As Co-Founder and Group CEO of Catcha Group, Patrick Grove is one of the leading entrepreneurs in the APAC region. He founded and took 5 companies from startup to IPO, recently selling iProperty Group for US$534m, making it one of the largest internet exits in ASEAN history.
He is Co-Founder and Chairman of iflix, the leading SVoD service for emerging markets; Co-Founder and Director of iCar Asia, ASEAN’s No. 1 network of digital automotive portals; and Co-Founder of Frontier Digital Ventures, a leading operator of online classifieds in frontier markets.
Patrick has received numerous international awards, including: Global Leader of Tomorrow and New Asian Leader by the World Economic Forum; Asia’s Best Young Entrepreneur by Bloomberg Business.
Jason Thompson is currently leading Indonesia’s leading payments platform. He is responsible to oversee the business expansion, strategic partnerships and product development at OVO, and lead OVO to drive financial inclusion deeper and serve 260M Indonesians.
Since its inception in 2017, OVO has become the #1 digital payments platform, growing its user base over 400% in 2018 and onboarding over 500,000 merchants from modern retail merchants to SMEs. Jason is set to lead OVO and provide equal economy access to South East Asia’s most populated nation.
OVO is the leading digital payment, rewards and financial services platform in Indonesia. Now, OVO is present in 115 million devices and accepted in more than 354 cities in Indonesia. Our platform can be used to access payments, transfers, top-up, and withdrawals, as well as asset and investment management. We have enabled digital payments across more than 500,000 modern merchants and SMEs.
OVO has grown exponentially and has firmly established itself as the #1 fin-tech platform and the unicorn of Indonesia. Asan Indonesian company, at our core, OVO is here to crack the problems faced by the community, specifically equal access to financial services to support the growth of the middle economy. Our open ecosystem tailored to build partnerships, where the most important spending habits of Indonesia’s growing middle economy.
With over 18 years of insurance experience across Asia and in Europe, Joos Louwerier brings a proven track record in building insurance brands, driving value, and delivering customer-first priorities. Prior to becoming Country Manager and CEO of Allianz Life Indonesia in 2017, Joos led a successful digital transformation journey as CEO of Allianz Life Korea. Prior to Allianz he held various senior positions with ING in Asia and Europe, in the areas of operations, risk management, bancassurance, and marketing. In his current role, he aims to bring insurance inclusiveness and more accessibility to Indonesians through advanced products and services. This led Allianz Indonesia to establish strategic business partnerships with various digital start-ups, while leverage Allianz’s extensive network of agents and banks in the country.
About Allianz in Indonesia
Allianz started its operations in Indonesia with a representative office in 1981. In 1989, Allianz established PT Asuransi Allianz Utama Indonesia, a general insurance company. Furthermore, Allianz entered the Indonesian life and health insurance market, as well as pension fund by opening PT Asuransi Allianz Life Indonesia in 1996.
In 2006, Allianz Utama and Allianz Life started sharia insurance business.
Supported by more than 1,300 employees and a network of more than 20,000 sales professionals as well as bank partners and other distribution channels. Today, Allianz in Indonesia is one of the leading insurance groups in the market trusted to protect more than 7 million insured.
About Allianz in Asia
Asia is one of the core growth regions for Allianz, characterized by a rich diversity of cultures, languages and customs. Allianz has been present in the region since 1910, when it first provided fire and marine insurance in the coastal cities of China. Today, Allianz is active in 14 markets in the region, offering its core businesses of property and casualty insurance, life, protection and health solutions, as well as asset management. With its more than 32,000 staff, Allianz serves the needs of over 18 million customers in the region across multiple distribution channels and digital platforms.
The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 92 million retail and corporate customers. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing over 673 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage an additional 1.4 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we hold the leading position for insurers in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2018, over 142,000 employees in more than 80 countries achieved total revenues of 130.6 billion euros and an operating profit of 11.5 billion euros for the group.
Miroslav Hlavac (Majra) is the Chief Marketing & Strategy officer in Indonesia at global consumer finance company Home Credit. Majra has more than 17 years of international experience in Financial services sector. Started his career in Citibank Czech Republic, later moved to UK to work for Citi/Egg, he was part of the founding team to build Equa bank in Czech and for the last 7 years worked with Home Credit in Czech, India and most recently Indonesia.
