sales for SEA.

Dr. S. Ismail Shah, Southeast Asia and Timor-Leste Representative

INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION’S (ITU)

Dr. S. Ismail Shah is the ITU Area Representative and Head of ITU office for South East Asia and Timor-Leste. He is a renowned ICT professionals, with expertise and experience spanning cellular, Internet, spectrum management and digital technologies. He has an extensive background in technology implementation, ICT policy-making and regulations.

Dr. Shah also served as the Vice-President of the General Assembly of the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) and, over the years, has been a keynote speaker and a sought-after panelist on major global events.

Dr. Shah holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, USA. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, USA and Member of the Institute of Electronics Information and Communication Engineers, Japan and has more than 100 technical publications.

Jacques-Samuel Prolon, Chief Commercial Officer
KACIFIC BROADBAND SATELLITES

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.

Jaclyn Yeo, Research Manager
MARSH & MCLENNAN

  • Jaclyn is a Singapore-based Research Manager within the Marsh & McLennan Companies Asia Pacific Risk Center (APRC). The APRC engages in industry leading research providing intellectual capital and thought-leadership with foresight on a wide range of evolving and emerging risks themes.
  • In this role, Jaclyn has worked on various risk topics, ranging from societal aging to energy price shocks. Currently Jaclyn leads and project manages the center’s efforts in the Asia-Pacific region on cyber resilience, and thought-leadership on cyber risks, security efforts and insurance. With over 9 years of experience in consulting and risk management, Jaclyn is a skilled risk professional with academic and industry experiences in planning, development, and execution of risk management programs. She has authored to a number of thought-provoking publications on the topic of emerging technologies and cyber risks for Marsh & McLennan Companies
  • Jaclyn was a Risk Researcher at the Cambridge Center for Risk Studies focusing on macroeconomic, political, social, and the technological risk themes. Previously she was a Project Manager at DHI Water and Environment Pte Ltd
  • Jaclyn holds an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge. She also has an MSc and a BEng from the National University of Singapore in Environmental Engineering.

Shashwat Khandelwal, Head of Southeast Asia Consumer
MCAFEE, LLC

Shashwat Khandelwal is responsible for managing and growing McAfee’s Consumer business in South East Asia.

Shashwat has worked across a number of companies in Singapore with a focus on technology products and services in the past decade.

Prior to joining McAfee, Shashwat was the Vice President, Business Development
for tenCube, a Singapore Mobile Security Startup that was subsequently
acquired by McAfee. At tenCube he was responsible for global partnership with
device manufacturers and new Telco partnerships.

Before tenCube he served in various technical roles at Motorola ranging from
Solution Architecture to System Engineering.

Shashwat has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Engineering from Nanyang
Technological University in Singapore.

Setya Budianto, Director of Business Development

METRANET

• 1996 – 1999 : Report Analyst Officer at Telkom
• 1999 – 2000 : Operation and Development Officer C-Phone at Telkom
• 2000 – 2002 : Network Development Engineer C-Phone at Telkom
• 2002 – 2003 : Deployment Engineer C-Phone at Telkom
• 2003 – 2004 : MSC Section Head TelkomFlexi at Telkom
• Mar 2004 – Jul 2004 : Secretary Assistant Manager TelkomFlexi at Telkom
• 2004 – 2006 : Asistant Manager Network Operation & Maintenance
TelkomFlexi at Telkom
• 2006 – 2010 : Manager O&M Network TelkomFlexi at Telkom
• 2010 – 2011 : Manager Optimization Coverage Area TelkomFelexi at Telkom
• 2011 – 2013 : GM Business Development at Metranet
• 2013 – 2015 : VP IT & Business Development at Metranet
• 2015 – 2017 : EVP Business Operations
• Dec 2017 – present : Director of Business Development at Metranet

Josia Sembiring, Chief Engineer

NEC INDONESIA PT

I am a chief engineer at PT. NEC Indonesia. I graduated from Bandung Institute of Technology, Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering Department, Major Computer Engineering. I have been working for 15 Years in Telecommunication Infrastructure area and specialized in Network Management System. I was in-charge for maintaining the biggest radio and optical transmission network at the biggest mobile operator in Indonesia about 9 years. Now I am in System Engineering to promote new technology Solution for Telecommunication Company. The solutions are Software-Defined Networking, Cloud, IoT, Facial Recognition, and NFV. I have gathered much knowledge from several oversea workshops especially in SDN.

Blaine Curcio, Founder

ORBITAL GATEWAY CONSULTING

Blaine Curcio is the founder of Orbital Gateway Consulting, where he covers topics related to the business of space and satellite telecommunications, with a focus on Asia-Pacific. Prior to his founding Orbital Gateway Consulting, Mr. Curcio was Principal Analyst and Head of Satellite Finance Practice at NSR, an industry market research firm. While at NSR, he published a wide range of reports, including China Satcom Markets, Satellite Capacity Pricing Index, Satellite Operator Financial Analysis and Global Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand.

