After carefully evaluating the COVID-19 situation, the team have decided to postpone the event in the interest of your safety. Thank you for your support and understanding, we will be in touch with a new conference date very soon. Looking forward to a great first Wild Digital Philippines later this year!
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2 years ago, we hosted our first event in Manila, an intimate networking event gathered over 120 movers and shakers in the region's tech scene. Since then, we've been getting requests to host a full-day conference in the Philippines, and we heard you!
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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.
Mr. Ibrahim is the Undersecretary for ICT Industry and Countryside Development and Management Services of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).
He is a Trustee and President of the University of the Philippines System Information Technology Foundation (UPSITF). A member of the Technical Panel for Information Technology Education (TPITE) of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) since 2006.
He completed a Public Sector Executive Program on Innovative Government at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy of the National University of Singapore.
During the 2012 International ICT Awards, he was given the ICT Individual Contributor Award for his contributions to the growth of the Philippine IT-BPO Industry. He was also named as one of the Ten ICT Industry Movers and Shakers for the period 2002-2012 and recipient of the Boards’ Choice as Government Champion, both given by the Contact Center Association of the Philippines (CCAP). In 2016, he was given the Sapphire Flare for Brilliance Award by IBPAP.
"DICT of the people and for the people.”
The Department of Information and Communications Technology commits to:
“An innovative, safe and happy nation that thrives through and is enabled by Information and Communications Technology.”
DICT aspires for the Philippines to develop and flourish through innovation and constant development of ICT in the pursuit of a progressive, safe, secured, contented and happy Filipino nation.
Manny is the Managing Director of Endeavor Philippines, the third affiliate for Endeavor in Southeast Asia.
Manny has a long-standing interest in helping entrepreneurs become more successful in business and in helping them develop their “give back” acumen. Prior to Endeavor, Manny founded Hatchd, a tech incubator in the Philippines that has built a portfolio of consumer tech companies. He is also a past president of the Philippine Chapter of Entrepreneurs Organization (“EO”), where he launched the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards across Asia.
Manny was a co-founder of IRG Ltd, a Hong Kong based M&A advisory boutique, where he worked on a variety of transactions in the Telecoms, Media and Tech sectors across the Asia Pacific. Prior to that, Manny spent several years in the Television industry in Asia, working for Discovery Channel and Turner Broadcasting in Strategy and Business Development roles.
Manny sits on the Board of Directors of Sky Cable. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Yale University.
Endeavor is a mission-driven, global organization leading the high-impact entrepreneurship movement. Endeavor was founded on the belief that job creation, innovation, and overall prosperity flourish where there is robust support for high-impact entrepreneurs. Launched in 1997, Endeavor has established a presence in nearly 40 markets across Latin America, Asia, Africa, Middle East, and underserved areas of Europe and the United States. Today, Endeavor supports over 1,800 high-impact entrepreneurs at the “scale-up” stage, offering them a best-in-class seal of approval, an unrivaled personal and professional network, frictionless co-investment capital, and peer-to-peer idea exchange in a truly global setting. In 2018, Endeavor companies generated over $20BN in revenues and created over 3MM+ jobs in their markets. Endeavor’s ultimate aim is a more equitable and prosperous future for everyone.
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Medium and Twitter at @endeavor_global.
Prior to joining Facebook, John was the Founding CEO of Mynt, a mobile financial services startup of Globe Telecom and Ayala Group in the Philippines, which provides mobile payments, online and offline merchant acquiring, and alternative lending. With Alibaba’s Alipay subsidiary acquiring 45% of the company in September 2017, the company was valued at $100m.
Previous to Mynt, he was the President and CEO of BPI Globe Banko, the Philippines’ first and largest mobile only bank.
He also spent 12 years as a Management Consultant and Strategy practitioner in the telecommunications and technology space for McKinsey & Company, IBM, and KPMG, based in various locations such as NY, London, Chicago, and Singapore.
He graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a dual degree MBA and MMM. His published articles deal primarily with micro-market management and driving mobile money adoption.
Founded in 2004, Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what's going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.
