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Claire Díaz Ortiz, Corporate Social Innovation & Philanthropy, Twitter, Inc.

ClaireDiazOrtizTwitterClaire Diaz Ortiz (née Williams) leads social innovation, philanthropy, and causes at Twitter, where she has worked since 2009.

She is the author of Twitter for Good: Change the World, One Tweet at a Time (August, 2011).

She is a frequent international speaker and is known for developing the TWEET model — a framework to help organizations and individuals best excel on Twitter.

Claire holds an MBA from Oxford University, where she was a Skoll Foundation Scholar for Social Entrepreneurship. She also holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Anthropology from Stanford University.

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Alexander Kleinberg, Head of Platform Partnerships, Asia-Pacific/Japan at Facebook


Arvind Rajan, Managing Director and Vice President of Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) at LinkedIn

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Rupert Daniels, Global Partnerships, Arsenal F.C.

RDanielsArsenalRupert has a wealth of experience at the highest levels of the global sports and entertainment industries and is a specialist in digital strategy and marketing.

In his role at Arsenal FC Rupert is responsible for developing content driven Global Partnerships across multiple industry sectors - with a special focus on integrated digital technologies and telecommunications to engage Arsenal’s 150 million global fans.

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Alfred Tay, Social Media and Interactive Manager, Asia Pacific Breweries


Reynold D'Silva, Global Brand Marketing Manager, Unilever

Reynold_DSilva_Unilever Making women all over the world look and feel beautiful. Reynold is responsible for global brand strategy, innovation, advertising and communication development for the core product range of Pond's Unilever's leading beauty and face brand. He has been responsible for a range of global brand campaigns from straight forward functional ads to intregrated campaigns with retail theatre, digital engagement and PR. He has led global and regional brand innovation for skin care and home care brands.

Enrique Pinilla, Digital Marketing and Operations Professional, 3M


Tak Miyata, Executive Office of Alliance, Mixi


Daniel Heaf, Digital Director, BBC

DanHeafBBCDan Heaf is EVP Digital, BBC Worldwide, and sits on the company’s Executive Committee.

Heaf is responsible for the company’s digital strategy, financial targets and co-ordinates an international portfolio of digital businesses. Additionally, Heaf is responsible for seeking out and executing on new digital growth initiatives.

Heaf began his digital career founding and running a successful start-up. Since then he’s worked for Time Out, AOL and BBC Radio as well as heading up UK broadcaster Channel 4’s corporate venture fund, 4IP.

Tina DiCicco, Regional Manager, Asia Australasia Brand PR and Communications IHG InterContinental Hotels Group

tina_IHG_Tina Di Cicco has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, branding and communications, working in senior roles across the airline, hospitality and IT industries. She began her career in advertising and PR with Grey and Hill and Knowlton, before leading marketing and PR at Lufthansa Airlines. At the height of Internet growth, Mrs Di Cicco co-founded IT and travel solutions pioneer and a major player of era, I-Quest Corporation. She led the company’s development of Asia and Europe’s first web-based exchange for the U$250 Billion Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) industry. She also led the marketing, on-line travel booking and alliances for the award-winning business travel portal, Worldroom. 

Mrs. Di Cicco was head of marketing and a founding team member of Viva Macau Airlines prior to joining the InterContinental in Hong Kong as its Director of Communications. 

Mrs Di Cicco currently leads Brand PR and Communications for Asia Australasia at the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms, the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).

Ken Lim, SG Country Manager, Habbo Hotel


Mr Ken Lim joined Sulake in October 2004, initally launching Sulake's Singapore subsidiary, then subsequently expanding sales to Malaysia and the Philippines.  In his role as Country Manager, Mr. Lim manages marketing partnerships for brands interested in engaging Gen-Z teens.

Geoffrey Keele, Communication Specialist, East Asia and Pacific Regional Office, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)


Gwendolyn Regina Tan, Co-Founder,

GwenTanSGEApart from SGE, Gwen is also a Partner at Thymos Capital, where she focuses on early stage investments in technology firms. She has had two exits out of her investments via the firm, one of which is iHipo. A frequent judge for business competitions both locally and overseas, she graduated from the National University of Singapore. Gwen also spent some time in Silicon Valley and studied in Stanford University under the NUS Overseas College programme. Gwen is a mentor at Spanish incubator Tetuan Valley, Polish incubator Gamma Rebels, the Singapore Ambassador for the Sandbox network and the Singapore curator for StartupDigest. She enjoys languages, travelling, dance and adventure sports. Gwen can be found on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Joleen Soo, Manager, E-Commerce & Business Development, LUXE City Guides


Olivier Legrand, General Manager, APAC, The Wall Street Journal Digital Network

OlivierLegrandWSJA2Olivier Legrand is General Manager, Asia, The Wall Street Journal Digital Network.  He is responsible for leading The Wall Street Journal’s digital initiatives across the region, including the development and launch of mobile and tablet applications as well as the Journal’s online and social networking platforms.

Mr. Legrand joined The Wall Street Journal in Asia in November 2005 as Circulation Marketing Director.  He later served as Director of Marketing in Asia with responsibility for marketing and advertising initiatives for The Wall Street Journal's Asia franchise, spanning both print and online.

Prior to joining the Journal, Mr. Legrand served as chief executive officer of Creasia Marketing House in Hong Kong.  From 1998 to 2004, he was marketing director-online brokerage of Cortal Consors/BNP Paribas Group in Paris.  He received a master's degree from the Paris Graduate School of Management (ESG).