Majra has diverse career portfolio ranging from operations, project management, vendor management and most recently as Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer. He is lifelong learner with passion for brand, people, leadership, customer experience, social media and technology.
We are a leading international multi-channel provider of consumer finance. As a tech-based financing company, we provide seamless, reliable and secure financing experience. We continue to innovate our products and services to bring our customers closer to the things that matter in their lives. From smartphones, electronics, TV, laptop, furniture, fashion to car accessories – we’ve got our customers covered! Our embedded presence can be found in multiple Point-of-Sales, online and offline.
Home Credit Indonesia was established in 2013. Starting from Jakarta, our business expanded not only to Greater Jakarta area, but also to other cities, both big and small. As of January 2019, we have expanded to more than 140 cities across Indonesia, covering 90% of Indonesia’s urban population. At Home Credit Indonesia, we aim to work collaboratively with a goal to achieve one important mission: changing the way the world shops.
Dimi looks at investments in India and Southeast Asia for GGV Capital. Previously he was an entrepreneur building a digital platform that provides access to institutional-quality wealth management. Prior to that, he led deal sourcing and deal execution across Southeast Asia for a regional VC fund. He started his career in London, where he cut his teeth in consulting, private equity, and angel investing. Dimi graduated from the London School of Economics and Harvard Business School.
Hari Sungkari is known as the Secretary General for Indonesia Digital Creative Industry Society (MIKTI) and advisor for Indonesia ICT (Information Communication and Telecommunication) Award.
He pursued his Architecture degree from Institute of Technology Bandung in 1984, and in the same year started his career in IBM Indonesia until 1994 with his last position as Manager of System Integration and Professional Services.
In 2004, he graduated from University of Padjadjaran for his Master of Business Law degree. Then, in 2010 he gained his Doctoral Degree from University of Padjadjaran in Business Law, specializing in Intellectual Property Right. He is actively giving lectures in Bina Nusantara University and IPMI Business School and is also serving as a business mentor in Bandung Digital Valley and Wirausaha Muda Mandiri program.
In 1994 he co-founded PT Mitra Mandiri Informatika (MMI) http://mitramandiri.co.id/, an Information Technology Company focusing in their own developed Electronic Procurement Licensed Software named ProMISE. MMI also provided selected value-added services in data management beside being an authorized IBM and Oracle Business Partner. Their customer base are big enterprises in Indonesia. (ProMISE is copyright of PT Mitra Mandiri Informatika).
Indonesia become one of the countries in the world that have the greatest economic performance. In 2015, we recorded a growth of 4.79% Gross Domestic Product (GDP), higher than global economic growth which is estimated to only reach 2.4%. This positive climate is certainly the right moment for the government to strengthen the foundations of the economy, especially in the real sector.
One of the real sectors that deserves to be a priority is the creative economy. President Joko Widodo is optimistic that the creative economy will become the backbone of the Indonesian economy. In contrast to other sectors that are highly dependent on the exploitation of natural resources, the strength of the creative economy rests more on the superiority of human resources. Artwork, architecture, books, technological innovation, and animation come from creative ideas of human thought.
To realize this effort, on January 20, 2015, through Presidential Regulation of the Republic of Indonesia Number 6 of 2015 concerning the Creative Economy Agency, President Joko Widodo formed a new non-ministerial institution called the Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf). This agency is responsible for the development of the creative economy in Indonesia. Bekraf is tasked with assisting the president in formulating, establishing, coordinating and synchronizing policies in the creative economy.
The regulation also explained that Bekraf was appointed by the head of the agency assisted by a deputy, main secretary, and deputies. Bekraf has six deputies. They are the Deputy for Research, Education and Development; Deputy for Capital Access; Deputy for Infrastructure; Marketing Deputy; Deputy of Intellectual Property and Facilitation; and Deputy for Inter-Institutional and Regional Relations.
Bekraf has a vision to develop Indonesia as one of the world economic forces in the creative economy in 2030. To achieve this vision, Bekraf designed six major missions, namely:
Bekraf also stipulates that there are 16 sub-sectors of the creative industries which are the focus for management and development. Each deputy then translates the vision and mission above through various excellent programs that can be implemented in the context of the 16 subsectors. The formation of Bekraf is the government's optimism that the creative economy will definitely be the backbone of the national economy. This is the beginning of a new milestone in Indonesia's creative economy.