Franco is a Managing Partner at Foxmont Capital Partners. Concurrently, Franco is also a Co-Founder and Director in Global Media Post Ltd. (HK), a boutique media agency specializing in promotional country reports for publications such as Forbes Asia, Foreign Affairs and The Japan Times. He is also a Director in Rare Earth Asia Technologies, one of the Cagayan Economic Zone’s largest licensors for virtual currency exchanges. He is a Partner at Vintage Grail, a watch shop specializing in vintage and hard to find pieces. He is also CEO at JCash, a technology advisory firm specializing inward investments from Japanese technology companies into the Philippines. Prior to Foxmont, Franco was the Founding General Manager of Grab Philippines from 2012-2014, and COO of Revolution Precrafted from 2016-2017.
Before permanently moving back to the Philippines in 2008, Franco started his career as Marketing Head of myphilippines.com, a Vancouver-based portal focused on remittances for Overseas Filipino Workers based in Canada and California. Subsequently, Franco joined an international agency focusing on advertising sales, in which he was stationed in 15 different countries in North and South America, Europe and Asia over the span of 5 years.
Philippine Ventures Fund is a multi-focus venture capital fund dedicated to Filipino entrepreneurs to support them with capital, network and through the different stages of development. We focus on the following:
We believe that the Philippines offers numerous attractive opportunities to invest in good people and good businesses. Therefore, we are not restricted by any particular investment mandate, policy or amounts but just look for solid value propositions.
Jaime Enrique Y. Gonzalez, Filipino, is currently the CEO of IPVI. He is also the founder of IPVG Corp., Egames, and IP-Converge, Inc., which all listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange. Enrique has recently launched EOS Philippines (5th largest crypto currency in the World) as well as Common Ground (Philippines), one of SEA’s leading co-working space in JV with Catcha Group.
He has structured profitable exits such as PCCW Teleservices (sold to PCCW of Hong Kong), Prolexic Technologies (sold to Kennet Partners and eventually to Akamai for over US$ 300 million), and Level-up Games (JV with MIH/Tencent then sold to Asiasoft).
He is a partner in the Kaikaku Fund (a Softbak-led fund), a venture capital focused on SE Asia. He is also on the board of Arthaland Corporation (PSE ticker symbol: ALCO), a listed real estate developer. He is also a resort developer with a significant project in joint-venture with Double Dragon.
Enrique is also the main investor behind a leading venture group that owns businesses that represent large retail brands such as Highlands Coffee, NBA Retail and Western Union.
He was IT Executive of the Year in 2008 and a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011. He is also a member of the Young Presidents Organization and sits on the Board of Trustees of Asia Society Philippines.
He continues to hold the record of being the youngest person to have listed a company on the Philippine Stock Exchange at 27 years old. Enrique was also a columnist for Philippine Star covering entrepreneurship and business under Business Life section.
Mr. Gonzalez went to Middlebury college, Asian Institute of Management and Harvard Business School. He is a Kauffman Fellow and part of the Class 21 batch. He has also completed the YPO program at the London Business School.
Enrique is an active evangelist for attracting foreign capital and partners into the Philippines. He has joined state visits under President Gloria Arroyo and most recently President Duterte's state visit to China. He was instrumental in bringing in China Railway Engineering Corp (CREC) a Fortune 100 company, and Tianjin SULI cable (a Fortune 500 company) into the Philippines. He also secured agreement during President Duterte’s state visit to Japan with LIST Group of Japan. He has also signed agreements during the recent state visit to Korea with Hanwha (one of the largest conglomerates in Korea) to introduce blockchain technology and content to the Philippines, as well as join Upground, an integrated blockchain ecosystem connecting major international players.
IP Ventures Inc. is a holding company in the Philippines whose subsidiaries operate in the following business segments: Online Computer Games (IP E-Game Ventures, Inc.); Internet Cafes (DPI, Netopia); Remittance Services (IPay Commerce Ventures, Inc.); Food and Beverage (Highlands Coffee Phils.)
IP Venture’s strategy has been to invest in or incubate companies operating in high-growth technology related sectors, to create value to those companies, and to prepare them for an eventual liquidity event such as a trade sale or IPO. IP Ventures has been successful in claiming the top spot in several industries it operates in.