Mr. Curcio has spent his entire professional career in Asia-Pacific, having worked with clients across the region on a variety of projects, including financial due diligence, market research, strategic market positioning, and so on. He speaks English and Mandarin Chinese, and is working towards a part-time MBA at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).

Preecha Powanusorn, Former Vice President, – Manufacturing Excellence

PANDORA PRODUCTION

Working Experience:

  • Toyota Motor 1990
  • Rockwell Automation 1996
  • Johnson & Johnson 2000
  • Pandora Production 2015

Engineering and Process Improvement background

  • Machine design, Control System and SCADA Design
  • Engineering development and Maintenance Lead
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt 2002
  • Building Green Field and brown field experience
  • Regional and Global Role for 21 FMCG sites around the globe

David Ratner, Manager

PIONEER CONSULTING ASIA PTE LTD

David is a Digital Specialist, Senior Consultant at Pioneer Consulting Asia where he works with telcos and media companies to shape their digital strategies for SE Asia. He’s spent the last 11 years in the region, previously leading early revenue growth at the Asian Food Channel and launching the first interoperable mobile money deployment in Indonesia. He holds an MBA from INSEAD.

Virat Patel, Managing Director

PIONEER CONSULTING ASIA PTE LTD

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.

Danny Lim, CFO and Co-Founder

PUNDI X

Danny is an APAC financing expert who has product design experience with Baidu and Lenovo. Danny has a PhD in Law from Tsinghua University and hold ACMA and CGMA accounting qualifications.

Michele Lai Chin, Manager, Strategic Accounts APAC

QVEST MEDIA PTE LTD

Michele started his journey through media an entertainment at computer music centre Ircam in Paris, France. Since then, he has been deeply involved in the industry – music, broadcast, OTT and publishing – covering roles from project director to presales architect and technology consultant.

After various experiences in Europe, Asia and Africa, he has been based in Singapore since 2014 where he initially pushed Dalet Systems’s growth to a regional market leader in Media Asset Management and currently looks after Qvest Media’s strategic expansion in Asia. He works on shaping positioning and portfolio of innovative tech solutions including AI, cloud, online video and digital publishing, with a focus on the regional market. He holds a Master of Science in Engineering and Digital Signal Processing from Telecom ParisTech and a Master’s Degree in Computer Music from the University of Paris 6 Pierre et Marie Curie.

Elvira Jakub, Corporate Marketing Director

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS INDONESIA

An expert with 18 years’ experience in marketing. She started her career in a multinational agency LeoBurnett/ Starcom and assisted in developing a brand new local media agency, Activate. She then joined Nestle Indonesia as a Media Manager in charge of media neutral strategy, modern retail branding while also contributes as champion in Nestle brand building process.

Her curiosity for constant changes in the media platforms has kept her passion alive and it finally brought her to a more dynamic marketing environment in Samsung Indonesia, where she set up the media division in 2012. Her role was then expanded to oversee Samsung’s brand marketing strategy, consumer data-driven marketing, and marketing investment optimization.

The combination of insight, ad tech, data power and great creative content has transformed Samsung Indonesia into the most loved brand in Indonesia.

Imran Malik, VP Fixed Data Asia-Pacific

SES NETWORKS

An expert with 18 years’ experience in marketing. She started her career in a multinational agency LeoBurnett/ Starcom and assisted in developing a brand new local media agency, Activate. She then joined Nestle Indonesia as a Media Manager in charge of media neutral strategy, modern retail branding while also contributes as champion in Nestle brand building process.

Her curiosity for constant changes in the media platforms has kept her passion alive and it finally brought her to a more dynamic marketing environment in Samsung Indonesia, where she set up the media division in 2012. Her role was then expanded to oversee Samsung’s brand marketing strategy, consumer data-driven marketing, and marketing investment optimization.

The combination of insight, ad tech, data power and great creative content has transformed Samsung Indonesia into the most loved brand in Indonesia.

Sajid Rachman, CEO

TELENOR HEALTH

Mr. Sajid Rahman is Chief Executive Officer of Telenor Health at Telenor Group. Telenor health is a purpose driven company, fully owned by Telenor group. The company is built to deliver quality, data driven health care in emerging markets. Telenor Health launched its first proposition, Tonic,  in Bangladesh and currently serves millions of people.

Sajid is also an experienced international banker with exposures in emerging markets of South-Asia, Africa, Middle-East and South-East Asia and worked for Standard Chartered Bank.  He managed banks at board level at different countries.

He was a director at Founder Institute Bangladesh and mentor at Endeavor Indonesia. He is an active angel investor and member at the board of a number of technology and renewable energy  companies in Asia and Europe.

He is also a speaker and author. He appeared in a wide ranging forums organized by outlets like Financial Times, Royal Society of Medicine, Fortune Magazine and Mobile World Congress. He  writes regularly on topics ranging from technology trends, renewable energy, corporate turnarounds, leadership and personal development and published at TechInAsia, ThriveGlobal, The Mission etc..