Siddhartha Singh, Director, Interaction @ Team P&G , MediaCom


Mike Ang, President, ATiS


Vincent Lauria, Co-Founder,

VincentLauriaLeforaVinnie Lauria co-founded in San Francisco, a forum hosting service for communities on the web. In less than 3 years, Lefora grew to over 100,000 communities and was acquired by CrowdGather, Inc. Vinnie also started the Silicon Valley NewTech meetup and grew it to over 7,000 members, with hundreds of startups demoing and launching their product at the monthly events. Earlier in his career, Vinnie helped shape how IBM was approaching social software as an emerging and disruptive technology. He recently organized the first SuperHappyDevHouse in Asia and is currently a Mentor at the Founder's Institute.  He can be contacted at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Wendy Hogan, Vice President & Managing Director, CBS Interactive Asia Pacific

WendyHoganCBSInteractiveWendy Hogan is VP and Managing Director for CBS Interactive Asia Pacific.

Having headed CBS Interactive Australia for ten years, CBS Interactive VP and Managing Director, Wendy Hogan new role now encompasses ASEAN and India, demonstrating CBS Interactive's strength and confidence in Asia’s digital media market.
CBS Interactive is the seventh largest Internet property worldwide, reaching over 200m people every month.
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Ram Menon, Executive Vice President, TIBCO Software Inc

RamMenontibbrMr. Menon brings award-winning marketing and engineering expertise to his role as TIBCO's executive vice president, where he is responsible for product marketing and strategy, corporate communications, field marketing, and customer and partner enablement. 

His laser focus on executing innovative and impactful initiatives has allowed marketing to play a pivotal role in defining product offerings, strengthening TIBCO's brand, increasing revenue, and driving conversations among customers and prospects through the early establishment of community platforms.  This strategy is evidenced in his responsibility for leading the development of the company’s latest workplace communication tool – tibbr. 
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Sirina Sisombat, Head of Sales Asia Pacific, Haiku


Thomas Crampton, Asia-Pacific Director, 360 Digital Influence, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide

Thomas_CramptonAs Asia-Pacific director of 360 Digital Influence for Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, Thomas Crampton heads a team stretching across 23 cities in 15 Asian territories that helps companies conceive, develop and execute strategies in Social Media.

Prior to joining Ogilvy, Mr. Crampton spent 18 years as a globetrotting newspaper correspondent, mainly for the International Herald Tribune and The New York Times, reporting from five continents and dozens of countries.

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Christina Lim, Director Brand Marketing, NTUC FairPrice

Christina_Lim_FairpriceChristina drives the branding and retail marketing strategies for its various retail banners – the main supermarket brand (FairPrice), gourmet banner (FairPrice Finest), hypermarket (FairPrice Xtra), convenience store (Cheers and FairPrice Xpress) and FairPrice Online.

Christina is responsible for building brand distinction for each of the retail banners and establishing new customer engagement platforms that cultivate stronger customer following.
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Taipida Moodhitaporn, Digital Project Manager, Oxfam

TaipidaOxfamTaipida Moodhitaporn is a Digital Project Manager for Oxfam Great Britain where she is responsible for creative and innovative ways of using digital technology for
programme development, humanitarian and advocacy across the globe. Currently, she is working on capacity building, communication & sharing information and mobile pilots. She has also worked with 360 Digital Influence for Ogilvy Public Relations
Worldwide to create a social media strategy for GROW campaign in Philippines.

Prior to working with Oxfam, she was a consultant for Ernst and Young in Chicago. And a Design lecturer at Silpakorn University - one of the leading art and design universities in Thailand. She holds a MFA in Art and Technology from The School of the Art Institute of
Chicago, BFA in Visual Communication and BA in Business Administration.

Jakob Lykkegaard, Co-Founder, Pagemodo

JaobLykkegaardJakob Lykkegaard is a young entrepreneur from Denmark. When he was 21, he decided to skip a very good job at SPAMfighter and business university to chase the good life in Thailand. In Thailand, he co-founded, an online service to create custom Facebook Pages. More than 80,000 businesses used Pagemodo in only six months. Pagemodo has been featured on Techcrunch and elsewhere for being the first proper pagebuilder in the market. acquired Pagemodo in Jan 2011, so Pagemodo is now part of the major venture-backed website builder serving over 50 million small businesses. Jakob is still in a leading role at Pagemodo and keeping a finger on everything that moves on social media. Jakob is also passionate about the property market and investing in properties and Thailand based startups on the sideline. He sees Asia as the new tech hotbed.

Isaac Tay, Co-Founder, Table55

IsaacTayTable55Isaac had spent four years designing, building and coding systems for major financial institutions. His last position was as the technical lead at a Singapore IT firm. Now, he is recovering from enterprise outsourcing hell by coding with Ruby and Python to build applications that help brands create campaigns to engage their fans.  He plays football and is eagerly waiting the day he can support Singapore at the World Cup.
Isaac had spent four years designing, building and coding systems for major financial institutions. His last position was as the technical lead at a Singapore IT firm. Now, he is recovering from enterprise outsourcing hell by coding with Ruby and Python to build applications that help brands create campaigns to engage their fans.  He plays football and is eagerly waiting the day he can support Singapore at the World Cup.

DING Zejun, Marketing, ApeBusiness is a platform for business owners to create their webstore for free.  Since joining in 2010, Zejun has challenged different roles in the company including Sales, Business Development and Marketing. These experiences made her realize that traditional marketing does not work as effectively as before!

Hence she drove to be involved in social media and the results have been rewarding. She would be happy to share her experiences, and looks forward to learning more from this forum.

Steven Goh, Chief Executive Officer & Co Founder, mig33

StevenGohmig33Steven is well experienced in developing and delivering successful Internet services for consumers, having first founded Australia’s first online stock brokerage company Sanford Securities Limited, prior to co-founding mig33. Steven is recognized as an authority on contemporary IT issues, with extensive private and public board experience, has served as a keynote speaker and panelists conferences throughout U.S. Australia and Asia. Steven received both a Bachelor of Commerce and an MBA from the University of Western Australia.