Pradeep is a seasoned Big Data and AI professional. He has more than 15 years of experience in this 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.
As a business unit of Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA), Alibaba Cloud provides a comprehensive suite of global cloud computing services to power both our international customers’ online businesses and Alibaba Group’s own e-commerce ecosystem. In January 2017, Alibaba Cloud became the official Cloud Services Partner of the International Olympic Committee.
Dr. Jeffrey Chi is a Managing Director of Vickers Venture Partners, Vice Chairman of Vickers Capital Group and a member of its Investment Committee. He is also former Chairman and currently Ambassador of the Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association. Dr. Chi also sits on the advisory panels of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the commercialization arm of A*Star and the National University of Singapore Division of Engineering and Technology Management. Based out of Shanghai, Dr. Chi heads Vickers Venture’s investments in Asia and has investments in artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, education, e-commerce, healthcare/wellness and financial services (including fintech).
Formerly a corporate finance specialist with and Executive Director at Pegasus Capital, he has managed engagements for large and small clients in both the public and private sectors. Prior to Pegasus Capital, Dr. Chi was a senior consultant with the Monitor Group. Dr. Chi's operational background includes seven years on the management team of an engineering group with operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, China and Indonesia. As its Managing Director, he led the group into the Enterprise 50 in 1997 in Singapore.
Dr. Chi is a C.F.A. Charter holder and graduated from Cambridge University with 1st Class Honours in Engineering. He earned his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in organizational knowledge and information technology.
Vickers Venture Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage and growth capital. The firm prefers to invest digital media, new-media, financial services innovations, healthcare, life science, communications, internet, mobile internet, clean energy and pharmaceutical businesses. It focuses on investments in China, South East Asia and USA.
The firm was founded by Finian Tan, Khalil Binebine, Jeffrey Chi, Damian Tan, and Linda Li in 2005 and has offices in Singapore, China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, San Diego, New York and San Francisco.
It seeks to invest between USD1 million (SGD1.42 million) and USD10 million (SGD14.27 million). The firm’s portfolio covers life sciences, technology, media, and telecommunications as well as consumer and financial services. Some of its clients include Baidu.com, Focus Media, Kongzhong Corp, Cambridge Real Estate Investment Trust, Sunfun Info Co., Asian Food Channel, UUCUN, TWG Tea, RTG Asia, and JJE as well as Samumed.
Alan Hellawell has been intimately involved in the Asian internet and e-commerce space since 1995. He has served both in key operational roles at archetypal companies such as Netscape Communications and Lucent Technologies, and more recently at Sea Group, Southeast Asia’s first NYSE-listed internet company.
Alan most recently served as Sea’s Chief Strategy Officer, with responsibilities for key partnerships, in-bound and outbound investment and M&A, investor relations and other areas. Sea operates Southeast Asia’s largest e-commerce platform (Shopee), and the region’s largest gaming business (Garena) and payments platform (AirPay.) Alan has worked regularly with management across other leading global platforms such as Tencent, Google, Facebook, Amazon and Paypal; in addition to the region’s leading PE, VC and investment banking firms. Alan prior to this managed Deutsche Bank's Asia TMT research group for 11 years. Alan supported many of China's largest internet companies from their early, private stages through IPO and beyond. He maintains long running “CxO-level” relationships with dozens of leading names in the space; including Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu, Vipshop, Grab, GO-JEK, Tokopedia, Traveloka and JD.com.
He commonly forged C-suite relationships well prior to a company’s IPO; when he can render advice around strategy, positioning and basic messaging to the aspiring entrepreneur. Alan published many key thought-leading pieces on the China internet space as an analyst, from two 100+ page reports on the China cloud opportunity, to a 50-page deep-dive review of digital ad exchanges in China. Alan has throughout helped cultivate the careers of many of the industry’s leading sell-side analysts and buy-side investors.
Alpha JWC Ventures is a Southeast Asia venture capital firm with an Indonesia+ angle and a focused value-add approach.