All his blogs can be found at www.sajidrahman.com or you can follow him on twitter  @SajidRepublic

Juang Panjaitan, Chief Information Security

TELKOMTELSTRA

Solid IT Management Leadership with more than 15 years experience in IT Transformation, IT Security, Risk & Governance, IT Strategy Development, IT Operation.

Proven track records on delivering successful IT Transformation.

Telco, Consumer/Retail, Energy and Financial Industry Focused.

Holds qualification CISO/CISA/CISM, as well as IT Architect.

Kristiono Setyadi, CTO

THE JAKARTA POST DIGITAL

15+ years experience in building software/web applications using various programming languages and technologies.

Fluent in some programming languages such as PHP, Javascript, Python, Java, C# .NET and C.

Familiar, some of them are daily use, with these technologies and/or tools: Android, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, CouchDB, NodeJS, Git, RESTful API, AJAX, Comet, Apache, Nginx, Varnish, Vagrant, Docker, etc.

Have been using these methodologies such as TDD (Test Driven Development), Continuous Integration (including unit test and integration test), Scrum/Agile.

Comfortable using major operating systems such as Windows, Linux and OSX. Linux and OSX have been my preferred OSes for years over Windows.

Interested in new technologies and potential to be the next big things, such as Cloud Computing,
Map-Reduce Technology, Cryptography and security issues. Currently learning about Machine Learning, Crowdsource and Smart Technology.

Experience in leading a team to create a beautifully crafted code and software without too many
bugs shipped into production.

Experience in building a new concept of technology from the ground-up providing the board of directors
input and research about technology being evaluated and will be implemented soon.

Experience in designing, analysing and implementing a once-only-an-idea into a real product that use
combinations of many technologies.

Aswin Tanu Utomo, Vice President of Engineering

TOKOPEDIA

Aswin Tanu Utomo is Tokopedia’s Vice President of Engineering. He has a responsibility of managing Mobile Apps & Mobile Web team, as well as going across to all teams in Engineering to drive process & improvements. Aswin was the Founder & CEO at AdaDiskon/WhatWeLike before exiting to Tokopedia. Aswin received a BS in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego.

Youssef Ouyhya, Vice President of Data Analytics

TOKOPEDIA

Youssef Ouyhya is the Vice President of Data Analytics for Tokopedia’s next-generation data platform, where he focuses on building the self-service platform for data analytics and data products. Recently, he has been focused on advanced analytics using scalable machine learning algorithms with big data. Youssef is highly accomplished IT executive with 18+ years extensive experience in data architecture, data strategy and delivering cutting-edge solutions for real-time, distributed, and big data analytical applications. Prior to Tokopedia, Youssef held technical and leadership positions with Google, Gogo, Orbitz, Vibes Media and Classified Ventures, building robust big data systems. Mr Ouyhya holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Information Systems from l’École Supérieure de Gestion and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

David Burke, Managing Director

PT Visi Media Asia Tbk

David is the Partner and Founder of PT Wellington Capital Advisory. He is concurrently serving as Managing Director of PT Visi Media Asia Tbk. (IDX: VIVA), a leading media convergence company, and Chief Operating Officer of TVONE the #1 News and Sports channel in Indonesia.

Prior to joining VIVA he was the CEO of PT Komet Infrastruktur Nusantara and Senior Executive Vice President of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (IDX: TLKM) responsible for Strategic Investment and Corporate Planning for the Telkom Group Companies and formerly the COO/Board Director of PT Broadband  Multimedia Tbk (Kabelvision part of The Lippo Group), Indonesia’s largest cable television provider. He is also a current Vice Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia and has been a member since 2008.​

David has been a leading public figure for the strategic development and expansion of the Internet, Data and Mobile Technology in Indonesia over the past 13 years. Educated in England at Shebbear College (Devon) he holds a Degree in Business Economics from LSE, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Kirill Mankovski, Chief Enterprise & SME Officer

XL AXIATA 

Kirill has been heading enterprise business of XL Axiata since October 2017. Prior to that he was serving as Chief Sales Officer and has held other senior management positions in XL Axiata and other operators of Axiata Group. Kirill has a broad experience in IT and Telecommunications, having held senior roles in companies like Samsung, Philips and Siemens. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Judge Business School of Cambridge University (UK).

Sebastian Jammer, Group Head Strategic Partnerships and Deals

XL AXIATA

Sebastian worked in the TMT sector all of his career in different parts of the value chain, spanning from technology vendor, strategy consultant to service provider and network operator. Sebastian joined XL Axiata in 2013 heading corporate strategy and business transformation. Today he is in charge of Strategic Partnerships and Deals where he helps turning the strategies that he used to design into action. Prior to XL Axiata, Sebastian worked at Booz & Co. (now PWC) as a Strategy & Management consultant focused mainly on the TMT sector, at Telkomsel helping them to transform their IT as well as at Alcatel Lucent in charge of managing large Telecom Operator clients.