Gerald Ang, Head of Digital Marketing, BlackBerry

GeraldAngRIMGerald Ang holds the position of Head of Digital Marketing, Asia Pacific at Research In Motion (RIM). In this role, Gerald and his team drive engagement, loyalty and advocacy for BlackBerry in Asia’s key social forums. Over the past 12months, over 2 million people have become BlackBerry fans on various the most popular social networking sites, including one million people ‘liking’ the BlackBerry Indonesia Facebook page. Under Gerald’s guidance the team has won numbers industry accolades and awards, including: #1 social media fan page in India in the smartphone category, and awarded top 5 smartphone Facebook fan page in 2010 by Computer Today in Thailand.

Before joining RIM, Gerald worked at Green Dot Media and NCS in various digital and marketing roles. In his spare time, Gerald is an avid triathlete.

Twitter: @Geraldang

Rohit Dadwal, Managing Director, APAC Branch, MMA

RohitDadwalMMARohit Dadwal is the Managing Director of the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) Asia Pacific Limited. Rohit oversees the MMA’s activities in Asia Pacific, managing the operations out of its regional headquarters in Singapore.

Rohit has extensive expertise in the economics of mobile, direct and digital marketing, consumer privacy and the government regulation of markets. A highly visible industry advocate with over 17 years of experience in the internet, digital and mobile spheres, Rohit has been instrumental in the MMA’s growth in the region, forging relationships with industry leaders and key stakeholders, and positioning MMA as the authoritative global voice in the mobile marketing and advertising industry.

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Nick Seckold, Head of Digital, Asia Pacific, Mindshare


Robbie Hills, Head of Rich Media for Google in Japan & Asia Pacific


Paul Papadimitriou, VP & Principal Analyst, Constellation Research

PaulPapadimitrouAs a independent consultant and as VP & Principal Analyst of Constellation Research, Paul Papadimitriou delivers intelligence on online media, its impact on how brands & individuals communicate and the ongoing redefinition of social norms through new technologies. He speaks to companies, business executives and public audiences alike, helping them seize the opportunities of the new media engagement & digital influence, bringing more than ten years of experience as a lobbyist and business consultant.

Aside from contributing to Japan technology insights blogs Mobile in Japan & Asiajin, Paul organizes the Tokyo 2.0 events and helps the Internet Summit in the Philippines & Geeks On A Plane. He advises startups, on his own in Asia and as a mentor for the Tetuan Valley accelerator program in Spain. Prior to his tenure as a lobbyist, where he dealt with more than 600 clients from the automotive, hospitality, construction or travel industries, he served in marketing and project management positions at Reuters, SCTC or uB-mobile.

Jen Ng, Co-founder,

Jen_Ng_Co-founder_www.bagspace.sgSecretly harboring hopes that one day she could have her own business and having seen how new social channels have changed the way brands reach out to consumers, Jen co-started (web store selling ladies’ handbags, target group aged 18-35) and enjoys punishing herself by taking on almost every aspect of running the store from crafting promotional ideas, product sourcing, writing product copy, to engaging with her customers online. People think the best part of having her own online store is never carrying the same bag twice or never running out of money again (both of which have not happened to her yet), but what she really loves is spreading her pride and passion one "Like" at a time.

Having seen how brands of all sizes can benefit from social channels, Jen holds a day job as a social media consultant and spends her time helping clients execute their social strategies.

Aneace Haddad, Founder, Taggo

AneaceHaddadTaggomeAneace Haddad has been in the payments industry for 25 years. He has launched several start-ups and is the author of two payment strategy books and numerous articles. Aneace has just launched Taggo, a Singapore based start-up that brings Facebook fan recognition to the point of sale, linked to credit, debit, transit and loyalty cards. He is a frequent speaker at conferences around the world and occasionally runs an innovation and entrepreneurship workshop for MBA students, where he shares his mistakes and pains and provides guidance to aspiring entrepreneurs. Aneace has lived and worked across the US, Europe, the Middle-East and Asia and speaks several languages.

Damien Cummings, Online and Social Media Director, Dell

Damien_Cummings_DellDamien has over 15 years experience in the digital industry, covering all aspects of online marketing, e-commerce and social media.Damien currently works in a dual role at Dell as the Online & Social Media Director in the Consumer & SMB team.

Prior to this, Damien worked at Ogilvy & Mather Singapore, as General Manager of Soho Square (Ogilvy’s conflict agency) and as General Manager of Neo@Ogilvy (Ogilvy’s digital media team). Damien has also worked at leading companies such as Citibank, Coca-Cola, NRMA and McKinsey & Company.and his Twitter profile is @damiencummings

Mandeep Grover, Regional Marketing Director, APAC, Johnson & Johnson Medical

MandeepGroverJNJRegional Marketing Director-Asia-Pacific, Johnson & Johnson Medical

Mandeep has over 11 years experience of building brands with blue-chip organizations like Johnson & Johnson & Pfizer.

After spending 7 years at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care in Singapore & Australia, Mandeep was recently promoted to head regional marketing for Acclarent, a division of Johnson & Johnson Medical engaged in the development & manufacture of cutting edge technology for minimally-invasive surgery.

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Alex Toh, President. Mobile Alliance Singapore

AlexTohMobileAllianceAlex Toh has been active contributor in the local ICT scene, being the President of Mobile Alliance, an association whose mission is to foster a vibrant mobile ecosystem in Singapore, Alex is also on the Executive Committee of Singapore Inforcomm Technology Federation (SITF's) Wireless Chapter. Apart from assisting in being the voice of the local ICT industry, Alex also serves as a mentor to the federation's SMP (SITF Mentorship Program) where he mentors start ups in the program. Alex is also an angel investor of several promising technological start ups playing an active role in each of them and is currently in the midst of setting up a business accelerator.