Who we are:
We take a long-term perspective to create a positive social impact when we partner with entrepreneurs in line with our capital partners of high-quality institutional investors in Asia, US and Europe. If you are in Indonesia, think of us as your local partner with the hands-on experience and international network to build and scale your business. If you are from outside of Indonesia, think of us as your trusted partner with deep local network and on-the-ground know-how to enter Indonesia successfully.
John Lim serves as a Vice President at Pegasus Tech Ventures and helps manage investments and operations. He also manages operations of Startup World Cup, a platform that creates innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities for startup ecosystems all over the world.
Previously, John worked at a government organization, providing international business development support for SMEs. He has also worked at a startup, in finance and fundraising roles.
John holds a B.S. in Finance from Washington University in St.Louis.
Pegasus Tech Ventures is a global venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley, investing in exceptional emerging technology companies around the world. Pegasus offers a unique Venture Capital-as-a-Service (VCaaS) model for global corporations that wish to partner with cutting-edge technology startups. Leveraging its extensive global network, the firm vets investment opportunities for its corporate partners, manages the investments, and connects portfolio companies to its ecosystem of global corporate partners to accelerate growth. Pegasus is stage agnostic and invests into diverse domains, such as IT, Healthcare, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Robotics, Big Data, Quantum Computing, FinTech, and other Next Generation Technologies.
Pegasus also founded and sponsors Startup World Cup, one of the biggest and richest startup competitions in the world. Startup World Cup extends to over 50 countries across six continents, with a Grand Finale in Silicon Valley featuring a $1 Million investment prize.
Established in 2015, ADVANCE.AI is a data driven technology company, helping our clients to be "empowered by AI" to transform their business across Asia Pacific.
At present, the company employs over 1,000 employees and has served hundreds of corporate customers, impacting millions of people. Our company has presence across several regions, with offices in China, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and other cities. ADVANCE.AI is committed to the vision of using technology to enhance data application capabilities, helping enterprises develop, and promote social development and progress across regions.
Johnny Li ( Li Haifu) is the co-founder of SuperAtom and has more than 10 years of “Going Overseas” experiences on Mobile Internet. He founded global teams which played very important roll in the globalization strategy of two world leading US listed companies.
In Cheetah Mobile(NYSE: CMCM), Johnny built 10 country local offices from scratch. His IBD team signed deal with more than 70 global mobile phone providers including Samsung and Huawei within 2 years and brought 200 Million+ new installs of Cheetah apps.
To meet with Cheetah content strategy, his monetization IBD team quickly developed more than 5000 global content providers within one year. Also, his team established many strategic ties with global giants like Google and Facebook.
Prior to SuperAtom, Johnny also managed global sales and monetization team from 12 countries and contributed great profit to Cheetah Mobile.
SuperAtom is a FinTech startup incubated within Cheetah Mobile that is targeting to help give more people in Southeast Asia equal access to financial services using the power of technology. After launching the first FinTech lending app, UangMe, in Indonesia in early 2018, the company’s platform has now accumulated nearly five million downloads in the most populated country in the region.
The company is striving to fulfill its ambition of becoming a top-tier FinTech company in Southeast Asia with its values of “Customer-First”, “Data-Driven”, “An Open Mind” and “Growth Thinking”.
Datuk Yasmin Mahmood, the Managing Director of FutureReady Consulting Sdn Bhd, is a much sought-after global thought leader in Digital Economy Transformation, Consultancy and Implementation throughout the ASEAN region.
She started her career as an analyst programmer with a local bank after graduating with a double-major in Computer Science and Mathematics. She subsequently worked her way up to become General Manager of Hewlett Packard Malaysia’s Commercial Channels Organisation. She then took on the dual-role of General Manager and Regional Corporate Director of Dell Malaysia.
Yasmin moved on to become Microsoft Malaysia’s Managing Director in 2006 and became known for her “Malaysianising Microsoft” mantra and for aligning the strengths of what was then the world’s most powerful software company with Malaysia’s national and development agenda.
In September 2014, she took on the much-coveted post of CEO of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) Sdn Bhd; to make a difference and to utilise her expertise and experience for the betterment of the nation.
This was achieved on the back of Yasmin spearheading the MDEC team to continuously bring in FDIs into Malaysia, while spearheading strategic nation-building initiatives such as the Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ), and nurturing the local technology ecosystem including start-ups and local companies to be world-class and citizen-centric programs to drive digital inclusivity.