IP E-Game Ventures, Inc. (E-Games), IP Venture’s online gaming company (PSE: EG), has over 35% market share in its industry with a market capitalization of over USD 130 million. E-Games owns a majority stake in Netopia and CyberOne, two of the leading Internet Café chains in the Philippines. Presently, E-Games has a network of about 130 i-café branches strategically located around the country.
Internet Cafes (DPI, Netopia), Digital Paradise, Inc. is the owner and operator of the Netopia brand of Internet Cafes. It is a subsidiary of IP E-Game Ventures, Inc. Netopia is the largest and most prominent brand of Internet Cafes in the Philippines.
Moreover, IP Ventures operates i-Pay Commerce Ventures, Inc., the fastest growing direct agent (money remittance) of Western Union. The Company has also formed joint partnerships with the likes of PCCW of Hong Kong, Kennet Partners of the US and UK, GMA7, and the Philippine Star Group.
Mr. Atencio is Chairman and CEO of his holding company, JANUARIUS HOLDINGS, INC., an asset management company that holds diversified investments in real estate, equities, venture capital, securities, retail and art. Mr. Atencio has 24 years of experience in the Housing Sector, with the last 16 years as Chairman, President and CEO of various mass housing and subdivision development companies. In 2017, he retired as President and CEO of publicly-listed 8990 Holdings, Inc. - the largest and one of the most successful mass housing development companies in the Philippines.
As President and CEO of 8990 Housing Development Corporation (8990HDC) from 2005 to 2017, Mr Atencio led the company to exponential growth from P180 millon in gross revenues in 2003 to P10 Billion in 2016, delivering more than 45,000 homes in the past 12 years. 8990HDC listed in the Philippine Stock Echange in 2013 as 8990 Holdings, Inc.
8990 Holdings was recognized as the 2nd Best Mid-Cap Stock by Finance Asia for 2015, and received the 2015 and 2016 Top Ten Developer Award from BCI-Asia. 8990HDC was the Number 1 Top Developer of Pag-IBIG Fund in 2015 and Top 2 in 2016. Mr. Atencio is currently the Private Sector Representative to the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), a position he as held since 2011. In 2015, he established the Center of Housing Advocacy and Independent Research Synergies (CHAIRS) together with the Organization of Socialized and Economic Housing Developers of the Philippines (OSHDP), where he remains a National Advisor.
Mr. Atencio was a Finalist Awardee for the 2015 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and the recepient of the Entreprenuership Excellence Award by BizNews Asia in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and the Management Excellence Award in 2017. He received the Outstanding Leaders in Asia award from the Singapore-based Asia Corporate Excellence and Sustainability Awards in 2016.
Original Pitch Ventures is a Philippines-based Venture Capital Firm that invests and supports companies to become leaders in their own categories.
Original Pitch Venture Capital (OPVC) was founded in 2016 by JJ Atencio (President of 8990 Holdings Inc.) and his partners who want to push startups with original ideas to their full growth potential. Collectively, the partners have run businesses in both public and private markets, across industries, from financial services to manufacturing, real estate and shipping, and other technology enabled companies. As an investor, OPVC is sector agnostic but backs individuals and companies with the potential to create a sustainable competitive advantage and that offer real world and ORIGINAL solutions in the high growth markets of emerging Asia.
Sherwin is the Country Manager (Philippines) for iflix – the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, offering users unlimited access to thousands of TV shows, movies and more. With a strong vision to empower consumers to access content that they love both wherever and whenever, Sherwin spearheads all local efforts to put the entertainment revolution into as many hands and devices as possible.
Prior to iflix, after a stint at IBM, Sherwin built a career leading a number of startup companies geared towards changing consumer behavior in both the trade and entertainment industries. He also graduated with a degree in Communications Technology Management from Ateneo De Manila University.
iflix is the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, offering users unlimited access to thousands of TV shows, movies and more. With a vast selection everyone’s favourite comedies, drama, K-drama, Turkish drama, Bollywood, Nollywood, cartoons, movies, live sports and more from Hollywood, the UK, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, iflix places the entertainment people want at their fingertips to either stream or download. For one low monthly fee, iflix subscribers can watch on their mobile phone, laptop, tablet, TV… wherever, whenever.
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