Alex graduated from National University Of Singapore, School of Computing, he started his entreprenuerial journey while skipping Java programing lectures, choosing instead to start his own VRML startup providing internet users the ability to design their homes online in 3D, selling it off in 2001 to private investors. In 2002, he started Deca Solutions, a software house which developed Enterprise Resource Planning systems, targeting mid-size enterprises.

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Nico Abbruzzese, Head of Digital Asia Pacific, Maxus

NicoAbbruzzeseMaxusNico comes from a background in design and digital since its early days and has been working in the online arena for over 14 years.

In this time frame he has accumulated a solid brand marketing and advertising experience working for global networks such as Y&R, JWT and Ogilvy.

Recently founded and directed the Digital Strategic Marketing consulting group Kineo for STW communications Australia.
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Adrian Ng, Director, Codigo Pte Ltd


Craig White, President of Global Operations at MOL Global and Friendster

Craig_White Criag White is the President of Global Operations at MOL Global. The former CEO of Naspers/MIH Southeast Asia has more than 20 years of global leadership experience in the Internet and technology sectors. During his tenure at Naspers/MIH Southeast Asia, Craig was responsible for several of the Naspers’ invested Internet and media companies including BuzzCity, ibibo,, Multiply, among others.

Craig was with Naspers/MIH Southeast Asia since 1998 and served as its CEO for its Southeast Asian region from 2008. Before joining Naspers in Singapore, Craig was based in Thailand and was the president for M-Web Thailand/Sanook Online and the managing director for Thailand’s KSC Commercial Internet.

He began his career in South Africa at Telkom SA and Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group. He also held a variety of management positions with other technology companies including Aztec Information Management and ATIO Corp.

Sri Safitri, Senior Manager Marketing, Telekomunikasi Indonesia

SriSafitriTelkomSri is a marketing and service alliance exec with broad experience in Marketing, sales and operational. Having an extensive skills in Negotiating, Selling and Internet Networking. Focus on enriching contents, online marketing, social media, and building marketing communities. Interested in educating teachers and women on ICT as well writing on Music and ICT solution for retail and enterprises.

Willis Wee, Co-Founder, Penn Olson

WillisWeePennOlsonThe founder of Penn Olson and an entrepreneur since the age of 19. Willis' first business was an educational center which he ran for 5 years and recently sold.

He also has experience in both traditional and digital advertising, much thanks to his mentors at DDB Singapore . He enjoys roller skating, coffee, late night outings, and just staring into blank space.

Company profile: Founded in July 2009, Penn Olson provides you with tech and business content focusing on Asia - China, India, Indonesian and Japan. Well, basically building a "TechCrunch" for Asia, promoting Asian technology .

Why Penn Olson? Starting the blog with just a few people was tough, so when we considered a name, we liked the idea of having some mythical partners to guide us on our journey. We created Penn-Olson, because blogging is essentially 'penning ones thoughts' and 'Olson' was a somewhat arbitrary addition, but it sounded (like) awesome.

Bernard Leong, Co-founder & CTO, Chalkboard


Kamil Grondys, Software Engineer, Samsung Electronics

KamilGrondysSamsungAs a Project Leader of bada Evangelism in Poland, Kamil is responsible for the development and evangelizing across the region. As part of his duties Kamil gives an bada lectures on top Polish technical universities, and conducting bada internship program.

Kamil joined Samsung in July 2009 as Junior Software Engineer. Initially he worked as software developer and technical support engineer for Widgets Service and Samsung Linux Platform.

Before Samsung, Kamil worked for 2 years in Information Technology and Services industry.

He received his master's degree back in 2008 from Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science of Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa.

Farid Maruf, Country Technology Manager, Grameen Foundation

FaridMarufGrameenFoundationFarid Maruf, Country Technology Manager, Grameen Foundation. In 2007, after a career in ICT spanning 25 years in private sector, Farid decided to give back to the community and  leverage his knowledge and expertise on behalf of solutions for the poor. Since then he has managed projects with USAID, AusAID, and the World Bank, and now with the Grameen Foundation, focused on poverty alleviation through combining the power of micro-finance and technology. Farid currently directs the Grameen Foundation's AppLab Indonesia.  This unique partnership is creating and delivering mobile livelihood applications enabling the poor to become micro-entrepreneurs using mobile technologies and microfinance loans. Recently this project received worldwide recognition as the 'Global Telecom Business 2011' award for Most Innovative Mobile Application.

Previously, Farid designed and managed ICT solutions for wide variety of public and private sector organizations..  His career in ICT includes operational positions as programmer, system analyst, project manager, CIO , and culminated in his role as strategic advisor to the Board for a prominent telecommunications company in Jakarta. He managed numerous projects outside of Indonesia, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and the US.. He earned his BS degree in economics from University of Gadjah Mada and an MBA in Finance from National University.

Derek Tan, Head Business Development APAC, Cooliris

DerekTanCoolirisDerek is a technologist/filmmaker, and loves everything media and technology. He currently runs business development in APAC for Cooliris in Singapore. Cooliris has a new social app and service for mobile/web, LiveShare, that aims to revolutionize the way consumers communicate and share contextually. Cooliris is a Kleiner funded consumer company, based out of Palo Alto, developing delightful and monetizable consumer experiences for mobile devices.

Jonas De Los Reyes, Community Manager and Social Media Strategist, Yahoo

Jonas_De_Los_Reyes_Yahoo Southeast Asia Lead Community Manager, Social Media Sidekick, Superman Fan, Coffee Lover

Steve Hibberd, Co-Founder & Director,Tiger Pistol

SteveHibberdTigerSteve is one of the Asia Pacific region's leaders in the use of smart technology to engage and influence the behaviours of people. He's a student of the evolution of social networking platforms, and is particularly passionate about making it easier for brands migrate to connecting and engaging their people in new ways.