Building on her successful tenure at MDEC, Datuk Yasmin then moved into a wider arena when in early 2019, Malaysia's national postal service Pos Malaysia Berhad welcomed her as its Chairman to guide the organisation, which dates back to the early 1800s, further along the digital transformational path.
In tandem with this move, Datuk Yasmin has also been appointed as an Advisor of Skymind, Inc., a US company specialising in the development of business intelligence and enterprise software using deep learning artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
Skymind is an open-source, enterprise deep-learning provider based in San Francisco, California. We help large corporate teams build deep-learning applications for media, images and sound and time series data for finance, healthcare, telecommunications and the Internet of Things.
We're a team of deep-learning specialists and Java engineers, and the proud creators of the world's first open-source, distributed, commercial-grade deep-learning framework: Deeplearning4j.org.
Mr Shailesh Naik is founder and CEO of MatchMove Pay (www.matchmove.com), one of the world’s fastest growing and most disruptive fintech companies in digital payments and next-generation banking.
MatchMove’s proprietary Banking Wallet OSTM enables 'Banking-as-a-Service' with Spend, Send, LendTM capabilities within any app. The operating system allows businesses and their customers to pay online and offline simply and securely, perform P2P domestic transfers, cross-border remittances, P2M and mass disbursements to global recipients. MatchMove platform further extends to Lend where credit scores are assigned based on customers’ spending and sending patterns to offer customized lending solutions.
MatchMove has been recognized with international awards for being a promising and innovative organization, as well as a preferred employer.
An entrepreneur with a successful track record in high-tech and new media sectors across China, India, Korea and Southeast Asia, Shailesh also made several successful investments in online entertainment and e-commerce companies across Asia and the US. He served on the iN2015 committees to develop Singapore’s new national IT master plan and is a Founding Investor in Aavishkaar, a Singapore-based social venture fund focused on start-ups in India and Southeast Asia.
MatchMove is one of the world’s fastest growing and most disruptive fintech companies in digital payments and next-generation banking.
MatchMove’s proprietary Banking Wallet OS enables 'Banking As A Service' and the capabilities of Spend, Send, Lend within any app. The platform empowers businesses and their customers to Spend both online and offline easily and safely, via instantly issued prepaid cards on major card networks. Its Send capabilities include P2P domestic transfers, cross-border remittances, P2M and mass disbursements to global recipients. MatchMove platform further extends to Lend, where credit scores are assigned based on customers’ spending and sending patterns to offer customised lending solutions.
Envisioning a financially inclusive world as it wages war on cash, MatchMove’s solutions help enterprise clients digitise payments and give the financially underserved segments the empowerment to move their money anytime and anywhere.
MatchMove is licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and authorised by leading card networks to issue virtual and physical cards directly to users in approved jurisdictions, or anywhere else in the world with partner banks.
The company has been recognised with international awards for being a promising and an innovative organisation, as well as for being a preferred employer.
MatchMove is headquartered in Singapore with offices in India, Indonesia, Vietnam and The Philippines.
Norhizam Abdul Kadir (or Hizam) brings with him almost 20 years’ experience in multi-market technology and energy industries in various markets across Asia Pacific. He was with Intel, Microsoft and Ballard Power System before joining MDEC as Vice President in 2015. He has wide experience in corporate marketing, end-customer sales, business development, communications and channel marketing and enablement.
At MDEC, currently, together with his team, he is championing the growth of tech startup ecosystem in Malaysia. Initiatives such as:
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) is the lead agency in driving the digital economy in Malaysia. Our role is to build a vibrant digital economy and ensure that Malaysia plays a leading part in the global digital revolution. We are passionate about digital technology and its potential to transform the future of our nation and the world.
MDEC’s implementations and efforts are centred on building awareness on digital economy, creating credible talents for the industry, and encouraging digital technology adoption among the people (rakyat) and businesses. MDEC is also the agency entrusted to nurture the growth of the technology industry in Malaysia including the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
On the global front, MDEC is responsible to ensure that Malaysia plays an integral part in digital revolution around the world, while attracting participation from global ICT companies to invest and develop cutting edge digital and creative solutions in the country.
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