Over the last ten years, Steve has launched two companies, the first being Accumulate, an employee, channel and customer loyalty company that he sold to Wishlist Holdings Ltd. (majority owned by venture capital firms JP Morgan & Allen & Buckeridge) in 2004.
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Ken Mandel, Chairman, IAB Singapore

kenmandeliab Ken is an industry veteran in the digital advertising arena and founded the boutique accelerator, Jam Ventures, after resigning his
post as Regional Vice President of Advertising Sales and Marketplace for Yahoo! Asia Pacific. He joined Yahoo! in January 2008 as Regional Vice President & Managing Director of SE Asia and was tasked with establishing the internet giant there. He would eventually open four  new markets in less than two years. Before that Ken held regional
leadership roles with WPP where he served as CEO of XM Asia Pacific, CEO of Neo@Ogilvy and Vice President of OgilvyOne Asia Pacific.

Wherever Ken went his impact was quickly felt. Over a 6-year period at XM, he maintained it as one of the region's leading digital agencies and grew it to become even more successful. While at Neo@Ogilvy, Ken again created a regional force by growing the digital media network from nothing to over 200 people in just 16 months. He also helped lead
OgilvyOne to two consecutive Regional Agency of the Year titles and was the founder of the multi award winning Ogilvy Dogital Innovation Lab responsible for break through mobile marketing innovations for American Express, Diageo, and Nokia Mobile Phones.Ken completed his Asia-Pacific Management Post-Baccalaureate Program
at Capilano College, Vancouver, Canada and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Psychology from McGill University in Montreal.

A  digital media veteran and frequent industry spokesperson, he currently serves as the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Chairman Singapore,  SE Asia Chapter and is a board member of the Mobile Marketing
Association Asia Pacific after previously serving as the founding Vice Chairman. Ken is also a Board Council Member of Design Singapore under  the Ministry of Information, Communications & the Arts (MICA) and was recently appointed Chairman of the Digital Advertising Alliance  Singapore (DAA), an initiative of the Media Development Authority of
Singapore (MDA). Ken, along with his wife, Thet, and two young sons have been residents of Singapore for the past 12 years and consider it home.

Simon Kemp, Managing Director, We Are Social, Singapore


As Managing Director of We Are Social in Singapore, Simon Kemp helps brands throughout Asia to listen, understand, and engage in conversations in social media.

We Are Social is one of the world's most admired social marketing agencies, with offices in 7 cities around the world, and clients including Coca-Cola, Unilever, Microsoft, Nestlé, Skype, Heinz, and British Airways.


Prior to joining We Are Social, Simon was an Engagement Planner with BBH, where he developed social marketing activities for a number of leading brands, including Chupa Chups and Unilever's Axe. Simon can be found across most of the social web as 'eskimon'.  We Are Social website:  Personal website:


Gerard Ward, Online Editor, TimeOut Singapore

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Alan Chan, Director, SBA Mobile

SBAMobileAlan Chan is the Director of SBA Mobile Solutions LLP (Unique Entity Number T08LL0322L) since March 2008 and has been responsible for developing fun game ideas for more than 10 projects (some co-shared with big companies such as Singapore Press Holdings

In 2011, our collaboration with Common Extract LLP bore fruits with a bible-centric game: Noah’s Ark – The Memory Game (currently selling at 50% discount!). We recently launched the Korean Language version of Noah’s Ark during the WIS2011!

Based on our positive game development track record, SONY Entertainment meets with us on a regular basis as we are 1st company in 2011 to be given the PlayStation development kit to develop games using the Phyre Engine.

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Robin Grant, Managing Director, we are social


Chakrapani GK, Director, Mobile Financial Services, Nokia


Rajiv Kumar, CEO and Founder, RockeTalk Inc

RajivKumarRockeTalkRajiv Kumar is the Founder and Chief Operating Officer of RockeTalk, India’s leading and biggest mobile social network. 

Mr. Kumar’s articulated, strategized, designed and launched RockeTalk the revolutionary product in the genre of mobile technology domain in early 2008. He is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in raising capital and forming strategic partnerships for young operating companies; and has always been associated with path-breaking technologies. Rajiv Kumar is one of the founders of the Bluetooth Technology with three patents on Bluetooth registered in his name.
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Alvin Yap, Founder, TMGamer (The Mobile Gamer)

AlvinYapTMGAlvin is founder of TMGAMER, a leading mobile social games company based in Singapore. TMGAMER partners with platforms like mig33, mozat and operators to bring social gaming to the hands of SEA mobile users. Alvin also has experience in distribution and market development of mobile services in various markets including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and many others.

Jon Petersen, Co-founder, buUuk


Winston Goh, Product Marketing Manager, Samsung Asia Pte Ltd

Winston_GohWinston has accumulated 16 years of experience in varied fields involving consumer electronics, ranging from channel sales & marketing to journalism to product marketing. A strategic thinker, excellent communicator and firm believer in results-oriented performance, Winston has exercised all these qualities in his current role in Samsung Mobile to drive sales performance and market share to new highs despite a highly competitive landscape.

Carey Wee, CMO, AsiaGIS

CareyWeeAGISEnjoy Giving and Sharing. “The Market System brings prosperity to those who satisfy the desires of others in the best and least expensive way”.

Personal Milestones and Public Recognitions in the recent years:
- Technology Director for “National Technology University Run Round Singapore 218km” conducted in Feb 2010
- Chairman of the Organizing Committee for “Death Valley Run in USA 2007”
- Operational Director for “Dragon Boat Round Singapore in 2007” President Charity 2007
- Technology Consultant for Cycling Event in Indonesia “Dji Sam Soe Tour d’ Indonesia 2006 (International Competitive Cycling from Jkt to Bali)
- Operational Director for Run Round Singapore 168km organized by NTU in 2006

Roger Chen, VP, FarEasTone, Taiwan


Thye Yeow, Bok, ISV Developer Evangelist, Microsoft

BokMicrosoftThye Yeow, Bok is an ISV Partner Developer Evangelist at Microsoft with years of software development experience in various different industries such as banking and finance, media and digital advertising and mobile application development.
During his free time, he develops applications for Windows Phone 7 and is also having fun with HTML5, Kinect and Adruino

Follow him at @thyeyeowbok on twitter or visit his facebook page facebook/thyeyeowbok

Eric Koh, CTO, JobsCentral Group

EricKohJobsCentralEric is the CTO of JobsCentral Group, a CareerBuilder company. He is directly responsible for all technical areas including development, innovation, online marketing, datacenter operations, project management, recruitment, training as well as overall business strategy.

Having over a decade of experience in the IT and online startup space, Eric is also currently vested and mentoring several tech startups in the online digital media space.

Eric holds a MSc in Computing from the National University of Singapore.

Elvin Tan, Head of Asia, Rdio

ElvinTanRdioElvin Tan is currently Head of Asia at Rdio Inc, and manages all aspects of launching Rdio in Asia. Tan was previously the Head of Business Development for Scoreloop Asia, now a company of Research In Motion. Tan was responsible for Scoreloop's partnerships with mobile operators, handset manufacturers, web and mobile content partners across Asia.

Previously, Tan was VP of Marketing and Business Development at AccessMedia Solutions, responsible for global business growth since its inception. Based in Beijing, Tan was instrumental in launching mobile music subscription services with notable mobile operators in Hong Kong, China, and Russia. AccessMedia was subsequently acquired by Access Co. Japan (TYO: 4813).

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JK Menon, Director & VP of Sales, SG Interactive Pte Ltd

JKMenonSGIntJK Menon is one of the Director as well as the VP of Sales of SG Interactive Pte. Ltd , Singapore. SG Interactive Pte Ltd. is an Mobile Apps Development Company is one of a kind company that specialized in LBS and payment based applications based out of Singapore and focused on Asian Markets. JK's initiative is to cultivate and harvest the Mobile Apps Market Developing in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand. He enjoy the exclusive responsibility to develop and implement strategies to sell mobile apps and port current B2B and B2C web based technology user group to step on mobile space. His main aim is to grow business for SGI and respond to changing market dynamics by creating new revenue opportunities.
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Conrad Labonte, Head of Network Solutions for Asia Pacific, Andrew Solutions

ConradLabonteCommscopeMr. Labonte is currently Director of APAC Business Development for Mobile and IP location solutions at CommScope.  He advises telecom carriers on technology and business issues, validated using business case modelling. He has over 20 years of Asian telecom expertise in wireless solutions and telecom applications including IMS, NGN, VoIP, Real time Charging, & middleware.  He has experience in product management and development for bringing solutions to carriers in Europe, Australia, Asia, the Pacific, and Canada.
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Miguel Bernas, Director of Digital Marketing, SingTel


Sarim Aziz, Head of Developer Relations Asia, BlackBerry

SarimAzizRIMSarim Aziz is the Team Lead for Research In Motion's Developer Relations team in Asia. The RIM Developer Relations team supports the application development efforts for ISVs and developers around the world, helping to bring consumer and enterprise solutions to the BlackBerry Platform. Sarim joined RIM in 2004 and with over 7 years of experience in the mobile application industry, he lives and breathes mobile technologies, and truly believes a mobile app can solve any problem!

Sarim's background consists of a degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering, and his specialist areas include: multimedia, performance, optimization, and what it takes to make a Super app!

James M. Lamberti, VP of Global Research & Marketing, InMobi

JamesLambertiInMobiJames joined InMobi in January of 2010 as head of global research and marketing. As a 20-year veteran of research, analytics, and digital marketing, James will help drive InMobi’s product and brand position as a global, independent thought leader focusing on performance oriented analytics and research.

Before joining InMobi, James honed his professional skills with Topspin, comScore,, The Clorox Company, and Information Resources learning all facets of marketing research, marketing, product development, and data analytics. In his recent position as Senior Vice President with comScore, James spent 7 years leading the development of the firm’s qSearch™, Video Metrix™ and Ad Effectiveness capabilities into industry leading data and analytics tool widely used by hundreds of clients around the globe.

James is now regarded as one of the industries authorities on digital marketing broadly and has been quoted by leading US and UK news organizations such as the LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, NPR, BBC, and Wall Street Journal to name a few.

Jayesh Easwaramony, Vice President, ICT Practice, Asia Pacific, Frost & Sullivan

JayeshEaswaramonyFSJayesh Easwaramony is a Vice President at Frost & Sullivan’s Asia Pacific ICT Practice. He drives business development for the company’s consulting business and spearheads the telecom research team in Asia Pacific.

Jayesh’s expertise lies in developing business strategies for new services in the telecom, media and technology sectors, as well as preparing investment and implementation plans for new launches. His noteworthy projects include:
• Created the IPTV strategy for a leading telecom company in Malaysia
• Formulated competitive strategy for a leading Indonesian mobile operator
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Stephanie Gan, APAC Regional Manager for Advertising and Digital Programs, Intel

StephanieGanIntelStephanie Gan is Intel’s Asia Pacific Regional Manager of Advertising and Digital Programs. She has been in the marketing industry for over 15 years, and is responsible for the development and implementation of the Intel’s above the line advertising strategies across 13 countries, with a focus on digital. Her most recent successful projects include interactive YouTube thriller The Escape and Intel’s breakthrough social media visualisation, The Museum of Me. Stephanie also oversees Intel’s media planning strategies and evaluation of measurement/data analytics in the region

Intel will be presenting a case-study in the Social Media World Forum main conference programme about the 'Museum of Me' facebook app.

Yasser Ismail, Head of Business Development, Media Pop

Yasser_Ismail_MediaPopYasser has over 5 years experience in the marketing industry, specialising mainly in digital and social media. Yasser currently works as Head Of Business Development and Sales at Mediapop. He has worked with brands across the Asia Pacific region such as Nando's, Fish & Co, F&N, Singhealth and a number of the regional marketing, PR and digital agencies as partners.
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Andrew Berti, Partner, Appstudioz & Geodiction

AndrewBertiAppstudioAppStudioz overview:
India's one of the top 5 companies in Mobile Application Development
Over 250+ Apps developed for iPhone, BlackBerry & Android
Having own Apps on Appstore & Android Market place with 5,00,000 Downloads
40+ Experienced Mobile App Developers and Creative App Designers
100+ Satisfied Clients (Clients like: Fiat, ESPN, Orra, Samsung)

Nitin Acharekar, Marketing Manager, Cisco


Colin Miles, Chairman, MEF Asia

ColinMilesMEFColin is co founder of i-POP, a Mobile Service Provider with direct offices (and 45 staff) across Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam, He has worked on expanding regional mobile entertainment and billing services for seven years. His focus has been the development of viable revenue generating premium content services for the region's largest broadcasters namely ESPN STAR Sports, MTV Asia and BloombergTV amongst others.
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Ronit Ben Sheffer, Manager, Product Marketing, Revenue Management Products & Solutions, Amdocs

RonitBenShefferAmdocsWith extensive experience in product marketing and strategy management for leading companies in the telecommunication industry—including Comverse, Alvarion and Verint—Ronit is currently responsible for defining the business strategy and product direction for Amdocs’ revenue management products and solutions—which span the areas of billing & charging and partner relationship & settlement.

Ronit holds both an MBA and a B.Sc in Industrial Engineering & Economics  from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

Patrick Linden, Co-Founder,


GP Singh, Director, Group Strategy, Singtel


Simone Brunozzi, Technology Evangelist for Asia Pacific (APAC), Amazon Web Services

SimonBrunozziAmazonSimone Brunozzi is a truly passionate technologist, involved in IT and computing since an early age.

He joined in March 2008 in the role of Amazon Web Services Technology Evangelist for Europe, to raise awareness about Cloud Computing and help developers build applications.
In January 2010 he relocated to Singapore, becoming the first AWS Technology Evangelist for the APAC region.

Since 2008, Simone has been a very popular speaker in Europe, United States, Asia and Oceania, speaking at more than 260 events (and collecting a huge amount of airline miles).
Simone is regularly invited as a speaker to mayor conferences all around the world. For inquiries, feel free to contact him.

Sandeep Chellappen, Co-founder and Director, MB9

SandeepChellappenMB9MB9 is a Singapore based Software Development Company.MB9 products include award winning Enterprise Cloud Solutions.MB9 is a leader in enterprise mobile application development and our Mobile, Cloud and Enterprise solutions used by local companies & MNCs. At MB9, Sandeep is reponsible for business development and client relations. Before co-founding MB9, Sandeep held technical leadership positions in ST Ericsson, Philips and Wipro Technologies.

Jörg Krahnert, APAC MD, Netbiscuits is the Director of Business Development for the APAC region and as such responsible for developing the Asia Pacific market for Netbiscuits. In this role, Joerg overseas the strategy
development for the group’s Asian endeavours as well as the operational sales activities.
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Leong Hean Hong, Code Android

HongLeongHeanCodeAndroidHean Hong has graduated from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) with a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science with (2nd Class) Honor. Upon graduation, he has been working in CNET as a software engineer. His job scope includes development and maintenance of large Content Management System (CMS) for several countries (Southeast Asia, Japan, French, and UK). Multi-talented, Hean Hong is familiar with web, server and mobile development, and has developed applications on iPhone and Android. He is also one of the key pillars behind CodeAndroid Malaysia, and has outreached to developers in many technology and developer events. At Stream Media, he is in charge of managing projects and overseeing the whole project delivery.

Ashwin Venkatraman, Director and Head of Global Sales, SmartPay, InMobi

AshwinVenkatramanInMobiAshwin is responsible for driving the global sales strategy and execution for InMobi's mobile payments offering. Over the last eight years, he has worked in diverse roles across Software Engineering and Delivery, Enterprise Sales and Business Development.  He was most recently with Google where he handled roles across advertising sales, managing publisher relationships and launching the distribution business for Google India.  Ashwin holds an Engineering degree in electronics and a Masters in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management.

Kelly Choo Co-Founder & Business Development Director, Brandtology

KellyChooMr. Kelly Choo is driven by his passion about social media and its impact on how it affects brands and the everyday user on the Internet. His interest in technology and utilizing it for marketing and branding purposes has lead him to be constantly on the cutting edge of matching business needs with Internet innovation.

Kelly first dabbled into the early forms of Internet interactions and commerce through his Diploma from Ngee Ann Polytechnic and an Honors Degree in Computing (e-Commerce) with a minor in Techno-preneurship from the National University of Singapore (NUS).

He was previously involved in co-teaching the 1st Asian Facebook application development course and came from a computer security role in the Singapore Armed Forces. He also worked in the US as an IT consultant while studying in UPenn/Wharton. In his undergraduate years, he was involved with launching two start-ups and now advising a few more.
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Jim Yarbrough, Asia-Pacific Director - Resource Development, Habitat for Humanity International


Manish Ladha, Head of Mobile Services Consumer & Online, Greater Asia Pacific, Microsoft

ManishLadhaMicrosoftManish leads the mobile services business and strategy for Microsoft in the Greater Asia-Pacific region. In this role, he is responsible for the executing Microsoft’s vision of building an engaged and monetizable audience across PC, Web and Mobile.

The Consumer & Online (C&O) division was established in 2008 to represent the consumer voice within Microsoft, at the same time working in close co-operation with a broad network of online & retail partners, mobile operators, advertisers and publishers. In this role Manish endeavors to drive consumer preference for Microsoft’s range of online and mobile services, for both audience engagement and monetization.
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Ashwin Puri, VP Business Development & Managing Director, SE Asia Vuclip


Keeran Janin, Creative Director, Infindo Technology


Glenn Thompson, Country Manager Singapore,

GlennThompsonipropertyGlenn Thompson is the Country Manager for Singapore. With over 10 years of experience in media, including roles as Classified Advertising Director and Commercial Strategy Director at Fairfax Media in Australia prior to joining the iProperty Group, he provides significant online media experience and leadership to Singapore.

Within a year of his leadership in Singapore, has achieved the position as Singapore’s No.1 property website and delivered substantial innovations to both property agents and property buyers. This focus on innovation has resulted in being the first property portal to launch the iPad app in Asia, a fully revamped property website, a mobile-friendly website compatible with all smartphones, property trend widgets, and most recently, the launch of an Android app for consumers seeking properties for sale and rent.

Douglas Gan, Founder & CEO, ShowNearby


Patricia Lalisan, Social Media Guru, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Patricia_Lalisan_Alcatel_Lucent_ Patricia Lalisan is the designated social media guru for Alcatel-Lucent in the Asia-Pacific. She juggles the company’s regional Facebook page, numerous LinkedIn groups, several Twitter accounts, and is active in many other social networking sites.

On the side, she does research on social media trends within various industries, such as hospitality, governance, and more.  A supporter of social enterprises, she co-founded EcoIngenuity Inc., a company in the Philippines that creates sustainable fashion from indigenous local materials.
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Charles Tidswell, CEO, SmartRoam - makers of ChatTime App


Sissel Henriette Larsen, VP, Head of Services in Asia, Telenor Group Corporate Development, Services


Amir Ofek – Regional Client Business Executive, SEA, Amdocs

AmirOfekAmdocsAmir Ofek is a Regional Client Business Executive for South East Asia in Amdocs. Prior to this role Amir served as Director of Management Services at Amdocs working with Amdocs President and CEO and with the Amdocs management to facilitate management activities and cross company initiatives. He joined Amdocs to its Corporate Strategy unit, leading market and competitive analysis. Before joining Amdocs in 2006, Amir worked for Elbit Systems Ltd., starting as IT Process Analyst in the ERP team and later as Director of Business Processes Improvement. Amir holds a BSc. in Industrial Engineering and Management, majoring in Information Systems from the Technion and an MBA from INSEAD.

Aldric Chang, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Swagsoft

AldricChanSwagSoftAldric Chang, a creative entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience in the media industry, is also the Founding Managing Director of the MediaFreaks group – an award winning tech new media and 3d animation studio credited with projects for prominent clients such as Western Digital, Nokia, Hewlett Packard, Discovery, National Geographic, Darlow Smithson Productions, Southern Star Australia, Natural History New Zealand, Pilot Pen, Disney and more.
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Jacqueline Chong - Director of Marketing, TalkBox Limited

JacquelineChongTalkboxMs Jacqueline Chong is the Director of Marketing of TalkBox Limited and Head of Marketing of Green Tomato Limited. She's responsible for developing marketing and communications strategies and promoting both companies to their audience around the world. Ms Jacqueline Chong holds her master's degree from the University of Warwick in Creative and Media Enterprises. She has worked as a copywriter and played sales and marketing roles in and Macmillan Publishers.

Yat Siu, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Outblaze

YatSiuOutblazeYat Siu is the Founder and CEO of Outblaze. He is also a founder and board director of Sanrio Digital, a company that leverages Sanrio intellectual property for use in digital media. In addition, Yat Siu is the Fonero Leader for the Asia region, leading efforts to grow the FON WiFi community and running FON's operations in Hong Kong. Yat serves on the board of directors for TurnOut Ventures, a joint venture between Turner Entertainment and Outblaze Investments. He also serves as a director for the Asian Youth Orchestra.
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Christian Cadeo, Head of Mobile SE Asia, Google

ChristianCadeoGoogleAs Head of Mobile for Google in the SEA region, Christian is responsible for the development and evangelizing of the company's efforts in the SEA market. Christian joined Google through the acquisition of AdMob in May 2010. Prior to joining AdMob in 2009 year, Christian was the Country Sales Manager for Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam at Microsoft’s MSN and Windows Live business, where he was responsible for building the sales team and managing agency relationships. Earlier, Christian spent four years in Los Angeles and San Francisco with major media investment companies Mediaedge:cia, Initiative and Publicis. Christian holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Fullerton college

Kriti Kapoor, Managing Director, AppioLabs

KritiKapoorappiolabsKriti is a senior marketing professional with 15 years of international experience having worked with leading technology companies across Asia Pacific, EMEA and the United States. She has deep experience in developing creative, strategic, results-driven B2B marketing campaigns for emerging and mature markets covering financial planning, demand generation, media relations, corporate branding, executive thought leadership and industry alliances.
Kriti is co-founder and Managing Director of Appio Labs, a corporate mobile apps developer, based in Singapore. Previously, Kriti held various senior marketing roles during her eight years at Dell where her experience spanned product management and marketing targeted at the Small & Medium Business, Public Sector and Corporate customer segments. Most recently, as Director of Solutions Marketing, Kriti led Dell’s industry solution marketing efforts targeting education, healthcare and the government sector across the APJ region.
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Chua Zi Yong, Founder, MoVend

ChuaZiYong_MovendZi Yong is one of the pioneers of the Android developer scene in Southeast Asia, and is the CEO of Stream Media, a company focused on mobile content distribution, whose key interest is helping mobile developers earn money through micro-transactions.

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